History ShowWithinAShow / ComicBooks

4th Nov '17 9:23:14 PM Doc_Loki
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* One issue of ''ComicBook/{{Xombi}}'' opens with the cast discussing a film they just saw - which, based on the plot and cast details mentioned, is 'Habeas Corpus', the film within a film from ''Film/ThePlayer''.
14th Oct '17 10:39:50 AM Thranx
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* As of the latest volume of her series (Mighty Captain Marvel 2017), [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]] has been saddled with one of these. In a disbelief-straining setup, she's been told that the production of the loathsome fictionalized TV show about her, "Cap'n Marvel," is vitally important to funding her Alpha Flight team. Thus she's forced to be a technical advisor and even allow the show to film on her space station. This concept seems to be a CreatorsPet for author Margaret Stohl, who vastly overestimates both the novelty of the premise and the quality of the humor she mines out of it.
15th Apr '17 5:08:53 AM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Comicbook/DoctorWhoIDW Twelfth Doctor'' book, a creative team was inspired by vague rumours of a time-travelling Doctor to create ''Time Surgeon'', a comic about a punked-up version of Twelfth and his companion Kara, travelling in a Time Cabinet and fighting the Minister and the Deathroids with his sonic scalpel.
4th Mar '17 12:13:40 PM nombretomado
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* In the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, there's an actual MarvelComics company that produces licensed comics based on the real-life adventures of the heroes. This started as early as ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' #10, January 1963. The ''She-Hulk'' series uses these in-universe comics in the title character's legal cases. Creator/DCComics, after abandoning [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis Earth-Prime]], took this idea into their own canon.

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* In the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, there's an actual MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics company that produces licensed comics based on the real-life adventures of the heroes. This started as early as ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' #10, January 1963. The ''She-Hulk'' series uses these in-universe comics in the title character's legal cases. Creator/DCComics, after abandoning [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis Earth-Prime]], took this idea into their own canon.
31st Jul '16 9:53:29 AM nombretomado
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* In the MarvelUniverse, there's an actual MarvelComics company that produces licensed comics based on the real-life adventures of the heroes. This started as early as ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' #10, January 1963. The ''She-Hulk'' series uses these in-universe comics in the title character's legal cases. DCComics, after abandoning [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis Earth-Prime]], took this idea into their own canon.

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* In the MarvelUniverse, Franchise/MarvelUniverse, there's an actual MarvelComics company that produces licensed comics based on the real-life adventures of the heroes. This started as early as ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' #10, January 1963. The ''She-Hulk'' series uses these in-universe comics in the title character's legal cases. DCComics, Creator/DCComics, after abandoning [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis Earth-Prime]], took this idea into their own canon.
23rd Jul '16 2:48:02 PM nombretomado
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* The ''CaptainUnderpants'' books frequently feature comics based on the title character created by George Beard and Harold Hutchins. Almost every book begins with George and Harold presenting a comic providing exposition on the series up to that point. The ''Super Diaper Baby'' spinoff books have the ''entire books'' in the same comic format.

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* The ''CaptainUnderpants'' ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants'' books frequently feature comics based on the title character created by George Beard and Harold Hutchins. Almost every book begins with George and Harold presenting a comic providing exposition on the series up to that point. The ''Super Diaper Baby'' spinoff books have the ''entire books'' in the same comic format.
23rd Jul '16 4:36:54 AM StFan
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* 'MazingMan's friend Denton Fixx wrote comic books. His ZootSputnik stories appear in a few issues of '''Mazing Man''.

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* 'MazingMan's 'Mazing Man's friend Denton Fixx wrote writes comic books. His ZootSputnik ''Zoot Sputnik'' stories appear in a few issues of '''Mazing Man''.''[='=]ComicBook/MazingMan''.



* ''Comicbook/AmericanFlagg'' ran ''Bob Violence'' (a popular InUniverse animated show) as a backup feature for several issues.

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* ''Comicbook/AmericanFlagg'' ''ComicBook/AmericanFlagg'' ran ''Bob Violence'' (a popular InUniverse animated show) as a backup feature for several issues.
7th Jul '16 5:36:19 PM Doug86
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* In one issue of ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', Shakespeare and his actors perform ''AMidsummerNightsDream'' for Oberon, Titania, and numerous members of the fairy realm. Since, as noted above, ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'' already contains a ShowWithinAShow, this makes the play about Pyramus and Thisbe a show within a show ''within a show''.

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* In one issue of ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', Shakespeare and his actors perform ''AMidsummerNightsDream'' ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' for Oberon, Titania, and numerous members of the fairy realm. Since, as noted above, ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'' already contains a ShowWithinAShow, this makes the play about Pyramus and Thisbe a show within a show ''within a show''.
19th Feb '16 2:23:41 AM jpgaltmiller
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* The 80s (fake) space opera porn film ''Captain Hammer Meets the Space Vixens'' shows up twice in ''ComicBook/LesbianZombiesFromOuterSpace'': the first couple pages of Issue #1 come directly from the show within the show, until we pull out and find Ace watching porn in the back room of a video store; and later in Issue #4, Ace finds Mr. Hagerty watching the same porn video in the auditorium of the local high school.
4th Jan '16 5:39:15 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In the ''SuperMarioBros'' comic books, Mario is a huge fan of comic-book-within-a-comic-book ''Dirk Drain-Head'', which is hated by the other good guys (including Luigi, who ironically looks exactly like Dirk), but loved also by Bowser's minions.

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* In the ''SuperMarioBros'' ''COmicBook/SuperMarioBros'' comic books, Mario is a huge fan of comic-book-within-a-comic-book ''Dirk Drain-Head'', which is hated by the other good guys (including Luigi, who ironically looks exactly like Dirk), but loved also by Bowser's minions.



* Al Capp's classic comic strip ''LilAbner'' had the comic-strip-within-a-comic-strip [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fearless_Fosdick ''Fearless Fosdick'']], which was a parody of ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' that became almost as popular as ''Li'l Abner'' itself. Later Capp did a similar parody of ''{{Peanuts}}'' called ''Pee Wee''.

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* Al Capp's classic comic strip ''LilAbner'' ''ComicStrip/LilAbner'' had the comic-strip-within-a-comic-strip [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fearless_Fosdick ''Fearless Fosdick'']], which was a parody of ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' that became almost as popular as ''Li'l Abner'' itself. Later Capp did a similar parody of ''{{Peanuts}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' called ''Pee Wee''.



* The comic strip ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' sometimes has Garfield watching the kids' shows "Uncle Roy" and "Binky the Clown", parodies of ''MisterRogersNeighborhood'' and ''TheBozoShow'', respectively.

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* The comic strip ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' sometimes has Garfield watching the kids' shows "Uncle Roy" and "Binky the Clown", parodies of ''MisterRogersNeighborhood'' ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'' and ''TheBozoShow'', ''Series/TheBozoShow'', respectively.
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