History SuspiciouslySpecificDenial / ComicBooks

19th May '16 6:02:09 PM Doug86
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* JoeQuesada [[WordOfGod claimed]] that ''Franchise/{{Spider-Man}}'s'' unmasking would not be undone by a "magic retcon". ''Comicbook/OneMoreDay'' then proceeded to use magic to conceal his identity (as well as undo a very-well established relationship between him and Mary Jane, which Joe hated).

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* JoeQuesada [[WordOfGod claimed]] that ''Franchise/{{Spider-Man}}'s'' ''Franchise/SpiderMan's'' unmasking would not be undone by a "magic retcon". ''Comicbook/OneMoreDay'' then proceeded to use magic to conceal his identity (as well as undo a very-well established relationship between him and Mary Jane, which Joe hated).
7th Mar '16 11:53:52 AM CountDorku
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** In a later Free Comic Book Day strip, his SurpriseWitness ''absolutely is not'' a genetically engineered super monster. Cue laser-shooting [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thyreophora thyreophoran]].
31st Dec '15 12:54:56 AM Anddrix
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* At the end of ''Comicbook/YoungJustice: Sins of Youth'', Klarion (bum bum BUM) the Witch Boy ''swears'' that "everyone on Earth has been restored to their normal selves.", prompting Franchise/{{Batman}} to say [[ButWhatAboutTheAstronauts "'On Earth...' Odd phrasing." ]] As it turns out, Klarion was telling the truth... but alien bounty hunter {{Lobo}}, who was off-world throughout the ordeal, soon turned up on Earth looking for the fraggin' bastitch that turned him into a teenager.

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* At the end of ''Comicbook/YoungJustice: Sins of Youth'', Klarion (bum bum BUM) the Witch Boy ''swears'' that "everyone on Earth has been restored to their normal selves.", prompting Franchise/{{Batman}} to say [[ButWhatAboutTheAstronauts "'On Earth...' Odd phrasing." ]] As it turns out, Klarion was telling the truth... but alien bounty hunter {{Lobo}}, Lobo, who was off-world throughout the ordeal, soon turned up on Earth looking for the fraggin' bastitch that turned him into a teenager.
26th Dec '15 7:31:26 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/DCComics covers from {{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}} often include amazing premises (e.g., the hero KilledOffForReal!) accompanied by promises like "Not a hoax! Not a dream! Not an [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment imaginary story]]!" Invariably, the promise turns out to be literally true, but not specific enough to cover the cheap trick they ''did'' use (e.g., an alternate universe.)
* Creator/MarvelComics tended to do this sort of thing less often during {{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}}, but when they did...

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* Creator/DCComics covers from {{the UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}} often include amazing premises (e.g., the hero KilledOffForReal!) accompanied by promises like "Not a hoax! Not a dream! Not an [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment imaginary story]]!" Invariably, the promise turns out to be literally true, but not specific enough to cover the cheap trick they ''did'' use (e.g., an alternate universe.)
* Creator/MarvelComics tended to do this sort of thing less often during {{the UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}}, but when they did...
8th Oct '15 4:25:12 PM nombretomado
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* In one issue of JusticeLeagueInternational, the team is on a recruiting drive, during which they ask the various people under consideration some basic questions. In a likely ShoutOut to ''Film/{{Stripes}}'', they ask ComicBook/TheCreeper if he's ever been convicted of a crime, ComicBook/TheCreeper scratches his chin and says, vaguely, "Convicted? I don't think I was ever actually ''convicted''."

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* In one issue of JusticeLeagueInternational, ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational'', the team is on a recruiting drive, during which they ask the various people under consideration some basic questions. In a likely ShoutOut to ''Film/{{Stripes}}'', they ask ComicBook/TheCreeper if he's ever been convicted of a crime, ComicBook/TheCreeper scratches his chin and says, vaguely, "Convicted? I don't think I was ever actually ''convicted''."
23rd Sep '15 6:47:23 PM nombretomado
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** ''Marvel Team-Up'' had a story where Aunt May was the herald of {{Galactus}}. The cover promised "Not a hoax! Not a What If! Not an Imaginary Story!" That denial was specific enough to exclude [[AllJustADream dreams]], which of course it turned out to be.

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** ''Marvel Team-Up'' had a story where Aunt May was the herald of {{Galactus}}.ComicBook/{{Galactus}}. The cover promised "Not a hoax! Not a What If! Not an Imaginary Story!" That denial was specific enough to exclude [[AllJustADream dreams]], which of course it turned out to be.
2nd Mar '15 11:17:12 AM TheUnsquished
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* Baphomet decapitates [[spoiler: The Morrigan]] in Issue #2 of ''ComicBook/TheWickedAndTheDivine''. Her head then proceeds to sing his praises, make bad puns and declare that "Baphomet is definitely ''not'' fucking with you!". [[spoiler: He was - the head was fake]].

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* Baphomet decapitates [[spoiler: The Morrigan]] in Issue #2 of ''ComicBook/TheWickedAndTheDivine''. Her head then proceeds to sing his praises, make bad puns and declare that "Baphomet is definitely ''not'' fucking with you!". [[spoiler: He was - the head was fake]].fake]].
* In ''ComicBook/{{PS238}}'', FunPersonified character the Flea explains to 84 why he hasn't joined a superhero team:
-->'''Flea''': I was for about five minutes. It turns out a ''lot'' of people are icked out by bugs.
-->'''84''': What did you make the bugs ''do''?
-->'''Flea''': I'm ''shocked'' you'd even ''think'' I might give someone a wig made from live crickets because it was funny.
26th Oct '14 10:14:40 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* "You're ComicBook/GreenLantern!" "No, I'm not. Bye!"

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* "You're ComicBook/GreenLantern!" "No, I'm not. Bye!"Bye!"
* Baphomet decapitates [[spoiler: The Morrigan]] in Issue #2 of ''ComicBook/TheWickedAndTheDivine''. Her head then proceeds to sing his praises, make bad puns and declare that "Baphomet is definitely ''not'' fucking with you!". [[spoiler: He was - the head was fake]].
6th Jul '14 8:55:17 AM HawktureShorts155
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* Creator/DCComics covers from {{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}} often include amazing premises (e.g., the hero KilledOffForReal!) accompanied by promises like "Not a hoax! Not a dream! Not an imaginary story!" Invariably, the promise turns out to be literally true, but not specific enough to cover the cheap trick they ''did'' use (e.g., an alternate universe.)

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* Creator/DCComics covers from {{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}} often include amazing premises (e.g., the hero KilledOffForReal!) accompanied by promises like "Not a hoax! Not a dream! Not an [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment imaginary story!" story]]!" Invariably, the promise turns out to be literally true, but not specific enough to cover the cheap trick they ''did'' use (e.g., an alternate universe.)
30th May '14 6:14:33 PM MagiMecha
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* In one issue of JusticeLeagueInternational, the team is on a recruiting drive, during which they ask the various people under consideration some basic questions. In a likely ShoutOut to ''Film/{{Stripes}}'', they ask ComicBook/TheCreeper if he's ever been convicted of a crime, ComicBook/TheCreeper scratches his chin and says, vaguely, "Convicted? I don't think I was ever actually ''convicted''."

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* In one issue of JusticeLeagueInternational, the team is on a recruiting drive, during which they ask the various people under consideration some basic questions. In a likely ShoutOut to ''Film/{{Stripes}}'', they ask ComicBook/TheCreeper if he's ever been convicted of a crime, ComicBook/TheCreeper scratches his chin and says, vaguely, "Convicted? I don't think I was ever actually ''convicted''.""
* "You're ComicBook/GreenLantern!" "No, I'm not. Bye!"
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