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20th Apr '16 6:12:51 AM Doug86
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** In Alex Ross's ComicBook/{{Justice}}, Plastic Man is portrayed as a complete jerk, especially to Ralph (Elongated Man)'s face. Ralph comes off as the bigger man when he doesn't retaliate.

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** In Alex Ross's ComicBook/{{Justice}}, ''ComicBook/{{Justice}}'', Plastic Man is portrayed as a complete jerk, especially to Ralph (Elongated Man)'s face. Ralph comes off as the bigger man when he doesn't retaliate.



* Detective Comics
** In a backup story for issue #545, a bystander calls GreenArrow ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} dismissively. In the following panels Ollie thinks to himself how, while he can't place the name, something about it really irks him.

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* Detective Comics
''Detective Comics''
** In a backup story for issue #545, a bystander calls GreenArrow ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} ComicBook/GreenArrow "ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}" dismissively. In the following panels Ollie thinks to himself how, while he can't place the name, something about it really irks him.
16th Apr '16 2:57:04 PM LondonKdS
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* In a ''ComicBook/DoctorWhoTitan'' Twelfth Doctor story, a repellent self-serving politician who tries to become TheQuisling to alien invaders (and suffers a KarmicDeath because they want to destroy the Earth rather than rule it) tells Clara to "Calm down, dear"... a put-down notoriously given by UsefulNotes/DavidCameron to a female shadow minister during a Commons debate.
30th Mar '16 2:01:21 AM AdamC
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** "The Just" also contains a rather eye-rolling [[TakeThatMe slam on Grant Morrison's own tendency toward metatextual stories.]] Upon hearing the plot of the comic, a deeply-annoyed Damian Wayne remarks, "So basically they found some post-postmodern way to make superheroes seem interesting. That's never going to happen."
30th Mar '16 1:57:57 AM AdamC
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** The book "The Just" is a look at the comic book industry's place in the larger pop culture consciousness, in particular to superficial Hollywood and blockbuster movies. In this world, peace has been achieved for years and the children of heroes are superficial mock-ups of their parents, much the same way that movie stars and film-adaptations of comics lack the depth, morality, or affection of their panel-dwelling counterparts. Heroes don't have any ''real'' fights anymore, but engage in highly-publicized re-enactments for the populace. They even knock the fans who only vaguely go into comics because it's a popular thing due to films with no deeper appreciation.
-->'''Damian:''' When did Hipsters get into superhero books?
18th Feb '16 2:30:30 AM Docyoshi
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* Detective Comics
** In a backup story for issue #545, a bystander calls GreenArrow ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} dismissively. In the following panels Ollie thinks to himself how, while he can't place the name, something about it really irks him.



* In a backup story for Action Comics, a bystander calls GreenArrow ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} dismissively. In the following panels Ollie thinks to himself how, while he can't place the name, something about it really irks him.

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* In a backup story for Action Comics, a bystander calls GreenArrow ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} dismissively. In the following panels Ollie thinks to himself how, while he can't place the name, something about it really irks him.
17th Feb '16 6:45:13 AM Docyoshi
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* In a backup story for Action Comics, a bystander calls GreenArrow ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} dismissively. In the following panels Ollie thinks to himself how, while can't place the name, something about it really irks him.

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* In a backup story for Action Comics, a bystander calls GreenArrow ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} dismissively. In the following panels Ollie thinks to himself how, while he can't place the name, something about it really irks him.



*** Bizarrely, the series became [[FunnyAneurysmMoment darker itself]], what with genocide, murder, love triangles, huge family trees, Eggman cracking, implied incest, villains like Fintevius and Kage in contrast to the AffablyEvil current Robotnik or HarmlessVillain old Robotnik from the early issues, nuclear bombing, and other horrific stuff.

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*** **** Bizarrely, the series became [[FunnyAneurysmMoment darker itself]], what with genocide, murder, love triangles, huge family trees, Eggman cracking, implied incest, villains like Fintevius and Kage in contrast to the AffablyEvil current Robotnik or HarmlessVillain old Robotnik from the early issues, nuclear bombing, and other horrific stuff.
17th Feb '16 6:44:33 AM Docyoshi
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* In a backup story for Action Comics, a bystander calls GreenArrow ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} dismissively. In the following panels Ollie thinks to himself how, while can't place the name, something about it really irks him.
15th Jan '16 6:22:47 AM Anddrix
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* ''Comicbook/UncannyAvengers Annual'' had Mojo being told by his producers that modern audiences prefer stories that, instead of having "structured character arcs" and "something to say" are "[[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible artsy and indecipherable]]", "[[TheChrisCarterEffect spinning an endless web of strange mysteries]]" that keeps the "[[ViewersAreMorons feeble-minded viewers lost and guessing]]" and will get critical praise because "[[TakeThatCritics reviewers won't want to admit not understand it, even when there is nothing to understand]]". For many it appears to be jab at both ''Avengers'' books written at the time by Jonathan Hickman and [[TakeThatAudience fans who are preferring them to]] ''Uncanny Avengers''.

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* ''Comicbook/UncannyAvengers Annual'' had Mojo being told by his producers that modern audiences prefer stories that, instead of having "structured character arcs" and "something to say" are "[[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible artsy and indecipherable]]", "[[TheChrisCarterEffect spinning an endless web of strange mysteries]]" that keeps the "[[ViewersAreMorons feeble-minded "feeble-minded viewers lost and guessing]]" guessing" and will get critical praise because "[[TakeThatCritics reviewers won't want to admit not understand it, even when there is nothing to understand]]". For many it appears to be jab at both ''Avengers'' books written at the time by Jonathan Hickman and [[TakeThatAudience fans who are preferring them to]] ''Uncanny Avengers''.
12th Jan '16 7:19:03 PM wehrmacht
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* ''Comicbook/SaGa'' has a scene in issue 16 that seems to be a deliberate jab at the writing in most mainstream superhero titles, where main character Alana basically serves as a mouthpiece for the author in saying that most superhero stories are bad melodrama with no subtext.

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* ''Comicbook/SaGa'' has a scene in issue 16 that seems to be a deliberate jab at the writing in most mainstream superhero titles, where main character Alana basically serves as a mouthpiece for the author in author, saying that most superhero stories are bad melodrama between people in ridiculous costumes, with no subtext.
8th Jan '16 5:12:04 PM nombretomado
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* Brian Bendis wrote a few take thats towards ''Comicbook/OneMoreDay'', not only having Franchise/SpiderMan reveal his secret identity to the Comicbook/NewAvengers as soon as he could and having SpiderWoman, who never has any [[NoFourthWall fourth wall breaking moments]], asking if Peter wasn't married.

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* Brian Bendis wrote a few take thats towards ''Comicbook/OneMoreDay'', not only having Franchise/SpiderMan reveal his secret identity to the Comicbook/NewAvengers as soon as he could and having SpiderWoman, ComicBook/SpiderWoman, who never has any [[NoFourthWall fourth wall breaking moments]], asking if Peter wasn't married.
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