History ThePowerOfRock / ComicBooks

10th Jan '16 10:25:55 PM Kirayoshi
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* Played with in ''Comicbook/AstroCity'' with Sticks, a [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys talking gorilla from a militaristic gorilla society]] who left his home to pursue a career as a rock drummer. Due to his superior strength and agility, both heroes and villains from Astro City wanted to recruit him, making his efforts to simply be a musician difficult. Ultimately he became a hero, working alongside some of Astro City's more recognized heroes until he announced to the press that he was auditioning other music-themed heroes to start their own super-team/rock band. As of the end of his arc the new team was voting on a new name. Sticks was partial to Powerchord.

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* Played with in ''Comicbook/AstroCity'' with Sticks, a [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys talking gorilla from a militaristic gorilla society]] who left his home to pursue a career as a rock drummer. Due to his superior strength and agility, both heroes and villains from Astro City wanted to recruit him, making his efforts to simply be a musician difficult. difficult. Ultimately he became a hero, working alongside some of Astro City's more recognized heroes until he announced to the press that he was auditioning other music-themed heroes to start their own super-team/rock band. band. As of the end of his arc the new team was voting on a new name. name. Sticks was partial to Powerchord.
"Powerchord."
10th Jan '16 10:24:56 PM Kirayoshi
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* Played with in ''Comicbook/AstroCity'' with Sticks, a [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys talking gorilla from a militaristic gorilla society]] who left his home to pursue a career as a rock drummer. Due to his superior strength and agility, both heroes and villains from Astro City wanted to recruit him, making his efforts to simply be a musician difficult. Ultimately he became a hero, working alongside some of Astro City's more recognized heroes until he announced to the press that he was auditioning other music-themed heroes to start their own super-team/rock band. As of the end of his arc the new team was voting on a new name. Sticks was partial to Powerchord.
27th Nov '15 7:26:34 PM nombretomado
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* More than once, the eponymous protagonist of the ''ScottPilgrim'' series has used the power of rock against his enemies, most notably at the ends of volumes one and three. Since he himself isn't that great a musician, usually other people are helping him out. And the music alone isn't enough to truly ''defeat'' the opponent, but it does weaken him sufficiently for Scott to take him out with some good old-fashioned fisticuffs.

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* More than once, the eponymous protagonist of the ''ScottPilgrim'' ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' series has used the power of rock against his enemies, most notably at the ends of volumes one and three. Since he himself isn't that great a musician, usually other people are helping him out. And the music alone isn't enough to truly ''defeat'' the opponent, but it does weaken him sufficiently for Scott to take him out with some good old-fashioned fisticuffs.
17th May '14 8:13:24 AM VinceM
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* Subverted horribly in a NationalLampoon parody of ''YellowSubmarine'' that chronicled the downside of TheBeatles' career - as in the movie, they attempt to defeat the forces of evil with a song about love - and crank out 'Helter Skelter"...Paul later comments "That didn't quite work out like we'd meant..."

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* Subverted horribly in a NationalLampoon parody of ''YellowSubmarine'' that chronicled the downside of TheBeatles' career - as in the movie, they attempt to defeat rout the forces of evil with a song about love - and crank out 'Helter Skelter"...Paul later comments "That didn't quite work out like we'd meant...planned..."
17th May '14 8:12:36 AM VinceM
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* Subverted horribly in a NationalLampoon parody of ''YellowSubmarine'' that chronicled the downside of TheBeatles' career - as in the movie, they attempt to defeat the forces of evil with a song about love - and crank out 'Helter Skelter"...Paul later comments "That didn't quite work out like we'd meant..."
21st Apr '14 6:59:21 PM theatron
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* The DC Comics mini-series ComicBook/SonicDisruptors (published 1987-88) was created and written by Mike Baron and illustrated by Barry Crain. It was arguably the apex of this trope. The United States has been taken over by an evil militaristic government that hates fun and has banned all rock music, among other fun things. The resistance movement is rock-based, flies guitar-shaped fighter jets, and broadcasts illicit rock music into the U.S. from their secret space station. The series was cancelled seven issues in to its planned 12-issue run.
* Going back to the same premise many years later, Mike Baron collaborated with illustrator Gabe Eltaeb on the webcomic and graphic novel [[http://www.bigheadpress.com/thehook The Hook]] subtitled "Sci-Fi Rock". It was, for all practical purposes, Sonic Disruptors transplanted to an intergalactic setting.
23rd Jan '14 4:26:22 PM LadyMomus
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* The infamously deplored weekly series ''[[CountdownToFinalCrisis Countdown]]'' had one good thing: when the Pied Piper uses The Power of Rock to drive away Brother Eye/OMAC, the giant space entity.

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* The infamously deplored weekly series ''[[CountdownToFinalCrisis ''[[ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis Countdown]]'' had one good thing: when the Pied Piper uses The Power of Rock to drive away Brother Eye/OMAC, the giant space entity.



* Occasional Comicbook/{{X-Men}} member ComicBook/{{Dazzler}}'s powers work by converting sound to light (which she can then use as laser beams). Naturally, she picked a musical career. Fighting evil with the power of... erm... Disco.

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* Occasional Comicbook/{{X-Men}} Comicbook/XMen member ComicBook/{{Dazzler}}'s powers work by converting sound to light (which she can then use as laser beams). Naturally, she picked a musical career. Fighting evil with the power of... erm... Disco.



* An issue of the MarvelComics ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'' series had Soundwave taking this trope literally when he harnessed the sonic power of a [[strike:Bruce Springsteen]] [[LawyerFriendlyCameo Brick Springhorn]] concert to make energon cubes.

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* An issue of the MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'' series had Soundwave taking this trope literally when he harnessed the sonic power of a [[strike:Bruce Springsteen]] [[LawyerFriendlyCameo Brick Springhorn]] concert to make energon cubes.



* In JossWhedon's one-shot comic ''[[http://myspace.com/darkhorsepresents?issuenum=1&storynum=1 Sugarshock!]]'', a band mistakes an invitation to an alien tournament for a Battle of the Bands and proceeds to try to use the power of rock. Played with in that the band wins not through epic rock but [[spoiler: with the saddest song in the world. One voice. One guitar. In-universe TearJerker.]] Only squirrels were unaffected because [[RuleOfFunny squirrels have no souls]].

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* In JossWhedon's Creator/JossWhedon's one-shot comic ''[[http://myspace.com/darkhorsepresents?issuenum=1&storynum=1 Sugarshock!]]'', a band mistakes an invitation to an alien tournament for a Battle of the Bands and proceeds to try to use the power of rock. Played with in that the band wins not through epic rock but [[spoiler: with the saddest song in the world. One voice. One guitar. In-universe TearJerker.]] Only squirrels were unaffected because [[RuleOfFunny squirrels have no souls]].



* Another ''X-Men'' example is more obscure ''New X-Men'' member DJ aka Mark Sheppard who, before being depowered after ''HouseOfM'', is granted different powers depending on the music he hears. Some is more utilitarian: Light manipulation when he hears dance music, flight when listening to uplifting Gospel music, while classical music allows him to generate energy shields. However the literal Power of Rock is ''energy blasts''.
* At the end of FinalCrisis, the essence of Darkseid is dispersed by {{Superman}} singing the totality of the Multiverse at him. [[WordOfGod According to the writer]], it sounded like "whatever your favorite song is".

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* Another ''X-Men'' example is more obscure ''New X-Men'' member DJ aka Mark Sheppard who, before being depowered after ''HouseOfM'', ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'', is granted different powers depending on the music he hears. Some is more utilitarian: Light manipulation when he hears dance music, flight when listening to uplifting Gospel music, while classical music allows him to generate energy shields. However the literal Power of Rock is ''energy blasts''.
* At the end of FinalCrisis, ComicBook/FinalCrisis, the essence of Darkseid is dispersed by {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} singing the totality of the Multiverse at him. [[WordOfGod According to the writer]], it sounded like "whatever your favorite song is".
10th Dec '13 12:53:29 PM mlsmithca
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* The infamously deplored weekly series ''[[CountdownToFinalCrisis Countdown]]'' had one good thing: when the Pied Piper uses The Power of Rock to ''destroy an entire planet.''

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* The infamously deplored weekly series ''[[CountdownToFinalCrisis Countdown]]'' had one good thing: when the Pied Piper uses The Power of Rock to ''destroy an entire planet.''drive away Brother Eye/OMAC, the giant space entity.



** Actually, he doesn't destroy the planet Apokalips, he just drives away Brother Eye/OMAC, the giant space entity. The planet always has those huge spouts of flame coming from it.
*** Which, considering everything he'd been through by that point, is still pretty darn impressive.



* Another ''X-Men'' example is more obscure ''New X-Men'' member DJ aka Mark Sheppard who, before being depowered after ''HouseOfM'', is granted different powers depending on the music he hears. Some is more utilitarian: Light manipulation when he hears dance music, flight when listening to uplifting Gospel music, while classical music allows him to generate energy shields. However the literal Power of Rock gives is ''energy blasts''.
* At the end of FinalCrisis, the essence of Darkseid is dispersed by {{Superman}} singing the totality of the Multiverse at him. [[WordOfGod According to the writer]], it sounded like "[[YourMileageMayVary whatever your favorite song is]]".

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* Another ''X-Men'' example is more obscure ''New X-Men'' member DJ aka Mark Sheppard who, before being depowered after ''HouseOfM'', is granted different powers depending on the music he hears. Some is more utilitarian: Light manipulation when he hears dance music, flight when listening to uplifting Gospel music, while classical music allows him to generate energy shields. However the literal Power of Rock gives is ''energy blasts''.
* At the end of FinalCrisis, the essence of Darkseid is dispersed by {{Superman}} singing the totality of the Multiverse at him. [[WordOfGod According to the writer]], it sounded like "[[YourMileageMayVary whatever "whatever your favorite song is]]".is".
10th Dec '13 9:21:18 AM charlessage
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* At the end of FinalCrisis, the essence of Darkseid is dispersed by {{Superman}} singing the totality of the Multiverse at him. [[WordOfGod According to the writer]], it sounded like "[[YourMileageMayVary whatever your favorite song is]]".
17th Jul '13 1:40:15 PM Ambaryerno
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* Another ''X-Men'' example is more obscure ''New X-Men'' member DJ aka Mark Sheppard who, before being depowered after ''HouseOfM'', is granted different powers depending on the music he hears. Some is more utilitarian: Light manipulation when he hears dance music, flight when listening to uplifting Gospel music, while classical music allows him to generate energy shields. However the literal Power of Rock gives is ''energy blasts''.
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