History TotallyRadical / ComicBooks

11th Jun '16 10:20:32 PM HighCrate
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* In the early [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]], Snapper Carr was essentially the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica's collective {{sidekick}}. He spoke in constant slang and was always fixing hot rods, going to baseball games, and so on.
** Acknowledged in the ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers'' CrossOver when Marvel's Rick Jones says that Carr is an okay guy "no matter how he talks". And when Rick Jones thinks your slang is outdated, brother, you got problems.
** It goes meta when Snapper says "daddio" instead of "Daddy-O", meaning the ''writer'' got the '50s slang wrong!

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* In the early [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]], Snapper Carr was essentially the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica's collective {{sidekick}}. He spoke in constant slang and was always fixing hot rods, going to baseball games, and so on.
**
on. Acknowledged in the ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers'' CrossOver when Marvel's Rick Jones says that Carr is an okay guy "no matter how he talks". And when Rick Jones thinks your slang is outdated, brother, you got problems.
** It goes meta when Snapper says "daddio" instead of "Daddy-O", meaning the ''writer'' got the '50s slang wrong!
problems.



** In fact, most slang in comics of that era [[http://www.superdickery.com/i-cant-understand-teenagers-to-save-my-life/ sounds really stupid]]; {{Marvel|Universe}} tended to be ahead of the pack, but not by much.
** A number of other comic book examples are scrutinized [[http://www.misterkitty.org/extras/stupidcovers/stupidcomics57.html here]].
** ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' gets [[SelfDeprecatingHumor mocked]] in a 1990s story in ''Comicbook/TheFlash 80-Page Giant'', which exactly duplicates the ludicrous slang from the original stories. It turns out to be a tale the former Kid Flash is spinning to Impulse. Bart points out that nobody ever really talked like that - and even if they did, [[ComicBookTime it wasn't when the twentysomething Wally was a teenager]].

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** In fact, most slang in comics of that era [[http://www.superdickery.com/i-cant-understand-teenagers-to-save-my-life/ sounds really stupid]]; {{Marvel|Universe}} tended to be ahead of the pack, but not by much.
** A number of other comic book examples are scrutinized [[http://www.misterkitty.org/extras/stupidcovers/stupidcomics57.html here]].
**
* ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' gets [[SelfDeprecatingHumor mocked]] in a 1990s story in ''Comicbook/TheFlash 80-Page Giant'', which exactly duplicates the ludicrous slang from the original stories. It turns out to be a tale the former Kid Flash is spinning to Impulse. Bart points out that nobody ever really talked like that - and even if they did, [[ComicBookTime it wasn't when the twentysomething Wally was a teenager]].



** An issue of ''{{Deadpool}}'' spoofed this when the title character time travels back to the 1960s and encounters the then-current versions of {{Spider-Man}}'s cast. Their constant overuse of inexplicable 60s slang is a running gag throughout the issue, with Mary Jane being the worst offender. And upon hearing Harry Osborn speak, Deadpool actually asks if he is having a stroke.
*** This isn't the only time Deadpool's travelled back in Marvel history and made fun of slang. Brian Posehn's run has featured an 80's issue with alcoholic Tony Stark & a 70's issue (complete with afro-wearing Deadpool) trying to join Heroes For Hire and fighting an albino pimp called "White Man". As one would imagine, there's PLENTY to make fun of.

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** An issue of ''{{Deadpool}}'' spoofed this when the title character time travels back to the 1960s and encounters the then-current versions of {{Spider-Man}}'s cast. Their constant overuse of inexplicable 60s slang is a running gag throughout the issue, with Mary Jane being the worst offender. And upon hearing Harry Osborn speak, Deadpool actually asks if he is having a stroke.
***
stroke. This isn't the only time Deadpool's travelled back in Marvel history and made fun of slang. Brian Posehn's run has featured an 80's issue with alcoholic Tony Stark & a 70's issue (complete with afro-wearing Deadpool) trying to join Heroes For Hire and fighting an albino pimp called "White Man". As one would imagine, there's PLENTY to make fun of.



** The acid overdose survivor Arkady in ''Freakangels'' apparently starts talking in lolcat when drunk. "I can has vodka" indeed.

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** * The acid overdose survivor Arkady in ''Freakangels'' apparently starts talking in lolcat when drunk. "I can has vodka" indeed.



* ''{{ComicBook/Fray}}'''s anning hab of abrevving half of the words in every sent she speaks has a sim eff to the more comm vers of this tro on a lot of peep; that is, making it both hard to under and frustringly diff to igno.
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in [[ComicBook/BuffytheVampireSlayer Buffy Season 8]] story arc ''The Time of Your Life'', where Buffy is thrust forward in time and actually meets Fray. Upon hearing Fray speak, Buffy's response is, "Uh....English?" Later, after hearing more of Mel's FutureSlang and such, Buffy makes a comment amounting to "[[BuffySpeak I should have been kinder to the English language when I had the chance]]"
* Franchise/ArchieComics are notorious for this trope. For example, one late-80s story had a lifeguard tell a surfing Veronica, "I really dig the way you attacked those waves with your rad moves". Around the same time, an in-house ad for an ''Archie'' calendar featured a cartoon teenager, sporting a ridiculous multi-coloured mohawk, oversized shades that Elton John would reject, and mismatched-colour clothes, telling the reader, "I ordered mine!" Like gnarly, daddy-o, if a rad hepcat teen like him bought one, I better slap down the bread too, yo yo yo.
** ''ComicBook/ArchieSonicTheHedgehog'', despite advertsing itself as "The world's most [[CatchPhrase way past cool]] comic!", isn't actually terrible about this when it comes to its title character. Vector, on the other hand, sounds like he's having a stroke in a good half of the panels he's in. This was eventually toned downed, then hand waved as his initial attempt to hide his [[LandDownUnder Downunda]] accent.
* During the 80s crossover series ''ComicBook/SecretWars'', most of the cast is notoriously guilty of this. In particular, ComicBook/SheHulk, when punching the Enchantress, declares 'Oh wow! That was, like tubular, you know -- TO THE MAX!'
** This example is even more absurd when considering the fact that She-Hulk is a [[GeniusBruiser high-end attorney]].

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* ''{{ComicBook/Fray}}'''s anning hab of abrevving half of the words in every sent she speaks has a sim eff to the more comm vers of this tro on a lot of peep; that is, making it both hard to under and frustringly diff to igno.
**
igno. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in [[ComicBook/BuffytheVampireSlayer Buffy Season 8]] story arc ''The Time of Your Life'', where Buffy is thrust forward in time and actually meets Fray. Upon hearing Fray speak, Buffy's response is, "Uh....English?" Later, after hearing more of Mel's FutureSlang and such, Buffy makes a comment amounting to "[[BuffySpeak I should have been kinder to the English language when I had the chance]]"
* Franchise/ArchieComics are notorious for this trope. For example, one late-80s story had a lifeguard tell a surfing Veronica, "I really dig the way you attacked those waves with your rad moves". Around the same time, an in-house ad for an ''Archie'' calendar featured a cartoon teenager, sporting a ridiculous multi-coloured multi-colored mohawk, oversized shades that Elton John would reject, and mismatched-colour mismatched-color clothes, telling the reader, "I ordered mine!" Like gnarly, daddy-o, if a rad hepcat teen like him bought one, I better slap down the bread too, yo yo yo.
** * ''ComicBook/ArchieSonicTheHedgehog'', despite advertsing itself as "The world's most [[CatchPhrase way past cool]] comic!", isn't actually terrible about this when it comes to its title character. Vector, on the other hand, sounds like he's having a stroke in a good half of the panels he's in. This was eventually toned downed, then hand waved as his initial attempt to hide his [[LandDownUnder Downunda]] accent.
* During the 80s crossover series ''ComicBook/SecretWars'', most of the cast is notoriously guilty of this. In particular, ComicBook/SheHulk, when punching the Enchantress, declares 'Oh wow! That was, like tubular, you know -- TO THE MAX!'
**
MAX!' This example is even more absurd when considering the fact that She-Hulk is a [[GeniusBruiser high-end attorney]].



** Seriously, has anyone else reported the amount of porn on the internet in such a funny way?
** He also gets called a troll, and is annoyed when the people he's chatting with don't accept his correction of "half-giant."
** Later in ''Comicbook/YoungAvengers'' he displays some shades of the trope because he tries to fit in with a bunch of midgardian children [[spoiler:and also body snatching, so technically he isn't Kid or even a kid anymore]]. He loses it when he gets an age up, though... and replaces it with occasional BuffySpeak.
* ComicBook/XMen: In the 1980's and 1990's, ComicBook/{{Jubilee}} and ComicBook/KittyPryde were guilty of this just about anytime they spoke.

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** Seriously, has anyone else reported the amount of porn on the internet in such a funny way?
** He also gets called a troll, and is annoyed when the people he's chatting with don't accept his correction of "half-giant."
**
* Later in ''Comicbook/YoungAvengers'' he displays some shades of the trope because he tries to fit in with a bunch of midgardian children [[spoiler:and also body snatching, so technically he isn't Kid or even a kid anymore]]. He loses it when he gets an age up, though... and replaces it with occasional BuffySpeak.
* %%* ComicBook/XMen: In the 1980's and 1990's, ComicBook/{{Jubilee}} and ComicBook/KittyPryde were guilty of this just about anytime they spoke.
20th Dec '15 6:18:07 PM nombretomado
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* Although it appears to be taken for granted, SilverAge {{Spider-Man}} comics deserve special mention. While the original Ditko comics were pretty good as far as slang went, when Peter entered college and gained a social life, the characters' slang got crazy out of hand. [[http://www.spidermancrawlspace.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/30.jpg Mary Jane is particularly impossible to understand]].

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* Although it appears to be taken for granted, SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] {{Spider-Man}} comics deserve special mention. While the original Ditko comics were pretty good as far as slang went, when Peter entered college and gained a social life, the characters' slang got crazy out of hand. [[http://www.spidermancrawlspace.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/30.jpg Mary Jane is particularly impossible to understand]].
19th Dec '15 5:23:50 PM nombretomado
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* In the early SilverAge, Snapper Carr was essentially the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica's collective {{sidekick}}. He spoke in constant slang and was always fixing hot rods, going to baseball games, and so on.

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* In the early SilverAge, [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]], Snapper Carr was essentially the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica's collective {{sidekick}}. He spoke in constant slang and was always fixing hot rods, going to baseball games, and so on.



* During the 80s crossover series ''ComicBook/SecretWars'', most of the cast is notoriously guilty of this. In particular, SheHulk, when punching the Enchantress, declares 'Oh wow! That was, like tubular, you know -- TO THE MAX!'

to:

* During the 80s crossover series ''ComicBook/SecretWars'', most of the cast is notoriously guilty of this. In particular, SheHulk, ComicBook/SheHulk, when punching the Enchantress, declares 'Oh wow! That was, like tubular, you know -- TO THE MAX!'
13th Dec '15 4:57:45 PM nombretomado
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* XMen: In the 1980's and 1990's, ComicBook/{{Jubilee}} and ComicBook/KittyPryde were guilty of this just about anytime they spoke.

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* XMen: ComicBook/XMen: In the 1980's and 1990's, ComicBook/{{Jubilee}} and ComicBook/KittyPryde were guilty of this just about anytime they spoke.
18th Sep '15 4:04:14 AM StFan
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* ''2000 AD's'' ''DRAndQuinch'' written by Creator/AlanMoore has the title characters describe literally everything as "totally amazing," "unbelievably awesome," or, like, "incredibly stupid."

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* ''2000 AD's'' ''DRAndQuinch'' ''ComicBook/DRAndQuinch'' written by Creator/AlanMoore has the title characters describe literally everything as "totally amazing," "unbelievably awesome," or, like, "incredibly stupid."



--> '''Loki''': The humans of the Internet are uncouth!
--> '''Loki''': I've primarily discovered that mortals like to rut and chronicle the experience pictorially.

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--> '''Loki''': -->'''Loki:''' The humans of the Internet are uncouth!
--> '''Loki''':
uncouth!\\\
'''Loki:'''
I've primarily discovered that mortals like to rut and chronicle the experience pictorially.
7th Sep '15 9:00:46 PM nombretomado
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* In ''NextWave'', Boom Boom uses phrases like "Oh noes!" and "ZOMG!" in both everyday conversation and periods of extreme stress. However, this is due to her actually being completely brainless, in the most literal sense of the word. WarrenEllis, the comic's writer, practically lives on the Internet and was taking the opportunity to lambast some of its stupider members.

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* In ''NextWave'', ''{{ComicBook/Nextwave}}'', Boom Boom uses phrases like "Oh noes!" and "ZOMG!" in both everyday conversation and periods of extreme stress. However, this is due to her actually being completely brainless, in the most literal sense of the word. WarrenEllis, the comic's writer, practically lives on the Internet and was taking the opportunity to lambast some of its stupider members.
24th Aug '15 2:57:43 PM Austin
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* XMen: In the 1980's and 1990's, Jubilee and Kitty Pryde were guilty of this just about anytime they spoke.

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* XMen: In the 1980's and 1990's, Jubilee ComicBook/{{Jubilee}} and Kitty Pryde ComicBook/KittyPryde were guilty of this just about anytime they spoke.
14th Jun '15 4:11:08 PM nombretomado
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** Acknowledged in the ''{{JLA-Avengers}}'' CrossOver when Marvel's Rick Jones says that Carr is an okay guy "no matter how he talks". And when Rick Jones thinks your slang is outdated, brother, you got problems.

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** Acknowledged in the ''{{JLA-Avengers}}'' ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers'' CrossOver when Marvel's Rick Jones says that Carr is an okay guy "no matter how he talks". And when Rick Jones thinks your slang is outdated, brother, you got problems.
14th Jun '15 2:24:17 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* Subverted by JourneyIntoMystery (which used to be ComicBook/TheMightyThor), where Kid-Loki has gotten his hands on a [[BlandNameProduct Stark-Pad]] and is casually surfing the internet. One hopes he won't go TotallyRadical on us, and then not only does he use the same formal grammar as any Asgardian while typing, but he explains what he has discovered on the internet in equally archaic terms, making for great one-liners:

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* Subverted by JourneyIntoMystery ''ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery'' (which used to be ComicBook/TheMightyThor), where Kid-Loki has gotten his hands on a [[BlandNameProduct Stark-Pad]] and is casually surfing the internet. One hopes he won't go TotallyRadical on us, and then not only does he use the same formal grammar as any Asgardian while typing, but he explains what he has discovered on the internet in equally archaic terms, making for great one-liners:
19th May '15 4:39:24 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Fray}}'''s anning hab of abrevving half of the words in every sent she speaks has a sim eff to the more comm vers of this tro on a lot of peep; that is, making it both hard to under and frustringly diff to igno.

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* ''{{Fray}}'''s ''{{ComicBook/Fray}}'''s anning hab of abrevving half of the words in every sent she speaks has a sim eff to the more comm vers of this tro on a lot of peep; that is, making it both hard to under and frustringly diff to igno.
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