History ValuesDissonance / ComicBooks

20th Jan '17 1:49:31 PM HighCrate
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* NewspaperComics have fallen victim of this since the 1970's, with attempts to modernize strips by the syndicates not doing much to avoid getting them DeaderThanDisco.
8th Jan '17 1:52:54 PM nombretomado
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* {{Ultimate|Marvel}} ComicBook/CaptainAmerica is another in-story example. In order to maintain his UsefulNotes/WorldWarII origin story for stories in the 1970s and beyond, the original Cap was said to have been frozen in an iceberg and thawed out years later. The Ultimate version goes into depth about the kind of culture shock that would happen if a man, frozen in the 1940s, actually woke up in the 2000s.

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* {{Ultimate|Marvel}} ComicBook/{{Ultimate|Marvel}} ComicBook/CaptainAmerica is another in-story example. In order to maintain his UsefulNotes/WorldWarII origin story for stories in the 1970s and beyond, the original Cap was said to have been frozen in an iceberg and thawed out years later. The Ultimate version goes into depth about the kind of culture shock that would happen if a man, frozen in the 1940s, actually woke up in the 2000s.
29th Dec '16 8:54:08 PM Kid
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** Obelix is usually the one to be given a love interest, though usually it's unreciprocated and takes the form of a crush on a pretty woman which helps drive the plot. In ''Asterix and Caesar's Gift'', he develops another crush on newcomer Influenza, the daughter of an innkeeper, who uses this crush to manipulate him. Influenza is stated to be a teenager; Obelix, though he has a VagueAge, is clearly an adult and is at ''least'' in his twenties [[note]]He and Asterix are the same age; according to one book, Asterix isn't as young as he looks. Asterix and Obelix could be anywhere between their twenties and their thirties[[/note]]. While it was more acceptable in times past for adult men to pursue teenaged women, to modern readers it's certainly uncomfortable.
8th Oct '16 9:00:12 AM Mr_White
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*** School corporal punishment! Still legal in 22 U.S. states!
2nd Oct '16 12:18:03 AM Pinokio
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** The ''Young Allies'' member Whitewash Jones was depicted stereotypically enough to be retconned as a stereotyped depiction of the real character in ''Young Allies Comics 70th Anniversary Special'' #1.
17th Sep '16 9:20:06 AM Furienna
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** The story ''Asterix and the Secret Weapon'' (La rose et la glaive) had a female bard, Bravura, come to the village, and introducing feminism to its women, who cause the men to leave the village in protest of their unfeminine ways. The main plot deals with female legionaries being introduced to fight the Gauls, because Gaulish gallantry insists they can't fight women. In the end, though the women of the village are prepared to fight, Asterix suggests they defeat the female legionaries by turning the village into a combination shopping center/spa, where the women can get mani/pedicures, get their hair done, and buy new clothes. In the end, the story ends with the men coming back and the women happily going back to their roles as housewives. Bizarrely, this comic was written in 1991, at a point where everyone should have known better. Even more bizarrely, most critical outrage was focused on a scene where Asterix punches Bravura, saying this would normalize violence against women, even though the context was completely different to domestic violence (it was in reaction to the ''second time'' Bravura had sexually harassed him publically, using her [[TinyGuyHugeGirl size difference]] to manhandle him and completely ignoring him asking her to stop - and he immediately felt horrible about hitting her, ''and'' almost all the other characters treat him like crap for the rest of the story as a result of what he did) and the comics rely on silly violent slapstick constantly.

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** The story ''Asterix and the Secret Weapon'' (La rose et la glaive) had a female bard, Bravura, come to the village, and introducing feminism to its women, who cause which causes the men to leave the village in protest of their unfeminine ways. The main plot deals with female legionaries being introduced to fight the Gauls, because Gaulish gallantry insists they can't fight women. In the end, though the women of the village are prepared to fight, Asterix suggests they defeat the female legionaries by turning the village into a combination shopping center/spa, where the women can get mani/pedicures, get their hair done, and buy new clothes. In the end, the story ends with the men coming back and the women happily going back to their roles as housewives. Bizarrely, this comic was written in 1991, at a point where everyone should have known better. Even more bizarrely, most critical outrage was focused on a scene where Asterix punches Bravura, saying this would normalize violence against women, even though the context was completely different to domestic violence (it was in reaction to the ''second time'' Bravura had sexually harassed him publically, using her [[TinyGuyHugeGirl size difference]] to manhandle him and completely ignoring him asking her to stop - and he immediately felt horrible about hitting her, ''and'' almost all the other characters treat him like crap for the rest of the story as a result of what he did) and the comics rely on silly violent slapstick constantly.
12th Sep '16 1:35:13 AM shadowmanwkp
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* ''ComicBook/{{Urbanus}}'' has lots of racial stereotyping (one of the characters is called "het Negerke", roughly translated as "The Little Nigger"). This makes export in other countries rather difficult, though the series is already too self-referential Flemish for that. The series did manage to be published in the politically correct Netherlands, though.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Urbanus}}'' has lots of racial stereotyping (one of the characters is called "het Negerke", roughly translated as "The Little Nigger").Negroid"). This makes export in other countries rather difficult, though the series is already too self-referential Flemish for that. The series did manage to be published in the politically correct Netherlands, though.
31st Jul '16 9:52:17 AM nombretomado
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* A lot of long-running heroes from both ComicBook/{{Marvel}} and ComicBook/DCComics suffer this. UsefulNotes/{{The Golden Age|OfComicBooks}} in particular has cringe-worthy racist and sexist moments, taken UpToEleven in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}}.

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* A lot of long-running heroes from both ComicBook/{{Marvel}} and ComicBook/DCComics Creator/DCComics suffer this. UsefulNotes/{{The Golden Age|OfComicBooks}} in particular has cringe-worthy racist and sexist moments, taken UpToEleven in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}}.



* DCComics trend of returning characters from the LegacyCharacter inheritors to the [[RunningTheAsylum versions the writers grew up with]] has had the unintended consequence of removing/killing off dozens of minority characters from the DCU. Because back when they were reading, all the major heroes were white.

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* DCComics Creator/DCComics trend of returning characters from the LegacyCharacter inheritors to the [[RunningTheAsylum versions the writers grew up with]] has had the unintended consequence of removing/killing off dozens of minority characters from the DCU. Because back when they were reading, all the major heroes were white.
15th Jun '16 2:02:21 AM morenohijazo
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* ''ComicBook/ZipiYZape'': A lot of stories show the twins receiving CorporalPunishment for their pranks. Keep in mind that most of that stories were written in the Spain of the 1940s and 1950s...

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* ''ComicBook/ZipiYZape'': A lot of stories show the twins receiving CorporalPunishment for their pranks. Keep in mind that most of that stories were written in the Spain of the 1940s and 1950s... Nowadays, YOU GO TO JAIL for this kind of punishments. The only reason the old comics still get away with this (sort of) these days is because it's always PlayedForLaughs.
29th May '16 6:46:19 PM HamburgerTime
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* In ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'', the first Silk Spectre not only forgiving The Comedian for [[AttemptedRape trying to rape her]], but having at least one consensual encounter with him later in life that resulted in her daughter's birth, can come across as awkward to modern readers. The Comedian in general, who in addition to the attempted rape was also a war criminal and multiple murderer, would likely be portrayed not nearly as sympathetically were he created today.
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