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''1963'' is a six-issue miniseries written by Creator/AlanMoore, with art by Rick Veitch and others, published in 1993 by Creator/ImageComics. A {{Retraux}} work, it invokes TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks (specifically early Creator/MarvelComics), complete with spoof advertisements in the style of the day. This last item was repeated with a period-appropriate twist by Moore's later project with Kevin O'Neill, ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. It ends on a [[LeftHanging never-to-be-resolved]] CliffHanger.
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!!This comic book series contains examples of:
* AcidTripDimension: When they go through the Maybe Machine in Mystery, Inc.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal
* AffectionateParody: This miniseries is loaded with playful jabs at Marvel cliches.
* AnthologyComic: A few of the issues have more than one story.
* ArchEnemy: The Red Brain is the only confirmed one.
* ArtShift: In the last issue, when they enter the final parallel reality, complete with LampshadeHanging.
--> Everything's so harsh and vivid!
* AlmightyJanitor: Or the Omniscient Maintenance Staff.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: The pandimensional being the Hypernaut battles peels down the panel so the the energy bolt he fired comes back and hits ''him'' instead.
* CaptainErsatz: Pretty much everyone. Mystery, Inc is [[Comicbook/FantasticFour the Fantastic Four]], the Fury is ComicBook/SpiderMan and Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}, U.S.A. is ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, Hypernaut is ComicBook/IronMan with some ComicBook/SilverSurfer and ComicBook/GreenLantern thrown in, Horus is ComicBook/TheMightyThor, N-Man is the [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]], and Johnny Beyond is ComicBook/DoctorStrange as a {{beatnik}}. And those are just the main heroes.
* ContinuityNod: Though when they reference previous issues, [[RuleOfFunny most of them do not actually exist]].
* {{Catchphrase}}: "No one escapes the Fury!"
* [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Covers Always Spoil]]
* {{Crossover}}: The characters from different superhero teams are appearing together. They also turned up in one issue of an almost completely forgotten ''Shadowhawk'' story, where JimValentino indulged himself in a scathing TakeThat at those who worship the old school Silver Age approach to super-heroes. (Shadowhawk's own unexamined NinetiesAntiHero values wouldn't get a similar jab until KurtBusiek got a hold of the character.)
* CutShort: The series has never been finished as initially intended. It was meant to be followed by an 80 page annual, in which the ''1963'' characters are catapulted forward 30 years to meet with the [[TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age]] characters of 1993.
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: The sexism, the heavy-handed anti-communism, etc.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: [[PokemonSpeak Queep!]]
* EvilCounterpart: In the last issue.
* EvilGloating
* EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily: In the alternate universe, at least.
* EvilLaugh
* GoshDarnItToHeck: Goldarn the blamed thing, for cripe's sake.
* GratuitousRussian
* HypocriticalHumor: The Fury tells one of the {{Mooks}} that he hates name callers, "especially a slope-browed, knuckle-dragging, garbage-brained name caller like you!"
* IntentionalEngrishForFunny: The spoof ad [[http://indevelopment.org/2002/1963/shamed_l.htm "Shamed By You English?"]]
* KindaBusyHere: The Fury absolutely ''has'' to call [[MyBelovedSmother his mom]] in the middle of a fight with a psychic dinosaur. Luckily, there's a phone booth nearby, since cell phones haven't been invented yet...
* LegacyCharacter: The Fury is the son of the original Fightin' Fury.
* NonHumanSidekick: The Hypernaut has a mutant pink [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys monkey]] with two faces named [[PokemonSpeak Queep]].
* PokemonSpeak: Queep
* RedScare: A recurring theme.
* ShoutOut: To ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' and Creator/MarvelComics.
** Also, when the Voidoid is scanning the Fury in Issue #2, you'll notice that in one part, the name of a certain ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' character from the fifth dimension appears in one of the panels.
** And in the final issue, when the heroes are transported into another world, panels from various other ''Image'' comics are seen in the background - including one of ''ComicBook/{{Normalman}}''... in reference to ''normalman'' having a Mystery, Inc cameo under similar circumstances.
** The N-Man can be seen reading a copy of Creator/JackKerouac's ''Literature/OnTheRoad.''
* ShowDontTell: [[RuleOfFunny Often]] {{averted}}.
* TakeThat: Not so much to early Creator/MarvelComics, but the people behind them; especially poking to Creator/StanLee. In fact "Affable Al" is depicted as pretty much a completely horrible human being in every way, personal and professional.
* TechnoBabble
* ThoseWackyNazis
* VillainTeamUp: The Voidoid talks about how he teamed up with other villains in the past.
* WhoShotJFK: USA actually saves Kennedy, but the shooter was Leo Harley Osborne, who was brainwashed by the Red Brain.
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