Memes: Comics

Memes and catch phrases, like a lot of other things, can also be Born in the Funny Papers... or your local comic book store.


Please add entries in the following format:

  • The meme. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The explanation behind the meme.[[/labelnote]] Explanation 
    • Further mutations and successor memes, if any.


Examples

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Batman is memetic enough to have his own page.

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  • The images for the Sandwich Chef meme originally came from this Chick Tract.
  • From Doom: YOU ARE HUGE! THAT MEANS YOU HAVE HUGE GUTS! RIP AND TEAR!
    • "Now I'm radioactive! That can't be good..."
    • WHO'S A MAN AND A HALF? I'M A MAN AND A HALF! A BERSERKER-PACKING MAN AND A HALF!
    • CHAINSAW! THE GREAT COMMUNICATOR!
    • STUPID STUPID STUPID IMP! YOU'RE STUPID AND YOU'RE GONNA BE STUPID AND DEAD!
  • Thanks to the dubious quality of his artwork, any picture posted that was drawn by Rob Liefeld is invariably met with the scream of "LIIIIEEEEEFFFFFFIIIIIEEEEELLLLLDDD!" The same is also done for Greg Land LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND!!!! This may or may not have been started by the user "foxhack" at scans_daily, but he sure helped popularize it.
  • From the Star Wars comics, we have K'Kruhk's freakin' sweet hat. Know that the Hat is all powerful. Know that it is the reason its wearer has survived so many near-death experiences.
    • ALL DOSE POIPLE, ALL DOSE HAMBOIGAHS
  • STUPID, STUPID RAT CREATURES!!
  • Certain comic book covers become so often homaged and parodied by later cover artists, that showing someone the original cover elicits the response "So that's how (such-and-such an artist) came up with the cover of (some other comic)!"
  • "Samantha Brown! You have to get out of here! Your vagina is haunted!"
  • Similar to the aforementioned Marvel Civil War messageboard banners, "I Am An Avenger" posters depicting new teammembers have spawned numerous joke versions, such as this one.
    • Image Comics took this to a ridiculous extreme, using their parody posters to promote a fake "Guardians of the Globe" cast including a very thinly disguised Harry Potter ("Gary Popper"), Rick Grimes and Barack Obama as new members. The campaign was popular enough to get a back-up strip in the actual team's comic.
  • Invincible is a MURDERER
  • Tintin:
  • HOLD THE FRONT PAGE!
    • YOU'RE NOT FUCKING WITH MY FRONT PAGE!
    • * PUNCH*
    • LISTEN TO THE CHAIR LEG OF TRUTH! IT DOES NOT LIE!
  • The world can be saved by STEAM!
  • HORSECOCK!
  • I'm in lesbians with you.
  • Suicide Squid Explanation 
  • "Well, back to the old drawing board!" Explanation 
  • "Just give me FIVE MINUTES with the genius who decided _____!"Explanation 
  • "I want to be Caliph instead of the Caliph!" Explanation 
  • "All? No. One village peopled by indomitable Gauls still continues to resist the invaders." Explanation 
  • Mighty Lips Explanation 
    • "I had a bad dream... better microwave the baby." Explanation 
    • "NO FUN ALLOWED" Explanation 
  • "I say it's spinach, and I say the hell with it."Explanation 
    • The 1932 Broadway musical Face the Music had the song "I Say It's Spinach (And The Hell With It)."
    • Fashion is Spinach, by New York dressmaker Elizabeth Hawes, began with a paraphrase of the cartoon caption.
    • George RR Martin, in Dreamsongs: "Fantasy? Science fiction? Horror? I say it's a story, and I say the hell with it."
    • Supervolcano: Eruption by Harry Turtledove:
      Microfiber, my ass, Louise thought. I say it's polyester, and I say the hell with it.
    • In the oral argument before the Supreme Court in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius (2012), Justice Antonin Scalia (echoing a popular argument that had been advanced by a federal judge two years earlier) said that the government "can make people buy broccoli" if it can make them purchase health insurance. Among the many mockeries of this argument (which Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg would refer to as "the broccoli horrible" in her concurring opinion) was the inevitable New Yorker cartoon by Robert Mankoff: "I say it's government-mandated broccoli, and I say the hell with it."
    • From the play The Animal Kingdom by Philip Barry:
      Franc: I don't like the spring. I don't like May and the trees in bloom.
      Daisy: Nor do I. I say it's maple syrup, and I say the hell with it.
  • Conversations regarding Brian Michael Bendis have a habit of devolving into parodies of his dialogue, meaning lots and lots of Department of Redundancy Department.
  • Rob Liefeld's Shaft! 7" tall, fully poseable! Explaination 
    • Coming soon: Rob Liefeld's Shaft vs Marvel's Giant-Size Man-Thing!