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YMMV: Marville
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Some lines have caused some reviewers to suggest that Bill Jemas cannot tell reality from fiction.
  • Bile Fascination
  • Critical Research Failure: Lots of theories that this comic tries to preach have been already debunked for some time.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: The jokes that don't fall flat are these. Especially the clear dislike of scientists that Jemas does not even try to hide.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The Take Thats directed at fellow competitor Peter David become a lot more hilariously ironic after the fact, when Marville absolutely bombed and David's Captain Marvel was much more of a success.
  • Mood Whiplash: Towards the end of the second issue, there was a confrontation between the cast and the Kingpin (hidden behind his chair). There is a big, serious speech about crime, then the Kingpin reveals himself as Spike Lee, declaring, "Now get your flabby white butts out of my space."
  • Shallow Parody: The story became infamous for this aspect; the jokes are not particularly well-researched, usually generalizing the subject of humor, and sometimes not even bearing resemblance to said subject.
  • Snark Bait
  • Strangled by the Red String: The opening recaps try to imply Mickey and Al are in love, but it never shows up in the actual comic.

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