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  • Parodied in Eyebeam; the eponymous character is written out, and his "actor" is so upset that he leaves the strip. Patrick Duffy then fills in for two strips as "Eyebeam".
  • Parodied in an issue of Scooby-Doo Team-Up. Mystery Inc. drops in on the version of the Teen Titans from Teen Titans Go! and not only does the Gang comment on Robin's Art Evolution (where he changes from looking like how he was in the old Scooby-Doo Movies series and Super Friends series to the TTG! look), but also his voice. Fred chalks it up to a person acting differently towards his friends than they do with a grown-up.
  • Frequent in the satire magazine MAD:
    • Frank Kelly Freas was the most prominent cover artist in The '50s. After he left, Norman Mingo took over primary cover art duty, although a few other artists chipped in from time to time. Following Mingo's death, the cover duties rotated more frequently, although Richard Williams eventually became the most prominent of the bunch in The '80s. They then rotated very frequently until Mark Fredrickson took over primary cover duties in The New '10s.
    • Antonio Prohías, the original artist of Spy vs. Spy, handed the art duties over to Bob Clarke, then George Woodbridge for two issues, then Dave Manak before Peter Kuper took over in 1997. Duck Edwing usually wrote the gags during the other artists' tenures, but Kuper usually writes the strip himself.
    • "Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds" was originally illustrated by Thomas Fluharty, but after he left the magazine, Hermann Mejia took over. However, James Warhola drew two installments, and Jon Weiman was given four in a row before Meija returned. The installment was later retired, but brought back again with Sam Viviano (under the alias Jack Syracuse) handling the art. It's also no longer written by Mike Snider, who stopped contributing to the magazine over Executive Meddling.
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    • The comic Monroe and... was originally drawn by Bill Wray, but after it ended, it briefly returned with Tom Fowler as the artist.
    • For their parodies of the first six installments of the Star Wars franchise, the parody of A New Hope was drawn by Harry North, Esq. and written by Dick DeBartolo with help from Nick Meglin. The next four in line had only DeBartolo writing and Mort Drucker illustrating, but the parody of Revenge of the Sith instead went with Hermann Mejia drawing and David Shayne writing.
  • Likewise with Cracked:
    • The Nanny Dickering interviews were originally drawn by John Severin, but rotated artists many times. Bill Ward tended to get the feature most of the time, but after he retired, it went back to rotating artists before ending at the end of The '80s.
    • "Shut-Ups" also rotated artists a large number of times: most of the ones in The '70s were drawn by Charles Rodrigues, but near the end of the magazine's run they were almost always drawn by Don Orehek (who had drawn them a few times prior).
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  • Happens in-universe in V for Vendetta when Lewis Prothero goes catatonic and can no longer play the voice of the supercomputer Fate. As the pretense had been that the voice on the radio really was the computer itself talking, replacing him credibly proves problematic.
  • In Batman '66, a comic series set in the continuity of the Batman TV show with close actor likenesses, Catwoman is depicted in different stories as either Julie Newmar's version or Eartha Kitt's. Similarly Mr. Freeze appears as his George Sanders version in his first appearance and as the Otto Preminger version later on. No explanation is given in the comics for the characters' radical changes in appearance.
  • Generally speaking, many long-running comic book characters change their appearances over time as different artists come and go - usually without any explanation given in-universe, befitting the trope. A couple random examples include Alfred Pennyworth, Batman's butler, who went from short and chubby to tall and skinny, and the recurring Superman villain Mr. Mxyzptlk, whose appearance also changed over time

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