"The most undeservedly ambitious crossover in the history of fan fiction."
—The Archive of Our Own description.
Comic Book SNAFU is a fanmade webcomic crossing over various comic book and manga franchises. The webcomic is a semi-parody starring Hawkeye, Batman, Akiza Izayoi, and Gajeel Redfox.
Franchises involved include:
It can be found on SmackJeeves, DeviantArt, Tumblr, ComicFury, Archive of Our Own, and Instagram.
Comic Book SNAFU provides examples of the following tropes:
- Action Girl: Akiza.
- Adaptation Distillation:
- Secret Empire is referenced as having happened, but Hawkeye has his older costume aesthetic and is living in Avengers Mansion, which resembles its appearance in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
- Mockingbird is still leading the World Counterterrorism Agency, which is now a superhero team featuring several members of the West Coast Avengers and other members' AlternateCompanyEquivalents. Mockingbird's costume combines her classic and modern designs.
- Ultron Mark 12 is helping Mockingbird despite being dead by the time the WCA started.
- Aki's full name is Akiza Izinski Izayoi, a combination of her Japanese and English names (Divine/Sayer's name is similarly altered). Despite apparently taking place after the Dark Signers arc of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, she is a Hot-Blooded Anti-Hero rather than a Nice Girl, and still has trouble controlling her powers.
- On the ask blog, Gajeel mentions his encounter with Bloodman, but his design in this series is from his earlier appearances in Fairy Tail.
- Cassandra Cain is Orphan like in The New 52, but Cluemaster is also still alive.
- Enigma is working with the Riddler.
- Affectionate Parody
- Arch-Enemy: Crossfire to Hawkeye.
- Art Evolution: Partway through issue 2, the art goes from drawn to digital.
- All There in the Manual: The character page on Smackjeeves and Tumblr fills in some details on the characters' backgrounds.
- Ambiguously Evil: Mockingbird and US Agent are superheroes, but attack Akiza and Gajeel, seemingly intending to kill them.
- Lightbringer identifies as a superhero, but is working with Crossfire.
- Badass Normal: Hawkeye and Batman, as usual.
- Benevolent A.I.: Ultron Mark 12, a variation of Ultron from West Coast Avengers who did a HeelFace Turn.
- Berserk Button: Akiza's is being called a witch.
- Big Bad Ensemble: Crossfire, Baron Zemo and the rest of Checkmate, plus the World Counterterrorism Agency.
- Big Damn Heroes: In issue 3, Robin, Orphan, and Spoiler show up to save Batman and Hawkeye. Orphan in particular subjects Baron Zemo to a Curb-Stomp Battle.
- Blood Knight: Gajeel and Lancer start fighting shortly after meeting, much to Aki's confusion. Both lose interest in Aki immediately, and when Black Rose Dragon attacks Lancer Gajeel gets annoyed that their fight was interrupted.
- Canon Welding: The various franchises all exist within the same universe.
- The WCA and Checkmate feature both Marvel and DC heroes (and Lightbringer, in the latter's case.
- Lancer is familiar with Iron Dragonslayer magic, and he and Black Rose Dragon recognize each other.
- Hawkeye implies either Black Widow or Mockingbird told him Batman's secret identity.
- The Shroud is a sponsor of the Riddler's game show.
- Combat Pragmatist: Hawkeye defeats Deathstroke by hitting in the back of the head while distracted.
- Continuity Cameo: Misty Tredwell shows up in issue one, and almost gets killed by U.S. Agent's shield.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: As soon as Aki summons Black Rose Dragon in issue 2, it's all over for Phantom Rider and Lancer.
- Baron Zemo is no match for Orphan.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Batman.
- Didn't Think This Through: Hawkeye's flash-bang blinds him and Batman along with Checkmate.
- Establishing Character Moment:
- Hawkeye immediately gets shot at, and reacts by casually mocking his attacker with a Mythology Gag.
- Akiza is introduced getting over-excited about a card game, establishing her as Adorkable. She then starts an argument with U.S. Agent when he almost hurts her friend by accident, and unintentionally attacks him due to Power Incontinence.
- Experienced Protagonist: The character page on Smackjeeves described Hawkeye as having "half a century of experience".
- Extra-ore-dinary: Gajeel's magic.
- Five-Second Foreshadowing: When Jeanette uses the Death Wail, a small 'pop' sound effect is shown next to Hawkeye's head. A few pages later, he reveals that the attack broke his hearing aid.
- Forgot About His Powers: Played for Laughs in issue 3, when Akiza doesn't remember she can teleport until Gajeel reminds her.
- Game Show Host: The Riddler, for "The Riddle Factory".
- Headbutting Heroes
- Hero of Another Story / Villain of Another Story: The characters have all had adventures in their home series, but characters from other franchises arent familiar with them.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: Batman. Hawkeye refers to him as one of "DC's most infamous psychopaths".
- Jerkass: US Agent and Major Force.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: Riddler when faced with US Agent, Living Lightning and Fire.
- Light Is Not Good: Lightbringer.
- Mad Scientist: How Mockingbird is described.
- The Man Behind the Man: Brainiac to Crossfire.
- Meta Fic
- Mood-Swinger: Akiza, who can bounce between fear, joy, and anger in seconds.
- Mythology Gag: See here.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Riddler captures Akiza and Gajeel offscreen between issues 2 and 3.
Akiza: Wait, how did we get captured? I have a dragon!
Riddler: It happened off-panel. Anything can happen off-panel.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Crossfire and Lancer.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Major Force is a very extreme Red One to Lightbringer's Blue Oni.
- Reverse Mole: Lightbringer is infiltrating Checkmate for the World Counterterrorism Agency.
- Secret Keeper: Hawkeye reveals that he already knows Batmans Secret Identity.
- Short-Range Guy, Long-Range Guy: Hawkeye and Batman.
- Splash of Color / Painting the Medium:
- The energy from Akiza's powers is pink.
- Gajeel's dialogue is gray.
- Living Lightning is yellow, and his speech bubbles are also yellow.
- Mark 12 has more angular speech bubbles.
- Lancer's clothes are outlined in blue, his hair is colored blue, his eyes and spear are colored red, and his dialogue is red and in a different font.
- Crossfire's cyborg eye is red.
- Sword and Sorcerer: Gajeel (Sword) and Akiza (Sorcerer).
- Take That!: Issue two has a pretty blatant one towards Secret Empire.
- Unexpected Character: In-Universe, Hawkeye is surprised to see Jaime Slade.
- Villain Ball: Major Force attacks his ally Lightbringer. Crossfire and Zemo are annoyed by this.
- Wham Line: In the trailer."All worlds shall fall to me."
- Wham Shot: The Brainiac symbol at the end of the trailer and issue 2.
Its going to be one of those days, isnt it?