"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:
- Marvel Comics
- DC Comics
- Fairy Tail
- Fate/stay night
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
A trailer was made that can be found here.
Comic Book SNAFU provides examples of the following tropes:
- Affectionate Parody
- Arch-Enemy: Crossfire to Hawkeye.
- Art Shift: 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 Mockingbird's group.
- 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.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Batman.
- Experienced Protagonist: The character page on Smackjeeves described Hawkeye as having "half a century of experience".
- Extra-ore-dinary: Gajeel's magic.
- 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.
- Light Is Not Good: Lightbringer.
- Mad Scientist: How Mockingbird is described.
- Meta Fic
- Mythology Gag: See here.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Crossfire and Lancer.
- 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.
- Unexpected Character: In-Universe, Hawkeye is surprised to see Jaime Slade.
- Crossfire's cyborg eye is red.
- Take That!: Issue two has a pretty blatant one towards Secret Empire.
- Villain Ball: Major Force attacks his ally Lightbringer. Crossfire and Zemo are annoyed by this.
Its going to be one of those days, isnt it?