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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So HOW Did Captain America End Up in Suspended Animation?

In this feature we examine comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today, based on a suggestion by commenter Bob, we take a look at how an error by Stan Lee in Captain America’s Silver Age debut led to a storyline that revealed that Captain America had a whole other adventure AFTER the flying bomb he and Bucky were on top of exploded over the English Channel!
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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So Captain America’s Shield Works Through Magnets?!

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In this feature we examine comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today we take a look at the strange history of Captain America’s shield, from being “just” a cool metal shield to being indestructible (with a stop-off at “able to be controlled through magnets” in between)…
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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – What’s Up With Emma Frost’s Origins?

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In this feature we examine comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today we take a look at the retcons involved with Emma Frost’s origins…
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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So Did Captain America Make It Out of World War II Or What?

In this feature we examine comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today we take a look at one of the most famous retcons in comic book history and one I probably should have gotten to before now, Captain America and Bucky making it out of World War II in one piece (until they didn’t)…
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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So the U.S. Government Actually Secretly Froze Captain America All Those Years?

In this feature we examine comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today, based on a suggestion by reader Edward H., we take a look at the short-lived retcon that it was the United States government who froze Captain America during World War II…
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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So Did Captain America Kill People During World War II Or What?

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In this feature we examine comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today, based on a suggestion by reader Edward H., we take a look at the back and forth in Marvel Comics history over whether Captain America ever killed anyone during World War II.
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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So Did Hal Jordan Become a Bad Guy or What?

In this feature we examine comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today, we take a look at the fall and retcon-heavy redemption of Hal Jordan!
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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So Do Batman and Superman Have Sons or What?

In this feature we examine comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today, we take a look at the short-lived existence of Superman and Batman’s Super-Sons!
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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So WHAT’S Star-Lord’s Origin Exactly?

In this feature we examine comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today, based on a suggestion to me by myself in the most recent “When We First Met” (spotlighting the debut of the various members of the current Guardians of the Galaxy)
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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So WHO Came Up With the Green Lantern Oath?

In this feature we examine comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today, based on a suggestion by NES Boy, we look at how John Broome had some differing he established in the first appearance of Hal Jordan in Showcase #22, namely the fact that Hal Jordan was originally the person who coined the term “Green Lantern” and how Hal seemingly just came up with the Green Lantern oath on the spot…
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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – WIll The REAL Thanos Please Stand Up?

In this feature we examine comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today, just in time for Thanos’ latest plan to unfold in Marvel’s latest crossover, Infinity, we take a look at how Jim Starlin took the opportunity to retcon about five years’ worth of Thanos stories in one fell swoop.

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So WHO Killed Iron Fist?

In this feature we examine comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today, we take a look at how John Byrne spent about two years’ worth of Namor retconning the last year or so of Power Man and Iron Fist, including the death of Iron Fist!

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So There Was No Magic Sperm?

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In this feature we examine comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today, we take a look at how Vision impregnated the Scarlet Witch…or DID he?

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – The Flash Got His Powers From an Imp From Another Dimension?!

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In this feature we examine comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today, for the 100th edition of Abandoned an Forsaked, we take a look at one of the most bizarre retcons in comic book history, the introduction of…Mopee!! The imp from another dimension who REALLY gave the Flash his speed powers!

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – The Black Panther Has ESP?!

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In this feature we examine comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today, based on a suggestion from reader Omar Karindu, we look at the time that Black Panther temporarily gained mental powers…or did he?

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