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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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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – Doctor Doom Worked for Hitler?

Every week, we will be examining 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 look at the time that Doctor Doom did some work as a young man for, of all people, Adolf Hitler!

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – Whitewashing Whitewash Jones

Every week, we will be examining 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 look at the way that Roger Stern cleverly abandoned and forsaked the rather embarrassing portrayal of one of the members the Young Allies.

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So Did the X-Men Fight a Talking Island or What?

Every week, we will be examining 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 look at the reveal that the island that led to the formation of the All-New, All-Different X-Men was not quite what they imagined it to be…

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So Who Was the Hobgoblin Anyways?

Every week, we will be examining 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, inspired by this week’s Comic Book Legends Revealed (where Peter David had the reveal of Goblin 2099 changed on him) we take a look at the back and forth history of who the Hobgoblin really was…
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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So The Skrulls Created the Hulk?

Every week, we will be examining 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 back and forth nature of Bruce Banner’s assistant Igor and exactly what role he played in the Hulk’s origin (and whether he was even human!).

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So WHO Killed Spawn?

Every week, we will be examining 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 downside of having a shared universe when the characters in the shared universe aren’t owned by the same people, as a departure by an Image Comics founder led to Todd McFarlane having to come up with a new killer of Al Simmons, the man who would return to Earth after death as the hellspawn known as, well, Spawn.

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – The Long and Short of Arnim Zola’s Back Story

Every week, we will be examining 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 Charlie E., we take a look at the differing takes on the back story of the Captain America villain, Arnim Zola.

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – Was the Green Goblin Involved in Aunt May’s Return or What?

Every week, we will be examining 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 look at how Marvel ever expanded their retconning when it comes to Norman Osborn and his involvement in Spider-Man’s life, including the “death” of Aunt May.

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – Nightcrawler was a Priest?

Every week, we will be examining 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.

I got tired of doing these specifically about retconned deaths, so I’m finished with that series of posts (not that I won’t have future editions also involving retconned deaths, of course, just not as a series of posts ONLY about that). Today we take a look at the time when Nightcrawler of the X-Men became a Catholic priest!

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked (Death is Not the End) – The Death of the Hulk’s Wife: The Quickest Retcon in Comic History?

Every week, we will be examining 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.

This is the fourth of a series of special Abadoned an’ Forsaked editions specifically spotlighting notable overturned comic book deaths. I call it “Death is Not the End.” This week, based on a suggestion from Fraser, we take a look at what is likely the quickest retcon in comic book history.

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