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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – Super Quick Alpha Flight Turnaround

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 Scott D., we look at one of the quickest turnarounds you’ll ever see from the introduction of an idea to the abandoning and forsaking of said idea.

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – What Happened to Polaris’ Powers?

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 an abandoned Chris Claremont plotline from the early 1990s, where he gave Polaris new powers.

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So is Hal Jordan Really Without Fear 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, based on a suggestion by Stephane S, we look at the complicated history of whether Hal Jordan is actually “without fear” or not.

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – Who Are the Global Peace Agency?

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 a notable OMAC retcon by Jim Starlin…

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – Even Kitty Pryde’s Dad Is Involved In X-Men Retcons?

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 learn how even Kitty Pryde’s dad is not immune to being caught up in the wonderful world of X-Men retcons…

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – Is This the Craziest Avengers Wedding Ever 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 wedding between Hank Pym and Jan Van Dyne and how Joe Casey later tried to explain away some of the odd behavior surrounding one of the oddest comic book weddings of all-time.

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – Where Did Cyclops’ Ruby Quartz Glasses Come From?

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 strange case of where Cyclops got his his ruby quartz glasses. You wouldn’t think that it’d be something that would change much over the years, but you’d be mistaken.

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So Is Dr. Doom a Deadbeat 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 the late, great Dwayne McDuffie explained away the classic “Where’s my money, honey?” confrontation between Luke Cage and Doctor Doom.

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So Cap is Now Drug-Free…Or Is He?

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 a short-lived storyline where Captain America had the Super Soldier Serum removed from his system as an anti-drug statement.

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – Maybe We Should Just Forget This Issue of Excalibur…

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.

Based on a suggestion from Matt Bird, we examine how Alan Davis handled an ersatz issue of Excalibur in the time before he returned to the title to take over as writer/artist.

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – How Did Adam Warlock Get to be the Size of a Solar System?

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.

Based on a suggestion from a reader named Tony, we examine how Marvel handled Jim Starlin’s attempt to keep Warlock from planet Earth.

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So WHO Killed Polaris’ Parents After All?

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.

A couple of months ago, I did an Abandoned An’ Forsaked on whether Magneto was Polaris’ father. In the comments, writer Peter David mentioned that I might want to do a follow-up following X-Factor #243, which came out this week. In the issue, David essentially abandons and forsakes a Polaris story from the past. Read on to see what it was!

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – There Were ClanDestine Comics NOT By Alan Davis?

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, in honor of Alan Davis’ recent return to his ClanDestine characters in this year’s Fantastic Four, Daredevil and Wolverine Annuals, we take a look at the FIRST time that Alan Davis returned to his ClanDestine characters.

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So HOW Many Ice Maidens Are There?

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 suggestions from commenters John Trumbull and Fraser), we take a look at the strange history of Icemaiden (both of them!).

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – You Sure You Read That Issue of Warlord Correctly?

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 from Keith Alan Morgan, we examine a bold retcon from Mike Grell of an event that took place in Warlord after he left the book.

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