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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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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked (Death is Not the End) – So Is Europe Just a Codeword for “Limbo” for Osborns?

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 third 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 we look at Harry Osborn’s death and return and explore the strange connection Europe has to Osborns and death.

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked (Death is Not the End) – Even X-Men Can’t Survive Being Cremated, Right?

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 second 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 we see how Colossus died, was cremated and then got better.

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked (Death is Not the End) – Being Impaled In the Heart Isn’t Fatal, Right?

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 first of a series of special Abadoned an’ Forsaked editions specifically spotlighting notable overturned comic book deaths. I call it “Death is Not the End.” We begin with one of the most outlandish examples, the death (and life) of Norman Osborn!

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So WHEN Did Clark Kent First Meet Lex Luthor?

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 Lex Luthor and Clark Kent’s relationship was handled after Crisis…

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So WHERE Was Superman Born?

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 rare DOUBLE abandoned an’ forsaked, where two independent comic book series both abandoned and forsaked a plot point within a month of each other. The plot point was how Superman’s birth was handled from John Byrne’s Man of Steel reboot. It lasted one way for over a decade before being abandoned an’ forsaked by two different comics….

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So HOW Old Is Captain America’s Girlfriend?!?

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.

With Peggy Carter now getting her own TV series, let’s look at the effects of Marvel’s sliding time scale when it comes to Captain America and the Carter sisters…or WERE they sisters?

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So Did Wasp Die 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 time when it seemed as though the Wasp had been killed…

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – Did Iceman Really Lose His Powers During the House of M?

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 short period of time when it looked like Iceman had lost his mutant powers due to the Scarlet Witch’s action at the end of the House of M….

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – Is Rhodey’s Mom Dead 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 life and death and life of James “War Machine” Rhodes’ mother…

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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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