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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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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So HOW Old Are Superboy’s Parents?

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 age of Superboy’s parents changed and how that affected some previously written stories…

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – Is Sunspot Reignfire 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, courtesy of my pal, worstblogever from CBR, we look at the complicated relationship between X-Force member Sunspot and X-Force villain Reignfire…

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – How Did Alfred First Meet Batman?

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 changing story of how Alfred first met Bruce Wayne (and discovered that Bruce Wayne was Batman)…

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – Robin Doesn’t Trust Batgirl With His Secret I.D.?

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 controversial story involving Batgirl and her knowledge of the secret identities of Batman and Robin…

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – Did Thor Just Beat Up the Most Powerful Hindu God?

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-lived victory of Thor over Shiva, one of the Hindu Great Trinity of Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva….

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – Spidey Can’t Sense People Who Look Like His Friends?

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.

Reader David Pryde suggested I spotlight the change Gerry Conway made to Spider-Man’s spider-sense…

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So is Magneto Polaris’ Dad 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 request from commenter JD, we take a look at the shifting paternity of the X-Man known as Polaris…

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So HOW Did Storm and the Black Panther First Meet Exactly?

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 poster Sijo, we examine the reversal in how Ororo Munroe (the woman later known as Storm) and T’Challa (the man later known as Black Panther) met…

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So the Tinkerer is an Alien!?

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 the early Spider-Man villain, the Tinkerer, turned out to be an alien working with other aliens…or was he? Or were they even aliens to begin with?

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