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Abandoned Love – Remember When Jane Foster and Sif Shared a Body?

Every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer without retconnng away the previous story. Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of Abandoned Love. 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 Ron F., we look at the tangled history of Jane Foster and Sif sharing a body, long before Jane Foster became Thor…
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Abandoned Love – Remember When Wolverine’s Healing Factor Failed and He Hallucinated All the Time?

Every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer without retconnng away the previous story. Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of Abandoned Love. 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 Blakeastro, we look at a long-running Wolverine plotline in Uncanny X-Men that ended up going nowhere…
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Abandoned Love – The Great JLA Love Triangle of Green Arrow, Black Canary and…Batman?!

Every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer without retconnng away the previous story. Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of Abandoned Love. 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 rather odd romantic entanglement introduced during a fill-in issue of Justice League of America that was quickly abandoned.
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Abandoned Love: HOW Did Batman Get a Son?

Every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer without retconnng away the previous story. Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of Abandoned Love. 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 changes Grant Morrison had to make in the classic graphic novel, Son of the Demon, to get Batman having a son to work in the then current DC continuity.
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Abandoned Love: Wait, HE Was Going to Be the Third Summers Brother?!

Every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer without retconnng away the previous story. Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of Abandoned Love. 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 who the original third Summers brother was going to be.
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Abandoned Love: Remember When Psylocke Had Magic Ninja Powers?

Every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer without retconnng away the previous story. Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of Abandoned Love. 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 odd point in Psylocke’s career where she had magic ninja powers (plus a magic facial tattoo, to boot!)…
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Abandoned Love: That Time Green Lantern Had a Threesome With Two Superheroines

Every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer without explaining that the previous story was retconned away. Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of Abandoned Love. 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 infamous (and thus quickly discarded) plot involving Green Lantern Hal Jordan having a threesome with two superheroines.
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Abandoned Love: What the Heck Happened to Blade’s Missing Hand?

Every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer without explaining that the previous story was retconned away. Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of Abandoned Love. 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 Sinsear, we look at whatever happened to Blade’s missing hand?
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Abandoned Love: So is Hawkeye a Killer or What?

Every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer without explaining that the previous story was retconned away. Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of Abandoned Love. 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 Tom A., we see Hawkeye’s widely different views on killing over the years…
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Abandoned Love: Didn’t Galactus Vow Never to Attack Earth Again?

Every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer without explaining that the previous story was retconned away. Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of Abandoned Love. 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 Fraser, we look at how Galactus went back on his vow from his first appearance to never attack Earth again.
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Abandoned Love: Daredevil is Matt Murdock! No, He Isn’t! Wait, Yes He Is! No, Wait, No He Isn’t!

Every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer without explaining that the previous story was retconned away. Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of Abandoned Love. 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 roller coaster ride that is Daredevil’s secret identity!
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Abandoned Love: Is Groot Really the King of Planet X?

Every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer without explaining that the previous story was retconned away. Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of Abandoned Love. 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 Groot’s odd history – is he seriously the king of his planet? Find out!
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Abandoned Love: When Did Deadpool and Cable REALLY First Meet?

Every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer without explaining that the previous story was retconned away. Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of Abandoned Love. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

This one is a bit different, as you could argue it belong more in Abandoned an’ Forsaked or something else entirely, but this is about the very clever recent Deadpool and Cable mini-series by Fabian Nicieza and Reilly Brown called Split Second, where Nicieza establishes how Deadpool and Cable REALLY first met. I got a real kick out of what Nicieza came up with…
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Abandoned Love: When Did Groot Start Saying, “I Am Groot”?

Every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer without explaining that the previous story was retconned away. Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of Abandoned Love. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

The other day, I did an article about when Groot and Rocket Raccoon first became best friends in the comics. A couple of folks also wanted to know when, exactly, Groot started saying just, “I Am Groot.” So here, let’s take a look at when that change took place…
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Abandoned Love: Weren’t Carnage’s Legs Torn Off?

Every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer without explaining that the previous story was retconned away. Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of Abandoned Love. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Starting with last week’s Abandoned Love about the recent history of Carnage’s symbiote, there were two major questions people had that kept popping up in the comments section – 1. Wasn’t Carnage killed by the Sentry? and 2. What the heck happened to Carnage’s legs? The first question I resolved the other day with this installment of Death is Not the End, but that just brought even more comments asking, “Okay, so what’s up with his legs?” So let’s get into it today (be forewarned, the answer is very unsatisfying)…
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