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Meta-Messages – Christopher Priest Gets the Last Laugh on…Himself?!

All October long I will be exploring the context behind (using reader danjack’s term) “meta-messages.” A meta-message is where a comic book creator comments on/references the work of another comic book/comic book creator using the characters in their comic. Each time around, I’ll give you the context behind one such “meta-message.” Here is an archive of the past installments! If you have a suggestion for a future meta-message, e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com.

Commenter Jason suggested I feature this sequel to a previous Meta-Message (that you can see here) from Christopher Priest’s first issue of Deadpool. This is from Priest’s LAST issue of Deadpool!

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Meta-Messages – The Question Thinks Rorschach Sucks

All October long I will be exploring the context behind (using reader danjack’s term) “meta-messages.” A meta-message is where a comic book creator comments on/references the work of another comic book/comic book creator using the characters in their comic. Each time around, I’ll give you the context behind one such “meta-message.” Here is an archive of the past installments! If you have a suggestion for a future meta-message, e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com.

Readers William C. and Syd M. both suggested I feature a recurring bit that Denny O’Neil did in The Question #17 where the Question takes the opportunity to read Watchmen for the first time.

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Meta-Messages – Peter David Gives Young Justice Nightmares…

All October long I will be exploring the context behind (using reader danjack’s term) “meta-messages.” A meta-message is where a comic book creator comments on/references the work of another comic book/comic book creator using the characters in their comic. Each time around, I’ll give you the context behind one such “meta-message.” Here is an archive of the past installments! If you have a suggestion for a future meta-message, e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com.

A few different folks suggested the opening pages of Young Justice #1, where Peter Davis gives Robin, Superboy and Impulse some…familiar dreams.

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Meta-Messages – Gerard Jones Explains Why Hal Jordan Became a Hard-Traveling Hero

All October long I will be exploring the context behind (using reader danjack’s term) “meta-messages.” A meta-message is where a comic book creator comments on/references the work of another comic book/comic book creator using the characters in their comic. Each time around, I’ll give you the context behind one such “meta-message.” Here is an archive of the past installments! If you have a suggestion for a future meta-message, e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com.

Reader Ben M. sent in two suggestions involving Gerard Jones and Denny O’Neil’s Green Lantern/Green Arrow run. Here is the first one. Today, we look at how Jones came up with an explanation for why Hal Jordan became a Hard Traveling Hero in the first place!

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Meta-Messages – Peter David Commiserates With His Young Justice Characters

All October long I will be exploring the context behind (using reader danjack’s term) “meta-messages.” A meta-message is where a comic book creator comments on/references the work of another comic book/comic book creator using the characters in their comic. Each time around, I’ll give you the context behind one such “meta-message.” Here is an archive of the past installments! If you have a suggestion for a future meta-message, e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com.

Today we look at a suggestion from my pal Michael. In Young Justice #49, Peter David commiserates with the recent cancellations of Superboy and Impulse’s ongoing series.

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Meta-Messages – American Flagg Goes Through Chaykin Withdrawal

All October long I will be exploring the context behind (using reader danjack’s term) “meta-messages.” A meta-message is where a comic book creator comments on/references the work of another comic book/comic book creator using the characters in their comic. Each time around, I’ll give you the context behind one such “meta-message.” Here is an archive of the past installments! If you have a suggestion for a future meta-message, e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com.

Today we look at one of the most upfront metafictional issues of a comic book that you’ll see, American Flagg #46, which addresses the state of the comic post-Chaykin and prepared readers for his return to his creation in #47.

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Meta-Messages – Christopher Priest Makes Fun of…Christopher Priest?!

All October long I will be exploring the context behind (using reader danjack’s term) “meta-messages.” A meta-message is where a comic book creator comments on/references the work of another comic book/comic book creator using the characters in their comic. Each time around, I’ll give you the context behind one such “meta-message.” Here is an archive of the past installments!

Today we examine Christopher Preist’s first issue of Deadpool, where he makes fun of the past work of…Christopher Priest?!?

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Meta-Messages – Gerard Jones Asks Green Lantern a Question About Skin Color…

All October long I will be exploring the context behind (using reader danjack’s term) “meta-messages.” A meta-message is where a comic book creator comments on/references the work of another comic book/comic book creator using the characters in their comic. Each time around, I’ll give you the context behind one such “meta-message.” Here is an archive of the past installments!

Today, I’ll feature a suggestion that reader Ben M. sent in by e-mail. It deals with then-Green Lantern writer Gerard Jones having a little fun with a famous scene from Denny O’Neil and Neal Adams’ Green Lantern #76.

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Meta-Messages – Bob Haney Lets Spider-Man Know His Place

All October long I will be exploring the context behind (using reader danjack’s term) “meta-messages.” A meta-message is where a comic book creator comments on/references the work of another comic book/comic book creator using the characters in their comic. Each time around, I’ll give you the context behind one such “meta-message.” Here is an archive of the past installments!

Today, I’ll feature a suggestion that reader Gary S. e-mailed me (I think someone else did, as well, I can’t find the e-mail, though), where Bob Haney ever so gently pushed back at the prevailing attitude of the mid-1960s that Marvel was home to more original ideas.

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Meta-Messages – Peter David Has Some Fun With Hulk: Chapter One

All October long I will be exploring the context behind (using reader danjack’s term) “meta-messages.” A meta-message is where a comic book creator comments on/references the work of another comic book/comic book creator using the characters in their comic. Each time around, I’ll give you the context behind one such “meta-message.” Here is an archive of the past installments!

Today, I’ll feature one that I was planning on using from the start, but I’ll note that reader Ben Herman suggested it recently, as well. It is Peter David using Rick Jones to comment on John Byrne’s revamped Hulk origin.

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Meta-Messages – Roger Stern: Not Tarantula’s Biggest Fan

All October long I will be exploring the context behind (using reader danjack’s term) “meta-messages.” A meta-message is where a comic book creator comments on/references the work of another comic book/comic book creator in their comic. Each time around, I’ll give you the context behind one such “meta-message.” Here is an archive of the past installments!

Today, based on a suggestion by commenter trajan23, we look at how Roger Stern expressed some slight dissatisfaction with how previous encounters with the Tarantula turned out (which can, itself, be read as a broader critique of the general level of Spider-Man villains during the 1970s).

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Meta-Messages – Frank Miller Comments on Jim Lee’s New Art Style

All October long I will be exploring the context behind (using reader danjack’s term) “meta-messages.” A meta-message is where a comic book creator comments on/references the work of another comic book/comic book creator in their comic. Each time around, I’ll give you the context behind one such “meta-message.” Here is an archive of the past installments!

Today we look at Frank Miller expressing his displeasure with Jim Lee using an art style influenced by Miller.

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Meta-Messages – Joe Kelly Wonders What IS So Funny ‘Bout Truth, Justice and the American Way?

All October long I will be exploring the context behind (using reader danjack’s term) “meta-messages.” A meta-message is where a comic book writer comments on/references the work of another comic book in their comic. Each time around, I’ll give you the context behind one such “meta-message.” Here is an archive of the past installments!

Today we look at Joe Kelly’s famous “defense” of Superman in Action Comics #775.

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Meta-Messages #6

This is the sixth in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) explaining the context behind (using reader danjack’s term) “meta-messages.” A meta-message is where a comic book writer comments on/references the work of another comic book in their comic. Each time around, I’ll give you the context behind one such “meta-message.” Here is an archive of the past installments!

Today we look at an instance of Peter David referencing a Hulk/Doctor Octopus fight in an Erik Larsen comic…
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Meta-Messages #5

This is the fifth in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) explaining the context behind (using reader danjack’s term) “meta-messages.” A meta-message is where a comic book writer comments on/references the work of another comic book in their comic. Each time around, I’ll give you the context behind one such “meta-message.” Here is an archive of the past installments!

Today we look at an instance of Dan Slott poking a little fun at Infinite Crisis..
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