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Things That Turned Out Bad – The Racially Segregated Superhero of the Future!

In this column, I will spotlight plotlines by writers that probably weren’t a good idea at the time and have only become more problematic in retrospect. I’ll try to stick with stuff that’s more ill-conceived than flat-out offensive (like racist stereotypes of characters during the 1940s).

Today we look at the introduction of the first black member of the Legion of Super-Heroes…
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Things That Turned Out Bad – Mutants Can’t Get AIDS

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In this column, I will spotlight plotlines by writers that probably weren’t a good idea at the time and have only become more problematic in retrospect. I’ll try to stick with stuff that’s more ill-conceived than flat-out offensive (like racist stereotypes of characters during the 1940s).

Today we look at a rather odd revelation in the pages of Uncanny X-Men regarding mutants and, well, AIDS, of all things…
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Things That Turned Out Bad – That Time the Greek Gods Fought Jesus as Part of a Comic Book Crossover

In this column, I will spotlight plotlines by writers that probably weren’t a good idea at the time and have only become more problematic in retrospect. I’ll try to stick with stuff that’s more ill-conceived than flat-out offensive (like racist stereotypes of characters during the 1940s).

Today we look at a strange crossover between two Rob Liefeld creations, Glory and Avengelyne, that involves the Greek gods getting pissed at Christianity…
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Things That Turned Out Bad – That Time Captain America Fought a Villain Driven Mad By an Evil Black Man’s Hand

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In this column, I will spotlight plotlines by writers that probably weren’t a good idea at the time and have only become more problematic in retrospect. I’ll try to stick with stuff that’s more ill-conceived than flat-out offensive (like racist stereotypes of characters during the 1940s).

Today we look at the very poorly-conceived origin of Captain America’s Golden Age foe, the Black Talon.
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Things That Turned Out Bad – The Relationship Between Hal Jordan and Arisia

In this column, I will spotlight plotlines by writers that probably weren’t a good idea at the time and have only become more problematic in retrospect. I’ll try to stick with stuff that’s more ill-conceived than flat-out offensive (like racist stereotypes of characters during the 1940s).

Today we look at the odd relationship between Hal Jordan and his fellow Green Lantern, Arisia.
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Things That Turned Out Bad – That Time Superboy’s Robot Teacher Got Him Laid

In this column, I will spotlight plotlines by writers that probably weren’t a good idea at the time and have only become more problematic in retrospect. I’ll try to stick with stuff that’s more ill-conceived than flat-out offensive (like racist stereotypes of characters during the 1940s).

Today, based on a suggestion from reader Tony (although my pal Michael also mentioned it to me awhile back), we look at one of the most disturbing Superboy stories of all-time. You can’t truly prepare yourself for the messed-up stuff that happened in 1977’s DC Super Stars #12 by writer Cary Bates and artists Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson, but you should at least attempt to ready yourself for what you’re about to see.
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Things That Turned Out Bad – Bruce Banner Has a Rough Visit to the Y

In this feature, I will spotlight plotlines by writers that probably weren’t a good idea at the time and have only become more problematic in retrospect. I’ll try to stick with stuff that’s more ill-conceived than flat-out offensive (like racist stereotypes of characters during the 1940s).

Today, we look at “A Very Personal Hell” from 1980’s Rampaging Hulk #23…

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Things That Turned Out Bad Archive

This is a collection of columns where I spotlight plotlines by writers that probably weren’t a good idea at the time and have only become more problematic in retrospect. I’ll try to stick with stuff that’s more ill-conceived than flat-out offensive (like racist stereotypes of characters during the 1940s).

1. Bruce Banner Has a Rough Visit to the YMCA

2. That Time Superman’s Robot Teacher Got Him Laid

3. The Relationship Between Hal Jordan and the Seemingly Underaged Green Lantern Arisia

4. That Time Captain America Fought a Villain Driven Mad By an Evil Black Man’s Hand

5. That Time the Greek Gods Fought Jesus as Part of a Comic Book Crossover

6. Mutants Can’t Get AIDS

7. The Racially Segregated Superhero of the Future!

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