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11/28/2020 3:48 am  #31

Re: Comics that never existed!

Where: Star Kid (movie)
Comics: Midknight Warrior
Creator: ?
Company: Impulse Comics

In Star Kid the lead character is a fan of the comic Midknight Warrior:


11/28/2020 3:55 am  #32

Re: Comics that never existed!

Where: Smallville (TV series)
Comics: Warrior Angel, Fantasy Comics Featuring Warrior Angel
Creator: ?
Company: Fantasy Comics

Since it would make little sense to have DC Comics within a DC series and they'd want to avoid showing rival companies' comics, Smallville featured the fictional comic Warrior Angel across multiple episodes, showing too many issue covers for me to include them all here.

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11/28/2020 4:03 am  #33

Re: Comics that never existed!

Where: Tremors 3 (movie)
Comics: Graboids, Shreikers (sic), Graboids vs Shreikers
Creator: ?
Company: Dark Horse Comics

Produced by Dark Horse Comics as props (and sadly not real tie-in comics) for the movie Tremors 3.

Graboids cover art:

Shreikers cover art:

Graboids vs Shreikers cover art:

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11/28/2020 4:13 am  #34

Re: Comics that never existed!

Where: Fringe (TV series)
Comics: Crisis on Infinite Earths, Superman: The Man of Steel Returns, Red Lantern co-starring Red Arrow, Batman, Justice League
Creators: Presumably the same as in our universe
Company: DC Comics

You might reasonably be thinking "hang on, most of these comics exist. Why list them as comics that don't exist?" And that's because while these are real titles for the most part (Red Lantern notwithstanding), these are the parallel universe versions from the TV show Fringe, in a timeline where things went a little differently both in the real world and the comics...

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11/28/2020 4:33 am  #35

Re: Comics that never existed!

Where: Back to the Future (movie)
Comic: Tales from Space
Creators: ?
Company: EC Comics

Appearing in Power Rangers Zeo:

While one of Biff Tannen's gang was seen reading the real world Headline Comics in the movie Back to the Future, the SF comic that farmer's son Sherman Peabody was reading was entirely fictional. That hasn't stopped replicas being made and sold, using stories from other weird tales comics, and the comic has since turned up in Power Rangers Zeo, Third Rock from the Sun and Heroes (1st season episode Better Halves), arguably providing cross-reality linkage between these fictional universes.


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11/28/2020 4:38 am  #36

Re: Comics that never existed!

Where: Hellboy (movie)
Comic: Hellboy
Creators: Mike Mignola
Company: Dark Horse Comics

Another case of "but this comic does exist!" Yep, the title does, but not this issue, which was created purely to be an in-universe version of the comic in del Toro's 2004 Hellboy movie.

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11/28/2020 4:29 pm  #37

Re: Comics that never existed!

I just found this link to the various images of the fake X-Men comics in Logan. Notice that the comics call the publisher X-Men Comics Group and the one indicida seen calls it X-men Comics Corp.

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4/01/2021 3:42 pm  #38

Re: Comics that never existed!

Where: Dragnet (1967 series), Season 3, Episode 21: Burglary, DR-31
Comics: Commander Jupiter, Wizard Boy, Super Flame.
    Full disclosure - some of these may be movie serials or characters in the comics but not the titles, as there's also Captain Lighting versus the Martian Devils, which is definitely a serial, by Continental Pictures.

Creator: ?
Company: ?

Per IMDB: 
Several stores report theft of comic books, posters, and pictures about superheroes. 

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4/01/2021 4:35 pm  #39

Re: Comics that never existed!

Loki wrote:

Where: Unbreakable (movie)
Comics: Active Comics, Sentryman
Creator: ?
Company: Active Comics

In Mr. Glass' art gallery he has the cover art for Active Comics, and when he discusses superheroes with David Dunn, he uses a copy of Sentryman to illustrate his point.

Slayer at least was created by Fritz Campion:

This is one of my favourite scenes from that movie. Is there any person on this forum who would have sold the father the original artwork?

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7/26/2022 11:27 am  #40

Re: Comics that never existed!

Where: Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street, episode 2.7 "Gortimer vs. the Friendship Bro-clet." 
Comic: White Hat
Creator: ?
Company: ? We see a logo, but it's hard to make out.
Mentioned as a comic he likes by the titular Gortimer, and then seen at the end of the episode. White Hat is apparently Phineas Elkstein (sp?), a genius inventor who has to wear a special hat to prevent himself hearing the thoughts of others. There have been at least three movies about the character, the third of which is titled Return of Porkpie (no mention of White Hat in the title), where White Hat and Porkpie battle evil robot mannequins called Mannekills; the heroes throw their hats and the brim blades cut off all the robots' heads. 

Update: In a later episode, Gortimer vs White Hat, Gortimer finds himself transported into an episode of the White Hat TV series, a clear pastiche of the 1960s Batman series given that the fight scenes are accompanied by visible sound effects and that at one point White Hat and Gortimer climb the side of a building in the exact same way Batman and Robin used to:

The TV show also reveals that he has an assistant called Margaret (pictured alongside White Hat), and a nemesis called Green Beret.

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9/09/2022 4:51 am  #41

Re: Comics that never existed!

Where: Raines, Episode 4 "Stone Dead" (Aired 6th April 2007)
Comic: Payback
Creators: Wally Anderson (writer) and James "Jimmy" Davis
Publisher: The title was as yet unpublished during the episode, but

at the end of the story Wally said Dark Horse were considering publishing it.

Payback was a man who committed suicide after his wife and child were murdered, only to be revived as an unkillable vigilante when his remains were exposed to toxic waste. To sustain himself and increase his powers, he would ingest further toxic waste.

Cover artwork: 

Some more of the bottom of the cover visible in the uncolored art:

Color visual of Payback in costume:

More detailed and closer look, but uncolored and at awkward angle:

and finally a better look at his costume and weapons:

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