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Small Details In Marvel Movies Only A Serious Comic Book Fan Would Catch

Updated April 20, 2021 58 votes 14 voters15 items

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If you're a comic book fan, you likely have phenomenal attention to detail. Long-running comic series, especially those by Marvel, require the juggling of so many characters, storylines, dimensions, and even universes that you can't be a fan without picking up some seriously obscure canonical details. This becomes useful when watching MCU films, because many are inserted with references that only dedicated comic fans will catch.

Here are the best of the details that said fans have discovered in Marvel movies.  

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    'Venom' - Eddie Craves Chocolate Because In The Comics The Symbiote Needed Either Chocolate Or Human Brains To Sustain Itself

    From Redditor u/jkim7th:

    In Venom (2018), the symbiote tells Eddie that he wants to eat chocolate before biting (and likely eating) the head off of the mugger. This is a nod to the comics: the symbiote requires a sufficient amount of phenethylamine to sustain itself, which is found in either chocolate or the human brain.

    Only a comics fan would catch?
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    'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' - The Comics That Introduce Each Spider-Man Have Accurate Prices For Their Dimensions

    From Redditor u/graygriff:

    In Spiderman:Into the Spiderverse (2018), the comic prices of Spiderman Noir, Peni Parker and SpiderHam are all accurate to their dimension. 10 cents in the 1930-40s for Noir, an unknown currency for Peni Parker in the future and 75 cents for SpiderHam in the 80’s.

    Only a comics fan would catch?
  • 3

    'Deadpool' - Wade Wears A Bea Arthur Shirt Because In The Comics He Is Obsessed With Arthur And 'The Golden Girls'

    From Redditor u/bobcobble:

    In Deadpool, where he is dealing with the stalker pizza delivery guy, Wade is wearing a T-shirt with a portrait of Bea Arthur on the front. This is a reference to the fact that in the comics, Deadpool has an affection for Arthur and The Golden Girls (1985).

    Only a comics fan would catch?
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    'Captain America: The First Avenger' - Bucky Was Erased From The Cover Of Captain America #1 For Continuity's Sake 

    From Redditor u/djmixmotomike:

    Today I noticed that in Captain America: The First Avenger, when the kids are buying Captain America comics, they've removed Bucky from the cover, because it wouldn't make sense in this continuity.

    Only a comics fan would catch?