Post by Spectrus on Mar 24, 2021 20:49:05 GMT
Funny. But the term has been used a lot, of course. (Tvtropes also has "Competence porn" and "Scenery porn", and a few more)
(I would not call it 'porn', though: if there is one genre that is blessed with the luck of not needing continuities and contextualisation, that is porn! )
That was handled very similarly in German, although a bit more openly - "This story we'll tell you some other time!"
this story, Bum Bum meets with his cursed mirror, whom he met in this story. When the former was published in Egmont countries (at the same year, pretty fast compared to their standards), the latter wasn't published yet (not until 2017, apparently), so the caption box referring to the prequel was (in the Danish translation at least) translated to "From Bum Bum's gloomy past!".
Funnily enough, the sequel states that the mask can only use its powers every five years. Despite the order being upside down, there was a gap between the printings of the two stories of....... five years.