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Superheroes!!

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Tck13, May 15, 2006.

  1. designprofessor

    designprofessor Well-Known Member

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    Hey design,

    If you like Frank Frazetta, I'm assuming you have seen Fire And Ice? I used to be into Ralph Bakshi's animated rotoscope stuff, and he and Frazetta worked together on Fire And Ice.

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    Thanks, I'll check it out. I learned to draw by looking at Frazetta's stuff, him and Boris Valejo.
     
  2. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    Ghost Rider was great; heard a rumour a while back that a movie was in the works, but don't know if anything is forthcoming.

    koji


    http://www.marvel.com/news/moviestories.447

    I'm really glad they didn't try and "update" Ghost Rider's look... looks pretty badass IMO.

    Except that you know Nick Cage is still underneath all that hellfire. I wonder if the penance stare works with Cage's lazy eye...

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  3. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera Well-Known Member

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    Oh my God! Where did all these nerds come from?

    Ahem...that said, you can't beat Miller's takes on Daredevil and Batman for gritty superhero pulp. As far as seminal works pertaining to other heroes: Alan Moore writes the best tragic Superman (and everything), Bendis writes the best witty take on Spider-Man (read: Ultimate), and Grant Morrison wrote a friggin' insane slant on X-Men.

    For alternate hero books you guys should check out Top 10.

    And Sandman isn't a hero, but definitely one of the best comic series ever. Preacher and Fables are also good Vertigo books.

    I don't really follow mainstream comics anymore (read a lot of Ware, Chester Brown, etc.) but does anyone know if they are still doing an Invaders series? I was actually the person that re-vamped it. Got the work right after highschool, was supposed to be a Marvel Knights book and Mark Millar was supervising my writing. It fell through the cracks after Jim Moore got the boot and I hear it got revamped as a generi-book. Anyone read it? I haven't sit foot in a comic shop in...a long time.

    And that reminds me, Captain America is pretty badass in the Ultimates.
     
  4. AlanC

    AlanC Well-Known Member

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    i like the sandman (by gaiman).
    Yes, excellent.

    Of course, it's hard to go wrong with the Legion of Substitute Heroes. Just stay away from Infectious Lass... [​IMG]

    I saw the trailer for the Cage Ghost Rider. It looks like they're doing a pretty good job with it, although I was never a GR reader. At least it will be better than Elektra or Catwoman (okay, I've not seen either one).


    Two movies I think would work:

    Invaders movie set in WWII (Capt. America, Namor & original Human Torch)

    The Warlord movie based on the early Mike Grell stuff
     
  5. Nick M

    Nick M Well-Known Member

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    I don't really follow mainstream comics anymore (read a lot of Ware, Chester Brown, etc.) but does anyone know if they are still doing an Invaders series? I was actually the person that re-vamped it. Got the work right after highschool, was supposed to be a Marvel Knights book and Mark Millar was supervising my writing. It fell through the cracks after Jim Moore got the boot and I hear it got revamped as a generi-book. Anyone read it? I haven't sit foot in a comic shop in...a long time.
    Yup. Actually quite good. Ten issues, ran until about midway through 2005.

    The New Invaders roster was USAgent in Captain America's uniform, the android Human Torch, Union Jack, Spitfire, and a couple of old Timely Comics characters, Thin Man and Blazing Skull, along with some new guys... Namor dropped in for a spell, too.

    The new secretary of defense "Dell Rusk" forms the team to take on the terrorist organization Axis Mundi. BUT NOT ALL IS AS IT SEEMS!

    Does that sound familiar, or did they completely turn it around on you?

    If you like Ultimate Cap, check out the current series of Captain America written by Ed Brubaker, it's really good.

    My favorite superhero story of all time is the entire run of James Robinson's Starman:
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    Just fantastic. I think I may have even teared up a little towards the end.
     
  6. Nick M

    Nick M Well-Known Member

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    And that reminds me, Captain America is pretty badass in the Ultimates.
    "Surrender?

    Surrender?!

    You think this letter on my head stands for France?"
     
  7. chrysalid

    chrysalid Well-Known Member

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    i read 2000ad for a bit, i liked rogue trooper and judge dread.
     
  8. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera Well-Known Member

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    Brubaker is doing Cap?!?! Wow. Yeah, Ed's hyper-talented when it comes to pulps. His stint with Rucka on Gotham Central was amazing.

    And that's my team but not my take. It was less a hero book than a war book. Really dark, also. And Dell Rusk!!! Ha. I would never use that. I will have to check it out though, but I'm pretty jaded (read: sore) on the topic.

    Yeah, Starman was really, really good. I always hoped it would get pushed to Vertigo so maybe it would get some legit-lit attention but it never did.
     
  9. Nick M

    Nick M Well-Known Member

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    So jonglover, are you still in the business?

    Are you a name I'd recognize?

    Are you...


    ... Rob Liefield?!
     
  10. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera Well-Known Member

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    Yes! My drawing of feet are far superior to that of a normal humans.

    No, I'm not involved in the mainstream at all anymore. My only brush with big-name fame was with Invaders. I actually believe I get a mention from Joe Quesada at SD Comic-Con 2003. He was talking about Epic books, and mentioned how my book got scooped up from Epic and was put on the Marvel Knights rotation. It was pretty fun while it lasted. I got to know Mark Millar and Warren Ellis very well. I even got a Christmas card from Kevin Smith that year. I'm only a 21 year old country boy so this stuff still makes me giggle like a little school girl.

    I do have a graphic novel coming out this Fall/Winter (hope to God). I can't talk about it yet. It's for a great-big indie publishing house and is pretty ambitious work. I also have a comic strip in the works that's going to appear regularly in a very prolific magazine and hopefully, maybe in the newspaper that raked in the most Pulitzers last go 'round (nudge).

    I'm a nerd.
     
  11. denimdestroyedmylife

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    Congrats, JL----that's amazing! My favorite shirt--------had it since it was brand-new, nice wear, huh? [​IMG]
     
  12. life_interrupts

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    I almost bought a green lantern t-shirt yesterday but then I thought, "what a pussy".[​IMG] Green Lantern never really seemed that tough (although I never really followed the comic). This got me thinking, what are the cool superheroes / villians? I think spiderman is my favorite. Anyone read or follow comics? I only follow them minimally.
    check out the Emerald Dawn series. GL as Parallax basically takes over the Universe before he comes to his senses (with some righteous beatdowns from other GLs, Superman, and the Justice League). Still, they all nearly lost. See, http://www.dcuguide.com/who.php?name=greenlantern2
     
  13. life_interrupts

    life_interrupts Well-Known Member

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    I almost bought a green lantern t-shirt yesterday but then I thought, "what a pussy".[​IMG]

    Green Lantern never really seemed that tough (although I never really followed the comic).

    This got me thinking, what are the cool superheroes / villians? I think spiderman is my favorite. Anyone read or follow comics? I only follow them minimally.


    As for cool superheroes, Daredevil was my favorite for years (Damn you, Ben Affleck!), the Dark Knight version of Batman, Wolverine, the Thing, Green Lantern (despite the pusssy comment), and Luke Cage and Iron Fist. Villians begin and end pretty much with Dr. Doom, but Apocalyspe (X-Men Series) is bad-assed, as well as Galactus (and his hearld, the Silver Surfer). Let's not forget Bullseye. Namor, the Sub-Mariner is bad and good -- depends on which day you catch him. I also like Deadpool.
     
  14. Nick M

    Nick M Well-Known Member

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    Yes! My drawing of feet are far superior to that of a normal humans.

    No, I'm not involved in the mainstream at all anymore. My only brush with big-name fame was with Invaders. I actually believe I get a mention from Joe Quesada at SD Comic-Con 2003. He was talking about Epic books, and mentioned how my book got scooped up from Epic and was put on the Marvel Knights rotation. It was pretty fun while it lasted. I got to know Mark Millar and Warren Ellis very well. I even got a Christmas card from Kevin Smith that year. I'm only a 21 year old country boy so this stuff still makes me giggle like a little school girl.

    I do have a graphic novel coming out this Fall/Winter (hope to God). I can't talk about it yet. It's for a great-big indie publishing house and is pretty ambitious work. I also have a comic strip in the works that's going to appear regularly in a very prolific magazine and hopefully, maybe in the newspaper that raked in the most Pulitzers last go 'round (nudge).

    I'm a nerd.

    Wow, congrats, let us know when its in stores.

    If you haven't seen it already, pick up some copies of Ellis' Nextwave for Marvel. It may be the most fun comic book ever. EVER.
     
  15. Manny Calavera

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    I've heard him talk about the book but I haven't picked of a traditional comic in at least over a year. I'll have to swing by the local shop and see what they have. He's pretty excited about it so it must be something special.

    And ddml that is seriously the coolest comic shirt I've ever seen! Awesomeness.
     
  16. denimdestroyedmylife

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    Thanks, bro!

    Incidentally, a good buddy dropped off about 2 dozen old Heavy Metal mags at my house last night----reminiscing with Simon Bisley, Peter Kuper, Moebius, et al.
     
  17. Tokyo Slim

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    Congrats, JL----that's amazing! My favorite shirt--------had it since it was brand-new, nice wear, huh? [​IMG]
    Reminds me of a comic series I used to have, where A mysterious methodone clinic is turning out cult members. Spider Man starts to investigate and runs into Dr. Strange who is battling the cult itself, who are trying to ressurect Set. They team up and kick Set's ass. It ruled. I can't remember any real details about the series... I was like nine last time I read it.
     
  18. Thracozaag

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    I should take a pic of myself in my Doctor Doom hat, heh.

    koji
     
  19. Nick M

    Nick M Well-Known Member

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    Reminds me of a comic series I used to have, where A mysterious methodone clinic is turning out cult members. Spider Man starts to investigate and runs into Dr. Strange who is battling the cult itself, who are trying to ressurect Set. They team up and kick Set's ass. It ruled. I can't remember any real details about the series... I was like nine last time I read it.
    Atlantis Attacks.

    Yeah, I think I was about 8.
     
  20. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    Atlantis Attacks. Yeah, I think I was about 8.
    YES! That friggin rules! It was such a complicated storyline its a miracle that either one of us remember anything about it. I think I bought like every single one of those stinkin cross-over books. I suppose that was the point. [​IMG]
     

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