Superheroes!!

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  1. designprofessor

    designprofessor Senior member

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    Vampirella, and works by Frank Frazetta.

    New comics: Chris Ware!
     
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    Mike Senior member

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    I just looked on imdb and Nicholas Cage is playing the ghost rider and Eva Mendes is Roxanne. Never read the Ghost Rider.

    Sam Elliot was on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson about a month or so ago and mentioned that he was in the Ghost Rider movie with Nic Cage, as he had reshoots for it in Australia within the next few days of the apperance.
     
  3. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    Dude, I swear we are related.

    esp after seeing some of your top "babe" picks, yea mos def. We'll have to set up a tent in Brooklyn and stalk our cherished babe who lives yonder...

    Good call on Namor, I never would have had that much interest in him until John Byrne started drawing his series and really sucked me in.
     
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    javyn Senior 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. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i like the sandman (by gaiman).


    I'll go with the non-Gaiman Sandman Mystery Theater. A vastly underappreciated pulp gem.

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    Natty dresser, too:

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  6. designprofessor

    designprofessor Senior 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.
     
  7. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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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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  8. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera Senior 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.
     
  9. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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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
     
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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.
     
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    Nick M Senior 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?"
     
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    i read 2000ad for a bit, i liked rogue trooper and judge dread.
     
  13. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera Senior 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.
     
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    Nick M Senior member

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    So jonglover, are you still in the business?

    Are you a name I'd recognize?

    Are you...


    ... Rob Liefield?!
     
  15. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera Senior 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.
     

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