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Thomas Woods
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Posted: 29 April 2018 at 7:59pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Elementals

Dreadstar

Nexus

The Badger

How is it that these properties, list your own, have
not been picked up yet. Is it just that the big 2
hasn't dried up yet?

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Rich Marzullo
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I believe there's something happening with Dreadstar, maybe TV?

I've been waiting years for Thundercats and Dino-Riders movies, like what is taking so long!?!
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Thomas, all those properties are ancient and even when they peaked, it was only for a couple short years. I doubt anyone under 30 has even heard of them. I read all four but I can only remember Elementals to any degree. 

And yet, I would love to see the top 3 on the screen in some form or fashion. I can't say I've missed The Badger though. If you hadn't mentioned him, who knows if i would have ever remembered him again til my last days....;-)

Of all the independents....
I'd like to see Faust on the big screen, with out all the demon porn, mind you, but I thought the characters were pretty creepy/interesting. They could go for a hard rated R on this one - the darker, the better.

I always thought Spawn was derived from Faust.

Or Cerebus....now THAT is a surprise it hasn't reached the silver screen yet, even as an animation.
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Thomas Woods
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Posted: 29 April 2018 at 11:02pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Robert,

Yeah they didn't stay good.

I only liked the first 4 issues of Elementals and it
went downhill from there. But what a great concept and
first few issues.

Dreadstar was good for maybe 20 issues.

Nexus I liked till around 60 issues, minus the filler
crap that happened in there.

But, The Men in Black comic wasn't even all that
popular and it was made into a blockbuster movie. I
doubt anyone who saw it were even aware of the comic.
So I would think these could go the same as that (not
requiring a previous knowledge of the setting).
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Posted: 30 April 2018 at 12:22am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Plastic Man keeps falling in and out of development and has for the past thirty years or more. Irrespective of the Birds of Prey series, I do believe the public would love a speculative epilogue to Batman's career featuring his daughter, Helena Wayne, and a grown-up Dick Grayson, with perhaps a Power Girl chaser on the side. Also, DC loves its dark and grim atmospheric disasters, yet it hasn't begun to tap the big-screen potential of its Vertigo imprint. Isn't it time Swamp Thing returned to the cineplex, this time in full-on horror mode?

As for the independents, I'd love a small-scale, indie-flavored E-Man adventure, introducing us to Alec and geology student, part-time stripper Nova Kane. Not that they'd allow her to be a stripper, for god's sake... "Aspiring actress," again, no doubt...

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Thomas....I did NOT know Men in Black was a comic first......lol.
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Grendel by Matt Wagner. 
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Marc Cheek
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Posted: 30 April 2018 at 4:48am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

I'm surprised that Elric hasn't been developed.

And where is that animated Bone movie?
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 Robert Shepard wrote:
...I always thought Spawn was derived from Faust...

More the other way around. And the Faust comic book also predates Amalgam's Dark Claw. Of course,  like Dark Claw, Faust's appearance was based on a combination of Batman and Wolverine.  Also,  both Faust and Spawn are riffs on the legendary Faust story of literature.

Since the Faust comic was so heavily immersed in "demon porn," can that element be removed and the character and story still be faithful?

Anyway, there apparently was a "Faust: Love of the Damned" film years ago, based on the comic, released directly to video. The Red Letter Media guys recently reviewed it, in fact. They also mistakenly assumed Faust was a rip-off of Spawn.

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Grendel by Matt Wagner. 

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Grendel was good, but MAGE would be epic.
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Badger was a lot of fun.
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Matt, Robert said that Spawn (1992) was derived from Faust (1987), meaning that Faust came first. 

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Badger could be fun in a in "Deadpool" kind of way as it was so off kilter.

Mark Evanier's Crossfire.

Mike Grell's Jon Sable (Yes, I know there was the 1987 TV Series, but it was not true to the comics).

Grimjack.

The Maze Agency.


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 Brian Hague wrote:
...Matt, Robert said that Spawn (1992) was derived from Faust (1987), meaning that Faust came first. ..


D'Oh! Sorry about that.
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ELFQUEST
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Wendy and Richard Pini seemed to be working hard for years to get a big screen animated version of Elfquest made, but I haven't heard anything for some time. When I say "years," they have been trying since the 1980s!
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Posted: 03 May 2018 at 3:45pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

I want AMERICAN FLAGG!
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Posted: 04 May 2018 at 5:58am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

AMERICAN FLAGG! would be best suited for Netflix or Amazon or some other streaming service.
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Posted: 04 May 2018 at 5:22pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

You may be in luck with American Flagg.

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Was Next Men ever considered by anyone?
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