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Bill Cole
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Posted: 27 June 2019 at 11:39am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Although a few weeks old, I just found out about this and haven't seen it mentioned here.


I honestly thought it was a very late April Fools joke, but it appears to be legit. Any thoughts?
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Posted: 27 June 2019 at 1:07pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

The mind boggles.
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Paul Gibney
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Posted: 27 June 2019 at 1:35pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

It will be interesting to see what happens if they try to use the Grim Ghost.
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 QUOTE:
“We are excited to be working with Steven Paul and SP Media Group to bring the iconic Atlas comic book library to the big screen.”
 

Iconic? Didn't most of the titles fold after 3 or 4 issues?

The article seems to want to conflate some of the Atlas/Timely/Marvel characters with the Atlas/Seaboard books, which is what I understood is what Paramount acquired.
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We see here further evidence that civilians—including those in Hollywood—think of comic characters as generic and interchangeable. This is one of the many reasons you haven’t seen movies based on my creator-owned characters. Each time I’ve been approached, the would-be filmmakers have just wanted some superheroes they could plug into their own projects. They lost interest when I impressed upon them that my characters already had specific stories.
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Posted: 27 June 2019 at 2:14pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

"Iconic" is a word that I could use a really long break
from.
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Posted: 27 June 2019 at 5:14pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Would be interesting to see the Tiger-Man attempt. 
There is a place in my heart for a lot of the Atlas characters. They were among the very first comics I got off the rack. 
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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 27 June 2019 at 5:30pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply


Akiva Goldsman is involved???

I'm already out.



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Jack Bohn
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Posted: 28 June 2019 at 9:48am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Copy something as closely as possible, but name it after something else that had existed before, so as not to be sued. I cynically viewed Buck Rogers that way at age 14!

Atlas Comics characters seem well made for that.
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Jonathan A. Dowdell
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Posted: 28 June 2019 at 10:45am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

This is announcement to have an announcement. Hollywood companies love being linked to projects and intellectual property. They often have no plans to produce anything, they just want to produce publicity. 
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Rob Ocelot
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Posted: 02 July 2019 at 4:56am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

 Mark Etting wrote:
"Its heroes include Wulf, Iron Jaw, Son of Dracula, Brute, Texas Kid and Dopey Duck. “We don’t yet know what our flagship character will be. We aim to generate material that will attract top talent,”

“Intellectual property of this kind is hard to come by in this day and age,” 

The first untitled Atlas Comics film will release in 2021.

I'm strongly reminded of how well that Valiant Cinematic Universe is working out because they were hyping it in much the same way as this -- right down to the tenuous Dell/Gold Key connections and the we're-not-sure-which-character-to-exploit-first.   

Then, someone told them that they couldn't use Doctor Solar, Turok, and Magnus...


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Theoretically, Atlas/Seaboard wouldn't have those same licensing issues. Did they do any licensed titles?* In any case, I'm sure they could work out whatever cross-company conflicts they have with the Grim Ghost name (DC seems amenable to such things e.g. the Karate Kid and Elasti-Girl from the Incredibles.) 

For my part, I say, "Bring on them Planet of Vampires and Morlock 2001 films! Lets see some of that Tiger-Man and Ironjaw the Barbarian action!" And a well-done feature with Chaykin's immortal pulp magazine character Moro Frost, alias the Scorpion? That would be worth seeing... 

* Now that I stop to think about it, I wonder how much creator ownership might play a part in getting these films made. Chaykin and Buckler clearly felt enough ownership of their characters to bring the visuals over to Marvel with them. If there is an attempt made to faithfully translate the visuals for Demon Hunter and the Scorpion to the big screen (unlikely, of course) I wonder if Marvel would try to stop them to protect their interests in Devilslayer and Dominic Fortune... 

Hm. This may be more problematic than I first thought... :-)


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