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ITT: obscure / dead characters you hope catch the current live action capeshit wave
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>>77926487
Any characters I like I want to stay the fuck away from live action capeshit. That way they won't be forever remembered as a shitty CW show that got cancelled after a season or whatever.
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>>77926516
capeshit doesn't excel based on quality my friend
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Cybersix
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>>77926487
Is it bad that I liked the movie?
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>>77927689
there's nothing good about it other than aesthetic and maybe the music
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>>77927697
To be honest the movie was my first exposure to the character so I didn't have anything else to compare it to. Also I was 8 years old at the time that it came out and easily amused.

But the music was pretty baller:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkEtMj_UriY
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>>77926487
What about all three in the same movie?
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>>77927977
PPulp teamup could be cool.

I cant see these characters working these days with solo movies, but in a team group, it might work.
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>>77927977
oh yes! my god yes!
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>>77928019
Like pulp era Avengers! Who else could we use?
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>>77928246
Doc Savage.
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>>77928246
Doc Savage and The Avenger
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>>77928246
Black Terror and Tim
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>>77928246
Mandrake the Magician.
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>>77927977
They must fight cultista of Ser from the hyborian age.
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>>77928876
Ha, that would be great!

But it'd probably be Nazis. It's always Nazis.

>>77927977
Looking at those three I'm reminded of the DC Trinity for some reason.

Shadow = Batman
Rocketeer = Superman
Phantom = Wonder Woman I guess?

I don't know much about Phantom aside from the movie.
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>>77928634
THE ORDER.... OF THE TRIAD!
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>>77927977
that's the mistake WB is making with BvS, it's even more nonsensical if you're doing it with characters who have been out of public awareness for decades
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>>77930716
Do you think it might be easier to write with heroes who don't have such a strong following or public awareness? There won't be any prior assumptions or expectations.

Also the pulp style is unique from many of the comic book movies out now, it'd be different enough to be intriguing. Also hipsterfags can get behind the old style of it.
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What are the actual best Shadow stuff to read? I've been a lifelong Bat fan but never checked him out. Does he have his rogues gallery and shit too? Gadgets and crazy vehicles?
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>>77931605
I'm interested too.

To my knowledge, he doesn't have any gadgets. Just his guns and his ability to be unnoticeable (originally hypnotism but in the movie it's telepathy). And he also has a network of people that he relies on for help and info.
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>>77931605
>>77931775

the original magazines from the 30's

he did have some gadgets / weapons like a sniper rifle with a grenade attachment, explosive chemical substances sewed into the lining of his cape in case he got trapped somewhere and needed to blast his way out, suction cups to climb walls and a few vehicles like a car I'm sure was very fast for the time, an 'autogyro' and I think later a taxi cab that could change colors and license plates
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>>77931873
Why Pulp shit is so dinstictive and cool?

The West should have kept this format. It could have conpeted with mangas.
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>>77931970
>Why Pulp shit is so distinctive and cool?
there were no risks to take. Pulp magazines were made to fill magazine racks and airports. You wrote whatever the fuck you wanted, handed it to a publisher, took home your week's pay, and it was a done deal. There was barely any quality control because it required so little financial investment. No advertising, cheap as fuck paper, no gaging of market interest, it was a pump and dump industry for people who needed money
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I'd like to see Crimson Avenger. Low tier enough that only 1 of her 3 fans would bitch about any changes done to her. Also adds more mystic elements to the DC world.
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>>77930716
I don't get this. How is it shit like Fast and the Furious or Expandables can get away without having an individual movie for each member. Yet somehow comic movies absolutely must have them.

Solo movies are nice but not a bloody requirement to tell a good story.
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>>77932127
>there were no risks to take.

I think that you actually went to the wrong direction.

I remeber Robert E.Howard and Lovecraft comenting that if you didnt wrotte a good story that could catch the eye of the publisher, you could not have money to eat that week.

I think that this kind of scenary that stimulated people to writte cool shit.
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>>77931970
How are magazine stories supposed to compete with manga?
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>>77926487

Dynsmitr had a oretty awesome run of Shaddow not to long ago.

I remember one arc he teams up with George Orwell during the Spanish Civil war.

And theres another arc where he battles a hoard of Jiang shi i New York China town.

Dynamite puts out some garbage but I liked that one a lot.
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>capeshit
>live action
Fuck off back to /tv/, trash
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>>77926487
>>77927484

Crossover art of these two would be GOAT.
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>>77931873

Nice, will check out them.
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>Bleez
>Killer Frost
>Giganta

need waifus
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>>77927977
Get rid of Rocketeer.
He's a character created in the 80s. I can't stand when He and Indiana Jones are included in Pulp line-ups.

On that note, The Phantom is legit franchise material if they would just stop with the sci-fi shit
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When The Shadow basked in the light of a far superior character, Grendel, was the only time he was ever good
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>>77932452
There were a few discerning Editors. Weird Tales was one, rejecting several Robert E Howard drafts and I think Argosy All-Story gave Edgar Rice Burroughs a hard time about some of his Tarzan and John Carter stuff
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>>77931605
The original stuff is really cool but suffers from dated science/technology.
Like one of the stories I read had a plot that would have just vanished if ANYBODY had access to a walkie-talkie or a CB radio.
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>>77928827
I always liked the look of the Black Terror. Dude looks like a Golden Age badass.
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>>77937213
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>>77937528
Whatever floats your boat, pulpfag.
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BRING BACK LENSMAN
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>>77938402
I'm hoping for a space opera boom after Jew Jew's Star Wars is a hit.
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>>77938444
That'd be great.
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>>77938402
wasn't there an anime?
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>>77926487
I fucking love the 30s mags and the radio stuff.
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>>77937310
>read Sherlock Holmes
>the entire plot would vanish if Holmes just had access to the internet and a smartphone
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>>77937171
Who the fuck did you think invented the Rocketeer's jetpack?

>moviecasual detected
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The Spider
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>>77939893
That makes no difference whatsoever buddy, the Rocketeer is still an 80's character
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>>77939687
Same with a lot of the James Bond stories. Next time they do them it should be as period pieces and not contemporary.
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>>77939687
Batman is pretty much proof of that in action. Everyone gives him shit for just getting a computer to do all the work, but it's undeniably more efficient than memorizing the slight differences between every single brand of tobacco on the market
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Is the recent Boom series any good? I've really obly heard of the Shadow Over Innsmouth mini, but I'm willing to bet the others are good.
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>>77931605
year one by dynamite is quite cool
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>>77927689
>>77927697
>>77927820

The Shadow movie is one of those cases where the direction and aesthetics are so gorgeous and the acting is so fun that I don't really care about the fact that the script is junk. Honestly even if the rest didn't work I'd give the movie a pass just because of based John Lone as the villain.

And the score is indeed rad.
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>>77939502
There was but it was very loosely related to its source material. Great music though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkI7JB2GXok
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>>77934874
This when?
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>>77943950
Weren't one of these anime adaptations so bad Doc Smith's estate actually banned ALL and ANY other adaptations forever?
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Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld
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>>77938402
I've been dying for a pulp sci-fi revival forever now. At least bring back Flash.
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>tfw Sam Raimi never got the rights to The Shadow and had to create his own ripoff character
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>>77949916
Darkman reboot when?
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>>77950849
Sequel with Neeson would be better
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>>77949846
Kinky cover.
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>>77951720
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