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I'll go with Atari Force. This was easily as cool as Guardians of the Galaxy. I don't think any of you have read it. If you're looking for an 80s comic with a finite number of issues (20) to collect, this is the one. You can't go wrong with art by Jose Luis-Garcia Lopez, Ross Andru, or Eduardo Barreto.









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    I'll go with Atari Force. This was easily as cool as Guardians of the Galaxy. I don't think any of you have read it. If you're looking for an 80s comic with a finite number of issues (20) to collect, this is the one. You can't go wrong with art by Jose Luis-Garcia Lopez, Ross Andru, or Eduardo Barreto.


Strikeforce Morituri
New Warriors
Nova
Thunderbolts
Alpha Flight
She-Hulk
Quasar
Teen Titans (with Trigon!)
Booster Gold
Superboy (Kon-El)
Robin (Tim)
Starman
Legion of Super Heroes




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I think Strikeforce M. would make for an awesome movie or television series. I would also love to see an Alpha Flight movie, too.

Legion of Super Heroes would be tougher, but I think if they went the route of the Super & Legion cartoon series and focused on a small group it might work. Not saying they would need Superboy, just keep the cast small, five or six Legionnaires, and have the rest of the team in as cameos.


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    I think Strikeforce M. would make for an awesome movie or television series.


I get the impression I really missed out by never reading this series. It seems widely respected.


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    I would also love to see an Alpha Flight movie, too.


Shot on location in Canada, hopefully. I would play up the Canadian angle.


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    Legion of Super Heroes would be tougher, but I think if they went the route of the Super & Legion cartoon series and focused on a small group it might work. Not saying they would need Superboy, just keep the cast small, five or six Legionnaires, and have the rest of the team in as cameos.


First half of the movie, focus on the first three Legionnaires: Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, and Cosmic Boy. In the second half, bring in four more: Colossal Boy, Shrinking Violet, Invisible Kid, and Phantom Girl. Seven is enough for one movie. I chose my latter four on the basis of their being very different from the first three and very different from each other, and having powers that are instantly understandable and visually interesting.







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...because your idea of having movies featuring the Thing teamed up with other Marvel heroes (who would probably never show up in a movie otherwise) is brilliant!






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Grimjack - and frankly I'm surprised no one is working on this.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grimjack

Hawkworld - this is the way to introduce Hawkman.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawkworld

War Machine - this is the way to continue the Iron Man franchise without R. Downey Jr.









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    ...because your idea of having movies featuring the Thing teamed up with other Marvel heroes (who would probably never show up in a movie otherwise) is brilliant!


Thanks. \:\)




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I've always wanted to see a Bone movie but I guess Jeff Smith is pretty protective and will not let just anyone make it. Can't say I blame him.


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I agree. When Two In One was written well it was a joy to read. The Thing was such an awesome character, interacting so well with so many MU heroes. The Project: Pegasus story is hands down a classic, and it was clever how each issue introduced a new character to the mix.


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Oh man, Grimjack was one of my all-time favorite comics! That and Dreadstar were my two favs during that time. To me John Ostrander was and is one of comics' greatest writers, with his work on Grimjack and Suicide Squad.

But he did annoy me where Hawkworld was concerned. The ongoing title made such a mess of continuity! Why not say the story is taking place ten years in the past? Why does Katar Hol and Shayera have to arrive on Earth in present day? Ostrander spent so much time and effort in explaining who the Hawkmen of the JLA past and present were.

In fact, I would say Ostrander's Hawkworld led to the mess that became the whole Hawkman debacle. I don't know if he was to blame or if it was an editorial decision. :/


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    Oh man, Grimjack was one of my all-time favorite comics! That and Dreadstar were my two favs during that time. To me John Ostrander was and is one of comics' greatest writers, with his work on Grimjack and Suicide Squad.


Dreadstar! That's another comic that could make a fine movie!


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    But he did annoy me where Hawkworld was concerned. The ongoing title made such a mess of continuity! Why not say the story is taking place ten years in the past? Why does Katar Hol and Shayera have to arrive on Earth in present day? Ostrander spent so much time and effort in explaining who the Hawkmen of the JLA past and present were.


Yes, but a Hawkworld movie would stand alone in its own continuity. There would be no need to delve into the other versions of Hawkman. That's what DC should have done in the comics. If you're going to publish Hawkworld, commit to it, not just short term but forever.

If we cleanse our minds of all the prior and future versions of Hawkman and let the Hawkworld version be the only one, we get a story line that would work beautifully in theatres.






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    I've always wanted to see a Bone movie but I guess Jeff Smith is pretty protective and will not let just anyone make it. Can't say I blame him.


An animated film would be very cool. As an exercise in absurdity I tried to imagine a live action version. Now there's a movie that could outdo Howard the Duck!







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    An animated film would be very cool. As an exercise in absurdity I tried to imagine a live action version. Now there's a movie that could outdo Howard the Duck!



Oh yeah I could only imagine a live action version LOL!


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But which Hawkman would people want to see? The story of two lovers who are reincarnated, join, and then come to a tragic end at the hands of their enemy? That would make for some awesome drama there, especially when you can use flashbacks going all the way to ancient Egypt, the wild west, etc.

Or do you do the space operatic cop from another planet and adapt the Hawkworld three issue series done by Tim Truman, of the rich living in their floating cities, alien living below? It would especially resonate with people in today's political climate.

Damn, honestly I'm torn. Both story concepts are awesome.


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I wouldn't mind seeing a Strangers in Paradise (SiP). Have the rating be R to do a decent adaptation. I like Francine, Katchoo, and David.


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    But which Hawkman would people want to see? The story of two lovers who are reincarnated, join, and then come to a tragic end at the hands of their enemy? That would make for some awesome drama there, especially when you can use flashbacks going all the way to ancient Egypt, the wild west, etc.



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    Or do you do the space operatic cop from another planet and adapt the Hawkworld three issue series done by Tim Truman, of the rich living in their floating cities, alien living below? It would especially resonate with people in today's political climate.



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    Damn, honestly I'm torn. Both story concepts are awesome.


In my opinion the two choices are mutually exclusive. The mistake DC kept making was to try to merge the two. The reincarnation angle fits with the Golden Age origin. It doesn't fit with the Silver Age origin. I'd be fine with a movie based on the Golden Age origin. I'd also be fine with a movie based on the Silver Age origin. But try to merge the two and you end up with conflicting aesthetics, magic versus science.

If the Silver Age origin is used, then the best rendition of that is Hawkworld. Sure, Hawkworld was a retcon of that origin, it added layers of detail, but the result was sophisticated and both morally and dramatically complex.







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    I wouldn't mind seeing a Strangers in Paradise (SiP). Have the rating be R to do a decent adaptation. I like Francine, Katchoo, and David.


I agree. This is another property that should really have been greenlit years ago. I'm amazed it hasn't been.







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