Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Subj: Re: Other ideas...
Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 01:45:02 pm CDT (Viewed 41 times)
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Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 06:50:09 am CDT (Viewed 46 times)

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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!

    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.

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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