Saturday, April 29, 2017

Superman and Medusa



Some behind the scenes footage of the filming of the upcoming Inhumans TV series has leaked, and I am encouraged by what I have seen.  The characters, though seen from a distance, all seem to look like their comic book counterparts so far.  Lockjaw looks to be added in later as a CGI creation.  I hope that they can bring viewers all of The Inhumans' cool powers and abilities to life with a limited TV budget.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Captain Marvel Jr. and Elvis



We all know that Elvis looks great in his white Captain Marvel suit, so he'd have made a great Lieutenant!  This cover comes about from another suggestion by Michael Eury, editor of the always awesome Back Issue Magazine.  Michael just released a new book, Hero-A-Go-Go, celebrating the camp age of comics, I highly recommend checking it out.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dick Tracy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy



After Sergio Aragones' cartoons, Antonio Prohias Spy Vs. Spy pages were my favorite feature in Mad Magazine.  I loved the Rube Goldberg-esque deathtraps that they would set for one another and the fact that neither Spy ever maintained the upper hand for long.  I remember they had a bunch of animated Spy Vs. Spy segments on the first few years of Mad TV, those were pretty cool.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Power Man & Iron Fist and Wildcat



Iron Fist was enjoyable, but for me the weakest of the Netflix Marvel shows so far.  There didn't seem enough story to fill all the episodes and I missed the costume and seeing any time spent in K'un L'un.  Hopefully we will see both buy the end of The Defenders, which I am still eagerly anticipating.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Captain America and Wonder Woman in " Punishment Before Proposal!"



I am glad that like Captain America's film debut, Wonder Woman's first solo outing will be a period piece.  It adds to the mythic feel of the characters while also paying homage to their comic book history.  Plus, anything to help set a film apart from the many other comic book blockbusters out there is a good thing.

This marks  my 15th entry into the romance of WW/Cap...

Monday, April 24, 2017

Thunderbolts and Godzilla



The main reason I would like to see The Masters of Evil face off against The Avengers in a future movie is so that the seeds can be set for a Thunderbolts film.  I loved the series featuring villains disguised as heroes and how that charade changes each of them.  It has all the elements for a very compelling and different type of comic book flick.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Metal Men Vs. Ultron



This would be a fun battle, not only visually but also seeing how the different personalities of The Metal Men clash against the cold determination of Ultron.  I can imagine him not having much patience with the fact that Doc magnus' creations long to be accepted by humanity rather than join him in trying to conquer it.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Swamp Thing and The Legion of Monsters



I really hope that the Justice League Dark movie can finally do Swamp Thing justice.  His live action movies in the 80's were B-movie cheese fests and the low budget TV series that followed was even worse.  He hasn't fared that well in animation, either.  His self titled cartoon was very forgettable and while I was glad to see him included in the new Justice League Action, his personality seems way off there.  I want to finally see a serious take on Swamp Thing, reflecting the amazing comic book tales that he has appeared in.

Swamp Thing met Werewolf By Night back in STF #1463...

Friday, April 21, 2017

Spider-Man and Hourman in: "Detour Into Detonation!"



The full Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer has been released, and frankly, if you haven't seen it, don't watch it.  It seemed like one of those trailers that give away far too much of the plot.  It did look cool, and the inclusion of Iron Man will keep it fresh after five previous Spidey flicks (sort of a live-action issue of Marvel Team-Up).  I like the take on The Vulture as a scavenger of tech from leftover super-battles.  I'll definitely check this out in the theater and hope there are still a few surprises left.

These two first crossed paths back in STF #578,,,

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Indiana Jones and Thor



I was pleasantly surprised by the teaser Trailer to Thor: Ragnarok.  I thought that Hela and The Executioner looked great, as did The Hulk in full battle gear.  Even Valkyrie, who I was unsure about, looked great in a fleeting shot with her blue cape and winged horse.  Plus, they finally get Thor in a helmet!  The film looks like a big piece of comic book fun and my interest has certainly grown, so the teaser did its job.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The X-Files investigate The Spectre



In this age of Netflix and other streaming services, binge watching a TV series is commonplace.  I think The X-Files was the first show that I binge watched, and I did it the hard way.  I had missed the first few seasons, so to catch up, I would rent the earlier episodes from my video store and try to watch them in order.  The show may have outstayed its welcome a bit, but those first few years were a lot of fun.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Batman and The Invisible Girl (Vs. Hugo Strange & Dr. Doom)



I've been hoping that Hugo Strange would bet a chance at being that main villain in a Batman movie.  I have enjoyed B.D. Wong's performance in the role on Gotham, and that just makes me want to see the character make the leap to the big screen even more.  Besides being a great psychological antagonist to the Dark Knight, his Monster Men experiments could be a way to bring Kirk Langstrom/Man-Bat into the mix as well.

Batman and Invisible Girl first met back in my MS Paint B&B days...

Monday, April 17, 2017

Conan and Warlord



I used to see Warlord as a hodgepodge of other characters.  He seemed to have Conan's outfit,  Green Arrow's beard, Thor's helmet, Jon Carter's weapons, Kazar's creatures from the Savage Land... but somehow it all worked.  I wish I had seen him cross paths with other DC heroes a little more often.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Robin and Jubilee



I expected Jubilee to become a bigger character after how prominently she was featured on the animated X-Men series in the 90's.  I kind of lost track of her in the comics after she became a vampire for some reason or another.  In the movies she has been used for little more than background scenery.  Maybe in the a future film or one of the spin-offs like New Mutants she will finally get her chance to shine.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Brother Voodoo and Deadman



I love that we live in a time where going to the movies and seeing characters like Brother Voodoo or Deadman on the big screen is a real possibility.  Justice League Dark is being prepped and promises to bring Boston Brand to life (well, afterlife).  Jericho Drumm's brother was featured in Doctor Strange, setting up a Brother Voodoo appearance in a sequel hopefully.  It really does feel like the sky is the limit as far as which comic character will make the cinematic leap next.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Sgt. Rock and War Machine in "Upgrading Easy Company!"



The second season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow has completed, and still no sign of Sgt. Rock.  I hope that in the third season they get around to doing a WWII adventure.  DC has so many great characters in that era, and I'd love to see the likes of Rock, The Losers, Enemy Ace, Gravedigger, or the Haunted Tank make their live action debuts.

These two first crossed paths in STF #1613...

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Aquaman and Mermaidman & Barnacleboy



I am being open minded about Aquaman in the upcoming Justice League movie.  I was once pretty rigid about how I wanted the character to be represented, and did not like the "hook and beard" phase.  But then the Justice League cartoon did a lot of cool stuff with that version.  When I first saw the Aquaman that was on Batman: The Brave and the Bold, I was initially put off - but was soon won over.  So, while Jason Mamoa doesn't seem like my Aquaman, I am hoping to be pleasantly surprised.

This cover was inspired by a suggestion from Mike Shirley, a Patron of this blog.  Thanks a lot, Mike!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Kang Vs. The Seven Soldiers of Victory!



It''s bad enough that Marvel doesn't have right to make movies with the Fantastic Four, what compounds the issue is all of the other characters that are also off limits as part of the deal.  I'd love to see Namor, or The Skruls or especially Kang to show up in an Avengers or Captain America flick, but unfortunately until Marvel gets all of its characters back, it's not going to happen.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Superman and Spider-Man (The Movie!)



Needless to say, the first official Superman/Spider-Man crossover had a huge impact on me, beginning a love for impossible team-ups that eventually led to this very blog.  The only thing that could have made it cooler to me is if there had been a live-action film adaptation!

These two have had two previous STF adventures... once when they were undergoing an identity crisis... and once when they decided to have a car fight.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Robocop on The Planet of the Apes



I am looking forward to War for the Planet of the Apes, as I have really been enjoying the new Apes franchise so far.  Matt Reeves did a nice job expanding the world of the film in the last outing and I expect him to do so again, given the all-out war theme.  I like his visual style and action sequences, so I am very interested in what he is going to do with The Batman once that film finally gets underway.

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