Post by coke & comics on Dec 25, 2016 21:59:52 GMT -5
Spider-Man 2 is my #2 pick, Dark Knight my #11
Justice League Unlimited was a strong contender. I toyed with it (and Sin City) for #12 before settling on Tick. But it's the exact right idea for the cartoon. Have your best writers get to choose whatever characters they want and go to town.
The Billy Zane Phantom is a fine superhero film. The '90s wasn't the golden age of superhero films that the 2000s are, but things like Dick Tracy, Rocketeer and this all shined.
Things I thought were awesome: Adventures of Captain Marvel Heavy Metal Wonder Woman is something I appreciate. I recognize Linda Carter as Wonder Woman, watched some of the show as a child, and see it as classic and iconic. But have no personal affection for it.
Eh, The Losers was okay, I guess. The comic was better.
Never seen: 2Guns (And forgot it was from a comic; I'll track it down) Demon Knight Community (Never seen an episode. I probably should give it a try)
"We live as though the world were as it should be, to show it what it can be." ~Angel
"For all their indisputable intelligence, men take this farce as something serious, and that is their tragedy." ~Brothers Karamazov
Post by M. W. Gallaher on Dec 31, 2016 9:00:53 GMT -5
#7: Tales from the Crypt (HBO) I was an EC maniac in the late 80's/early 90's, with much disposable income allowing me to buy the Russ Cochran EC library reprints in hardcover, so I was a perfect target for this series, which drew from not just the title comic, but from other EC tales of horror and suspense. I really loved the producers' commitment to the concept, making every episode (as I recall) an adaptation of a real EC story, rather than a framing series for whatever original stories they felt like putting together. This constraint added considerably to the fun, especially when the show was tasked with making an episode out of one of the more trivial tales. I loved reading the stories in advance of their airing, and anticipating the approach, comparing the results: "How can they do 'Kamen's Kalamity", which featured real-life EC artist Jack Kamen? Or, How will this episode compare with the version in the older film adaptation?" This show almost never disappointed me, and I never voluntarily took a pass on an episode. One of the most faithful, dedicated, and rich adaptations ever.