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Post by tony ingram on Mon May 28, 2012 3:51 pm

...who else would like to see them licence the original Superman character from Action Comics #1 to Dynamite or Image? Preferably Dynamite, I rthink, as they have a better track record of doing justice to classic characters. What do you think? Good or bad idea?

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Post by Mbast1 on Tue May 29, 2012 6:38 pm

If they win, half the fans on the DC boards. will cry themselves to sleep for weeks, thinking they've "lost" something THEY owned.

I don't know, Dynamite might work. I think we'd have to see it. I'd buy it, of course.
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Post by tony ingram on Tue May 29, 2012 8:33 pm

Might even get a Superman/Shadow crossover...
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Post by Mbast1 on Wed May 30, 2012 1:28 am

tony ingram wrote:Might even get a Superman/Shadow crossover...

I'd prefer a Superman/Doc Savage crossover. (Maybe a "Man named Kent"-like story...)
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Post by tony ingram on Wed May 30, 2012 7:58 am

How about Superman/Doc Savage/Shadow/Green Hornet?
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Post by Sam_Vimes on Wed May 30, 2012 1:54 pm

tony ingram wrote:How about Superman/Doc Savage/Shadow/Green Hornet?

Yes. Oh-ho-ho YES.
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Post by Mbast1 on Wed May 30, 2012 7:59 pm

tony ingram wrote:How about Superman/Doc Savage/Shadow/Green Hornet?

Ok, you win.
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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:51 pm

Given that Dynamite, in partnership with Marvel, have already done The Invaders, how about this...

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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:44 am

tony ingram wrote:Given that Dynamite, in partnership with Marvel, have already done The Invaders, how about this...

I wonder who'd write it?
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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:57 am

Well, I could give the obvious answer... Very Happy
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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:36 pm

tony ingram wrote:Well, I could give the obvious answer... Very Happy

There's only one person who'd write I'd want to read, but he'd never do it. Rightfully so, but it would be a great book.
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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:47 pm

You don't think he could be tempted by the chance to use all his favourite characters in one series?
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Post by Mbast1 on Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:11 pm

tony ingram wrote:You don't think he could be tempted by the chance to use all his favourite characters in one series?

Maybe, but given DC's treatment of him, I wouldn't put too much hope into it.
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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:23 am

Sadly, you're probably right. Though if he wasn't working directly for DC...
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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:47 pm

tony ingram wrote:Though if he wasn't working directly for DC...

Ask Alan Moore how well that works.
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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:21 pm

Good point. Though Moore had no real choice in the matter, as I recall.
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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:33 pm

tony ingram wrote:Good point. Though Moore had no real choice in the matter, as I recall.

True, but it just shows how untrustworthy they can be.
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Post by Sam_Vimes on Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:36 am

Okay, it's taken me over a week, but I think I figured out who you're talking about: Roy Thomas, right? Right? Do I get a cookie?

(What'd DC do to him, incidentally?)
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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:12 pm

Sam_Vimes wrote:Okay, it's taken me over a week, but I think I figured out who you're talking about: Roy Thomas, right? Right? Do I get a cookie?

(What'd DC do to him, incidentally?)
He disliked the way he was mesed around over the Earth Two situation in the eighties and the way his characters have been treated since. And he doesn't like the new Earth Two at all.
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Post by Mbast1 on Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:23 am

tony ingram wrote:He disliked the way he was mesed around over the Earth Two situation in the eighties

This was all I meant.
According to things I've read over the years, Thomas was told Earth-2 would still be around after Crisis, but they changed that at the last minute, leaving him no way out of stories he'd worked on, except to quickly end things and move to Young All Stars. Not a bad book, but not as good as All Star Squadron.
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Post by tony ingram on Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:43 am

I think RT's comparative lack of enthusiasm for the project showed in the first few issues, but YAS did improve. It was just too little, too late.
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Post by Sam_Vimes on Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:53 am

Poor old Roy. Genius like that deserves better.
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Post by tony ingram on Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:06 pm

I'd just give him his own corner of the DCU, existing in its own little continuity bubble, and let him run with it...
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Post by Mbast1 on Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:02 pm

tony ingram wrote:I'd just give him his own corner of the DCU, existing in its own little continuity bubble, and let him run with it...

Which was the plan at one point, it seems. Ah, what could have been.
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Post by Spektre on Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:02 am

Would love to see a trademark/copyright split to hopefully once and for all decide whether perpetual copyright is granted via the trademark laws.
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Post by tony ingram on Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:14 am

I confess, US copyright law still baffles me. It seems to make very little sense.
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