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Comic Books (And The Movies / Shows Based On Them)

Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by EveryDayAmnesiac, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. EveryDayAmnesiac

    EveryDayAmnesiac Heaven can't wait.

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    Okay, people, I'm surprised as all shit about this, but.... to the best of my knowledge, there is no single thread devoted to comic books.

    So, unfortunately, one has to be started by your least favorite FC'er, EveryDayAmnesiac. Therefore, here is the place to celebrate comic books and any of their spawn - films, TV shows, radio shows, etc.

    I've mostly only read the obvious stuff. The major Frank Miller and Alan Moore. The well known Batmans. Lots of Hellboy (my favorite artwork). Some X-Men. Walking Dead. Some old Dick Tracy. Some Spiderman and Superman. Some I'm forgetting. Looking to get into some more classic stuff. Real old timey comics.

    And I've certainly been a fan of movies based on comic characters since I was a lad (and before I could read) and saw the Adam West Batman movie. I was "hooked" the moment he started to punch a shark hanging off his leg multuple times...



    So to be perfectly honest, comic books have mostly been indirectly important to my existence, through films. Strangely enough, Tim Burton's first Batman movie was the first movie I ever saw in a theater, and I've been a changed boy ever since... :o

    Then The Crow was my favorite movie as a teenager.

    And who doesn't love Superman 2, with good ol' Zod and his strange obsession with making men kneel before him... :bowdown:

    300 gets the award for dumbest comic book movie that I enjoy. Who could ever forget Xerxes?

    I adore the Hellboy movies, imperfections and all...

    There's the often overlooked Road To Perdition and its lovely cinematography.

    And let's not forget those TMNTs...



    Actually wasn't until my late 20's that I read my first comic book (The Dark Knight Returns).

    So, what are some of your favorites? Recommendations? Any good memories...?

    The older, the better!
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  2. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict Staff Member

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    Fun!

    I was a comic buff in my early years... I have the complete collection starting with this:

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    and this...
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    I was into the older stuff... until my son came along. He got into comics looking at my old ones. And got me into X-men, Batman, Punisher, etc. But the favorite that we both shared was this series...

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  3. EveryDayAmnesiac

    EveryDayAmnesiac Heaven can't wait.

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    Are you sitting on a retirement nest egg there, @momofthegoons ? :lol:

    Sounds like you're ripe for an appearance on Comic Book Men ... maybe you could teach them a thing or two? :tup:
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  4. Snappo

    Snappo Caveat Emptor - "A Billion People Can Be Wrong!" Accessory Maker

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    Growing up as a kid I loved my comic books. As an adult, I owned and operated two very successful comic book stores. Finally closed them when the comic market cooled off. Went back to college, got a Masters in Special education, and that's where I am today. One large bedroom in my house is used to store the remaining approx. 40,000 comics, 100,000 sports and comic cards, and loads of memorabilia that I ebay now and then. Tons of autographed stuff too. Don't know if I'll ever let go of it all though, I'm attached to it at an emotional level. My son and I still get excited every time a new super hero movie comes out - and he's 38 years old. We just love it!!!
  5. EveryDayAmnesiac

    EveryDayAmnesiac Heaven can't wait.

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    Dude, you know I gotta say this...

    Pics or it never happened... :lol:
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  6. Snappo

    Snappo Caveat Emptor - "A Billion People Can Be Wrong!" Accessory Maker

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    Tip of the iceberg - see pics below:cool:...
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  7. EveryDayAmnesiac

    EveryDayAmnesiac Heaven can't wait.

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    That better be just the tip!

    I've put more pics into your wood blank thread than you've (so far) put into my comic book thread... :lol:

    I want to see the pics of your most rare! :whip:
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  8. Snappo

    Snappo Caveat Emptor - "A Billion People Can Be Wrong!" Accessory Maker

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    Sorry ...no can do. They are buried deeply in storage, and I never did put my collection in any easy-to-find order. Boxes & Boxes & Boxes & more Boxes... I guess you'll just have to take my word for it...
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  9. EveryDayAmnesiac

    EveryDayAmnesiac Heaven can't wait.

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    Well, I guess when people go looking for the most beautiful blank you ever sold, and they can't find the one you sold to me, and they end up so disappointed that they plan the destruction of Earth, you'll have no one to blame but yourself... :razz:

    But yeah, I just love to see rare comics out in the wild.... You understand! :lol:
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  10. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict Staff Member

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    So okay..... you are telling me that in this entire forum there are only 3 of us who enjoy comic books? :hmm:

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  11. basement farmer

    basement farmer My face is melting...

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    Can't say that I've read any of the comic books, but I love the two Hellboy movies that have come out. I think the talent of Guillermo del Toro might have as much to do with this as anything (though the story line is very good)

    Too bad he didn't get to direct The Hobbit....it would've been amazing for sure had he been given the chance. Peter Jackson whored the story out in the name of ticket sales IMO.
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  12. EveryDayAmnesiac

    EveryDayAmnesiac Heaven can't wait.

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    I thought Del Toro stayed very true to the comics, while sending him off on new adventures. Mike Mignola, the comic creator, also had major input on both films, to the best of my knowledge.

    @momofthegoons What era of comics is your favorite?

    And let's not forget... comic strips count too! :lol:

    Here's two that mom may appreciate:

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  13. Enchantre

    Enchantre A short, pithy statement

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    I do love the old comic stories... and, we picked up the "original" batman episodes.. from the freakin' 1940's "Gotham City Serials" on DVD. Robin, too!
    Wow... amazingly propaganda-ish, bigotry, and misogyny.

    I was a child in the 60's, and watched Batman & Robin avidly.
    I also had an extensive comic book pile. Of course, I was a kid, and read them to pieces.

    The Marvel Comics movies are a total kick-in-the-pants funfest, aren't they? :)
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