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Pity the poor forgotten super heros..the ones that never made the movies...a thread, a sad memorial thread for the forgotten..


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Initial post: 22 Aug 2012 12:07:21 BDT
Dynamo (Wally Woods agents of Thunder) - bring 'em back

The Metal Men - was there a dafter bunch...maybe Doom Patrol ?

Magnus Robot fighter...

Posted on 22 Aug 2012 12:14:42 BDT
Black Mask says:
I loved The Metal Men.

As a kid I also used to get dragged up as Dominic Fortune, in my Mum's belted mac, a pair of gardening gloves and a silk scarf. Apart from a short outing with Silver Sable a few years back he's all but forgotten.

Dark Horse gave Magnus a reboot a few years ago, iirc.

Posted on 22 Aug 2012 12:18:45 BDT
Steve Ditko's Demon isn't exactly forgotten..but I'm not holding my breath for the movie..

The Fighting American must be due a comeback

Posted on 22 Aug 2012 12:52:01 BDT
certain characters - Bouncing Boy, Stiltman etc remain favs of mine..

how about The Extendables - with an Avengers style team up of Mr Fantastic, Plastic Man, Stretch Armstrong and the Elongated man....or is that too much of a stretch ?

Posted on 22 Aug 2012 22:17:04 BDT
Mr Mind says:
There's very few dc super hero movies that don't focus on either superman, or batman (although I'm sure that will change soon enough), green lantern sucked, and the less said over the supergirl film the better.

I would like to see the legion of superheroes make the big screen, along with captain marvel. How about "dial h for hero" the movie?

As far as marvel goes, I dare say we'll see every hero they've got in time, but how about throwing the spider-mobile in the next spiderman movie!

Posted on 24 Aug 2012 11:11:16 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 Aug 2012 11:11:35 BDT
dial h for hero ! brilliant

when will Super Dog make the big screen ?

Posted on 24 Aug 2012 12:39:37 BDT
I don't see Dogwelder (thats what he does) making the movies either (he's a character in Hitman...Garth Ennis 90s hero.....he gets sick on Batman ! what a Dude)

Posted on 25 Aug 2012 02:00:43 BDT
This one is just sad. Ulu Vakk is stuck with the lame power of being able to change the color of things. Oh sure, he can change yellow things to green and help out the Green Lantern. He can help someone decorate too, but this isn't going to do much against super villains. He gained this `superpower' when while assisting a scientist he was struck by a multi-colored light from another dimension. As if the writers of his fate hadn't been cruel enough he was briefly known as Color Queen in 1980's when he was exposed to Granderian Gender Reversal Germs.

Read more: 10 Weird Superheroes You Might Not have Heard About - Weird Worm

Posted on 25 Aug 2012 20:20:39 BDT
and so in the quiet hallways of the comics forum.....silent apart from the occasional turning carefully of another page..silence falls.....why isn't this forum more fun....

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Aug 2012 22:56:04 BDT
gille liath says:
Don't forget Hong Kong Phooey.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Aug 2012 22:56:24 BDT
gille liath says:
Comic by name but, clearly, not comic by nature

Posted on 26 Aug 2012 18:42:47 BDT
super ted.....

Posted on 26 Aug 2012 22:04:48 BDT
The Reader says:
Banana Man?

Posted on 28 Aug 2012 15:57:10 BDT
ninehours says:
There was a short lived UK comic (Warrior) that had a character called "Marvelman" that was very interesting, unfortunately the comic disappeared before the story completed so i never knew how it ended

Posted on 29 Aug 2012 20:45:23 BDT
Simon Hall says:
Nick - Marvelman did continue, as Miracleman at Eclipse comics. And then the character ended up in a lengthy and complex rights dispute that I'm not even sure is resolved... I think it is, but I stopped looking...

How about a round of applause for Marvel UK's forgotten stable of characters...

Night Raven, Motormouth, Hell's Angel, Genghis Grimtoad, Death's Head II, Warheads, Immortalis, Digitek, Bloodseed, Sleeze Brothers, Cyberspace 3000, GenetiX, Gun Runner, Death Wreck, Dark Guard, Dances With Demons, Children Of The Voyager, Plasma etc etc...

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Aug 2012 17:27:16 BDT
Simon F. says:
These sound like bands who would of been signed to Earache Records in the late 80's/early 90's!

Posted on 31 Aug 2012 16:31:09 BDT
CunningSmile says:
While talking Marvel UK don't forget Dragon's Claws. One of my favorite all time comics and a must for any fans of the UK Transformers comics as it's the same artist and writer responsible for much of that. Finally received a complete graphic as well.

Posted on 31 Aug 2012 19:37:44 BDT
look at rainbow batman in google images - forget the dark knight, here comes tutti fruiti batman !

Posted on 2 Sep 2012 20:55:57 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Sep 2012 20:57:15 BDT
Plod says:
What about Louis Crandell - The Steel Claw - good old British superhero style - and - I LIKED THE METAL MEN

Posted on 3 Sep 2012 18:34:37 BDT
good on you Plod - the metal men were cool, what about doom patrol ?

some of the english characters were interesting - the steel claw was great - invisible and a metal claw....he and others turn up in Alan Moore's Albion..see if its here -

Albion

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Sep 2012 09:55:43 BDT
Simon Hall says:
Oh God, they do don't they? It was the early nineties - grim and gitty was the order of the day...!

Posted on 14 Sep 2012 18:36:58 BDT
Ernest Franklin is lonely man. He has no friends except for his German Shepard. There's one thing that's always bothered Ernest... He can't grow a beard. Thanks to a hormone deficiency he's gone without facial hair for all his life and it's left him a little unhinged. He's become a vigilante called the Beard Hunter who kills people he deems criminal (which is a very broad definition) as long as they have beards.

If you thought the previous post about Jimmy Olsen - The Bearded Boy was weird, then I'm not sure what to make of this. Writer Grant Morrsion was obviously a fan of the Silver-Age Jimmy Olson comic, as this issue of the Doom Patrol pays homage to The Bearded Boy story from issue 23 of Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen. Look for similar images in both stories as Ernest attempts to infiltrate the Bearded Gentleman's Club of Metropolis on page 9.

This story is way out there compared to the fun that was the Jimmy Olsen story, but how can you resist a vigilante names the Beard Hunter that shaves his victims and wears a belt made from beards? Click the large image to see the rest of the story.

Posted on 2 Feb 2013 10:43:30 GMT
Culleton says:
Whilst not superheroes, the following are from comics. I grew up reading Dan Dare and 2000AD. Whilst we've had attempts at Judge Dredd (the latest version being awesome by the way). I would love to see a Dan Dare movie as well as Rogue Trooper from Eagle and 2000AD comics respectively.

Posted on 7 Feb 2013 10:00:01 GMT
McRonson says:
DC Comics Ragman - great Kubert/Redondo artwork, a proponent of slum justice (alongside Batman, Daredevil, etc), possibly read by one Frank Miller and would make for a gritty 70s based revenge movie (by Lucio Fulci???).

Yeah, the Metal Men!

Posted on 7 Feb 2013 23:01:57 GMT
Ghostgrey51 says:
From the comic 'Our Army At War' 'Enemy Ace', Rittermeister von Hammer. German WWI fighter pilot, his sole friend a (pet?) wolf. His story line just begs an 'independant' film treatment.
PS; Metal Men.....yeh team!! Now those were the original 'kill 'em and they'll be back' outfit.
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