Topic: Comic Book Movies
I was reading that there are at least eighty-three (83) comic books that are in some stage of being developed for the Big Screen!
What I have blogged about previously is that certain themes or ideas seem to come around every twenty years or so, and quite often end up looking like a re-tread.... trying to cash in on a project that once had a 'name' value.
'Buck Rogers' has been around for many decades, and has even recently been re-done as a TV series that didn't quite find its' audience....
Now it appears that 'Buck Rogers' may find its' way into the theaters with a projected film date of 2011! Sorry, but IMHO Buck Rogers has been brought back enough times already!
Instead.... how about (ERB) Edgar Rice Burrough's John Carter of Mars as a film project?? John's story goes like this:
John Carter was an Earthman who upon negotiating a cave, (spelunking), encountered a strange light. When the light touched him, he seemed to split into two, one part staying on Earth and the other part teleporting to the planet Mars.
(Believe it or not, this was ERB's first hero, pre-dating his work on Tarzan of the Apes, and Tarzan's son Korak.)
That above was the premise of a comic book series from Gold Key Comics and later from Marvel Comics. It was also a lead feature strip in a DC Comics Title! So there should be some people that know John Carter's story!
The Gold Key series ran for 3 issues from April 1964 to October 1964.
The DC series ran in Weird Worlds for a while in 1972.
The Marvel series ran for 28 issues from June 1977 to October 1979.
Actually, there had been earlier versions of John Carter, the first being in 1939's "The Funnies" Issue #30. So Carter's story is almost as old as Buck Rogers, but not as familar....
Anyway, the above is my thought on not re-making another version of Buck Rogers.... instead doing John Carter as a sword and sorcery adventurer on another planet!
For those interested in reading more of John Carter, we do have several of the different versions of the John Carter Comics run listed in our eBay Featured Store.For those of you that are new to our blog today, we have an ongoing 'Comic Con, Science Fiction Show, and Pop Culture Convention' here at "Make It So Marketing Inc.", what with our daily blog posts and new listings of items for sale in our online eBay Featured Store!
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