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I love the part where Silver Surfer flew through the building and popped out the other side with Johnny Storm staring, open mouthed and simply said "That is cool." That set the tone of the movie for me (that and Susan Storm saying to Reed Richards "I am so turned on by you right now" and Johnny Storm saying in a joking manner "Me too.")

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Did you ever read Darkstar?
There is a Marvel character of that name and a DC series of that name that is the name of an intergalactic police force similar to the Green Lantern Corps (which the Darkstars are constantly dogging on.)

I didn't really get into the Marvel Darkstar, she was a character that was good but tended to get lost in the fray of all of her contemporaries.

I really liked the DC series Darkstar. I thought the rivalry between them and the Green Lanterns was a great dynamic, especially since John Stewart (a Green Lantern corpsman) joined the Darkstar ranks briefly.
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Shit, I meant Dreadstar. Did you ever read Starlin's Dreadstar series?
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Shit, I meant Dreadstar. Did you ever read Starlin's Dreadstar series?
That was the first comic to be printed by Epic which was Marvel's more "adult-themed titles" and their answer to DC's imprint Vertigo. Furthermore it was just a cool concept. It was kind like a Sci-Fi version of King Arther and Excalibur on steroids.
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That was the first comic to be printed by Epic which was Marvel's more "adult-themed titles" and their answer to DC's imprint Vertigo. Furthermore it was just a cool concept. It was kind like a Sci-Fi version of King Arther and Excalibur on steroids.
That's the one. Great movie potential there. Before the Epic comics line there was Epic Magazine. Metamorphosis Odyssey (the first Dreadstar story) would be awesome. It ends with the death of a galaxy.
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That's the one. Great movie potential there. Before the Epic comics line there was Epic Magazine. Metamorphosis Odyssey (the first Dreadstar story) would be awesome. It ends with the death of a galaxy.
Yeah, I like the idea of all but one life from the Milky Way being snuffed out within the first ten minutes of the movie. It's kind of like the origin of Galactus, the universe is destroyed and he is the only survivor.

Epic Magazine always seemed like a less gratuitous version of Heavy Metal (meaning less nudity and sexual situations.) The point in both was to feature artists and writers that weren't as comic book mainstream friendly in my opinion.

Now I am just rambling. Sorry about that, I tend to "geek-out" when it comes to this stuff.
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Now I am just rambling. Sorry about that, I tend to "geek-out" when it comes to this stuff.
Then you're talking to the right guy, dude, cuz I'm the same way. I loved Epic Magazine. I liked Heavy Metal too but it's one of those instances where it felt like so often they relied on the sex more than art or storytelling and that can get old fast. Not that I have anything against sex in art -- I don't -- but when it's used as a shortcut, simply stimulation...porn -- well, I'd go to porn for that. Because Epic didn't just indulge so much I thought the work was of a higher quality on average. Though again, I dug both books. I thought it was a tragedy when Epic went down just, it seemed to me, as they were getting going. In the Eighties and Nineties Marvel made any number of bone-head, play-it-safe moves that only fat cats make and giving up on Epic was one of them and it cost them. Heavy Metal and Epic were hugely influential in creating the comic book environment we have today and Marvel should have been in the vanguard of that movement instead of pulling up the rear the way they are now.

They took a very Hollywood point of view and missed out on all the independents.
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Heavy Metal did feature some great artwork from guys like H.R. Giger and Boris Vallejo to name a couple.

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Heavy Metal did feature some great artwork from guys like H.R. Giger and Boris Vallejo to name a few.
And that's just a few. Richard Corben, Matt Howarth, yeah, Heavy Metal had a lot of great art and even great writing. I just thought Epic was more consistent and more ambitious.
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Another good quasi-comic book magazine was/is 2,000 AD. That is where Judge Dredd got his start and featured good artwork and writing from across the pond.
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I really liked it. I am biased because I am a huge Norin Radd/Silver Surfer fan. It was more of a "straight to the action" type of movie. They did a good job explaining the Silver Surfer and origins without boring the audience death with long-winded explanations. It was just a good care-free fun comic book movie.
So you were ok with them making the board the source of his power and making it so easy for Doom to steal it?

Oh and the whole "We can switch powers" deal also gave me a tummy ache...not to mention them somehow being able to merge them all into John without actually feeling the need to show how that was done after the rest of the move showed an uncontrolled swap whenever he touched one of the others.

FF2 sucked less ass than FF1 did...but it still sucked.
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