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 Post subject: Re: Comic Book Corner
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 6:37 pm 
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Claremont's stunning X-Men run at Marvel from 1975 to 1991 is arguably responsible for the majority of the key X-men history and co-created many of the major characters (alongside the likes of John Byrne etc). Unfortunately Marvel still operates a system where they retain ownership of the writer’s creations. Several Marvel writers in the past (notably the very wonderful Steve Gerber) have taken legal action against the company but have still failed to get full artistic control over their creations and how they are managed.
Claremont seems to take a rather laid back view on this now and has said in the past that "My relationship with Marvel is that I work for them"
Most of the X-Men movies are directly inspired by the work of Claremont and regardless of the lack of direct "credit" he still remains remarkably positive about the film franchise when interviewed. Claremont has cameo roles in both X-Men:Last Stand (as Lawnmower Man) and "Days Of Future Past" (as a member of the Congressional committee alongside Len Wein)
As you can tell I’m a big Claremont fanboy :oops: 8)

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Does anyone have Green Arrow - The Longbow Hunters, Written and illustrated by Mike Grell?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Arrow:_The_Longbow_Hunters

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 Post subject: Re: Comic Book Corner
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 9:48 pm 
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felixt1 wrote:
Does anyone have Green Arrow - The Longbow Hunters, Written and illustrated by Mike Grell?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Arrow:_The_Longbow_Hunters

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The series was a major influence on the TV series Arrow.


We get this tv show here but I haven't been watching it. The tv show looks a bit lame.


What happens when you put a being with god-like powers together with a bunch of sociopathic vigilantes?

You get this:

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One of my favourites.........

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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2015 11:42 am 
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Returningman wrote:
Claremont's stunning X-Men run at Marvel from 1975 to 1991 is arguably responsible for the majority of the key X-men history and co-created many of the major characters (alongside the likes of John Byrne etc). Unfortunately Marvel still operates a system where they retain ownership of the writer’s creations. Several Marvel writers in the past (notably the very wonderful Steve Gerber) have taken legal action against the company but have still failed to get full artistic control over their creations and how they are managed.
Claremont seems to take a rather laid back view on this now and has said in the past that "My relationship with Marvel is that I work for them"
Most of the X-Men movies are directly inspired by the work of Claremont and regardless of the lack of direct "credit" he still remains remarkably positive about the film franchise when interviewed. Claremont has cameo roles in both X-Men:Last Stand (as Lawnmower Man) and "Days Of Future Past" (as a member of the Congressional committee alongside Len Wein)
As you can tell I’m a big Claremont fanboy :oops: 8)


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Claremont and Byrne, brillinat, I am the proud owner of this comic amongst my collection

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What happens when you put a being with god-like powers together with a bunch of sociopathic vigilantes?

You get this:

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One of my favourites.........


It is a very good statement about Superman, why if you have a being with godlike powers is there still war, famine, poverty etc... Simply crime fighting seems to be irrelevant and a waste of time. Bat Man and Superman are in completely different leagues. It is the stiory that should have been written about Superman. It is the best thing to EVER come out of DC and the film was awesome too

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 Post subject: Re: Comic Book Corner
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...... and the film was awesome too

Hell yes............ :)

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 7:30 am 
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What happens when you put a being with god-like powers together with a bunch of sociopathic vigilantes?

You get this:

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+1

Have you read any of his other work?
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen & Promethea (art by J H Williams 8) 8) ) are very good.

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 Post subject: Re: Comic Book Corner
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Returningman wrote:
Have you read any of his other work?
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen & Promethea (art by J H Williams 8) 8) ) are very good.

I haven't but the movie version of League wasn't very memorable.

I used to read these a lot as a child:

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I remember the humour and satire of these comics to be pretty brutal.............

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Also the proud owner of this, think it was about £50 between 25 and 30 years ago when I bought it, seems it's worth anywhere between £500 and £1,500 now :D :D Not that I will ever sell, it means too much to me and I know I would regret it the minute it went

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Wow!

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