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Mondragon 01-07-2013 01:26 PM

Dark Avengers - Blazing Logos
 
When a dark avenger leaves a blazing logo.
It's become a common and recognizable trope in movies, but I'm wondering how common?

(1939) - Zorro leaves his mark in- Zorro's Fighting Legion
Lighting up a hill side with a giant "Z' as warning to his enemies he's coming after them, and as a sort of signal for Zorro and the "Legion" to assemble.
(Proto Bat-Signal?)

https://i.imgur.com/wTEIdIk.jpg?1

(1994) - Used to great effect in the Crow.
http://sweb.cz/savagegarden/The%20Crow%20symbol.jpg

(1998) -The Mask of Zorro. This scene is a straight homage to the (1939) Zorro's Fighting Legion.
https://i.imgur.com/QRPctjM.jpg

Also used extensively in the opening credits. And again in The Legend of Zorro (2005) promos - https://i.imgur.com/fa0PpPT.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/7AUuV1g.gif
https://i.imgflip.com/1x44ob.gif

(2003) - The Devil leaves his mark.
http://oi57.tinypic.com/4tq7n5.jpg

(2004) - The Punisher, rather elaborate setup, when and how he took the time?
http://oi58.tinypic.com/ru5r2b.jpg

(2005) - FF. Not really dark avengers, but definitely follows the same trope. (Although well established in the comics first, anyone know when it first appeared?)
http://oi58.tinypic.com/54hduw.jpg

(2005) - V for Vendetta, - Opening credits a flaming V logo is used.
http://oi59.tinypic.com/fop4yu.jpg
In the scene where he introduces himself to Evey, he slashes a "V" into a street poster, homage to Zorro's classic "Z" mark. - http://gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs5/2633939_o.gif
Then in the fireworks create a giant blazing "V"
http://oi57.tinypic.com/2zz4v2v.jpg

(2008) - In The Dark Knight they somewhat used the idea for the ad campaign and poster.
http://www.tribute.ca/tribute_object..._lg_poster.jpg

(2012) - And finally the last to follow the trend, it physically appears full blown in Dark Knight Rises...
http://oi61.tinypic.com/zuvc.jpg

Any others ?
Was it in X-Men did Phoenix ever make a flaming symbol? Ghost Rider? Hellboy?

James 01-07-2013 09:52 PM

Re: Dark Avengers - Blazing Logos
 
Geez, I always thought it was really cool...now that you've pointed out how often it happens I kind of feel the next time someone does it will be an eye-rolling moment.

Mondragon 01-09-2013 01:49 PM

Re: Dark Avengers - Blazing Logos
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by James (Post 24961445)
Geez, I always thought it was really cool...now that you've pointed out how often it happens I kind of feel the next time someone does it will be an eye-rolling moment.

Yeah it was pretty eye-rolley when it finally did show up in Dark Knight Rises, heck it was already played out when Punisher and DD did it after just seeing it in The Crow & Zorro, I was surprised to see Nolan go to it.
Still it's an awesome visual, and the trope persists, there's probably even more I'm missing.

James 01-09-2013 09:39 PM

Re: Dark Avengers - Blazing Logos
 
At least with the FF and Zorro it doesn't seem to take that long. Johnny Storm can zoom around in a few seconds and make a giant flaming 4, Zorro could probably have whipped a big ol' flaming Z up in about a minute. I guess DareDevil's one wouldn't have taken terribly long either. Others though, like Batman's and Punisher's, those probably took what? Half an hour at the very least, maybe an hour if not more. Surely those guys have better things to do.

"Hey Batman it's Gordon...so the whole city is under the control of a mad terrorist and everyone's freaking out and dying and oh the drama, think you can get on down here real quick?"

"No problem Jim, just gimmie like...another twenty minutes to finish the left wing here."

bbf2 01-09-2013 10:44 PM

Re: Dark Avengers - Blazing Logos
 
Isn't the Fantastic Four one actually Johnny's symbol to let the other three know to come to that place, (sort of like the Bat signal) and not a "calling card?" I know that's how it was used in the comics, don't remember exactly regarding the movies.

Mondragon 01-22-2013 02:10 PM

Re: Dark Avengers - Blazing Logos
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by James (Post 24973439)
Batman's and Punisher's, those probably took what? Half an hour at the very least, maybe an hour if not more. Surely those guys have better things to do.

"Hey Batman it's Gordon...so the whole city is under the control of a mad terrorist and everyone's freaking out and dying and oh the drama, think you can get on down here real quick?"

"No problem Jim, just gimmie like...another twenty minutes to finish the left wing here."

:funny: The set up necessary for for those is pretty outrageous. When did they find the time?

Quote:

Originally Posted by bbf2 (Post 24973735)
Isn't the Fantastic Four one actually Johnny's symbol to let the other three know to come to that place, (sort of like the Bat signal) and not a "calling card?" I know that's how it was used in the comics, don't remember exactly regarding the movies.

Sure, that's why I wrote "...a giant "Z' as warning to his enemies he's coming after them, and as a sort of signal for Zorro and the "Legion" to assemble.
(Proto Bat-Signal?" ) the original Zorro's Fighting Legion one was used to both ends, hence the running theme.
To call his Legion to a spot when he needed them to assemble, and simultaneously as symbol not just to his enemies to let them know that he's out there watching them, but also to the people he protects, that he's out there watching over them.

It seems to serve several ends.
Since everyone can see it - allies, villains, and also the general populace, hence the impact.

Here is yet another instance- I guess Superman got in on it too?

(2009) - From Smallville
http://oi59.tinypic.com/idd5wg.jpg LOL is that a reverse "Z"?

Mondragon 01-28-2013 10:21 PM

Re: Dark Avengers - Blazing Logos
 
Awesome gif versions.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lk...7bnqo1_500.gif

https://i.imgflip.com/1wihp0.gif

http://i.imgur.com/WdyS4Y7.gif

http://i.imgur.com/Z6AbLmk.gif

https://i.imgflip.com/xd35c.gif

https://i.imgflip.com/1win66.gif

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/d.../lightitup.gif

http://i.imgur.com/4IAcz.gif

Anu Sharma 02-15-2013 01:17 AM

Re: Dark Avengers - Blazing Logos
 
Yes, I really very enjoy to watch this great Movie. The Story of this movie is too interesting and enjoyable.

Mondragon 02-18-2013 04:26 AM

Re: Dark Avengers - Blazing Logos
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Anu Sharma (Post 25193611)
Yes, I really very enjoy to watch this great Movie. The Story of this movie is too interesting and enjoyable.

Wait, which story, what movie? :huh::yay:

The Sarge 02-18-2013 01:49 PM

Re: Dark Avengers - Blazing Logos
 
The flaming 4 first appears in Fantastic 4 #1.
Oddly enough though, it wasn't created by johnny, but a special flare gun reed created.

Mondragon 02-19-2013 06:22 PM

Re: Dark Avengers - Blazing Logos
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Sarge (Post 25213479)
The flaming 4 first appears in Fantastic 4 #1.
Oddly enough though, it wasn't created by johnny, but a special flare gun reed created.

http://oi58.tinypic.com/5cazkg.jpg

Awesome thanks for the refrance.
(1961) - FF#1 the flare-gun would have been the then modern equivelent of it.
I wonder when Johnny was first depicted lighting up the four hmself?

As far as comics, this just comes out today.
http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/1...lazinglogo.jpg

There's probably many more in the comics, I seem to remember Green Lantern Alan Scott using it, although I'm not finding the image.
I liked how his tended to be depicted as burning mystic flames rather than hard light like those in the Corps, not sure if they still do that?

Mondragon 02-20-2013 10:33 PM

Re: Dark Avengers - Blazing Logos
 
Some more extended gifs references.

- The (1939) Zorro blazing "Z" on the hillside possible precursor to the Batsignal-
https://i.imgflip.com/1wip2z.gif

https://i.imgflip.com/1wip5t.gif

And the (1998) referenced again -
https://i.imgflip.com/1wihp0.gif

Explosion and fireworks from "V" (2005)
https://i.imgflip.com/1wij50.gif

Daredevil (2003)
https://i.imgflip.com/1wiizk.gif

Punisher (2004)
https://i.imgflip.com/1wijdt.gif

https://i.imgflip.com/1x5b4f.gif

Smallville (2009)
https://i.imgflip.com/1wiim7.gif
Clark Kent leaves a scorching S
Again Clark Kent is hardly the "Dark Avenger" type, though the season where they apparently explore his darker side and dress him in flowing black, is when the familiar trope ominously appears.
They seem to go hand in hand.

Dark Knight Rises (2012) -
https://i.imgflip.com/1wiphf.gif

Any more!?

Mondragon 06-10-2014 11:12 AM

Re: Dark Avengers - Blazing Logos
 
(2014) - and it's back Arkham Knight game...
https://i.imgflip.com/1wqa5o.gif
https://i.imgflip.com/1wqa45.gif
https://i.imgflip.com/1wqa23.gif

I thought it was actually used to great effect here, attributed to Azrael pretty much a more extreme darker-Batman if that's possible, as a way to find him, throughout the side mission.


Any others..?

Mondragon 12-10-2017 01:59 PM

Re: Dark Avengers - Blazing Logos
 
Showed up again, Supergirl latest episodes:
New character "Reign" a Kryptonian dark-avenger, somewhat the anti-Supergirl, leaves her scorched emblem (kryptonian death symbol?) to announce her arrival.

https://i.imgflip.com/20tvja.gif
https://i.imgflip.com/20tw56.gif

And so Kara's friends suggest she leave her own "mark" in reply...
https://i.imgflip.com/20tyku.gif
https://i.imgflip.com/20txi6.gif

m1ll3r 12-10-2017 02:13 PM

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The single most stupid moment in the whole of The Dark Knight Rises.

Mondragon 12-10-2017 03:28 PM

Re: Dark Avengers - Blazing Logos
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by m1ll3r (Post 36113641)
The single most stupid moment in the whole of The Dark Knight Rises.

LOL but he spent so much prep-time making it look perfect!


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