Re: The Shadow, the Phantom or Dick Tracy?
Originally Posted by Darthkush
Dick Tracy is the best by far in nearly every conceivable way. I love the Rocketeer but it's not as good as Tracy. Phantom i've never seen and the shadow i've never been able to sit through the entire flick. think it's boring.
How can you say The Shadow is boring when Dick Tracy is one long self-indulgent love-letter to the character on behalf of Warren Beatty? There is virtually no momentum to the story, almost no action whatsoever...the movie is basically a series of bright coloured sets and big stars camping it up under hideous latex masks. It looks good, but that entertains for about five minutes.
There is no Marvel/DC rivalry. Most of the great comic creators worked for both; Jack Kirby, Frank Miller, Grant Morrison, Walt Simonsen, Gil Kane, Steve Ditko, John Byrne, Steve Englehart, Mark Waid...even Stan Lee.