Re: The Shadow, the Phantom or Dick Tracy?
Originally Posted by BATS N' HORNETS
The Shadow, I'm sorry to say (BEING ONE OF MY FAVORITES) didn't hit the mark...it could have been as Dark as 1997's Spawn, but they chose to go the fun, campy route! ! ! They used some Aussie guy who had only done music videos up to that point to direct! ! !
Okay, so you're saying The Shadow was fun, but it should have been dark, therefore it would have been better? Dark = superior? Really?
As for inexperienced directors, the 'director' of Spawn had never made a movie before, but amazingly, has made several since.
Whereas The Shadow is directed by Russell Mulcahy. Anything but inexperienced, he did Razorback, Highlander, The Real McCoy and Blue Ice all before The Shadow.
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.