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Old 04-22-2012, 09:05 AM   #576
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Ehhhhh, he aight.

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Loved the first movie...but aside from that I haven't been too fond of any portrayal's since then. I will admit I've almost given in to impulse to check out a book or two, but held back at the last minute. I don't remember if it was from finances, or the artwork or whatever but I never took that plunge...

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Old 04-22-2012, 07:52 PM   #579
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Same here. The first movie's lots of fun but i never really investigated the comics. They always seemed kind of like cheap cash-in **** to me.
But I might be wrong...

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Mr. A stories are really hard to track down, Holmberg but there are books on Steve Ditko out there to check out, here's one:

http://www.amazon.com/Strange-Strang...4250349&sr=8-1

I bought it on your recommendation, and am in the middle of reading it. Very great book about an artist who created so many great characters, and fascinating to read abot how he more or less selfdestructed, as well as alienating his colleagues to the point that they couldn't or wouldn't work with anymore. If at least his beliefs had benefitted him somehow, but he ruined so many things for himself. I will never sympathize with the Randian ethos, but I have to admit that it makes me curious. So I try to learn more about. It differs from other extreme right wing ideologies in some ways.

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I love the first Robocop movie. The second one is a little misguided while the third is just plain bad. The Prime Directives tv show is good considering the low budget. I should read the comics one day to see if it's ever as good as the movie.

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Old 04-24-2012, 10:34 AM   #582
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I bought it on your recommendation, and am in the middle of reading it. Very great book about an artist who created so many great characters, and fascinating to read abot how he more or less selfdestructed, as well as alienating his colleagues to the point that they couldn't or wouldn't work with anymore. If at least his beliefs had benefitted him somehow, but he ruined so many things for himself. I will never sympathize with the Randian ethos, but I have to admit that it makes me curious. So I try to learn more about. It differs from other extreme right wing ideologies in some ways.
I agree, Randism is a greedy, misguided line of thinking. A cult, really. But like most cults, there's a certain fascination there, a need to know more...
Glad you're enjoying the book!

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His heads shaped like a penis under that hat.

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His heads shaped like a penis under that hat.


That's why he always looks so pissed off all the time.

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When I first read Dick Tracy, I thought there was soemthing eerie about it, which of course there should be. The villains were so extreme. There was a story about a gangster couple, Jerome and Mama, a midget and a big, fat, violent woman. When Jerome leaves Mama to be taken by Tracy and the cops, her love turns to insane hate, and she escapes custody. Her revenge is to lock her former lover in a shower, somehow increases the water's temperature to boiling point. He dies, but urges the other cops to help Tracy before "The monster" kils him.

Tracy is engaged in a brutal unarmed fight with the giant woman, and wins, but only barely. That was a very grim story. I always felt sorry for the little guy.

Another reason I like Dick Tracy, apart from it's classic status, is that it was a huge influence on the creation of Batman and his Gotham City.

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Dick Tracy is an ok character with a really oddball rogues gallery. I've never read an actual comic, but he seems like a good read based on the movie I saw.

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I remember thinking the movie was awesome as a kid, and having/loving the action figures, but I never got around to reading anything with him in it.

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When I first read Dick Tracy, I thought there was soemthing eerie about it, which of course there should be. The villains were so extreme. There was a story about a gangster couple, Jerome and Mama, a midget and a big, fat, violent woman. When Jerome leaves Mama to be taken by Tracy and the cops, her love turns to insane hate, and she escapes custody. Her revenge is to lock her former lover in a shower, somehow increases the water's temperature to boiling point. He dies, but urges the other cops to help Tracy before "The monster" kils him.

Tracy is engaged in a brutal unarmed fight with the giant woman, and wins, but only barely. That was a very grim story. I always felt sorry for the little guy.

Another reason I like Dick Tracy, apart from it's classic status, is that it was a huge influence on the creation of Batman and his Gotham City.
I know what ya mean. Those stories were very dark. The only Dick Tracy comic I have is one I bought back in the 6th grade after the movie came out. It was Dick Tracy vs. Mrs. Pruneface. She was also a big woman. She strangled a young teen underwater at a pool party. She also use to have a whip as her weapon of choice, and her main henchman was playing around with it one day, and it accidently fell out of the window and was taken by a police officer. When Mrs. Pruneface found out, she held him down on the floor and brutally beat him with an iron lamp until she crushed his head to a bloody pulp. I acutally felt sorry for the guy.

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Chester Gould MUST be the daddy of gritty crime comics.

I can't think of any other candidate right now.

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Old 04-28-2012, 02:28 PM   #591
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Cool. New charcater!



Solomon Kane

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Robocop - F*** YEAH

Dick Tracy - Yeah, whatever

Solomon Kane - Who...?

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I dig Solomon Kane a bit.

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Solomon Kane is an evil-vanquishing Puritan. Big cult following.

You're a Conan fan right, Aziz? Kane is Robert E. Howards other character.

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And he is a badass, demon killing, musket blast to the face motha f**ka.

I guess the point I'm trying to make is, he aight.

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I've got crap to do later so here's todays character a tad earlier than usual:



Charlie Brown


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Whata Block Head.

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Solomon Kane
I'm a huge fan of Robert E. Howard's work. I'm fairly new to Kull and Solomon Kane, but I am in the middle of getting to know them, and it's nice to get know them both.
I have been a Conan fan for 28 years. First in comics, then in the original stories by Howard. Howard's heroes may not seem like the most likeable chaps, but how could anyone be in a world as dark as the one their creator gave them. Howard's style is sparse, lurid at times, rich in atmosphere, and very entertaining.

I think his characters finally got the treatment they deserve on the screen. James Purefoy (who was excellent in Rome) is a good Kane, and Jason Momoa is a Conan I can believe in, unlike those two Austrian and German steroid-induced slabs of beef.

Charlie Brown

Peanuts is a classic and wonderful strip. Its entire premise of little children dealing with adult existential problems, but approached from the perspective of their age, is brilliant. We can all feel like Charlie Brown sometimes. Nothing ever succeeds for that boy, whether it's playing football or flying a kite, and he's surrounded by characters who are almost as inadequate, confused, and unlucky as he is.

If I remember correctly Peanuts is the most succesful strip ever, only rivalled financially by Garfield, which does not come near it in charm or wit.


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