Should we change this title to "The Big 4 comics industry"

  • Yes

    Votes: 5 38.5%
  • Yes but it will have to change when Image comics is formed?

    Votes: 3 23.1%
  • No Fawcett comics survives is a good title

    Votes: 6 46.2%

  • Total voters
    13
  • Poll closed .
After getting on Stan Lee's shit list Roy Thomas stuck with adapting the work of Robert E Howard's work. However such work on Conan, Solomon Kane & original series Red Sonja took the notice of DC comics who put him on the titles of Warlord & Wonder Woman. Roy was given one order on taking the over the title of Wonder Woman and that was to bring back Queen Hypolita somehow as they were working on a TV series and didn't want to confuse its audience. Thomas created the Mystical hidden world of Kun'Lun where hides a Lazarus pit bringing the Amazon Queen back to life. Diana would meet DCs successor to Mr. Terrific Martial Danny Rand
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With DC having a collection of new successors of Golden age heroes introduced in 75 including
  • Sandman
  • Starman
  • Mr. Terrific
  • Red Tornado (new look)
  • Union Jack (a British version of Star Spangled Kid) Jack Falsworth
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The idea was approved but was asked to put some girls on the new team perhaps add some characters from
Earth-2 and so he introduced
  • Supergirl (Laura Kent) daughter of Superman and Lois Lane of Earth-2
  • Spitfire (Jessica Quick) Daughter of Johnny Quick &Liberty Bell
  • Wolverine (Helen Wayne) Daughter of Earth-2s Batman and Catwoman
This version of Infinity Inc sound like fun.
I was a big fan of the Original Book where the members were the offspring of the members of the Justice Society and I think that the Stream of Ruthlessness story was one of the best stories I had read in comics . It still a underrated book.
 
comics on TV
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In 1975 Wonder Woman appeared on the ABC network for four seasons The series was good in the first season but not amazing as a pull to get it renewed decision would be made to change the sets to modern day to cut cost on sets (as the first season already established this to be a comic book world this was not a problem) and to focus on already established villains as Baroness Von Gunther was popular in the First season that she was brought back for several episodes
Lyle Waggner would leave the show after season 2 causing Wonder Woman to have a rotating cast of one episode possible love interest including Tom Selleck, Ed Bagley Jr., William Shatner, John Riter, Tom Berennger, & Patrick Duffy The details surrounding the disappearance of Steve Trevor remain largely unknown.
  • Cloris Leachman as Queen Hippolyta (season 1) Carolyn Jones (Seasons 2-4)
  • Debra Winger as Drusilla/Wonder Girl (original character for the show she became popular enough to introduce into the comics)
with recurring guest villains in the show as:
  • Christine Belford as Baroness Von Gunther
  • Billy Bartley as Dr. Psycho
  • Peris Khanbatta as Zara priestess of the Flame
  • Tsai Chin as Dr. Poison
  • Kate Jackson as Cheetah Priscilla Rich/Cheetah
  • Lynda Day George as Dr. Cyber
  • Jame Hong as the voice of the computer program E.G.G.F.U
  • Ernie Hudson as Dr Domino
  • Roddy McDowell as the Angle Man
Giganta was supposed to appear in later episodes but the show runners decided the origin was to goofy and any effects were not feasible.
Kate Jackson's portrail of Cheetah was popular enough to redesign Prisilla Rich to look more like her TV counterpart
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Atlas comics
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In 1975 Atlas Comics published Giant size issues of all their major comics. The two most notable of these gimmicked stories were Giant size Defenders # 5 which saw the wedding of Vision and Scarlet Witch, and
Giant size Outsiders # 1 written by Len Wein and art by John Besuhma introduces an all new all different team giving it a more international feel
  • Dr. Strange (only original member)
  • Valkyrie
  • Angel
  • Hercules (replaced Hulk in an arm wrestling contest)
  • Powerman
  • Sunfire
  • Tigerman
  • Iceman
  • Darkstar
  • Namorita (picked by her cousin as his replacement )
  • Clea
  • Misty Knight (liasson)
The following issue would see Chris Claremont take over writing and would stay on the title for decades setting up the friendly rivalry between Powerman and Tigerman, setting up Namorita as Tigermans student, Various love triangles including one between Angel Valkyrie and Hercules, Doctor Strange taking up a new apprentice named Kitty Pryde and Misty Knight becoming Powergirl
 
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@THeaven What's become of Dr Hank 'Beast' McCoy please?

Would he go and work for a bio-chem firm as in OTL and get all grey and furry?

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@THeaven What's become of Dr Hank 'Beast' McCoy please?

Would he go and work for a bio-chem firm as in OTL and get all grey and furry?

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Beast isn't that much different from OTL he becomes furry, then blue starred in Atlas Amazing adventures comics until it's cancelation and Joins the Defenders however because DC never created Powergirl Simon William's is never brought back to life so his Bromance is with Hawkeye
 
Beast isn't that much different from OTL he becomes furry, then blue starred in Atlas Amazing adventures comics until it's cancelation and Joins the Defenders however because DC never created Powergirl Simon William's is never brought back to life so his Bromance is with Hawkeye
I thought you said a while back that Power girl would be introduced in the 70s instead of Supergirl.
 
comics on TV
With the Success of Captain Marvel CBS asked Filmmation & Fawcett for a spinoff. The obvious solution from Fawcett was Mary Marvel but Norm Prescott didn't want a show where Captain Marvel would have to show up in the first episode to explain her powers, that it might be confues children why Mary wasn't with Billy & Mentor.
As a compromise Lou Scheimer came up with The Mighty ISIS
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Joanna Cammron would play Archaeologist Andrea Thomas who upon discovering the magic headdress of Hathor would be granted the powers of Isis (much like Atlas comics Thor) including flight, strength, and control of the four elements.
Brian Culter would play her love intrest Professor Rick Mason
Joanna Pang would play the archaeology student/ sidekick Cindy Lee
With John Davey (who would take on the role of Captain Marvel in second season on) would guest star for team up episodes.
Steve Ditko shrewd to Shcheimer & Prescott possibly screwing them over convinced Filmmation to sell them the rights to the Isis characters and they would make comics based on their cartoons for the rest of the decade.
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With two new hits on their hands CBS looked into their media division at CBS magazine and ask to look into the floundering Fawcett Publications
 
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With the Success of Captain Marvel CBS asked Filmmation & Fawcett for a spinoff. The obvious solution from Fawcett was Mary Marvel but Norm Prescott didn't want a show where Captain Marvel would have to show up in the first episode to explain her powers, that it might be confues children why Mary wasn't with Billy & Mentor.
As a compromise Lou Scheimer came up with The Mighty ISIS
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Joanna Cammron would play Archaeologist Andrea Thomas who upon discovering the magic headdress of Hathor would be granted the powers of Isis (much like Atlas comics Thor) including flight, strength, and control of the four elements.
Brian Culter would play her love intrest Professor Rick Mason
Joanna Pang would play the archaeology student/ sidekick Cindy Lee
With John Davey (who would take on the role of Captain Marvel in second season on) would guest star for team up episodes.
Steve Ditko shrewd to Shcheimer & Prescott possibly screwing them over convinced Filmmation to sell them the rights to the Isis characters and they would make comics based on their cartoons for the rest of the decade.
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With two new hits on their hands CBS looked into their media division at CBS magazine and ask to look into the floundering Fawcett Publications
Does Isis fight against Superpower Villains on her show as Captain Marvel does on his show, in this universe?
What are they like?
 
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comics to Film
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1975 would see the release of George Pals adaptation of Doc Savage the Man of Bronze. for Warner brothers
Cast
  • Ron Ely as Clark "Doc" Savage Jr.
  • Paul Gleason as Major Thomas J. "Long Tom" Roberts
  • William Lucking as Colonel John "Renny" Renwick
  • Michael Miller as Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Blodgett "Monk" Mayfair
  • Eldon Quick as Professor William Harper "Johnny" Littlejohn
  • Darrell Zwerling as Brigadier General Theodore Marley "Ham" Brooks
  • Paul Wexler as Captain Seas
  • Pamela Hensley as Mona
  • FloresBob Corso as Don Rubio Gorro
  • Federico Roberto as El Presidente Don Carlos Avispa
  • Janice Heiden as Adriana
  • Robyn Hilton as Karen
  • Victor Millan as King Chaac
  • Buster Crabbe as Professor Clark Savage Sr.
  • Paul Frees as Narrator (uncredited)
The film was successful due mainly to the nostalgia of the 1950's TV series & its Pulp stories being released in Paperback. however many of the fans decried the film for its more campy tone and juvenile storyline.
 
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1975 would see the release of George Pals adaptation of Doc Savage the Man of Bronze. for Warner brothers
Cast
  • Ron Ely as Clark "Doc" Savage Jr.
  • Paul Gleason as Major Thomas J. "Long Tom" Roberts
  • William Lucking as Colonel John "Renny" Renwick
  • Michael Miller as Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Blodgett "Monk" Mayfair
  • Eldon Quick as Professor William Harper "Johnny" Littlejohn
  • Darrell Zwerling as Brigadier General Theodore Marley "Ham" Brooks
  • Paul Wexler as Captain Seas
  • Pamela Hensley as Mona
  • FloresBob Corso as Don Rubio Gorro
  • Federico Roberto as El Presidente Don Carlos Avispa
  • Janice Heiden as Adriana
  • Robyn Hilton as Karen
  • Victor Millan as King Chaac
  • Buster Crabbe as Professor Clark Savage Sr.
  • Paul Frees as Narrator (uncredited)
The film was successful due mainly to the nostalgia of the 1950's TV series & its Pulp stories being released in Paperback. however many of the fans decried the film for its more campy tone and juvenile storyline.
Any major changes story wise ?
Did it have a real sound track in TTL instead of the Music by John Philip Sousa?
 
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