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
  • Poll closed .
Serial brawl
  • In Mits of the trial Both Republic pictures, and Columbia pictures would produce two competing sequels in 1950
    Atom Man vs Superman by Colombia pictures which would introduce Lex Luthor to the silver Screen and Republic pictures Captain Marvel: Return of The Scorpion. Which was famous for replacing previous stars Tom Tyler (whose Alcohol problem was out control) and Frank Coghlan jr (who was viewed as to old) with George Reeves, and Roddy McDowell. Though Atom Man was more well received it was clear to all that the movie serials time was up
    Bronze vs Steel
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    In 1952 Lippert studios got the sponsor from Kellogg Corn Flakes to produce the Adventures of Superman for Syndication. John Hart played Clark Kent/Superman, with Kirk Alyn reprising the Role in the second season when Hart temporarily took over for Clayton Moore in The lone Ranger, Jack Larson as Jimmy Olsen, John Hamilton as Perry White, and Robert Shayne as Inspector Henderson. Phyllis Coates played Lois Lane in the first season, with Noel Neil stepping into the role in the second (1953) and later seasons.
    But The Man of Steel faced competition With NBC's Doc Savage:Man of Bronze. produced by Colombia pictures
    Dr. Clark Savage Jr. would be played by Film serial actor Buster Crabbe ,Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Blodgett "Monk" Mayfair, was played by Claude Akins, Brigadier General Theodore Marley "Ham" Brooks, was played by Michael Pate, Colonel John "Renny" Renwick, . played by Charles Bronson, Major Thomas J. "Long Tom" Roberts played by Barry Nelson and Pat Savage was brought in the second and final season with Elisabeth Montgomery in the role but experimental flying effects was more cost effective then exotic locations as well as Superman finding it's target audience in children caused NBC to cancel the series after the second season and easily aloud Superman the clear victor lasting til 1958
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    All new Silver-age Bulletman
  • With DC comics revamping Flash with great success Fawcett Publications realized they needed a new Speedster as well and Jack Cole still not completly in the right shape of mind came up with a new Bulletman
    Hugh O'Brian wounded soldier in Korea volunteers to have Technology from a crashed UFO repair his arms and skull and quickly discovers it also allows him to fly at tremendous Speeds. the Stories were pretty dark for the Silverage
  • Well, actually, not all of it IS in 63. Actually, only one of them would logically be. Sorry about that. Maybe I should do a schedule to put things into perspective. ^^; Just to show the most likely future releases of these properties.

    1963: Kelly's Eye
    1964: Mytek the Mighty
    1967: Mr. A, Nightshade
    1968: The Creeper, Hawk and Dove, Sally Forth
    1969: Janus Snape, John Cannon, The Misfits
    1970 Adam Eterno

    Sorry If I gave the impression that I thought all these guys should be released in the same year. Even I know how unrealistic that'd be. ^^;
    Oh I was just referring to all of the comics that did get made in 63
    DC introduced
    • Hawkman and Hawkgirl
    • Metal men
    • Doom Patrol
    • Jean Loring becomes Dollgirl
    • Plus numerous villains get introduced
    Atlas introduced
    • Ironman
    • Amazing Spider-man got his own comics
    • Ant-man became Dr. Atlas
    • Wasp is introduced
    • The Defenders are formed
    • X-men are formed

    Fawcett Enterprise should introduces:
    • Funnyman by Jerry Siegel and Jack Cole
    • Bulletgirl is reintroduced in Wow comics ( With first Dr. Sivana/Brainiac team up)
    • Tom Mix Western is canceled (plans are set up to turn Golden Arrow & Ghost Rider into modern Superheroes)
    • Spy-Smasher introduces SPIDER
    • Fawcett learns that they let the rights to adapt Captain Midnight expire (Steve Skeates is told to make an alternative character)
    • MinuteMan, and Moon girl meets Noyka the Lioness

    Plus we probably should bring up the Kennedy assassination
  • In 1965 Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani were placed with giving DC a young superhero team to compete with Fawcett's Legion of superheroes and Atlases X-men and taking the sidekicks of their heroes Teen Titans was presented in Brave and the Bold & getting their own comic in 66 the original team consisted of Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, and joining the team in Teen Titans issue 1 Green Arrows sidekick Arrowite
    TV shows
  • Because of the popularity of the old Batman serials being shown at the Playboy mansion and at college theaters 20th century fox hired Lorenzo Semple jr. & William Dosier to bring the then falling comic to the small screen
    the series stared as regulars
    • Adam West as Batman/Bruce Wayne
    • Burt Ward as Robin/Dick Grayson
    • Allen Napier as Alfred Pennyworth
    • Lee Meriwether as Aunt Harriet Kane(1st and 2nd season)
    • Neil Hamilton as Commissioner Gordon
    • Stafford Reff as Chief O'Hara
    • Yvonne Craig as Batgirl/Barbara Gordon (3rd season)
    (Lee Meriwether had been cast with Batwoman in mind but ABC was hesitant about a Heroine on the show so the plan was decided to place her as Dick Grayson's Grayson's Aunt from the circus and Bruce Waynes love intrest who would slowly uncover the secret identities of her Nephew and Boyfriend. But Lee Meriwether left after season 2 and Batgirl was created in her place)
    Recurring Villains Guest stars included
    • Riddler played by Frank Gorshan (John Aston in one episode)
    • Penguin played by Burgess Meredith
    • Joker played by Ceasar Romero
    • Catwoman played by Julie Newmar (season 1&2) Raquel Welch (the movie) Eartha Kitt (season 3)
    • Egghead played by Vincent Price
    • Two-Face played by Clint Eastwood
    • Louie the Lilac played by Milton Burle
    • Poison Ivy played by Ann Margret
    • Mister Freeze played by George Sanders, Otto Preminger, & Elli Waltch
    • King Tut played by Victor Bruno
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    TV shows
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    With the new found popularity of Batman Atlas and Fawcett found themselves getting itself into the Television market with less than stellar results. Atlas started out with a Atlas Superhero cartoon series for Syndication With
    • Captain America
    • Ironman
    • Incredible Hulk
    • Mighty Thor
    • Submariner
    • And Defenders as the Saturday morning cartoon
    It was a bomb

    Fawcett Enterprise would try to bring Captain Marvel to the small screen and dispite the pilot having the talent of Robert Culp, Sally field and Butch Patrick every station passed CBS felt it would be to expensive to produce ABC dropped it for Green Hornet, and NBC dropped it for Star Trek
    However Irving Allen who had found success on TV with Voyage for the bottom of the sea and Lost in Space wanted to to make a Time Travel series and looked at Minute man to Adapt in 67.
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    DC comics
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    Challaners of the unknown #48 had crossover with Doom Patrol and DC realized that sales for both floundering series were increased in sales. The idea to murge the teams were discussed and approved and the Doom Challengers were formed
    TV shows
  • Of the the networks that turned down the Captain Marvel pilot NBC was the closest to giving it the green light unfortunately Lucille Ball had Supported Gene Roddenberrys Star Trek and the network decided to go with the DesiLu project.

    The show lasted only three of the five year planned series but it gathered a strong cult following with six movies with the original cast and numerous spin offs that all the original cast would guess star as either their TOS characters or new characters in the case of Majel Barret(Lwaxanna Troi TNG, DS9) and Walter Koning (MAKO General Rodnovich ENT)
    • William Shantner as Captain James T. Kirk (guest started in ENT episode Nexus Encounter part 1 & 2)
    • Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock (Guest started in TNG episode Unification part 1 & 2)
    • Deforest Kelly as Dr. Leonard McCoy (guest started in TNG episode Encounter at far point part 2)
    • James Dohan as Montgomery Scott (guest started in TNG episode Relics, & DS9 episode Miracle Workers)
    • George Takei as Lt Sulu ( guest started as Captain Sulu in VOY episode Flashback)
    • Nichelle Nichols as Lt. Uhura (guest started as hologram in DS9 episode Morale show)
    • Grace Lee Whitney as Yeoman Janice Rand (guest started as 1st officer Janice Rand in VOY episode Flashback)
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    Fawcett comics
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    After Atlas comics introduced Black Panther and Wyatt Wingfoot in the issues of Fantastic four Fawcett tested the waters by creating a Native American Superhero Jay Honybear the Golden Arrow in the issues of Mr. Scarlet
    Meanwhile Starboy and Moon girl are kicked out of the Legion of Superheroes to set up their own series
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    In November of 66 Steve Ditko left his most Famous creation Spider-man. Nobody's sure why some suggest that he left Atlas at the time. Some believed he disagreed with Stan Lee over who the Green Goblin should be others suggested that he left because he was not getting the recognition from the makers of the upcoming TV series but Mr. Ditko has left Atlas and has found himself trapped at Charlton comics who was restrictions on Captain Atom was making him hesitant about introducing some of his new ideas

    DC having limited success with Dollman in the pages of Justice League and teaming up with Hawkman allowed the Green light to introduce new versions Plastic man, Human Bomb, and Black Condor into the DC universe

    In December of 1966 Joe Simon and Bill Draut called up Otto Binder asking for help with Harvey's troubled Superhero lineup he gave them the outline for a villain named Bee Man he made awhile back that had been rejected telling Joe Maybe you can do something with that. Unlike Spyman Joe Simon let Harvey comics claim the rights to Bee-Man as it wasn't fully his character
    TV shows
  • In 1966 CC Beck, & Edmond Hamilton met with Irving Allen to produce a Minute-Man TV series. Irving Allen who had previously adapted Gold Key comics Space family Robinson's into Lost in Space was inspired by the Soldier turned superhero turned hero of S.T.U.R.N (Space and Time Unit Rescue Network) and the Evil alien Nazis in the personal tanks called the "Exterminators. Hamilton admitted that the guys from England at work came with them apparently some show in the UK called Doctor Who has villains like that. Little was anyone at the time was aware that Terry Nation was about to leave Doctor Who and take his creation, "The Daleks " with him to Hollywood in 1967 and try and try to get a series made himself. The three paths would cross
  • Irvin Allen hearing that the Daleks creator Terry Nation was as in the States set up a meeting with himself, Nation, and Beck to work out a deal so that they could officially use the Daleks in their MinuteMan series. Terry Nation thought the series was different enough from Doctor Who and could be merged with his Destroyers script( which he he was having difficulty getting looked at ) without to much difficulty so a deal was made that Minute man could use The Daleks for the TV series and comics however characters from his Destroyers script would have to be adapted into the series and only Nations was allowed to Write episodes where Daleks appeared in. Beck agreed however Allen was hesitant and so he gave Terry Nation a test drive by having him write an episode of Lost in Space before signing the contract it was a popular episode. And The Daleks, Sarah Kingdom, and Mark 7 joined the Fawcett universe
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  • Steve Ditko had found himself unemployed in the span of one year he walked away from Atlas for personal reasons and following that his Captain Atom series at Charlton was canceled so in the meantime Steve Ditko self published his own work with Mr.A

    The character caught the eye of Wally Wood who was over worked at Fawcett and Suggested he take over for Mr Scarlet
    Ditko agreed and fearing that he might lose his creation with this new introduced the Question as a backup story for his first run in Fawcett Enterprise
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    Spider-Man was the original animated TV series based on the Spider-Man comic book series created by writer Stan Lee and by artist Steve Ditko, and was jointly produced in Canada (voice acting) and the United States (animation).[1] The first two seasons aired on the ABC television network, and the third was distributed in syndication. Grantray-Lawrence Animation produced the first season, and seasons two and three were produced by Krantz Films in New York City. The show starred the voice of Paul Soles as Peter Parker (Spider-Man). The series ran from September 9, 1967, to June 14, 1970.the series followed the Atlas Comics very closely in the first season but ventured into the crazy and bizarre by when seasons 2 & 3 were produced on a reduced budget by Krantz Films under Ralph Bakshi. Bakshi would of course return to directing Spider-man in 1985
    TV shows
  • At 9:00 ABC released the Irvin Allen produced show The MinuteMan a time travel adventure series
    the Series stared
    • Robert Colbert as Jack Weston the MinuteMan
    • Laurel Goodwin as agent Irma Ardeen
    • Van Williams as the Android M.A.R.K-7
    • Elisha Cook Jr. As the eccentric Doctor Krownose
    • William Marshall as former Runaway Slave Brian Lando
    • Barbara Luna as soldier from 2007 Private Sarah King
    The series known as the American Doctor who was fairly faithful to the Fawcett comics depicting World War 2 Lt. James Weaston who was drafted by MARK-7 & agent Irma Ardeen into the organization known as SATURN
    Space And Time Unit Rescue Network headed by Doctor Krownose Jack Weston travels through time and Space fighting wrongs
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    The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure was a Filmation animated series that aired on CBS from 1967 to 1968. Premiering on September 9, 1967, this 60-minute program included a series of six-minute adventures featuring various DC Comics superheroes.
    The segments had the following cartoons
    • The All new Superman( which had the actors from the Fletcher studios cartoon reprise their voices )
    • Aquaman
    • Superboy
    • Flash
    • Hawkman
    • Green Lantern
    • Green Arrow
    • Dollman
    • Teen Titans ( because of the Batman TV show Robin was replaced with Superboy, Mon-el would be that Superboy in the comics)
    • Justice League
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    With DC and Atlas having some success in Animamation Beck and Binder decided to retool one of the Lieutenant Marvel for the sole purpose of setting up a cartoon series. Fatman would fail to get a cartoon picked up but he would gather a cult following appearing in back up issues of Funnyman and the Marvel Family

    Comando Yank would finally get an Upgrade when CC Beck had an idea on how to make him differ from Captain America with the decision to make Tom Holton the New Comando Yank go to Vietnam. It was a controversial decision that Siegel and Shuster hated, even Ditko felt that the idea was not sound. Tom Holton: Comando Yank was not well received initially but through his membership in the the new upcoming superhero team and changing climate in the 70s Comando Yank would make his comeback
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    "The Death of Ferro " is an American comic book story arc that was published as "The Fatal Five" by DC Comics, and was presented in Adventure Comics #352-353 (January–February 1967). It was written by Jim Shooter, with art by Curt Swan and George Klein. The story arc includes the first appearance of the villainous Fatal Five. It is also notable for featuring the first "permanent" death of a member of the Teen Titans
    Teen Titans comics would also see the introduction of Titans East a team of heroes mind controlled by Mad Mod
    Consisting of
    • Beast boy
    • Aqua girl
    • Batgirl ( who recently created for the Batman TV series)
    • Speedy
    • & Black Condor
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