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Anyone have any suggestions on how to incorporate the following characters into the Marvel Universe: Harbinger, X-O Manowar, Shadowman, Archer and Armstrong, Eternal Warrior, Bloodshot, Ninjak, and Rai?
Consider that they could be easily implemented into the TL during the Onslaught/ Heroes Reborn or Infinity Gauntlet , House of M or newuniversal events as replacements that snuck in with the idea that some nigh godlike power (e.g. Franklin Richards, Wanda Maximoff, Rachel Summers) placed them into the TL, as a means to supplement or help the major heroes. Consider X-O Manowar was supposed to be the replacement for Iron Man. Bloodshot can be seen as the replacement for Captain America. Eternal Warrior can be seen as a replacement for Thor. Ninja at one point was a child merged with a video game character, so he can easily be linked to Spiderman..
 
Anyone have any suggestions on how to incorporate the following characters into the Marvel Universe: Harbinger, X-O Manowar, Shadowman, Archer and Armstrong, Eternal Warrior, Bloodshot, Ninjak, and Rai?
Consider that this can easily happen starting in September 1996, with the Marvel/ Valiant mini-series Heavy Metal:

 
Could Cats have been saved if it received an overhaul like the Sonic Movie? Or was Cats doomed to fail from the beginning?
With all due respect, Cats is not the kind of work that would lend itself well to a movie adaptation. There's little plot to talk about, what exists on there is nothing more than a framing device for the musical numbers. It is an entirely sung musical, mind you.

Besides, the art direction itself is flawed since it is deeply rooted in uncanny valley. To take an example you brought up, Sonic's initial movie design seems to me as a failed attempt to balance realism and cartoon style. The redesign went into a more stylized direction, which worked because Sonic is after all aesthetically a cartoon character. You can't stylize a living human covered in fur.

Now, there were some concepts for an animated Cats movie back in the day. But, again, considering the source material, I think the best it could hope for is a cult classic flop.
 
Make some dying company today survive longer (I hope this isn't current politics, but some companies' downfalls start early enough (1980s or prior) to be relevant here).
 
Make some dying company today survive longer (I hope this isn't current politics, but some companies' downfalls start early enough (1980s or prior) to be relevant here).
At one point, MCI was very competitive with AT&T as a telecommunications company...
 
What if Joe Simon and Jack Kirby had not picked Leader News to be the comic book distributor for Mainline Comics--their ill-fated self-publishing venture back in 1954. We might very well have witnessed them invent "The Mainline Age of Comics" by the time the 1960s Second Super-Heroic Revivals were in full sway. Mainline Comics most likely would have introduced us in some form to Challengers of the Unknown, The Fly and/or Spider-Man, The Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, quite possibly The X-Men, etc. Simon &_Kirby would have owned whatever was created in the early '60s, lock, stock, and barrel.
 
Here's a few possibilities:
  • What if Metromedia bought United Artists in 1973?
  • What if General Electric sold NBC to Disney in 1993?
  • What if CNN moved away from pundit-driven programming about 2006?
  • What if MSNBC ran The Today Show?
  • What if Viacom merged with Verizon in 2012?
 
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