Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Superhero Flicks, Part 21: Comic Strips To Film

So, that took care of books, and cartoons, now, strips.

I'm closing in on the finish line of this sumbitch.
Didn't think it was humanly possible, didja?

Let's get to it, this one's a quickie....

The Addams Family

The film-

Holy SHIT, this just celebrated its 20th anniversary!!

Man, I feel old...

And, I miss ya, Raul.

Are the Addamses superheroes?
Well, in this one, they foil a Scooby-ish plot...

To me, they are.
To me, they represent non-conformity, and that's great to show kids.
No preaching, it's shown in their actions, and their little world.
They're weird, and they love being weird.

Too much in our awful media beating you over the head to fit in.
And look at what they tell you to fit into.
Absolute rubbish.

Addams Family, heroes to the different.
*Raises toast*

The history-

I was hard to win over, having grown up on reruns of the show, but, yeah, this one is great too.
A remake that didn't suck!
How about that?

Addams Family Values

The film-

Oh, right, the one where Wednesday punishes the creepy WASP brainwashing camp.

And the Gomez-baby.

The history-

Ditto the first.

Addams Family Reunion

The film-

Way too soon after Raul died, I thought.

And...what's with the rights going from Paramount to Warners?

Haven't brought myself to see it, but, I bet Tim Curry is all right.
I like him in everything, even when he's in absolute shit.

The history-



The film-

Little orphan Annie a super?
Well....an adventurer at the least.

She's got that orphanage fistfight, and there's the deal with her hanging off the retractable bridge, and gets rescued by a helicopter.
Some adventure there.
Punjab can certainly kick some ass, and do some magic, so she hangs with "extraordinary gentlemen".

In the strips, she's a world traveler, and Daddy Warbucks can hire some powerful goons, and buy strange science fiction-y gadgets.

The 30's blended their genres a lot....it was weird.

The history-

You watched what was on.

Dick Tracy

The film/history-

See here.

The Phantom

The film/history-

See here.

Flash Gordon

The film/history-

See here.

Buck Rogers In The 25th Century

The pilot-film/series-

From here...

Said it in the bit on Battlestar Galactica.
Dug this one better.
Erin Grey was another sci-fi crush of mine.

So, from here...

Battlestar Galactica

I was more into Buck Rogers.
Buck Rogers had a cute robot, and Erin Gray, and BSG took itself too seriously.

Also, looking back, BSG reeks of Mormonism.
Buck was just fun.

The history-

The above covers it.


The film/history-

See here.

Aaand, bammo.

There are a lot more of these, but...come on, I ain't counting Garfield, or Blondie and Dagwood....

Up next...films based on toys!

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