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Re: Classic Cartoon & Movie Comic Covers!

Post by Ben » August 8th, 2022, 7:50 pm

LOL!

I’m loving Paul Rudd as Kurt Russell as Kevin Costner in WaterWorld! :lol:

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Re: Classic Cartoon & Movie Comic Covers!

Post by Randall » August 8th, 2022, 8:44 pm

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Gosh, didn’t know about the Little Shop comic. That’s u-g-l-y, and totally non-representative of the movie characters, most like a likeness issue. As a comics translation of the original Corman movie, I could see how you could end up with a straight, actual horror version, but that’s not the movie musical at all! Even as an uberfan and being intrigued to find out about this, I don’t want to see it!
That's comic book legend Gene Colan on the Little Shop cover, with inker Dave Hunt. They also did the interiors. Colan was known for the moody art of Tomb of Dracula, but also had significant runs on Iron Man and Batman, among many other achievements. He was an odd choice for the Little Shop musical adaptation, though!

Incidentally, I just found out that Corman's original film DID get a comic, from a Corman publishing imprint in 1995! Three issues.
https://www.comics.org/series/50539/

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Post by Ben » August 10th, 2022, 11:04 pm

Haha…I am just watching Alien Nation. Never really been able to get through it in one go, though I have seen all of it in various bits, but they played it again for James Caan recently and I thought I’d give it another go. Needless to say, I’ve watched half, with the end still to go…!

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Post by gaastra » August 11th, 2022, 9:59 am

The 90s tv movies were not bad.

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Post by gaastra » August 11th, 2022, 10:02 am

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Post by Ben » August 11th, 2022, 10:10 am

Missed the opportunity to have Animal hanging off the side of the Empire State Building there, didn’t they, eh? :)

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Re: Classic Cartoon & Movie Comic Covers!

Post by Randall » August 14th, 2022, 2:44 pm

Cool! I have V, Roger Rabbit, Cool World, and Jonny Quest.

The V comic was actually pretty good, with interesting Infantino/deZuniga art. But Jonny Quest was definitely the classiest title (though that particular Dave Stevens cover went for the sex appeal).

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Re: Classic Cartoon & Movie Comic Covers!

Post by Ben » August 15th, 2022, 8:22 pm

Beetle Bailey was always my favorite on Silly Paté. ;)

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Re: Classic Cartoon & Movie Comic Covers!

Post by droosan » August 17th, 2022, 12:25 am

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DC Comics had such success with their licensed The Fox And The Crow comic books back in the 1940s that they also published several 'fake' cartoon-based comics .. with their own stable of cartoon animal stars!

There was Hollywood Funny Folks, featuring the antics of Nutsy Squirrel (the comic was later retitled Nutsy Squirrel in the mid-1950s) ..
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.. Leading Screen Comics, featuring Peter Porkchops & Wolfie (a book which was likewise later retitled Peter Porkchops) ..
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.. Movietown's Animal Antics, featuring the 'Raccoon Kids': Rudy & Rollo (and later retitled -- you guessed it -- The Raccoon Kids) ..
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.. appearing alongside the above characters in these comics were other similar 'Hollywood-inspired' cartoon features, like Dizzy Dog, Doodles Duck, Bo Bunny, J. Rufus Lion, Dodo & The Frog, Nip & Chip .. and many more!

Several of these 'funny animal' characters had cameo appearances in DC's Captain Carrot & His Amazing Zoo Crew! comic book, in the early-1980s. Peter Porkchops actually became a member of the Zoo Crew: as Pig-Iron!

I'm not sure if any kids of the 1940s & 50s were actually fooled by this 'branding' .. "gosh; I wonder howcum I've never seen a Nutsy Squirrel cartoon at the movie theater?!" :mrgreen:

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