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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Comic Creator Screen Credits

If for some reason you're like me, and find the following clip to be possibly the best 8 seconds of any super-hero movie ever made:



Then you'd probably be interested in the page I just started on Tumblr:

http://screencredit.tumblr.com/
http://screencredit.tumblr.com/archive/
http://screencredit.tumblr.com/random

(note I started it mostly to have a place to play around with on Tumblr for another page I want to put up, so expect the design of it to change frequently and drastically over the next few weeks)

I'm going to try to put up as many examples as I can of the screen credits that comic creators get for screen adaptations of their characters and stories. Mostly screen captures, but the occasional video clip like above where appropriate. I'll also include the unfortunate cases of films and shows that lack any credit to the creators:

http://screencredit.tumblr.com/tagged/No-Credit

I'll put up all that I have access to over the next month (my local library has most things released within the last decade, and Netflix should come in handy), and then put up a list of those I don't have for anyone interested to submit after that.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Groo vs. Image

When Groo was being published by Image back in 1994-1995, one regular treat was how Sergio Aragon├ęs incorporated Groo into the Image "i" logo on the top left corner of each issue, following the classic Marvel style character illustration in the corner box which had been used for the Epic series. For all but one of them Aragon├ęs found a way to use the design of the logo for an extra little gag. Here are all the logos, and you can check here to see them in the context of the full covers.


The Valiant Groo

With the long delayed GROO VS. CONAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE coming out soon (and a return of solo Groo promised soon after), I've been reading a lot of old Groo comics from the Aragones/Evanier/Luth/Sakai team. So lacking anything else to post, expect a few scans of panels that especially tickled me in the next few weeks.

Like this one from the Epic GROO THE WANDERER #16 [1986]:


If you don't get the reference, from Hal Foster's Prince Valiant strip in 1937:


And it was actually a goose, not a duck, but impressive that Groo got it that close.

There might also be another reference related to Mark Evanier's one-time employer.
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