Tuesday, February 2, 2016

What's It All About?


Well, fellow babies, I promised you a few days ago (please click here if you missed it) that I'd tell you about my theme in April's upcoming A to Z Blogging Challenge.

This April, I will be posting 26 entries which showcase my love for comic books, both old and (relatively) recent.

Here's the theme:

"Golden Age Comic Book Characters with the Same Name As Modern-Day Characters."

A little wordy, perhaps -- Me? Who'da thunk it? -- but there it is. And in order to make it even more difficult for myself, I've imposed three rules above and beyond those of the A-Z Challenge, rules geared specifically to my theme!

1. The characters can't simply be revamped versions of the originals. In other words, I can't use the Golden Age and Silver/Modern Age versions of Green Lantern, Starman, the Flash, Human Torch, etc.

2. The names must be identical. No cheats like the Golden Age "Doc Strange" and the Modern Day "Doctor Strange." (Yes, I'm that fussy!)

3. The characters must have appeared in comic books, regardless of whether or not they also appeared on radio, television, advertising, and/or in comic strips!


(Oh, good! Blogger's messing with the spacing of my paragraphs today! According to my preview, anyway. Wonder how this'll look when you get to see it.)

So, are you ready to take this journey with me? I hope so...

Thanks for your time.


10 comments:

  1. Made a good challenge up for yourself. Will be interesting to see what 26 you pick and/or can find.

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    1. Some letters will be more difficult than others, obviously...

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  2. I'm with you. For the new versions are practically unrecognizable to me. If there was ever really a need for a man-made law, it should be illegal ( AND PUNISHABLE BY DEATH!!!) to completely remake venerable movies and characters. If something different is desired--don't call it (or them) the same as before!

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    1. I remember that when Howard Chsykin wrote The Shadow and Blackhawk for DC, he made a big deal of his changes, saying "I don't do boy scouts." Then why take a character who IS a "boy scout" and ruin him?!? Create your own!

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  3. P.S.: I was just reminded of the fact that my wife and I really enjoyed the first two of the new Iron Mans and some of the new Batman movies. The Thors, Hulks, Captain Americas, Spider Mans, (newer) Supermans and Avengers movies have been a bitter disappointment, though.

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    1. I've only seen about half of the movies you mentioned. I did NOT see "Man of Steel," but I don't like the idea of a "dark and gritty" Superman.

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  4. This is for sure in my interest. I don't know if I will join this year. The last one I did was draining lol. I will be reading this no matter what though.

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    1. I'm writing mine wayyyyy ahead of time. It CAN be draining, for sure! Glad to have you on board as a reader for my 26, though!

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