Wizard World begins tomorrow! Nerds Ahoy! So as promised, to get your engines all revved up, here’s a second helping of movie comic adaptations, or comic sequels to movies, you get the idea.
We first have this Snake Plisskin one shot from Marvel released in 1997. Snake’s adventures here are set after the events in Escape from New York but before Escape from L.A.. This was Marvel’s only Snake Plisskin outing, but in 2003, CrossGen released a 4 part series called John Carpenter’s Snake Plissken Chronicles. I have two friends who used to work for CrossGen’s online comics doing voiceover; CrossGen was the first company to offer such a service. They folded a handful of years ago due to bankruptcy though.
Who doesn’t have a soft spot for Howard the Duck? I firmly believe if his name was anything other than Howard, this series wouldn’t have gotten anywhere. Barry the Duck just doesn’t have the sane ring to it. What’s interesting here is the Dark Overlords in this comic aren’t giant awesome bug monsters, but instead take duck form once it gets out of Jennings’ body. Not nearly as cool!
Here’s the comic adaption of Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (based on James Gunn’s 2004 screenplay). This is published by IDW who also put out a good string of other horror movie comics, including Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th series. But fret not, my friends, this is gory, and not just by comic standards! I think the gore is what keeps IDW publishing going, but don’t hold me to that.
I had a huge hard on for Stargate when it was first released in 1994, with its crazy Egyptian space travel. The art changes over the course of these four issues, starting with über-90s over texturization and settling on manga. It’s kind of distracting. But the awesome thing is that this series was edited by none other than Don Chin!..Wait...who? Chin created the great parody series Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters, a favorite of mine for a short period growing up. Maybe one day, if the time is right we’ll dig into them as part of TMNT post, but for now you can read the original series online for free! Oh yeah, Stargate!
Movie Comics Compilation part 1