By feebadger 3 Comments
So, i was just curious as to how many members of a site like Comic Vine are actually frustrated comic book creators themselves. If so, then i was wondering, if given the chance what character/team you would want to take the reins of and what you would do with them.
I know story ideas are usually well protected and i'm certainly not looking for you to give up your million dollar Superman idea here in detail, but to get the ball rolling, let me start by raising my hand and saying;
"Hello. My name is Fee and i'm a recovering frustrated comic book creator."
I'll even throw out THREE books i would want to handle;
1. SILVER SURFER - Not my favourite character of all time but it just seems that over the years the Surfer has been relegated to the side lines as a supporting character in other peoples epics when i think that there is an epic waiting to to be written focusing on him. Remember that Surfer story in the 70's, (i read it in reprint by the way. I'm not THAT old) the one by Stan Lee and John Buscema where Mephisto tries to win the Surfers soul? Yeah. That one. I would elaborate on that, bringing Mephisto back and turning him back into a top tier villain on a cosmic scale after he realises that to tap into the Surfers soul is to tap into the soul of all life.
2. AQUAMAN - Pretty much the same applies as it does with the Silver Surfer. This guy has been warming the bench for too long when there are great stories just waiting to happen. He's king of the seas goddamit! How could there not be great stories there!? I would use the ocean itself as a character, focus on the immensity of it and all that we don't know of it. At the moment though, having just read the new 52 relaunch, i see a lot of things i've previously thought of with Aquaman perhaps popping up in this new version, so i will reserve my thoughts for now. But if Geoff Johns drops the ball on this one, MAN have i got some ideas!
3. WOLFPACK - The forgotten teen group of the 80's. I have always wanted to get my teeth in to these guys (not literally, of course). Head on over to http://www.comicvine.com/wolfpack/49-4081/ to check them out. Teen fighters, trained to battle an ancient order of ninja with the final fight taking place on the streets of their own town... hey, wait a minute! Wasn't that an episode of Degrassi Junior High? What's that? It wasn't? Too much cough syrup you say? Oh. Oh right. Anyway, it think a contemporary approach to the concept is much needed and would love the chance to tear them a new arse (whatever that means).
So tell me, what would YOU do?
P.S. The title -Are you the next Rob Liefeld? Dripping with sarcasm people. Dripping.