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7/15 – Curious Cat Asks…

With “The Man With No Name” now having a comic book coming out from Dynamite Comics, it made me think – who is the most surprising character from a film to be licensed into his/her own comic book series?

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didn’t morton downey jr. have a comic book back in the 80s.

or was that a crazy dream of mine?

off to google to find it, but if so, that would be the most surprising.

That depends, do Jerry Lewis and Bob Hope count?

I count Lewis and Hope, but I don’t think they’re really all that surprising.

Galaxina?

An equally good question might be which character took the longest to be licensed for comics, all things considered. James Bond, perhaps?

Patrick Joseph

July 15, 2007 at 3:32 pm

The Woody Allen issue of Showcase was pretty strange.

Dark Horse’s “Big” adaptation struck me as odd when it was first released. Not as bewildering as Marvel’s adaptation of “Sgt. Pepper’s Loney Hearts Club Band”, but darn close.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, I’m shocked at the lack of tie in for Men In Black when the movies came out. There was one special, if I remember correctly. Same goes for Blade. Lame.

I don’t think this counts, but what the hell:

Superman vs Ali.

I loved Alice Cooper’s one shot in Marvel whatever–but it wasn’t a series…

Too bad Welcome Back Kotter doesn’t count. It’s timely. They just released season 1.

I was always surprised Kevin Smith was able to spin Jay and Silent Bob (and the Clerks) into a minor comic book empire at the time.

I never checked out the Bill and Ted comics becuase I figured they were some lame tie-ins. That said, to hear that Evan Dorkin did them makes me want to check them out.

Don Rickles in Jack Kirby’s Jimmy Olsen.

I never read the 2001 comics, and I can’t imagine what they could be about

“Elijah Fly said …

I never checked out the Bill and Ted comics becuase I figured they were some lame tie-ins. That said, to hear that Evan Dorkin did them makes me want to check them out.”

Still available in TP. Ask your friendly neighborhood comics retailer to reorder using Diamond codes JUN042133E and AUG042366E.

Since it was a TV show, I know it doesn’t count, but I find the fact that Alf ran for 50 issues completely mind boggling.

For film characters, I’ll have to go with Ford Fairlane.

KISS’s original appearance in Howard the Duck always struck me as pretty odd.

Slim Pickens’ character from Dr. Strangelove.

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