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Comic Books Taking Over Television

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posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 07:14 PM
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As you can see here there are many comic book TV shows in the works that are about to take over our TV sets on top of ones that are already airing (i.e. The Flash, Arrow, Agents of SHIELD, Gotham...). Just so you know, I love comic books. I live for them. But how is someone like me suppose to keep up with all the TV shows that are coming out? Most of these I'm looking forward to, but I just think there's too much. What do you all think?
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posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 07:29 PM
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Fantasy sells too. be glad it's not 24/7 porn.



posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 07:39 PM
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I don't watch modern tv. It's seriously declined since the late 40s. Recycled scripts, cliche characters. That seems like too much. I'm gathering it's very popular lately from hearing about comic movies and shows from people. Also, way too many police, agent, crime shows.



posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 07:40 PM
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It's the new fad. Not so long ago, it was sci-fi. Basically, this is what happens when you have execs how know nothing about actual entertainment in charge. They look at what got popular and then they look at how to cash in on that.

You see it all over in entertainment of all kinds. The fantasy sci-fi section at book stores is inundated with urban fantasy and the YA section is overflowing with either the apocalypse or dystopias or cancer cry fests.

Video games are being overrun with franchise sequels in place of anything new and fresh.
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posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 07:44 PM
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The comic world is a vast resource for years to come. They are now able to visually replicate the powers most comic characters have on the TV screen and it's becoming cheaper across the industry as well.

I grew up a comic junkie and so I'm really looking forward to the years ahead.

I can't wait until they do a Marvel Secret War movie.

Beyonder! Where are you?
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posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 08:11 PM
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Don't get me wrong. I like comics too and the supers genre, but you can't deny it's the fad at the moment.



posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 08:18 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko

Video games are being overrun with franchise sequels in place of anything new and fresh.


As the consoles have become more complex to program, the development costs have skyrocketed. Originally games were limited by what you could fit onto a floppy disk, then a CD, then a DVD, what you could stream off a CD/DVD. Once they moved to network based systems, all those limits were blown away. Now just for one title, they have people doing modelling/animation in India/China, some QA in Europe and the middleware is developed all across the world. Mobile gaming somewhat reset the clock back to the era of the CD.



posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 08:22 PM
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I understand why you call it a fad but it's been around for sometime. Look at just the Superman and Batman franchise. Superman has been off and on since the 50's. Batman followed in the 60's.

They are just now able to really make the shows look good, so no I don't think it's just a fad.
Also, as I said earlier, the comic universe is enormous with material. More than anything else i can think of. Wait until they start having DC and Marvel crossovers.



posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 08:28 PM
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originally posted by: TheLieWeLive
The comic world is a vast resource for years to come. They are now able to visually replicate the powers most comic characters have on the TV screen and it's becoming cheaper across the industry as well.

I grew up a comic junkie and so I'm really looking forward to the years ahead.

I can't wait until they do a Marvel Secret War movie.

Beyonder! Where are you?


A secret war movie would be good but I would also like to see one based on the Infinity Gauntlet. Mainly because it has one of my all time favorite Villain/Hero Thanos.



posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 08:32 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: TheLieWeLive

Don't get me wrong. I like comics too and the supers genre, but you can't deny it's the fad at the moment.


Fad of the moment? There has been shows on tv based on superheroes since the 60's even earlier than that. Who remembers this old show?



posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 08:37 PM
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Not to mention that it has spilled over into the movies in a big way!

Perhaps a comic historian can tell us which came first, the movie or the TV series.

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posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 08:57 PM
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I assume that's where they are going with Avengers 3. Avenger 2 Age of Ultron will probably hint more at Thanos in the credits or something.

I would also like to see The Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect for the next Hulk movie. Old Hulk vs. Young Hulk, whats not to love? Besides Wolverine and Hulk tearing up the countryside.



posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 09:35 PM
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I would much, much, much rather watch these shows than the so called "reality shows" that's on everywhere now.

I already watch Arrow and like it ok and although I didn't think I would like Gotham I think it's pretty good so far.

The flash is going to be an off shoot of Arrow since he (Barry Allen) has already on there and it appears next week he may reveal his powers!

Agents of SHIELD is pretty good and I like how it ties in with all the Marvel movies.

I say keep them coming and get rid of the damn reality shows.



posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 10:03 PM
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Yah, comics were great. They cost a quarter and we all bought one and traded em so we got to read five for a quarter.

Then we threw them away. They were never an end unto themselves, just a pastime.

Comics were… comical.



posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 10:04 PM
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a reply to: TheLieWeLive

Comics have always been a niche. Geeks and Geekdom and all things geeky, like comics, are the new in-thing.

That has nothing to do with them having been around forever. Sci-fi has also been around forever, but right now, it might as well be dead as far as pop-culture thinks. It wasn't so long ago that sci-fi series were the new in thing.

And when the pop-culture eye falls off comics again, because it will, it doesn't mean that comics will die. They'll just go back to being what they were before.

Now, none of this means that comics don't have a lot of material with some really good stories in there. But the same could be said about sci-fi, too, and how many sci-fi series do you still see on the air on the main nets these days?



posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 10:15 PM
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IMHO, the best comics are the old public domain ones. Classic sci fi stories that come in all shapes and sizes. From enigmatic horrors engulfing seemingly normal people to alien invaders the stories never fail to entertain me.

Forbidden Worlds is a great series, they put out a ton of issues. Weird Tales and Unknown Worlds are pretty good too.



posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 11:03 PM
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Sci-fi has also been around forever, but right now, it might as well be dead as far as pop-culture thinks. It wasn't so long ago that sci-fi series were the new in thing.


All the new comic inspired shows are science fiction. DNA altered super humans fighting forces on earth and space. It doesn't get anymore science fiction than that.



posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 11:44 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr
Yah, comics were great. They cost a quarter and we all bought one and traded em so we got to read five for a quarter.

Then we threw them away. They were never an end unto themselves, just a pastime.

Comics were… comical.



Quarter? When I started buying them they were 10 cents and I kept all of mine. I wish I still had all of them but when I when into the Army my mother donated all of them to the local library.



posted on Oct, 11 2014 @ 06:27 AM
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Comic Books taking over TV? That's fine. For decades it was cop shows with high body counts taking over. There is a change in the wind which is a good thing.



posted on Oct, 11 2014 @ 08:38 AM
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Quarter? When I started buying them they were 10 cents and I kept all of mine. I wish I still had all of them but when I when into the Army my mother donated all of them to the local library.

Yah, Comics, GI Joes, Baseball cards, Legos, record Lp's, etc, etc. I had no precious hold on things like my brother. He saved all that stuff. He guards it very carefully, all wrapped in plastic and hidden away for some future archeological expedition to find in the ruins.

I blew up my legos with firecrackers, shot my GI Joes with BB guns and .22's, and put my baseball cards in the spokes of my bicycle.

Theres two ways of looking at things, imo. You either think everything is precious and try to preserve it forever or let it go.

My path is a lot less worrisome, I don't have to protect against moths, dust, corruption or thieves that break in and steal.



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