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    long term runs
    -Savage Dragon
    -Mike Baron and Steve Rude's Nexus

    plus, of course

    -Chris Claremont and Anything Stupid.
    • CommentAuthorMusiM
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2007
    I would argue that every story is simply a retelling of an older story and on that end it seems fruitless to get upset about someone reinterpreting a character in a new storyline. Every superhero out there is just an archetype that people reuse and combine with different events of details.

    Wolverine is the best example I think of. When his popularity got so big in the 80's to 90's Marvel cashed in on it by introducing a million and one characters with mysterious pasts, antihero tendencies, and violence issues (ie Gambit, Cable, Bishop, etc). And really Wolverine's personality isn't original either. Take the more brutal elements of Batman and combine them with the Hulk and then add a variety of powers guaranteeing the character to one day kill god since god made his healing factor so good and wa-la!

    If I knew a bit more about myth personas I would even go so far as to relate current characters to those.

    Hell I can do it with music though. Back in Mozart's day (I hate Mozart), it was a compliment to take someone else's melody and make a song out of it. That's a big portion of Mozart's younger work actually. Today if you do it you're bashed to hell for it. One of Led Zepplin's most famous songs, Stairway to Heaven, uses the exact same chord progession as an old jazz tune called Masquerade. Its probably easier to hear for most non-musicians in punk music. Go grab some old 70's punk and then pick a popular punk act today and I'd put money down that at least one of the songs uses the exact same chord progression.

    Either way, point being, why not remake since everything already is, intentional or not?
  2.  (320.23)
    ^because "popular punk" is watered down fourth generation shit that serves only to make people think i listen to shitty music when i say hardcore/punk. ;)
    • CommentAuthorrobb
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2007
    i'd love to see some scripts redone (as exercise, not a way to boost profits and let new work die in the hands of pencil hacks), even by the same artist. imagine late recent Sam Keith redoing his old Sandman run.

    some scripts do not need remakes: remember the Gus Van Sant's "Psycho"?
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2007
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    One of my favourite bands from my teen years the dayglo abortions made it a point of pride to make every song a black sabbath rip off with obscene lyrics.
    It actually worked rather well particularly on the first album.