Friday, 12 August 2016

Cerebus In Hell? - Week 7

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8 comments:

Dave Sim said...

Good FUNNY FRIDAY on CEREBUS IN HELL? this week. Sandeep and I both got seven done. So we're actually building the lead time. Which is GOOD!

Dominick Grace said...

Several laugh out loud moments with these ones.

Dave Sim said...

Dominick! Thanks! That's obviously hard to tell from this side of the fence, but that's what we're shooting for. Make the other guy laugh out loud or "back to the drawing board".

Anonymous said...

Can I say I love it when Dave treats comic book characters like they're real, at least in a fictional context? I would totally read a book the Golden Age Black Canary writes about Wildcat, and I really don't know much about either character. Dave has spent a large part of his career dissing superheroes, I really do appreciate it when he acknowledges them. Even if it's just their creators, such as a Mac Raboy cover of "Captain Marvel Junior" or something.

I'm decades away from caring about the stories, characters or creators, yet I still feel some sort of validation when Dave acknowledges common ground. How weird is that?

ChrisW

Dave Sim said...

ChrisW - Yes, that's a good example of a throwaway line that would probably make a great "he said/she said" four-issue mini-series for DC. Glad that you're connecting with that part of CIH? For a while there I was going "one week Inside Comics" strips, "one week Outside Comics" strips. The last three weeks have all been "Outside Comics" so I'm just about due to get Jingles some more CGC graded dog comics or something.

One of the things that's helped is the MARVEL Previews catalogue. We should be able to time the AARDVARK VANAHEIM CIVIL WAR sequence to appear at the same time as CIVIL WAR II!

ChrisW said...

Just don't let Cerebus read any Claremont "X-Books." They would... damage him... badly... in ways we don't want to read about.

I mean, I know it's Hell and all, but show some decency!!!

ChrisW said...

Now Jingles can read all the "X-Men" he wants. Oh Jingles, you dirty bitch...

Um, don't print this.

ChrisW said...

A "he said/she said" miniseries for DC. As wordy as Dave can get, that's one of the most awesome ideas I've ever heard of, in as simple of a sentence as possible. I have no chance of writing for DC or Marvel, but it boggles the mind that they wouldn't be looking for people to write exactly that kind of series.

I love superheroes. I think they are the most awesome fictional genre ever, and I love comic books so I think superheroes should respect the medium they exist in [before modern cgi.] And I love history, so I care about the fictional origins of superheroes. Wildcat, didn't Bill Finger co-create him? Black Canary? She's hot, and moved through universes, and has a daughter too. "Watchmen" alone gives you a sense of the potential between them, but what if you take them seriously?

A hot love affair? A one-night stand? A difficult relationship when one of them is too busy fighting crime to show up on time for a date? That moment when one of them decides fighting crime isn't really that important? Getting old? Growing distant? Looking at your teammate with the glare you use for villains? Haven't even mentioned the villains, the team-ups, the alternate universes, or time travel. There's several graphic novels right there, waiting to be born.

All without leaving the superhero genre, or focusing on the guys/gals in tights punching people. A couple years ago, Sony was planning a "Sinister Six" movie. They've given Spider-Man back to Disney/Marvel, so that won't be happening, but the inspiration has told me how a "Sinister Six" graphic novel should work. You have to follow Doc Ock [or a careful rip-off] as he negotiates with each member of the team, and works on his evil master plan, and then realizes this guy went nuts and went out to fight a superhero and lost, so now he has to be replaced, and Ock is basically starting from zero again.

All without leaving the genre. Throw in some "Archie" or "Uncle Scrooge" references, you have a wide-open map. Add "Bone," "Strangers in Paradise" or "Cerebus," it's almost terrifying just how much leeway you have to inflict upon the genre. They're superheroes, they can take it. That babe with large breasts and no bra who is showing off all her assets? That's going to be more difficult.