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  • #46
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    Read the first two posts of this very thread.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by JewishHobbit View Post
      Read the first two posts of this very thread.
      I assumed from the post there had been something 'new' posted.

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      • #48
        peanut butter

        Sorry to get your hopes up

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        • #49
          And the Announcement is.....

          Nick,
          It's March 10th and we still haven't heard an announcement.

          There are a great number of us who want to see The Project come back.

          Here's my point: (and, Nick, you don't have to answer. I know you're busy. and Can't be answering every poster.)

          I really had my hopes up on The Project: SuperPowers. Our GOLDEN AGE HEROES from the 1940's return to the comic book pages. HOW WONDERFUL.!!!!

          I bought EVERY issue.

          But I was EXTREMELY disappointed in the way it was written and drawn. But I hung on, hoping the art and story would improve.

          Here's one thing: Anybody ....answer this:

          I could not understand WHY, after what the Japanese had done, ....and what they were doing.... WHY the heroes would try to stop the dropping of the Atomic Bomb that would end the War.!!????

          Man, ....that sucked from the "get-go"!!

          And there were other things I didn't like...But I hung on to buy and read every issue and to get the collected TPB .... even though I disliked the interior art and the way the story was going.

          If Alex was behind that stuff,---- break his pencil as a writer. His covers, on the other hand, were magnificent.
          But story and the interior art was uninspiring for me.

          And I'm getting ready to walk away from DE because you just do not put out the kind of books I like.

          I want to go back to the books I've bought and re-read a good story. I want to visually go over the art work, and (yea, in some ways) love the lines that delineate our heroes.

          Most of the art on PSP did not satisfy me. I'm just one reader, so I'll hardly be missed whatever I decide to do. But I WANTED DE to succeed.

          So, when DE started PSP --- I jumped on board. I've ALWAYS wanted those Golden Age heroes to return. So, you got all my money for those issues.

          I don't enjoy going back to those issues. For me, the art and story are sub-standard.

          I could list a number of things I didn't like, but why.? (Ok, one, at least or more: The way you handled the original Daredevil. It turned out that he wasn't even the REAL Daredevil.)[Or the way you handled Davey and Magno...and their re-union.][Or, The Claw.](Kill off Green Lama's sidekick.)

          There must have been some "REAL BAD MOJO" in the vase.(Box) .....Because the boy side-kicks were acting very strange.(Just soooo many things that, to me, were too strangeandtwisted to deal with.) To change the very nature of the characters was head-shakingly bad.

          To take the patriotic life out of the heroes wasn't so great, either. And have them attack the White House. Who thought of that.??? Really???? Who???

          Create completely new characters and call them by Golden Age names seemed to be the way you went.

          Well, ...like I said, ....I'm getting ready to walk. I haven't, yet. But I'm hanging on by a book or two....and still habor a sliver of hope.

          Best to every fan, ....best to you all!!

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          • #50
            Originally posted by magnoanddavey View Post
            I really had my hopes up on The Project: SuperPowers. Our GOLDEN AGE HEROES from the 1940's return to the comic book pages. HOW WONDERFUL.!!!!

            I could list a number of things I didn't like, but why.? (Ok, one, at least or more: The way you handled the original Daredevil. It turned out that he wasn't even the REAL Daredevil.)[Or the way you handled Davey and Magno...and their re-union.][Or, The Claw.](Kill off Green Lama's sidekick.)

            There must have been some "REAL BAD MOJO" in the vase.(Box) .....Because the boy side-kicks were acting very strange.(Just soooo many things that, to me, were too strangeandtwisted to deal with.) To change the very nature of the characters was head-shakingly bad.

            To take the patriotic life out of the heroes wasn't so great, either. And have them attack the White House. Who thought of that.??? Really???? Who???

            Create completely new characters and call them by Golden Age names seemed to be the way you went.
            Magnoanddavey, meet JewishHobbit.

            Originally posted by JewishHobbit View Post
            See, my thing is that I'm not buying Project Superpowers because I'm a fan of Golden Age characters. I don't give a crap about the Golden age really. I just really enjoyed the PSP story and the characters presented there. To me, those are new characters and they are as they were portrayed.
            This a a bit of a dilemma for Nick -- which way to go? If you make one reader happy, you complete alienate another reader. It's the nature of the beast when it comes to reviving classic characters. I myself have argued about the lack of faithfulness of DE's The Shadow to the original pulp character. And other readers like Manga4life have responded with a loud "I love this book, and I don't care about any previous incarnations of the character published by other companies. Dynamite has made me a fan of their version of the character" (excuse the paraphrase, but I believe this is essentially an accurate reconstruction of Manga4life's position on the topic). I suppose I could fall back on the argument that if Dynamite chose to respect the details of a character's previous incarnation, new readers wouldn't know the difference and would just accept whatever version of the character Dynamite decided to deliver to them. Seems like the easy answer, but maybe it's just not as easy to please everyone as it looks.
            DE pull list: Will Eisner's The Spirit: The Corpse Makers, ERB's The Greatest Adventure, Green Hornet '66 Meets The Spirit, PSP: Herokillers, KISS/Vampirella, Mighty Mouse

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            • #51
              Man speaks the truth. We comicbook fans are a finicky bunch.

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              • #52
                We are. That said, why should PSP correct its course and reboot? DC have done that many times over the years with LoSH and what that has done each time is alienate more and more readers, diluting the fan-base. I hope that if DE do something else with superheroes other than a continuation of PSP, that they recognize the risk if they reboot those same characters in something clearly different.

                That would not stop some other company using the same GA blue-print(s) of course, while going off somewhere different; I just think rebooting whole cloth would be a bad call.

                Now back to the question at hand: when will we see more PSP?

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                • #53
                  I honestly don't think we're looking at that kind of reboot, the kind that alters previously-established continuity. But the next puzzle piece in the PSP mosaic may not be the direct continuation, chronologically, of where PSP left off with Chapter Two, either. And I guess it already isn't, if you count Green Lama and Black Terror appearing in MASKS. Meaning, DE might have to "bait the hook" for new readers with something more easily accessible.
                  DE pull list: Will Eisner's The Spirit: The Corpse Makers, ERB's The Greatest Adventure, Green Hornet '66 Meets The Spirit, PSP: Herokillers, KISS/Vampirella, Mighty Mouse

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                  • #54
                    That's how I possibly see it going, though I don't really want to see that either. I'd rather they finish what they started, even it has to be a small 6-part mini or something, and then try new stories.

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                    • #55
                      As I stated above somewhere, I'd like to see them go with a four books at first.

                      A pair of solo books, Green Lama and Black Terror would be the obvious choice
                      A team book limited to five or six heroes and an occasional guest star.
                      A team up book, one of the heroes (maybe 2) from the above books and one or two others.

                      Release them two in the first month then add the next two a month or two later. Six months down the road add a 'tryout' book, one or two of the heroes from the above books who seem to be popular to see how they might do on their own.

                      I'd love to see it set in the 40's maybe just before the war. If set in modern times I'd like to see a mix of 'second generation' heroes and oldtimers.

                      Part of the problem with PSP was the number of heroes fighting for face time. They kind of tried to do the massive Infinity crossover before we go to know the heroes. I really think they need to take the time to slowly establish the characters and the universe before doing a major crossover. Otherwise it gets to confusing.

                      They really don't need to do a major reboot if they keep with the modern, just limit the team book to a few heroes and use other books to tell the story of the other characters. As an example, the team up or tryout book would have been a good place to tell the story of Flame's search for Flame Girl. Bringing in other characters to help him look. Or the quest to find out what happened to American Crusader.
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                      • #56
                        New Mini-Series Announced!!!

                        A new mini-series featuring the Owl will be wirtten by J.T. Krul art by Heubert Khan Michael with covers by Alex Ross and a Subscription Only Exclusive cover by Ardian Syaf.
                        Read More Here:
                        http://www.comicvine.com/articles/dy...r/1100-146345/

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Crimsoncrusader View Post
                          A new mini-series featuring the Owl will be wirtten by J.T. Krul art by Heubert Khan Michael with covers by Alex Ross and a Subscription Only Exclusive cover by Ardian Syaf.
                          Read More Here:
                          http://www.comicvine.com/articles/dy...r/1100-146345/
                          Yay!

                          Not the character i expected to lead the return, and the blurb sounds like they have retained the PSP back-story, BUT what does this mean for the Ghost mini series? I thought that was near complete, or is my mind just making that up?

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by leonmallett View Post
                            Yay!

                            Not the character i expected to lead the return, and the blurb sounds like they have retained the PSP back-story, BUT what does this mean for the Ghost mini series? I thought that was near complete, or is my mind just making that up?
                            I don't remember them actually announcing either The Owl or The Ghost "back in the day". Although I always thought back then that The Owl was on my short list of PSP characters who hadn't already had a miniseries of their own.
                            DE pull list: Will Eisner's The Spirit: The Corpse Makers, ERB's The Greatest Adventure, Green Hornet '66 Meets The Spirit, PSP: Herokillers, KISS/Vampirella, Mighty Mouse

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                            • #59
                              Yeah, both were mentioned by the company as "In the works" during the chapter 2 run, but never happened.
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                              • #60


                                Oh my God! I'm actually in complete shock that the PSP line is continuing where it seemed to leave off. Holy Crap! I'm so stoked for this!

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