Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Thing and Deadman



Deadman is one of those characters that I will pretty much follow through any title he appears in. I have always loved his look and his unique perspective on things. I am very happy that his profile has risen so much in recent years, with his apperances on the animated JLU and Batman: The Brave and Bold shows and a prominent role in the Blackest Night and Brightest Day series. Another reason to love Deadman is the great artists that have illustradted his adventures - Adams, Aparo, Garcia-Lopez... he really brought out the best in them. I wasn't crazy about the Kelley Jones emaciated version, but I have to admit it was an interesting spin on the look.

Deadman is another property that I feel could be easily developed for television. It's tailor made for a Quantum Leap-type show. They would probably discard his trapeze uniform and mask though, which would be too bad, because it looks so cool!

7 comments:

Cathy and Dave said...

Outstanding!

Instead of the debacle that was "Grayson" - pitching a pre-Robin, Smallville-esque take on Dick Grayson as the next big thing on the CW...somebody should be pitching Deadman!...With The Flying Graysons...

Huge Quantum Leap fan! Would love to see a Deadman like that!

Mikeyboy said...

I can see this happening

Jozeph Dukö said...

This would be so cool

Anonymous said...

It would be cool. Maybe someday. -Mea

Anonymous said...

i still wouldve loved to see thing and creeper capt comet captain marvel shazam capt planet casper capt caveman cave carson for the d's doom patrol darkwing duck darkclaw
for the e's e-man elongated man elvira

Ross said...

Some of those are definitely coming up. Remember, characters with a "The" won't show up until the T's.

Matt Bird said...

Deadman was developed as a TV show in 2000 by TNT as an hourlong show to be a companion to "Witchblade". After that show was cancelled due to the actress going to rehab, they dropped Deadman too. I'm not sure if a pilot was ever shot.

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