Monday, July 18, 2016

Blade Vs. Man-Bat



Blade is another Marvel property that is rumored to be under consideration for getting a Netflix series.  It's only fitting since the Wesley Sniped Blade film really kicked off the Marvel Age of comic movies, in my opinion.  It showed how cool superheroic abilities could look with new special effects and paved the way for Spider-Man, X-Men and ultimately Marvel's own studio.I wouldn't even mind seeing Snipes himself continue in the role.

13 comments:

Keith B said...

I'm sure Mr. Snipes wouldn't mind starring in it either :)

Great cover!

Anonymous said...

Yes! This is the original look I remember so well. SHAFT safari jacket; MOD SQUAD:TOS Afro; cool green goggles; and anti-vampiric projectiles that gave new meaning to the term "stake knives."

Oh! How I still mentally kick myself for not buying this issue of TOMB OF DRACULA when it was still only 27 cents (including sales tax)!

Alaric Shapli said...

Anonymous- Where were you living, where comic books had sales tax?! They certainly didn't in New York.

Wolfhammer said...

Awesome cover! Two old favorites of mine. I would love to read this story.

Anonymous said...

@Alaric: Northwest Connecticut, in the very early Seventies. All the stores, here, charged a two-cent sales tax on each of their 25-cent comics.

Cary Killingbeck said...

@Anon: Hey! A fellow Nutmeg Yankee. Welcome to the site.

Anonymous said...

@Cary: thanks. And, while I'm here, might I request Starfox (Eros of Titan) meets. "Star Fox" McCloud? Or Usagi Yojimbo meets Thunderbunny?

Isaac said...

Cool cover, Ross. I almost thought Blade was done by Jim Aparo. Now howza 'bout Man-Bat and Man-Wolf! or I'll take Charlie Brown & Snoopy meet Calvin & Hobbes. Or Ghost Rider meets Mr. Bones from Infinity Inc.!

Ross said...

Man-Bat and Man-Wolf have met previously on the blog.

Simreeve said...

Just a suggestion, not related to this cover: Ka-Zar, with Zabu & perhaps Shanna, meets ...
... the Flintstones.

^_^

ELS said...

Looks like a Frank Robbins Blade, and it's a shame you couldn't find a Robbins Man-Bat to match up. As for who really did Man-Bat - heaven only knows. Well, you might, Ross... :)

Ross said...

ELS, Check the labels below the posts for the artists, in this case Gene Colan and Jason Fabok.

Cary Killingbeck said...

@ELS: actually, that's a good thing. Especially, if it was Robbins working with Frank Springer! Those two were the worst illustrators of Batman, during the 1970's, I ever saw.

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