Friday, January 27, 2017

The Metal Men and Nova



Though they weren't everyone's cup of tea, I enjoyed the CGI animated series  Green Lantern and Beware the Batman.  Should DC decide to utilize that style again, I think that The Metal Men would be a perfect fit for it.  I have loved all of their animated appearances so far, and it would be great to see them and their wild rogues gallery in full CGI glory.

7 comments:

Sonofjack Well said...

The Metal Men were among those DC characters that always felt more like Marvel characters to me (along with the Doom Patrol and Metamorpho). Conversely, I always thought that Captain America seemed more like a DC character....

Great cover, by the way. I always thought that Doc Magnus had a loose screw or two.

Cary Comic said...

Who knows? In the DCU of Earth-410, he could even have been the one to invent those apparently self-replicating Ku Klux Klandroids known as the Trolvs!*

*See ACTION COMICS #410 (March 1972)

Bob Greenwade said...

A CGI Metal Men would be fantastic! I think it could even work on the big screen, if DC could get up enough confidence in the property. Maybe they could test the waters with a direct-to-DVD story.

And speaking of special effects, Ross, this is definitely one of your better covers. I especially like the spot where Nova is bursting right through Mercury's midsection.

Ross said...

Thanks, Bob - the toughest part of this one was re-creating parts of Platinum that were originally covered up by a UPC box...

Wolfhammer said...

The original NOVA is such a classic Marvel character. More recent versions of him have become ridiculous though with the writers portraying him as a younger and younger person. What's next, toddler NOVA?

METAL MEN are great. How about a team-up with E-MAN?

Anonymous said...

i have often wished that dc had captain america instead of marvel....too bad....lol

Anonymous said...

@ my namesake: With Hank "Commander Steel" Heywood, they've got the best of both worlds. Captain America and the $6,000,000 Man!

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