Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Sandman and Spider-Man in: "Night Terrors!"


Warner Bros seems to want to get aggressive with their DC Comics movie release schedule going forward, as they have announced four theatrical films a year along with two straight to HBO Max releases for lesser known properties.  I think an HBO Max movie or series would be a perfect place to adapt Sandman Mystery Theater, the excellent 90's series featuring the original Sandman.  It's all right there on the page, the stories are even broken down into four-issue installments.  Even reading it back in the day, I felt like it was written with an eventual live action treatment in mind.

Spidey and Wesley Dodds first met in STF #1287...


det_Tobor said...

This cover is going to increase subscriptions tremendously. WOW!

Davejonz said...

@det - I totally agree and second your WOW! Just brilliant! DC, Marvel, get working on STORIES to go with some of Ross's covers - starting with this one!

Carycomic said...

Alex Ross, himself, could not have done a better job depicting it in such a live-action style. Bravo!

As to the implied adventure within the cover? I like to imagine the pulp-noir-ish costume as being inhabited by Jack Kirby's Garrett Sanford. Somehow returned to the real world to succeed the retired Wesley Dodds!

Anonymous said...

@Cary: Uhm, hello! Did you see the search parameters at the bottom?

The photo-capture IS from Alex Ross' work!

Carycomic said...

Ooops! My bad. :-(

Bob Greenwade said...

@Anon & Cary: Well, that does make the original statement quite true: Alex Ross couldn't have done better, because he did this work and if he could've done better he surely would've!

@Ross: Cary has a good point, though, separate from that: the combination of the two images is perfectly aligned. This matches Alex' sense of composition so perfectly that it looks like the man himself could've done this as-is.

Plus, the text hints at a story that would be a real corker. Surely there would be flashbacks to Gwen Stacy and possibly Sandy Hawkins.

Horsefeathers out. of 1984 said...

from first incounter:
Sandman? You don 't look ANYTHING like him!
Not Him! I'm m e!
Isn't that like copywrite infringement?
My trademark has been around a L O T longer than his!

Seeing Spider looking painted like this is better than his live action tv show look.

Carycomic said...

The two-season wonder that starred Nicholas Hammond on CBS?

Or the Japanese series featuring the Transformer-like mecha?

Brother Kellymatthew said...

When Will Wesley meet Molly Dodd and deal with her Days & Nights?

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