Thursday, October 26, 2006

Movie night

While we're waiting for new episodes of the animated TV series, may I suggest a movie? Over at the latest Googleplex Theatres is One Shot Hero. Produced by Dave Miller, based on the story by Cary Bates and Dave Cockrum. You can see the source material at Ye Olde Comick Book Blogge as I mentioned the other day.

ERG-1 has all the powers of the Legionnaires - yet he's rejected due to a quirk in the rules that requires a unique power, by none other than a man who turns that quirk to his advantage. Was Mon-el jealous of ERG-1? His own powers were not unique when compared to Superboy, yet he bans ERG-1 for the very same thing.

Of course, you can't get to the theater late, you have to see the trailers first. Coming soon from Studio Sanning and 20th Century Dox are the trailers to The Ghost of Ferro Lad (based on Adventure 352-3) and Escape of the Fatal Five (based on Adventure 365-6). Note that the trailers only work in Internet Explorer, not Firefox, even the new version.

The animation styles for each are very different - the ERG story is completely hand-drawn and animated in Flash, while the two trailers were done in the style of the old 1960s Marvel cartoons, where the animation consisted of moving static images from panels taken directly from the comics from one side of the screen to the other. Each have cool sound effects and animation, and each is true to the source material.

P.S. Sorry, Dave, I meant to write this up over the summer when you sent me the link in the first place.

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