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iFanboy – Episode #10: “Pitch”

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iFanboy is back into the viewer mail bag with a question that ponders how each one would reimagine certain characters for the modern world. It is the ULTIMATE challenge but these three ALL STARS are up to the task. Come along, won’t you, as the iFanboys pitch their ideas out into the internet for all the world to claim as their own.



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  1. import says:

    Conor totally wins! Anyone who props Dick Grayson automatically wins, and he is actually right. The classic Robin does need a modern retelling. I think the era around the time where he founded the Titans, but his solo adventures would be such a good read. Dick is and will always be the Alpha Robin. haha

  2. import says:

    Ron, I was hoping for Ultimate Darkhawk. An X-Men character was the obvious choice. You’re better than that.

    Great show guys.

  3. import says:

    Yes that was my favorite episode of the video show so far. I liked everyones ideas.
    I think it would be cool to do an All Star Blue Beetle, expecially after the countdown to the Infinate Crisis. He is such a likeable character and I think someone could have alot of fun writing some new stories about Ted Kord.
    Also an All Star Teen Titans. I’m suprised that hasn’t already been proposed. A updated look at the beginning of the Worlds Greatest Superteens Team.
    (And yes it would be Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, Wonder Girl, and Speedy.)
    Considering all the years of character development and definative charater traits we have seen with all the members I feel that it could be given a new depth that could not have been possible before.
    George Perez and Wolfman as the dream team.
    That sound good?

  4. import says:

    Speaking of Darkhawk did anyone else notice him and Sleepwalker in the ad for The Avengers The Initiative in the back of Civil War 7 ?
    Are they going to be in a new team book?
    The New” we promise we aren’t the ones with blood on our hands” Warriors maybe?

  5. import says:

    Actually, Darkhawk is slated to be in a new book from Marvel written by CB Cebulski called “The Loners” building off his (and others) appearance in the Runaways…

    no word on Sleepwalker though

  6. import says:

    I think I’d do an ultimate line for the Batman baddie “Tallyman”. I mean, he has a great story line: his mother was affraid of the “tally man”; the guy who would come around threatening and getting money from slum residents and when he witnessed this as a child he vowed to become the Tallyman himself. Plus, while Jean was Batman, he carved a bat-stymbol into his chest. Even more great baggage!

    Anyhow, that’s my character I’d revamp.

  7. import says:

    I’d revamp Big Wheel into… just a big wheel. Mutated. From a smaller wheel.

    Or the ninja turtles, but the new toon did a fantastic job with that. I would just make some minor tweaks to it.

    Yeah, I got nothing right now.

    Or revamp the Green Goblin. He needs it more than anyone.

  8. import says:

    Stilt-man, I really want to see him made into a badass no matter how improbable that may be

  9. import says:

    [I]Actually, Darkhawk is slated to be in a new book from Marvel written by CB Cebulski called “The Loners” building off his (and others) appearance in the Runaways…[/I]

    Yeah, I am not sure how a team can call themselves the Loners, but whatever. I still psyched for it. I am hoping got the schizophrenic Darkhawk from Runaways.

  10. import says:

    Good episode as always.
    I’d re-do… Firestar or Catwoman. I really like those two.

  11. import says:

    Dave, excellent point. It’s like in the movie Airheads, where the band’s name is “The Lone Rangers.”

    If I could, I would re-do The Shadow. For some reason, I really dig this guy, and I think a modern crime/noir/mystery book with this character would be pure sex. Maybe if Darwyn Cooke wrote with Tony Harris art. Drool…

    Great ideas from the guys though. Great show as always, and keep up the great work.

  12. import says:

    This was BY FAR the best video show, and may even rank as good as the best audio show, this one was just really, really, great.

    And I think special KUDOS are due to Cameron for the great question that made it all possible. Everyweek I ponder what question I might send in, trying to think of a really great one that would spark a great discussion, like Cameron did here. Haven’t sent one in yet, as I want to save it until I have a good one that’s worth everyobody’s time, and the questions I have heard on the podcast have been so good! I just have to keep pondering…

    People are sending in some really great questions, keeps me thinking, makes for great podcasts/videocasts, thanks one and all!

  13. import says:

    Best Go Daddy promo ever. Great show, guys, all around.

  14. import says:

    Great show guys…

    No cookies…no catering? That’s harsh…

  15. import says:

    I know! Iknow!
    The early adventures of Black Adam in Egypt when he first started. That would be amazing and considering the treatment in 52 (which I love by the way) it would be really interesting to see a do gooder Adam.
    Just imagine all the different ways that those stories could be handled. “Shazam!-y” style (drawn and written in the golden age style of the Marvels), gritty, etc. It seems like a wide open territory expecially no one (and I mean NO ONE) has taken the time to flesh out Adams early super career.
    Anyway, more thoughts to be ignored, haha

  16. import says:

    This was a great episode guys. As a working writer, you guys aren’t too far off in how you pitched, so I’d be interested in seeing you guys actually do it!

    Oh, and there’s something weird when a guy who looks kind of like you (Conor) has the same affinity for a character that you do. It’s awesome, but a little weird.

  17. import says:

    I’d love to see more Dick Grayson “the early years” but DC has covered some of that ground. You have Robin Year One, Batgirl Year One, Nightwing Year One and the upcoming Teen Titans Year One. There’s also Dark Victory which was meant to be a spiritual successor to Batman Year One. I could mention Batman Year Three but that sucked.

    If I had the pleasure of revamping a book I’d revamp The Blackhawks. I’d love to see an in-continuity WWII story where it made a historical moment (like Pearl Harbor)for the DC universe. Think of Band of Brothers with fighter pilots vs. Vandal Savage.

  18. import says:

    f I had the pleasure of revamping a book I’d revamp The Blackhawks. I’d love to see an in-continuity WWII story where it made a historical moment (like Pearl Harbor)for the DC universe. Think of Band of Brothers with fighter pilots vs. Vandal Savage.

    ooOoo!

  19. import says:

    “I’d love to see more Dick Grayson “the early years” but DC has covered some of that ground.”

    Of the books you mentioned only Robin Year One and Dark Victory has received decent to good reviews. I was just shopping for Robin Year One online, and a copy in bad condition, with the pages falling out, is going for $14-$20.00. A copy in very good condition is going for $40+ dollars, as expensive as $70-80.00, and this is not an old book at all. Reader interest — it’s there. The corporation? Who knows. Economic theory tells us “supply and demand,” but corporate theory and those that run corporations seem to have a broken hearing aid.

    Perhaps only Robin Year One is close to what Conor mentioned, a book from Dick Grayson’s perspective, but actually it’s from Alfred’s perspective, and young Dick Grayson is once again, “that kid.” Nightwing Year One? Nightwing is completely and utterly Bronze age, not Silver Age at all. And funny you should mention those particular books – the only ones consider half way good even are written by the same two writers.

    Judging just by the resale price of a rather new book, Robin Year One, Conor’s proposal has potential both in sales and reader interest, but where is the book? Where is a true Silver Age Dick Grayson, in the Batcave, showing us his perspective on Batman? Readers appear to want it, what do we have to do for DC to get the clue? I somehow suspect that there is a proposal or pitch sitting on someone’s desk, hinted at in both New Frontiers and Trinity, that is planned for the future, but…

    The publishers in all their mighty wisdom are not even reprinting a book (Robin Year One) going for $80.00 in good condition.

    Blackhawks in WWII — as a lover of pulp stories set in the Golden Age of Comics but written by contemporary sophisticated writers, I wouldn’t set your sights too high, or hold your breath. Brubaker practically screamed “HEY! WHAT ABOUT DOING THE INVADERS!?” in the pages of Captain America (Winter Soldier), but…? When Nightwing is considered a “historical character” (gosh darn I feel old), Rogue of the X-Men ages backwards (since her first appearance), everything takes place “within the past 12 years,” etcetera etcetera, well, my Pulp Loving friends, WWII is just too long ago for a country and population that renders invisible anything over 30 years old.

    So I hear this Athena Voltaire character is quite the hit in the indy books… and that Rocketeer movie was pretty good, and continues to be popular…

    I continue to be amazed at how what could sell very well is not even published, while an amazing amount of crap comes pouring out of the presses….

    (never mind–perhaps these are just the whistful musings of an old man…)

  20. import says:

    Yes, you read that right — Rogue is aging backwards. In her first appearance in Avengers King Size Annual #10, when she stole the powers of Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers) she was definitely in her late 20s or early 30s. Judging by her latest pictures, she may turn 13 this summer. No explanation given in continuity. Must be a mutant thing. “Dark Rogue” — turns into a malevolent entity that selfishly sucks out the ability of all others to age, later turning them into infants…

  21. import says:

    The show as about doing an “Ultimate” version of the characters. Not telling stories that haven’t been told. Ultimate Spider-Man, for example, isn’t about new stories, it about a clean updated character, and the little things you’d change if you had a do-over.

  22. import says:

    “The show as about doing an “Ultimate” version of the characters. Not telling stories that haven’t been told. Ultimate Spider-Man, for example, isn’t about new stories, it about a clean updated character, and the little things you’d change if you had a do-over.”

    OK, trying to give this some though along those lines…everytime somebody does anything on WW!! they get accused of “revisionist history,” but seriously, does this count?

    Invaders:
    1) A WWII era “tough” Cap (not “new idea,” but actually never been done)
    2) Bucky – Well, Brubaker has paved the way for this a little bit, but it would be along the lines of his flash backs from his Captain America series — less the happy go lucky kid sidekick, and more the tough gun toting, knife wielding… soldier. Not the Winter Soldier, but a young soldier.

    3) Original Human Torch — anything with a personality that can be distiguished from your average blond guy that burns on fire (but distinctly different from Johnny Storm) (that would be new)
    4) Toro — anything with a personality that can be distinguished from your average black haired happy go lucky side kick (that would also be new)

    5) HERE is the real one — why exactly DID Namor fight on the side of the Allies? The original character was a pretty dark anti-hero in the Golden Age, then just got switched to sudden good guy for “the duration.” Explanation backstory?

    6) Combination of Superheros with real WWII situations, as the war progressed, rather than just being in some “otherworldly” WW!! it always is…

    7) Japanese that are not stereotypicial, likewise the Germans. That would be new (especially the former)

    Does that count?

  23. import says:

    ultimate darkwing duck

  24. import says:

    “ultimate darkwing duck”

    I loved Darkwing Duck! Bring it on!

  25. import says:

    Ultimate USAgent: Captain American Psycho.

    ‘There is an idea of a Captain America…’

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