|22nd December 2007, 10:53 AM||#16 (permalink)|
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Re: hero's - xmen
It's influences seem obvious but I think the good thing is that it doesn't try to pretend it is completely new. It constantly nods its head to various influences throughout the series.
|12th May 2008, 11:47 AM||#17 (permalink)|
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Re: hero's - xmen
It even has comics central to the plot in series 1, after all. And Stan Lee's cameo on the bus made me fall off my seat laughing.
The idea of real-world heroes has been in the ether since I was a young lad (in the late 60s, early 70s) and certainly in the 80s when Warrior flew off the book stands under the steam of Alan Moore's (among others less visible these days) writing prowess, but the TV and screen writers who might have brought it all off intelligently just weren't comics people. Comics had no adult following worth a damn until the children who loved them grew into a sizeable demographic - which must have happened around the Chris Reeve Superman movie - and the fans got work as writers in television. Then it was just a matter of waiting for TV special effects to get cheap enough.
Stephen King trod closely to the line as well, remember. It's all about extreme situations in a familiar world, from King Kong to Desperate Housewives.
Heroes is the series I'd have liked to have made first, though. While it's around, some of my second book and practically all of the third and fourth are going to look derivative if they're ever published. I'm currently trying to replot, emphasising the differences, though the super-powers aspect is always going to come in for some criticism. Such is life
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