Slightly Misplaced Comic Book Heroes Case Files #61: Bug

His name is Bug. That is possibly the best name anyone could think of.
His name is Bug. That is possibly the best name anyone could think of.

Once upon a time, Marvel Comics got the comic book rights to, of all things, 2001:  A Space Odyssey.  Anyone who’s seen that movie knows it’s, well, an odd choice for any sort of adaptation for younger readers, but it still happened.  It was also an ongoing series.  Where do you take a story like that once you’ve recounted the story from the movie?  This wasn’t Star Wars with the promise of ongoing adventures for the characters.  Part of the answer for writer/artist Jack Kirby was to create a new character that would cross over to the main Marvel Universe, namely Machine Man.

That was not the only time a licensed character got into the main universe.  That also happened with Bug.

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New Guardians Of The Galaxy Mix Tape? James Gunn Is Not A Fan

cosmicmixThe Guardians of the Galaxy cartoon has revealed its first soundtrack compilation and the film’s director doesn’t like it.  While the first two episodes are set to premiere on September 26 on Disney X D, the soundtrack itself won’t come out until October 16 according to Marvel.  This hasn’t stopped Marvel from revealing the full compilation–and since all the songs are from the 70s it doesn’t make one bit of sense to delay the soundtrack but whatevs.

Asked for his opinion on the soundtrack, the brilliant James Gunn who gave us the first movie tweeted his disappointment.

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Whatever Happened To Drax The Destroyer?

Pictured in center:  a character moviegoers won't realize they've seen on the silver screen.
Pictured in center: a character moviegoers won’t realize they’ve seen on the silver screen.

Comic book superheroes die.  It happens.  Many get better.  A few stay dead.  And then there are the rare few who are almost designed to die and come back.

Once such character in that last category is Drax the Destroyer.

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James Gunn: Defender of the Geeks

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Oscar season has come and gone, but Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn had some words for the artistes who used the biggest night in show business to bash geek properties.
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Movie Remakes That Actually Make Sense

remakesRemakes are always a controversial subject.  A few weeks ago, I wrote about how a remake of my favorite Hitchcock film made my nervous, even though it was to be helmed by one of my favorite directors.  I think that is why Roger Ebert once said that they shouldn’t remake great movies; they should remake movies with great premises which were poorly executed.  Here are ten movies that fall between interesting stinkers and some of the most beloved classics of all time.

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