Sunday, July 1, 2012

Saturn Knight Action Figure

I have a couple on my mind this week. First up, this amazing Saturn Knight Action Figure created by Irina Santos.

Irina has been making customized action figures since 2008. At first he started with GI Joe figures but in recent years he's expanded to other areas (Marvel, Dungeons and Dragons, etc...)

Irina said he normally doesn't like reading comics on the computer, but he stumbled upon my site and was really taken with the look and feel of the Flashback Universe.

To see more examples of his fantastic handywork, check out his website here:
 http://argenta-2008customs.blogspot.com.es/

I sent these images to Pierre who was overjoyed to see his handywork used for such customization. In his response, Pierre said he would be free around November, so expect us to start working on some new FBU comics to support a Flashback Universe inspired animation! More on that as we get more details iron out.


Next up is news that after some unfounded speculation by the internet, it does look like Marvel is going to make a Guardian of the Galaxy movie! While the official announcement for the movie will probably be at Comic-con, there have been so many non-comic book sites advancing this theory, (IFC, Hollywood Reporter, Huffington Post, IGN) that at this point, it would almost be a major marketing-momentum fail NOT to make such a movie.
Which begs the question:

Which version of this team will the movie feature?

The classic Bronze Age version? (My favorite)




The 90's Jim Valentino Version


or the more recent Abnett/Lanning version?


While the 90's version had a much longer run of any version, I can't see Disney going that way. Nor can I really see Disney signing off on a movie with a talking Raccoon. What we may get is some mash-up of several versions or something completely different that uses the name and borrows slightly on some of the concept. I'll be interested to see how this develops.


Finally, almost in response to my post about Are Comics becoming Too Toyetic is this news: Disney XD will have a new cartoon called Hulk: Agent of Smash (which sounds like it was made specifically so my newphew and I would have something to watch together.) I think this cartoon will be an excellent way to capitalize on the Hulk's revived popularity from the Avengers movie.



What gave me pause was the the rumor  that one of the Hulk comics will be relaunched with that title written by Jeff Parker. At first I was put off by this notion, but as I thought about it more, I realized, that's probably a smart idea.

Often the topic of making comics for kids comes up when people discuss Bronze Age sensibilities. If Jeff Parker can keep out of of the uber-violence that has become so common in modern comics (and he strikes me as a writer who can) then such a title would be exactly the type of thing us comic curmudgeons have been asking for! :D

- Jim

8 comments:

Trey said...

That's a great looking action figure.

MattComix said...

Love that SK action figure.

As for the Hulk cartoon...I have severe problems with the idea of multiple Hulks. I despise Red Hulk let alone multiple colored Hulks on a team. Even She-Hulk was already kind of pushing it to begin with. Firstly, there's just the matter of what it does to the Hulks cast. Rick and now Thunderbolt Ross? If everybody and their mom can become a Hulk it really dilutes the whole thing.

Also, I liked the old days where gamma rays effected people in different ways rather than everyone in the same way.

Reno said...

Nice Saturn Knight! Also, excited to hear Pierre will be doing more FBU.

Blitzdawg said...

I like that Saturn Knight. I'd be interested in finding out the recipe for the figure!
As far as Guardians goes- not really excited about this one. Part of that is I'm making the assumption the studio will go for the latest version of the team (I see the raccoon as being VERY marketable- Marvel/Disney's answer to "Ted"!) because it looks grittier and more violent than the original team, and it has better balance with two female characters. Problem is- these aren't A-list characters or an A-list team. And if Drax isn't dumb, it's just not the same!

Argenta-2008 said...

Glad you liked my custom of Saturn Knight :) . Blitzdawg, it was made over a Samurai DCUC with Hal Jordan head.

About the film of Guardians of the Galaxy, I have yet to see a D-list superhero film (well, the exception is Elektra, but she was rather more famous and with a more fitting theme for a film) so I'am skeptic about the film really been made.

If they do it, I think it will be a sort-of mash-up, conserving just some names and giving a new modern feel (like the X-Men films, it is not classic, neither modern). Yondu would be a sort of Avatar alien, and Starhawk maybe is a force of nature instead of a person XD.

It is really one of the strangest themes for making a superhero film. I would like better the classic version, if they did it well it could be a fantastic film, but I am quite skeptical.

About the cartoon, it sounds corny and wonky, although it could be fun. I would like to see the first episode, how in 20 minutes they explain us the origin of Hulk, of Red Hulk, of Rick Jones and how he becomes A-Bomb, of She-Hulk, how Hulk is sent into outer space by the heroes of earth, how he marries Caiera, the childhood of Skaar, and the origins of She-Hulk. The first season should be wasted only to explain all this to the new audience!

Argenta-2008 said...

Glad you liked my custom of Saturn Knight :) . Blitzdawg, it was made over a Samurai DCUC with Hal Jordan head.

About the film of Guardians of the Galaxy, I have yet to see a D-list superhero film (well, the exception is Elektra, but she was rather more famous and with a more fitting theme for a film) so I'am skeptic about the film really been made.

If they do it, I think it will be a sort-of mash-up, conserving just some names and giving a new modern feel (like the X-Men films, it is not classic, neither modern). Yondu would be a sort of Avatar alien, and Starhawk maybe is a force of nature instead of a person XD.

It is really one of the strangest themes for making a superhero film. I would like better the classic version, if they did it well it could be a fantastic film, but I am quite skeptical.

About the cartoon, it sounds corny and wonky, although it could be fun. I would like to see the first episode, how in 20 minutes they explain us the origin of Hulk, of Red Hulk, of Rick Jones and how he becomes A-Bomb, of She-Hulk, how Hulk is sent into outer space by the heroes of earth, how he marries Caiera, the childhood of Skaar, and the origins of She-Hulk. The first season should be wasted only to explain all this to the new audience!

Argenta-2008 said...

Glad you liked my custom of Saturn Knight :) . Blitzdawg, it was made over a Samurai DCUC with Hal Jordan head.

About the film of Guardians of the Galaxy, I have yet to see a D-list superhero film (well, the exception is Elektra, but she was rather more famous and with a more fitting theme for a film) so I'am skeptic about the film really been made.

If they do it, I think it will be a sort-of mash-up, conserving just some names and giving a new modern feel (like the X-Men films, it is not classic, neither modern). Yondu would be a sort of Avatar alien, and Starhawk maybe is a force of nature instead of a person XD.

It is really one of the strangest themes for making a superhero film. I would like better the classic version, if they did it well it could be a fantastic film, but I am quite skeptical.

About the cartoon, it sounds corny and wonky, although it could be fun. I would like to see the first episode, how in 20 minutes they explain us the origin of Hulk, of Red Hulk, of Rick Jones and how he becomes A-Bomb, of She-Hulk, how Hulk is sent into outer space by the heroes of earth, how he marries Caiera, the childhood of Skaar, and the origins of She-Hulk. The first season should be wasted only to explain all this to the new audience!

Argenta-2008 said...

Sorry, the captcha was driving me mad and I posted thrice.

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails