Thursday, June 28, 2012
WARLOCK: The Movie (1975)
The cosmic characters have long been some of my favorites in the Marvel Universe, particularly those penned by Jim Starlin. Thanos is a fantastic villain (and apparently going to be in the next Avengers movie...). Adam makes for a bizarre hero with a cigar-chomping troll, Pip, as a best friend. Then there's Drax the Destroyer, who was created to destroy Thanos, but I guess only recently, forty years after his creation. And the deadly assassin Gamora, who, in her slinky fishnet outfit, was twenty years ahead of the superhero sexpots that would really begin to dominate in the 90's.
Now some may criticize me for lifting these poses and whatnot from others work...but in my mind, those old movie posters were made from set photos, so wouldn't the comics I was referencing be the same? Anyhow, it certainly owes a debt to the aforementioned Starlin, Ron Marz, Al Milgrom, and many others who brought these cosmic stories to life.