SoleMan wrote:Has anyone ever read 1963 (I think that's what it's called...) by Alan Moore? It was supposed to be a tribute to the early Marvel comics of that year, complete with old-style art and cheesy dialouge. At it's conclusion was supposed to be a massive cross-over with all the major characters at Image, but it never came to pass. Still, the series was good, (Part of my hero-worship of the man) and had a character named "The Hypernaut" in it, who was one of the most intresting creations to come out of Moore's mind. If there was one character I could dig out of obscurity and make a real comic with (I'm talking a hundred-issue run or so) It would be him.
I believe I made a post about 1963 a couple of times here. But yeah, I own five of the six issues but I haven't read them just yet as I'm waiting to find issue six and then I'll read them all and I can't wait because I love Moore, the Silver Age, and Homage comics. The series WAS suppose to be collected in trade by Dynamite Entertainment which would of had an Alex Ross cover but Moore put an end to that even though two of the three creators wanted it to be in trade. ):< Luckly you can see Ross' cover in his art book that came out recently. It's a real shame of Moore being a sour puss because I think a lot of people would of liked seeing it but oh well. Two fun facts:
Due to some agreement thing, the three of them split ownership of certain characters to do with they wish and I believe hypernaut is one of them as there's a big push by one of the original creators to have the character in his own series or something. I don't remember what but check it out, you might be pleased or it cold be another 1963 character, wiki it.
And the other cool fact is the 1963 characters appeared in an issue of big bang comics fighting those characters, so it was Homage DC vs Homage Marvel. Haven't read it but that idea alone is pure awesomeness.