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(Short List)   It's been nothing but capes, capes and more capes since 1974, as proved by this superhero infographic   (shortlist.com) divider line 28
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2014-08-21 08:25:21 AM  
affordablehousinginstitute.org
 
2014-08-21 08:32:41 AM  
And we're done.
 
2014-08-21 08:40:03 AM  
There is nothing to fear from capes.
 
2014-08-21 08:44:57 AM  
wallpoper.com

Doesn't see the problem.
 
2014-08-21 09:07:37 AM  

Sybarite: [wallpoper.com image 850x637]

Doesn't see the problem.


He's never heard of Thunderhead, obviously.
 
2014-08-21 09:19:42 AM  

misterfweem: Sybarite: [wallpoper.com image 850x637]

Doesn't see the problem.

He's never heard of Thunderhead, obviously.


Don't you mean Dunderhead?
 
2014-08-21 09:30:22 AM  
 
2014-08-21 09:33:39 AM  
'74 you say?

img.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-21 09:38:05 AM  
Also,
 img4.wikia.nocookie.net
and
 static.tvtropes.org
 
2014-08-21 09:38:28 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: There is nothing to fear from capes.


What about Cape Fear?
 
2014-08-21 09:38:42 AM  
Done in one.
 
2014-08-21 09:44:15 AM  
I can't decide if those charts are awful, or if they are some sort of meta-commentary on the convoluted continuity of comic books in general.

Either way, they're unreadable, and not really a "charts" at all; just a bunch of info, presented in the most annoying way possible.
 
2014-08-21 09:48:31 AM  
Came for the Edna reference. Leaving happy.
 
2014-08-21 11:16:50 AM  
Because so many of the martial arts emphasize the many combat uses of the cape.
 
2014-08-21 11:24:43 AM  
One glaring omission in the chart: Captain Marvel (AKA Shazam) was the first superhero to have a live action film adaptation in 1941.
 
2014-08-21 11:25:11 AM  
That infographic sucks.

First of all, it's completely ignoring comic strips. There were dozens of Blondie movies in the early 20th century, as well as bunches of L'il Abner, Dick Tracy, Orphan Annie, Millie the Tiller, Mandrake, Jungle Jim, and other popular comic strips of the age that we don't even remember these days... So the 1920s through 1940s should have WAY more comic-inspired movies listed.

Second, it's too big and the print is too damned small.

Third, as  realmolo said, it's just a bunch of info laid out in a terrible way, using a ridiculous key.
 
2014-08-21 11:29:53 AM  

Wolfmanjames: One glaring omission in the chart: Captain Marvel (AKA Shazam) was the first superhero to have a live action film adaptation in 1941.


That all depends on what you consider a "superhero" to be.

Is Flash Gordon a superhero? What about Mandrake the Magician?


Personally, I'd count Mandrake. He's essentially Zatara. He wears a costume. He has powers. He fights criminals. And if we count Mandrake, then that makes it 1939, instead.

/I had names wrong previously. I meant  Tilie the Toiler, and not "Millie the Tiller". Oops.
 
2014-08-21 11:33:43 AM  
AND pouches.

Lots and lots of muther-farking pouches!
 
2014-08-21 11:38:56 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: '74 you say?

[img.photobucket.com image 629x612]


Wouldn't it be kinda awesome if they did the Nomad story in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and actually had him wear that low-cut, v-neck, spandex outfit?
 
2014-08-21 11:39:18 AM  

TV's Vinnie: AND pouches.

Lots and lots of muther-farking pouches!


static.comicvine.com
 
2014-08-21 11:39:19 AM  

WilderKWight: That infographic sucks.

First of all, it's completely ignoring comic strips. There were dozens of Blondie movies in the early 20th century, as well as bunches of L'il Abner, Dick Tracy, Orphan Annie, Millie the Tiller, Mandrake, Jungle Jim, and other popular comic strips of the age that we don't even remember these days... So the 1920s through 1940s should have WAY more comic-inspired movies listed.

Second, it's too big and the print is too damned small.

Third, as  realmolo said, it's just a bunch of info laid out in a terrible way, using a ridiculous key.


1. It's about "superheroes", not "comics".

2. I blame the website (or subby) for not linking to a bigger version (http://thumbnails-visually.netdna-ssl.com/comic-book-to-live-action- superheroes_53e6728f3346d.jpg).

3. I agree with this one. Way too many symbols.
 
2014-08-21 11:40:32 AM  

TV's Vinnie: AND pouches.

Lots and lots of muther-farking pouches!


static.comicvine.com
 
2014-08-21 11:54:22 AM  

Rwa2play: TV's Vinnie: AND pouches.

Lots and lots of muther-farking pouches!

[static.comicvine.com image 600x479]


PizzaJedi81: TV's Vinnie: AND pouches.

Lots and lots of muther-farking pouches!

[static.comicvine.com image 600x479]


themissouritorch.com
 
2014-08-21 12:03:38 PM  
blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com

Trench Coat > Cape
 
2014-08-21 12:07:23 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Rwa2play: TV's Vinnie: AND pouches.

Lots and lots of muther-farking pouches!

[static.comicvine.com image 600x479]

PizzaJedi81: TV's Vinnie: AND pouches.

Lots and lots of muther-farking pouches!

[static.comicvine.com image 600x479]

[themissouritorch.com image 350x218]


Missed the synchronous posting. Heh.
 
2014-08-21 07:07:59 PM  
My expectation reading the headline: Someone put together a super awesome infographic showing cape or no cape wearing trends over the course of history in comics!  How cool is that?!?

My reaction reading the article: Oh...not what I was expecting.

Another project added to my ToDo list as a result of failed meeting between expectation and reality.  *chuckles*

Thank goodness Edna was the Boobies.  That cheered me up quite a bit.
 
2014-08-21 09:17:24 PM  

Wolfmanjames: One glaring omission in the chart: Captain Marvel (AKA Shazam) was the first superhero to have a live action film adaptation in 1941.


He's there. Left most column near the bottom under the Fawcett heading. On the wheely thingie he's listed under 1941, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, and 2016.

Although they don't list the rest of them: Captain Marvel Jr, Mary Marvel, and Uncle Dudley.

/i bet it was Mr Mind that designed that horrible graphic
//it looks and feels a bit wormy
 
2014-08-21 10:21:51 PM  
But, but, comic books are for kids... Bah!
 
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