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Sat, May 26, 2018 4:46 PM

Live Poll: Live Action Superheros Who Did Not Originate From Comicbooks

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls026988743/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/nGf0yz8mtC4/

Lately, with all the live action comicbook movies being produced lately, it seems a character can only be considered a superhero if they came from a comicbook from one of the big Comicbook companies, or independent companies, or manga. Well, this list serves as a reminder that there are other sources from which a superhero can arise. Like: movies, TV shows, tv cartoon shows not based on comicbook characters, Comicstrips (remember those?), old radio shows, old movie matinee serials, pulp fiction, and novels. Well, which one of these who made it into a live action movie, should be considered a superhero?

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2 years ago

From what I got there, that should get people going to fill in the rest!

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2 years ago

How about making it one emblematic superhero per franchise? Star Wars is good but the film is in a league of its own, maybe we should separate SW from the rest of the films?

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My answer is the one below this one.

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2 years ago

No. Why? Because the idea started with him. In any other genre that Sci-Fy fantasy, like would be considered a superhero with that light Sabre fighting skills and his powers of the force. But because he is in a scuffle-fy fantasy series he and the rest of the Jedi get ignored whenever someone talks about superheroes or does these superhero polls. It is time to bring him and the rest of the Jedi into the fold and consider a superhero the same as Spider-Man and others. Hey, spideysense, the force? They both warn there users of something is wrong.

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It was supposed to read as “In any other genre than Sci-Fy fantasy, Luke would be considered a superhero with that light Sabre fighting skills and his powers of the force. But because he is in a sci-fy fantasy series he and the rest of the Jedi get ignored whenever someone talks about superheroes or does these superhero polls.”

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2 years ago

dgranger,
I recommend a shorter title. Please change title from:
Who Is a Live Action Superhero That Had Originated From Sources Other Than Comicbooks?

To:Live Action Superhero Originating From Sources Other Than Comic BooksorNon-Comic Book Live Action Superheros

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How do you like the new title and the new entry?

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The new title is much better. I've updated the title of your thread accordingly.

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Good. Now suggest someone? Or pick one from the list?

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2 years ago

The list is 404 error

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I had just tried it. It works.

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For some reason, the top link is not working. This link works. https://www.imdb.com/list/ls026988743/

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2 years ago

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2 years ago

Typo in the title: Superheroes

And in the text: 
...being produced lately, it seems a character can only be considered a superhero if they come from...

Well, this list serves as a reminder that there are other sources from which a superhero can arise.

Well, which one of these who made it into a live action movie, should be considered a superhero?

To nominate another or to discuss the topic, click here. If you are nominating another, just remember to mention what the original source was. Sorry “Ben 10”, but nobody has done a live action movie of you yet.

Maybe this line can be removed:
(I’m not sure what is the difference is between “Pulp fiction” and adventure/fantasy/science fiction novels, but they do say there is a difference.)

Remember: polls should always be objective, so please try to avoid words like "I" in your text. 

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Most of the changes are done. However I do believe that the word “Came” is the right word to use since The sentence it is in is in the past tense and “Came” is the past tense form of the word “Come”.
As for the bit about the difference between “pulp Fiction” and Adventure, Sci- Fi novels at the time in the past, 1) I was trying to inject some humor into this, and 2) I really did find a source that the Conan novels considered pulp fiction while somehow the Tarzan novels weren’t.

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Thanks.
Noticed a typo here as well:
Lately, with all the live action comicbook movies being produced lately,...

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2 years ago

Hercules

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2 years ago

What about Darkman and Robocop? 

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Second

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No problem, they both came movies. Added. Also thanks, I was finding way too many guys with their shorts off. I need more women and defiantly more racial diversity. Wait a moment. I remember one but the movie sucked! Trying to remember the name.

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Meteor man. As I said. The movie was not that good.

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The Meteor Man (1993) wasn't the best ever, but it has its fanbase and cult following. Plus Marvel promoted it with a five-issue comic, for some reason seemingly integrated in the universe which was unusual. 

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”Plus Marvel promoted it with a five-issue comic, for some reason seemingly integrated in the universe which was unusual. ”
actually it wasn’t. A lot of movies at that period were doing Comicbook adaptations in order to promote their films. And DC was exploring the African American superhero market by making “Steel” African American, John Stewart Green Lantern African American and sponsoring a DC imprint line of comics, Milestone Comics, drawn and written by African Americans that produced “Static”, “Hardware”, “Icon”, “Blood Syndicate” and “Shadow Cabinet”. Marvel just wanted to get into that market in case Meteor Man hit it big. Common sense really.

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Well, as I sad, "seemingly". Sometimes both DC and Marvel do crossovers which look more or less canon and are considered parts of actual working canons, but they usually get retconed and abandoned anyway. 

I am actually very aware of every single character mentioned and I even read a lot of Milestone (which led for a few fascinating discoveries that modern TV Arrowverse uses some Milestone Dakotaverse characters from the 90's in their series). They've made some fascinating and innovative stuff, which is sadly largely forgotten today.  

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I agreed. I had read them too. DC did keep Static though. They just don’t bring him out to often.

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In the 90's having a lot of imprints greatly increased sells, because niche markets were forming a lot. By 2000's and 2010's sells of those imprints rapidly decreased, because niches either went on the internet or just integrated into larger mainstream audiences. It is a bit of a sad process, although Internet now provides for forming of the new niches. 

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2 years ago

I know Harley Quinn is an antihero-villian,

but I think she was originally created in the 90s batman cartoon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harley_Quinn

"The character was created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, and first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series in September 1992. "

Batman The Animated Series 1992

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That is thin and splitting hairs but she is on.

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Nice!  She gets my vote.

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Yep. Harley Quinn/Harleen Quinzel was created specifically for animated television. She was popular enough that she was adapted into comic books by 1999. DC already had a few female super-villains going by the codename "Harlequin", but they were considered less memorable. 

Similarly, Firestar/Angelica Jones from Marvel was created specifically for the "Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends" television series, but was adapted into comic books in 1985.