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Old 06-04-2012, 13:50
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I just got a mailload of old Marvel film adaps from mycomicshop.com. Some of the likenesses were good. Nigel Davenport in the Island of Dr. Moreau was spot-on, according to my mum, while the Meteor turned the balding, cleanshaven Trevor Howard character Sir Michael into a random eccentric, greyhaired, moustachioed, bespectacled Professor with no name. Anyone else memories of classic comics' film likenesses not being spot-on? I know the various 'that ain't Tom Baker, looks more like Pertwee or Gareth Hunt' comics.
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Old 14-04-2012, 21:24
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See also Simon Pegg as Wee Hughie in "The Boys".
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Old 14-04-2012, 22:10
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Utimate Nick Fury was always designed as being SLJ and then the films copied the Ultimates line.
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Old 15-04-2012, 18:26
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In DC's 'Identity Crisis', the artist Rags Morales patterned the main characters after various actors and other famous people. He lists them in the supplemental material. Highlights include Zatanna/Phoebe Cates, Elongated Man/Danny Kaye, Atom/Young Paul Newman, Shining Knight/John Cleese, Capt. Boomerang/Ron Jeremy.
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Old 15-04-2012, 19:37
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Glyn Leach based his version of Marvelman on Paul Newman, whereas Alan Davies used Samantha Fox's face as a base for his version. Recurring character Saturnyne was based upon Des O'connor's daughter Karen, who appeared in a couple of Adam and the Ants videos.
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Old 15-04-2012, 19:42
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John Constantine was based on Sting (the singer, not the wrestler).
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Old 16-04-2012, 00:36
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Some artists just draw like that. Once you have heard that Eminem was used as the "face" in Wanted you can't unsee it and ruins the whole book
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Old 24-04-2012, 01:22
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I once read that Captain (Shazam!) Marvel was based on Fred Macmurray and Mary Marvel was based on Judy Garland.
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Old 27-04-2012, 23:09
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a few artists at Marvel, during the 80's used Timothy Dalton (when he was in Flash Gordon) as picture reference for Tony Stark, I believe
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Old 28-04-2012, 19:51
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whereas Alan Davies used Samantha Fox's face as a base for his version. Recurring character Saturnyne was based upon Des O'connor's daughter Karen, who appeared in a couple of Adam and the Ants videos.
I can't find anything on the internet that confirms this but I really want it to be true. Can you point me in the direction of some corroborating evidence?
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