As a result of a series of escalating dares Kang and Biff saw the Lone Ranger this weekend. Is it as bad as everyone says it is? Give a listen find out.
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These days, original ideas seem sort of hard to come by. Don’t believe me? Go see a movie, but be sure you make it in time for the previews. Now, notice how nearly every movie you see is cashing in on an existing franchise? Sequels, prequels, adaptations and reboots account for so many of the blockbusters these days, and I don’t blame the studios for cashing in on properties they can depend on for a payday.
Adaptations are a necessary risk. Sure, there’s a chance you’ll end up making a Super Mario Bros or a Daredevil, but the other side of that coin is a Jaws or a Jurassic Park. I suppose a good rule of thumb would be to try and stick to novels while avoiding video games.
Artist and writer Francesco Francavilla is no stranger to the pulp genre having done cover art for some of the most prominent and recognizable pulp creations of all time. We’re talking Zorro, Green Hornet, The Shadow, Lone Ranger and The Spider. Not to mention he’s currently writing and drawing his own pulp flavored comic, The Black Beetle. As one of comic’s leading artist of the genre we thought it would only be appropriate to showcase some of his masterful cover art in today’s edition of the Pulp Corner.