Re: [dglist] More on color and comics
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On 7/31/2007 8:26 PM, Mark McFadden spaketh'd unto us thusly:
> "It is also a reference to the anomalous tendency for comics to get
> increased sales from a picture of a gorilla, a weeping character, or
> the color purple on the cover (as described by Mark Waid in an
> editorial in Secret Origins Volume 2, number 40)."
> Hmmmmm. Now if a new Pagan product came out with a purple weeping
> gorilla on the cover...
You want a Robot Monster  on the cover carrying a weeping, swooning,
busty and very scantily clad Orion Slave Girl . In the background you
have the Pagan staff done up all DG style  with ludicrously oversized
firearms , trying to save the babe while being chased by spawn of the
"Billion Bubble Machine"  and their leader, the hideous death-dealer
"Rover" . Oh yeah, and toss in some Cthulhu stuff somewhere. Hey, I'd buy
it *based on the cover alone*!!! You Pagan guys oughta be paying me for
 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot_Monster - Give the Ro-Man a
swastika armband  and don't forget the iguanas . Hell, give the
iguanas swastikas too. And Yellow Signs. Oh! And make the Ro-Man's helmet
antennae a Jacob's Ladder!
 - Color her purple instead of green to avoid the wrath of Paramount IP
lawyers and other demon spawn from hell.
 - Like guys on the cover of the original DG sourcebook and the d20
hardback reprint; see this thread for more info:
 - Speaking of "3," it would *totally* *rock* if the cover was done in 3D
style with a set of 3D glasses included with the book.
 - Like something out of Adam Warren's "Dirty Pair" comics. Only it's a
lot of middle aged guys carrying the hardware instead of hot sci-fi anime babes.
 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot_Monster - Seriously. "Billion
Bubble Machine." They even have a picture of the damn thing.
 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rover_%28The_Prisoner%29
 - Gives you some continuity with the DG:Countdown cover, plus kicking
Nazi ass is always good for sales. Just look at Mike Mignola's "Hellboy".
 - The iguanas in the opening and closing scenes of the movie that were
made up to look like dinosaurs. No, I don't know why they had
iguana/wanna-be dinosaurs in the film, and neither does anyone else. The
director probably didn't know either.
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- View SourceOn 8/1/07, Jon Nyx <jonnyx@...> wrote:
>Ro-Man actually plumbs depths Ed Wood couldn't sink to. You can't
>  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot_Monster - Give the Ro-Man a
> swastika armband  and don't forget the iguanas . Hell, give the
> iguanas swastikas too. And Yellow Signs.
beat a guy in a gorilla suit with an antennaed diving helmet running
around the better known caves above Los Angeles and taking orders from
a WWII radio set that blows bubbles.
The armband would, of course, feature a suvastika to reference the
Theosophists. Put the Yellow Signs on the iguanas.
>  - Color her purple instead of green to avoid the wrath of Paramount IPBut then you'll have Marvel on your ass. The Purple Man had a daughter.
> lawyers and other demon spawn from hell.
>  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot_Monster - Seriously. "BillionWhen MST3K "did" 'Robot Monster', they later concluded that you
> Bubble Machine." They even have a picture of the damn thing.
couldn't make it any funnier than it already was.
>  - Gives you some continuity with the DG:Countdown cover, plus kickingMake the Nazis purple, and have a gorilla kick their asses until they
> Nazi ass is always good for sales. Just look at Mike Mignola's "Hellboy".
cry. Guaranteed sales!
>  - The iguanas in the opening and closing scenes of the movie that wereWithout the lizard content, 'Robot Monster' would have been merely a
> made up to look like dinosaurs. No, I don't know why they had
> iguana/wanna-be dinosaurs in the film, and neither does anyone else. The
> director probably didn't know either.
very very bad sci fi movie instead of the "classic" that it has
become. Ya hear that Hollywood? Add more lizards and make more money.