So *kizer180 posed this question in a recent journal entry:
Who Needs their own Animated show?[link]
I think that I'd have separate these into 2 catagories:
-"All ages" and/or "Young"
-"Adult" and/or "Mature"....(I don't mean this to mean "porn").
Not well known far and wide, but well known enough.
Because so little has been done with this character, there's not a lot of mythos to adapt.
It leaves him pretty much wide open to be made into more.
Although he is a cool looking character.....
he might be considered too much of a gamble for any production company, (even Disney) to develop.
(Arg! why was there never a MARVEL Legends figure made of him?)
-Rocket Raccoon (Marvel)
Animated artstyle should try to look like MM's original artwork.
This one should not be "kiddified" 'ala the original TMNT cartoon from '87.
(Man I hate that show)
It should be more liken to the (more faithful) '03 TMNT cartoon.
I recall that the 1st scene in the 1st issue has a kindly old (Iguana) toysmith being shot to death.....
by a robot clown assassin....
who then proceeds to gun down the chimp security guards.....
before being decapitated himself.
(Hmm, maybe this one should be listed under "Adult"/"Mature").
-Power Pack (Marvel)
Love 'em or hate 'em, I liked these old stories, they were fun and entertaining.
I'm certain that these characters could carry a series on their own,
(with an occasional cameo guest star).
The animated artstyle of ATLAB, or the recent FF cartoon,
(produced by Moonscoop, based/influenced by the 2 live-action FF films),
would probably be a good fit for this show.
If possible, the animated artstyle should be made to look like Jon Bogandove's.
(comicbook artist who did later issues during the original/1st run of the book)
Like those listed above, a little obscure.
But that's exactly why an animated show would be good for this character.
The show could be like a cross between XJ9/Jenny and Batman Beyond.
Or show life as a sidekick (to Ms Marvel I think) like those few episodes of the Batman
cartoon that focused on Robin and/or Batgirl.
Hmm....Maybe a SpiderWoman show.
A show featuring all 3 spider ladies working together 'ala "Birds Of Prey".
I think the 1st SW (Jessica Drew) was a detective/private eye.
She could be partnered with SW2 (Julia Carpenter) in a detective agency with
SW3 (Araña/Anya Corazon) as an intern sidekick.
Detective stories with super-heroine action!
A little combination of the Cowbow Bebop action, some Ghost In the Shell intrigue , and maybe
a little bit of a Witch Hunter Robin feel thrown in.
This would be really fun to watch.
and speaking of detectives....
-Chun Li (Capcom/Udon)
Like the Spiderwoman(s) show above, this should be an action, detective, cops 'n robbers
type of show.
Stop! Stop! Stop! trying to do live action adaptations of this IP.
An animated format lends itself to this universe much better.
Existing SF animations have mostly ranged from really bad, to just mediocre.
(The SF animated movie is great, and I love it, but it was still lacking to me).
Focusing exclusively on a single SF character is a good idea.
Of course I'd like to see cameos of other SF characters in this show, but the guest stars
should not detract too much from Chun Li's adventures.
We all know that she's all about action,
showing her do Sherlock Holmes type of stuff would be great too.
Since Marvel and Capcom have done crossover games together.... then theoretically, this
show could have a crossover with the Spiderwoman show I described above.
-Battle Chasers (IMAGE)
We all know that this book just cut off, (but no one's sure why).
If SOMEBODY would pick up the license to this they could adapt the existing 9 issues
into a "1st Season".
But there sure was a lot going on in these issues,
(and even more that was just alluded to).
To prevent a comicbook series that was only 9 issue long from becoming and adaptation that
is also 9 episodes long,
(I really hate corner-cutting production style),
for this animated show, all the events and happenings in each issue should be lengthened
Everything in the original stories of the the original 9 issues should be stretched out to take
up at least 20 episodes (hopefully more).
I think that this would make the cartoon BETTER that the source material that it's based on.
(Wouldn't that be a great feat?!).
Animated artstyle of this show should of course TRY to look like the original comicbook art.
We all KNOW it can be done.
Then...everything after the "1st season" would be all new and we could finally see "What
Joe Madureira could (hopefully) get back into BC at this time and be involved at some
level of the show's production....which I do believe is important.
An animated show could take these kinda of obscure characters to new heights.