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Re-reading Broadway again (12th Sep 17 at 1:06am UTC)Quote Reply
I had a pile of Broadways i've been wanting to re-read and I started up again with the hurricane power outage. I was able to give it full attention without phone, tv and computer distractions. I wanted to have this comic universe fresh in my mind again.

So far I read Powers That Be 1-9 and Shadow State 1-5. Powers that be had one Fatale short story and Shadow State had 2 Fatale short stories. Each storyline line has a "date stamp" and Fatale's story was always set 8 months later than the other two so I just read the previous 2 titles straight through first.

I forgot how awesome Star Seed was. Started off like reading Harbinger and it ended at issue #9 with that climax heading into outerspace. In the letter columns, when they changed the name to Star Seed, it mentioned that Powers That Be would return as an anthology. *sigh*

Shadow State was interesting with the "Image Isn't Everything" comic within a comic inside. The parody comic of "BloodScream" was done by "Visage Comics." I thought that was an interesting name Shooter came up with and thought it mirrored Valiant mainly because it started with a "V." Cool series but it had all that husband and wife constantly fighting between the main leads all the time. The next arc would have been interesting.

I noticed alot of ads for WWF magazine subscriptions in the early issues. From "Titansports" the company was called. I guess this is where that other mysterious Fatale short story would have appeared.

Next up, Knights On Broadway and Fatale.

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Re: Re-reading Broadway again (12th Sep 17 at 4:54am UTC)Quote Reply
I don't recall the date stamps.
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Re: Re-reading Broadway again (12th Sep 17 at 2:26pm UTC)Quote Reply
Yea, for each story where Shooter would put a time/date/year on every few panels as the story goes along.

The first "Powers That Be #1" story is set in December, 1994 and the following "Fatale" short story in the same issue was dated August, 1995.

So Fatale's first story was set 8 months later after the events of Star Seed #1-9. I wanted to start reading it the chronology it was set in without the time jumping.

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Re: Re-reading Broadway again (12th Sep 17 at 4:57pm UTC)Quote Reply
Broadway was my favorite. I liked it better than Valiant. Hancock looked like it was swiped from Visage Comics.

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Re: Re-reading Broadway again (12th Sep 17 at 9:56pm UTC)Quote Reply
Yea, the whole husband vs. wife part of "Shadow State" definitely felt a part of Hancock too along with the "Power That Be" vehicle on the building. Another thing I noticed, Star Seed had his hand sliced at the wrist...and so did the villain of Hancock too. And the whole thing about drunken super powered people too.

I guess the writers ran out of ideas for a Hancock 2 since Broadway was cut so short. Probably why there hasn't been a movie sequel in a decade now.

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Re: Re-reading Broadway again (13th Sep 17 at 1:24pm UTC)Quote Reply
The prison portion was also similar to the comics.

The script supposedly floated around Hollywood since the late 90's also.

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Re: Re-reading Broadway again (14th Sep 17 at 9:26pm UTC)Quote Reply
I forgot about the prison scenes. They really swiped alot from Broadway. Enough that they should give Shooter some residuals. Smiley

I'm going to read the Fatale #0 script first before I jump into the 6 issue run. I see that has a setting in 1970 anyway.

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Re: Re-reading Broadway again (14th Sep 17 at 10:42pm UTC)Quote Reply
I was working on including the Broadway art for my Broadway site. I got the html completed for Makeshift #1 and it dawned upon me that I had photocopies of Makeshift art pages for #2 that I don't own. I also have some photocopies of the pencils before they were inked. Again, some are pages I don't own. Didn't get to Fatale #0 yet.
Here are the Fatale pages I own.

http://comics.vforums.co.uk/Broadway/3142/fatale-0-unpublished-original-art#reply-4

I have images of some pages I don't own for Fatale #0 also.

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Re: Re-reading Broadway again (15th Sep 17 at 12:34am UTC)Quote Reply
Cool...I didn't know you had those zero pages in the thread. Makes it better to follow the script.

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Re: Re-reading Broadway again (22nd Sep 17 at 12:23pm UTC)Quote Reply
Hancock was a swipe and that's why I liked it. Smiley

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