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The Shadow Monthly Poll

Which pulp hero (besides The Shadow) do you think will make the best transition to the big screen?

Want to add your own opinion? Email me! Don't forget to read the rules, though.

I'd have to say if done right The Green Hornet, and The Spirit.

The first name that popped in my mind was Doc Savage. There have been rumors that there was, is, maybe a film in production with this semi-ally of the Shadow.

The other would have to be The Spider.

I would have to say maybe Morpheus Aka Dream from "The Sandman series" (by Neil Gaiman). He was the god of dreams who was part of 6 other fates or 6 faces of death: Destiny, Death, Dispair, Destruction, Delirium, Desire. Morpheus saved the human world from many threats, but only in people's dreams which is why no one remembers the events. His powers: the ability to shape people's dreams, shift from dream world to the real world, and cause people to sleep forever or not at all. As long as humans exsit so does he. All this has to count for something in the line of Heroes and Super Heroes, right?

I think it would be cool to see someone try and bring those stories and characaters to life on the big screen.

Webmistress's Note: Even though this poll question specified pulp characters (i.e. from the 1930s and 1940s pulps),I've decided to make an exception.

—Chris R.
My best guess....probably Doc Savage, just because many people know who he is.

Although I'm sure there are several who say Doc Savage or The Spider, I would say The Green Hornet. The Hornet has been in the mainstream media since the original radio show in the early 30's and would make an excellent movie. They were thinking of doing one not to long ago, although I'm not sure now whether they are or are not going to do one. So I say the Hornet. He'd make an excellent movie.

I'd have to put my money on The Spider. Why? Because he is a much more visual character than many of the others. He's a man that doesn't just pull down the brim of his slouch hat, or hop on the running board of a car to become a hero... this guy puts on a fright wig and fangs, and has the sort of presence that could carry it. He's not my favorite pulp hero by a long shot, but I gotta give him his props for presentation.

I say, make films of them all! Doc Savage, The Avenger, The Phantom Detective, The Spider, G8 and His Battle Aces. Why not make motion pictures, animated films, heck, bring back the Saturday matinee serials! The George Pal Doc Savage film was a let down when I saw it, both he and The Shadow need the respect due. If some one could do justice to these two cultural icons, why not a blockbuster team-up of the two, like DC comics World's Finest Comics or the Brave and the Bold Comics would feature Superman and Batman or the Green Lantern and the Green Arrow. Dark Horse teamed up the Shadow and Doc ten years ago for a short run; it was fun, put it on the silver screen! I'd be super amalgamated!



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