Man oh man how I love a good comic book cover! So much that I dedicate blog posts as often as possible focusing on my favorite comic book covers of all time. Well I’m not sure if you remember way back in the 1980’s but they had a string of issues where there was no cover artist. Instead they decided that they’d give us some live action superhero action! Now this sounds like a wonderful idea today, but back then it was a bit more difficult to really get the superhero look down on film. However these issues were ones as a kid I never forgot so let’s take another quick look at those legendary Marvel “photo” covers!
What the hell is up with this here? The Punisher met Archie way back in 1994? Yeah it’s true, this one shot 48 page epic featured The Punisher hunting down a drug dealer named “Red” whose hiding in Riverdale! Frank Castle goes undercover at Archie’s school as a Gym class teacher and mistakes Archie for the similarly looking villain. What a feat of comic book genius! Hunt this one down folks because this was long before Archie met KISS or came out in support of gay marriage! I don’t care what people say Archie was always a cutting edge dude! I’d rather see the Punisher team up with Archie rather than Eminem any damn day….
So it’s apparent now that Marvel is going to keep cranking out super hero movies and I am certain one of their next films is gonna be Dr. Strange! What a lot of people don’t know is that they already gave Stephen a go way back in 1978!
The results well as you can guess it was not quite what you would call a memorable film to say the least! This was actually a pilot that aired on CBS way back when. It seems Marvel was trying for another hit like The Hulk series-which to this day is still totally rad! I don’t care what anyone says Lou Ferrigno is still a much better Hulk than any of these CG versions. So check out this clip and see why this show never made it into a real television series….