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Old 10-13-15, 07:15 PM
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Re: Movies that feature actual comic books

In "Explorers" (1985), you can see an Uncle Scrooge comic, and a Marvel Universe Handbook [Pic] [Pic]


In "Gremlins 2: The New Batch" (1990), there are issues of New Teen Titans and Firestorm on Billy's bookshelf at work: [Pic] [Pic]


In "The Toxic Avenger Part II" (1989), Toxie finds a Mad magazine special amid garbage, and he grabs it, cleans it off with his mop, and carries it away: [Pic]


In "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (1990), Danny is seen reading Gizmo #4, which was published by Mirage, the company that created the TMNT: [Pic] [Pic of the comic itself]


In "Ghoulies III: Ghoulies go to College" (1991), a copy of TMNT vol. 1 #23 can be seen perched atop a toilet. [Pic] [Pic] [Pic] [Pic of the comic itself]

Also, in "Hollywood Boulevard" (1976), I remember seeing an issue of Uncle Scrooge in one scene, but I don't have a copy of that movie.
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Re: Movies that feature actual comic books

Originally Posted by John Pannozzi
Also, in "Hollywood Boulevard" (1976), I remember seeing an issue of Uncle Scrooge in one scene, but I don't have a copy of that movie.
Here you go.



Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge #27 (Dell, Sep/Nov 1959)
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I don't think this was mentioned yet, but there is at least one Marvel comic shown (on top of a TV iirc) in Henry:Portrait of a Serial Killer.
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Originally Posted by Trevor
I don't think this was mentioned yet, but there is at least one Marvel comic shown (on top of a TV iirc) in Henry:Portrait of a Serial Killer.
I wasn't going to do this, but my copy was easier to find than I thought it would be, and I was looking for a DVD anyway. So...

I skipped through it pretty quick. Otis is reading a DC comic at the table while they're eating. It looks like a copy of Night Force #1 (DC, August 1982) to me.



Then there's a scene in his bedroom, and it looks like there might be a comic or two on his nightstand. And later, as you said, we see a Marvel comic on top of the TV.



I think it's a copy of Daredevil #217 (Marvel, April 1985).


If someone has it on Blu-ray maybe we can get a better shot.
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I always wanted to read that Night Force series.
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Shrunken Heads has the Bloodlines crossover Flash annual and some other comics in it.
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Shrunken Heads has the Bloodlines crossover Flash annual and some other comics in it.
I watched this one earlier today. There were a few scenes with comics, and the one kid had comic posters and stuff in his room.

Here they are reading their comics:

Flash Annual #6 (DC, 1993), Superboy #118 (DC, January, 1965), and Green Lantern:Mosaic #15 (DC, August, 1993). That Superboy comic is a fake, based on the back cover and the look of the interior pages visible in the same scene. I'd assume the prop guy made a mock-up to fit the dialogue in the scene.

Here's a couple shots of the newsstand:

And the covers and info for the comics on the top row:
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Puppet Master: Children of the Puppet Master #1 (Eternity, August, 1991)
Superboy #118 (DC, January, 1965)
Doctor Fate #30 (July, 1991)
Green Lantern #40 (DC, May, 1993)
Hawkworld #2 (DC, July, 1990)
Wasteland #4 (DC, March, 1988) or Christmas with the Super-Heroes #2 (DC, 1989) (Comic changes between scenes.)
Demonic Toys #2 (Eternity, April 1992)
Shadow #4 (DC, November, 1987)
Huntress #5 (DC, August, 1989)
Doctor Fate #28 (DC, May, 1991)
Batman #498 (DC, August 1993)
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The kid in Rawhead Rex is reading a copy of Secret Wars II #37 (Marvel UK, March 1986).



Under that comic, he has a copy of The Transformers Sticker Book (Panini, 1986).

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Amazing Stories Ep 16. I don't know if they are real but it's 17 min. or thereabouts. Cool ep. if you've never seen it.


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Baba Yaga (1973) is based on an Italian comic. The opening credits play over comic art that may be from the original comics, and there are a few more scenes with comic art or comic-style still shots.

As for actual comics, in one scene, the main character is seen reading a Mickey Mouse paperback. Then later in the film, a guy visiting her takes a hardback (by Guido Crepax, the creator of the original comic the film is based on) off a bookshelf and starts looking through it.



Not actual comic books, but she also has some interesting wall art:

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This guy in Altered (2006) is reading a copy of Cracked #217 (January, 1986).

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In It Follows (2014), when they're searching the guy's house, there are pages of comics covering the upstairs windows. You can see "Miss Grundy" written in the top left corner, and Betty can be seen over on the top right, so there's obviously some Archie comics in there.



Here's the Miss Grundy one-pager ("Snooze Blues") from Archie Comics Super Special #4 (2013), and I couldn't find the Betty page online, but here's a matching panel in the table of contents for Archie Comics Super Special #4.



It's probably safe to assume all the Archie pages came from the same comic.


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I really can't believe ALL the scenes that have been mentioned so far....And they just keep on comin'!

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In Army of Darkness, you can see the Dark Horse Presents 5th Anniversary Special in the trunk of Ash's car. [Pic] [Pic and info of the comic itself]
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Not a movie but this was on the Goldbergs last week.

Spoilered for size.

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Was Major League mentioned? They read some old Classics Illustrateds on a bus ride mid to late film.
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In Manhattan Baby (1982) we get a quick shot of the girl reading a copy of Crazy #73 (Marvel - April, 1981).



Later in the film, there's a quick shot of the inside back cover of the same issue thumbtacked to a wall.



And, keeping with continuity, the next time we see the magazine, it is indeed coverless (you can see the cover on the wall in the first shot).



Here are the covers and interior pages, and the rest of that Little Nemo comic you can see on the wall in that last shot.

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Watched Dinosaurs! (1960) earlier:

Anyone know if ^that Rip Van Winkle comic is authentic? All I can seem to find (From that era) are from the Classics Illustrated line and they don't have that same font.
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Originally Posted by Solid Snake
American Sniper, I think one guy was reading a Punisher comic on his bed.
I finally got around to watching this one.



That's Punisher #1 (Marvel, March, 2004) he's reading. And there appears to be a small stack of comics there to the left, too.
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Yeah. I never cared to watch that one again.

Talking about Punisher. I really loved that Max series. The shit I read about Frank before the Max series sounded like they really didn't know wtf to do w/ him and they fucked up that character pretty damn good.
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Yeah. I never cared to watch that one again.
I thought it was a pretty good movie. Bradley Cooper did an amazing job. I could see me rewatching it down the road.

I didn't really have any desire to watch The Theory of Everything, but Eddie Redmayne must do one hell of an acting job to have beaten Bradley Cooper and Michael Keaton for best actor that year. (I finally got around to seeing Birdman last week).
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Originally Posted by Solid Snake
Yeah. I never cared to watch that one again.

Talking about Punisher. I really loved that Max series. The shit I read about Frank before the Max series sounded like they really didn't know wtf to do w/ him and they fucked up that character pretty damn good.
Actually, Ennis' in-continuity series that immediately preceded the Max series was pretty good.

The "Angel Punisher" stuff that was before that was crap though.
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I totally forget what Welcome Back, Frank's cover was. I thought it was where the Max started.
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Midnight Cowboy (1969)

It's quite fitting that, being that an X-rated film won Best Picture, signified the changes that were going on at that time. And Wonder Woman sure got a memorable change here.
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Joe Buck later reads a comic book in Ratzo's place, but the cover's never shown (Don't have any screengrabs for it)
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^^I have that one and every issue after that which was about her coping with the loss of her superpowers. The storyline lasted a couple of years until she got her powers back in #204.

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