Courtesy of our friends at Geek Orthodox, a reprinting of an article that appeared in Fangoria oh-so-long ago on the origins of one of my favorite pulp cartoons: THUNDARR THE BARBARIAN!
Let me put this out there right now: I want to see a big CGI -laden, shot-on-green screen ala SIN CITY and SKY CAPTAIN feature film. I say this because I think that's the only way to capture the outre' dialogue and visions of Maestros Gerber & Kirby. Kirby's work was unreal and the landscapes and vehicles could only be achieved by CGI.
Gerber's words had such declarative tone. Every line of dialogue was a combative line in the sand, daring the other characters to step up and fight.
Don't believe me? Don't think Thundarr would make a great movie?
In the first five minutes of the movie, civilization as we know it is destroyed by a rogue asteroid. So devastating it gives Michael Bay a hard on due to its destructive, in-your-face, ear-bleedingly loud nature. Earth is torn asunder and we are buried in darkness and chaos.
Then, it's thousands of years later...