Starlog Archives: Bringing Comics to Life Circa 1976
These days, it seems like there’s a new superhero movie every few weeks. But forty years ago, the genre was in its infancy. Superman: The Movie is largely considered the first modern super hero movie, but it was still in development in 1976 when Starlog published this article about the brave new world of movies based on comic book characters. The article, from the magazine’s second issue, lists Burt Reynolds, James Caan and Robert Redford as candidates for the Man of Steel and Guy Hamilton was still attached to direct.
The pickings were relatively slim in the seventies. Aside from Superman, most of the movie projects mentioned here never actually came to pass. The ones that did were delayed for years and had little impact when they were finally released. Most of the article deals with TV shows like Wonder Woman and the old Batman series or instances in which TV characters like The Bionic Man were adapted to comic books.
Posted on November 23, 2016, in Starlog Archives and tagged Barbarella, Bionic Woman, Sheena, Six Million Dollar Man, spider-man, Superman, The Incredible Hulk, Vampirella, Wonder Woman. Bookmark the permalink. 27 Comments.