Murphy Brown is dead in the water over music rights as well as WKRP in Cincinnatti
Song of the South-not wanting to deal with the PC police
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I loved the Moore run, and I believe you can only read that series in the context of what other stuff was being published at the time, and what was going on in 1980s Britain (Thatcher, CND, Strikes yada-yada). It really shared a lot of the themes of V for Vendetta. It just went a different way with its logical outcome, I guess.
As for Gaiman, this is like his warm up for Sandman. And I quite enjoyed the pure ambition of what he attempted to do with Miracleman. The style was very different, which you can see in the 'Vertigo-like' covers that Gaiman's Miracleman books had. It felt very, and I mean this in a good way, fairy tale-ish.
The real tragedy of the Gaiman run was that it was never finished, there was no doubt it was definitely going somewhere, and was building up a suitable amount of momentum getting there. I remember reading on CBR that when Marvel announced the purchase of the Marvelman rights that Gaiman was supposed to show some interest in finishing it, but I doubt that will ever happen.
I think the most memorable issue was the one with the Andy Warhols, and I think that was because it worked as a one-shot. If you love this book, you'll understand Gaiman's run.
Not sure if it is another step closer to publishing these again by Marvel, but they seem to have trademarked the phrase Kimota recently for use in comics and other publications...
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Would anyone like it if Marvelman is brought into the Marvel Universe? Like with the Marvel characters not just published by Marvel?
I wish I could read it but people keep telling me to torrent it, but I wouldn't feel right about that as I would be stealing from Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, and the artist that they worked with. Maybe I'm just too much of a goodie goodie.
It is almost impossible to find those episodes - even in those still airing in syndication on TV - as they originally aired on TV - all because of music rights.
The only DVD set to come out has the same issue.
In many cases they actually have used DIFFERENT actors to mimic the cast in ADR sessions (dubbing sessions) so as to cover the original music with dialogue.
It's a shame - but SCTV's DVD releases were also altered for the same reasons - but their sketches, unlike WKRP didn't hinge on the music so much.
Alan Moore is not the one holding this back in any way, shape or form.
"He actually amnesty them!"