Not a big Superman fan.
Have I said that before? I love Captain Marvel. Not a big Superman fan.
That being said, my brother would occasionally get a SUPERMAN or ACTION COMICS in the seventies and man, they were nuts. My favorite was when Superman needed to kick ass in a Supermobile (and who amongst us doesn’t, every once in a while?) and anything drawn by Jose-Garcia Lopez, but then my brother bought a comic where Superman fought Terra-Man: The Space Cowboy.
Terra-Man, the best I can figure out, is some dude who can ride a horse with wings, in outer space, and shot laser pistols that look like western six-shooters, and be in outer space, and … take on Superman.
Now, that is insane to me. “Evil Space Cowboy” is simply and utterly nuts. However, Terra-Man is no more or less nuts than anything else in Superman comics: Super-dogs, Bizarro Superman, Lex Luthor, General Zod: all nuts.
Therein lies my problem with superhero movies that are not targeted at my kids: making grim and “adult” versions of comic books like Superman is more nuts than Terra-Man. Wanna bet? This is what DC did to Terra-Man when they tried to re-pitch him to their more “grim and mature” comic audience:
What in the world is that? Bazooka Man?
If you’re gonna go nuts, you have to go full-on nuts. Hence my adoration of Terra-Man (in Sepia-toned Western filter!):
I used a heavily adapted DCUC JONAH HEX figure, along with a casted DCUC Captain Atom head. The cape is from a DC Direct Captain Marvel.
Terra-Man was made with love for a friend who has been feeling a little glum this winter. I hope it brightens his day and his Superman collection!
Missing old western comics? Seventies super villains? Discuss here: http://atomicwanderers.freeforums.net/thread/8/deanes-thread-wonders