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Subj: Re: In other words, all multi-writer continuities are "claytinuities."
Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 at 06:57:43 pm EST (Viewed 282 times)
Reply Subj: Re: In other words, all multi-writer continuities are "claytinuities."
Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 at 05:13:23 pm EST (Viewed 4 times)

    Uh, no it isn't. The film was made by Warner Brothers and it was essentially a remake of "Thunderball". It was never a part of the main continuity. It just used the character history established, but didn't talk about the stories done by the producers of the main series. It was the result of a lawsuit over the rights to "Thunderball".

It was meant to be a remake as well as an end to the Sean Connery Bond.

Although you are correct that at the time it wasn't supposed to be part of the main continuity.

Recently it became a part of the old continuity when MGM got the rights of all the old Bond films.

    Two things.

    1. The Bond films were using the rule of thumb regarding comics. The sliding timeline. Each Bond film took place within a fifteen year period, but the timeline changed as each film went on. So when we see the flashback in "Goldeneye", it's just after James was given the double O rank, but before the events of "Dr. No".

No, they weren't. Nice try though.

    2. In the case of M, Q and Moneypenny, that's not the same as Bond. Only M has outright been said to have had replacements and it really only came to light when Judi Dench was cast and that was only to play up the idea of having a female boss who doesn't like Bond's womanizing ways. Q was the same up until then. Yes, there was a different actor in "Dr No" and that was only due to the fact that scheduling conflicts prevented the original actor from coming back, so they recast, but it was still the same until Cleese took over. Moneypenny only changed because it was difficult having Bond flirt with a woman who was older than him, when he was younger than the actress. But she was still the same character.

M, Q, and Moneypenny all retired to get replaced by new younger people that got their code names, why would this happen to every character but not Bond?

    There were still silly aspects in Brosnan's run.

A few sure, but not as much as previously.

    In 1998, there were comics in all kinds of places. Wal-Mart, Target, Shopko, certain convience stores, Walgreens, local pharmacies and grocery stores. In addition to Barnes & Noble, Walden and Boarders. Within a year, only those book stores were carrying comics. Comics were found in all kinds of places over a decade ago. The absence of the newstand market is what's hurting comics more than anything.

I would argue against that as not making much a difference, especially what with today people shopping more and more online.

I think there is more than enough distribution available but the single issue paper format just doesn't quite work for today.

    DC and Marvel have had people on titles for long stretches this past decade. Rucka and Brubaker had a good run on the Batman books. Brubaker's had a good run on Captain America. Bendis had long runs with Daredevil and now the Avengers books. Loeb had five years on Superman. Simone had a few years on BoP before leaving due to a heavy work load. And before then, there were writers who were on for long stretches. Jurgens had about eight years or so with Superman. David had tweleve years on the Hulk.

So very true. \:\-\)

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