Howard the Duck From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search This article is about the character and comic book series. For the film adaptation, see Howard the Duck (film). For the video game, see Howard the Duck (video game). Howard the Duck Howard the Duck #1 (Jan. 1976), with series co-star Beverly Switzler in background. Cover art by Frank Brunner. Publication information Publisher Marvel Comics First appearance Adventure into Fear #19 (Dec. 1973) Created by Steve Gerber (writer) Val Mayerik (artist) In-story information Alter ego Howard Duckson Species Anthropomorphic duck Place of origin Duckworld Team affiliations Circus of Crime Defenders All-Night Party Daydreamers A.R.M.O.R. Fearsome Four Ducky Dozen Partnerships Man-Thing Beverly Switzler Notable aliases Son of Satan, Leonard the Duck, Howard the Human, Iron Duck, Agent Duck, Cynical Duck Abilities Master of Quack-Fu Minimal magic manipulation As Iron Duck: Armored suit grants: Superhuman strength and durability Foot-mounted leaping coils Chest-mounted searchlight Flamethrowers in both arms Howard the Duck is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer Steve Gerber and artist Val Mayerik. Howard the Duck first appeared in Adventure into Fear #19 (cover-dated Dec. 1973) and several subsequent series have chronicled the misadventures of the ill-tempered, anthropomorphic "funny animal" trapped on a human-dominated Earth. Echoing this, the most common tagline of his comics reads 'Trapped In a World He Never Made!' Howard's adventures are generally social satires, while a few are parodies of genre fiction with a metafictional awareness of the medium. The book is existentialist, and its main joke, according to Gerber, is that there is no joke: "...that life's most serious moments and most incredibly dumb moments are often distinguishable only by a momentary point of view."[1] This is diametrically opposed to screenwriter Gloria Katz, who, in adapting the comic to the screen, declared, "It's a film about a duck from outer space... It's not supposed to be an existential experience".[2] Howard the Duck was portrayed by Ed Gale and voiced by Chip Zien in the 1986 Howard the Duck film adaptation, and was later voiced by Seth Green in the films Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, both set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The character also makes a nonspeaking cameo appearance in Avengers: Endgame.   Contents 1Publication history 2Fictional character biography 2.1Heroes Reborn 2.2Civil War 2.3Secret Invasion 2.4Marvel Zombies 5 2.5Fear Itself 2.6Spider-Man: Back in Quack 2.7The Ducky Dozen 2.8Wolverine and the X-Men 2.9Original Sin 2.10Back to New York 2.11Civil War II 2.12War of the Realms 3Powers and abilities 4Characteristics and associations 5Other versions 5.1Amalgam Comics 5.2Marvel Zombies 5.3MC2 5.4Ultimate Marvel 5.5Universe X 5.6Spider-Gwen 5.7Legion of Howards 6In other media 6.1Television 6.2Film 6.3Video games 6.4Theme park 6.5Other comics 6.6Newspaper comic strip 6.7Radio 7Collected editions 8Reception 9References 10External links
The Goonies From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search "Goonies" redirects here. For other uses, see Goonies (disambiguation). The Goonies Theatrical release poster by Drew Struzan Directed by Richard Donner Produced by Richard Donner Harvey Bernhard Screenplay by Chris Columbus Story by Steven Spielberg Starring Sean Astin Josh Brolin Jeff Cohen Corey Feldman Kerri Green Martha Plimpton Ke Huy Quan Music by Dave Grusin Cinematography Nick McLean Edited by Michael Kahn Production company Amblin Entertainment Distributed by Warner Bros. Release date June 7, 1985 (United States) Running time 109 minutes[1] Country United States Language English Budget $19 million Box office $61.5 million The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film co-produced and directed by Richard Donner from a screenplay by Chris Columbus, based on a story by executive producer Steven Spielberg. In the film, a band of kids who live in the "Goon Docks" neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon, attempt to save their homes from foreclosure and in doing so, they discover an old treasure map that takes them on an adventure to unearth the long-lost fortune of One-Eyed Willy, a legendary 17th-century pirate. During the entire adventure, they are chased by a family of criminals, who also want the treasure for themselves. Produced by Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, Warner Bros. released the film theatrically on June 7, 1985 in the United States. The film grossed $61.5 million worldwide on a budget of $19 million and has since become a cult film.[2][3] In 2017, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".[4]   Contents 1Plot 2Cast 3Production 4Music and soundtrack 5Release 5.1Home media 6Reception 6.1Critical response 6.2Box office 6.3Awards 7Legacy 7.1Video games 7.2Proposed sequels and adaptations 8References 9External links Plot[edit] Facing foreclosure of their homes in the Goon Docks area of Astoria, Oregon to an expanding country club, a group of children who call themselves "the Goonies" gather for a final weekend together. The Goonies include optimist Mikey Walsh, his older brother Brandon, the inventive Data, the talkative Mouth and the overweight klutz Chunk. Rummaging through the Walshes' attic, they come across a 1632 doubloon and an old treasure map purporting to lead to the famous pirate "One-Eyed" Willy's hoard located somewhere nearby, whom Mikey considers to be the original "Goonie". The kids evade Brandon and make their way to an abandoned restaurant on the coast that coincides with the map; Brandon soon follows alongside Andy, a cheerleader with a crush on him; and Stef, Andy's friend. The group quickly discovers the derelict restaurant is a hideout of the Fratelli crime family: Francis, Jake and their mother Mama. The Goonies find an underground tunnel in the basement and follow it, but Chunk is captured by the Fratellis and imprisoned with their deformed and immensely strong younger brother Sloth. The Fratellis intimidate Chunk until he reveals where the Goonies have gone, and begin pursuit. Chunk is left behind with Sloth, but befriends him. After Sloth frees both of them, Chunk calls the police and he and Sloth follow the Fratellis. The Goonies evade several deadly booby traps along the tunnels while staying ahead of the Fratellis. Finally, they reach the grotto where Willy's pirate ship, the Inferno, is anchored. The group discovers the ship is filled with treasure and they start filling their pockets, but Mikey warns them not to take any on a set of scales in front of Willy by considering that to be their tribute to him. As they leave the ship, the Fratellis appear and strip them of their loot. They make the Goonies walk the plank until Chunk arrives with Sloth and distracts the Fratellis long enough for the Goonies to jump overboard. The Fratellis proceed to grab all the treasure they can, including those on Willy's scales; this triggers another booby trap that causes the grotto to cave in. With Sloth's help, the Goonies and Fratellis barely escape. The two groups emerge on Astoria's beach, where they reunite with the Goonies' families and the police. The Fratellis are arrested, but Chunk prevents Sloth from also being taken; he invites Sloth to live with him, which he accepts. As the kids describe their adventure to their parents, Mikey discovers that his marble bag, filled with gems he took from the ship, had not been taken by the Fratellis. Mikey's father triumphantly rips up the foreclosure papers, declaring they have enough money to negate the foreclosure. As the Goonies celebrate, they see the Inferno, having broken free of the grotto, sailing off on its own in the distance. Cast[edit] Sean Astin as Michael "Mikey" Walsh Josh Brolin as Brandon "Brand" Walsh Jeff Cohen as Lawrence "Chunk" Cohen Corey Feldman as Clark "Mouth" Devereaux Kerri Green as Andrea "Andy" Carmichael Martha Plimpton as Stephanie "Stef" Steinbrenner Jonathan Ke Huy Quan as Richard "Data" Wang John Matuszak as Sloth Fratelli Robert Davi as Jake Fratelli Joe Pantoliano as Francis Fratelli Anne Ramsey as Mama Fratelli Mary Ellen Trainor as Irene Walsh Keith Walker as Irving Walsh Steve Antin as Troy Perkins Lupe Ontiveros as Rosalita Michael Paul Chan as Mr. Wang Charles McDaniel as Mr. Cohen Paul Tuerpe as the Sheriff Director Richard Donner makes a cameo appearance as a sheriff's deputy.[5] The film's cinematographer, Nick McLean, also has a cameo as Mouth's father. The part of the dead FBI agent was performed by stuntman Ted Grossman.[6]
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This article is about the 1979 horror film. For the 1976 pornographic film, see Fantasm. For other uses, see Phantasm. Phantasm Theatrical release poster Directed by Don Coscarelli Produced by D. A Coscarelli[1] Written by Don Coscarelli Starring Michael Baldwin Bill Thornbury Reggie Bannister Kathy Lester Angus Scrimm Music by Fred Myrow Malcolm Seagrave Cinematography Don Coscarelli Edited by Don Coscarelli Production company New Breed Productions Distributed by AVCO Embassy Pictures[1] Release date March 28, 1979[1] Running time 89 minutes[2] Country United States Language English Budget $300,000[3] Box office $12 million[4] Phantasm is a 1979 American science fantasy horror film directed, written, photographed, and edited by Don Coscarelli. The first film in the Phantasm franchise, it introduces the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), a supernatural and malevolent undertaker who turns the dead of earth into dwarf zombies to be sent to his planet and used as slaves. He is opposed by a young boy, Mike (Michael Baldwin), who tries to convince his older brother Jody (Bill Thornbury) and family friend Reggie (Reggie Bannister) of the threat. Phantasm was a locally financed independent film; the cast and crew were mostly amateurs and aspiring professionals. Though initial reviews were mixed in regards to the dream-like, surreal narrative and imagery, later reception was more positive and the film became a cult classic. It has appeared on several critics' lists of best horror films, and it has been cited as an influence on later horror series. It was followed by four sequels: Phantasm II (1988), Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994), Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998) and Phantasm: Ravager (2016).
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Green Lantern From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search This article is about the fictional character. For other uses, see Green Lantern (disambiguation). Green Lantern Cover of Green Lantern: Rebirth #6 (May 2005) Picture left to right: Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, Hal Jordan, John Stewart, and Kilowog. Art by Ethan Van Sciver. Publisher DC comics First appearance All-American Comics #16 (July 1940) Created by Alan Scott: Bill Finger Martin Nodell Hal Jordan: John Broome Gil Kane Characters Alan Scott Hal Jordan Guy Gardner John Stewart Kyle Rayner Jade Sinestro Simon Baz Jessica Cruz See also Green Lantern Corps Green Lantern is the name of several superheroes appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. They fight evil with the aid of rings that grant them a variety of extraordinary powers, all of which come from imagination and/or emotions.[1] The characters are typically depicted as members of the Green Lantern Corps, an interstellar law enforcement agency. The first Green Lantern character, Alan Scott, was created in 1940 by Martin Nodell during the Golden Age of Comic Books and usually fought common criminals in New York City with the aid of his magic ring. For the Silver Age of Comic Books, John Broome and Gil Kane reinvented the character as Hal Jordan in 1959 and shifted the focus of Green Lantern stories from fantasy to science fiction. Other notable Green Lanterns include Guy Gardner, John Stewart, and Kyle Rayner. The Green Lanterns are among DC Comics' longer lasting sets of characters. They have been adapted to television, video games, and motion pictures.   Contents 1Publication history 1.1Golden Age 1.2Silver Age 1.3Later developments 1.4Awards 2Fictional character biographies 2.1Golden Age Green Lantern 2.1.1Alan Scott 2.2Silver Age Green Lantern 2.2.1Hal Jordan 2.3Bronze Age Green Lanterns 2.3.1Guy Gardner 2.3.2John Stewart 2.4Modern Age Green Lanterns 2.4.1Kyle Rayner 2.4.2Simon Baz 2.4.3Jessica Cruz 2.5Others who have headlined as Green Lantern 2.5.1Jade 2.5.2Thaal Sinestro 2.5.3Jediah Caul 3Powers and abilities 4Green Lantern Oath 5In other media 6See also 7References Publication history[edit] See also: Green Lantern (comic book) Golden Age[edit] Main article: Alan Scott Green Lantern's debut in All-American Comics#16 (July 1940). Art by Sheldon Moldoff. Martin Nodell (initially using the name Mart Dellon) created the first Green Lantern. He first appeared in the Golden Age of Comic Books in All-American Comics #16 (July 1940), published by All-American Publications, one of three companies that would eventually merge to form DC Comics. This Green Lantern's real name was Alan Scott, a railroad engineer who, after a railway crash, came into possession of a magic lantern which spoke to him and said it would bring power. From this, he crafted a magic ring which gave him a wide variety of powers. The limitations of the ring were that it had to be "charged" every 24 hours by touching it to the lantern for a time, and that it could not directly affect objects made of wood. Alan Scott fought mostly ordinary human villains, but he did have a few paranormal ones such as the immortal Vandal Savage and the zombie Solomon Grundy. Most stories took place in New York. As a popular character in the 1940s, the Green Lantern featured both in anthology books such as All-American Comics and Comic Cavalcade, as well as his own book, Green Lantern. He also appeared in All Star Comics as a member of the superhero team known as the Justice Society of America. After World War II the popularity of superheroes in general declined. The Green Lantern comic book was cancelled with issue #38 (May–June 1949), and All Star Comics #57 (1951) was the character's last Golden Age appearance. When superheroes came back in fashion in later decades, the character Alan Scott was revived, but he was forever marginalized by the new Hal Jordan character who had been created to supplant him (see below). Initially, he made guest appearances in other superheroes' books, but eventually got regular roles in books featuring the Justice Society. He never got another solo series. Between 1995 and 2003, DC Comics changed Alan Scott's superhero codename to "Sentinel" in order to distinguish him from the newer and more popular science fiction Green Lanterns. In 2011, the Alan Scott character was revamped. His costume was redesigned and the source of his powers was changed to that of the mystical power of nature (referred to in the stories as "the Green").
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