Jun 29th 2010 By: Chris Sims
Over at Newsarama
today, legendary comics writer Cary Bates
talks about his involvement in a fifth Christopher Reeve "Superman" movie that never was:
"The intent was to leapfrog over Superman III and especially IV, and return the series to the high mark achieved in 1 and 2," Bates told Newsarama. "[It was] our desire to do a fully developed, balls-out science fiction story pitting Superman and Brainiac against each other mano a mano."
I don't know about you guys, but to me
, that sounds pretty awesome. Bates is, after all, a guy who broke into comics at the age of 13 by selling the cover ideas that were turned into stories, which led to him becoming one of the creators who defined DC's Bronze Age with long runs on "Legion of Super-Heroes," "The Flash," and the Superman titles.
And he did it by channeling the same sort of downright crazy energy of the Silver Age comics that inspired him, and while a movie would be a completely different matter, I can't help but wonder if he would've drawn from his own comic book work to incorporate these seven crazy-awesome moments from his Superman work!
#7: Superman fights the animated skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex in space...