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Reincarnated Pulp Heroes:

 1 Redneck Rocker, Mon, 1st Nov '10 9:28:45 PM from None Of Your Business
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This is just an idea I got to thinking about. Takes place in modern times, but the characters are the reincarnations of knockoffs of various pulp characters (Doc Savage, Fu Manchu, Tarzan, etc). The idea is that these were heroes long ago; after some event in the past, they disappeared. As a result, the reincarnated individuals start having similar adventures, once they discover their past lives.

Some look like their past selves; others, for some reason or another, are a different gender in their new life. The point is, the pulp heroes are back (sort of). Does this seem like a feasible idea?
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Sounds fun.

If you're anywhere serious, though, how could you avoid getting in trouble with their respective copyright/trademrk holders?

Seriously, tell me. It's a great idea.
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 3 Redneck Rocker, Tue, 2nd Nov '10 6:41:05 AM from None Of Your Business
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Simple. Make the characters Captain Ersatz equivalents: close enough that people would recognize who they were supposed to be (well, except for That One Guy who needs everything explained to him), but far enough away so that they avoid lawyer sneak attacks.
Embroiled in slave rebellion, I escaped crucifixion simply by declaring 'I am Vito', everyone else apparently being called 'Spartacus'.
Away on the wind~
Sounds great. If it ever gets off the ground, I'll be sure to take a look at it.
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You probably wouldn't even need to go down the Captain Ersatz route, a lot of pulp heroes are now public domain and therefore fair game.

edited 2nd Nov '10 10:27:53 AM by Weaver

 
Pulp heroes definitely need more love. Can you give any specific examples, just so's the inexperienced can get a feel for it?
 
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Im loving the sound of this idea!
Theres sex and death and human grime in monochrome for one thin dime and at least the trains all run on time but they dont go anywhere.
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Sharing my love for pulp heroes as well. I also think there could be some fun story potential having the heroes forced to confront the changes that have occurred in their absence (not unlike Captain America in the recent Marvel movies). In particular, the fact that the science, technology, and social values of the present-day are a far cry from what they remember.

I'm fairly certain the basic concept has been played around with by the likes of Alan Moore and Warren Ellis, but that doesn't mean it isn't still worth pursuing. ;)

edited 11th Apr '13 12:06:33 PM by dreamshell

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