We all have our favorite pets shows and books that we read.  Until recently, I had been reading ‘Hellblazer’ monthly since the titles inception back in 1988, while I have friends in nerdery who claim to have watched every episode of Doctor Who since 1963.  With the 75th anniversary of Superman approaching, as well as the 50th for Doctor Who, and Deadpool’s big Two-Oh, there’s a lot of celebrating going on, but I can’t help but remember the hundreds and hundreds of comics from 1938 that didn’t make their Diamond Jubilee, and a tiny part of me is a little sad that nobody is going to be celebrating Congo Bill or Zatara.  This, in turn, begs a (somewhat wistful) question…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) reminds you that we are all interested in the future, for that is where we will spend the rest of our lives, asking:  Which of your favorite pop culture shows/games/comics do you most hope will still be publishing fifty years in the future?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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8 Comments

  1. June 5, 2013 at 12:04 pm — Reply

    I kind of hope a site like Penny Arcade will last for a long time.
    I find reading their old bound collections interesting because they kind of provide a history of our own pop culture.

  2. SmarkingOut Adam
    June 5, 2013 at 1:24 pm — Reply

    I can’t help but wonder what an Elder Scrolls game will look like in 50 years.

  3. Frank
    June 5, 2013 at 1:51 pm — Reply

    Besides the obvious Marvel and DC characters, I would like to see Halo with a number of games and movies.

  4. June 5, 2013 at 2:28 pm — Reply

    “The Legend of Zelda” in Virtual Reality….. Wow….

  5. B.V.K.
    June 5, 2013 at 5:10 pm — Reply

    Walking Dead is supposed to be a never ending zombie story according to Kirkman and AMC said they plan to have the show on the air for a very long time to come. It will be interesting to see just how far they can take the premise.

    That and I would like to see the Mass Effect universe continue to grow. A lot of potential there.

  6. Christina
    June 5, 2013 at 5:37 pm — Reply

    I want the Doctor Who shows to keep going strong- a one hundred year anniversary for a television franchise would be amazing to see!..and the Legion of Superheroes has to come back sometime right?

    • June 5, 2013 at 11:04 pm — Reply

      Even if they do take another break of the show, I do hope the Doctor Who franchise will live on, much like it did during the previous time between series with novels, audio plays and unofficial spinoff films (such as the Auton movies or the flims that included members of UNIT and Sarah Jane and other characters from the series).

  7. June 5, 2013 at 11:14 pm — Reply

    I’m hoping Digimon still exists in 50 years since we’ll probably have a semi-working virtual reality and be able to actually create a Digital World simulation.

    I won’t hope for Doctor Who since I believe it will continue in some form or another just as it did when the series was off the air.

    I hope the Star Wars Expanded Universe sticks around and continues to grow, preferably by moving to a future timeline (not OUR future, but similar to the Legacies comics that take place about 150+ years after the original movies).

    And I really hope Super Sentai continues. With what they did for the 30th anniversary with Gokaiger, I’d love to see what they do for the 75th or 80th anniversary. They may not be able to get returning Legends from the earlier seasons by then, but I’m sure they’ll come up with something.

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