In days of comics past, characters from other media have always been treated as somehow less important. To many fans, King Tut was never a REAL bat-villain, while movie General Zod’s henchmen weren’t really part of Zod’s story. In recent years, though, translating characters from other media into comic form (known to us trope nerds as the ‘Canon Immigrant’) is commonplace and used to transition fans of cartoon and movie heroes to their stories’ source material. I have to admit that the idea of Melinda May or Harrison Wells in comic form is appealing to me as a fan of their respective shows, leading to today’s adaptational query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) figures that, with the success of Phil Coulson and Harley Quinn, a DCYou take on the Music Meister could bmashsmash, asking: What non-comics character would you most like to see make their way into comics as a canon immigrant?

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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!

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4 Comments

  1. DamienR
    August 19, 2015 at 12:09 pm — Reply

    A long long time ago, when the League opened worldwide branches during their KooeyKooeyKooey era… umm, I mean their JLI era, I’ve always hoped against hope to see the other League heroes like Apache Chief and El Dorado make an appearance.

    And be honest. Wouldn’t you love to see millionaire Oliver Queen (Green Arrow) bring his millionaire buddy Radley Crown (Blue Falcon) to a JLA meeting just to tease Hawkman about how a real winged hero is supposed to operate??

  2. August 19, 2015 at 4:01 pm — Reply

    Cant really think any right now. My wish was fulfilled when they wrote Movie Faora into current Superman canon. Hands down best character in Man of Steel, huge crush.

  3. Mike
    August 19, 2015 at 10:32 pm — Reply

    Honestly, as the picture shows, the Music Meister would be awesome. If they were clever, they could incorporate the actual songs/music in the digital copy, or at least make caption boxes that say what the tune is to.

  4. Brenning Dragonbred
    August 19, 2015 at 11:15 pm — Reply

    The Justice Guild from Justice League Unlimited. I realize they were thinly veiled copies of the Justice Society, but I honestly believe there is potential for interesting stories that take almost familiar characters and throw them into situations that might not be ideal for their original counterparts without putting them outside canon or continuity.

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