Tuesday, January 14, 2014

"Return Of The Phantom Stranger"

So as you all know all too well, I sometimes like to write and create skits based off songs/music videos.
Well today's skit is no exception, as I ape an obvious one, using a song by Rob Zombie pretaining to a figure I now own. I'm talking about the Phantom Stranger. And yes, Rob Zombie wrote and sung a song about him.....Sort of.

Here's the video:

Yeah, so now you know where I'm going with this.

The End.

I think it turned out pretty good. What do you guys think?


karl said...

Yeah, its got game, its got good game. I like how it symcopates [haven't said that since the 80s, Christ!].
Phantom Stranger is such a DOUCHE ex machine - whenever he story cant be explained, just wheel him in, what a cop-out. Mind you, I preferred it when he remained mysterious...I cant stand how the current DC have created an origin for him, takes away all the point of the character.

Dale Bagwell said...

@Karl: Thanks man, glad you liked it. I too hate the way Dildo and Co fucked with the Stranger's origin. They went from a guy with 4 possible, but not definite origns, to sticking him with being Judas. Just stupid!

Now I can see why you would think the Stranger was boring, or a deus ex machina type of character. Because that's mostly how he was used. Kinda' like the Watcher only a little more involved. If he was written better, you may or may not feel that way about him. Idk. But he at least he has a cool-ass name and some truly pimp threads.

Tiger OA1 said...

All you know...

is a lie...

they fucked up...

Phantom Stranger!

Dan W said...

Whoa Mr! Liking the experimenting with filters and co, 'The Steranko runs deep this one' Yoda would say!

Rob runs a blog on P.S along with his Aquaman Shrine and about a million others. Apart from back issues, it's the best place for Stranger stuff. Not Wally West being blue kinda strange, that DC's doing itself.

Tiger OA1 said...

Dale you did it with this one man. The Zatanna thing was supercool. The ghosting, the whole project was good dude.

Dan Bagwell: Agent of Steranko

Shlomo Ben Hungstien said...

my first introduction to the character was in the back stories of several issues of Swamp Thing that i used to pick up in the early 80s. he was also in Swamp Thing Annual 2 (Alan Moore) that was a great read.

The King of Thessaly said...

1.) I love the Phantom Stranger!
2.) -and I always liked that song for that reason...
3.) The Stranger on horseback panel is fucking AWESOME.
4.) That Zatanna figure is sweet as hell- what series is that from? and did it come with a top-hat?
5.) Phantom Stranger with Phantom Stranger as a head. -Nice.
6.) That Deadman figure needs to loose some weight.

Dale Bagwell said...

@Dan: Thanks mate, appreciate the kind words. Steranko huh? You think? Huh. Idk, I was trying different shit to see what worked. Glad you liked it.

I saw the Wally thing too. I don't even know what the fuck they're doing over there. It's further proof why you shouldn't demand too loudly having characters like Stephanie Brown or Wally or Donna Troy brough back. They will not look or act even close to how they were in old DC.

@Tiger: Ha, Agent of Steranko. I wonder if that'll get me more pussy that way if I have a card printed up that says that;)

The Zatanna bit definitely was an expermiment. I really should've tried harder to put an image of her and John together in there, sine it's talking about love decaying. I was lazy and found a pic of him and hiw wife before his Vertigo series ended, and that's who's in the magic...whatever that is. The more you know right?
Glad you dug it man:)

@Shlomo: I can't honestly tell you when I first discovered him. I do know I have only one issue of his old series, from the 60's, but I do own the sweet-ass Secret Origins issue of his with the 4 possible origins. Damn good read.

@King: Thanks King, glad it gets your royal seal of approval. The Zatanna figure does come with a top hat and magic wand, and she's from the DCUC Ultra-Humanite Build-a-figure Wave, Wave 14.

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