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Madman

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Publisher various
First appearance Creatures of the Id, 1990
Created by Mike Allred
Characteristics
Alter ego Zane Townsend
Affiliations The Atomics
Notable aliases Frank Einstein
Abilities Psychic insight and superhuman reflexes

Madman is a comic book series set in one of the many parallel worlds existing in the Multiverse. Mike Allred is the creator of the Madman comic book and all its characters. Madman's world is particularly strange. It is a world where mutants, extraterrestrials and freaks run rampant. The comic book takes place in Snap City, which is home to the planet's only superhero: the Madman. In comic books, first appearance refers to the date or issue of a characters first appearance. ... Cover to the Madman Adventures collected edition Mike Allred is a U.S. comic book artist and writer. ... Atomics is the title of a comic book series and the team of characters that appear in it. ... Parallel universe or alternate reality in science fiction and fantasy is a self-contained separate reality coexisting with our own. ... Cover to the Madman Adventures collected edition Mike Allred is a U.S. comic book artist and writer. ... This article is concerns biological mutants; for fictional aspects see Mutant (fictional) A mutant is an individual, organism, or new genetic character arising or resulting from an instance of mutation, which is a sudden structural change within the DNA of a gene or chromosome of an organism resulting in the... Extraterrestrial life refers to forms of life that may exist and originate outside of the planet Earth. ... Freaks is a Pre-Code 1932 horror film about sideshow performers, directed by Tod Browning. ... This article may contain original research or unverified claims. ...

Contents

Character History

Madman (aka Frank Einstein) is not your average hero. Named after Frank Sinatra and Albert Einstein, his name is also a pun on Frankenstein. Sinatra redirects here. ... Albert Einstein ( ) (March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist widely considered one of the greatest physicists of all time. ... This article is about the 1818 novel. ...


Frank was a hitman who was killed in a car accident, then stiched back together and brought to life by a pair of mad scientists, Dr. Egon Boiffard and Dr. Gillespie Flem. This resurrection leaves Frank with supernatural reflexes and a slight degree of precognitive and empathic power. Frank doesn't remember anything about his former life. Frank has only faint, troubling memories relating to his death. Madman's costume is based on the only thing he remembered from his past: a fascination with a comic book character called Mr. Excitement. Caucasian, male, aging, crooked teeth, messy hair, lab coat, spectacles/goggles, dramatic posing — one popular stereotype of a mad scientist. ... Precognition is a form of extra-sensory perception. ...


Frank Einstein now lives as a jack-of-all-trades wanderer, accompanied by a variety of allies. Only one of Frank's reanimators; Dr. Flem, is still around. Dr. Boiffard, in attempt to boost his brain power, transmuted his entire head into neural tissue, thus leaving him an invalid in a hospital. Despite the fact Frank has blue skin criss-crossed with Frankenstein-like scars, he has a steady girlfriend, a secretary by the name of Joe. Madman's other allies include Mott, an alien from the planet Hoople who was saved by Frank when the crazy alien, Zenelle, wanted to marry and eat Mott. Gale, an invisible female scientist who was tattooed by mutant clones and while attempting to remove the tattoos, became invisible. Astroman and Machina, a pair of robotic humanoids. Astroman was built to be an aid to Frank and was loaded with some of Frank's lost information. Astroman grew to love Frank's girlfriend, Joe, which made Machina very jealous. And finally, Marie and Warren, two artificial intelligences from the future. Mott the Hoople was a 1970s British rock and roll and glam rock band with strong R&B roots. ...


Madman has also encountered Superman and Lois Lane once, due to a plot by the mischievous Mister Mxyzptlk where the two switched dimensions, becoming physical hybrids of each other, and then had to retrieve portions of Superman's powers, which had been doled out amongst various people across both worlds, including a spoiled little girl and the owner of a healthy fast food store. Finally, the two confronted Mister Mxyzptlk, with Madman defeating him in a game of Twister before tricking him into saying his name backwards. Superman is a fictional character and one of the most famous and popular comic book superheroes of all time. ... Lois Joanne Lane is a fictional comic book character who appears in DC Comics’ Superman stories. ... Mister Mxyzptlk (roughly pronounced Miks-yez-pit-lik, also nicknamed Mxy) is a fictional supervillain who appears in DC Comics Superman comic books. ... Twister may mean: the game Twister the movie Twister a slang word for a tornado a tongue twister, something difficult to pronounce The name of a roller coaster in Knoebels amusement park in Elysburg, Pennsylvania. ...


Antagonists

One of Madman's primary enemies is Mr. Monstatd, his former employer (or so it is hinted). Madman has also fought runaway renegade robots from Dr. Flem's lab who were controlled by the mysterious and super-intelligent Factor Max. Other antagonists include the Mutant Street Beatniks, the Moonboys, the Puke, and the G-Men from Hell, Mattress and Crept. However, the G-Men are occasional allies, and several of the Mutant Street Beatniks become allies as well. Beatnik can refer to two different things: A member of the Beat Generation An esoteric programming language This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


The Atomics

Former enemies, now allies, are the Mutant Street Beatniks who were originally just ordinary beatniks. When Mott first arrived he was being chased by Zenelle, a female alien from a species infamous throughout the galaxy for devouring their mates after the wedding night. Zenelle left behind a trail of spores as she tracked Mott through the city, exposure to which caused the beatniks to mutate into disgusting, warty versions of themselves. Zenelle fell in love with one of these mutants and carried him away, much to the relief of Mott. Beatnik can refer to two different things: A member of the Beat Generation An esoteric programming language This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The term spore has several different meanings in biology. ... This article is concerns biological mutants; for fictional aspects see Mutant (fictional) A mutant is an individual, organism, or new genetic character arising or resulting from an instance of mutation, which is a sudden structural change within the DNA of a gene or chromosome of an organism resulting in the...


Blaming Madman for their deformity, the Mutant Street Beatniks remained bitter enemies until they discovered that their deformation was simply the first stage of their mutation, which gave them super powers such as elasticity. Discovering these powers cleared up their skin condition, so they no longer hate Madman and have formed a super-hero team calling themselves The Atomics. Around this time, their missing comrade returned from space, revealing that Zenelle had actually fallen in love with him to the degree she went against her culture and refused to eat him. Because of the different time-flow between Snap City and Zenelle's planet, when their comrade returned he brought with him his teenage son, the product of his union with Zenelle.


Appearances in other media

Film and Television

 The logo for the animated series Freakazoid, which many felt plagiarised Madman
The logo for the animated series Freakazoid, which many felt plagiarised Madman
  • Allred did the artwork for the fictional Bluntman and Chronic comic in the film Chasing Amy (in which he appears in a cameo as himself). The pages were collected as part of the film's published screenplay, where one can see Madman in one panel beneath the light of the "blunt signal".
  • Many have felt that the short-lived animated series Freakazoid! was plagiarism of Madman. There are undeniable similarities between the tones of the two series, as well as the designs of the titular characters (both wear skin-tight jump suit--of opposite colours to one another--with a chest emblem of an exclamation point). Throughout the run of the show, Allred remained silent. However, in 2003, he responded to the situation on the messageboard of his official website (See External Links below), saying that he did notice the similarities and asked for credit. He received no response, but he chose not to pursue legal action.

This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... Freakazoid! (or Freakazoid) is an animated television show created by Warner Brothers that aired for two seasons in 1995-1997. ... The cover for the actual Bluntman and Chronic comic book. ... Chasing Amy is a 1997 romantic comedy about two comic book artists: Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck), a heterosexual male, and Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams), a lesbian-identified bisexual woman. ... In order to meet Wikipedias quality standards, this articles trivia section requires cleanup. ... Plagiarism, the activity, denoted by the verb, plagiarise, is claiming anothers writing as ones own. ...

Madman the Movie

Main article: Madman (film)
  • According to Allred, he was first offered the chance to sell the movie rights to Madman back in 1992 (he has not said who made the offer, only that he declined).
  • Since 1998, film-maker Robert Rodriguez has owned the film rights to Madman. Both he and Allred have given numerous signals as to the start of production over the years with no result. Although both have been occupied with other projects (Allred was instrumental in connecting Rodriguez with Frank Miller, leading to the production of Sin City), both have been eager to see this film made.

At the 2006 WonderCon in San Francisco, Allred announced that Madman the Movie was in pre-production and hoped to begin filming before the end of the year. He teased fans in attendance by saying that the titular role had already been cast "but I can't tell you who it is yet... When we announce it, you're gonna be like 'What?', then you'll think about it for a second and see that it's perfect." Madman is the motion picture adaptation of the creator-owned comic book of the same name by Mike Allred. ... Cover to the Madman Adventures collected edition Mike Allred is a U.S. comic book artist and writer. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Robert Anthony Rodriguez (born June 20, 1968) is an American film director. ... Cover to the Madman Adventures collected edition Mike Allred is a U.S. comic book artist and writer. ... Cover to the Madman Adventures collected edition Mike Allred is a U.S. comic book artist and writer. ... Robert Anthony Rodriguez (born June 20, 1968) is an American film director. ... Frank Miller (born January 27, 1957 in Olney, Maryland) is an American writer, artist and film director best known for his film noir-style comic book stories. ... Sin City is a 2005 neo-noir anthology film based on the graphic novel series of the same name, directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez and with Special Guest Director Quentin Tarantino. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wonder-Con is an annual comic book/sci-fi convention held in the San Francisco Bay Area, beginning in 1987. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Cover to the Madman Adventures collected edition Mike Allred is a U.S. comic book artist and writer. ... Madman is the motion picture adaptation of the creator-owned comic book of the same name by Mike Allred. ...


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