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Join Sinbad and his merry men as they embark on a dubiously-conceived quest to foil a dubiously-conceived but probably evil plot by the evil vizier Jaffar! Sinbad Comic is a screen-cap comic based on the incredible, incomparable, and inexplicable 1989 Lou Ferrigno film, Sinbad of the Seven Seas.

Sinbad Comic is currently on hiatus but will return on March 29, 2018.

Episode 14: The Big Slap, By Sam, 6/15/2009     [ Jump To Comments ]

Episode 14: The Big Slap
Episode 13: Opportunity
Episode 15: An Arranged Marriage
Comments  (23)
From: Sam
Date: Wed, 10/6/2010, 13:48:04
MG: Interesting observation! But honestly, Dragnet didn't influence me at all. This was entirely a nod to Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe novels (and the films made from them). However, Dragnet was itself influenced by Chandler, I suppose, removing the cynicism from Marlowe's dialogue but keeping the cadence.

"The Big Slap" is a riff on "The Big Sleep," and of course I needed the black and white to recall that movie and the film noir genre in general.
From: MiniGeek
Date: Wed, 10/6/2010, 13:30:58
So nobody's picked up on the Dragnet references yet? They're numerous and obvious, if you've watched Dragnet: the title being "The Big [Something]", of course it being B&W while the rest of the series isn't, the narration style (talking about the city, "My name's Ali. Prince Ali." like "My name is Friday. I carry a badge."), etc.
From: geneva
Date: Mon, 7/12/2010, 14:27:50
ugh, revolving doors *gets dizzy*
From: Gahalyn
Date: Mon, 8/17/2009, 01:46:01
I now need also to find a way to add the expression "I don't give a hairball" to my everyday speech.

I think this will be much easier than "busticate in twain."
From: RyaCAM
Date: Fri, 7/10/2009, 11:49:44
Teeth as white as fresh orange pith... and just as bitter.
From: Sam
Date: Wed, 6/17/2009, 21:27:03
Wouldn't a complete list of quotes be...the script? Interestingly, though, I've long thought I should sit down someday and transcribe the whole movie. But this comic is a more important project.

I've also not seen any other good-bad movies as good as Sinbad, but there are a few that are well worth while. "Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II" is pretty hilarious (as is the first one, but the second is better). "Space Mutiny" made not only one of the best MST3K episodes but is (unusually) still hilarious on its own. Of course "Plan 9 From Outer Space" is wonderful. My brother assures me that a movie called "Future Hunters" rivals Sinbad, but I have yet to find it.
From: Wonkadonkathon
Date: Wed, 6/17/2009, 12:07:34
Hey Sam. Sorry for so many posts. I just listened to your podcast on Sinbad. It was highly enjoyable. I believe this film to be the epitome of the human art achievement. And if you're having a get-together with some friends, try Sinbad to Dark Side Of The Moon!
From: Wonkadonkathon
Date: Wed, 6/17/2009, 03:30:30
I don't know how diehard you guys are, but if anybody wants a Sinbad poster, somebody's selling them on ebay. Just search for "Sinbad Lou Poster." They aren't cheap. 20 bucks, but I got one, and it was in perfect condition! Considering this film wasn't in theaters, how many of these do you think they made? Its gotta be rare! I framed that sucker, and does it ever complete my living room! I thought about sending it to Lou, but I can't find a reliable address anywhere. getting Lou to sign my Sinbad poster just might make this life thing worth it after all....
From: Wonkadonkathon
Date: Wed, 6/17/2009, 03:23:21
Who here has seen The Room? Its definitely no Sinbad. Well, actually, I have never even seen anything come close, but its up there. Anybody got any suggestions for movies of that certain similar hilarity? Also, is there a complete list of quotes from the film somewhere? If not, we ought to start one! "Gosh, you're sure beautiful."
From: Wonkadonkathon
Date: Wed, 6/17/2009, 03:16:34
Oh boy. I can't wait to see what you do with some of the extremely gay scenes in the dungeon (the smirk on the guard with the chain around sinbad, ali's thrusts on the stretcher, etc..)
From: Goosey
Date: Tue, 6/16/2009, 13:14:12
Or else she used to wear contacts and got her eyes lasered since.
From: Goosey
Date: Tue, 6/16/2009, 13:12:06
Also, Ali seems to have a faulty memory -- Alina's eyes are nowhere near to being powder blue.
From: Lirelyn
Date: Mon, 6/15/2009, 20:50:18
Woohoo! I loved this. Her expression in panel 14 (did I count right? "I would have liked that"... that panel) is so perfect for the dialogue! Really, I wish this had been the scene in the movie. I look forward to seeing how this and other plot changes play out.
From: Sam
Date: Mon, 6/15/2009, 19:00:01
RT: The hilarious elegance of Raymond Chandler's prose strikes me much the same way. (Consider that a recommendation to read him.) Those two lines are more or less the opening exchange of dialogue in his first novel, The Big Sleep: "Tall, aren't you?" / "I didn't mean to be." I had to reword slightly, because of course Alina and Ali had already known each other.

It's amusing the way the great 1946 Humphrey Bogart movie adaptation preserved the spirit of the dialogue despite having to alter it to accommodate the fact that Bogart was in reality quite short.
From: RiftTraveler
Date: Mon, 6/15/2009, 18:15:34
"You look taller."
"I didn't mean to."

Four little words, but I'm going to use them whenever it's the least possible for them to make any sense.

Thanks again Sam. You're like awesome x3

From: LaZorra
Date: Mon, 6/15/2009, 16:06:38
Whoa! My mind has been blown!
From: Sam
Date: Mon, 6/15/2009, 15:23:32
MM: Thanks. No, they were very easy to get. Of course she wasn't hissing and spitting at Ali in the movie but rather Jaffar.
From: Monkeyman
Date: Mon, 6/15/2009, 14:28:59
I can see why you had been looking forward to this one, Sam! Awesome stuff!

Alina's facial expressions are brilliant here. Great job capturing them. Were they hard to get, or does she actually spend a lot of time looking angry and spiteful?
From: Issachar
Date: Mon, 6/15/2009, 13:07:41

Up until now, I thought Jaffar's one-liners on the main page were kind of stealing the show for the Sinbad Comic. Suddenly I'm getting into the comic itself a lot more. :-)
From: Sam
Date: Mon, 6/15/2009, 08:45:45
Many (but not all) of these lines were cribbed from Raymond Chandler. It's homage rather than plagiarism because the sixth panel from the end mentions three Chandler titles, and the comic title is a twist on one. That's the difference, you see.

Anyhow, here we have the first major plot change from the movie. If you're familiar with the movie, you can probably guess how much fun I had making it seem like this scene happened in it.
From: 10Kan
Date: Mon, 6/15/2009, 08:18:47
Dang! This changes EVERYTHING. Also, will all the characters see the story through the lens of a different genre? That'd be awesome.
From: wintermute
Date: Mon, 6/15/2009, 08:11:31
Yay film noir!
From: dburn13579
Date: Mon, 6/15/2009, 07:04:09
"Well, if I'm going to be carried, I might as well comment more on the decor of the ceiling, with the frescoes of indeterminate origin, as if commissioned by an artist from some other mythical land..."
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