Saturday, April 29, 2017

Marvel releases stamps (CCC flashback)

My best guess is this NORWALK REFLECTOR column comes from July 2007. 

Regardless, check out my news-oriented CCC from about a decade or so ago as I dish on Marvel Comics stamps, share the announcement about the "Jonah Hex" film (released June 28, 2010 -- which bombed immediately!) and my thoughts on how challenging it would be to cast the cinematic Wonder Woman . . .

Now is your chance to lick the Incredible Hulk or Wolverine.

The U.S. Post Office is releasing a full sheet of 41-cent Marvel Comics (actually, self-adhesive) stamps today. Characters featured on the stamps are: Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, Elektra, Iron Man, Sub-Mariner, the Incredible Hulk, Wolverine, Spider-Woman, the Thing and the late Captain America -- may Steve Rogers rest in peace.

The remaining 10 stamps in the 20-stamp sheet depict individual comic book covers.

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SADDLE UP, JONAH HEX: 

Warner Bros. announced plans Tuesday to adapt the DC title featuring gunslinger Jonah Hex for a film.


An article in THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER says "filmmakers are not making a straight-ahead Western, but plan to develop the character with some of the supernatural overtones in the hopes of creating a franchise."

Hex, an anti-hero whose right side of his face is disfigured, made his first appearance in ALL-STAR WESTERN No. 10 in 1972.

The part-time bounty hunter who wears a Confederate army uniform starred in his own series from 1977 through 1985. DC relaunched a second volume of JONAH HEX in November 2005. 

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CASTING 'WONDER WOMAN' ... will be a challenge.

Just consider who The Powers That Be need to find: a gorgeous actress with exotic looks and action-adventure credibility. She also needs to be classy, yet tough as nails and be someone who can pull off being both a warrior and a member of royalty.

 And that doesn't take into the entire "replacing Lynda Carter" baggage.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Check out this CCC op-ed for my reaction to the first official photo released of actress Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. 

Even as early as late July 2014, I declared she looks "pretty badass." After the seeing and reviewing the first "Wonder Woman" trailer (released almost exactly three years after that teaser image for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,") my opinion has remained the same; after all, I call her a "badass beauty." 

All the footage from the "Wonder Woman" film looks very promising -- despite what the haters have said about the finished product. Here's hoping for the first blockbuster for a solo female superhero -- the industry needs it and the Amazonian warrior deserves it!


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