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.
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.
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!