Tuesday, December 06, 2005
A poor choice...
So the US Postal service will be releasing stamps next year with superheroes. Unfortunately, they are releasing them with god-awful DC Comics characters. Yeah, this is the boy-nerd in me, but using Marvel characters would have been MUCH better choices that these wannabee comic icons. Since they used a total of 8 characters plus a comic cover they each appeared on, here are my choices for what would have been better decisions...
#1 - Wolverine - Of course, my favorite character and now very popular from the movies. There is talks of a Wolverine spinoff flick coming after the third X-Men film.
#2 - Spiderman - Yeah, his movies have been doing pretty well wouldn't you think?
#3 - Incredible Hulk - Even though the film was a traveshamockery, he is still one of the most recognizable heroes today.
#4 - Captain America - Just as patriotic as Superman without the stupid cape.
#5 - Punisher - The movie was decent, but a badass like him deserves his own stamp.
#6 - The Thing - Didn't see see the movie although I heard it sucks. Still, how can you not include him?
#7 - Thor - He's the friggin' God of Thunder! He even made a special appearance in Adventures in Babysitting.
#8 - Silver Surfer - Just a cool guy. Made it onto a Joe Satriani album
There you have it. Much better choices. Hell, I could have chosen better characters using supervillians. DC COMICS??? Yuck....
P.S. After posting this, I quizzed Jess. She knew about 3 or 4 of the DC guys, but knew ALL of the Marvel guys. Hmm, I rest my case.
Oops..I can't count. The stamps have TEN heroes and I only included 8. So, I get to add 2 more even though most of you have read this by now(or skipped it because it is just comic characters). I am going to spend these last 2 picks on lesser known characters who deserve more fame.
#9 - Ghost Rider - One of my lesser known favorites and coming to the big screen soon staring Nicholas Cage.
#10 - Gambit - One of the X-Men. Why hasn't he been in the movies???