The United States Postal Service is set to launch a full sheet of DC Comic book character inspired stamps. Not only was (am) I an avid comic book fan, but I also collected stamps as a kid. I’m going to buy tons of these.
Note: Stamp prices increase to 39 cents in 2006.
Also, I read a DailyKos post about how Democrats are like Superheroes. Most interesting was his comment on Superhero movies:
“…the best of the crop spend less time on special effects and blowin’ things up, and more time delving into character. And many of the most memorable and sympathetic superheroes spend a lot of time searching their consciences: am I doing the right thing kicking so much criminal ass? Should I hang up the outfit and channel my efforts in a more conventional direction? Am I crossing a line with my unusual approach to serving the public good? Where exactly is the line?”
I decided to categorize the Superhero movies of the last 30 years based on how much and how well they focused on a hero’s moral dilemma and character development. Of course, I also made some predictions about how upcoming superhero movies will stack up.
X-Men, X2, Spiderman, Spiderman 2, Batman, Batman Begins, Superman, Superman 2, Blade, The Incredibles
Prediction: Superman Returns, Spiderman 3, X3, Wonder Woman, Wolverine
Superman 4, Batman Returns, Fantastic Four, Punisher, Hellboy, Blade 2, Blade Trinity,
Prediction: Fantastic Four 2
Superman 3, Batman Forever, Batman and Robin, Daredevil, Catwoman, Elektra, League of Extraordinary Gentleman, Van Helsing, Hulk,
Prediction: Daredevil 2