Cap, Broadway, and indignity averted
My favorite current comic is Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting's Captain America series. I love the writing, art, tone, cast, story, the whole works. I also adored Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch's quite different Ultimate Captain America from a few years back. That's why when I stumbled across this, I was glad to find out it never came to fruition:
His "very special friend"? Yikes. Didn't Different Strokes [YouTube] warn us against stuff like that?
I mean, the guy already had to suffer the indignity of a campy 1940s serial (in which he was a vigilante district attorney - WTF?), a lackluster 1970s TV series, and a craptastic straight-to-video movie in the early 1990s. Good grief, Marvel. Way to treat the guy who punched Hitler in the face! Not that I'm not still hoping for a new Cap film soon...
Hat tip to Comics Should be Good and Retrojunk.
Bonus mp3: The Radiators - On Broadway [live 5-1-1997]
Ever wondered who's the top Jewish superhero? It ain't the Hebrew Hammer.
For the Spider-Man fans, there's been some casting news on the forthcoming Broadway musical about your friendly neighborhood wall-crawler. Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood as Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson? Maybe. It already has music by Bono and The Edge. Here's hoping Nathan Lane is Aunt May.