…and the Bad News

by Alan Rapp on May 31, 2006

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Paul Gleason who will forever be remembered for his role as Principal Richard Vernon in the classic 80’s film The Breakfast Club passed away on Saturday of lung cancer.  He was 67.  Although most known for The Breakfast Club Gleason appeared in more than 60 films and even more television shows ranging from Dawson’s Creek, Seinfeld, Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence, and Die Hard

Also in sad, and extremely odd, news DC Comics has announced the dusting off and relaunching of Batwoman.  Batwoman?!  The character last seen almost three decades ago (when she died!) will return as a 52 year-old lesbian socialite involved with former Gotham Police Detective Renee Montoya in DC’s new “52” line which takes place a world where major heroes of the DC Universe are no longer active.  This isn’t the only DC character to get a radical new millennium make-over including the Blue Beetle as a Mexican teenager, Firestorm as African-American, and the Atom as Asian (wow, an Asian scientist, wonder who came up with that in no way politically incorrect stereotype).  Hoo-ray diversity.

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Paul Gleason who will forever be remembered for his role as Principal Richard Vernon in the classic 80’s film The Breakfast Club passed away on Saturday of lung cancer.  He was 67.  Although most known for The Breakfast Club Gleason appeared in more than 60 films and even more television shows ranging from Dawson’s Creek, Seinfeld, Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence, and Die Hard

Also in sad, and extremely odd, news DC Comics has announced the dusting off and relaunching of Batwoman.  Batwoman?!  The character last seen slmost three decades ago (when she died!) will return as a 52 year-old lesbian socialite involved with former Gotham Police Detective Renee Montoya in DC’s new “52” line which takes place a world where major heroes of the DC Universe are no longer active.  This isn’t the only DC character to get a radical new millennium make-over including the Blue Beetle as a Mexican teenager, Firestorm as African-American, and the Atom as Asian (wow, an Asian scientist, wonder who came up with that in no way politically incorrect stereotype).  Hoo-ray diversity.

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