Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Thank Heaven for (Not So) Little Girls!

Here’s to the ladies!

As most of you know, Smallville is entering it’d 10th and final season this fall. Quite a run! In fact Smallville has enjoyed a longer run than any other Superman based television show in history. Only the long running radio show “The Adventures of Superman” ran longer.

As season 9 was running down, rumors started to fly that this last season would not include Chloe Sullivan, played by the delightful Allison Mack. Well those rumors turned out to be VERY untrue. Allison will be returning for five episodes that will give her character a proper send off.

But before she heads back to Metropolis, Allison is heading to Broadway as one of "Love, Loss and What I Wore's" leading ladies.

Also in the cast are Adriane Lenox, Kristine Nielsen, and the wonderful Kate Mulgrew(Voyagers Captain Katherine Janeway herself!!)

I for one am thrilled that Chloe will be returning to Smallville. She has always been my favorite supporting character on the show. Maybe it’s because she is the ONLY girl who did not have a relationship with Clark. Maybe it’s because Chloe is Clark’s most loyal and trusted friend. Maybe it’s because Allison Mack is just plain adorable! Whatever the reason, welcome back Chloe!

Honey West is back!
Moonstone Comics has just released the first issue in a new ongoing series featuring the iconic Private Eye. The Honey West character was created by Gloria and Forrest E. "Skip" Fickling under the name "G.G. Fickling" in the late 1950s. She was one of the first female action heroes and as such has a very important place in entertainment and social history. Even though the television series only ran for one season (1965-1966) it remains a milestone in TV history. The marvelous Anne Francis seemed to have stepped from the pages of the popular series of novels right on to the small screen. In a career filled with triumphs and iconic performances (such as Alta in 1956’s Forbidden Planet), Honey West is the part she is most connected with in the minds of her legion of fans (of whom I rank very high!)

The new comic remains faithful to the original series, right down to Honey’s pet ocelot, Bruce and artwork (by Cynthia Martin)that pays homage to the luscious Ms. Francis. Without giving away the plot, I will say that Trina Robbins (writer0 captures the feel of the 1950’s character with a decided 2010 slant, updating Honey for a whole new audience. You should definitely pick this book up at CBJ and give it a try. You won’t be disappointed! (while you’re at it pick up the DVD of the original series to find out why Anne Francis STILL has a YUM factor of 10.9!)

That’s 30!


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