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Friday, September 01, 2006

And the winner is ... Feedback!

Way to go, Matt.

Palmer High graduate Matthew Atherton, aka Feedback, won the big prize in the finale of the Sci-Fi Channel’s “Who Wants To Be a Superhero?” last night. His character will be immortalized in a Dark Horse comic and a Sci-Fi movie.

He and Major Victory were my early favorites, so I’m pleased with his win. Judging from stories by Gazette TV writer Andrew Wineke, Atherton is a true comics buff with a real respect for Stan Lee, who oversaw the show. It’s also been fun to see Stan as a TV star.

Starting this month, look for a series of “Stan Lee Meets ...” books from Marvel, in which Stan meets some of his famous characters, such as Spider-Man. They mark the 65th anniversary of his employment with Marvel. Or maybe the 66th aniversary; according to a time line at Stan’s Web site, he began with Marvel (then called Timely) in 1940.


Blogger Dena Rosenberry said...

I was rooting for Feedback, too. You could tell, even on the first show, he was going to do whatever he could to model "superhero" behavior.

And his mom says he'll use his new status for good, not evil.

1:53 PM

Blogger Alan said...

Saw this blog in a search someone did about Matt Atherton. I go on at length about the feller at my blog, so I turned up on the same search.

So I'm wondering, since you mentioned it, are you from the same high school as Matt? Are you curious to know what he's up to now, etc?

You can stop by my place www.thisredeemablelife.blogspot.com for more links and whatnot.

6:32 PM


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