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3 items from 2013

The Next DC Comics Superhero Television Series From The CW

2 November 2013 8:58 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Created in 1939 by Paul Ernst (Note: Kenneth Robeson was a pen name used by many writers working at Street and Smith Publications), The Avenger first appeared in the pulp magazine titled Justice Inc. The story followed Richard Benson, a millionaire globetrotter, who becomes a crimefighting superhero in the wake of his wife Alicia and daughter Alice's abduction and murder. The trauma of the ordeal turn Benson's face and hair white and paralyzes the muscles in his face, giving him the ability to alter its appearance to a degree. The proposed show in development at The CW is reshuffling the origin of The Avenger in a significant way. Instead of following Richard Benson, the tv show will follow Alice Benson, who "in the wake of her parents’ murder, discovers she possesses a superpower as a result of genetic bio-hacking which allows her to transform her appearance at will." »

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CW working on an updated 'biopunk' version of 'the Avenger'

1 November 2013 5:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) The CW is looking way back for a new television drama. Deadline reports that "Under the Dome" producer Neal Baer and Conde Nast Entertainment plan to update the classic pulp vigilante the Avenger for the young-skewing network. Created by Paul Ernst in 1939 for the pulp house Street and Smith, the Avenger mixed elements of The Shadow and Doc Savage. Richard Henry Benson was your average globetrotting rich guy who was just about to settle down when his wife Alicia and daughter Alice were killed. The incident hit Benson so hard that his face and hair turned white and he »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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New From Radio Archives

3 September 2013 5:34 PM, PDT | | See recent Comicmix news »

  August 30, 2013  

CBS Radio Workshop Volume 4   The CBS Radio Workshop debuted at the end of the Age of Classic Radio, which was a time of innovation and experimentation, especially in terms of radio drama. The ten-hour Volume 4 includes “All Is Bright”, a history of the famous Christmas song; “1489 Words”, which featured the debut of later film composer Jerry Goldsmith’s “The Thunder of Imperial Names”, which was written for a concert band and was based on a text piece by Thomas Wolfe; a two-part adaptation of Frederick Pohl and Cyril M. Cornbluth’s The Space Merchants, which offers a satirical look at rampant consumerism from the viewpoint of an advertising executive; Archibald MacLeish’s “Air Raid”, the series’ only re-broadcast, which had first been written for the 1938 Columbia Workshop. Aired during the Cold War era, it took on a sinister new meaning; Henry Fritch’s “The Endless Road”, about a road »

- Glenn Hauman

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