Piffle story of the day which allows the mind to wander. Stan Lee thinks David and Victoria (Posh) Beckham would be good for a TV show or something:

“There are so many ways to do it,” Lee says. “We could make them a crime fighting team where the soccer is just a facade. Or we could make them spies or we could make it a comedy where one of them wants to be an adventurer?”

Sounds interesting, right?

Here’s how it would work.

“He’s a very attractive, personable guy and she’s a very attractive, interesting looking girl. I haven’t met the Beckhams yet but I think we could do a great show.”

Seriously who could not look at photos of this kind and not be inspired to cast the duo as crime fighters?

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This superstar couple exudes the kind of dark, moody drama that would make a superduper comic book!

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Seriously, we can see the rogues gallery now: “The Red Card” and “Botoxin.” Or a miniseries called “The Case of the Missing Trousers.” “Secret Crisis: The Offsides Rule Explained.” That sort of thing.


  1. What if they were a spy couple names Mr and Mrs Smith, and met the other spy couple names Mr and Mrs Smith? Much confusion and hilarity and steamy showers ensue. Boffo Box Office!

  2. No no no… it’s so simple… This is “I Spy”, but with soccer!

    Now, if you want to take the superhero angle, then why not a former teammate (Geri Halliwell) who becomes evil to enact revenge?

    Or maybe work the Shaolin Soccer idea, with high-tech shin guards, cleats, and super serum. Fabian Nicieza could write, you could add allies based on MLS teams like the Red Bull, the Houston Dynamo (with earthquake power), DC United (a group), the Kansas City Wizard…

  3. Stan Lee is senile. Let’s just find a nice rest home for Uncle Stan and maybe finally he will be silenced. Oh, also maybe we could find a nice caring couple to feed and take care of that thing that sits on top of his head too. Where’s the comments about Stan wanting Will Smith to play the role of Captain America? Does Stan get his ideas from skimming through People and US magazine?

  4. Uhm, ok, is her dress ACTUALLY shorter than her underwear? It looks that way in that pic. I swear, I know her not, but she always reminded me of someone who’d be SUCH a snot. LOL Plus, all she does to remain famous now is have a look, and show up everywhere… And, thereby make tons of money. Ah, to live that life. Alas. (He, on the other hand, is just too freakin’ hot! whew!)

  5. To Coale: David has tons of talent, unlike his wife. Even though LA came in last place in their division, Becks was able to help Landon Donovan and Edson Buddle become two of the highest goal scorers in the league. The owners just didn’t factor in enough cash to afford them a defense. It’s like swiss cheese.

    I don’t know what Stan’s smoking. Maybe this helps him get into parties or something, having Pamela Anderson and now the Beckhams. I don’t know what his interest in it all is. However, Beckham’s still selling out large stadiums wherever he plays. He’s been a big help to MLS, even if his team sucks.

  6. “Secret Crisis: The Offsides Rule Explained.”

    Ha! Heidi, I think you’ve discovered the only possible way for Big Comics Events to become more inscrutable.

  7. “David has tons of talent, unlike his wife.”

    I would say his diminishing skills fit in well playing in a C-level league, on a last-place team.

    I agree with the conventional wisdom that he is still good at set pieces and not much else.