Wednesday, September 23, 2020

"Peacemaker" - Willing To Fight For It

Streaming service HBO Max has ordered an eight-episode live-action TV series starring John Cena as the "Peacemaker", a vigilante character that debuted in Charlton Comics "Fightin' 5" #40 (November 1966), created by writer Joe Gill and illustrator Pat Boyette:

"...the original 'Peacemaker' was 'Christopher Smith', a pacifist diplomat so committed to peace that he was willing to use force as a superhero to advance the cause.

"Using an array of non-lethal weapons, Smith also founds the 'Pax Institute', confronting both dictators and warlords.

"Smith later learns that his warped 'peace-through-violence' efforts were the result of a serious mental illness brought on by the shame of having a 'Third Reich' commandant for a father. He believes his dead father's spirit haunts him, criticizing his every move, even as he tries to live down his past.

"Becoming a degenerate vigilante, Smith believes that ghosts collect inside his helmet, watching his every move..."

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