Sophie Caldecott is a hero and what she accomplished this past week is more inspiring than saving the world or defeating Ultron. I love a feel good story as much as the next person, and this one is a doozy.
In October 2011, her father Stratford Caldecott was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. He and his family have persevered through every treatment and now, three years later, the cancer has advanced to the final stages of the disease. Her father is a huge comic fan and often joked that he’d hang on just to see the next Marvel movie release; sadly, he wasn’t well enough to make it to the theaters to catch Captain America: The Winter Soldier. So starting last Monday, Sophie launched a simple campaign to get a copy of the movie to her father in his convalescence at home and to bring him some cheer in a difficult time.
Here’s a (slightly expensive )way to create new comic fans … cast’em in a comic book movie, which will send them to the comic shop to do “research.” X17 Online has video ofIron Man 2‘s Robert Downey Jr. at Meltdown Comics in L.A., buying various Avengers comics and talking to fans:
Hat tip to Jim McCann, who pointed out Downey grabs a copy of New Avengers: The Reunion around the 1:20 mark …