I was doing a little casual websurfing earlier today and, thanks to the fabulous folks over at http://weblogs.variety.com/bags_and_boards, I discovered something wonderful.
Got a copy of the DVD version of "X-Men: The Last Stand" handy? Oh, of course you do. You know you do. We both know what your DVD collection looks like. Go get it. I'll wait.
"...Strangers in the night, exchanging glances, wond'ring in the night, what were the chances..."
Oh, good. You're back.
Okay, now turn the box over and check out the credits on the back. Look carefully. There's some bad dot break-up and an unfortunate lack of color contrast. See it? Look again. Hold the box up to the light and read the final credits across the bottom line.
Yeah. I know. I couldn't believe it either. The line reads "Wolverine character developed by Len Wein & Herb Trimpe - Storm and Colossus characters developed by Len Wein & Dave Cockrum"
For the first time, after two animated series and three major motion pictures, we've finally gotten a little credit. Now, that still doesn't put our names on those projects proper, and it definitely hasn't put a penny in our pockets, but it's a start.
What is it the Chinese say? "The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step."
Today I'm walking on air.