Ringo Starr to Become Superhero
Ex-Beatles drummer Ringo Starr will become a superhero in a new cartoon series by Spider-Man creator Stan Lee. Starr will voice the “evil-battling, earth-saving” hero with “a great sense of rhythm” in an animated TV and DVD series planned for 2006. “Ringo is beloved
worldwide for his commitment to people and his singular wit,” Stan Lee said. “Our Ringo superhero character will combine these qualities, along with Ringo’s secret powers.”
Following global success with The Beatles, Starr released a series of solo albums which spawned four Top 10 UK hits in the early 1970s including It Don’t Come Easy and Back Off Boogaloo.
In the 1980s Starr narrated ITV’s animated children’s series Thomas the Tank Engine.
The irony, of course, is that to anyone under 45, Starr is probably more famous for Thomas than for the Beatles–let alone his solo career.