Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s transgender superman

Comics aren’t what they used to be. In 1976 I was 11 — the perfect target audience for probably the most subversive, gory and entertaining comic series in British history, the now legendary Action. The strips, often rip-offs of movies we readers were too young legally to see, were quite outrageously violent. Hook Jaw was […]

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Photo Coverage: Charles Strouse Celebrates His Birthday at Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s Reading of IT’S A BIRD …

SUPERMAN™ is the tale of Superman’s efforts to defeat a vengeful scientist, the new villain Dr. Abner Sedgwick, who seeks to destroy the world’s symbol of good. In this premiere adaptation of the 1966 musical, It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman, this TYA-friendly musical will be sure to soar up, up and away […]

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A celebration for the famous comic book superhero Superman to be held this weekend

This weekend from June 7-10, the 40th annual Superman Celebration will be held in Metropolis, Illinois, this is a celebration of anything involved with the comic book superhero Superman. According to the Metropolis tourism website, DC Comics adopted Metropolis as the official home of Superman in 1972. Located in proximity to the Ohio River, every […]

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Who does the best Batman voice in the DC universe? Superman

Here in Polygon’s offices, you’d be hard-pressed to find an employee who wouldn’t take a stab at imitating executive editor Chris Plante’s cheerful way of saying, “Oh, hello!” It’s a joy and a compliment, something quintessentially Chris Plante-ian. It turns out the members of the Justice League do that too, except they like to imitate […]

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Batman’s getting married and he picked the wrong best man

Batman and Catwoman are getting married this summer. I’m generally in favor of this plot development, even excited about it. But this week’s Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Nightwing vs. Hush #1 contains the most outrageous editorial decision the Batman office has made since Batman died while trying to shoot a gun at a god. […]

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Exclusive Preview: in MAN OF STEEL #2, Superman toys with the truth behind his family’s absence

Last week, writer Brian Michael Bendis made a daring debut on Superman with Man of Steel #1, the start to what is sure to be an epic new journey starring the Earth’s most powerful defender of truth and justice. This Wednesday, the epic continues with The Man of Steel #2, an issue featuring the legendary artists Doc […]

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Brian Michael Bendis’ new Superman comic is here, and he’s got questions about Krypton

The Cleveland-born Bendis was back in the state for his brother’s wedding. During his visit, an old friend invited him to the downtown Cleveland library, the one he had visited frequently as a child, to check out an exhibit. The exhibit? “Superman: From Cleveland to Krypton.” Bendis felt it was a sign. At that moment, […]

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Superman going strong at 80 – Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — In an era when superheroes seem to be everywhere — there were literally dozens in the most recent “Avengers” film — the Man of Steel stands apart. Eighty years after his debut in Action Comics #1, dated June 1938, Superman is still an American cultural icon, the hero of reference […]

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Digital Comics Weekend Sales Round-Up: Batman, Superman, Ms. Marvel and Lady Mechanika

It’s the weekend and there are a few digital sales going on.  Why are you looking so surprised? First up, we have the “Marvel Rising” sale.  Here’s the Amazon link and here’s the Comixology link.  I have no problem recommending the first volume of Ms. Marvel, although I do think it loses its edge after V. […]

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80 years of Superman comics: Why the superhero almost never existed

Dated June 1938, Action Comics No. 1 featured Superman’s very first appearance. It is considered the work that marks the beginning of the superhero genre, and the issue has become one of the world’s most coveted pop culture collector’s items. In 2014, one of the first copies containing the debut adventure of original superhero Superman, which cost 10 cents in […]

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