American comic characters come to life at Chicago convention

by Jing Zhao Cesarone CHICAGO, March 19 (Xinhua) — Stepping into Chicago’s McCormick Place on Friday is like diving head-first into a fantasyland, where America’s favorite superheroes like Spider-man and Superman are guests of honor. Comic fans can be kids again at the annual pop culture convention. After much anticipation, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment […]

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Kevin Costner Confirmed As Pa Kent In Zack Snyder’s ‘Superman’

News popped up a few weeks ago that veteran actor Kevin Costner was in the running for an unnamed role in Zack Snyder‘s upcoming DC Comics adaptation, “Superman.” The word at the time was that there was a “heightened interest” in having him step into “a key role” in the movie. Now both the casting […]

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Kevin Costner closes deal to join "Superman"

By Borys Kit and Matthew Belloni Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:07pm EDT LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Kevin Costner has closed a deal to join the cast of Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ new “Superman” movie being directed by Zack Snyder. Costner will join a group of actors that so far includes Henry Cavill as […]

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DC Comic Book Bits: Early ‘Wonder Woman’ Logo Revealed; All Five ‘Superman …

Posted on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 by Russ Fischer We’ve got quite a few little updates on comic book related projects today — enough that DC Comics characters get their own post. First up is a possible logo for Wonder Woman, seen above. This was snapped on set, but that doesn’t mean it is final. […]

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Spider-Man Original Comic Nets US$1.1 Million Dollars

Five decades ago, the comic went for just 12 cents. The big sale has been bested only by the $1.5 million price reached for Superman’s 1938 debut comic book last year. The 1930s to 1950s are seen as comics’ golden age and surviving copies are keenly collected. “The late 1950s and early 1960s are considered […]

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Why Chip Kidd Hates The All Star Superman Cover

A presentation by Chip Kidd on designing the All Star logos for DC Comics has found new prominence. He first talks about the process (12 minutes in) then on first seeing Frank Quitely’s cover art for issue 1. (19 minutes in) With a few quotes; “You didn’t tell me in this one that Superman’s gay!” […]

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Cartoon horses can pay off

I Am The King You can call it a graphic novel or a comic book but that doesn’t change the fact that the original 12-page Superman comic book sold for $1.5 million (US). Those old Superman comics you threw away when you graduated from college may be worth more today than what your retirement fund […]

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Spider-Man Comic Book Sells For Over 1 Million!

Wow. ComicConnect.com sold the comic with Spider-Man’s first appearance Amazing Fantasy to an anonymous buyer on Tuesday to the tune of $1.1 million. In a press release, the comic (Amazing Fantasy #15) was ranked it as the world’s second most valuable comic book. A year ago the online group the world’s most valuable comic – […]

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Spider-Man’s First Appearance Sells for $1.1 Million

It’s official: Spider-Man beats Batman. Well, when it comes to auction, that is. A copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, the first appearance of Marvel Comics’ web-crawling super-hero from 1963, has sold for $1.1 million in auction, beating Detective Comics #27, Batman’s first appearance from 1939, to become the second most expensive comic ever sold (Suitably, […]

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March 8, 2011: Superman Comics Shipping This Week

Diamond Comics has released the list of comic books and other items shipping this week. Here are the Superman related items in that list… Shipping This Week: March 9, 2011. The following products are expected to ship to comic book specialty stores this week. Note that this list is tentative and subject to change. Please […]

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