Exclusive Preview: Retelling Superman’s Origin Story in Action Comics No. 5

Action Comics No. 5 explains Superman’s origin in DC Comics’ New Universe.Images courtesy DC Comics. Click to enlarge. I have been reading comics for a couple of decades, starting with The Death of Superman. Since then, I’ve gone back and read older stories from the ’80s and before. Though I quickly expanded my pull list […]

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Can Superman see through superconductors?

An important question needs to be answered by the editors of DC Comics! Superman, one of their flagship characters, is famously unable to see through lead — even though he can see microscopic substances, and he can see across immense distances. What is it about lead that stymies Superman’s super-vision? And would he have the […]

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DC unveils the covers for Superman and Action Comics # 8.

In April, DC comics will unveil their 8th books in the revamped universe and as of yesterday, the covers for both the Superman titles have been released. Action Comics #8 will feature what looks like a climatic fight between Superman and the redesigned Brainiac. It also looks as if the Man of Steel will finally […]

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The Meaning of Superman: A Christmas Story

The Meaning of Superman: A Christmas Story I realize this is a little late, but as readers might know it’s a bit hard to break away during Christmas. To listeners of my Panel Discussions podcast (returning in 2012!), it’s pretty well-known that the 1992 Death of Superman story was instrumental in bringing me back to comics […]

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Top 10 Comic Book Controversies Of 2011

Top 10 Comic Book Controversies Of 2011 The year 2011 was a banner year when it comes to comic book controversies. It seems like every week the mainstream media picked up on some major event affecting the life of superheroes. Comicbook.com has compiled a list of several of the 2011 comic book controversies. Which one […]

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Alvin Schwartz: A relentless iconoclast

Schwartz wrote Superman for 14 years. Back then, writers didn’t receive credit for their work, but an analysis by American comics expert Rich Morrissey credits Schwartz not only with inventing Bizarro, but also red kryptonite, teaming Superman and Batman to launch the pair in a series, creating Superman’s heat vision and extending Superman’s ability to […]

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DARREL HUCKABY: Comic books have come a long way since the ’50s

Darrell Huckaby Remember comic books? They were all the rage in the ’50s and ’60s — at least in my house. I liked Superman. What was not to like about Superman? He worked for a newspaper in real life and had two hot women — Lois Lane and Lana Lang — in his life. Sure, […]

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: From Superman to Mr. Incredible: GOP candidates pick the …

. . . IT’S A QUESTION NEARLY AS OLD AS superhero comics themselves: If you could be any crimefighting cartoon character, who would it be? Answering that question when you’re running for higher office, however, takes on loftier levels of would-be import. Because do you really want to be known to all of America as […]

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sports world is turning Bizarro

The evidence is piling up. We are living in a Bizarro Sports World. Bizarro World is the place that the minds at DC Comics created for their Superman series where everything is upside down or backward or the opposite of what it’s supposed to be. Bad is good. Ugly is beautiful. Smart is stupid. Republican […]

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December 20, 2011: Superman Comics Available This Week

Diamond Comics has released the list of comic books and other items on sale this week. Here are the Superman related items in that list… Available This Week: December 21, 2011. The following products are expected to ship to comic book specialty stores this week, with all comics also available for digital download. Note that […]

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