Cartoonist (and Non-Superhero Reader) Carolyn Main Reviews the ‘New 52,’ Part 2

We’re 3/4 of the way into the release of the 52 new comics relaunched at #1 by DC Comics, a move designed not only to refresh the books but to invite new readers into the superhero comics audience. But are the books really accessible to new readers? If you’re a long-time reader of superhero comics, […]

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #333

Comic Book Legends Revealed #333 by Brian Cronin in Comic Book Legends Revealed 30 Comments Welcome to the three hundredth and thirty-third in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, discover the amazing story of the #1 Women’s Tennis Player in the World who became […]

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DC’s ‘New 52’ reboot is off to a good start

DC’s grand experiment, “The New 52” titles starting over at issue No. 1, launched with 13 of them on Sept. 7, with augurs and portents of success — especially for Superman, whose “Action Comics” No. 1 seems to be the biggest seller. There are no official numbers yet, but shop owners and customers reported sellouts […]

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Essay: Why I Would want to be Superman.

At one point or another, everyone has wanted to be someone else for a day, whether it is a real celebrity, or a fictional character. If I could be anyone I wanted for a day, I would choose to become the fictional DC Comics character Superman. Most people would assume this is due to his […]

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Putting the Caped Crusader on the Couch

RESPONDING to years of declining readership, DC Comics — the publisher behind Superman, Batman and other superheroes — recently reintroduced itself with 52 new titles, featuring characters and story lines that better reflect today’s diverse sensibilities. But it remains to be seen whether that diversity will include more accurate portrayals of mental illnesses. Although the […]

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Zack Snyders Man Of Steel Is Headed To Alaska! Will We Finally See A New …

Several reports are coming in stating that the new Zack Snyder Superman film will be filming in Vancouver from September through January 2012. Third Act Productions Inc., a production company for the film has already been in Vancouver preparing the locations to achieve a “desolate” and “farflung” aesthetic. Here’s what the Vancouver Sun reports: According […]

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COMICS: Cover Art And Solicitations For December’s Batman, Green Lantern And …

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS Russell Balogh Rick English Ky Furneaux Laurie Gaffin Christos Gage Joseph Gatt Victor Gischler Morry Hollowell Gregg Hurwitz Antony Johnston Fred Van Lente Paul Lacovara David Liss Marjorie M. Liu Jonathan Maberry Heidi Moneymaker Greg Pak Jeff Parker Fuel VFX The Base Studio From: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/joshw24/news/?a=46588

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Comic book store says Superman “blasphemous”

Action Comics #1 has one store owner angry. A comic book store owner in North Carolina has said he will not sell Action Comics after alleging the Man of Steel is anti-God and blasphemous. Jeff Lamb, an owner in Asheboro, wrote on his store’s Facebook page that he plans to boycott Action Comics for the […]

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Stolen ‘Superman’ comics retrieved; fellow fans reach out to theft victim

GRANITE CITY, Ill. — In the end, things played out the way they do in the “Superman” comic books. Good conquered evil. Justice prevailed. A tale of the vulnerable being victimized spawned a chain of goodwill that spread not only across the country, but the world. Mike Meyer, who lives off Social Security checks for […]

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DC Comics Offers Digital Comics Same Day as Print

<!– –> <!– –> DC Comics, home to popular series such as Batman, Superman and Green Lantern, is offering digital editions of new comic books the same day as print editions hit retail – a move that has yet to be adopted by the comics publishing industry in general, even as digital versions are sometimes […]

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