The October Superman Giant and Justice League Giant Officially Delayed at Walmart

Last week, we noted that the Swamp Thing Holiday Horror special had arrived at Walmart, but that the fourth issues of Superman Giant and Justice League Giant did not appear to have come out. Comics retailers make take some schadenfreude in that late comics aren’t just for the Direct Market anymore. According to the DC website Superman Giant #4 and Justice League Giant […]

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Box Office: The Biggest 2nd-Weekend Drops For Comic Book Superhero Movies

‘Venom’Sony After Venom shocked us all by snagging an $80 million opening weekend, much of the talk online was about how the Tom Hardy vehicle’s success would be short-lived and that it would surely take a big (-60% or more) drop in its second weekend. First of all, a big comic book superhero movie falling […]

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More than Superman: Jewish and Latinx Comics

You might also like My Jewish Learning is a not-for-profit and relies on your help Donate Jewish Jewish is a blog by Be’chol Lashon, which gives voice to the racial, ethnic and cultural diversity of Jewish identity and experience. The original multicultural people, Jews have lived around the world for millennia. Today, with globalism and […]

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Action Comics #1004 First Look Will Make Lois & Clark Fans Very Happy

SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Action Comics #1003 by Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Sook and Brad Anderson, on sale on Oct. 24. Ever since the Superman relaunch, starting with this past April’s Action Comics #1000, comics’ most iconic couple — Lois Lane and Clark Kent — have largely been separated. In a first […]

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The Tragic Tale of Superman’s Jewish Creators

When Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel created the Superman character in the 1930s, they were still living at their parents’ homes. Of course, the character and his story – the arrival from another planet, his dual identities as mild-mannered reporter and flying, bulletproof crime fighter – would go on to change the comics industry in […]

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Graphic novel tells story of Superman’s Jewish creators

When Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel created the Superman character in the early 1930s, they were still living at their parents’ homes. Of course, the character and his story — the arrival from another planet, his dual identities as mild-mannered reporter and flying, bulletproof crime fighter  — would go on to change the comics industry […]

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NYCC: DC Comics Celebrates 80 Years of Superman

In 1938, arguably the most popular superhero of all time, Superman, made his DC Comics debut in the pages of Action Comics #1. To celebrate the Man of Steel’s 80-year anniversary, DC co-publisher Dan DiDio sat down with Superman and Action Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis and Superman: Year One writer Frank Miller Saturday at New York Comic Con to discuss all things […]

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DC Looking to Make Superman Comics Based off George Reeves Era

During the “DC Meet the Publishers” panel at New York Comic Con today, representatives from DC Comics indicated that the company is looking into making Superman stories based off George Reeves‘s take on the character. Reeves, not related to fellow Superman actor Christopher Reeve, was the first actor to have the pleasure of portraying the iconic man of steel […]

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The tragic tale of Superman’s Jewish creators, told in graphic novel form

Of course, the character and his story — the arrival from another planet, his dual identities as mild-mannered reporter and flying, bulletproof crime fighter  — would go on to change the comics industry in several ways and pave the way for the super-heroization of our popular culture. But Siegel and Shuster originally just wanted to […]

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Krypton Has Found Someone to Play Lobo and Add to Superman’s Convoluted Backstory

The Main Man Lobo, and Scanlan as he appeared in Constantine.Image: DC Comics, Photo: NBC Turns out, should Krypton be believed, the story of how Superman’s homeworld eventually blew the hell up was way weirder than we ever knew. That’s thanks to the magic of time travel—and also the DC Entertainment show’s innate desire to […]

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