Kyle wrestles with his thoughts on the big Batman-Catwoman wedding, and Man of Steel comes to a spectacular close
Also reviewed: Man of Steel #2
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 […]
Alex Lu reviews the much anticipated MAN OF STEEL #1 and JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE #4
Could Superman be flying solo again after all?
In the sixteen years since the release of X-Men, visual styling in superhero films has evolved in a dramatic way, but the X-Men franchise still looks strikingly similar now to the way it did in 2000.
Get a look at what might have been
It’s funny how little we know about the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, directed by Zack Snyder, which arrives in theaters on March 26, 2016. We know who is in it, we know there have been reports that the mass destruction in Metropolis from the previous film will play a […]
Guest post by T Campbell.
Can the soul of Western civilization be found in a pair of red briefs? Was our first great superhero at his strongest, his noblest, his superest, before modern interpretations stripped him of his underwear? Is there a connection?
A generation ago, when those red briefs were an inseparable part of Superman’s design, he was the most familiar superhero by a wide margin, leading the field in film adaptations, headlining cartoon shows, and even winning over famous media critics who were fiction writers in their own right. Even now, if you believe superheroes have anything to say to American culture or the human experience, you sort of have to start with him, because he’s the prototype.
Umberto Eco called him “the representative of all his similars”  and Harlan Ellison described him as one of “only five fictional creations known to every man, woman, and child on the planet.” Born in the early hours of a visual, easily reproduced medium, he was popular enough to codify most of what being a superhero meant. The Oxford English Dictionary even mentions him by name in its definition of “superhero”:
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