Sequel: Siegel Case Scheduled for New Hearing

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The latest hearing in the Siegel family lawsuits has been scheduled for Tuesday, November 3 — but if you think this points to an undoing of their losses to this point, don’t get too excited.


Interview: Cracking Secret Coders, Balancing Education and Entertainment, and What’s Next for Eisner Winner Gene Luen Yang


Gene Luen Yang, multiple Eisner winner and National Book Award finalist, has released his latest work for younger readers, a collaboration with Adventure Time artist Mike Holmes entitled Secret Coders. This exciting new volume from First Second, the home of Yang’s award-winning American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints, and The Shadow Hero, centers on a young […]


DC and Scholastic Tease A New Title for January 26, 2016! What Could It Be?!?

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☛ CAVEAT ☚ All of which follows is readily and publicly available online. (Until someone plugs all of the leaks.) I have not used any confidential sources. The original catalog citations which I quote below (with embedded URLs) are not hidden or behind a paywall at Edelweiss. Further information was all found by Google searches, and […]


Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez’s Work on the DC Style Guide is the Coolest Thing You’ll See Today


Ever wondered what the exact Pantone shade of Batman’s cowl is (circa 1980)?  How about Superman’s skin?  Or perhaps what parts, exactly, are visible in Wonder Woman’s invisible jet?  Well look no further, because legendary DC artist Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez has you covered.  He posted the 1982 DC Comics Style Guide on his Facebook page today. The Style […]


SDCC ’15: DC Announces Superman: Lois and Clark, Titan’s Hunt, Telos, Superman: American Alien, and Coming of the Supermen feat. Neal Adams


DC just announced several new titles, including Superman: Lois and Clark, Titan’s Hunt, Superman: American Alien, Telos, and Coming of the Supermen. Writer Dan Jurgens and artist Lee Weeks will serve as the creative team for Lois and Clark, whose first issue will be released on October 14th.  Set nine years after the events of Convergence, the last son of Krypton […]


SDCC ’15: DC Collectibles Sneak Peak


  By Nick Eskey DC Collectibles has another exciting line up for this upcoming year. We’ll be seeing much in the way of artist inspired work: from action figures, to statues. For the high-end collector, comic inspired artwork is typically high on the priority list. And what other company produces such detailed pieces from beloved […]


*WEDNESDAY UPDATE* SDCC ’15 Exclusive Funko Toy Announcements

Funko is excited to announce the debut of Pop! Tees at this year's San Diego Comic-Con!

By: Nick Eskey Welcome back toy enthusiasts to the last installment of exclusive Funko toys for the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con. Well known for their POP! line of figurines, Funko strives to “cover as many beloved licenses and characters as possible to remind every Comic-Con attendee why they fell in love with these stories in […]


A Month Of Venturing Into The DC You: Week Four

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Here we go, it’s the final week! Let’s cut straight to the chase and talk DC’s Week 4 of their “DC You” initiative. After last week, I’m feeling pretty good, and ready to read! What do they have in store for me? Side-note: my LCS didn’t get Teen Titans this week, so it is omitted […]


The Death of Superman Lives trailer considers what might have been


You’ve all heard the story, in the late 90’s, Tim Burton was scheduled to direct a Superman film entitled Superman Lives, which was to be written by Kevin Smith and star Nicolas Cage as the Man of Steel. It was to be a radically different take on Superman that makes Man of Steel look traditional […]


Tonight @ Society of Illustrators: Is That Art?


This exhibit of works from Craig Yoe’s original art collection has already garnered stellar accolades – tonight you can see why. And that’s not all …


nuDC: Batman is a robot, Wonder Woman is Captain Wolverine and Superman put on jeans


This week DC has been revealing new looks for its core characters, including some startling fashion changes. The new looks have been revealed in various places We’ve cobbled it all up for you below but here’s the shorter version:


What is the Secret of Gene Luen Yang’s Superman?


Of all the comics projects announced this far from DC after Convergence, the one that arguably has fans the most excited is Superman from author Gene Luen Yang. The indie cartoonist will likely bring a different vibe to DC’s flagship character that will be focused on some of the ideas reflected in his own works like […]


Superman now shreds his pants, Hulk-style


Superman has evolved! He has a new power—a powerful solar flare which leaves him -100 energy for a day—and using that power has just shredded his costume, as shown in this discussion of the change Geoff Johns and John Romita. It all went down in Superman #38, but I missed this until now. I like […]


Guest commentary: Who Stole Superman’s Undies?

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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,[1] headlining cartoon shows,[2] 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” [3] and Harlan Ellison described him as one of “only five fictional creations known to every man, woman, and child on the planet.”[4] 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”:


Amy Adams & Henry Cavill Accept Ice Bucket Challenge on ‘Superman vs. Batman’ Set


Here’s a scene you might not see in the upcoming Superman vs. Batman film. Amy Adams and Henry Cavill accepted the ALS Ice Bucket challenge in full wardrobe on the set of the Man of Steel sequel. Adams challenged all the siblings names she could remember. I don’t want to ruin the end for you, but I […]


ONE AND DONE: Up, Up, and Away?


Keeping up with comics is ridiculously expensive if you want to keep up with a number of titles that come out every month. Not everyone can do that–I definitely can’t. So welcome to One and Done, a weekly column where I go to a comics shop and try to find one good book that’s worth […]