SDCC #13: DC Digital’s Panel – Scooby Doo, Pia Guerra, Vampire Diaries, and Teen Titans

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DC’s digital comics have been receiving a lot of praise recently, and their new announcements at SDCC have shown an increased focus in digital-first comics. At the DC Digital panel today they announced a number of books and stories – from Wonder Woman appearing in Smallville Season 11 through to a Batman & Robin/Scooby Doo […]

Editorial: Why I won’t be watching Man of Steel

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Okay, I’m prepped for ridicule. I know people say you can’t judge a film without having seen it, but if a trailer acts as an advertisement to entice viewers to pay to watch the full thing, I knew I wouldn’t be watching Man of Steel early on.

Play Kyle Baker’s Mass Murderer of Steel game

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Inspired by the backlash against MAN OF STEEL’s property destruction, Kyle Baker has ceated a flash game called MASS MURDERER OF STEEL that allows you to enjoy it endlessly. The game play is actually quite enjoyable as a tussling Zod/Superman smash into buildings and women scream. “Enjoy high-flying mass destruction as you ignore the hideous […]

DC Announce Superman/Wonder Woman from Charles Soule and Tony Daniel

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It must be nearing solicitation time again, because news seems to be racing in today from all sides. DC have announced on IGN that writer Charles Soule and artist Tony Daniel will be launching Superman/Wonder Woman in October.

MAN OF STEEL Wrap up: It’s a hit! So what next?

Well, now we know! MAN OF STEEL was the biggest June opening ever—$113 million domestically for the three-day weekend and another $12 million from Thursday’s mysterious Walmart screenings. Worldwide it’s made $197.7 million. More importantly, the CinemaScore ratings—which polls people who have actually seen the movies—stood at A-, a very high rating which indicates good […]

On the Scene: Man of Steel World Premiere and After Party

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I’ve been calling Man of Steel “the most important superhero movie of all times” but if you had told me that I would be attending the world premiere and after party, I would have laughed at you. But thanks to Nokia, at the very last minutes (like 2 pm) I was sponsored to go to […]

Skin care now a thing for superheroes

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Which superhero has the best grooming habits? You may never have considered this, but a couple of ad agencies for skincare have recently teamed up with superheroes to present the idea of male grooming as a manly, bench-pressing activity. And who’s to say it isn’t practical? After a long day in exercising in anything from […]

Man of Steel in Minecraft and other weekend trailers

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Steelehouse Digital has recreated the Man of Steel trailer in Minecraft, and it looks great. While I was googling for more information about this trailer, I discovered two OHER Man of Steel Minecraft railers…which aren’t as good, but I guess hit is as good a hobby as any, right? An actual new Man of Steel […]

The Legal View: Siegel Court Issues Final Judgments

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The Superman and Superboy lawsuits are officially over, pending appeal.

Studio Coffee Run: Amazing Spider-Man 2, Iron Man 3, X-Men, Man of Steel, Thor 2

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Darlings, gather your coffee, cross your legs, and sit on the floor as you read about what’s been happening in the comic-book movie world over the last few days. Culture is happening!

Superman and Lois Lane are 75 today

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Action Comics #1 was published 75 years ago today

On the Scene: WonderCon 2013, ‘What Makes an Icon?” with Nocenti, De Matteis, Mahnke, Slott, Waid

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A panel on Friday, March 29th, the first day of programming at WonderCon brought together a rather iconic cast to discuss “iconic characters” and what keeps a character “true” to their origins over long periods of time. Mark Waid opened as moderator by pointing out that the table full of seasoned pros had more than […]

Review: Action Comics, the Grant Morrison Edition

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Grant Morrison’s run on Action Comics has been met with both high praise and no small measure of bewilderment. But this is a legendary run – you just need to think five dimensionally.

Review: It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane…It’s Superman

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I saw the final night of the ENCORE! concert staging of the Adams/Strouse Superman musical last night and I truly wish I had seen it earlier so I could have written about it earlier and told everyone to go see it because it was a DELIGHT! But the theater was jammed so I guess it […]

On the Scene: Celebrating Golden Age Comics at Columbia University

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On January 23rd, Columbia University Library acquired a double-bill of Golden Age related comics materials, including the research materials Larry Tye compiled to write his Superman biography, The High Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero, and six 1940’s BATMAN scripts from the estate of Jerry Robinson. These add to the ongoing Rare Book and […]

Chris Sprouse Steps Away from Orson Scott Card’s Superman Story

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Artist Chris Sprouse, who would have been drawing controversial writer Orson Scott Card’s contribution to the upcoming Superman anthology Adventures of Superman, has stepped down from the project today. He cites the media furore over the comic as his reason for dropping the project. As a result, the first issue of this digital-first series will […]