Tag Archives: Superman

Wonder Woman

DC’s live-action news: at long last, a Wonder Woman movie! (Also: Static Shock! Cyborg! Aquaman!)

Last week, DC and Warner Bros. announced its planned slate of live-action film projects through the end of the decade. Among the most surprising news: Wonder Woman’s finally getting a stand-alone movie! The only downside is that they also made clear that this version of Diana will be based on the not-kid-friendly New 52 version, complete with the awful non-feminist “Zeus is my father” origin. (Sigh.) Warner/DC does know that despite their comics’ very narrow, limited target audience and/or wishful thinking, there’ll be tons of kids going…

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Batman '66 #19

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for January 2015

We’ve finally reached the oh-so-futuristic year 2015 with comic solicitations. Here’s a look at what’s of interest coming out from DC in January; full solicitations are available here. Comics The Multiversity Guidebook #1, on sale Jan. 21, $8 Batman ’66 #19, on sale Jan. 28, $3 (digital first) Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #6, on sale Jan. 21, $4 (digital first) Scooby-Doo Team-Up #8,  on sale Jan. 7, $3 Astro City #19, on sale Jan. 14, $4 Trade paperbacks Batman ’66 Meets the Green Hornet (HC),…

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"Superman Family" #208, July 1981. Art by John Calnan.

A look at Superman’s power of super-ventriloquism

On the heels of my previous Superman-related posts comes this new one about one of Superman’s more unusual powers: super-ventriloquism. This power’s often the first one cited by Superman haters as “proof” of how Superman is “too powerful” or “lame,” and has even made various “Lamest Superman power” lists. Still, nobody seems to have written about what it is, or why Superman even has such a power. What is super-ventriloquism, anyway? Super-ventriloquism is the ability of Kryptonians (like Superman) to literally “throw” their voice across great distances to a specific location or…

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Superboy

Comic review: Superboy: The Greatest Team-Up Stories Ever Told

Superboy: The Greatest Team-Up Stories Ever Told Written by: various Art by: various In 2010, DC Comics released this compilation as part of its “Greatest…Ever Told” series of trade paperbacks.  DC in recent years has largely opted to either ignore the pre-Crisis Superboy (in favor of modern Superman backstory status quo or the Kon-El Superboy), hold him at arm’s length due to the ongoing Siegel/Shuster estates’ legal fights, or simply include Superboy stories as part of Superman reprints. This title’s one of the few in recent years that’s offered Superboy…

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Superman and the UN

Is Superman an illegal alien? How was Clark Kent adopted?

Back in 2011, “Action Comics” #900 made a brief media splash when a story had Superman decide to “renounce” his American citizenship, feeling he was more of a global citizen and not wanting his actions interpreted as those of the United States. While this was quickly forgotten (and the New 52 reboot later that year rendering it moot), it did spur a lot of discussion on Superman’s citizenship status. Related to such comes the question of how the Kents managed to take in and keep little…

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Superman

Anthony’s miscellaneous comics picks for December 2014

Here’s what’s of interest coming out from various comic companies for December. IDW Full solicitations are available here. Superman: The Silver Age Newspaper Dailies, vol. 3: 1963-1966, $50 Image Full solicitations are available here. Oddly Normal #4, on sale Dec. 17, $3 Boom Studios Full solicitations are available here. Boom! Box 2014 Mix Tape #1, $10 Steven Universe #5, $4 Lumberjanes #9, $4 Rocket Salvage #1 (of 6), $4 Garfield, vol. 5 TPB, $14 Comments This month’s Superman comic strip volume wraps up the daily…

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Darwyn Cooke JLA cover

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for December 2014

Here’s a look at what’s coming out from DC Comics for December. A list of full solicitations are available here. Comics The Multiversity: Thunderworld #1, on sale Dec. 17, $5 Batman ‘66 #18, on sale Dec. 24, $3 (digital first) Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #5, on sale Dec. 17, $4 (digital first) Trade paperbacks None. Comments This month’s “Showcase” volume is Blue Beetle’s entire 80s run. This month’s variable covers are by Darwyn Cooke (of “New Frontier” fame), and seem to be the polar…

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Lois Lane

Lois Lane is getting her own young adult novel

Some good news to report for Lois Lane fans. Despite DC’s comic side not publishing her own ongoing comic, Lois will be appearing in a young adult novel next May. Titled “Fallout” and written by Gwenda Bond, the story focuses on a teenaged Lois Lane, as the following publisher summary describes: Lois Lane is starting a new life in Metropolis. An Army brat, Lois has lived all over—and seen all kinds of things. (Some of them defy explanation, like the near-disaster she witnessed in Kansas…

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Cap’s mighty shield forces the World’s Finest to yield: “Batman V Superman” to open March 25, 2016

As the old Captain America cartoon theme song goes, “when Captain America throws his mighty shield, all those who chose to oppose his shield must yield…” In this case, it was announced today that Warner Bros. has chosen to “yield” and move the opening of  the “Man of Steel” “sequel,” “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice,” to March 25, 2016. It was originally going to open on May 6 of that year, pitting it directly on the same weekend as “Captain America 3.” A lot of people…

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Anthony’s miscellaneous comics picks for September 2014

Here’s what’s of interest from various comic companies for September. IDW Full solicitations are available here. Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War! #4 (of 6), $4 The Powerpuff Girls, vol. 2: Monster Mash TPB, $18 Rocky & Bullwinkle: Moose on the Loose TPB, $18 Boom Studios Full solicitations are available here. Steven Universe #2, $4 Lumberjanes #6, $4 Image Full solicitations are available here. Copperhead #1, on sale Sept. 10, $4 Oddly Normal #1, on sale Sept. 17, $3 Comic strip compilations Superman: The Golden…

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