Just how big is Smallville?

Since its naming in “Superboy” #2 in 1949, Superman’s childhood hometown has officially been the town of Smallville. While its aspects (and location) have varied over the decades since, one thing’s consistent: that it’s, well, a small town. Or is it? Just how small, or big, is Smallville? Golden and Silver Age Across various versions, Smallville’s a … Continue reading “Just how big is Smallville?”

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for April 2016

Here’s a look at what’s coming out from DC Comics for April 2016. A full list of solicitations is available here. Comics Legends of Tomorrow #2, on sale Apr. 13, $8 Superman: Lois and Clark #7, on sale Apr. 20, $4 Superman: The Coming of the Supermen #3 (of 6), on sale Apr. 6, $4 … Continue reading “Anthony’s DC Comics picks for April 2016”

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for March 2016

Here’s a look at what’s coming out from DC Comics for March 2016. A full list of solicitations is available here. Comics Legends of Tomorrow #1, on sale March 9, $8 Superman: The Coming of the Supermen #2 (of 6), on sale March 2, $4 Superman: Lois & Clark #6, on sale March 23, $4 … Continue reading “Anthony’s DC Comics picks for March 2016”

The top 10 languages Superman would know

Superman, of course, is not just an American hero, but the world’s hero at large. As such, there’s been various stories showing his interacting with people all around the world. Of course, not everyone speaks English, so how does Superman interact with the people he’s saving? In Silver and Bronze Age comics, Superman’s super-intelligence is stated … Continue reading “The top 10 languages Superman would know”

Seven cartoons with adopted characters

Today is National Adoption Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of children that need adoptive families. This website about the day provides more information. Animation and comics have presented plenty of children who’ve been taken in by adoptive parents. Here’s a list of seven comics and cartoons depicting adopted children. Clark Kent (Superman) Famously, Superman was … Continue reading “Seven cartoons with adopted characters”

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for February 2016

Here’s a look at what’s of interest in DC Comics’ solicitations for February 2016. A full list of solicitations is available here. Comics Superman: The Coming of the Supermen #1 (of 6), on sale Feb. 3, $4 Superman: Lois and Clark #5, on sale Feb. 24, $4 DC Comics Bombshells #9, on sale Feb. 10, $4 … Continue reading “Anthony’s DC Comics picks for February 2016”

The best of minorities in cartoons: Movember

Movember is an annual month-long event during November. Movember involves men growing mustaches to raise awareness of men’s health issues (depression, cancer, etc.)—the term “Movember” is a portmanteau of the British English spelling of “mustache” (“moustache”) and “November.” As such, I thought it’d be interesting to list some minority cartoon characters (out of the ones I’ve already … Continue reading “The best of minorities in cartoons: Movember”

Election Day in cartoons

In the United States, Election Day is held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, which means it can happen between November 2 and November 8. Like in other media, comics and animation have featured election-centric storylines. Here’s a list of some noteworthy ones. Peanuts The 1972 special “You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown” … Continue reading “Election Day in cartoons”

Anthony’s miscellaneous comics picks for January 2016

Here’s a look at what non-DC/Marvel comic solicitations are coming out in January 2016. IDW A full list of solicitations is available here. Back to the Future #4 (of 5), $4 Donald Duck #9, $4 Uncle Scrooge #10, $4 Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #727, $4 Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire #5 (of … Continue reading “Anthony’s miscellaneous comics picks for January 2016”

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for January 2016

Here’s a look at what’s coming out from DC Comics for January 2016. A full list of solicitations is available here. Comic books Batman ’66 Meets the Man From UNCLE #2 (of 6), on sale Jan. 6, $3 Scooby-Doo Team-Up #14, on sale Jan. 27, $3 Astro City #31, on sale Jan. 20, $4 Superman: … Continue reading “Anthony’s DC Comics picks for January 2016”