Trailers for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Batman V Superman” on the same day?

Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

“Your two favorite franchises in one day of trailers” was the story this week, as we got two noteworthy trailers within a day of each other. The first is for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Due out in December, the new trailer shows more aspects of the film’s new characters, including Finn, aka “the Black guy … Read more

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for April 2015

Convergence: Superman #1

Here’s a look at what’s coming out from DC for April 2015. A full list of solicitations are available here. Comics Convergence #1 (of 8), on sale Apr. 8, $5 Convergence #2 (of 8), on sale Apr. 15, $4 Convergence #3 (of 8), on sale Apr. 22, $4 Convergence #4 (of 8), on sale Apr. … Read more

The World’s Finest make the world’s worst passwords in 2014

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

“Your two favorite heroes in one list of lousy passwords!” While the World’s Finest team of Batman and Superman have made for decades of entertaining comics, they unfortunately don’t make for good passwords. The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel are both listed on a list of the 25 most common passwords of 2014, as determined … Read more

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for February 2015

Astro City #20

Here’s what’s of interest from DC Comics for February 2015. Full solicitations are available here. Comics The Multiversity: Mastermen #1, on sale Feb. 18, $5 Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #7, on sale Feb. 18, $4 (digital first) Looney Tunes #223, on sale Feb. 4, $3 Astro City #20, on sale Feb. 11, $4 Batman … Read more

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

Wonder Woman

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 … Read more

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for January 2015

Batman '66 #19

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 … Read more

A look at Superman’s power of super-ventriloquism

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

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 … Read more

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

Superboy

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 … Read more

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

Superman and the UN

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 … Read more

Anthony’s miscellaneous comics picks for December 2014

Superman

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, … Read more