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The BIG Debate of “Man of Steel”

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THERE ARE SPOILERS FOR MAN OF STEEL. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK! I saw Man of Steel last weekend. After failing to see the midnight showing (my theater only offered it in 3D and I wisely decided against that), I wanted to wait and get some distance from the film’s initial outrage and controversy before I waded into the film. I did and I think it was the right call because now I can better focus on the failings of the film (of… Read More »


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Yesterday, DC Comics released the first few pages of their new Superman comic book, Superman Unchained, written by current DC wonderkind Scott Snyder with pencils from the legendary Jim Lee. The book opens with on a frightened Japanese town, reeling from a recent, horrific attack on a nearby city. A young boy named Ichuru goes outside to escape his parents’ discussion on the attack, only to look up in the sky and find out that his town is going to… Read More »

The Greatest of All Time


  Entertainment Weekly is currently in the middle of huge, tournament-style competition that asks their readers that eternal comic book question: Who is the Greatest? When I first saw this poll, I found myself absorbed with the question. Obviously, I have stated on this blog who my favorite is on SEVERAL occasions (Spider-Man), but it is always a fun debate to get into, especially with this bracket set-up. Now, EW.com just finished their first round of voting and as I went through… Read More »

Hundreds and Hundreds


This past year has been an important one for DC. Not only have they been publishing some great books, but the company has has several important anniversaries to celebrate. The first of which is their 75th anniversary of existence. DC has been publishing books for the past 75 years, a feat that is currently unequaled in the comic book industry. What else is unequaled are the three books that celebrated 700 and 600 issues. Those of course being the books… Read More »

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a letter!

Superman Grounded

So, I am this close to finishing my write up about Kid Beowulf, so look for that this weekend. But I haven’t posted in a week and I just found this letter from J. Michael Straczynski about Superman, who JMS is about to start writing for over at DC. I think it is a really well written and speaks to what Superman means to both comics and the world at large. “One of my very earliest memories as a child… Read More »