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  • A Superman comic just took on police brutality and left me breathless

    07/02/2015 11:56:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 2, 2015 | Joshua Rivera
    One of the biggest changes to come out DC Entertainment's big comics revamp this summer turned Superman's world upside-down: Lois Lane revealed his identity to the world, and then he lost almost all of his powers ... Now that he's been outed, Superman's relationship with everyone around him has completely changed. Some are supportive, and grateful, surprised to learn that he's been living among them all along. Others, however, have a chip on their shoulder, resenting all the supervillains that he has attracted. Unfortunately for him, most of the angriest folks are cops. This quickly escalates into open conflict by...
  • Supergirl - First Look (video)

    05/13/2015 6:44:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 13, 2015 | CBS
    It's not a bird. It's not a plane. It's not a man. It's Supergirl. In the new drama from the world of DC Comics, Superman's cousin, Kara Zor-El, embraces her superhuman abilities and becomes the hero she was always meant to be. This Fall on CBS. Learn more at
  • DC Comics asks for naked Harley Quinn suicide drawings for talent contest

    09/07/2013 11:41:56 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    zap2it ^ | September 7, 2013
    In a rather appalling move, DC Comics is holding a talent search for artists that requires the entrants to draw DC character Harley Quinn in various suicidal tableaus, one of which is also naked. Here are the panel submission requirements: PANEL 1 Harley is on top of a building, holding a large DETACHED cellphone tower in her hands as lightning is striking just about everywhere except her tower. She is looking at us like she cannot believe what she is doing. Beside herself. Not happy. PANEL 2 Harley is sitting in an alligator pond, on a little island with a...
  • 'Batgirl' #19 Features First Openly Transgender Character In Mainstream Superhero Comics

    04/11/2013 8:41:19 AM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 27 replies ^ | April 10, 2013 | Matt D. Wilson
    The sibling conflict teased on the cover of Batgirl #19 may be the hook that pulls readers in, but it will be another reveal in the issue that will occupy a spot in comics history, as one of the book's characters will reveal she is transgender, the first time a character has done so in a mainstream superhero comic. Wired reports that writer Gail Simone was inspired to create a transgender character by a conversation with Batwoman co-creator Greg Rucka at Wondercon a few years ago. Simone asked why there seem to be fewer gay male comics characters than lesbian...
  • 'Batgirl' #19 Features First Openly Transgender Character In Mainstream Superhero Comics

    04/10/2013 3:50:12 PM PDT · by Bratch · 42 replies
    Comics Alliance ^ | Apr 10th 2013 | Matt D. Wilson
    The sibling conflict teased on the cover of Batgirl #19 may be the hook that pulls readers in, but it will be another reveal in the issue that will occupy a spot in comics history, as one of the book's characters will reveal she is transgender, the first time a character has done so in a mainstream superhero comic. Wired reports that writer Gail Simone was inspired to create a transgender character by a conversation with Batwoman co-creator Greg Rucka at Wondercon a few years ago. Simone asked why there seem to be fewer gay male comics characters than...
  • 'Superman' Artist Quits Over Protests Surrounding Anti-Gay Marriage Writer

    03/05/2013 4:02:19 PM PST · by Bratch · 20 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | March 5, 2013 | Breitbart News
    The artist assigned to illustrate author Orson Scott Card's upcoming Superman series for DC Comics is leaving the gig in the wake of protests regarding Card's views on gay issues.
  • Gay Rights Campaign Against Card Pernicious and Counter-Productive

    02/16/2013 3:27:50 PM PST · by Marcus · 1 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | Feb. 14, 2013 | Mark R. Whittington
    The same-sex marriage wars took a decidedly ugly turn, according to the Washington Times, when a group of gay activists started a petition to demand that DC Comics fire a Mormon writer for his opposition to gay marriage. The writer in question is Orson Scott Card, best known for his science fiction novels such as "Ender's Game," soon to be a major motion picture starring, among others, Harrison Ford. Card has been employed by DC Comics as a writer for its new digital product, "Adventures of Superman."
  • DC Comics under fire for hiring anti-gay writer to pen Superman

    02/12/2013 6:24:34 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 48 replies
    GuardianUK ^ | 11 February 2013 | Dominic Rushe
    Ender's Game author Orson Scott Card has called gay marriage 'the end of democracy' – and some comics fans want him fired Superman fans are up in arms at the decision of the publisher to appoint a noted anti-gay writer to pen the Man of Steel's latest adventures. Comic giant DC has commissioned Orson Scott Card, author of the award-winning and best-selling Ender's Game sci-fi series, to write for DC's Adventures of Superman series. The digital comic is set to be published in April. The news has sparked a furious backlash from Card's critics. Card is a long-time critic of...
  • DC Comics targeted for hiring anti-gay author to write Superman story

    02/12/2013 10:42:52 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 22 replies
    © 1995-2013 Comic Book Resources. All Rights Reserved. ^ | February 12, 2013 @ 08:01 AM | by Kevin Melrose
    Just days after announcing its latest digital-first anthology Adventures of Superman, DC Comics faces a growing wave of criticism for hiring Ender’s Game author, and vocal gay-rights opponent, Orson Scott Card to write the first chapter. An online petition calling on the publisher to drop the “virulently anti-gay writer” has already drawn more than 4,800 signers.... Although Card is best known for his award-winning 1985 novel Ender’s Game, he has become notorious for outspoken views on homosexuality and his advocacy against gay rights.... Adventures of Superman debuts online April 29 and in print May 29.
  • DC Comics Dress Judas In Jesus’ Clothes

    09/05/2012 1:30:44 PM PDT · by Bratch · 7 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | September 5, 2012 | Rich Johnston
    The Phantom Stranger #0 is published today – I mentioned it earlier, but there was one point I wanted to highlight separately.The comic does not mention Judas or Jesus by name. But it is very clear who is meant to be who. Middle Eastern characters two thousand years ago, Judas’ suicide, the thirty pieces of silver, his appeal to be forgiven as “he” would forgive, it’s a blatant as it can be without actually naming names.And while we know about the thirty pieces of silver round his neck, and how that becomes a motivating for for him in The Phantom...
  • 'Green Lantern #0' introduces new Muslim Arab-American super hero - a major milestone in comics

    09/04/2012 6:34:18 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 57 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 4, 2012
    Simon Baz is a Lebanese American hero from Dearborn, Michigan Meet the new Green Lantern, a Muslim-American who wears an Arabic tattoo on the same arm as his power ring. DC Comics is introducing its newest superhero in “Green Lantern #0” Wednesday — and Simon Baz is likely to be turning comic book fans’ heads faster than a speeding bullet. “In general, when you think about Arabs and Muslims in main roles in pop culture, they’re always the villains,” said Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Arab American Association of New York. “We're always the hijackers. We're always the bad...
  • RIP Joe Kubert, comic book artist extraordinaire (Sgt. Rock, Tarzan, Hawkman)

    08/13/2012 1:15:39 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 15 replies
    BoingBoing ^ | 08/12/12 | Mark Frauenfelder
    Sgt. Rock and Easy Company are saluting comic book legend Joe Kubert, who passed away today at the age of 85.
  • PICKET: DC Comics outs a Green Lantern...from the 1940's

    06/01/2012 9:01:18 AM PDT · by paltz · 67 replies
    Washington Times Water Cooler ^ | 6/1/12 | Kerry Picket
    The big secret is out. The New York Post is reporting that DC Comics original Green Lantern – of the past 70 years - will come out of the closet as a gay man in next week’s issue of "Earth 2." This particular character, Alan Scott, his alter ego, is being re-woven into the series through obvious agenda politics, but most comic book readers will tell you it is hardly a huge victory for LGBT activists hoping for a gay Superman or gay Batman. Without going too much into the weeds of comic book geek-dom, here are some important points...
  • Original Green Lantern Is Gay, DC Announces (DC now becoming AC/DC comics)

    06/01/2012 12:30:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    MTV ^ | 06/01/2012 | Josh Wigler
    When DC Comics relaunched its entire line of superheroes in 2011, big changes were made to their biggest characters: Superman was no longer married to Lois Lane, a secret criminal organization was running Gotham City completely under Batman's radar, and Aquaman finally got some respect. But perhaps the biggest of all the alterations to a DC hero's origin was just announced Friday (June 1): Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, is gay. First appearing in a 1940 issue of "All-American Comics," Scott was originally introduced as a mystically driven hero who shared little in common with the intergalactic peace-keeping Green...
  • (YouTube) DFU PRESENTS: Hitler Rants About Gay Green Lantern

    06/01/2012 8:16:36 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 37 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 6-1-12 | dfu
  • Is Superman gay? (DC Comics in a questionable business decision)

    05/22/2012 6:26:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/22/2012 | Rick Moran
    The Man of Steel? Lois Lane's lover? DC Comics has jumped the shark - maybe. But the DC Comics co-publisher appears to be contemplating changing the sexual orientation of an "established character:" One question asked at the DC panel today at the Kapow comic convention in London, was about DC co-publisher Dan DiDio's interview with The Advocate. Specifically over the decision not to change any character's sexual orientation when relaunching the DC Universe. At the time Dan stated they would introduce new LGBT characters rather than switch orientation, but the question asked why DC would switch race, size, age,...
  • DC Comics character to come out as gay

    05/21/2012 12:30:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 100 replies ^ | May 21, 2012 | Joyce Eng
    DC Comics plans to reintroduce a character as gay, comic blog reports. DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio announced the plans over the weekend at Kapow Comic Convention in London, saying that the existing superhero who was previously assumed to be straight will be "one of our most prominent gay characters." He did not specify in which issue the reveal will occur. President Barack Obama: Same-sex couples should be able to get married The news comes a year after DiDio told The Advocate that he only intends to introduce new characters in the DC universe as gay rather than make...
  • New Superman Costume Revealed

    06/11/2011 7:40:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 63 replies · 6+ views ^ | June 11, 2011 | scott-johnson
    In perhaps the biggest news of the DC Comics re-launch, a brand new look for Superman has been revealed. When DC Comics promised to unveil 52 new number one issues, the biggest controversy was over whether this meant even Action Comics would be starting over. As suspected, it is now official that after seventy-three years, there will be a new Action Comics #1. There will also be a brand new costume for the Man of Steel. DC Comics has officially announced four new #1 issues involving the Superman family of titles. The longest-running monthly comic book of all time will...
  • WHOA: Entire DC Universe Rebooted, All Books Restart at Issue #1

    06/02/2011 2:35:45 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 18 replies ^ | 05/31/11 | Marissa Meli
    Whether or not you're as obsessed with comics as we are, you need to be paying attention. DC Comics is about to unleash one of the most important and disruptive events in all of pop culture. Starting this August, every superhero title under the DC Comics label is experiencing a reboot. Not just any reboot -- those happen all of the time. This is a serious reboot. Every single hero book is going to start again at issue #1. That means FIFTY-TWO books will experience a near-simultaneous relaunch. And yes -- everybody's getting a new costume. [SNIP]
  • Great news: Superman to renounce his U.S. citizenship

    04/28/2011 7:27:59 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 55 replies
    HotAir ^ | April 27, 2011 | Allahpundit
    The bad news: He’s supposed to be an immortal symbol of truth, justice, and the American way. Or at least he was before that line got written out of the script in order not to offend foreign audiences. The good news: Isn’t he … an illegal alien? Since when did we start admitting people from Krypton, anyway? Ah well. More work available now for American patriots like Batman and Spider-Man. I’m actually not sure what to make of this: Goyer’s installment, with tense art from Miguel Sepulveda, steals the spotlight in Action Comics No. 900. When Superman drops in on...
  • Henry Cavill Officially Cast As Superman

    01/30/2011 6:14:02 PM PST · by who knows what evil? · 17 replies
    Dark Horizons ^ | January 30, 2011 | Garth Franklin
    It's official - Henry Cavill will play Clark Kent/Superman in the upcoming Zack Snyder-directed and Christopher Nolan-produced "Superman" reboot. British thesp Cavill ("The Tudors," "Whatever Works," "Stardust") previously came close to scoring the role in "Superman Returns" when McG was to direct, but ultimately missed out when Bryan Singer took over and cast Brandon Routh. The very handsome 6'1, 27-year-old model and actor was also up for the role of James Bond in "Casino Royale" alongside Daniel Craig and Sam Worthington, Craig eventually winning the part. In recent years he's become known for his role as Charles Brandon, the close...
  • COMIC-CON 2010: 'Captain America' director has different spin on hero: 'He's not a flag-waver'

    07/21/2010 8:54:03 AM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 29 replies ^ | July 21, 2010 | Geoff Boucher
    The director of "Captain America: The First Avenger," the 2011 summer blockbuster that will coincide with the character's 70th anniversary, says that the screen version of the hero will be true to his roots -- up to a certain point. "We're sort of putting a slightly different spin on Steve Rogers," said Joe Johnston, whose past directing credits include "Jurassic Park III" and "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids." He's a guy that wants to serve his country but he's not a flag-waver. We're re-interpretating, sort of, what the comic book version of Steve Rogers was."
  • Wonder Woman to finally start wearing pants

    06/30/2010 12:00:44 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 67 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 06/30/10 | Albert Ching
    Wonder Woman has a bold new look, one of the most dramatic changes of her 70-year history. Criticized for years for fighting crime in effectively a one-piece swimsuit — often considered either sexist or simply impractical — the DC Comics icon has a new costume as of this week's Wonder Woman #600, and it's one considerably less revealing, complete with long pants and a jacket. Signature elements such as the character's bracelets, tiara and magic lasso remain. The costume was designed by acclaimed penciler and DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee. DC Comics announced the change Tuesday evening. "It’s a look...
  • Spoof poster of Obama's face painted as The Joker branded 'dangerous and mean-spirited'

    08/04/2009 7:09:48 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 163 replies · 5,687+ views
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | August 4, 2009
    A poster depicting Barack Obama as Batman villain The Joker has been called 'mean-spirited and dangerous' by the U.S. President's supporters. The image, which has been adopted by Mr Obama's critics, shows him wearing the white face paint and smudged red lips of the character most recently played by the late actor Heath Ledger. Beneath the picture reads the word 'socialism'. The creator of the image remains unknown, but the website that first published the image crashed yesterday because so many had been attempting to view it. It has since been spotted in Los Angeles and Atlanta after it appeared...
  • DC Comics' superheroes join forces with characters inspired by Allah

    07/06/2009 12:56:17 PM PDT · by pissant · 38 replies · 1,856+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 7/6/09 | Riazat Butt
    They are superheroes battling injustice and fighting evil the Islamic way, and they are teaming up with some of the west's biggest comic book icons. Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are among those joining forces with The 99, who personify the 99 attributes of Allah, according to Islamic tradition. What will unfold on the pages of the collaboration between DC Comics in the US and Teshkeel Comics in Kuwait is yet to be seen, but the appearance of The 99 – who already appear in comics in the Muslim world – alongside archetypal American heroes would have been unlikely during...
  • Fox seeks to stop WB's "Watchmen" after court win

    08/19/2008 4:25:32 PM PDT · by netmilsmom · 5 replies · 67+ views
    Yahoo News (reuters) ^ | 8/18/08 | Alex Dobuzinskis
    Twentieth Century Fox said on Monday it will seek an injunction to block release of the Warner Bros movie "Watchmen" after a Los Angeles court ruled a copyright lawsuit against Warner can go forward. The movie about raffish, flawed superheroes -- which has already been shot -- is slated for release on March 6, said Warner Bros spokesman Scott Roe. The highly anticipated film, with a budget believed to be about $120 million, is based on a 1980s DC Comics graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons. In his decision released last week, Judge Gary Feess...
  • Batwoman hero returns as lesbian

    05/30/2006 12:39:11 PM PDT · by Leg Olam · 66 replies · 5,893+ views
    BBC online news | May 30, 2006 | BBC
    Batwoman's new look has been designed by artist Alex Ross Comic book heroine Batwoman is to make a comeback as a "lipstick lesbian" who moonlights as a crime fighter, a DC Comics spokesman has confirmed
  • Batwoman Named in New York Times (New DC Comics Heroine "a Buxom Lipstick Lesbian")

    05/28/2006 3:33:03 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 76 replies · 10,121+ views
    Newsarama ^ | 05/28/2006 | Matt Brady
    Hinted and teased about for months, Sunday’s New York Times (already being delivered in the New York area) confirms that DC is brining back a staple of its Silver Age: Batwoman. The article, entitled "Straight (and Not) Out of the Comics: At DC and Marvel Comics, new heroes are gay, black, Asian and Hispanic. Get used to it," is a full- page feature on page 25 of the Sunday Arts & Leisure section on Marvel and DC’s emphasis on increasing the diversity of their respective character libraries over the past months to year-plus. NYT writer George Gene Gustines covers, among...
  • Branson backing Asian-targeted comics venture

    01/07/2006 2:31:27 AM PST · by vimto · 206+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 01/06
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Entrepreneur Richard Branson is getting into the comic book and animation businesses. He has signed up as a partner in Virgin Comics and Virgin Animation, which will create original titles and characters that blend Eastern and Western mythologies. The companies, based in the Indian city of Bangalore, India, will be steered by Gotham Chopra, son of author Deepak Chopra, and business partner Sharad Devarajan. "We are a generation whose identities are cut and pasted from cultural elements of East and West," Chopra said. "Virgin Comics and Virgin Animation is our home, where we get a...
  • DC To Aid Retailers Affected By Katrina (DC Comics Steps In To Help Devastated Shop Owners)

    09/01/2005 4:03:05 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 7 replies · 418+ views
    Newsarama ^ | 8/31/2005 | Matt Brady
    While the immediate concern for the Gulf Coast and affected regions is the safety and health of those who were in the way of Hurricane Katrina, the livelihoods of comic retailers in the vast region which saw damage from the storm will be receiving support from both DC and presumably Marvel in the coming weeks. In a statement released today, DC said that they will do all they can to help affected retailers get back on their feet when they are able to return to business. From DC: With Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath impacting Louisiana, Mississippi and other Southern...
  • Gallery told to drop 'gay' Batman

    08/19/2005 2:21:07 PM PDT · by Abathar · 101 replies · 1,968+ views
    BBC News ^ | 19 August 2005 | BBC
    DC Comics has ordered a New York gallery to remove pictures which show Batman and Robin kissing and embracing. The Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts gallery was told it would face legal action unless it removed watercolours of the superhero by artist Mark Chamberlain. "DC Comics wants me to hand over all unsold work," said Ms Cullen. Arts website Artnet was also told to remove the series of semi-naked images of Batman and Robin from its website. DC Comics was unavailable to comment. Homoerotic poses The colour pictures, which depict the superheroes in a number of homoerotic poses, were put on...
  • DC SHOWCASE PRESENTS Silver Age Comics Collections (Fellow Silver Age Geeks: Start Drooling!)

    06/05/2005 2:50:49 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 22 replies · 2,249+ views
    Comic.Con PULSE ^ | 6/04/2005 | Jennifer M. Contino
    With so many great classic stories at their disposal, it's no wonder that DC Comics has finally decided to follow in the footsteps of other publishers and offer affordable black and white collections from their stable of characters. DC Showcase Presents makes its debut this September with Superman and Green Lantern volumes. These Silver Age spotlights features 500 black and white pages of action, adventure, and - something that era is famous for - fun. Like the Marvel Essentials, the DC Showcase Presents volumes are designed to be affordable reading copies of the material. The publisher chose to stay in...
  • (DC Comics Legend) Bob Haney Dies

    12/07/2004 3:05:20 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 9 replies · 568+ views ^ | 12/06/04 | Matt Brady
    It has been learned that comics legend Bob Haney died on Thanksgiving Day, November 25th. He was 78 years old. Haney died at a nursing/hospice facility in El Cajon, CA where he was hospitalized following a stroke that had robbed him of his ability to speak or recognize people. Complications from the stroke were the cause of his death. Haney was one of the great Silver Age comics writers, landing at DC in the mid-50s, where he soon came to write virtually every comic DC published at one time or another. Haney was the co-creator of the original Teen Titans,...
  • MICAH WRIGHT: "I WAS NEVER AN ARMY RANGER" (anti-war liar confesses)

    05/03/2004 11:01:42 AM PDT · by kidkosmic1 · 32 replies · 1,103+ views ^ | 05-02-2004 12:40 AM | Matt Brady
    MICAH WRIGHT: "I WAS NEVER AN ARMY RANGER"On his Delphi forum, Micah Wright has posted a confession – he never was an Army Ranger, something he had claimed since shortly after his debut as a comics writer, as well as the author of remixed Propaganda, a book which lampooned World War II-era American propaganda posters. A version of statement had been on Wright's website since April 25th apparently, however, he opted to post it on his Delphi forum Saturday. Wright began his statement (which has since been edited) with a recap of what he used to tout as his...
  • Comic book writer confesses Army Ranger hoax.

    05/01/2004 5:44:06 PM PDT · by Mr. Blond · 15 replies · 1,196+ views
    Newsarama ^ | Sat. May 1, 2004 | Matt Brady
    MICAH WRIGHT: "I WAS NEVER AN ARMY RANGER" On his Delphi forum, Micah Wright has posted a confession – he never was an Army Ranger, something he had claimed since his debut as a comics writer, as well as the author of remixed Propaganda, a book which lampooned World War II-era American propaganda posters. Wright began his statement with a recap of what he used to tout as his credentials, and then added: “Except that I was never an Army Ranger. I never served a day in a Ranger Regiment. I never went to Ranger School. The closest I ever...
  • MICAH WRIGHT COMES CLEAN, RANGER STORY A HOAX (Busted anti-American writer was not a Ranger)

    07/09/2004 10:26:55 PM PDT · by Destro · 34 replies · 6,878+ views ^ | May 2, 2004 | Jonah Weiland
    MICAH WRIGHT COMES CLEAN, RANGER STORY A HOAX by Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer Posted: May 2, 2004 Micah Wright at a convention in March of 2004. In a story that broke late yesterday, the writer of the recently cancelled "Stormwatch: Team Achilles," Micah Ian Wright, revealed that he never served as a member of the Army Rangers, a claim he's made since he first came on the comics scene in March of 2002.. Apparently Wright had posted a revised bio to his Web site with the revelation on April 25th, reposting that information to his forum Saturday. The full text...
  • Copyright War For The Flash (Comics Artist Carmine Infantino Sues DC Comics, Inc.)

    06/05/2004 12:13:10 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 5 replies · 269+ views ^ | 6/5/04 | Bloomberg News
    By 1956 The Flash, 26, was slowing down, when an editor at DC Comics commissioned Carmine Infantino to breathe some life into the speedy superhero, a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court says. Infantino, a 79-year-old New York illustrator, says he revived the declining character, originally created in 1940, and now he wants a federal judge to declare that he, not DC parent Time Warner Inc., owns the rights to the fastest man alive. Infantino says in his suit that he's also the creator of Batgirl, and he wants a court to acknowledge that too.
  • The Problem with Superman ("Americans don't want to be told what to aspire to anymore")

    05/10/2004 12:08:15 PM PDT · by Hawkeye's Girl · 87 replies · 697+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | May. 17, 2004 | LEV GROSSMAN
    For America's multimillion-dollar Superman industry, it's a serious problem. This is a guy who's from outer space — he was born on the planet Krypton, let's not forget — but he's also from another time. He debuted in the 1930s, when Americans liked their heroes like they liked their steaks: tough, thick and all-American. Nowadays we prefer our heroes dark and flawed and tragic. Look at the Punisher (wife and kids dead), or Hellboy (born a demon), or Spider-Man (secretly a nerd). Look at Batman: his parents were killed in front of him, and he dresses like a Cure fan....
  • Superman Goes Communist

    05/04/2004 8:07:00 AM PDT · by Akira · 58 replies · 1,516+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 4, 2004 | Alexander Rose
    Though I read them occasionally as a boy, I have never been overly interested in comic books, especially the American sort, the ones featuring superheroes dressed in super-tight costumes fighting super villains, none of whom ever seemed to receive super-long jail sentences for attempting, yet again, to destroy Our Way Of Life. A junior realist, I tended to read, instead, the British-produced, four-times-a-month Commando comics, which were generally set during the Second World War. Commando — whose fabulous titles included Hun Bait, Iron-Cross Yankee, Ghost Stuka, and the unforgettable Deserters Deserve Death! — abjured those pathetic ads one saw in...
  • Superheroes for Saving Saddam?

    09/30/2003 10:38:02 AM PDT · by far sider · 8 replies · 239+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | September 19, 2003 | by L. Brent Bozell III
    Superheroes for Saving Saddam? by L. Brent Bozell III September 19, 2003 It was only a matter of time, I suppose. Comic-book superheroes have gone into the liberal political indoctrination business. The September issue of the DC Comics book "Justice League of America," or "JLA," presents Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman as U.N.-promoting paper dolls for a thinly disguised propaganda play against President Bush's war on Saddam Hussein. The story begins with a "napalmetto" attack on home soil. President Lex Luthor -- how nice, a supervillain standing in for President Bush -- connects the terror attack to "Qurac" and says...
  • First pics of Catwoman costume (Just damn. They know how to screw up a good thing)

    09/29/2003 5:32:07 PM PDT · by mhking · 89 replies · 1,342+ views
    FIRST PICTURE OF CATWOMAN!! Source: TIME magazine Monday, September 29, 2003 The new issue of TIME magazine has a first look at Halle Berry in her Catwoman costume. Here's the picture followed by the article. Thanks to 'Hmmm...' for the heads up. The cat is finally out of the bag. HALLE BERRY slinks into a strapping new ensemble this week when filming starts in Vancouver for Catwoman. The Oscar-winning actress plays the Felonious Feline (see also: Princess of Plunder, Mistress of Malevolence) from the Batman series, a role made famous by Eartha Kitt in the '60s TV show and...
  • Superheroes for saving Saddam?

    09/19/2003 12:52:53 AM PDT · by kattracks · 18 replies · 465+ views ^ | 9/19/03 | Brent Bozell
    It was only a matter of time, I suppose. Comic-book superheroes have gone into the liberal political indoctrination business.The September issue of the DC Comics book "Justice League of America," or "JLA," presents Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman as U.N.-promoting paper dolls for a thinly disguised propaganda play against President Bush's war on Saddam Hussein.The story begins with a "napalmetto" attack on home soil. President Lex Luthor -- how nice, a supervillain standing in for President Bush -- connects the terror attack to "Qurac" and says the "Joint Chiefs are recommending military pressure." Wonder Woman protests: "International law and...
  • Justice League turns lefty?

    07/31/2003 7:08:07 AM PDT · by TheBigB · 127 replies · 643+ views
    Okay, for any who have seen my opinions in the past, you know that I'm an avid comic book collector. For a few years now, my favorite title has been Justice League, or JLA for short. The newest issue, #83, came out yesterday. It was, without a doubt, the most unvarnished left-wing piece of Bush-bashing propaganda I've ever seen. The baisc set-up is this (*WARNING*--SPOILERS)...President Luthor (yes, in the DC Universe, Lex Luthor is President of the United States) has decided that the nation of "Qurac" has acquired or constructed Weapons of Mass Distruction, and has decided that he must...
  • Sweden Blocks Idea to Name Baby Superman

    05/06/2003 1:20:46 PM PDT · by yonif · 70 replies · 1,844+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Tue, May 06, 2003 | AP
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden - It's a bird. It's a plane, but it's not Superman. At least not in Sweden, where a couple who wanted to name their child after the comic book hero found the law harder to bend than the man of steel himself. The tax authority, which oversees rules for names in the Scandinavian country of 8.9 million, nixed a request by Sara Lindenger and her live-in boyfriend, Johan Leisten, both 28, to name their child Staalman, Superman in Swedish. "We wanted to call him David Rune Staalman Leisten," Lindenger told The Associated Press Tuesday. "It would be much...
  • PINKLISTED (DC Comics fires comic book artist for being anti-gay)

    12/09/2002 6:42:25 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 50 replies · 1,524+ views
    Comic Book Resources ^ | Monday December 9, 2002 | Rich Johnston
    This week, on the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Delphi Web site, a discussion broke out about what political beliefs the CBLDF would support being expressed, whether in comics or on their own forum. Then Harlan Carroll wrote, "IIRC Mike Miller was FIRED as an artist because he posted in the DC Forums that he believed homosexuality was wrong. What is the official CBLDF stance on that?" Mike Miller was a DC artist and I personally remember his work from Grant Morrison's "JLA." He replied to the post. "This is Mike. I don't think there's anything the CBLDF *could* do...
  • Green Lantern Fights Gay-Bashing (Comics)

    08/13/2002 4:47:15 PM PDT · by USA21 · 65 replies · 1,292+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Tue Aug 13, 6:40 PM ET | VERENA DOBNIK
    Green Lantern Fights Gay-Bashing NEW YORK (AP) - The comic book company that created Superman and Batman has a cutting-edge new story line: a gay teenager is the victim of a hate crime. DC Comics' "Green Lantern" No. 154 hits newsstands in September — with main character Terry Berg beaten almost to death on a street. Terry actually emerged as a gay character in 2001 in issue No. 137, which was cited by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation ( news - web sites) as the year's best comic book. Terry is a sidekick to Kyle Rayner — aka...
  • It's a Mad World of Endorsements

    03/19/2002 8:23:52 AM PST · by GeneD · 3 replies · 268+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 3/19/02 | Roy Rivenberh
    "What, me sell out?" Apparently so. Alfred E. Neuman, the gap-toothed mascot of Mad magazine, has officially joined the Establishment. Dressed in a preppy blue polo shirt, he can now be found on the cover of a Lands' End catalog, hawking chinos, button-down Oxford shirts and tasseled loafers. He also had his teeth fixed for a new "Got milk?" campaign. And PepsiCo plans to plaster his lopsided mug on bottles of its SoBe drinks. The list goes on. Although Mad's founder, the late William Gaines, once vowed to teach kids not to believe in ads, his cartoon protege has chosen...