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Orson Scott Card, Homophobia, and Superman
DC provoked outrage, a few days ago, by hiring Orson Scott Card, sci-fi writer and noted homophobe, to write Superman. The comic in question isn’t one of DC’s current titles. In fact, it’s a new,… [more]
The Death of Printed Press Could Spell Trouble for Superman
It is no secret that printed media has slowly been dying for the past few years; a slow and progressive death in a conflict of textile fulfillment and information efficiency. The ramifications of this digital… [more]
Sitting Down with Superman: Q&A with the Man of Tomorrow
The world wasn’t ready for Superman. For what could be expected when comics were only budding and bursting from the confines of syndicated sequential art, with their pithy quips and political yarns? Fantastic worlds had… [more]
Theology and Bullshit
To be honest, the end of the world has always scared the shit out of me.
Bringing Superman Out of the Dark
Last week, I called DC a bunch of tone-deaf morons (or something along those lines) and said that they need to lighten up in their approach to super-hero cinema.
Deconstructing Death and Vigilantism: A Dark Knight Eulogy
Death is not welcomed in DC, but occasionally, and fortunately, an opportunity arises to talk about death and its greater significance in the DC timeline.
Bromancing: the Extracurricular Partnership and Relationship of Batman and Superman
The last son of Krypton is alone.
The New 52: A Year in Review
When I opened Action Comics #1 and saw Superman, I was stunned.
If there’s been one thing on my mind lately, it’s love.
Roots: Elliot S! Maggin, Alan Moore, Superman & “Last Son Of Krypton”
1. Wherever you look, there he is. And if he isn’t there, well, why not? Because even today in 2010, there’s still something distinctly peculiar about any modern-era superhero comic which appears to bear no… [more]
On DC Comics Presents #50, by Mishkin, Cohn, Swan, and Shaffenberger (1982)
Nothing ever ages worse than a typical product of the moment just before a paradigm shift.
On Adventure Comics #332, by Edmond Hamilton and John Forte (1965)
The received wisdom has it that the future world of the Legion Of Super-Heroes was originally an inspiringly optimistic, comfortingly cosy, super-scientific utopia.
Comic Book Dads
Yesterday, my friends Wes and Andrea welcomed into the world their beautiful new daughter, Annabelle Fay. I was there along with members of their family to accompany them on their big day, and even though… [more]
John Carter Vs. Superman
With the recent release of the Disney film John Carter (which may or may not still be in theaters by the time you read this piece, judging by the film’s reviews) it seems pertinent to… [more]
Grant Morrison’s All-Star Superman: Science Fiction or Science Fiction Appropriated?
Like traditional literature, graphic novels and comics approach the science fiction genre in a variety of different ways, and this should come as no surprise given the various approaches to sequential art in the United… [more]
If you’re a comic book aficionado and you’re not familiar with the design web site “Project Rooftop,” let me enlighten you (and ruin your afternoon as you spend the next several hours going over the… [more]
I’ve just returned from watching the new film Chronicle, a superhero found footage movie from director Josh Trank and writer Max Landis.
On Bill Finger and Wayne Boring’s “The Girl in Superman’s Past”
It’s hard to tell at first from looking that the Clark Kent of 1959’s “The Girl In Superman’s Past” is desperately in love.
Aiming Below the Belt
I was speaking to a friend of mine recently who lives primarily in Thailand but has been staying in the U.S. temporarily, and I asked her if she was familiar with Superman.
Moore, Gibbons, and Superman Annual #11: For the Story that Has Everything
Superman Annual #11 is a comic that stands as a classic for all the right reasons.
A Man of the Times
In the year 1942, America was embroiled in global conflict – she had entered World War II.
How to Level a Lumpy Playing Field
In The Linking Myth I stated that I thought that the Jungian approach to understanding the myths in all the stories humans tell proved superior to any linguistic analysis.
On Superman Vs. the Amazing Spiderman
Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man was the most impossible thing. It simply could not be. It was a category error, a fanboy’s absurd daydream, a conceit to be associated with an alternate Earth where each family… [more]
Put Your Money Where Your Panel Is: On Action Comics #1
Action Comics #1 is a simple story with a simple premise – introduce the character Superman, make the readers care about him, and put him in a dangerous test to set up for the next… [more]
Superman Returns Prequel #4: Lois Lane
Five years ago, around the release of Superman Returns, I began a look at its four-part prequel mini-series, examining how it changed Richard Donner’s original films and what it revealed about Superman’s five years of… [more]