Father and son have unfinished dino-business in this Superman Special exclusive

One of the high points of Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason’s run on Superman is their “Return To Dinosaur Island” two-parter, which pays tribute to the late, great Darwyn Cooke by sending Superman and Superboy to Dinosaur Island. The story builds on plot points from Cooke’s classic DC: The New Frontier miniseries…

DC unleashes Frank Miller on Superman with its latest set of prestige comic offerings

DC is tapping some of its most talented and celebrated modern creators—and also its resident crazy genius, Frank Miller—for its latest prestige publishing project. According to Entertainment Weekly, the comics company has just announced a new “Black Label” selection, featuring work from all-star writers and artists…

It’s a bird... It’s a plane... It’s Superman, the first big-budget superhero movie

It’s become a common complaint among movie lovers: Superhero movies have taken over, and it’s hard to get anything made if it doesn’t feature people in capes. In its own way, it’s a valid point. The superhero movie has become the dominant form of American popcorn cinema, playing the same function that genres like…

DC to publish long-lost Siegel and Shuster story in honor of Action Comics milestone

DC Comics will publish the 1,000th issue of Action Comics this year, and to mark that occasion it’s also releasing a special hardcover collection called Action Comics #1000: 80 Years Of Superman. The book will be a celebration of the Man Of Steel’s legacy, and it’ll have a whole bunch of new and classic stories and…

The superheroes of Justice League deserve better than another misbegotten blockbuster

A blockbuster with more studio notes than script (underlined: “Be more Marvel”), Justice League attempts to inject some levity and rock ’n’ roll into Zack Snyder’s dinosaurian version of the DC Comics-verse; in many cases, it ends up with the worst of multiple worlds. Gone are the artistic pretensions and doofy…

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Nothing to disagree with here, just a definitive list of the best actors to play each superhero

Many a night at the local watering hole has been spent debating which actor best embodies our favorite superheroes. Luckily, Cracked’s Daniel Dockery is here with a definitive answer, at least when it comes to Batman, Superman, Spiderman, the Joker, the Incredible Hulk, and the Punisher. While most superhero fans…