Superman returns, but he forgot to bring the action and the fun back with him

If Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins was the first movie to really take superheroes seriously, then maybe Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns, released the following year, was the first movie to take superheroes too seriously. Singer even took the non-serious parts of his story too seriously. In retrospect, it’s hard to…

Age of apocalypses: 10 momentous character events in ’90s comics

The 1990s were a period of boom and bust for the comic book industry. Many of the highest-selling single issues of all time (like X-Men #1, still the record holder with more than 7 million copies moved) were released during that decade, and the two major publishers were churning out huge quantities to meet the demand…

Henry Cavill posts weird Superman video on Instagram, is definitely saying something

Earlier today, we reported that Henry Cavill was most likely done playing Superman in Warner Bros.’ DC superhero movies, meaning we wouldn’t be seeing him and his CG lip for another Justice League or Man Of Steel movie any time soon. Supposedly, Warner Bros. is choosing to focus on a Supergirl movie instead, but…

Superman died so Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman could live 

It’s been 25 years since the death of Superman, a cultural event that shocked a nation, swept comic books into the mainstream, and, we’re guessing, inspired that one Our Lady Peace song. The crossover event, which spanned a number of DC publications, is still remembered fondly and, in a bid to make something watchable…

Henry Cavill says Man Of Steel 2 would've helped fix the whole "neck-snapping Superman" thing

Ah, the benefit of X-ray vision hindsight. It was roughly two years after the release of Man Of Steel that we first learned Man Of Steel 2 was likely on “permanent hold,” to use the delightfully oxymoronic parlance of the time. Back then, the given reason was because Warner Bros. was so amped for Batman V Superman.…

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 is going to win back DCEU fans if it has to throw each one into a Batmobile by hand

DC has taken the opportunity at this year’s SXSW to open a pop-up shop bound and determined to remind you that their superheroes are fucking cool. After several films that were received, shall we say, less than enthusiastically in recent years, DC and Warner Bros. have hit the festival hard in an effort to restate the…

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…

The Morales family runs from the Sinister Six in this Spider-Man exclusive

It’s a big day for Brian Michael Bendis. In November, DC Comics announced that it had signed Bendis to an exclusive contract after over 15 years of him writing for Marvel Comics, and today Forbes revealed the specifics of DC’s new relationship with Bendis. After making his DC debut in April’s Action Comics #1000 with…

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…

Superboy is the target of future Batman in this Super Sons #11 exclusive

Time travel is constantly causing headaches in superhero comics, and Jonathan “Superboy” Kent is about to discover this for himself in “Super Sons Of Tomorrow,” a small crossover spread across Superman, Super Sons, and Teen Titans. Superboy is being hunted down by the Batman of Tomorrow, a future version of Tim Drake…

This Creature Of The Night #1 exclusive deepens Batman’s childhood trauma

Kurt Busiek and Stuart Immonen’s Superman: Secret Identity is one of DC’s most accessible, emotionally charged stories, telling a story set in a world where superheroes like Batman and Superman are fictional comic-book characters. Secret Identity explored the life of a boy named Clark Kent who resents his name because…

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