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BATMAN v SUPERMAN: Jeph Loeb Style

Okay, so this was originally going to be a real review of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but if you’ve been on social media in the last two weeks, I think we can all agree that we’ve had enough of that. Whether you hate it or love it, it’s one of these weird cultural […]

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Saturday Morning Superheroes

I grew up in the 1970s – a magical time when sharks kept people off the beach, farm boys toppled galactic empires and superheroes were on television every Saturday morning.  With the advent of DVDs, downloads and DVRs, the golden age of Saturday-morning cartoons is all but a footnote in television history.  Before you could […]

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Mite Makes Right

With Superman/Batman teamups on everyone’s mind these days, I myself have been thinking about a longtime favorite Batman teamup comic of mine, an outrageous farce from WORLD’S FINEST #113 (November 1960): “Bat-Mite Meets Mr. Mxyzptlk!”, written by Jerry Coleman and drawn by Dick Sprang. And no, I’m not that old. I first encountered this story […]

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And Not One Punch Was Thrown

With the world about to line up to see Superman and Batman grimace and sneer at each other while a weirdly floppy-haired Luthor gads about the screen, I felt like climbing into the Wayback Machine and heading for June of 1952, when The Man of Steel and the Caped Crusader really did meet for the […]

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Never a Bridesmaid, Always a Bride

A few years back, it was big news all around when Clark Kent and Lois Lane finally tied the knot, an editorial decision DC stuck with for a decade or so, before kicking over their universe and starting again with the New 52. What no one seemed to make much mention of was that this […]

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Lips to Die For

When it comes to full-on, big-time no-brakes comic-book insanity, it’s hard to top issues of SUPERMAN’S GIRLFRIEND LOIS LANE, particularly in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Need more proof, you say? Look no further than LOIS LANE #111 (July 1971), “The Dark Side of the Justice League,” written by Robert Kanigher and drawn by […]

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Becoming the Bat

So. That happened. In these days of massively interconnected social media, it’s always enjoyable to watch the entire Internet completely melt down over something, and I can’t remember one that burned as quickly and as hot as last week when the news broke that Ben Affleck would be taking over the role of Batman in […]

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Building a Better Lois

One of the frequently repeated talking points for the New 52 DC Comics revamp has had to do with the decision to dissolve the marriage of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, which has often been defended by the rationale that splitting up Superman and Lois “makes Lois a stronger character.” Clearly, these people never read […]

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Welcoming the Future, Treasuring the Past.