Flipping channels the other night, I happened across a film from a few years back that featured Superman and Batman grimacing and sneering at each other while a weirdly floppy-haired Luthor gads about the screen. Rather than subject myself to that, I climbed into the Wayback Machine and headed for June of 1952, when The […]
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Editor’s Note: It’s been pretty dark, tense times lately, I think we can all agree, and so I really felt like spreading a little goofy fun instead. Enjoy this lost entry from the COMICS 101 Archives: With Superman/Batman teamups on everyone’s mind these days, I myself have been thinking about a longtime favorite Batman teamup […]
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 […]
After watching and digging the Justice League Unlimited episode based off of Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons’ classic Superman tale, For the Man Who Has Everything, I figured I’d see what else the series has to offer. Blastoff’s comics historian, Scott Tipton, recommended I check out two episodes – one that shows the lighter, adventurous […]
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 […]
I haven’t seen much of the DC Animated Universe outside of Batman: The Animated Series, but when I learned that the second episode of Justice League Unlimited was an adaptation of one of my favorite Superman stories ever told, I figured I’d see how it holds up. I first read For the Man Who Has […]
Ever since Man of Steel, the comics community has been embroiled in a heated debate about Superman’s true nature. There are those that defend the idea of Superman killing a villain for the greater good, while others – the majority, I think – reject that out of hand. Personally, I prefer Superman without blood on […]
Witness our new banner for this month, courtesy of our mighty Artist-in-Residence Elena Casagrande!
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 […]
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 […]
Take a look at this amazing footage of the Superman balloon from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1939!
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 […]
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 […]