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DC Comics Targeted for Hiring Anti-Gay Author to Write Superman Story

DC Comics Targeted for Hiring Anti-Gay Author to Write Superman Story

Days after announcing its latest digital-first anthology "Adventures of Superman," DC Comics faces a growing wave of criticism for hiring author and vocal gay-rights opponent Orson Scott Card to write the first chapter.

DC Comics Solicitations for May, 2013

DC Comics Solicitations for May, 2013

DC Comics has released their full solicitations text and images for product releasing in May, 2013, including the latest from "Justice League of America," "Batman," "Green Lantern" and more.

DC Comics Seeks Definitive End to Decade-long Superman Legal Battle

DC Comics Seeks Definitive End to Decade-long Superman Legal Battle

Seeking to end nearly a decade of litigation, DC Comics has asked for summary judgment in lawsuits brought by the heirs of Jerry Siegel regarding the copyrights to Superman and Superboy. ROBOT 6 has details.

Comics A.M. - Siegel & Shuster Heirs Fight DC's Interference Claim

Comics A.M. - Siegel & Shuster Heirs Fight DC's Interference Claim

Siegel and Shuster heirs ask judge to dismiss DC Comics lawsuit against their attorney! Hackers take down servers that host several major webcomics! 2012 SPACE Prizes announced! Chromatic Press launches! Plus more!

Grant Morrison Stretches The "Action Comics" of Superman

Grant Morrison Stretches The "Action Comics" of Superman

Grant Morrison's run on "Action Comics" has been extended by an issue, and the writer tells CBR about how he'll cap off his reinvention of Superman with a more frightening take on the Fifth Dimension.

PREVIEW: "Young Romance: A New 52 Valentine's Day Special" #1

PREVIEW: "Young Romance: A New 52 Valentine's Day Special" #1

DC Comics released a preview of "Young Romance: A New 52 Valentine's Day Special" #1, an anthology issue featuring a variety of characters including Superman, Wonder Woman & Batman. The issue goes on sale February 6.

Year of Darkness: From "Star Trek" to Superman, Mood Is Awfully Bleak

Year of Darkness: From "Star Trek" to Superman, Mood Is Awfully Bleak

Judging from titles, trailers and interviews, 2013 is shaping up to be a grim year for genre films, ranging from "Star Trek Into Darkness" to "The Wolverine" to "Thor: The Dark World." But why?

TOYING AROUND: Pre-New York Toy Fair Announcements

TOYING AROUND: Pre-New York Toy Fair Announcements

In preparation for next week's New York Toy Fair, a flurry of Star Wars, "Man of Steel," Doctor Who, Star Trek and "The Avengers" action figures were teased from companies like Kotobukiya and Mattel.

Trailer Hits For Animated "Superman Unbound"

Trailer Hits For Animated "Superman Unbound"

Geoff Johns and Gary Frank's revised origin of Brainiac gets animated as the collector of worlds hits Krypton, Supergirl and Metropolis in the first trailer for "Superman Unbound."

"Man of Steel" Debuts First Official  Photo of Amy Adams as Lois Lane

"Man of Steel" Debuts First Official Photo of Amy Adams as Lois Lane

Amy Adams appears as an iPad-wielding Lois Lane in a new official image from Zack Snyder’s "Man of Steel."

PREVIEW: "Superman" Prepares for "He'l On Earth" Finale

PREVIEW: "Superman" Prepares for "He'l On Earth" Finale

DC Comics has released an early look at February's "Superman" #17, the final chapter of the current "He'l on Earth" crossover featuring the debut of the all-new Oracle by Scott Lobdell and Kenneth Rocafort.

When Silver Age Lois Lane Met Someone With More Issues Than Her

When Silver Age Lois Lane Met Someone With More Issues Than Her

Silver Age Lois Lane is well known for her strange behavior (typically in an attempt to prove Clark Kent is Superman). Today, meet a man from the Silver Age who makes Lois Lane seem completely normal in comparison.

"Justice League'" Green Light May Rest On "Man of Steel's" Shoulders

"Justice League'" Green Light May Rest On "Man of Steel's" Shoulders

A new report indicates Warner Bros. executive are waiting to gauge the performance of director Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" before deciding to move ahead with the long-developing "Justice League."

New "Man of Steel" Images Feature Cavill, Shannon & Crowe

New "Man of Steel" Images Feature Cavill, Shannon & Crowe

Accompanying the "Man of Steel" cover reveal for "Empire" magazine's March issue, arrives two new images from the film of Russell Crowe as Jor-El and Michael Shannon as Zod. SPINOFF ONLINE has details.

Comics A.M. - J.K. Woodward Reflects on Wrath of Hurricane Sandy

Comics A.M. - J.K. Woodward Reflects on Wrath of Hurricane Sandy

Artist J.K. Woodward reflects on losing virtually everything in Hurricane Sandy -- and gaining a positive outlook! How an apology might have averted grueling legal battle over Superman! Best comics of 2013? Plus more!

The Feminine Side of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen

The Feminine Side of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen

With rumors swirling about Jimmy Olsen becoming "Jenny" in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel," CBR looks at Superman's Pal's history of dressing as a member of the opposite sex. Plus, Jenny's first in-comics appearance!

Line It is Drawn: Post-Apocalyptic Comics!

Line It is Drawn: Post-Apocalyptic Comics!

This week CSBG wonders if the Mayans were right after all with depictions of various comic characters dealing with a post-apocalyptic nightmare. From Superman to Scott Pilgrim and more!

In Your Face Jam - 1/23/2013

In Your Face Jam - 1/23/2013

This week, Brett discusses Jimmy Olsen's rumored gender-switch in director Zack Snyder's upcoming "Man Of Steel," explaining why, if it's true, this is a step forward.

POLL: How Do You Feel About Jimmy Olsen Becoming "Jenny?"

POLL: How Do You Feel About Jimmy Olsen Becoming "Jenny?"

With the recent rumor about Superman's Pal undergoing a gender switch in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" making the rounds, CBR wants to know where you stand on Jenny versus Jimmy Olsen.

Snyder's "Man of Steel" Gets PG-13 Rating

Snyder's "Man of Steel" Gets PG-13 Rating

The MPAA has given director Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel a PG-13 rating “for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some language.”

RUMOR: Jimmy Olsen Possibly "Jenny" In Snyder's "Man of Steel"

RUMOR: Jimmy Olsen Possibly "Jenny" In Snyder's "Man of Steel"

UPDATED. A recent update to the IMDB page for Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" suggests actress Rebecca Buller will appear in Warner Bros. upcoming Superman reboot as a character named Jenny Olsen.

EXCLUSIVE: Dodson, Morales Cover "Action Comics" #17

EXCLUSIVE: Dodson, Morales Cover "Action Comics" #17

DC Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at Terry and Rachel Dodson's variant cover for "Action Comics" #17 featuring the evolution of Superman from child to adult and Rags Morales' black and white variant.

Snyder & Lee's "Man of Steel" Gets Free Comic Book Day Preview

Snyder & Lee's "Man of Steel" Gets Free Comic Book Day Preview

Readers will get their first taste of the much-anticipated new Superman series by Scott Snyder and Jim Lee in DC Comics’ gold-edition offering for Free Comic Book Day.

TOYING AROUND: Superman, The Joker & Many, Many MiniMates

TOYING AROUND: Superman, The Joker & Many, Many MiniMates

The week in toy announcements was dominated by new lines of MiniMates, from the latest Marvel wave to all-new Star Trek and Walking Dead figures. Plus, new Doctor Who merchandise and the latest from DC Collectibles.

The Strange Tale of Superboy's Robot Pimp

The Strange Tale of Superboy's Robot Pimp

CSBGs latest strange comic book story spotlights the time Superboy's robot teacher worked as his robo-pimp to teach the young hero some sort of strange lesson. This needs to be seen to be believed!

Taylor Delivers DC's "Injustice: Gods Among Us" For Digital Comics

Taylor Delivers DC's "Injustice: Gods Among Us" For Digital Comics

Writer Tom Taylor discusses his latest DC Comics digital first title, "Injustice: Gods Among Us," based in the same world as the upcoming fighting game from NetherRealm Studios.

DC Looks Back Over 2012 Sales, Forward to 2013

DC Looks Back Over 2012 Sales, Forward to 2013

DC execs Bob Wayne and John Cunningham look back over the year that was 2012 for sales of the New 52 and original graphic novels, teasing plans for "Superman" backlist and "Before Watchmen" collected editions in 2013.

Quote of the Day: "What Makes Superman Unique?"

Quote of the Day: "What Makes Superman Unique?"

ROBOT 6 examines what makes Superman unique in light of "Superman: Earth One" writer J. Michael Straczynski's approach to the character and his portrayal in the "Man of Steel" trailer.

When Words Collide - 1/14/2013

When Words Collide - 1/14/2013

As Grant Morrison's run on "Action Comics" nears its end, Tim looks back on the series meant to establish Superman's role in the New 52 and wonders where it all went wrong.

DC Comics Solicitations for April, 2013

DC Comics Solicitations for April, 2013

DC Comics has released their full solicitations text and images for product releasing in April, 2013, including the latest from "Justice League of America," "Batman," "Action Comics" and more.

DC Comics April Covers Surface Online

DC Comics April Covers Surface Online

Nearly two-dozen cover images have surfaced online ahead of DC Comics' April solicitations, featuring new "Justice League of America" art, a provocative "Batman" cover and more.

Warner Bros. Wins Definitive Judgement Over Superman Rights

Warner Bros. Wins Definitive Judgement Over Superman Rights

In what may be the final legal say on the long-running case between the creators of Superman and his current owners, Warner Bros. has declared victory due to a new Appellate Court ruling.

Bomer Voices Man of Steel in Animated "Superman: Unbound"

Bomer Voices Man of Steel in Animated "Superman: Unbound"

New images and details for new DC Universe Animated Movie "Superman: Unbound" starring Matt Bomer, Stana Katic and John Noble have surfaced, bringing a first look at Superman, Lois Lane and Supergirl.

"So When Exactly Did Lex Luthor & Clark Kent Meet?" & More Abandoned Comic Book Stories

"So When Exactly Did Lex Luthor & Clark Kent Meet?" & More Abandoned Comic Book Stories

CSBG examines comic book stories & ideas that were abandoned and explained away by later writers, including the latest addition, the return of Clark Kent and Lex Luthor's Smallville connection after "Crisis" erased it.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Alan Moore Going to Write Superman?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Alan Moore Going to Write Superman?

In the second installment of CSBG's three-part 400th edition celebration, discover if Alan Moore was originally going to continue writing Superman after "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?"

"So Where Was Superman Born?" & Other Abandoned Comic Book Stories

"So Where Was Superman Born?" & Other Abandoned Comic Book Stories

Every week, CSBG examines comic book stories & ideas that were abandoned and explained away by later writers, including the latest addition, the depiction of Superman's birth after DC's "Crisis on Infinite Earths!"

EXCL. PREVIEW: Lobdell & Rocafort's "Superman" #15

EXCL. PREVIEW: Lobdell & Rocafort's "Superman" #15

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Superman" #15 by Scott Lobdell and Kenneth Rocafort. Superman seeks the aid of Lex Luthor December 24.

"'World's Finest' Day Off" & Other Great Comic Book Cover Themes!

"'World's Finest' Day Off" & Other Great Comic Book Cover Themes!

CSBG's collection of themed comic book cover galleries includes the latest installment, a look at perhaps the most awesome day off Superman, Batman and Robin ever had!

The Twelve Best "Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen" Covers!

The Twelve Best "Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen" Covers!

Comic book writer John Rozum stopped by CSBG to share his picks for the twelve best covers of "Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen." Come see what he chose!

Comics A.M. - Shuster Attorney Appeals Superman Decision

Comics A.M. - Shuster Attorney Appeals Superman Decision

Attorney for Joe Shuster estate appeals ruling on Superman rights! Todd McFarlane settles lawsuit against ex-employee! Interviews with Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, Henry Flint and Al Ewing, Dan Goldman and more!

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