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The Check that Sold Superman for $130 Goes For $160,000 at Auction

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Last night saw the close of the online auction for the check that bought Superman from creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, having attracted more than 50 bids for a unique piece of comic book history before finally selling for more than a thousand times the original value of the Man of Steel...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – April 4, 2012: Hero of the Beach

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
* The Paul Masson principle
^ Somebody's read some Moorcock
% Supertasters
¢ Claret and/or carrots

% DAREDEVIL #10.1
Ma...

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Bizarro Back Issues: The Superman Sex Tape (1987)

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As we move towards Valentine's Day, our thoughts here at ComicsAlliance naturally turn to Superman. He has, after all, been at the center of one of the greatest romances in the history of comics. His love for Lois Lane is beautiful on so many levels, centered on the idea that that the most powerful person in the universe falls in love with someone defined by her wit and determination. Even at the height of the Silver Age, when Lois's romantic pursuits could charitably be referred to as "obsessive," there's still a genuine sweetness to it.

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – February 1, 2012: Vacky Vobbler

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
* Not quite (meant to be experienced as) comics
^ Out of time
% Creator behind the wheel
¢ Technology solves every plotting problem

^ % MADMAN 20TH ANNIVERSARY MONSTER
You can't accuse Mike Allred of being poorly connected. Thi...

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Link Ink: New ‘Phoenix Wright’ Movie Photos, Frazetta-Style Mickey Mouse and Marvel Guitars

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Movies: Eiga's got scads of new stills from Capcom's Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, directed by Takashi Miike and opening in Japan on February 11.

Photos: In Brussels, Hergé's Tintin and his buds are simply all over the place.

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – December 7, 2011: Back to Defense

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
* Redheads
^ Absence of customary redheads

* ACTION COMICS #4
Grant Morrison and Rags Morales' new take on Superman's early social-activist days continues...

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Nicolas Cage’s Stolen Superman Comic Sells for Record-Breaking $2.16 Million

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Following as harrowing a recovery as can be expected for a lost comic book, the copy of Action Comics #1 that was stolen more than ten years ago from actor Nicolas Cage has been sold for the record-setting amount of $2...

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DC Comics’ Superman: All Access Panel [NYCC 2011]

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Artist Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One), editor Matt Idelson, writer Mike Green (Supergirl), artist Mahmud Asrar (Supergirl) and writer/artist Dan Jurgens (Superman) took to the stage at New York Comic Con to tell fans what they can expect from DC Comics' line of Superman titles...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – Oct. 5, 2011: Hold On, Nancy’s Coming

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
* "Troglodytes... cavemen"
^ One interpretation superimposed on another
% The germs of the transcendental terms

* ^ ACTION COMICS #2
Grant Morrison and Rags Morales are joined by Brent Anderson for five pages of this issue, as part of DC's ongoing "no, really, let's make this stuff come out on time" efforts...

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North Carolina Comics Retailer Boycotts ‘Action Comics’ Over the Letters ‘GD’

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A comics event as big as DC's line-wide relaunch is bound to provoke some pretty extreme reactions among fans, but perhaps the most extreme came from the proprietor of Asheboro, North Carolina comic shop The Comic Conspiracy...

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