Cary Bates

Bizarro Back Issues: Superboy And The Alien Death Wish! (1980)
We've seen an awful lot of reboots over the past few years, and when it comes to giving a long-running character a new #1, there are a lot of choices you can make. The obvious one, of course, is to give readers a back-to-basics approach that makes things a little more accessible and lets new fa…
Bizarro Back Issues: The Strange Saga Of Captain Strong (1973)
I love crossovers. Even when they don't really work that well or make a whole lot of sense, it's almost always interesting seeing how characters that don't usually hang out bounce off of each other -- and it's especially fun when you've got a character like Superman. That gu…
Bizarro Back Issues: Superboy Becomes a Super-Man (With Sex) (1977)
As much as I tend to enjoy Superboy stories for their sheer kookiness, I've never really been a big fan of the concept. For the most part, they tend to just be standard Superman stories with Metropolis swapped out for Smallville and a slightly different girl with an alliterative name giving him…
Bizarro Back Issues: Superboy’s Bio-Magnetism! (1980)
I think we can all agree that the problem with Silver Age Superman was that he just didn't have enough powers. Flight, super-strength, invulnerability, super-speed, heat vision, X-Ray vision, telescopic vision, microscopic vision, super-breath, super-memory, super-ventriloquism, super-hypnosis, supe…
DC Comics Announces ‘Retro-Active’ One-Shots [WonderCon]
While DC's upcoming Flashpoint event is poised play out across an altered present, the publisher's also got plans to pay tribute to the past this July through August. This afternoon during the DC Nation Live panel at WonderCon, DC Entertainment co-publisher Dan DiDio announced Retro-Active, a wave o…
The 7 Scenes We’d Want To See in a Cary Bates Superman Movie
Over at Newsarama today, legendary comics writer Cary Bates talks about his involvement in a fifth Christopher Reeve "Superman" movie that never was:
"The intent was to leapfrog over Superman III and especially IV, and return the series to the high mark achieved in 1 and 2,…