The company that owns Superman doesn't seem to be marking the occasion just yet, but today the real-life city where creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster gave the character life, Cleveland, Ohio, is throwing a major bash. Mayo
It was on this day in 1938 that Action Comics #1 first appeared on American newsstands and wherever comic books were sold. Priced at just ten cents, the 64-page periodical contained a story called "Superman: Champion of the Oppressed" by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster. This was the first appearance of the prototypical costumed
Having seemingly secured the rights to Joe Shuster's half of the rights to Superman, DC Comics and parent company Time Warner's never-ending battle over collaborator Jerry Siegel's share of the rights continued yesterday as the case went before a Federal Appeals Court.Arguments were heard by a California Appeals Court in Pasadena, CA, yesterday over whether or not Laura Siegel Larson -- Siegel's d
When I started soliciting questions for my Halloween-themed Ask Chris columns, one of the questions I got pretty often was about whether there was a comic book character that I found to be genuinely frightening. There are certainly a few, like the Invunche from Swamp Thing that are built from such disturbing, horrifying imagery that they stick with you
Krypton, Smallville, Metropolis and Cleveland are all famous homes to Superman. The only one of those four locales you can can actually visit (by virtue of it being a real place and all) is Cleveland, Ohio, and, ironically,
In a surprise ruling yesterday, a California Federal Court judge granted Warner Bros.' request for summary judgment in the never-ending legal battle for control of the Man of Steel, ruling that a 1992 agreement between DC Comics and Joe Shuster's sister, Jean Peavy, meant that the publisher was potentially granted permanent ownership of Shuster's share of the character's copyright, pending appeal.Judge O
Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... Wait, it actually is a plane. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport will open a permanent exhibit dedicated to Superman next month, celebrating the work of local boys made good, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.Set to be located at the baggage claim are
It's an Election Year here in America, which means that the strange eccentricities of our political system are in full swing. Don't get me wrong, it's not exactly a logical progression any other time, but it's only once every four years that things get truly insane, with mud-slinging ads, people pretending to be plumbers and the occasional celebrity yelling at a piece of furniture.
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