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Bizarro Back Issues: Superboy Becomes a Super-Man (With Sex) (1977)

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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 a headache. Occasio

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Bizarro Back Issues: Superboy’s Bio-Magnetism! (1980)

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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, super-intellect -- I mean, honestly, how is anyone supposed to tell a story with such a limited set of tools?

Fortunately for us, the legendary Cary Bates and Kurt Schaffenberger were able to get around that little problem way back in The New Adventures of Superboy #11, with a deceptively simple solution: They gave that kid another super-ability: the amazing power of bio-magnetism, which essentially turned him into a giant Katamari.This wasn't the first time that Pre-Crisis Superman's power

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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. Click below the jump for news on the new creative team of Superman, the next volume of Superman: Earth One, the new loo

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The Continuity of the New 52 DC Comics: What Changed in Week 2

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Welcome back to our weekly look at the continuity changes in the new DC Universe! This time we're taking a look at the modifications to the Green Lantern and Batman titles (none), the Superman family (outlook unsure) and more Wildstorm characters, such as Grifter and Fairchild, who are seemingly being completely rebooted. We also look at the question

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Parting Shot: Fangirls Really, REALLY Love Superboy in Racy Cover Recreation

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The Covered blog is a great site that compiles modern recreations of old comic book covers, and the very best tend to offer not only updated art but an updated perspective on an old image. That's certainly the case for this cover of Superboy #6 as recreated by Guy Perez, which takes some seemingly cha

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Superman Laces Up in DC Comics’ October Solicitations

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Following those for Batman, Green Lantern, Justice League and Edge & Dark, solicitations have finally been released for Superman comics shipping in October as part of DC's line-wide superhero reboot. As we reported earlier this week, the "New 52" status-quo fo

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Ask Chris #63: Superboy and Lex Luthor: BFF?

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Here at ComicsAlliance, we value our readership and are always open to what the masses of Internet readers have to say. That's every week, Senior Writer Chris Sims puts his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!

Q: For good reason, you're not wild about Smallville. But what do you think about the Silver Age Superboy-Lex Luthor friendship

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The New Superman Titles Are Here, Grant Morrison on ‘Action Comics’

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After yesterday's announcements, there were only four titles left out of DC's 52 new #1s, and it wasn't difficult to figure out what they'd be: Action Comics, Superman, Superboy and Supergirl. Namely, the four main Super-titles.

And so, led by the prodigious

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Francis Manapul Helps Marvel’s Arune Singh with Super Wedding Proposal

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It is with the greatest pleasure that we bring you the happy news of Marvel Comics Director of Communications Arune Singh's engagement to his longtime girlfriend Michelle. But almost more awesome than that is the manner by which Arune proposed: the presentation of original artwork by Francis Manapul, depicting Arune as Superboy on bended knee, proposing to Michelle as Wonder Girl. Overcome by the impossibly romantic gesture, Michelle naturally ac

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ComicsAlliance Recaps ‘Smallville’ Episode 10.16: Scion

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Love it or hate it, the Smallville TV show has been one of the most popular mass media adaptations of a comic, reaching millions of viewers each week with stories of what Clark Kent's life was like before he became Superman. Now, we're marking its p

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