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‘Superman II’: The Last Great Superman Movie Turns 30

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Originally posted at Moviefone by Gary Susman

Forget Nuclear Man and Richard Pryor's computer hacker and Kevin Spacey's Lex Luthor; for the last three decades, Superman's greatest movie threat has been irrelevance. It's been 30 years since the release of Superman II (on June 19, 1981), the last Man of Steel film that pleased

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The ‘Green Lantern’ Movie: What Went Right and What Went Wrong

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'Green Lantern' cleared 50 million bucks on its opening weekend, and while others will undoubtedly discuss what that means for the movie, a possible franchise and DC Comics, what's vastly more interesting is talking about the movie itself. It was entertaining, but flawed. After the jump, we're going to sit down and discuss five thi

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The Animated Oscars: What If the Academy Truly Honored Cartoons?

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From Moviefone: There's still a weird, ignorant stigma that animation is just kids' stuff, but oftentimes, it is just as captivating, impressive and entertaining as any live-action movie. You want proof? Check out what we named as the best movie of 2010.

This year, three movies will compete for the Academy

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Police Seize the Firearms of Heavy Ink President After Reading ComicsAlliance Story

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After reading the recent inexcusably irresponsible blog post from Travis Corcoran, the president of the online comics retail store Heavy Ink, lauding the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona and e

Barack Obama & Sarah Palin Clobber Archie & Reggie in Exclusive Preview

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On sale later this month is Archie #617, continuing the beautifully titled "Campaign Pains" storyline that guest-stars President Barack Obama and Sarah Palin. The previous issue saw Archie Andrews and Reggie Mantle running against each other for student government and drawing the real-life politicians to Riverdale in search of explanations for some dubious photographs that appeared to be endorsements. As we d

Super-Hero WikiLeaks: Diplomatic Cables From Your Favorite Comic Book Universes

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If you've been paying attention to the news, late night talk show monologues or even the more well-read fortune cookies lately, you've probably gotten wind of the WikiLeaks scandal, in which over 250,000 confidential diplomatic documents were leaked to news sources via the WikiLeaks media organization, provoking embarrassment to the government and absolute shock to people who had no idea that governments could sometimes be mean to each other.

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‘The Incredible Hulk’ Actor Lou Ferrigno… Didn’t Actually Join Arizona Anti-Immigration Posse?

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Today, news sources including Reuters, The Washington Post, Fox News and Gawker reported that former The Incredible Hulk television actor Lou Ferringo had joined Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and an "armed immigration posse" in enforcing Arizona's stringent immigration laws. But after ComicsAlliance reached out for comment, his wife Carla Ferrigno told

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99 Problems But a Cape Ain’t One: Conservatives Attack Islamic Superheroes

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Superhero fans, especially those old enough to have opinions, are often divided by their views on the appropriateness of real-world politics in their escapist literature. While many of us regard Dennis O'Neil and Neil Adams' socially relevant run on "Green Lantern/Green Arrow" to be a superlative example of costumed heroes confronting the hard-hitting issues of the day, just as many readers dismiss it as didactic and inappropriate given the characters' roots in benign adolescent power fantasies. But

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The Pixelized Pitch That Sold ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World: The Game’ [Exclusive Video]

The hotly-anticipated "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game" goes on sale today, but before Ubisoft tapped the all-star team of pixel artist supreme Paul Robertson and chiptunes masters Anamanaguchi to bring the beloved Bryan Lee O'Malley graphic novel series (and its soon-to-be-released movie adaptation) to the Xbox 360

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8-Bit Comics: Your Favorite Super-Heroes Reimagined For the NES

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When I was talking about the upcoming "Thor" game last week, I got around the lack of screenshots by whipping up my idealized 8-bit game for the God of Thunder. And that got me thinking: What if they had converted my other favorite comics into 8-bit NES games -- or, in the case of Batman and the X-Men, what if the games they were in were actually good? So today, I'm playing with power as I imagine what a few great comics might look like if they had their roots in the 8-Bit Games of the NES era!

Ghost Rider x Excitebike
Batman: Knightfall x Super Mario

Cerebus x Legend of Zelda

Lex Luthor's Punch-Out!! (Featuring Superman)

Thor x Mega Man

Watchmen x Super Mario 3

Archie & Jughead's Burger Time

Uncanny X-Men x Final Fantasy

Hellboy x Castlevania


The Punisher x River City Ransom


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