"Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!"
"Look! Up in the sky!"
"It's a bird!"
"It's a plane!"
"It's — Superman!"
Nowadays, those words are so inextricably tied to Superman that it's hard to imagine the character existing without them, but it wasn't the comic book page that brought them to audiences. It was the Adventures of Superman radio show, which debuted on this day in 1940 and would spend the next decade helping to shape the character and how people related to him, adding interesting twists and characters to the ongoing mythos and providing the source of genuine change in the world beyond the airwaves.
For years, Neverwhere has been the odd, somewhat forgotten stepchild of Neil Gaiman's work: Originally a somewhat unsuccessful television series in the UK, then a novel, then a comic book and stage play...
Comic fans, Twitter addicts and those with a reasonable disdain for Miley Cyrus were in for a real treat this past Saturday when writer Jason Aaron's ("Wolverine," "Ghost Rider") jest about the opportunities presented by Disney's $4 billion acquisition of Marvel Comics was featured as a quiz question on NPR and Chicago Public Radio's "Wait Wait...
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