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‘Superman II': The Last Great Superman Movie Turns 30
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 both fans and critics, and the last that treated the iconic character wi
Police Seize the Firearms of Heavy Ink President After Reading ComicsAlliance Story
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 encouraging the shooting of other politicians, we recently wrote an editorial condemning his actions and encouraging comics fans to consider whether they wished to continue giving him their bu
Barack Obama & Sarah Palin Clobber Archie & Reggie in Exclusive Preview
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
Super-Hero WikiLeaks: Diplomatic Cables From Your Favorite Comic Book Universes
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 gove
99 Problems But a Cape Ain’t One: Conservatives Attack Islamic Superheroes
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 rea
8-Bit Comics: Your Favorite Super-Heroes Reimagined For the NES
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...

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