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Bizarro Back Issues: Superman Plays Superman In A Movie About Superman (1967)
Bizarro Back Issues: Superman Plays Superman In A Movie About Superman (1967)
You may not have heard about it since Warner Bros. is keeping it pretty quiet, but there's a new movie about Superman coming out this week. That means that it's once again time for a new group of people to try their hand at bringing Superman to the big screen, and if there's one thing we've learned from past movies, it's that this is a darn near impossible task. Even in the best of circumstances, even if Clark Kent himself steps up to play the lead role, they're always going to get something wrong.
Bizarro Back Issues: Captain Marvel Battles The Pie Plot! (1951)
Bizarro Back Issues: Captain Marvel Battles The Pie Plot! (1951)
Last week, Captain Marvel Shazam Billy Batson and his super-powered alter ego returned to the spotlight in the pages of Justice League #0. For the new version, DC's going for a grittier, edgier version of the character that's sure to delight middle aged readers everywhere who want to see a little kid be a dick to everybody, but let's be honest: That grim darkness was always there, right from thos
Bizarro Back Issues: Captain Marvel and the Peace Ray (1946)
Bizarro Back Issues: Captain Marvel and the Peace Ray (1946)
So yeah. That happened. Oh, relax. Despite the unfortunate modern-day subtext of that panel, the crook here only means it in the sense of generally harming. Point is, I've been reading through a lot of Golden Age Captain Marvel Adventures comics lately, and if I've learned nothing, it's that Billy Batson and his super-heroic alter ego face even stranger situations than the average Golden Age hero
Fatman: The Human Flying Saucer — The Silver Age Madness of Otto Binder and C.C. Beck
Fatman: The Human Flying Saucer — The Silver Age Madness of Otto Binder and C.C. Beck
In 1939, Otto Binder and C.C. Beck created Captain Marvel for Fawcett Comics, and for a while, he was the single most popular super-hero in the world. So popular, in fact, that his adventures were outselling even Superman's, which led pretty much directly to a lawsuit from National (the company that would later become DC) that successfully alleged that Captain Marvel was infringing on their existi