Posts Tagged ‘Superman’

Baby Boom Smartassery of Long Ago

Posted by on November 17th, 2010 at 9:12 AM
NatLamp Wednesday: That dog is long dead, my friend.

A Weisinger Resources List Part Three (of Three): Websites and Blog Posts

Posted by on October 21st, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The Weisinger Resources List concludes with Internet materials concerning Mort Weisinger, the self-hating mastermind behind the baby boomers' Superman.

A Weisinger Resources List Part Two (of Three): Books

Posted by on October 20th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The Weisinger Resources List continues, this time with books by or about Mort Weisinger, the most feared and renowned editor of the Silver Age.

A Weisinger Resources List Part One (of Three): Alter Ego

Posted by on October 19th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The Weisinger Resources List will run in three parts. We start with fanmag articles about Mort Weisinger, the man who reinvented Superman for the baby boomers.

SDCC 2010: Recapturing Copyright

Posted by on August 5th, 2010 at 12:05 AM

Mighty Thor re-design by Jack Kirby and Don Heck, ©2010 The Kirby Estate.

Copyright lawyer Marc Greenberg discusses recent developments in the Superman case (Siegel v. DC) and the Jack Kirby estate's claims against Marvel Entertainment, in a presentation for the Comics Arts Conference. Recorded on Thursday, July 22. (Downloadable MP3 audiofile, 10.7MB.)

The Dick Giordano Interview (Part Two of Three)

Posted by on April 1st, 2010 at 2:13 PM
In the second portion of a three-part interview, Giordano discusses cartoonists' attempts to organize, Neal Adams, Alex Toth, inking, and "that prostitution mentality."

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Guttergeek Column: WEDNESDAY SHOP TALK

Posted by on March 10th, 2010 at 8:29 PM

The High Price of Superman

I’ve been reading a lot of Golden Age Superman comics the last couple months, so my eyes and ears have become unusually attuned to stories about the character. Over the last few years, I’ve also

Superman/Batman #68, Superman: World of New Krypton #11

Posted by on February 9th, 2010 at 10:00 AM
Boring superhero art is examined for shortcomings, hints of ability.

Rich Kreiner’s Yearlong Best of the Year: New Krypton

Posted by on January 23rd, 2010 at 1:00 PM

From Action Comics #872 (February 2009), written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Pete Woods. ©2009 DC Comics.


Of course things get worse for almost everybody.

Metropolis in the Old Days

Posted by on December 1st, 2009 at 9:47 AM

Don’t let anybody kid you: there was no living in this town before Superman showed up. You weren’t here: you don’t remember what it was like. Every time you turned around, if Lex Luthor didn’t have the nuns selling drugs