Monday Trending Topics: The $130 Superman Line Item

The check that DC Comics used to buy Superman has to be one of my favorite bits of comic history to surface in quite some time. I have a hunch we’ll be hearing learning more about this in the days to come.

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Fanboy Rampage: Comic Con Vs Mens Fitness

It was accompanied by rather unflattering photos of New York Comic Con attendees that Jordan took when he went along. This is not the first time he’s been down this road, he also wrote similar for Maxim

Deal Of The Century: The Check That DC Comics Used To Buy Superman

Here is the March 1, 1938 check that DC Comics publisher and accountant Jack Liebowitz issued to  Siegel and  Shuster to complete that transaction:

The Presses Are Still Rolling On New 52 Number Ones: Animal Man #1 Goes To Third Print

During NYCC week, DC announced that the New 52 had sold over 5 million comics in 6 weeks.  At the time, second prints on many titles were just starting to appear in stores, and 3rd prints on a few titles had been announced.  Now comes word that one of the most critically acclaimed debuts of the relaunch, Animal Man #1, is also going to third print.

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Captain America 2 To Take Place In A Modern World Where “Nothing Is Black And White”

There’s a bit of structural sleight of hand in Captain America: The First Avenger, wherein a montage of battle sequences not only moves along the plot, it provides for more stories from this time period to be told in subsequent movies.

Phantom Menace 3D Trailer Swerves Jar Jar Outright But Makes Some Space For The Kid

When the poster arrived for the 3D re-release of The Phantom Menace I noted the focus on Darth Maul and the avoidance of CG blot Jar Jar Binks. I didn’t even mention that the film’s supposed central character, young Annakin Skywalker, was also completely absent. Funny how he slips the mind so easily…

Whedon Wraps Mystery Project – But What Is It? -UPDATED

Nathan Fillion has tweeted a link– and confirmed via tweet that it’s real– to muchadothemovie.com.  Apparently, Joss Whedon has made a film based on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.  Or at least a film based on a play and then named after Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Notice the reference to “a play”, not “the play” on this promo image.

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Are We Losing Diggle Or Felicity At The End Of The Season? Recapping Arrow 3.15: ‘Nanda Parbat’

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John Cassaday Shows The Anatomy Of A Cover With The Complete Dracula

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Swipe File: Inhuman And The Oscars

Secret Wars To Get A New Cover Treatment For Comics

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Contest Winner Matt Brooks Gets Red Sonja Cover Assignment

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How To Improve Black Hood #2 From Archie Comics

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Missed Out On SDCC? Maybe Try Big Wow

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Hollow Press Release Insanity This March With Collections From Tetsunori Tawaraya And Shintaro Kago

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Caliber To Release 2 New Graphic Novels And A Comic Writing Guide

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Relentlessly Hard Boiled – Preview X #23 From Dark Horse