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Silver for Timely’s Golden Age and Gold for Marvel’s Silver Age

By Ryan Michael While Marvel is unquestionably the top dog in the comic-world today, that wasn’t always the case. During the “Golden Age” of the 1930′s and 1940′s, National Allied Publications (DC Comics) were the leaders, pioneers and grandfathers of …

Batman Vs. Superman: Golden Age Duality During the Great Depression

By Ryan Michael Both of DC’s flagship characters were introduced to the public towards the tail end of the Great Depression. Over the decades, both have experienced change, adaptation and evolution. Through it all, they’ve managed to hold readers attention …

The Mount Rushmore Of The Comic Industry

Recently Lebron James referred to the Mount Rushmore of Basketball and that got a lot of sports people talking… not only about who he left off but who would be on the monument for a lot of other sports or …

Jerry Fine, The Man Who Made Superman Happen Dies At Age 97

The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that Jerome “Jerry” Fine died on Christmas day at the age of 97. Fine had a unique role in the creation of Superman, he’s the one that brought Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster together in …

Steve Mannion and the Salvation of the Comic Book Industry

Devin T. Quin writes for Bleeding Cool: Somewhere in the mountains of New Jersey sits a scraggly ex-skater punk crankin’ out comics about a cute girl fighting zombie Nazis riding dinosaurs, aided only by her pin-up model friend, some roller …

The Most Mind-Bogglingly Nice Copy Of Superman #2 You Will Ever See Has Just Sold For $94,000

Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Fall 1939. Actually one of two copies of Superman #2 in 9.2, though most would agree that this has notably better eye appeal than the other one. Sold at tonight’s Comic Connect auction for $94,000. This …

1940′s Superman Day At The World’s Fair Color Footage

If you haven’t seen this then definitely click the link. This is the first public appearance of Superman back on July 3, 1940 at the World’s Fair. It was Superman Day and the price of admission was dropped to a …

Even Superman’s Coins Are Lenticular – And In French Kryptonian

This month, all of Superman’s comics have lenticular covers. But it’s not stopping there. The Royal Canadian Mint are minting 50 cent coins, each with a lenticular “tails” side, featuring Superman in 1938 and 2013, the art of Jerry Siegel …

Nineteen San Diego Comic Con Panels In Audio As Well As The Eisner Awards

Jamie Colville, bless his cotton socks, recorded the audio from nineteen panels from San Diego Comic Con as well as the Eisner Awards. And here they all are. You can see pictures here and here as well. How to Get …

The Action Comics #1 Found In The Wall Of An Old House Sells For $175,000

No way we could let the week of release of Man of Steel pass without a story of the sale of an Action Comics #1, could we?  You all remember this one from a few weeks back — a copy …

When Jerry Siegel Wrote To The FBI About Superman In 1951. And J Edgar Hoover Wrote Back.

Brad Ricca has written a biography of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the creators of Superman, entitled Super Boys. Well timed with the Man Of Steel movie coming out. The blurb says “Among scores of new discoveries, the book reveals …

Now You Know: The Car On The Cover Of Action Comics #1 Is A 1937 DeSoto (But That’s Just Part Of The Story)

Over at Jalopnik, Jason Torchinsky tackles a question I’m sure a few of us have wondered about over the years: What’s that car Superman is hoisting on the cover of Action Comics #1? Torchinsky makes a pretty good case that it’s …

Superman Copyright Dispute Appeal Ruling In Favor Of DC Comics – Thursday Trending Topics

The ongoing dispute over the rights to Superman has taken an apparently critical turn; another step in this dispute between the Siegal estate, and Warner Bros and DC Comics: The US Appeal courts have ruled in favour of Warner Bros and …

DC Wins Big Against Estate Of Jerry Siegel Over Ownership Of Superman

“I can’t stand to look at a Superman comic book. It makes me physically ill. I love Superman, and yet, in my mind, he’s been twisted around into some kind of alien thing.” – Jerry Siegel The US Appeal courts …

Warner Bros. Win In Shuster Family Superman Case – UPDATED With Full Ruling

Now with full ruling.

When Jerry Siegel Wrote To Aardvark-Vanaheim Looking For A Publisher For Redd Death And Life-Queen, Zongolla The Ultroid, Doomsday-Y-Y Komics, Space Rock Kid And Ricky Robot

Dave Sim has been sharing all manner of items planned to go into the Digital Cerebus collections. This morning we received a motherlode of Cerebus sketches, mostly by Dave Sim (below) but also one from Barry Windsor Smith (above). There …

New Twist In The Fight For Superman: $600,000 For Shuster’s Half?

Daniel Best, 20th Century Danny Boy, who is the go-to guy for following this and many other comic-related legal battles, reports today that there’s a surprising new development in the fight to control Superman.  Ahead of the anticipated November 2013 …

Now Grant Morrison Tackles DC, Siegel And Shuster In Action Comics?

It’s all going a bit meta. The other week, Joe Michael Straczynski spoke to Aint It Cool News and said, talking about Before Watchmen. But how is it any more wrong than the way any comics creators were treated, especially …