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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 …

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 …

Drunk Driver Smashes Through Action Comics #1 Fence Around Joe Shuster’s Former Home

Finally, we understand exactly why Superman seems to be so angry with a car on the cover of Action Comics #1. For the second time in two years, someone has driven a car through the fence surrounding Joe Shuster’s former …

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 …

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.

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 …

The Check That Bought Superman For $130 Sells At Auction For $160,000

The check used by Detective Comics, Inc (the company which was to become DC Comics) to buy the rights for Superman from Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster  for $130 on March 1, 1938 has just sold at auction from comics & related collectable …

Thursday Trending Topics: Superman’s Big Red S

We do love our classic logos in comics. Nothing like a new twist on an old logo to get people’s attention — something I’ve always found fascinating when the subject has come up on BC.  As for Superman’s S-Shield, it …

For Sale At Auction: The Check That Bought Superman

In October 2011, the comics industry was stunned by the news that an unimaginably important artifact of our history had surfaced nearly 75 years after it had been issued:  The check used by Detective Comics, Inc (the company which was to become …