Comic Riffs: superman


Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/21/2013

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: From Cleveland to Cavill, ‘Superman’ author Glen Weldon illuminates the 75th-birthday candles

From Cleveland to Cavill, ‘Superman’ author Glen Weldon shines light amid the 75th-birthday candles.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman, superhero comics, glen weldon

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 06/16/2013

‘MAN OF STEEL’: Superman soars above expectations with June-record $125M debut

Safe for sequels: DC’s new Superman soars above expectations with June-record $125M debut

By Michael Cavna  |  01:27 PM ET, 06/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman, hollywood

Posted at 11:42 PM ET, 06/13/2013

‘MAN OF STEEL’: Want to dig deeper into Superman’s past? Here are our 14 recommended reads

‘MAN OF STEEL’: Want to dig deeper into Superman’s past? Here are our 14 recommended reads

By David Betancourt  |  11:42 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman

Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 06/11/2013

SCOTT SNYDER on creating ’SUPERMAN UNCHAINED’: ‘It’s a huge honor and it’s really scary’

SCOTT SNYDER on today’s debut of ‘Superman Unchained’ with Jim Lee: ‘It’s a huge honor and it’s really scary.’

By David Betancourt  |  11:59 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 06/10/2013

‘SUPES’ OF THE DAY: Upon 75th anniversary, we ask creators: Why does Superman endure?

Upon his 75th anniversary, creators answer the question: Why does Superman endure?

By Michael Cavna and David Betancourt  |  02:40 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman

Posted at 11:29 PM ET, 04/16/2013

SUPERMAN TRAILER LANDS: New ‘Man of Steel’ peek flexes the power of the artful voiceover

Henry Cavill looks the part in ‘Man of Steel’ — while Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner really sound the part.

By David Betancourt and Michael Cavna  |  11:29 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman, dc entertainment

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 12/11/2012

‘MAN OF STEEL’ TRAILER LANDS: Superman pumps up the volume — yet all we hear is Kevin Costner’s wise rasp

Superman pumps up the volume — yet all we hear is Kevin Costner’s wise paternal rasp.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:48 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman, man of steel

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 11/06/2012

FOUND: SUPERMAN’S KRYPTON: Neil deGrasse Tyson ‘locates’ Kal-El’s home planet in the known universe

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson ‘locates’ Kal-El’s home planet in the known universe.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:23 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  neil degrasse tyson, superman, dc entertainment

Posted at 10:42 PM ET, 10/17/2012

THE FIGHT FOR SUPERMAN: Warner Bros. retains rights to Man of Steel in major court ruling

Warner Bros. retains rights to Man of Steel in major court ruling over heirs.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:42 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman, jerry siegel, joe shuster

Posted at 07:44 PM ET, 10/11/2012

SUPERMAN’S NEW TEAM: Jim Lee and Scott Snyder will join forces on new Supes title

Jim Lee and Scott Snyder will team on DC’s new Supes title.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:44 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman, dc entertainment, jim lee, scott snyder

Posted at 08:03 PM ET, 11/30/2011

SUPERMAN SOARS! Rare 1938 comic book sells for record $2M

Action Comics No.-1 — featuring the debut of Superman — soars in value after weeks on auction block.

By Michael Cavna  |  08:03 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman, vincent zurzolo, comicconnect

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 11/30/2011

A MILLION-DOLLAR-PLUS ‘SUPERMAN’? Rare 1938 comic book expected to fetch record price tonight

By Michael Cavna  |  12:06 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 11/11/2011

RARE SUPERMAN COMIC ON THE BLOCK: Action Comics bidding expected to top $1.5-million record [UPDATED]

By Michael Cavna  |  06:00 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman, action comics, comicconnect, metropolis collectibles

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 07/21/2011

THIS JUST IN: Superman ‘Man of Steel’ film delayed till 2013

‘Man of Steel’ gets June 2013 date as Warner Bros. pushes back reboot from December 2012 date.

By Michael Cavna  |  04:08 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman, man of steel

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 06/10/2011

IMAGE OF THE DAY: DC unveils Superman’s new, blue-trunked costume (*But what will the fans think?)

By Michael Cavna  |  04:28 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman, dc comics, grant morrison, rags morales, george perez, jesus merino

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 10/04/2010

6 Things We Can Safely Say About Director Zack Snyder's 'SUPERMAN'...

ZACK SNYDER (Photo by Dayna Smith for The Washington Post) The hunt is over: Zack Snyder will direct Superman. Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures's announcement Monday about the next Man of Steel film comes after weeks of talks with...

By Michael Cavna  |  08:00 PM ET, 10/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Holly Word, The Holly Word | Tags:  Christopher Nolan, DC Entertainment, David Goyer, Emma Thomas, Superman, Zack Snyder

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 08/02/2010

Remembering the writer who helped save 'SUPERMAN'

Comic Riffs is taking a moment to appreciate one of the more oft-unsung superpowers in Hollywood, and particularly the power of Tom Mankiewicz. If he had an ultimate identity among some comics fans, it was as...The Script Fixer. Mankiewicz,...

By Michael Cavna  |  07:00 PM ET, 08/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General, General | Tags:  Superman, Tom Mankiewicz

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 06/23/2010

Readers can help write Superman's new road trip

The troubling news straight from the Daily Planet: DC is snubbing D.C. Then again, Washington shouldn't take it terribly personally that the DC's Man of Steel is bypassing our Nation's Capital. Clark Kent is also bypassing the Big Apple...

By Michael Cavna  |  07:00 PM ET, 06/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Book, The Comic Book | Tags:  DC Comics, Superman

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 03/29/2010

Ka-ching! SUPERMAN breaks record again with $1.5M comic book

You know Batman couldn't knock down Superman without soon getting clocked himself with a haymaker. At least where the comic-book collectibles industry is concerned. A copy of the 1938 edition of Action Comics No. 1 -- in which Superman...

By Michael Cavna  |  06:20 PM ET, 03/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Book, The Comic Book | Tags:  Action Comics #1 Superman debut, Batman Detective Comics #27, ComicConnect.com

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 02/27/2010

$uperheroes: Not all fans put currency in the million-dollar sale

"This sale is groundbreaking," says a comics dealer who helped conduct the transaction. (ComicConnect.com / AP) With the twin million-dollar comic-book sales this week, some collectibles officials touted the deals as game-changers. Yet not all comic-book fans were so...

By Michael Cavna  |  02:30 PM ET, 02/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General | Tags:  Batman, Scott McCloud, Superman

Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 02/22/2010

Call the Daily Planet! Superman comic book sells for record $1M [UPDATED]

[Note: This post from Monday afternoon has been updated.] "This sale is groundbreaking," says a comics dealer who helped conduct the transaction. (ComicConnect.com / AP) It's a story worthy of a banner headline in the Daily Planet. The Holy Grail...

By Michael Cavna  |  07:25 PM ET, 02/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Book, The Comic Book | Tags:  Action Comics No. 1, Stephen Fishler, Superman comic book, Vincent Zurzolo, record auction