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The Spider Reprint Announced by 2000AD With Work From Jerry Siegel

The Spider Reprint Announced by 2000AD With Work From Jerry Siegel

The definitive collection will notably include work from one of the godfathers of the comics industry as a while, Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel The book also, of course, includes work from the original The Spider creators, writer Ted Cowan and artist Reg Bunn, whose work is remastered by Rebellion's team.[caption id="attachment_1234364" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Spider cover[...]

The First Strange Visitor from Another Planet

The First Strange Visitor from Another Planet

Edgar Rice Burroughs's A Princess of Mars, first serialized in 1912, is another prominent example.[caption id="attachment_1210491" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A scene from A Message from Mars showing The Messenger demonstrating his power to a human inventor.[/caption] The Strange Visitor The 1899 play A Message from Mars by Richard Ganthony is another example of the world's fictional obsession with[...]

The Superman--He's Here, The Washington Times, 06 Jan 1918, via

How Taking Ownership of "The Superman" Changed World History

By which point, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster had taken ownership of the word Dominant ownership After that, Superman belonged to America and the entire world and stood for something very different than what the Nazi propagandists had in mind.It's impossible to overestimate how important that was in the context of the global events of[...]

Man of Steel #6 cover by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and Alex Sinclair

Man of Steel #6 Review: Bombastic, Genuine, and Fun

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Jor-El has come to Earth to take Jonathan Kent away to learn more about his power, his people, and where his life may be headed. Jon wants to go, but Lois and Clark are reluctant to send their son away with someone who might be his grandfather. In the present, Superman fights Rogol […]

Action Comics #1 CGC 8.5 $2,007.500 Comic Connect Sales 6/11/2018

Action Comics #1 CGC 8.5 Sells for $2,052,000 After Bidding Resumes at Comic Connect

The closing price for the 1938 comic, featuring the first appearance of Superman by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster,  is the third-highest price ever paid for a comic book, behind the $3,207,852 sale of an Action Comics #1 CGC 9.0 in 2014, and the $2,161,000 sale of a different copy of Action Comics #1 CGC 9.0 (the Nicolas Cage[...]

The Powerful Popularity Of Superhero Comics During World War II

For the most part, I've met some amazing people in the comics world. Almost every person I've met — be them from podcasts, TV, Overstreet, and even here — has been pretty awesome. But once a week or so I'll get an angry email or tweet or whatever message via social media — from a […]

Superman #1 CGC 5.5 Sells For Record $507,500

The landmark DC Comics publication collects the Superman stories by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster which first appeared in Action Comics #1-4 with the addition of four new pages  The title was originally conceived as a one-shot, and was released in May 1939, but went on to become one of the foundational DC Comics series[...]

DC Comics Changes Their Jerry Siegel And Joe Shuster Supergirl Credit Back Again

A month ago, DC Entertainment changed their Supergirl "created by" credit. From the one on Justice League 3001 #5…. With Supergirl based on characters created by Siegel and Shuster. To this one from Justice League 3001 #6, With Supergirl actually created by Siegel and Shuster rather than Otto Binder and Al Plastino. Well. issue 7 is out today. And… switcheroo. […]

This Is Joe – Spanish Filmmaker Honors Superman's Creators

Joe Schuster was best known for co-creating the DC Comics character Superman with writer Jerry Siegel They created a character that would be recognized everywhere but the beginning of that process was not a bed a roses They didn't find a newspaper or publisher who wanted to buy their character right away because America was[...]

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

The birth of Jerry Siegel and  Joe Shuster's Superman in Action Comics #1 laid the foundation for a formula that was emulated often in the Golden Age, and during the many decades that followed.In 1939, Batman first appeared in Detective Comics for National, Captain Marvel debuted in Whiz Comics for Fawcett Publications and Timely unleashed[...]

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 as the comic book medium itself evolved and expanded into a global marketing phenomenon. The […]

The Mount Rushmore Of The Comic Industry

I don’t think there is a question of whether he belongs on the monument but I think some folks may agree begrudgingly.Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster – Together they created the first superhero, the one that created a genre, an icon for Truth, Justice and the American Way It’s hard to argue the importance of[...]

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

Fine had a unique role in the creation of Superman, he's the one that brought Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster together in the first place.Fine went to school with Shuster in the 30s They worked together on the school paper doing a comic strip called Jerry The Journalist that depicted Fine as a grasshopper[...]

Steve Mannion and the Salvation of the Comic Book Industry

From the independent boom of the 80's to the retro fun of the Silver Age, heck, even going back to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, inventors of Superman and the modern superhero, good comics come from having fun and an earnest desire to entertain.The other approach is simply treading water until market fatigue drowns us[...]

1940's Superman Day At The World's Fair Color Footage

And finally, (2:25) the guy in the blue suit and glasses is a young Jerry Siegel I got the link to the youtube video from Mark who I believe got it from the great Mark Evanier.[youtube][/youtube] If you haven’t seen this then definitely click the link This is the first public appearance of Superman back[...]

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

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 and Jim Lee respectively, depending which angle you hold the coin Oh and Kryptonian letters that officially read 75 Years Of Superman But get this, because it's Canada, they[...]