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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[...]


Listen to the Joe Shuster Awards 2019 in Full

Presented at the 10C Shared Space, 4th Floor, 42 Carden St, Guelph, Ontario, the presenters of the 15th Joe Shuster Awards last weekend were Kevin Boyd & Jennifer Haines And friend of Bleeding Cool, Jamie Colville, was there to record the presentation And so that you can listen to the event below.[audio=""] Or just go straight[...]

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[...]

2017 Joe Shuster Awards Honor Canadian Comics Creativity

The Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards Association have made their selections for the 2017 Joe Shuster Awards, with Awards Director Kevin A Boyd announcing the winners on Friday First established is 2004, the awards serve to recognize the works of Canadians home or abroad for their outstanding achievements in the creation of comic books, graphic novels, and[...]

The Powerful Popularity Of Superhero Comics During World War II

In 1940, writer Jerry Seigel and artist Joe Shuster (who created some obscure character named Superman), came up with a two-page comic for Look magazine titled "How Superman Would End The War." This story caused such an uproar with the Nazi party that Das Schwarze Korps (the weekly SS newsletter) published an entire article blasting both[...]

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. […]

DC Comics Now Says Supergirl Was Created By Jerry Siegel And Joe Shuster

Supergirl was created as a female counterpart to Superman in 1959 by writer Otto Binder and artist Al Plastino in 1959, and first appeared in Action Comics. She now has a TV series and, although she doesn't have her own comic right now (both a digital and a print version are in production I'm told), a version of […]

Original Art From Dark Knight To Shuster Superman To Frazetta At Heritage Auctions – And A Way To Fund Kubert School Scholarships

Here are just a few of the higlights...A page from Dark Knight Triumphant by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson.A 1940s sketch of Superman by Joe Shuster. A page of Watchmen by Dave Gibbons.A Curt Swan Superboy cover...Sam Keith on Sandman...  Jack Kirby drawing the Inhumans for Fantastic Four, A John Byrne/Terry Austin splash page from Uncanny X-Men.An Alex Raymond[...]

This Is Joe – Spanish Filmmaker Honors Superman's Creators

Everybody knows the story of Joe Shuster, it was an example of fight against the power 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[...]

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[...]