The Spectre #21 cover by P. Craig Russell
Batwoman by Darwyn Cooke
Oh man. That is great.
For many, the difficulty with Superman isnt heat vision or flight, or even that a slouch and a pair of glasses in no way make a viable disguise. Their disconnect arises from his very character, the idea that a person who can do so much, who can have so much, would be selfless rather than self-serving. They reject that kind of heroism in fantasy, because they claim it doesnt exist in reality.
I wrote this about a week and a half ago.
Your mileage may vary.
This is a great piece about who Superman is and what he means.
It’s disturbing to think that no one believes that a story of hope and selflessness would appeal to anyone…
This is the blog for Tim “Shagrat” Jenkins. He is going to be doing the covers for Tooth. He is an incredible artist and I’m thrilled to be working with him. You can also follow him at whisperedtalesofgore.tumblr.com
“Einstein, when he arrived in America, was shocked at how Black Americans were treated. “There is separation of colored people from white people in the United States,” he said. “That separation is not a disease of colored people. It is a disease of white people. And, I do not intend to be quiet about it.” And, he wasn’t.
Although he had a fear of speaking in public, he made all the effort he could to spread the word of equality, denouncing racism and segregation and becoming a huge proponent of civil rights even before the term became fashionable. Einstein was a member of several civil rights groups (including the Princeton chapter of the NAACP).
Happy Birthday Albert Einstein!”
Source: Craig Lowery II for Last Words.
YM by Barry Windsor Smith
I literally CAN NOT wait for this story to be finished. I really love comics. Like REALLY. But I’ve never reached fandom levels of reaction to anything really. The day Miracleman 25 (or whatever its equivalent will be) comes out, I will probably tear my own skin off and set my self on fire.
Happy 75th birthday, Superman. Illustration by Frank Quitely from All Star Superman.
It was on this day in 1938 that Action Comics #1 first appeared on American newsstands and wherever comic books were sold. Priced at just ten cents, the 64-page periodical contained a story called “Superman: Champion of the Oppressed” by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster. This was the first appearance of the prototypical costumed superhero who was sent from another world to fight for truth and justice. Along with fearless newspaper reporter and romantic partner Lois Lane, Superman would go on to become one of the 20th century’s most beloved and enduring American pop culture icons.
Much has been written about the creation of Superman and Siegel and Shuster’s struggles for compensation, credit and respect, but it’s not too often that we get to hear Superman’s creators tell their own story in their own words. But because everything that was ever on television is either back on television or otherwise available on the Internet, we’re fortunate to have Superman: The Comic Strip Hero, an eminently watchable documentary about the Man of Steel that was produced by the BBC in 1981. The one-hour film details not just the creation of Superman and his travels through various media. It features revealing interviews with many notable sources including creators Siegel and Shuster, Joanne Siegel, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Will Eisner, Art Spiegelman and more.
Watch more or read the highlights at ComicsAlliance.