DC Comics May Be Killing Off Their Most Famous Black Character As Two More Creators Voluntarily Leave Their Titles
Everybody loves Neil DeGrasse Tyson. So it's no surprise that when DC Comics decided that Superman would try to find Krypton in the night sky in an upcoming issue of ACTION COMICS, they thought Mr. Tyson should be the person to help the Man of Steel. (In such a vulnerable moment, it's important to have support from a friend, right?) What DC wasn't banking on, I'd wager, was how involved Mr. Tyson would become once he agreed to let them use his likeness: Tyson worked with the writers to find a real star that could serve as a plausible location for Krypton's sun based on the relatively fuzzy criteria about the planet's location.Read More
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Apparently, with this week's release of Action Comics #900, "a blockbuster issue filled to the brim with guest talent from all corners of the world of Superman adaptations," Superman will renounce his U.S. citizenship.
In the issue, Superman gets in some hot water with the president’s National Security Advisor for showing up in Tehran in support of Iranian protesters. Just showing up, non-violently. Since Superman is an American hero, Iran’s Government construes his actions as being with the tacit permission of the US Government. This desire to remain autonomous from whatever administration exists in Washington is what motivates the Man of Steel’s decision (panels above). Controversial comics stuff, treating superheroes like they exist in greater world full of regular human beings and their governments! … if you’re Superman in 2011 and not, to pick one example, The Authority in 1999.Our sister site The Mary Sue has a nice analysis. (via The Mary Sue. pic via Comics Alliance) Read More
Hot on the heels of an issue of Action Comics #1 (the first appearance of Superman) selling at auction for $1 million, an issue of Detective Comics #27 (the first appearance of Batman) has sold for more than $1 million. $75,500 more, to be exact.
To which this Batman fan says: MUWAHAHAHA! According to Bleeding Cool, the comic was expected to sell for "around $300,00 [sic] but in the light of a copy of Action Comics #1, the first appearance of Superman, selling for a straight $1,000,000 this week, clearly a Batman Vs Superman grudge match was in the offing. And we know how that always goes."
Indeed we do:Read More
It's one of about 100 copies known to exist, and got more than 3 times as much as the last record-breaking copy of Action Comics #1, which sold for $317,000, because it was in better condition.Read More