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Everything Old Is New Again, Part 1: Captain America

The venerable Captain America has lately been burning up the box office through the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which is not a bad showing for the fourth-oldest superhero ... Continue Reading →
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Yearlong Celebration Set for Batman’s 75th

To mark the milestone 75th anniversary of DC Comics’ Batman, Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment have revealed plans for a yearlong celebration befitting the world’s ... Continue Reading →
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An Animated Conversation with Bill Plympton

In 1960, when Bill Plympton was 14, he mailed some cartoons he’d drawn to Disney in the hope of being hired. Not surprisingly, Disney declined. The good news: he had talent. The ... Continue Reading →
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WB Bumps Superman-Batman Matchup to 2016

Warner Bros. has moved to 2016 the release date for its Superman-meets-Batman followup to last summer’s Man of Steel. The DC Comics sequel, directed again by Zack Snyder, was ... Continue Reading →
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IDW to Publish Silver Age Batman Collection

IDW and DC Entertainment are teaming up to publish a new collection of Batman’s Silver Age newspaper strips in a matching format to the Silver Age Superman series. Penned by longtime ... Continue Reading →
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Snyder, Timm Tell Superman History in 2-Minute Short

EW has a fun exclusive today, offering up a two-minute animated short created by Man of Steel director Zack Snyder and superhero toon legend Bruce Timm to celebrate Superman’s ... Continue Reading →
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PBS to Premiere Superheroes Series on Oct. 15

U.S-based Public Broadcasting System will devote its entire primetime programming on Oct. 15 to the new comprehensive documentary Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle. Produced and directed ... Continue Reading →
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Ben Affleck to Play Batman in Next Superman Pic

The bat is officially out of the bag. Warner Bros. announced yesterday that Ben Affleck will portray the Dark Knight in the upcoming Batman-Superman feature. “Ben provides an ... Continue Reading →
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Hulk to the Power of Five

Expect lots of larger-than-life dilemmas, plenty of action and dysfunctional family jokes in Marvel’s new series Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., premiering this month on Disney ... Continue Reading →
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Old Visitor from Another Planet

One of the themes of the 2013 Comic-Con, which ended last week, was the 75th anniversary of the most popular space alien of American culture: Kal-El of Krypton, a.k.a. Superman. Superman ... Continue Reading →