$130: The Ongoing Saga of Jerry Siegel and Superman

   The sale of the rights to Superman by Siegel and Shuster to National Periodicals has been likened to the sale of Manhattan Island from the Native Americans. The purchase price of $130, as well as follow up questions about page rates, work for hire vs perpetual ownership and percentages of merchandise and licensing was …

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Superman Inspiration: Gladiator by Philip Wylie

  It’s no secret that the Man of Steel is a conglomeration of several characters and elements of science fiction. Jerry Siegel drew from many sources throughout his life and as a sci-fi fan, and there were many: books, films, pulps, the Old Testament, the list goes on. Edgar Rice Burroughs’ famous hero of Balsoom, John …

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Krypton Season 2- A Few Thoughts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIwMvuwvOhI I’ll confess I was going to write a review of Krypton season 2 right after the season (series?) finale aired a few weeks ago. But WB and SyFy Channel decided to throw me a curveball the very next day and outright cancel the show, as everyone is probably aware by now. Cameron Welsh, the …

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Supergirl Vol 1: The Killers of Krypton- A Review

  I like Supergirl. She’s a cool character. Unfortunately, for most of her character’s existence, she has never really found her own space to occupy in the DCU. Which is too bad, because as crazy as it sounds for a character who has been around for nearly six decades, I think there’s a lot of …

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Batman, Bendis, and Bronze Age- A Few Random Thoughts

 I haven’t posted anything on this site for a while, as you can probably see. There’s a reason for that. It’s not that my love for Superman is waning, or that my life has gotten too much in the way, or I’m losing interest in blogging. Far from it! Far from any of those things, …

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Superman and George Perez- A Few Thoughts

 I recently discovered the great 13th Dimension site, which is a fantastic fan site for upcoming comic book news and retrospectives on past eras as well. Admittedly, Dan Greenfield, the site’s owner, is more of a Bat-fan, but there’s still plenty of Superman stuff to check out if you like, as well. All summer, Dan …

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