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Superman #10 Cover (2016)

Superman #10-In The Name of the Father-New Release November 2, 2016

The newest Superman #10 features the Man of Steel, his son, and Batman and HIS son hitting your local LCS on November 2, 2016.   Superman #10 Cover (2016) Superman #10-“IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER" part one! For the first time, the Man of Tomorrow and the Boy of Steel team up with the Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder in a father-son adventure you won’t want to miss! Damian Wayne has been hearing a lot about this mysterious new Superboy, and now’s his chance to find out who he is…

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Comic-Con Trailer

Comic and Movie fans all “Squeed” with joy at the release of the new Superman v Batman: Dawn of Justice movie trailer at the San Diego Comic-Con this week. See the trailer below, then read our commentary and analysis of this great piece of superhero video. Cool, eh? In this video, we see a lot of detail that explains the whole “Why are Batman and Superman fighting” question. We see a U.S. Senator (Holly Hunter) decry Superman as a threat; we see a helpless Bruce Wayne watch as Kryptonian eye beams (from either Superman or Zod, we cannot tell), lance through buildings in Metropolis (the big battle from the last Man of Steel movie). We see an angry Bruce Wayne cradling a victim of the battle, with a logo from a Wayne Enterprises building in the rubble next to him. His building! Other scenes are of people literally worshipping Superman as their savior, and of Batman preparing to take down this alien god-like being. Some of the best shots are of Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), and frankly, she looks pretty much like an Amazonian warrior here. Any concerns that the relatively slender Gadot could pull off the Wonder Woman image are, we think, now put to rest. Another cool scene is where Superman wrecks the Batmobile as he confronts an armored Batman. As to villains, (assuming of course, that Supes is still a good guy here), we see a younger version of Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) with HAIR! Hmmm…and, we also catch a reference to the Joker…very interesting. This new trailer has sparked a LOT of interest around the globe in this latest superhero movie. Fans were hoping and expecting a new trailer from DC at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and thankfully, DC, Warner Bros. and director Zack Snyder did not disappoint. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for a May 25, 2016 release date in the U.S.


Superman Thansgiving

Superman and the Justice League Thanksgiving

One of the interesting things about Thanksgiving in America, is that it is a holiday that emphasizes the concept of family. Both the Justice League and the Justice Society (JLA and JSA), are in many ways, like two large (but inter-related) families. Here are images of how they might host Thanksgiving Dinner.   Here we see Superman as the head of the family, and his cousin Power Girl getting ready to serve the Thanksgiving turkey. Why Power Girl instead of Wonder Woman or Supergirl? (or Lois Lane for that matter?) Superman Thansgiving Thanksgiving Dinner with the Justice League and the Justice Society. Thanksgiving Dinner with the Justice League and the Justice Society



Superman and Batman Agree That YOU Should Subscribe to This Newsletter

Superman and Batman Really Encourage YOU To Sign Up For …

Batman and Superman both agree that YOU need to sign up for our new comics-news Newsletter. The World’s Finest heroes are imploring you to sign up now for the Comics Historyguy’s Newsletter in order to strengthen your comics knowledge. Find and use the Subscribe box toward the top of the right sidebar—————–>——————————–>————————->————————————->   Superman and Batman Agree That YOU Should Subscribe to This Newsletter What is in this newsletter, the perceptive comic book fan may ask? Well, we are just getting this newsletter off the ground, but the idea is that the staff here at Comicshistoryguy.com will curate, collect, and publish news, links, and reviews related to comic books, superheroes, comic-book related movies and shows, and other related stuff. We will never sell or transfer our email newsletter lists to any third party. The Comicshistoryguy.com newsletter is free, and you can unsubscribe at any time, though we will be really sad if you do that. The news and links that we share are culled from our journeys into mystery around the internet and the main (and the minor) comic book news sources. Of course, some of these links and news items will originate with our own family of websites, but many will not. If we think an article or news post is worth reading, we will pass it on, regardless of whether or not it came from our distinguished competition. We look at both DC and Marvel comics, news, and trivia, and we also occasionally look in on smaller comics publishers and some science-fiction news and reviews as well. Our newsletter will of course have updates on your favorite DC Comics properties, such as the upcoming Superman v. Batman movie, the Arrow and Flash shows, and the new Gotham TV show. And these two super guys really, really, wants you to sign up for our little newsletter.   Thanks!  



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Superman: Doomed #1 Comic Book Review Video

Superman: Doomed #1 Comic Book Review Video Written by: Scott Lobdell, Greg Pak, and Charles Soule Art by: Ken Lashley Colors by: Sunny Gho Superman Doomed #1 is a DC Comics Crossover event, with the story line seen across several titles: • Superman: Doomed #1 (May 14, 2014) • Action Comics #31 (May 14, 2014) • Superman / Wonder Woman #8 (May 14, 2014) • Superman #31 (May 28, 2014) The book we are reviewing was preceded by several prequel issues, including Superman #30, which leads directly into this book. This issue we are looking at today is only the third appearance of Doomsday in the New 52 continuity. His other appearances were in the “Villains Month" Doomsday #1 one-shot (Batman/Superman #3.1) and the first issue of Superman / Wonder Woman. As this issue opens, we see the military responding to a disaster in the Bahamas. Superman shows up and discovers that Doomsday is on the island and that people are dying just by being near the monster. This implies a new Doomsday power, besides just being an ugly monster that is strong enough to kill Superman. Oh, that brings up the little issue of New 52 continuity versus the old DC continuity. If you may recall, way back in 1993, in Superman Vol. 2, #75, Doomsday killed Superman, setting off all sorts of changes in the DC Universe that rippled out for years. Good story arc, by the way! With the New 52 reboot though, Doomsday has not killed Superman (yet), so these encounters between them in this book and, I assume, the other books to come, Superman does not necessarily have that innate fear and knowledge that this monster can actually kill him. But he does seem worried. As Supes and his super-friends (Wonder Woman and the Justice League help out), battle Doomsday, and try to figure out what is going on with Doomsday’s new powers, who shows up, but a very obnoxious green-and-purple clad Lex Luthor. Oh, I just love to hate this guy! Luthor gives the League his opinions of what the monster is after (no, I will not say what that is, but the effect of his intervention is interesting, shall we say). The final battle of this issue between Superman and Doomsday take them all the way out to Venus and back to Earth, Smallville to be exact, and Superman goes to town on the beast. As brute-force battles go, this is a good one! My impressions of this book are overall good. The storyline is intriguing, and I really want to see where they take this. The art could be better. Ken Lashley’s style is overall interesting, but it seemed that he put more time into the fight scenes (which are spectacular) as opposed to the non-combat panels. Lashley is a busy guy and as a good artist, is in a lot of demand with other titles, but my feeling is that overall, the book’s art could have been better.


Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman

Wonder Woman Origin Movie Rumors

Wonder Woman Origin Movie Rumors Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman Speculation on the origins and power levels of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman character in the upcoming Superman vs. Batman movie hit the internet today after comments by Bill “Jett” Ramey (@BATMANONFILM) of the Batman on Film website, in which he speculated on the details of Wonder Woman’s character in the controversial DC Superhero film project. Ramey ponders the origin of Wonder Woman in the movie. One problem with Wonder Woman is the mystical, magical origin of the Amazon Princess. Comic book fans of the most powerful woman in DC Comics are familiar with her unique origin, but that story may be hard to put onto a movie project, especially one in which Wonder Woman is at least a third-tier hero (after Superman and Batman). Ramey’s speculation (which he says is only his opinion), is that the movie version of Wonder Woman has her as a descendant of the ancient Kryptonians who explored and colonized the galaxy (as shown in the Man of Steel movie), with powers diluted from long exposure to Earth. Wonder Woman, art by Bruce Timm Wow! Where did THAT come from? That is as far from the original origin of Wonder Woman as you can get. However, it would fit into the Man of Steel storyline, explain who and what she is fairly easily, and make it easy for the millions of moviegoers who have never picked up a Wonder Woman comic or graphic novel in their lives. While Ramey says this is only his opinion of how it will go in the Man of Steel sequel, and he claims to have no inside knowledge, his website has proven to get the facts on Batman movie stuff right in the past. What say you all? Stick to the original origin and powers of our favorite Amazonian Princess, or make it all modern and easy to digest? (Gee, am I biased here, or what?) Feel free to leave comments on this burning question of our age… Wonder Woman (Diana Prince)


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So, Superman and Batman Walk Into a Coffeeshop…

So, Superman and Batman Walk Into a Coffeeshop… An Analysis of the Superman/Batman coffee shop meme. Or, why doesn’t Batman drink coffee, while Superman does enjoy a cup of coffee? Superman and Batman in a coffeeshop This cartoon image of Superman and Batman in a coffee shop, in which Superman is holding a cup of coffee and asking Batman “How can you start the day without coffee?” holds several interesting points. [xyz-ihs snippet=”imageandtextbanner”] One, Batman responds to the question by saying, “I’m Batman,” which actually is a pretty good answer. Batman’s entire life is dedicated to protecting the innocent and punishing evil. As the Caped Crusader, it makes perfect sense that he would not allow himself to become addicted to anything that could interfere with his duty, with his calling. Batman needs to avoid any mood-altering or physically addictive drugs (caffeine IS a drug by the way), so that he is always at his razer-sharp best. Thus, no coffee. But what about Superman? As a super-powered Kryptonian who is invulnerable to basically everything of this Earth, he is immune to all Earth-originating drugs, including caffeine. Thus, he cannot get that “morning jolt” of Java that you or I would get from a cup of joe. However, he is not immune to forming habits of routine. Superman/Clark Kent, was raised by human parents and has a normal job (unlike Bruce Wayne). Nearly every movie or TV depiction of a newspaper office shows the reporters and staff consuming lots of coffee. Clark Kent would go to great lengths to fit in and appear normal among his co-workers. Clark Kent would likely start his day with a cup of coffee. Maybe he likes the taste. Maybe he is as as vulnerable to falling into habit as the rest of us. That possibility is actually quite comforting.