These days, superhero movies are all about bigger everything — take, for example, the upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” But there was a simpler time, when superheroes looked terrible and were more charming than scary. New York Magazine imagine what a Batman/Superman matchup would’ve looked like in the era of the first serial films about the characters from way back in the middle of the century.
Adult Swim has announced the Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 3: Magical Friendship will air on Oct. 18 at Midnight E.T.
The Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 3: Magical Friendship surrenders DC Comics’ multitude of Super Heroes and Super-Villains to the demented whims of the award-winning Robot Chicken for a triumphant third time. This time around, Batman and Superman’s bromance takes a competitive turn and the fate of the universe somehow hangs in the balance! The all-star cast includes Seth Green, Matt Senreich, Breckin Meyer, Alfred Molina, Nathan Fillion, Weird Al Yankovic, Alex Borstein, Giovanni Ribisi, Jonathan Banks, Mae Whitman, Hugh Davidson, Dee Bradley Baker, Zeb Wells, Kevin Shinick, plus Adam West and Burt Ward.
Check out this test footage showing Nicholas Cage trying out a shiny, skin-tight Superman costume in preparation for the role of the superhero in late 1990s film-that-was-never-made “Superman Lives.”
From the Alan Aldridge-photo session for “The Penguin John Lennon” book, there’s no doubt John Lennon was a Superman fan. But even before the cover shoot took place, The Man Of Steel has dropped a hint in a older cartoon about his love for The Beatles.
From “The Red-Headed Beatle of 1,000 B.C.” (sept ’64)
Granada, Spain-based artist Ruiz Burgos (a.k.a. “OnlyMilo“) has created an amazing series of illustrations featuring DC Comics heroes and villains in the style of Norman Rockwell‘s iconic covers from The Saturday Evening Post. Giving a new perspective on the larger-than-lifers, his process for illustration can be viewed on his blog.
The most valuable comic book in the world, a great copy of Action Comics #1 (June 1938) with the debut of Superman, is up for auction on eBay in a benefit for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.