It’s Superman Day! Let’s Take a Look at What Many Consider to Be the First Superhero

It’s Superman Day! Let’s Take a Look at What Many Consider to Be the First Superhero

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Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! Who can achieve these remarkable feats! You all know him and you love him: Superman! Superman is a cultural icon and in many ways, the first superhero of American media. He’s the Man of Steel, the Last Son of Krypton, the Man of Tomorrow, and the Big Blue Blur. You all know Superman, from his iconic wardrobe, to his fantastic array of powers, his supporting cast (Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Supergirl), his villains (Lex Luthor, Braniac, General Zod, Doomsday, Bizarro), and …

4 Essential ‘Shazam!’ Comic Stories to Read Before the Movie

4 Essential ‘Shazam!’ Comic Stories to Read Before the Movie

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Shazam! comes out this Friday (April 5th) and its going to be great to see a favorite superhero of the comics, not to mention an icon who outsold Superman in his day, get his debut on the big screen. But before the movie comes out, it is probably best to get at least a little familiar with the character in his home series of comics. But where to start with Shazam? Well, have no fear, here are a few of the best and essential storylines of the so called Big Red Cheese.   ‘Shazam! And the Monster Society of evil’ by …

4 Essential 'Shazam!' Comic Stories to Read Before the Movie

4 Essential 'Shazam!' Comic Stories to Read Before the Movie

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Shazam! comes out this Friday (April 5th) and its going to be great to see a favorite superhero of the comics, not to mention an icon who outsold Superman in his day, get his debut on the big screen. But before the movie comes out, it is probably best to get at least a little familiar with the character in his home series of comics. But where to start with Shazam? Well, have no fear, here are a few of the best and essential storylines of the so called Big Red Cheese.   ‘Shazam! And the Monster Society of evil’ by …

Celebrate Batman’s 80th Anniversary With His Best Scenes!

Celebrate Batman’s 80th Anniversary With His Best Scenes!

In honor of Batman’s 80th anniversary, we’re going to celebrate The Dark Knight with the most memorable scenes from his on-screen history. I also recommend DC’s celebratory Detective Comics #1000 special if you’d like to be hardcore with me.   Image via DC Comics   Now, you might be expecting a compilation of Batman’s best ‘fight scenes.’ This is not one of those compilations (especially since there’s only one live-action Batman movie that actually has incredible fight sequences—thank you, Zack Snyder). Instead, these are the scenes that truly speak to the Batman’s character.     1. Batman Begins – Bats …