Apokolips… Now!: Part 2
Long Live the King
I still get mad (and cry) when I watch this episode.
Danny and Heather Kelley cosplaying Superman and Lois Lane. I asked if I could show all of you and they said I could go ahead and do it. I thought you’d all enjoy this display of Clois amazingness!
This is just too good not to share and will almost be one of the best cosplays you see.
First appearance of Supergirl.
—Action Comics #252 (1959) cover by Curt Swan & Al Plastino
R.I.P. Al Plastino (Dec. 15, 1921—Nov. 25, 2013), co-creator of Supergirl.
R.I.P. Al Plastino, 1921-2013, who drew the first appearances of Supergirl, the Legion of Super-Heroes, and Brainiac, among hundreds of other Superman stories.
Superman’s Girlfriend, Lois Lane #93, cover by Curt Swan and Neal Adams
Superman: The Animated Series - Apokolips… Now!
OK, I guess my real problem with Man Of Steel is that it’s not one millionth as great as this cartoon.
Action Comics #130 (DC, 1949)
Ann Blyth as a mermaid promoting Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid film
Superman is not like other heroes. He’s not only among the first, and the one who defined the genre; he’s also the best. I mean that in a moral sense. Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel’s creation, as we understand him today and as he exists in the cultural lexicon, is the ideal of heroic virtue. That perception may change following the success of Zack Snyder’s new movie Man of Steel.
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I guess the Mrs put it best: “When Jonathan (Kent) said “maybe” to Clark after he asked if he should have just let the kids on the bus die, that’s when they lost me”. My thoughts were there was nothing wrong with the movie that a script by any halfway decent comics writer (like Paul Dini or Mark Waid or Greg Rucka to throw out some random examples) couldn’t have fixed.
I have never been a big Supes fan, though I love the first two Reeve movies and the Timm/ Burnett animated series, so this doesn’t burn me as much as it must the “superfans”, but it’s kind of disappointing they were able to come so close. (I think the cast is terrific.) But as soon as I learned Goyer was scripting (with Nolan story input) I feared the worst. And I guess we got it.