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How Richard Donner's Superman inspired Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman film
Oct 13, 2016

This year’s Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad were slammed by critics and fans alike for either being too depressingly dark or not a whole lotta fun (or both), and it started to make fans really nervous about director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman movie. Thankfully, looks like Richard Donner's Superman has come to the rescue.

Superman villain Metallo arrives in 2 new extended Supergirl promos
Oct 11, 2016

The CW has released not one but two extended promos for “The Last Children of Krypton.”

Syfy rounds out cast of Superman prequel Krypton with Thrones alum, Zod's ancestor
Oct 11, 2016

After casting the lead role of Superman’s ancestor in Krypton, Syfy has filled out the rest of the supporting cast for the DC Comics adaptation.

WB wins, heirs of Superman creators lose, latest legal tussle
Dec 17, 2012

You know that legal tussle between Warner Bros. and the estates of Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster over the copyright to Supes? It's getting uglier, and Warner Bros. just clinched a key victory in the fight.

Watch Chronicle's writer give the best, drunkest summary of Superman's death
Dec 16, 2012

Once upon a time, DC Comics felt that Superman had gotten too powerful and, as a result, had lost some of his appeal—and that the only way to make the Man of Steel a relevant character was to kill him off. Writer Max Landis hilariously, profanely recounts the story of 1992's Death of Superman and everything he says really happened. Seriously.

18 epic new comic book collectibles battling for our wallets
Dec 16, 2012

If you're a hardcore superhero fan, you're going to love what's coming to retailers this year. The booths at Toy Fair '12 in New York City this week teased so many incredible DC, Marvel and more action figures, statues, busts and oddities that if the public were invited, we're sure there would have been drool stains everywhere.

Dallas guy discovers $2 million comic collection in his basement
Dec 16, 2012

Can you imagine being a plant worker whose great uncle knew you like comics as a kid and left you a couple of boxes of 'em when he died—and then discovering those boxes held a one-of-a-kind collection worth millions? Welcome to Michael Rorrer's life.

9 really weird real-life diseases named after sci-fi characters
Dec 16, 2012

Many fictional characters use their larger-than-life eccentricities to delight audiences. These eccentricities are not so delightful in real life, however. That's why these are called "syndromes" and "diseases" and not "awesome mutations." Inspired by Syfy's Neverland (which premieres Sunday, Dec. 4 at 9/8 and Monday, Dec 5 at 9/8c), we found nine disorders with names inspired by classic sci-fi and fantasy characters.

How should X-Men: First Class really have ended? Like this!
Dec 16, 2012

As we all know, X-Men: First Class was about the birth of the X-Men as a group, and it ended with a fateful confrontation between Charles Xavier and his former friend, Eric Lensherr. But what if the ending went a little ... differently?

Leaked Man of Steel document details changes to Superman's origin
Dec 16, 2012

Right now, we can pretty much count the things we know about Superman reboot Man of Steel's plot on one hand. We know who the villain is, we know it's an origin story, and we know at least some of it will take place on Krypton. Now a leaked call sheet from the film's Vancouver set is shedding new light on that last bit, including Superman's birth.

30 jolly sci-fi Santa mashups to put you in a Christmas mood
Dec 16, 2012

When you think about it, Santa is basically a superhero. He always wears the same costume, he flies and there's no way he could deliver all those toys in one night without either time travel or super speed. So it's understandable that other sci-fi icons would want to be just like him, especially this time of year.

Stan Lee disses DC: It's 'frustrating' to see Superman in flight
Dec 16, 2012

No one can dispute the awesome superhero-creating powers of Stan "The Man" Lee, but that doesn't stop him from questioning the super-creations of other pioneering comics writers. While he's quite proud of the "scientific" rationale behind his own heroes, he says he still finds the reasoning behind Superman's flight just plain "frustrating."

DC Comics wanted to kill Superman four years earlier than it did
Dec 16, 2012

In 1992, DC Comics made national headlines when it killed Superman, its flagship character and the original superhero. Supes is alive and well now, but what if DC had actually been planning something bigger than just one event? What if they meant to kill the Man of Steel all the way back in 1988?