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Roundtable: Superman Family Adventures RIP

Michael May
Superman Family Adventures #1

The cancellation of Superman Family Adventures, yet another critically-praised superhero comic that DC won’t be publishing anymore, has us pretty riled up. We figured that we could vent about it or offer some constructive suggestions for DC and Marvel’s future kids comics, so we decided to do both. Have you been reading Superman Family Adventures? What did you [...]

Links: Rainbow Lantern

Katherine Dacey

After dropping hints that one of its superheroes would come out of the closet, DC Comics revealed his identity last week. The character: Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern. Scott will lead the Justice League in the forthcoming New 52 Earth 2. “I feel if you’re going to have a team, you need to have [...]

Preview: Power Lunch

Brigid Alverson
POWER LUNCH PREVIEW  (13)

Power Lunch, just released last week by Oni Press, is a light-hearted spin on the superhero genre. Joey avoids any food that isn’t white, because colored foods have a strange effect on him—they give him super powers. Written by J. Torres (Alison Dare; Lola: A Ghost Story) and illustrated by Dean Trippe (Butterfly), this book [...]

Links: Leapin’ lizards!

Katherine Dacey
LittleOrphanAnnie

True or false: when Harold Gray originally pitched Little Orphan Annie, the lead character was, in fact, a boy named Otto. Brian Cronin has the answer in his latest Comic Book Legends Revealed column, in which he looks at this famous Depression-era strip. It’s time for the annual Top Shelf sale, in which everything but [...]

Links: 52 pick-up

Katherine Dacey
justice-league-1

NPR blogger Glen Weldon casts a critical eye on DC’s much-hyped Justice League #1. His verdict: not bad, though he’s a little concerned about DC’s pledge to reimagine its iconic superheroes in a “younger, angrier, more brash and more modern” light. The title of this Tumblr blog pretty much sums it all up: Superheroes Are [...]

Review: Sidekicks

Katherine Dacey
sidekicks

What do pets do when their masters are at work? If you belong to Captain Amazing, defender of Metro City, the answer is watch your owner fight crime on the six o’clock news. Tired of being ignored by Captain Amazing, his pets — Roscoe the dog, Fluffy the hamster, Shifty the gecko, and Manny the [...]