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2009-07-11 17:11:59

The Cleveland home where Superman was conceived has undergone a $70,000 renovation paid for by fans of the superhero's creator, the home's owner says. Jefferson Gray, who owns the childhood home of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel, said Siegel's fans collected money to give the two-story house a much-needed makeover, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. It just feels good to finally have something to mark the spot where Superman was (dreamed) up, Gray said. The Journal said Siegel...

2009-07-10 12:55:12

Police in New York said they arrested a man dressed as Superman and handcuffed a Batman in the city's Times Square. Officers said Superman, secret identity Maksim Katsnelson, 23, of New York, became violent after police approached the Man of Steel and Batman, who by day uses the name Frank Frisoli of Maine, and asked them if they had licenses to perform on the street in costume, the New York Post reported Friday. Frisoli was handcuffed by police after they discovered the men were not carrying...

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2009-06-17 15:25:00

A New York City special education student and his vision-impaired teacher have been honored by roles in a new Superman comic book. Hakeem Bennett, 13, won a national essay contest by writing about Matthew Brown, his teacher at Public School 36 in the borough of Brooklyn, the New York Daily News reports. On Tuesday, Hakeem got to see The Kid Who Saved Superman for the first time. His verdict: Wow, nice drawings, nice work. In the story, Superman is working to save a group of students trapped...

2009-05-23 11:39:48

Actress Joan A. Stanton, who earned fame voicing character Lois Lane on the radio series The Adventures of Superman, has died in New York, her family says. In addition to her Superman role, Stanton was known for playing secretary Della Street on the TV series Perry Mason. Stanton's daughter, Jane Stanton Hitchcock, confirmed the former stage and radio actress died Thursday of an intestinal blockage at the age of 94, The New York Times reported Saturday. Superman premiered on the radio in 1940...

2009-05-22 08:00:00

Park Debuts the Most Anticipated Coaster Transformation of 2009 JACKSON, N.J., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Great Adventure announced a transformation of epic proportions -- the debut of BIZARRO. Themed around the DC Comics character Bizarro, this newly-enhanced roller coaster offers thrill-seekers the exhilaration of a Six Flags signature coaster combined with the unique storytelling of the twisted world of Bizarro. The experience features high tech special effects and a precisely...

2009-04-17 13:56:00

CHICAGO, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Unthinkably, it's happened again. Another original-owner copy of Action Comics #1 -- the very rare, very first Superman comic book -- has come to light. And it's still in the possession of the Midwest man who, as a 9 year old boy, bought it off the newsstand for 10 cents. That was 1938. Flash forward: 2009. Just last month, an original edition of this historic collectible sold at auction for a record-breaking sum of $317,200. It made news across the globe....

2009-03-14 19:47:15

A rare copy of the first Superman comic book sold for $317,200 during an Internet auction, a New York auction company said. The auction site ComicConnect.com said John Dolmayan, drummer for the rock band System of a Down -- who also happens to be a vintage comic book collector and dealer -- registered the winning bid late Friday for a client, the New York Daily News reported Saturday. It was one off the highest bids ever for a comic book, the newspaper said. The 1938 edition of Action Comics...

2008-10-04 18:00:16

The opening credits of the film Supergirl, starring Helen Slater in the title role, cost almost EUR1m to shoot (c) 2008 Western Mail. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-27 18:00:00

By Dan O'Neill WELL, we're coming to the end of what's been billed as the Summer of the Superhero. Talk about men in tights. Hollywood can't get enough of 'em. So far Iron Man's been followed by The Hulk, that far- from-jolly Green Giant; Will Smith's Hancock, a sort of perpetually- sozzled Superman; Hellboy returning this week. Meanwhile, Spiderman and Superman will be back, we've had the Fantastic Four and X-Men and let's not forget sub-superheroes like Indiana Jones, the...

2008-08-01 03:00:26

By Matthew Price, The Oklahoman Aug. 1--SAN DIEGO -- Upgrades of old villains, revivals of past heroes, and an overall focus on character are key parts of the vision for upcoming Superman stories. Writers Geoff Johns ("Action Comics"), James Robinson ("Superman") and Tulsa's Sterling Gates ("Supergirl") took part in the "Superman: Man of Tomorrow" panel at Comic-Con International. They were joined by "Supergirl" artist Jamal Igle, "Superman" artist Renato Guedes, and "Action Comics"...