Superman Comes To Town, Gets It Wrong

COMICBOOK RESOURCES: After the short prologue in last month’s “Superman” #700, the J. Michael Straczynski-penned “Grounded” begins this week with Superman beginning his walk across America by stopping in Philadelphia. The idea of “Grounded” has divided a lot of fans between those that want Superman to have big, exciting adventures and those that prefer the quieter, more introspective stories. While I fall in the latter camp, it’s hard not to find parts of “Superman” #701 laughable in its cheesiness, right down to a premise that brings to mind “Forrest Gump,” complete with Superman’s lack of explanation, stating that he’s walking […]

Superman Comic Book Sells For $1 Million

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Superman lifting a car? Not a big deal in today’s comics, but when it’s the Man of Steel lifting a car drawn on a “very fine”-rated 10-cent-issue of Action Comics No. 1, the deal is the biggest public auction in comics history: $1 million. Stephen Fishler, co-owner of the auction site, which mediated the deal, told the Associated Press: “It is still a little stunning to see ‘a comic book’ and ‘$1 million’ in the same sentence.” The buyer remains anonymous, as often happens in these big money deals. The book doesn’t reach the record heights […]