Anthony’s recommended Superman comics

Superman vs. Muhammad Ali

I’ve been writing about monthly comics solicitations for years, and also have done a few one-off recommended comic posts. However, I thought I should write some more evergreen posts listing what comics overall I’d recommend. To outline my criteria, I’ll cover the entire timespan of comics, from Golden Age to the present, so it won’t just be recent material. I’ll … Read more

Just how big is Smallville?

Smallville

Since its naming in “Superboy” #2 in 1949, Superman’s childhood hometown has officially been the town of Smallville. While its aspects (and location) have varied over the decades since, one thing’s consistent: that it’s, well, a small town. Or is it? Just how small, or big, is Smallville’s population? Golden and Silver Age Across various versions, Smallville’s … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: Sunburst

Sunburst

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Sunburst, a Japanese superhero… or rather, two Japanese superheroes. Takeo Sato The original Sunburst first appeared in “The New Adventures of Superboy” #45 (September 1983). He was created by writer Paul Kupperberg and artist Alex Saviuk. Takeo was born during a volcanic eruption. This somehow granted him with … Read more

Package shows: “The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure” (plus Batman)

Aquaman

This week’s package show look is at “The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure,” which ran from 1967 to 1968 on CBS. I’ll also look at “The Batman/Superman Hour,” which aired in the 1968-1969 season. Both shows mark the animation debut of most of the classic DC Comics stable of characters. The only exception is Superman himself. He’d … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: Tommy Lee

Tommy Lee

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Tommy Lee, a DC Comics character. Tommy first appeared in “Superman” (vol. 1) #362 (August 1981). Writer Bob Rozakis and artist Kurt Schaffenberger created Tommy. Background Tommy was one of Clark Kent’s roommates during his college years at Metropolis University. The other three were Dave Hammond and “Ducky” Ginsberg. … Read more

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for April 2015

Convergence: Superman #1

Here’s a look at what’s coming out from DC for April 2015. A full list of solicitations are available here. Comics Convergence #1 (of 8), on sale Apr. 8, $5 Convergence #2 (of 8), on sale Apr. 15, $4 Convergence #3 (of 8), on sale Apr. 22, $4 Convergence #4 (of 8), on sale Apr. … Read more

Comic review: Superboy: The Greatest Team-Up Stories Ever Told

Superboy

In 2010, DC Comics released this compilation as part of its “Greatest…Ever Told” series of trade paperbacks.  DC in recent years has largely opted to either ignore the pre-Crisis Superboy (in favor of modern Superman backstory status quo or the Kon-El Superboy), hold him at arm’s length due to the ongoing Siegel/Shuster estates’ legal fights, or simply include Superboy stories … Read more