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Comic With Debut of Superman Brings $6M

Only 100 copies of Action Comics No. 1 are thought to still exist

(Newser) - A 1938 copy of the comic that "introduced Superman to the world" has sold for a record-setting $6 million, the auctioneer that handled the purchase said. According to Heritage Auctions, the rare copy of Action Comics No. 1 was sold to an anonymous buyer on Thursday. The $6 million...

Henry Cavill Dropped as Superman
Henry Cavill
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Henry Cavill Dropped as Superman

'My turn to wear the cape has passed,' he says after meeting with DC Studios

(Newser) - "My turn to wear the cape has passed," Henry Cavill, who has been playing Superman since 2013's Man of Steel, said in an Instagram post Wednesday. Cavill—who announced he would be playing Superman after he resigned from Netflix's The Witcher—said he had been told...

Superman No Longer Fighting For The 'American Way'

DC Comics Has Changed Motto

(Newser) - Superman has been around for over 80 years, but DC Comics has decided it's never too late for a little facelift. While the superhero has seen many changes to his look over the decades, one motto has been most intimately associated with the character. Per the Hollywood Reporter , superman...

DC Comics Says New Superman Is Bisexual

Jon Kent will kiss male reporter in upcoming issue of 'Son of Kal-El'

(Newser) - DC Comics marked National Coming Out Day with big news: The new Superman, son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, is bisexual and will become romantically involved with a male reporter in an upcoming comic, according to a DC release . DC says the two will kiss in the fifth issue...

Superman Comic Pulverizes Another Record

At $3.25M, copy of Action Comics #1 is the most expensive comic ever sold

(Newser) - The price of one of the world's most sought-after comic books has gone up, up, and away. A copy of Action Comics #1, in which Superman makes his first appearance, has sold for a record-breaking $3.25 million, the BBC reports. It sold for 10 cents when it came...

Trump Mulled Pranking the Public Outside Walter Reed

The president's idea involved a Superman T-shirt

(Newser) - President Trump recently considered pulling a stunt that some have likened to a scene from Willa Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The New York Times reports that Trump called people from his bed at Walter Reed Medical Center with an idea: leave the hospital looking frail, then rip off his...

Report: Henry Cavill Is Done With the Red Cape

Sources say Warner Bros. wanted a Superman cameo in upcoming film, but it didn't pan out

(Newser) - After three go-rounds, Henry Cavill is forever done with the red cape, at least according to the Hollywood Reporter 's sources, though it hasn't gotten confirmation from the actor or Warner Bros. The studio had reportedly been in talks with Cavill over a Superman cameo in Shazam!, but...

Margot Kidder's Death Ruled a Suicide

'It's a big relief that the truth is out there,' daughter says

(Newser) - Superman actress Margot Kidder's death has been ruled a suicide, and her daughter says it's a relief to finally have the truth out. Kidder, who played Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve's Superman in her most famous role, was found by a friend in her Montana home on...

Alleged Superhero Pay Gap Has Internet Up in Arms

Henry Cavill likely wasn't paid $13.7M more than Gal Gadot, despite report

(Newser) - Elle dropped a Hollywood bombshell Tuesday: Gal Gadot made a piddly $300,000 for Wonder Woman while Henry Cavill got a staggering $14 million for Man of Steel. This striking example of the gender pay gap sent shock waves through Twitter despite being, in the words of one inside...

Batman v Superman Is Pretty—and Pretty Dumb
 Batman v Superman Is 
 Pretty—and Pretty Dumb 

Batman v Superman Is Pretty—and Pretty Dumb

Critics say it's 2.5 hours of mess and confusion

(Newser) - Everyone loves Batman and Superman, just apparently not when they’re trying to rip each other’s heads off. While audiences give Batman v Superman a 74% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes , critics are hovering at the 30% mark, calling the film, well, a disaster. Here's what they're...

Science Students Have Bad News for Cinderella, Superman

Physics don't support either of them, apparently

(Newser) - Sorry Cinderella, you never would have married the handsome Prince. And Superman? Bringing Lois Lane back from the dead would have destroyed all life on Earth. These are among the hard-bitten conclusions students reached in an online physics journal—and not only because writing about imaginary characters is fun, National ...

Man's Fashion Choices Get Him Busted for Burglary

He probably shouldn't have used BMX bike as getaway vehicle, either

(Newser) - A burglary suspect dubbed "The Man of Steal" by local media was busted Tuesday by Philly police after his fashion choices made him easy to ID, the Philadelphia Daily News reports. Kyree Henneghan, 18, was nabbed trying to sell a stolen laptop from his BMX bike (his alleged getaway...

DC Won't Allow Superman Logo on Memorial to Abused Boy

Jeffrey Baldwin, who was starved to death, loved the superhero

(Newser) - Little Jeffrey Baldwin always wanted to fly, his father testified at an inquest into the 5-year-old's death, which concluded earlier this year: "He dressed up (as Superman) for Halloween one year. ... He was our little man of steel." The Toronto boy, whose teenage parents lost custody of...

Your Next Lex Luthor: Bryan Cranston
 Your Next 
 Lex Luthor: 
 Bryan Cranston 
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Your Next Lex Luthor: Bryan Cranston

'Breaking Bad' star has reportedly signed deal for at least 6 appearances

(Newser) - Well, this bit of Man of Steel casting news is likely to be better received than the last one . In a report from Cosmic Book News earlier this week just picked up by Rolling Stone , sources say Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad will play Lex Luthor. Cranston is set to...

A Superhero First: Next Superman Movie Will Have Batman, Too

Director Zack Snyder reveals at Comic-Con

(Newser) - Superman is coming back, and he'll have a caped co-star. Man of Steel director Zack Snyder announced today at San Diego's Comic-Con that he was making another Superman film and that it will include Batman—the first time the two superheroes will be united on the big screen....

Man of Steel Nabs No. 1 June Open Ever
 Man of Steel Nabs 
 No. 1 June Open Ever 

Man of Steel Nabs No. 1 June Open Ever

$125.1M debut beats out 'Toy Story 3' record

(Newser) - Man of Steel may not have rocked critics' worlds but someone forgot to tell moviegoers, who stormed theaters and pushed the latest Superman to the best June opening ever, with $125.1 million. While the Hollywood Reporter notes that that figure includes $12 million from Thursday night Walmart screenings, the...

Man of Steel Not Quite Super
 Man of Steel Not Quite Super 
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Man of Steel Not Quite Super

Zack Snyder directs Superman reboot

(Newser) - Man of Steel brings us the origin of Superman, with a little help from producer Christopher Nolan. While the heavy-handed movie has its moments, critics aren't quite convinced:
  • "The chief problem here is one of rhythm and balance in the storytelling and directing. The movie swings between destructive

Guy Finds $100K Comic in Wall of Old House

Action Comics #1 up for auction

(Newser) - David Gonzalez bought an abandoned home in Elbow Lake, Minnesota, for about $10,000, planning to remodel it. But he ended up getting more than he bargained for—more than 10 times more, it seems. In the walls of the house, amid the newspapers used as insulation, Gonzalez found a...

Joseph Gordon- Levitt the Next Batman: Report

Will play caped crusader in Justice League , say insiders

(Newser) - Christopher Nolan may not be directing any more Batman films, but Warner Bros. isn't done with the character—and Joseph Gordon-Levitt looks set to take over where Christian Bale left off. The Dark Knight Rises' end seemed to indicate that the franchise would live on, and sure enough, the...

Astrophysicist 'Finds' Superman's Planet Krypton
 'Finds' Superman's 
 Planet Krypton 
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Astrophysicist 'Finds' Superman's Planet Krypton

Neil deGrasse Tyson gives DC Comics a hand

(Newser) - OK, the planet Krypton still isn't real—but now we know where it would be if it existed. Using data from DC Comics, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has found a spot in space for Superman's home planet, the New York Post reports. "One of our staffers reached...

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