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Comics | “Dick Tracy” writer Mike Curtis has donated his 17,000-piece collection of Superman memorabilia to the Cleveland Public Library, which will establish a permanent exhibit dedicated to the Man of Steel. Some of Curtis’ items date back to as early as 1939. The library is applying for grants to preserve and restore the collectibles, and hopes to have some of them on display by November. The Man of Steel was of course created by Cleveland by high school friends Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. [The Columbus Dispatch]
The second-smartest feline on the planet, Batcat knows the best way to signal his furry frenemy Supercat and take out his foes in the process is with the world’s most powerful laser pointer. Just point the way, and the Tabby of Steel will do the rest!
This parody of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” — called “Batcat v Supercat,” of course — is the work of Kaipo JOnes, who also produced “Magneto Cat” and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine Cat.” You may detect a theme at play.
Looking to add a little comic-book flair to your wardrobe? Merchoid has debuted its new line of skirts and dresses based on DC Comics’ well-known characters.
The new collection features eight dresses and two skirts inspired by Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Batman and Superman.
Whether it’s your Sanctum Sanctorum or Fortress of Solitude, no superhero hideaway is complete without a spiffy bookshelf that’s not only practical — y’know, it actually holds reading materials — but also puts your stamp on the lair. That’s where Burak Doğan comes in.
The Turkish industrial designer has created a striking series of superhero-themed shelves, based on the logos of Superman, Wonder Woman, Captain America and S.H.I.E.L.D.
Batman is frequently characterized as the second-smartest person in the DC Universe, with contingencies in place to take down the entire Justice League, should the need ever arise. However, a new study finds the Dark Knight isn’t all he’s cracked up to be.
Using scientific principles, students at the University of Leicester spent seven years examining the feasibility of the powers of superheroes, and discovered — to the surprise of absolutely no one — that Superman may be the “best-equipped” of them all. The Man of Steel has his “Super Flare” attack and higher-density to thank for his position as “the number one candidate for ‘most powerful superhero.'”
Beginning this weekend, roller-coaster enthusiasts will be to dive — screaming, no doubt — into Metropolis with the Man of Steel himself on the new Superman virtual-reality coaster at three Six Flags theme parks.
The ride is described as “a fully immersive experience,” complete with six inversions and 70-mile-per-hour twists and turns. Wearing VR headsets, guests will be taken on what starts out as a leisurely journey through Metropolis, courtesy of Metropolis Sky Tours. However, just after departing the station, riders encounter Lex Luthor, who uses an anti-gravity gun and an army of Lexbots to wreak havoc, with cars, taxis and buses left floating in mid-air around the riders.
The Maryland Zoo clearly doesn’t know what it’s in for.
The 135-acre park in Baltimore welcomed a new addition to its herd of African pygmy goats on March 16, and promptly named it Zod. Yes, after the Kryptonian supervillain.
If those Marvel Tsum Tsum toys can score their own comic, you’d think these equally adorable — and undoubtedly far more delicious — superhero rice balls could do the same.
They’re the creation of Thai food artist Nawaporn Pax Piewpun, aka Peaceloving Pax, who devotes her Instagram feed and Facebook page to “cute foodies” — whimsical rice balls, delightful dumplings and silly dumplings made to resemble characters ranging from Captain America and Superman to Harry Potter and Pikachu.
There have been a lot of really strange Batman-Superman team-ups over the years, but I’m willing to bet this is the first time in which the World’s Finest are depicted as talking meerkats … who interrupt a 1970s-era gang fight.
Called A Heroic Journey, it’s a limited-edition custom comic produced by DC Comics for the insurance-comparison website comparethemarket.com. If you thought those costumed meerkats look as if they were drawn by Neal Adams, you’re right.
The designers at Valentino must have an appreciation for superheroes, or at least their aesthetic. After first introducing a capsule collection inspired by Wonder Woman, the Italian fashion house has partnered with DC Comics and Marvel for a trio of sneakers based on Batman, Superman and Spider-Man.
If you’re looking for a different take on the classic Batman vs. Superman storyline, look no further than LEGO builder Thorsten Bonsch’s recent brick creation.
“In my opinion, they take the whole Superman and Batman theme too serious, therefore I wanted to build something lighthearted,” writes the builder in a Flickr description. “After being tired of fighting in Metropolis, Bruce and Clark continue to do so in Smallville, until they damage Kent’s barn and Martha Kent puts an end to the fight. She allows the ‘boys’ to settle their differences in a one-on-one game.”
The Man of Steel’s accountability was a central theme in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” specifically following the destruction seen in the final act of 2013’s “Man of Steel.” But there’s one thing Superman didn’t do in either “Man of Steel” or “BvS”: accidentally and unknowingly crush puny humans under his boots. A new short from Funny or Die posits what it would have looked like if Superman was really oblivious to his power — and if he also didn’t watch where he was landing.
You may think you know everything about Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, but you don’t truly know DC Comics’ Trinity until you’ve looked inside them to see what makes them tick. Like, really looked inside them, at their skeletons and organs.
Mighty Jaxx has released a trio of collectible figures that does just that, with dissections courtesy of artist Jason Freeny, known for his anatomical prints and toys. Think of it as looking at the heroes with the Man of Steel’s X-ray vision.
Creators | Legendary MAD Magazine cartoonist Al Jaffee now holds the Guinness World Record for the longest career of a comics artist, at more than 73 years. Jaffee was presented with the certificate, and a proclamation from the New York City Mayor’s Office declaring March 30 as “Al Jaffee Day” in a gathering on Wednesday to celebrate his 95th birthday. [DC Entertainment]
If the record-breaking box office and, let’s say, spirited online debate can’t convince you to invest two and a half hours of your life in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, maybe this condensed version of the blockbuster will. It has all the action and brutality of the Zack Snyder film condensed into one and a half minutes, and a pair of little stars who could give Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill a run for their money.