It was on this day in 1939 that DC Comics introduced us to it’s second major superhero.
More superhero love coming your way on Blu-ray this year. The Superman films are coming out this June with the Extended and Donner Cuts included. You can read all the details on the release by clicking HERE. Now if only Supergirl would come out next. I’m a completest so I have to get it too even if it isn’t that great.
Warner Home Video has announced a Blu-ray release of Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology for June 7th. The 8-disc release will include Superman The Movie, Superman The Movie: Expanded Edition, Superman II, Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, Superman III, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace and Superman Returns – all for the first time with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio.
Captain America: The First Avenger is coming out this summer and is sure to be a great movie but back in 1990 Marvel released a Direct-to-Video Captain America movie. Starring Matt Salinger as Captain America, the movie follows Steve Rogers becoming Captain America during World War II to battle the Red Skull, being frozen in ice, and subsequently being revived to save the President of the United States from a crime family that dislikes his environmentalist polices. You can check out the original trailer for the movie on YouTube below.
The 1990 movie version of Captain America is coming up on Blu-ray in May, just in time for the theatrical release of Captain America: The First Avenger. The movie will be presented in a director’s cut with 30 additional minutes of footage. According to director Albert Pyun, it will be “more character-oriented and less super hero action.”
The first full length trailer for Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios upcoming film Captain America: The First Avenger Trailer is now online. Check it out below:
A copy of Spider-Man’s first appearance in Amazing Fantasy #15 with a rating of 9.6 sold Tuesday to the tune of $1.1 million. That ranks it’s sale as the second highest amount for a comic sale on record. I gotta say, it must be nice to have that kind of money to invest in a comic. I’ll settle for just reading a reprint and having that on my shelf.
Just one year after selling the comic book with the first appearance of Superman for $1.5 million, the people at ComicConnect.com have done it again, this time with the world’s most famous webhead.
Spider-Man’s first appearance in “Amazing Fantasy” #15 was sold to an anonymous buyer on Tuesday to the tune of $1.1 million. In a press release, ComicConnect.com – an online collectibles marketplace – ranked it as the world’s second most valuable comic book, after the aforementioned “Action Comics” #1, with Superman.
The auction site had previously sold “Detective Comics” #27, where Batman first appeared, for $1.0755 million back in February of 2010. Before last year, sought-after comics like this would never sell for seven figures.
Stephen Fishler, the CEO of ComicConnect.com, said that this sale of “Amazing Fantasy” #15 is a record for the Silver Age of comics from the late 1950s and early 1960s. “The sale of this book crushed all previous records. Up until today’s $1.1 million sale, the record sales price of a comic book from this era was $250,000.”
Fishler first acquired the book 25 years ago, and sold it for $2,500. He later acquired and sold it again for $140,000 in 2000. Fishler also created a widely-accepted grading scale in the years since (driving the prices of highly graded comics skyward), and this book is ranked as a 9.6 out of 10.
“The buyer of this amazing comic wanted to own the very best,” said ComicConnect.com partner Vincent Zuzolo. “The Amazing Fantasy #15 – 9.6 is the definition of the very best.”
The second full-length trailer for Thor is now online and loaded with new footage from the upcoming May 6th film. Check it out below:
Source: Yahoo Movies
Today, Columbia Pictures officially announced the title of the next Spider-Man film to be The Amazing Spider-Man. The studio simultaneously released a photo of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man in full mask and suit. The film, now in production, is being shot entirely in 3D and will be released on July 3, 2012.
I have to say that it’s great to actually see web shooters on his wrists this time. Click the image to see a larger version of the photo.
Source: Superhero Hype
20th Century Fox have given fans a first look at the X-Men: First Class trailer on the film’s official Facebook page. You can watch the trailer there or using the embedded youtube video below!
Source: X-Men Official Facebook Page
PunisherMax #10 finally hits shelves tomorrow after a huge wait. Issue 9 came out back in August and I myself was starting to wonder if it was ever coming back. Thankfully that day has come. Hack Slash finally gets a monthly title starting tomorrow and it looks like I have some serious reading to do tomorrow night.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #654
BATMAN AND ROBIN #20
BIRDS OF PREY #9
DC COMICS PRESENTS GREEN LANTERN FEAR ITSELF #1
DC UNIVERSE LEGACIES #9
GREEN HORNET #13
GREEN LANTERN EMERALD WARRIORS #7
HACK SLASH ONGOING #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST #19
KNIGHT & SQUIRE #5
RED ROBIN #20
STAN LEE STARBORN #3
THUNDER AGENTS #4
WALKING DEAD #81
The first look at the upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger is now online at Yahoo Movies. You can check out the trailer below:
Source: Yahoo Movies
Marvel Studios has revealed the poster for Captain America: The First Avenger, hitting 3D and 2D theaters on July 22. Directed by Joe Johnston, the action adventure stars Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Hugo Weaving, Sebastian Stan, Toby Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Dominic Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci and Neal McDonough.
Source: Superhero Hype
One of my favorite bi-weekly titles is out today… Brightest Day!! I have to say that having Brightest Day and Generation Lost coming out every other week has been great. Both series will be soon be coming to an end but looking at all the upcoming Flashpoint releases I should be grateful. One limited series at long last finishes today, Time Masters: Vanishing Point. This series should have finished alongside of the Return of Bruce Wayne but both ran late. Speaking of late… Batman Odyssey is never on time.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #653
BATMAN BEYOND #2
BATMAN ODYSSEY #6
BRIGHTEST DAY #19
DAKEN DARK WOLVERINE #5
DC UNIVERSE: ONLINE LEGENDS #1
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #19
HELLBOY SLEEPING & DEAD #2
KEVIN SMITH KATO ANNUAL #1
SECRET SIX #30
SUPERMAN 80 PAGE GIANT 2011 #1
TIME MASTERS VANISHING POINT #6
WOLVERINE BEST THERE IS #3