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Wednesday
Aug292012

Superman and Wonder Woman Kiss in New "Justice League" Issue

Ian Walton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Superman is usually romantically connected to Lois Lane.  But in the Justice League No. 12 issue that will be released on Wednesday, it's clear that he only has eyes for Wonder Woman now.

In the issue, the two popular DC superheroes kiss.  Their newfound romance follows DC's relaunch of the Justice League last year.

As Jonah Weiland, the executive producer of ComicBookResources.com, explains to ABC News Radio, Superman and Wonder Woman have been involved before, but those moments were typically swerves or alternate-reality scenarios. 

Their kiss in the new Justice League issue is significant because, he says, "It offers a lot of opportunities for some really big stories and some really big fights."

And where does this leave Lois Lane?  It leaves her without Superman as a romantic partner.  It will probably leave some fans feeling a little upset, too.

Weiland says, "I think for most longtime comic book readers, the relationship between Clark and Lois is rather sacred."

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Apr122011

Found: Rare Superman Comic Stolen from Nicolas Cage

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Police have found a rare comic book featuring the debut of Superman that was stolen from Nicolas Cage more than a decade ago, according to the Ventura County Star.

Police in Los Angeles who discovered Action Comics No. 1 last week in a storage locker believe it's the same mint copy that was swiped from the Oscar winner back in 2000.  While the comic has been authenticated, it remains to be seen if Cage will get it back because he received money from insurance after the book was taken.

The issue in question is arguably the most valuable comic in existence; a mint copy sold for $1.5 million last year.  Action Comics #1 sold for 10 cents when it debuted in 1938.

It's unclear how the comic wound up in the storage locker.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Mar092011

Rare Copy of Spider-Man's First Comic Appearance Sells for $1.1 Million

Mario Tama/Getty Images (File Photo)(NEW YORK) -- A rare, high-quality copy of the 1962 comic that featured the debut of Spider-Man has been sold by the online auction website ComicConnect.com for 1.1 million dollars. According to the site, it's the highest price tag ever for a comic from the early 1960s, which is considered the "Silver Age" of comic books. The comic was sold by a private seller via the website to a private buyer.

Stephen Fishler, the founder of ComicConnect.com, says Amazing Fantasy #15 became so popular following its release that Spider-Man received his own comic series by 1963. He says Spider-Man is the most significant character from the "Silver Age" era, adding, "It has had such an impact in terms of movies, in terms of Broadway, in terms of 50 years of comic book publishing. So everybody knows who Spider-Man is. You don't have to explain what the character is."

Fishler says Spider-Man's debut comic holds about as much significance in the comic book world as the debuts of Superman and Batman in the late 1930s. ComicConnect.com last year sold the 1938 comic featuring Superman's first appearance for 1.5 million dollars.  

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Jan052011

Comic Book Legend Stan Lee Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Photo Courtesy - John Shearer/ WireImage/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Stan Lee was treated like a real hero on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday.  The 88-year-old, who created many of Marvel Comics' signature superheroes, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, the X-Men, The Incredible Hulk and The Fantastic Four, received the 2,428th star on the famed sidewalk.

At the ceremony, Lee said he wanted to share the honor with his superhero creations.  He joked, "I hope the X-Men and The Hulk and Spider-Man are appreciative."

Speaking of Spider-Man, Lee is confident that Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark, the Broadway musical based on the web-slinger, will be a success, despite injuries suffered by cast members and other setbacks.  Lee said he's seen a rehearsal and called it "fantastic," and thinks the show will be a "monster hit."

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