superman http://wamc.org en Superman Artwork Of JFK Makes It To His Library http://wamc.org/post/superman-artwork-jfk-makes-it-his-library <p><a href="http://www.jfklibrary.org/" target="_blank">The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library</a> and Museum is displaying for the first time comic artwork of the ex-president posing with Superman.</p><p>The creator, comic book artist Al Plastino, thought he had donated the 10 hand-drawn storyboards decades ago. But they actually were in the hands of a private owner.</p><p>Comic book publisher <a href="http://www.dccomics.com/" target="_blank">DC Entertainment</a> bought the black-and-white artwork and donated it to the library in December.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:34:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 86308 at http://wamc.org Superman Artwork Of JFK Makes It To His Library Disputed JFK Comic Art is Withdrawn From Auction http://wamc.org/post/disputed-jfk-comic-art-withdrawn-auction <p>NEW YORK (AP) — An auction house has withdrawn from sale the original artwork for a 1964 Superman comic book featuring President John F. Kennedy.</p><p><a href="http://www.ha.com/" target="_blank">Heritage Auctions</a> had hoped to sell the artwork Friday in California for an estimated $50,000. But its creator sued the Dallas-based firm Tuesday, seeking to disclose the seller's name.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 22:03:19 +0000 Jim Levulis 78328 at http://wamc.org Disputed JFK Comic Art is Withdrawn From Auction Rob Edelman: Not-So-Supermen http://wamc.org/post/rob-edelman-not-so-supermen <p>While watching MAN OF STEEL, the new Superman movie, I could not help but think of some of the other actors who have played the beloved superhero across the decades both on TV and in the movies.&nbsp;One of them was of course George Reeves, whom Baby Boomers will know as the actor cast as&nbsp;the title character and his alter-ego, <em>Daily Planet</em> reporter Clark Kent, in THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, the iconic 1950s television series.&nbsp;These days, George Reeves-- who is not to be confused with Christopher <em>Reeve</em>-- is remembered not so much as a 1950s television star but as a tabloid tragedy.&nbsp;That is because, on June 16, 1959, Reeves, who was 45-years-old, was found shot to death in his Hollywood home.</p><p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 16:24:15 +0000 Rob Edelman 68243 at http://wamc.org Rob Edelman: Mixing Special Effects and Intelligence http://wamc.org/post/rob-edelman-mixing-special-effects-and-intelligence <p>MAN OF STEEL, the just-released action film which brings to the fore the beloved superhero known as Superman, is yet another special effects-laden extravaganza spotlighting slam-bang good guy-bad guy encounters.&nbsp;If this is to your liking, you probably will relish MAN OF STEEL.&nbsp;But if you are looking for some narrative cohesion and intelligence amid all the mayhem, MAN OF STEEL surely will disappoint.</p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:22:30 +0000 Rob Edelman 67731 at http://wamc.org 6/14/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/61413-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC's Ray Graf and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain. Joe Donahue moderates.</p><p>Topics include:<br>Syria<br>RPI<br>Local parks and playgrounds<br>Superman</p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 67011 at http://wamc.org "Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero" by Larry Tye http://wamc.org/post/superman-high-flying-history-americas-most-enduring-hero-larry-tye <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Seventy-five years after he came to life, Superman remains one of America’s most adored and enduring heroes. Now Larry Tye, the prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author of <em>Satchel</em>, has written the first full-fledged history not just of the Man of Steel but of the creators, designers, owners, and performers who made him the icon he is today.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The book is entitled </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400068665/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1400068665&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1400068665" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 66907 at http://wamc.org "Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero" by Larry Tye