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July 2, 1986 | By ROSE DeWOLF, Daily News Staff Writer
You know why Superman leaps tall buildings with a single bound? To keep one jump ahead of the Immigration and Naturalization Service that's why. If our immigration agents ever catch up with him, he'll be kicked out of the country. It probably isn't nice to bring this up just when we're about to make the big fuss over the Statue of Liberty, symbol of America's welcome to some. But the fact is that America does not welcome all and Superman is an illegal alien -clearly subject to deportation.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2011
According to the Hollywood Reporter , Amy Adams (left) will play Lois Lane in the upcoming Superman reboot. British actor Henry Cavill previously was cast as Superman/Clark Kent, with Diane Lane and Kevin Costner playing his adoptive parents. Ma and Pa Kent sure never looked so good in the comics. Zack Snyder will direct for Warner Bros., and there had to be a number of Warners' execs who began sweating and hyperventilating when Snyder's $100 million "Sucker Punch" took in only $19 million and handily lost its opening weekend box-office battle to the low-budget sequel to "Diary of a Wimpy Kid. "  
NEWS
November 16, 1992 | by Mark de la Vina, Daily News Staff Writer
Last September, when the folks at DC comics said they were going to kill off Superman, comic-book and fantasy fans sputtered in disbelief. Isn't this the same guy who was able to withstand fascist dictators, evil scientists, intergalactic baddies and even the torturous acting of Margot Kidder? But the folks at DC swear on the grave of Superman co-creator Joe Shuster that Superman really dies in Issue No. 75, due out tomorrow.. Some space trunkin' evildoer named Doomsday, who's got these weird growths on the back of his hands, pounds the Man of Steel to a pulp.
NEWS
September 16, 1992 | by Renee Tawa, Los Angeles Daily News
Death becomes him. Talk about soaring to new heights - Superman's popularity is flying higher than ever these days, since DC Comics announced that the Man of Steel will die in issue No. 75. The bad news came out Sept. 4. Superman won't cheat death, either; he doesn't cheat. But no one's saying he's dead and gone. Rumor is, aficionados say, that the Man of Steel will come back, faster than a speeding bullet. Sue us if you want to, but we don't see how Superman's comeback could be construed as a national security issue or anything, so we'll go ahead and spread the unsubstantiated rumor about his return: Remember that little skin sample a doctor took from Superman a while ago?
LIVING
April 25, 1996 | By W. Speers This report contains information from the Associated Press, Reuters, New York Post, USA Today and Inquirer staff writer Dan Deluca
Margot Kidder, Lois Lane in the Superman movies, was being evaluated yesterday at a California psychiatric hospital after being found Tuesday "dirty, frightened and paranoid" in the backyard of a well-kept Glendale home. A resident who found the actress hiding in a woodpile and warned her of black widow spiders said Kidder replied that "what she was hiding from was a lot worse than black widows. " Kidder had last been seen Saturday waiting to board a flight to Phoenix at Los Angeles International Airport, 25 miles from the Glendale house.
NEWS
July 6, 2012 | By Larry Tye
Superman just entered his 75th year, but he has always been ageless as well as timeless. In the 1930s, he was just the crime-fighter we needed to take on Al Capone and the robber barons. In the '40s, he defended the home front while brave GIs battled overseas. Early in the Cold War, he stood up taller than ever for his adopted country, while in its waning days, he tried to eliminate nuclear stockpiles single-handedly. Over the decades, the Man of Steel has evolved more than the fruit fly. For each era, he zeroed in on the threats that scared us most, using powers that grew or diminished depending on the need — as did his spectacles, his hairstyle, and even his job title.
LIVING
July 14, 1995 | By Paddy Noyes, FOR THE INQUIRER
When James, 10, is looking a little down, his foster mother has just the ticket to make him smile. "I think you need a hug," she'll say. "I know I do. " And he'll respond with joyful affection. James has a background of confusion, neglect and abuse. It's hard for him to handle a change in routine of any kind and he will sometimes react with aggressive yelling when he's frustrated. It is difficult to assess his IQ as he has exhibited some autistic tendencies. He can be in a world of his own, where only he knows, but he cannot express what his thoughts and feelings are. He attends special classes in school where he is learning life skills and is functioning on about a 4-year-old level.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 1991 | By Mark de la Vina, Daily News Staff Writer
A despotic ruler of a Persian Gulf nation sponsors anti-American terrorism and rubs out anyone who opposes him. How would you take care of this tyrant? - (a) pound his country with countless sorties, (b) nuke the slimeball, or (c) call Superman? While the U.S. public regularly choose options (a) or (b), the editors at DC Comics appear to be playing topical in this month's "Superman. " In the latest issue, the guy in tights escorts Marlo, the tyrannical leader of the fictional nation of Qurac, back to the United States for a Manuel Noriega-style trial.
NEWS
October 2, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
JUST CALL HIM the Man of Steal. The fashion choices of one super-dumb criminal may have been his kryptonite, according to Upper Darby police, who said they captured a burglary suspect this week thanks to the man's penchant for wearing a Superman shirt while committing his crimes. Kyree Henneghan, 18, of West Philly, was charged with two counts of burglary and related offenses for the break-ins that occurred this week and last, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.
NEWS
June 15, 1986 | By Richard Cohen
When I was a kid, about 6 or 7, I flew across the room. I stood on the end of my parents' bed, extended my bathrobe behind me and pushed off. I sailed through the air, cleared part of the room, and came to a remarkably soft landing by skidding to a stop under my father's chest of drawers. "Like Superman!," my sister exclaimed. That, I informed her, was the whole idea. That was the only flight for which there were witnesses. My career as Superman went largely unnoticed by the world around me. No one knew that I could fly (faster than a speeding bullet)
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August 5, 2016 | By Jerome Maida, FOR PHILLY.COM/GEEK
During a seminal run in the 1990s, Dan Jurgens wrote some of the best-selling Superman stories of the past 25 years. He killed and resurrected the hero and added now-classic and formidable villains to his rogue's gallery, like Doomsday and Cyborg Superman. Given all that, returning to the character as part of DC's line-wide relaunch "Rebirth," may strike some as a no-win scenario. Jurgens doesn't think so. "I think that, this time in knowing what this character is and knowing what 'Rebirth' was designed to do, that there was a natural fit there," he told Comics Guy Jerome Maida.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
The weekend box office for Batman v Superman decreased faster than a speeding bullet. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice fell a steep 68 percent in its second weekend in theaters, according to comScore estimates Sunday. The superhero pic earned an estimated $52.4 million over the weekend, easily besting the modest new openers like God's Not Dead 2 and Meet the Blacks . The Zack Snyder -directed movie cost a reported $250 million to produce and around $150 million to market, and has earned an estimated $261.5 million to date.
NEWS
April 3, 2016
Barrymore and Kopelman to split We were hoping it was an April Fools' joke, but TMZ and eonline.com believe it, so we must report it. Drew Barrymore and husband of three years Will Kopelman are planning to become a former couple. They still like each other but have agreed to scram. They have luscious kids Olive, 3, and Frankie, soon to be 2. This will be her third former marriage, his first. She goes for men of substance We are struggling to triangulate this in a six degrees of Kevin Bacon kind of way, but apparently Wendi Deng , former wife of Rupert Murdoch , and the one who bravely came to his aid when some joker served him with a pie in the face in 2011, is said to be dating . . . Vlad "The Impaler" Putin . As in the guy who runs Russia.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
SUPERMAN. Batman. Wonder Woman. Critics. Who wins? Duh. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice rebounded from a bat cave full of bad reviews to debut with a massive $170.1 million in North America, the sixth best opening of all-time. The stakes were high for the Warner Bros. release, which cost $250 million to make and about $150 million to market. But the studio's bid to launch a DC Comics universe to rival Marvel's empire was met with persistent PR pains and numerous changes in the release date.
NEWS
March 25, 2016 | By Jerome Maida, For the Daily News
Although Batman and Superman will appear and fight on the big screen for the first time in a film hitting screens this weekend, the seemingly odd matchup has happened several times in the comics. Why are Superman and Batman presented at cross purposes so often - and why do fans enjoy that conflict? "People find the conflict between Superman and Batman compelling because the disparity in power levels of the two characters means that Batman will always have to come up with some incredibly clever strategy to survive and even triumph," said comics writer and historian Danny Fingeroth, author of Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society . "On the other hand, Superman's character will be tested as he has to battle an adversary who is so much less powerful, without killing him or looking like a bully.
NEWS
March 20, 2016 | By Steven Rea, Columnist
"Fearing the actions of a godlike Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis' most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with each other, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it has ever known before. " - Warner Bros. synopsis for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice . Box office prognosticators are predicting big things for Friday's epic face-off, with two of the most iconic comic book characters-turned-film-franchises of all time sharing the screen and trying to take each other down, never mind the caped Kryptonian's obviously more-daunting skill set. Ben Affleck is the grouchy Gotham City crime fighter with the nocturnal flying-mammal fetish.
NEWS
October 2, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
JUST CALL HIM the Man of Steal. The fashion choices of one super-dumb criminal may have been his kryptonite, according to Upper Darby police, who said they captured a burglary suspect this week thanks to the man's penchant for wearing a Superman shirt while committing his crimes. Kyree Henneghan, 18, of West Philly, was charged with two counts of burglary and related offenses for the break-ins that occurred this week and last, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.
NEWS
December 22, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last weekend, the Springfield Township library in Delaware County hosted a screening of the sing-along edition of Frozen , the Disney film in which an ice queen, Elsa, dooms her subjects to eternal frostbite until her younger sister, Anna, steps in to save the day. The children in attendance (including 12 Elsas, two Annas, and a Superman) were spellbound. Amanda Winnett, however, was less than rapt. It was, she said, about the 200th time she had watched the film with her daughter Catherine, a 4-year-old wearing filmy Frozen pajamas and clutching a magic wand that looked deceivingly like a craft-foam snowflake stapled to a Popsicle stick.
NEWS
November 10, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
IT'S PROBABLY unfair to call Cameron Brown the only super player on the Simon Gratz offensive line. Then again, the 6-2, 265-pound junior was likely the only one wearing a Superman shirt under his game jersey last night. "The team calls me Super Cam," Brown said after the Bulldogs outlasted Martin Luther King High, 22-14. "Everybody knows my favorite football player is Cam Newton, and earlier in the offseason, my mom was just buying me all these Superman shirts. I always wear them for games.
NEWS
July 13, 2013
By Gina Barreca What do Hannah Arendt, Sandra Bullock, Mary McCarthy, and Melissa McCarthy have in common? More than you might imagine. For starters, they're all in critically acclaimed summer films. OK, so it's the characters of German Jewish political theorist Hannah Arendt and American best-selling novelist Mary McCarthy, author of The Group , who appear in the film. The women themselves are now part of history and no longer have agents. Arendt is best known for her controversial reporting for the New Yorker on the trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann; most famously, she introduced the concept of "banality of evil.
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