July 2, 1986 |
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.
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. "
November 16, 1992 |
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.
September 16, 1992 |
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?
April 25, 1996 |
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.
July 6, 2012 |
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.
July 14, 1995 |
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.
February 12, 1991 |
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.
October 2, 2015 |
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.
June 15, 1986 |
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)