Studio pushes release date back by ten months
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Sunday 19 December 2010
Friday 29 October 2010
After years of chasing Lois Lane and changing in a phone box, Superman is being hipsterised. In the latest iteration of how Clark Kent, originally from the planet Krypton, swoops to the rescue of a crime-afflicted metropolis, he wears a hoodie and skinny jeans.
Tuesday 26 October 2010
One of the comics industry’s most successful artists and the co-publisher of DC Comics, the acclaimed Jim Lee, will see his work available in a special hardback collection with over 500 full-colour illustrations and pencil sketches.
Friday 22 October 2010
Wednesday 06 October 2010
After Christopher Nolan's success at rejuvenating the Batman movies, fans of the Superman series reacted with understandable glee when it emerged that he was in line to produce a new film about the caped hero. Yesterday they discovered he will be joined by a director lauded for his comic book adaptations, Zach Snyder.
Saturday 17 July 2010
MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi made a stunning comeback six weeks after breaking his leg with the seventh fastest time in German Grand Prix practice yesterday.
Wednesday 07 July 2010
If you can't win an Oscar then gracing the cover of your school's magazine is surely the next best thing. Such is the source of an unlikely spat between Dom Joly and Christopher Nolan, whose new movie, Inception, comes out next week. At a panel debate with some fellow comics to launch the Sky Movies Comic Book season, Joly made an impassioned case for Nolan's Batman Begins as the best of all Batman movies. Just one caveat: he and Nolan both attended the prestigious Haileybury School in Hertfordshire. To Joly's chagrin, Nolan has replaced him as the school mag's favourite alumnus. "I'm gutted," he said. "I used to be the most famous from the school; they were always putting me on the front of the magazine. Not anymore." Joly's claims seem almost plausible until one consults Wikipedia: other Old Haileyburians include Prime Minister Clement Attlee and the incumbent minister of state responsible for policing and criminal justice, Nick Herbert.
Tuesday 30 March 2010
A copy of the 1938 edition of Action Comics No 1 sold yesterday for $1.5m on the auction website ComicConnect.com. It features Superman’s debut and originally sold for 10 cents. An issue in worse condition sold last month for $1m.
Wednesday 02 September 2009
Friday 28 August 2009
Friday 24 July 2009
"The night reeks of fornication and bad consciences." Zack Snyder's adaptation of Alan Moore's much-loved graphic novel is full of this kind of portentous drivel.
Wednesday 11 March 2009
Sunday 08 March 2009
Tuesday 03 March 2009
So, was it worth the wait? The next film up for discussion in The Independent Film Forum will be Watchmen. It's taken 20 years to bring the best graphic novel of all time to the silver screen. Has the resulting film stayed true to Alan Moore's masterpiece or has Zack Snyder destroyed a legend? Air your views in the comment form below and we'll print the best in the newspaper next week.
Sunday 01 March 2009
Civets have had their day as the mammal behind the world’s most expensive coffee – that accolade now reportedly goes to Thai elephants, the latest animal whose internal systems are being utilised for coffee production.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
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