Superman Takes on Other Superheroes — In Court

Superman's powers include super-strength, super-breath... and super-lawyers? The iconic DC Comics character has been known to go after plenty of other strongmen in court, crushing any characters with more than a passing similarity. The most famous super-litigation was the 1951 case where the Man Of Steel killed… » 10/20/08 8:40am 10/20/08 8:40am

Greatest American Hero Soars On Nostalgia, But Will Its Comeback Crash?

Classic early '80s slapstick superhero show The Greatest American Hero is careening back into action, with a new comic book, online animated shorts and a new movie in the pipeline. The news drew cheers from a packed audience at San Diego Comic-Con, but does the '70s show have something to say to today's youth, or is… » 7/25/08 8:40am 7/25/08 8:40am

Hancock Isn't The First Superhero Screw-Up

Click to viewNow that Hancock is a hit, people may be tempted to describe it as the first example of a whole new genre: the superhero who's a walking (or flying) disaster. But don't believe the hype: there have been caped catastrophes for nearly as long as there have been superheroes at all. Click through for our… » 7/10/08 6:00pm 7/10/08 6:00pm