Movie Reports…

SUPERMANIA is proud to host these fascinating long-forgotten yellowed pages from deep within various Silver Age DC Comics.  Collated and contributed by Superfan Ethan Clark from (the top), Worlds Finest #251 & #252, House Of Mystery #257 and Batman Family #18 & #19 respectively, they form a valuable documentation of the buildup to release of Superman: …

Decker’s Dissection Pt.2…

SUPERMANIA presents the concluding part of Dwight R. Decker’s exhaustive review of Superman: The Movie from the vintage pages of The Comics Journal. Pulling no punches as established in Part 1, Decker’s continued observations are at once barbed as they are complimentary.  Having passed judgement on the Krypton scenes through the eyes of a comic-book …

Decker’s Dissection…

From the Comic Reader to the Comics Journal, SUPERMANIA continues its retrospective on vintage reviews of Superman: The Movie through the eyes of comic-book purists. And Dwight R. Decker’s essay (Part one of which presented above) is arguably a definitive review, or at least the most exhaustive.  Found beneath a splendid cover by Joe Staton …

Ordway’s Super-Debut…

The genesis of an artistic partnership that would thrive for decades to come, the collage above (top) represents the first published Superman piece by one Jerry Ordway. Found on the impressive wrap-around cover of pulpy but highbrow magazine ‘The Comic Reader’ for its November 1979 issue, Ordway’s dynamic but realistic style was a perfect compliment …

Before We Go Any Further…

What could be more exciting for a Superman Movie fan than seeing the name of its most beloved Director on a comic-book cover?  Inviting him to co-write an epic story arc across 5 issues maybe?  DC Comics certainly thought so and the result, while reassuringly cinematic, is still a solid addition to the Superman literary …