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Pope Francis as superman: Vatican tweets graffiti of hero pontiff

Pope Francis as superman, flying through the air with his white cape billowing out behind him: the image graffitied by an anonymous artist onto a wall in Rome was tweeted by the Vatican on Tuesday. Speeding forwards with his fist raised, the heroic pontiff — crucifix swinging in the wind…

‘Man of Steel’ is, hands down, the greatest movie I have ever seen

I watched Man of Steel again yesterday, and all I can say is that on second-viewing, I’m impressed by Zak Synder’s subtlety. He captured Superman’s insectile origins quite superbly — native Kryptonians fly aback demon dragonflies and travel the stars in space-beetles! — and never once tried to compare this…

Canada issues seven-coin collection honoring Superman’s 75th anniversary

Now that’s a birthday present: Canada is honoring Superman with seven coins to mark the 75th anniversary of the iconic comic character’s creation. The Royal Canadian Mint said Monday it would be issuing the collector’s items — ranging in face value from 50 cents to $75 — in gold, silver…

Superman comic soars to new $2.16 million record

A pristine first edition of the inaugural Superman comic book, originally costing just 10 cents, has sold at auction for a record-breaking $2.16 million. The 1938 copy of Action Comics #1, in which Superman debuted, sold Wednesday, smashing a $1.5 million record set for a slightly less well-preserved copy of the first edition…

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