Max and Dave Fleischer’s 1940s Superman cartoons are beloved. But the quality of the public domain videos online isn’t very good. Jose Argumedo ran the episode “The Bulleteers” through Waifu2x, a neural network upscaling application that recovered an incredible amount of detail, especially compared to the source video.
THE BEST Superman
Undone’s formidable black watch is inspired by the world of Superman. It has a sandblasted, PVD-coated gunmetal case, and its dial has a meteorite texture. Around its bezel is a secret message decoder ring, based on the 1943 Secret Superman Code, which is also engraved on its case back. Limited time pre-order price.
DC Icons’ The Death of Superman action figure 2-pack lets you recreate the eponymous comic book arc that saw the Man of Steel fall in a lethal draw against Doomsday. It comes with a diorama base that has Supes’ tattered cape. Also on Amazon. More photos on Toyark.
Bats and Supes might have been mortal enemies the last time they met up, but they can’t stay mad at each other forever. Stage an official reconciliation in your bathtub with these goofy rubber duckies modeled after DC’s two biggest superheroes. Also sold individually.
“Tell me. Do you… have insurance?” HISHE finally gets around to slaughtering the travesty that is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, from its infuriatingly stupid titular heroes to the totally avoidable ending. The real question here is why the movie even began production.
Screen Junkies takes on Bryan Singer’s Superman ho-boo-quel that somehow manages to be both creepy and boring at the same time. Supes’ flicks make him look like a dumb relic, but there are sublime stories about him. It’s just really hard to tell great tales about a god.
Mr. Sunday Movies summarizes the nixed screenplay from 2002 for a movie called Asylum, where Batman and Superman also fight but of course end up being bros by the end. It’s as dumb as comic book movies go, but at least we got Sean Willets’ funny fistfight drawings.
Kaptain Kristian takes a look at the earliest on-screen days of the Man of Steel, through the brilliant animation work of brothers Max and Dave Fleischer, who not only defined so much of what makes the character who he is, but set the bar for animation for years to come.
After exploring the many permutations of Batman, the folks from Burger Fiction are back to look at some of the numerous ways that the Man of Steel has been portrayed on screen. Despite the cheese factor, nobody has done it better than Christopher Reeve if you ask us.
Given the fact that Superman could destroy a universe with a sneeze, we’re unconvinced that Batman has a chance in hell in a fight. Even with the oddball Portland, Oregon versions of these superheroes doing battle, it’s clear who’s possesses the real power.
Anime may be famous for over the top battles and warriors, but as Variant Comics reminds us, Superman has repeatedly reached levels of absurdity that make Dragon Ball Z look like a documentary. This dude sneezed a solar system to death. Good luck Ben Affleck.
There have been numerous trailers and teasers for Batman v Superman, but most of them focus in on a small part of the film. This special trailer that was produced for Turkish Airlines is more cohesive, and has some bonus shots of the yummy Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
8 years ago, ItsJustSomeRandomGuy created a series of parody Mac vs. PC ads with action figures debating Marvel vs. DC Comics. The first episode’s predictions were so accurate that we’re wondering if he’s Waverider. Also, we now know why Batman v. Superman is a thing.
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