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Nerds Are Outraged Over New Captain America Reveal

Spoiler alert, everybody

(Newser) - A few weeks after Captain America: Civil War blew up the box office, Marvel Comics blew up Captain America. Captain America: Steve Rogers #1, released Wednesday, contains a twist so shocking fans are already calling for a boycott. SPOILER: Captain America has been a double agent working for Hydra this... More »

Stan Lee's Legacy: Villain or Hero?

Or maybe a little of both? Vulture digs in with a profile

(Newser) - How somebody feels about Stan Lee might depend on how deep their knowledge of the comic book industry goes, and Abraham Riesman digs into this complicated legacy in a profile at Vulture . On the one hand, the 93-year-old Lee is arguably "the single most significant author of the pop-culture... More »

Man Buys Spider-Man Comic for $1K, Sells It for $454K

The 1962 cover price? Just 12 cents

(Newser) - A Dallas-based auction house says a rare copy of a comic book featuring the first appearance of Spider-Man has sold for $454,100. The comic book was purchased by an anonymous collector, and Heritage Auctions says Thursday's sale is a record for a public auction price for any Spider-Man... More »

Stan Lee Releasing a Most Appropriate Memoir

Marvel Comics icon's book will be a comic book

(Newser) - Stan Lee is publishing a memoir—and, of course, it will be in the form of a graphic novel. Lee, 92, the former head of Marvel Comics and creator of such iconic comic book (and now major motion picture) characters as Spider-Man and the X-Men, says in a statement that... More »

X-Men Artist Goes Missing in Caymans

Comic book inker Norman Lee disappears while swimming

(Newser) - A comic book artist who has worked on the likes of X-Men and the Avengers has gone missing in the Cayman Islands after swimming near Grand Cayman's east coast. While snorkeling about 250 yards from shore on Thursday morning, Norman Lee and his wife got separated, MyFoxBoston reports. Though... More »

Here's How Archie Dies

So stop reading this if you don't want to know

(Newser) - As you've perhaps been dreading since April , Archie Andrews is going to die (sort of) on Wednesday. The beloved comic book character will be killed off in the issue of Life With Archie that comes out that day (but he'll remain alive in the other Archie Comics series),... More »

Superhero TV Show Heading to ... PlayStation?

Powers, based on superhero crime comic, moves to PSN

(Newser) - Move over Netflix; there's yet another new player in the online original TV programming arena. Sony has picked up the rights to Powers, a comic about homicide detectives who investigate cases involving superheroes, and intends to turn it into a live-action drama for its PlayStation Network, Deadline reports. The... More »

This Is Your New 'Wonder Woman'

Gal Gadot cast in 'Superman vs. Batman'

(Newser) - It's official: DC Comics has just picked one lucky lady—or should we say Gal—for the role of Wonder Woman in the upcoming flick Superman vs. Batman. Israeli bombshell Gal Gadot will play the lasso-wielding, bracelet-clad superheroine. Gadot, 28, was named Miss Israel in 2004 and competed in... More »

New Marvel Superhero: Muslim Teen Girl

Introducing Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel

(Newser) - A new Marvel superhero coming in February is unique in a few ways: For one thing, the hero is a heroine, and a teenage one at that. For another, she's Muslim-American, reports the New York Times . The comic will center on Kamala Khan, a teen girl in New Jersey... More »

Man Pays for Wedding ... With Spider-Man Comic

Bought it for 12 cents, sold it for almost $8K

(Newser) - Richard Schaen, 69, was worried about how to pay for his daughter's upcoming wedding. Then his spidey senses started tingling. Schaen unearthed his old comic book collection, which had been gathering dust in his Ohio home. Inside, he discovered a copy of Amazing Spider-Man No. 1, which he had... More »

Guy Finds $100K Comic in Wall of Old House

Action Comics #1 up for auction

(Newser) - David Gonzalez bought an abandoned home in Elbow Lake, Minnesota, for about $10,000, planning to remodel it. But he ended up getting more than he bargained for—more than 10 times more, it seems. In the walls of the house, amid the newspapers used as insulation, Gonzalez found a... More »

DC Comics Killing Latest Robin

Damian Wayne has been a fan favorite

(Newser) - We're sorry you had to hear it this way, comic fans, but Robin is about to be grounded. Fan-favorite Damian Wayne will die in Batman Incorporated #8, the New York Post reports in a morning spoiler. "He saves the world. He does his job as Robin. He dies... More »

Superman Quits His Day Job

Hero leaves the Daily Planet , where he's worked since 1940

(Newser) - Clark Kent has held down a job at the same company for an impressive 72 years—but things are changing in Metropolis. Superman's alter ego is leaving his job at the Daily Planet newspaper with a tirade on how journalism has been taken over by entertainment, USA Today reports.... More »

Archie Celebrates Gay Wedding

Kevin Keller marries in January issue

(Newser) - The Archie gay wedding is here. Kevin Keller, the first openly gay character in Archie’s hometown of Riverdale, is getting married as promised in the January issue of Life With Archie. Kevin, who serves in the US military, and his African-American partner, Clay Walker, met in a military hospital.... More »

Hollywood Has Turned 'Cryptofascist'

Batman writer's attacks on Occupy Wall Street no surprise: Rick Moody

(Newser) - They say Hollywood is liberal, but in fact it's more of a right-wing propaganda machine, writes Rick Moody in the Guardian . From Schwarzenegger to Spider-Man, “the message is there: Might is right, the global economy will be restored, America is exceptional, homely people deserve political disenfranchisement, and so... More »

Marvel Kills Spider-Man (Sort Of)

Company leaks details of 'Death of Spider-Man' ending

(Newser) - Spider-Man is going to die tomorrow, or at least a Spider-Man will. For those who haven’t been following comics lately, here’s the skinny: The Spider-Man that’s been around since 1962 is fine. The Peter Parker who’s biting the dust is “Ultimate Spider-Man,” an alternate... More »

Superman: I Still Love America

After dropping citizenship, hero salutes land of 'second chances'

(Newser) - Superman made headlines last month with his decision to drop his US citizenship —but he’s still American at heart. That’s made clear in a new issue of Superman, which features the superhero reaffirming his love for the country, Bleeding Cool reports. “That’s the American way.... More »

Superman Renounces US Citizenship

But he'll go on representing the same values on a global scale

(Newser) - OK, so technically he's an alien, but really, what's more American than Superman? Heck, even his outfit is red and blue. But after years of fighting for "truth, justice, and the American way," the Man of Steel announced he's going to renounce his US citizenship... More »

Pentagon Plans ‘Comic Book Therapy’ for Troops

But results might not be great for PR

(Newser) - The Pentagon is looking to invest in the healing power of comic books. Convinced that creating graphic novels about their wartime exploits could help veterans deal with the mental scars of combat, military officials have launched an initiative asking software companies to create a web-based program that will allow troops... More »

Arnold's New Show Is a Hoax— Right?

'The Governator' sounds too silly to be believed

(Newser) - Spend a little time online today, and you’re sure to see lots of very excited posts about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to the world of showbiz as cartoon and comic book character “The Governator”—but it’s got to be an April Fool’s joke, right? The... More »

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