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Disney Sues to Keep Rights to Avengers Characters

Lawyer for creators, heirs has filed notices of copyright termination

(Newser) - A battle between high-powered lawyers is looming over the legal rights to some of Marvel's best-known characters, including Iron Man, Thor, Spider-Man, and Black Widow. Disney, owner of Marvel Entertainment, has filed lawsuits in a bid to retain full control of the characters, the Guardian reports. The suits were...

Superman Comic Pulverizes Another Record

At $3.25M, copy of Action Comics #1 is the most expensive comic ever sold

(Newser) - The price of one of the world's most sought-after comic books has gone up, up, and away. A copy of Action Comics #1, in which Superman makes his first appearance, has sold for a record-breaking $3.25 million, the BBC reports. It sold for 10 cents when it came...

Keanu Has a New Excellent Adventure on the Horizon

55-year-old pens 'hyperviolent' 12-issue comic book series, with doppelganger main character

(Newser) - As Ted Logan from Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure would say about the latest Keanu Reeves news: Whoa. USA Today reports the 55-year-old actor is penning an "action-packed and hyperviolent" 12-issue comic book series, with a doppelganger main character who "has walked a blood-soaked path across the...

Michael Keaton as Batman Again? Maybe

He's in talks to return for 'The Flash'

(Newser) - If you consider Michael Keaton to be the best Batman, then we have good news for you: He might be donning the cowl once again. Keaton, who starred as the caped crusader in Tim Burton's 1989 Batman and 1992 Batman Returns, is in talks to reprise the role for...

Cops: 'Captain America' Tried His Hand at Burglary

The reason David Hobbs was busted in superhero garb? 'Unknown'

(Newser) - He's the superhero we didn't know we needed. OK, maybe we didn't even really need him, but here he is. The Smoking Gun introduces us to 36-year-old David Hobbs, who cops say was busted early Monday as he tried to break into a backyard shed in Clarksdale,...

Burglary Suspects Pick Wrong Store to Sell Stolen Comics

After allegedly stealing St. Louis man's collection, they went to his comics store with the goods

(Newser) - When someone broke into a storage locker earlier this month and stole Martin Casas' personal collection of 3,000 comic books, which he'd painstakingly built up over three decades, he was put out but not hopeless that they were gone forever. That's because Casas also happens to own...

Stan Lee's Ex-Manager Arrested
Stan Lee's Ex-Manager Arrested

Stan Lee's Ex-Manager Arrested

Keya Morgan faces multiple felony charges

(Newser) - A former business manager of Stan Lee was arrested Saturday on elder abuse charges involving the late comic book legend, the AP reports. Keya Morgan was taken into custody in Arizona on an outstanding arrest warrant after being charged by Los Angeles County prosecutors earlier this month. Morgan faces felony...

Comic About 2nd Coming of Jesus Doesn't Go Over Well

DC Comics cancels plans for 'Second Coming' after backlash

(Newser) - Picture this: Jesus Christ returns for his prophesied second coming, and ends up a superhero's sidekick so that he can carry out his "most holy mission by God" and "learn what it takes to be the true messiah." If that sounds like an entertaining romp to...

Stan Lee Dies at 95
Stan Lee
Dies at 95
updated

Stan Lee Dies at 95

His daughter confirms the news to TMZ

(Newser) - Stan Lee, the co-creator of Marvel Comics, is dead at 95, Lee's daughter tells TMZ . The gossip site reports an ambulance was called to Lee's Hollywood Hills home early Monday and he died at a nearby medical center. His cause of death is not yet clear, but TMZ...

The Marvel Universe Has Lost an Icon

Steve Ditko, the artist who helped Stan Lee introduce Peter Parker to the world, has died

(Newser) - Steve Ditko, the Marvel Comics artist who gave the world the woven webs and soaring red-and-blue shape of Spider-Man and the other-worldly shimmer of Doctor Strange, has died at age 90. Ditko was found June 29 in his Manhattan apartment and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said, per...

Netflix Makes Its First Acquisition
Netflix Makes Its
First Acquisition

Netflix Makes Its First Acquisition

Scoops up Millarworld in major comic-book company deal

(Newser) - Netflix has made its first acquisition: comic book publisher Millarworld, whose graphic novels Kick-Ass, Wanted, and Kingsman have already graced the silver screen. CNBC says Netflix plans to create new films and shows for both kids and adults based on Millarworld characters. While there's no word on how much...

Boy Donates Thousands of Comics to Military Base

NJ boy wanted to give soldiers a 'piece of home'

(Newser) - A 10-year-old comic book aficionado is sharing his passion with the military. Carl Scheckel organized a campaign that gathered roughly 3,000 comic books that he donated last month to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, the AP reports. He collected them mostly through donations at comic book shows but...

10 Highest-Grossing Superhero Movies
10 Highest-Grossing
Superhero Movies

10 Highest-Grossing Superhero Movies

Batman, Avengers are quite popular

(Newser) - Take a look at the top 20 superhero movies of all time and you may notice a trend in terms of which characters are represented. Batman, for example, takes up four of the spots—with movies dating anywhere from 1989 to 2016. Of the top 20, 14 of the spots...

Wonder Woman Just Got Fired by UN—Maybe for Her Looks

People didn't think how she dressed, looked made her appropriate female empowerment rep

(Newser) - A United Nations spokesman has confirmed to Reuters that Wonder Woman's reign as an honorary ambassador for gender equality will be ending Friday, even though originally she was meant to punch a card for the UN through 2017. The "scantily clad, curvaceous comic book superhero," as the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Here's How Archie Dies
 Here's How Archie Dies 

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),...

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