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All-Star Superman Premiere Report: Dwayne McDuffie, Andrea Romano, Christine Hendricks and Alan Burnett


Available Feb 22nd

On February 14th, at the Paley Center in New York City, Warner Bros. and DC Comics premiered their latest original animated feature, “All Star Superman,” directed by Sam Liu with Bruce Timm as executive producer.

Actor James Denton voiced the part of Superman with Christine Hendricks as Lois Lane and Anthony LaPaglia as Lex Luthor.

“All Star Superman” written by Dwayne McDuffie, and adapted from Grant Morrison’s comic book series of the same name, sees the Man of Steel rescue a doomed space craft from crashing into the Sun. Superman finds out that as a result of having absorbed too much of the Sun’s radiation – that he is dying.

Superman spends the next several months putting his affairs in order, while still saving the world from the usual intergalactic terrors, the machinations of Lex Luthor and finally confronting his feelings for Lois Lane.

The 75-minute feature was screened for an audience of 200 and was highlighted by a question and answer discussion with Hendricks, McDuffie, and voice director Andrea Romano.



“All Star Superman” producer, Alan Burnett, told Cosmic Book News he thought it was maybe the “best DVD we’ve done in the DC Universe.”

After decades of stories featuring Superman, McDuffie, speaking to Cosmic Book News, said many writers have left their mark on the iconic character. When asked about the challenge of writing the Man of Steel, McDuffie said it takes a level of gravitas to write him.

McDuffie said, during the panel, the challenge was to figure out what to adapt from Morrison’s series.

“I am a huge fan of the book and when I heard that [Warner Bros. was making a movie based on the comic book series], I basically begged them to let me do it,” said McDuffie. “[But] what we did was [we] chose Superman’s conflict with Luthor as the center of it and we tried to keep the themes that supported it.”

McDuffie goes on to state the hardest part was not including a scene where Superman, as he is dying, helps prevent a teenager from committing suicide. 

“[That scene] was the heart of Superman and there was no place in the arc of the story, as we told it, that [it] would make sense. I tried and tried and tried and there was no place to put it.”

Despite that, Burnett praised McDuffie’s take on Superman.

“It’s a great story and Dwayne McDuffie…my hats off to him,” said Burnett to Cosmic Book News.



Christine Hendricks said that it was her appreciation for the character that drew her to the series.

“I had not read [the ‘All Star Superman’ series], and I was not familiar with it,” she said. “I just read ‘Superman and Lois Lane’ and said, ‘Where do I go?’.”

Hendricks said that upon reading the “All Star Superman” series, she was able to see Lois Lane in a different light. She praised Lois’s depiction as being more than just the damsel-in-distress but having her own adventures.

“The character was amazing and exciting,” Hendricks added.

Upon seeing the movie with an audience, Andrea Romano told Cosmic Book News she was pleased with the audience reaction, “It was wonderful to hear the response from the crowd.” Romano said that much of the time when creating, she is unsure how it will be received, but was pleased to hear the cheers and the enjoyment from the crowd. 

Burnett agreed, “It was just a great pleasure to see it on screen with an audience.

“All Star Superman” is available from Warner Bros. on DVD February 22nd, 2011.

Cosmic Book News would like to extend a special thanks to Don Smith for the above article. Don is a Freelance Comic Book Writer, Journalist and Author that can be reached at Donsmith74.wordpress.com.


Preview Trailer: Batman: Arkam City Video Game and Pics

Check out four new images to the upcoming Batman: Arkham City video game, sequel to the 2009 Batman: Arkham Asylum, from Warner Bros. and Rocksteady Studios.

The game is available for pre-order and ships this fall.

Trailer included below the pics. Click to enlarge.



Marvel Fear Itself Teaser: Crusher Creel to absorb Mjolnir!

The latest “Fear Itself” teaser hits from Marvel featuring Giant-Man and Ms. Marvel holding back the Absorbing Man from touching the hammer of Thor – Mjolnir!

Yesterday, we were given a clue from the solicit to Fear Itself #2, as Odin imprisons his own son, Thor!

Who is worth to wield Mjolnir during this crisis?!


Press Release

Who Are The Worthy?



Review: Green Lantern #62



Writer: Geoff Johns

Pencils: Doug Mahnke

Inks: Keith Champagne, Christian Alamy & Tom Nguyen

Colors: Randy Mayor


Tranformers Prime Premier Gets Huge Ratings


Wow! Check out the press release below.

I did watch the premiere episode February 11th and thought it was really good! As we saw with the sneak peak in November – another Transformer dies!


Preview: Smallville: Scion



Check out some image stills for the March 4th episode of Smallville, “Scion.”

Head on over here for a huge spoiler!

Tune in to Smallville on the CW Fridays at 8pm Eastern/7pm Central.


Lois and Clark are shocked after they receive a gift from Tess. Meanwhile, Lionel and Tess face off for control of LuthorCorp.

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Toy Fair 2011: Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Michael Bay and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

The stars were out at the recent NYC Toy Fair 2011 pimpin’ their Hasbro action figures!

Check out the images, courtesy Superherohype.

Thor starring Chris Hemsworth hammers into theaters May 6th, 2011; Captain America: First Avenger hits July 22nd; Transformers: Dark of the Moon directed by Michael Bay and starring Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is in theaters July 1st; and look for The Avengers starring Robert Downey Jr., Hemsworth and Evans May 4th, 2012.

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Preview Trailer: V: Birth Pangs (Season 2 Episode 7)



Check out the preview and some image stills to the next episode of “V” – “Birth Pangs.”

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Erica, seeking revenge against Anna, heads to Hong Kong to carry out a mission to strike a lethal blow against Anna. Meanwhile, Anna learns that Tyler’s phosphorous level is too low – even after the Red Rain — and he might become useless to her; and Lisa and Diana bond, beginning to form an alliance against Anna, on “V”.

“V” airs on ABC Tuesdays at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central.

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