Fleischer Studios’ Superman Shorts: A Detailed Look

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Prior to working on the 1941 “Superman” cartoon serials, Fleischer Studios had challenged Disney in the 1930s with popular cartoons such as Betty Boop and Popeye.  Fleischer’s 1939 feature “Gulliver’s Travels” was only the second cel-animated feature (after “Snow White”) and it contained significant early rotoscoping work. Max and Dave Fleischer, the brothers running Fleischer […]

What We Learned: San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Recap, Reviews & Summary

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    With Comic-Con 2012 concluding, the stage was set for the upcoming year in ‘pop culture.’  After wading through Twitter, online recaps, and videos of the various panels, I fished out the following nuggets from the weekend. Movie Panels Return After movie studios pulled back on some of their panel content last year, it […]

Crisis on Infinite Earths Absolute Edition Review

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“Crisis On Infinite Earth” (or, “Crisis” as it is often referred to) requires a familiarity with a certain amount of background material to completely appreciate. If you’re a new comics reader or had started reading comics in either the 1990s or 2000s, it would be a pretty confusing read, at least in trying to understand […]