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Superman-related news and notes for the week of August 7, 2009: Back after a week's absence due to mine forgetfulness.

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The biggest news of the week is that, as I mentioned earlier, the Ruby-Spears Superman series is finally coming to DVD in November!

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Warner Bros. has also announced they will release "Superman: The Complete Animated Series" in November. The seven-disc set will contain all 54 episodes of "Superman: The Animated Series," as well as commentaries and other bonus items.

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CBR talked with Matt Sturges about the upcoming new JSA title, JSA ALL-STARS. The leaders of this new team, which as I understand it will feature the younger members of the current Justice Society roster, will be Power Girl and Magog.
Nrama: What's the dynamic going to be between Power Girl and Magog as leaders of the team? Those are two pretty head-strong leaders, aren't they?

Sturges: Yeah, and we're going to see from the beginning that they don't agree on everything. They have fairly different takes on how to approach their jobs, even though, as you'll see in the JSA arc that Bill and I wrote together, they have similar attitudes about what the problems are and how they should be addressed in a macro sense. Power Girl has always been a little more aggressive. She's always been a little more strong-willed. I think she and Magog have that in common. They're the ones that want to go after the bad guys and put them down then keep them down. So I think that's what helps them come together at the start of this team.

But Magog's approach to fighting villains is a very military attitude. He's a Marine and he sees what's going on between heroes and villains as a war that's to be fought, whereas Power Girl has the more traditional superhero view, even if she is a little tougher than a lot of heroes around.
More at the link.

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The fourth and fifth Superman strips from WEDNESDAY COMICS are up at USA Today's Web site. They've also got an interview with Lee Bermejo, who is handling the art duties on the strip.
Q: In a relatively young career, you've already had the rare opportunity to provide your artistic interpretation of some of the most iconic characters in the comic-book world —Superman, Batman, and the Joker. Did you intentionally seek out these characters or did the opportunities just find their way to you?

A: It's incredible, really. I mean, who doesn't want to draw Batman or Superman? Everyone would like to be able to draw them. I've been really lucky when it comes to the characters that I get to illustrate. There wasn't a plan for it to be that way. It's just kind of worked out like that. The Joker was kind of a fluke, actually. I'm still amazed it (the graphic novel) did as well as it did.
More at the link.

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Sterling Gates talks with Newsrama about what's going on with Supergirl, both the character and the book as well as what's on the road ahead. It is a good interview. Check it out.

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DC's The Source blog posted the cover art for ADVENTURE COMICS #4 featuring a certain fanboy analogue that has plagued DC in the last few years.

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THe blog has also posted a preview of Guillem March's variant cover for POWER GIRL #6. T&A fans take note, there's a whole lotta the latter to behold there. Unusual for a character who typically specializes on the former.

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DC's sales for June 2009 are out. Like May, June sees the Superman books floundering around the 40k mark. July's will no doubt see them all dip below it.

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More CCI news roundups:
- CBR's report on the DC Universe Animated panel and another report on the same panel
- CRB's report on the DC Universe Online MMRPG panel




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    Sterling Gates talks with Newsrama about what's going on with Supergirl, both the character and the book as well as what's on the road ahead. It is a good interview. Check it out.



That's a very good interview, I do like the current story in World of Krypton & Supergirl but feel it's being stretched far too thinly over too many book, it needs more meat to sustain the length they're stretching it to.
I find Gates' namedropping of Robinson and Johns as the architects of this storyline ironic given neither is having any direct input - It should be Gates getting the props!

Nontheless Gated and Ingle deserve full credit for making Supergirl arguably the best Superman book out right now, she could do with more earthtime but i can't fault either the plotting or the fabulous art of Ingle, loved his stuff on Firestorm and would like to see him graduate to doing something like Wonder Woman or Green Lantern.
I think another good sign of a healthy book is the strength of its rogues gallery and by contrast Wonder Womans deficiencies really are glaring in comparison to Supergirls world at the moment.



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You really oughta ask DC to stop using your name and image, Omike \:p




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      Sterling Gates talks with Newsrama about what's going on with Supergirl, both the character and the book as well as what's on the road ahead. It is a good interview. Check it out.



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    That's a very good interview, I do like the current story in World of Krypton & Supergirl but feel it's being stretched far too thinly over too many book, it needs more meat to sustain the length they're stretching it to.



    Quote:
    I find Gates' namedropping of Robinson and Johns as the architects of this storyline ironic given neither is having any direct input - It should be Gates getting the props!



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    Nontheless Gated and Ingle deserve full credit for making Supergirl arguably the best Superman book out right now, she could do with more earthtime but i can't fault either the plotting or the fabulous art of Ingle, loved his stuff on Firestorm and would like to see him graduate to doing something like Wonder Woman or Green Lantern.



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    I think another good sign of a healthy book is the strength of its rogues gallery and by contrast Wonder Womans deficiencies really are glaring in comparison to Supergirls world at the moment.


I liked that the June and July issues were "done in one" tales. The July issue more than the the June one. They aren't true stand-alone stories, but better than the bloated storylines stretched over multiple issues we get in most books these days.




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