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Warner Gets Victory in the Superman Legal Battle

by Dan Collinson January 14, 2013
Superhero Hype reports that Warner Brothers has won their appeal case over the estate of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel.  The case ended a long time argument between the Siegels and the parent company of DC Comics over the rights to the Man of Steel. In 2008, the Siegel estate won the copyright termination case retaining […]

How to Improve the DC Comics Animated Original Movie Franchise

by Dan Collinson December 3, 2012
At the New York Comic Con, Warner Brothers announced that the next DC Comics animated movies for 2013 will be Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2, Superman: Unbound, and Justice League: Flashback.  The lineup takes after this year’s films, but in reverse order.  I’ve been a fan of the animated DC films from the […]

Release Date Announced for “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2”

by Dan Collinson November 8, 2012
Superhero Hype has announced that Warner issued the official release date for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 will be released on January 29, 2013. The film picks up where part 1 left off, in which our hero has to deal with Gotham police, the remnants of the Mutant gang, the return of The […]

“Duck Dodgers” Coming to DVD on February 19, 2013

by Dan Collinson November 5, 2012 reports that Warner will release long awaited series Duck Dodgers on DVD with Duck Dodgers: Season 1 – Dark Side of the Duck on February 19, 2013. Based on the classic Chuck Jones short it chronicles Dodgers (Daffy Duck) and his sidekick The Eager Young Space Cadet (Porky Pig) trying to protect what’s left […]

Warner Wins Superman Case Against the Shusters

by Dan Collinson October 18, 2012
The Superman Hompage reports that Warner Brothers has won their court case against the estate of Superman co-creator Joe Shuster. U.S. District Judge Otis Wright III decided that an agreement that Shuster signed with DC Comics in 1992 rules out any chance for Shuster’s heirs trying to regain Shuster’s share of the Superman copyrights from DC Comics. Warner […]

Ron “Horshack” Palillo 1949-2012

by Dan Collinson August 14, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter reports that actor Ron Palillo died today of a heart attack at his home near Palm Beach, Florida. He was 63. Palillo was known to TV viewers as Arnold Horshack on the 70s TV series Welcome Back, Kotter from 1975-1979. He also appeared as a guest on The Love Boat, The A-Team, […]

Joe Kubert, Comic Book Artist, 1926-2012

by Dan Collinson August 12, 2012
Superhero Hype reports that comic book legend Joe Kubert passed away today at the age of 85. Kubert started at DC in 1943 as an artist for the Hawkman comics. He may be best-known for creating the Viking Prince in the first issue of The Brave and the Bold, and for his work in DC’s […]

Richard Dawson 1932-2012

by Dan Collinson June 4, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter reports that actor and game show host Richard Dawson died on Saturday at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center from esophageal cancer. He was 79. Dawson was best known for playing Corporal Peter Newkirk on Hogan’s Heroes from 1965 to 1971. He was also best known as a regular panelist on I […]

"RoboCop" Actor Voices Batman in "The Dark Knight Returns"

by Dan Collinson May 23, 2012
Superhero Hype reports that Peter Weller, the star of RoboCop, and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension will be the voice of Batman in the upcoming DC Universe animated film Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1. Based on the classic story by Frank Miller, it tells the tale of the Caped […]

George "Goober" Lindsey 1935-2012

by Dan Collinson May 7, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter reports that actor George Lindsey passed away on Sunday at the age of 83. Lindsey was best known for his work as Goober Pyle, the gas station attendant cousin of Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show from 1964-1968 replacing Jim Nabors. Lindsey also played Goober on The Andy Griffith Show’s spin-off […]