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ABC Records was an American record label founded in New York City in 1955.
An Achilles' heel is a weakness in spite of overall strength, which can lead to downfall.
Action Comics is an American comic book series that introduced Superman, one of the first major superhero characters.
Action Comics #1 (cover dated June 1938) is the first issue of the original run of the comic book series Action Comics.
Adventures of Superman is an American television series based on comic book characters and concepts created in 1938 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
AIDES is a French community-based non-profit organisation that was founded in 1984 by Daniel Defert, following the death of his partner Michel Foucault.
Alphonse Gabriel Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947), sometimes known by the nickname "Scarface", was an American gangster and businessman who attained notoriety during the Prohibition era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit.
Alexander Gillespie "Alex" Raymond (October 2, 1909 – September 6, 1956) was an American cartoonist, best known for creating Flash Gordon for King Features in 1934.
Nelson Alexander Ross (born January 22, 1970) is an American comic book writer/artist known primarily for his painted interiors, covers, and design work.
Alexander Salkind (2 June 1921 – 8 March 1997) was the second of three generations of successful international film producers.
Alliteration is a figure of speech and a stylistic literary device which is identified by the repeated sound of the first or second letter in a series of words, or the repetition of the same letter sounds in stressed syllables of a phrase.
The character of Superman, also known as Kal-El from Krypton, who adopts the identity of Clark Kent when not fulfilling his superhero role, was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, and has been continually published in a variety of DC Comics book titles since its premiere in 1938.
Amanda Conner is an American comics artist and commercial art illustrator.
An American comic book is a thin periodical, typically 32-pages, containing comics content.
The American Express Company, also known as Amex, is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Three World Financial Center in New York City.
The Anglo-Saxons were a people who inhabited Great Britain from the 5th century.
Animal Man (Bernhard "Buddy" Baker) is a fictional character, a superhero in the.
Ariel (Ari'el, Arael or Ariael) is an angel found primarily in Jewish and Christian mysticism and Apocrypha.
Atlantic Recording Corporation (simply known as Atlantic Records) is an American major record label founded in October 1947 by Ahmet Ertegün and Herb Abramson.
May Parker, commonly known as Aunt May is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with the superhero Spider-Man.
The Übermensch (German for "Beyond-Man", "Superman", "Overman", "Superhuman", "Hyperman", "Hyperhuman") is a concept in the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche.
Batman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
Batman & Robin is a 1997 American superhero film based on the DC Comics characters Batman and Robin.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a 2016 American superhero film featuring the DC Comics characters Batman and Superman.
The Bell Syndicate, launched in 1916 by editor-publisher John Neville Wheeler, was an American syndicate that distributed columns, fiction, feature articles and comic strips to newspapers for decades.
The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine.
Bizarro is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
Bob McLeod (born August 9, 1951) is an American comics artist best known for co-creating the New Mutants with writer Chris Claremont.
Booster Gold (Michael Jon Carter) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
Boston is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.
Brad Fraser (born June 28, 1959 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian playwright, screenwriter and cultural commentator.
Brainiac is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, usually as an adversary of Superman, his second archenemy after Lex Luthor, and a frequent enemy of the Justice League.
Brandon James Routh (born October 9, 1979) is an American actor.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image – film, television and game in the United Kingdom.
Broadway theatre,Although theater is the generally preferred spelling in the United States (see American and British English spelling differences), many Broadway venues, performers and trade groups for live dramatic presentations use the spelling theatre.
Bryan Jay Singer (born September 17, 1965) is an American film director, film producer, and writer.
Buck Rogers is a fictional space opera character created by Philip Francis Nowlan in the novella Armageddon 2419 A.D., subsequently appearing in multiple media.
Bud Collyer (June 18, 1908 – September 8, 1969) was an American radio actor/announcer who became one of the nation's first major television game show stars.
Bugs Bunny is an animated cartoon character, created in the late 1930s by Leon Schlesinger Productions (later Warner Bros. Cartoons) and voiced originally by Mel Blanc.
Burger King (BK) is an American global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants.
Burne Hogarth (December 25, 1911 – January 28, 1996) was an American cartoonist, illustrator, educator, author and theoretician, best known for his work on the Tarzan newspaper comic strip and his series of anatomy books for artists.
Captain Marvel, also known as Shazam, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
Christopher D'Olier Reeve (September 25, 1952 – October 10, 2004) was an American actor.
The civil rights movement (also known as the African-American civil rights movement, American civil rights movement and other terms) was a decades-long movement with the goal of securing legal rights for African Americans that other Americans already held.
Clark Joseph Kent is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio, and the county seat of Cuyahoga County.
The Cold War was a state of geopolitical tension after World War II between powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its satellite states) and powers in the Western Bloc (the United States, its NATO allies and others).
In comics, a colorist is responsible for adding color to black-and-white line art.
A comic book letter column is a section of an American comic book where readers' letters to the publisher appear.
Comic Book Resources, also known as CBR, is a website dedicated to the coverage of comic book-related news and discussion.
A comic strip is a sequence of drawings arranged in interrelated panels to display brief humor or form a narrative, often serialized, with text in balloons and captions.
Comics Buyer's Guide (CBG), established in 1971, was the longest-running English-language periodical reporting on the American comic book industry.
The Comics Code Authority (CCA) was formed in 1954 by the Comics Magazine Association of America as an alternative to government regulation, to allow the comic publishers to self-regulate the content of comic books in the United States.
Consolation, consolement, and solace are terms referring to psychological comfort given to someone who has suffered severe, upsetting loss, such as the death of a loved one.
The Copyright Act of 1909 was a landmark statute in United States statutory copyright law.
The Copyright Act of 1976 is a United States copyright law and remains the primary basis of copyright law in the United States, as amended by several later enacted copyright provisions.
Cover date refers to the date displayed on the covers of periodical publications such as magazines and comic books.
The Crash Test Dummies are a Canadian rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Crisis on Infinite Earths is an American comic book published by DC Comics.
A critic is a professional who communicates an assessment and an opinion of various forms of creative works such as art, literature, music, cinema, theater, fashion, architecture, and food.
A cultural icon is an artifact that is identified by members of a culture as representative of that culture.
Cultural studies is a field of theoretically, politically, and empirically engaged cultural analysis that concentrates upon the political dynamics of contemporary culture, its historical foundations, defining traits, conflicts, and contingencies.
The culture of the United States of America is primarily of Western culture (European) origin and form, but is influenced by a multicultural ethos that includes African, Native American, Asian, Polynesian, and Latin American people and their cultures.
Douglas Curtis "Curt" Swan (February 17, 1920 – June 17, 1996) was an American comics artist.
Daffy Duck is an animated cartoon character produced by Warner Bros. Styled as an anthropomorphic black duck, the character has appeared in cartoon series such as Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, where he usually has been depicted as a foil of Bugs Bunny.
The Daily Planet is a fictional broadsheet newspaper appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with Superman.
Dan Dunn is a fictional detective created by Norman W. Marsh.
Dan Jurgens (born June 27, 1959) is an American comic book writer and artist.
Darkseid (pronounced "Darkside") is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
David López (born 1975 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) is a Spanish comic book artist.
DC Comics, Inc. is an American comic book publisher.
DC Rebirth was a 2016 relaunch by American comic book publisher DC Comics of its entire line of ongoing monthly superhero comic book titles.
The DC Universe (DCU) is the fictional shared universe where most stories in American comic book titles published by DC Comics take place. DC superheroes such as Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman are from this universe, and it also contains well known supervillains such as the Lex Luthor, Joker, and Darkseid. In context, "DC Universe" usually refers to the main DC continuity. The term "DC Multiverse" refers to the collection of all continuities within DC Comics publications. Within the Multiverse, the main DC Universe has gone by many names, but in recent years has been referred to by "Prime Earth" (not to be confused with "Earth Prime") or "Earth 0". The main DC Universe as well as the alternate realities related to it began as the first shared universe in comic books and were quickly adapted to other media such as film serials or radio dramas. In subsequent decades, the continuity between all of these media became increasingly complex with certain storylines and events designed to simplify or streamline the more confusing aspects of characters' histories.
Dean George Tanaka (born July 31, 1966), better known as Dean Cain, is an American actor, producer, writer, director, and television show host.
Dick Tracy is an American comic strip featuring Dick Tracy (originally Plainclothes Tracy), a tough and intelligent police detective created by Chester Gould.
Doc Savage is a fictional character originally published in American pulp magazines during the 1930s and 1940s.
Doctor Richard Occult is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
Domestic violence (also named domestic abuse or family violence) is violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation.
Donovan Philips Leitch (born 10 May 1946) is a Scottish-born singer, songwriter and guitarist.
Doomsday is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of Superman.
Dorling Kindersley (DK) is a British multinational publishing company specializing in illustrated reference books for adults and children in 62 languages.
Douglas Fairbanks (born Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman; May 23, 1883 – December 12, 1939) was an American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer.
is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama.
Duke University Press is an academic publisher of books and journals, and a unit of Duke University.
Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor life.
Earth-Two is a fictional universe appearing in American comic book published by DC Comics.
Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American fiction writer best known for his celebrated and prolific output in the adventure and science-fiction genres.
The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, commonly shortened to the Eisner Awards, are prizes given for creative achievement in American comic books, sometimes referred to as the comics industry's equivalent of the Oscar Awards.
(or ’Il, written aleph-lamed, e.g. 𐎛𐎍; 𐤀𐤋; אל; ܐܠ; إل or rtl; cognate to ilu) is a Northwest Semitic word meaning "god" or "deity", or referring (as a proper name) to any one of multiple major Ancient Near East deities.
An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, is an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry, and is the equivalent of an Academy Award (for film), the Tony Award (for theater), and the Grammy Award (for music).
Empire is a British film magazine published monthly by Bauer Consumer Media of Hamburg based Bauer Media Group.
Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.
Epic Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, Inc., the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony.
The Eradicator is the given name of four different fictional comic book characters, appearing in books published by DC Comics.
Eric Wight (born November 15, 1974) is an American professional artist, illustrator and animator.
Fabian Nicieza (born December 31, 1961) is an American comic book writer and editor who is best known for his work on Marvel titles such as X-Men, X-Force, New Warriors, Cable and Deadpool, and Thunderbolts, for all of which he helped create numerous characters.
Famous Studios (renamed Paramount Cartoon Studios in 1956) was the first animation division of the film studio Paramount Pictures from 1942 to 1967.
Fantagraphics Books is an American publisher of alternative comics, classic comic strip anthologies, magazines, graphic novels, and the erotic Eros Comix imprint.
Fawcett Comics, a division of Fawcett Publications, was one of several successful comic book publishers during the Golden Age of Comic Books in the 1940s.
Vladimir John Ondrasik III (born January 7, 1965), known by his stage name Five for Fighting, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
Fleischer Studios was an American corporation which originated as an animation studio located at 1600 Broadway, New York City, New York.
"For the Man Who Has Everything" is a comic book story by writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons, first published in Superman Annual #11 (1985).
The Fortress of Solitude is a fictional fortress appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with Superman.
Fortune is an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Sr. (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), often referred to by his initials FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (15 October 1844 – 25 August 1900) was a German philosopher, cultural critic, composer, poet, philologist and a Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history.
Gabriel (lit, lit, ⲅⲁⲃⲣⲓⲏⲗ, ܓܒܪܝܝܠ), in the Abrahamic religions, is an archangel who typically serves as God's messenger.
Gemstone Publishing is a U.S. company that publishes comic books and collectors' guides.
General Zod is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with Superman.
Genesis were an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey in 1967.
Geoff Johns (born January 25, 1973) is an American comic book writer, television writer, television producer, film producer and screenwriter.
George Reeves (January 5, 1914 – June 16, 1959) was an American actor.
George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009.
A ghostwriter is hired to write literary or journalistic works, speeches, or other texts that are officially credited to another person as the author.
Gladiator is a science fiction novel by American author Philip Wylie, first published in 1930.
The Grand Comics Database (GCD) is an Internet-based project to build a database of comic book information through user contributions.
Grant Morrison, MBE (born 31 January 1960) is a Scottish comic book writer, and playwright.
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States.
Green Lantern is the name of several superheroes appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
Gregory "Greg" Rucka is an American comic book writer and novelist, known for his work on such comics as Action Comics, Batwoman, Detective Comics, and the miniseries Superman: World of New Krypton for DC Comics, and for novels such as his Atticus Kodiak series.
Harold Rudolf Foster (August 16, 1892 – July 25, 1982), better known as Hal Foster, was a Canadian-American comic book artist and writer best known as the creator of the comic strip Prince Valiant.
Harold Clayton Lloyd Sr. (April 20, 1893 – March 8, 1971) was an American actor, comedian, director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer who is best known for his silent comedy films.
Harry Donenfeld (October 17, 1893 – February 1, 1965) was an American publisher who is known primarily for being the owner of National Allied Publications, which distributed Detective Comics and Action Comics, the originator publications for the superhero characters Superman and Batman.
Harvard Business Publishing was founded in 1994 as a not-for-profit, wholly owned subsidiary of Harvard University (distinct from Harvard University Press), with a focus on improving business management practices.
The Harvey Awards are given for achievement in comic books.
Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill (born 5 May 1983) is a British actor.
Hercules is a Roman hero and god.
Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a spectrum of conditions caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Horatio Alger Jr. (January 13, 1832 – July 18, 1899) was an American writer, best known for his many young adult novels about impoverished boys and their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of middle-class security and comfort through hard work, determination, courage, and honesty.
Hugo Danner is a fictional character and the protagonist of Philip Wylie's 1930 novel Gladiator.
Humanitarianism is an active belief in the value of human life, whereby humans practice benevolent treatment and provide assistance to other humans, in order to better humanity for moral, altruistic and logical reasons.
Ian Gordon is Associate Professor of American history at the Department of History, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
An idiom (idiom, "special property", from translite, "special feature, special phrasing, a peculiarity", f. translit, "one's own") is a phrase or an expression that has a figurative, or sometimes literal, meaning.
IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is an American video game and entertainment media company operated by IGN Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Ziff Davis wholly owned by j2 Global.
Ilya Juan Salkind Dominguez (born August 27, 1947), usually known as Ilya Salkind, is a film and television producer, known for his contributions to the live-action Superman films of the 1970s and '80s alongside his father, Alexander Salkind.
IMDb, also known as Internet Movie Database, is an online database of information related to world films, television programs, home videos and video games, and internet streams, including cast, production crew and personnel biographies, plot summaries, trivia, and fan reviews and ratings.
"Infinite Crisis" is a 2005–2006 comic book storyline published by DC Comics, consisting of an eponymous, seven-issue comic book limited series written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Phil Jimenez, George Pérez, Ivan Reis, and Jerry Ordway, and a number of tie-in books.
Invisible Touch is the thirteenth studio album by the English rock band Genesis, released on 6 June 1986 by Atlantic Records in the United States and 9 June 1986 by Charisma and Virgin Records in the United Kingdom.
It's a Bird...
Jacob S. "Jack" Liebowitz (born Yacov Lebovitz October 10, 1900 – December 11, 2000), Social Security Number 091-03-2495, last residence New York City, New York 10019.
Joseph "Jeph" Loeb III is an American film and television writer, producer and comic book writer.
Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld (born April 29, 1954) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director.
Jerome Siegel (October 17, 1914 – January 28, 1996),Roger Stern.
James Joseph Croce (January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973) was an American folk and rock singer-songwriter.
Jim Lee (Korean 이용철; born August 11, 1964) is a Korean American comic-book artist, writer, editor, and publisher.
James Bartholomew Olsen is a fictional character who appears mainly in DC Comics’ Superman stories.
James Palmiotti (born August 14, 1961) is an American writer and inker of comic books, who also does writing for games, television and film.
Joseph L. Greenstein (January 2, 1893 – October 8, 1977), better known as "The Mighty Atom", was a 20th-century strongman.
Joseph "Joe" Shuster (July 10, 1914 – July 30, 1992) was a Canadian-American comic book artist best known for co-creating the DC Comics character Superman, with writer Jerry Siegel, in Action Comics #1 (cover-dated June 1938).
Joel T. Schumacher (born August 29, 1939) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.
John Barry (1935 – 1 June 1979) was a British film production designer, known for his work on Star Wars, for which he received the Academy Award for Best Art Direction.
John Lindley Byrne (born July 6, 1950) is an American comics artist and writer. Since the mid-1970s, Byrne has worked on many major superheroes. Byrne's better-known work has been on Marvel Comics' X-Men and Fantastic Four and the 1986 relaunch of DC Comics' Superman franchise, the first issue of which featured comics' first variant cover. Coming into the comics profession as penciller, inker, letterer and writer on his earliest work, Byrne began co-plotting the X-Men comics during his tenure on them, and launched his writing career in earnest with Fantastic Four (where he also served as penciler and inker). During the 1990s he produced a number of creator-owned works, including Next Men and Danger Unlimited. He scripted the first issues of Mike Mignola's Hellboy series and produced a number of Star Trek comics for IDW Publishing. In 2015, Byrne and his X-Men collaborator Chris Claremont were entered into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame. He is the co-creator of such Marvel characters as Kitty Pryde, Emma Frost, Sabretooth, Shadow King, Scott Lang (Ant-Man), Bishop, Omega Red and Rachel Summers.
John Carter of Mars is a fictional Virginian—a veteran of the American Civil War—transported to Mars and the initial protagonist of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom stories.
John Costanza (born August 14, 1943, in Dover, New Jersey) is an artist and letterer who has worked in the American comic book industry.
John Hardress Wilfred Lloyd (born 30 September 1951) is an English television producer and writer best known for his work on such comedy television programmes as Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Blackadder and QI.
Johnny Weissmuller (2 June 190420 January 1984) was an Austro-Hungarian-born American competition swimmer and actor, best known for playing Tarzan in films of the 1930s and 1940s and for having one of the best competitive swimming records of the 20th century.
Jonathan Kent and Martha Kent, often referred to as "Pa" and "Ma" Kent (respectively), are the fictional adoptive parents of Superman.
Jonathan Samuel Kent (also known as Jon Kent and Jonathan Kent) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
Jor-El, originally known as Jor-L, is a fictional character appearing in various titles published by DC Comics.
Paul Joseph Goebbels (29 October 1897 – 1 May 1945) was a German Nazi politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945.
Jules Ralph Feiffer (born January 26, 1929)Comics Buyer's Guide #1650; February 2009; Page 107 is an American syndicated cartoonist and author, who was considered the most widely read satirist in the country.
Julius "Julie" Schwartz (June 19, 1915 – February 8, 2004) was a comic book editor, and a science fiction agent and prominent fan.
The Justice League is a team of fictional superheroes appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
Justice League is a 2017 American superhero film based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Kingdom Come is a four-issue comic book mini-series published in 1996 by DC Comics under their Elseworlds imprint.
Kirk Alyn (born John Feggo Jr., October 8, 1910 – March 14, 1999) was an American actor, best known for being the first actor to play the DC Comics character Superman in live-action for the 1948 movie serial Superman and its 1950 sequel Atom Man vs. Superman, as well as Blackhawk from the ''Blackhawk'' movie serial in 1952, and General Sam Lane in 1978's Superman: The Movie.
Krause Publications is a publisher of leisure-time and enthusiast magazines and books located in Iola, Wisconsin.
Krypto, also known as Superdog, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with the superhero Superman.
Krypton is a fictional planet appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
Kryptonians are a fictional extraterrestrial race of humanoids within the DC Comics universe that originated on the planet Krypton.
Kryptonite is a fictional substance and the most well-known weakness of DC Comics' superhero Superman.
The Ku Klux Klan, commonly called the KKK or simply the Klan, refers to three distinct secret movements at different points in time in the history of the United States.
Kurt Busiek (born September 16, 1960) is an American comic book writer.
Lana Lang is a fictional supporting character in DC Comics' Superman comics series.
"Land of Confusion" is a song by the English rock band Genesis from their 1986 album Invisible Touch.
Lar Gand, known mainly as Mon-El (and alternatively as Valor and M'Onel), is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with the Legion of Super-Heroes, Superboy, and Superman.
Larry Tye is an American non-fiction author and journalist known for his biographies of notable Americans including Edward Bernays (1999) Satchel Paige (2009) and Bobby Kennedy (2016).
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (6 October 1887 – 27 August 1965), known as Le Corbusier, was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture.
The Legion of Super-Heroes is a fictional superhero team appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
A letterer is a member of a team of comic book creators responsible for drawing the comic book's text.
Alexander Joseph "Lex" Luthor is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
The Library of Congress (LOC) is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States.
Lifes Rich Pageant is the fourth studio album by the American alternative rock band R.E.M., released in 1986.
The DC animated universe was a series of shows and feature-length films that aired or were released during the period from 1992 through 2006 and featured many characters from the DC Comics roster.
This is a list of DC Universe fictional characters which were created for and are owned by DC Comics.
The Dr. Slump manga series features an extensive cast of characters created by Akira Toriyama.
Little Nemo is a fictional character created by American cartoonist Winsor McCay.
Little, Brown and Company is an American publisher founded in 1837 by Charles Coffin Little and his partner, James Brown, and for close to two centuries has published fiction and nonfiction by American authors.
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman is an American television series based on the DC Comics character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
Lois Lane is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
Loneliness is a complex and usually unpleasant emotional response to isolation.
Lori Lemaris is a fictional character in DC Comics' Superman comic books.
Low Budget is the seventeenth studio album by the English rock group, The Kinks, released in 1979.
Lucy Lane is a fictional supporting character in DC Comics.
Lynching is a premeditated extrajudicial killing by a group.
The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, the world's largest parade, is presented by the U.S.-based department store chain Macy's.
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson (January 7, 1890 – 1965) was an American pulp magazine writer and entrepreneur who pioneered the American comic book, publishing the first such periodical consisting solely of original material rather than reprints of newspaper comic strips.
Man of Steel is a 2013 superhero film based on the DC Comics character Superman.
Mandrake the Magician is a syndicated newspaper comic strip, created by Lee Falk (before he created The Phantom).
Marc Toberoff is an intellectual property attorney specializing in copyright and entertainment litigation.
Margaret Ruth Kidder (October 17, 1948 – May 13, 2018), professionally known as Margot Kidder, was a Canadian-American actress and activist.
Maxwell Charles Gaines (September 21, 1894 – August 20, 1947) was a pioneering figure in the creation of the modern comic book.
Maxwell Lord IV, or simply Max Lord, is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
McClure Newspaper Syndicate, the first American newspaper syndicate, introduced many American and British writers to the masses.
McFarland & Company, Inc. is an independent book publisher based in Jefferson, North Carolina that specializes in academic and reference works, as well as general interest adult nonfiction.
In folklore, a mermaid is an aquatic creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish.
Metro is a free weekly newspaper published by the San Jose, California, based Metro Newspapers.
Metropolis is a 1927 German expressionist science-fiction drama film directed by Fritz Lang.
Metropolis is a fictional city appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, best known as the home of Superman.
Metropolis Symphony for Orchestra (1988–93) by American composer Michael Daugherty is a five-movement symphony inspired by Superman comics.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, colloquially "the Met", is the largest art museum in the United States.
Michael Kevin Daugherty (born April 28, 1954) is an American composer, pianist, and teacher.
Mighty Mouse is an American animated anthropomorphic, superhero mouse character created by the Terrytoons studio for 20th Century Fox.
Michael "Mike" Carlin (born October 6, 1958) is a comic book writer, editor, and executive.
Milton Arthur Paul "Milt" Caniff (February 28, 1907 – April 3, 1988) was an American cartoonist famous for the Terry and the Pirates and Steve Canyon comic strips.
Mister Mxyzptlk, sometimes called Mxy, is a fictional impish character who appears in DC Comics' Superman comic books, sometimes as a supervillain and other times as an antihero.
In animation, a model sheet, also known as a character board, character sheet, character study or simply a study, is a document used to help standardize the appearance, poses, and gestures of an animated character.
Mongul is the name of two fictional supervillains that appear in comic books published by DC Comics.
Monty Python (also collectively known as The Pythons) were a British surreal comedy group who created their sketch comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus, which first aired on the BBC in 1969.
Mortimer "Mort" Weisinger (April 25, 1915 – May 7, 1978) was an American magazine and comic book editor best known for editing DC Comics' Superman during the mid-1950s to 1960s, in the Silver Age of comic books.
Mosesמֹשֶׁה, Modern Tiberian ISO 259-3; ܡܘܫܐ Mūše; موسى; Mωϋσῆς was a prophet in the Abrahamic religions.
My Hero is a British television sitcom, written and created by Paul Mendelson, that broadcast for six series on the BBC between 2000 and 2006.
Nemo, the Classic Comics Library was a magazine devoted to the history and creators of vintage comic strips.
The New Deal was a series of programs, public work projects, financial reforms and regulations enacted in the United States 1933-36, in response to the Great Depression.
The origin of Superman is the story that relates Superman's arrival on Earth and the beginnings of his career as a superhero.
Usama ibn Mohammed ibn Awad ibn Ladin (أسامة بن محمد بن عوض بن لادن), often anglicized as Osama bin Laden (March 10, 1957 – May 2, 2011), was a founder of, the organization responsible for the September 11 attacks in the United States and many other mass-casualty attacks worldwide.
Paramount Pictures Corporation (also known simply as Paramount) is an American film studio based in Hollywood, California, that has been a subsidiary of the American media conglomerate Viacom since 1994.
Patrick Gleason is a comic book artist.
Perry White is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
Peter Joseph Ross is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with Superman.
Peter J. Tomasi is an American comic book editor and writer, best known for his work for DC Comics.
The Phantom Zone is a fictional prison dimension appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with stories featuring Superman.
Philip Gordon Wylie (May 12, 1902 – October 25, 1971) was an American author of works ranging from pulp science fiction, mysteries, social diatribes and satire, to ecology and the threat of nuclear holocaust.
A plot device, or plot mechanism, is any technique in a narrative used to move the plot forward.
Popeye the Sailor is a cartoon fictional character created by Elzie Crisler Segar.
Power Girl, also known as Kara Zor-L and Karen Starr, is a fictional DC Comics superheroine, making her first appearance in All Star Comics #58 (January/February 1976).
Professor Emil Hamilton is a fictional comic book character appearing in books published by DC Comics, usually as a supporting character in stories featuring Superman.
Pulp magazines (often referred to as "the pulps") were inexpensive fiction magazines that were published from 1896 to the 1950s.
A puppet is an object, often resembling a human, animal or mythical figure, that is animated or manipulated by a person called a puppeteer.
R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, that was formed in 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and lead vocalist Michael Stipe.
Random House is an American book publisher and the largest general-interest paperback publisher in the world.
Richard Donner (born Richard Donald Schwartzberg, April 24, 1930) is an American director and producer of film and television.
Right-wing politics hold that certain social orders and hierarchies are inevitable, natural, normal or desirable, typically supporting this position on the basis of natural law, economics or tradition.
Robert Maxwell Joffe (January 31, 1908 – February 3, 1971) was an American radio and television producer, screenwriter, and entertainment executive.
Robin is the name of several fictional superheroes appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
Robin Hood is a 1922 adventure film starring Douglas Fairbanks and Wallace Beery.
Roger Sabin is an English writer about comics and lecturer at Central St. Martins in London, England.
Roger Stern (born September 17, 1950 in Noblesville, Indiana) is an American comic book author and novelist.
Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was an American politician and actor who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
Royston Campbell Crane (November 22, 1901 – July 7, 1977), who signed his work Roy Crane, was an American cartoonist who created the comic strip characters Wash Tubbs, Captain Easy and Buz Sawyer.
Samuel M. Raimi (born October 23, 1959) is an American filmmaker, actor, and producer famous for creating the cult horror ''Evil Dead'' series, as well as directing the original ''Spider-Man'' trilogy (2002–07), the 1990 superhero film Darkman, and the 2013 Disney fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerful.
Samson (Shimshon, "man of the sun") was the last of the judges of the ancient Israelites mentioned in the Book of Judges in the Hebrew Bible (chapters 13 to 16) and one of the last of the leaders who "judged" Israel before the institution of the monarchy.
Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an American late-night live television variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol.
Scott Bukatman is a cultural theorist and Professor of Film and Media Studies at Stanford University.
Seinfeld is an American television sitcom that ran for nine seasons on NBC, from 1989 to 1998.
The September 11, 2001 attacks (also referred to as 9/11) were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
A serial, film serial, movie serial or chapter play, is a motion picture form popular during the first half of the 20th century, consisting of a series of short subjects exhibited in consecutive order at one theater, generally advancing weekly, until the series is completed.
Sesame Street is an American educational children's television series that combines live action, sketch comedy, animation and puppetry.
Simon Weinstein, known by his Hebrew name Simcha Weinstein (שמחה וינשטיין), is an English author and a rabbi.
Skyroads, a serialized aviation-based comic strip, was published from 1929 to 1942.
Smallville is an American television series developed by writer-producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based on the DC Comics character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
Smallville is a fictional town and the childhood and adolescent hometown of Superman in comic books published by DC Comics.
Spider-Man is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Spider-Man is a 2002 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name and the first film in the ''Spider-Man'' trilogy.
Spitting Image is a British satirical puppet show, created by Peter Fluck, Roger Law and Martin Lambie-Nairn.
The Star of Bethlehem, or Christmas Star, appears only in the nativity story of the Gospel of Matthew, where "wise men from the East" (Magi) are inspired by the star to travel to Jerusalem.
Steel (John Henry Irons), also known as the Man of Steel, is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Universe.
Steven T. Seagle (born March 31, 1965) is an American writer who works in the comic book, television, film, live theater, video game, and animation, industries.
A strongman is a man who competes in strength athletics.
Stupor Duck is a Looney Tunes animated short starring Daffy Duck.
"Sunshine Superman" is a song written and recorded by Donovan.
Sunshine Superman is the third album from British singer-songwriter Donovan.
The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL).
Super-Rabbit is a 1943 Warner Bros. cartoon starring Bugs Bunny who is parodying the popular comic book character Superman.
Superboy is the name of several fictional superheroes appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
Superboy is a fictional superhero that appears in American comic books published by DC Comics.
Superboy (also known as Kon-El or Conner Kent) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
Superboy is an American television series based on the fictional DC Comics comic book character Superman's early years as Superboy.
Supergirl is the name of several fictional superheroes appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
Supergirl is the name of seven comic book series published by DC Comics, featuring various characters of the same name.
Supergirl is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
Matrix is a fictional comic book superheroine, best known as the 1988–2002 Supergirl, published by DC Comics.
Supergirl is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg (the latter two having previously created Arrow and The Flash) that originally aired on CBS and premiered on October 26, 2015.
A superhero (sometimes rendered super-hero or super hero or Super) is a type of heroic stock character, usually possessing supernatural or superhuman powers, who is dedicated to fighting the evil of his/her universe, protecting the public, and usually battling supervillains.
Superhuman qualities are qualities that exceed those found in humans.
The Fleischer Superman cartoons are a series of animated short films released in Technicolor by Paramount Pictures and based upon the comic book character Superman, making them his first animated appearance.
Superman (informally titled Superman: The Movie in some listings and reference sources) is a 1978 superhero film directed by Richard Donner and based on the DC Comics character of the same name.
Superman is an ongoing American comic book series featuring the DC Comics superhero Superman as its main protagonist. Superman began as one of several anthology features in the National Periodical Publications comic book Action Comics #1 in June 1938. The strip proved so popular that National launched Superman into his own self-titled comic book, the first for any superhero, premiering with the cover date Summer 1939. Between 1986 and 2006 it was retitled The Adventures of Superman while a new series used the title Superman. In May 2006, it was returned to its original title and numbering. The title was canceled with issue #714 in 2011, and was relaunched with issue #1 the following month which ended its run in 2016. A fourth series was released with issue #1 in June 2016 and ended in April 2018. A fifth series with new issue #1 will be launched in July 2018.
Superman was a daily newspaper comic strip which began on January 16, 1939, and a separate Sunday strip was added on November 5, 1939.
The American comic book character Superman has appeared in many types of media.
"Superman (It's Not Easy)" (also titled as "Superman") is a song written and performed by American singer Five for Fighting.
Superman (1948) is a 15-part black-and-white Columbia film serial based on the comic book character Superman.
Superman and the Mole Men is an independently made 1951 American black-and-white superhero film, produced by Barney A. Sarecky, directed by Lee Sholem, that stars George Reeves as Superman and Phyllis Coates as Lois Lane.
The fictional character Superman, an American comic book superhero in DC Comics publications, has appeared in movies almost since his inception.
The Superman shield, also known as the Superman logo, is the iconic emblem for the fictional DC Comics superhero Superman.
Superman Returns is a 2006 American superhero film directed and produced by Bryan Singer.
The Superman robots are fictional robots from the DC Comics Universe.
"Superman's Song" was the first single of the Canadian folk-rock group Crash Test Dummies and came from their 1991 debut album The Ghosts That Haunt Me.
Superman/Batman is a monthly comic book series published by DC Comics that features the publisher's two most popular characters: Superman and Batman.
Superman/Wonder Woman is an American comic book series published by DC Comics.
Superman: Birthright is a twelve-issue comic book limited series published by DC Comics in 2003 and 2004, written by Mark Waid and drawn by Leinil Francis Yu.
Superman: Peace on Earth is a treasury giant prestige format 64-page graphic novel published by DC Comics in November 1998.
Superman: Red Son is a three-issue prestige format comic book mini-series published by DC Comics that was released under their Elseworlds imprint in 2003.
Superman: Secret Origin was a six-issue monthly American comic book limited series published by DC Comics.
Superman: The Man of Steel is a monthly American comic book series that ran for 136 issues from 1991 to 2003, featuring Superman and published by DC Comics.
Superman: The Wedding Album is an American comic book published in 1996 by DC Comics.
A supervillain is a variant of the villainous stock character that is commonly found in American comic books, usually possessing superhuman abilities.
Syfy (formerly Sci-Fi Channel and Sci Fi) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
Tarzan (John Clayton, Viscount Greystoke) is a fictional character, an archetypal feral child raised in the African jungle by the Mangani great apes; he later experiences civilization only to largely reject it and return to the wild as a heroic adventurer.
Tatjana Wood (née Tatjana Weintraub,, Who's Who in American Comic Books, 1928–1999. in Darmstadt, Germany) is an American artist and comic book colorist.
The Adventures of Superman is a long-running radio serial that originally aired from 1940 to 1951 featuring the DC Comics character Superman.
The Clique was a late 1960s American sunshine pop band from Houston, Texas.
The Comics Journal, often abbreviated TCJ, is an American magazine of news and criticism pertaining to comic books, comic strips and graphic novels.
"The Death of Superman" was an American comic book crossover event published by DC Comics in its Superman-related comics.
The Eagle is a 1925 American silent film directed by Clarence Brown and starring Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky, and Louise Dresser.
The Ghosts That Haunt Me is the 1991 debut album by the Canadian folk rock group Crash Test Dummies.
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is a multi-platform American digital and print magazine founded in 1930 and focusing on the Hollywood film industry, television, and entertainment industries, as well as Hollywood's intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle, and politics.
The Independent is a British online newspaper.
The Kinks are an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1964 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies.
The Mark of Zorro is a 1920 silent adventure romance film starring Douglas Fairbanks and Noah Beery, Sr..
The New 52 was the 2011 revamp and relaunch by DC Comics of its entire line of ongoing monthly superhero comic books.
The New Adventures of Superman is a series of six-minute animated Superman adventures produced by Filmation that were broadcast on CBS from September 10, 1966, to September 5, 1970.
The Phantom is an American adventure comic strip, first published by Lee Falk in February 1936, now primarily published internationally by Frew Publications.
"The Reign of the Superman" (January 1933) is a short story written by Jerry Siegel and illustrated by Joe Shuster.
The Saturday Evening Post is an American magazine published six times a year.
The Scarlet Pimpernel is the first novel in a series of historical fiction by Baroness Orczy, published in 1905.
The Spectator is a weekly British magazine on politics, culture, and current affairs.
The Sunday Times is the largest-selling British national newspaper in the "quality press" market category.
James Timothy Daly (born March 1, 1956) is an American actor and producer.
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.
Titan Publishing Group is an independently-owned British publishing company, established in 1981.
Thomas Frank "Tom" Mankiewicz (June 1, 1942 – July 31, 2010) was an American screenwriter/director/producer of motion pictures and television, best known for his work on the ''James Bond'' films and his contributions to Superman: The Movie and the television series Hart to Hart.
Thomas Joseph Welling (born April 26, 1977) is an American actor, director, producer, and model best known for his role as Clark Kent in The WB/CW superhero series Smallville (2001–2011).
The Toyman is the name of three fictional supervillains and one adolescent superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, mostly as an adversary for Superman.
Tribune Content Agency (TCA) is a syndication company owned by Tronc.
TwoMorrows Publishing is a publisher of magazines about comic books, founded in 1994 by John and Pam Morrow out of their small advertising agency in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Tyler Lee Hoechlin (September 11, 1987) is an American actor.
The Ultra-Humanite is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, usually as a recurring adversary of Superman.
Umberto Eco (5 January 1932 – 19 February 2016) was an Italian novelist, literary critic, philosopher, semiotician, and university professor.
Umeboshi (Japanese: 梅干, pronounced; literally "dried ume") are pickled ume fruits common in Japan.
United Media was a large editorial column and comic strip newspaper syndication service based in the United States, owned by the E. W. Scripps Company.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy.
USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper that serves as the flagship publication of its owner, the Gannett Company.
Vertigo Records is a record company, which originated in the United Kingdom.
A video game is an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor.
The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.
Walkman is a Sony brand tradename, originally used for portable audio cassette players from the late 1970s onwards.
War bonds are debt securities issued by a government to finance military operations and other expenditure in times of war.
Wayne Boring (June 5, 1905 – February 20, 1987) was an American comic book artist best known for his work on Superman from the late 1940s to 1950s.
The Western is a genre of various arts which tell stories set primarily in the later half of the 19th century in the American Old West, often centering on the life of a nomadic cowboy or gunfighter armed with a revolver and a rifle who rides a horse.
The Western Mail is a daily newspaper published by Media Wales Ltd in Cardiff, Wales owned by the UK's largest newspaper company, Trinity Mirror.
Fredric Whitney Ellsworth (November 27, 1908 – September 7, 1980) was an American comic book editor, and sometime writer and artist for DC Comics during the period known to historians and fans as the Golden Age of Comic Books.
William Erwin "Will" Eisner (March 6, 1917 – January 3, 2005) was an American cartoonist, writer, and entrepreneur.
James Winslow "Win" Mortimer (May 1, 1919 – January 11, 1998) Note: The Marvel Comics 1978 Calendar merchandise lists Mortimer's birth date as June 23 and Comics Buyer's Guide lists it as May 23 per was a Canadian comic book and comic strip artist best known as one of the major illustrators of the DC Comics superhero Superman.
Zenas Winsor McCay (– 1934) was an American cartoonist and animator.
Wonder Man is a fictional superhero created by American cartoonist Will Eisner, whose only appearance was in the comic book Wonder Comics #1 (May 1939).
Wonder Woman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
Woody Evans is an American librarian and author of short stories and nonfiction works, who is known for critical commentary on technology, technoculture, and transhumanism.
World's Finest Comics was an American comic book series published by DC Comics from 1941 to 1986.
Yale University Press is a university press associated with Yale University.
You Don't Mess Around with Jim is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Jim Croce, released in 1972.
"You Don't Mess Around with Jim" is a 1972 single by Jim Croce from his album of the same name.
Zachary Edward Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter.
"Zero Hour: Crisis in Time!" is a comic book crossover storyline published by DC Comics in 1994, consisting of an eponymous five-issue central miniseries and a number of tie-in books.
Siegmund Breitbart (22 February 1883 – 12 October 1925), also known popularly as Zishe or Sische Breitbart (זישע ברייטבאַרט), was a Polish-born circus performer, vaudeville strongman and Jewish folklore hero.
"(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman" is a song written by Ray Davies that was first released on the Kinks' 1979 album, Low Budget.
The National Football League playoffs for the 1997 season began on December 27, 1997.
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