Superman Kirk Alyn

Today is the birthday of Kirk Alyn, the very first actor to portray Superman in a live action film. Born in 1910, Alyn’s fun performance as both Clark Kent and Superman enthralled countless young fans who watched the Saturday afternoon movie serials. From the 1940’s to 1950, Alyn’s Man of Steel paved the way for future big screen and TV incarnations of the iconic hero. We think it would be more than fitting to remember him by looking back on his time as Superman and sharing some fun facts about the era.

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By Dan Gladston

Here at Midtown Comics, we LOVE movies… especially those about our favorite superheroes and super-teams.  We’ve created a list of some of the most anticipated upcoming films from the DC cinematic universe.  If you’re looking for the inside scoop on some of the hottest upcoming DC Comic book films, we’ve got you covered!

Please enjoy the list that follows and we hope you post your thoughts, concerns, and opinions to the comments section below!

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Midtown Bloggerinos! It’s Raph, here this week with a special Q&A with Paul Cornell, writer of Captain Britain & MI-13, Doctor Who and this week’s Action Comics 900! (Special Thanks to David Hyde and Austin Trunick!) This was a great opportunity for me, as I’ve been a Superman fan since I was about 3 and Christopher Reeve in his light blue Superman suit told Lois Lane (and a very young impressionable boy) that he was “a friend”, before soaring into the night sky. Superman was, and still is, my favorite  character. I’ve joked with a couple of friends and comic creators that I’ll be writing Action Comics #1000, but for now, let’s take a look at 900. There will be some minor spoilers, but I’ll try to keep it as sparse as possible for the benefit of those who don’t get to the book before this review.

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