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Superman/Batman movie: why we should be wary

This image shouldn’t be reassuring anyone just yet.

Yup, it’s happening – the Superman/Batman movie was announced this weekend at San Diego Comic Con.

Man of Steel director Zack Snyder is at the helm, and is co-writing the story with David S. Goyer, who is slated to write the screenplay. Henry Cavill is back as Superman, and is bringing Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane from the MOS cast. No word on Batman yet, but it won’t be Christian Bale.

I’m approaching the whole thing with some trepidation. Why?

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5 reasons Man of Steel looks awesome

DC and Warner have a lot riding on June 14, when Man of Steel hits theatres. But according to the film’s third trailer, things have moved in the right direction for Superman. Have a look here:

Here’s five reasons why Man of Steel looks like it’s poised to kick ass:

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Seduction of the Innocent: the lies that crippled comics

Thanks, Fred. You and your team were running a real tight ship when researching Seduction of the Innocent, it seems.

Remember the Comics Code Authority?

It was that little, outdated white stamp at the top corner of your comic books circa 1954 until just a couple of years ago. It made sure your favourite characters didn’t do anything too real – like curse, or have sex, or deal with the myriad of issues most people face on a daily basis.

It held the industry back for decades, all predicated on one man’s judgement – Fredric Wertham and his book, Seduction of the Innocent.

And it was all based on lies.

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