2006 Comic Book News Archives
October 4, 2006: Kurt Busiek Talks SupermanNewsarama sat down with writer Kurt Busiek to ask him about where Superman is at in the comics, what version of Superman Kurt personally likes and much more. Here's an excerpt from the interview...
- Q: Big picture - Superman has decades of stories and has lived through dozens of interpretations. What do you find yourself drawing on when you write him? Are there any particular interpretations or elements from versions that you've pulled in and are making sure resonate in your Superman?
Kurt: I'm a big fan of the Bronze Age Superman - when Julie Schwartz was editing the books. But I don't want to re-create those by any stretch - I don't want to see Clark anchoring the news, or have him be the butt of Steve Lombard's wacky practical jokes, and so on. But I like his sense of who he is, from that era, of what the job entails.
Beyond that, though, I like the early Siegel/Shuster Superman, I like the Weisinger Superman, I like the Richard Donner movie, I like a lot of what John Byrne and Roger Stern and Jerry Ordway and Dan Jurgens and Karl Kesel and Jeph Loeb did...
I see the whole run of Superman over the years as a big sprawling buffet of ideas and approaches, and Infinite Crisis was the moment where DC kind of threw everything up in the air and said, "Okay, guys, pull it all back together again. You can pick bits from anywhere - from the comics, the movies, the cartoons, whatever - and polish it all up and make it go."
It's not like we're throwing out everything that came before - and in particular, we're not changing a lot of the recent past. But we were able to rebuild the foundations, as readers will see as we explore them over time.
In some ways, it's like what Paul Dini, Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett did with Batman: The Animated Series, where they picked and chose what worked best over the years and distilled it into one compelling portrait of the character. We're doing it as a progression from what went before, and they did it with a clean slate, but it's a similar process, I think.
2006 Comic NewsListed below are all the Comic News items archived for 2006.
- January 10, 2006: Geoff Johns & Kurt Busiek Talk Superman One Year Later
- January 13, 2006: Gail Simone on Livewire's Comics Debut
- January 25, 2006: Dan Didio Talks Superman Comics
- January 25, 2006: Matt Haley on Superman Returns Comic Adaptation
- January 26, 2006: Kurt Busiek Talks About His Ideas for Superman
- January 28, 2006: DC Comics Announces Cover Price for 52
- January 31, 2006: Infinite Crisis #3 Sells Out, Second Printing Coming
- February 1, 2006: Superman - This is Your Life
- February 2, 2006: Infinite Crisis #4 Goes Back to Press for New Printing
- February 8, 2006: Supergirl #5 Gets Extra Pages and Two Covers
- February 15, 2006: Chuck Austen Talks About His Time Writing Superman
- February 15, 2006: DC Offers Superman/Batman #1 as Second FCBD Title
- February 17, 2006: Jeph Loeb on Sam and Superman/Batman #26
- February 24, 2006: Earth-2 Superman in Wizard Magazine #174
- February 25, 2006: Superman Comics Info From New York Comic-Con
- March 1, 2006: Matt Idelson Talks Superman Comics
- March 2, 2006: Supergirl #5 Goes Back to Press for New Printing
- March 8, 2006: Infinite Crisis #5 Goes Back to Press for 2nd Printing
- March 9, 2006: Exclusive Matt Idelson Interview
- March 15, 2006: Superman Returns Prequel Comics Announced
- March 19, 2006: Superman News from Wizard World L.A.
- March 28, 2006: Superman Featured in Wizard Magazine #175
- April 4, 2006: Olivetti Replacing Byrne on Superman Returns Prequel Comic
- April 5, 2006: Judge Says Siegels Own Superboy - Smallville in Question
- April 5, 2006: Superman Homepage Emerald City Comic Con Report!
- April 7, 2006: E! Online Report on Superboy Court Case
- April 14, 2006: New Team Back in Action
- April 19, 2006: Jim Krueger Talks Justice
- April 24, 2006: Exclusive Interview with Mark Verheiden
- April 26, 2006: History of Superman in Wizard Brazil
- April 27, 2006: Exclusive Interview with Geoff Johns
- May 9, 2006: DC Launches 52theComic.com
- May 10, 2006: Superman Returns Prequel Comics Now a Miniseries
- May 23, 2006: An Open Letter from Joanne Siegel
- May 26, 2006: Dan Jurgens Talks Superman/Doomsday Omnibus
- May 29, 2006: Gerard Jones Responds to Joanne Siegel
- May 31, 2006: Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
- June 1, 2006: Jimmy Palmiotti Talks Superman Returns Comic Books
- June 3, 2006: DC to Unveil Superman Confidential Comic Series
- July 3, 2006: PodCast on Martha Kent Prequel Comic
- July 18, 2006: Brad Meltzer Answers Fan Questions on Justice League of America
- July 18, 2006: Superman at the San Diego Comic Con
- July 21, 2006: Donner Joins Johns on Action Comics
- July 25, 2006: Donner, Johns and Kubert on Action #844
- July 28, 2006: Superman Flying to the Middle East
- August 3, 2006: Wizard World 2006 - Superman Homepage Report - Day One
- August 4, 2006: Wizard World Chicago 2006 - Day Two
- August 6, 2006: Wizard World Chicago 2006 - Day Three
- August 7, 2006: Nicieza Talks Action Comics
- August 7, 2006: Wizard World Chicago Report
- August 9, 2006: Wizard World Chicago A Success
- August 10, 2006: Read 52 Issues 1 to 5 Online
- August 31, 2006: Superman in Wizard #180
- September 19, 2006: Exclusive Interview with Ethan Van Sciver
- September 26, 2006: Matt Haley Talks Superman Returns Comic Adaptation
- October 2, 2006: Geoff Johns Talks Action Comics
- October 4, 2006: Donner's Last Son Previewed at EW.com
- October 4, 2006: Kurt Busiek Talks Superman
- October 6, 2006: Adam Kubert Talks Action Comics
- October 18, 2006: Behind the Scenes of an Action Comics Cover
- October 23, 2006: Talking Superman with Kurt Busiek
- November 17, 2006: Action Comics #844 Gets Second Printing
- November 22, 2006: Exclusive Interview with Matt Haley
- December 6, 2006: Exclusive Jesse McCann Interview
- December 9, 2006: Action Comics Scheduling Changed
- December 21, 2006: Superman Artist Hardin Burnley Dies at 95
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