July 12, 2010: Review of Dallas Theater's Superman Musical
By Mike Curtis.
HOW DO YOU FIX A DATED MUSICAL? YOU DATE IT FURTHER BACK!
That twisted Bizarro logic may not work for Superman's artificial duplicate, but it's a successful master plan for scribe Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. In Dallas, the Dallas Theater Center has put on a "revisal" of the acclaimed 1966 Broadway musical IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE, IT'S SUPERMAN! And it works. Me like this show.
Note: It's called a musical, like CAROUSEL. The original 1966 production was a musical comedy. This version has laughs but also shows a respect and a touch of realism for the characters.
In the 1950s, LIL ABNER set the tone on Broadway. Comics could be done live on stage and could even have movie adaptations.
In 1966, Charles Strouse and Lee Adams put their musical comedy version of the Man of Steel's adventures on Broadway. The original production starred Jack Cassidy as Max Mencken, gossip columnist for the DAILY PLANET, who hates Superman (because he gets more press). Simultaneously, mad scientist Abner Sedgwick plots the demise of Superman since he's the world's symbol of goodness. Clark Kent is having trouble getting Lois to notice him, and the Flying Lings acrobatic team joins with the villains - no one will pay to see them fly when they can see Superman fly for free. Together, the villains temporarily demoralize Superman before his love for Lois and doing good returns. The production was featured in the book BEST PLAYS OF 1965-1966 and even had a hit song in "You've Got Possibilities." However, it only ran for 129 performances. One possible reason for the short run was credited to "Bat-Lash" from the Adam West TV show which debuted at the same time.
Now journey 44 years into the future. The Dallas Theater Center decided to put on the play, but wanted a "revisal." With the help of comic book author Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and the addition of new songs by Charles Strouse, the production gathered steam. Just as in the book IT'S SUPERMAN by Tom DeHaven, the story was set back in 1939, a time when we were more easily amazed by an alien from another planet. We didn't need our hero lifting a continent to save the world, just flying was enough. Roberto also added several more characters from the Man's of Tomorrow's cast. Lex Luthor would be the main villain, enlisting minor criminals, and arming them with various shades of Kryptonite to try and overcome Superman.
Then something happened. It's all off the record, but this reporter assumes that Warner Brothers, who now controls the Man of Steel's fate, told the producers they could only make use of the characters already in the original script. Notice, I said "assumes." Lots of renaming later, on Friday, June 26th 2010 the sounds of 'DOING GOOD' resounded in downtown Dallas and our hero returned to us.
Warners may have made a colossal error. The new versions of old villains are actually better than their four-color inspirations. If this play goes national and tours, DC may have to pay the producers to use these excellent ensemble cast villains in their comics.
It's actually hard to pin down what puts this version of Superman over with the audience. The sets, involving minimalist props and rear-projected backgrounds, give it the appearance of a 1940s technicolor film. The costumers apparently have super powers of their own, giving grace and style to Lois Lane, while channeling Tim Burton's ALICE IN WONDERLAND with the outfits the villains affect. The songs - as they did in 1966 and as the additional new songs do, really make the audience's heart leap over tall buildings.
As the curtains part, the audience is transported to the dying planet Krypton, where a scientist and his wife are about to ensure their son survives by placing him into a very Buck Rogers rocket ship. The scene changes to Smallville, where young Clark Kent (Matt Cavenaugh) has just saved the day for his high school football team. Pa Kent instructs his son that carrying a football isn't his destiny - it's "doing good" as a snatch of the song appears. Then we're transported to Metropolis, where Clark and Lois (Zakiya Young) are on the scene as a toy-themed criminal, JACK IN THE BOX, and his henchmen prepare to rob a bank. It's a job for Superman!
Meanwhile, tycoon Max Mencken (Patrick Cassidy) is incensed that for the first time in 15 years, he won't be Metropolis Man of the Year. The honor will go to Superman instead. He instructs his secretary to assemble his guests, the Secret Society of Super Villains, in the basement. There we are introduced to space cowboy JUPITER JAMES, stage magicians KADABRA and KAZAM, bauble-obsessed thief BLACKBIRD, and evil villainess THE SCARLET WIDOW, along with pranking COURT JESTER. He arms them each with different colors of Kryptonite to see if any of them will affect the Man of Tomorrow. And the game is afoot.
Matt Cavenaugh makes a very good point for an understated portrayal of Superman. His hero wears a rather thick material for his 1939 costume, leading one to believe that Superman isn't very muscled, an idea that is thrown out when he appears as farm boy Clark later. This Superman doesn't have to be over the top, his powers allow him to transcend the idea of the comic book hero built like Charles Atlas. This Superman can do anything, but doesn't have to prove it.
Patrick Cassidy reprises his father's role of Max Mencken, and is the man who would be Lex Luthor. Jack Cassidy played the character as an ex-hoofer, and his son does just as well, making a leap onto a table early on that would even make Superman proud. The character was written to exude power and confidence, and Cassidy does this easily. In addition, this version's Max Mencken is also a dangerous menace, a Daddy Warbucks gone bad. Patrick Cassidy handles this part of his character with a power-mad intensity.
Just a note here on father and son playing the same role 44 years apart - Patrick's mother, Shirley Jones, was in attendance and said that Patrick did see his father in the role quite early in life. He must have soaked it in like a sponge, as the role fits him perfectly. One image I will treasure was seeing David Cassidy watching his brother on stage and the look of pride on his face. And at the curtain call, Patrick Cassidy strode to the front of the stage and made a gesture I am sure was to his late father.
Zakiya Young is getting quite a bit of publicity for being the first black Lois Lane. While this is a historic Superman moment, hopefully audiences will focus more on her outstanding performance. White is also black, as seen in the person of Perry White, played by Hassan El-Amin. The point is that power, not race, is what drives most of the characters. The abrasive and caustic edge usually given to Lois is transferred to Sydney Sharp, gossip columnist for the Daily Planet. That leave Ms. Young's Lois as a driven news-hen, who lets nothing stand in her way of getting the story. Just like the title of the comic book, she's also "Superman's friend" who comes to his rescue when needed.
In comic book lore, newsboys were ubiquitous in the 1930s cities. Here, four of them bridge the gaps between scenes beautifully, almost like a Greek chorus. One of these newsies is destined to rise above the rest, and he's Joe Carter, nicknamed Torchy, the "Jimmy OIsen" of this epic. His character is well-performed by Andrew Keenan Bolger, most recently seen on Nick in THE NAKED BROTHERS BAND. He even gets to call Perry White "Chief".
So far, I've held back on the group of criminals Mencken assembles to oppose Superman. They do have their roots in the comics, but are believable as "super villains" for the year 1939. Standouts include: Kent Zimmerman as Jupiter James. Terra Man in the comics was never as engaging or entertaining as Zimmerman is in the role of this space cowboy. Cedric Neal and Matthew J. Kilgore are great thieves. They steal the show with every scene they play as the simultaneously speaking and moving evil magicians Kadabra and Kazam. Based on the 1940s minor annoyances Hocus and Pocus, they are believable as real opponents for the Man of Steel.
Comic book fans in the audience will also have their "inner geek" satisfied. There are references to the bottle city of Kandor and the Fortress of Solitude. Sean Hannigan (now playing Dr. Sedgwick as a helpful associate of Lois Lane) even uses the voice of Phillips Tead (Professor Pepperwinkle on the 1950s TV show) when speaking. New technology allows the audience to experience X-Ray Vision and Super Breath in one scene. Plus, this Superman can not only fly, he can also turn somersaults in mid air!
In one scene, the villain Jack in the Box robs a train with the de-powered Clark Kent on board. When he steals a Superman doll from a young boy, the lad corrects him, stating it's an "action figure." Jack states he is unfamiliar with the term.
What if Superman were real? The only opponent that could give him a challenge would be someone like Patrick Cassidy's Max Mencken. Someone who poses as a benevolent millionaire, yet can turn from nice guy to menace from one breath to the next. I hate to say it, but Patrick Cassidy faced a larger acting challenge than his father did in the same role. Yet he masters it. By the second act, he's still belting out songs, but he's very believable as the only man to take down the Man of Tomorrow. When he dismisses Superman as a "dime store Zeus" Cassidy makes the audience accept it.
And if Superman were real, he would be attracted to a woman who was as super as he was. Zakiya Young is that Lois Lane. She can go undercover for a story and have no fear, yet the actress easily exudes concern for her hero Superman when he loses his power. It's not Superman who conceives a way for him to regain his abilities, it's Lois. Young channels the best of the many film Lois Lanes, and like Noel Neill, she even gets a chance to fly with Superman.
And our real Superman wouldn't look like Arnold Schwarzenegger. He would be an average person, albeit with powers and abilities far beyond mortal men, changing from Clark Kent to Superman in a storeroom. He would hold himself to a higher ideal, as expressed in his song SUPERMAN'S OATH. His uniform would be sewn from regular cloth, rather than form-fitted latex. As he tells one of the orphans proudly, "My MOM made it!" I've seen every Superman that ever played the part (even had a few as friends) and I believe that Matt Cavenaugh fits the cape as well as the rest of them, and even better than some. His Superman deserves to be on film, for those who may not see this musical.
And if Superman had a secret identity, it would be Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. In the program, he says he bought the soundtrack early in life and made up a story to go with the songs. It's easy to see this in the production. It walks a fine line between drama and musical comedy, and is perhaps best described as a musical drama.
It's rumored that the producers are hoping that this new version will make its way back to Broadway.
Could be. Today's audiences have matured since 1966, and can now handle a singing superhero.
Until that time, get to the Dallas Theater Center faster than a speeding bullet to see IT'S A BIRD, ITS A PLANE, ITS SUPERMAN! It's playing through July 25.
The musical comedy, directed by Kevin Moriarty, runs through July 25, with performances on most days except Mondays. Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St. Friday's show is pay-what-you-can; tickets go on sale that morning at 10 a.m. and can be purchased in person at the Wyly. All other performances $15 to $86. 214-880-0202. dallastheatercenter.org.
2010 Merchandise & Miscellaneous News
Listed below are all the Merchandise & Miscellaneous News items archived for 2010.
- January 5, 2010: Twitter Bans Superman Password
- January 8, 2010: Superman Truck at Monster Jam
- January 10, 2010: Superman EDF Energy Ad Campaign Promo
- January 11, 2010: Bizarro Roller Coaster Ranked #1 in World
- January 14, 2010: PBS Ready To Learn with Super Grover
- January 14, 2010: Zod Weapon in World of Warcraft
- January 16, 2010: Superman Homepage Wins Best Fansite in Project Fanboy Awards
- January 19, 2010: Mystery Superman Saves Mother in England
- January 20, 2010: Footage of Real Fortress of Solitude Cave Crystals
- January 21, 2010: O'Brien/Hulk vs. Leno/Superman
- January 22, 2010: Hope For Haiti - What Would Superman Do?
- January 22, 2010: Waiting for Superman Documentary
- January 24, 2010: DC Universe Online Inside The Studio Episode 1
- January 25, 2010: Steve Younis' Superman Collection on Shelf Porn
- January 28, 2010: Amazon Launches DC Comics Collection
- February 3, 2010: Last Son Documentary Screening in San Francisco
- February 5, 2010: Super Man Saves Girl
- February 10, 2010: Dwight Howard is Clark Kent for SportsCenter Commercial
- February 11, 2010: DC Universe vs Masters of the Universe Action Figures
- February 11, 2010: Tickets Available for The History of Invulnerability
- February 14, 2010: Fortress of Solitude at 2010 Winter Olympics
- February 15, 2010: New Superman Toys and Action Figures Coming Soon
- February 15, 2010: The History of Invulnerability - An Interview with David Bar Katz
- February 16, 2010: Superman Returns to the Musical Stage
- February 16, 2010: Batman Beating Superman Comic Book Record
- February 24, 2010: Footage From Cancelled PS3 Superman Game?
- February 24, 2010: Bringing Comics into the Classroom
- February 26, 2010: Mattel's Retro-Action DC Super Heroes Action Figures
- February 28, 2010: DC Fires Lawyers in Superman Legal Battle
- March 5, 2010: Warren Ellis Challenge - Design Superman #1 Cover
- March 9, 2010: Rare Supermen of America Member Ring on Auction
- March 13, 2010: Brick Order Deadline for Noel Neill Statue
- March 14, 2010: The Essential Superman Encyclopedia
- March 17, 2010: Smallville Actors to Appear at 2010 Superman Celebration
- March 17, 2010: Final Report From MegaCon 2010 - Orlando, Florida
- March 19, 2010: Project Fanboy Awards Video
- March 19, 2010: From Behind the Shadow of Superman
- March 22, 2010: Superman at Sydney Royal Easter Show
- March 23, 2010: Warner Bros. Announces Supergirl Fashion by Nastia
- March 23, 2010: Warner Bros. Opening Montreal Video Game Studio
- March 23, 2010: Superman Lawsuit in Top Ten 2009 Litigation Wins
- March 26, 2010: Ralph Cosentino's Story of the Man of Steel
- March 26, 2010: Noel Neill Statue Clay Model Complete
- March 26, 2010: Nominate Joe Shuster for Canada's Walk of Fame
- March 27, 2010: Alex Ross Rough Justice Signing
- March 31, 2010: DC Universe Online - Little Bohemia, Metropolis
- April 1, 2010: Superman Homepage April Fool's Day Pranks
- April 6, 2010: WonderCon 2010 Report
- April 8, 2010: DC Superheroes at Taco Bell
- April 8, 2010: An Interview with Sculptor Gary Ernest Smith
- April 12, 2010: The History of Invulnerability - A Review
- April 14, 2010: Superhero Foundation to Help Prevent Child Abuse
- April 15, 2010: Superman Celebrities at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo
- April 16, 2010: Superman Toon Tumbler from PopFun at C2E2
- April 17, 2010: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo - Day 1 Report
- April 18, 2010: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo - Day 2 Report
- April 19, 2010: The Case of the Missing Superman Painting
- April 19, 2010: Polly Pocket - Dressed for Justice
- April 20, 2010: Siegel & Shuster Society Name Shaq Real Superman
- April 21, 2010: More DC Comics 2011 Calendars
- April 22, 2010: Stroy Master Soundproof Windows Superman Ad
- April 23, 2010: Super Museum in Top 10 Illinois Attractions
- April 24, 2010: Carmine Infantino Headed to Metropolis, Illinois
- April 24, 2010: Superman On Earth: Reflections of a Fan
- April 25, 2010: Jim Carrey is Superman
- April 27, 2010: Superman Golf Head Cover
- April 29, 2010: DC Universe Online - Inside the Studio #4
- April 29, 2010: SupermanBobHoliday.com Updated With Exclusive New Content
- May 3, 2010: Man in Superman Cape Steals Truck
- May 4, 2010: Superman Homepage in Issue 40 of SciFiNow Magazine
- May 4, 2010: Illinois Policy Institute Against Lois Lane Statue
- May 5, 2010: Berlin Looks at Superheroes' Jewish Roots
- May 6, 2010: BBC Audio Drama Superman on Trial Available on CD
- May 9, 2010: Iron Man, Superman, and Batman Hang Out
- May 10, 2010: Dean Cain and Brandon Routh - Basketball Supermen
- May 11, 2010: Iron Man vs the Man of Steel?
- May 13, 2010: Bon Jovi's Superman Tonight on American Idol
- May 13, 2010: Atlanta Hawks - Destroy Superman
- May 14, 2010: DC Comics Files Lawsuit Over Superman Rights
- May 16, 2010: Marc Toberoff Responds to WB Lawsuit
- May 17, 2010: George Sohn Talks Chris Reeve Cinemaquette
- May 19, 2010: Tickets on Sale for Superman Musical Revival
- May 21, 2010: Alternate Earth DC Comics Books on Fringe
- May 27, 2010: WB Consumer Products Partners with Zazzle
- May 27, 2010: Melbourne to Attempt Super Hero World Record
- May 28, 2010: Noel Neill Statue Unveiling Scheduled
- May 29, 2010: Melbourne Smashes Super Hero World Record
- May 29, 2010: DC Universe Online Inside the Studio - Episode 5
- May 29, 2010: The Changing Fashions of Krypton
- June 1, 2010: DC Universe Online Set for November Release
- June 2, 2010: Mezco Toyz Team Up With DC Comics
- June 2, 2010: Characters Banned from Hollywood Blvd
- June 2, 2010: 50s Dance at Superman Celebration
- June 3, 2010: DC Universe Online Controls and Features Interview
- June 3, 2010: Superman Homepage Meet & Greet at Superman Celebration
- June 4, 2010: Become an Honorary Citizen of Metropolis
- June 8, 2010: Dwight Howard Superman-Inspired Adidas Apparel
- June 10, 2010: DC Universe Online - Tour Through Suicide Slums
- June 10, 2010: Superman Photo in South African Art Exhibition
- June 11, 2010: Superman Celebration - Day 2 Early Report
- June 11, 2010: Superman Celebration - Day 1 Report
- June 11, 2010: In Metropolis, Illinois for the 2010 Superman Celebration
- June 11, 2010: Superman Musical Almost Ready to Fly at Dallas Theater Center
- June 11, 2010: Cosplayer Couple of Steel - Danny and Heather Kelley
- June 12, 2010: Superman Celebration - Day 2 Photos
- June 12, 2010: Noel Neill Lois Lane Statue Unveiled
- June 12, 2010: DC Universe Online - E3 2010 Sizzle Trailer
- June 13, 2010: Superman Celebration - Day 3 Photos
- June 14, 2010: DC Universe Online - E3 2010 Full Trailer
- June 15, 2010: Mr. Freiman Goes to Metropolis
- June 16, 2010: Matt Cavenaugh Talks Superman Musical in Dallas
- June 16, 2010: Supanova Comic Expo in Sydney, Australia
- June 16, 2010: Photo Memories from 2010 Superman Celebration
- June 17, 2010: Superman Celebration Smallville Q&A Panel
- June 17, 2010: Villain's Day Off 2 Wins Superman Celebration Fan Film Contest
- June 18, 2010: Superman Celebration - WGBS News Report from June 9
- June 18, 2010: Pre-Order DC Universe Online MMO Video Game
- June 20, 2010: Superman Celebration - WGBS News Report from June 10
- June 21, 2010: Exclusive Interview with Dallas Theater's Kevin Moriarty
- June 21, 2010: New & Improved Superman Superstore
- June 21, 2010: Book Review - Our Hero: Superman on Earth
- June 22, 2010: Superman Celebration - WGBS News Report from June 11
- June 23, 2010: Early Report from Dallas Theater's Superman Musical
- June 23, 2010: Warner Bros. Movie World Celebrates DC Comics 75th Anniversary
- June 23, 2010: So I Like Superman: A One-Nerd Show
- June 25, 2010: Exclusive Interview with Superman Matt Cavenaugh
- June 28, 2010: Hallmark DC Ornament at SDCC 2010
- June 28, 2010: 4th Annual Supergirl Jam
- July 4, 2010: Truth, Justice and the American Way Musical Number
- July 6, 2010: DC and Capstone Collaborate on New Super Pets Books
- July 9, 2010: Siegel and Shuster Panel at SDCC
- July 9, 2010: DC Super-Pets Book Covers
- July 9, 2010: Greg Cox Discusses Final Crisis Novelization
- July 12, 2010: Review of Dallas Theater's Superman Musical
- July 13, 2010: Superman Christopher Dennis Arrested
- July 15, 2010: Starro Spores Exclusive to SDCC
- July 16, 2010: Warner Bros. Limited Edition SDCC Key Cards
- July 17, 2010: Behind The Scenes Video Blog from Superman Musical
- July 17, 2010: SupermanBobHoliday.com Visits Dallas Superman Revisal
- July 20, 2010: DC Super Heroes - The Ultimate Pop-Up Book
- July 20, 2010: DC Universe Online Beta Registration Begins
- July 21, 2010: Details on DC Universe Online Pre-Order and Beta
- July 22, 2010: DCUO - The Voices of the Game
- July 22, 2010: Superman: The Escape at Magic Mountain, Valencia Closed Down
- July 23, 2010: Heroic Ambition Documentary Released
- July 24, 2010: DC Universe Online Five Minute Trailer
- July 24, 2010: Dallas Superman Musical Looking to Tour
- July 25, 2010: SDCC - Mattel DC Action Figure Panel
- July 25, 2010: Action Comics #1 Saves Family's Home
- July 26, 2010: GamingAhead DC Online Interview
- July 27, 2010: JC Penny and Warner Bros. Team Up for Supergirl Clothing Line
- August 2, 2010: DC Universe vs. Masters of the Universe Figures Panel
- August 9, 2010: Real World Metropolis Threatened by Their Own Kryptonite
- August 12, 2010: Late Superman Fan Honored in Metropolis
- August 12, 2010: One-Man Show on Superman's Impact Opens Tomorrow in NYC
- August 13, 2030: Superman Exhibit Leaves Port Townsend in Washington State
- August 14, 2010: New ToyFare Issue Spotlights Superboy & Legion 12-Pack
- August 16, 2010: Lawyer Behind Siegel/Shuster Lawsuit Sued
- August 16, 2010: Fan-Made Superman Prototype Suit
- August 16, 2010: Superheroes as Bad Role Models?
- August 19, 2010: WGTD 91.1 Players Adapt Superman and Batman
- August 20, 2010: Talia Thelen Talks Superman: The Unofficial Web Series
- August 23, 2010: Another DCU Online Preview
- August 24, 2010: Starro Spore Giveaway
- August 27, 2010: Christopher Reeve Superman Action Figure Incoming
- August 31, 2010: The Music of DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Collection
- August 31, 2010: Fredric Wertham's Papers Now Available to Public
- August 31, 2010: Costumed Characters Strike Out at LAPD
- September 1, 2010: Heroic Ambition DVD Review
- September 2, 2010: Pendant Productions Does Superman vs. The Atom Man
- September 7, 2010: New Superman World Record Set in UK
- September 7, 2010: New DC Universe Online Fan Podcast
- September 9, 2010: DC Universe Online Video Interviews
- September 11, 2010: Uranium Plant Incident in Metropolis, Illinois
- September 12, 2010: Live Radio Interview with Steve Younis on PSN-Radio.com
- September 13, 2010: More Bricks Available Around Noel Neill Statue
- September 14, 2010: Photos from Dragon Con 2010
- September 15, 2010: Live Radio Interview with Steve Younis on PSN-Radio.com
- September 15, 2010: Justice League Halloween Contest from Hostess Cakes
- September 15, 2010: Superheroes in Court at Yale Show
- September 18, 2010: Comic Book Legends Revealed Looks at the Daily Planet Building's Roots
- September 18, 2010: Will Ferrell to Attempt Costumed Heroes World Record in Los Angeles
- September 23, 2010: Jim Lee Examines DC Universe Online Trailer
- September 27, 2010: Lois Lane Statue Boosting Metropolis Tourism
- September 27, 2010: Animaserra - Brazilian Comic Festival
- September 28, 2010: Update on the Superman Copyright Legal Battle
- September 30, 2010: DC Universe Online Lex Luthor and NYCC Panel
- September 30, 2010: Nominate Siegel and Shuster for Great Ohioan Award
- October 2, 2010: DC Universe Online Metropolis Fly-Through
- October 4, 2010: DC Universe Online Delayed Until 2011
- October 5, 2010: DC Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book
- October 8, 2010: NYCC Trailer for DC Universe Online
- October 8, 2010: Book Review - DC Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book
- October 8, 2010: Book Review - Superman On Earth: Reflections of a Fan
- October 10, 2010: A Collection of Reports from New York Comicon
- October 10, 2010: DC Universe Online Videos from NYCC
- October 11, 2010: Win a Framed Comic Cover with Hallmark Cards
- October 12, 2010: Character Create Trailer for DC Universe Online
- October 13, 2010: Superman Comic Thief Captured
- October 13, 2010: Breaking the Superhero World Record with Megamind
- October 14, 2010: DC Universe Online - Inside the Studio Ep. 8
- October 19, 2010: DC Universe Online - Metropolis Chinatown Fly-Through
- October 19, 2010: Superman Lawsuit Delayed by Appeal
- October 21, 2010: DC Universe Online - James Marsters is Lex Luthor
- October 24, 2010: InvestComics Interview with Steve Younis
- October 26, 2010: DC Universe Online Metropolis Police HQ
- November 1, 2010: See The Superman CANstruction in Long Island
- November 2, 2010: Be Super Safe at the Office
- November 3, 2010: DC Universe Online Inside The Studio - Episode 9
- November 4, 2010: DC Universe Online Travelogue - Tomorrow District
- November 4, 2010: Superman Picasso Style
- November 9, 2010: Original Superman #14 Artwork Up For Auction
- November 12, 2010: Acrobatic Movement in DC Universe Online
- November 12, 2010: Superman Logo Drug Dealer Jailed
- November 18, 2010: Superman Lawsuit Moves Forward
- November 18, 2010: Superheroes Return to Hollywood Blvd
- November 19, 2010: Superman Decorates Tree in Cleveland Airport
- November 21, 2010: Christopher Reeve 12 inch Superman Action Figure
- November 23, 2010: Forbes Visits Home of Superman, Metropolis, Illinois
- November 23, 2010: Cadmium, Lead Found in Superhero Glasses
- November 29, 2010: Making Caramelized Apple Superman Pie
- November 30, 2010: Cleveland Maps Superman's Origins
- December 7, 2010: DC Universe Online - Physics Combat
- December 7, 2010: Super Humor - Realistic Superhero Funeral
- December 8, 2010: Japan Celebrates 75 Years of DC Comics
- December 9, 2010: Sony Announces PS3 Beta for DCU Online
- December 10, 2010: Toy News International Previews Christopher Reeve Superman Figure
- December 10, 2010: Super Friends Animated Feature from Fisher-Price
- December 13, 2010: DC Universe Online Inside the Studio Ep. 10
- December 16, 2010: DC Universe Online - Meta Mentors
- December 18, 2010: Inside The SuperMuseum in Metropolis, Illinois
- December 19, 2010: Superman Christmas Tree in Cleveland Airport
- December 21, 2010: DC Universe Online Released January 11, 2011
- December 22, 2010: DC Universe Online Group Combat Alerts: Area 51
- December 22, 2010: Superheroes, Supervillains and The Law
- December 24, 2010: DC Universe Online - Gorilla Island Alert
- December 25, 2010: Warhol's Superman Stolen
- December 28, 2010: Javier Bardem as Superman
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