Brian Michael Bendis’ ‘Superman #1’ Has A Jon Bogdanove Homage

Action Comics #1000 Review: A Touching Superman Tribute Features Bendis' DC Debut Marvel AT&TThe first page of Brian Michael Bendis’ rebooted Superman comic features a splash image that may seem familiar to some longtime fans of the Man of Steel.

The pose is reminiscent of one that was popular in the 1990s that first appeared on the cover of Superman: The Man of Steel #1 by Louise Simonson, Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke, and a variety of guests. The pose itself features Superman flying at the reader, headfirst with his arms straight at his sides and a very serious expression.

The design became an identifier for every Superman comic as it was featured in the corner so fans could know it was an issue featuring Clark Kent amongst a fanned out display. Check out examples of the pose below:

Superman Cornerbox Art 90s

Though the homage has not been directly addressed it is very likely Reis was at the very least trying to evoke nostalgia in longtime fans and keep the pose alive for future readers.

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Superman #1 is written by Brian Michael Bendis, illustrated by Joe Prado and Ivan Resi. Here’s the official synopsis:

“A bold new chapter for the greatest superhero of all time begins here as the superstar team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Ivan Reis begin their run on the all-new SUPERMAN! The fallout from the Man of Steel miniseries has Clark Kent looking at the world through new eyes…with new ideas about what Superman could and should do for the city of Metropolis and the planet Earth. “

For more news on the series keep your eye on Heroic Hollywood!

5 Reasons ‘Ant-Man And The Wasp’ Is The Perfect ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Follow-Up

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Ant-Man and the Wasp Avengers Infinity War Thanos Marvel StudiosMarvel Studios released its 20th film with Ant-Man and the Wasp, and it was exactly the kind of movie they needed. After the dark, epic story that is Avengers: Infinity War, the studio badly needed a palette cleanser to keep audiences on board. Marvel sets out to make good movies every time, but they know they can’t have their heroes square-off against alien tyrants to save the world in every film.

Marvel’s newest and smallest movie was the right choice for the studio to follow-up Infinity War. A small-scale story packed full of heart, humor and entertaining actionAnt-Man and the Wasp is an exciting superhero movie and an intimate look at the power of relationships. Not only is it accessible for viewers who may not have seen every Marvel movie, but it is packed full of Marvel easter eggs for long-term comic book fans to get excited about!

Hit Next to discover the five reasons why Ant-Man and the Wasp is the perfect follow-up to Avengers: Infinity War! Spoilers ahead…

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Azzam Almouai

Azzam Almouai

Anthropologist/Journalist who loves comic books!