WAI-CON in Perth

The increasingly popular WAI-CON convention is on again this year in Perth, Western Australia.  It’s held at the Perth Convention Centre on Feb 2-3 (yes, this weekend!) and will feature cosplay, gaming, panels and more. Check out what the annual anime con is all about here.

Also, the Perth library, which has had comics for years, like most libraries around the world has now jsut started offering floppies (as in monthly comics). This is good news. Speaking with one of the staff, she said it’s just a trial basis now, and the monthly issues, which are mainly focused on superhero titles, can only be read in the library. However, if demand increases, they may just loan them out. She also said not too many people know about this service, so take advantage of it, and tell your friends!

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Lots of Superman News

Phew. It has been a busy few days with Superman news being unleashed almost daily, in anticipation of the upcoming film, and if you go to your local comic shop, you may just be bale to get a double-sided bookmark with recommendations of great Superman comics too.

Firstly, as anyone with a passing interest in cinematic history will know, there was a go in the late-90s of making a Superman film starring Nicolas Cage (true!) and directed by Tim Burton. It never happened, but you can watch the amusing storyteller Kevin Smith tell the wild tale here.

Two pics of Cage in the proposed Superman suit have been recently unearthed, coinciding with a Kickstarter doco about the failed film, called The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? It would be  a fascinating insight and a cringe inducing one, that I’m sure would just serve to remind us of what a travesty the film could’ve been. I hope the doco gets made.

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Two scripts have also been unveiled on the net this week at the resourceful Superman Homepage. They’re PDFs of a draft of Superman Lives! and a later 2003 attempt called Flyby that was to be directed by JJ Abrams (the man now behind the first of the 2015 Star Wars films).

Now, instead of what could have been, two pics have been released about what will be, focusing on June’s Man of Steel film starring Brit actor Henry Cavil (Immortals). Here he is on the cover of this week’s Empire magazine, followed by one of many action figures sporting the film’s interpretation of the Kryptonian. Check out more toy pics, including Jor-El, and Zod here.

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With all this, plus the excellent Injustice: Gods Among Us comic, and upcoming game, it’s finally a good time to be excited about The Man of Steel once more.