Superman



While I’ve been posting all year about the William S. Burroughs centenary, I have yet to mark this illuminated text with the dark shadow of Batman who is celebrating his 75th anniversary…


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When you already have the comics, the costumes, the movies and other paraphernalia, what’s left? Your body of course… the RealSelf blog has the details:

A man in the Philippines has had multiple cosmetic surgeries in order to look like Superman.

Reporter Marie Lozano of Bandila news Tweeted this picture earlier as a teaser to her upcoming story:

plastic surgery to look like superman

With the translating help of Maureen F. from our doctor advisory team, we’ve been able to suss out some of the details of this story.  We’ll continue to update as we understand more.

According to the report, Superman wannabe Herbert Chavez, 35, has been going under the knife since 1995 to achieve his heroic appearance.  So far…




From MarketWatch: Forget gold, Chinese real estate or Greek debt derivatives. A new champion in the asset-bubble wars has emerged: Superman comics. A sale of the first Action Comics issue, from 1938,…