By David Betancourt David Betancourt Reporter focusing on comic book culture Email Bio Follow Note: Major spoilers for “Wonder Woman” ahead. Even though he didn’t play a lead superhero in “Wonder Woman,”
By Michael Cavna Michael Cavna Writer/artist for Comic Riffs, covering visual storytelling, cartoon art/illustration, comedy/satire and animation. Email Bio Follow Spoilers ahead. RICHARD DONNER’s “Superman”
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