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Lois and Clark

by Ryan Rigley

As anticipated, Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" soared high above the box office this weekend with a record-breaking $125 million debut, not including the additional $71.6 million grossed overseas. This, of course, makes "Man of Steel" the highest grossing film ever to be released in June, with the 18th highest opening weekend ticket sales of all time.

Superman has always been one of the most recognizable, and widely celebrated, American superheroes. Since his first appearance in 1938, the Last Son of Krypton has been featured in a countless number of comic books, video games, movies, and TV series. Since we've already discussed 'Smallville,' this week's edition of Comics on TV will focus on a different Superman series: "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman."

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by Brett White

Comic book movies have always been a hot button issue with fans, but opinions are split down the middle when it comes to "Man of Steel." It's not surprising when you consider how important Superman is to so many comic book pros. Superman's been in comics, movies, and television shows since the early 1950s, meaning that generations upon generations have grown up with this character.

But now the film has a 56% on Rotten Tomatoes - the site that measures critics' reviews - and an A- on Cinema Score - which measures moviegoers opinions. People are divided, especially those in the comic book community.

Mark Waid, one of the most prominent and passionate Superman fans working in comics, kicked off a weekend of debate with this Tweet on Thursday night:

He then posted a blog review (warning: SPOILERS) of the film where he detailed his thoughts. The thing is, he wasn't the only one to voice an opinion all weekend long. SPOILERS ahead.

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Man of Steel

by Brett White

After breaking box office records, a "Man of Steel" sequel is guaranteed. In fact, one's already in development, which means that Warner Bros. must have felt pretty confident in the film prior to its release. But surely a sequel isn't in the picture for a few years -- oh wait. The Wall Street Journal casually mentioned a 2014 release date? Say whaaaaat?!

"Warner is already in development on a sequel to "Man of Steel" and is expected to fast track that for release as soon as 2014, said knowledgeable people close to the studio," the WSJ reports. "In addition, it has long been developing a 'Justice League' team-up movie featuring characters such as the Flash and Wonder Woman that could come out as soon as 2015."

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Man of Steel

by Brett White

Can we finally stop associating Superman with being lame? It looks like the general public has finally caught on to what Super-fans have known for years: the man of steel is cool. And also bankable, it seems, as the hero's latest film outing broke all sorts of records in its debut weekend, scoring an unbelievable $125.1 million during it's opening weekend (including it's phenomenal late Thursday haul).

This comes as great news for Warner Bros. and DC Comics, who undoubtedly faced quite a daunting task with this film. With the highly profitable "Dark Knight" franchise over and their competitors over at Marvel on a hot streak, "Man of Steel" needed to be a hit. Now after scoring the biggest June opening of all time, it looks like Warner Bros.' wish has come true.

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Lois Lane

by Brett White

With "Man of Steel" opening today in theaters, all attention is currently fixated on Superman. But there's another character that has been by his side for 75 years, who debuted right alongside him in "Action Comics" #1 way back in 1938, and who is incredibly important to the Superman mythos. That character is Lois Lane, the fearless reporter whose human courage inspires even Earth's powerful alien protector. The legendary character is brought to life in the new film by Amy Adams, who inherited her press pass from Kate Bosworth, Erica Durance, Dana Delaney, Teri Hatcher, Margot Kidder, Phyllis Coates and Noel Neill, among others.

But when you're paired up with a man who can punch mountains, you're bound to get overlooked. We're here to make sure that doesn't happen. Without Lois Lane, there is no Superman. To give the character some much deserved attention, we approached a panel of comic creators, journalists and fans to get the lowdown on Lois Lane.

"Lois is central because she's Clark's hero. She's audacious. Irrepressible. Superman might catch that meteor to protect Ma and Pa and Jimmy, but Lois is the reserve when all other fuel is depleted. She's the fire behind the heat vision. She teaches him something new every day, about humanity, about shrugging off the perceived limitations of the individual in pursuit of social justice. She's as much a crusader as Batman, but she doesn't need to hide behind a mask." — Paul Montgomery, iFanboy

"To my mind Lois is the high point of human spirit who routinely changes the world for the better by getting out in it and making things happen." — Jeff Parker, writer "Adventures of Superman"

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Man of Steel

by Brett White

Superman soared past Iron Man last night, proving that Stark Tech is no match for good ol' fashioned Kryptonian genetics. "Man of Steel" soundly bested "Iron Man 3" with a late night haul of $21 million, surpassing the armored Avenger's $15.6 million.

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Superman

by Mike Brilliant

1. You had an awesome cape that was actually your blanket tied around your neck.

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by Brett White

I'll start this bad boy off with a massive SPOILER warning, as I'm going to be diving into "Man of Steel" and, yeah, "Marvel's the Avengers" pretty heavily in this post. But everything before the jump will be spoiler-free, so feel free to stick around a little while longer. And spoiler avoiders, you should really bookmark Alex Zalben's article at MTV Geek to read later before you dash away. It's a great read after you've seen "Man of Steel," and it touches on about a million points I whole-heartedly agree with.

So now, let's jump into spoilers as I discuss the very eye-grabbing headline I saddled this op-ed piece with.

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Red 2

Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and the gang are still retired and extremely dangerous, and a pair of new TV spots from "RED 2" bring all of the proof you need.

Check them out below!

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by Brett White

Just before "Man of Steel" lands in theaters on Friday, MTV is bringing you an exclusive clip followed by an extended interview with the film's cast and director.

The new clip premieres at 7:56pm EST on MTV and MTV.com. Afterwards, MTV's Josh Horowitz will be joined by director Zack Snyder and actors, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Michael Shannon for a special "MTV First" interview.

It all starts right here and on MTV at 7:56 p.m. ET, so don't miss a second!

You can follow all the action by clicking here, or checking out the video after the jump!

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