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Nass to cook up a winning strategy

A tough wide draw has put up an extra hurdle for Sunday's HK$6 million KrisFlyer Sprint favourite Krypton Factor - along with whatever questions there are over his ability to perform on the Singapore turf.

Friday, 18 May, 2012, 12:00am

DC Superheroes Store

Comic book fans who want to get their geek chic on can now do so at the newly opened DC Superheroes Store. It will have you dressed from head to toe in your favourite hero's colours.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Who would beat Superman in a fight?

Helen Wong, 13, St Stephen's Girls' College

Doraemon - wisdom always outweighs fighting skills in a battle. Doraemon has a pocket filled with gadgets from the future. His tools, such as Anywhere Door, can help him deal with attacks. His time machine will enable him to find out tactics Superman will use. Knowing this in advance will help him win.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

All Star Superman

Flying onto shelves isn't a bird or plane but the latest Superman animated movie from DC Universe.

In this new adventure, we find the Man of Steel saving a group of scientists from falling into the sun after Lex Luthor's evil helper damages the space shuttle's controls. However, Lex's real plan is to kill Superman by frying his Kryptonian cells.

27 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Batman/Superman: Public Enemies (DVD/Blu-Ray)

A giant meteor is on course to cause the earth's destruction, but Lex Luthor is there to save humanity. Yes, you read that right: Superman's arch-nemesis will save the world from a giant Kryptonite meteor in the new DC Universe animated original movie Batman/Superman: Public Enemies.

27 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Comic book combat

Justice League Heroes (PSP/PS2)

Hot on the heels of Marvel: Ultimate Alliance comes DC Comics' Justice League Heroes for the PSP and PlayStation 2.

14 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

D is for hero

Could this ever happen in Hong Kong? A commuter suffers a seizure on the platform of an MTR station and falls on the track as a train thunders towards the station.

A fellow passenger travelling with his two young daughters leaps onto the track, pushes the man flat down into the space between the tracks and throws himself on top of him.

13 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Tough guy for tights spots

AS RECENTLY AS last year, Brandon Routh was mixing drinks behind the bar at Lucky Strikes, a Hollywood bowling alley.

Today, he's the star of one of the most talked-about movies of the year, succeeding George Reeves and Christopher Reeve as the latest incarnation of Superman.

9 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

movie buff

The world's most famous superhero is is back on the big screen in Superman Returns. The latest adaptation, to be released on July 13, is by filmmaker Bryan Singer, the director of the first two X-Men movies.

Year of Birth: 1932. He is the brainchild of writers Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel. They sold him to DC comics in 1938 - for a paltry $165.

2 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Dissecting the caped crusaders

Holy mackerel Batman! An Australian university organised what it claims is the world's first academic conference on superheroes, as hundreds of scholars, lecturers and film buffs descended on Melbourne University over the weekend to reflect on the enduring popularity of Batman, Superman and other caped crusaders.

13 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Action stations

Aiyah! Superboy: A children's theatre show about the disturbingly normal and unheroic son of the Superman family, from Theatre Ensemble (in Cantonese). Part of the International Arts Carnival. Today, 7.30pm. Cultural Centre Studio Theatre. $120-$160 Urbtix. Also August 3-4, 7.30pm; August 5, 3pm. Sha Tin Town Hall. $100-$160 Urbtix: 2734 9009.

30 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Learning how to face fears

Thunderwith by Libby Hathorn What are you afraid of? Do you feel frightened when the wind whips around the buildings threatening to break the windows? Or does the heavy driving rain frighten you, and you wonder as you hurry home whether a flood will bar your way? Are you frightened of rough cruel people who bully you and tease you and perhaps even physically hurt you?

7 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Late civilisations

PEARL has hidden its light under a bushel, showing Lost Civilizations at 1.20am. This means thousands of discriminating viewers will have to finally sit down and work out how to set the timer on the video recorder.

15 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Local hero

MORE proof that originality is alive and well in the local film industry. The top Canto comedy of the moment is one with the English title From 0 To Hero. A typical dollop of escapist fantasy, it's all about a frustrated cartoonist (David Wu) who realises the horny Superman character he has created is a bad influence on youngsters.

11 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Sad picture of future

It takes more than the end of the Cold War to deter film-makers from end-of-the world scenarios.

Unlike spy film, which have slipped discreetly from the screen, post-apocalyptic adventures are a going concern.

5 Sep 1994 - 12:00am