Superman: The Unauthorized Biography
Glen Weldon (Author)
A celebration of Superman's life and history - in time for his 75th birthday. How has the Big Blue Boy Scout stayed so popular for so long? How has he changed with the times, and what essential aspects of him have remained constant? This fascinating biography examines Superman as a cultural phenomenon through 75 years of action-packed adventures, from his early years as a social activist in circus tights to his growth into the internationally renowned demigod he is today.
Hardcover: 352 pages
DC Collectibles "Man of Steel" Zod Iconic Statue
Zod - Sworn enemy of Superman. Make sure to pick up this new definitive 1:6 scale statues from DC Collectibles.
If this is your first visit to this website, then we invite you to take our Guided Tour. If you just want a quick explanation of what’s available within each section visit the Information Page. Otherwise just dive right in and jump to the various sections of the Superman Homepage by clicking on the navigational links on the left hand side of the screen or those in the "Timeline" menu at the top of the screen.
Super Boys explains, finally, what exactly happened with the infamous check for $130 that pulled Superman away from his creators - and gave control of the character to the publisher. Ricca also uncovers the true nature of Jerry's father's death, a crime that has always remained a mystery. Super Boys is the story of a long friendship between boys who grew to be men and the standard that would be impossible for both of them to live up to.
According to the book's full description, how many years of research did author Brad Ricca do in order to write "Super Boys"?
The giveaway contest will officially conclude at 11.59pm on Tuesday, May 28 and the lucky winners will be announced on the front page of the website on Wednesday, May 29.
"Superman is the original do-gooder, and eyeglasses are a defining part of Clark Kent's iconic look," says Warby Parker Co-Founder and Co-CEO Neil Blumenthal. "When we started Warby Parker, we made a conscious decision to build a company that could be profitable and do good in the world without charging a premium for it.
"The Warby Parker x Man of Steel collection includes the 'Chamberlain' and 'Percey,' two frames - one bold and one bookish - with graphics pops of color at the temple arm," Blumenthal says. "Each is perfect for all your civilian responsibilities."
From May 21 you can purchase your very own pair of Clark Kent glasses, with a portion of the proceeds of every pair sold going to charity.
Check out his review of the Season 3 premiere episode titled "We Have a Lot to Talk About" in which Lois responds to Clark's marriage proposal by revealing she has finally figured out Clark is Superman.
All you have to do (if you're a resident of Canada) is answer a simple contest question and fill out the contest form. The contest ends June 4.
The film also emphasizes the world of Krypton before its annihilation - a bleak, utilitarian planet with sophisticated if downright creepy technology - and the treachery of the Kryptonian villain Zod (Michael Shannon), who finds Kal-El on earth. The result is an unapologetic science-fiction spin on Superman, and while that may shatter audiences' expectations for pure, unalloyed realism in "Man of Steel," Mr. Snyder said this approach was built into the DNA of the character.
"If you follow him back logically and try to understand him," he said, "you end up at a sci-fi solution."
Be the envy of all your friends with this top of the range Toshiba Satellite P845t touchscreen laptop prize, which comes with an exclusive Man of Steel Lapjack cover, as pictured.
Use the infrared remote control to start SUPERMAN talking with animated body action or activate the sound effects.
Waist swivels as Superman reacts with sound effects and special actions.
Superman knows when he is flying or landing and responds with voice and flying sound effects.
Poseable figure stands approximately 14" tall.
Ages 4 and up.
Control Superman's Kryptonian Cycle with light-up wheels, voice and sound effects by wireless infrared remote.
Front wheel pivots right and left for turning and drifting action.
Control the bike's movements with the joysticks on the wireless remote or press the control buttons for preprogrammed actions, voice and sound effects.
Programmable remote control with over 1000 possible action combo sequences!
Ages 4 and up.
Now you can look just like Superman with the Man of Steel Action Gear. Includes sculpted chest plate, soft cape and wrist gauntlets.
Wrist gauntlets have adjustable straps for an easy fit.
Highly detailed chest plate is made of soft & safe, flexible material with adjustable straps for easy fit and sizing.
Ages 4 and up.
Adjustable utility belt (fits up to 26.5") with accessories.
Includes light projector, dart launcher, pretend GPS communicator, 2 soft, folding throwing wings and storage pouch.
Fit accessories (projector, dart launcher and GPS communicator) onto the belt for easy access.
Store the folded throwing wings in the pouch until the next mission.
Ages 4 and up.
Sword combo set includes Kryptonian Sword, Cuffs, pretend GPS Communicator, 2 throwing stars, throwing wing and scabbard belt clip.
Scabbard belt clip fits with Kryptonian Armor Utility Belt (sold separately)
Ages 4 and up.
He's quickly finding out as he sells the comic book in an online auction that runs until June 11. It has already attracted 31 bids, including one for $107,333, in the first two days of the auction.
The comic could have been worth more had it not been for a heated argument with one of his in-laws.
When his wife's aunt grabbed the comic book amid all the excitement of the discovery, he grabbed it back and tore the back cover. Experts downgraded the comic book's condition to a 1.5 on a 10-point scale. To put that in comic-book context, a 9.0-grade Action #1 fetched more than $2 million recently.
"That was a $75,000 tear," said Stephen Fishler, co-owner of ComicConnect, a New York City online auction house that is selling Gonzalez's treasure. He says the comic book would have graded out at 3.0 without the rip.
The Super Bacon Cheeseburger features a charbroiled beef patty, American cheese, mayonnaise, tomato, onion, lettuce and a super serving of bacon, with six full bacon strips woven together into a crispy bacon nest. Prices start at $3.99 and may vary by location.
"We knew 'Man of Steel' was going to be the must-see film this summer, so it was the perfect partnership for our must-eat burger this summer, the Super Bacon Cheeseburger," said Brad Haley, chief marketing officer for Carl's Jr. and Hardee's. "With melting American cheese and six interlocking strips of bacon - three times the amount found on other bacon burgers - it truly earned the name 'Super.' And we were excited to be able to have the Man of Steel himself, Henry Cavill, featured in our ad and to have it directed by the talented Zack Snyder, who directed the film. It will be an epic movie and an epic ad for an epic burger."
The Super Bacon Cheeseburger will be promoted through a "Man of Steel"-themed commercial created by Los Angeles- and Amsterdam-based creative agency 72andSunny. The TV commercial highlights the unsung, everyday heroes in Superman's world: these "supermen" deserve a super-satisfying burger. The spot can soon be viewed on the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's YouTube channels and will begin airing on television on May 27.
Carl's Jr. and Hardee's will be offering guests a series of four 40-ounce collectors' cups for purchase featuring the Superman emblem and characters from the film, including the Man of Steel, Jor-El and General Zod.
"Man of Steel"-themed premiums will also be offered as part of any Cool Kids Combo at Carl's Jr. and participating Hardee's.
In July a delegate for the Registrar of Trade Marks ruled there would be no confusion between the workout classes and Superman because DC Comics itself had never conducted fitness clinics.
DC Comics appealed on the grounds that ''superman workout'' would be ''likely to deceive or cause confusion'', and that Superman had ''acquired a reputation'' in Australia.
Justice Bennett concluded: ''I am satisfied that at the date of application for the trademark, Cheqout's conduct fell short of the standards of acceptable commercial behaviour observed by reasonable and experienced persons.''
A: First off, thank you so much for this interview. My name is John Sazaklis and I am a graphic designer, writer, and illustrator. By day, I work at a publishing company, designing the covers and interiors of books and graphic novels for children and young adults. Then I transform into my alter ego - adventurer and story-teller extraordinaire!
Q: Did you get to read a script for the "Man of Steel" movie to write your books? If so, without giving away any spoilers, what did you think of it?
A: I certainly did get to read the script and it was a great experience. I think it's a fresh look at a wonderful story that has been a part of our pop culture for over 75 years. I found it epic, action packed, and emotional. The themes are universal and everyone involved treated the subject matter with the reverence it deserves. I mean, it's SUPERMAN!