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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
August 7: John Glover, Lionel Luthor in Smallville, born in Salisbury, Maryland in 1944.
August 7: Writer Paul Dini (Superman: The Animated Series) born in 1957.
August 7: Michael Shannon, Zod in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1974.
August 7: Eric Johnson, Whitney Fordman in Smallville, born in Edmonton, AB in 1979.
August 14: Phyllis Thaxter, Martha Kent in Superman: The Movie, dies in 2012, aged 90.
August 15: Scott Cranford, the official town Superman of Metropolis Illinois from 2000-2007, born in 1967.
August 17: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lois Lane.
August 20: Amy Adams, Lois Lane in 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Aviano, Italy in 1974.
August 24: In 1993, Superman returns from the dead in Superman #82.
August 28: Writer and artist Jack Kirby (Superman's Pal: Jimmy Olsen) born in 1917.
August 30: Glenn Ford, Jonathan Kent in Superman: The Movie, dies in 2006, aged 90.

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WELCOME TO THE SUPERMAN HOMEPAGEPrint

Dedicated to Andrew J Gould - the original keeper of the Superman Homepage!


Welcome! This website is devoted to DC Comics’ Superman, the first and best comic book superhero, who was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. This website is dedicated to giving you information on Superman in all forms of media.

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.




LATEST HEADLINES!

Below are the very latest events surrounding the Man of Steel! Check the "What’s New" page for a complete list of other recent items.

August 3, 2015: John Romita, Jr. in New York for "Superman: The Men of Tomorrow" LaunchPrint

Superman: The Men of Tomorrow LEGENDARY COMIC ARTIST JOHN ROMITA, JR. TO APPEAR AT BRYANT PARK "WORD FOR WORD AUTHOR" EVENT FOR THE DEBUT OF SUPERMAN: THE MEN OF TOMORROW

SUPERMAN: THE MEN OF TOMORROW Arrives in Comic Stores on August 5th and Mass Retailers on August 11th.

Celebrated comic artist John Romita, Jr. will be in attendance for the graphic novel launch of SUPERMAN: THE MEN OF TOMORROW, collecting the acclaimed run of Romita, Jr. and best-selling writer Geoff Johns on the monthly SUPERMAN comic series.

This special "Word for Word Author" event will begin with a Q&A moderated by Grantland.com writer David Shoemaker. Following the Q&A, Romita Jr. will sign copies of the hardcover graphic novel that will be available for purchase while supplies last.

The event will take place this Wednesday, August 5 from 12:30-2:15pm at Bryant Park (6th Avenue between 41st & 42nd St) in New York City, New York.

In SUPERMAN: THE MEN OF TOMORROW a new era for SUPERMAN begins as writer Geoff Johns takes the reins - and he's joined by legendary artist John Romita, Jr. in his first-ever work for DC Comics! These stories from issues #32-39 introduce Ulysses, the Man of Tomorrow, into the Man of Steel's life. This strange visitor shares many of Kal-El's experiences, including having been rocketed from a world with no future. New and exciting mysteries and adventures await.

Purchase the hardcover edition of "Superman: The Men of Tomorrow" from our Online Store. Or read it on your Kindle.


August 3, 2015: Stan Lee Picks a Winner in "Batman v Superman"Print

Batman v Superman The great Stan Lee has revealed who he thinks would win in a fight between Superman and Batman in a recent interview with the Boston Herald...

"Oh, Superman," answered the 92-year-old Lee. "He's indestructible, he can do anything. And Batman relies on a few weapons. If this is real, a fight between Superman and Batman, there's no way you'd bet on Batman."

Even with Ben Affleck playing the Dark Knight, Lee couldn't be persuaded from his answer. "Well, I like Ben Affleck," said Lee. "If they get Mortimer Snerd to play Superman, maybe Affleck would have a chance."

For those wondering, Mortimer Snerd is a ventriloquist dummy dating back to the late 1930s.

Stan gives his answer at 3 minutes and 50 seconds into the interview.


August 3, 2015: Could Superman Be Sued for "Man of Steel" Damages?Print

Man of Steel In a fun bit of hypothetical legal debating in episode 161 of the Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast, lawyer and comic book fan James Daily debates the legal ramifications behind the battle in Metropolis seen in the movie "Man of Steel".

    Mr Daily said if Superman was to be sued for trashing Metropolis, the outcome would not be favourable as prosecutors would argue he could easily have chosen a more appropriate location to confront his nemesis.

    "I don't recall any particularly good reason why it needed to happen there and why it couldn't have happened in, say, Antarctica," he said.

    Mr Daily said if Superman was to try and claim self-defence, it would likely be thrown out the window because he did not exercise a reasonable level of care while in battle.

    "What you can't necessarily do is take a machine gun and just spray bullets wildly into a crowd in an effort to strike the person who's threatening you," he said.

    Mr Daily said Superman's best hope would be to use the sudden-peril doctrine to try and convince the court he should be held to a lower standard of care because of the emergency situation.

    Alternatively, he suggested Superman use the defence of justification to argue if he hadn't engaged in battle with Zod, the outcome would have been far more drastic.

Read the full report at News.com.au.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman #42Print

Superman #42

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman #42

Scheduled to arrive in stores: July 29, 2015

Cover date: September 2015

"Before Truth" - Part 2

Writer: Gene Luen Yang
Penciller: John Romita Jr.
Inker: Klaus Janson
Cover: John Romita, Jr., Klaus Janson & Dean White
Variant Cover: Jorge Corona

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

    Thoroughly flawed, but enjoyable.

    I'm skipping the reveal until the end but let's look at the story without it. Hordr as a concept is actually pretty sound. Watching a target, gathering information, ransoming their servitude. A villain with that kind of power over people can be as deadly as any super powered villain but then you see the flying buses, solid shadow ninjas, the needless cameo of Toymaster, the metal mask ID passes... that's when it all falls apart.

Click here to read the complete review of Superman #42.


August 3, 2015: Your Live Superman Radio Show - Radio KAL Live!Print

Radio KAL Live! The Superman Homepage hosts a LIVE "Radio KAL" broadcast every week for Superman fans to come chat "on air" about the Man of Steel.

Our next show will be broadcast tonight Monday, August 3 at 7.30pm PDT in the U.S. (click here to check what time this is at your location).

To listen in visit www.SupermanHomepage.com/live at the designated time.

During the live broadcast you can phone (714) 242-6186 or click on the Skype icon (which will be available at the above link) during the show to be a caller and chat with us live "on air".

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August 3, 2015: Superman on TV - August 3-9Print

Superman on TV Below are the Superman related TV shows and movies scheduled for the week ahead in the USA and Australia. Anyone in other regions of the world who would like to contribute is more than welcome to add their listings in the comments section below.

United States of America

The movie "Superman Returns" will air in the U.S. on HBO on Tuesday, August 4 at 9.15am and 6.15pm.

The movie "Hollywoodland", the film based on the life of "Adventures of Superman" TV actor George Reeves, will air in the U.S. on the Sundance channel on Tuesday, August 4 at 9.45am.

The "Smallville" episode titled "Shattered" will air on TNT on Thursday, July 30 at 1.00am, followed by "Asylum" at 2.00am.

Episodes of the 1950s "Adventures of Superman" TV series air on MeTV in the U.S. on Saturday from 6.00pm. This week's episodes are:
Saturday, August 8 - "Money to Burn" at 6.00pm and "Close Shave" at 6.30pm.

The documentary titled "How Superman Defeated the KKK", which examines how human rights activist Stetson Kennedy infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940s and passed along secret information to the writers of the radio program "The Adventures of Superman", will air in the U.S. on American Heroes Channel on Sunday, August 9 at 12.00pm.

You may also want to check NetFlix.com, as they sometimes have a number of Superman and/or Justice League TV shows and movies available to watch online.

Australia

In Australia, the animated movie "LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes" will air on Foxtel's Family Movie Channel on Thursday, August 6 at 2.05am.

In Australia, the animated movie "LEGO Batman: The Movie" will air on Cartoon Network on Saturday, August 8 at 12.30pm and 9.00pm.

In Australia, the movie "Man of Steel" will air on GO! (99) on Saturday, August 8 at 7.40pm.

In Australia, the animated movie "LEGO Justice League: Batman Be-Leagured" will air on Cartoon Network on Sunday, August 9 at 1.30pm.

In Australia, episodes of the "Young Justice" animated series air on the following days on GO! (99). This week's episodes are:
Tuesday, August 4 - "The Hunt" at 10.30am
Wednesday, August 5 - "Intervention" at 10.30am
Thursday, August 6 - "Summit" at 10.30am
Friday, August 7 - "Endgame" at 10.30am
Sunday, August 9 - "Alpha Males" at 3.30pm
Sunday, August 9 - "Revelation" at 4.00pm

In Australia, episodes of the "Young Justice: Invasion" animated series air on the following days on Cartoon Network. This week's episodes are:
Tuesday, August 4 - "Darkest" at 11.35pm
Wednesday, August 5 - "Before the Dawn" at 11.35pm
Thursday, August 6 - "Cornered" at 11.35pm
Friday, August 7 - "True Colors" at 11.35pm
Saturday, August 8 - "The Fix" at 11.35pm
Sunday, August 9 - "Runaways" at 11.35pm

If there's anything I've missed please don't hesitate to let me know.


August 3, 2015: Elders React to "Batman v Superman" TrailerPrint

Batman v Superman This was shared to our Facebook Group a few days ago, and after a number of repeated requests, I decided to share it here on the website as well...


August 3, 2015: The DC Comics Presents Show Podcast - Episode #18Print

The DC Comics Presents Show DC Comics Presents was a comic book series published by DC Comics from 1978 to 1986 which ran for 97 issues and 4 annuals and featured team-ups between Superman and a wide variety of other characters of the DC Universe. "The DC Comics Presents Show" is a podcast talking about the comics of the same name starring Superman. Hosted by Russell Bragg, this podcast will attempt to go through each and every comic in the series with synopsis, facts, myths, and opinions.

"The DC Comics Presents Show" is a proud member of the Superman Podcast Network. You may also subscribe to the podcast through the RSS Feed.


August 3, 2015: Superman Comic Strip HumorPrint

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August 1, 2015: SuperTrivia QuizPrint

SuperTrivia Quiz Welcome to the Superman Homepage SuperTrivia Quiz! This is a monthly competition, updated at the beginning of every month.

There are three trivia questions. They're based on anything Superman-related, whether it be in the Comics, TV shows, Cartoons, Movies, etc...

Can you answer all three questions correctly? Click here to find out!


August 1, 2015: DC Fan Film - "Turpin: Terrible Toys" Kickstarter CampaignPrint

Filmmaker and Superman fan Robert Dodrill has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his DC fan film "Turpin: Terrible Toys" - a short film that takes place in a pre-Superman Metropolis. It follows Detective Dan Turpin as he sets out to find a serial killer who uses toys as weapons.

    My goal with the project is to create a unique and entertaining fan film based on the character of Detective Dan Turpin of the Metropolis Special Crimes Unit.

    You might be asking why Dan Turpin? Or even who is Dan Turpin? As a comic fan (especially a huge Superman fan), and also as an aspiring filmmaker, I have wanted to take on a fan film for quite some time. But I wasn't quite sure which direction I wanted to take it, or which character I even wanted to do.

    The project began while I was brainstorming the possibilities of a Superman fan film. I eventually landed on an idea where Toyman would be the antagonist.

Visit the Kickstarter page for "Turpin: Terrible Toys" for more details and to help fund this project.