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Superman Sixth Scale Figure
Superman Sixth Scale Figure

Inspired by over 75 years of comic book legacy, Superman takes flight wearing his iconic costume, exquisitely tailored with unmistakable S-shield emblazoned across the chest, and a poseable fabric cape.


Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
July 1: Marlon Brando, Jor-El in Superman: The Movie, dies of lung failure aged 80 in 2004.
July 4: Eva Marie Saint, Martha Kent in Superman Returns, born in Newark, New Jersey in 1924.
July 6: Writer and Artist John Byrne (Man of Steel, Superman, Action Comics) born in 1950.
July 10: Superman artist and co-creator Joe Shuster born in 1914.
July 11: Michael Rosenbaum, Lex Luthor in Smallville, born in Oceanside, N.Y in 1972.
July 17: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lana Lang, Clark Kent's boyhood friend.
July 22: Terence Stamp, General Zod in Superman and Superman II, born in 1938.
July 25: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lucy Lane, Lois Lane's sister.
July 26: Kevin Spacey, Lex Luthor in Superman Returns, born in South Orange, New Jersey in 1959.
July 26: Ilya Salkind, Superman movie producer, born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1947.
July 27: Jackson Beck, voice of Superman Radio Introduction, dies in 2004, aged 92.
July 29: Allison Mack, Chloe Sullivan in Smallville, born in Preez, Germany in 1982.
July 29: Writer Gail Simone (Action Comics) celebrates her birthday today.
July 30: Laurence Fishburne, Perry White in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Augusta, Georgia in 1961.
July 31: Dean Cain, star of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan in 1966.

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What did you think of the “Batman v Superman” teaser shown at Comic-Con?

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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.


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.

July 31, 2014: Physics Students Doubt Validity of Superman's PowersPrint

Superman Physics students at London's University of Leicester undertook a study to see if Superman's powers could be accomplished under the laws of physics.

    University of Leicester physics students showed that Superman is able to use 6,560 times more energy than he would feasibly be able to absorb from the sun's rays.

    The superhero gets his energy from the electromagnetic radiation contained in the light from our sun - giving him various super powers here on Earth, including superhuman strength and the power of flight.

    The students therefore decided to test his solar cell efficiency - the measure of how much energy output solar cells give out for each unit of energy they absorb from the Sun.

    This equation is used to calculate the efficiency of regular solar cells - such as photovoltaic panels on the roofs of buildings.

    The most efficient solar cells on Earth have a 44.7 per cent efficiency, according to this equation.

    Using a rough estimate of the area of Superman's body in contact with the sun's rays, the team was able to work out that he absorbs 1096 joules per second from the sun.

    The team then needed to calculate the amount of energy Superman actually uses in flight to overcome drag forces. They found that - for an eight hour flight at an altitude of 30 km - he would use 207 billion joules of energy to overcome drag forces and stay in the air over the course of the journey.

    Based on the two figures, the students calculated that Superman has a solar cell efficiency of 656,000 per cent - in other words, he used far more energy in flight than he can possibly absorb from the Sun.

    According to the law of conservation of energy, energy cannot be created or destroyed within a closed system - it can only be converted. It would therefore be impossible for him to be getting all of his energy from the Sun.

    The students note that he must be obtaining energy from alternate sources. Alternatively, they said it is possible that instead of immediately using all energy he obtains, he stores the energy for future use.

    The findings were published in the Journal of Physics Special Topics, a peer-reviewed student journal run by the University's Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Source: NDTV.com

July 31, 2014: "Adventures of Superman" Coming to MeTV NetworkPrint

Adventures of Superman Cast MeTVNetwork.com has announced that they will begin airing the "Adventures of Superman" 1950s TV series starring George Reeves this Fall in the USA as part of their vintage programming schedule, which will include other shows such as "Mission: Impossible," "CHiPS," and "Cheers".

Visit MeTVNetwork.com for scheduling details.

July 31, 2014: Superman Comic Strip HumorPrint


July 30, 2014: Fan Made Batman v Superman SDCC TrailerPrint

Dawn of Justice For those of you who didn't happen to catch the brief Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice teaser at the San Diego Comic-Con, Cheap Theater Film Co. have put together a brief, almost animatic version of the trailer, beat for beat.

It's not the hi-res version (which will not be released to the general public in the near future), but it does give a decent idea, for those who were interested and have not managed to find a pirate copy somewhere on the internet:

July 30, 2014: Superman Fan Preference - Poll ResultsPrint

Poll Position In the latest Superman Homepage Member Poll we asked the question:

I'm a Superman fan, but my preference is for Superman...

Movies and Comic Books were neck and neck in this poll. An interesting outcome.

Here's the complete breakdown:

41% [56 Votes]

Live-Action TV
Live-Action TV
11% [15 Votes]

6% [8 Votes]

Comic Books
Comic Books
37% [51 Votes]

2% [3 Votes]

1% [1 Vote]

0% [0 Votes]

2% [3 Votes]

July 29, 2014: Batman v Superman Photo RoundupPrint

Today saw a number of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice images hit the web, from varying sources.

First we have a series of images from Twitter user The Bananadoctor, who offers a series of images from the filming. This is a brief sample of the images, which feature destruction, broken green screens from storms, and other goodies:

There is also a whole series of images available at Michigan Movies and More under Bananadoc's monniker as well. Head on over to check them out!

July 29, 2014: Warner Debuts Larger Screens at Comic-ConPrint

Dawn of Justice For the San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Brothers pulled out all the stops and debuted massive, costly screens with which to woo the crowd, to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

According to an article on Variety, the screens were 465 feet long and twenty feet high, more than doubling the size of the screens last year. From the article:

    ...although it kicked off the presentation, “Superman v Batman: Dawn of Justice” images were simply hand-drawn stills from the film’s artists that were merged with some live illustration, including rain and wind. The sneak peek of Batman and Superman facing off, eyes lit up with fury, was solely for Hall H.

    “That’s just going to live in that hall. We’ll post extended trailers and stills, but that presentation, that was just for those fans,” said Kroll, meaning those who saw it were the first and the last - except of those for those who took pictures and posted them.

For the rest, head on over to the main article.

July 29, 2014: Superman Comics Available This WeekPrint

Justice League #32 PreviewsWorld.com has released the list of comic books and other items on sale this week. Here are the Superman related items in that list.

On sale date: July 30, 2014 (unless otherwise stated).

The following products are expected to ship to comic book specialty stores this week, with all comics also available for digital download. Note that this list is tentative and subject to change. Please check with your retailer for availability.

Click on the comic book name to purchase its printed edition. Or click on the Kindle icon (Kindle) or iBooks icon (iBooks) next to a comic's title to download it in digital format.

Click on the magnifying glass icon (Sneak Peek) next to a comic's title for a sneak peek at the pages within.

July 28, 2014: New Video Trailer for "LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham"Print

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group have released a new video trailer for "LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham", which will be available beginning Fall 2014 for the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, the Wii UTM system from Nintendo, Nintendo 3DSTM hand-held system, as well as for Windows PC.

LEGO Batman 3 "LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham" is the next instalment to the blockbuster LEGO "Batman: The Videogame" and "LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes" videogames.

In "LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham", the Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics Universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe. Now the greatest super heroes and the most cunning villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before it's too late.

Players will unlock more than 150 unique characters from the DC Comics universe, including members of the Justice League and LEGO big figures such as Killer Croc, Solomon Grundy and many more. Fans of all ages will be able to control their favorite heroes and villains with new gadgets and abilities. Brainiac's mind controlling abilities and the power of the Lantern rings bring unexpected twists to the classic characters' personalities.

"LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham" also will allow players to explore iconic locations such as the Hall of Justice, the Batcave and the Justice League Watchtower. They will be able to access Batman's training modules on the Bat Computer and take part in various challenges, battles and races.

Pre-order "LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham" from our Online Store now.

July 28, 2014: Superman on TV - July 28 to August 3Print

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 - Updated

Episodes of "Smallville" air on TNT in the U.S. on some weekday mornings. This week's episodes are: Monday - 4.00am "Truth", 5.00am "Memoria", 6.00am "Talisman"; Tuesday - 5.00am "Forsaken", 6.00am "Covenant"; Wednesday - 5.00am "Crusade", 6.00am "Gone"; Thursday - 5.00am "Devoted", 6.00am "Run"; Friday - 5.00am "Facade", 6.00am "Transference".

The "Justice League Unlimited" episode titled "Far From Home" will air in the U.S. on Saturday, August 2 at 9.30am on The CW's Vortexx programming block.

The movie "Hollywoodland", about the life and death of George Reeves, will air on SUNDANCE on Monday, July 28 at 12.15pm.

The movie "Man of Steel" will air on 5MAX in the U.S. on Monday, July 28 at 6.30pm.

NetFlix.com also has a number of Superman and Justice League TV shows and movies available to watch online.

Australia - Updated

In Australia, the "Who Killed Superman?" episode of "North Mission Road", which investigates the death of George Reeves, will air on the Crime & Investigation channel at 1.00pm on Friday, August 1 and again on Saturday, August 2 and 6.30am.

In Australia, the animated movie "Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox" will air on Foxtel's Family movie channel at 9.15pm on Friday, August 1, and again on Saturday, August 2 at 8.35am.

In Australia, the animated movie "Superman Unbound" will air on Foxtel's Family movie channel at 10.40pm on Friday, August 1.

In Australia, the movie "Man of Steel" will air on the Premiere movie channel on Thursday, August 31 at 3.50pm, and on Saturday, August 2 at 6.05pm, and again on Sunday, August 3 at 7.10am.

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

July 28, 2014: Chris Terrio Tapped for "Justice League"Print

Dawn of Justice The Hollywood Reporter has released an article claiming that Chris Terrio, responsible for a recent rewrite on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, has been tapped to write the forthcoming Justice League movie.

Known for Argo, which won a Best Picture Oscar, Terrio has also worked previously with Ben Affleck, Snyder's Batman in the new film.

For the full story, head on over to the Hollywood Reporter!