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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
August 30: Glenn Ford, Jonathan Kent in Superman: The Movie, dies in 2006, aged 90.
September 1: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Jonathan Kent, Clark Kent's adoptive father.
September 5: George Lazenby, Jor-El in the Superboy TV series, born in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia in 1939.
September 6: Justin Whalin, Jimmy Olsen in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, born in 1974.
September 8: The Super Friends cartoon show makes its debut on ABC-TV in 1973.
September 10: Filmation's The New Adventures of Superman animated series premieres on CBS in 1966.
September 12: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman makes its debut on ABC-TV in 1993.
September 13: Artist Mike Grell (Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes) born in 1947.
September 15: Jackie Cooper, Perry White in the Superman films, born in Santa Monica, California in 1922.
September 16: Tommy Bond, Jimmy Olsen in two serials, Superman and Atom Man vs Superman, born in Dallas, Texas in 1926.
September 16: Writer Kurt Busiek (Superman & Action Comics) born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1960.
September 16: Steve Younis, owner of the Superman Homepage, born in 1971. :)
September 17: Bryan Singer, director of Superman Returns, born in New York, NY, USA in 1965.
September 17: Writer Roger Stern (Action Comics) born in 1950.
September 18: James Marsden, Richard White in Superman Returns, born in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1973.
September 19: The Adventures of Superman makes its debut on television in 1952 on Chicago's WENR.
September 22: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Kara Zor-El, AKA Supergirl.
September 22: Laura Vandervoort, Kara Zor-El (aka Supergirl) in the TV series Smallville, born in Toronto, Canada in 1984.
September 23: Writer Peter David (Supergirl) born in 1956.
September 24: Tommy Bond, Jimmy Olsen in two serials, Superman and Atom Man vs Superman, dies in 2005, aged 79.
September 25: Christopher Reeve, star of the Superman films, born in New York, NY in 1952.
September 26: Writer Louise Simonson (Superman: The Man of Steel) born in 1946.
September 28: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lex Luthor.

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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 31, 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.

Here's what took place in tonight's episode:

Check Out Pop Culture Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with SupermanHomepage on BlogTalkRadio

Our next show will be broadcast on Monday, September 7 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".

Subscribe to "Radio KAL Live!" via iTunes or your favorite Podcatcher.


August 31, 2015: Michael Shannon Was Joking About Flipper HandsPrint

Zod's Body Michael Shannon set the Internet abuzz earlier this month when he told a strange story to Vulture.com about what wearing flippers on his hands for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" for his role of General Zod.

He was joking! While we saw that Zod's body was indeed featured in the Comic-Con trailer for "Batman v Superman", Michael Shannon told The Daily Beast he wasn't involved in filming any new scenes for the movie.

    "I wasn't there," he said. "It's a really awkward situation - I'm in the trailer for a movie that I didn't work on."

    Shannon says he still hasn't seen the trailer featuring Zod's brief appearance. But he explained that Dead Zod popping up in Batman v Superman is akin to how Russell Crowe's Jor-El lived on in Man of Steel after being killed in the obliteration of Krypton.

Shannon says he did go in to do some voice-over work for Batman v Superman, but didn't suit up in costume - let alone flipper hands - to shoot scenes for the film.

    "I went over and did some voice-over stuff because it's like that ghost thing. But I don't know if I'm supposed to say that. I get very nervous," he said.

    "Somebody was asking me about this in New York and I made up some ridiculous bulls#!t answer about how my character Zod has flippers, and this went viral on the Internet or something and people have been asking me about that," Shannon said with a baffled smile. "That is so obviously a complete bulls#!t story, right? But people took it seriously."

So everyone can now stop speculating about Zod's flippers.


August 31, 2015: First Look at Jenna Dewan-Tatum as Lucy LanePrint

Lucy Lane Entertainment Weekly has published the first photo of Jenna Dewan-Tatum as Lucy Lane in an upcoming episode of "Supergirl".

    The character has previously been described as "strong, smart and successful in her own right. She's got a history with Jimmy Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) and she's come to town to right a previous wrong."

    Now, executive producer Ali Adler teases how Lane's arrival will impact Kara Zor-El a.k.a. Supergirl (Melissa Benoist).

    "We hope to explore the history that Lucy has with James Olsen - or, as Lucy knows him, Jimmy Olsen," Adler tells EW. "I think we're going to bring in her father. She not only plays a romantic foil with whatever Kara and James are brewing, but people will also be surprised that she's really a woman's woman. She and Kara develop their own friendship, too. We're not just bringing her in to purposefully create tension. She serves a larger story drive."

"Supergirl" premieres Monday, October 26 at 8:30pm ET on CBS, before moving into its regular 8.00pm Monday time slot.


August 31, 2015: Melissa Benoist on "Supergirl", the Costume and FlyingPrint

Supergirl Extra recently caught up with "Supergirl" star Melissa Benoist to talk to her about playing the Maid of Might, putting on the suit, doing her own stunts and much more.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Teen Titans #11Print

Teen Titans #11

Mild Mannered Reviews - Teen Titans #11

Scheduled to arrive in stores: August 26, 2015

Cover date: October 2015

"Rogue Targets" - Part 3

Writer: Will Pfeifer
Penciller: Ricken
Inker: Ricken

Reviewed by: Keith Samra

    Just like last month, I realized whilst writing the synopsis, there wasn't much "meat" to this story!

    This was a filler story, which could have been told in 5 pages. But sadly with today's storytelling trends in comics, everything must be decompressed to the point that it resembles an episode of Dragon Ball Z. I apologize to any DBZ fans that read this review, but it was the DBZ was the only other property I know that was so very much decompressed in its storytelling.

    I really have nothing much to say, aside from the fact that this storyline seems to be going downhill fast. I don't really have a vested interest in this Manchester Black/Elite tale anymore, because I don't see the payoff anymore!

    Manchester is clearly up to something, and has a hidden agenda, but so far it's been pretty lackluster, so I'm not expecting anything fantastic to happen.

Click here to read the complete review of Teen Titans #11.


August 31, 2015: Superman on TV - August 31 to September 6Print

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 "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, September 1 at 3.00am and 10.45am.

The movie "Superman Returns" will air in the U.S. on HBO Family on Tuesday, September 1 at 5.00pm.

The "Smallville" episode titled "Crisis" will air on TNT on Thursday, September 3 at 5.00am, followed by "Legacy" at 6.00am.

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, September 5 - "The Magic Secret" at 6.00pm and "Divide and Conquer" at 6.30pm.

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, episodes of "Krypto: The Superdog" air on the following days on Boomerang. This week's episodes are:
Monday, August 31 - "Puss in Space Boots/Teeny Tiny Trouble" at 2.25pm
Tuesday, September 1 - "Super Flea" at 6.00am and "Super Flea/A Bug's Strife" at 2.25pm
Wednesday, September 2 - "A Bug's Strife" at 6.00am and "Meet the Dog Stars/The Streaky Story" at 2.25pm
Thursday, September 3 - "Meet the Dog Stars" at 6.00am and "Diaper Madness/Feline Fatale" at 2.25pm
Friday, September 4 - "The Streaky Story" at 6.00am and "Dog-Gone Kevin/The Dark Hound Strikes" at 2.25pm
Saturday, September 5 - "Diaper Madness" at 6.00am
Sunday, September 6 - "Feline Fatale" at 6.00am

In Australia, episodes of the "Young Justice: Invasion" animated series air on the following days on Cartoon Network. This week's episodes are:
Wednesday, September 2 - "Intervention" at 11.35pm
Thursday, September 3 - "Summit" at 11.35pm
Friday, September 4 - "Endgame" at 11.35pm
Saturday, September 5 - "Happy New Year" at 11.35pm
Sunday, September 6 - "Earthlings" at 11.35pm

In Australia, episodes of the "Young Justice" animated series air on the following days on GO! (99). This week's episodes are:
Sunday, September 6 - "Image" at 3.30pm
Sunday, September 6 - "Agendas" at 4.00pm

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


August 31, 2015: Students Dress in Superman T-Shirts to Honor TeenPrint

Superman Logo Jonathan Fluker became known to his friends as "Superman" when he was diagnosed with cancer in 2009. Last week the teenager lost his battle, but his friends and colleagues honored him by wearing Superman T-Shirts to Friday's football game.

    Fluker was just 11 years old when doctors discovered a peripheral nerve sheath tumor. But the Tennessee teen never let it be his kryptonite, eventually going on to play on the defensive line for Morristown West High School's beloved Trojans football team, friend Lyric McCaroll said.

    "He never stopped smiling and he never stopped putting a smile on my face. Even when I was full of negativity, he would reassure me that he was never going to leave me," the 17-year-old told CNN.

    "I said to him 'You're my Superman, you're always going to be my Superman because you have the strength to get through this. I know you'll keep fighting and you won't give up.'"

    The nickname caught on at school. Living up to the name, he wore a Superman T-shirt under his tuxedo to prom in 2014, attending in a motorized wheelchair thanks to a specially equipped van provided by the local Children's Hospital.

    The disease finally took Fluker's life on Aug. 24. To honor his memory, Morristown West High School students donned Superman shirts and costumes at Friday night's football game, filling the student section with a sea of blue.

Read the full story at WCVB.com.


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Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman #43Print

Superman #43

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman #43

Scheduled to arrive in stores: August 26, 2015

Cover date: October 2015

"Before Truth" - Part 3

Writer: Gene Luen Yang
Penciller: John Romita Jr.
Inker: Klaus Janson & Scott Hanna
Cover: John Romita, Jr., Klaus Janson & Dean White
Variant Cover: Des Taylor

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

    After all the build up I share Clark's emotions at the end of the issue. Not with Lois Lane and her galactically stupid error in judgement - but with DC.

    You know all this chatter with Fox and Fantastic Four? i.e. "Give Them Back To Marvel!" I found myself thinking, “Give Superman, Clark Kent & Lois Lane to a team who understands them!" I don't make the comment lightly either.

    Now that the reasons for 'Truth' are fully revealed, I as a Superman fan am thoroughly broken.

    The issue is a misstep and a padded out mess.

Click here to read the complete review of Superman #43.


August 30, 2015: Mehcad Brooks Talks About Playing James Olsen on "Supergirl"Print

James Olsen In a recent interview with KryptonSite.com, Mehcad Brooks spoke briefly about playing James Olsen in the upcoming "Supergirl" TV series, his relationship with Lucy Lane, and Jimmy's Superman Signal Watch. Here's an excerpt from the interview...

    In your version of James Olsen's past, did he have all of the gadgets like the Superman signal watch and all of that?

    We have the Superman watch. That is the first gadget we introduce... that's all I know right now. They don't tell me everything.

    Lucy Lane (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) is coming on to the series. Can you talk about the history between her and your character?

    I can say this: Lucy Lane comes in as James' ex-fiancee, and that's about all I can say! I can't say a lot.

Read the complete interview at KryptonSite.com.


August 30, 2015: The DC Comics Presents Show Podcast - Episode #20Print

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 28, 2015: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period August 21-27, 2015.

The "Speeding Bulletin" is your weekly Superman news video, recapping the latest events in the world of Superman. It also includes the "Great Scott!" segment brought to you by Scotty V.

Subscribe to the "Speeding Bulletin" via iTunes or your favorite Podcatcher.

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