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"Man of Steel" Action Hero Vignette Figure
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Superman soars into action with this dynamic new 1/9-scale vinyl figure. Featuring an accurate likeness of actor Henry Cavill, Superman strikes a dramatic pose on his diorama base. Fully colored and textured to a movie likeness, Superman requires minimal assembly for display.

"Man of Steel" Action Hero Vignette Figure
Man of Steel Action Hero Vignette Figure

Superman soars into action with this dynamic new 1/9-scale vinyl figure. Featuring an accurate likeness of actor Henry Cavill, Superman strikes a dramatic pose on his diorama base. Fully colored and textured to a movie likeness, Superman requires minimal assembly for display.

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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
July 31: Dean Cain, star of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan in 1966.
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 9-10: Dean Cain appearing at Steel City Con at the Monroeville Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA.
August 12: Young Justice: The Complete First Season released on Blu-ray.
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 16: Superman Plaque dedication taking place at 5400 Wilbur Ave, Tarzana, California.
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 1, 2014: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period July 18-31, 2014.

The "Speeding Bulletin" is your weekly Superman news video, recapping the latest events in the world of Superman.

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

Merchandise seen in this episode:


August 1, 2014: 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!


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Mild Mannered Reviews - Smallville: Chaos - Chapter #8Print

Smallville: Chaos - Chapter #8

Mild Mannered Reviews - Smallville: Chaos - Chapter #8

Released Digitally: July 25, 2014

"Chaos" - Part 8

Writer: Bryan Q. Miller
Artists: Agustin Padilla and Daniel HDR
Colorist: Carrie Strachan

Reviewed by: Matt Schorr

    So Darkseid's ... reformed? Is that even allowed?

    Wouldn't that be like the devil scheduling a meeting with God somewhere and saying, "You think we could just skip the whole Armageddon thing?"

    This issue was more introspective than previous entries, and not just with the dark god of Apokolips. Lex and Booster also examine themselves and each other. Booster has come to terms with his monumental ego, his need for public adoration, but he's moved past it and is earnestly trying to do what's right. He recognizes those same narcissistic traits in Lex, and he recognizes Lex's capacity for good as well. Unfortunately, Lex is too wrapped up in his drive and ambition to hear Booster's warning.

Click here to read the complete review of Smallville: Chaos - Chapter #8.


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:

Movies
Movies
41% [56 Votes]

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

Cartoons/Animation
Cartoons/Animation
6% [8 Votes]

Comic Books
Comic Books
37% [51 Votes]

Collectibles
Collectibles
2% [3 Votes]

Radio/Audio
Radio/Audio
1% [1 Vote]

Novels/Books
Novels/Books
0% [0 Votes]

Other
Other
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.