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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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16% [7 Votes]

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9% [4 Votes]

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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 4, 2015: Henry Cavill in "Men's Health" and "Men's Fitness" MagazinesPrint

Men's Health The September 2015 editions of both the "Men's Health" and "Men's Fitness" magazines feature Henry Cavill on the cover.

In the "Men's Health" magazine he talks about his new movie "The Man from UNCLE", getting physically ready for Superman, and what it takes to be mentally prepared for the role.

    Pre-Man of Steel, Cavill was gaining a rep as the unluckiest man in Hollywood. Bond aside, he also lost out to Robert Pattinson for Twilight (arguably that was good luck) and was initially cast for the reboot that became the disappointing Superman Returns, only to be booted out (again, arguably fortunately) along with a JJ Abrams script when director McG was replaced by Bryan Singer. Now Cavill seems to have the opposite problem.

    "Let's say the DC Universe keeps growing they haven't announced any more standalone Superman movies, but they may well do. That takes a full year out. If The Man from UNCLE becomes a franchise, there's that... I'm not too sure when I could fit [Bond] in." With two Justice League movies - DC's equivalent of Marvel's Avengers - slated to follow next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2017 and 2019, you can almost believe he's too busy for Bond. (Although, for the record, MH is nevertheless laying down Le Chiffre-level stakes on Cavill taking up the Martini-quaffing mantle when Craig eventually hangs up his tux.)

    In the meantime, being Superman remains a full-time job - even when he's busy fighting the Cold War. While The Man from UNCLE provided a welcome break from skin-tight spandex and shirtless scenes - Cavill slimmed down significantly for the role - it was by no means a rest period. "We knew Batman v Superman was happening immediately afterwards, so we were prepping for that at the same time, doing enough heavy stuff so that I'd be ready to make the switch without putting on muscle," he says. "Plus I had to stay at a certain weight and make sure I didn't blow up and get fat, which can easily happen when you're under stress and you want a drink at the weekend."

Men's Fitness Henry also talks about his commitment to the role of Superman...

    There's never any pure downtime from [his] physical regimen. Even during The Man from UNCLE - where "you can get away with a lot under a nice suit" - Cavill was already prepping for Batman v Superman. But he thinks he's now mastered the pendulum of mass gain, fat burn, and recovery. Give him a target date and a reasonable amount of time and he'll get himself where he has to be. "When I need to do it, I'll do it," he says. "But otherwise I'm going to enjoy my life."

    Whether he'll be allowed to is another matter. The two Justice League movies will extend his Superman commitment to six year - and if the franchise takes off as The Avengers did, maybe longer. His dedication to these characters would warm the heart of any comics geek. "They're the mythological heroes of our day," Cavill says, "and I want to help tell their stories for as long as I can." He seems almost territorial over the Man of Steel and his story. "But I have no power over the script," he admits, "and Chris Terrio [scriptwriter for the series] is a very good writer. There's so much that can be done with Superman. The Batman story is easy. He's dark and brooding and dangerous. Superman, I believe, can be a better story, but it requires 10 times the effort to get it right. All I can do is keep my fingers crossed that the big cheeses at the top care as much about the character as I do."

You can order "Men's Health" and "Men's Fitness" magazines online. Note: There are differences between the UK and US editions.


August 4, 2015: New Zealand Super Tyre Guy No Match for DC ComicsPrint

Super Tyre Guy A tyre/tire shop in New Zealand has been forced to change its logo to avoid legal action from DC Comics, who insists its mascot too closely resembles Superman.

    Owners of Super Tyre Guy, Marie and Gene Young, were surprised when, two weeks ago, they received a letter from Los Angeles-based DC Comics requesting they, "immediately and permanently stop using the Super Tyre Guy character".

    The issue arose after the couple decided to rebrand their business and incorporate a superhero into their branding. The blue and orange superhero holding a tyre has now been pulled up for similarities in outfit, colour and the five sided diamond pictured on his chest to that of Superman.

    According to Young, the couple had no intentions of copying the Superman design when creating their new look.

    "I have always loved superheroes and we didn't think of anything based off Superman itself but we just thought of a superhero image and that it was a strong and positive image to portray our business. That is how we do things in our local community," he said.

Source: New Zealand Herald


August 4, 2015: Superman Comics Available This WeekPrint

Injustice: Year Four #14 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: August 5, 2015 (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.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #13Print

Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #13

Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #13

Released Digitally: July 28, 2015

"Strength of Hercules"

Writer: Brian Buccellato
Penciller: Bruno Redondo
Inker: Juan Albarran
Cover: Jae Lee with June Chung

Reviewed by: T.A. Ewart (aka liheibao)

    The fighting continues. It's curious to imagine how the last few issues would play out in standard comic book form, with all this melee and no movement. The majority of Year Four has taken place on the steps of the Hall of Justice, comprising a fight that won't start, yet won't end. The battle that should be taking place is with the Insurgency, but they've been owned and reduced to less than side-line players, except for the obligatory self-righteous scene on the part of Batwoman. That Batwoman won't kill Wonder Woman, after the death of Huntress and Renee Montoya reduces Injustice to black and white formulae, as opposed to the supposed grey area and blurred lines the book purports itself to be. Super-powered heroes bad, crime fighting heroes good. What's more, Wonder Woman just pushed Regime Superman to the brink; Why is she having such a hard time with Batwoman, warrior extraordinaire that she is?

Click here to read the complete review of Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #13.


August 4, 2015: "Justice League: Gods and Monsters" - Poll ResultsPrint

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

Will you be buying the "Justice League: Gods and Monsters" animated movie?

Looks like fans are at polar opposites in their interest in this movie. The majority (35%) will definitely be getting it (or have already bought it), while the second most popular vote was for people (23%) who said there was no way they'd be buying this one.

Here's the complete breakdown:

Yes, absolutely!
Yes, absolutely!
35% [27 Votes]

Yeah, maybe
Yeah, maybe
17% [13 Votes]

Unsure/Undecided
Unsure/Undecided
9% [7 Votes]

No, I don't think so
No, I don't think so
17% [13 Votes]

No, definitely not!
No, definitely not!
23% [18 Votes]


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August 3, 2015: Jenna Dewan-Tatum Cast as Lucy Lane for "Supergirl"Print

Jenna Dewan-Tatum Jenna Dewan-Tatum has been cast in the role of Lucy Lane for the "Supergirl" TV series.

    In her mid-20s to early 30s, Lucy is described as as brash, funny and beautiful as her sister Lois, yet strong, smart and successful in her own right.

Lucy is expected to be introduced as an ex-girlfriend of James Olsen (played by Mehcad Brooks), whom Kara has a bit of a crush on. Whether this will introduce some kind of tension or love-triangle between the characters is unknown at this point in time.

Jenna Dewan-Tatum, who is the wife of actor Channing Tatum, most recently played the role of Freya Beauchamp in the "The Witches of East End" TV series.

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


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.

You can listen back to tonight's show in the player below:

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

Our next show will be broadcast on Monday, August 10 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 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.