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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
May 1: Glenn Ford, Jonathan Kent in Superman: The Movie, born in Sainte-Christine, Quebec, Canada in 1916.
May 3: Jackie Cooper, Perry White in the Superman films, dies in 2011, aged 88.
May 5: Henry Cavill, Superman in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Jersey, Channel Islands in 1983.
May 8: Salome Jens, Martha Kent in the Superboy TV series, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1935.
May 11: Gerard Christopher, the second actor to play the lead role in the Superboy TV series, born in New York City, New York in 1959.
May 13: Writer Marv Wolfman (The Adventures of Superman) born in 1946.
May 21: Joan Alexander, best known as Lois Lane from the 1940s Superman Radio Series, dies in 2009, aged 94.
May 23: Artist Win Mortimer (Action Comics, Supergirl) born in 1919.
May 27: Richard Schiff, Emil Hamilton in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Bethesda, Maryland in 1955.

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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.

Mild Mannered Reviews - Divergence #1 [Free Comic Book Day]Print

Divergence #1

Mild Mannered Reviews - Divergence #1 [Free Comic Book Day]

Scheduled to arrive in stores: April 29, 2015

Cover date: June 2015


Writer: Gene Luen Yang
Penciller: John Romita, Jr.
Inker: Klaus Janson with Scott Hanna
(Superman art on) Cover: John Romita, Jr. & Klaus Janson with Laura Martin

Reviewed by: Jeremiah Boor

    The headline for Superman fans on Free Comic Book Day is clear. New writer, new status quo.

    Gene Luen Yang is a Chinese American comic book writer. His work is critically acclaimed. And he has a reputation for bringing diversity into his work. That diversity of talent and content is a stated goal that DC has had for years. Frankly, the company has struggled to deliver on that promise. But Yang makes good in his very first panel.

    Clark has Jimmy try Vietnamese coffee at a food truck. Then says he frequents the vendor (partly because they do not stay in the same place for long, a reference to his need to keep a low profile) but he also makes it a point to mention that the owners live down the street from him.

    This panel says a lot. Clark opens himself up to exotic things, but he also supports his neighborhood. He is both a global citizen, and a man firmly entrenched in his (American) community. Not unlike Yang and his character in the book, American Born Chinese.

    As far as the new status quo, Clark's life has been drastically altered. Many disagree with the change (I don't blame them) but it may accomplish some positive things. Three of the four characters in this story are Clark, Jimmy, and Lois. The pressure put on Clark will create a need for a support structure. Many have argued that he needs Lois (and to a lesser degree Jimmy) to gain a window into his humanity. If this is true, he may now need them simply to keep a grasp on it.

    There are fears that this story will effectively erase the Clark Kent persona. If everyone knows his secret identity, then what good is it? Others fear he will lose touch, since he is at odds with Lois. But this story hints to the contrary.

Click here to read the complete review of Divergence #1.

May 4, 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, May 4 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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May 4, 2015: Superman on TV - May 4-10Print

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 animated movie "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies" will air in the U.S. on ACTION MAX on Tuesday, May 5 at 4.35am.

The movie "Man of Steel" will air in the U.S. on MOMAX on Wednesday, May 6 at 12.45pm; then on Saturday, May 9 at 9.00pm.

The Justice League endures 'Bring a Sidekick to Work' Day in the "Robot Chicken" episode titled "They Took My Thumbs", which is scheduled to air on Cartoon Network on Thursday, May 7 at 12.15am.

The animated movie "Superman/Batman: Apocalypse" will air in the U.S. on ACTION MAX on Thursday, May 7 at 7.25am.

The movie "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace" will air in the U.S. on Discovery Family Channel (DFC) on Friday, May 8 at 7.00pm; and again on Saturday, May 9 at 5.00pm.

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, May 9 - "Test of a Warrior" at 6.00pm and "Olsen's Millions" 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.


In Australia, the animated movie "Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox" will air on Foxtel's Family movie channel on Tuesday, May 5 at 3.15am.

In Australia, the movie "Man of Steel" will air on Foxtel's Premiere movie channel on Tuesday, May 5 at 4.10pm.

In Australia, episodes of the "Young Justice: Invasion" animated series air on the following days on Cartoon Network. This week's episodes are:
Monday, May 4 - "Salvage" at 11.35pm
Tuesday, May 5 - "Beneath" at 11.35pm
Wednesday, May 6 - "Bloodlines" at 11.35pm
Thursday, May 7 - "Depths" at 11.35pm
Friday, May 8 - "Satisfaction" at 11.35pm
Saturday, May 9 - "Darkest" at 11.35pm
Sunday, May 10 - "Before the Dawn" at 11.35pm

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


Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman #40Print

Superman #40

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman #40

Scheduled to arrive in stores: April 29, 2015

Cover date: June 2015


Writer: John Romita Jr.
Penciller: John Romita Jr.
Inker: Klaus Janson
Cover: John Romita Jr.
Movie Poster Variant Cover: Dave Johnson

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

    What happens when you hand over the writing reigns to someone who doesn't write or understand the character? This book.

    Awful, clunky dialogue. Embarrassing... Clark has lived on Earth his entire life and doesn't know mouth wash is to wash your mouth and not drink down?

    Clark is written as a selfish arrogant, buffoon here. No matter the personal benefit, Superman just wouldn't risk his ability to help his fellow man for experimenting with beer and Italian food. I can see what JR JR is trying to do, what he's trying to convey, 'life and its new experiences' but in all honestly he should stick to art because a writer his isn't and debatably his art is divisive also. Also I have to ask - THIS IS HOW LOIS FINDS OUT? Really? Seriously? Just all 'round awful.

Click here to read the complete review of Superman #40.

Mild Mannered Reviews - Convergence #4Print

Convergence #4

Mild Mannered Reviews - Convergence #4

Scheduled to arrive in stores: April 29, 2015

Cover date: June 2015

"The Return"

Writer: Jeff King
Penciller: Stephen Segovia
Inker: Mark Farmer, Julio Ferreria , Jonathan Glapion, Rob Hunter, Jason Paz, Mark Roslan & Stephen Segovia
Main Cover: Stephen Segovia with Peter Steigerwald

Reviewed by: Jeremiah Boor

    Despite my criticism of Jeff King's storytelling, I have no real problem with the premise or major plot points of Convergence. The issue I have, is his inability to fill the spaces in between. His skeleton outline has remained just that, a skeleton. No meat on the bones, nothing to chew on, with very little to draw interest to the story.

    The broad strokes are simple. The premise is introduced in the first issue. (The zero issue doesn't even count). Deimos is introduced at the end of the 2nd. Batman is killed in the 3rd. Brainiac's imprisonment is revealed at the end of the 4th. You can bet there will be a significant event at the end of the 6th, and maybe the 7th, with the big finale coming in the 8th issue.

Click here to read the complete review of Convergence #4.

Mild Mannered Reviews - Convergence: Booster Gold #1Print

Convergence: Booster Gold #1

Mild Mannered Reviews - Convergence: Booster Gold #1

Scheduled to arrive in stores: April 29, 2015

Cover date: June 2015

"Ride the Wave"

Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Alvaro Martinez
Inker: Raul Fernandez
Cover: Dan Jurgens, Danny Miki, & HI-FI

Reviewed by: Jeremiah Boor

    Once again, when DC promises to simplify things, man do they complicate them. I can't tell you how much time I spent on the internet trying to figure out which timelines these characters came from.

    To better understand this issue, DC suggested reading Booster Gold: Future's End, part of last year's September tie-in event. I did. I was more confused. After some research I realized, that to truly understand this book, one would need to read more. New 52's Justice League International, then Booster Gold: Future's End.

    But if you are a fan of Booster, especially the Geoff Johns to New 52 era, then you will like this book. It is both Pre-Flashpoint nostalgia and a continuation of his current version's storyline. This tie-in is also unique because it ties into the Convergence miniseries more tightly than any other.

Click here to read the complete review of Convergence: Booster Gold #1.

May 3, 2015: Retro Review - "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman"Print

Lois & Clark Superman Homepage reviewer Rob Ó Conchúir continues reviewing episodes from "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" for those nostalgic for the 1990s.

Check out his review of the Season 3 episode titled "Big Girls Don't Fly" in which Clark and Lois agree he must leave Earth and travel to New Krypton to marry Zara and stop the evil Lord Nor.

May 1, 2015: Preview Clip From "The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened?"Print

Superman Lives The documentary "The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened?", which delves into the story behind why the Superman film of the late 1990s (which involved Tim Burton, Kevin Smith and Nicolas Cage) was never made, is now showing in select theaters for a limited run before being released internationally on July 9 on Streaming, DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD.

The Daily Beast has been given an exclusive clip from the documentary in which Tim Burton explains why Cage was the right guy for the role of the Man of Steel.

May 1, 2015: Gwenda Bond Talks About Her Young Adult Lois Lane NovelPrint

Lois Lane Fallout Author Gwenda Bond spoke with ComicVine.com about today's release of her Young Adult novel "Lois Lane: Fallout", in which Lois Lane is starting a new life in Metropolis.

    An Army brat, Lois has lived all over - and seen all kinds of things. (Some of them defy explanation, like the near-disaster she witnessed in Kansas in the middle of one night.) But now her family is putting down roots in the big city, and Lois is determined to fit in. Stay quiet. Fly straight. As soon as she steps into her new high school, though, she can see it won't be that easy. A†group known as the Warheads is making life miserable for another girl at school. They're messing with her mind, somehow, via the high-tech immersive videogame they all play. Not cool. Armed with her wit and her new snazzy job as a reporter, Lois has her sights set on solving this mystery. But sometimes it's all a bit much. Thank goodness for her maybe-more-than-a friend, a guy she knows only by his screenname, SmallvilleGuy...

Here's an excertp from the interview...

    CV: How did you come up with the balance in making this a young adult novel based on a comic book character set in a slightly more realistic world?

    GB: There are a couple of elements at play. In a Superman story, where Superman isn't really Superman yet, there aren't usually superheroes in the world - he's the first. So I knew Lois would be living in a world much like ours (which also doesn't have superheroes, of course). That said, I didn't want to lose the super science and science fictional nature of the comic book stories completely. The answer seemed to be a world slightly more advanced technologically than our own, where strange things are starting to happen and Lois is among the first to notice. But I also wanted Lois's life itself to be recognizable for teens reading the book. The great thing about Lois is that she doesn't have superpowers, but she's still a superhero. Any of us can be like her. I feel like setting this in a slightly more realistic world enhances that.

    CV: How does it feel knowing this could be many young readers' first time being introduced to Lois?

    GB: Amazing - I still can't believe I got to write Lois Lane. It feels like a dream. I hope they fall in love with her.

    CV: Many fans crave more Lois in the comics (or even her own solo series) and are saddened by her current lack of appearances. Do you think Lois-centric stories are a tough sell for the average comic book readers?

    GB: I hope not! I've been tremendously grateful for the outpouring of support and enthusiasm since the day this project was announced. I truly believe that there are a lot of people in the world who love Lois Lane just as much as they love Superman. And I hope too that the expanding readership of comic books outside what we maybe used to think of as the average comic book readership will embrace this story.

Read the entire interview at ComicVine.com.

Order Fallout (Lois Lane) by Gwenda Bond from our Online Store now.

May 1, 2015: Read Neal Bailey's Story from "Bizarre New World"Print

Brave New World Skipper Martin, a friend of the Superman Homepage and long-time Superman fan, has created a Kickstarter campaign for his new graphic novel - Bizarre New World.

    Paul Krutcher has a little problem with gravity, but his status as the only flying human on Earth is short-lived when soon the entire human race joins him in the sky! Welcome to a Bizarre New World.

    Nine years in the making, the entire 278 page story is now complete and available for the very first time. The main book is a self-contained graphic novel with a definitive ending.

With stories from various writers and artists, including our own Neal Bailey, we think "Bizarre New World" is something Superman fans will enjoy.

Skipper Martin has been kind enough to allow the Superman Homepage to post Neal Bailey's complete 8 page story "Carte Blanche" for you to read in full right here.

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May 1, 2015: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period April 24-30, 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.

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