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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
May 1: The new novel Double Down (Lois Lane) by Gwenda Bond is now available.
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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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.

May 27, 2016: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period May 20-26, 2016.

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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May 27, 2016: Sneak Peek Preview - "Superman Rebirth #1"Print

Superman Rebirth #1 Superman Rebirth #1 SUPERMAN: REBIRTH #1
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by DOUG MAHNKE and JAIME MENDOZA
Cover by DOUG MAHNKE
Variant cover by ANDY PARK
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
The world needs a Man of Steel, but can Superman protect the world while raising a super-son with his wife, Lois Lane?
IT BEGINS: Now it's Clark's turn to be Pa Kent and teach his son what it means to be super, but who is hunting Superman's son - and why?
One-shot. On sale JUNE 1. 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US. RATED T

Superman Rebirth #1 Superman Rebirth #1 Superman Rebirth #1
Superman Rebirth #1 Superman Rebirth #1

Source: ComicVine.com


May 27, 2016: Superman Homepage Caption ContestPrint

Welcome to the Superman Homepage Caption Contest! The rules are simple. Just click on the Comments link below to leave a caption for the following image.

Caption Contest

Leave as many captions as you can think of, but keep it family friendly. Captions deemed to be outside our Caption Contest Guidelines will be deleted at our discretion.

In the end, there can be only one winner. The winner will be decided by Steve Younis, your Caption Contest compere.

The winner will be announced when the next new Caption Contest is posted. While there's no physical prize, the winner will gain the praise and admiration of their fellow Superman fans.

Speaking of which, the winner of the previous Caption Contest was:

Previous Caption Contest Randarch:
"Kill the wab-bit! Kill the WAB-BIT!"

Check out the Caption Contest Archives to see the list of runners-up.

Note: You need to be a member of the Superman Homepage to leave a comment, but it's free, so sign up and join the fun!


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May 26, 2016: Geoff Johns Explains His Problem with the "New 52"Print

Rebirth In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, DC's chief creative officer Geoff Johns explained why he felt the "New 52" era of comic books was restrictive for him as a writer, and why there was a definite need for a "Rebirth"...

"One of the problems I had as a writer in the 'New 52' is that we're dropped into an open field - here's your character, we're going to relaunch it - and then you look around and think, well, which direction am I supposed to go in?" Johns told Heat Vision. "With this, we had the conversation ahead of time: look over there, towards the horizon: that's the direction. And the path isn't narrow; it's not all the characters have to have a cape or whatever. Rebirth is the compass, here's where we're going."

"What happened with the 'New 52' was that a brick wall had been built between that and everything that had happened before. In my mind, it was like a brick wall, and it felt like, say, the version I read of Raven wasn't the Raven I'm reading now. It felt like the emotional connection I had with the character broke. I'll tell you a character specifically, and I'll be candid about it: Superboy, Connor Kent."

"One of my favorite characters of all time," Johns continued, "And I had a great time writing him in Teen Titans, and I loved writing him in his solo run [in Adventure Comics]. They reintroduced him in the 'New 52' and he was so different, so vastly changed, that I couldn't connect with the book that well. The emotional tie just severed, and it didn't sever in the way that made me angry, it was worse than that: I had apathy for it. I didn't care anymore."

Seeming to echo the thoughts and feelings of many fans, Geoff Johns goes on to explain how "Rebirth" came about and what it means for us as fans...

I think Rebirth and the launch of the books became not just a relaunch - going back to the original numbering on Action Comics and Detective was very important to me because it says something about us embracing legacy and our history again. I'm really excited about reading the books as a fan, I'm excited to see us embracing our emotional history and the character relationships again. Putting the characters at the forefront again. That's what's important.

Read the entire interview at The Hollywood Reporter website.


May 26, 2016: WaterTower Music Announces "The Music of DC Comics: Volume 2"Print

Music of DC Comics Vol 2 WaterTower Music and DC Entertainment today announced the upcoming release of a second volume of music from your favorite DC Comics movies, TV shows, radio shows and video games.

"The Music of DC Comics: Volume 2" features 29 songs from beloved movies, television shows, games and radio shows including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Batman: The Animated Series, Superman, Injustice: Gods Among Us, The Dark Knight Rises, Supergirl, Gotham and The Flash, including eleven songs that have never before been released. Here's the full listing:

  1. The Baby From Krypton Intro (from Superman Radio Show) – Bud Collyer (1940)
  2. What Are You Going To Do When You Are Not Saving the World? (from Man of Steel) – Hans Zimmer (2013)
  3. Superman Theme (from Ruby-Spears Superman) – John Williams (1988)
  4. Superman: The Animated Series Theme – Shirley Walker (1996)
  5. The Flying Sequence/Can You Read My Mind? (feat. Margot Kidder) – John Williams (1978)
  6. Fight Night (from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) – Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL (2016)
  7. Batman Theme – Neal Hefti (1966)
  8. Batman: The Animated Series – Danny Elfman (1996)
  9. The Ballad of Batman (from Batman: The Brave and the Bold) – Dynamic Music Partners feat. John DiMaggio (2002)
  10. Batman and Robin: Batman Takes Over (Intro) – Mischa Bakaleinikoff (1949)
  11. Why Do We Fall? (From Dark Knight Rises) – Hans Zimmer (2012)
  12. Christmas with the Joker/Jingle Bells Batman Smells – Shirley Walker feat. Mark Hamill (1992)
  13. Joker is Wild – The Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale: Sun Ra and the Blues Project (1966)
  14. Mischief (Harley Quinn's Theme) [from Infinite Crisis Videogame] – Matthew Harwood (2015)
  15. Lex Luthor's Lair – John Williams (1978)
  16. Penquin Makes Moves (from Gotham) – Graeme Revell and David E. Russo (2015)
  17. Penquin's Umbrella – The Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale: Sun Ra and the Blues Project (1966)
  18. Challenge of The Superfriends – Hoyt Curtin (1978)
  19. The Theme of The Justice League of America – Arthur Korb (1966)
  20. Supergirl Theme – Blake Neely (2015)
  21. Robin's Theme – The Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale: Sun Ra and the Blues Project (1966)
  22. The Adventures of Superpup – TV Pilot (1958)
  23. DC's Legends of Tomorrow Theme – Blake Neely (2016)
  24. Metamorpho – Arthur Korb (1966)
  25. Get Your Cape On – Jordyn Kane (2015)
  26. The Flash TV Series Theme – Danny Elfman (1990)
  27. The Flash vs Arrow – Blake Neely (2014)
  28. Wonder Woman – Arthur Korb (1966)
  29. Wonder Woman TV Series Season 3 Theme – Charles Fox and Norman Gimble (1978)

WaterTower Music has posted one of the never-before-released songs online. Take a listen to the 1978 theme is from the third series of the Super Friends cartoons - "Challenge of the Superfriends".

"The Music of DC Comics: Volume 2" will be released on CD and as a digital download on July 15, and can now be preordered at iTunes and the Superman Homepage Online Store. Vinyl lovers can look for a double vinyl version of the album to be made available soon.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Adventures of Supergirl - Chapter #9Print

Adventures of Supergirl - Chapter #9

Mild Mannered Reviews - Adventures of Supergirl - Chapter #9

Released Digitally: May 16, 2016

"Chapter 9"

Writer: Sterling Gates
Penciller: Carmen Carnero
Inker: Carmen Carnero
Cover: Cat Staggs

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

Who would have ever thought the sleeper read of the Superman books would be Supergirl? Instalment #9 can be tied neatly to instalment #1, with no need of either having to read for enjoyment. Gates is a sorely needed reminder to what serial storytelling needs to be about: each issue should be self contained, yet part of a larger framework, which can be drawn upon for subplots to keep the engine running. It's insanely difficult to do this with a decompressed format, and Gates wisely eschews this practice to produce a story that stokes genuine interest. It's not often that I want to read the next issue of a comic; it's become a robotic practice with some books as I review them, but I honestly look forward to each issue of Adventures of Supergirl, under Gates, and hope that he's able to continue the run with the same quality.

Click here to read the complete review of Adventures of Supergirl - Chapter #9.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Five - Chapter #22Print

Injustice: Year Five - Chapter #22

Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Five - Chapter #22

Released Digitally: May 17, 2016

"Tempers Flare"

Writer: Brian Buccellato
Penciller: Xermanico
Inker: Xermanico
Cover: David Yardin

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

When Billy Batson speaks the name of the wizard who granted him his abilities, Shazam, he's granted the following abilities:

S - The Wisdom of Solomon
H - The Strength of Heracles
A - The Stamina of Atlas
Z - The Power of Zeus
A - The Courage of Achilles
M - The Speed of Mercury

These abilities make him a top tier superhero, yet Captain Marvel, renamed Shazam for the most ridiculous reason, is rendered as little more than a flying strong man, a thin, gruel version of Superman, who is rendered in nearly the same manner. The Wisdom of Solomon should allow him to reason with Harley Quinn, or at the very least, let him know not to let her get away.

Click here to read the complete review of Injustice: Year Five - Chapter #22.


May 26, 2016: Geoff Johns Talks "Rebirth" with Seth MeyersPrint

DCU Rebirth #1 Appearing on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" on Wednesday night, DC Comics' Geoff Johns explained why "Rebirth" has none of the baggage of a reboot.

Written by DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and illustrated by Reis, Gary Frank, Ethan Van Sciver and Phil Jimenez, "DC Universe: Rebirth" #1 kicks off a line-wide relaunch of the DC Universe titles, with multiple core titles like "Batman" double-shipping, and all series launching with a new #1 - except "Action Comics" and "Detective Comics," which will return to their legacy numbering started in 1938 and 1937, respectively.

Purchase DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 from TFAW.com, or grab it digitally for your Kindle or iBooks.


May 26, 2016: Op-Ed "It's Not Easy Being Superman"Print

Tired Superman One-time Superman Homepage reviewer Michael "George" O'Connor has written an opinion editorial about the Superman film franchise which Superman fans might like to read...

    It may sound counterintuitive to pity a superhuman with near-godlike abilities, but Superman just can't catch a break.

    DC Comics has tacked on one gimmick after another to string along comic book readers for decades - de-powering him, killing him, turning him into a blue energy being, changing his costume, giving him a badass attitude with a serious chip on his shoulder… they've tried it all.

    Meanwhile, the films have been similarly schizophrenic, indecisive in their reverence towards the original 1978 Donner film or the Christopher Nolan Batman films, never considering there might be a third option.

    And on television, the Superman IP has been pigeonholed into cheesy soap operas like Lois and Clark or Smallville that choose to focus more on relationship issues or teen angst than the blue-and-red tights source material. Heck, even on the show Supergirl, Superman's televised appearance is relegated to being unconscious for two episodes so that Kara can save the world on her own. What do we actually see of the Last Son of Krypton? His red boots in the background.

    But here's the thing: Superman can be a great character if DC wants him to be. They only lack the light to show the way.

Read Michael's complete article at his personal blog.


May 25, 2016: Geoff Johns Talks "DC Universe Rebirth #1"Print

DCU Rebirth #1 In a new one-one-one interview with SourceFedNERD's Maude Garrett, Geoff Johns discusses Rebirth, what fans can expect from "DC Universe Rebirth #1", and what he's excited about most.

Written by DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and illustrated by Reis, Gary Frank, Ethan Van Sciver and Phil Jimenez, "DC Universe: Rebirth" #1 kicks off a line-wide relaunch of the DC Universe titles, with multiple core titles like "Batman" double-shipping, and all series launching with a new #1 - except "Action Comics" and "Detective Comics," which will return to their legacy numbering started in 1938 and 1937, respectively.

Purchase DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 from TFAW.com, or grab it digitally for your Kindle or iBooks.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman: American Alien #7Print

Superman: American Alien #7

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman: American Alien #7 (of 7)

Scheduled to arrive in stores: May 18, 2016

Cover date: July 2016

"Valkyre"

Writer: Max Landis
Penciller: Jock
Inker: Jock

Reviewed by: Michael Bailey

It took seven issues but it finally hit me. The answer to the question, "Why didn't I like this series beyond the first issue?"

It wasn't for me.

This series was for a newer reader or a reader that was more open to seeing Superman's early days explored in a modern context from a more introspective standpoint.

That's not me.

So all of my problems with this final issue are kind of moot. I am not the audience for Landis' dialogue, which tries to be amusing as well as hard hitting. The conversation between Superman and Lobo where Lobo asks why Superman is trying to protect dead people is meant to be funny and to some it probably was. Just not me. The whole thing with Clark talking to Jimmy at the beginning about Lois leaving before he wakes up was meant to humanize the character and make him more relatable but it just didn't hit me that way. To me it came off as trying to be edgy and failing. The only scene I got anything out of was the final one and even that fell flat.

Click here to read the complete review of Superman: American Alien #7.