Superman: The Unauthorized Biography
Glen Weldon (Author)
A celebration of Superman's life and history - in time for his 75th birthday. How has the Big Blue Boy Scout stayed so popular for so long? How has he changed with the times, and what essential aspects of him have remained constant? This fascinating biography examines Superman as a cultural phenomenon through 75 years of action-packed adventures, from his early years as a social activist in circus tights to his growth into the internationally renowned demigod he is today.
Hardcover: 352 pages
"Superman: Unbound" Animated Movie
Superman battles Brainiac in order to save his home planet's city of Kandor which has been miniaturized on Brainiac's ship. Based on Geoff Johns' mini series.
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.
Fans who miss out on the June 13 Walmart Advanced Screening of "Man of Steel" will be able to purchase their tickets to see "Man of Steel" for its June 14 release from AMC Theatres starting Tuesday, May 21.
DC Comics released a 5-page sneak peek of this tie-in prequel comic book.
Walmart invites customers to show their excitement for the first screening of "Man of Steel" on Facebook and on Twitter with the hashtag #SeeSteelFirst. For more information and to view the selected theaters please visit: www.walmart.com/manofsteel.
Also, included in this prize package, three more great books from Dorling-Kindersley including, Batman: The World of the Dark Knight, a similarly fantastic ultimate guide to Gotham's greatest crime-fighter and two huge sticker books that will offer up hours of fun: Superman: The Ultimate Sticker Collection and the Batman: The Ultimate Sticker Collection.
Five lucky winners will each win a prize package of all four books.
The BritamaTime.com offer includes one free movie ticket to see "Man of Steel" at one of three Blitz Megaplex cinemas, free official "Man of Steel" merchandise, and a voucher to spend at the DC Comics Super Heroes store in Jakata.
Thanks to Budi Margomuljo for the lead on this info.
Mayor Bob Hausler said he will be on hand about 9 a.m. with other city officials to make a presentation to Walmart.
Also, movie producer and distributor Warner Bros. will be donating a prop replica command key and a matted and framed print signed by "Man of Steel" Director Zack Snyder to the new Plano Superman Museum.
That museum will open later this summer in the Plano Train Depot, including artifacts from the Plano Historical Society.
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.
Merchandise seen in this episode:
Lindelof: The Justice League problem? I think a lot of that depends on Man of Steel. The Justice League problem is not a problem of, who is the bad guy that Wonder Woman and Green Lantern, Superman, whoever you decide to pit them against. The problem is: What's the tone of that movie? They've been struggling with launching their own tone. The tone of Green Lantern is very different from the tone of The Dark Knight. They clearly inhabit two entirely different worlds. You want to feel like someone is establishing a world where the Justice League can exist, maybe Man of Steel is that movie. If Man of Steel works, and it's great, I think it starts to make sense where Paradise Island is in that world. Because that's an entirely different world than the one Christopher Nolan introduced.
THR: I was disheartened when Man of Steel was rated PG-13.
Lindelof: It should be PG. In the spirit of not throwing stones from the glass house in which one resides, the same should be said of Star Trek. The limitation between PG and PG-13, particularly as it pertains to violence - there's no sex in Star Trek; there are a couple of "s-words," but only because we already knew we were going to get PG-13. They are easily excisable. I always loved that moment in Temple of Doom when Indy says, "Shit." Because that's exactly what he would say. You don't use it to be gratuitous, but it's what a character would say in that moment. Donner's Superman is a very adult movie. It doesn't feel like it's being whitewashed or watered down in any way. It feels real, cool, fun, escapist and upbeat. The larger thing for Man of Steel, is like, "Yes, we all are consuming darker stories." Again, glass house. But it's like, "Is there any way we can get the word dark in it?"
Created by Superman fan Greg Brewer, this Superman tribute video uses the "Man of Steel" trailer and music, and adds in footage from "Superman: The Movie", "Superman II", and the "Smallville" TV series.
Thanks to Greg for sharing it with us.