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
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"Metropolis Mayhem" at metropolismayhem.manofsteel.com is a 2D game which allows players to fly Superman through Metropolis, using their keyboard to maneuver the Man of Steel around obstacles and destroy objects with heat-vision.
Increase your score by collecting Superman "S" Shields while dodging laser beams fired by plasma weapons from dropships and guided rockets shot from helicopters. Get hit five times, and it's game over.
The Super Bacon Cheeseburger is promoted through a "Man of Steel"-themed commercial created by Los Angeles- and Amsterdam-based creative agency 72andSunny. The TV commercial highlights the unsung, everyday heroes in Superman's world: these "supermen" deserve a super-satisfying burger. The spot can soon be viewed below:
Carl's Jr. and Hardee's will be offering guests a series of four 40-ounce collectors' cups for purchase featuring the Superman emblem and characters from the film, including the Man of Steel, Jor-El and General Zod.
"Man of Steel"-themed premiums will also be offered as part of any Cool Kids Combo at Carl's Jr. and participating Hardee's.
Which isn't to say Williams won't find watching it bittersweet: "It puts me in mind of the late Chris Reeve, who we all loved so much. It's going to be hard for me. Not to let go of the music, but to let go of the idea of Superman being Chris. I thought he not only made that project successful, he embodied what all of us imagine Superman to look like if he could be given skin and bone, I think."
I think that our Lois is a little feistier and stronger. I think both characters are more realistic to us, to society now. Clark to me was always too good to really relate to. He was a little too much this perfect boy scout, and although Lois was feisty and strong she was still always the one being rescued. Not to say that she doesn't get rescued in our movie, but she rescues him right back, in so many other ways, emotionally. And in our film, in our last setpiece, she has a very strong position. There's something that she needs to accomplish in this plan in order for it to work. I like seeing that she's a really strong female character, and very proactive.
The costume is obviously a crucial part of the Superman iconography. How did you go about bringing it to the screen?
It's a daunting process, because you want to be true, and we're very respectful of the canon. But you also have to look at what's happening on the screen right now with superhero costumes. It has to be relatable to a modern audience. But at the same time you don't want to say "Who is that? That kinda looks like Superman..." It has to read, at first blush, as Superman. We went through so many iterations of the costume and yes, Zack did try very hard to make the underpants on the outside of the costume work - there are nods to it, with the belt and with some of the side detail on the costume, and that just felt more appropriate to the movie we were making. The other thing that was important for Zack was that the costume not come out of nowhere. It had to have a reason. We were building a world. We go to Krypton and we see this world, and we see that everything has its place. If they're in space he wanted it to feel like a space suit, and he wanted it to feel like the underlayer that they would maybe put armour over. It's also a caped society, so when you go to Krypton he wanted to see variations of this costume. And knowing that it was a caped society he wanted that to be evident when we were on Krypton, so when Clark finally finds the costume and puts it on you've established where it's come from.
The world is turned upside down as one of earth's greatest super heroes - Flash - wakes up devoid of his super powers in the all-new Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox - the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Original Animated Movies. Produced by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, this all-new, PG-13 rated film arrives July 30, 2013 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-RayTM Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP), DVD ($19.98 SRP) and Digital Download. The Blu-rayTM Combo Pack will include UltraVioletTM*.
When time travel allows a past wrong to be righted for Flash and his family, the event's temporal ripples prove disastrous, creating a fractured, alternate reality where the Justice League never formed, and even Superman is nowhere to be found. Amidst a new world being ravaged by a fierce war between Wonder Woman's Amazons and Aquaman's Atlanteans, Flash must team with a grittier, more violent Batman and government agent Cyborg to restore the continuity of Flash's original timeline.
Primetime television stars Justin Chambers (Grey's Anatomy) and Kevin McKidd (Grey's Anatomy), the voices of Barry Allen/Flash and Thomas Wayne/Batman, respectively, unite with numerous greats of television and film to fashion the famed animated roles. Adding to the celebrity-laden voice cast and providing thrilling additions to the Justice League series are Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale, Friday Night Lights, Chronicle) as Cyborg, C. Thomas Howell (Southland, The Outsiders) as Thawne/Professor Zoom, Nathan Fillion (Castle) as Hal Jordan/Green Lantern, Ron Perlman (Hellboy) as Slade and Deathstroke, Dana Delany (Body of Proof) as Lois Lane, Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) as Aquaman, Danny Huston (Magic City) as General Lane, Sam Daly (The Office, The Daly Show) as Superman, and Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) as Batman.
Screenwriter Jim Krieg delivers an action-packed vision of the legendary comic book miniseries FLASHPOINT, by Geoff Johns & Andy Kubert, adding to the over 13 million DC Universe video units produced to date. Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) is director and James Tucker (Superman: Unbound) is producer.
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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So could a partnership between Dark Knight and Last Son of Krypton be the next step in the heroes' conquest of the big screen?
"Who knows," says Cavill. "I'm sure there's all sorts of ideas being thrown around at Warner Bros right now."
There are twenty possible symbol designs, available in a variety of colors, each representing a Kryptonian ancestral house. You can also find out your personal Kryptonian name. You can then place your Kryptonian shield on a phot of your choice, and share the results via Facebook, Twitter and other Social Media services.
All the images have been seen before at one time or another, but not at this size or resolution. They're worth checking out.
Visit Nokia.com for the "Man of Steel" image gallery. Below is just a small selection of some of those images.
Super Boys explains, finally, what exactly happened with the infamous check for $130 that pulled Superman away from his creators - and gave control of the character to the publisher. Ricca also uncovers the true nature of Jerry's father's death, a crime that has always remained a mystery. Super Boys is the story of a long friendship between boys who grew to be men and the standard that would be impossible for both of them to live up to.
According to the book's full description, how many years of research did author Brad Ricca do in order to write "Super Boys"?
The giveaway contest will officially conclude at 11.59pm on Tuesday, May 28 and the lucky winners will be announced on the front page of the website on Wednesday, May 29.
"Superman is the original do-gooder, and eyeglasses are a defining part of Clark Kent's iconic look," says Warby Parker Co-Founder and Co-CEO Neil Blumenthal. "When we started Warby Parker, we made a conscious decision to build a company that could be profitable and do good in the world without charging a premium for it.
"The Warby Parker x Man of Steel collection includes the 'Chamberlain' and 'Percey,' two frames - one bold and one bookish - with graphics pops of color at the temple arm," Blumenthal says. "Each is perfect for all your civilian responsibilities."
From May 21 you can purchase your very own pair of Clark Kent glasses, with a portion of the proceeds of every pair sold going to charity.