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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
April 1: Annette O'Toole, Lana Lang in Superman III and Martha Kent in Smallville, born in Houston, TX in 1954.
April 1: Sam Huntington, Jimmy Olsen in Superman Returns, born in Peterborough, New Hampshire in 1982.
April 1: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Mr. Mxyzptlk, the Imp from the 5th dimension.
April 2: Christopher Meloni, Colonel Nathan Hardy in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Washington, District of Columbia in 1961.
April 3: Marlon Brando, Jor-El in Superman: The Movie, born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1924.
April 5: Man of Steel premieres on HBO in the USA at 9.00pm ET/PT.
April 7: Russell Crowe, Jor-El in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1964.
April 8: Jack O'Halloran, Non in Superman: The Movie and Superman II, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1943.
April 8: John Schneider, Jonathan Kent in Smallville, born in Mount Kisco, NY in 1960.
April 13: MTV Movie Awards will air on MTV in the USA, with Man of Steel star Henry Cavill nominated for Best Hero.
April 14: John Shea, Lex Luthor in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman TV series, born in 1949.
April 14: Mark Pillow, Nuclear Man in Superman IV, born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England in 1959.
April 16: Joan Alexander, best known as Lois Lane from the 1940s Superman Radio Series, born in Louise Abras in St. Paul, Minneapolis in 1915.
April 18: Action Comics #1, Superman's debut comic book, was released on this day in 1938 (although some argue it was actually May 3).
April 22: Cassidy Freeman, Tess Mercer in the Smallville TV series, born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1982.
April 23: Kal Penn, Stanford in Superman Returns, born in Montclair, New Jersey in 1977.
April 24: Stacy Haiduk, Lana Lang in the Superboy TV series, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1968.
April 26: Tom Welling, Clark Kent in Smallville, born in New York, NY in 1977.
April 29: Sam Jones III, Pete Ross in Smallville, born in Boston, MA in 1983.
April 29: Lane Smith, Perry White in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman TV series, born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1936.

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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.




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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 - Adventures of Superman - Chapter #51Print

Adventures of Superman #51

Mild Mannered Reviews - Adventures of Superman - Chapter #51

Released Digitally: April 14, 2014

"Seed of Destruction" - Part†1 of 1

Writer: Jerry Ordway
Artist: Steve Rude
Colorist: Glen Whitmore
Cover Artist: Steve Rude

Reviewed by: Alisa Lea Gossage

    It's fitting that the last issue of Adventures of Superman would be a tribute to the late Jack Kirby. The Adventures of Superman series is a homage to a bygone era of Superman. This Superman not only has the red trunks, but he has the maturity and moral values of the Kirby era. This is an old school comic. Villains were villains and superheroes were superheroes. There was very little of the 'grey' area stuff that we see in comics today.

    Also, there is no question about Superman's intelligence and moral character. He's not just some brawling brute; He's there to help mankind, and mankind accepts that help gladly. Because of this, future heroes are inspired to do good also.

    OMAC is a Kirby creation. He is a sort of futuristic Captain America. Inspired by heroes from the past, OMAC, along with his mechanical side-kick Brother Eye, fight for freedom and justice. It was fun to see that character again.

Click here to read the complete review of Adventures of Superman - Chapter #51.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Supergirl #30Print

Supergirl #30

Mild Mannered Reviews - Supergirl #30

Scheduled to arrive in stores: April 16, 2014

Cover date: June 2014

"Red Daughter of Krypton" - Part 2: "Red Remembrance"

Writer: Tony Bedard
Penciller: Emanuela Lupacchino, Yildiray Cinar and Diogenes Neves
Inker: Ray McCarthy and Marc Deering
Cover: Kenneth Rocafort

Reviewed by: James Lantz

    Steve said in the recent "Big Blue Report" newsletter that this story with Kara and the Red Lanterns could be an effort to boost sales of both Supergirl and Red Lanterns. This is true If one really thinks about it, the whole point of any story in comics is to sell the books. This is what writers, artists and the powers that be are attempting on a daily basis because, quite frankly, they want your comic dollar, pound, euro or whatever currency you have in your pocket. I'm not certain if DC has succeeded with the current runs of Red Lanterns and Supergirl. I haven't seen the figures. I do know Tony Bedard is putting Kara Zor-El in the right direction at this point in the series. The scene with Guy Gardner is especially powerful stuff, and his concern over Kara as a Red Lantern is handled incredibly. I have not been disappointed in what's been going on so far, and I look forward to seeing what happens from issue to issue.

Click here to read the complete review of Supergirl #30.


April 21, 2014: 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, April 21 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".

Radio KAL Live!

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April 21, 2013: Celebrating 76 Years Since "Action Comics #1"Print

Action Comics #1 Friday, April 18 was the 76th anniversary of the debut of Superman with the 1938 release of "Action Comics #1". DoYouRemember.com has published an article examining the story behind the story of Superman's creation and his debut comic book.

    Published on April 18th, 1938, Action Comics #1 heralded the debut of Superman, and since that time the hero's growth in popularity correlates almost perfectly with the comic's rise in value. Selling originally for ten cents, today the comic's valuation, depending on its quality, can reach $2 million. In celebration of the birthday of the Man of Steel, Superman and DoYouRemember fly counterclockwise around the planet, going back to the origin of the comic and tracing its dramatic history of theft and rejection.

Read the complete report at DoYouRemember.com


April 21, 2014: Superman on TV - April 21-27Print

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

Episodes of "Smallville" air on TNT in the U.S. on weekday mornings. This week's episodes are Monday - 5.00am "Sleeper", 6.00am "Apocalypse". Tuesday - 5.00am "Quest", 6.00am "Arctic"; Wednesday - 5.00am "Odyssey", 6.00am "Plastique"; Thursday - 5.00am "Toxic", 6.00am "Instinct"; Friday - 5.00am "Committed", 6.00am "Prey".

Fans of "Lois & Clark" can watch the following episodes on The Hub in the U.S. On Saturday, April 26 at 12.00am "Fester Than a Speeding Vixen" followed by "Shadow of a Doubt" at 1.00am. Then "Fester Than a Speeding Vixen" will air again at 5.00am. Then on Sunday, April 27 at 1.00am "And the Answer Is..." will be followed at 2.00am by "We Have a Lot to Talk About". At 11.00pm that same night the episodes "Resurrection" and "Tempus Fugitive" will air back to back.

The "Justice League Unlimited" episode titled "Hunter's Moon" will air in the U.S. on Saturday, April 26 at 9.30am on The CW's Vortexx programming block.

The animated movie "Justice League: The New Frontier" will air on Encore Family in the U.S. on Wednesday, April 23 at 4.00am; and then again on Thursday, April 24 at 12.50am.

The movie "Man of Steel" will air on HBO in the U.S. on Tuesday, April 22 at 2.45pm ET; then on Wednesday, April 23 at 3.55am ET and on HBO2 at 8.30am ET and 9.30pm ET; then on HBO on Saturday, April 26 at 12.45pm ET; and then on Sunday, April 27 at 12.35am ET. [Check your HBO guide for variations].

"Superman: The Movie" will air on the Sundance Channel in the U.S. on Monday, April 21 at 9.30am; then on Saturday, April 26 at 8.00am.

"Superman II" will air on The Hub in the U.S. on Wednesday, April 23 at 8.00pm, and again on Thursday, April 24 at 12.00am.

The movie "Hollywoodland", about the life and death of George Reeves, will air on TMC in the U.S. on Monday, April 21 at 10.00am and 8.00pm; then on TMC Extra on Tuesday, April 22 at 9.00am and 8.00pm; then back on TMC on Thursday, April 24 at 7.50am; then on TMC Extra on Friday, April 25 at 4.30pm; and again on TMC on Sunday, April 27 at 10.30pm.

Al Gough and Miles Millar will talk about "Smallville" on "The Writer's Room" episode set to air in the U.S. on the Sundance Channel on Friday, April 25 at 9.00pm.

NetFlix.com also has a number of Superman and Justice League TV shows and movies available to watch online.

Australia

In Australia, "The Science of Superman" documentary will air on TCM on Monday, April 21 at 7.25pm; and then again on Saturday, April 26 at 12.40am.

In Australia, the animated movie "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths" will air on the Family Movie Channel on Sunday, April 27 at 9.15am.

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


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April 18, 2014: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the week April 11-17, 2014.

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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April 17, 2014: Zack Snyder Discusses Superman/Batman MoviePrint

Zack Snyder Forbes.com has conducted an exclusive interview with "Man of Steel" director Zack Snyder, in which they ask him about the upcoming Superman/Batman film, how Batman became involved, and the feelings of Superman fans towards his movie. Here are a few excerpts from the interview...

    MH: When you came aboard Man of Steel, were you thinking in the back of your mind, "I could be the guy who gets to reboot Batman on film too!"

    ZS: I gotta be honest, it definitely was a thing that... after Man of Steel finished and we started talking about what would be in the next movie, I started subtly mentioning that it would be cool if he faced Batman. In the first meeting, it was like, "Maybe Batman?" Maybe at the end of the second movie, some Kryptonite gets delivered to Bruce Wayne's house or something. Like in a cryptic way, that's the first time we see him. But then, once you say it out loud, right? You're in a story meeting talking about, like, who should [Superman] fight if he fought this giant alien threat Zod who was basically his equal physically, from his planet, fighting on our turf... You know, who to fight next? The problem is, once you say it out loud, then it's kind of hard to go back, right? Once you say, "What about Batman?" then you realize, "Okay, that's a cool idea. What else?" I mean, what do you say after that? ...But I'm not gonna say at all that when I took the job to do Man of Steel that I did it in a subversive way to get to Batman. I really believe that only after contemplating who could face [Superman] did Batman come into the picture.

    MH: When I first saw Watchmen, I came out thinking "That's the way to approach a DC superhero team-up universe where the characters exist together, pseudo-realism and peering into the political implications and social backlash that would exist against costumed vigilantes, and really showing us the true nature of the sort of violence that would occur rather than sanitized bloodless, restrained application of force." Can we expect some of those same kind of sensibilities to inform your approach to this next film? Not storywise, but that idea - which you mentioned earlier - of putting these realistic elements on screen, but also alongside some of the more fantastic things like Dr. Manhattan for example, but it all fits so perfectly?

    ZS: ...I think with Superman we have this opportunity to place this icon within the sort of real world we live in. And I think that, honestly, the thing I was surprised about in response to Superman was how everyone clings to the Christopher Reeve version of Superman, you know? How tightly they cling to those ideas, not really the comic book version but more the movie version... If you really analyze the comic book version of Superman, he's killed, he's done all the things - I guess the rules that people associate with Superman in the movie world are not the rules that really apply to him in the comic book world, because those rules are different. He's done all the things and more that we've shown him doing, right? It's just funny to see people really taking it personally... because I made him real, you know, I made him feel, or made consequences [in] the world. I felt like, it was the same thing in Watchmen. We really wanted to show it wasn't just like they thought, like the PG-13 version where everyone just gets up and they're fine. I really wanted to show the violence is real, people get killed or get hurt, and it's not fun or funny. And I guess for me, it was like I wanted a hero in Superman that was a real hero and sort of reflected the world we live in now...

Read the entire interview at the Forbes website.


April 17, 2014: Elliot S! Maggin to Attend Superman CelebrationPrint

Elliot S! Maggin The Metropolis Chamber of Commerce has today announced that writer Elliot S! Maggin will be a special guest at the 2014 Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Illinois.

    Elliot S! Maggin has no idea how many comic book stories he's written, but it rounds out around 500 - more including his editing work. He has written journalism, comics, novels, scripts and stories of various kinds since he was old enough to read street signs. In comics, he has written for most comic book companies that existed in the latter decades of the last century, including a fifteen-year run as principal writer of Superman. He has published several novels including one he recently completed and which may or may not initially be published under his name. Among his other comic book credits are Green Arrow, Archie's Super-Teens, Batman, Justice League, Elseworlds, Hulk, Peter Parker, Strange Sports Stories, Wonder Woman, Shazam, Ellison's Dark Corridors, Star Raiders, Joker and a bunch of others including a Marvel Classics version of Homer's 24-book Iliad cowbarred into 48 pages. His first published work was a 1967 story for a Canadian Boy Scout magazine in which a time traveling kid helps Winston Churchill escape from Pretoria during the Boer War. He has also taught at every grade level including adults, run for public office, designed games and software and raised horses, dogs, bees and kids.

    † Elliot S! Maggin has written or edited at least 500 comic book stories as well as journalism, novels, scripts and stories of various kinds since he was old enough to read street signs. He has written for most comic book companies in the latter decades of the last century, including a fifteen-year run as principal writer of Superman. He has published several novels including one he recently completed. Among his other comic book credits are Green Arrow, Batman, Justice League, Elseworlds, Hulk, Peter Parker, Wonder Woman, Shazam, Ellison's Dark Corridors, Star Raiders, Joker, Marvel Classics and a bunch of others.

The 36th annual festival will be held June 12-15 in Metropolis, Illinois. More information can be found on SupermanCelebration.net, MetropolisChamber.com & MetropolisTourism.com or contact Metropolis Chamber of Commerce 618-524-2714. The Superman Celebration is hosted by the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by The City of Metropolis and The Metropolis Area Tourism Commission.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman/Wonder Woman #7Print

Superman/Wonder Woman #7

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman/Wonder Woman #7

Scheduled to arrive in stores: April 9, 2014

Cover date: June 2014

"Rise"

Writer: Charles Soule
Penciller: Paulo Siqueira, Eddy Barrows, and Barry Kitson
Inker: Eber Ferreira with Barry Kitson
Cover: Paulo Siqueira and Hi Fi

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

    Hats off to Soule for making the best of a challenging situation, but it still doesn't result in a stellar or even a serviceable issue. In order to understand this installment, to really know what was going on, a reader would have had to have read four other comics (Superman/Wonder Woman, Action Comics, Wonder Woman, and Forever Evil) to be in the know. That and the last issue of Forever Evil hasn't even debuted yet. The opening splash page shows Superman and Wonder Woman flying above London, which is being repaired and has suffered a lot of damage. If a new reader comes in not having read Forever Evil, and doesn't get the hint when Superman says: "Forever," which is bolded, by the way, it just makes Superman and Wonder Woman look very callous and aloof to what's going on beneath them. The contrary to that is even with knowing about Forever Evil, Wonder Woman and Superman still look callous and aloof. For the two of them, with all of their abilities to be simply flying above it all so they can have a moment to themselves is a very poor reflection on the characters who are supposed to be about helping people. It makes them seem more 90s Image than is comfortable: "We stop the bad guys, you clean up the mess."

Click here to read the complete review of Superman/Wonder Woman #7.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Smallville: Lantern - Chapter #5Print

Smallville: Lantern - Chapter #5

Mild Mannered Reviews - Smallville: Lantern - Chapter #5

Released Digitally: April 11, 2014

"Lantern" - Part 5

Writer: Bryan Q. Miller
Penciller: Marcio Takara
Inker: Marcio Takara

Reviewed by: Matt Schorr

    So... there are robots on the moon. Not the Manhunters, mind you. Those guys came from an asteroid in deep space. No, these robots came from Earth. To the moon. And built a base.

    I had to go back and recheck, and I believe these are drones that Emil Hamilton was building. Still, I must've missed something about them ending up on the moon with a base.

    Not to mention Tess's sudden power upgrade. Don't get me wrong, it's nice to see Tess flex her muscles and act as more than Smallville's Oracle. But I've been under the impression that, outside of Watchtower, she can only inhabit high-end technology (like the killer robot she took over to attack Lex in "Hollow"). And she certainly never had the ability to transport herself almost instantaneously to the moon in order to lead an army of robots. At least, nothing suggested it. I'm fine with her having that power. But it all seems contrived and convenient when it feels like it's been introduced just to resolve a situation.

Click here to read the complete review of Smallville: Lantern - Chapter #5.


April 16, 2014: A Look at "The History of Invulnerability" in Milwaukee, WIPrint

History of Invulnerability Fox6Now.com went behind the scenes of the stage production "The History of Invulnerability", the story of Superman and his co-creator Jerry Siegel, which is currently playing at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater from April 12 to May 4.

[Click 'Read More' below to see two other videos]

Visit the Milwaukee Rep website for more details.