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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
October 3: The Adventures of Superboy makes its debut on television in 1988.
October 6: Britt Ekland, Lara in the Superboy TV series, born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1942.
October 6: One-time Superman comics editor Mike Carlin born.
October 6: It's a bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman! performances at 2pm and 8pm at Hayes Theatre Co. in Potts Point, Sydney, Australia.
October 7: DC Supervillains - Justice League: Masterminds of Crime DVD goes on sale.
October 8: Kirk Alyn, star of two serials, Superman and Atom Man vs Superman, born in Oxford New Jersey in 1910.
October 9: Brandon Routh, star of Superman Returns, born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1979.
October 10: Christopher Reeve, star of the Superman films, dies in 2004, aged 52.
October 15: John Hamilton, Perry White in the Adventures of Superman television series, dies in 1958, aged 71.
October 15: Artist Vince Colletta (Supergirl) born.
October 16: Smallville makes its debuts on television in 2001.
October 17: Superman writer and co-creator Jerry Siegel born in 1914.
October 17: Michael McKean, Perry White in the TV series Smallville, born in 1947.
October 17: Margot Kidder, Lois Lane in the Superman films, born in 1948.
October 21: Traditionally recognized as the wedding anniversary of Jonathan and Martha Kent.
October 23: Clark Kent proposes to Lois Lane in Superman #50.
October 24-27: Helen Slater appearing at New Zealand's Armageddon Expo.
October 27: Jeff East, young Clark Kent in Superman: The Movie, born in Kansas City in 1957.

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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.

October 20, 2014: "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis" InterviewsPrint

Throne of Atlantis Blu-ray Superman Homepage reporter T.A. Ewart attended New York Comic Con last week where he participated in round table interviews with members of the cast and crew of the upcoming animated movie "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis".

You can pre-order "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis" on Blu-ray and/or DVD from the Superman Homepage Online Store.


October 20, 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, October 20 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!

Subscribe to "Radio KAL Live!" via iTunes or your favorite Podcatcher.


October 20, 2014: Superman on TV - October 20-26Print

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 some weekday mornings. This week's episodes are: Monday - 6.00am "Crossfire"; Tuesday - 5.00am "Kandor", 6.00am "Idol"; Wednesday - 5.00am "Pandora", 6.00am "Disciple"; Thursday - 5.00am "Absolute Justice - Part 1", 6.00am "Absolute Justice - Part 2"; Friday - 5.00am "Warrior", 6.00am "Persuasion".

Superman turns back time in the Robot Chicken episode titled "The Core, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover", which is scheduled to air on Cartoon Network on Tuesday, October 21 at 12.15am and 3.45am.

The movie "Man of Steel" will air on HBO in the U.S. on Tuesday, October 21 at 10.45pm; then on Friday, October 24 at 6.30pm; and then on Sunday, October 26 at 7.00pm.

The animated movie "Justice League: Doom" will air in the U.S. on HBO Family on Wednesday, October 22 at 1.10am; and then on HBO2 on Thursday, October 23 at 6.25am.

The animated movie "All-Star Superman" will air in the U.S. on HBO Family on Wednesday, October 22 at 5.40pm.

The movie "Hollywoodland", about the life and death of George Reeves, will air on IFC on Friday, October 24 at 10.00am.

Episodes of the 1950s "Adventures of Superman" TV series air on MeTV in the U.S. on Saturdays. This week's episodes are: "Treasure of the Incas" at 6.00pm and "Double Trouble" at 6.30pm.

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

Australia

Superman picks the wrong pet sitter in the Robot Chicken episode titled "Tubba-Bubba's Now Hubba-Hubba", which is scheduled to air on The Comedy Channel in Australia on Saturday, October 25 at 7.50am.

In Australia, the movie "Man of Steel" airs on Sunday, October 26 at 4.10pm on Foxtel's Premiere Movie Channel.

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


October 20, 2014: Flying Man Spotted by Plane Pilots and PassengersPrint

Superman and Plane You will believe a man can fly! Well, pilots and passengers on board an Airbus 320 plane from the UK certainly believe they saw a flying man.

    An Airbus 320 in the UK narrowly missed what passengers and crew say resembled a flying person, who appeared to be suspended in the air with no visible means of support.

    The flight was coming in to Manchester Airport when pilots spotted the man. They checked for reports of skydivers, parachuters or gliders in the area, and found none.

    According to a report from the body that investigates near-misses in UK aviation, the crew didn't get a long look at the "flying man".

    “They first sighted the object a few hundred metres in the 11 o'clock position 200 to 300ft above,” the report stated.

    "It passed down the left-hand side of the aircraft at 100 to 200m.

Source: 9News.com.au


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Mild Mannered Reviews - Supergirl #35Print

Supergirl #35

Mild Mannered Reviews - Supergirl #35

Scheduled to arrive in stores: October 15, 2014

Cover date: December 2014

"Normal"

Writer: Tony Bedard
Penciller: Jonboy Meyers
Inker: Jonboy Meyers
Cover: Guilem March and Tomeu Morey

Reviewed by: James Lantz

    The last couple of issues (I'm including the"Future's End" one-shot in that phrase) of this series felt like Tony Bedard was a bit off his game, but this one seems like the title has returned to its normal quality storytelling. It's hard to find anything wrong with this book from a writing standpoint. I loved everything about Bedard's tale from the team-up with Red Hood to the return of my favorite character, Michael. This issue had everything a comic fan like myself can sincerely enjoy. Bedard gives off the atmosphere that's a mixture of a buddy cop film from the 1980s and the best of such titles as the old World's Finest that showed the families of both the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel working together to fight crime. That's just some of the many reasons why Supergirl #35 is so entertaining.

Click here to read the complete review of Supergirl #35.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Justice League #35Print

Justice League #35

Mild Mannered Reviews - Justice League #35

Scheduled to arrive in stores: October 15, 2014

Cover date: December 2014

"The Amazo Virus"

Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: Doug Mahnke & Ivan Reis
Inker: Keith Champange, Mark Irwin, Christian Alamy, Ray McCarthy, & Joe Prado
Cover: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and Rod Reis

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

    It's amazing that we've not seen the dynamic between Luthor and Superman, that we've see now between Lex and Bruce Wayne. Under Scott Lobdell there were the seeds of something new to their legendary contention, but it was quickly abandoned and rubbed out with another storyline and a few panels of plastic surgery. The oneupmanship between Lex and Bruce is petty and beneath the two of them. Two men of such vaunted intellect wouldn't waste time urinating for distance, and it's a waste of panels to indulge the sophomoric and trite expectations that men in contention need to behave in such a manner, particularly with so much on the line for Bruce. Lena Luthor in a wheel chair wasn't so much of a surprise, as seeing Lena Luthor at all. Lena is a Silver Age fixture that reoccurs every so often once the crisis gong has been sounded. It will be interesting to see how well she's used and just how long she remains this go around.

Click here to read the complete review of Justice League #35.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #8Print

Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #8

Mild Mannered Reviews - Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #8

Released Digitally: October 17, 2014

"Continuity" - Part 8

Writer: Bryan Q. Miller
Penciller: Ig Guara
Inker: Ig Guara
Colorist: Cat Staggs

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

    I can't fault it... well I can - if I ask for more Clark, but honestly his actions, his leadership, his presence, plus the characterizations of his friends... it all adds up to pure Superman gold. In a way it's sad the show never got to make this arc happen... it would have been stunning, but just to see it unfold beyond the show is good enough. I wonder if this earth will be one folded into the DCU proper? It truly deserves to continue. Smallville is actually delivering more Superman action and drama than the current books. - Yes I said it.

Click here to read the complete review of Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #8.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Three - Chapter #2Print

Injustice: Year Three - Chapter #2

Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Three - Chapter #2

Released Digitally: October 7, 2014

"Magic"

Writer: Tom Taylor
Penciller: Bruno Redondo and Xermanico
Inker: Julien Hugonnard-Bert
Cover: Neil George with Rex Lokus

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

    The Injustice set-up at this point is to give Regime an antagonist that ostensibly seems to be a credible threat, but come one. After all that's happened, does anyone really believe that Constantine can pose any true threat to Regime? If this was Superman, the paragon of virtue and morality, Constantine might have a shot. However, it's pretty clear that Regime is willing to do whatever he has to when it comes to his objective of world domination for no damn good reason. Next year, it will probably be Team Batman armed with red solar radiation weapons. Pathetic. The irony in all of this, is that the only one who can stop Regime, is that same sentimental and compassionate wimp from 2010. That is saying a lot. Regime is the Superman that so many have champed at the bit for, and while he's more than a match for whatever the Injustice world can throw at him, he's still a piker for what he used to be: a hero.

Click here to read the complete review of Injustice: Year Three - Chapter #2.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Three - Chapter #3Print

Injustice: Year Three - Chapter #3

Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Three - Chapter #3

Released Digitally: October 14, 2014

"Gathering Forces"

Writer: Tom Taylor
Penciller: Mike S. Miller
Inker: Mike S. Miller
Cover: Trevor McCarthy with Rex Lokus

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

    If the Spectre is on the side of Regime Superman, this universe is really out of sorts. It would necessitate a change in the title from Injustice: Gods Among Us to Injustice: God is Us... and you lot are scat out of luck. Support in the form of the Spectre is a game over scenario, one way or the other. If he's on Regime's side, the events from Day of Vengeance are a clear reminder of what magic means to the Spectre. Nothing. If he's against Regime, DC Comics Presents #29 shows even more clearly that Superman can do anything... but not against the Spectre. There is a certain amount of confidence that one has to have in a writer to believe that he can pull off what needs to be done with this scenario, and this reviewer doesn't possess that sort of trust in Taylor. Year Two saw a dragged storyline where beings of immense power were beaten (Ganthet, Mogo) because of a stupidity that was induced by the plot that required them to be as moronic as they were.

Click here to read the complete review of Injustice: Year Three - Chapter #3.


October 19, 2014: MOSAIC Podcast - Episode 5b - DC Cinematic Universe RoadmapPrint

coverblack Man of Steel Answers Insight Commentary (MOSAIC) is a weekly audio show that endeavors to answer the questions, criticisms, and controversies raised by the 2013 film for Man of Steel fans and those excited by the anticipated DC Cinematic Universe. This show is not meant to convert anybody, reasonable minds will differ, but it's for fans who love to chew their food.

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October 18, 2014: Superman Costume Statue of Murdered Boy UnveiledPrint

Baldwin Statue You'll recall that back in July DC Entertainment reversed their initial decision to allow a Toronto family to use the Superman "S" shield on a statue dedicated to the memory of five-year-old Jeffrey Baldwin who died in 2002. Today the official unveiling took place in Toronto's Greenwood Park.

The life-sized bronze statue sees Baldwin dressed up as Superman, an image familiar to anyone who followed the inquest into the boy's death.

    The five-year-old boy died in 2002 after suffering horrific abuse at the hands of his maternal grandparents, but the life-size statue in the park at Greenwood Ave. and Dundas St. E. depicts the little boy as seen in one of the few happy moments in his short life - wearing a Superman costume.

    "Hopefully the statue will be a reminder to people of the need to report (suspected abuse) and possibly save a child's life," said Todd Boyce, who led the charge to have the bronze statue made, at the unveiling.

Source: TorontoSun.com.

    "There's so much support and compassion for Jeffrey," said an emotional Todd Boyce, the Ottawa father who spearheaded online fundraising efforts that raised more than $36,000 for the memorial. "So much that he didn't have in his life, but he has it now."

Source: The Toronto Star.

Superman Homepage reporter Patrick Asselin was in attendance at the unveiling, and took the photo (shown right) of the statue.

View a video report from Toronto CTV News.