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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 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 10: Chyler Leigh Potts, Alexandra Danvers in the 2015 Supergirl TV series, born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1982.
April 11: The new episode of Supergirl (S01E19) titled 'Myriad' will air on CBS in the USA at 8.00pm ET/PT.
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: The new episode of Supergirl (S01E20) titled 'Better Angels' will air on CBS in the USA at 8.00pm ET/PT.
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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April 5, 2016: Promo Video for "Supergirl" S01E19 "Myriad"Print

Season 1, Episode 19 'Myriad' CBS has released a new promo video for the 19th episode of Season 1 of "Supergirl".

Titled "Myriad", this episode is scheduled to air on CBS in the USA on Monday, April 11 at 8.00pm ET/PT.

    KARA MUST FIND A WAY TO FREE HER FRIENDS WHEN NON AND INDIGO USE MIND CONTROL TO TURN NATIONAL CITY'S CITIZENS INTO THEIR OWN ARMY, ON "SUPERGIRL," MONDAY, APRIL 11

    "Myriad" - Kara must find a way to free her friends when Non (Chris Vance) and Indigo (Laura Vandervoort) use mind control to turn National City's citizens into their own army, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, April 11 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

This episode was written by Yahlin Chang and Caitlin Parrish, and directed by Adam Kane.


April 5, 2016: Dan Jurgens Talks "Action Comics #957"Print

Action Comics #957 Dan Jurgens is taking over the writing duties on "Action Comics" when the flagship Superman title returns to its original numbering with issue #957, kicking off the new "Rebirth" era of the DC Universe. DCComics.com has published an interview with the writer to fill us in on what we can expect...

    What can you tell us about it?

    If you've been reading Superman: Lois and Clark, then you've seen that we brought back the pre-Flashpoint Superman. He's married to Lois Lane, they have a young son named Jon, and we find out they've been here for years living in secrecy. This new Action Comics is us fully integrating them into the world of Metropolis and the world of Superman in general.

    When the book starts off, Lex Luthor has pretty much proclaimed himself the Superman of Metropolis. Well, our Superman knows Luthor's history on his own world and will never trust him or buy into the idea of him as a hero. Meanwhile, someone has found and released Doomsday on the city, and it's all complicated by the fact that Clark Kent is very obviously running around in Metropolis. The whole world has learned that Clark and Superman are one and the same, but suddenly they seem to be two separate people, so that can no longer be the case. We start to really build this entire mystery of "Who is Clark Kent?" while at the same time bringing plenty of the "action" the title promises as you only can with Doomsday.

    How closely will your book be tied with the bimonthly Superman title?

    Superman is being written by Pete Tomasi and Pat Gleason, and we're going to be making sure that our characterization is consistent with theirs and that as events move along, they reflect one another. It's not going to be like what we did in the old days, so to speak, but they're going to be running parallel with each other and featuring the same characters.

Read the complete interview at the DC Comics website.


April 5, 2016: Superman vs. Doomsday Battle DioramaPrint

Iron Studios has unveiled their upcoming 1/6 scale Superman vs. Doomsday Battle Diorama designed by Ivan Reis.

The limited edition diorama measures 420mm (H) x 690mm (L) x 380mm (D), and features concept art by DC Comics artist Ivan Reis. The hand-painted polystone statue will be released in the second half of 2016 and will sell for around US$1,000.

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April 5, 2016: Superman Comics Available This WeekPrint

Superman #51 PreviewsWorld.com has released the list of comic books and other items on sale this week. Here are the Superman related items in that list.

On sale date: April 6, 2016 (unless otherwise stated).

The following products are expected to ship to comic book specialty stores this week, with all comics also available for digital download. Note that this list is tentative and subject to change. Please check with your retailer for availability.

Click on the comic book name to purchase its printed edition. Or click on the Kindle icon (Kindle) or iBooks icon (iBooks) next to a comic's title to download it in digital format.

Click on the magnifying glass icon (Sneak Peek) next to a comic's title for a sneak peek at the pages within.


April 5, 2016: "Batman v Superman" Fan Ratings - Poll ResultsPrint

Poll Position In the latest Superman Homepage Member Poll we asked you the following question:

How would you rate "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"?

Forget the critics! Superman fans have spoken! With close to half of you thinking "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" was excellent, and another 28% thinking it was good... That's an overwhelming 76% positive rating for the movie from the fans.

Here's the complete voting breakdown:

Excellent!
Excellent!
48% [111 Votes]

Good
Good
28% [64 Votes]

Average
Average
6% [14 Votes]

Bad
Bad
5% [11 Votes]

Horrible!
Horrible!
3% [8 Votes]

I haven't seen it yet
I haven't seen it yet
7% [16 Votes]

I don't plan on seeing it
I don't plan on seeing it
3% [8 Votes]


Mild Mannered Reviews - Justice League of America #8Print

Justice League of America #8

Mild Mannered Reviews - Justice League of America #8

Scheduled to arrive in stores: March 30, 2016

Cover date: May 2016

"Power and Glory" - Part Seven

Writer: Bryan Hitch
Penciller: Bryan Hitch
Inker: Daniel Henriques
Cover: Bryan Hitch and Alex Sinclair

Reviewed by: Jeremiah Boor

    All the pieces are in place. The bad guy is exposed, and the good guys are no longer fooled. Much of the prophetic first issues comes to pass. That is, Rao has the Stones of Forever, and Superman is dead. But, unfortunately, this issue is a bit simplistic.

    The issue is one long fight broken up into two parts: The Justice League fighting Rao without a plan, then the Justice League fighting Rao with a plan. That is it.

    Hitch tries to break up the monotony by flashing back, twice. Both flashbacks, Batman telling Superman to stall, and Batman making a deal with Parasite, are relayed in a grand total of three panels. Both ideas could have been interesting if Hitch would have developed them. Instead, he wastes time with Wonder Woman and Aquaman making the same mistake that Superman has already made in attacking Rao.

Click here to read the complete review of Justice League of America #8.


April 4, 2016: Win Prizes in Harvey's "Batman v Superman" PromotionPrint

Hervey's Harvey's fast food restuarants in Canada are offering fans a chance to "Win the Ultimate Hideout" in their "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" promotion.

Buy a large 32oz. drink from Harvey's for a chance to win a prize pack which includes a big screen TV, gaming console and games, gaming chair, sound system, headphone and mini fridge. Plus one in three cups instantly wins a food prize!

Check out the Harvey's website for further details.


April 4, 2016: DC Comics Announces More Novels for Young ReadersPrint

Secret Hero Society Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Catwoman will be the focus of a new series of novels for Younger Readers from Random House in 2017.

    DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products has partnered with Random House Books for Young Readers to bring four of the most iconic characters to life.

    Random House has brought on a super league of writers to do the characters justice, all of them New York Times bestselling authors. There's Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha Trilogy) on Wonder Woman, Marie Lu (The Young Elites) on Batman, Matt de la Peña (Mexican Whiteboy and The Living) on Superman, and Sarah J. Maas (The Thrones of Glass series) on Catwoman.

    The books will be released in that order, starting with Wonder Woman in August 2017 - a month after the planned release of the Wonder Woman movie.

    Random House says all four novels "will embrace themes of good vs. evil, coming-of-age romance, and superheroes from unexpected places who have the determination to achieve seemingly impossible dreams."

Source: Mashable.com

Fans looking for Young Adult novels about their favorite DC Comics characters can already purchase "Fallout (Lois Lane)" by Gwenda Bond and "Secret Hero Society: Study Hall of Justice" from the Superman Homepage Online Store now.

You can also pre-order "Doube Down (Lois Lane)" by Gwenda Bond ahead of its release in May 2016. "Secret Hero Society #2" will be published in spring 2017 and will see the addition of more DC Comics favorite characters including Arthur Curry (Aquaman), Victor Stone (Cyborg), and many more. Secret Hero Society #3 will be published in spring 2018.


April 4, 2016: "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" Review by T.A. EwartPrint

Batman v Superman Reviewed by: T.A. Ewart (aka liheibao)

    Every film, pure, perfect, or poor, starts with a story, and that, ultimately is the failure of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice; it is an extremely poor chronicle, but to make matters worse, it uses two of the most well-known and well-liked characters in fiction. The idea that audiences won't accept different approaches to established characters is fallacious, and a sort of judo to place responsibility for "not getting it" on viewers, rather than own up to what was given to witness what was created. We are still the children who painted dazzling escapades in our minds, based on the words strung together of an impromptu bedtime story, and those words can bring great fun, sublime thought, or somnolence and skepticism. Tell a good story, and the world is yours. Tell a mediocre tale, and you may be invited to try again. Render onto the people a poor narrative, and you will be shown the door... regardless of the time it takes to get there.

    The greatest query to Zack Synder's latest offering, is why does he struggle with characters that should be easy for a director of his abilities to master? Synder has no problem establishing lush visuals, and has an undeniably rich imagination for setting up shots, and energetic action scenes. However, the aforesaid aren't enough to give in what Synder is about. He wants to create mythology and sprawling epic in the vein of classic films so momentous, they demanded an intermission as much as their audience did. However, what Synder is after is not within his scope of ability. He's best when the story needs his talents and not the other way around. Dawn of Dead added a jolt of energy to how zombies films could be achieved, and many have liberally stolen from Synder's handiwork there. 300 saw Synder bring sequential art to life, almost in the form of a flip-book, that audiences believed they controlled. Watchmen, his greatest attempt at what he's after now, succeeds on many levels, and if not for the fact that Watchmen's craftsmanship is almost presciently resistant to the limitation of a film, it may have been his magnum opus. Synder has left the pedigree he established to search for the white whale that eludes him, not that it's in his power to capture it, and his offerings have become progressively worse each outing.

Read T.A. Ewart's complete review right here at the Superman Homepage.


April 4, 2016: "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" Review by Stephen W. WrightPrint

Batman v Superman Reviewed by: Stephen W. Wright

    FINALLY! It's here. The movie we've all been waiting for, for 3 years. Everyone is excited... The critics are LOVING it! There is harmony in DC Fandom. The Superman Homepage can be moderated with my eyes closed. And, this movie is making so much money that Zack Snyder has been named CEO of Warner Brothers... and... and...

    Sigh... I'm sorry... I got caught up in the excitement... that last one was a bit over the top.

    Let's try this again shall we?

    Finally! It's here. And to say the movie is a bit divisive is like saying that Donald Trump is a bit controversial. If by "a bit" you mean just slightly less than Defcon 1 level Decisive then, yes... totally only a "bit" decisive.

    So if you've been online since the day this movie came out you know that I kid, I kid. You also know that despite my jovial beginning I really liked this movie. I told Steve Younis before I reviewed the prequel comics that I wanted to do a review for this movie from a fan perspective. One that is not going to nitpick every little flaw, although I will point out some of them as I go, but one that is just going to look at this movie and see if it answers two questions in the positive.

    First: "Was I entertained?"

    Second: "Would I see this again and recommend it to a friend?"

Read Stephen's complete review right here at the Superman Homepage.


April 4, 2016: Superman on TV - April 4-10Print

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 (All times are ET)

George Reeves makes a guest appearance on the "I Love Lucy" episode titled "Lucy and Superman", which will air in the U.S. on Monday, April 4 on the Hallmark channel at 6.30am.

The movie "Man of Steel" will air in the U.S. on Monday, April 4 at 5.00pm on FX-E; and again on Tuesday, April 5 at 1.00am.

"Superman: The Movie" will air in the U.S. on Tuesday, April 5 on Syfy at 7.00pm; and then again on Wednesday, April 6 at 2.00pm.

The movie "Superman II" will air in the U.S. on Tuesday, April 5 on Syfy at 10.00pm; and then again on Wednesday, April 6 at 5.00pm.

A Superman-themed house is the focus of the "Home Strange Home" episode scheduled to air in the U.S. on HGTV on Thursday, April 7 at 6.30am.

The documentary "The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened?" will air on Showtime2e in the U.S. on Thursday, April 7 at 6.00pm.

The movie "Superman III" will air in the U.S. on Saturday, April 9 on Syfy at 3.00pm; and then again on Sunday, April 10 at 12.00pm.

The movie "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace" will air in the U.S. on Saturday, April 9 on Syfy at 6.00pm; and then again on Sunday, April 10 at 10.00am.

The movie "Superman Returns" will air in the U.S. on Sunday, April 10 on HBOSGe at 6.00am.

An episode of the 1950s "Adventures of Superman" TV series airs on MeTV in the U.S. on Saturday at 5.00pm. This week's episode is:
Saturday, April 10 - "The Boy Who Hated Superman".

You may also want to check NetFlix.com, as they sometimes have a number of Superman and/or Justice League TV shows and movies available to watch online.

Australia (All times are EDT)

In Australia, the movie "Superman: The Movie" will air on Foxtel's Action Movie Channel on Tuesday, April 5 at 4.30pm.

In Australia, the movie "Hollywoodland" will air on Foxtel's Thriller Movie Channel on Wednesday, April 6 at 4.25pm.

In Australia, the movie "Superman II" will air on Foxtel's Action Movie Channel on Wednesday, April 6 at 4.45pm; and again on Sunday, April 10 at 11.55pm.

In Australia, the animated movie "LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite" will air on Foxtel's Family Movie Channel on Thursday, April 7 at 12.25pm.

In Australia, the animated movie "LEGO: Justice League vs. Bizarro League" will air on Foxtel's Family Movie Channel on Thursday, April 7 at 1.40pm.

In Australia, repeat showings of the "Supergirl" episode (S01E18) titled "Worlds Finest" will air on FOX8 on Friday, April 8 at 3.30am; again on Saturday, April 9 at 3.05pm; and one more time on Sunday, April 10 at 4.50am.

In Australia, episodes of the "Justice League Unlimited" animated series air on the following days on GO! (99). This week's episodes are:
Saturday, April 9 - "Far From Home" at 5.00pm
Sunday, April 10 - "Ancient History" at 5.00pm

In Australia, episodes of the "Krypto the Superdog" animated series air on the following days on Boomerang. This week's episodes are:
Tuesday, April 5 - "Feline Fatale/Dog-gone Kevin" at 5.40am
Wednesday, April 6 - "Dark Hound Strikes, The/My Pet Boy" at 5.40am
Thursday, April 7 - "Dem Bones/Bat Hound For A Day" at 5.40am
Friday, April 8 - "Dogbot/Old Dog, New Tricks" at 5.40am
Saturday, April 9 - "Talk To The Animals/My Uncle The Superhero" at 5.40am
Sunday, April 10 - "Top Dog/Puss In Space Boots" at 5.40am

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


April 3, 2016: Creating Zod's Body for "Batman v Superman"Print

Zod While many assumed that Michael Shannon had returned to the role of General Zod to film the brief scenes in which Lex Luthor acquires the dead Kryptonian's body, the fact is this was all achieved through the creation of a body cast and the magical work of Studio ADI.

    For the blockbuster BATMAN V SUPERMAN, ADI created two ultra-realistic replicas of the deceased General Zod that would withstand close scrutiny by a camera lense. Fitness trainer Greg Plitt came to ADI for us to lifecast his body from the neck down while our colleague Barney Burman loaned us a headcast of actor Michael Shannon. Once the Shannon headcast was copied both the head and body were run in silicone with a polyfoam fill to make them solid. Tony Matijevich, Brian Clawson, and Tim Leach created both Zod bodies; Denise Baer punched hair; Mike Larrabee painted both Zods. Before the release of the film, Body-Double Greg Plitt passed away. This video is dedicated to his memory.

Source: Amalgamated Dynamics (ADI)


April 3, 2016: "Batman v Superman" Stays No. 1 for Second WeekendPrint

Who Will Win? While "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" saw a large dip in ticket sales, the movie still remains No. 1 at the U.S. box office for a second weekend, earning $52.3 million in America according to studio estimates.

Globally the movie took in US$85.1 million this weekend, pushing the film's global haul to $682.9 million... passing the lifetime gross of "Man of Steel" by just its second weekend. The film has also already surpassed the worldwide totals of "Iron Man", "Iron Man 2", "Captain America", and "Thor".

    Critics have piled on the film and word-of-mouth has been mixed. Warner Bros., the studio behind the $250 million production, spent lavishly to produce and market the picture because it wants to kick off a series of interconnected movies based on DC Comics characters. The studio already has films based on the Flash, Wonder Woman, and the Justice League in the works and next summer brings "Suicide Squad," a film about a team of super-villains.

    Despite the frosty reception from reviewers, analysts argued that "Batman v Superman" is a hit for the studio.

    "They'll be crying all the way to the bank with $700 million," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for ComScore.

Source: Variety