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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
July 1: Marlon Brando, Jor-El in Superman: The Movie, dies of lung failure aged 80 in 2004.
July 4: Eva Marie Saint, Martha Kent in Superman Returns, born in Newark, New Jersey in 1924.
July 6: Writer and Artist John Byrne (Man of Steel, Superman, Action Comics) born in 1950.
July 9: West Coast Premiere of LEGO Justice League: Gotham City Breakout at The Paley Center for Media in LA.
July 10: Superman artist and co-creator Joe Shuster born in 1914.
July 11: Michael Rosenbaum, Lex Luthor in Smallville, born in Oceanside, N.Y in 1972.
July 12: LEGO Justice League: Gotham City Breakout released on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD.
July 17: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lana Lang, Clark Kent's boyhood friend.
July 19: 3-hour Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice released as a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Ultimate Edition 3D Blu-ray, Ultimate Edition Blu-ray, and on DVD.
July 20-24: San Diego Comic-Con 2016.
July 22: Terence Stamp, General Zod in Superman and Superman II, born in 1938.
July 22-24: 2016 Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro event takes place in Oceanside, California.
July 25: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lucy Lane, Lois Lane's sister.
July 26: Kevin Spacey, Lex Luthor in Superman Returns, born in South Orange, New Jersey in 1959.
July 26: Ilya Salkind, Superman movie producer, born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1947.
July 27: Jackson Beck, voice of Superman Radio Introduction, dies in 2004, aged 92.
July 29: Allison Mack, Chloe Sullivan in Smallville, born in Preez, Germany in 1982.
July 29: Writer Gail Simone (Action Comics) celebrates her birthday today.
July 30: Laurence Fishburne, Perry White in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Augusta, Georgia in 1961.
July 31: Dean Cain, star of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan in 1966.

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June 7, 2016: 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.

You can listen back to tonight's show below:

Our next show will be broadcast on Tuesday, June 14 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.

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


June 7, 2016: "Batman v Superman" 101 - Origins of JusticePrint

Batman v Superman Blu-ray Warner Bros. has posted a short "BvS 101 - Origins of Justice" video giving basic background information on the characters of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman to promote the upcoming release of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" Ultimate Edition on Blu-ray and DVD.

Pre-order "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" as a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Ultimate Edition 3D Blu-ray, Ultimate Edition Blu-ray, and on DVD from our Online Store.


June 7, 2016: "Injustice 2" Poster Teases Sequel Video GamePrint

Injustice 2 In 2013 game developer NetherRealm Studios released the much-hyped "Injustice: Gods Among Us" video game, which also spun off into versions for other devices, not to mention the long-running tie-in comic book series. Today an image of a poster for "Injustice 2" found its way online, indicating that a sequel video game is about to be announced.

The poster depicts Batman and The Flash confronting one another with the tagline "Every Battle Defines You" at the base of the poster.

There has been no word from Warner Bros. Interactive on the game, and there are no details available whatsoever regarding what platforms the title will be released on. Perhaps an announcement will be made during the upcoming E3 convention.

Source: Polygon.com


June 7, 2016: "Supergirl" Stuntwoman on "American Ninja Warrior"Print

Jessie Graff If you happened to catch the season eight premiere of "American Ninja Warrior" on TV, you may have seen the 2016 Los Angeles Qualifiers in which a woman named Jessie Graff absolutely demolished the new obstacle course.

While she was dressed as Wonder Woman, Jessie Graff is actually the stuntwoman who stands in for Melissa Benoist on "Supergirl".


June 7, 2016: Superman Comics Available This WeekPrint

Action Comics #957 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: June 8, 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.


June 7, 2016: Reminder - Superman Homepage "Meet & Greet" at Superman CelebrationPrint

Superman Homepage The annual Superman Celebration is taking place across June 9-12 in Metropolis, Illinois and the Superman Homepage will once again be holding a "Meet & Greet" for members and fans to come together, win great prizes and answer fun trivia questions.

The Superman Homepage "Meet & Greet" is scheduled for Friday, June 10 at 10.30am inside Hardee's located at 601 Ferry Street (not far from the Superman statue).

Thanks to Hardee's manager Antwone Johnson, the Superman Homepage "Meet & Greet" will once again be held in the comfort of an air conditioned room. There will be prizes to be won, and giveaways for everyone who shows up, with lots of new and exciting games and interactive fun to be had.

Hosted by our good friends Jamie and Ronda Kelley and Ken and Syndi Sills, the Superman Homepage "Meet & Greet" will also be listed in the official Schedule of Events, so we're sure to get a good turn out as always.

Make sure you mark yourself down on our Facebook Event page to let us know if you'll be attending.

While I (Steve Younis) won't be able to attend this year, I'm looking forward to hearing all the stories and seeing all the photos from this year's Superman Celebration. It's sure to be great!


June 7, 2016: "Rebirth" So Far - Poll ResultsPrint

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

What do you think of "Rebirth" so far?

Half of you are loving or liking "Rebirth" so far, with a good 21% hanging on for further issues before taking the plunge.

Here's the complete voting breakdown:

Love it!
Love it!
44% [40 Votes]

I like it
I like it
9% [8 Votes]

Unsure/Undecided
Unsure/Undecided
7% [6 Votes]

I don't like it
I don't like it
1% [1 Vote]

I hate it!
I hate it!
2% [2 Votes]

I haven't read anything yet, but I plan to
I haven't read anything yet, but I plan to
21% [19 Votes]

I'm not reading any of it
I'm not reading any of it
4% [4 Votes]

I don't read comic books
I don't read comic books
12% [11 Votes]


June 6, 2016: DC Unveils "Superman #2" Variant CoverPrint

Superman #2 DC Comics has released a first look at the variant cover for "Superman #2" by Kenneth Rocafort.

Scheduled for release on July 6, with a story by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason, with interior art by Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray, "Superman #2" will also ship with a standard cover by Gleason and Gray.

SUPERMAN #2
Written by PETER J. TOMASI and PATRICK GLEASON
Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
Variant cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
"THE SON OF SUPERMAN" Chapter Two: In #2, Superboy takes flight as he accompanies his father, the Man of Steel, on their first mission together to confront a creature more dangerous than anyone realizes. Will the duo triumph... or will they die when they face the lethal force of the Eradicator?
On sale JULY 6. 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US. RATED T


June 6, 2016: Superman to Appear in "Supergirl" Season 2 PremierePrint

Superman Throughout Season 1 of "Supergirl" we saw glimpses of Superman - in the distance, as a shadow or a silhouette, even a leg - but now the Man of Steel is actually going to appear in the Season 2 premiere of the TV series, with casting currently underway.

Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg released a statement on behalf of the show's producing team, which includes EPs Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler. "Greg, Ali and I are beyond thrilled to welcome Clark Kent and his slightly-more-famous alter ego to the world of 'Supergirl,'" Kreisberg said. "Superman will be appearing in the first two episodes of the new season and we cannot wait to see who next dons the red cape!"

"Supergirl" Season 2 will remain in its 8.00pm Monday timeslot, but will now air on The CW.


June 6, 2016: Dan Jurgens on Super Lex Luthor in "Action Comics #957"Print

Action Comics #957 Action Comics #957 With "Action Comics" returning to its original numbering to kick of the "Rebirth" era with issue #957, ComicBookResources.com caught up with writer Dan Jurgens to find out what we can expect from the bi-monthly comic book series, and how Lex Luthor wearing Superman's "S" shield will impact the story being told. Here's part of the interview...

It's a bit tough to swallow seeing Lex repping the Superman shield. If there were no superheroes, and specifically no Superman, would Earth have a different level of appreciation of Lex Luthor, do you think, or would he be even scarier?

When it comes to Lex Luthor wearing Superman's symbol, you have to take into account what the current DCU knows about him as opposed to what we know about him. They know him to be a member of the Justice League. We, of course, know him to be an evil murderer. The world at large does not, and that extends to the newest residents of the world, Superman and Lois.

In an issue of "Superman: Lois and Clark," I made it fairly clear that they don't trust him, and Superman even mentioned the idea that he went through Luthor's computer and files. He wasn't able to find anything incriminating, but nevertheless, they don't trust him. They just suspect that Luthor is accomplished at hiding his nefarious activities.

All of that, of course, sets up conflict between Superman and Luthor.

Read the full interview at the CBR website.


June 6, 2016: Superman on TV - June 6-12Print

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)

The documentary "The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened?" will air in the U.S. on TMC on Tuesday, June 7 at 10.00pm.

The animated movie "LEGO Justice League vs. Bizarro League" will air on Cartoon Network on Thursday, June 9 at 2.00pm.

The animated movie "LEGO Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom" will air on Cartoon Network on Thursday, June 9 at 3.00pm.

The movie "Superman Returns" will air on MOMAXe in the U.S. on Friday, June 10 at 11.00am.

The new episode of "Mysteries at the Museum" investigates "Who Killed Superman". This episode will air on TRAVEL in the U.S. on Friday, June 10 at 9.00pm and Midnight.

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, June 4 - "The Whistling Bird".

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 animated movie "LEGO Justice League vs. Bizarro League" will air on Foxtel's Family Movie Channel on Tuesday, June 7 at 5.35am.

In Australia, the film "Superman: The Movie" will air on Foxtel's Action Movie Channel on Tuesday, June 7 at 7.40am.

In Australia, the documentary "Into the Crystal Cave", which explores real-life crystal caves that are very similar to Superman's Fortress of Solitude, will air on the National Geographic Channel on Tuesday, June 7 at 9.30pm.

In Australia, the animated movie "LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes" will air on Foxtel's Family Movie Channel on Thursday, June 9 at 1.30pm.

In Australia, the movie "Hollywoodland" will air on Foxtel's Thriller Movie Channel on Friday, June 10 at 2.35pm.

In Australia, the film "Superman II" will air on Foxtel's Action Movie Channel on Saturday, June 11 at 2.15am.

In Australia, episodes of the "Young Justice" animated series air on the following days on Cartoon Network. This week's episodes are:
Tuesday, June 7 - "Complications" at 12.03am
Wednesday, June 8 - "The Hunt" at 12.03am
Thursday, June 9 - "Intervention" at 12.03am
Friday, June 10 - "Summit" at 12.03am
Saturday, June 11 - "Endgame" at 12.03am
Sunday, June 12 - "Happy New Year" at 12.03am
Monday, June 13 - "Earthlings" at 12.03am

In Australia, episodes of the "Justice League Unlimited" animated series air on the following days on GO! (99). This week's episodes are:
Sunday, June 12 - "Doomsday Sanction" at 5.00pm

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


June 5, 2016: Melissa Benoist Talks About "Supergirl" Season 2Print

Supergirl With production moving to Vancouver to facilitate the move from CBS to The CW, "Supergirl" star Melissa Benoist spoke with TVline.com about the location change, her thoughts on who is in the pod seen at the end of Season 1, and where she thinks Kara's relationship with James Olsen is heading.

"Supergirl" Season 2 will remain in its 8.00pm Monday timeslot, but will now air on The CW.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman: Lois and Clark #8Print

Superman: Lois and Clark #8

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman: Lois and Clark #8

Released Digitally: May 25, 2016

Cover date: July 2016

"Arrival" - Part 8

Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Lee Weeks & Stephen Segovia
Inker: Scott Hanna, Art Thibert, & Jay Leisten
Cover: Lee Weeks and Brad Anderson

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

A full score couldn't be given for this final issue, much as it was enjoyed, since the utter abandonment of subplots is too blatant to ignore. Superman's return to full-time status means his days of shadow work are done, and things and people, including Hank Henshaw and the Oblivion Stone, will be placed on the wait list... if ever to be seen again. One has to wonder what was in store for Superman in regards to these plot points. The curious loss of power, and trite and hackneyed device, will probably not be explained, either, making even moreso a bromidic conveyance, that was altogether unnecessary. Farewell to the shadow work suit as well, as it's time to put away childish things, like an outfit that identifies a man who wishes to remain unseen. There was much that weighed down Superman: Lois and Clark to the point it fell out of the Top 100 comics in March, and held up the rest of the best at 100, for the month of April. Much like the all too brief Adventures of Superman, many potential readers didn't know the books existed. Those who did, we're skeptical to who or what this Superman was, and no amount of explaining could quell the confusion. More is the pity, as Superman: Lois and Clark delivered quality story telling issue after issue, and provided characterization woefully absent from today's comics, primarily in the form of Jon White, the Son of Superman.

Click here to read the complete review of Superman: Lois and Clark #8.