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Are you a fan of Kara Zor-El? Supergirl looks like a pinup girl from the 1940s and 1950s! Statue is sculpted by artist Tim Miller. She sure looks happy! Sculpted by artist Tim Miller, the DC Comics Bombshells Supergirl Statue stands a little over 10 1/2-inches tall, with a look inspired by the pinup girls of the 1940s and 1950s. If you're a Supergirl reader or fan of the Kara Zor-El, you must add this amazing cold-cast porcelain statue to your collection! Ages 15 and up.

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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 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 17: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lana Lang, Clark Kent's boyhood friend.
July 22: Terence Stamp, General Zod in Superman and Superman II, born in 1938.
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 12, 2015: Superman Homepage Caption ContestPrint

Welcome to the Superman Homepage Caption Contest! The rules are simple. Just click on the Comments link below to leave a caption for the following image.

Caption Contest

Leave as many captions as you can think of, but keep it family friendly. Captions deemed to be outside our Caption Contest Guidelines will be deleted at our discretion.

In the end, there can be only one winner. The winner will be decided by Steve Younis, your Caption Contest compere.

The winner will be announced when the next new Caption Contest is posted. While there's no physical prize, the winner will gain the praise and admiration of their fellow Superman fans.

Speaking of which, the winner of the previous Caption Contest was:

Previous Caption Contest Michael Campbell:
Don't worry Clark when you wake up, we will be back together, you'll have your powers back and you can even wear your pants on the outside again.

Check out the Caption Contest Archives to see the list of runners-up.

Note: You need to be a member of the Superman Homepage to leave a comment, but it's free, so sign up and join the fun!


June 11, 2015: New "Batman v Superman" Promo Art Features Trinity of SuperheroesPrint

Another piece of promotional art for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has reportedly emerged from the 2015 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, again via HeroicHollywood.

The image shows visual representations of Superman flanked by Wonder Woman and Batman, however the black and white imagery is surrounded by green and orange designs, seeming to be more in line with the colors of LexCorp's corporate colors.

Trinity


June 11, 2015: Superman Celebration Opening Skit VideoPrint

Superman Celebration The 2015 Superman Celebration got underway today in Metropolis, Illinois, with the annual Opening Ceremony and Opening Skit.

Thanks to Ken Sills, we present videos of the Opening Ceremony and Opening Skit for you to watch:

Tonight the annual "Super Bowl(ing)" night takes place at the nearby Ten Pin Bowling Alley, where a large group of Superman fans get together on the first night of the Superman Celebration to have some fun. Here are some videos from the Super Bowl party:


June 11, 2015: Book Review - "Fallout (Lois Lane)" NovelPrint

Fallout (Lois Lane) Reviewed by Steve Younis

Doesn't matter how old I get, I've always enjoyed reading Young Adult novels. From "The Hardy Boys", "Secret Seven", "Fantastic Five", "Nancy Drew", "Trixie Belden" and through to Harry Potter, the stories of smart, young adventurers out to solve a mystery and right wrongs has always been something I've enjoyed reading about.

You can now add Lois Lane to that list.

"Fallout (Lois Lane)" by author Gwenda Bond is an extremely enjoyable read. It tells the story of a young Lois Lane who has just moved to Metropolis with her family (her mother, her father General Sam Lane, and her sister Lucy). The problem is, Lois hasn't always made things easy for herself. As an army brat, having moved all over the place, Lois never really fit in... mostly because she can't help but get herself into trouble.

When I read the synopsis below, I wasn't exactly sure what to expect:

Lois Lane is starting a new life in Metropolis. An Army brat, Lois has lived all over - and seen all kinds of things. (Some of them defy explanation, like the near-disaster she witnessed in Kansas in the middle of one night.) But now her family is putting down roots in the big city, and Lois is determined to fit in. Stay quiet. Fly straight. As soon as she steps into her new high school, though, she can see it won't be that easy. A group known as the Warheads is making life miserable for another girl at school. They're messing with her mind, somehow, via the high-tech immersive videogame they all play. Not cool. Armed with her wit and her new snazzy job as a reporter, Lois has her sights set on solving this mystery. But sometimes it's all a bit much. Thank goodness for her maybe-more-than-a friend, a guy she knows only by his screenname, SmallvilleGuy...

The thing is, the synopsis doesn't really do the book justice. The story has so much depth to it. Lois is such a likeable character, and her relationship with "SmallvilleGuy" is a lot more interesting than it sounds. He's actually pivotal to the story, and brings the Superman element to the story that you might not think is there if you just read the synopsis and nothing more.

Lois' relationship with other characters in the book really flesh out her character. We follow along as Lois tackles real world issues, such as bullying, but with a high-tech futuristic element to it. We also find Lois at a point in her life where she hasn't even considered journalism as something she wants to do, until she is introduced to Perry White and visits the Daily Planet for the first time.

"Fallout" really is an enjoyable book, for young people, older readers, and Superman fans in general. There's something in it for everyone. Each time I put it down to take a break, I found myself looking forward to the next time I would be able to get back to it to pick up where I left off.

Hopefully this isn't a one-off deal. I'd really like to see future books in a Lois Lane series.

Buy "Fallout (Lois Lane)" by Gwenda Bond at the Superman Homepage Online Store.


June 11, 2015: Melissa Benoist Talks About Training to be SupergirlPrint

Supergirl Interview Magazine caught up with actress Melissa Benoist to talk to her about her upcoming role as Supergirl in the CBS TV series of the same name, and discovered that flying isn't easy at all...

    "You have to hold your entire body weight up with just your abs, sometimes while suspended 30 feet in the air," she says. Training meant lots of planks and exercises that "work the muscles you really don't want to work." But it all paid off. "I am now the only human who knows how to fly," she jokes. Even without superpowers, Benoist has already proven her talent on the small screen as Marley Rose on Glee, as well as on the big screen in indie darling Whiplash. After performing in the community theater circuit throughout her childhood and teenage years in Colorado, Benoist moved to New York to study acting at Marymount Manhattan College. "I didn't know anyone but I just plunged right in. I thrived there even though the city kicked my ass a few times." For instance, Benoist says she was so broke she couldn't afford to take the subway and rode her bike instead, once getting hit by a car. Incidentally, it's mishaps like these that she'll be drawing on to play Supergirl. "I wanted her to be someone who is eccentric and messed up and makes a lot of mistakes," says Benoist of her spin on the storied character. "She's more human than alien."

Source: Interview Magazine


June 10, 2015: Second "Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles" Episode OnlinePrint

Justice League: Gods and Monsters Machinima has released the second episode of "Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles" online via YouTube.

In the episode titled "Bomb", where Superman is the son of General Zod, President Amanda Waller turns to the man of steel when a weapon malfunctions and threatens to destroy a city. That weapon's name... is Brainiac.

The "Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles" series is based on "Justice League: Gods and Monsters", a home-video release from Warner set to hit stores on July 28. A second season of the digital version has already been announced, but fans will have to wait until 2016.

Pre-order the "Justice League: Gods and Monsters" animated movie on Blu-ray or DVD from our Online Store.


June 10, 2015: More Promotional Posters for "Batman v Superman"Print

Superman Poster Batman Poster With the Licensing Expo in full swing in Las Vegas, HeroicHollywood claims that the two images shown are promotional posters from Warner Bros. advertising "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".

The Batman image shows a Gotham City Police "Wanted" poster, which states that the police want Batman "for criminal acts of vigilant justice". However the poster has been defaced by Batman supporters with yellow paint calling Batman a "hero", "Gotham's Dark Protector", and they've even drawn a halo above his head.

The Superman poster, on the other hand, shows a black and white image of Superman, with words like "False God", "Masked Menace", "Superman Destroyed Metropolis", and "Luthor is our savior!".


June 10, 2015: LEGO Unveils "Batman v Superman" PostersPrint

LEGO Posters LEGO released two "Batman v Superman" poster on Twitter today, replicating the earlier posters released for the IMAX screening of the teaser trailer. The posters are an indication that the toy company will be releasing LEGO tie-ins for the film next year.


June 10, 2015: WBTV Taking "Supergirl" to San Diego Comic-ConPrint

Supergirl Poster Warner Bros. Television has announced today that they are headed to San Diego next month where they'll be promoting 18 of their shows, including "Supergirl", at Comic-Con 2015.

    Good luck keeping your popsicles and ice cream from melting with the amount of heat that Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) is bringing to Comic-Con International: San Diego. The Studio returns to the world's leading pop-culture convention in 2015 with 18 series, including 13 returning fan-favorite shows and five programs making their much-anticipated Comic-Con debut. Following an at-capacity event last year, Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment are once again joining forces for another epic Saturday night event in Hall on July 11, featuring super heroes, Super-Villains, screenings and special appearances from returning favorites Arrow, The Flash and Gotham, plus highly anticipated series Supergirl and DC's Legends of Tomorrow.

    Also participating in all the Comic-Con action are fan favorites and new additions including Arrow's Stephen Amell; The Flash's Grant Gustin; The Vampire Diaries' Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder; Supernatural's Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins; The Originals' Joseph Morgan; Childrens Hospital's Rob Corddry; Mike Tyson Mysteries' Mike Tyson; and cast members from Gotham, Supergirl, iZOMBIE and The 100 — to name just a few — who will join producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Blindspot), Jonathan Nolan & Greg Plageman (Person of Interest), Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Containment), Jason Rothenberg (The 100), Rob Thomas & Diane Ruggiero-Wright (iZOMBIE, Veronica Mars), Andrew Kreisberg (Arrow, The Flash) and many more to deliver the ultimate experience for fans, with screenings, panel sessions, autograph signings and media appearances.

On Saturday night (July 11), Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment will present a nearly three-hour special event in Hall H featuring the full pilot screening of Supergirl, along with panels, special surprises and moments inside the worlds of Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, DC's Legends of Tomorrow and new digital series Vixen.

Additionally, on Wedneday, July 8, Warner Bros. Television will continue their annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of four pilot episodes, including Supergirl. This will take place in Ballroom 20.

    Supergirl: In the vast DC Comics Universe of super heroes, the rich mythology of Superman and the planet Krypton is perhaps the most famous and instantly recognizable. Enter Supergirl! Born on the doomed planet Krypton, the preteen Kara escaped at the same time as the infant Kal-El, but didn't arrive on Earth until many years later after being lost in the Phantom Zone. Now age 24, living in National City and working as an assistant for Catco Worldwide Media mogul Cat Grant, Kara has spent so many years trying to fit in that she forgot to ever stand out. All that changes when she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero she was always destined to be. With the help of Daily Planet photographer James Olsen, her foster sister Alex, and the research of the super-secret, off-the-grid Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO) and its head, Hank Henshaw, who are tasked with keeping the Earth safe from aliens, Kara takes to the skies to protect her world.

The "Supergirl" TV pilot will premiere on CBS on Monday, October 26.


June 10, 2015: Superman Celebration Starts Tomorrow in Metropolis, IllinoisPrint

Daily Planet The 37th annual Superman Celebration starts tomorrow, Thursday, June 11 and runs until Sunday, June 14 in Metropolis, Illinois.

As we've previously reported, the special guests making appearances are: Candice Patton of CW's "The Flash," Caity Lotz of CW's "Arrow" and "Legends of Tomorrow," John Shea of ABC's "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman," Stacy Haiduk of CBS's "Superboy," and Diane Sherry Case of the 1978 "Superman: The Movie".

Tickets to attend Lotz and Patton's Saturday autograph sessions will be handed out at 7.00am that day. Shea, Haiduk, and Case will be in the Autograph Zone on Friday and Saturday. All of the guests will also take pictures at the Superman statue and participate in Q&A sessions.

On Saturday night comedian Scott Long will perform a show at the Baymont Theatre starting at 7,30pm. The show will be followed by an auction of superhero and supervillain items at 9.00pm. Tickets for both can be purchased for $20. However if you just want to attend the auction you can get in to that for just $10.

You might also want to check out the annual Fan Film Festival, featuring fan-made superhero films. The films will be shown Thursday, Friday, and Sunday at the Baymont Theatre.

Don't forget to grab your copy of this year's Metropolis Planet "Daily Planet" special edition (shown).

And, of cource, make sure you attend the Superman Homepage "Meet & Greet" on Friday morning, starting at 10.30am inside Hardee's.

Visit SupermanCelebration.net for the full schedule of events.


June 10, 2015: Shopping - Lois Lane MerchandisePrint

Mild Mannered Reviews - Action Comics #41Print

Action Comics #41

Mild Mannered Reviews - Action Comics #41

Scheduled to arrive in stores: June 3, 2015

Cover date: August 2015

"Hard Truth"

Writer: Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder
Penciller: Aaron Kuder
Inker: Aaron Kuder

Reviewed by: Michael Bailey

    This is going to be one of the odder reviews I have written for the Homepage.

    I'm the type of person that is open to ambiguity in life. It's just how my personality has evolved. For example I think there is a difference between having a favorite something and recognizing something as being the best. My favorite DC crossover is INVASION. I love the concept and more importantly it was the first major DC crossover I was there for. On the other hand I think CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS is their best crossover on a writing and artistic front.

    My favorite DC crossover is INVASION.

    The best DC crossover is CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS.

    Both statements are true, at least to my point of view.

    So it makes sense that while I think ACTION COMICS #41 was a well written comic I still hate the underlying story that Greg Pak and the rest of the Superman writers are currently telling. The story moved along at a good pace. The dialogue was crisp. There were some great action and character beats. On the other hand the idea of Superman losing his powers, losing his costume, wearing a T-shirt and wrapping his fists with the remnants of his cape all while riding a motorcycle do not appeal to me. I dislike the entire premise of TRUTH.

    ACTION COMICS #41 was a well written comic.

    I hate the idea behind TRUTH.

    Both statements are true, at least from my point of view.

Click here to read the complete review of Action Comics #41.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Justice League #41Print

Justice League #41

Mild Mannered Reviews - Justice League #41

Scheduled to arrive in stores: June 3, 2015

Cover date: August 2015

"Darkseid War": Chapter One - "God vs. Man"

Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: Jason Fabok
Inker: Jason Fabok
Cover: Jason Fabok and Brad Anderson

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

    Big opening. Really big opening. The event of the season was supposed to be Convergence, but it seems obvious that the series was nothing more than a placeholder, at least it seems so in comparison. Johns is in rare form with this issue, and it's a great read to have had. He's spot-on with his history, characterization, and his choice of separation. The tri-fold of this story is linked by one item: a Mother Box. Whenever one is seen or produced, action isn't far to follow, and whoever thought the Flash could be used as one? That Darkseid's daughter makes short work of the League isn't at all surprising, as that's the pattern for this team, but also because they've yet to actually act as a team. They make foolish decisions and do not work together in the slightest manner. Their defeat is all but certain, especially from a surprise attack. Superman and Lex Luthor finally get some much needed alone time, as Luthor as been present for too long without the two having some process over it. The two of them sent off is interesting, and it sets-up the possibility of their having to work together despite their enmity.

Click here to read the complete review of Justice League #41.