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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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September 29, 2014: Superman on TV - September 29 to October 5Print

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 - 5.00am "Arctic", 6.00am "Odyssey"; Tuesday - 5.00am "Plastique", 6.00am "Toxic"; Wednesday - 5.00am "Instinct", 6.00am "Committed"; Thursday - 5.00am "Prey", 6.00am "Identity"; Friday - 5.00am "Bloodline", 6.00am "Abyss".

The animated movie "All-Star Superman" will air in the U.S. on HBO Family on Monday, September 29 at 6.00am.

The animated movie "Justice League: Doom" will air in the U.S. on HBO Family on Tuesday, September 30 at 12.20am; and then on Sunday, October 5 at 4.40am.

The movie "Man of Steel" will air on HBO in the U.S. on Monday, September 29 at 3.45pm; then on Tuesday, September 30 at 8.30pm; and then on Thursday, October 2 at 9.50am and 8.00pm.

Superman appears in the Robot Chicken episode titled "Unionizing Our Labor", which will air in the U.S. on Thursday, October 2 at 12.00am on Cartoon Network.

The movie "Hollywoodland", about the life and death of George Reeves, will air on IFC on Saturday, October 4 at 11.30am.

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

George Reeves guest stars in the "I Love Lucy" episode titled "Lucy Meets Superman", which will air in the U.S. on Sunday, October 5 at 6.30am on the Hallmark channel.

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

Australia

In Australia, the animated movie "Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox" airs on Tuesday, September 30 at 6.30am on Foxtel's Family Movie Channel.

In Australia, the movie "Man of Steel" airs on Wednesday, October 1 at 10.15pm on Foxtel's Premiere Movie Channel.

In Australia, the animated movie "Superman Unbound" airs on Thursday, October 2 at 10.45pm on Foxtel's Family Movie Channel.

In Australia, the animated movie "LEGO Batman: The Movie" airs on Friday, October 3 at 4.30pm on Cartoon Network.

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


September 29, 2014: Superman Fan Podcast - Episode 302 (Part 2)Print

Superman Fan Podcast The Superman Fan Podcast, hosted by Billy Hogan, is currently featuring the silver age of Superman stories found in Action Comics, Superman, Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane and World's Finest Comics.

    Episode #302 (Part 2): ACTION COMICS #299, April 1963, was published on February 28, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12c. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. It featured the Supergirl story in the back of the issue, and was her 9th appearance on the cover of ACTION, and 10th including her solo appearance on the cover of Superman (I misspoke and said that it was her 14th cover appearance, misreading my checklist).

The Superman Fan Podcast is a proud member of the Superman Podcast Network. You may also subscribe to the podcast through iTunes or follow the RSS Feed.


September 28, 2014: Did "Batman v Superman" Film at the Wayne ManorPrint

Filming for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" continued in full force this weekend, with the production changing location to beginning filming at the Ransom Gillis House, an abandoned mansion in Detroit, which many speculate may be the exterior of the Wayne Manor, although the run-down appearance of the home has many speculating otherwise.

In the video below we see a Gotham City Police car race down the street (interestingly named Alfred Street), where it screeched to a halt in front of the building.

A number of cast trailers were labelled with the names of "Alfred", "Lois" and "Chuck". It would appear that Jeremy Irons and Amy Adams may have been on location, but just who "Chuck" might be is anyone's guess.

Mansion Mansion Mansion

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September 28, 2014: Ben Affleck "Very Excited" About "Batman v Superman"Print

Batman In an interview with the Boston Globe, Ben Affleck spoke briefly about "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and his excitement for the project...

    "I can tell you that I'm very excited and it's very exciting. I can tell you that in my entire career, I haven't had so many people come up to me and say how much they're looking forward to the movie. Naturally, that's a lot of pressure, but I love the script, I love the director, I love the studio. I'm very much looking forward to it, but it's two years away so it probably doesn't bear talking about anymore."

Source: BostonGlobe.com.


September 28, 2014: "This is Joe" Fan Film Selected for Online Film FestivalPrint

This is Joe "This is Joe", the Joe Shuster short film by filmmaker Francis Diaz Fontan has been selected to play in a Spanish online film festival, where it could be nominated for the Goya Awards (the national film academy awards affectionately known as the Spanish Oscars).

You can vote for "This is Joe" by giving it a 5-star rating on the FIBABC.ABC.es website. No registration is required.

Vote now!

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September 26, 2014: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period September 19-25, 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.

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September 26, 2014: 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 jed1138:
Aquaman: Why do I have to hold up his butt? He can fly, can't he?

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!


Mild Mannered Reviews - Batman/Superman: Futures End #1Print

Batman/Superman: Futures End #1

Mild Mannered Reviews - Batman/Superman: Futures End #1

Scheduled to arrive in stores: September 17, 2014

Cover date: November 2014

"Undone"

Writer: Greg Pak
Artists: Cliff Richards, Jack Herbert, Vicente Cifuentes
Cover: Aaron Kuder

Reviewed by: Alisa Lea Gossage

    The story left me wanting more which is what a good beginning does. I know for some it might be frustrating, but I like the mystery surrounding Superman's disappearance. Obviously Batman had to make some sort of terrible decision to end the interplanetary war, and Superman did not approve of this decision.

    As a matter of fact, I believe that Superman somehow felt betrayed by Batman. Bruce mentions that both Superman and Batman have their 'limits.' Apparently, whatever Batman did caused Superman to reach his 'limit.' Meanwhile in the future, we see Bruce quickly reaching HIS 'limit.'

    I love the portrayal of Bruce Wayne. In this issue, he's not so much brooding as he is sad. I like the idea that he misses Clark. Not just Superman. He misses his friend.

Click here to read the complete review of Batman/Superman: Futures End #1.


September 25, 2014: "Superman Lives" Documentary - Interview with Jon SchneppPrint

Superman Lives Jon Schnepp, the filmmaker putting together the documentary "The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened?", which delves into the story behind why the Superman film of the late 1990s (which involved Tim Burton, Kevin Smith and Nicolas Cage) was never made, spoke with Vice.com about the project, why it's taking so long to finish, and what he's learned along the way. Here's part of the interview...

    Burton worked on [Superman Lives] for two years. He told me, "I basically made the movie, it just never got shot." As a filmmaker, I can totally relate. You make the storyboards, designs - actors were cast, sets were being built. There's such a heavy amount of pre-production. Films are such a collaborative medium. When you're making something with all these different people, it becomes a transformed thing.

    I can tell when I read some of these early drafts of Superman Lives... things would've changed and transformed, especially when you see the designs that came even from Kevin's script. If the film came out in '99, it would have been a hit. It had a lighter feeling that [Burton's] other films didn't have. He wanted to show flight how it had never been seen before. And Cage had all of these great ideas of Superman as an outcast - what nerds feel like. It would've touched upon that in ways that no one had ever touched upon in any other superheroes.

    Superman was more like a kid in the corner who got laughed at all the time, but taking that to the extreme - being a visitor from another planet. You see that in all of Tim Burton's movies. He said, "I always felt like I was an alien, growing up in Burbank," and that was exactly what Nic Cage saw, too. People laughed at Nic Cage from the costume test footage, but, in the final costume, Nic Cage looks badass. I had a picture of it on my phone and would show it to people, and every skeptic says, "You know what, that's not bad." It makes me happy. You get that flip-flop.

Read the complete interview at Vice.com


September 25, 2014: Henry Cavill on Set with His Dog Kal-ElPrint

Henry and Kal-El While we don't have any real filming news today for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", Henry Cavill has been spotted on location in Detroit, Michigan this week with his dog, which he named Kal-El.

Henry bought the dog (which is a breed known as Akita) at the beginning of the year from dog breeder Big Bear Akitas.

More photos are available at HenryCavillNews.com.


September 25, 2014: Superman Fan Podcast - Episode 302 (Part 1)Print

Superman Fan Podcast The Superman Fan Podcast, hosted by Billy Hogan, is currently featuring the silver age of Superman stories found in Action Comics, Superman, Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane and World's Finest Comics.

    Episode #302 (Part 1): SUPERMAN #160, April 1963 (I misspoke during the recording and said the cover date was April 1960), was published around February 7, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12c. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, featuring the two part story which began the issue. Both stories in this issue have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN vol. IV.

The Superman Fan Podcast is a proud member of the Superman Podcast Network. You may also subscribe to the podcast through iTunes or follow the RSS Feed.


September 25, 2014: From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman PodcastPrint

From Crisis to Crisis Welcome to the 173rd episode of From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast! This podcast has a simple premise; examine just about every Superman comic published between Man of Steel #1 in 1986 to Adventures of Superman #649 in 2006 in an informative and hopefully entertaining format.

Part index. Part commentary. Part history lesson. All podcast.

In this special and yet at the same time normal sized episode of the show Mike and Jeff talk about the rematch everyone was talking about in 1994... SUPERMAN/DOOMSDAY: HUNTER/PREY! The boys talk about all three issues of the prestige format series that saw not only the return of Doomsday but of a certain cyborg as well. As the story opens Clark is having a rough time sleeping as a recurring nightmares of facing Doomsday and decides that he needs to find the creature that killed him. Meanwhile Doomsday does indeed return and ends up on Apokolips where he faces off against Darkseid. If that weren't bad enough Hank Henshaw also returns and it is up to the Man of Steel to not only save Apokolips but stop both the Cyborg and Doomsday.

We also learn Doomsday's origin. That's kind of important.

Next time: Well... the boys were going to jump into WORLDS COLLIDE and they even said as much at the end of this episode but they decided to go through all of the e-mail they've received over the past year instead. So, next time FEEDBACK and then after that part one of WORLDS COLLIDE!

You can subscribe to the show in two ways. First there is the RSS Feed and there is also the iTunes link. You can also download the episode directly.

If you want to comment on the show or contact the hosts you can always private message Mike and Jeff, leave comments here or email them at fromcrisistocrisis@gmail.com. All questions, concerns, fears, trepidations and cheap shots are welcome.


September 25, 2014: Exhibition - Superman: The Jewish Roots of America's Super HeroPrint

Superman The Temple Israel Museum in Memphis, Tennessee is currently hosting an exhibition titled "Superman: The Jewish Roots of America's Super Hero".

    In 1938, two Jewish kids from Cleveland, Ohio, created Superman, the world's most-enduring super hero. In doing so, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster wrapped their comic book character in a dual identity and concealed the signs of Jewish culture that they embedded in their Mensch of Steel.

    Today super hero scholars and collectors continue to ask: What did Siegel and Shuster have in mind when they gave birth to Superman 76 years ago? Who at that time knew that Superman's roots were Jewish? Yet clues to Superman's Jewish origins are numerous. As the story goes, Superman was born on the planet Krypton. There his name was Kal-El, which in Hebrew means "voice of God." Knowing they had only moments before Krypton was to explode, Kal-El's doomed parents put their special child in a spaceship that propelled him to the safety of Earth. The story parallels that of Moses, whose mother, desperate to save her infant son from the Pharoah's death decree, placed him in a reed basket and floated him down the Nile. Kal-El and Moses were rescued by non-Jews - Moses by Pharoah's daughter and Kal-El by a Kansas farming couple named Kent. For Siegel and Shuster, Kal-El's escape to Earth is the story of the Jews and their exodus from Egypt.

    Temple Israel member Eddy Zeno has built a broad and meaningful collection of Superman memorabilia and artifacts that explore the influence of the Jewish experience on the evolution of Superman. Superman: The Jewish Roots of America's Super Hero, displays part of Eddy Zeno's collection, which invites the viewer to consider the Jewish subtexts at work.

Having opened on September 22, "Superman: The Jewish Roots of America's Super Hero" is currently on display in the Temple Israel Museum until December 31, 2014.