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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 5: Man of Steel premieres on HBO in the USA at 9.00pm ET/PT.
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 13: MTV Movie Awards will air on MTV in the USA, with Man of Steel star Henry Cavill nominated for Best Hero.
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: 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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Mild Mannered Reviews - Smallville: Lantern - Chapter #2Print

Smallville: Lantern - Chapter #2

Mild Mannered Reviews - Smallville: Lantern - Chapter #2

Released Digitally: March 21, 2014

"Lantern" - Part 2

Writer: Bryan Q. Miller
Penciller: Marcio Takara
Inker: Marcio Takara

Reviewed by: Matt Schorr

    So far, this is pretty solid story-telling. It's not knocking my socks off or anything, but it's engaging and offering a perspective on characters we haven't seen before.

    Clark's first reaction to the ring as a nuisance makes perfect sense. This version of our hero has no prior experience with a Green Lantern ring. He's not aware that it was created to be a force for good, and his lack of understanding on how to use it gets in the way of his responsibilities as Superman. In the past, Green Lantern rings were incapable of causing fatal injury. We have no way of knowing if that's the case here, nor does Superman. So his horror at seeing green missiles aimed at a group of men on the ground is understandable.

    Toward the end of the story, it seems Clark/Superman has accepted that he can't rid himself of this ring, at least for now. So he's hoping to learn how the thing works in order to, at the very least, not hurt anyone with it. Smart thinking. And it fits with Superman's mentality.

Click here to read the complete review of Smallville: Lantern - Chapter #2.


March 25, 2014: Superman/Batman Cast - Poll ResultsPrint

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

Of the new cast members announced for the Superman/Batman movie so far, which is your favorite?

When the official announcement about Jesse Eisenberg being cast as Lex Luthor was made, it was in the same announcement that Jeremy Irons had also been cast as Alfred. The latter casting decision was universally accepted without a problem, and this is reflected in the poll results below.

Here's the complete breakdown:

Ben Affleck as Batman
Ben Affleck as Batman
22% [24 Votes]

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
20% [22 Votes]

Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor
Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor
16% [17 Votes]

Jeremy Irons as Alfred
Jeremy Irons as Alfred
25% [27 Votes]

None
None
17% [18 Votes]


March 24, 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.

Here's what took place in tonight's episode:

More Hobbies Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with SupermanHomepage on BlogTalkRadio

Our next show will be broadcast on Monday, March 31 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".

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


March 24, 2014: The Inside Word on "Superman: Doomed"Print

Superman: Doomed #1 The comic book creators on "Action Comics" (Greg Pak & Aaron Kuder), "Superman/Wonder Woman" (Charles Soule & Tony S. Daniel), and "Superman" (Scott Lobdell & Ed Benes) spoke with ComicBookResources.com about the upcoming "Superman: Doomed" crossover set to take the Superman world by storm. Here's a part of the extensive interview...

    Your three books look at different aspects of Superman/Clark Kent and his personal relationships with people, so how are you guys tackling this crossover? Are we going to see different emphasis or different sides to the same central story in your individual books?

    Pak: We're all telling the story, so you want to jump on and get 'em all, because it's going to be awesome! [Laughs]

    It's a big story, and different parts of the story will be covered in different books; each book will lead to the next. We're also writing so people who are reading only our books can pick that up and have a great story, but I would highly recommend getting them all because the sum impact of all of these together is going to be something special. The other thing I'll say is that each one of us is writing his own book, so we're going to continue to imbue them with the special, loveable quirks that make them our books! [Laughter] But at the same time we're working together to tell a big story, so it's the best of both worlds.

    Soule: I think a good example of that - just to add to what Greg has said - one book that you can definitely pick up that will help you, even if you're only going to follow one thread in the Superman line during the event, you should pick up the big "Superman: Doomed" one-shot that I think comes out beginning of May. It's a big, annual-sized issue that gets everything going with a bang, so to speak. Get that for sure, and then follow your heart! But as Greg pointed out, it's going to be a lot more fun if you read them all.

    Lobdell: Reading Greg's "Action" book, there's a lot of emphasis on the Tower and the Ghost Soldier and Lana's connection with Clark and Smallville, and Charles is keeping focus on where Superman and Wonder Woman are dealing with the impact of "Doomed" #1. And in "Superman" #31, I've been telling and building this Lois/Brainiac fallout story for the last several months, so each of our books are still reflective of the storylines we've been working towards. But in the bigger scheme, they all tie into this week-to-week story. Greg has put his stamp on "Action," and Charles' "Superman/Wonder Woman" has its own flavor as well, so people who have been buying these books all along are, I think, going to be happy with the fact that its not a crossover where there's no room for the existing stories. What we've done is make sure these books still read as the books the fans have been enjoying.

    Pak: There's a fun thing when the crossover starts, too, where you'll see characters that have mostly been in one book pop up in other books. I got to write fun Wonder Woman stuff, and you'll see that sort of crossover happening, which is a lot of fun.

    Soule: There is a big character from the Superman world that has yet to make an appearance in "Superman/Wonder Woman." She shows up in issue #8, which is the one where we're sort of dealing with what happens in the "Doomed" one-shot - and that is Lois Lane. We will finally get to see Lois Lane in "Superman/Wonder Woman," which hasn't happened before. I think it's a pretty fun scene people will like. She has a pretty big role in the crossover in general, so she'll start to show up more.

Read the complete interview at the CBR website.

Look for this story to begin in "Superman: Doomed #1" available on May 7.


March 24, 2014: Shane Davis Video InterviewPrint

Shane Davis Shane Davis sat down for this video interview for the Superman Homepage, discussing his career, "Earth One" graphic novels, and his thoughts on ever seeing the "Earth One" story adapted into an animated format.

Many thanks to Kenny Richardson for conducting the interview.


March 24, 2014: Superman on TV - March 24-30Print

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 weekday mornings. This week's episodes are Tuesday - 5.00am "Sneeze", 6.00am "Wither"; Wednesday - 5.00am "Arrow", 6.00am "Reunion"; Thursday - 5.00am "Fallout", 6.00am "Rage"; Friday - 5.00am "Static", 6.00am "Subterranean".

Fans of "Lois & Clark" can watch the following episodes on The Hub in the U.S. On Saturday, March 29 at 12.00am "Ghosts" followed by "Stop the Presses" at 1.00am. The former will air again at 5.00am. Then on Sunday, March 30 at 1.00am "Top Copy" will be followed at 2.00am by "Return of the Prankster". At 11.00pm that same night the episodes "Season's Greedings" and "Metallo" will air back to back.

The "Justice League Unlimited" episode titled "The Doomsday Sanction" will air in the U.S. on Saturday, March 29 at 9.30am on The CW's Vortexx programming block.

The animated movie "All-Star Superman" will air on MAX in the U.S. on Tuesday, March 25 at 6.00am; and then again on Saturday, March 29 on Action MAX at 6.40am.

"Superman: The Movie" will air on ION Television in the U.S. on Tuesday, March 25 at 11.00am.

"Superman II" will air on The Hub in the U.S. on Tuesday, March 25 at 8.00pm, and again on Wednesday, March 26 at 12.00am.

"Superman III" will air on HBO Classics in the U.S. on Wednesday, March 26 at 6.10am; and again on Saturday, March 29 at 6.05am.

"Superman Returns" will air on Spike TV in the U.S. on Monday, March 24 at 9.00pm.

The movie "Hollywoodland", about the life and death of George Reeves, will air on Showcase in the U.S. on Monday, March 24 at 8.15pm; and then again on Saturday, March 29 at 2.15pm.

An episode of "Toy Hunter" titled "Superhero Sanctuary"†will air in the U.S. on Wednesday, March 26 at 9.00pm on the Travel Channel, and will feature Superman Homepage member Jamie Reigel as well as the Hall of Heroes Museum in IN.

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

Australia

In Australia, "Young Justice" episodes can be seen weekdays on GO! (99) at 9.00am. This week's episodes are: Tuesday - "Auld Acquaintance". Wednesday - "Happy New Year". Thursday - "Earthlings". Friday - "Alienated".

In Australia, the animated movie "Superman: Brainiac Attacks" will air on the Family Movie Channel on Wednesday, March 26 at 12.55am; and on Saturday, March 29 at 3.50am.

In Australia, the animated movie "Superman/Batman: Apocalypse" will air on GO! (99) on Saturday, March 29 at 12.00am.

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


Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman Unchained #6Print

Superman Unchained - Chapter #6

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman Unchained #6

Scheduled to arrive in stores: March 19, 2014

Cover date: April 2014

"Precipice"

Writer: Scott Snyder
Penciller: Jim Lee (Dustin Nguyen, "Epilogue")
Inker: Scott Williams

Reviewed by: Matthew Balinger (aka Johnjones)

    I forget who said this, but I'm going to steal a line, "Why is Batman in this?" - Credit where it's due.

    Can we please get a good Superman story where he doesn't have to rely on the Caped Crusader to do his thinking for him? Better yet, can we get Batman out of everything not Batman, please? This story has paralleled the final part of The Dark Knight Returns in a way that I suppose it's somewhat appropriate for Batman to be involved, but still. Having Batman send Superman the data to create "Synthetic Mineral" worked, but I was left expecting more. Essentially, Wraith is now just a physical force for Superman to oppose. His ideals are obviously different, but he has not been developed to a degree for me to really care. This is where The Dark Knight Returns parallel plays particularly true for me. Wraith takes the place of Superman from that story (who also had little to no depth, i.e. just the physical opposition) and Superman is playing the role of Batman, especially in the way he chose to outwit Wraith.

Click here to read the complete review of Superman Unchained #6.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Supergirl #29Print

Supergirl #29

Mild Mannered Reviews - Supergirl #29

Scheduled to arrive in stores: March 19, 2014

Cover date: May 2014

"Red Daughter of Krypton" - Part 1: "Inner Demons"

Writer: Tony Bedard
Penciller: Yildiray Cinar
Inker: Ray McCarthy
Cover: Giuseppe Camuncoli

Reviewed by: James Lantz

    There isn't enough praise for what Tony Bedard does in this issue and his entire run so far. I look forward to this series every month thanks to his writing. The return of Silver Banshee was especially well done. A lot happens in this book, and it'll leave the reader impatient for more. At least, that's what happened to me. "Red Daughter of Krypton" is off to a great start with a pace that is faster than a speeding bullet.

Click here to read the complete review of Supergirl #29.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Green Lantern #28/Red Lanterns #28Print

Green Lantern/Red Lanterns #28

Mild Mannered Reviews - Green Lantern #28/Red Lanterns #28

Scheduled to arrive in stores: February 5, 2014

Cover date: April 2014

"Red Alert" - Part 1/"Red Alert" - Part 2

Writer: Robert Venditti/Charles Soule
Penciller: Billy Tan/Alessandro Vitti
Inker: Rob Hunter/Alessandro Vitti
Cover: Billy Tan/Stephan Jorge Segovia

Reviewed by: James Lantz

    It almost got a perfect score, but I gave this a four because it isn't very reader friendly. I admit that I haven't had time to read the Green Lantern titles recently. A caption or page telling what happened in previous issues would have been nice as I felt a bit lost during the early scenes with Mogo and the new recruits. Aside from that, this was a great book to read. Plus it's nice to see how Kara's story continues.

Click here to read the complete review of Green Lantern/Red Lanterns #28.


March 21, 2014: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the week March 14-20, 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.

Subscribe to the "Speeding Bulletin" via iTunes or your favorite Podcatcher.

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Mild Mannered Reviews - Adventures of Superman - Chapter #47Print

Adventures of Superman #47

Mild Mannered Reviews - Adventures of Superman - Chapter #47

Released Digitally: March 17, 2014

"Strange Visitor" - Part 2 of 3

Writer: Joe Keatinge
Artist: Ming Doyle and Brent Schoonover
Colorist: Nick Filardi and Jordie Bellaire
Cover Artist: Jon Bogdanove

Reviewed by: Alisa Lea Gossage

    The ending is powerful and hopeful. Even in the midst of such tragedy, seeing the Superman cape and boots as the Earth is destroyed lifts the heart, and the reader knows that this is not the end. But just how is Superman going to save Earth? Kamandi knows that, if anyone can, Superman can. (Yes, I just made a very bad reference to the 'The Candyman Can' song. Sue me.)

    Seeing Mxyzptlk is wonderful. Superman was happy to see him, and so was I. Mxy is a villain that has to be conquered using the power of intellect. Because of him, we often see that Superman isn't just a galactic brawler, he's also smart. That's why Mxy is my favorite villain.

Click here to read the complete review of Adventures of Superman - Chapter #47.


March 20, 2014: Al Plastino's Superman/JFK Artwork Now on DisplayPrint

Al Plastino The Associated Press reports that the late Al Plastino's comic book artwork featuring Superman and President Kennedy, is now on display at the JFK memorial library as he'd always hoped.

    Superman has finally soared into the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.

    Legendary comic book artist Al Plastino thought he donated the 10 hand-drawn comic strips of Superman teaming up with John F. Kennedy decades ago, but the artwork somehow fell in the hands of a private owner.

    In December, comic book publisher DC Entertainment bought the black-and-white artwork and donated it to the library.

    Plastino died in November at the age of 91. His four children, grandchildren and wife attended the exhibit opening on Thursday.

    "We are just thrilled that these came home to where they belong," said his daughter MaryAnn Plastino Charles, who made the trek from Alabama.

    "This has been a long-time coming," she said. "My father thought for so many years that it was here."

    The 1964 story called "Superman's Mission for President Kennedy," was part of a White House initiative to promote the president's national physical fitness program.

    The comic book was in production when Kennedy was assassinated in November 1963 and set aside until his successor, Lyndon Johnson, pressed for its publication. The published version said the story's original artwork would be donated to the library, but that apparently never happened.

    Plastino was upset when he discovered that the original copies were not in the library, said his son Fred, who was with him at a New York Comic Con event in October when he heard the news.

    Fred Plastino said he wished his father could have seen the exhibit.

    "Kennedy meant a lot to him," he said. "He would have been blown away by this."

    Tom Putnam, the library's director, said Kennedy wanted to make sure kids were staying fit and eating healthy.

    "Comic books were the social media of its time," Putnam said. It was the one of the best ways to reach this age group back then, he said.

    Although Plastino drew Superman for 20 years, his children say the Kennedy story was his pride and joy.

    "He would talk about it all the time," MaryAnn said. "This is the story he told at Christmas, Thanksgiving and birthdays."

Plastino's artwork will be on display until May 31.


March 20, 2014: How They Filmed "Superman With a GoPro"Print

Superman GoPro A few days ago we showed you Corridor Digital's cool video clip in which Superman finds one of the team's GoPro video cameras and returns it to his house.

The video has gone viral over since it was released, with millions of views in a matter of days, and today Yahoo News goes behind the scenes to see how the team made the video.

If you haven't seen the whole video yet, here it is: