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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 30, 2014: Ben Affleck Influenced by "The Dark Knight Returns"Print

Dawn of Justice In a video interview with MTV, Ben Affleck revealed that his take on Batman is heavily influenced by Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns" graphic novel.

"I will say that I think Zack [Snyder] was heavily influenced by that," said Affleck. "I think everyone's heavily influenced by that... that's the seminal work. So, I don't think that there's any of these which have been made that haven't drawn from that book because it's so good. So, you know, I think if you're smart you steal from the best."

Get More: MTV.com


September 30, 2014: LEGO Unveils DC Super Heroes Justice League 2015 SetsPrint

LEGO Play Set LEGO has unveiled images and details of their upcoming LEGO DC Super Heroes Justice League 2015 Sets.

The four sets (and an as-yet unseen Brainiac set) are:

  • 76025 Green Lantern vs. Sinestro: Space Batman, Green Lantern and Sinestro
  • 76026 Gorilla Grodd Goes Bananas: Gorilla Grodd, Captain Cold, Flash, Wonder Woman, and Batman. Also includes Wonder Woman's Invisible Jet and Batman's Mech Suit.
  • 76027 Black Manta Deep Sea Strike: Black Manta, Aquaman, Scuba Robin and Batman.
  • 76028 Darkseid Invasion: Darkseid, Green Arrow, Hawkman, Cyborg, Superman
Shown here [right] is the Darkseid Invasion LEGO set.

We'll let you know when these sets are available for pre-order.


September 30, 2014: Tonner NYCC Exclusive "Lady Action as Supergirl" OutfitPrint

Tonner Supergirl Outfit NYCC EXCLUSIVE – TONNER SUPERGIRL UNIFORM

Look! Up in the sky! It's a Supergirl outfit for the Tonner Lady Action doll!

Tonner's super offering for the second DC heroine Lady Action outfit, is Supergirl! Specially designed for the 16" Lady Action Tonner Doll, it's a classic look for Krypton's favorite daughter, Kara Zor-El, in a "very traditional" Supergirl outfit.

This NYCC exclusive, like the sold-out Wonder Woman exclusive from earlier this year, will be limited to just 100 units and retail for $99. Tonner Lady Action dolls are also available and retail for $199. And as a NYCC special, if you order a Supergirl outfit + a Lady Action doll, you can save $20 off the total purchase.

Shipping and Handling is $18 for one or for both.

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September 30, 2014: DC Comics Responds to Sexist Merchandise CriticismPrint

A recent public outcry over licensed T-Shirts and Baby onesies displaying what many consider to be sexist slogans has received an official response from DC Comics via a DC Entertainment spokesperson.

    DC Comics is home to many of the greatest male and female Super Heroes in the world. All our fans are incredibly important to us, and we understand that the messages on certain t-shirts are offensive. We agree. Our company is committed to empowering boys and girls, men and women, through our characters and stories. Accordingly, we are taking a look at our licensing and product design process to ensure that all our consumer products reflect our core values and philosophy.

Sexist Shirts Sexist PJs

One of the T-shirts at the center of the complaint features Superman and Wonder Woman embracing with the slogan, "Score! Superman does it again."

While hundreds of people have denounced Target for selling "sexist" baby pyjamas after a university professor posted a photograph of the clothing on social media. The boy clothing features a Superman logo and the line "Future Man of Steel," while the girl item has the same logo but the line: "I Only Date Heroes."


Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman: Doomed #2Print

Superman: Doomed #2

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman: Doomed #2

Scheduled to arrive in stores: September 24, 2014

Cover date: November 2014

"Last Sun" - Chapter 4: "Evolutions"

Writer: Greg Pak and Charles Soule
Penciller: Ken Lashley, Szymon Kudranski, Cory Smith, Dave Bullock, Jack Herbert, Ian Churchill, Aaron Kuder, Vicente Cifuentes and Norm Rapmund
Inker: Ken Lashley, Szymon Kudranski, Cory Smith, Dave Bullock, Jack Herbert, Ian Churchill, Aaron Kuder, Vicente Cifuentes and Norm Rapmund

Reviewed by: Michael Bailey

    That was an odd ending.

    Not a bad ending, mind you. Just an odd one. The creators promised us something different than the original DOOMSDAY story and they delivered on that promise. While there was a lot of action in this final chapter (unless you count the aftermath issues we'll be getting in a few weeks) there was a lot of character and thought put into the story as well. I'd go so far as to say that it was a very cerebral wrap-up, which I appreciated quite a bit.

    While there was a lot to like about this issue my favorite was the mental sparring between Superman and Brainiac. The different scenarios kept both Superman and me off balance and made for an engaging read. I like this sort of thing. The "what ifs," when done right, are usually entertaining and this story was a good example of that. More than anything I liked that this story emphasized how smart Superman is. Not "super" smart per se but intelligent enough to fight against Brainiac on the villain's own turf. It was a nice counterpoint to the "real" Superman, all roided out on the Doomsday Virus, tearing the ship apart.

Click here to read the complete review of Superman: Doomed #2.


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

Superman/Wonder Woman: Futures End #1

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman/Wonder Woman: Futures End #1

Scheduled to arrive in stores: September 17, 2014

Cover date: November 2014

"War & Peace"

Writer: Charles Soule
Penciller: Bart Sears
Inker: Bart Sears

Reviewed by: Michael Bailey

    Full disclosure: I did not read the Wonder Woman that this issue continued from. I really regret that now because I felt very lost during the entirety of this issue. I just didn't know what was going on and because of that this story felt more like a bunch of random scenes thrown together than a more linear story.

    I want to make this perfectly clear; this is totally on me and not on Charles Soule. It's not his fault that I didn't know about the connection to the Wonder Woman issue and thus didn't buy it.

    At least that is what I am hoping is going on here and to be fair there were things about this issue that I liked quite a bit. Well, one thing. The interaction between present day Superman and Five Years Later Wonder Woman was very strong. This is what I have come to expect from Soule as a writer so this isn't a surprise. The only thing that kept me going here was how the Superman that seems to be from the present was helping the woman he loved even though something obviously happened in the ensuing five years.

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


September 30, 2014: Superman Comics Available This WeekPrint

Action Comics #35 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: October 1, 2014 (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.


September 30, 2014: "Batman v Superman" Filming Headed to ChicagoPrint

Dawn of Justice FOX 32 News reports that filming for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is headed to Chicago in early November.

    Rather than standing in for Gotham city, Chicago will now be transformed into the home of Superman - much like it was for "Man of Steel."

    Expect to see Batman and Superman duking it out in early November. They'll be in downtown Chicago for about four to five days, and then another week and a half in surrounding communities.

FOX 32 News Chicago


September 30, 2014: "Man of Steel" Costumes in Hollywood ExhibitionPrint

Costumes From October 2 the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the final showing of the groundbreaking multimedia exhibition Hollywood Costume in the historic Wilshire May Company building, the future location of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A), and sponsored by Swarovski, this ticketed exhibition explores the central role of costume design - from the glamorous to the very subtle - as an essential tool of cinematic storytelling.

The Academy is enhancing the V&A's exhibition and will include more than 150 costumes. The Academy's presentation will add more than 40 costumes to this landmark show. On view October 2, 2014, through March 2, 2015, the innovative exhibition takes visitors on a non-chronological, four-gallery journey that tells the story of costume design from early Charlie Chaplin (The Tramp, 1912) to Man of Steel (James Acheson and Michael Wilkinson, 2013). Hollywood Costume includes montages, animation, film clips, and projections, supported by a specially commissioned score written by British composer Julian Scott. The clothes are exhibited alongside quotes and interviews with costume designers, directors, and actors discussing the role that costume plays in creating the characters on screen.

Tickets go on sale July 8, 2014 at www.oscars.org/HollywoodCostume. Advance booking advised. Admission: $20 Adults, $15 Seniors (62+), $10 for students with ID and children under 13.

The Hollywood Costume exhibition is on at the Wilshire May Company building, located at 6067 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.


September 30, 2014: Futures End - Poll ResultsPrint

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

What do you think of the "Futures End" comic books this month?

Looks like most of you are abstaining from this month's "Futures End" crossover/event, with 39% of fans saying they're not reading "Futures End" comic books, as opposed to 9% who don't read comic books at all.

Here's the complete breakdown:

Excellent!
Excellent!
13% [9 Votes]

Good
Good
11% [8 Votes]

Average
Average
13% [9 Votes]

Bad
Bad
1% [1 Vote]

Horrible!
Horrible!
3% [2 Votes]

I'm confused!
I'm confused!
11% [8 Votes]

I'm not reading them
I'm not reading them
39% [27 Votes]

I don't read comic books
I don't read comic books
9% [6 Votes]


September 29, 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 show:

Check Out Hobbies Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with SupermanHomepage on BlogTalkRadio

Our next show will be broadcast on Monday, October 6 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.


September 29, 2014: Protest Rally Filmed for "Batman v Superman"Print

Anti-Superman Protest SPOILER WARNING: Photos and details below may be considered spoiler information for fans not wanting to learn too many details about "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".

Production for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" on the streets of Detroit today saw an anti-Superman protest being filmed. Protestors in the scene were holding placards and banners with negative slogans about Superman, which included a Superman dummy that was set on fire.

Some of the messages on the signs included: "SuperDeath", "When invasion becomes reality, revolt becomes duty", and "Thanks for the 'help'" surrounded by flames. One sign even had the Swastika symbol within a diamond-shaped shield instead of the familiar "S".

Click on the "S" icon to reveal the spoiler images:

Photos: Tim Reinman


September 29, 2014: Long Beach Comic Con Panel Talks Lois Lane and Women in ComicsPrint

Lois Lane Saturday's "Ladies First: The Impact of Women in Comics" panel at the Long Beach Comic Con in California saw a number of female comic book creators discussing arguably the most famous woman in comics, Lois Lane...

    Barbara Randall Kesel, a writer and editor who has worked at DC Comics, said the character's portrayal "rises and falls with what is happening with women in the real world" - from being a "spitfire" like new career women in the '30s and '40s, to being diminished to "comedic foil" for Superman as women were being encouraged to relinquish jobs and focus on their husbands in the '50s, to becoming a more feminist character as the equality movement has advanced.

    Lane is "a superhero without any powers," popular artist Amanda Conner, who co-writes DC's "Harley Quinn" series, said.

    "She's got that assumption of authority - 'Of course it's going to work out,'" Kesel noted.

    "And you know that [Superman] is going to think that's really hot," Conner added.

    Cecil Castellucci, writer of the Eisner Award-nominated "Odd Duck," said she'd been trying to pitch a miniseries about the hard-charging reporter for years because she's "obsessed with Lois Lane for the very reasons that you're saying," and agreed that the spitfire aspect of the character's personality is what would appeal to Clark Kent.

    In current DC stories, though, it's not Lois who Superman is dating, but Wonder Woman.

    Kesel called that "a step down" to some crowd laughter and applause.

Read the complete "Ladies First: The Impact of Women in Comics" panel report at the LA Times website.