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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
November 7: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Martha Kent, Clark Kent's adoptive mother.
November 12: Bob Holiday, Superman/Clark Kent in the broadway musical comedy It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman born in 1932.
November 14: Writer Elliot S! Maggin (Last Son of Krypton, Miracle Monday and so much more) born in 1950.
November 16: Harry Lennix, General Swanwick in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Chicago, Illinois in 1964.
November 17: Justice League animated series makes its debut on television in 2001.
November 18: With the release of Superman #75, the nation mourns the death of a hero in 1992.
November 20: Phyllis Thaxter, Martha Kent in Superman: The Movie, born in Portland, Maine in 1921.
November 23: The theatrical film Superman and the Mole Men premieres in 1951, leading to the successful television series.
November 25: Noel Neill, Lois Lane in the Superman Serials and the 1950s The Adventures of Superman TV series, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA in 1920.
November 27: Patricia Marand, Lois Lane in the broadway musical comedy It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman, dies from brain cancer in 2008, aged 74.
November 28: Writer and artist Jerry Ordway (Superman) born in 1957.
November 29: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Jimmy Olsen.
November 30: Writer and artist Keith Giffen (Legion of Super-Heroes) born in 1952.

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October 6, 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, where we were also joined for the second half hour by legal expert and comic book fan Jeff Trexler...

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

Our next show will be broadcast on Monday, October 13 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.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Action Comics #35Print

Action Comics #35

Mild Mannered Reviews - Action Comics #35

Scheduled to arrive in stores: October 1, 2014

Cover date: December 2014

"Doomed Aftermath: After Doomed"

Writer: Greg Pak
Penciller: Scott Kolins and Vicente Cifuentes
Inker: Scott Kolins and Vicente Cifuentes

Reviewed by: Michael Bailey

    Normally I don't like stories that question whether or not the world needs Superman. Actually, I think it is more like I don't like the idea of those stories. I realize their dramatic value but over the past six or seven years there have been enough stories centered around Superman's role in the world or whether or not he is a potential danger or whatever that I have reached my own saturation point regarding stories where Superman as a character or ideal is called into question. Between NEW KRYPTON and GROUNDED and Grant Morrison's opening issues of ACTION COMICS or the fact that DC seemed to try and take something that would be at home in the pages of Spider-Man (having half the world trust him and the other half almost afraid of him) and try to jam it onto Superman.

Click here to read the complete review of Action Comics #35.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Justice League #34Print

Justice League #34

Mild Mannered Reviews - Justice League #34

Scheduled to arrive in stores: October 1, 2014

Cover date: November 2014

"Injustice League" - Epilogue: "Unlikely Allies"

Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: Scott Kolins
Inker: Andrew Dalhouse
Cover: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and Rod Reis
Variant Cover: Rags Morales and Steve Buccellato
Selfie Variant Cover: Dale Eaglesham and Alex Sinclair

Reviewed by: Michael J. Petty

    I'm not sure there was anything about this issue that I didn't like. After actually re-reading Forever Evil: Rouges Rebellion in my trade copy today, I was wondering to myself where Captain Cold and the Rouges stood with each other, especially after he joined Luthor, Batman, and the others to help defeat the Crime Syndicate leaving his team behind to fend for themselves, which resulted in the death of Heatwave. It seems like this isn't a huge issue, because Cold helped save the world after-all, which is good because I love the Rouges (I've said it before and will say it again, they're about the most heroic villains I've ever seen) and can't wait to see Cold's part in this upcoming story.

Click here to read the complete review of Justice League #34.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #6Print

Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #6

Mild Mannered Reviews - Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #6

Released Digitally: October 3, 2014

"Continuity" - Part 6

Writer: Bryan Q. Miller
Penciller: Ig Guara
Inker: JP Mayer
Colorist: Cat Staggs

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

    The action is at the forefront and deservedly so. The magnitude of the story is truly being felt especially with the loss of Saint Walker. There are some moments when Tess confronts Lex and deconstructs his suit that are genuinely fun and will obviously lead to further developments later. Also Diana rescuing Lois instead of Clark was a neat twist that lead to a nice scene where a hardened Diana mourned the loss of her people. Of course the Legions late arrival was also a welcome boost along with the formation of the Teen Titans. As the arc escalates Smallville proves just how well a Superman story can be told that has several levels - in a way it makes you mourn the TV series but it also has opened the door to amazing new possibilities.

Click here to read the complete review of Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #6.


October 6, 2014: Supreme Court Denies Review of Superman CasePrint

Superman Court Case The Supreme Court has denied an appeal by the Shuster Estate for a review of the case over the ownership rights to Superman.

    In November 2013, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a ruling that a 1992 agreement made by Jean Peavy, the sister of Shuster, precludes the estate's attempt to terminate a copyright grant.

    That agreement was executed in the aftermath of Shuster's death, when Peavy wrote to Warner subsidiary DC and asked the company to pay her brother's final debts and expenses. DC agreed and also increased survivor benefits, but the company's then-executive vp Paul Levitz admonished, "This agreement would represent the author/heir's last and final deal with DC and would fully resolve any past, present, or future claims against DC."

    As a result, a federal judge ruled, "The broad and all-encompassing language of the 1992 Agreement unmistakably operates to supersede all prior grants."

Read the full report at The Hollywood Reporter.


October 6, 2014: Superman Musical on Stage at Lakewood Theatre Company's Side DoorPrint

Superman Musical The Lost Treasures Collection, a series of rarely performed musical gems presented in concert/cabaret version on Lakewood Theatre Company's Side Door stage, presents the first offering in its fifth season, the musical It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman!

The production, with stage direction by Ron Daum and musical direction by Andrew Bray, will be performed for three performances on two dates only, Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25, at 7:00 PM and one Saturday matinee, Oct. 25 at 2:00 PM. The show is presented script-in-hand, with minimal staging. No sets, no props (free from the usual trappings of a fully staged production). This year's theme focuses on strong men. Our series sponsor for all three shows is Dr. Fritz Camp.

Ticket prices are $20 for all seats. Contact the Lakewood Theatre Box Office at (503) 635-3901 or Click here to Purchase Single Tickets securely online.

Lakewood Theatre Company's Side Door Stage is an intimate 90-seat cabaret-style venue with general admission seating in the Community Meeting Room at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego. Light food fare, beer, wine and other beverages are available to purchase before and during the show.

Thanks to Bryan (Sol) Mackey for the lead on this news.


October 6, 2014: Superman on TV - October 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

Episodes of "Smallville" air on TNT in the U.S. on some weekday mornings. This week's episodes are: Monday - 6.00am "Bride"; Tuesday - 5.00am "Legion"; Wednesday - 5.00am "Bulletproof", 6.00am "Power"; Thursday - 5.00am "Requiem", 6.00am "Infamous"; Friday - 5.00am "Turbulence".

The animated movie "Justice League: Doom" will air in the U.S. on HBO Family on Tuesday, October 7 at 6.10am.

The movie "Man of Steel" will air on HBO in the U.S. on Monday, October 6 at 10.30pm; then on Wednesday, October 10 at 3.15pm; and then on Saturday, October 11 at 6.00pm.

The movie "Hollywoodland", about the life and death of George Reeves, will air on IFC on Wednesday, October 8 at 3.15pm; and Thursday, October 9 at 12.00am.

Episodes of the 1950s "Adventures of Superman" TV series air on MeTV in the U.S. on Saturdays. This week's episodes are: "No Holds Barred" at 6.00pm and "The Deserted Village" at 6.30pm.

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 "Superman Unbound" airs on Tuesday, October 7 at 6.25am on Foxtel's Family Movie Channel; and then on Sunday, October 12 at 12.10am.

In Australia, the movie "Superman Returns" airs on Wednesday, October 8 at 8.30pm on GO! (99).

In Australia, the movie "Man of Steel" airs on Monday, October 6 at 6.05pm on Foxtel's Premiere Movie Channel, and then on Tuesday, October 7 at 7.40am; and then again on Sunday, October 12 at 12.25am.

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


October 4, 2014: New Set Photos of Henry Cavill as Clark KentPrint

New photos have been posted online of Henry Cavill on location in Detroit, filming scenes dressed as Clark Kent for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".

Henry Cavill Filming
Henry Cavill Filming
Henry Cavill Filming
Henry Cavill Filming
Henry Cavill Filming
Henry Cavill Filming
Henry Cavill Filming
Henry Cavill Filming
Henry Cavill Filming

Photos: FlashCWFans

More Photos available at AtomicGeek.com


October 4, 2014: The DC Comics Presents Show Podcast - Episode 9Print

The DC Comics Presents Show DC Comics Presents was a comic book series published by DC Comics from 1978 to 1986 which ran for 97 issues and 4 annuals and featured team-ups between Superman and a wide variety of other characters of the DC Universe. "The DC Comics Presents Show" is a podcast talking about the comics of the same name starring Superman. Hosted by Russell Bragg, this podcast will attempt to go through each and every comic in the series with synopsis, facts, myths, and opinions.

"The DC Comics Presents Show" is a proud member of the Superman Podcast Network. You may also subscribe to the podcast through the RSS Feed.


October 3, 2014: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period September 26 to October 2, 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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October 2, 2014: Fake Hedges Built to Surround "Batman v Superman" Lansing LocationPrint

The MSU Book Store posted photos on Twitter which show a series of fake hedges built around the set at the Broad Art Museum later this month.

Filming for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is expected to take place across two nights on October 16 and 17 at the East Lansing location in Detroit, Michigan.

Fake Hedges Hide Filming at Broad Art Museum
Fake Hedges Hide Filming at Broad Art Museum
Fake Hedges Hide Filming at Broad Art Museum

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will be released to theatres on March 25, 2016.


October 2, 2014: Ben Affleck Berates Jon Stewart Over "Batman v Superman" SpoilerPrint

Dawn of Justice In his appearance on "The Daily Show" the other night to promote his new movie "Gone Girl", Ben Affleck gets hilariously "angry" at host Jon Stewart when he reveals a major spoiler about "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".

[Note: If you live outside the USA and can't see the above video, then try this YouTube link.]

"You're in two of the most highly-anticipated movies," Stewart said. "You've got 'Gone Girl' and you've got 'Batman v Superman'. And I hate to do this, but in 'Gone Girl' he kills his wife and then in 'Batman v Superman', Superman defeats Batman." Affleck explodes proclaiming, "What the f***!" And goes on to jokingly berate Stewart for revealing on television what he told him in confidence out the back.


October 2, 2014: Superhero Classics Presented at Paley CenterPrint

Adventures of Superman The Paley Center for Media in both New York and Los Angeles will present screenings of classic superhero TV shows during October.

    Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman... the "big three" of DC comics, enduring, iconic creations that defined a medium and a genre which, eight decades hence, rules at the box office and drives much of contemporary pop culture. These characters are the classics, and we present their classic television representations: the endearingly cornball The Adventures of Superman from the fifties, the sixties Pop Art camp sensation Batman, and the earnest (if awkwardly titled) New Original Wonder Woman of the seventies. Look, up in the sky - holy nostalgia, Batman! That pretty lady's in an invisible plane!

Two episode of The Adventures of Superman TV series: "Superman on Earth" and "The Perils of Superman" will be screened on October 4 & 5, and again on October 11 & 12 from 2.00pm.

    George Reeves's portrayal of the Man of Steel remains iconic, even if the effectiveness of the Clark Kent disguise is harder to accept than the notion of a man who can bend steel and deflect bullets. Here we see the debut of the beloved early television series and a later installment in which Superman is pushed to his limits as he races to save friends Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, and Perry White... for like the thousandth time. Get it together, Daily Planet staff. (1953, 1957; 53 minutes)

Tickets are free for Paley Center Members. Visit the Paley Center website for more details.