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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
September 1: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Jonathan Kent, Clark Kent's adoptive father.
September 5: George Lazenby, Jor-El in the Superboy TV series, born in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia in 1939.
September 6: Justin Whalin, Jimmy Olsen in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, born in 1974.
September 6: Man of Steel screening at dusk takes place at Forest Park, City of Noblesville Parks in Indiana.
September 8: The Super Friends cartoon show makes its debut on ABC-TV in 1973.
September 10: Filmation's The New Adventures of Superman animated series premieres on CBS in 1966.
September 12: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman makes its debut on ABC-TV in 1993.
September 13: Artist Mike Grell (Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes) born in 1947.
September 15: Jackie Cooper, Perry White in the Superman films, born in 1922.
September 16: Tommy Bond, Jimmy Olsen in two serials, Superman and Atom Man vs Superman, born in Dallas, Texas in 1926.
September 16: Writer Kurt Busiek (Superman & Action Comics) born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1960.
September 16: Steve Younis, owner of the Superman Homepage, born in 1971. :)
September 17: Bryan Singer, director of Superman Returns, born in New York, NY, USA in 1965.
September 17: Writer Roger Stern (Action Comics) born in 1950.
September 18: James Marsden, Richard White in Superman Returns, born in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1973.
September 20-21: Brandon Routh is a special guest at the Saskatoon Comic & Entertainment Expo.
September 22: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Kara Zor-El, AKA Supergirl.
September 22: Laura Vandervoort, Kara Zor-El (aka Supergirl) in the TV series Smallville, born in Toronto, Canada in 1984.
September 23: Writer Peter David (Supergirl) born in 1956.
September 24: Tommy Bond, Jimmy Olsen in two serials, Superman and Atom Man vs Superman, dies in 2005, aged 79.
September 25: Christopher Reeve, star of the Superman films, born in New York, NY in 1952.
September 26: Writer Louise Simonson (Superman: The Man of Steel) born in 1946.
September 28: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lex Luthor.

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August 24, 2014: "Action Comics #1" Sells for $3.2 Million in Ebay AuctionPrint

Action Comics #1 The Ebay auction for a 9.0 VF/NM graded 1938 edition of "Action Comics #1" has concluded, with the winning bid finishing at a record price of US$3,207,852.00.

The previous record price of $2.16 million was achieved in 2011 for a different copy of "Action Comics #1" which was owned by Nicolas Cage. While Cage's copy was also rated 9.0 by the Certified Guaranty Company, the Cage issue had “cream to off-white pages”, where the copy sold today is described as having "perfect white pages".

The issue, one of less than 50 unrestored copies believed to remain today, was sold by Darren Adams who owns Pristine Comics in Federal Way, Seattle.

Mild Mannered Reviews - Supergirl #34Print

Supergirl #34

Mild Mannered Reviews - Supergirl #34

Scheduled to arrive in stores: August 20, 2014

Cover date: October 2014

"The Girl Who Fell to Earth"

Writer: Tony Bedard
Penciller: Karl Moline
Inker: Jose Marzan Junior
Cover: Cameron Stewart

Reviewed by: James Lantz

    Quite frankly, this one was a difficult one to rate. It's a decent story, and I do hope we see more of the Michael character. However, this issue is not as good as what Tony Bedard has done. I expected Kara to be more active in "Superman: Doomed" in this chapter. Sure, what she was doing was important, but I felt like she was merely in the background for the entire book. In spite of this, the comic was worth reading, and I still have faith that this title will continue to be great.

Click here to read the complete review of Supergirl #34.

August 24, 2014: Superman Comic Strip HumorPrint

August 23, 2014: Washington D.C. to Feature in "Batman v Superman"Print

As filming for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" continues in Michigan, with preparations for the production to head to Morroco soon, new photos have emerged hinting that Metropolis, Gotham and possibly Themyscira are not the only locations we'll see in the movie... with Washington D.C. cars, buses and taxis spotted on location.

Washington D.C. MetroBus
Washington D.C. Police Cars
Washington D.C. Taxis
Capitol Building Washington D.C.

Batman-News.com reports on some possible spoilers that tie in with the Washington D.C. vehicles...

    A major action scene was shot in July in one of the big studios in Detroit. Without giving too much away... it involves Superman and the United States Capitol building in Washington D.C. (pictured above). Superman will have to answer for what happened at the end of "Man of Steel". Half the public blames him for all the death and destruction. If it wasn't for Superman being there, General Zod would have never come to Earth.

As always, these rumors on story elements cannot be substantiated at this point in time, but the vehicles indicate that a scene or scenes will definitely take place in Washington D.C.

Photos: Bananadoc

August 23, 2014: Super Robin Williams TributePrint

Robin and Chris As everyone knows, earlier this month the world mourned the death of Robin Williams. Many Superman fans know that Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve were very close friends. While I did post a quick message on both Twitter and Facebook at the time, the fan art shown here (by Cynthia Sousa) caught my eye today, and I felt it deserved to be posted here as a tribute to both men, who made our lives so much better through their talents.

In his book "Still Me", Christopher Reeve related a few stories about Robin Williams...

    "The first person I met at Juilliard was the other advanced student, a short, stocky, long-haired fellow from Marin County, California, who wore tie-dyed shirts with track suit bottoms and talked a mile a minute. I'd never seen so much energy contained in one person. He was like an un-tied balloon that had been inflated and immediately released. I watched in awe as he virtually caromed off the walls of the classrooms and hallways. To say that he was 'on' would be a major understatement. There was never a moment when he wasn't doing voices, imitating teachers, and making our faces ache from laughing at his antics. His name, of course, was Robin Williams."

And then, after his horse riding accident in which he suffered severe spinal injury, Christopher Reeve relates this story about lying in the hospital ICU...

    "As the day of the operation drew closer, it became more and more painful and frightening to contemplate. In spite of efforts to protect me from the truth, I already knew that I had only a fifty-fifty chance of surviving the surgery. I lay on my back, frozen, unable to avoid thinking the darkest thoughts. Then, at an especially bleak moment, the door flew open and in hurried a squat fellow with a blue scrub hat and a yellow surgical gown and glasses, speaking in a Russian accent. He announced that he was my proctologist, and that he had to examine me immediately. My first reaction was that either I was on way too many drugs or I was in fact brain damaged. But it was Robin Williams. He and his wife, Marsha, had materialized from who knows where. And for the first time since the accident, I laughed. My old friend had helped me know that somehow I was going to be okay."

Their deaths, ten years apart, saddened us all...but their lives brought us so much joy.

August 22, 2014: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period August 15-21, 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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August 22, 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 John Berry:
See ladies and gentleman, the quarter has disappeared out of my hand.

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!

August 21, 2014: Superman vs. Batman - DC Collectibles Wood FiguresPrint

Superman Wood Figure DC Entertainment has created a stop-motion animation promoting the DC Collectibles Superman and Batman Wood Figures.

    Our new Batman and Superman figures are a chip off the old block... Literally!

Pre-order the Superman Wood Figure and Batman Wood Figure from the Superman Homepage Online Store ahead of their December release.

August 21, 2014: Superman Comic Strip HumorPrint

August 21, 2014: More On Set Photos of Henry Cavill as SupermanPrint

The Daily Mail has posted more photos of Henry Cavill wearing the Superman costume on set for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" in Detroit, Michigan.

Henry Cavill on Set
Henry Cavill on Set
Henry Cavill on Set
Henry Cavill on Set
Henry Cavill on Set
Henry Cavill on Set

Source: Daily Mail

August 21, 2014: "Batman v Superman" Morocco LocationsPrint

Dawn of Justice As we reported a few days ago, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will be filming in Morocco from September 1 until December 31, 2014. According to the Morrocan portal akhbarak.net filming will take place at two locations - Casablanca and Ouarzazate.

    The director of 'Association of Moroccan Ouarzazate Film Commission', Abdul Razak, said that the film, which combines the two superheroes will be filmed in the cities of Casablanca and Ouarzazate, two of the favorite places of the filmmakers in the world lately.

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

August 21, 2014: Does This "Batman v Superman" Newspaper Prop Hint at Kryptonite?Print

Kryptonite? ThePropStop, a site which talks about movie props and costumes, has uncovered a newspaper prop reportedly created for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", which contains an article written by Lois Lane, that may hint at Kryptonite.

The Daily Planet newspaper prop article is titled "A City pf Neighborhoods", which talks about a university student who resides in Brick City (described as an "oft-neglected Hob's Bay port) in Metropolis, who gathered soil samples from eight neighborhoods within the city limits and, upon analysis, discovered toxicity levels that were extremely high.

A photo that accompanies the article (pictured), appears to be someone holding a toxic clay sample... or could it be a green meteorite?

View the newspaper prop at The Prop Stop website.

August 21, 2014: Frank Miller Says "I Love Superman"Print

Superman Superman fans who have read (or watched) Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns" could be forgiven for thinking that the comic book creator is anti-Superman, with Superman portrayed in a less than flattering light in that much-hyped story. However, in an interview with Playboy Miller reveals that he actually loves Superman!

    "The Dark Knight [comic book] series is all from Batman's point of view," Miller told Playboy. "But if you look at Dark Knight 2, you'll see a Superman who's much calmer than the one in the first Dark Knight.

    "Batman and Superman are dead opposites. I love Superman. Do I love Batman more? They're not people. They're only lines on paper."

Miller goes on to admit that he cannot watch any of the Batman films, even Nolan's Batman movies, walking out of the theatre before the films are over.

Source: Playboy.com