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Bluewater Productions is releasing a new comic book biographies on two legendary men of steel, Christopher Reeve and George Reeves. Tribute: Christopher Reeve is released this week in conjunction with the release of the Man of Steel DVD.
Bluewater is working with the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation on this book. You can read more about the foundation in the book and a portions of the proceeds will also benefit the organization.
"Nothing is impossible." Christopher Reeve.
What makes a man a true hero? Is it the role he plays or the life he leads? Explore the life of legendary actor and philanthropist Christopher Reeve in this tribute to the man behind Superman's cape.
The 32-page comic book, written by Michael Frizell, illustrated by M. Anthony Gerardo. This book will feature two covers one by M. Anthony Gerardo and the other by famed artist Chris Mason.
"Working on a tribute comic about Mr. Reeve has been the realization of a childhood dream. When Superman: The Movie was released in 1978, Reeve embodied the character I dreamed about, and I wanted to believe a man could fly. While researching the book for Bluewater, I remember what compelled me to watch all of Reeve's movies (my favorite, as you can tell in the comic, is Somewhere in Time. The movie features Reeve and Jane Seymour at the height of their prowess as performers, and it's the only romantic movie I feel I can watch and not lose my 'man card.' It has time travel! Therefore, it garners geek cred in my book)."
"Reeve's story is an inspiring one. As a university educator, I am particularly drawn to Mr. Reeve and the Reeve foundation because of the admirable work they do with people suffering from physical impairments. I am a former actor myself and I understand how difficult it is to embody a character. Now, imagine having the instrument you use to convey that character, your body, taken away from you. Reeve transcended his injury to give us, his viewing audience, fully realized characters. I can't help but admire him."
The Superman Homepage is pleased to announce our 13th annual awards ceremony for the world of Superman! The SHIELD Awards give you, the fans, the opportunity to voice your opinions about comics with a 2013 cover date, Superman related Movies, TV shows, and Superman merchandise released in 2013.
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On the SHIELD Awards page you'll find a simple form where you'll need to enter your name and email address before moving on to the "Voting Booth" page, where you'll get to place your votes on our 13 categories. Before we jump into the ballot, though, let's quickly go through a couple of simple instructions...
The Superman Homepage gives you the chance to ask Eddie Berganza (DC Comics Editor of the Superman comic books) your questions about the Superman comic books.
Cover date: January 2014
Writer: Greg Pak
Penciller: Brett Booth
Inker: Norm Rapmund
Reviewed by: Michael J. Petty
The World's Finest team-up has always been my favorite superhero team-up as Superman and Batman are my two favorite heroes, but I still couldn't give this issue a complete score.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVED this issue and it actually pains me NOT to give this issue a full on 5/5, but ultimately I can't for a two main reasons as I will explain below...
- Superman is written like a child, or at least a (somewhat immature) young adult - I thought Greg Pak did an excellent job of writing two different versions of Superman in the last arc of Batman/Superman that chronicled the first meeting of the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight Detective, but here it just didn't quite fit. Sure, I don't mind Superman being written like this early in his career, like at the beginning of New 52 Action Comics and even the Justice League: Origin arc, but here it just didn't work. It made Superman feel inferior to Batman in the book, and with a World's Finest team-up book, that doesn't fly with me. It's not that I mind Superman being younger than Batman (he generally is so that's fine with me, plus it's good to remember for the Batman vs. Superman movie), but I do mind when Superman is under-mined and vice-versa with Batman because of a silly think like age. Not to mention, Greg Pak's Action Comics #25 (a Batman: Zero Year tie-in) was fantastic as it portrayed a younger Superman in action. When I read that issue and then this issue, I felt like, even though it was the same writer, that there was some disconnect in the writing of this character for these two books. And should I even mention the "trolling" part?
- I was thrown off by the page layout - This really has nothing to do with the story, more-so the art. However, the reason why I'm putting it here instead of the art section is simple, because it actually doesn't diminish or hurt the artwork itself; it only makes it a little harder to read the story. For those of you who read your comics digitally (I read the Smallville and Arrow comics digitally simply because they're digital firsts) you probably won't have much of an issue, but for those of us who strictly read print, it had the potential to be either good or bad. For me it was half-way. I thought it added a LOT to the art, but it was a bit frustrating while reading the story and ultimately deterred from my full enjoyment of this issue.
"Titans" - Part 3
Writer: Bryan Q. Miller
Penciller: Cat Staggs
Inker: Carrie Strachan
Reviewed by: Michael J. Petty
Maybe I'm allowing the fan in me to take over as opposed to the critic, which sometimes happens of course, but this story has been one wild ride so far and I feel sad to see it coming to an end.
I loved the explanation of why Rose (whose name we actually don't get in the story...) is doing this as her father, Slade Wilson, lies in a coma due to an alien disease that he most likely accumulated from the Phantom Zone. Cool stuff, especially the panels showing Aquaman and Hawkman!
I liked that Superboy blasted her out of the window and I really thought it was cool that Speedy took her head-on, but I feel like maybe Miss Martian could have done more? Actually, I think Blue Beetle could have as well, but it doesn't really matter much to me now, that's not the point of the story.
Cover date: January 2014
"The Dark Age Begins!"
Writer: Tom Taylor
Penciller: Nicola Scott
Inker: Trevor Scott
Cover: Ethan Van Sciver and Hi-Fi
Reviewed by: T.A. Ewart (aka liheibao)
Earth 2 was the story of the old Earth 2 inverted. The JSA were the WWII heroes who defeated the Axis powers, and lived in a pleasant world they had made safe. This Earth 2 is a war torn pit, fighting against a much greater threat than the Axis in the form of Apokalips. The threat that Apokalips poses in this series has never felt more real. Part of that is the destruction we saw in Earth 2 #1, but also in the ultimate sacrifice that was made by Earth 2's triumvirate. However, at this juncture, it really seems hopeless for Earth 2 without some serious help from pre-2011. The World Army was no match for Steppenwolf, let alone the destruction and death that is Brutaal. It's a godless scene that were introduced to, and that is restrictive towards looking forward to what may come. A scene can be bleak, but it shouldn't feel out and out empty. Blame it on Brutaal.
United States of America
Episodes of "Smallville" air on TNT in the U.S. each weekday morning. This week's episodes are Monday - 5.00am "Sleeper", 6.00am "Apocalypse"; Tuesday - 5.00am "Quest", 6.00am "Arctic"; Wednesday - 5.00am "Odyssey", 6.00am "Plastique"; Thursday - 5.00am "Toxic", 6.00am "Instinct"; Friday - 5.00am "Committed", 6.00am "Prey".
Fans of "Lois & Clark" can watch the following episodes on The Hub in the U.S. On Saturday, November 16 at 1.30am "Individual Responsibility" is followed by "Whine, Whine, Whine" at 2.30am. Then on Sunday, November 17 at 1.00am "Pilot".
Episodes of "Superman: The Animated Series" series will be shown at 8.30am Monday-Friday on The Hub in the U.S. This week's episodes are: Monday - "Feeding Time". Tuesday - "The Way of All Flesh". Wednesday - "Stolen Memories". Thursday - "The Main Man: Part 1". Friday - "The Main Man: Part 2".
The "Justice League Unlimited" episode titled "Grudge Match" will air in the U.S. on Saturday, November 16 at 9.30am on The CW's Vortexx programming block.
Two episodes of "Krypto The Superdog" air back-to-back on Boomerang in the U.S. on week days from 2.00pm. This week's episodes are: Monday - "Super Flea; A Bug's Strife"/"Meet the Dog Stars; The Streaky Story", Tuesday - "Diaper Madness; Feline Fatale"/"Dog-Gone Kevin; The Dark Hound Strikes", Wednesday - "My Pet Boy; Dem Bones"/"Bat Hound for a Day; Dogbot", Thursday - "Old Dog, New Tricks; Talk to the Animals"/"My Uncle the Superhero; Top Dog". Friday - "Puss in Space Boots; Teeny Tiny Trouble"/"Dogbot to the Rescue; Bad Bailey".
"Superman: The Movie" will air on MoreMAX in the U.S. on Thursday, November 14 at 7.00am.
NetFlix.com also has a number of Superman and Justice League TV shows and movies available to watch online.
In Australia, you can catch an episode of "Young Justice" Monday-Thursday at 5.30pm on GO! (99). This week's episodes are: Monday - "Agendas". Tuesday - "Insecurity". Wednesday - "Performance". Thursday - "Usual Suspects". Then on Saturday, November 16 the "Young Justice: Invasion" episode titled "The Hunt" will air at 9.30am on GO! (99). While on Sunday on the same channel and also at 9.30am, you can watch the episode "Intervention".
In Australia, the "Smallville" episode titled "Echo" will air on Saturday, November 16 at 6.30am on FOX 8. Later that same day the episode titled "Icarus" will air at 10.30pm on FOX 8; and then again on Sunday, November 17 at 4.00am. Later on Sunday the episode "Roulette" will air on the same channel at 6.50am; and then again on Monday, November 18 at 6.30am.
In Australia, the "Batman: The Brave and The Bold" episode "Battle of the Superheroes!" will air on Sunday, November 17 at 10.30am on GO! (99).
In Australia, the film "Superman: The Movie" will air on Sunday, November 17 at 5.30pm on GO! (99).
If there's anything I've missed please don't hesitate to let me know.
The video focuses on the "First Contact" aspect of the movie, although io9 prefers to focus on the artist impressions of the destruction in Metropolis in their article.
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Here's a little bit more from the interview...
MB: I absolutely want to uncoil these roots for Lois, show the deep and vibrant relationships she maintains beyond Superman. I want her friends and her family. The story I hope to tell is one prominently about two women and their relationship - the love, bitterness, loyalty, ambition, and regret that comes from living in two worlds. I mayn't say such else right now, but I really and truly hope you'll enjoy her story.
CV: Will Superman play any part in the story or will you get to focus just on Lois?
MB: Superman is an aspect of Lois's story, but in the New 52, so much of what Lois is capable of can be seen in who she is beyond Superman. Not without, which I think implies a noticeable absence, a fault, a lack - but beyond him, head high, hair streaming, heroic in her own right, braving a superhuman world on beautifully human terms.
"Superman: Lois Lane #1", written by Marguerite Bennett with art by Emanuela Lupacchino, will go on sale February 26. Lois Lane is known for chasing down stories - but what happens when the story is her family? As her father gains more power in the government, Loisís sister Lucy has become involved with a deadly drug scene! Meanwhile, Lois thought she was rid of the influence of Brainiac, but now she finds that the the computer tyrant of Colu is calling out to her again!