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LEGO: DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League [Blu-ray/DVD]
LEGO: DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League

Bizarro's creation of the Bizarro League has caused confusion amongst the world's greatest Super Heroes, but an even greater and mysterious threat may force the Justice League and Bizarro League to band together to defeat evil.
Available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on February 10, 2015. The Blu-ray and DVD releases will include an exclusive Batzarro LEGO Minifigure on-pack, while supplies last.
Run Time: 44 minutes

DC Collectibles Bombshells Supergirl Statue
DC Collectibles Bombshells Supergirl Statue

Are you a fan of Kara Zor-El? Supergirl looks like a pinup girl from the 1940s and 1950s! Statue is sculpted by artist Tim Miller. She sure looks happy! Sculpted by artist Tim Miller, the DC Comics Bombshells Supergirl Statue stands a little over 10 1/2-inches tall, with a look inspired by the pinup girls of the 1940s and 1950s. If you're a Supergirl reader or fan of the Kara Zor-El, you must add this amazing cold-cast porcelain statue to your collection! Ages 15 and up.

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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 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 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: DC Comics Super Hero World Record Event
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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March 30, 2015: Mosaic Superheroes in New York ExhibitionPrint

Mosaic Superman Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and a host of other pop culture characters are the focus of a mosaic art exhibition on display now in New York's Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery.

    Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery presents Deconstructive/Constructive, a body of iconic mosaic works by Jason Dussault, a Vancouver and New York based artist whose practice focuses on combining traditional forms of mosaic with pop-culture characters from his childhood and the present. The works presented recall the power of childhood memories through iconic characters that resonate with human nature's desire to retain an inner youth. Playful in nature yet anchored to the stringent values of adulthood, Dussault seeks to remind the viewer of a fragility that ultimately leads to self- awareness. This is the artist's debut solo exhibition in New York. Dussault explains, "Growing up in a small rural Canadian town in the late seventies and early eighties with young parents struggling to find their way, I spent much of my time alone, and the only access to art I had was comic books. I would spend hours trying to redraw these characters. Deconstructive/Constructive is my tribute to comic book art, my first love and inspiration."

    While his appropriated versions of superheroes and other characters known in the mass media hearken back to Pop art of the 1950s and 1960s, they align contemporarily with artists like KAWS, Mitch McGee, Justin Gilzene, Ron English and Invader.

    The focal piece of the exhibition is large-scale, homage to the late George Delmerico, legendary Village Voice Art Director titled Deconstructive/Constructive. Dussault's piece is a recreation of Delmerico's iconic superhero amalgamation, A Marvel - Ous Evening with Stan Lee, 1972. The pastiche was originally created as a poster for a lecture given by Marvel Comics founder Stan Lee at Carnegie Hall. Dussault has recreated the famous image in a four-panel composite work using his distinctive mosaic style.

    Throughout the exhibition Dussault features characters such as Lego Batman and Joker, Superman, Thor, Hulk, and Wonder Woman. By using materials specific to the subject matter, each piece harbors a unique sentiment deeper than the nostalgic surface image. With the use of traditional mosaic media like tile and grout, Dussault also utilizes paint, resin, wood, vinyl, found ceramics, and vintage porcelain to create well-known commercial images of comics and cartoons.

Deconstructive/Constructive is on view now until April 8 at Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery, 527 West 23rd Street, New York. For more information about the artist visit www.jasondussault.com or www.hoerle-guggenheim.com


March 30, 2015: "Superman: The Movie" Plus "San Andreas" Equals "Supermandreas"Print

Superman On May 29 the new disaster movie titled "San Andreas", starring Dwayne Johnson, will be released to theatres. Illustrator and video editor Nick Acosta, who isn't a fan of "The Rock", has edited together his own version of the trailer for the film, inserting Christopher Reeve as Superman in his place.

    Some of the film's big disaster set pieces (the destruction of the Hoover Dam and Golden Gate bridge) looked very familiar to me. They are almost shot for shot the same as from one of my favorite movies growing up - the 1978 film "Superman." So I decided to re-edit the "San Andreas" trailer to take out The Rock and his wooden acting and put in a 27-year-old Christopher Reeve as Superman. I even rotoscoped him flying from the 1978 film into "San Andreas."

If you haven't seen it, here's the actual trailer for "San Andreas" which Nick used as inspiration.


March 30, 2015: Filming Wraps on "Supergirl" TV PilotPrint

Supergirl Director Glen Winter has confirmed that filming on the Pilot episode of the upcoming "Supergirl" TV series has wrapped.

Late last week Winter also tweeted his satisfaction with the ways things were going on the Pilot saying, "OK. After today i'm pretty damn sure i believe a girl can fly."

Work on the Pilot episode now goes into Post Production, with special effects and editing, ahead of its debut on CBS some time in September.

CBS will likely confirm the date and possibly show some footage from the Pilot episode of "Supergirl" when they present their Fall programming at the "Upfronts" on Monday, May 13.


March 30, 2015: Superman on TV - March 30 to April 5Print

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

The documentary, "How Superman Defeated the KKK", which tells the story of how human rights activist Stetson Kennedy infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940s and passed along secret information to the writers of the radio program "The Adventures of Superman", is scheduled to air in the U.S. on the American Heroes Channel on Monday, March 30 at 4.00pm; and again on Tuesday, March 31 at 5.00am.

The movie "Man of Steel" will air in the U.S. on HBO2 on Tuesday, March 31 at 8.35am; then on Thursday, April 2 at 1.00pm on 5MAX; then on ACTION MAX on Friday, April 3 at 8.00pm; and then on MAX on Sunday, April 5 at 8.00am and 10.00pm.

The animated movie "Superman/Batman: Apocalypse" will air in the U.S. on ACTION MAX on Wednesday, April 1 at 5.25am.

Episodes of "Smallville" air on TNT in the U.S. on Thursday mornings. This week's episodes are: Thursday, April 2 - 1.00am "Red", 2.00am "Nocturne".

The movie "Superman III" will air in the U.S. on Discovery Family Channel (DFC) on Friday, April 3 at 5.00pm; and again on Saturday, April 4 at 2.00pm.

The movie "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace" will air in the U.S. on Discovery Family Channel (DFC) on Saturday, April 4 at 5.00pm; and again on Sunday, April 5 at 2.00am.

Episodes of the 1950s "Adventures of Superman" TV series air on MeTV in the U.S. on Saturday from 6.00pm. This week's episodes are:
Saturday, April 4 - "Jimmy Olsen, Boy Editor" at 6.00pm and "Lady in Black" 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 Foxtel's Family Movie Channel on Wednesday, April 1 at 2.20am; then again on Thursday, April 2 at 2.00am.

In Australia, the "Robot Chicken" episode "Tubba-Bubba's Now Hubba-Hubba" airing on The Comedy Channel on Friday, April 3 at 10.10am sees Superman pick the wrong pet sitter.

The episode of "I Love Lucy" titled "Lucy and Superman", in which Lucy meets Superman (played by George Reeves) will air in Australia on Saturday, April 4 at 4.00pm on FOX Classics.

The movie "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace" will air in Australia on GO! (99) on Saturday, April 4 at 11.45pm.

In Australia, episodes of the "Young Justice: Invasion" animated series air on the following weekdays on Cartoon Network. This week's episodes are:
Tuesday, March 31 - "The Fix" at 3.30pm
Wednesday, April 1 - "Runaways" at 3.30pm
Thursday, April 2 - "War" at 3.30pm.

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


March 29, 2015: Henry Cavill Talks "Batman v Superman" at Jameson Empire AwardsPrint

Empire Awards Henry Cavill appeared at today's Jameson Empire Awards at London's Grosvenor House ballroom, where he was tasked with the job of presenting the Best Director Award (which went to Christopher Nolan for "Interstellar").

During an interview Henry spoke briefly about his upcoming films, including a brief snippet about "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".


March 29, 2015: Rare Find - Chinese Superman Matchbox CoverPrint

Chinese Superman Matchbox Cover The image shown here is an enlarged photo of the Hong Kong-produced WAH TUNG MATCH COMPANY Chinese SUPERMAN matchbox cover.

The date on these two covers is unknown but is speculated to be from around 1966. The true size of this item is 1-7/16" wide by 1-7/8" high. John Sindall, founder of the Q Collection Comic Book Preservation Project purchased the cover, which had been removed from the matchbox when he found it. This unique Superman collectible will be laminated and used in the SUPERMAN BINDER BONUS SECTION of the Q Collection Comic Book Preservation Project.

Here's a bit more on this Asian oddity:

    This is a match box from Wah Tung Match Co. featuring an interesting localized image of SUPERMAN as filtered through Chinese style art. I haven't been able to find out a whole lot about the company, beyond that they are named after a part of Hong Kong (“Tung Wah”). The date they released this Sueprman pack is unknown, too. The only real info I have about the company is that they also released a series of match packs featuring great images from Chinese mythology. And here's a Dutch site that has dozens of different Wah Tung Co. match box images.

Many thanks to CollectingSuperman.com for this information.

Note: For those interested, there was also a Batman matchbox cover produced.


March 27, 2015: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period March 20-26, 2015.

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 - Batman/Superman #20Print

Batman/Superman #20

Mild Mannered Reviews - Batman/Superman #20

Scheduled to arrive in stores: March 18, 2015

Cover date: May 2015

"Family Matters"

Writer: Greg Pak
Penciller: Adrian Syaf
Inker: Vicente Cifuentes and Mark Morales
Cover: Adrian Syaf, Sandra Hope, Ulises Arreola

Reviewed by: Alisa Lea Gossage

    This whole arc was a breath of fresh air. Superman faced a new kind of enemy. Everything was so much more personal. And thus, the stakes were so much higher for him. He was forced to make very difficult choices. I like that he is humble enough to turn to Batman for help. Superman is all heart, but he is also smart enough to know when he needs help.

    As the story progresses, I felt Superman's frustration, anger, anguish and in the end, sadness.

Click here to read the complete review of Batman/Superman #20.


March 27, 2015: 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 tnr105:
And yet Batman fans would still say he'd win in a fight.

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!


March 26, 2015: Exclusive Preview of "Convergence: Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #1"Print

Superboy LSH #1 "Convergence", DC Comics' first major publishing event of the year, is quickly approaching. Across April and May DC Comics will put their normal publishing schedule on hold for the "Convergence" event, which will resurrect characters and stories from previous continuities.

DC Comics has given the Superman Homepage exclusive access to 2 character pages from "Convergence: Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #1", which contain art and give a brief historical synopsis of Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes.

"Convergence: Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #1", written by Stuart Moore with art by Gus Storms and Mark Farmer, will go on sale April 22.

CONVERGENCE: SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1
Written by STUART MOORE
Art by GUS STORMS and MARK FARMER
Cover by PIA GUERRA
Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
On sale APRIL 22. 32 pg, FC, 1 of 2, $3.99 US. RATED T
STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS!! While Brainiac 5 struggles to break through the dome, Superboy tries to keep the Legion of Super-Heroes' spirits up - until the Atomic Knights ride into town to cause mass destruction!

Convergence: Superboy LSH #1 Convergence: Superboy LSH #1


March 26, 2015: Preview Pages from "Convergence: Adventures of Superman #1"Print

AOS #1 DC Comics gave KryptonSite.com a first look at two character pages from the upcoming "Convergence: Adventures of Superman #1" comic book, scheduled for release on April 22.

CONVERGENCE: ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #1
Written by MARV WOLFMAN
Art by ROBERTO VIACAVA and ANDY OWENS
Cover by MIKEL JANIN
Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
On sale APRIL 22. 32 pg, FC, 1 of 2, $3.99 US. RATED T
STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Superman and Supergirl attempt to free their city via the Phantom Zone but learn that if they succeed, a terrible fate awaits Supergirl in Crisis on Infinite Earths!

Across April and May DC Comics will put their normal publishing schedule on hold for the "Convergence" event, which will resurrect characters and stories from previous continuities.

Convergence: AOS #1 Convergence: AOS #1


March 26, 2015: Dan DiDio Explains "Convergence"Print

Convergence #1 DC Comics has released a video narrated by co-publisher Dan DiDio explaining the "Convergence" event which will take over their normal publishing schedule for April and May. "Convergence" will reflect on some of the seminal events in DC Comics history.

    Dan gives viewers an overview of the Convergence storyline, its influence on the future of storytelling in DC Comics and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunities it will create to not only bring iconic eras together, but also unique character and talent pairings.

    This epic nine-part weekly series and accompanying 40 two-part monthly titles will tear apart the very fabric of the DC Multiverse and examine the true nature of what it is to be a hero, with ramifications that will shape the future of its most iconic heroes and their stories.

Meanwhile, Newsarama has received a 13 page preview of the guide to 50 cities of "Convergence" which will be seen in "Convergence #0" and "Convergence #1".


March 26, 2015: WaterTower Music Releases "Infinite Crisis: Official Video Game Soundtrack"Print

Infinite Crisis Soundtrack WaterTower Music has released the Official "Infinite Crisis" Soundtrack to iTunes.

Featuring never before heard music including the theme for Starro, Doomsday, and more, the soundtrack is a complete collection of every track in the game.

Here's the Superman Theme from the "Infinite Crisis: Official Video Game Soundtrack".

Order the "Infinite Crisis: Official Video Game Soundtrack" from iTunes now.