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Warner Home Video has announced that they will be releasing Seasons 2 and 3 of "The New Adventures of Superman" cartoons from Filmation on June 3, 2014.

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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
July 1: Marlon Brando, Jor-El in Superman: The Movie, dies of lung failure aged 80 in 2004.
July 4: Eva Marie Saint, Martha Kent in Superman Returns, born in Newark, New Jersey in 1924.
July 6: Writer and Artist John Byrne (Man of Steel, Superman, Action Comics) born in 1950.
July 10: Superman artist and co-creator Joe Shuster born in 1914.
July 11: Michael Rosenbaum, Lex Luthor in Smallville, born in Oceanside, N.Y in 1972.
July 17: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lana Lang, Clark Kent's boyhood friend.
July 22: Terence Stamp, General Zod in Superman and Superman II, born in 1938.
July 25: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lucy Lane, Lois Lane's sister.
July 26: Kevin Spacey, Lex Luthor in Superman Returns, born in South Orange, New Jersey in 1959.
July 26: Ilya Salkind, Superman movie producer, born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1947.
July 27: Jackson Beck, voice of Superman Radio Introduction, dies in 2004, aged 92.
July 29: Allison Mack, Chloe Sullivan in Smallville, born in Preez, Germany in 1982.
July 29: Writer Gail Simone (Action Comics) celebrates her birthday today.
July 30: Laurence Fishburne, Perry White in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Augusta, Georgia in 1961.
July 31: Dean Cain, star of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan in 1966.

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Mild Mannered Reviews - Smallville: Chaos - Chapter #7Print

Smallville: Chaos - Chapter #7

Mild Mannered Reviews - Smallville: Chaos - Chapter #7

Released Digitally: July 18, 2014

"Chaos" - Part 7

Writer: Bryan Q. Miller
Artists: Agustin Padilla and Marcelo Di Chiara
Colorist: Carrie Strachan

Reviewed by: Matt Schorr

    The Mephistos are starting to risk becoming silly. Every infected person is constantly muttering to him or herself about being "his wrath." Some people even outright scream it. And yet, they still manage to practically sneak up on people. Take the gentleman on this issue's plane. When we first see him, he's muttering the same phrase over and over, disturbing everyone around him. Did no one notice this oddball muttering to himself when he got on the plane? Assuming this plane left Metropolis, was no one aware that people muttering to themselves were attacking everything in sight? Or let's assume this fellow kept quiet until now. Why would he start muttering to himself in order for people to notice before attacking? Wouldn't it be more effective to just start killing people?

Click here to read the complete review of Smallville: Chaos - Chapter #7.


July 22, 2014: Superman Comics Available This WeekPrint

Superman #33 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: July 23, 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.




July 22, 2014: Superman Comic Strip HumorPrint

Mild Mannered Reviews - Justice League Beyond 2.0 - Chapter #24Print

Justice League Beyond 2.0 - Chapter #24

Mild Mannered Reviews - Justice League Beyond 2.0 - Chapter #24

Released Digitally: July 8, 2014

"Justice Lords Beyond" (The Return of Wonder Woman): "Regime Change"

Writer: Christos Gage
Penciller: Dexter Soy
Inker: Dexter Soy
Cover: Khary Randolph & Emilio Lopez

Reviewed by: T.A. Ewart (aka liheibao)

    When I learned that this was the last issue of JLB 2.0, I wasn't upset so much as disappointed. It's been a great run, with much to be happy about. The disappointment stems from yet another fan favorite, all ages, old-school read taken from the list of offerings for readers who wouldn't heroes that actually at like heroes. The last page is very fitting, as the JLB reminds us what their connection is truly all about: friendship, loved ones, that make for a diverse and unique family. Batman Beyond 2.0 is still on the racks, so we might be entertained further of the JLB there, but I'm hopeful that we'll see them again before too long. Christos leaves abruptly, as the story indicates, and with plot-lines dangling that may never be resolved. What of Lord Superman and Jax-Ur? Will Wonder Woman ever reconcile with her son? Can the Justice Lords really be gone for long, if not for good? All good story-lines that may never see completion, but that is also what made the title old-school; it felt that it was never-ending, it never let one catch his breath for long, and now that the ride is over, the longing to be winded is nearly unbearable.

Click here to read the complete review of Justice League Beyond 2.0 - Chapter #24.


July 21, 2014: Geoff Johns Confirms No DC TV and Movie CrossoverPrint

Dawn of Justice Appearing at the Television Critics Association panel this week for "The Flash," Geoff Johns confirmed that there will be no crossovers between the DC Comics characters on TV and the ones in movies...

    "You'll see a lot of DC universe characters [on The The Flash and Arrow]. You won't see Batman or Superman. We're on production on "Batman v Superman" now. So you'll see characters like The Atom or Firestorm, but no not Batman or Superman right now [on TV].

    It's a separate universe than film so that the filmmakers can tell the story that's best for film. While we explore something different in a different corner of the DC universe. We will not be integrating the film and television universes."

Source: BamSmackPow.com.


July 21, 2014: Tom Taylor Looks at the Future of Earth 2Print

Earth 2 #26 "Earth 2" writer Tom Taylor spoke with Newsarama.com about the future of "Earth 2", and moving forward with co-writer Marguerite Bennett as the title ties-in with the World's End weekly event. Here's an excerpt from the interview...

    Nrama: Let's talk about Val-Zod, because this last issue, we saw his origin and learned a little more about him and saw him motivated to save the world. Can you clarify something from his origin? When he was rocketed away from Earth 2's Krypton, he mentioned that he was in one rocket, Kal-El was in another, and then Kara, or Power Girl, was in the third rocket. But then he said, "and another..." Were there three rockets, or four?

    Taylor: There were four.

    Nrama: So there's still another Kryptonian out there.

    Taylor: There is another one out there. Who knows if they made it?

    But there's definitely four.

    Nrama: Getting back to Val-Zod, what were you implying that he saw in Dr. Fate's helmet? And why the choice to not show it?

    Taylor: I think he says it when he takes off the helmet and he says he doesn't want to be the orphan of two worlds. I think you can sort of surmise what he saw there, without us needing to show too much.

    Partly, it's because I think it's nice and elegant to do it that way. Partly, it's because we had 30 pages and over 30 characters, to get our origin across. So part of it was because I wanted to do it that way, and part of it's because we didn't have any more pages to do that anyway.

    I liked what Jimmy said in response, that he had this speech that he was going to inspire the hell out of him with, and really motivate him. And Val-Zod's like, yeah, sorry... magic helmet. That's the thing that did.

    And I think Jimmy, too, has been such a great character. People have really responded well to him. He's fun, you know? Anyone who can spank Batman like that has a place in people's hearts.

    And I think the fact that Val isn't grim and dark and gritty - you know, he doesn't want to tear the whole world down like everybody else around him - really puts him in a different place, too. And in a similar fashion, Lois as well. Obviously, there's more that she's prepared to do. She's a realist.

    But having such a wide-eyed innocent who really just wants to help is great.

Read the complete interview at Newsarama.com


Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman/Wonder Woman #10Print

Superman/Wonder Woman #10

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman/Wonder Woman #10

Scheduled to arrive in stores: July 9, 2014

Cover date: September 2014

"Evolutions"

Writer: Charles Soule
Penciller: Paulo Siqueira and Pascal Alixe
Inker: Pascal Alixe
Cover: Tony Daniel and Tomeu Morey

Reviewed by: T.A. Ewart (aka liheibao)

    A needlessly busy issue. It's great to see that the threads of Lois Lane being possessed are still be being tied together, but between that plot-line, Steel, Lana Lang, Wonder Woman, Metal-Zero, and Cyborg Superman, this issue is busy to say the least. Oh, let's not forget Brainiac as the looming, though unseen Svengali of these events. The sole appeal of Superman: Doomed was the internal struggle of Superman vying for control of himself with Doomsday within him; a battle that he cannot win with blows or superpowers. A battle he cannot win by killing. It seems, however, that the planning for the aforesaid gave or has given way to a Transformers scenario or bombast and litany, but no true substance and no Optimus Prime to centre the action around.

Click here to read the complete review of Superman/Wonder Woman #10.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Supergirl #33Print

Supergirl #33

Mild Mannered Reviews - Supergirl #33

Scheduled to arrive in stores: July 16, 2014

Cover date: September 2014

"Red Daughter of Krypton" - Part 5: "Conclusion"

Writer: Tony Bedard and Frank Barbiere
Penciller: Emanuela Lupacchino, Jeff Johnson and Ben Caldwell
Inker: Ray McCarthy, Scott Hanna and Ben Caldwell
Cover: Dan Brown

Reviewed by: James Lantz

    While this issue and the entire story arc was a fast and fun reading experience there are some things that prevent it from getting a perfect score. Firstly, it's not very reader friendly in spots. Much like the previous chapter, it uses references from other titles. There are some like myself who just haven't had the chance read them. This left me feeling a bit lost in certain points.

Click here to read the complete review of Supergirl #33.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Two - Chapter #13Print

Injustice: Year Two - Chapter #13

Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Two - Chapter #13

Released Digitally: July 1, 2014

"The Quiver"

Writer: Tom Taylor
Penciller: Bruno Redondo
Inker: Julian Hugonnard-Bert
Cover: Jheremy Raapack

Reviewed by: T.A. Ewart (aka liheibao)

    Who would ever imagine that Harley Quinn and Black Canary would ever have something so convoluted in common: both of their partners were killed by Regime Superman, leaving them both with fatherless children. The following issue will determine how deep this new storyline goes, or whether it's just an aside for the new schedule. That being said, after the wee amount of momentum built by the lack luster battler against the Green Lantern Corp, this new story is abrupt... and weird. Just weird. Harley Quinn has inherited the Joker's main ability of being able to do whatever the writer wants, so she cannot only infiltrate the Arrow Cave, but also be conveniently the mother of a never before mentioned child (cue pathos and bonding) who is The Joker's Daughter. So now we'll thrill to the adventures of Harley and Canary, probably because Poison Ivy never made it to the video game, then again, neither did Canary, because there's nothing else for them to do... but they still have to be in the story.

Click here to read the complete review of Injustice: Year Two - Chapter #13.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Justice League #31Print

Justice League #31

Mild Mannered Reviews - Justice League #31

Scheduled to arrive in stores: June 25, 2014

Cover date: August 2014

"Injustice League" - Chapter 2: "Power Players"

Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: Doug Mahnke
Inker: Keith Champagne with Christian Alamy
Cover: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and Rod Reis
Variant Cover: Jim Fletcher

Reviewed by: Michael J. Petty

    First off, sorry about the delay of this review guys! I've been in the process of moving from my home in Chicago out west to Montana over the past few weeks and I am still not completely caught up on my regular reading list. So, I apologize for the lateness. The funny thing about this issue is that a lot happens while nothing happens...

    Lex Luthor finding out that Bruce Wayne is Batman is a very interesting plot-line to put into this book, and I'm really excited to see how Bruce handles it from this point out. I thought the fight between Bruce, Alfred, and Lex was very cool and Lex using his intellect to determine where the Batcave is was very cool! I'm really looking forward to seeing what Lex's ulterior motives are here. I truly do believe he wants to save the universe from who we know as the Anti-Monitor, but as Superman fans, we all know Lex always has another motive and another plan besides what he reveals on the surface. And just like us, Batman also realizes this, which pleases me because I hate it when Batman and Lex are not seen as intellectual equals.

Click here to read the complete review of Justice League #31.


July 21, 2014: Superman on TV - July 21-27Print

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 - 5.00am "Shattered", 6.00am "Asylum"; Tuesday - 5.00am "Whisper", 6.00am "Delete"; Wednesday - 5.00am "Hereafter", 6.00am "Velocity"; Thursday - 5.00am "Obession", 6.00am "Resurrection"; Friday - 5.00am "Crisis", 6.00am "Legacy".

The "Justice League Unlimited" episode titled "Grudge Match" will air in the U.S. on Saturday, July 26 at 9.30am on The CW's Vortexx programming block.

The animated movie "Justice League: The New Frontier" will air on ENCORE Action in the U.S. on Tuesday, July 22 at 1.25pm; and then on STARZ Kids & Family on Thursday, July 24 at 10.15pm.

The movie "Man of Steel" will air on MAX TV in the U.S. on Monday, July 21 at 7.30pm; on 5MAX on Tuesday, July 22 at 9.00pm; on ACTION MAX on Wednesday, July 23 at 11.40pm; on MAX on Thursday, July 24 at 10.00pm; on 5MAX on Friday, July 25 at 11.05pm; on ACTION MAX on Saturday, July 26 at 8.40pm; and on MAX on Sunday, July 27 at 1.00pm and 10.00pm.

NetFlix.com also has a number of Superman and Justice League TV shows and movies available to watch online.

Australia

In Australia, the movie "Man of Steel" will air on Foxtel's Premiere movie channel on Tuesday, July 22 at 8.30pm, and again on Friday, July 25 at 12.00pm.

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




July 18, 2014: Corktown Filming for "Batman v Superman" Scheduled for Early AugustPrint

Dawn of Justice OnLocationVacations.com reports that filming for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is scheduled to take place at Sixth and Abbott streets in the Corktown district of Detroit in early August.

    Several businesses in nearby areas have received notices stating a movie will be filming will from August 6th through August 9th around Shelby St from W Larned St to Lafayette and Fort Street from Woodward to Washington Blvd. The notice also says there will not be any explosions but business owners should expect smoke and "fast moving cars."

    These new street closures are about 15 blocks from the site on Sixth St so it is possible there will be multiple filming locations in this area by next month.

There's some speculation that the Batmobile could be amongst the "fast moving cars" mentioned.


July 18, 2014: "Batman v Superman" - Building Damage in Gotham?Print

As set building continues in Corktown, Michigan for the upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" movie, new photos have been posted online of the set pieces constructed in the empty parking lot which sets across the road from a building which many are speculating will act as the front entrance to Wayne Enterprises.

    As I reported last week, the large 'crosses' are in fact being made to look like structural pieces of the black office building across the street. At first I thought they might be there to enhance the facade of the building, but now it looks more like they are destined to be pieces of the building that have crashed to the ground after some kind of superhero-induced disaster. Similarly the large pieces of styrofoam are in the process of being painted gray to look like large pieces of concrete, torn up pavement, and other disaster-debris. The wood structures that look kind of like construction-roofing seem to be the framework for the concrete slabs, so the scene will look like there's been pretty major upheaval. Looks like the streets of Gotham (or Metropolis?) are in for some trouble.

Set Pieces in Corktown
Set Pieces in Corktown
Set Pieces in Corktown
Set Pieces in Corktown
Set Pieces in Corktown
Set Pieces in Corktown

Source: The Banana Doc