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It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superman? No, it's Supergirl! This Supergirl TV Series Statue features the likeness of actress Melissa Benoist and stands about 12 1/2-inches tall. Sculpted by Adam Ross, this is one statue no Supergirl fan will want to miss out on!

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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
May 1: The new novel Double Down (Lois Lane) by Gwenda Bond is now available.
May 1: Glenn Ford, Jonathan Kent in Superman: The Movie, born in Sainte-Christine, Quebec, Canada in 1916.
May 3: Jackie Cooper, Perry White in the Superman films, dies in 2011, aged 88.
May 5: Henry Cavill, Superman in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Jersey, Channel Islands in 1983.
May 8: Salome Jens, Martha Kent in the Superboy TV series, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1935.
May 11: Gerard Christopher, the second actor to play the lead role in the Superboy TV series, born in New York City, New York in 1959.
May 13: Writer Marv Wolfman (The Adventures of Superman) born in 1946.
May 21: Joan Alexander, best known as Lois Lane from the 1940s Superman Radio Series, dies in 2009, aged 94.
May 23: Artist Win Mortimer (Action Comics, Supergirl) born in 1919.
May 27: Richard Schiff, Emil Hamilton in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Bethesda, Maryland in 1955.

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With “Supergirl” moving to The CW, what crossover are you most looking forward to?

Another “Flash” crossover
Another “Flash” crossover
8% [5 Votes]

An “Arrow” crossover
An “Arrow” crossover
2% [1 Vote]

A “Legends of Tomorrow” crossover
A “Legends of Tomorrow” crossover
3% [2 Votes]

All of the above
All of the above
78% [46 Votes]

None of the above
None of the above
2% [1 Vote]

I don’t watch “Supergirl”
I don’t watch “Supergirl”
7% [4 Votes]

Votes: 59
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Started: May 23, 2016

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May 24, 2016: Rare Copy of "Superman #1" Lands in Toronto Comic ShopPrint

Superman #1 A restored edition of "Superman #1" from 1939, with a value of around $45,000, will be on display at The Beguiling comic book shop in Mirvish Village, Toronto.

Superman #1 was first published in 1939, and according to store owner Peter Birkemoe, only about 200 copies are still in existence.

Mint condition copies of Superman #1 can fetch as much as $500,000, Birkemoe said. However, the comic at The Beguiling has been restored, and is expected to sell for a comparatively paltry $45,000.

Still, Birkemoe said the comic "is by far the most rare and valuable comic we have ever offered for sale."

The comic book won't be on display long, as it is expected to sell fast.

The Beguiling comic book store is located at 601 Markham Street, Mirvish Village, Toronto.

Source: MetroNews.ca


May 24, 2016: Samsung Tweets "Injustice" TeasePrint

Injustice

Samsung Mobile posted a cryptic video/gif on Twitter earlier today saying, "Injustice is about to be served."

Herein lies a mystery...

"Injustice: Gods Among Us" has been out on all consoles and mobile devices for quite a while now. Indeed the "injustice" comic book series is almost about to conclude, and the biggest update in recent months to the game was the addition of movie/TV characters.

With this announcement specifically coming from Samsung, perhaps it's hinting at an Occulus VR Special Edition specific to Samsung (similar to the recent "Temple Run VR") because an "Injustice" sequel for Android only seems unlikely.

As DC Comics themselves retweeted this teaser it could be that a "Rebirth" edition of the game, with the new costumes and characters could be on the way.

Stay tuned...

Thanks to Adam Dechanel for the lead on this information.


May 24, 2016: Superman Comics Available This WeekPrint

DCU Rebirth #1 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: May 25, 2016 (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.


May 24, 2016: New Comic Book Titles - Poll ResultsPrint

Poll Position In the latest Superman Homepage Member Poll we asked you the following question:

Which new comic book title are you most looking forward to?

The return of a "Supergirl" title seems to be the one that most fans are excited about, with a fairly even spread across the other new titles scheduled to debut over the next few months.

Here's the complete voting breakdown:

The Super-Man
The Super-Man
11% [8 Votes]

Supergirl
Supergirl
23% [17 Votes]

Superwoman
Superwoman
11% [8 Votes]

Super Sons
Super Sons
12% [9 Votes]

Trinity
Trinity
15% [11 Votes]

None of them
None of them
13% [10 Votes]

I don't read comic books
I don't read comic books
16% [12 Votes]


May 23, 2016: Diane Nelson Says "DC Super Hero Girls" is Billion Dollar BrandPrint

DC Super Hero Girls In an interview with Fortune.com, Diane Nelson, president of DC Entertainment, president of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and president and chief content officer of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, thinks the "DC Super Hero Girls" initiative could be a billion-dollar brand for the company, with young girls snapping up the new line of merchandise.

"If you walk down the aisle of girls toys in a store, everything's pink. Girls love pink, but we wanted the color palette to be consistent with superheroes in our DC universe. So we have golds, greens, and reds that really pop on aisles that are full of pink. The characters wear practical uniforms instead of swimsuits and high heels. We have 12-inch action dolls and 6-inch action figures, which is the first time action figures have been made for girls. There's a great Wonder Woman shield, capes that appeal to younger girls, and novels that appeal to older girls."

As for the diversity of characters being used in the animated shorts, TV special and line of clothing, dolls and action figures, Nelson says:

"In some of our comic books, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn are villains, but in high school, the characters are discovering their strengths and weaknesses while sitting alongside Wonder Woman and Supergirl. If you look at Batman and Superman, there are adaptations that appeal to six year olds, as well as 40 year-olds. I hope that young girls get the things I hear about from every fanboy - an incredible sense of empowerment and aspiration. It's about getting hope and inspiration from powerful role models. It's about saving the day, alongside men."

With the official rollout of the merchandise hitting shelves in July, Nelson expects the DC Super Hero Girls line to be big business for DC Entertainment...

"We've tested the apparel, Wonder Woman's role-playing shield and bracelets in Target stores since April. It's selling like gangbusters, and we can't keep it on the shelves. All of our retailers are excited about getting their hands on the products. We have 30 product categories out now, and will have 70 product categories in more than 35 markets globally after the rollout in July.

Our overall consumer products represent a $6 billion business. The DC brand brings in about half of that. We think the DC Super Hero Girls can be bigger than a $1 billion brand."

Read the complete interview at the Fortune website.


May 23, 2016: Superman on TV - May 23-29Print

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 (All times are ET)

The movie "Superman Returns" will air on MAXEAL in the U.S. on Saturday, May 28 at 7.25pm.

An episode of the 1950s "Adventures of Superman" TV series airs on MeTV in the U.S. on Saturday at 5.00pm. This week's episode is:
Saturday, May 28 - "Star of Fate".

You may also want to check NetFlix.com, as they sometimes have a number of Superman and/or Justice League TV shows and movies available to watch online.

Australia (All times are EDT)

In Australia, the animated movie "LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom" will air on Foxtel's Family Movie Channel on Friday, May 27 at 2.30am.

In Australia, the animated movie "LEGO Justice League: Batman Be-leaguered" will air on Cartoon Network on Saturday, May 28 at 7.35pm.

In Australia, episodes of the "Young Justice" animated series air on the following days on Cartoon Network. This week's episodes are:
Wednesday, May 25 - "Alienated" at 12.03am
Thursday, May 26 - "Salvage" at 12.03am
Friday, May 27 - "Beneath" at 12.03am
Saturday, May 28 - "Bloodlines" at 12.03am
Sunday, May 29 - "Depths" at 12.03am
Monday, May 30 - "Satisfaction" at 12.03am

In Australia, episodes of the "Justice League Unlimited" animated series air on the following days on GO! (99). This week's episodes are:
Saturday, May 28 - "Wake the Dead" at 5.00pm
Sunday, May 29 - "The Once and Future Thing" at 5.00pm

In Australia, episodes of the "Krypto the Superdog" animated series air on the following days on Boomerang. This week's episodes are:
Tuesday, May 24 - "Dogbot/Old Dog, New Tricks" at 5.40am
Wednesday, May 25 - "Talk To The Animals/My Uncle The Superhero" at 5.40am
Thursday, May 26 - "Top Dog/Puss In Space Boots" at 5.40am
Friday, May 27 - "Teeny Tiny Trouble/Dogbot To The Rescue" at 5.40am
Saturday, May 28 - "Bad Bailey/Circus Dog Stars" at 5.40am
Sunday, May 29 - "Living End/Dog Days Of Winter" at 5.40am
Monday, May 30 - "Bad Hair Day/Melanie's Monkey" at 5.40am

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


Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman/Wonder Woman #29Print

Superman/Wonder Woman #29

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman/Wonder Woman #29

Scheduled to arrive in stores: May 18, 2016

Cover date: July 2016

"The Final Days of Superman" - Part VII: "Fire Line"

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Penciller: Jorge Jimenez
Inker: Jorge Jimenez
Cover: Karl Kerschl

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

This issue sacrificed story for fight scenes. That in itself is not a bad thing at all... I just think this story needs more than the sum of eight parts, I want more of it fleshed out.

To be nitpicky, this being a Clark and Diana centric book, I had hoped for a Clark & Diana centric chapter. Also this far in we still know so little about the doppelgänger.

The two short scenes with Clark White and Kara keep their stories ticking along with a little fleshing out to neatly set up the future for both these compelling 'rebirths', but while necessary they felt a little like a distraction.

Click here to read the complete review of Superman/Wonder Woman #29.


May 22, 2016: Fan Film Kickstarter - "Men in Black: Kryptonian War"Print

MIB: Kryptonian War Filmmaker Felipe Matos is working on a fan film titled "Men in Black: Kryptonian War" which marries the "Men in Black" concept with the world of Superman.

This is a fan film merging my two favorite mythologies. Men In Black and Superman. This film is about a new powerful threat on Earth too powerful for the MIB to handle that they recruit the help of the most powerful alien on earth, SUPERMAN! The funds are required to purchase custom costumes. The Superman costume is based off at the MAN OF STEEL film and we've already had this done. You can see it in the pictures. Also we have custom alien costumes and armor as well as MIB weapons that have to be made from scratch. We also need to purchase additional lighting, portable green screen and make sure we have funds to feed our cast and crew.

If you would like to back the Kickstarter to help fund this fan film, head to Kickstarter.com.


May 22, 2016: The DC Comics Presents Show Podcast - Episode #38Print

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.


May 21, 2016: Unused "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" PostersPrint

A couple of poster designs for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", which were ultimately not used to promote the film, have been posted online via reddit.com.

The pair of poster images show close-ups of Superman preparing to use his heat-vision, and Batman in his battle armor helmet.

Superman Batman

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is expected to be released to the home video market on July 15. You can pre-order the film as a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Ultimate Edition 3D Blu-ray, Ultimate Edition Blu-ray, and on DVD from our Online Store.


May 21, 2016: Brandon Routh Talks Superman, Atom and SupergirlPrint

Superman Returns In a recent interview with Today, Brandon Routh spoke about his turn playing Superman in "Superman Returns", playing the Atom on "DC's Legends of Tomorrow", and his thoughts on "Supergirl" joining The CW.


May 21, 2016: Why Does Superman Wear a Cape?Print

Superman Inverse.com have published an interesting article looking at the reasons, both cultural and artistic, behind why Superman wears a cape.

Capes, as it happens, have a pretty storied history. Often worn by the likes of great warriors, generals, commanders and gods, capes connote a certain grandeur - a "ready to throw down-ness. Ella Morton of Atlas Obscura digs into the history of capes and notes that throughout history, capes have been symbols of status, informed legitimate tactics in sword-fighting, lent theatricality to one's ensemble, and hinted at a self-aware extravangence.

"The cape can be thought of as the tail of a kite as well," says Professor James Kakalios, author of The Physics of Superheroes. "So if you have a character who is so strong that they could jump a great distance, they could perhaps leap a tall building in a single bound, then you could also use the cape as a signifier of the fact that they're moving fast through the atmosphere because you could see the cape billowing behind them. So it would give a visual indication of flight."

Read the complete article at Inverse.com


May 20, 2016: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period May 13-19, 2016.

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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