Superman: The Unauthorized Biography
Glen Weldon (Author)
A celebration of Superman's life and history - in time for his 75th birthday. How has the Big Blue Boy Scout stayed so popular for so long? How has he changed with the times, and what essential aspects of him have remained constant? This fascinating biography examines Superman as a cultural phenomenon through 75 years of action-packed adventures, from his early years as a social activist in circus tights to his growth into the internationally renowned demigod he is today.
Hardcover: 352 pages
Available This Week: May 1, 2013.
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"Injustice: Gods Among Us" - Chapter Fifteen
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Tom Derenick
Reviewed by: Marc Pritchard
Here's what took place in tonight's episode:
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It's exhilarating. It's what Zack [Snyder] promised would happen, you know? Because I remember the first couple of days I was on set, I thought This is ridiculous. I look like an idiot. I don't look anything like General Zod. I'm a total failure. I went over to the screen for playback and it was ridiculous. All of us were wearing pajamas, basically. And there was this neon green set of stairs that was supposed to be our spaceship. So you see us all marching down these neon green stairs in our pajamas and I'm like, "This looks like a Monty Python skit." And he's like, "I know right now it looks pretty silly, but, two years from now, it's going to look like the most badass thing you've ever seen in your life." And he's right.
Do you worry about the diehard comic book fans? They can be vocal.
No. I mean, it is their thing. It's not my thing. I'm not in that club. So, I have a respect for it. To people, it's like a religious experience and I don't discount that. I understand it. We're very sheltered from all that on set. I mean, yeah, if people want to know if it was a high pressure job - it was very high pressure. And everybody felt a lot of anxiety about getting it right. But, Zack's strategy - which is very intelligent - is to keep everything very calm and fun and playful and not get tied up about it. Because if you get overly anxious about pleasing people, you can't make anything. You have to be relaxed and have a good time.
Based on the Geoff Johns/Gary Frank 2008 release "Superman: Brainiac," SUPERMAN: UNBOUND finds the Man of Steel aptly handling day-to-day crime while helping acclimate Supergirl to Earth's customs and managing Lois Lane's expectations for their relationship. Personal issues take a back seat when the horrific force responsible for the destruction of Krypton - Brainiac - begins his descent upon Earth. Brainiac has crossed the universe, collecting cities from interesting planets - including Supergirl's home city of Kandor - and now the all-knowing, ever-improving android has his sights fixed on Metropolis. Superman must summon all of his physical and intellectual resources to protect his city, the love of his life and his newly-arrived cousin.
Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, SUPERMAN: UNBOUND film arrives May 7, 2013 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment as a Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, DVD, On Demand and for Digital Download.
Originally conceived by Jerome "Jerry" Siegel and Joe Shuster as a telepathic, bald villain planning world domination, the initial incarnation of "The Superman" in 1933 was not popular. In 1934, the co-creators changed their vision to a version closer to the one now beloved by millions, but it was not until June 1938 that Superman appeared as the cover feature of Action Comics, published by National Allied Publications (eventually to become DC Comics). Over the next 75 years, Superman permeated social consciousness to become the most iconic Superhero of all.
But is he really the greatest? It all boils down to basic facts. Here are ten reasons why Superman is The Greatest Superhero Of All Time.
And on offer was some of her old merchandise, including a doll and posters, from her days when she played Lois Lane on TV's Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
Actor Christopher, 45, is so besotted with Superman that his prized collection has invaded every room in his apartment - leaving little room for anything else.
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Available in sizes Small through XXXL, the five T-Shirt designs include the "Man of Steel" symbol, a "Heroic" silhouette-style design, a "Soar" design of Superman flying, a dark "Space" design in which Superman has glowing red eyes, and a "Kneel Before Zod" T-Shirt.
Currently listed as "Coming Soon", these T-Shirts start at US$18.95 and will be available via the GraphittiDesigns.com website.
Cover date: June 2013
"Look Who's Flying to Dinner"
Writer: Scott Lobdell
Penciller: Kenneth Rocafort
Inker: Kenneth Rocafort
Cover: Kenneth Rocafort
MAD Comics Variant: John Caldwell
Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel
Cover date: June 2013
Plot: Scott Lobdell with Dialogue Assists from Tony Bedard
Penciller: Eddy Barrows
Inker: Eber Ferreira
Reviewed by: Keith Samra