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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
November 7: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Martha Kent, Clark Kent's adoptive mother.
November 12: Bob Holiday, Superman/Clark Kent in the broadway musical comedy It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman born in 1932.
November 14: Writer Elliot S! Maggin (Last Son of Krypton, Miracle Monday and so much more) born in 1950.
November 16: Harry Lennix, General Swanwick in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Chicago, Illinois in 1964.
November 17: Justice League animated series makes its debut on television in 2001.
November 18: With the release of Superman #75, the nation mourns the death of a hero in 1992.
November 20: Phyllis Thaxter, Martha Kent in Superman: The Movie, born in Portland, Maine in 1921.
November 23: The theatrical film Superman and the Mole Men premieres in 1951, leading to the successful television series.
November 25: Noel Neill, Lois Lane in the Superman Serials and the 1950s The Adventures of Superman TV series, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA in 1920.
November 27: Patricia Marand, Lois Lane in the broadway musical comedy It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman, dies from brain cancer in 2008, aged 74.
November 28: Writer and artist Jerry Ordway (Superman) born in 1957.
November 29: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Jimmy Olsen.
November 30: Writer and artist Keith Giffen (Legion of Super-Heroes) born in 1952.

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Which is your favorite song in the Top 10 Superman Songs of All Time list?

Sunshine Superman by Donovan
Sunshine Superman by Donovan
13% [6 Votes]

Superman (Itís Not Easy) by Five For Fighting
Superman (Itís Not Easy) by Five For Fighting
60% [29 Votes]

Superman Tonight by Bon Jovi
Superman Tonight by Bon Jovi
2% [1 Vote]

Superman by Eminem
Superman by Eminem
10% [5 Votes]

Black Superman - Muhammad Ali by Johnny Wakelin
Black Superman - Muhammad Ali by Johnny Wakelin
2% [1 Vote]

Superman by Herbie Mann
Superman by Herbie Mann
0% [0 Votes]

Superman by Taylor Swift
Superman by Taylor Swift
2% [1 Vote]

Superman by Celi Bee & The Buzzy Bunch
Superman by Celi Bee & The Buzzy Bunch
0% [0 Votes]

(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman by The Kinks
(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman by The Kinks
10% [5 Votes]

Superman by Donna Fargo
Superman by Donna Fargo
0% [0 Votes]

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November 24, 2014: Shining a Spotlight on Gaslight Lex LuthorPrint

Infinite Crisis Gaslight Lex Luthor has been an important character in the digital-first comic book series "Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse". DC Comics chats with writer Dan Abnett and editor Jim Chadwick to find out what it is about this version of Lex Luthor that makes him so dangerous. Here's part of the interview...

    Jim, you mentioned that Gaslight Lex Luthor is one of your favorite characters in Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse. Why is that?

    JC: First, there's his speech pattern. Dan's done a terrific job of setting him squarely in the Victorian-based Gaslight world and this sets him apart from any other incarnation of Luthor we've ever seen, creating a wholly unique character. I also like his ambiguity. Is he a good guy or a bad guy? We still don't know. He's very unctuous in how he addresses all the other characters, but you get the impression that this might be him feigning being humble. There have been enough glimpses that he's really a bit of a badass, in spite of his deferential manner. He fights these universe-threatening menaces right alongside the super powered characters, using only his intellect and his steampunk technology and he never flinches.

    How does Gaslight Lex Luthor differ from the DC Universe version of the character?

    DA: Less obviously ruthless or cruel, and less pompous, I think, or as spiteful. But absolutely not to be underestimated. You do not want to get in his way.

    So if he were to come up against the regular DC Universe version of Lex Luthor, who do you think would have the upper hand?

    JC: Tough one. DC Universe Luthor seems genuinely more ruthless. But I also think he might underestimate his Gaslight world counterpart, which would be a serious mistake and might give our Luthor the upper hand.

Read the entire interview at the DC Comics website.


November 24, 2014: Top 10 Superman Songs of All TimePrint

As of our latest count, there are over 580 songs that mention "Superman" or "Clark Kent", either within the title of the song, or within the song's lyrics.

The Superman Homepage has put together the following Infographic noting the Top 10 songs that specifically mention the name "Superman" in the song's title.

The list was collated using Billboard's Hot 100 database, and took into account the song's peak position on the music charts, as well as the length of time it remained in the charts.

Click on the Infographic to view it in full size.

Top 10 Superman Songs

You can listen to "Sunshine Superman" by Donovan, the No. 1 Superman song of all time, using the media player above.


November 24, 2014: Superman on TV - November 24-30Print

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 "Shimmer", 6.00am "Hug"; Tuesday - 5.00am "Leech", 6.00am "Kinetic"; Wednesday - 5.00am "Zero", 6.00am "Nicodemus"; Thursday - 5.00am "Stray", 6.00am "Reaper"; Friday - 5.00am "Drone", 6.00am "Crush".

The film "Superman: The Movie" will air in the U.S. on DFC on Wednesday, November 26 at 7.00pm and 10.00pm.

The movie "Man of Steel" will air in the U.S. on MAX on Monday, November 24 at 8.00am; and on Wednesday, November 26 on 5MAX at 9.00pm; then on ACTION MAX on Friday, November 28 at 12.20am; and then on MAX on Saturday, November 29 at 10.00pm.

The animated movie "LEGO DC Super-Heroes: Batman Be-Leaguered" will air in the U.S. on Cartoon Network on Friday, November 28 at 12.30pm.

Episodes of the 1950s "Adventures of Superman" TV series air on MeTV in the U.S. on Saturdays. This week's episodes are: "The Unknown People - Part 1" at 6.00pm and "The Unknown People - Part 2" 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 "Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox" airs on Thursday, November 27 at 10.50pm on Foxtel's Family Movie Channel; and then again on Sunday, November 30 at 7.05am.

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


Mild Mannered Reviews - Batman/Superman #16Print

Batman/Superman #16

Mild Mannered Reviews - Batman/Superman #16

Scheduled to arrive in stores: November 19, 2014

Cover date: January 2015

"Superman's Joker"

Writer: Greg Pak
Penciller: Adrian Syaf
Inker: Adrian Syaf
Cover: Adrian Syaf, Danny Miki and Wil Quintana

Reviewed by: Alisa Lea Gossage

    'Superman's Joker' is a great start for a new story arc. It's a story that has not been told before. Superman villains are usually criminals who are out for power or money. Superman, himself, is not usually the target. Oh, sometimes bad-actors want to test him, or see if they can outsmart or out-power the big guy. But this villain wants to wrench out Superman's emotional guts. Killing that poor actor at the Children's Hospital is an action that might rival the Joker, himself. After all, this phantom devil wanted that man to die in front of seriously ill children. And he wanted him to die wearing a Superman outfit.

    That's just pure evil.

Click here to read the complete review of Batman/Superman #16.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Supergirl #36Print

Supergirl #36

Mild Mannered Reviews - Supergirl #36

Scheduled to arrive in stores: November 19, 2014

Cover date: January 2015

"Crucible - Part One"

Writer: K. Perkins and Mike Johnson
Penciller: Emanuela Lupacchino
Inker: Ray McCarthy
Cover: Emanuela Lupacchino

Reviewed by: James Lantz

    After Tony Bedard's amazing run, it's kind of too early to tell what direction K. Perkins and Mike Johnson will go in this new story arc. I would have liked to have seen just a little more of Kara on Earth before she was taken to be tested, but otherwise, we have a fine start to what seems to be a relatively good tale. I particularly enjoyed the scenes with Clark and Kara. Little nuggets like that are just a few of the things that make this title so enjoyable to read.

Click here to read the complete review of Supergirl #36.


November 21, 2014: Francis Lawrence on Superman/Batman Logo in "I Am Legend"Print

Superman/Batman Long-time Superman fans will recall that a billboard featuring a Superman/Batman logo appeared in the 2007 film "I Am Legend" starring Will Smith. Some fans may know that Akiva Goldsman, who wrote and produced the film, was once hired to write an early draft of a Superman/Batman movie around the same time.

Francis Lawrence, who directed "I Am Legend" and is currently promoting "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1", gave Collider.com further insight into the Superman/Batman advertisement's appearance.

    "The reason that it was there is that the producer and writer of I Am Legend, Akiva Goldsman, actually wrote an early, early [draft of Batman v Superman]," the director said. He added that, if his memory served, Christopher Nolan initially was going to make Troy and Wolfgang Peterson was supposed to do Batman/Superman.

    "We thought, 'Hey, what movies would it be fun to have up on the screen when the plague hit?'" Lawrence recalled, adding that he recently saw Goldsman, who revealed the studio never gave them clearance to use the combined logo (watch the full interview below).

    Although Lawrence doesn't remember where the logo came from, it appears to be based on the one from DC Comics' Superman/Batman series, which debuted in 2003.

The Superman/Batman discussion begins about 2:10 into the video.


November 21, 2014: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period November 14-20, 2014.

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.

Merchandise seen in this episode:


November 21, 2014: "Batman v Superman" Designer Creates Costumes for 60 Extras in New MexicoPrint

Michael Wilkinson On Sunday, November 16, the Austin Film Society welcomed "Man of Steel" and "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" costume designer Michael Wilkinson for an Artist Spotlight event at The Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas.

Those in attendance not only got a chance to participate in a Q&A with Michael, but they were also able to view costumes from films he's worked on, and costume design illustrations never shown to the public before.

Wilkinson was able to attend the event during a break in filming on "Batman v Superman", before he headed off to New Mexico, where he has his work cut out for him creating costumes for 60 extras...

    Austin Film Society's event came at the perfect time, as Wilkinson's star is poised to shoot further and faster than ever before. Already 130 days into a 140 day shoot for the highly anticipated Batman v Superman, this event found Michael just after a two week shoot in Chicago and on his way to costuming 60 extras in New Mexico for one of the many scenes set in various international locations, in a film that includes over 10,000 extras, 250 speaking roles, and represents 18 months of design time.

Source: TyrannyofStyle.com


November 20, 2014: Free DC Comics Scribblenauts Figures at Hungry Jacks AustraliaPrint

Superman Scribbelnauts Figure For a limited time, Hungry Jacks fast food restaurants in Australia are offering DC Comics Scribblenauts figurines free with the purchase of a Hungry Jacks Kids Meal.

Superman, The Flash, Bane, The Joker and other characters are available. Which one you get with your Kids Meal purchase is up to chance (or so I've been told).


November 20, 2014: Dan Jurgens Looks Back on "The Death of Superman" 22 Years LaterPrint

Death of Superman ComicBook.com has published an interview with Dan Jurgens, the writer and artist who (as part of the larger creative team on board the Superman family of titles at the time) delivered the killer blow to the Man of Steel in "Superman #75", which celebrated its 22nd anniversary this past week.

Here's part of the interview in which Dan talks about the public reaction to the "Death of Superman"...

    So what was the real world like without Superman? What was the national sentiment and mood?

    It's hard to paraphrase, but I think almost every major newspaper had a columnist who wrote something about "What Does Superman Mean To Us?" And "What does it mean when he's gone?" And they might have pointed to a national cynicism or, loss of innocence, or maybe there's no longer a place for a big blue boycott, or maybe e those people who are in charge have no idea what they're doing, or something like that. That's what it got into.

    And what was the fan community's response back then? You didn't have the Internet's echo chamber to fall back on. How did you deal with the outcry that followed the issue?

    The outcry actually started long before. Once the solicitation catalogs came out, that's when it really started. That's where, you're right, the Internet, while it existed, it wasn't there in the sense we know it today. It was just barely a glimmer in anyone's eye. More than anything, we had the letters. We got them at the office, we got the phone calls, that's how we heard back. In a way, it was a little more immediate. And when I say "immediate," that's because people - it's so easy just to drop a comment on a message board these days. But back then, you had to pick up the phone and actually make a call. Or you had to sit down, write a letter, and send it in. We started hearing from people as soon as the solicitations came out.

Read the entire interview at ComicBook.com.


November 20, 2014: The DC Comics Presents Show Podcast - Episode 11Print

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.


November 20, 2014: LEGO Batman vs. SupermanPrint

Batman vs Superman BrickNerd Studios has put together a fun little fan-made LEGO animation titled "LEGO Batman vs. Superman" which we think Superman fans might enjoy.

    Batman and Superman square off (for some reason) in this stop-motion animated short.

Produced and directed by Tommy Williamson.


November 19, 2014: Johns and Fabok on "Justice League" and the "Amazo Virus"Print

Justice League #36 MTV.com caught up with writer Geoff Johns and artist Jason Fabok to discuss the "Amazon Virus" storyline currently taking place within the "Justice League" comic book. Here's part of the interview...

    Geoff Johns: The idea is, just as humans have evolved into metahumans. What if another life-form on Earth evolved in the same way? What would a superhuman virus do to the world? I wanted to tap into that fear and paranoia, because the Justice League aren't prepared for something like that.

    When I wrote this script, it was all about putting Jay through his paces. I wanted to do a very slow, creepy, what is going... Why would there be money floating around? And then the action of Batman and Superman, the strangeness of Lex Luthor investigating the League, so that Jay would have to do everything in this first issue.

    Like the Diana/Lex scene, it's Lex projecting onto Diana all this stuff that she would never do. She just wants to figure this out. That scene in particular scene has a nice subtly of character that Jay captured beautiful.

Read the complete interview at MTV.com.

"Justice League #36" is available now in both print and digitally.