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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
August 7: John Glover, Lionel Luthor in Smallville, born in Salisbury, Maryland in 1944.
August 7: Writer Paul Dini (Superman: The Animated Series) born in 1957.
August 7: Michael Shannon, Zod in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1974.
August 7: Eric Johnson, Whitney Fordman in Smallville, born in Edmonton, AB in 1979.
August 9-10: Dean Cain appearing at Steel City Con at the Monroeville Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA.
August 12: Young Justice: The Complete First Season released on Blu-ray.
August 14: Phyllis Thaxter, Martha Kent in Superman: The Movie, dies in 2012, aged 90.
August 15: Scott Cranford, the official town Superman of Metropolis Illinois from 2000-2007, born in 1967.
August 16: Superman Plaque dedication taking place at 5400 Wilbur Ave, Tarzana, California.
August 17: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lois Lane.
August 20: Amy Adams, Lois Lane in 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Aviano, Italy in 1974.
August 24: In 1993, Superman returns from the dead in Superman #82.
August 28: Writer and artist Jack Kirby (Superman's Pal: Jimmy Olsen) born in 1917.
August 30: Glenn Ford, Jonathan Kent in Superman: The Movie, dies in 2006, aged 90.

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Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Two - Chapter #20Print

Injustice: Year Two - Chapter #20

Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Two - Chapter #20

Released Digitally: August 18, 2014


Writer: Tom Taylor
Penciller: Bruno Redondo
Inker: Julien Hugonnard-Bert & Xermanico
Cover: Jheremy Raapack with Santi Casas & David Lopez of Ikari Studio

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

Good issue. Taylor does these scenes well: pathos and sweet sentiment. They stand out because of the overall unevenness of Injustice, and when they are done, it reminds of the make-up of the characters that many times seems to be lost amidst the melee and slap-shock of the series. We will forgive that Commissioner Gordon comes anywhere close to taking out Cyborg, which should have never happened. We forgive the tired and trite method in which Cyborg is defeated, as he is all ways defeated in such a manner. Cyborg's greatest ability is also his greatest detriment as a character. He's all ways defeated by his cybernetics. If it's not a virus, he's just bloody pulled apart like a refrigerator door. Still, we pardon such laziness, because they allow us to have a last hurrah with Commissioner Gordon, who at his core, is a father who wants to see his daughter safe. Nothing will keep him from his task, not man, machine, on even his rapidly approaching death. A shot from Cyborg should be more than enough to stun a base-level metahuman, let alone one who is expiring with speed, but Gordon won't be denied by a little thing like that, not when Barbara's life is in the balance. The last conversation with the Batman is fitting. It is one of respect and fellowship, and the revelation that these two have served Gotham so well because they had each other as comrades. Gotham will not know how much it has lost.

Click here to read the complete review of Injustice: Year Two - Chapter #20.

August 25, 2014: Superman on TV - August 25-31Print

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 "Cyborg", 6.00am "Hypnotic"; Tuesday - 5.00am "Void", 6.00am "Fragile"; Wednesday - 5.00am "Mercy", 6.00am "Fade"; Thursday - 5.00am "Oracle", 6.00am "Vessel"; Friday - 5.00am "Zod", 6.00am "Sneeze".

The animated movie "Justice League: The New Frontier" will air in the U.S. on Encore Family on Tuesday, August 26 at 4.00am.

"Smallville" creators Al Gough and Miles Millar talk about the series on "The Writer's Room" episode scheduled to air in the U.S. on SUNDANCE on Tuesday, August 26 at 7.00am.

The movie "Hollywoodland", about the life and death of George Reeves, will air on SUNDANCE on Tuesday, August 26 at 12.15pm.

The TV series "Monumental Mysteries" explores the story of Superman vs. the KKK on the TRAVEL channel (88) on Thursday, August 28 at 2.00pm.

The movie "Man of Steel" will air on MOMAX in the U.S. on Tuesday, August 26 at 9.30am and 7.30pm; then on MAX on Sunday, August 31 at 8.30am and 7.30pm.

The movie "Superman II" will air on ION Television in the U.S. on Sunday, August 31 at 11.00am.

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


In Australia, the animated movie "Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox" will air on Foxtel's Family movie channel on Wednesday, August 27 at 11.00pm; and Friday, August 29 at 6.00am.

In Australia, the animated movie "Superman Unbound" will air on Foxtel's Family movie channel on Thursday, August 19 at 12.25am.

In Australia, Anthony announces "Batman v Superman" on "The Jeselnik Offensive" which will air on the Comedy Channel on Thursday, August 28 at 9.30pm and is repeated at 3.00am and 2.35pm the next day, and on Sunday, August 31 at 10.30pm.

In Australia, Superman picks the wrong pet sitter on the "Robot Chicken" episode titled "Tubba-Bubba's Now Hubba-Hubba", which will air on The Comedy Channel at 12.05pm on Friday, August 29.

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

August 25, 2014: "Action Comics #1" Ebay Auction - Poll ResultsPrint

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

How much do you think the "Action Comics #1" comic book currently up for auction on ebay will sell for?

Five members (Richo1981, alook, dakov, Erl-El, and supertorresmo) guessed that the winning bid would end up between $3 and $3.25 million, with many predicting it would go for less, but some (19%) expected it to go for over $4 million!

Here's the complete breakdown:

Less than $2 million
Less than $2 million
14% [8 Votes]

Between $2 and $2.25 million
Between $2 and $2.25 million
14% [8 Votes]

Between $2.25 and $2.5 million
Between $2.25 and $2.5 million
9% [5 Votes]

Between $2.5 and $2.75 million
Between $2.5 and $2.75 million
11% [6 Votes]

Between $2.75 and $3 million
Between $2.75 and $3 million
18% [10 Votes]

Between $3 and $3.25 million
Between $3 and $3.25 million
9% [5 Votes]

Between $3.25 and $3.5 million
Between $3.25 and $3.5 million
2% [1 Vote]

Between $3.5 and $3.75 million
Between $3.5 and $3.75 million
2% [1 Vote]

Between $3.75 and $4 million
Between $3.75 and $4 million
4% [2 Votes]

Over $4 million
Over $4 million
19% [11 Votes]

August 24, 2014: "Action Comics #1" Sells for $3.2 Million in Ebay AuctionPrint

Action Comics #1 The Ebay auction for a 9.0 VF/NM graded 1938 edition of "Action Comics #1" has concluded, with the winning bid finishing at a record price of US$3,207,852.00.

The previous record price of $2.16 million was achieved in 2011 for a different copy of "Action Comics #1" which was owned by Nicolas Cage. While Cage's copy was also rated 9.0 by the Certified Guaranty Company, the Cage issue had “cream to off-white pages”, where the copy sold today is described as having "perfect white pages".

The issue, one of less than 50 unrestored copies believed to remain today, was sold by Darren Adams who owns Pristine Comics in Federal Way, Seattle.

Mild Mannered Reviews - Supergirl #34Print

Supergirl #34

Mild Mannered Reviews - Supergirl #34

Scheduled to arrive in stores: August 20, 2014

Cover date: October 2014

"The Girl Who Fell to Earth"

Writer: Tony Bedard
Penciller: Karl Moline
Inker: Jose Marzan Junior
Cover: Cameron Stewart

Reviewed by: James Lantz

    Quite frankly, this one was a difficult one to rate. It's a decent story, and I do hope we see more of the Michael character. However, this issue is not as good as what Tony Bedard has done. I expected Kara to be more active in "Superman: Doomed" in this chapter. Sure, what she was doing was important, but I felt like she was merely in the background for the entire book. In spite of this, the comic was worth reading, and I still have faith that this title will continue to be great.

Click here to read the complete review of Supergirl #34.

August 24, 2014: Superman Comic Strip HumorPrint

August 23, 2014: Washington D.C. to Feature in "Batman v Superman"Print

As filming for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" continues in Michigan, with preparations for the production to head to Morroco soon, new photos have emerged hinting that Metropolis, Gotham and possibly Themyscira are not the only locations we'll see in the movie... with Washington D.C. cars, buses and taxis spotted on location.

Washington D.C. MetroBus
Washington D.C. Police Cars
Washington D.C. Taxis
Capitol Building Washington D.C.

Batman-News.com reports on some possible spoilers that tie in with the Washington D.C. vehicles...

    A major action scene was shot in July in one of the big studios in Detroit. Without giving too much away... it involves Superman and the United States Capitol building in Washington D.C. (pictured above). Superman will have to answer for what happened at the end of "Man of Steel". Half the public blames him for all the death and destruction. If it wasn't for Superman being there, General Zod would have never come to Earth.

As always, these rumors on story elements cannot be substantiated at this point in time, but the vehicles indicate that a scene or scenes will definitely take place in Washington D.C.

Photos: Bananadoc

August 23, 2014: Super Robin Williams TributePrint

Robin and Chris As everyone knows, earlier this month the world mourned the death of Robin Williams. Many Superman fans know that Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve were very close friends. While I did post a quick message on both Twitter and Facebook at the time, the fan art shown here (by Cynthia Sousa) caught my eye today, and I felt it deserved to be posted here as a tribute to both men, who made our lives so much better through their talents.

In his book "Still Me", Christopher Reeve related a few stories about Robin Williams...

    "The first person I met at Juilliard was the other advanced student, a short, stocky, long-haired fellow from Marin County, California, who wore tie-dyed shirts with track suit bottoms and talked a mile a minute. I'd never seen so much energy contained in one person. He was like an un-tied balloon that had been inflated and immediately released. I watched in awe as he virtually caromed off the walls of the classrooms and hallways. To say that he was 'on' would be a major understatement. There was never a moment when he wasn't doing voices, imitating teachers, and making our faces ache from laughing at his antics. His name, of course, was Robin Williams."

And then, after his horse riding accident in which he suffered severe spinal injury, Christopher Reeve relates this story about lying in the hospital ICU...

    "As the day of the operation drew closer, it became more and more painful and frightening to contemplate. In spite of efforts to protect me from the truth, I already knew that I had only a fifty-fifty chance of surviving the surgery. I lay on my back, frozen, unable to avoid thinking the darkest thoughts. Then, at an especially bleak moment, the door flew open and in hurried a squat fellow with a blue scrub hat and a yellow surgical gown and glasses, speaking in a Russian accent. He announced that he was my proctologist, and that he had to examine me immediately. My first reaction was that either I was on way too many drugs or I was in fact brain damaged. But it was Robin Williams. He and his wife, Marsha, had materialized from who knows where. And for the first time since the accident, I laughed. My old friend had helped me know that somehow I was going to be okay."

Their deaths, ten years apart, saddened us all...but their lives brought us so much joy.

August 22, 2014: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period August 15-21, 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:

August 22, 2014: 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 John Berry:
See ladies and gentleman, the quarter has disappeared out of my hand.

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!

August 21, 2014: Superman vs. Batman - DC Collectibles Wood FiguresPrint

Superman Wood Figure DC Entertainment has created a stop-motion animation promoting the DC Collectibles Superman and Batman Wood Figures.

    Our new Batman and Superman figures are a chip off the old block... Literally!

Pre-order the Superman Wood Figure and Batman Wood Figure from the Superman Homepage Online Store ahead of their December release.

August 21, 2014: Superman Comic Strip HumorPrint

August 21, 2014: More On Set Photos of Henry Cavill as SupermanPrint

The Daily Mail has posted more photos of Henry Cavill wearing the Superman costume on set for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" in Detroit, Michigan.

Henry Cavill on Set
Henry Cavill on Set
Henry Cavill on Set
Henry Cavill on Set
Henry Cavill on Set
Henry Cavill on Set

Source: Daily Mail