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DC Collectibles Superman By Moebius Statue
Superman Statue

Based on the artwork of Moebius. Sculpted by Chris Dahlberg. Legendary artist Moebius brings his unique artistic style to the Man of Steel line with this newest entry in the line of statues based on the artwork from Superman #400. Limited edition of 5,200. Measures approximately 8.25" tall.

LEGO: DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League [Blu-ray/DVD]
LEGO: DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League

Bizarro's creation of the Bizarro League has caused confusion amongst the world's greatest Super Heroes, but an even greater and mysterious threat may force the Justice League and Bizarro League to band together to defeat evil.
Available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on February 10, 2015. The Blu-ray and DVD releases will include an exclusive Batzarro LEGO Minifigure on-pack, while supplies last.
Run Time: 44 minutes

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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
April 1: Annette O'Toole, Lana Lang in Superman III and Martha Kent in Smallville, born in Houston, TX in 1954.
April 1: Sam Huntington, Jimmy Olsen in Superman Returns, born in Peterborough, New Hampshire in 1982.
April 1: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Mr. Mxyzptlk, the Imp from the 5th dimension.
April 2: Christopher Meloni, Colonel Nathan Hardy in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Washington, District of Columbia in 1961.
April 3: Marlon Brando, Jor-El in Superman: The Movie, born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1924.
April 7: Russell Crowe, Jor-El in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1964.
April 8: Jack O'Halloran, Non in Superman: The Movie and Superman II, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1943.
April 8: John Schneider, Jonathan Kent in Smallville, born in Mount Kisco, NY in 1960.
April 14: John Shea, Lex Luthor in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman TV series, born in 1949.
April 14: Mark Pillow, Nuclear Man in Superman IV, born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England in 1959.
April 16: Joan Alexander, best known as Lois Lane from the 1940s Superman Radio Series, born in Louise Abras in St. Paul, Minneapolis in 1915.
April 18: DC Comics Super Hero World Record Event
April 18: Action Comics #1, Superman's debut comic book, was released on this day in 1938 (although some argue it was actually May 3).
April 22: Cassidy Freeman, Tess Mercer in the Smallville TV series, born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1982.
April 23: Kal Penn, Stanford in Superman Returns, born in Montclair, New Jersey in 1977.
April 24: Stacy Haiduk, Lana Lang in the Superboy TV series, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1968.
April 26: Tom Welling, Clark Kent in Smallville, born in New York, NY in 1977.
April 29: Sam Jones III, Pete Ross in Smallville, born in Boston, MA in 1983.
April 29: Lane Smith, Perry White in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman TV series, born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1936.

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April 20, 2015: New "The Death of 'Superman Lives'; What Happened?" TrailerPrint

Superman Lives Jon Schnepp, the filmmaker putting together the documentary "The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened?", which delves into the story behind why the Superman film of the late 1990s (which involved Tim Burton, Kevin Smith and Nicolas Cage) was never made, has released the Final Trailer for the documentary online...

There will be a limited theatrical release of the documentary on May 1, with an international release July 9 on Streaming, DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD.

Technical Producer Christopher Graybill. Music Frederick William Scoot. Edited by Jon Schnepp and Marie Jamora. Executive Produced by Rob Pierce. Produced by Jon Schnepp and Holly Payne. Written and Directed by Jon Schnepp.


April 20, 2015: Breaking Down the "Batman v Superman" TrailerPrint

Dawn of Justice A few days have passed since the first "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" trailer was officially posted online. I wanted to give myself the weekend to soak it all in, assess the online reactions from fans, and to receive the High Definition version of the trailer from my contact at Warner Bros. before sitting down to write my own thoughts on the trailer.

At just over 2 minutes long (the file I have is 2 minutes 14 seconds long), the trailer starts off with the Warner Bros. Pictures logo and DC Comics logo.

A voice (apparently that of Charlie Rose, American journalist and TV talk show host) asks, "Is it really surprising that the most powerful man in the world should be a figure of controversy?". We approach a statue of Superman, which I assume has been erected in Metropolis at ground zero of the Kryptonian attack seen in "Man of Steel".

Official Trailer #1

Another male voice says, "We as a population, on this planet, have been looking for a savior."

We then see Superman, surrounded by adoring or worshipping people, some with their faces painted, reaching their hands out to touch him. This brings to mind a scene seen in the over-sized graphic novel "Superman: Peace on Earth," where Superman is mobbed by people of an impoverished nation when he brings them much needed supplies. They're clearly in awe of him, wanting to touch him. Superman doesn't look completely comfortable with the situation.

Official Trailer #1

Then a number of voices are heard, one of them clearly that of Neil deGrasse Tyson, each stating a different part of the following statements:

"We are talking about a being... an alien... whose very existence... They're not telling us the truth... Challenges our own sense of priority... This is our planet!... in the universe".

This is obviously part of the film's theme, with ongoing debate post-"Man of Steel" as to Superman's purpose and place on Earth.

Superman is then seen holding a Russian missile or rocket above his head. There is obvious devastation and destruction behind him. (On a side note, the 003 on the missile is supposedly a nod to Snyder's "300" film).

Official Trailer #1

Click "Read More" below or the headline link above to read my complete analysis of the first "Batman v Superman" trailer.


April 20, 2015: Superman on TV - April 20-26Print

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

The movie "Man of Steel" will air in the U.S. on 5MAX on Thursday, April 23 at 9.00pm; and then on Saturday, April 25 at 7.30pm on MAX.

The movie "Superman III" will air in the U.S. on Discovery Family Channel (DFC) on Sunday, April 26 at 1.00am.

The movie "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace" will air in the U.S. on Discovery Family Channel (DFC) on Sunday, April 26 at 5.00pm and 10.00pm.

Episodes of the 1950s "Adventures of Superman" TV series air on MeTV in the U.S. on Saturday from 6.00pm. This week's episodes are:
Saturday, April 25 - "The Talking Clue" at 6.00pm and "The Lucky Cat" 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 "Superman Unbound" will air on Foxtel's Family movie channel on Wednesday, April 22 at 12.10am.

In Australia, the movie "Man of Steel" will air on Foxtel's Premiere movie channel on Thursday, April 23 at 2.00pm.

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


April 19, 2015: Zack Snyder Releases "Batman v Superman" IMAX Poster ImagesPrint

Ahead of the "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" trailer event, which is scheduled to take place at select IMAX theatres in the USA tomorrow, director Zack Snyder posted the following 2 poster images on Twitter.

One poster shows Batman's face with the Superman "S" shield over the eyes. While the other shows Superman's face with Batman's symbol covering his eyes. The images appear to be on fabric, which might indicate that these could be the designs for free T-Shirts to be handed out as part of the "swag" promised to those who are lucky enough to attend the IMAX screenings.

IMAX Superman Poster/T-Shirt
IMAX Batman Poster/T-Shirt

The "Batman v Superman" trailer premiere event will take place at select IMAX theatres across the U.S. on Monday, April 20. The free tickets have all been snapped up.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Convergence #2Print

Convergence #2

Mild Mannered Reviews - Convergence #2

Scheduled to arrive in stores: April 15, 2015

Cover date: June 2015

"The Planet Incarnate"

Writer: Jeff King
Penciller: Carlo Pagulayan
Inker: Jason Paz
Main Cover: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and Peter Steigerwald

Reviewed by: Jeremiah Boor

    Wow, major improvement. The most important thing, in any story, is to have characters and conflicts that readers care about. Right out of the gate, King does a great job of emotionally grounding the readers to the characters.

    Flashing back to Dick and his son attempting to flee Earth is a great move. We learn more about his backstory and how he got to the planet Telos. But more importantly, we sympathize with him. Yes, sympathy means to pity someone, but it also means to understand them, to have a common feeling. When we see the hopelessness of the Apokolips war, and what Dick went through, we share his emotions. We understand him better. This kind of sympathy can be a vital ingredient to any powerful or evocative story. An ingredient which, Convergence has lacked until now.

Click here to read the complete review of Convergence #2.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Convergence: Superboy #1Print

Convergence: Superboy #1

Mild Mannered Reviews - Convergence: Superboy #1

Scheduled to arrive in stores: April 15, 2015

Cover date: June 2015

"The Hero's Return" - Part One

Writer: Fabian Nicieza
Penciller: Karl Moline
Inker: Jose Marzan Jr.
Cover: Babs Tarr
Variant Cover: Chip Kidd with Tom Grummett & Doug Hazelwood

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

    If "Convergence: Superman #1" perfectly captured the essence of Superman, then "Convergence: Superboy #1" captured the adventure, heart and fun that this book once had.

    Dubbilex, Cadmus, a Superboy with a pure heart but lacking the life experience and refinement to be Superman's successor are delivered with such attention to the 'good days' that it shows you just how badly they got it wrong recently up to the killing and cancellation of Kon.

    I loved the Dubbilex scenes and Superboy, human, lost and unable to be the hero he knows he can be are so touching.

Click here to read the complete review of Convergence: Superboy #1.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Convergence: Superman - The Man of Steel #1Print

Convergence: Superman - The Man of Steel #1

Mild Mannered Reviews - Convergence: Superman - The Man of Steel #1

Scheduled to arrive in stores: April 15, 2015

Cover date: June 2015

"Divided We Fall"

Writer: Louise Simonson
Penciller: June Brigman
Inker: John Rauch
Cover: Walter Simonson
Variant Cover: Chip Kidd

Reviewed by: Michael J. Petty

    The thing with all of these Convergence tie-ins is that they really have to follow the rules of each continuity that they are pulled from, good or bad. Wally West's return in the Speed Force issue had to follow what happened to him after The Flash: Rebirth (which it didn't do a great job at but I'm not complaining because the real Wally West is back, even if for a limited time only) just as Convergence #2's meeting between Thomas Wayne of Earth-2 and Bruce Wayne of Pre-Flashpoint had to follow what was happening in the Batman titles with Batman Incorporated up until the time of the New 52. This is something I both like and dislike depending on the issue, but here I thought it was done really well.

    When reading this story, I really felt like I was reading a 90s Steel comic book that tied into whatever was going on in the Superman books at that time, and I think that's largely due to Louise Simonson's writing here. Seeing as how she was one of the premiere team of Superman writers during that era in which Superman died, Steel was introduced, and so-on, she (like Dan Jurgens writing Convergence: Superman) was the perfect choice to write this issue.

Click here to read the complete review of Convergence: Superman - The Man of Steel #1.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Convergence: Supergirl: Matrix #1Print

Convergence: Supergirl: Matrix #1

Mild Mannered Reviews - Convergence: Supergirl: Matrix #1

Scheduled to arrive in stores: April 15, 2015

Cover date: June 2015

"Who The Hell is Lord Volt?!"

Writer: Keith Giffen
Penciller: Timothy Green II
Inker: Joseph Silver
Cover: Howard Porter

Reviewed by: James Lantz

    I went into this series cold, meaning I haven't read other "Convergence" books. I really wasn't sure what to expect. I love Giffen's Justice League and Defenders with J.M. DeMatteis. That said, I'm glad to see his writing style in a superhero comic.

    Some insults and jokes went on a little too much for my taste, and I felt like I was watching an episode of Under The Dome, (the funniest comedy by Stephen King). Lady Quark and Lord Volt reminded me of my parents, which is cringe worthy. However, I was still greatly entertained by this issue. I haven't laughed so much since the aforementioned JLI books. Put Keith Giffen in a monthly book again. He's just what the comic book industry needs.

Click here to read the complete review of Convergence: Supergirl: Matrix #1.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Convergence: Suicide Squad #1Print

Convergence: Suicide Squad #1

Mild Mannered Reviews - Convergence: Suicide Squad #1

Scheduled to arrive in stores: April 15, 2015

Cover date: June 2015

"When Kingdoms Fall" - Part One

Writer: Frank Tieri
Penciller: Tom Mandrake
Inker: Tom Mandrake
Cover: John Paul Leon

Reviewed by: Jeremiah Boor

    I was apprehensive when I originally heard about the two part Convergence tie-ins. Gone are the days when most stories are confined to one or two issues. Writers are used to stretching out their ideas into six part arcs. One structure is not inherently better than the other. But the fact remains, the typical modern writer does not have the chops to writer shorter stories. It is why most anthologies, back up stories, and team-up books fail. Writers are forced to condense their storytelling, after years of honing a more decompressed style.

    This issue is a prime example of a writer's inability to meet the dueling demands of a single issue that is concluded in the next issue. The story must be satisfying unto itself and seamlessly connect to the next equally self-sustaining issue. That is the ideal model anyway.

Click here to read the complete review of Convergence: Suicide Squad #1.


April 19, 2015: "Batman v Superman" Trailer MusicPrint

Trailer While much has been said about the visuals of the first "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" trailer, there hasn't been too much spoken about the music heard in the trailer.

Composed by Hans Zimmer and Junkie_XL, you can listen to the music without the dialog and other sounds, in the YouTube video below:


April 19, 2015: DC Comics Fans Gather Around the Globe to Set World RecordPrint

World Record Attempt THOUSANDS OF DC COMICS FANS GATHER TO SET GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR MOST PEOPLE DRESSED AS DC COMICS SUPER HEROES IN A 24-HOUR PERIOD

FROM AUSTRALIA TO AMERICA, THOUSANDS OF FANS ACROSS THE GLOBE SET NEW WORLD RECORD

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and DC Entertainment (DCE) on April 18 hosted fans around the world to set a Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as DC Comics Super Heroes. In a 24-hour period, thousands of fans gathered around the globe to participate in the DC Comics Super Hero World Record Event by donning their favorite costumes inspired by DC Comics' pantheon of Super Heroes, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Batgirl, Supergirl, Aquaman, Cyborg, Robin, Green Arrow and many more.

"Thanks to all the fans of DC Comics Super Heroes around the world who joined us to set a world record - a record that celebrates the power and appeal of these iconic characters," said Brad Globe, President of Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

The DC Comics Super Hero World Record Event kicked off on April 18, 2015 in Queensland, Australia, and came to a commemorative close in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Within the same 24-hour period, additional events took place around the world in: Manila, Philippines; Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Madrid, Spain; Rome, Italy; London, Birmingham, Warrington and Cardiff in the UK; São Paulo, Brazil; Paris, France; "Smallville," USA (Plano, IL) and Mexico City, Mexico.

Fans are highlighting their participation in the heroic event using #DCWorldRecord on Facebook and Twitter. The official Guinness World Record count will be available in the coming days.

DC Comics Fans Gather Around the Globe to Set World Record - Australia
DC Comics Fans Gather Around the Globe to Set World Record - Australia
DC Comics Fans Gather Around the Globe to Set World Record - Brazil
DC Comics Fans Gather Around the Globe to Set World Record - France
DC Comics Fans Gather Around the Globe to Set World Record - Italy
DC Comics Fans Gather Around the Globe to Set World Record - Los Angeles
DC Comics Fans Gather Around the Globe to Set World Record - Mexico
DC Comics Fans Gather Around the Globe to Set World Record - Philippines
DC Comics Fans Gather Around the Globe to Set World Record - Plano, Illinois
DC Comics Fans Gather Around the Globe to Set World Record - Spain
DC Comics Fans Gather Around the Globe to Set World Record - Taiwan
DC Comics Fans Gather Around the Globe to Set World Record - UK


April 17, 2015: Official "Batman v Superman" Trailer Released OnlinePrint

Superman At approximately 6:45 pm EST on Friday April 17th, Zack Snyder sent out a tweet to his followers. The tweet was then forwarded by Warner Brothers and "that's how it starts."

Combatting the illegal, pirated leak of the teaser late Thursday, Zack's tweet was hash-tagged #NotBlurry and #NotPirated. The director of Man of Steel also shared another tweet telling fans that they will be the first and only to see special IMAX teaser with #AFewExtraShotsPlusALittleSwag and, of course, #NotPirated.

Warner's tweet included words spoken by Alfred in the teaser.


April 17, 2015: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period April 10-16, 2015.

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.

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