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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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Will you be reading the upcoming ďConvergenceĒ comic book event?

Yes, but Iím a current comic book reader anyway
Yes, but Iím a current comic book reader anyway
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Yes, and I stopped reading comics in the past few years
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I have no idea what ďConvergenceĒ is!
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November 12, 2014: "Infinite Crisis" Reveals Arcane Supergirl ChampionPrint

Arcane Supergirl A new "Champion Unmasked" video for the "Infinite Crisis" video game introduces us to the powers of Arcane Supergirl.

    Able to summon firebird and flame at will, Arcane Supergirl soars into Infinite Crisis, joining the roster as of November 26th!

    Want to roast your enemies with the flames of Rao? Play Infinite Crisis today at InfiniteCrisis.com!

"Infinite Crisis" is a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) with a robust lineup of DC Comics Champions, including Batman, Superman, Joker, Wonder Woman, and more.

Sign up and start playing for free today at InfiniteCrisis.com. Also head to their Facebook page for more giveaways and bonus content.


November 12, 2014: Premature Baby Survives After Being Named KalelPrint

Baby Kalel The parents of a baby born 17 weeks premature were considering switching off their son's ventilator when the baby made a miraculous recovery within a day of being named after Superman.

    Mum Kaye Latham, 35, went into labour at just 23 weeks and was terrified when doctors warned her there was a 50 per cent chance her baby son wouldn't survive.

    Her little fighter then took a turn for the worse and medics told Kaye and fiance Scott to consider turning off his ventilator.

    But the superhero fans begged for a few more days with their baby and had him christened 'Kalel' - Superman's 'real' name on the planet Krypton before he crashed to earth.

    Overnight their poorly baby defied doctors to drastically improve and within days he was off his ventilator.

    Now the little fighter is six months old and finally at home, but his astounded family still can't believe their little hero is alive and well.

You can watch a video with little Kalel and his mother as she discusses his traumatic entry into the world.

Read the full report at the Daily Mirror website.


November 12, 2014: Daily Planet Photos from "Batman v Superman"Print

More fan photos have emerged online giving us a clearer image of how the Daily Planet will be portrayed in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".

Amy Adams was on set within the building at 111 Wacker, which is being used to represent the Daily Planet building entry.

Daily Planet Globe
Daily Planet Globe
Daily Planet
Daily Planet
Daily Planet
Daily Planet
Daily Planet
Amy Adams
Amy Adams
Amy Adams

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will be released to theatres on March 25, 2016.


November 12, 2014: Happy 82nd Birthday Bob Holiday!Print

Bob Holiday Do you know who the eldest living Superman is?

That man is Bob Holiday, who played Superman on Broadway in the 1966 production of "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman!"

Today, November 12, is Bob's 82nd birthday!

Send Bob your birthday wishes in the comment section below, and we'll make sure he gets them!


November 12, 2014: Review - "Man of Steel" Superman Sixth Scale FigurePrint

HotToys 1/6 Scale Man of Steel Superman Figure Sideshow Collectibles is re-promoting the Hot Toys "Man of Steel" Superman Sixth Scale Figure, and was kind enough to send me out the figure to review. The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Henry Cavill as Superman, featuring a highly detailed head sculpt, finely designed costume with embossed pattern and iconic red cape.

This Superman figure is easily one of the more striking in my personal collection. It stands in full view of anyone who enters my collection room, on my main desk. The cape is a vibrant red and gives a real flair to Superman's stance.

However, it's the maneuverability of the figure that allows you to truly make it your own. With over 30 points of articulation, you can position Superman in whatever stance (or flight) position you like, giving you a unique opportunity to create a different look to the same figure time and time again. The interchangeable hands add another dimension of personalization.

The Man of Steel: Superman Sixth Scale Figure features:

  • Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Superman in the movie
  • Head sculpt featuring authentic likeness of Henry Cavill
  • Realistic facial expression with detailed wrinkles and expression
  • Detailed hair sculpture
  • Approximately 31 cm tall
  • Newly sculpted muscular body with over 30 points of articulation
  • Four (4) pairs of interchangeable palms including:
  • One (1) pair of relaxed palms
  • One (1) pair of fists
  • One (1) pair of open palms
  • One (1) pair of holding palms
  • Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted
  • One (1) Costume includes a one-piece blue costume with embossed pattern, Superman logo on chest and red cape
  • One (1) pair of red boots
  • One (1) Kryptonian Command Key
  • Diamond shaped figure stand with Superman nameplate and movie logo

HotToys 1/6 Scale Man of Steel Superman Figure
HotToys 1/6 Scale Man of Steel Superman Figure
HotToys 1/6 Scale Man of Steel Superman Figure
HotToys 1/6 Scale Man of Steel Superman Figure
HotToys 1/6 Scale Man of Steel Superman Figure
HotToys 1/6 Scale Man of Steel Superman Figure

Currently priced at US$179.99, the Man of Steel: Superman Sixth Scale Figure is available to order from SideshowToy.com.


November 12, 2014: Shopping - Superman Bath & Shower ItemsPrint

November 11, 2014: Pre-New 52 Superman and Lois Return for "Convergence"Print

Lois and Superman Last week DC Comics announced it will put its entire line of superhero comic books on hiatus for two months from April 2015 for a nine-week miniseries titled "Convergence", a weekly comic book series written by Jeff King and Dan Jurgens.

Today, ComicBookResources.com and io9.com give us details on part of the mystery, with details on the 10 two-part miniseries that each give different looks at pre-"Flashpoint" DC Universe heroes.

For Superman fans, here is the info on the books involving Superman and Supergirl...

SUPERMAN
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artist: Lee Weeks and Dan Jurgens/Norm Rapmund
Superman and Lois deal with the impending birth of their child as he is called in to protect the city.

JUSTICE LEAGUE
Writer: Frank Tieri
Artist: Vicente Cifuentes
When Supergirl, Zatanna, and Jade went to Jessie Quick's baby shower, they didn't expect to be taken to another planet for a year, or to be attacked by Flashpoint Aquaman.

Convergence comprises a nine-part weekly comic book series that begins on April 1 with issue #0 and ends with issue #8 on May 27, as well as 40 brand-new 2-part mini-series to be published throughout April and May.


November 11, 2014: "LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham" Now Available!Print

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham "LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham", the new video game from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is available now!

In "LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham", the Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe. Now the greatest super heroes and the most cunning villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before it's too late.

"LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham", the ultimate super hero game for the entire family, is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PS Vita, Wii U, 3DS and PC.

Order "LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham" from our Online Store.


November 11, 2014: LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League - TrailerPrint

Justice League vs. Bizarro League DC Entertainment has announced the upcoming release of a new LEGO DC Comics Superhero animated film titled "Justice League vs. Bizarro League" slated for early 2015.

The Justice League will square off against Bizarro versions of themselves, before teaming up to defend Earth from Darkseid.

As an added bonus, the Blu-Ray and DVD combo pack will also come with a Batzarro LEGO figure. "Justice League vs. Bizarro League"†is set to release on February 10, 2015. No pricing or pre-order information available at this point in time.


November 11, 2014: Superman Comics Available This WeekPrint

Worlds Finest #28 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: November 12, 2014 (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.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Action Comics #36Print

Action Comics #36

Mild Mannered Reviews - Action Comics #36

Scheduled to arrive in stores: November 5, 2014

Cover date: January 2015

"Horrorville"

Writer: Greg Pak
Penciller: Aaron Kuder
Inker: Aaron Kuder

Reviewed by: Michael Bailey

    I had two problems with this issue and I thought it would be best to get them out of the way right at the beginning.

    Problem number one is that Pak is keeping on with the whole, "Clark thinks the world is just fine without Superman" thing. Now in and of itself that isn't a huge problem as this is the time to deal with such a thing. The problem is that Pak doesn't really deal with it. We get a hint of it on the first page and then outside of his interaction with Lana it isn't mentioned again. I realize this is the first issue in a continued story, so maybe I am asking took much but it still bugged me.

    Problem number two was that interaction with Lana. Again, given everything that happened to her parents it makes sense that Lana would have issues with Clark but I just don't like how it's playing out. Her getting on him about making promises right after he saved the day is the type of thing that always rubs me the wrong way. Basically this guy just saved you but because he wasn't there when your parents died because he had other things going on doesn't mean that he should stop making promises. I understand Lana's grief. I understand that this sort of thing creates conflict and drama. I am just done with it as a storytelling device.

Click here to read the complete review of Action Comics #36.


November 11, 2014: Superman's Appearances on Sesame StreetPrint

Superman on Sesame Street Yesterday, November 10, Sesame Street celebrated its 45th anniversary. Did you know that Superman has appeared on Sesame Street?

Superman was first connected with "Sesame Street" via an animated insert produced by Filmation (the same company who created the 1966 "The New Adventures of Superman" cartoons), for the first Test Pilot of the children's program. Re-using footage from the cartoon episode "The Chimp Who Made it Big", the "Sesame Street" segment sees Superman up against a giant ape who has Kryptonite vision. Superman uses a lead door to shield himself from the deadly green rays, before briefly announcing the letter "D" for door. It is believed the voice used in this segment was that of Clayton "Bud" Collyer, who also voiced Superman in the 1966 cartoons and in the 1940s radio series.

On January 21, 1971, Superman appeared in a more susbtantial segment on "Sesame Street" (episode 184), where the Filmation animation depicted the Man of Steel teaching children about the letter "S".

And we can't forget Super Grover, a long-running spoof of Superman. His secret identity is Grover Kent.

After his horse riding accident Christopher Reeve appeared on "Sesame Street" twice. Once on his own, where he recites the alphabet with Ernie and his rubber duckie.

And another time with his son Will, where Chris talks to Zoe and Big Bird about being in a wheel chair.

More recently, Henry Cavill appeared on the premiere episode of the 44th season of "Sesame Street", joining Elmo to talk about "Respect".


November 11, 2014: Halloween Dress-Up - Poll ResultsPrint

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

Did you or someone in your family dress up as a Superman related character for Halloween?

A pretty even result across both the Yes and the No votes. So let's see some photos from those who did!

Here's the complete breakdown:

Yes
Yes
41% [27 Votes]

No
No
44% [29 Votes]

We don't dress up for Halloween
We don't dress up for Halloween
15% [10 Votes]