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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

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...
May 1: Glenn Ford, Jonathan Kent in Superman: The Movie, born in Sainte-Christine, Quebec, Canada in 1916.
May 3: Jackie Cooper, Perry White in the Superman films, dies in 2011, aged 88.
May 5: Henry Cavill, Superman in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Jersey, Channel Islands in 1983.
May 8: Salome Jens, Martha Kent in the Superboy TV series, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1935.
May 11: Gerard Christopher, the second actor to play the lead role in the Superboy TV series, born in New York City, New York in 1959.
May 13: Writer Marv Wolfman (The Adventures of Superman) born in 1946.
May 21: Joan Alexander, best known as Lois Lane from the 1940s Superman Radio Series, dies in 2009, aged 94.
May 23: Artist Win Mortimer (Action Comics, Supergirl) born in 1919.
May 27: Richard Schiff, Emil Hamilton in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Bethesda, Maryland in 1955.

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May 14, 2015: Pre-Order the Superman - Red Son Premium Format FigurePrint

Superman - Red Son Premium Format Figure Sideshow Collectibles is now taking pre-orders for their upcoming Superman - Red Son Premium Format Figure.

    What if Superman had been raised in the Soviet Union, to become their greatest weapon? Based on the hero of the critically acclaimed Elseworlds mini-series by Mark Millar, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to introduce Superman - Red Son Premium Format Figure.

    In an alternate reality, the Comrade of Steel shows his true colors, dressed in a red and grey costume which ominously reflects the militaristic look of the Cold War era. Expertly sculpted in one quarter scale, the champion of the common worker stands 25" tall over his Soviet insignia, where he fights the never-ending battle for Stalin, socialism, and the international expansion of the Warsaw Pact. Soon to be joined by his ally Wonder Woman, and the vigilante Batmankoff, comic book fans prepare yourselves for the ultimate Superman: Red Son collection!

Priced at $469.99. You can pre-order the Superman - Red Son Premium Format Figure now.

Superman - Red Son Premium Format Figure
Superman - Red Son Premium Format Figure
Superman - Red Son Premium Format Figure
Superman - Red Son Premium Format Figure


May 14, 2015: First Look at New "Super Friends" Superman Action FigurePrint

As announced in August last year, Figures Toy Company will be releasing a line of "Super Friends" inspired action figures this year, and the toymaker has just give us a first look at the Superman action figure from the line.

Super Friends Superman Action Figure

We'll let you know when the "Super Friends vs. The Legion of Doom" line of 8 inch Mego style action figures is available to pre-order.


May 13, 2015: 80 Stills From the Supergirl TV TrailerPrint

Supergirl Earlier today CBS released a six and a half minute trailer for the upcoming "Supergirl" TV Pilot. Going through the video, I've grabbed 80 stills, which give us a chance to examine some interesting elements from the footage shown.

We see Lara and Zor-El, Kara's Kryptonian parents. We see Krypton explode. And as her ship lands on Earth, we see young Kara holding hands with her cousin, Kal-El as Superman.

The video also gives us confirmation that Dean Cain and Helen Slater are indeed playing the roles of Mr and Mrs Danvers, Kara's foster parents.

Interestingly, from the video it seems Kara's secret identity isn't really that secret. Win Schott, her colleague and neighbor (who will one day become the Toyman), helps her create the Supergirl costume. Kara goes with her foster sister Alex to the DEO, where Hank Henshaw (played by David Harewood) tells her to go back to fetching coffees. And James Olsen (played by Mehcad Brooks) gives Kara (not Supergirl) Superman's baby blanket.

We see that the villain of the Pilot episode, known as the Lumberjack, appears to be an alien menace with an axe-like hi-tech weapon.

I like that Supergirl's public debut appears to be similar to one used for Superman previously in movies, animated shows and comic books... the saving of a crashing aircraft (in this case a plane).

Screen Images from the Supergirl Trailer

Click "Read More" or the headline link above to see all 80 of the video stills.

The "Supergirl" TV series will air 8.00pm ET/PT beginning in early November on CBS.


May 13, 2015: DC Sneak Peeks at June's - Action Comics, Bizarro and Justice League 3001Print

DC Comics has released 10-page sneak peeks for a number of their June comic books, including "Action Comics #41", "Bizarro #1", and "Justice League 3001 #1".

Below, you can read original, eight-page standalone stories from each of these comics. These aren't excerpts from the June issues - these are original short stories that set up what awaits you next month. Enjoy!

Action Comics #41 ACTION COMICS #41
Written by GREG PAK and AARON KUDER
Art and cover by AARON KUDER
THE JOKER Variant cover by DARWYN COOKE
On sale JUNE 3. 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US. RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The epic new storyline "TRUTH" begins! For Superman, there's no more holding back!

Action Comics #41 Action Comics #41 Action Comics #41 Action Comics #41
Action Comics #41 Action Comics #41 Action Comics #41 Action Comics #41

Bizarro #1 BIZARRO #1
Written by HEATH CORSON
Art and cover by GUSTAVO DUARTE
1:25 Variant cover by KYLE BAKER
On sale JUNE 3. 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $2.99 US. RATED E
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
"Hate HARLEY QUINN? Then you will super hate BIZARRO! Bizarro star of worstest comic ever! Go ahead and miss it! If there's one thing this issue not have it these two things: Jimmy Olsen and Chupacabras!" Don't miss the start of this six-issue all-ages miniseries!

Bizarro #1 Bizarro #1 Bizarro #1 Bizarro #1
Bizarro #1 Bizarro #1 Bizarro #1 Bizarro #1

Justice League 3001 #1 JUSTICE LEAGUE 3001 #1
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS
Art and cover by HOWARD PORTER
1:25 Variant cover by SCOTT KOLINS
On sale JUNE 24. 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US. RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Travel even deeper into the future than before with the all-new JUSTICE LEAGUE 3001! They've managed to become the World's Greatest Heroes of the 30th century, but with legions of foes gunning for them, can they stay alive long enough to see the year 3002?

Justice League 3001 #1 Justice League 3001 #1 Justice League 3001 #1 Justice League 3001 #1
Justice League 3001 #1 Justice League 3001 #1 Justice League 3001 #1 Justice League 3001 #1

You can also download all three of these sneak peek stories for the Kindle. Find the links at the DC Comics website.


May 13, 2015: CBS Gives Supergirl a Monday Night Timeslot - Watch the TrailerPrint

Supergirl

CBS has officially announced that the "Supergirl" TV series will land on Monday nights starting this Fall in the USA. "Supergirl" will air at 8.00pm ET/PT beginning in early November, after CBS' "Thursday Night Football" ends, and when "The Big Bang Theory" relocates to Thursday. It will go up against Fox's "Gotham", "Dancing With the Stars" on ABC, and "The Voice" on NBC.

    It's not a bird. It's not a plane. It's not a man. It's Supergirl. In the new drama from the world of DC Comics, Superman's cousin, Kara Zor-El, embraces her superhuman abilities and becomes the hero she was always meant to be. This Fall on CBS.

Variety reports that CBS Primetime senior VP Kelly Kahl said, "We see this as a much broader show then just a genre show or just a comic book show," adding that the show should bring together generations. "I think we are often criticized for clinging to the past. We're moving forward. We put the best shows on the schedule."

CBS has also launched its official Supergirl Twitter account @supergirlcbs.

    SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman's (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

    Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents' help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret.

    Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet's former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director. However, Kara's days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.

    Greg Berlanti ("The Flash," "Arrow"), Ali Adler, Sarah Schecter and Andrew Kreisberg are executive producers for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Glen Winter ("Arrow").

CBS also released a number of cast photos, showing Calista Flockhart as media mogul Cat Grant and Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen alongside Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El.

Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant
Kara and James Olsen

A number of photos from the Upfronts were posted on Instagram and Twitter by Mehcad Brooks (James Olsen), Melissa Benoist (Supergirl) and Chyler Leigh (Alexandra Danvers).

Cast at the CBS Upfronts
Cast at the CBS Upfronts
Cast at the CBS Upfronts
Cast at the CBS Upfronts


May 13, 2015: Shopping - Superman Greeting CardsPrint

May 12, 2015: David Harewood on Bringing Cyborg Superman to Supergirl TV SeriesPrint

David Harewood Digital Spy caught up with actor David Harewood at the recent House of Fraser BAFTA Television Awards, where they asked him about the upcoming "Supergirl" TV series and his role playing Hank Henshaw.

His thoughts on Melissa Benoist as Supergirl:

"I think she's going to be a fantastic Supergirl. I've got two little girls, and I think they're going to be tremendously excited when they see Supergirl flying and kicking serious butt."

His role as DEO (Department of Extra-Normal Operations) agent Hank Henshaw:

"Hank Henshaw, yes, who ends up becoming Cyborg Superman in the comics, battling Superman. So I'm looking forward to that. He's a bit of a supervillain. He seems pretty indestructible. Which I kind of like because I keep getting blown up in these things. I'm kind of looking forward to being indestructible."

How he plans to approach the role:

"People always ask me that question, and at the end of the day you've got to bring it to life, and you've got to bring it to life the best way you think is fit... I've taken a lot of hints and clues from what people have said about him, and done a lot of background reading and I've put that together... He's a pretty 'gruff' guy - I'm hoping he's entertaining, but also... frightening."


May 12, 2015: Superman Comics Available This WeekPrint

Convergence: Superboy #2 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: May 13, 2015 (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.


May 12, 2015: "Convergence" - Poll ResultsPrint

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

Which of the "Convergence" titles has been your favorite so far?

The "Convergence: Superman" 2-parter was clearly a fan favorite by a huge margin. A solid story, great artwork and classic Superman and Lois Lane... What's not to love?!

Here's the complete breakdown:

The main Convergence book
The main Convergence book
8% [4 Votes]

Convergence: Superman
Convergence: Superman
68% [36 Votes]

Convergence: Justice League
Convergence: Justice League
4% [2 Votes]

Convergence: Superboy
Convergence: Superboy
4% [2 Votes]

Convergence: Supergirl: Matrix
Convergence: Supergirl: Matrix
2% [1 Vote]

Convergence: Superman - The Man of Steel
Convergence: Superman - The Man of Steel
2% [1 Vote]

Convergence: Adventures of Superman
Convergence: Adventures of Superman
4% [2 Votes]

Convergence: Superboy and the LSH
Convergence: Superboy and the LSH
2% [1 Vote]

Convergence: Action Comics
Convergence: Action Comics
4% [2 Votes]

Other
Other
4% [2 Votes]


May 12, 2015: DC TV Podcasts: Cancer Research Fundraiser on May 16Print

Podcasters assembles to fight cancer in a live marathon event.

The DC TV Podcasting Family is teaming up with Winship Cancer Institute to fight cancer on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

DC TV Podcasts

The Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is dedicated to the integration of innovative clinical and basic science research with outstanding patient care for the prevention, treatment and control of cancer. We here at DC TV Podcasts couldn't be more proud to be partnering up with Winship for this very important cause.

Here is how you as a listener can help and participate on Saturday, May 16, 2015 while also enjoying your favorite DC television podcasts for Arrow, The Flash, Gotham and Supergirl.

The podcasting fundraising event will be hosted via Mixlr at mixlr.com/dctvpodcasts and will begin at 11 AM PST/2 PM EST. The event will feature the great minds of DC TV Podcasts with hosts from Quiver: The Green Arrow Podcast, The Flash Podcast, Legends of Gotham and Supergirl Radio. The event will roll from 11 AM PST/2 PM EST into the evening with all four individual shows. The marathon will then conclude with a special DC TV Podcasts Assemble show featuring hosts from all four podcasts.

Here is the following schedule for when all the live shows will begin:

  • Quiver Podcast at 10 AM PST (1 PM EST) - 12 PM PST (3 PM EST) with Michael Cohen and TBA host.

    Legends of Gotham at 12 PM PST (3 PM EST) - 2 PM PST (5 PM EST) with Bill Meeks and Anne Marie DeSimone.

  • The Flash Podcast at 2 PM PST (5 PM EST) - 4 PM PST (7 PM EST) with Andy Behbakht, Amy Marie and Lauren Gallaway.

  • Supergirl Radio at 4 PM PST (7 PM EST) - 6 PST (9 PM EST) with Rebecca Johnson and Special Guest Michael Bailey (Host of From Crisis To Crisis: A Superman Podcast).

  • DC TV Podcasts: Assemble Show at 6 PM PST (9 PM EST) - 7 PM PST (10 PM EST) with Andy Behbakht, Michael Cohen, Rebecca Johnson, Bill Meeks, Anne Marie DeSimone and more TBA.

Head over to DCTVPodcasts.com/Fundraiser to find out how you can make a donation to Winship.

We at DC TV Podcasts hope to see you in the live chat and enjoy all the exciting programming that we have in store for you. Nothing would make us happier than our listeners donating to this important and great cause and joining us at DC TV Podcasts in helping the Winship Cancer Institute continue researching ways to defeat cancer.

Any podcasts that are represented on DC TV Podcasts are fan podcasts and are not affiliated with DC Comics, Warner Bros. TV, DC Entertainment, The CW, CBS and FOX.

About Winship:
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is located in Atlanta, Georgia. Its history dates back to 1937 and since then, it has earned a reputation of not only being a state-of-the-art facility for cancer treatment, it is also a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, allowing for research in the areas of bone marrow transplantation, breast cancer, head and neck cancer, lung cancer, brain cancer, and many others. For more information, please visit winshipcancer.emory.edu

About DC Television Podcasts:
DC TV Podcasts is a podcast circle that features a collection of high-quality and popular podcasts that are devoted to DC Comics television series including The CW's Arrow and The Flash, FOX's Gotham, CBS's upcoming superhero drama Supergirl and more! Join the hosts of Quiver, The Flash Podcast, Legends of Gotham and Supergirl Radio every week for the best news, commentary and opinions about these comic book shows.


May 11, 2015: Your Live Superman Radio Show - Radio KAL Live!Print

Radio KAL Live! The Superman Homepage hosts a LIVE "Radio KAL" broadcast every week for Superman fans to come chat "on air" about the Man of Steel.

Here's what took place in tonight's show:

Check Out Pop Culture Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with SupermanHomepage on BlogTalkRadio

Our next show will be broadcast on Monday, May 18 at 7.30pm PDT in the U.S. (click here to check what time this is at your location).

To listen in visit www.SupermanHomepage.com/live at the designated time.

During the live broadcast you can phone (714) 242-6186 or click on the Skype icon (which will be available at the above link) during the show to be a caller and chat with us live "on air".

Subscribe to "Radio KAL Live!" via iTunes or your favorite Podcatcher.


May 11, 2015: Superman on TV - May 11-17Print

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 MOMAX on Tuesday, May 12 at 9.35am; then on Friday, May 15 at 11.40pm.

The documentary, "How Superman Defeated the KKK", which tells the story about how human rights activist Stetson Kennedy infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940s and passed along secret information to the writers of the radio program "The Adventures of Superman", airs on AHC on Wednesday, May 13 at 6.00am.

The animated movie "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies" will air in the U.S. on MAX on Friday, May 15 at 6.25am.

The animated movie "Superman/Batman: Apocalypse" will air in the U.S. on ACTION MAX on Sunday, May 17 at 7.55am.

CBS will broadcast a colorized version of the "I Love Lucy" episode "Lucy and Superman" (guest starring George Reeves as Superman) on Sunday, May 17 at 8.30pm.

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, May 16 - "Clark Kent Outlaw" at 6.00pm and "The Magic Necklace" at 6.30pm.

You may also want to check NetFlix.com, as they sometimes have a number of Superman and/or Justice League TV shows and movies available to watch online.

Australia

In Australia, Superman and Santa Claus fight over who is faster in the Robot Chicken Christmas Special scheduled to air on The Comedy Channel on Tuesday, May 12 at 6.05am.

In Australia, the animated movie "Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox" will air on Foxtel's Family movie channel on Thursday, May 14 at 3.40am.

In Australia, the movie "Man of Steel" will air on Foxtel's Premiere movie channel on Saturday, May 16 at 12.30am; and then again on Sunday, May 17 at 12.00pm.

In Australia, the "LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite" animated feature will ai on GO! (99) on Sunday, May 17 at 6.00pm.

In Australia, episodes of the "Young Justice: Invasion" animated series air on the following days on Cartoon Network. This week's episodes are:
Monday, May 11 - "Cornered" at 11.35pm
Tuesday, May 12 - "True Colors" at 11.35pm
Wednesday, May 13 - "The Fix" at 11.35pm
Thursday, May 14 - "Runaways" at 11.35pm
Friday, May 15 - "War" at 11.35pm
Saturday, May 16 - "Complications" at 11.35pm
Sunday, May 17 - "The Hunt" at 11.35pm

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


Mild Mannered Reviews - Convergence #5Print

Convergence #5

Mild Mannered Reviews - Convergence #5

Scheduled to arrive in stores: May 7, 2015

Cover date: July 2015

"Liberty?"

Writer: Jeff King
Penciller: Andy Kubert
Inker: Sandra Hope
Main Cover: Andy Kubert and Sandra Hope

Reviewed by: Jeremiah Boor

    This could have been a good issue. Story is change. We have a change in antagonists, origins, and circumstance for the domed cities. In this, the sixth issue, the story is finally moving.

    But for all that occurred, the writing is hackneyed and amateurish. The villains lack motivation and deaths lack meaning. The heroes are not heroic, their dialogue is vapid. Even scene changes lead to continuity holes.

    Deimos wants to rewrite the multiverse. (He appears to be a big Lois and Clark fan. Not sure if his appreciation stems from the TV show or comics. ;)

Click here to read the complete review of Convergence #5.