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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 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 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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Which of the following is your favorite Superman quote?

This looks like a job for Superman!
This looks like a job for Superman!
31% [27 Votes]

Up, Up and Away!
Up, Up and Away!
9% [8 Votes]

Truth, Justice and the American Way
Truth, Justice and the American Way
28% [24 Votes]

Look! Up in the sky!
Look! Up in the sky!
5% [4 Votes]

Itís a bird! Itís a plane! Itís Superman!
Itís a bird! Itís a plane! Itís Superman!
3% [3 Votes]

Faster than a speeding bullet
Faster than a speeding bullet
3% [3 Votes]

More powerful than a locomotive
More powerful than a locomotive
1% [1 Vote]

Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound
Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound
0% [0 Votes]

The Man of Steel
The Man of Steel
15% [13 Votes]

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Other
5% [4 Votes]

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Mild Mannered Reviews - Batman/Superman #23Print

Batman/Superman #23

Mild Mannered Reviews - Batman/Superman #23

Scheduled to arrive in stores: August 12, 2015

Cover date: October 2015

"Truth Hurts" - Part Three: "Alienation"

Writer: Greg Pak
Penciller: Ardian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes
Inker: Vicente Cifuentes
Cover: Vicente Cifuentes, Ardian Syaf and Ulises Arreola Palomera

Reviewed by: Alisa Lea Gossage

    Despite his self-doubting, Clark still acts heroically. And Pak uses the 'Subterranean armor' as a metaphor for the Clark Kent disguise. It serves to show us the purpose for the 'Kent armor.' Being Clark Kent allows Superman to move around in normal society. People treat him as a normal human being, and thus he can talk to people and develop relationships.

    It's a little hard to do that when you are Superman. When he has the 'S' shield on, people are either too afraid of him or too much in awe of him.

Click here to read the complete review of Batman/Superman #23.


August 19, 2015: "Justice League: Mortal" Documentary Seeks Permission from Warner Bros.Print

Justice League: Mortal As we reported back in May, a feature-length documentary on the never-made "Justice League: Mortal" film by "Mad Max: Fury Road" director George Miller is currently being planned. Short film director Ryan Unicomb has reportedly made contact with Warner Bros. executives in an attempt to gain permission to use the characters and images.

    "It's a nervous wait," director Ryan Unicomb tells IF. "George Miller and Doug Mitchell know about the project, so now it all hangs on Warner Bros' involvement."

    Unicomb has already filmed preliminary interviews with comic book artists on the enduring cultural influences of the characters including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Green Lantern, that would have featured in Miller's movie.

    If WB gives its approval, Unicomb hopes to interview Miller and Mitchell, US producer Dan Lin, some of the actors who were lined up to star in the film including Armie Hammer (Batman), D.J. Cotrona (Superman) and Megan Gale (Wonder Woman), and concept artists who worked on the project.

Source: IF.com.au


August 19, 2015: Interesting Superman Moments in "Justice League #43"Print

Justice League #43 Page In an interview with IGN.com, writer Geoff Johns and artist Jason Fabok discuss some key moments for Superman in this week's #43 issue of "Justice League". Be warned, the following excerpts do contain SPOILERS about the story...

    IGN: Jason, there's this incredible moment after Lex and Superman are done fighting. You drew this really shocked look on Lex's face, then we see Superman all bloodied up, and just this look of dread in Superman's eyes when he realizes his powers are fading. How did you capture those specific emotions, which we're not used to seeing on either of those characters?

    Jason Fabok: Well, I come from an animation background. I took animation in college, and one lesson I still use today is that, whenever you're trying to capture emotions, be an actor. Get up, look in front a mirror or take pictures, photo reference, things like that. You'll see little nuances in your face and you can try transfer those into the character. So I think that's one thing a lot of times comic book artists, you don't really think that - at the same time, you're also an actor. You're trying to act through the artwork. You're trying to capture the emotion that's just written on the page and trying to get inside these characters' heads and think, "Well, how would they really react?" Like, how would Lex Luthor react? Usually, he's calm, very cool, doesn't show his emotions. But something like that, seeing Superman bleeding, would be a shock to Lex Luthor. This is a guy who's been trying to do this to Superman for years and failed. Now he's seeing that face to face on this terrible planet, Apokolips, that he's on right now.

    You're really just trying to get in these characters' head, trying to act, trying to approach it like a director would approach filming a movie or something like that. Those are the scenes that are - I think that shot where Superman's bleeding, I think I redrew that face three or four times before it actually got to the point where I was happy with it, or at least had to move on because I had to get to the next page. But yeah, that's one of my favorite pages and was one of the harder pages of the book to capture.

Justice League #43 Page
    IGN: Then at the end, we have that final page with Superman, and we of course knew this was coming thanks to your big reveal at Comic-Con, but it's still scary to see him like that, like this negative Superman. What was the thought behind that design?

    Fabok: Artistically, Geoff had brought up this whole idea that Superman gets corrupted by the Apokolips solar pits. I've always had this idea that it would be really cool, with the technology we have now for making comics, to take a piece of art, draw it, color it normally and then render it as a negative. Inverting the colors, you get a real funky look to a character. I'm sure it's been done sometime someplace, but I wasn't able to really remember that being done. I just thought, "Man, that would be a really striking visual," to be able to do that in this book and then see that play out in these issues coming up.

    So artistically, I draw the same way I would normally draw it, send it to the colorist Brad Anderson, who killed it on every single page. He takes it, colors it normally, and then in Photoshop or whatever, he'd just invert it, flip the colors, add some saturation to it so it's black and white, and you got a really unique image. It's a little bit more work to do that and a little bit more planning on my part trying to separate different layers for him to tackle, but I think it makes for a pretty cool effect. You'll see more of that coming up.

Read the entire interview at the IGN website.


August 19, 2015: Kotobukiya DC Comics Lex Luthor ARTFX+ StatuePrint

Kotobukiya DC Comics Lex Luthor ARTFX+ Statue Kotobukiya presents the latest entry in their lineup of ARTFX+ statues based on characters from DC Comics with Superman's greatest foe LEX LUTHOR!

    A Kotobukiya Japanese import! The latest DC Comics ARTFX+ Statue from Kotobukiya returns to the pages of the New 52 with one of comics' most famous villains of all-time, Lex Luthor! Featured in Superman stories since his debut in 1940, Alexander "Lex" Luthor has been a thorn in the Man of Steel's side with his extreme intelligence and suspicion of the alien. At his most dangerous Lex dons a fearsome armored battlesuit packed with cutting edge technology, and that's exactly how he's presented in a fantastic new ARTFX+ Statue kicking off the Villains Forever series!

    When the Crime Syndicate took over the Earth and subdued the Justice League in the pages of Forever Evil it was up to villains like Lex Luthor to fight back. He appears here just as he did in the comics, ready to take on any threat to his world domination. Luthor releases his inner fury in a tensed pose, legs bent and fists held up as he's ready to strike. Lex's resplendent metallic green and purple battlesuit covers his whole body except for his head, and is highly detailed with panels, overlapping plates, reinforced joints, his personal logo on his chest armor and more. The only part of his body exposed is the villain's head, and under his gloriously bald pate Luthor scowls at his unworthy enemies.

    Sculpted by Ikkei Jitsukata, Lex Luthor stands just under 8 inches tall (in the ARTFX+ 1/10th scale) and like all ARTFX+ statues he has magnets in his feet for extra stability on his included display base. Lex looks great in his shiny, high tech battlesuit and is a perfect addition to any villain or hero display; just don't let him get too close to Superman!

You can pre-order the Kotobukiya DC Comics Lex Luthor ARTFX+ Statue now ahead of its February 2016 release.

Kotobukiya DC Comics Lex Luthor ARTFX+ Statue
Kotobukiya DC Comics Lex Luthor ARTFX+ Statue
Kotobukiya DC Comics Lex Luthor ARTFX+ Statue
Kotobukiya DC Comics Lex Luthor ARTFX+ Statue
Kotobukiya DC Comics Lex Luthor ARTFX+ Statue
Kotobukiya DC Comics Lex Luthor ARTFX+ Statue


Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #15Print

Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #15

Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #15

Released Digitally: August 11, 2015

"Exile"

Writer: Brian Buccellato
Penciller: Bruno Redondo
Inker: Juan Albarran
Cover: Neil Googe with Rex Lokus

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

    The best thing about this issue was, ironically, that there was no fighting. Zeus brings order to a ridiculously chaotic situation in a carelessly written manner, but at least he ends the slog that Injustice has been for the last 10 issues. It's curious if Buccellato understands how Shazam's abilities are gifted, or if he cares... it would be interesting to know the same of readers. Shazam's abilities are bestowed by the wizard, Shazam (another reason changing his name was such a moronic idea) and while the Greek pantheon makes up the bulk of the powers he receives, he also has two patrons that are not amongst them: Achilles and Solomon, who provide his invulnerability (Courage) and Wisdom, respectively. Shazam should have been thoroughly weakened, but not stripped of all power by Zeus. In truth, he should have been stripped of power by the Wizard, Shazam (again, stupid idea). It would have been interesting to see Shazam combat the Insurgency and Greek pantheon, with only courage and wisdom, but that definitely isn't what Injustice is about, and the irony is thicker than clotted cream. Ares as the maestro of this Year's mishaps doesn't ring true, as these machinations require the finesse of Athena, not the god of war that inspires the lust for battle. The obvious play for Ares is the throne, but why can no other god see this? Actually, why can no other character see this? Oh yes, thanks idiot plot!

Click here to read the complete review of Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #15.


August 19, 2015: Shopping - Cooking with SupermanPrint

August 18, 2015: Michael Wilkinson Talks About the Costumes for "Batman v Superman"Print

Costumes The People's Choice blog sat down for an interview with "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" costume designer Michael Wilkinson to ask him all about the film's costumes, working with Zack Snyder, and what the actors thought of the clothes they had to wear. Here are a few excerpts from the interview...

    How are this film's costumes different than what we've seen in previous films?

    We tweaked the Superman suit only slightly from our suit from Man of Steel. We streamlined plus sharpened the details of the costume a little to suit the more earthly (less alien) context of this film. The batsuit is a complete 180 degree turn from the previous film incarnations - our Batman's power comes from his incredible physical strength and fighting skills, not from armor. The director Zack Snyder wanted him to look as much like the comic book version as possible - to be respectful to the original source. As for the Wonder Woman suit, well she has never been seen in a film before, so there was nothing to compare it to! There is of course the costume from the TV show. Zack wanted our character to be a fierce and intimidating warrior - gritty, battle-scarred and immortal.

    You previously worked on Man of Steel. How many of those costumes carried over to this film?

    Only the main Superman costume. Everything else is new!

    Where did the costumes go after filming ended?

    The hero suits begin a world-wide publicity tour in the next few months. They will be seen everywhere from Tokyo to L.A.

Read the entire interview at the People's Choice blog.


August 18, 2015: Gal Gadot Talks Wonder Woman, Batman v Superman, and More!Print

Wonder Woman Yahoo! Beauty sat down for a quick fire video chat with actress Gal Gadot where, amongst all the beauty questions, they also asked her about her role as Wonder Woman, her choice between Batman or Superman, and who her favorite comic book villain is.


August 18, 2015: Rumor - Lex Luthor's Crime Against Superman in "Batman v Superman"Print

Possible SPOILER ahead...

Lex Luthor According to HeroicHollywood.com, rumor has it that Lex Luthor will solidify his villain status with Superman when he kidnapps Martha Kent in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".

We saw in "Man of Steel" how angry Clark became when Zod threatened Martha in his search for the Kryptonian Codex. However, the problem with this new rumor is that Lex Luthor kidnapping Martha Kent would indicate that he knows that Clark Kent is Superman.

Your thoughts?


August 18, 2015: Superman Comics Available This WeekPrint

Superman/Wonder Woman #20 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: August 19, 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.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Action Comics #43Print

Action Comics #43

Mild Mannered Reviews - Action Comics #43

Scheduled to arrive in stores: August 12, 2015

Cover date: October 2015

"Hard Truth" - Part 3

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

Reviewed by: Michael Bailey

    During my first read through of this issue I was really annoyed that there were characters in the story talking about how dangerous Superman is and/or how weird he is and generally why the Man of Steel isn't good to have around. To be fair the characters saying these things were either aliens or a cop that believed the anti-Superman hype but it still bugged me. It took me a while but I realized that the main problem I have is that this story is aimed not at regular readers but at the new readers the new status quo is hopefully bringing in and at the risk of committing a sin I am going generalize that audience.

    Most of them probably didn't like Superman before reading the various TRUTH related Superman titles.

Click here to read the complete review of Action Comics #43.


August 18, 2015: "Lois Lane: Fallout" - Poll ResultsPrint

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

Have you read the novel "Lois Lane: Fallout" by Gwenda Bond?

To the 41% who said they have no interest in reading this novel... Do yourself a favor and pick it up! It's a fun, easy read that will give you the Lois and Clark you've been missing in the comic books.

Here's the complete breakdown:

Yes, I loved it!
Yes, I loved it!
11% [8 Votes]

Yes, I liked it
Yes, I liked it
1% [1 Vote]

Yes, I didn't like it
Yes, I didn't like it
0% [0 Votes]

Yes, I hated it!
Yes, I hated it!
0% [0 Votes]

Not yet, but I want to
Not yet, but I want to
28% [20 Votes]

No, I have no interest in reading it
No, I have no interest in reading it
41% [29 Votes]

No, I didn't even know about it
No, I didn't even know about it
18% [13 Votes]


August 17, 2015: Lois Lane Author Gwenda Bond Joins "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.

We had a few technical issues, but we managed to have a great chat with "Lois Lane: Fallout" author Gwenda Bond:

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Our next show will be broadcast on Monday, August 24 at 7.30pm PDT in the U.S. (click here to check what time this is at your location).

In tonight's show Steve and Michael will be joined by "Lois Lane: Fallout" author Gwenda Bond, to discuss her Young Adult novel, its sequel "Lois Lane: Double Down", and much, much more!

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.