"Man of Steel" Action Hero Vignette Figure
Superman soars into action with this dynamic new 1/9-scale vinyl figure. Featuring an accurate likeness of actor Henry Cavill, Superman strikes a dramatic pose on his diorama base. Fully colored and textured to a movie likeness, Superman requires minimal assembly for display.
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I recently acquired an even higher resolution version of the photo, and (with the help of a fellow Australian fan named Alex) discovered that the new Superman costume contains a fair amount of Kryptonian writing which has been included in the tweaked design.
The most obvious Kryptonian writing inclusion is the S-like character featured on the new rectangular "belt buckle". We also noted that there appears to be Kryptonian script throughout the gold "belt" elements around the waist.
But there are also two (maybe three) other areas on the costume where Kryptonian writing can be found, and they're a little less obvious.
The larger gaps on the wrist gauntlets sees Kryptonian writing inscribed between the first and second lines closest to the wrist. It's subtle, but it's there. You can't see it in the photo released, but I wouldn't be surprised if the extra line at the top of the boots is also an area where more Kryptonian writing might be found.
Now, the other interesting inclusion of Kryptonian writing is a little harder to notice, although many immediately saw the line that it's written on. You see the "swish" line through the middle of the "S" shield on his chest? While many thought it was purely to try and emulate the logo seen throughout "Man of Steel" (and especially in the poster design), there's actually Kryptonian writing above and below that line. At first it simply appears to be a break up of the mesh pattern that permeates the entire costume. But upon closer examination, you can see that it is indeed Kryptonian lettering.
I contacted Dr. Christine Schreyer, the Linguistic Anthropologist who co-created the Kryptonian language for "Man of Steel," to see if she could shed any further light on what the Kryptonian writing might say. She replied, "I would say that this does appear to be Kryptonian writing, but beyond that I'm afraid I can't say more."
Beyond that, I guess we'll have to wait and see if production designer, Patrick Tatopoulous, graphic designer Kirsten Franson, or costume designer Michael Wilkinson can shed any light on what the Kryptonian text says and why they've incorporated it into the costume this time around.
On sale date: July 16, 2014 (unless otherwise stated).
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Tony Bedard: The biggest surprise for me about the "Red Daughter of Krypton" storyline has been that Kara has had more fun and upbeat moments as a Red Lantern than as a misfit alien on planet Earth! A lot of the credit goes to Charles Soule's truly entertaining run on "Red Lanterns." He's tapped that book's potential in a way I never anticipated, making it a thoroughly fun read. And having Kara as part of that group gave us a chance to see her through fresh eyes. More important for her, she went from being an outcast to belonging on a tight-knit team, and I think it did her some good. But, long term? I don't think Kara should be defined by Rage. She's better than that.
Cover date: August 2014
Writer: Greg Pak
Penciller: Ken Lashley and Tom Raney
Inker: Jaime Mendoza, Tom Raney and Ken Lashley
Cover: Jae Lee and June Chung
Variant Cover: Shane Davis and Michelle Delecki with Barbara Ciardo
Reviewed by: T.A. Ewart (aka liheibao)
The major disappointment, whether Pak realizes it or not, is that it reads like a treatise on the Pre-New 52 superheroes, as opposed to the New 52 heroes... who are becoming more like the Pre-New 52 heroes. The story is circuitous in plot and in incidental argument, but it seems Pak revisits Earth 2 and his initial Batman/Superman work due to the reception and popularity of that storyline. Aside of that, it's quizzical as to why this story occurs and why there is the continuous need to reinvest in characters, i.e., the Earth 2 Trinity, that have been deemed ineffective and obsolete. Kaiyo reminds us that she selected the New 52 heroes world as the perfect place for her to hide from her father, Darkseid because they were ruthless and dangerous; the perfect heroic qualities that we would expect from Superman and Batman, of course, paragons of heroism that they are. If the return is to demonstrate how much Batman and Superman have changed/grown, it doesn't take, because that isn't shown. The hardest part of the story is watching Wonder Woman, Superman, and Batman go needlessly to their deaths once more, while New 52 Superman and Batman look on without the knuckle-sense to see how they could effect a positive change is just short of malpractice. Just short.
What was your impression of the first photo of Henry Cavill as Superman for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"?
There's no doubt that the first photo of Henry Cavill in the tweaked Superman costume for the upcoming movie was a huge success amongst Superman fans, with 85% of you thinking it was Good or better.
Here's the complete breakdown:
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Here's what took place in tonight's show:
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"The thing about Nolan, there was some grounding of reality to it. In our trilogy, and as fantastical and as big as The Joker was, it was based [on reality]... we could relate to it."
"But now we've got a Batman and we've got a guy who can fly who's an alien?! We'll have to see..."
"It's got big shoes to fill".
Cover date: September 2014
Writer: Aaron Kuder
Penciller: Jorge Jimenez
Inker: Jorge Jimenez
Cover: Jorge Jimenez & Michael Atiyeh
Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel
The title has truly found its feet and is delivering an energetic, story that, while obviously a huge band aid fixing a catalogue of errors, has really grown into its own.
I hate that this is almost the end of the journey. In one respect I feel happy that the book is finally in the hands of someone that can deliver a fantastical story and can take your breath away with its unexpected twists... but in another I wish this was in 2011 when the title began. If it were I feel sure it would have been one of the New 52's best books. I feel like someone dropped the baton here in the higher editorial levels and so, in another respect, I feel angry that we the readers endured some of the worst Superboy stories ever told to get to this point. It is testament to a good writer that they can grab the concepts and elements that floundered and pull them together into something special.
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 "Accelerate", 6.00am "Calling"; Tuesday - 5.00am "Exodus", 6.00am "Exile"; Wednesday - 5.00am "Phoenix", 6.00am "Extinction"; Thursday - 5.00am "Slumber", 6.00am "Perry"; Friday - 5.00am "Relic", 6.00am "Magnetic".
The "Justice League Unlimited" episode titled "The Great Brain Robbery" will air in the U.S. on Saturday, July 19 at 9.30am on The CW's Vortexx programming block.
The animated movie "Justice League: The New Frontier" will air on STARZ Kids & Family in the U.S. on Sunday, July 20 at 2.35am and 11.20pm.
The animated movie "Justice League: Doom" will air on ACTION MAX in the U.S. on Tuesday, July 15 at 1.05pm.
The movie "Man of Steel" will air on MAX TV in the U.S. on Saturday, July 19 at 10.00pm.
The movie "Hollywoodland", about the life and death of George Reeves, will air on SUNDANCE on Tuesday, July 15 at 7.15pm and 10.00pm.
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: Crisis on Two Earths" will air on the Family Movie Channel on Tuesday, July 15 at 8.15am.
"Man of Steel" will air on Australian TV on Foxtel's Action movie channel on Saturday, July 19 at 8.30pm.
If there's anything I've missed please don't hesitate to let me know.
Friday, July 25
11.15am - DC Comics: Champions of Justice
The New 52 return to San Diego for a star-studded, action-packed panel with David Finch (Forever Evil, upcoming Wonder Woman), Meredith Finch (upcoming Wonder Woman), Van Jensen (Green Lantern Corps), Geoff Johns (Justice League, Superman), Jeff Lemire (Futures End, Green Arrow, Justice League United), Charles Soule (Red Lanterns, Superman/Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing), Robert Venditti (The Flash, Green Lantern) and others. Join the creators of DC Comics's most powerful and influential heroes and heroines for a sneak peek at what is to come for these champions of justice!
Friday July 25, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
1.00pm - Costume Designers Guild: Costume Illustration
The hottest costume illustrators of the day will talk about their latest blockbuster projects, the creative process, and what it's like working with some of the top costume designers. Panelists include Alan Villaneuva (The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1 & 2), Constantine Sekeris (Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice), Christian Cordella (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Phillip Boutte Jr. (X-Men: Days of Future Past), and Arianne Phillips (Kingsman: The Secret Service).
Friday July 25, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Saturday, July 26
10.00am - The Production Designer: Architect of Imagination
The production designer opens the script, reads, and literally dreams up the most perfect of all possible worlds in which to tell the tale-whether the story is set in the mythic past, the here and now, or any imaginable future. And then the designer must gather and lead the army of artists who, over months or years, in plaster or in pixels, will actually make the design real. Four top production designers - Patrick Tatopoulos (Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, 300: Rise of an Empire), Philip Messina (The Hunger Games franchise), Oliver Scholl (Edge of Tomorrow, Independence Day), and John Myhre (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides)-discuss their art, the business, and their careers. Moderated by John Muto (Species, Terminator 2-3D).
Saturday July 26, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
11.15am - DC Comics-Superman: The Man of Tomorrow
The Last Son of Krypton is one of the most recognized pop culture icons of all time, and this year Superman is set to soar to new heights! Come by for exclusive access on what makes The Man of Steel the hero that he is with people who bring him to life, including Geoff Johns (Superman), Aaron Kuder (Action Comics), John Romita Jr. (Superman), Charles Soule (Superman/Wonder Woman), and others.
Saturday July 26, 2014 11:15am - 12:30pm
2.00pm - DC Comics: New Places for Familiar Faces
DC Comics is proud to have Greg Capullo, David Finch, and John Romita Jr. working on the three greatest heroes of our generation: Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. For the first time ever, these three all-star creators sit down and discuss what it is like to work on the Trinity and what is in store for everyone's favorite characters.
Saturday July 26, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sunday, July 27
1.00pm - LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games present an inside look at LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, its upcoming, multiplatform game. Produced by the creative geniuses of TT Games, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham puts Batman, Superman, and the heroes of DC Comics in an out-of-this-world adventure to various Lantern worlds battling Brainiac and some of the universe's most cunning villains. More than 150 characters with amazing powers and abilities provide a whole new twist on the popular action-adventure game. Be among the first to see a Comic-Con exclusive game-play demonstrations and character reveals, receive exciting prizes and giveaways, and witness a true blockbuster announcement. Panelists include TT Games game director Arthur Parsons and executive producer Phill Ring, as well as several members of the stellar voice cast, many of whom are reprising their roles in the famous franchise, including Troy Baker (Batman: Arkham Origins), Travis Willingham (LEGO Batman: The Movie: DC Super Heroes Unite!), Laura Bailey (Batman: Arkham Origins), Dee Bradley Baker (Phineas and Ferb), Josh Keaton (Green Lantern: The Animated Series)-and special guest star Adam West! LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will be available in the fall.
Sunday July 27, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Superman Homepage reporter Luis Jaime will be attending Comic-Con International and reporting on as many of the Superman-related events and panels as he can. Stay tuned!
While Superman fans will know him best for composing "Superman II" and "Superman III" scores, rearranging the iconic themes created by John Williams, Thorne won an Oscar for scoring the 1966 musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and earned a Grammy nomination for writing the incidental score to the 1965 Beatles film Help!
Born in England, Thorne began playing the piano at the age of 5, and was a professional musician by the time he was 15.
Our condolences to his wife, Linda, and twin daughters Emily and Claire.