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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 9-10: Dean Cain appearing at Steel City Con at the Monroeville Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA.
August 12: Young Justice: The Complete First Season released on Blu-ray.
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 16: Superman Plaque dedication taking place at 5400 Wilbur Ave, Tarzana, California.
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 Superman comic book titles do you think is currently the worst?

Action Comics
Action Comics
4% [2 Votes]

Superman
Superman
2% [1 Vote]

Batman/Superman
Batman/Superman
19% [11 Votes]

Superman/Wonder Woman
Superman/Wonder Woman
11% [6 Votes]

Superman Unchained
Superman Unchained
11% [6 Votes]

Unsure/Undecided
Unsure/Undecided
54% [31 Votes]

Votes: 57
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Started: August 24, 2014

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Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman/Wonder Woman #11Print

Superman/Wonder Woman #11

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman/Wonder Woman #11

Scheduled to arrive in stores: August 13, 2014

Cover date: October 2014

"Assimilation"

Writer: Charles Soule
Penciller: Thony Silas
Inker: Thony Silas
Cover: Ed Benes and Alex Sinclair

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

    Superman: Doomed has been hit or miss for the most part, but unfortunately, the misses have squarely hit every issue of Superman/Wonder Woman. The story is just too long and without any gravitas to justify the length that's been taken to tell this particular story. Pak's work on Action Comics and Action Comics Annual drew on seed he had planted, which gave the reader a better chance at satisfaction, if those saplings were enjoyed to begin with. If you liked Baka, you were probably happy to see him back and play a significant role in his return. Superman/Wonder Woman doesn't have these sorts of seeds or saplings, and has to draw on others. We are given Mongul and Non, who are in a position to throw some major complications into the story, but they retreat by page 3. Martian Manhunter appears, but unless you've been following him, you might wonder as to what he's doing here at all. Cyborg makes the noble sacrifice, and it's pointless rather quickly. Wonder Woman returns to the Phantom Zone to bargain with Mongul, and the deal involves Warworld, something he could have done himself if he didn't grow a yellow streak and become the one alive. Superman isn't to be left out,as he allows himself to be consumed by Doomsday, and for no apparent reason other than he doesn't believe or know of another way to save the day, except for unleashing a solution that is equally destructive. It's poor fare to be given if one has followed the storyline. The lazy art doesn't give any consolations.

Click here to read the complete review of Superman/Wonder Woman #11.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Two - Chapter #19Print

Injustice: Year Two - Chapter #19

Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Two - Chapter #19

Released Digitally: August 11, 2014

"Air Assault"

Writer: Tom Taylor
Penciller: Mike S. Miller
Inker: Mike S. Miller
Cover: Jheremy Raapack with Santi Casas & David Lopez of Ikari Studio

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

    One of the quandaries of Injustice is how Regime Superman could progress as far as he does, without a healthy amount of pushback from other heroes. One way to sort this out has been to make the resistance comprised of lower tier, lower powered heroes dependent on super-pills. In that manner, the Insurgency doesn't have the raw power to contest Regime Superman and the Justice League directly. However, it still begs the question of the super-power heroes, i.e., why do Flash, Green Lantern, Captain Marvel, Hawkgirl, etc., why do they fall in line with someone rushing at 100KPH to be the world's greatest despot? This installment gives a plausible reason: they're all jacked in some form or other. Common sense doesn't work in the Injustice universe, or any thought process aside of tawdry platitudes and no-win scenarios. When Ganthet finally shows himself and does what he could have done long ago, one has to ask why now? Why is Hal Jordan deprived of the ring, now? Why does Ganthet mindlessly destroy a plane, when he could have easily disabled it safely? The answers, of course, are given in the redundant plot, which is reminiscent of how Lois Lane was killed. If these things don't happen, how else can we get to the Injustice of the video game, and gods among us, help us, this is only year two.

Click here to read the complete review of Injustice: Year Two - Chapter #19.


August 20, 2014: Brandon Routh to Appear at Saskatoon Comic ExpoPrint

Brandon Routh Brandon Routh, who starred as Superman/Clark Kent in the 2006 movie "Superman Returns", will be a special guest at the Saskatoon Comic & Entertainment Expo next month.

The expo will take place across September 20-21 in Halls ABC at Prairieland Park, Saskatoon. Visit the official website for further details and to purchase tickets.


August 20, 2014: "Batman v Superman" Cast and Crew ALS Ice Bucket ChallengePrint

Dawn of Justice It seems you can't go five minutes with someone else taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and the cast and crew from "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" have also gotten into the action... although not Henry Cavill yet.

Known as the #IceBucketChallenge, the idea behind the social media campaign is that you either donate money to an ALS charity, or dump a bucket of ice over yourself. One you've made your choice, you nominate up to three friends to do the same within a 24-hour period, and so the cycle continues.

Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot and Zack Snyder have all accepted the challenge... surely it's only a matter of time until Henry Cavill gets involved.

Visit ALSA.org for more information about ALS and to donate to the cause.


August 20, 2014: Superheroes the Focus of "My Hero II" Art ExhibitionPrint

Artwork Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and the entire pantheon of Superheroes will be the focus of "My Hero II", an art exhibition presented by Elisa Contemporary Art.

The exhibit, which opened August 4th at The Design Studio in Bridgehampton, NY, will run through September 8th.

    My Hero II pays tribute to the characters and the artists who bring them to life in four unique ways. We will be debuting "What Defines Us," a new vision of Batman envisioned in cut and layered Birch wood by Texas artist Mitch McGee. Batman is one of the only Superheroes who rely on intelligence, physical strength and agility plus technological know-how (not super-powers) to fight evil and keep Gotham safe.

    Superman and Wonder Woman will be soaring throughout the artworks including in the "Battle of the Sexes", a look at the Superhero lunch boxes of the past created by Hawaii Hyper-realist artists Peter and Madeline Powell. The Justice League will be collaged into the mixed media artwork of Watermill artist, Oliver Peterson.

    These Superheroes have captivated us for decades with their selflessness; their drive to do good and protection of others. They put themselves in danger, while saving others...and keep us all at the edge of our seats while we wait to see what happens next. They have come large and small; masked, caped and armored; male and female; aged and ageless. Always engaging and inspiring.

The exhibition is located at the Design Studio, 2393 Main St, Bridgehampton, NY, and is open Monday-Thursday 10 am - 5 pm; Friday/Saturday 10am - 5:30pm; Sunday 11am - 4pm.


August 20, 2014: Superman in the Bronze Age Podcast - Episode 116Print

Superman in the Bronze Age "Superman in the Bronze Age" is a podcast hosted by Charlie Niemeyer, covering Superman's adventures from Action Comics #393 in 1970 to Action Comics #583 in 1986.

"Superman in the Bronze Age" is a proud member of the Superman Podcast Network. You may also subscribe to the podcast through iTunes or the RSS Feed.


August 19, 2014: Superman Comics Available This WeekPrint

Supergirl #34 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 20, 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.



August 19, 2014: DC Hero Superman and Bizarro Sofubi FiguresPrint

Sofubi Figures ToyChestNews.com has given us a look at the packaging for the Previews Exclusive Superman and Bizarro Sofubi Figures due out tomorrow.

    The DC Hero Sofubi Superman Figure stands at 9 3/4 inches tall, and features the iconic hero in all his gusto and glory.  The evil clone of Superman is the DC Hero Sofubi Bizarro Figure.

    The 9 3/4 inches tall figure features blue Bizzaro, with an angry look that truly shows the opposite side to heroic Superman. This hero and villain pair feature master molds from Bear Model and paint designs by Frenzy, making them more like works of art and a great find for collectors.

Order both the Medicom DC Hero Superman Sofubi Figure and the DC Hero Bizarro Sofubi Figure from the Superman Homepage Online Store.

DC Hero Bizarro Sofubi Figure
DC Hero Superman Sofubi Figure


August 19, 2014: "Batman v Superman" Filming Scheduled in MoroccoPrint

Dawn of Justice A filming permit has been issued for the "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" production to take place in Morocco from September 1 until December 31, 2014.

The details were posted on Twitter via Nassim Abassi, a Morrocan-based film producer/director...

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


August 19, 2014: "Batman v Superman" Cast Members Spotted on SetPrint

Filming for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" continued yesterday in Detroit, Michigan, with a number of cast members, including Henry Cavill, spotted on location, exiting the Wayne County Building where filming was taking place inside.

Henry was seen wearing a black robe over his Superman costume while walking on the set. In one photo he's walking next to Tao Okamoto. Scoot McNairy and Holly Hunter were also spotted and photographed, with McNairy sporting green-screen socks that had fans speculating on their meaning and use.

Henry Cavill on Set
Henry Cavill on Set
Henry Cavill and Tao Okamoto on Set
Henry Cavill on Set
Holly Hunter on Set
Scoot McNairy on Set
Tao Okamoto on Set

Source: JustJared.com and BananaDoc


August 19, 2014: "The Death of Superman Lives; What Happened" 2nd Full TrailerPrint

Superman Lives Jon Schnepp, the filmmaker who successfully launched a fundraising campaign to make a full-length documentary about the never-made 1998 "Superman Lives" movie has now released a second trailer for his fanbacked project - "The Death of Superman Lives; What Happened?".


August 19, 2014: Life Lessons and Motivations Inspired by SupermanPrint

Superman The guys from "Hello Stonehenge" have put together an inspirational video dedicated to the pop culture icon we all know and love... Superman.


August 19, 2014: "Batman v Superman" Release Date - Poll ResultsPrint

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

How do you feel about Warner Bros. moving the release date of "Batman v Superman" to March 25, 2016?

Seems that the vast majority of fans are happy with the release date moving from May to March 2016. The naysayers were few and far between.

Here's the complete breakdown:

Excellent! I'm very happy!
Excellent! I'm very happy!
52% [51 Votes]

Good! I'm fine with it.
Good! I'm fine with it.
27% [27 Votes]

Unsure/Undecided
Unsure/Undecided
3% [3 Votes]

Bad move. I don't like it.
Bad move. I don't like it.
3% [3 Votes]

Terrible decision! They should have stayed with May 6, 2016!
Terrible decision! They should have stayed with May 6, 2016!
1% [1 Vote]

I don't care either way
I don't care either way
14% [14 Votes]