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Cover date: February 2015
Writer: Greg Pak
Penciller: Aaron Kuder
Inker: Aaron Kuder
Reviewed by: Michael Bailey
Not a whole lot happened in this issue. Sure there was some action and the bits with Hiro were fun but it was basically some flashbacks surrounding small increments of plot movement. That may sound like a complaint but it isn't. I like that Pak is taking his time here and letting the atmosphere and mood build. The mystery about what it ultimately behind everything is intriguing and as long as I am entertained and engaged I should have few problems.
Of the reported up-coming Superman-related TV shows, which would you be more interested in watching?
Seems fans are more interested in seeing the adventures of the Maid of Might over pre-Superman Krypton, with over half of the votes being for Supergirl's upcoming TV series. Hard to believe there are people who don't want to see either show on TV.
Here's the complete breakdown:
52% [45 Votes]
26% [22 Votes]
14% [12 Votes]
8% [7 Votes]
Here's what took place in tonight's show:
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Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time, FlashForward) will pen the script and exec produce alongside Goyer. The story was conceived by both Goyer and Goldberg.
Pak: Absolutely. We're thrilled to have Ardian Syaf on board as our regular artist. He's amazing - just killing it with every page, from the little character bits with the kids in the hospital to the big stylized splash page with the Joker face.
And yes, we wanted to launch a big, new storyline with Ardian with issue #16. It's entirely new-reader-friendly while carrying on the big themes we've been developing throughout the series.
This is also introducing (or reintroducing?) a huge new villain for Superman. A hidden assassin is attacking Superman's friends with an insane degree of ruthlessness and power - and the big question is "Who is Superman's Joker?"
Oh, now you've got me wondering if this "Joker" villain is a re-introduction - interesting hint there, Greg. But I think what's most shocking about the first issue of the story were the deaths - of the Superman impersonator and the whale. What kind of a statement about the perpetrator of these crimes were you hoping to make?
Pak: This is Superman's Joker - meaning he's a horrifying, unpredictable psychopath who will do whatever he can think of to hurt Superman, maybe even just for fun.
The Joker is terrifying enough, of course. But this is a villain with the power to threaten Superman. He may be the most dangerous and unpredictable villain Superman's ever faced.
To help him along the way Batman needs a little help from a range of DC Universe characters, both good and bad, including Superman, Lex Luthor, Composite Superman, Cyborg Superman, Doomsday, Krypto, and more!
Here below is a list of all the Superman-related characters you can unlock, and a link to the details on what you need to do to unlock them.
|Character||How to Unlock||Location||Cost|
|Superman||Complete Level 4||Space Station Infestation||-|
|Lex Luthor||Complete Level 5||The Big Grapple||-|
|Brainiac||Complete Level 15||Breaking the Ice||-|
|Composite Superman||Find Character Token||Breaking the Ice||1,500,000|
|Cyborg Superman||Find Character Token||Breaking the Ice||2,500,000|
|Doomsday||Find Character Token||Hall of Doom (Exterior)||1,250,000|
|Krypto the Superdog||Complete "Hound at the Speed of Sound" Quest||Zamaron||65,000|
|Lexbot||Find Character Token||Hall of Doom (Exterior)||25,000|
|Lex Luthor (Hawkman Disguise)||Find Character Token||Hall of Justice||5,000|
|Lex Luthor (Wonder Woman Disguise)||Find Character Token||Oa||15,000|
|Metallo||Find Character Token||Hall of Doom (Interior)||325,000|
|Mr. Mxyzptlk||Complete "Not-so-scared Crows" Quest||Hall of Doom (Exterior)||25,000|
|Parasite||Find Character Token||Power of Love||175,000|
|Robin (Lex Luthor Disguise)||Complete Level 12 or 13||All the Rage or Need for Greed||-|
|Superboy||Complete "Misguided Tour" Quest||Hall of Justice||325,000|
|Supergirl||Complete "Who Let the Thugs Out?" Quest||Nok||325,000|
|Supergirl (Classic)||Complete "Race Track" VR Mission||Batcave or Watchtower (Lab)||115,000|
|Superman (Solar Suit)||Find Character Token||Breaking the Ice||1,000,000|
|Toyman||Complete "Virtual Insanity" Quest||Batcave (Lab)||20,000|
|Ultra-Humanite||Find Character Token||Jailhouse Nok||500,000|
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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 "Visage", 6.00am "Insurgance"; Tuesday - 5.00am "Suspect", 6.00am "Rush"; Wednesday - 5.00am "Prodigal", 6.00am "Fever"; Thursday - 5.00am "Rosetta", 6.00am "Visitor"; Friday - 5.00am "Precipice", 6.00am "Witness".
The movie "Man of Steel" will air in the U.S. on MORE MAX on Monday, December 8 at 12.00am; and on Saturday, December 13 at 10.30am and 6.35pm.
The animated movie "Justice League: Doom" will air in the U.S. on MORE MAX on Wednesday, December 10 at 6.50am.
Episodes of the 1950s "Adventures of Superman" TV series air on MeTV in the U.S. on Saturdays. This week's episodes are: "The Man Who Could Read Minds" at 6.00pm and "Jet Ace" at 6.30pm.
The animated movie "LEGO DC Super-Heroes: Batman Be-Leaguered" will air in the U.S. on Cartoon Network on Sunday, December 14 at 9.00am.
The film "Superman: The Movie" will air in the U.S. on DFC on Sunday, December 14 at 7.30pm.
On "American Chopper", basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal contracts OCC to build an enormous Superman-themed chopper for him in the episode scheduled to air in the U.S. on Sunday, December 14 at 9.00pm and 11.15pm on DISCOVERY.
NetFlix.com also has a number of Superman and Justice League TV shows and movies available to watch online.
In Australia, the animated movie "Superman Unbound" airs on Wednesday, December 10 at 4.30am on Foxtel's Family Movie Channel.
In Australia, the movie "Man of Steel" airs on Wednesday, December 10 at 10.30pm on Foxtel's Premiere Movie Channel.
In Australia, the "Robot Chicken" episode titled "Tubba-Bubba's Now Hubba-Hubba" featuring Superman picking the wrong pet sitter, will on Friday, December 12 at 9.55am.
In Australia, the animated movie "LEGO DC Super-Heroes: Batman Be-Leaguered" will air on Cartoon Network on Sunday, December 14 at 8.30am and 3.00pm.
If there's anything I've missed please don't hesitate to let me know.
"Death of a Deadman"
Writer: Tom Taylor
Penciller: Mike S. Miller
Inker: Mike S. Miller
Cover: Neil Gouge with Rex Lokus
Reviewed by: T.A. Ewart (aka liheibao)
To celebrate the launch of the new DC Heroes & Villains pen line, Montegrappa invites comic fans from across the globe to compete in a special art contest using pen and ink to draw their favorite DC superheroes and supervillains.
Not only will artists get the chance to win collectible pens from the new DC Heroes & Villains line, but top-voted submissions will also be featured exclusively on the Montegrappa website and newsletter.
"A long line of truly talented comic book artists have made iconic DC superheroes and villains like Batman, the Joker, Wonder Woman, Superman, and Catwoman jump off the page right into our imaginations," comments Elmo & Montegrappa CEO Giuseppe Aquila. "We want to give new and emerging artists the chance for their original artwork to be seen. This contest is an opportunity for artists to make their favorite DC characters come alive."
The special DC-inspired art contest offers an excellent opportunity for artists of all kinds to have their illustrations featured by a global luxury and lifestyle brand. The Montegrappa DC Heroes & Villains collection features Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, as well as Batman rogues Joker, Catwoman, Penguin, and Riddler. Two winners will be selected from a group of eight finalists selected by Montegrappa. Contest details are included below in this post...
What are the guidelines?
Email Montegrappa your original artwork to:
How does voting work?
All voting will be conducted on the Montegrappa Facebook page.
Anyone is free to vote on finalist artwork on the Montegrappa Facebook page.
Each DC superhero and supervillain (2) with the most likes on the Montegrappa Facebook page wins.
What are the deadlines?
Art submissions must be received by Wednesday, Dec. 10th, 2014.
Finalist submissions will be posted on the Montegrappa Facebook page for voting Wednesday, January 7th, 2015.
Voting ends a week later on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015.
Contest rules and dates are subject to change.
It's speculated that the film will now move in to a lengthy post-production phase in the new year.
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will be released to theatres on March 25, 2016.
The "Speeding Bulletin" is your weekly Superman news video, recapping the latest events in the world of Superman. It also includes the "Great Scott!" segment brought to you by Scotty V.
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