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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
July 1: Marlon Brando, Jor-El in Superman: The Movie, dies of lung failure aged 80 in 2004.
July 4: Eva Marie Saint, Martha Kent in Superman Returns, born in Newark, New Jersey in 1924.
July 6: Writer and Artist John Byrne (Man of Steel, Superman, Action Comics) born in 1950.
July 10: Superman artist and co-creator Joe Shuster born in 1914.
July 11: Michael Rosenbaum, Lex Luthor in Smallville, born in Oceanside, N.Y in 1972.
July 17: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lana Lang, Clark Kent's boyhood friend.
July 22: Terence Stamp, General Zod in Superman and Superman II, born in 1938.
July 25: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lucy Lane, Lois Lane's sister.
July 26: Kevin Spacey, Lex Luthor in Superman Returns, born in South Orange, New Jersey in 1959.
July 26: Ilya Salkind, Superman movie producer, born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1947.
July 27: Jackson Beck, voice of Superman Radio Introduction, dies in 2004, aged 92.
July 29: Allison Mack, Chloe Sullivan in Smallville, born in Preez, Germany in 1982.
July 29: Writer Gail Simone (Action Comics) celebrates her birthday today.
July 30: Laurence Fishburne, Perry White in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Augusta, Georgia in 1961.
July 31: Dean Cain, star of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan in 1966.

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Mild Mannered Reviews - Smallville: Chaos - Chapter #5Print

Smallville: Chaos - Chapter #5

Mild Mannered Reviews - Smallville: Chaos - Chapter #5

Released Digitally: July 4, 2014

"Chaos" - Part 5

Writer: Bryan Q. Miller
Artists: Agustin Padilla and Daniel HDR
Colorist: Carrie Strachan

Reviewed by: Matt Schorr

    I guess you could call this a midpoint in the story, since very little happens. However, what does happen is important and, in one case, fairly big. It's a little disappointing compared with previous issues but still manages to be a fun read.

    The big happening I mention is the return of Hank Henshaw. If you're just joining us, Henshaw was mortally wounded and, prior to dying, his consciousness was transferred into a robot by Lex Luthor during the Guardian storyline. Outside of a quick appearance in Hollow, Henshaw's been laying pretty low at STAR Labs. This brings him back into the spotlight in a big way.

Click here to read the complete review of Smallville: Chaos - Chapter #5.


July 8, 2014: Lex Luthor Baldness - Poll ResultsPrint

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

Does Lex Luthor need to be bald in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"?

While close to 40% insist that Lex Luthor must be bald in the upcoming movie, seems a sizable number (34%) aren't too concerned about Lex being follicly challenged.

Here's the complete breakdown:

Yes, absolutely!
Yes, absolutely!
39% [47 Votes]

Yeah, I think so
Yeah, I think so
12% [14 Votes]

Unsure/Undecided
Unsure/Undecided
3% [4 Votes]

Not necessarily
Not necessarily
34% [41 Votes]

No, not at all!
No, not at all!
3% [4 Votes]

I don't care either way
I don't care either way
9% [11 Votes]


July 8, 2014: Bear Cottage Launches Superhero Week for Terminally Ill ChildrenPrint

Bear Cottage is launching Superhero Week to be held 21-25 July 2014 and they'd love you to be involved!

    At Bear Cottage, we come across Superheroes every day - the nurses and volunteers who provide outstanding care and immeasurable comfort, the families who keep finding strength in the face of adversity and our brave patients, for whom every day is a battle against the odds.

    Help lighten the load for our incredible patients and their families by becoming a superhero too. Your support will ensure that Bear Cottage is always there for families when they need us most.

    There are lot of ways you can get involved by holding your own 'super event', at school, in the office or with friends.

    It costs over $3 million to keep Bear Cottage's doors open each year. We need your help to continue to provide support, respite and end-of-life care for our little superheroes.

For more information about how you can help support the amazing Bear Cottage Superheroes, visit SuperHeroWeek.com.

Superhero Week


July 7, 2014: 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:

Listen To Hobbies Internet Radio Stations with SupermanHomepage on BlogTalkRadio

Our next show will be broadcast on Monday, July 14 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.


July 7, 2014: More Filming Tidbits for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"Print

Dawn of Justice Rumor has it that the house built near Otsikita Lake at the vacant camp grounds off Caley Road near Flint, Michigan could indeed be owned by Bruce Wayne, and might be the location of the entrance to the Batcave for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".

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Meanwhile, UofMuscle.com reports that locals in and around filming in Detroit have heard about casting going on for 60-odd speaking roles in the movie.

    This weekend I was able to find out that Batman v Superman is casting 60 speaking roles. Zack Snyder is working directly with a local casting agency. They are targeting Metro Detroit talent and some of the 60 roles have already been filled.

    The person I spoke to made it sound like they were smaller speaking roles - probably a handful of lines, at most. They weren't looking to cast Nightwing, Green Arrow, or anyone like that. There was a very strong emphasis on the look of the people being cast. The casting people were less concerned with resumes and more concerned with having the right "look."

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will be released to theatres on May 6, 2016.


July 7, 2014: Brandon Routh Back in the Superhero Business... as The Atom!Print

Routh is the Atom Brandon Routh, who played Clark Kent/Superman in the 2006 movie "Superman Returns", is back in the superhero business, having been cast to play The Atom in the third season of the TV series "Arrow".

    The erstwhile Man of Steel is joining the CW hit's third season in the recurring role of Ray Palmer, aka DC superhero The Atom, TVLine has learned exclusively.

    An unparalleled scientist and inventor, Ray will play an unexpected role in the lives of Oliver and (rumored love interest) Felicity as the new owner of Queen Consolidated. Palmer's plans for Queen Consolidated's Applied Sciences Division will be shrouded in mystery.

Source: TVline.com


July 7, 2014: Neal Adams Questions Superman's Physical AppearancePrint

New Krypton Comic book creator Neal Adams took time out during the Pensacon 2014 convention this past weekend to chat with the guys at Geek I/O Podcast Network about his success over the years, his upcoming "Arrival of the Supermen" comic book story, and why Superman has the muscles he has.


July 7, 2014: DC Denies Request to Use the Superman Symbol on Toronto Boy's MemorialPrint

Jeffrey's Memorial Statue DC Entertainment has denied a request from a Toronto family to use the Superman "S" shield on a statue dedicated to the memory of five-year-old Jeffrey Baldwin who died in 2002.

    A coroner's inquest last winter into the death of five-year-old Jeffrey Baldwin caught the attention of an Ottawa man, who was moved by Jeffrey's plight and wanted to pay tribute to the boy.

    Todd Boyce raised money for a statue of Jeffrey and recruited Ontario artist Ruth Abernethy - known for a Glenn Gould bronze statue on a bench on Front Street in Toronto and a bronze of Oscar Peterson outside the National Arts Centre in Ottawa - to design it.

    Boyce wanted to see Jeffrey depicted in a Superman costume, harkening back to inquest testimony from Jeffrey's father.

    Before his teenage parents lost custody of Jeffrey to his maternal grandparents the little boy was very energetic and loved the superhero, Richard Baldwin testified.

    "He wanted to fly," Baldwin said. "He tried jumping off the chair. We had to make him stop. He dressed up (as Superman) for Halloween one year... He was so excited. I have that picture at home hanging on my wall. He was our little man of steel."

    But DC Entertainment - home to the comic book superhero - will not grant Boyce permission to use the Superman logo on the statue.

The decision from DC Entertainment stems from the fact that they didn't want to the character of Superman associated with child abuse, as Jeffrey wasted away to the weight of a baby, locked in his cold and filthy bedroom in the Toronto home of his grandmother. His grandparents (and legal guardians) were convicted of second-degree murder in 2006.

A model of the statue, which has been completed (picture above), will now be changed to feature a "J" symbol for "Jeffrey" instead of the "S".

Source: Yahoo! News.


July 7, 2014: Mattel "Superman: The Movie" and "Superman II" Action FiguresPrint

Superman The highly sought-after DC Comics Multiverse Action Figures of Christopher Reeve's Superman and the Terence Stamp General Zod are now available in the Superman Homepage Online Store... but stock is limited! So be quick!

Christopher Reeve Superman (DC Comics Multiverse) 3.75" Action Figure (Mattel)
Celebrating the Christopher Reeve Superman movies, this highly detailed 4" DC Comics character figure has 14-points of articulation for dynamic posing and action moves. Richly authentic to its parallel inspiration, it will delight all adults seeking collector-quality action figures in the 4" scale.
US$24.24

Zod Terence Stamp General Zod (DC Comics Multiverse) 3.75" Action Figure (Mattel)
"Son of Jor-El, kneel before Zod!" Geared for the adult collector looking for outstanding detail, it's the DC Comics Multiverse "Superman II" Action Figure! This 4-inch tall articulated figure features Superman's nemesis from the "Superman II" movie. The DC Comics Multiverse 4-inch Action Figure offers a high level of detail, deco, authenticity, and articulation!
US$29.99


July 7, 2014: Superman on TV - July 7-13Print

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

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 "Insurgence"; 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 "Justice League Unlimited" episode titled "The Once and Future Thing" will air in the U.S. on Saturday, July 12 at 9.30am on The CW's Vortexx programming block.

The animated movie "Justice League: Doom" will air on MAX TV in the U.S. on Monday, July 7 at 5.50am; and then on ACTION MAX on Wednesday, July 9 at 9.25am.

Superman turns back time in the Robot Chicken episode titled "The Core, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover", which will air in the U.S. on Cartoon Network on Tuesday, July 8 at 12.15am.

NetFlix.com also has a number of Superman and Justice League TV shows and movies available to watch online.

Australia

In Australia, the animated movie "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths" will air on the Family Movie Channel on Wednesday, July 9 at 4.55am; and then on Friday, July 11 at 2.35pm.

"Man of Steel" will premiere on Australian TV on the Premiere movie channel on Sunday, July 13 at 7.30pm.

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


Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman Unchained #7Print

Superman Unchained #7

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman Unchained #7

Scheduled to arrive in stores: July 2, 2014

Cover date: July 2014

"Out of Time"

Writer: Scott Snyder
Penciller: Jim Lee
Inker: Scott Williams

Reviewed by: Matthew Balinger (aka Johnjones)

    Batman Unchain... I mean Superman Unchained #7 was a mixed bag for me, it really was. I desperately wanted to enjoy it on every level. On the one hand, it had great character interaction and vulnerability, as seen between Superman and Lois, which is an extreme rarity in the New 52. On the other hand, it had a ridiculously over-the-top villain and enough destruction within 32 pages to make Michael Bay or Zack Snyder blush. Seriously, has there ever been a more laughable portrayal of General Lane? If humorously exaggerated villainy was the goal, then Scott Snyder slam dunked it, ripped off the rim, and shattered the backboard. As I said in the synopsis, Superman chooses to fight General Lane and possibly risk Lois' safety once again. He suits up in double armor (seriously, double armor all the way) and engages the General head-on. The battle itself was visually satisfying I suppose, but it accomplished nothing more than what most writers do these days with Superman. It showcased him as mere mussel that's more than capable of punching things and taking loads of punishment himself. Of course, the entire fight was rendered mute, as Lois saved Superman with her brain, using the Earthstone to stop the military's onslaught. It was an anti-climatic ending that had me scratching my head and wondering why Superman hadn't thought to use it in the first place. It seems the Fortress he was so adamant to protect was destroyed for no reason.

Click here to read the complete review of Superman Unchained #7.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Action Comics #33Print

Action Comics #33

Mild Mannered Reviews - Action Comics #33

Scheduled to arrive in stores: July 2, 2014

Cover date: September 2014

Superman Doomed: Superdoom - Chapter One: "Unbound"

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

Reviewed by: Michael Bailey

    As usual there was a lot to like about this issue, which is saying a lot because that not only means that Greg Pak is delivering a fantastic run on this title but that he is also keeping the SUPERMAN: DOOMED event going in fine style. It has been a while since I was this engaged in the Superman titles. The fact that I am looking forward to the next chapter and can't wait to read it says a lot about how engaging DOOMED is and what a great job the creators are doing.

    The Lana/Steel scenes at the beginning and end of the issue were great. Lana has become the breakout character in Pak's run and her dynamic with Steel is a lot of fun. There's a flirtatious quality to their back and forth at the beginning that rides the fine line between being cute and being overt. The thrill Lana gets out of taking off into space and evading the drones was endearing and made me like her even more. Their scene at the end was equally as good and I liked how Pak played Lana finding out about Lois just as the Cyborg Superman appears outside of their window. It was two reveals right on top of each other and Pak did a great job with both.

Click here to read the complete review of Action Comics #33.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Earth 2 #25Print

Earth 2 #25

Mild Mannered Reviews - Earth 2 #25

Scheduled to arrive in stores: July 2, 2013

Cover date: September 2014

"The Kryptonian" - Part 5

Writer: Tom Taylor
Penciller: Nicola Scott
Inker: Trevor Scott
Cover: Andy Kubert and Alex Sinclair

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

    The rebooted Justice League series for the New 52 worked the traditional trope of having mighty heroes band together to overcome a foe or situation that none of them could dispose of alone. In comparison to the events of Earth 2, that story seems paint-by-numbers and almost childish. Taylor has definitely given new energy and purpose to the ensemble book, and their motivations for banding together. In Justice League #1-6, the heroes come together in the manner of a situation comedy and stay together for little reason other than proximity and script. The Earth 2 heroes, however, don't come together and still have yet to come together. The situation is so desperate and bleak, that becoming a unit is a hurdle in itself. Hawkgirl and Green Lantern are dealing with paradaemons, while the Flash handles Bedlam. Red Tornado entertains Brutaal, while the Batman, with Doctor Fate, need to retreat from the battle, and all the while, the decision of Val-Zod will decide the fate of the Earth. This is not a team, not even close, but it is team building, and done in such a manner that no one who reads Earth 2 will be satisfied with anything less ever again.

Click here to read the complete review of Earth 2 #25.