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Young Justice: Invasion (The Complete Second Season) [Blu-ray]
Young Justice: Invasion (The Complete Second Season) [Blu-ray]

Number of discs: 2
Studio: Warner Archive Collection
DVD Release Date: December 2, 2014
Run Time: 440 minutes
ASIN: B00OWGP2BU

Young Justice: Invasion (The Complete Second Season) [Blu-ray]
Young Justice: Invasion (The Complete Second Season) [Blu-ray]

Number of discs: 2
Studio: Warner Archive Collection
DVD Release Date: December 2, 2014
Run Time: 440 minutes
ASIN: B00OWGP2BU

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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
November 7: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Martha Kent, Clark Kent's adoptive mother.
November 12: Bob Holiday, Superman/Clark Kent in the broadway musical comedy It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman born in 1932.
November 14: Writer Elliot S! Maggin (Last Son of Krypton, Miracle Monday and so much more) born in 1950.
November 16: Harry Lennix, General Swanwick in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Chicago, Illinois in 1964.
November 17: Justice League animated series makes its debut on television in 2001.
November 18: With the release of Superman #75, the nation mourns the death of a hero in 1992.
November 20: Phyllis Thaxter, Martha Kent in Superman: The Movie, born in Portland, Maine in 1921.
November 23: The theatrical film Superman and the Mole Men premieres in 1951, leading to the successful television series.
November 25: Noel Neill, Lois Lane in the Superman Serials and the 1950s The Adventures of Superman TV series, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA in 1920.
November 27: Patricia Marand, Lois Lane in the broadway musical comedy It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman, dies from brain cancer in 2008, aged 74.
November 28: Writer and artist Jerry Ordway (Superman) born in 1957.
November 29: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Jimmy Olsen.
November 30: Writer and artist Keith Giffen (Legion of Super-Heroes) born in 1952.

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November 11, 2014: Superman's Appearances on Sesame StreetPrint

Superman on Sesame Street Yesterday, November 10, Sesame Street celebrated its 45th anniversary. Did you know that Superman has appeared on Sesame Street?

Superman was first connected with "Sesame Street" via an animated insert produced by Filmation (the same company who created the 1966 "The New Adventures of Superman" cartoons), for the first Test Pilot of the children's program. Re-using footage from the cartoon episode "The Chimp Who Made it Big", the "Sesame Street" segment sees Superman up against a giant ape who has Kryptonite vision. Superman uses a lead door to shield himself from the deadly green rays, before briefly announcing the letter "D" for door. It is believed the voice used in this segment was that of Clayton "Bud" Collyer, who also voiced Superman in the 1966 cartoons and in the 1940s radio series.

On January 21, 1971, Superman appeared in a more susbtantial segment on "Sesame Street" (episode 184), where the Filmation animation depicted the Man of Steel teaching children about the letter "S".

And we can't forget Super Grover, a long-running spoof of Superman. His secret identity is Grover Kent.

After his horse riding accident Christopher Reeve appeared on "Sesame Street" twice. Once on his own, where he recites the alphabet with Ernie and his rubber duckie.

And another time with his son Will, where Chris talks to Zoe and Big Bird about being in a wheel chair.

More recently, Henry Cavill appeared on the premiere episode of the 44th season of "Sesame Street", joining Elmo to talk about "Respect".


November 11, 2014: Halloween Dress-Up - Poll ResultsPrint

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

Did you or someone in your family dress up as a Superman related character for Halloween?

A pretty even result across both the Yes and the No votes. So let's see some photos from those who did!

Here's the complete breakdown:

Yes
Yes
41% [27 Votes]

No
No
44% [29 Votes]

We don't dress up for Halloween
We don't dress up for Halloween
15% [10 Votes]


November 10, 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:

Check Out Hobbies Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with SupermanHomepage on BlogTalkRadio

Our next show will be broadcast on Monday, November 17 at 7.30pm PST 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.


November 10, 2014: "Batman v Superman" Filming Takes to Lake MichiganPrint

Ferry FOX 32 News reports that filming for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" saw the cast and crew head out on to Lake Michigan on a large ferry from Navy Pier in Chicago.

Ben Affleck was on board the ferry dressed in the now-familiar blue shirt and vest business attire we've seen him wearing in his role as Bruce Wayne.

FOX 32 News Chicago

FOX 32 News Chicago

The video below shows Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne filming a scene on board the ferry.


Video: MobyPicture.com


November 10, 2014: DC vs. Marvel Battle in Parma, OhioPrint

DC vs Marvel Students at Cuyahoga Community College in Parma, Ohio are conducting a community experiment to discover who would win in a DC vs. Marvel superhero showdown.

    Watch costumed characters battle and address those questions and more at "DC vs. Marvel: Who's Better?" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cuyahoga Community College's Western Campus. The program, free and open to the public, grew from a discussion about superheroes and comics in an Intro to Mass Communication class, the college said.

    The class organized the event with the help of John Kerezy, associate professor of journalism and mass communication and the Campus Activity Board. Characters will battle in a jousting ring and a formal debate will be held. An audience vote will determine the winner.

The event is scheduled for the B-Atrium of the Liberal Arts Building on the campus at 11000 Pleasant Valley Road in Parma, Ohion on Wednesday, November 12.

Source: Cleveland.com


November 10, 2014: Superman Boat Wins Hawkesbury Bridge to Bridge EventPrint

Superman Boat A boat named "Superman" won the prestiguous Hawkesbury Bridge to Bridge race in Australia on Sunday, having dominated right throughout 2014.

    The Superman boat has been dominant in 2014, winning every major race Darren McGuire has entered and it was no different on Sunday with some incredible speeds shown.

    The Hawkesbury Bridge to Bridge, run since 1961, is one of the most iconic in the sport and McGuire admitted he's not sure what to do with himself now after finally winning it.

    "I skied the race in 1983 so basically ever since then I've been trying and I swore I'd win one, it's really the big one off the bucket list now," he said.

    "It was a relief and satisfaction, it was just everything you can think of, it's one of the biggest races in the world and we were going so fast."

Source: DailyLiberal.com.au


November 10, 2014: "Batman v Superman" Filming - Lois Lane Catches a TaxiPrint

Dawn of Justice Fans captured additional filming for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" in the streets of Chicago this weekend, with the following video showing Amy Adams as Lois Lane apparently exiting the Daily Planet to catch a taxi.

According to OnLocationVacations.com, production will move to 1106 W Lawrence Ave in Chicago across November 11-14, with street closure notices and film permits issued.

Meanwhile, thanks to Gregory Zonsius, we have these aerial videos showing the Kent Farm and Smallville Cemetery locations in Yorkville, Illinois.

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


November 10, 2014: Michael Shannon Says Flying is Physically DemandingPrint

Cavill and Shannon While Henry Cavill was photographed seemingly floating above the streets of Chicago this past weekend for production on "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", Michael Shannon (who played Zod in "Man of Steel") says that being in a flying harness and rig, and making it look as effortless as Henry does, is very hard work.

    "The only time in the movie I got in a harness was when I learned to fly," Shannon said Saturday as he co-hosted a fundraiser for A Red Orchid Theatre, the theater he co-founded in 1993, at The Underground. "It was very difficult work. It was very physically demanding. You can't just sit in the harness and expect it to do all the work. You're not going to look like you're flying. You have to pay attention to what your feet and legs are doing. It's like dancing.

    "But I had a blast making that movie. I love (director) Zack Snyder - great guy. I love Henry Cavill."

Michael Shannon and Henry Cavill reunited this past weekend, when Cavill stopped by the Underground on Saturday night (as seen in the attached photograph).

Source: Chicago Tribune


November 10, 2014: Superman on TV - November 10-16Print

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 "Beacon", 6.00am "Masquerade"; Tuesday - 5.00am "Fortune", 6.00am "Scion"; Wednesday - 5.00am "Kent", 6.00am "Booster"; Thursday - 5.00am "Dominion", 6.00am "Prophecy"; Friday - 5.00am "Finale - Part 1", 6.00am "Finale - Part 2".

The animated movie "Justice League: Doom" will air in the U.S. on ACTION MAX on Tuesday, November 11 at 3.45am.

Al Gough and Miles Millar, the co-creators of "Smallville", talk about the show on "The Writer's Room" on the Sundance channel on Tuesday, November 11 at 8.00am.

The movie "Hollywoodland", about the life and death of George Reeves, will air on IFC on Tuesday, November 11 at 8.30am and 4.00pm.

The movie "Man of Steel" will air on ACTION MAX in the U.S. on Monday, November 10 at 3.50pm; then on on 5MAX on Tuesday, November 11 at 11.00am; and then on MAX on Wednesday, November 12 at 8.00pm; and then back on ACTION MAX on Thursday, November 13 at 9.05am; and then on 5MAX on Friday, November 14 at 9.00pm; and once more on ACTION MAX on Sunday, November 16 at 10.15pm.

The animated movie "LEGO DC Super-Heroes: Batman Be-Leaguered" will air in the U.S. on Cartoon Network on Friday, November 7 at 6.30pm.

The movie "Superman: The Movie", will air on DFC on Saturday, November 15 at 9.30pm; and again on Sunday, November 16 at 4.00pm.

Episodes of the 1950s "Adventures of Superman" TV series air on MeTV in the U.S. on Saturdays. This week's episodes are: "The Human Bomb" at 6.00pm and "Czar of the Underworld" at 6.30pm.

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: The Flashpoint Paradox" airs on Tuesday, November 11 at 12.20am on Foxtel's Family Movie Channel.

In Australia, the animated movie "Superman Unbound" airs on Tuesday, November 11 at 4.25am on Foxtel's Family Movie Channel.

In Australia, "Superman II" will air on Friday, November 14 at 10.00pm on Channel 9.

In Australia, the "I Love Lucy" episode titled "Lucy and Superman" (starring George Reeves) will air on Saturday, November 15 at 6.00pm on FOX Classics.

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


Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman Unchained #9Print

Superman Unchained #9

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman Unchained #9

Scheduled to arrive in stores: November 5, 2014

Cover date: January 2015

"Let The Light In"

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

Reviewed by: Matthew Balinger (aka Johnjones)

    Superman Unchained was a huge misstep in my opinion. It was popcorn action that had very little soul or recognizable characters. It raised questions, but none of any real value to a fan of Superman or someone new to the character. I truly believe that Scott Snyder and Jim Lee set out with good intentions. I feel they endeavored to bring into question everything we know to be Superman and his unmistakable nobility. Sadly, stories that set out to question such things end up being a convoluted mess with hypocritical stances on morality. The dichotomy of hero and villain, played here by Superman and Luthor was executed far better in stories like All-Star Superman. A story that brought Superman's morality and character into question while he remained true to himself and saved the day in the end.

Click here to read the complete review of Superman Unchained #9.


November 9, 2014: "Batman v Superman" - Tension Between Affleck and Cavill?Print

Affleck and Cavill Yahoo! News reports that there is real-life tension between Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill on the set of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".

    Sources revealed that the duo was ribbing each other and playing pranks but it turned sour when Affleck challenged Cavill to see who could lift the heaviest weights, as the latter won the completion, the Daily Star reported.

    The superheroes have since clashed over "just about everything" on set in Detroit, Michigan.

    Sources further mentioned that they've argued over the size of each other's trailers and even what should be on the menus of the catering trucks.

    Director Zack Snyder is reportedly quietly pleased as he thinks the rivalry will boost the on-screen action.

Source: Yahoo! News


November 9, 2014: Original 1978 Telegraph Review of "Superman: The Movie"Print

Superman: The Movie The Telegraph has republished its original 1978 review of "Superman: The Movie" by film critic Patrick Gibb, who gave the movie a 3 (out of 5) star rating saying, "Despite some good cliffhangers and being highly entertaining, Superman was undemanding fare."

    What with bridges going down, dams bursting and cars piling up on motorways following some big explosion, the film seems for a time to become mere destruction drama, but happily the lighter touch is eventually restored with Supermanís arrival in the nick of time, to save his Lois and civilisation.

    All this makes a highly entertaining, though undemanding mixture, of sci-fi, romance and comedy, which could hardly have come off at all at any lower artistic level, nor without such a happy choice for the central part as Christopher Reeve. He manages the two sides of the character, the super and the shy, wonderfully well by bringing to both just the slightest suggestion of burlesque, as if, in fact, he was inwardly enjoying rather a good little joke.

Read the entire 1978 review of "Superman: The Movie" at The Telegraph website.


November 8, 2014: More Filming as Superman Scoops Up Lois in ChicagoPrint

Additional photos and clearer footage of filming for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has been posted online from last night's shoot in Chicago.

Filming in Chicago
Filming in Chicago
Filming in Chicago
Filming in Chicago
Filming in Chicago

Photos: Just Jared

FOX 32 News Chicago

Try not to get too annoyed at the "Batman Filming" caption that dominates the bottom half of the FOX 32 News report.