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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
July 31: Dean Cain, star of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan in 1966.
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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July 16, 2014: Amy Adams on Keeping in Shape for "Batman v Superman"Print

Amy Adams Access Hollywood caught up with Amy Adam at a recent Max Mara fashion promotion, where she spoke about getting in to shape for the upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" movie.

    "Everyone there is like, they're super yoked. So I feel the pressure... you know, not the pressure because they are very accepting of all body types, but everyone looks so great. They are all in such good shape. I think it started with the last time I did it, and I think I haven't stopped working out since."

    "I love it! I'm not crazy. I don't have any crazy fitness regimes but I do love to work out. It increases the serotonin, so I find I'm a happier person when I work out."

Source: AccessHollywood.com


July 16, 2014: Jerry O'Connell to Voice Superman in "Throne of Atlantis"Print

Throne of Atlantis Aquaman will have the spotlight shone on him in the upcoming Warner Bros. Home Entertainment animated movie "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis", which follows on from "Justice League: War".

    Long overshadowed by his super friends Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, the character got a makeover in 2011 as part of DC's "New 52" comic book reboot, showcasing his superior strength and leadership. Throne of Atlantis - to be released early next year on DVD, Blu-ray, digital HD and on demand - adapts a comic arc that pits the undersea nation of Atlantis against the surface world. Unlike the comic, the movie will focus on how young Arthur Curry discovers his aquatic heritage. Raised by his human father, when the movie begins he doesn't know that he is the heir to the throne of the watery kingdom.

    "We meet him at a low point in his life," says supervising producer James Tucker, who created one of the most beloved versions of the character, the jovial warrior on Batman: The Brave and the Bold. "He's a little bit lost. His father has died and he's always been an outsider, so the one person who had his back is now gone. When that Atlanteans instigate incidents to escalate a war with the surface world, he doesn't yet know who he is. As he discovers his true history he's going to have a lot of choices to make. It's definitely about him finding his own path."

Much of the voice cast from "Justice League: War" will return, however Jerry O'Connell has been cast as the voice of Superman, taking over from Alan Tudyk.

Read more about "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis" at TVGuide.com.


July 16, 2014: Shopping - Superman MugsPrint

July 15, 2014: Superman Fans Most Susceptible to Computer VirusesPrint

Toxic Superheroes Internet security software company McAfee has published their list of the "Top 10 Most Toxic Superheroes", which reveals that fans searching for Superman content on the internet have a greater chance of reaching a bad link, coming across "malicious software designed to steal passwords and personal information" or visiting a "website that has tested positive for online threats such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses or other malware".

    We've entered a new age of superheroes. No longer are they just pictures in a comic book. They are now accessible on computers, game console devices, and mobile devices. Superheroes like Captain America, Thor, and Spider-man star on the silver screen. The Green Arrow and The Flash have their own television shows. Videos like Batkid and the Spider-man dad went viral on YouTube (and consequently, melted our hearts).

    This is great news to comic publishers like Marvel and DC Comics. Unfortunately, it's also good news to hackers and scammers too. Cybercriminals know that search engines (like Google, Yahoo! and Bing) can also be used for criminal means. Therefore, they use popular search terms to draw victims in like celebrity gossip, holidays, viral hits, and... you guessed it... superheroes.

    McAfee just released a study on the Most Toxic Superheroes that analyzed what superhero search led to the most risky websites using McAfee® SiteAdvisor® site ratings. And the Man of Steel topped the list. The study determined that searching "Superman," "Superman and free torrent download," "Superman and watch," "Superman and free app," and "Superman and online," yields a 16.5% chance of landing on a website that has tested positive for online threats, such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware.

So, I guess the message is clear. Don't go searching for Superman content... just come straight here to this website instead!

Source: McAfee.com


July 15, 2014: Barnes & Noble to Celebrate DC Comics SuperheroesPrint

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble Celebrates Pop Culture in Its Stores Across the USA Beginning July 18

Barnes & Noble, Inc., America's largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, this week announced a pop culture celebration in its stores nationwide from July 18 through August 10. Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble will bring to life customers' favorite books, characters, DVDs, artists, illustrators and pop culture icons with themed events, author signings, panel discussions, contests, exclusive content, giveaways and prizes, sneak peeks, activities, and more.

Starting Friday, July 18, and running through Sunday, August 10, Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble will bring exclusive and unique fan experiences to customers across the country. The campaign will highlight the huge influence that books, graphic novels, movies, TV shows, music, toys, games and collectibles have on our culture. Customers can enter the exclusive Get Pop-Cultured Sweepstakes from NOOK for a chance to win a $1,000 Barnes & Noble Gift Card, a Warner Bros. Studio VIP Tour for two, and many other great prizes by visiting the NOOK counter at their local Barnes & Noble. For more information on what's happening during Get Pop-Cultured month, customers can visit their local Barnes & Noble store or www.bn.com/GetPop-Cultured. More fun and excitement can be found on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #GetPopCultured, and on the Barnes & Noble Facebook page at www.facebook.com/barnesandnoble.

Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble gets underway July 18 with a special Preview Weekend and Costume Contest and continues through August 10 with a fun-filled Page & Screen Weekend. In between are fantastic events, activities and giveaways for customers of all ages. Each week will feature themes that highlight different ways customers can Get Pop-Cultured!

Superman and DC Comics fans will want to check out the DC Comics Spectacular from July 23-27:

    DC Comics is the creator of a pantheon of massively popular characters including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, Hawkman and The Green Arrow, as well as superhero teams the Justice League, The Watchmen and the Teen Titans. The DC Comics Spectacular from Wednesday, July 23, to Sunday, July 27, offers fans the opportunity to celebrate DC Comics with fun activities, special giveaways and a 5-day only offer on all DC Comics graphic novels. The DC Comics Spectacular kicks off with Batman Day on July 23, a celebration of the Caped Crusader's huge influence on pop culture.

Other events include Batman Day on July 23 and Comic Convention Collectibles from July 24-27.

Barnes & Noble will be announcing many more exclusive events, including exciting author appearances and signings, as well as giveaways and exclusive content and products, throughout Get Pop-Cultured month. For a full schedule of local events and author appearances, and for more details regarding giveaways, competitions and sweepstakes, visit www.bn.com/GetPop-Cultured.


July 15, 2014: Supergirl Pro Returns to Oceanside, CaliforniaPrint

Supergirl Pro AUG. 8 - 10 FOR ONLY ASP 6-STAR FEMALE EVENT IN THE U.S.

BETHANY HAMILTON, ALANA BLANCHARD, COURTNEY CONLOGUE, COCO HO AND MALIA MANUEL HEADLINE THE FIELD OF TOP PROS REGISTERED IN THE LARGEST FEMALE SURFING EVENT IN THE WORLD

ASA Entertainment announced today that the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro will take place for the seventh consecutive year at the Oceanside Pier in Oceanside, Calif. from August 8-10, 2014. Admission to the event is free.

The Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro will serve as the lone women's ASP qualifying event scheduled in the United States for the 2014 season and plays a critical role for surfers looking to solidify their position on the 2015 ASP Women's World Championship Tour (WCT).

"With the Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro currently representing the only women's qualifying event in the U.S., this contest is extremely important in the girls' qualification process for next year's WCT," Jessi Miley-Dyer, ASP Women's Tour Manager said. "Since this event falls towards the end of the women's qualifying season, results at the Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro could be make-or-break for girls on the qualifying bubble."

In addition to being the only Women's Star event in the U.S., the Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro will also be the largest female contest in the world with One Hundred Four (104) of the planet's top female pros expected to compete. Some of the world-class surfers registered to participate include Alana Blanchard (Kauai, HI), Malia Manuel (Kauai, HI), Coco Ho (Oahu, HI), Courtney Conlogue (Santa Ana, CA), Laura Enever (Sydney, Australia), Bianca Buitendag (Johannesburg, South Africa), Dmity Stoyle (Queensland, Australia), Alessa Quizon (Honolulu, HI), Johanne Defay (Le Puy-en-Velay, France), Nikki Van Dijk (Victoria, Australia), Sage Erickson (Malibu, CA), Paige Hareb (New Plymouth, NZ), Pauline Ado (Bayonne, France), Sofia Mulanovich (Lima, Peru) and Bethany Hamilton (Lihue, HI).

"I can't begin to explain how excited all of the girls are about this event," said Malia Manuel, the 5th ranked surfer in the world and the Supergirl Pro defending champion. "It's so amazing to have a contest like this in the US that focuses entirely on women's surfing. I've been to the event every year, but being the defending champion makes it even more special in 2014."

In addition to the best surfing talent in the world, the Supergirl Pro features an action-packed festival village that features live bands, comedy, art, yoga, fitness, dance, female surf films, seminars, autographs from the pros, free hair styling by Paul Mitchell and many other female-inspired activities.

"We are really pleased about the expansion of the Supergirl Pro in 2014 and the record-breaking field of women participating," said Rick Bratman, CEO of ASA Entertainment, the event's management company and one of the leading producers of action sports event and television programming in the US. "We are proud to have supported women's surfing for eight years and to have provided a platform for important causes around sustainability and breast cancer awareness."

"Paul Mitchell is thrilled to be involved with such an amazing group of women, and we are proud to have the largest field of talent in women's surfing competing at our event," said Julie Solwold, Vice President of Global Sports and Events at John Paul Mitchell Systems. "These girls have style, grace, beauty and athleticism that align perfectly with our brand, and we are excited to help them gain much-deserved exposure for their sport."

The Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro is the first event of the 2014 Supergirl Jam Series, the action sports industry's largest all-female competition and lifestyle series, featuring more than 175 female pros in surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding.

"The Supergirl Pro serves as a platform for the embodiment of female strength and leadership through action sports and a celebration of the iconic Supergirl S-Shield," said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President of Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. "We are thrilled to be hosting the series for the 8th year, and we applaud the athletes as they inspire young women everywhere with their skill, intelligence, independence and overall passion."

The event will run on Friday, August 8 and Saturday, August 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, August 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more detailed information on the Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro, please visit www.SupergirlJam.com or www.aspworldtour.com.


July 15, 2014: Superman in the Bronze Age Podcast - Episode 111Print

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.

    Welcome to Episode 111 of Superman in the Bronze Age. The Man Who Stole Superman's Eyes! The title says it all folks. But who is the mysterious villain who has stolen Superman's eyes. And why is this just a small part of the story this issue? Listen and find out!

"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.


July 15, 2014: Kryptonian Messages on Superman Costume for "Batman v Superman"Print

Henry as Superman Earlier this month I posted a detailed examination of the new Superman costume for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", comparing it with the "Man of Steel" costume to pinpoint the subtle changes in the new design.

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.

Belt

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.

Wrists

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.

Shield

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.

Steve Younis


July 15, 2014: Superman Comics Available This WeekPrint

Supergirl #33 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: July 16, 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.


July 15, 2014: Tony Bedard Taking Supergirl to "Futures End" and BeyondPrint

Supergirl #33 ComicBookResources.com caught up with writer Tony Bedard to talk to him about Supergirl and where things are headed for the Maid of Might once she rids herself of the Red Lantern ring. Here's a snippet from the interview...

    Q: Kara is currently a Red Lantern, and over these past issues we've seen her fit in with the group, act compassionately and, ironically, keep her temper better as a Red than she did as a lost Kryptonian. Do you think being in the Red Lanterns is good for Kara? Would removing her from that team be a detriment to her?

    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.

Read the complete interview at the CBR website.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Batman/Superman #12Print

Batman/Superman #12

Mild Mannered Reviews - Batman/Superman #12

Scheduled to arrive in stores: July 2, 2014

Cover date: August 2014

"Second Chance"

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)

    I'm filling for Alisa once more, and we expect to see her back once able.

    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.

Click here to read the complete review of Batman/Superman #12.


July 15, 2014: Tweaked Superman Costume - Poll ResultsPrint

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

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:

Excellent!
Excellent!
64% [73 Votes]

Good
Good
21% [24 Votes]

Average
Average
8% [9 Votes]

Bad
Bad
4% [5 Votes]

Horrible!
Horrible!
1% [1 Vote]

Unsure/Undecided
Unsure/Undecided
2% [2 Votes]


July 14, 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:

Online Hobbies Radio at Blog Talk Radio with SupermanHomepage on BlogTalkRadio

PLEASE NOTE: We will NOT be broadcasting a show on July 21 or July 28. Our next show will be broadcast on Monday, August 4 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.