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Justice League: Gods and Monsters [Blu-ray]
Justice League: Gods and Monsters

In an alternative history Zod is Superman's father, Batman is a vampiric Man-Bat, and Wonder Woman is the child of Ares, God of War. When these dark heroes form an alliance, the question everyone asks is will they save the world, or rule it?
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DC Collectibles Bombshells Lois Lane Statue
DC Collectibles Bombshells Lois Lane Statue

Designed by Ant Lucia. Sculpted by Tim Miller. Due to the overwhelming responses from the DC Comics Bombshell variant covers comes the lastest statue in the wildly popular line featuring your favorite heroes and villains portrayed in the pinup style of the 1940s and 50s! Limited edition of 5,200. Measures approximately 11.5" tall.

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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 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 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 26, 2015: Empire Magazine Reveals New "Batman v Superman" CoverPrint

Empire Magazine The September 2015 issue of Empire magazine will feature "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" on the cover, with exclusive content about the superhero showdown within.

    "In this movie, everyone has split into different directions as to how they feel about this alien," explains Henry Cavill. "Some people love him, some hate him. Other people fear him. Is he a tyrant?"

    At the heart of Empire's access-all-areas coverage this month is a trip to the heart of the Batman V Superman brains trust and a chance to meet the man piloting this superhero behemoth, as well as his stars, and get the scoop on the origins, development and execution of this unprecedented super-mash.

    Of course, the blockbuster also introduces Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman and Jason Momoa's Aquaman in a way that will then spin directly into The Justice League. To any doubters, Snyder is keen to stress the methodical, planned through-line that supports this newly expanded DCverse. "I want all the other directors of the other films to be able to stretch their legs and do what they want, but at the same time there is a big interconnected universe."

Purchase the September 2015 edition of Empire magazine from EmpireOnline.com.


July 26, 2015: Behind-the-Scenes Photos of Melissa Benoist Filming "Supergirl"Print

The Maid of Might was in full action during filming of the second episode of the new "Supergirl" TV series, as Melissa Benoist was photographed both in action (lifting an ambulance) and between takes (walking her dog Milli) on the location set in Los Angeles.

Filming Episode 2
Filming Episode 2
Filming Episode 2
Filming Episode 2
Filming Episode 2
Filming Episode 2
Filming Episode 2
Filming Episode 2

Source: Daily Mail

More photos available at MBenoist.com.br


July 26, 2015: Superman Radio Show's 75th Anniversary Celebrated at Comic-ConPrint

Superman on Radio On Thursday, July 9 at 10.00am at San Diego Comic-Con, a panel consisting of former DC Comics president Paul Levitz (World's Finest), Len Wein (creator of Swamp Thing and Wolverine), Mark Waid (The Flash, Captain America), and moderator Anthony Tollin (Smithsonian Superman on Radio) got together for "Up, Up and Away: 75th Anniversary of the 1940 Premiere of the Superman Radio Series", a panel which discussed the legendary radio program that introduced Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, Kryptonite, and the Superman-Batman team into the Superman mythos, and its importance in expanding the Man of Steel's popularity.

    Tollin said that the radio show's opening had defined Superman for many that grew up listening to the show. Jimmy Olsen aside, the Superman radio show also introduced Perry White, Kryptonite, and was the first medium to bring Superman and Batman together for their first team-up.

    Tollin and Waid both credited the radio show in Superman's meteoric rise in pop-culture, with Tollin adding that the Man of Steel was the first superhero to move beyond comic books; he appeared in 30 million daily newspaper strips and five million people listened to the radio show.

    "There's no pop-culture precedent for this," said Waid. "If you can imagine that Superman first appeared in the summer of 1938 and by the end of 1939 and 1940, he was everywhere. In newspapers, the New York World's Fair, at Macy's doing appearances, toy stores... on radio, everywhere." Waid chalked it up to smart, calculated marketing that made the character's presence felt everywhere immediately.

    Bud Collyer - the voice of Clark Kent and Superman - was called the "forgotten Superman" by Tollin, who noted that Collyer played The Man of Steel for a remarkable 1,500 radio episodes for almost 10 years, versus George Reeves' better-remembered television portrayal that would follow in the 1950s; that show, titled "The Adventures of Superman," lasted 104 episodes.

You can read the full report on this panel at ComicBookResources.com.


July 25, 2015: Gene Luen Yang Talks "Superman" and Lois LanePrint

Lois and Superman Newsarama.com caught up with writer Gene Luen Yang to chat about the current "Truth" arc in the Superman comic books, his story in the "Superman" title itself, and the relationship between Clark Kent and Lois Lane. Here's part of the interview...

    Among all the other Superman writers, what you're writing is a prequel to Lois' decision, so she's a big part of the story. Can you talk about Lois' role in your comic and what it's been like to develop her relationship with Superman in the New 52 universe?

    Yang: I get it now, you know? I've always liked the Lois and Clark dynamic, through multiple incarnations. I was a huge fan of the Bruce Timm animated series, and of course the live action Lois & Clark series. I watched that when I was college. So I've always liked their dynamics through their different incarnations.

    But after I signed on to do Superman, I went back and read these early issues of Action Comics and Superman, all the way back to the 1930s and '40s, and I realized that the things that people love about Lois have been there from the very beginning.

    It's not like she was a response to the social changes that happened between her creation and now. She was just ahead of her time. She was very much a point to the future, I think, even in the 1930s and '40s.

    However, the current incarnation of Lois and Clark are not romantically involved right now. Each of them has somebody else as their significant other. But there is still this tension between them, and it's this tension that has multiple layers. They're competitors at work. They're also colleagues at work. There is an underlying attraction between them, but at the same time, they see friendship as just as valuable as a romantic relationship. And maybe that's a reflection of where we are as a society as well. I think for a long time, romantic relationships have been seen as a pinnacle of human relationship, and more and more, I see evidence of people saying friendship can actually be just as important.

Read the entire interview at Newsarama.com.

"Superman #42", which was scheduled to be released on July 22, will now hit shelves on July 29.


July 24, 2015: Behind the Scenes Filming of "Supergirl" Episode 2Print

Supergirl The cast and crew of "Supergirl" have posted a behind-the-scenes video of them filming the second episode of the upcoming TV series.

"Supergirl" premieres Monday, October 26 at 8:30pm ET on CBS, before moving into its regular 8.00pm Monday time slot.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman/Wonder Woman #19Print

Superman/Wonder Woman #19

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman/Wonder Woman #19

Scheduled to arrive in stores: July 15, 2015

Cover date: September 2015

"Dark Truth" - Part Two

Writer: Peter Tomasi
Penciller: Doug Mahnke
Inker: Jaime Mendoza

Reviewed by: Michael Bailey

    Not a whole lot happened in this issue to progress the overall plot. It was mainly an action showcase which allowed Superman and Wonder Woman to fight the Suicide Squad. I was a little disappointed in this. Not with the fight itself, which I found very entertaining but with the fact that main story wasn't addressed until the final page of the issue. I am sure when this book is collected the whole thing will read a lot smoother but on a monthly basis it was a bit of a letdown.

    The thing is I didn't dislike the issue. In fact I liked the fight quite a bit. Superman and Wonder Woman don't usually mix it up with these characters and with Superman's power loss and Wonder Woman's focus on keeping him alive it made for a fun battle. It helps that Tomasi added a really nice scene between Superman and Wonder Woman towards the end of the issue where Tomasi deals with Diana's desire to protect Superman now that he is not as invulnerable as he once was and Superman's desire to take care of himself and not have her get distracted in a fight. I'm not comfortable with Superman thinking of himself as a soldier because that's not who the character is supposed to be but for THIS Superman and THIS story I thought it worked.

Click here to read the complete review of Superman/Wonder Woman #19.


July 24, 2015: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period July 17-23, 2015.

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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July 24, 2015: Superman Homepage Caption ContestPrint

Welcome to the Superman Homepage Caption Contest! The rules are simple. Just click on the Comments link below to leave a caption for the following image.

Caption Contest

Leave as many captions as you can think of, but keep it family friendly. Captions deemed to be outside our Caption Contest Guidelines will be deleted at our discretion.

In the end, there can be only one winner. The winner will be decided by Steve Younis, your Caption Contest compere.

The winner will be announced when the next new Caption Contest is posted. While there's no physical prize, the winner will gain the praise and admiration of their fellow Superman fans.

Speaking of which, the winner of the previous Caption Contest was:

Previous Caption Contest johnny:
He went that way. He was dressed like a bat!

Check out the Caption Contest Archives to see the list of runners-up.

Note: You need to be a member of the Superman Homepage to leave a comment, but it's free, so sign up and join the fun!


July 23, 2015: Special "Supergirl" Screening for 400 Mothers and DaughtersPrint

CBS invited 400 lucky mothers and daughters to a special screening of the "Supergirl" pilot at Universal Studios, treating them to a red carpet event that included a special appearance by Melissa Benoist.

Supergirl Poster

    The fortunate fans posed for the paparazzi and played with their first gift of the day: Supergirl bracelets. Brimming with excitement, they even did the wave and started a rowdy Supergirl chant. Once the film reel began, the entire theater fell silent for the entirety of the screening - aside from the collective gasps, awes, and cheers during the particularly emotional scenes.

    After the credits rolled though, the event was far from over. As guests prepared to leave, they were treated to one last surprise: Melissa Benoist, who walked onstage and reached for the microphone as fans screamed.

Read the full report about this special "Supergirl" screening at the CBS website.

    "I was beside myself," Benoist tells PEOPLE of meeting her young fans. "There was an electric energy in the air that day. It was pure excitement."

    Benoist says she's still hasn't "quite absorbed" the impact her strong heroine can have on her new, young fans.

    "In some ways it has hit me, and in other ways it hasn't," she says. "I am fully aware of how much Supergirl means to her fans and how much she has the ability to affect people for the better, but I'm not sure I am quite aware of how large that circle of affectation is - and I might not be until the show begins to air in the fall."

Source: People.com


July 23, 2015: Filming Begins on "Supergirl" Episode 2Print

The second episode of "Supergirl" began filming today, with a number of photos from the on-location set posted online.

Filming Episode 2
Filming Episode 2
Filming Episode 2

You can see more photos at the CBS website.


July 22, 2015: New "Supergirl" PosterPrint

Supergirl Poster EW.com has given us an exclusive first look at a new poster for the upcoming "Supergirl" TV series.

In "Supergirl", Kara at age 12 was sent from her dying home planet of Krypton to Earth, where she was taken in by the Danvers, a foster family who taught her to be careful with her extraordinary powers. After repressing said skills for more than a decade, Kara is forced to bust out her super moves in public during an unexpected disaster. Energized by her heroism for the first time in her life, she begins embracing her abilities in the name of helping the people of her city, earning herself a super moniker along the way.

The cast includes: Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra "Alex" Danvers, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, and Jeremy Jordan as Winslow Schott.

Andrew Kreisberg (The Flash and Arrow), Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler are writers on the series. Glen Winter is director of the pilot episode from a script penned by Ali Adler (No Ordinary Family) and Greg Berlanti (Arrow), both of whom are executive producers alongside Sarah Schechter and Andrew Kreisberg.

"Supergirl" premieres Monday, October 26 at 8:30pm ET on CBS, before moving into its regular 8.00pm Monday time slot.


July 22, 2015: Greg Pak Talks "Action Comics" and "Batman/Superman"Print

Batman/Superman #22 Variant Comics recently caught up with a one-on-one video chat with writer Greg Pak to discuss his work on "Action Comics" and "Batman/Superman", and what's happening with the Superman book in general.

The Superman discussion starts 3 minutes into the video below.


July 22, 2015: Amazing Animated Comic Book CoversPrint

ComicsAlliance.com has collected together 25 comic book covers which fans have animated in amazing fashion.

    Comic covers are meant to get their message across in a single striking image, with the implication of movement provided only by the reader's imagination. We see the single frozen moment; our brain tells the story. Yet some talented digital artists have discovered that there's some fun to be had in animating these images and providing just a little more movement to the moment.

Here are three examples of Superman comic book covers which have been animated. The "Action Comics #1" cover was animated by ABVH, while the "Superman #1" and "Lois Lane #29" covers were animated by Kerry Callen.

Action Comics #1 Superman #1 Lois Lane #29

Check out the Comics Alliance article for the other 22 comic book covers in the collection.