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Superman: Earth One Vol. 3
Superman: Earth One Vol. 3

The follow-up to the NEW YORK TIMES #1 bestselling graphic novels SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE VOL. 1 and 2 is here! Written by J. Michael Straczynski with art by Ardian Syaf, SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE VOL. 3 follows a young Clark Kent as he continues his journey toward becoming the World's Greatest Super Hero.

Superman: Earth One Vol. 3
Superman: Earth One Vol. 3

The follow-up to the NEW YORK TIMES #1 bestselling graphic novels SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE VOL. 1 and 2 is here! Written by J. Michael Straczynski with art by Ardian Syaf, SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE VOL. 3 follows a young Clark Kent as he continues his journey toward becoming the World's Greatest Super Hero.


Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
April 1: Annette O'Toole, Lana Lang in Superman III and Martha Kent in Smallville, born in Houston, TX in 1954.
April 1: Sam Huntington, Jimmy Olsen in Superman Returns, born in Peterborough, New Hampshire in 1982.
April 1: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Mr. Mxyzptlk, the Imp from the 5th dimension.
April 2: Christopher Meloni, Colonel Nathan Hardy in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Washington, District of Columbia in 1961.
April 3: Marlon Brando, Jor-El in Superman: The Movie, born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1924.
April 7: Russell Crowe, Jor-El in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1964.
April 8: Jack O'Halloran, Non in Superman: The Movie and Superman II, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1943.
April 8: John Schneider, Jonathan Kent in Smallville, born in Mount Kisco, NY in 1960.
April 14: John Shea, Lex Luthor in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman TV series, born in 1949.
April 14: Mark Pillow, Nuclear Man in Superman IV, born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England in 1959.
April 16: Joan Alexander, best known as Lois Lane from the 1940s Superman Radio Series, born in Louise Abras in St. Paul, Minneapolis in 1915.
April 18: DC Comics Super Hero World Record Event
April 18: Action Comics #1, Superman's debut comic book, was released on this day in 1938 (although some argue it was actually May 3).
April 22: Cassidy Freeman, Tess Mercer in the Smallville TV series, born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1982.
April 23: Kal Penn, Stanford in Superman Returns, born in Montclair, New Jersey in 1977.
April 24: Stacy Haiduk, Lana Lang in the Superboy TV series, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1968.
April 26: Tom Welling, Clark Kent in Smallville, born in New York, NY in 1977.
April 29: Sam Jones III, Pete Ross in Smallville, born in Boston, MA in 1983.
April 29: Lane Smith, Perry White in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman TV series, born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1936.

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March 12, 2015: New Look for Superman Post-ConvergencePrint

Action Comics #41 Sup/WW #18 While more focus in the world of DC Comics today has been given to Wonder Woman's new costume post-Convergence, Superman too looks like he'll be returning to the T-Shirt and Jeans look (first explored in the early New 52 run of "Action Comics"), with a new-look "S" shield as well.

The new-look "S" shield is a red S with a black background, surrounded by a yellow outline on the outer edge of the shield.

Additionally, Superman looks like he'll ditch the cape, which was part of his early T-Shirt and Jeans look when Grant Morrison relaunched "Action Comics" at the start of the New 52 line in 2011.

Superman also appears to be sporting a new hairstyle.

This change appears on the cover of Aaron Kuder's "Action Comics #41" and "Superman/Wonder Woman #18", both part of the new "Truth" story arc, which will begin in June.

Source: Nerdist.com and Uproxx.com

March 12, 2015: DC Comics Super Heroes World Record AttemptPrint


Cities around the Globe Participating in the DC Comics Super Hero World Record Event Include Birmingham, Cardiff, Kaohsiung, Lille, London, Los Angeles, Lyon, Madrid, Manila, Mexico City, Paris, Queensland, Rome, Sao Paulo and Warrington

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and DC Entertainment (DCE) today announced plans to set a world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as DC Comics Super Heroes held at multiple venues around the globe within 24 hours. The DC Comics Super Hero World Record Event - to take place on April 18, 2015 - will kick off in Queensland, Australia with a celebration at Movie World Australia theme park, and come to a commemorative close in Los Angeles, CA, USA at Hollywood & Highland.

"Warner Bros. Consumer Products is thrilled to team up with partners around the world to set the world record for the most people dressed as DC Comics Super Heroes," said Brad Globe, President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. "We invite fans of all ages to come out for this exciting family event and don their capes, cowls and masks to represent their favorite DC Comics Super Hero."

At each event, fans dressed as DC Comics Super Heroes will gather to celebrate with interactive games and activities inspired by the famed world of DC Comics before formally attempting to set the world record. The DC Comics Super Hero World Record Event cities unveiled today, include:

  • Birmingham, UK
  • Cardiff, UK
  • Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Lille, France
  • London, UK
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Lyon, France
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Manila, Philippines
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Paris, France
  • Queensland, Australia
  • Rome, Italy
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Warrington, UK

To participate in setting this heroic world record, DC Comics fans must dress from head-to-toe as an instantly recognized Super Hero that has been featured in a DC Comics published book, television program or film. The DC Comics Super Hero universe includes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Batgirl, Supergirl, Aquaman, Cyborg, Robin, Green Arrow, and many more. Both homemade costumes as well as official costumes from licensees and official event retail partners will be considered as long as they are a full representation of the Super Hero and are as close to the original DC Comics' Super Hero's costume as possible.

The world record will be set once fans gather in the assigned area at each local event and stay there for a full five minutes to be counted towards the record. WBCP will be working closely with retail and licensing partners in each market to offer exclusive merchandise, promotional support and more, to bring fans this exciting global event in each participating city.

Leading up to the one-day event, WBCP and DCE, together with local sponsors and organizers, will present DC Comics' most ardent fans with the opportunity to demonstrate their fandom by entering into various photo contests and sweepstakes, including the "Best Super Hero Post" photo contest and the "Best Super Hero Photo Bomb" contest. DC Comics enthusiasts will also be able to compare and preview their costumes with a "Costume Preview Polling" contest presented by event organizers on social media. Follow #DCWorldRecord on Facebook and Twitter for more information on the contests.

For more information about the DC Comics Super Hero World Record Event, visit https://www.facebook.com/DCComicsWorldRecord

March 12, 2015: From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman PodcastPrint

From Crisis to Crisis Welcome to the 185th episode of From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast! This podcast has a simple premise; examine just about every Superman comic published between Man of Steel #1 in 1986 to Adventures of Superman #649 in 2006 in an informative and hopefully entertaining format.

Part index. Part commentary. Part history lesson. All podcast.



It's been a fun six weeks but Mike and Jeff are ready to knock ZERO HOUR on the head and send it back to their collections. They begin with ZERO HOUR #0, where Parallax lays out his plans and the heroes do their best to stop him. Will they succeed? Well, yeah. I mean the DCU continued after ZERO HOUR and Parallax was not in charge so it's a safe bet that the heroes win but there is a huge emotional cost. After that the boys look at GREEN LANTERN #0, which features the sort of final fate of Parallax. Then Mike and Jeff jump ahead to 2008 with BOOSTER GOLD #0, which is an honest to goodness tie in issue with ZERO HOUR. Finally they look at STEEL #8, which should have been a ZERO HOUR crossover but was not bannered as such. The fact that it wasn't is a crime.

Heck, OUTSIDERS got a bannered cover and it had jack all to do with ZERO HOUR.

Next Time: ZERO HOUR may be over but the fun continues with ZERO MONTH. A new enemy from Clark's past makes his move in SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #0 and SUPERMAN #0. The boys will also be checking out SUPERBOY #0, so you might want to read that as well.

You can subscribe to the show in two ways. First there is the RSS Feed and there is also the iTunes link. You can also download the episode directly.

If you want to comment on the show or contact the hosts you can always private message Mike and Jeff, leave comments here or email them at fromcrisistocrisis@gmail.com. All questions, concerns, fears, trepidations and cheap shots are welcome.

March 12, 2015: Brian Buccellato Talks "Injustice: Year Four"Print

Injustice: Year Four #1 With Year Three of "Injustice: Gods Among Us" coming to a close, ComicVine.com caught up with writer Brian Buccellato to ask him what he has planned for Year Four. Here's part of the interview...

    CV: YEAR FOUR is going to invade Wonder Woman's world. What do you think this will offer readers that the other volumes haven't?

    BB: There's a big old twist that we haven't seen in previous years. But I'm not gonna say what it is. Also, it is a chance to see Greek Mythological characters like Hermes, Zeus, and even Hercules.

    CV: So far, a vast majority of the playable characters from the video game have appeared in the comic. Deathstroke and Bane haven't, though. They don't exactly come to mind when you think of Gods and Wonder Woman, but is there a chance we'll see them worked into the story?

    BB: I have plans for them in year five. This year is about the Gods.

    CV: What's your approach to writing Wonder Woman? What do you believe are her strengths and weaknesses?

    BB: She is a warrior - probably the world's greatest warrior - so that is always at the forefront of my interpretation of Wonder Woman... but my approach to her centers on her main motivations in this story. She has sided with Superman because she truly believes in his cause. And as a warrior, she is willing to live with the consequences that come with being a part of the Regime. As far as weaknesses go, I think she may be stubborn and ultimately TOO loyal to Superman.

Read the entire interview at the ComicVine website.

March 11, 2015: Supergirl Pilot Photos - Kara and Winslow SchottPrint

MelissaBenoist.com has uploaded a gallery of photos from yesterday's filming of the pilot episode for the upcoming "Supergirl" TV Series, which show Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) crossing the road with fellow CatCo colleague (and her nextdoor neighbor) Winslow Schott (played by Jeremy Jordan).

Filming on the Pilot Episode
Filming on the Pilot Episode
Filming on the Pilot Episode
Filming on the Pilot Episode

Check out MelissaBenoist.com for more of these photos.

The cast of the "Supergirl" TV series 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 directior 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.

The Supergirl TV series is expected to debut on CBS this September.

March 11, 2015: Greg Pak Talks About Superman's Bizarre Journey in "Action Comics #40"Print

Action Comics #40 DC All Access chats with "Action Comics" writer Greg Pak to talk about Bizarro's involvement in this week's "Action Comics #40", and what fans can expect from the title after the 2-month "Convergence" event.

    You no read Action Comics #40. It not in stores today and not star Bizarro. And this DC All Access clip not feature awesome interview with Greg Pak, the writer of Action Comics, talking about Bizarro, Lana Lane and future of Superman. So you no watch, okay?

March 11, 2015: Super Cafe: Superman and Batman on Superhero RebootsPrint

Super Cafe The crew from "How It Should Have Ended" are back with another "Super Cafe" animated installment, with Superman and Batman chatting about reboots and why Hollywood seems to dislike Superhero movies.

March 11, 2015: Man Builds Cardboard Superman Shovel to Defeat SnowPrint

Superman Snow Shovel Snowed in during the brutal winter experienced throughout the Northern Hemisphere, comic book fan Lue Nuwame, better known as the Homemade Game Guru, was inspired by a Justice League comic book to build his own Superman shovel... out of cardboard.

March 11, 2015: More Photos From the Set of "Supergirl"Print

More photos of Melissa Benoist from the set of the LA shoot for the Pilot episode of the upcoming "Supergirl" TV series have been posted online.

Filming on the Pilot Episode
Filming on the Pilot Episode

    Melissa sported a fitted light blue sweater over top of a white button down blouse as she made her way across the Los Angeles set.

    The former Glee star coupled that with a form-fitting neon orange skirt that showed off the actress's toned legs.

    She finished off her look with a pair of beige flats and wore her long brunette locks pulled back into a ponytail.

    She was spotted wearing a pair of thin-framed black glasses, and sported a large black purse slung over her shoulder.

    The star seemed to have her hands full, as she carried a coffee, a small brown bag, and had a newspaper and what appeared to be a manila envelope under her arm.

    Later she was spotted making her way onto set in a fitted pale pink dress which featured black piping along the collar and the waist.

    She coupled that with a pair of tan Ugg boots, and wore her hair in a high ponytail, accessorizing with small gold hoop earrings.

Source: Daily Mail

There are more photos of Melissa Benoist from the LA shoot at JustJared.com.

The cast consists of: 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) recently joined Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler as a writer on the series. Glen Winter is directing the pilot episode from a script penned by Ali Adler (No Ordinary Family) and Greg Berlanti (Arrow), both of whom will be executive producers alongside Sarah Schechter and Andrew Kreisberg.

The Supergirl TV series is expected to debut on CBS this September.

March 11, 2015: Krypto is Coming to "Infinite Crisis" Video GamePrint

Krypto Krypto the Superdog, has been announced as the next Champion coming to Warner Bros. and Turbine's multiplayer online battle arena game "Infinite Crisis".

    Turbine describes Krypto as a melee control character who "favors aggressive play and all-in tactics." His many dog-themed abilities include Fetch, which lets players throw a bone for Krypto to dash toward. His bone can reveal hidden areas and while he's mid-fetch, he's immune to disabling effects.

    Krypto can also use Vigilance, a skill that enhances other abilities; Man's Best Friend, which he can use to rush to defend his allies; On the Hunt, a devastating howl that slows enemies; and Piercing Howl, a loud bark that shoots a blast of air. Dawnbase has a full description of Krypto's powers.

Players of the game will have the option to play in his ferocious-looking New 52 form or a cuter, more cartoonish form.

A Windows PC version of "Infinite Crisis" is currently in open beta stage and will be officially released on March 26.

"Infinite Crisis" is a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) with a robust lineup of DC Comics Champions, including Batman, Superman, Joker, Wonder Woman, and more.

Sign up and start playing for free today at InfiniteCrisis.com. Also head to their Facebook page for more giveaways and bonus content.

Source: Polygon.com and Dawnbase.com

March 11, 2015: Shopping - Superman BookendsPrint

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March 10, 2015: New "Superman" Creative Team Discuss Their PlansPrint

Superman #41 Acclaimed cartoonist Gene Luen Yang has been tasked with the job of taking over the writing duties on the "Superman" comic book title, joining artist John Romita Jr., with issue #41. The LA Times caught up with the pair via telephone for a chat to see what they have in store for the Man of Steel. Here's part of the interview...

    HC: The initial announcement specifically mentions that Gene will be bringing more focus to the immigrant experience. How are you incorporating that into the narrative?

    GLY: That's just an essential part of the character. And as I'm writing, what I'm expecting is that it will come out organically. Superman has been around for so long; he's been around for, what, eight decades now? And he goes through these different eras where different aspects of who he is get emphasized. I think at the core of him is the idea of the immigrant experience. His creators were two children of Jewish immigrants. And embedded in his origin story is this idea of negotiating between two cultures and trying to take two halves of himself and create something that's whole and unified. I'm hoping what will happen is as we build our narrative, that aspect will come out organically.

    HC: Has any of the art started? John, do you have a script yet or is that still in the process?

    JRJ: I do not have the script for No. 41. I actually am knee-deep into issue 40, which I am attempting to dialogue myself. I'm plotting it, and I'm going to pencil it, and I'm going to attempt to dialogue it, and hopefully I can make it through without adding any more gray hairs to myself. I'm having a lot of fun with it. I ended up plotting it and throwing in as much dialogue into it for descriptive purposes to make everyone happy, but it actually helped myself out. I'm going work on No. 40 for a little while longer, and I haven't gotten the script for No. 41 yet, but I'm looking forward to it. I've spoken to Gene several times, along with the other teams that work on the character, and there's this grand design for the character and the stories that is really very, very good. Not that I would tell you in an interview that it was awful, but I'm very happy with it. That an idea that could make you cringe ended up being such a brilliant idea, and I know because I was a part of the idea that could make somebody cringe. And now there's a whole Super-story, and [DC] is listening to all of these writers, Gene included, that have been working on - a year's worth, Gene?

    GLY: We're trying to figure out something that will take him through a big chunk of time. We've been talking about 10 months to a year's worth of story. Superman, because he's such an important character in the DC Universe, there are four titles where he's one of the main stars. There's "Superman," there's "Batman/Superman," "Superman/Wonder Woman" and "Action Comics." All of the writers of these books [Yang, Greg Pak and Peter J. Tomasi], we got together for a conference in New York a couple weeks ago to just talk through the character, talk through some sort of a premise that would be able to go through all those books. That was the tricky part, coming up with some kind of a premise that would both give us as writers the freedom to tell stories with our own voices, but also give all of these books a sense of unity.

Read the entire interview at the LA Times website.

March 10, 2015: Johns and Fabok Prepare the Justice League for the Darkseid WarPrint

Justice League #41 Both ComicVine.com and ComicBookResources.com grabbed time with Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok to talk to them about "The Darkseid War", the upcoming story set to take place in the "Justice League" comic book title. Here are excerpts from both interviews...

    June is this whole new start and take on our Justice League. What we're doing with Darkseid War, and you'll see in the Free Comic Book Day issue, although it's a story that's very epic in scope, it's Darkseid...the Universe's two deadliest villains ever facing off with the Justice League caught in the middle, it's actually an extremely personal story to one of the members of the League and the team itself. We'll see that develop.

    Our goal in June is just to make JUSTICE LEAGUE a character-driven event book. We want to make it as big as we possibly can. Our issue in June is forty pages long. We're treating it like the biggest story we could ever do. Again, on the surface, it might look like it's very epic in scope but it is a very very personal story for the team.

Read more at ComicVine.com.

    Our Free Comic Book Day story is very accessible, you don't have to know anything, because it's all new stuff, it's all new mythology, it's all new characters. Same with issue #41. Although we use characters that exist, we're moving forward. We're introducing them in a very, hopefully, ground-level way. The book's a lot of fun. Not only do we have high stakes, it's a superhero book, Captain Cold's funny, Lex Luthor's funny - there's certain humor in there. Batman's funny. Shazam and Cyborg are a lot of fun. We don't want to underestimate that as high as the stakes go, and as dark as it can get, and as threatening as everything is, it's still a fun book to read.

Read more at the CBR website.

"The Darkseid War" will begin within the pages of "Justice League #41", scheduled for release on June 17.