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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
August 30: Glenn Ford, Jonathan Kent in Superman: The Movie, dies in 2006, aged 90.
September 1: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Jonathan Kent, Clark Kent's adoptive father.
September 5: George Lazenby, Jor-El in the Superboy TV series, born in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia in 1939.
September 6: Justin Whalin, Jimmy Olsen in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, born in 1974.
September 8: The Super Friends cartoon show makes its debut on ABC-TV in 1973.
September 10: Filmation's The New Adventures of Superman animated series premieres on CBS in 1966.
September 12: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman makes its debut on ABC-TV in 1993.
September 13: Artist Mike Grell (Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes) born in 1947.
September 15: Jackie Cooper, Perry White in the Superman films, born in Santa Monica, California in 1922.
September 16: Tommy Bond, Jimmy Olsen in two serials, Superman and Atom Man vs Superman, born in Dallas, Texas in 1926.
September 16: Writer Kurt Busiek (Superman & Action Comics) born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1960.
September 16: Steve Younis, owner of the Superman Homepage, born in 1971. :)
September 17: Bryan Singer, director of Superman Returns, born in New York, NY, USA in 1965.
September 17: Writer Roger Stern (Action Comics) born in 1950.
September 18: James Marsden, Richard White in Superman Returns, born in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1973.
September 19: The Adventures of Superman makes its debut on television in 1952 on Chicago's WENR.
September 22: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Kara Zor-El, AKA Supergirl.
September 22: Laura Vandervoort, Kara Zor-El (aka Supergirl) in the TV series Smallville, born in Toronto, Canada in 1984.
September 23: Writer Peter David (Supergirl) born in 1956.
September 24: Tommy Bond, Jimmy Olsen in two serials, Superman and Atom Man vs Superman, dies in 2005, aged 79.
September 25: Christopher Reeve, star of the Superman films, born in New York, NY in 1952.
September 26: Writer Louise Simonson (Superman: The Man of Steel) born in 1946.
September 28: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lex Luthor.

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This looks like a job for Superman!
This looks like a job for Superman!
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Up, Up and Away!
Up, Up and Away!
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Truth, Justice and the American Way
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Look! Up in the sky!
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Itís a bird! Itís a plane! Itís Superman!
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Faster than a speeding bullet
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Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound
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Mild Mannered Reviews - Earth 2: Society #3Print

Earth 2: Society #3

Mild Mannered Reviews - Earth 2: Society #3

Scheduled to arrive in stores: August 12, 2015

Cover date: October 2015

"Solace"

Writer: Daniel H. Wilson
Penciller: Jorge Jimenez
Inker: Jorge Jimenez
Cover: John Rouch
Variant Cover: Ethan Van Sciver

Reviewed by: James Lantz

    I find myself on the fence with this issue, this series and much of DC's recent output. On the one hand, all three cases have some good points going for them that make me want to continue reading the books. Yet, there are also some bad aspects that equal, and sometimes overshadow, my reasons for purchasing them. This title is just one of many new comic books from DC that has potential. However, much of that potential is clouded by repetition and somewhat slow pacing. It feels to me like Daniel H. Wilson is making things go at snail's pace, at least in certain points of this and previous chapters, on purpose for the "Waiting for the Trade" crowd. I did like finally seeing Power Girl and the new Superman in more than one panel, and getting more character development in various pages, but perhaps, Wilson's strength as a writer should be focused on a one character book rather than one such as this with so many.

Click here to read the complete review of Earth 2: Society #3.


August 16, 2015: The DC Comics Presents Show Podcast - Episode #19Print

The DC Comics Presents Show DC Comics Presents was a comic book series published by DC Comics from 1978 to 1986 which ran for 97 issues and 4 annuals and featured team-ups between Superman and a wide variety of other characters of the DC Universe. "The DC Comics Presents Show" is a podcast talking about the comics of the same name starring Superman. Hosted by Russell Bragg, this podcast will attempt to go through each and every comic in the series with synopsis, facts, myths, and opinions.

"The DC Comics Presents Show" is a proud member of the Superman Podcast Network. You may also subscribe to the podcast through the RSS Feed.


August 14, 2015: Jesse Eisenberg on the "Psychological Reality" of Lex LuthorPrint

Lex Luthor In an interview with the Detroit Free Press to promote his new movie "The End of the Tour", Jesse Eisenberg spoke briefly about his role as Lex Luthor in the upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".

    In June, Eisenberg told MTV that the Lex Luthor written for "Batman v Superman" would not be "this silly, villainous character."

    "It's probably a very contemporary portrayal because there's some kind of psychological reality to it. I think that's a very contemporary idea," he says now. "We can go to see a movie, even one as theatrical as a superhero movie and there's some kind of psychological reality to even the villainous characters."

    He's not very chatty about surface aspects of the character, like his long hair in the "Batman v. Superman" trailer (as opposed to the stark bald character photo of Luthor previously released). Are people asking him about that? "Not yet, you're the first of the day, so maybe this is the ominous cloud of things to come," he quips.

Source: Freep.com


August 14, 2015: Justice Leak Cast as Hellgrammite for "Supergirl"Print

Justice Leak CBS has confirmed that actor Justice Leak (The Vampire Diaries, Powers) has been cast to play the villain Hellgrammite in season one of the "Supergirl" TV series.

    In the comics, Hellgrammite is actually entomologist Roderick Rose who, thanks to some experimentation, is transformed into the insect-like villain who draws his name from the actual hellgrammite bug. Hellgrammite's comic-book powers include super-strength, improved jumping - or hopping, in this case -†and can produce cocoons to imprison foes or even transform them into larvae versions of himself. Those with an aversion to bugs may not want to†look too deeply†into the character's origins.

Source: EW.com

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


August 14, 2015: New Clip from LEGO "Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom!"Print

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is distributing (as Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD) "LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom" on August 25. The film is now available via Digital HD.

The "LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom" clip below features Lex Luthor (voiced by John DiMaggio) hatching the first part of his diabolical plan - to create a villains version of the Justice League. To do so, Luthor, along with guest judges Black Manta (Kevin Michael Richardson) & Sinestro (Mark Hamill), hosts "tryouts" for the Legion of Doom - with all your favorite DC villains auditioning to join the team.

Crime is on the run as the newly formed Justice League keeps Metropolis safe and this makes evil genius Lex Luthor very unhappy. Together with Black Manta, Sinestro and a gang of ruthless recruits, Lex builds his own league and declares them the Legion of Doom. With this super powered team of terror and a plan to attack the top-secret government site, Area 52, can Lex finally be on the verge of victory? Sound the "Trouble Alert" and get ready for the bricks to fly when Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League face off against the world's greatest Super-Villains! It's the next all-new original movie from LEGO and DC Comics.

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom!
LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom!
LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom!

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August 14, 2015: DC Comics Announces Looney Tunes Variant Covers for NovemberPrint

DC Comics has announced that 25 of their main comic books being released in November 2015 will feature Looney Tunes variant covers.

The Superman related books included (and the artists who drew the covers) are:

Action Comics #46
Action Comics #46 by Neil Edwards, Jay Leisten, Jeremy Cox
Batman/Superman #26
Batman/Superman #26 by Ryan Sook
JL #46
Justice League #46 by Scott Williams & Alex Sinclair
JLA #6
JLA #6 by Howard Porter & Hi-Fi
Superman #46
Superman #46 by Ryan Sook
Superman/Wonder Woman #23
Superman/Wonder Woman #23 by Karl Kerschl

Sources: Newsarama, CBR, ComicVine, ComicBook and Gamma Squad


August 14, 2015: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period August 7-13, 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.

Subscribe to the "Speeding Bulletin" via iTunes or your favorite Podcatcher.

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August 14, 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 Robert Mills:
#SpeedDating

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!


August 14, 2015: Brazilian Festival of ComicsPrint

Serra Comics 2015 The "Serra Comics" Brazilian Festival of Comics 2015, created by cartoonist Rodrigodraw Miguel and Giselle Couto, celebrates 75 years of DC Comics and Superman in Brasil.

The event will run from August 25-28 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is officially supported by Panini Comics (DC Comics counterpart in Brazil).

The Serra Comics 2015 is a non-profit, free event. Visit the official website at www.serracomics.com.br/2015.


August 13, 2015: Henry Cavill Talks About Superman's DietPrint

Cavill and Fallon Henry Cavill appeared on "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night, where he was promoting his new movie "The Man from UNCLE" (which opens tonight worldwide). Henry also spoke briefly about his role as Superman in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and what type of exercise and diet he needs to be on to get back into Man of Steel shape.

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" opens nationwide in 3D and 2D and in select IMAX theaters on March 25, 2016, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.


August 13, 2015: Henry Cavill Talks About the Complexity of SupermanPrint

Angry Superman In an interview with The Guardian Henry Cavill speaks about the complexity of the Superman character, the ridiculous thought of being typecast, and the richness of the character.

    "It's a wonderful role. There's a huge potential there for complex storytelling, and I'm looking forward to exploring those avenues. Come on, it's Superman! You can't be pissed off at the idea of playing Superman for the rest of your life." He mimics a grumpypants actor: "'Oh sorry, I'm just the grandaddy of all superheroes. It's such a pain.'"

    Cavill's Superman is the most troubled of any that has yet been seen - a hero forced to hide his light under a bushel, an immortal plagued by survivor's guilt. "He's a complex dude," he agrees. "People think Kryptonite can beat him. No. The only thing that can really beat Superman is Superman. His own noggin messing with him. His own moral choices. When you have that to start with, the storytelling can really delve into something rich."

You can read the full interview (which does have a few expletives) at The Guardian website.


August 13, 2015: Marguerite Bennett Brings DC Comics Bombshells to LifePrint

DC Comics Bombshells "DC Comics Bombshells" started out as a series of World War II inspired pin-up poster images, comic book variant covers, and then a series of DC Collectible statues. Now writer Marguerite Bennett is bringing those characters to life in a comic book series starring Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl.

    How do you go about building a comic around a line of collectible statues?

    Jim [Chadwick] sent me this fantastic PDF of all of the designs of the Bombshells, from all different angles with all the detail that had gone into their creation. From there, I sort of retroactively drew stories out of the artwork. There are some places where the backstory was established through costumes and some places where I saw opportunities for future plots just based on these designs. I can't get more specific without getting into spoiler territory, unfortunately. But I promise to talk about it on Twitter once the issues are out!

    So which characters are you focusing on?

    Batwoman, Wonder Woman and Supergirl will be the main characters in our first wave.

    Why those three?

    So, this is how our entire series begins. It starts with this sort of grainy film reel and this super cheesy announcer talking about [switches to an old-timey voice] "this innocent family out for a summer stroll!" We've got this well-dressed couple and their little boy heading toward the movie theater. Then we see a gangster with a tommy guy "suddenly out of the shadows!" There's an attempted robbery and then "out of the darkness, from above...who is this mysterious, beautiful Bombshell?!" And Batwoman comes crashing down and prevents the murder of the Waynes.

    There is no Batman in this universe. The women came first. No heroine is derivative of her male counterpart. They are the sovereign heroes of this world, and that was the conceit of the entire story. Batwoman is our equivalent.

Read the complete interview at the DC Comics website.


August 13, 2015: Full Description for "Superman: American Alien #1" by Max LandisPrint

Superman: American Alien DC Comics granted ComicBookResources.com the first look at the variant cover and solicitation information for issue #1 of "Superman: American Alien", a 7-issue mini-series written by Max Landis.

SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN #1
Written by MAX LANDIS
Art by NICK DRAGOTTA
Cover by RYAN SOOK
1:25 Variant cover by NICK DRAGOTTA
On sale NOVEMBER 11. 32 pg, FC, 1 of 7, $3.99 US. RATED T+
Hollywood screenwriter and Eisner Award nominee Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN) joins forces with top comics artists including Jock, Francis Manapul and Jae Lee to bring you SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN, a 7-issue miniseries chronicling the life of Clark Kent and his development into the archetypal hero he will eventually become. But these are not the stories of the iconic "Superman" as you know him, but of the soft-spoken, charming, often-funny Kansas farm-boy behind the Man of Steel. With the tone of each issue ranging from heartwarming and simple, to frighteningly gritty and violent, to sexy, sun-kissed and funny, SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN is unlike anything you've seen before.
In this first issue, superstar artist Nick Dragotta (East of West, Fantastic Four) illustrates the story of Jonathan and Martha Kent as they struggle to deal with their 12-year-old son's latest quirk - he's been floating up into the air, sometimes hundreds of feet!

Look for the full list of Superman related comic books coming out in November early next week.