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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
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 6: Man of Steel screening at dusk takes place at Forest Park, City of Noblesville Parks in Indiana.
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 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 20-21: Brandon Routh is a special guest at the Saskatoon Comic & Entertainment Expo.
The expo will take place across September 20-21 in Halls ABC at Prairieland Park, Saskatoon 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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Which of the following Superman comic book titles do you think is currently the worst?

Action Comics
Action Comics
4% [3 Votes]

Superman
Superman
1% [1 Vote]

Batman/Superman
Batman/Superman
17% [13 Votes]

Superman/Wonder Woman
Superman/Wonder Woman
8% [6 Votes]

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Superman Unchained
9% [7 Votes]

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August 19, 2014: "The Death of Superman Lives; What Happened" 2nd Full TrailerPrint

Superman Lives Jon Schnepp, the filmmaker who successfully launched a fundraising campaign to make a full-length documentary about the never-made 1998 "Superman Lives" movie has now released a second trailer for his fanbacked project - "The Death of Superman Lives; What Happened?".


August 19, 2014: Life Lessons and Motivations Inspired by SupermanPrint

Superman The guys from "Hello Stonehenge" have put together an inspirational video dedicated to the pop culture icon we all know and love... Superman.


August 19, 2014: "Batman v Superman" Release Date - Poll ResultsPrint

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

How do you feel about Warner Bros. moving the release date of "Batman v Superman" to March 25, 2016?

Seems that the vast majority of fans are happy with the release date moving from May to March 2016. The naysayers were few and far between.

Here's the complete breakdown:

Excellent! I'm very happy!
Excellent! I'm very happy!
52% [51 Votes]

Good! I'm fine with it.
Good! I'm fine with it.
27% [27 Votes]

Unsure/Undecided
Unsure/Undecided
3% [3 Votes]

Bad move. I don't like it.
Bad move. I don't like it.
3% [3 Votes]

Terrible decision! They should have stayed with May 6, 2016!
Terrible decision! They should have stayed with May 6, 2016!
1% [1 Vote]

I don't care either way
I don't care either way
14% [14 Votes]


August 18, 2014: DC Comics November 2014 SolicitationsPrint

Batman/Superman #16 Action Comics #36 Check out the DC Comics November 2014 solicitations for all the Superman-related comics and products soon to be released.


August 18, 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:

New Hobbies Internet Radio with SupermanHomepage on BlogTalkRadio

Our next show will be broadcast on Monday, August 26 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.


August 18, 2014: Superman on TV - August 18-24Print

Superman on TV Below are the Superman related TV shows and movies scheduled for the week ahead in the USA, Canada 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 "Thirst", 6.00am "Exposed"; Tuesday - 5.00am "Splinter", 6.00am "Solitude"; Wednesday - 5.00am "Lexmas", 6.00am "Fanatic"; Thursday - 5.00am "Lockdown", 6.00am "Reckoning"; Friday - 5.00am "Vengeance", 6.00am "Tomb".

The movie "Hollywoodland", about the life and death of George Reeves, will air on SUNDANCE on Monday, August 18 at 9.00am.

The movie "Superman II" will air on ION Television in the U.S. on Monday, August 18 at 11.00am.

The animated movie "Justice League: The New Frontier" will air in the U.S. on Encore Family on Wednesday, August 20 at 11.25pm; and then on Encore Action on Friday, August 22 at 6.15am.

The "Justice League Unlimited" episode titled "Destroyer" will air in the U.S. on Saturday, August 23 at 9.30am on The CW's Vortexx programming block.

The movie "Man of Steel" will air on MAX in the U.S. on Monday, August 18 at 3.55pm; then on MOMAX on Thursday, August 21 at 2.20pm; and back on MAX on Saturday, August 23 at 9.00am.

NetFlix.com also has a number of Superman and Justice League TV shows and movies available to watch online.

Canada

"Superman Returns" will air on YTV in Canada on Saturday, August 23 at 4.00pm and 8.00pm EDT.

Australia

In Australia, the animated movie "Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox" will air on Foxtel's Family movie channel on Monday, August 18 at 9.05pm; and Friday, August 22 at 4.45am.

In Australia, the animated movie "Superman Unbound" will air on Foxtel's Family movie channel on Tuesday, August 19 at 12.30am.

In Australia, "Man of Steel" will air on Foxtel's Premiere movie channel at 8.30pm on Thursday, August 21.

In Australia, "Superman III" will air on GO! (99) at 7.50pm on Saturday, August 23.

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


August 17, 2014: Fans and Celebrities Turn Out for Superman Plaque DedicationPrint

Plaque Dedication To celebrate the 100th birthday of George Reeves (the star of the TV series "Adventures of Superman"), as well as the 100th birthdays of both of Superman's co-creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster this year, which is also Superman's 76th anniversary, a plaque was dedicated on Saturday, August 16 at 5400 Wilbur Ave, Tarzana, California.

    "It's wonderful, and astonishing, all these years later," said movie producer Jack Larson, 86, of Brentwood, who played cub reporter Jimmy Olsen, standing over the granite plaque marking a site where he and all five of the show's main characters had shared an action-packed location shoot 61 years earlier.

    "I was a big reader of the comic book Superman, which I had the first editions for 10 cents," he said of the superhero comics now worth millions, "which my mother threw away."

    An estimated 60 celebrities and fans had come from around the world to the San Fernando Valley to pay tribute to one of Hollywood's earliest and most successful TV series from 1952-58.

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    The morning dedication - including Larson; Laura Siegel Larson, daughter of Superman's co-creator; actress Stephanie Shayne Parkin, daughter of actor Robert Shayne; actress Beverly Washburn of the series, and Jacqueline Hamilton, granddaughter of actor John Hamilton - was attended by dozens of fans wearing blue, crimson and gold Superman T-shirts.

    The event was followed by lunch at the Beverly Garland Hotel with a possible tour today of Reeve's boyhood and adult haunts, including the Benedict Canyon home where in 1959 he'd committed suicide.

This location for the plaque was selected as it was used during a film shoot for the Adventures of Superman episode "The Man Who Could Read Minds" in 1953.

Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune


Mild Mannered Reviews - Superboy #34Print

Superboy #34

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superboy #34

Scheduled to arrive in stores: August 13, 2013

Cover date: October 2014

"Know Thy Self"

Writer: Aaron Kuder
Penciller: Jorge Jimenez
Inker: Jorge Jimenez
Cover: Jorge Jimenez & Michael Atiyeh

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

    And so with this final issue... nothing ever happened. Well Jon Lane Kent is gone forever and there is only Kon-El - so aside from the STAR team it's all gone.

    What a way to go! It was a great issue that delivered a satisfying end to the book. One final book awaits us in Superboy: Futures End #1 but the series is now gone.

    Aaron Kuder gave us an ending that was far and away the best Super book of late - all the loose ends are gone - perhaps only the Evil Legion is the only thing left that's a bit fuzzy. My niggle is the explaining the series in flashback - I know it's necessary for those that didn't endure the series up until this point but the retread just felt forced.

Click here to read the complete review of Superboy #34.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Earth 2 #26Print

Earth 2 #26

Mild Mannered Reviews - Earth 2 #26

Scheduled to arrive in stores: August 6, 2013

Cover date: October 2014

"The Kryptonian" - Part 6

Writer: Tom Taylor
Penciller: Nicola Scott
Inker: Trevor Scott
Cover: J.G. Jones and Paul Mounts

Reviewed by: T.A. Ewart (aka liheibao)

    Brutaal's first appearance in Earth 2 #16, is finally resolved in Earth 2 #26. It has been a long, destructive, and nearly exhausting engagement for this reviewer, and while the story has closed somewhat, it is far from over. However, what is over, and what will remain finished, hopefully, is the story of Earth 2's Superman. What is also finished, hopefully, is the mass destruction that this planet has seen from Apokolips, The Grey, etc. It is a time for peace and rebirth, to mourn the victorious dead, and to celebrate the hard fought life that the Earth 2 wonders have secured for their people and planet once more. That being said, this installment was a curious and pleasing thing to read, though on the first go, it was perplexing in the choices that Taylor decides to make. He risks redundancy with the Apokoliptan forces being defeated once more with the destruction of a boom tube, and some serious questioning as to why the results and tactics used on Earth 2 differed so much from those used when Apokolips attacked the Earth of the Justice League. The amount of time and resources aimed at this world is very curious, seeing as how Apokolips was repulsed from both, but saw Earth 2 as a viable option for invasion a second time regardless.

Click here to read the complete review of Earth 2 #26.


August 16, 2014: Peter Tomasi is the New "Superman/Wonder Woman" WriterPrint

Superman/Wonder Woman #13 Comic book writer Peter Tomasi, currently writing "Batman and Robin", will take over the writing duties on "Superman/Wonder Woman" with issue #13 due out in November.

    Tomasi is bringing back some old villains and continuing the high-profile romance between the Man of Steel and his Amazon princess girlfriend.

    "I want to stare hard into the heart of both of these characters and their true love and see what that love means to us, the DC Universe and the people of Earth," Tomasi says. "Does it pose a danger or a threat? If two people like that are together and in love, where is the drama in that, and what repercussions does it have?"

    Although he's getting free reign in terms of supporting villains, it's the two heroes in the title who really brought Tomasi on board: "They're two obviously headstrong characters, physically strong characters and characters who have very strong opinions on how the world should work."

Read the full report at the USA Today website.


August 16, 2014: "Action Comics #1" Ebay Auction Hits $1.6 Million on First DayPrint

Action Comics #1 The Ebay auction for a 9.0 VF/NM graded 1938 edition of "Action Comics #1" has already reach $1.6 million in the first day of bidding.

The issue, one of less than 50 unrestored copies believed to remain today, being sold by Darren Adams who owns Pristine Comics in Federal Way, Seattle, is expected to fetch over $3 million by time the auction ends in just over 8 days.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Action Comics #34Print

Action Comics #34

Mild Mannered Reviews - Action Comics #34

Scheduled to arrive in stores: August 6, 2014

Cover date: October 2014

Superman Doomed: Last Sun - Chapter One: "Assimilation"

Writer: Greg Pak
Penciller: Aaron Kuder and Scott Kolins
Inker: Aaron Kuder and Scott Kolins

Reviewed by: Michael Bailey

    That...that was awesome.

    I haven't been that excited after reading a Superman comic in a long time. In all honesty the last time I got this much of a charge was during the whole REIGN OF THE DOOMSDAYS thing, so it's kind of weird that the next story to get me going after that also involves Doomsday.

    I'm trying to find a way to write this review without repeating everything I have been saying about this story since it started. When they first announced DOOMED I was open to the story but I had no idea I would end up enjoying it as much as I have. I like that the creators involved decided to play with us readers by making us think the main thrust of this story was going to deal with Superman falling victim to the Doomsday Virus. He did and it was interesting to see that play out but now we have Brainiac and Mongul and Non and the Phantom King and seven billion people under alien control and it's all so freaking good.

Click here to read the complete review of Action Comics #34.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Smallville: Chaos - Chapter #11Print

Smallville: Chaos - Chapter #11

Mild Mannered Reviews - Smallville: Chaos - Chapter #11

Released Digitally: August 15, 2014

"Chaos" - Part 11

Writer: Bryan Q. Miller
Artists: Agustin Padilla
Colorist: Carrie Strachan

Reviewed by: Matt Schorr

    I wanted to enjoyed this issue. It continues with the wild, fun ride that is "Chaos". But the part with Superman surviving the Bleed just doesn't sit well with me.

    Please, allow me to explain...

    Scenes like this are what so many non-Superman fans (or perhaps I should say "anti-Superman" fans) point to and say "See? He's too powerful. That's why he sucks." And in this case, they'd sort of be right. We've been told for the past few issues Superman can't survive Bleed Space anymore than Lois can. But once he's shot out of the ship, he simply doubles back and tears a hole in the ship's hull. To be fair, at least he appears to be struggling a bit, but it still negates most of what we've been told up to this point. "He can't survive Bleed Space ... He can't survive Bleed Space ... Wait! He survived." It feels cheap and lazy, from a storytelling standpoint. And while I've pointed out flaws in Miller's storytelling here and there, he's better than this.

Click here to read the complete review of Smallville: Chaos - Chapter #11.