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Superman: Earth One Vol. 3
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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.

DC Collectibles Bombshells Supergirl Statue
DC Collectibles Bombshells Supergirl Statue

Are you a fan of Kara Zor-El? Supergirl looks like a pinup girl from the 1940s and 1950s! Statue is sculpted by artist Tim Miller. She sure looks happy! Sculpted by artist Tim Miller, the DC Comics Bombshells Supergirl Statue stands a little over 10 1/2-inches tall, with a look inspired by the pinup girls of the 1940s and 1950s. If you're a Supergirl reader or fan of the Kara Zor-El, you must add this amazing cold-cast porcelain statue to your collection! Ages 15 and up.

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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
May 1: Glenn Ford, Jonathan Kent in Superman: The Movie, born in Sainte-Christine, Quebec, Canada in 1916.
May 3: Jackie Cooper, Perry White in the Superman films, dies in 2011, aged 88.
May 5: Henry Cavill, Superman in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Jersey, Channel Islands in 1983.
May 8: Salome Jens, Martha Kent in the Superboy TV series, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1935.
May 11: Gerard Christopher, the second actor to play the lead role in the Superboy TV series, born in New York City, New York in 1959.
May 13: Writer Marv Wolfman (The Adventures of Superman) born in 1946.
May 21: Joan Alexander, best known as Lois Lane from the 1940s Superman Radio Series, dies in 2009, aged 94.
May 23: Artist Win Mortimer (Action Comics, Supergirl) born in 1919.
May 27: Richard Schiff, Emil Hamilton in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Bethesda, Maryland in 1955.

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Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #1Print

Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #1

Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #1

Released Digitally: May 5, 2015

"The Gods Themselves"

Writer: Brian Buccellato
Penciller: Bruno Redondo
Inker: Juan Albarran
Cover: Howard Porter with Rex Lokus

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

    An uneven start from out of the gate. Not that it matters, as Injustice is a top seller and is guaranteed a fifth year, the same way Gotham is promised a second series/season. The contrivances that will be necessary for this year, after the lackluster performance of Year Three, will be mentally insulting, but accepted so long as the story is entertaining and "unpredictable" in he faux manner that it offers. The idea that these characters were once the Justice League of America is risible, and not because of the events that have brought them here, but seeing as how the major incident involved Regime Superman solely, it's comical that they became the League at all. It feels that they were brought together not to protect the people and the planet, but only to tell this dysfunctional tale. Otherwise, it becomes not only unbelievable, but implausible that these characters could have worked together for as long as they imaginably did until this happened. There's great irony in Wonder Woman's advice to Regime Superman, but it's not clear if Buccellato does this with intention, or it just sounds nice to the ear. That Regime is "First among equals" reveals her mind-state better than any action that she's undertaken up to this point, but how long as she felt this way, and is it understood that her contradictory statement reveals why she's not a heartbeat away, but is full tyrant mode herself? The death of Huntress at Wonder Woman's hands should be an act for great reflection. Instead, we're given "things happen" and "moving right along". There is no descent for this lot, for it appears they were already there.

Click here to read the complete review of Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #1.


May 9, 2015: Superman Homepage "Meet & Greet" at Superman CelebrationPrint

Superman Homepage The annual Superman Celebration is taking place across June 11-14 in Metropolis, Illinois and the Superman Homepage will once again be holding a "Meet & Greet" for members and fans to come together, win great prizes and answer fun trivia questions.

The Superman Homepage "Meet & Greet" is scheduled for Friday, June 12 at 10.30am inside Hardee's located at 601 Ferry Street (not far from the Superman statue).

Thanks to Hardee's manager Antwone Johnson, the Superman Homepage "Meet & Greet" will once again be held in the comfort of an air conditioned room. There will be prizes to be won, and giveaways for everyone who shows up.

Hosted by our Clark Kent and Lois Lane team of Jamie and Ronda Kelley, the Superman Homepage "Meet & Greet" will also be listed in the official Schedule of Events, so we're sure to get a good turn out as always.

Make sure you mark yourself down on our Facebook Event page to let us know if you'll be attending.

While I (Steve Younis) won't be able to attend this year, I'm looking forward to hearing all the stories and seeing all the photos from this year's Superman Celebration. It's sure to be great!


May 9, 2015: UK Screenings of "The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened?"Print

The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened? "The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened?", the full-length documentary by filmmaker Jon Schnepp which examines the story behind the proposed 1998 "Superman Lives" movie, will be screening in the UK this month.

    This documentary delves into one of Hollywood's most enthralling 'what if?' stories - the proposed 1998 Superman Lives film with Tim Burton directing and Nicolas Cage starring as Superman. Interviews with Tim Burton, Kevin Smith, Dan Gilroy and Colleen Atwood, and unique source material including never-before-seen footage and artwork give an inside look into what might have been the most original and cosmic Superman movie ever made.

The documentary will be screened on May 22 and 23 at MCM Comic Con at ExCel London. Tickets are available via MCM Expo Store.

The official UK premiere will take place with a Q&A panel at the BFI in London on May 29 starting at 6.15pm. Our own Adam Dechanel will be attending the premiere and will post a full report and review soon after.

Empire Online posted a number of images from the documentary.

Superman Lives
Superman Lives
Superman Lives
Superman Lives
Superman Lives
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May 8, 2015: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period May 1-7, 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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May 8, 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.

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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 sundevil82:
Wanna go mess with some truckers?

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!


May 7, 2015: Superman - Red Son Premium Format FigurePrint

Sideshow Collectibles has released a preview image of their upcoming Superman - Red Son Premium Format Figure.

Superman Red Son Figure

    The Superman - Red Son Premium Format Figure kicks off a brand new DC line that will feature Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman! Pre-Orders for Superman will begin on Thursday, March 14, 2015 with the rest of the Red Son trio following in the future!

We will post an announcement here when the Superman - Red Son Premium Format Figure is available to pre-order.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Convergence: Action Comics #1Print

Convergence: Action Comics #1

Mild Mannered Reviews - Convergence: Action Comics #1

Scheduled to arrive in stores: April 29, 2015

Cover date: June 2015

Writer: Justin Gray
Penciller: Claude St-Aubin
Inker: Claude St-Aubin

Reviewed by: Michael Bailey

    I'm in a quandary trying to figure out how to feel about this whole Convergence event. On one hand it is a nice way to look back at select points in DC's history and let certain versions of Superman, Batman, etc. out to run and jump and play like their contemporary counterparts. This idea should make me happy as someone that has a fondness for many of the eras that they are supposedly celebrating. On the other hand it seems a little disingenuous to try to bring in older readers with their favored versions of the DCU only to take it all away again in June with wildly different takes on Superman, Batman, etc. The fact that the event is only lasting two months added to the feeling that DC seems bound and determined to move away from everything the eras they are looking at during Convergence takes away a lot of my enjoyment.

Click here to read the complete review of Convergence: Action Comics #1.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Three - Annual #1Print

Injustice: Year Three - Annual #1

Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Three - Annual #1

Scheduled to arrive in stores: April 29, 2014

Cover date: June 2015

"A Proper Mage"/"Fall of the Titans"

Writer: Ray Fawkes/Brian Buccellato
Penciller: Xermanico/Sergio Davilla
Inker: Xermanico/Juan Albarran
Cover: Neil Googe with Rex Lokus

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

    The amount of inconsistencies in both stories prompt the question: Has either of these two writers read Injustice: Gods Among Us? The idea of Constantine's story was to fill in the gap of Raven and Wonder Woman's ensorcelling. That's all that needed to happen. Instead, we're given the Injustice formula of needless deaths, and paint-by-numbers plot-holes. Constantine seeks to protect his daughter, Rose, before there was any need to do so. The story shows no attack on her, yet he's prepping for one despite the fact that she's safe. How Constantine is able to shadow Doctor Occult and Rose Psychic is beyond sense, as they're carrying enough magical items to sense molecular structure. It's just more of making Constantine the smartest one in the room, even when it makes no sense at all. The need for teleporting Rose Psychic isn't clear, and neither is her warning that Constantine cannot be trusted. Anyone who's read a single issue of Constantine knows that he cannot be trusted. That's not news in the slightest, however, the scene is set-up that Constantine has done something wrong, when in truth, it's that he will do something wrong, this tale tries unsuccessfully to show the seeds of that iniquity. It doesn't come together.

Click here to read the complete review of Injustice: Gods Among Us - Annual #1.


May 7, 2015: Jesse Eisenberg Admits He's Not a Comic Book FanPrint

Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor During an appearance on The Tonight Show, Jesse Eisenberg, who will play Lex Luthor in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", told Jimmy Fallon that he wasn't a huge fan of superheroes and comic books when he was younger.

    "No," he admitted. "I mean I didn't mind [comic books], but I... knew nothing about it. I think it must have maybe skipped my very brief window of generation, maybe like five years, because I didn't know anything about it.

    "I knew older people that really liked it, and I have a younger cousin who is very young, he's four, and he loves it."

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will be released in theaters on March 25, 2016.


May 6, 2015: Supergirl Gets Official Series Order from CBSPrint

Supergirl Celebrates with Cake! The "Supergirl" TV show has officially received a series order at CBS.

    Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) escaped her home planet Krypton amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she's been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

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.


May 6, 2015: New "Bizarro" Comic Book Sees Jimmy and Bizarro as BuddiesPrint

Bizarro and Jimmy Newsarama.com caught up with writer Heath Corson to talk to him about his new "Bizarro" comic book title which begins in June, which will see Jimmy Olsen co-star with Bizarro in a comical adventure that leads the two down Route 66. Here's an excerpt from the interview...

    Q: Let's discuss the lead character a little. Most people are at least a little familiar with Bizarro from either the comics or the animated universe. But who is he in your comic? How do you introduce him?

    Corson: Bizarro is an alien from a distant planet rocketed here. His rockets give out right above the Earth and he crashes into our planet, spotting Superman saving an airplane (that he destroyed on his fall, by the way).

    Bizarro is inspired by Superman. He wants to be a hero like Superman. So he puts together his own cosplay Superman outfit and runs around Metropolis trying to do uphold "lies, injustice and the Bizarro American way."

    Of course, Metropolis soon gets sick of him and wants him gone. Jimmy Olsen takes it on himself to rid Metropolis of Bizarro.

    The character always fascinated me because he's this joyful, awkward, klutzy outcast that desperately wants to be loved but can't ever seem to make anything come out right. In other words, me in middle school. I kept saying that he's not this frustrated monster but more like this raw, exposed nerve, desperate for friends. See? Me am Bizarro.

    Q: So Jimmy Olsen is an ongoing part of the comic?

    Corson: Jimmy is the co-lead of the series. It's a buddy picture. Jimmy is our Steve Martin to Bizarro's John Candy. He thinks that in taking Bizarro on this road trip, he'll get fame, fortune and a coffee table book out of it. But, because he's doing it for the wrong reasons, it gives us the ability to knock him around a little. Make him pay for it.

Read the entire interview at the Newsarama website.


May 6, 2015: DC Comics Hardcover Editions with Blu-ray/DVD Animated MoviesPrint

Death of Superman According to BleedingCool.com DC Entertainment will be launching a new product line of hardcover collected editions of classic DC Comics stories together with an animated movie based on the story on Blu-ray/DVD, which will be embedded in the inside back cover of the hardcover book.

There will be six in the September release, priced at $26.99 each. Additionally, DC Entertainment will release a slipcase edition which will include all six titles for $145.99.

The six titles include: BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE, THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN, BATMAN YEAR ONE, JUSTICE LEAGUE ORIGIN, JLA EARTH 2, and WONDER WOMAN: GODS AND MORTALS.

Here are the details on the Superman related releases:

THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN HC BOOK AND DVD/BLU-RAY SET
Written by various
Art by various
Cover by DAN JURGENS and BRETT BREEDING
On sale TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1. 168 pg, FC, $26.99 US
When a hulking monster begins a mindless rampage, only Superman can stand against the monstrosity called “Doomsday.” Accompanying this collection is the animated movie SUPERMAN: DOOMSDAY on Blu-Ray and DVD discs! Read the book, watch the movie!

JUSTICE LEAGUE ORIGIN HC BOOK AND DVD/BLU-RAY SET
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by JIM LEE, SCOTT WILLIAMS and others
Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
On sale TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1. 192 pg, FC. $26.99 US
In a universe where super heroes are strange and new, Batman has discovered a dark evil that requires him to unite the World's Greatest Heroes! Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg unite for the first time to form the JUSTICE LEAGUE in these stories from issues #1-5 of the smash-hit series! Included with this volume is the animated movie JUSTICE LEAGUE: WAR on Blu-Ray and DVD discs, bringing Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's epic story to the screen. Read the book, watch the movie!

JLA EARTH 2 HC BOOK AND DVD/BLU-RAY SET
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by FRANK QUITELY
On sale TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1. 144 pg, FC, $26.99 US
Nothing has ever threatened the Crime Syndicate of Amerika proudly enforce - until a twisted mirror image of the CSA arrives from the flipside of reality! Accompanying this original graphic novel is JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS, the animated movie inspired by the book on Blu-Ray and DVD discs. Read the book, watch the movie!

DC COMICS BOOK AND DVD/BLU-RAY SLIPCASE SET
On sale TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1. $145.99 US
All six book-and-animated movie sets are also available in this amazing slipcase set! Each includes a hardcover book plus the animated movie inspired by the book in both Blu-Ray and DVD formats on two discs! This set includes:

  • BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE
  • THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN
  • BATMAN YEAR ONE
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE ORIGIN
  • JLA EARTH 2
  • WONDER WOMAN: GODS AND MORTALS

Reportedly these hardcover/movie editions will only be available in the USA and Canada.


May 6, 2015: Shopping - Superman Wall ClocksPrint