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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 5: Man of Steel premieres on HBO in the USA at 9.00pm ET/PT.
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 13: MTV Movie Awards will air on MTV in the USA, with Man of Steel star Henry Cavill nominated for Best Hero.
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: 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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How do you feel about DC Comics cancelling the ďAdventures of SupermanĒ comic book?

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April 2, 2014: Russell Crowe Not Involved in Superman/Batman MoviePrint

Russell Crowe as Jor-El Russell Crowe told Yahoo Movies that he won't be reprising his role as Jor-El for the follow-up to "Man of Steel".

    "I don't think they're going to use me again. I think they're jumping onto a different stream."

    Referring to the first cinematic meeting between Superman and Batman in the upcoming film, he said: "You know, they're going with the different superhero worlds colliding [this time]."

This isn't really that surprising, considering Jor-El was killed, both as a person and as an artificial intelligence in "Man of Steel".

Source: Yahoo Movies


Mild Mannered Reviews - Smallville: Lantern - Chapter #3Print

Smallville: Lantern - Chapter #3

Mild Mannered Reviews - Smallville: Lantern - Chapter #3

Released Digitally: March 28, 2014

"Lantern" - Part 3

Writer: Bryan Q. Miller
Penciller: Marcio Takara
Inker: Marcio Takara

Reviewed by: Matt Schorr

    This is a tough one. I like this story. I really do. And if it weren't placed at this point in Smallville's timeline, all would be well. But it is, and thus, a lower score.

    I'll start with the positives. In general, I like this introduction to the Green Lanterns, I think because it reminds me a little bit of The Last Starfighter, a beloved film gem from my childhood. Tomar Re is practically saying, "Greetings Lantern. You have been recruited by the Guardians to defend Sector 2813 against Parallax and the Manhunter armada."

    (Older visitors to this sight should recognize that one.)

Click here to read the complete review of Smallville: Lantern - Chapter #3.


April 2, 2014: Shopping - Mr. Mxyzptlk/April Fools DayPrint

April 1, 2014: Behind the Scenes of "Robot Chicken DC Special 2: Villains in Paradise"Print

Robot Chicken DC Comics has posted a new episode of their "DC All Access" videos, this time going behind the scenes with Geoff Johns and the creators of "Robot Chicken DC Special 2: Villains in Paradise", which is set to air on Cartoon Network in the USA on April 6.

    It's April Fool's Day, so we're turning over DC All Access to Geoff Johns, Seth Green, Zeb Wells, Matt Senreich and the rest of the Robot Chicken crew for an in depth look at the upcoming Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 2: Villains in Paradise. We go behind the scenes and get a look at this eagerly anticipated follow-up special before talking with acclaimed actor Alfred Molina about the complexities of voicing Lex Luthor. After that, we discover the special effects that go into creating each episode before bringing you an exclusive, sunscreen-worthy clip. Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 2: Villains in Paradise premieres this Sunday, April 6th on Cartoon Network. Don't miss it!


April 1, 2014: Our April Fools Day News PranksPrint

As has been the tradition for quite a few years now here at the Superman Homepage, we posted a couple of fake news items earlier today as April Fools Day pranks, catching out a few unsuspecting readers with the following stories...


April 1, 2014: Superman/Batman Movie Title is "The Cowl and The Cape"

Cowl and Cape Warner Bros. Pictures' Announces "The Cowl and The Cape" Film from Director Zack Snyder

Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that the upcoming Zack Snyder Superman/Batman film will be titled "The Cowl and The Cape". The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Snyder's film stars Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. Jesse Eisenberg will star as Lex Luthor, with Jeremy Irons as Alfred. The film also reunites "Man of Steel" stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

The new film is written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

The film is set to open worldwide on May 6, 2016, and is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.

Click here to see what Zack Snyder had to say about the chosen title.


April 1, 2014: Metropolis, Illinois Superman Statue Being Replaced

Statue Being Removed DC Entertainment have forced the Chamber of Commerce in Metropolis, Illinois to replace the Superman Statue in the town square with one reflecting the character's current costume as seen in the New 52 comic books.

The 15 foot bronze statue, erected in 1993, was removed via a heavy-duty crane last night in preparation for its replacement, which is expected to be in place ahead of this year's Superman Celebration in June.

The new statue, which will be five feet shorter, is expected to cost $250,000 and will be funded by supporters purchasing virtual parts of the statue's body via a website to be set up at OwnASupermanBodyPart.com.

The current brick foundation (in the shape of the Superman logo) will remain in place. Etched into the concrete block he stands upon is the motto, "Truth - Justice - The American Way".

Here's an artist's impression of what the new statue will look like.



Click on each headline to see the original post and the comments from those who were caught out at the time.


April 1, 2014: Superman/Batman vs. Captain America - Poll ResultsPrint

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

If Superman/Batman and the third Captain America movie do indeed get released on the same date, who will make more money at the Box Office?

Looks like there's little doubt amongst fans that DC/WB's movie would easily out-sell Marvel's film at the Box Office if they do indeed end up going head-to-head with the same release date of May 6, 2016. I guess we'll have to wait and see...

Here's the complete breakdown:

Superman/Batman by a landslide!
Superman/Batman by a landslide!
60% [62 Votes]

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

About the same
About the same
16% [16 Votes]

Captain America barely
Captain America barely
4% [4 Votes]

Captain America by a landslide!
Captain America by a landslide!
4% [4 Votes]


April 1, 2014: Superman Comics Available This WeekPrint

Action Comics #30 PreviewsWorld.com has released the list of comic books and other items on sale this week. Here are the Superman related items in that list.

On sale date: April 2, 2014 (unless otherwise stated).

The following products are expected to ship to comic book specialty stores this week, with all comics also available for digital download. Note that this list is tentative and subject to change. Please check with your retailer for availability.

Click on the comic book name to purchase its printed edition. Or click on the Kindle icon (Kindle) or iBooks icon (iBooks) next to a comic's title to download it in digital format.

Click on the magnifying glass icon (Sneak Peek) next to a comic's title for a sneak peek at the pages within.


April 1, 2014: SuperTrivia QuizPrint

SuperTrivia Quiz Welcome to the Superman Homepage SuperTrivia Quiz! This is a monthly competition, updated at the beginning of every month.

There are three trivia questions. They're based on anything Superman-related, whether it be in the Comics, TV shows, Cartoons, Movies, etc...

Can you answer all three questions correctly? Click here to find out!


March 31, 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 episode:

Current Hobbies Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with SupermanHomepage on BlogTalkRadio

Our next show will be broadcast on Monday, April 7 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".

Radio KAL Live!

Subscribe to "Radio KAL Live!" via iTunes or your favorite Podcatcher.


March 31, 2014: Steve Niles Tells a Superman Ghost Story in "Adventures of Superman"Print

AOS #49 Newsarama.com caught up with writer Steve Niles and artist Mattew Dow Smith to find out about their "Ghosts of Krypton" one-issue story in today's digital release of "Adventures of Superman" (Chapter #49). Here's a part of the interview...

    Q: Steve, how did the opportunity to write a story for Adventures of Superman come about? And how did you come up with the story?

    Steve Niles: Kind of a nice story actually. Last October my wife and I lost our home in a flood. To help us get back on our feet, Dan DiDio and Jim Lee offered me a ton of work and the Superman story was among them. So DC was a real superhero to us.

    The story itself was something I've wanted to do for a long time. Superman is primarily known for his super strength but what if he came up against a force he couldn't punch his way out of?

    Q: From the title (and your usual genre of choice), I assume this is a horror story?

    Niles: It's a superhero ghost story.

    Q: Those two words don't usually go together, and its even more unusual for Superman. Is it difficult to bring horror into a Superman story? Or does the juxtaposition of the "bright" hero with the "dark" world actually work well?

    Niles: Horror, like comedy, works best when it's a surprise, and Superman going up against a supernatural foe is a surprise, so there were a lot of unique moments to go after. Even Superman is just a little boy when he's alone in the dark. The juxtaposition actually works really well.

    Plus on this one, we had Jordie Bellaire doing colors. Jordie understands that horror stories should be colored differently than superhero stories, and she really added an extra layer of creepy.

Read the entire interview at Newsarama.com.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman #29Print

Superman #29

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman #29

Scheduled to arrive in stores: March 26, 2014

Cover date: May 2014

"1,000 Degrees in the Shade"

Writer: Scott Lobdell
Penciller: Ed Benes
Inker: Jonathan Glapion & Norm Rapmund
Cover: Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund & Andrew Dalhouse
Variant Cover: RC Stoodios

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

    A lot of the issue deals with the opposing characters of Koriand'r and Clark with plenty of great dialogue and iteration. The main plot isn't abandoned, but is instead used to fuel the character scenes.

Click here to read the complete review of Superman #29.


March 31, 2014: Darren Aronofsky Wanted to Direct "Man of Steel"Print

Darren Aronofsky With his film "Noah" sailing to the top of the Box Office this past weekend, director Darren Aronofsky revealed to MTV that he would have "absolutely" taken on the job of directing "Man of Steel" if circumstances had fallen his way.

    "Superman's one of the holy grails. It's Superman. It's the best superhero," he said. "Batman is great, of course, but it's Superman. He's the same level. That possibility was great."

    Aronofsky said he took "a few conversations" with "Man of Steel" producer Christopher Nolan and others at Warner Bros., before the job ultimately went to Snyder.

    "I thought Zack was a great choice, and I loved his 'Watchmen' movie," said Aronofsky. "I thought it was great. I thought that as a fan of the comic, you couldn't hope for a better interpretation. I liked the orthodoxy of it."

    "It was interesting to add the pathos that they put into the character," the "Noah" director added of how "Man of Steel" turned out. "It's a hard one to do. You look at what Christopher Reeve did, and it was perfect, because it captured that 'good old boy' thing. But to try and redo that again and bring that for a modern audience is tough in a post-'Batman' and 'Wolverine' world. It's hard to do that."

Source: MTV.com.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Two - Chapter #6Print

Injustice: Year Two - Chapter #6

Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Two - Chapter #6

Released Digitally: March 18, 2014

"Return to Oa"

Writer: Tom Taylor
Penciller: Bruno Redondo
Inker: Julian Hugonnard-Bert
Cover: Jheremy Raapack

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

    Injustice, this outing, was an appetizing mix of air pies and breeze fritters. Half of the issue was lost to action that constituted no movement of the plot, and the chosen actions and players for this installment are quite questionable in relation to the thrust of this set-up: the Guardians of the Universe have taken issue with Regime Superman's encroachment of Earth. That's the story. The sub-plots should help the header, but that hasn't yet happened. Oracle, Commissioner Gordon, Carol Ferris, they all come across as out of place and unwanted. They're buffers or padding that's keeping the story from moving at a better pace, and get to the conflict that is the driver of this storyline. While the outcome won't affect the principal players one way or another i.e. Superman will still enforce his regime, Green Lantern will still be a member of it, Oracle's plan will have no lasting effect, if any, a confrontation with the Guardians could prove entertaining... if we can ever get there.

Click here to read the complete review of Injustice: Year Two - Chapter #6.