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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 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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August 17, 2015: Lois Lane Author Gwenda Bond Joins "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.

We had a few technical issues, but we managed to have a great chat with "Lois Lane: Fallout" author Gwenda Bond:

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Our next show will be broadcast on Monday, August 24 at 7.30pm PDT in the U.S. (click here to check what time this is at your location).

In tonight's show Steve and Michael will be joined by "Lois Lane: Fallout" author Gwenda Bond, to discuss her Young Adult novel, its sequel "Lois Lane: Double Down", and much, much more!

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 17, 2015: Levi Miller Cast as Son of Cat Grant in "Supergirl"Print

Levi Miller TVline.com reports that Levi Miller, the young actor who played the role of Peter Pan in the big screen "Pan" origin movie, has been cast to play the son of Cat Grant in the first season of the "Supergirl" TV series.

    Miller is set to make his Supergirl debut in Episode 4. Per the official character description, 12-year-old Carter is "sensitive and shy" and "couldn't be more different from his mom." As Melissa Benoist's Kara babysits her boss's son and gets to know him better, "Carter finally opens up to her - revealing his true feelings for Supergirl."

    The gig reunites Miller with Greg Berlanti (an EP on both Supergirl and Pan). "We loved working with him so much on Pan, we were excited to bring him into Supergirl's universe," said Berlanti and his fellow Supergirl producers in a joint statement to TVLine. "He's an exceptional young actor and a part of the Berlanti Productions family. It will be fun for audiences, who we know will fall in love with him as Peter in Pan on Oct 9, to see his range with his turn as Calista Flockhart's American son."

TVline.com also mentions that this character is not Adam Morgan, the boy who was Cat Grant's son in the comic books, but a different character all together.

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

August 17, 2015: DC Comics November 2015 SolicitationsPrint

Check out the DC Comics November 2015 solicitations for all the Superman-related comics and products soon to be released.

Action Comics #46
Superman #46
Superman: American Alien #1
Superman/Wonder Woman #23

August 17, 2015: Fabok on Drawing a Corrupted Superman in "Justice League #43"Print

Justice League #43 Artist Jason Fabok spoke with Newsarama.com about how writer Geoff Johns is pushing him "to the breaking point" drawing "Justice League", and how he went about rendering Superman now that he's been corrupted by Apokolips. Here's part of the interview...

    We already know Superman is corrupted by Apokolips. I don't know how much you are involved in the designs for all the different "Gods and Monsters" character changes? Like the Flash as the Black Racer and Lex Luthor as the new ruler of Apokolips?

    Fabok: Right now, Francis Manapul is tackling a lot of those things, but you're going to see some of it coming up in future issues of "Darkseid War," so I'll have my hands on a lot of them. Sometimes we're working against the clock and you can only focus on certain things.

    With the corrupted Superman, the idea was to create this negative image of Superman - it's something I've always wanted to do in comic book art. And when Geoff brought up the idea, I said, "Hey! I have this cool - something you can only do with digital art, modern digital comic book art, where all the pages are being digitized and colored and what-not."

    I'm sure it's been done before, that effect where you take a character and create an inverted negative of them. But it's something we wanted to utilize with this character.

    Geoff is great to work with because he allows you to explore things on your own and kind of find your voice with different characters and with designs. And he's really allowing me to have fun.

    One of the things I love to do is design new takes on characters, and I have ideas for some that are coming up in the future as well. I feel lucky to be the one that's drawing the book so I can do these different takes on different characters.

Read the full interview at the Newsarama website.

Justice League #43 will go on sale on Wednesday, August 19.

August 17, 2015: Animated Adventures: "Batman v Superman" - Fan FilmPrint

Batman v Superman Animated Animator Stephen Byrne has created the following animated short titled "Animated Adventures: Batman v Superman".

August 17, 2015: Exclusive - John Romita Jr. Apologizes to Superman FansPrint

Superman #45 You may recall that on Wednesday, August 5 at Bryant Park in New York City, New York, comic artist John Romita, Jr. attended the graphic novel launch of SUPERMAN: THE MEN OF TOMORROW, collecting the acclaimed run of Romita, Jr. and best-selling writer Geoff Johns on the monthly SUPERMAN comic series.

Superman Homepage reporter T.A. Ewart was granted a few minutes with John for an exclusive one-on-on video interview about his work on "Superman", where he asked him specifically about his comments in a recent USA Today interview, in which he was quoted as saying:

    "Half of fans will like it, half of them won't," the artist says. "If they just drop the book because you changed something, then they're not good enough to please anyway. But you've got to look to change, and hopefully it'll be two-thirds liking it."

It seems John wasn't 100% happy with the response he gave the Superman Homepage in that video interview. Here's how T.A. Ewart reports on the follow-up chat he had with John Romita Jr...

I had the opportunity to speak with John Romita Jr., a few days after meeting with him at Bryant Park, in NYC. It turns out that the interview niggled at his mind and he returned to the USA Today article to see his own words in print. JRJr was nonplused by what he read and very much taken aback that his thoughts came forth in such a "mush mouth" manner. That fans would be not good enough, he stated, "that doesn't make sense." and "My God, is that what came out?"

Romita Jr. recognizes that while he has more than his fair share of detractors and supporters, ultimately, the burden lies squarely with the work that he produces. "Superman," Romita Jr. went on to say, "is a character with over 75 years of history, and while changes need to occur for obvious reasons, the aforesaid can come across as 'cynical' if not executed well." If fans don't take to the changes made, then he says, "We didn't do a good enough job to please them. I didn't do a good enough job to please them."

John wants readers to know that his words, as printed in USA Today, do not denote his feelings towards readers, and to any slighted by them, "My apologies for that error."

August 17, 2015: Superman on TV - August 17-23Print

Superman on TV Below are the Superman related TV shows and movies scheduled for the week ahead in the USA 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

"Superman: The Movie" will air in the U.S. on Discovery Family Channel (DFC) on Monday, August 17 at 10.00pm.

The movie "Hollywoodland", the film based on the life of "Adventures of Superman" TV actor George Reeves, will air in the U.S. on the SUNDANCE channel on Tuesday, August 18 at 12.15pm.

The animated movie "Superman/Batman: Apocalypse" will air in the U.S. on MOMAX on Thursday, August 20 at 4.10am.

The "Smallville" episode titled "Hereafter" will air on TNT on Thursday, August 20 at 5.00am, followed by "Velocity" at 6.00am.

The movie "Superman Returns" will air in the U.S. on HBO Family on Saturday, August 22 at 3.00am.

Episodes of the 1950s "Adventures of Superman" TV series air on MeTV in the U.S. on Saturday from 6.00pm. This week's episodes are:
Saturday, August 22 - "The Stolen Elephant" at 6.00pm and "Mr. Zero" at 6.30pm.

The animated movie "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies" will air in the U.S. on MOMAX on Sunday, August 23 at 6.40am.

You may also want to check NetFlix.com, as they sometimes have a number of Superman and/or Justice League TV shows and movies available to watch online.


In Australia, the "Battle" episode of the documentary "Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle" will air on BBC Knowledge on Monday, August 17 at 2.35pm; and then again on Saturday, August 22 at 1.00pm.

In Australia, the "Superheroes" episode of the documentary "Pioneers of Television" will air on Bio. on Wednesday, August 19 at 7.30pm; and then again on Thursday, August 20 at 3.00am and 1.00pm; again on Saturday, August 22 at 9.30pm; and then again on Sunday, August 23 at 6.00am, 10.30am and 4.30pm.

In Australia, the animated movie "LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes" will air on Foxtel's Family Movie Channel on Friday, August 21 at 6.15pm.

In Australia, Young Justice guest star in the episode of "Teen Titans Go!" titled "Let's Get Serious", which will air on Cartoon Network on Friday, August 21 at 7.00am and 6.35pm.

In Australia, episodes of the "Young Justice: Invasion" animated series air on the following days on Cartoon Network. This week's episodes are:
Tuesday, August 18 - "Alienated" at 11.35pm
Wednesday, August 19 - "Salvage" at 11.35pm
Thursday, August 20 - "Beneath" at 11.35pm
Friday, August 21 - "Bloodlines" at 11.35pm
Saturday, August 22 - "Depths" at 11.35pm
Sunday, August 23 - "Satisfaction" at 11.35pm

In Australia, episodes of the "Young Justice" animated series air on the following days on GO! (99). This week's episodes are:
Sunday, August 23 - "Disordered" at 3.30pm
Sunday, August 23 - "Secrets" at 4.00pm

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

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


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