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Based on the artwork of Moebius. Sculpted by Chris Dahlberg. Legendary artist Moebius brings his unique artistic style to the Man of Steel line with this newest entry in the line of statues based on the artwork from Superman #400. Limited edition of 5,200. Measures approximately 8.25" tall.

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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
June 2: Stephan Bender, young Clark Kent in Superman Returns, born in Missouri in 1989.
June 2: Ron Ely, Superman in the Superboy TV series, born in Hereford, Texas in 1938.
June 5: Artist Wayne Boring (Superman, Action Comics) born in 1905.
June 10: John Byrne presents a new Superman in 1986 with the release of Man of Steel #1.
June 11: Sherman Howard, Lex Luthor in the Superboy TV series, born in Chicago, Illinois in 1949.
June 11-14: The 2015 Superman Celebration takes place in Metropolis, Illinois.
June 12: The 2015 Superman Homepage 'Meet & Greet' starts at 10.30am inside the Metropolis, Illinois Hardee's located at 601 Ferry Street (not far from the Superman statue).
June 13: Danny Dark, the voice of Superman from 1973-1985 for Hanna-Barbara, dies in 2004, aged 65.
June 13: Lane Smith, Perry White in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman TV series, dies in 2005, aged 69.
June 14: Man of Steel is released to theatres in 2013.
June 15: Artist Ross Andru (Action Comics) born in 1925.
June 16: George Reeves, star of the Adventures of Superman television series, dies in 1959.
June 16: Long-time Superman artist Curt Swan dies in 1997.
June 16: Traditionally commemorated as the day Krypton was destroyed.
June 17: Superman III is released to theatres in 1983.
June 18: Bud Collyer, born Clayton Johnson Heermance, Jr., the voice of Superman in the 1940's radio series, born in New York City, NY in 1908.
June 18: Traditionally recognized as the day Kal-El landed on Earth.
June 19: Superman editor Julius Schwartz born in 1915.
June 21: Erica Durance, Lois Lane in the Smallville TV series, born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1978.
June 27: Writer and artist Dan Jurgens (Superman) born in 1959.
June 28: Superman Returns is released to theatres in 2006.
June 28: Ayelet Zurer, Lara Lor-Van in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1969.

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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.


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Mild Mannered Reviews - Convergence: Detective Comics #1Print

Convergence: Detective Comics #1

Mild Mannered Reviews - Convergence: Detective Comics #1

Scheduled to arrive in stores: April 29, 2015

Cover date: June 2015

"Powers and Responsibilities..."

Writer: Len Wein
Penciller: Denys Cowan
Inker: Bill Sienkiewicz
Cover: Bill Sienkiewicz
Variant Cover: Chip Kidd with Mike Sekowsky and Sid Greene

Reviewed by: Michael J. Petty

    I was very happy with this Convergence issue of Detective Comics! It was very cool to see Red Son Superman in a new adventure and I was happy to see some old faces from Pre-Crisis Earth-2! I really enjoyed the characterization of Red Sun Superman. Although this Superman is different than most, he still is very Superman-ish, to the point where I really hope he can save his world and his people! On the other hand, I wasn't as happy with the Huntress... Earth-2 Huntress, the original Huntress, was always different than the Post-Crisis version of the character in that she held more to her father's beliefs and views on crimefighting and strictly opposed killing (she even mentioned that she did in the issue when Telos first made the announcement). The New 52 version is a lot like this as well. Only this time, Helena actually attempted to kill Superman not once, but twice in the span of about two pages! I don't know, it seemed very out of character to me, but to be fair I haven't been forced to fight for the survival of my world...

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


May 5, 2015: Brian Buccellato Talks "Injustice: Gods Among Us - Year Four"Print

Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #1 Brian Buccellato, the writer in charge of "Injustice: Gods Among Us", has participated in a number of interviews to discuss the start of "Year Four", labeled as the "Year of the gods".

Here's an excerpt from his interview with ComicVine.com...

    COMIC VINE: How long after Year Three does this take place? One day or some other period of time?

    BRIAN BUCCELLATO: It's a few months. Things have settled down as Batman has gone underground and the Regime is in full effect. Superman sits on his metaphoric throne, as tyrant. He DOES still have that infernal Batman itch to scratch and won't rest until he KNOWS Batman is out of the picture.

    CV: What's the status of the heroes and the world after all the magical business in Year Three?

    BB: Batman is underground and hasn't been heard from. His resistance has dwindled to a pathetic few. Superman is on top and the status quo is getting closer to the video games. But like I said, Superman is NOT resting easy because he knows it's only a matter of time before Batman resurfaces with one of his damned crazy plans.

    CV: What can we expect with this being the year of the Greek Gods?

    BB: Expect to see Zeus, Hera, Hercules and a host of other characters. And punches will be thrown. Many of them at Superman's face.

Read the rest of the interview at ComicVine.com.

Meanwhile, IGN.com also interviewed Brian Buccellato

    IGN: Why have the Greek gods chosen now to intervene in Superman's rise to power? Are they threatened by his growing power an influence?

    Buccellato: If you go back to year three, the plan was seeded when Hippolyta asked Hera for help reviving Wonder Woman and Superman. I don't want to give away more than that. Sorry!

    IGN: How are you choosing to portray the gods and their powers? How big a threat do they pose to Superman's army? Can they even be fought by conventional means?

    Buccellato: Wonder Woman is Zeus' daughter in the Injustice World. Ares has already been in the game and book... so the Greek Gods are definitely able to interact on a corporeal level. If you think Ares is a handful... imagine the might of Hera, Zeus, and Hercules.

Read the full interview at the IGN website.

Chapter #1 of "Injustice: Gods Among Us - Year Four" is available digitally today. Purchase is from Comixology, or for the Kindle or iBooks.


May 5, 2015: Superman Comics Available This WeekPrint

Convergence: Superman #2 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: May 6, 2015 (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.


May 5, 2015: Upcoming "Truth" Comic Book Story - Poll ResultsPrint

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

How long do you think the upcoming "Truth" arc in the comics will impact on continuity of Superman comic books?

A quarter of you think the "Truth" arc will only last a few months. I'm inclined to agree.

Sadly, there are almost a quarter who couldn't care less... and then there are those who are totally confused. I feel your pain.

Here's the complete breakdown:

Permanently
Permanently
4% [3 Votes]

A few years
A few years
9% [7 Votes]

About a year
About a year
13% [10 Votes]

A few months
A few months
25% [19 Votes]

I have no idea
I have no idea
24% [18 Votes]

I don't care
I don't care
24% [18 Votes]