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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
July 1: Marlon Brando, Jor-El in Superman: The Movie, dies of lung failure aged 80 in 2004.
July 4: Eva Marie Saint, Martha Kent in Superman Returns, born in Newark, New Jersey in 1924.
July 6: Writer and Artist John Byrne (Man of Steel, Superman, Action Comics) born in 1950.
July 10: Superman artist and co-creator Joe Shuster born in 1914.
July 11: Michael Rosenbaum, Lex Luthor in Smallville, born in Oceanside, N.Y in 1972.
July 17: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lana Lang, Clark Kent's boyhood friend.
July 22: Terence Stamp, General Zod in Superman and Superman II, born in 1938.
July 25: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lucy Lane, Lois Lane's sister.
July 26: Kevin Spacey, Lex Luthor in Superman Returns, born in South Orange, New Jersey in 1959.
July 26: Ilya Salkind, Superman movie producer, born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1947.
July 27: Jackson Beck, voice of Superman Radio Introduction, dies in 2004, aged 92.
July 29: Allison Mack, Chloe Sullivan in Smallville, born in Preez, Germany in 1982.
July 29: Writer Gail Simone (Action Comics) celebrates her birthday today.
July 30: Laurence Fishburne, Perry White in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Augusta, Georgia in 1961.
July 31: Dean Cain, star of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan in 1966.

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July 13, 2015: "Batman v Superman" Owned Comic-ConPrint

Cast According to Variety (via ListenFirst Media), "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" made the biggest impression on Comic-Con International in San Diego this past weekend.

    "Batman v Superman" beat all comers on the strength of its trailer release Saturday that, as of Monday morning, generated 18.6 million views on YouTube and 17.7 million views on Facebook.

    "Batman v Superman" not only saw the highest score but registered strong growth when compared with pre-Comic-Con levels, soaring 4,185%.

    ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR) for Television and Film are a raw aggregate of daily engagements based on owned, earned and organic consumer behavior (Note: DAR-TV does not include Twitter). These engagements encompass metrics pertaining to audience growth, page/profile views, page-level and post-level interactions, hashtag volume and Wikipedia page views for all television program pages (which provides a proxy for organic search volume).

See the complete report at Variety.com


July 13, 2015: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" Special Edition VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Steve Younis and Scotty V give their own personal opinions on the "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" trailer released at Comic-Con in San Diego.

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.


July 13, 2015: Superman on TV - July 13-19Print

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

The documentary titled "How Superman Defeated the KKK", which examines how human rights activist Stetson Kennedy infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940s and passed along secret information to the writers of the radio program "The Adventures of Superman", will air in the U.S. on American Heroes Channel on Tuesday, July 14 at 9.00am.

The animated movie "Superman/Batman: Apocalypse" will air in the U.S. on MAX on Saturday, July 18 at 8.15am.

The movie "Superman Returns" will air in the U.S. on HBO2 on Saturday, July 18 at 4.00pm.

The "Smallville" episode titled "Phoenix" will air on TNT on Thursday, July 16 at 1.00am, followed by "Extinction" at 2.00am.

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, July 18 - "Peril in Paris" at 6.00pm and "Tin Hero" at 6.30pm.

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.

Australia

In Australia, the animated movie "LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes" will air on Foxtel's Family Movie Channel on Friday, July 17 at 7.30pm; and then again on Saturday, July 18 at 6.15pm; and on Sunday, July 19 at 10.25am.

In Australia, the animated movie "LEGO Batman: The Movie" will air on Cartoon Network on Sunday, July 19 at 12.30pm.

In Australia, episodes of the "Young Justice" animated series air on the following days on GO! (99). This week's episodes are:
Tuesday, July 14 - "Earthlings" at 10.30am
Wednesday, July 15 - "Alienated" at 10.30am
Thursday, July 16 - "Salvage" at 10.30am
Friday, July 17 - "Beneath" at 10.30am
Sunday, July 19 - "Denial" at 3.00pm
Sunday, July 19 - "Downtime" at 3.30pm

In Australia, episodes of the "Young Justice: Invasion" animated series air on the following days on Cartoon Network. This week's episodes are:
Monday, July 13 - "Runaways" at 11.35pm
Tuesday, July 14 - "War" at 11.35pm
Wednesday, July 15 - "Complications" at 11.35pm
Thursday, July 16 - "The Hunt" at 11.35pm
Friday, July 17 - "Intervention" at 11.35pm
Saturday, July 18 - "Summit" at 11.35pm
Sunday, July 19 - "Endgame" at 11.35pm

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


Mild Mannered Reviews - Justice League of America #2Print

Justice League of America #2

Mild Mannered Reviews - Justice League of America #2

Scheduled to arrive in stores: July 8, 2015

Cover date: September 2015

"Power and Glory" - Part Two

Writer: Bryan Hitch
Penciller: Bryan Hitch
Inker: Daniel Henriques, Andrew Currie, & Bryan Hitch
Cover: Bryan Hitch and Alex Sinclair

Reviewed by: Jeremiah Boor

    If you do not like religious overtones grafted onto your fiction, I have some bad news. This issue cranks the spiritual themes and imagery up to eleven. Kryptonian sun god, Rao, is used as a not-so-secret-cypher to deal with questions of our faith and religion.

    The idea of treating superheroes as gods, is well-trodden ground. Although here, it feels fresh. Like the previous issue, the writer-artist does not delve too deeply into his characters, but he shows he has an accurate feel for them. Hitch uses the idea of a deity to examine each character's willingness to believe in something higher than themselves.

    Superman is the true believer. He is a symbol of hope. It is in his very nature to believe.

    Batman is the fallen believer. He was young -and innocent- when his parents were killed. The tragedy transforms him from a believer-by-default, into a traumatized individual. As a result, he adheres to the power of fear, the opposite of faith. He recreates himself into a symbol of terror. His bitter-fueled reliance on fear prevents healing, and in turn, prevents his believing in anything outside himself.

Click here to read the complete review of Justice League of America #2.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Earth 2: Society #2Print

Earth 2: Society #2

Mild Mannered Reviews - Earth 2: Society #2

Scheduled to arrive in stores: July 8, 2015

Cover date: September 2015

"Guardian Angel"

Writer: Daniel H. Wilson
Penciller: Jorge Jimenez
Inker: Jorge Jimenez
Cover: Jorge Jimenez
Variant Cover: Andy Kubert

Reviewed by: James Lantz

    The overall story itself isn't bad. However, it does suffer from the same problems as the previous issue. It's not very reader friendly, and it jumps all over the place. Changes in scene and time period don't bother me that much. Yet, it becomes a jarring disruption in this series. Scenes with Batman have a different flow from the crash scenes. This makes the book feel like two different writers are working on the project, and they can't agree on what to do with it. Earth 2: Society has potential to be a great series, and I intend to stick with it. However, if it continues to go in its present direction, I get the feeling it won't last longer than DC's next crossover event.

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


July 12, 2015: Video of "Batman v Superman" Cast Signing at Comic-ConPrint

Batman v Superman After the Saturday morning panel in Hall H of Comic-Con in San Diego, the cast of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" headed to the DC Entertainment booth where they met with fans and signed autographs. Check out video of the autograph signing session via DC All Access.


July 12, 2015: Breaking Down the "Batman v Superman" Comic-Con TrailerPrint

Having now had time to take in all two and a half minutes of the new "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" trailer over the last couple of days, today I took time to grab nearly 100 stills from the trailer, and break down what we saw - scene by scene.

The trailer starts with the voice of Holly Hunter's character, who we now know is a Senator, as she addresses the assembled members of the United States Senate.

"Today, is a day for Truth", she says.

Outside, Superman lands, as protestors with plackards reading, "Superman = Illegal Alien", "This is OUR World, Not Yours!", "Aliens Doom Nations", "Earth Belongs to Humans", "Tell Us the Truth About Aliens", "When Invasion Becomes Reality, Revolt Becomes Duty", "Aliens are Un-American", "God Hates Aliens"... There are a few positive signs too, like "Superman Saves Lives" and "Share the Planet".

Comic-Con Trailer

"The World needs to know what happened. And to know what he stands for," continues the Senator, as Superman enters the assembly. "That kind of power is very dangerous."


As the scene changes, we flashback to the fight between Superman and General Zod from "Man of Steel". We see Bruce Wayne sprinting down a Metropolis street as cars burn around him. With his phone to his ear he looks on as Zod's heat-vision cuts through the upper floors of a building. Bruce screams into his phone.


As a building topples, Bruce continues to run towards the billowing ash cloud. As he hugs a young girl amongst the destruction of the Wayne Enterprises Metropolis building, he looks up, with anger on his face.


The senator's voice continues, "Let the record show that this committee holds him responsible."

We then flash to what appears to be Alfred Pennyworth walking through a field of dead grass towards the remains of a stately building (possibly Wayne Manor).

In a Wayne Enterprisis building (likely in Gotham), Bruce Wayne looks down at a newspaper report on the destruction of the Wayne Tower in Metropolis in which "dozens" were killed. Someone has scrawled the words "You Let Your Family DIE" in red over the story. He clearly isn't impressed.


As we watch Bruce in training, pulling a large truck tire towards himself, and then staring at the Batman costume, Alfred states, "That's how it starts... The fever. The rage. That turns good mean cruel."


As police find a man chained to a wall, branded with the symbol of a bat on his chest, and a Batarang protruding out of the wall, a voice states, "This Bat vigalante is like a one-man reign of terror."

A swarm of Bats fly out of a tunnel as someone screams in the background.


We next switch to the offices of the Daily Planet, where Perry White is sternly telling Clark Kent, "You don't get to decide what the 'right thing' is. Nobody cares about Clark Kent taking on the Batman."


Click "Read More" below or the headline link above to see the rest of this trailer breakdown.

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" opens nationwide in 3D and 2D and in select IMAX theaters on March 25, 2016, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.


July 12, 2015: Watch the "Batman v Superman" Comic-Con Panel in FullPrint

Batman v Superman On Saturday morning in Hall H at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Warner Bros. hosted a "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" panel, which saw Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons and Zack Snyder take to the stage. You can watch the full panel in the video below:

Source: Flicks and The City.


July 12, 2015: Supergirl SDCC Panel - Maxwell Lord CastPrint

Peter Facinelli Warner Bros. Television hosted their own panel at Comic-Con on Saturday night, with the Supergirl cast and crew in attendance to discuss the upcoming superhero CBS TV series.

Below are the Tweets posted by the official CBS Supergirl account, including the announcement that Peter Facinelli (The Twilight Saga) is joining the cast in the recurring role of Maxwell Lord.


July 11, 2015: "Batman v Superman" Extended Comic-Con Trailer online!Print

Batman v Superman In Hall H at Comic Con on Saturday July 11th, the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Panel was held. The panel saw Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons and Zack Snyder take the stage. Attendees were also treated to a new trailer for the film.

The trailer is 3 minutes and 32 seconds in length, though it's rumored a shorter cut trailer will be released as well. Unlike the original extended IMAX trailer released a few months ago, within minutes, the new full extended trailer was released online!

Poster


July 11, 2015: Live Reporting from San Diego Comic-ConPrint

Comic-Con Superman Homepage reporter Luis Jaime is in San Diego attending Comic-Con International for us once again this year, and where possible will be giving us live Twitter updates on all the Superman related panels and events, which will automatically be posted in the area below.


July 11, 2015: DC Comics Announces "Justice League: Gods and Men"Print

Justice League: Gods and Men During Friday's One on One panel at COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2015, JUSTICE LEAGUE writer Geoff Johns revealed his plans for a series of one-shots spinning out of his current "Darkseid War" story arc.

Scheduled for October, JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MEN is a series of six single issues focusing on key characters in the Darkseid War and extends their individual conflicts against the backdrop of universal Armageddon, with Darkseid squaring off against the Anti-Monitor:

Batman - Armed with the godlike power of the Mobius Chair, the Dark Knight has taken on the role of Metron and plans to use the infinite knowledge of this device to turn Gotham City into a completely crime-free zone!

Superman - Corrupted by the weird energies of Apokolips' fire pits, Superman has been turned into an angry, violent brute. And only one man can possibly save him: Lex Luthor.

Green Lantern - Oa has been conquered and transformed into a Parademon factory and the Green Lantern Corps is no more! Only Hal Jordan remains to follow a distress call from the last active Lantern seen fighting on Oa: John Stewart

Lex Luthor - At last, Lex Luthor, the new ruler of Apokolips, can do what he never could accomplish on Earth: hold the fate of a world in his hands. But his one failure from the "Darkseid War" continues to keep him from the peace he craves - and only a crazed Superman can help him get it!

The Flash - The Flash takes on the role of death's harbinger, the Black Racer. And the beneficiary of his first visit is Aquaman!

Shazam! - Instead of accessing the powers of the old gods, Billy Batson now commands the combined powers of the New Gods like Highfather, Mantis and others trapped within the Source Wall. And that's power that no mortal should possess!


July 11, 2015: Conan O'Brien Reveals Exclusive "Batman vs. Superman" TrailerPrint

Batman v Superman With everyone anticipating the new "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" trailer at Comic-Con, Conan O'Brien debuted his own exclusive trailer for the eagerly anticipated superhero film to his audience.

    With the two superheroes evidently neighbors, Batman wants Superman to prune his avocado tree so it doesn't extend into the Caped Crusader's property. Superman says city ordnance is on his side, but Batman has had three independent surveyors say otherwise. Things get pretty heated between the two, especially when Batman makes a quip about sleeping with Superman's adoptive mother in the "Batbed." There's even a guest appearance from The Dark Knight Rise's Bane, who is called in to testify on Superman's behalf, prompting Batman to call him a hostile witness (evidently these two haven't resolved their differences). In the end, it appears like the law is on Superman's side as Batman angrily leaves the courthouse exclaiming, "Hall of justice my ass!"

Source: CinemaBlend.com