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Warner Home Video has announced that they will be releasing Seasons 2 and 3 of "The New Adventures of Superman" cartoons from Filmation on June 3, 2014.

Superman Unchained 2015 Wall Calendar
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12 full-color images. Includes 4 extra planning grids for September through December of 2014, plus full pages for January through December of 2015.

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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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Mild Mannered Reviews - Earth 2 #25Print

Earth 2 #25

Mild Mannered Reviews - Earth 2 #25

Scheduled to arrive in stores: July 2, 2013

Cover date: September 2014

"The Kryptonian" - Part 5

Writer: Tom Taylor
Penciller: Nicola Scott
Inker: Trevor Scott
Cover: Andy Kubert and Alex Sinclair

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

    The rebooted Justice League series for the New 52 worked the traditional trope of having mighty heroes band together to overcome a foe or situation that none of them could dispose of alone. In comparison to the events of Earth 2, that story seems paint-by-numbers and almost childish. Taylor has definitely given new energy and purpose to the ensemble book, and their motivations for banding together. In Justice League #1-6, the heroes come together in the manner of a situation comedy and stay together for little reason other than proximity and script. The Earth 2 heroes, however, don't come together and still have yet to come together. The situation is so desperate and bleak, that becoming a unit is a hurdle in itself. Hawkgirl and Green Lantern are dealing with paradaemons, while the Flash handles Bedlam. Red Tornado entertains Brutaal, while the Batman, with Doctor Fate, need to retreat from the battle, and all the while, the decision of Val-Zod will decide the fate of the Earth. This is not a team, not even close, but it is team building, and done in such a manner that no one who reads Earth 2 will be satisfied with anything less ever again.

Click here to read the complete review of Earth 2 #25.


July 6, 2014: DC Comics Reveals Monster Variant Covers for OctoberPrint

DC Comics has unveiled some of the Monster-themed variant covers that will be featured on October issues.

    DC comic books are getting as special run of monster themed variant covers, featuring your favorite heroes as undead zombies, mummies, vampires, and every other B movie horror you can think of. DCís Monster variants hit shelves this October.

Below you'll find the variant covers for Action Comics #35, Justice League #35, and Superman #35.

Action Comics #35 Variant Justice League #35 Variant Superman #35 Variant

Source: BuzzFeed.com


July 4, 2014: Did Kevin Smith Write a Fake "Batman v Superman" Script?Print

Dawn of Justice Official fake rumors... That's the talk doing the rounds today, with reports claiming that Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder commissioned Kevin Smith to write a fake "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" which would be leaked it to various movie news sites to throw them off the scent of the real script for the film.

    This isn't a scoop regarding the plot or the details of the Batman v Superman movie nor am I writing you in order to spoil or disappoint the general public.

    My insider info regards who has been the source of the vast majority of leaked information as regards to the movie and more importantly why.

    Up until last year I worked for as a PA for a Warner Bros. exec until I was promoted to marketing. It was here I and several others where approached to work, directly and indirectly, for Susanne Knoll and sometimes Deborah Snyder.

    It was here that I became a part of a particular strategy that Warner Bros has been using to great effect.

    Early this year a Screenplay for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice which was commissioned by Warner Bros was leaked to several gossip sites. It was a scanned PDF of the entire screenplay baring a official Warner Bros watermark.

    This script has been the source of almost every leaked detail about the movie for the last six months. It has been posted on sites then quickly removed due to cease and desist letters from Warner Bros.

    While the screenplay is legit and the watermark is legit and it is was commissioned by Charles Roven himself...

    But it is written by neither David S. Goyer or Chris Terrio.

    It was written by Kevin Smith.

    Late last year both Charles Roven and Zack Snyder approached Kevin Smith with a early treatment for the film and It was Kevin Smith who came up with the idea to write an entire screenplay based on it but with several huge red herrings and changes which do not appear in the final film. These include plot points and characters etc etc. and 'leak' it online.

    This script was distributed by myself and others to gossip sites and movie sites like aintitcool, latino review, movie pilot, etc etc

    My job was to pose as a worker at Warner Bros who was leaking the screenplay.

    There were several others involved who posed as recently fired members of the production, interns and special effects artists and we all spread the misleading info around the web.

    None of this was done maliciously and was a strategy to misdirect much of sites that intended to spoil the film.

So, this calls into question all those rumors about secondary villains, the plot details about Lex Luthor's motivations, and really anything else you think you might know about the story of this film. If this story about a fake script is indeed true, then well played Warner Bros., I'd prefer to be kept in the dark until I'm sitting in the dark of the movie theatre.

Source: MovieWeb.com


July 4, 2014: Top Ten Super Superman MomentsPrint

Superman We tweeted this to our 15,000 strong following on Twitter last week, but it was indicated to me that it might be a good idea to post this here on the website too... It's the DC All Access video showcasing thier Top Ten Super Superman Moments from the comic books.

Agree? Disagree? What moment from the Superman comic books would you have included in this Top 10 list?


July 4, 2014: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the week June 27 - July 3, 2014.

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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July 4, 2014: Superman Costume Tweaks - "Man of Steel" to "Batman v Superman" ComparisonPrint

Henry as Superman With the release of the first photo of Henry Cavill as Superman for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", eagle-eyed fans have been spotting the differences between this new costume and the one seen in "Man of Steel".

It's interesting to note from the start that the changes are subtle. I don't know if the average movie-goer would actually realize that there have been changes to the Superman costume from one movie to the next. But hardcore fans go over these images with a fine-tooth comb, and analyze the differences in detail... and that's just what we'll do.

The cover photo for the March 2013 edition of "Empire" magazine featured Henry Cavill in the Superman costume for "Man of Steel" standing in a very similar pose from a very similar angle, making it idea for a side-by-side comparison with this new image.

This new photo (taken by Clay Enos by the way), appears to show Superman on a rooftop somewhere in Gotham city on a rainy night (is there any other kind in Gotham?).

Going from head to toe... The most obvious difference is the hair. Admittedly, with the rain falling, the slicked-back hairstyle could be due to the rain. However, it does appear Henry's hair has been cut shorter for this movie, which is a good thing in my opinion. It makes him look more distinguished. Also, the slicked-back hairstyle worked for both George Reeves and Dean Cain.

Superman Costume Comparison

The cape seems to be the same. It sits on his shoulders and attaches to the costume in a very similar fashion to the previous film. It's hard to tell if the length is the same, but that's really neither here nor there. I know some fans would prefer that it didn't drag on the ground.

The "S" shield does seem to be softer and sit lower. Or the neckline could have been raised higher (will we still see Henry's chest hairs popping out over the top?). But there's definitely a larger gap between the "S" and the neckline, which looks better in the new costume. The yellow in the "S" does appear to be brighter, which was my main gripe with the "Man of Steel" costume personally. Additionally, there does seem to be some fine line-work within the red of the "S", replicating what was in both the movie logo on the posters, and in Jor-El's own costume.

Superman Costume Comparison

It's hard to tell with the difference in lighting, but the blue seems a little brighter as well. This is a night shot, and the blue seems to stand out more than it does in the Empire magazine photo. But I think we'll have to wait for more photos and actual footage to be able to properly assess the colors in the costume over all.

The wrist gauntlets have changed considerably... although I think for the better. While the design goes further up the forearm, the rigidity of their design is softened by the gaps between the ridges.

Similarly, the designs on the torso, around the ribs and waist appear to also have crept higher up, but again with more gap between each ridge, making it somehow more streamlined.

Superman Costume Comparison

The "belt" design has also gone through quite a noticeable change, with the color seeming more gold and metallic. It also appears to have some kind of intricate design imprinted on it, which may be Kryptonian writing. I say this because the "buckle", which has changed from an oval to a rectangle, appears to have a Kryptonian glyph "S" on it.

It's hard to tell in this photo how much change (if any) has taken place with the designs on the thighs seen in the "Man of Steel" costume.

As for the boots, the Empire magazine cover photo didn't extend down that far, but using a photo of the costume from elsewhere, there does appear to be a doubling of the ridge line at the top of the boot, with the V below the knee looking maybe a little more acute, but it's hard to tell and could just be the angle.

Superman Costume Comparison

As for Henry, he does look a little older (again, that could be the hair style) and he also appears to have put on more muscle this time around, especially in the chest.

There have been some complaints about him not smiling or the photo being dark and brooding... I don't imagine there'd be much to smile about when you're in Gotham on a miserable, rainy night.

All in all, I'm happy with the tweaks costume designer Michael Wilkinson has come up with for the Superman costume in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice". They're subtle improvements, which makes sense when considered within the context of the film. If they were too noticable or too different, people would wonder how Superman managed to change an alien costume that was given to him by Jor-El.

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July 4, 2014: No "Batman v Superman" Appearance for Stephen Amell's ArrowPrint

Arrow Fans wanting their favorite TV superheroes to make the leap to the big screen is nothing new. Stephen Amell, the star of the hit TV series "Arrow", has had to deal with numerous rumors trying to place his character of Green Arrow on the big screen alongside other DC Superheroes like Superman and Batman. But the actor today left no doubt that this would not be happening...

    "I appreciate all the support and enthusiasm, but not everything I post is a cryptic indicator that I'm going to be in Batman v Superman," Amell said today on his Facebook page. "I'm not going to be in Batman v Superman."

    "The next time that I either do a video or an interview with a journalist that I like, I'll be happy to explain why this is the case. Short form - it's not a barometer on ability or the quality of genre - TV v Film, no pun intended. Everything here boils down to logistics. In any event... thank you for how much support you've showed me. But keep in mind, playing Arrow on television isn't a consolation prize. We play the definitive versions of our characters in the DC Universe," he promised.

Source: GreenArrowTV.com


July 3, 2014: First Promo Image of Superman for "Batman v Superman"Print

Henry as Superman USA Today has published an interview with director Zack Snyder discussing the upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" movie, while also showing off the very first promotional image of Henry Cavill as Superman for the film.

    The director can't say exactly how the relationship between the two superheroes evolves, "but suffice it to say there is a 'v' in between their names" in the movie title, Snyder says. He explains that having the "v" instead of "vs." is a way "to keep it from being a straight 'versus' movie, even in the most subtle way."

    Snyder's only done a few scenes so far with Cavill and Affleck together, but the historical significance isn't lost on him, he says. "It's never really been done and it's kinda cool."

    Similarly, Snyder also knows that putting the iconic superheroine Wonder Woman on a movie screen is a big deal, too. He says he hasn't filmed any scenes with Gadot as the Amazonian princess yet, but "she's working out and getting buff and ripped."

    While Snyder is surprised in a way that fans are already so pumped for Dawn of Justice, he also understands the anticipation.

    "You can talk all you want about other superhero movies, but it's Batman and Superman, let's just be honest," Snyder says. "I don't know how you get bigger than that."

Read the entire article at the USA Today website.

UPDATE: A high resolution version of this image can be found here.


July 3, 2014: Three Secondary Villains Rumored for "Batman v Superman"Print

Dawn of Justice Latino-Review.com claim to have received word from an inside source who tells them that we'll see three secondary villains in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".

No, it won't be Metallo or the Joker... The three villains they name are: Morgan Edge, Victor Zsazs and David Cain.

    VICTOR ZSAZS: A serial killer Batman fights early on in Gotham City. He usually kills with just a knife and carves a tally mark somewhere on himself for every victim. A real nasty piece of work.

    MORGAN EDGE: If I was a betting man, I would put money on Scoot McNairy playing this guy. In the movie, Edge is a total slimeball and a public relations exec for Lexcorp. Basically, he's Lex Luthor's mouth piece. We meet Edge early on when he goes toe to toe with Lois Lane in a television talk show. In the movie's backstory, Edge and Luthor were members of the most notorious gangs ever to come out of Hob's Bay. This is the kind of role that is in McNary's wheelhouse. I just don't see McNairy playing Dick Grayson/Nightwing because Grayson is in his mid 20s in the movie and McNairy is 36.

    DAVID CAIN: One of the world's deadliest assassins, 50s, who meets with Luthor's bodyguard Mercy Graves to set up an assassination.

Additionally, they claim that Amanda Waller will also be in the movie as a "very stern and focused senator with an intimidating presence" who "doesn't trust Superman".

Source: Latino Review.


July 3, 2014: Superman Unchained 2015 Wall CalendarPrint

Superman Unchained Calendar We've been counting the days, weeks and months between issues of "Superman Unchained", so it's only fitting that DC Comics has released a "Superman Unchained" Wall Calendar for 2015, which includes planning grids for the remainder of 2014.

This calendar features the greatest moments from the "Superman Unchained" comic book series. Calendar features a full-sized planning grid and is printed on a glossy paper stock suitable for pen and pencil note taking. 12" wide x 11" tall when closed and 12" wide x 22" tall when open.

12 full-color images. Includes 4 extra planning grids for September through December of 2014, plus full pages for January through December of 2015.

Grab your Superman Unchained 2015 Wall Calendar from the Superman Homepage Online Store today.



Mild Mannered Reviews - Justice League Beyond 2.0 - Chapter #23Print

Justice League Beyond 2.0 - Chapter #23

Mild Mannered Reviews - Justice League Beyond 2.0 - Chapter #23

Released Digitally: June 28, 2014

"Justice Lords Beyond" (The Return of Wonder Woman): "Homecomings"

Writer: Christos Gage
Penciller: Dexter Soy
Inker: Dexter Soy
Cover: Khary Randolph & Emilio Lopez

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

    There's very little that goes wrong in terms of story here. Actually, story-wise, it's an excellent penultimate issue. What problems do arise stem from a question that has been asked and is still yet to be answered as of this writing: should Superman kill? Justice League Beyond 2.0 is, for the most part, an old-school and traditional written comic. The good guys are good, the bad guys are bad, and there's little, if any, grey areas. Superman could have just defeated Lord Superman, as we expect him too, and incarcerate him appropriately, as we expect him too. However, the lines he speaks before submitting to his core invite discussion and debate, and are the primary reason for the less than perfect review score. Such a question isn't one to make light of, and on the Justice League animated series, Superman faced a proxy of Lord Superman, and answered this question most definitively. Christos raises the question once more, whether purposefully or not, and it requires more than words and walking away; it requires actions that give proof to Superman's convictions and integrity, and not a sequence where his morality makes him seem naive, or borderline moronic. Still, the aforementioned said, this installment was quite a rewarding read and questions posed aside, a very entertaining one.

Click here to read the complete review of Justice League Beyond 2.0 - Chapter #23.


July 2, 2014: Video of Set Construction for "Batman v Superman"Print

Set Construction As we reported a few days ago, sets are being constructed on the outskirts of Corktown in Detroit, Michigan for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", although local news reporters were told the sets were for a "soap commercial". A local taxi driver knew better...

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Source: ClickOnDetroit.com


July 2, 2014: Dragon Models Announces "Man of Steel" Action Hero Vignette FigurePrint

Superman AHV Figure Dragon Models has announced the imminent release of their 1/9 scale Superman "Man of Steel" Action Hero Vignette Figure.

Superman soars into action with this dynamic new 1/9-scale vinyl figure. Featuring an accurate likeness of actor Henry Cavill, Superman strikes a dramatic pose on his diorama base. Fully colored and textured to a movie likeness, Superman requires minimal assembly for display.

Action Hero Vignette Special Features:

  • From Dragon Models
  • Based on the 2013 hit Man of Steel
  • Features an accurate likeness of actor Henry Cavill in a dramatic pose
  • Diorama base
  • Fully colored and textured

Order yours today from the Superman Homepage Online Store.