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Cover date: December 2014
Writer: Charles Soule
Penciller: Jack Herbert, Walden Wong and Cliff Richards
Inker: Jack Herbert, Walden Wong and Cliff Richards
Reviewed by: Michael Bailey
If I wasn't totally sold on the Superman/Wonder Woman relationship before I am now.
I almost can't put into words how much I enjoyed this issue. From the opening pages where Superman and Wonder Woman are reunited and are just so happy to see each other to the spat they have in the middle of the issue to that ending where they felt like a real couple. I really don't have anything bad to say about this comic. It's odd. Usually I can find something that bugs me but the one thing that I had a problem with (Superman and Wonder Woman arguing in the middle of the book) turned out to be a plot point.
Seriously. This was awesome.
What was your first introduction to Superman?
Most of you were introduced to Superman through the movies, with the cartoons slightly edging out comic books.
Here's the complete breakdown:
21% [23 Votes]
23% [26 Votes]
34% [38 Votes]
Live-Action TV Show
19% [21 Votes]
1% [1 Vote]
3% [3 Votes]
0% [0 Votes]
0% [0 Votes]
0% [0 Votes]
Here's what took place in tonight's show:
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Roven added that Affleck's height was also a factor.
"We also wanted a guy with big stature. Ben is 6' 4". Henry [Cavill] is 6'1". We wanted Batman to tower over Superman. Not hugely, not like a basketball player. Superman needed to 'look up' to Batman. We wanted that dynamic, and Ben could do that, easily," he said.
From the top down, everyone on this side of the screen worked endlessly to create a continuous Smallville experience from the television screen to the computer/tablet/phone display, to the printed page. As Clark's world grew and expanded into "Superman's", so did the kind of stories we were able to tell - ones of scale and scope that never would have been possible to realize or conceive on a television show's budget. For viewers who came to the platform (and comics!) from the show, thank you for trusting us with your characters, your world, your ships and your stories.
"Smallville: Season 11", which enjoyed a run of 14 stories, equalling 125 digital issues or 40 print issues, will end its run with the conclusion of the current "Continuity" story.
J. Michael Straczynski: Volume Three is written in such a way that it can be read mostly independent from the first two books in that you don't need to have read them to follow this story, though it adds a lot of dimension and background if you have read them. Certainly that would be ideal. But you can't always count on or assume that level of familiarity. So yeah, you can absolutely follow the story of volume 3 if you haven't read 1 and 2. It would just be wonderfully spiffy if you have.
Q: Without giving away too much, what scene(s) would you most likely want to blog about as being representative of the tone or fun factor for Superman: Earth One Volume 3?
J. Michael Straczynski: There's a scene in which Superman has been momentarily de-powered, cannot possibly survive the next blow, the death-blow...when the least likely person in the world who could save him, does so, at terrible personal cost. I think it's going to be the scene most people are talking about after the book comes out. It turns the Superman mythos upside-down but in a way that is totally consistent with what we've set up so far.
"Superman: Earth One - Volume Three" will be released on February 4, 2015. You can pre-order your copy from our Online Store now.
New screenshots were also released, showing off newly announced characters including Arrow, Conan, Condiment King, Deathstroke, Music Meister, Polka Dot Man, Green Loontern, Man Bat, Deadshot, and many more... including Jim Lee himself. Here are some of the Superman related images released.
"Continuity" - Part 7
Writer: Bryan Q. Miller
Penciller: Marcelo Di Chiara
Inker: Marcelo Di Chiara
Colorist: Cat Staggs
Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel
United States of America
Episodes of "Smallville" air on TNT in the U.S. on some weekday mornings. This week's episodes are: Monday - 5.00am "Eternal", 6.00am "Stiletto"; Tuesday - 5.00am "Beast", 6.00am "Injustice"; Wednesday - 5.00am "Doomsday", 6.00am "Savior"; Thursday - 5.00am "Metallo", 6.00am "Rabid"; Friday - 5.00am "Echo", 6.00am "Roulette".
"Robot Chicken's DC Christmas Special" compares the speed of Santa Claus and Superman, which will air on Cartoon Network on Tuesday, October 14 at 12.00am.
The animated movie "All-Star Superman" will air in the U.S. on HBO Family on Tuesday, October 14 at 8.30pm.
The movie "Man of Steel" will air on HBO in the U.S. on Monday, October 13 at 7.00pm; then on Tuesday, October 14 at 3.05am; and then on Sunday, October 19 at 10.45pm.
Episodes of the 1950s "Adventures of Superman" TV series air on MeTV in the U.S. on Saturdays. This week's episodes are: "The Stolen Costume" at 6.00pm and "Mystery in Wax" at 6.30pm.
NetFlix.com also has a number of Superman and Justice League TV shows and movies available to watch online.
In Australia, the movie "Man of Steel" airs on Friday, October 17 at 8.30pm on Foxtel's Premiere Movie Channel, and then on Saturday, October 18 at 12.00pm.
If there's anything I've missed please don't hesitate to let me know.
I'll do a proper Tumblr post about it when I get home, but yes, #SmallvilleS11- and the series- will be concluding with Continuity— Bryan Q. Miller (@bryanQmiller) October 12, 2014
We will bring you Bryan's Tumblr post when he publishes it later today.
Here are some of the highlights relevant to Superman titles...
In Action Comics #35, due Oct. 22, will start a new story from Pak and Kuder called "Horrorville." "Creepy things are afoot in Smallville, and it might be something that might be even hard for Superman to fight," Pak said. "It will hit him at many angles in true horror fashion."
"There's something going on with the people of Smallville themselves," Pak said. Pak added that Lana Lang and Steel will remain in the book, and there will be some romantic beats between the two of them.
Pak then commented on the new beard he's given Superman since his "Doomed" arc. "Time for more beards in comics!" Cunningham said.
In the current story of Batman/Superman, Pak said that thanks to Satanus and Kaiyo, Superman and Batman are stripped of their memories, and they are starting from scratch. Superman discovers he has powers, Batman discovers he has a secret identity, but without their memories, they react very differently. Batman revels in his riches and gadgets, while Superman is conned by Catwoman to do her bidding.
"Lois Lane plays a big role in this - she teams up with Bruce Wayne. And sparks may fly!" Pak said.
For Worlds' Finest, we will see the secret history of Earth-2. Levitz said that in the first issue of Earth-2, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are all killed - so the latest issue goes back in time, all the way back to the destruction of Krypton.
"LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered" is scheduled to air on Cartoon Network on Monday, October 27 at 6:00pm (ET/PT), and is written by Jim Krieg and produced by Brandon Vietti.