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"LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham" is the next instalment to the blockbuster LEGO "Batman: The Videogame" and "LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes" videogames.

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"LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham" is the next instalment to the blockbuster LEGO "Batman: The Videogame" and "LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes" videogames.

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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 6: Man of Steel screening at dusk takes place at Forest Park, City of Noblesville Parks in Indiana.
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 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 20-21: Brandon Routh is a special guest at the Saskatoon Comic & Entertainment Expo.
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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September 2, 2014: Superman Belt Buckle Giveaway Winner!Print

Belt Buckles Thanks to TVStoreOnline.com, the Superman Homepage was pleased to be able to give away 2 Superman Belt Buckles - The Superman Classic Logo Belt Buckle and the Superman "Man of Steel" Logo Belt Buckle.

The contest ran from August 26, 2014 to Monday, September 1, 2014. The winner of this great prize is:

Mark A. Bracnaro

Congratulations Mark! Your Superman belt buckles are on their way to you now.


September 1, 2014: Your Live Superman Radio Show - 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.

Here's what took place on tonight's show:

Listen To Hobbies Internet Radio Stations with SupermanHomepage on BlogTalkRadio

Our next show will be broadcast on Monday, September 8 at 7.30pm PDT in the U.S. (click here to check what time this is at your location).

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.


September 1, 2014: DC Supervillains - Justice League: Masterminds of Crime DVDPrint

Warner Home Video has announced the upcoming DVD release of "DC Supervillains - Justice League: Masterminds of Crime", which will collect many of the best episodes from the "Justice League" animated series that focus on the bad guys of the series.

    A collection of bad guys who are powerful and audacious enough to challenge the Justice League. These villains are not just threats to one super team, but the entire DC Universe! Featuring super villains from Lex Luthor, Sinestro to Darkseid.

DVD Back DVD Front The episodes featured on this 2 disc collection include:

Disc 1:
1 Tabula Rasa Part 1
2 Tabula Rasa Part 2
3 Hearts and Minds Part 1
4 Hearts and Minds Part 2
5 Secret Society Part 1
6 Secret Society Part 2
7 The Return

Disc 2:
8 Divided We Fall
9 I am Legion
10 Dead Reckoning
11 The Great Brain Robbery
12 The Call Part 1
13 The Call Part 2

"DC Supervillains - Justice League: Masterminds of Crime" will be released on October 7. Pre-order yours now from our Online Store.


September 1, 2014: Superman Musical Comes to Sydney, AustraliaPrint

Neglected Musicals in association with Hayes Theatre Co. will present their stage production of the 1966 Broadway musical "It's a bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman!" in Sydney, Australia on October 6.

Superman Musical

    Starring Leigh Archer, Tim Dal Cortivo, Rebecca Matheson, Lucy Maunder, Elise McCann, Matt McFarlan and Kurt Phelan.

    Directed by Stuart Maunder this 1966 Broadway Musical is the classic battle between good and evil by one of the comic world's most renowned superhero's, Superman.

    Neglected Musicals presents musical theatre that has never, or rarely been seen in Australia. Neglected Musicals presents a reading of a chosen show with scripts in hand, with the musical numbers sung through, after only one days rehearsal.

    "As a young director I idolized Hal Prince, as an old director I still do," said Stuart Maunder. "When I read that as a young stage manager/producer, Prince had decided to cut his directing chops on It's a Bird, it's a Plane, it's Superman, this young stage manager/producer/director knew he to find out more about the show that started a directorial career that includes Cabaret, Evita, Phantom of the Opera, and Sondheim musicals from Company to Merrily We Roll Along. And what did I find: a camp, silly, glorious little musical with enough heart to blow up Krypton. With its quirky score by the creators of Bye Bye Birdie and ridiculous 'Pop Art' book it's ripe for the Neglected Musicals treatment. Who doesn't want to leap buildings at a single bound? And surely any show with a song titled 'Pow! Bang! Zonk!' has to be a winner. And with this glorious cast.... I can't wait."

    The original production of It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman was directed by Harold Prince and played at The Alvin Theatre on Broadway from March 29 1966 – July 17 1966. It starred Bob Holiday as Clark Kent, Patricia Marand, Jack Cassidy and Linda Lavin. The musical received three Tony nominations for Best Actor in a Musical, Best Featured Actor in a Musical and Best Featured Actress in a Musical. With songs including We Need Him, You've Got Possibilities and It's Superman.

    Dr. Abner Sedgewick, an esteemed physician at the Metropolis Institute of Technology, is also a ten-time Nobel Prize loser. Bitter and twisted by his failure, Dr Sedgewick wants to take revenge on the world, by destroying Superman and all the good he represents. Superman must defeat Sedgewick and foil his villainous plans in order to save Metropolis and the world. But this quest is no ordinary task for Superman. This time he not only must save the world, but confront envious co-workers and frustrated love interests, all whilst maintaining his secret identity as Clark Kent. After being pushed to his furthest limits and even questioning his self-purpose, will Superman be able to turn himself around in order to triumph?

"It's a bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman!" will be performed at the Hayes Theatre Co. located at 19 Greenknowe Ave in Potts Point on Monday 6 October at 2pm & 8pm. Tickets cost $38 (plus booking fees). Purchase your tickets at www.hayestheatre.com.au or phone (02) 8065 7337.


September 1, 2014: SuperTrivia QuizPrint

SuperTrivia Quiz Welcome to the Superman Homepage SuperTrivia Quiz! This is a monthly competition, updated at the beginning of every month.

There are three trivia questions. They're based on anything Superman-related, whether it be in the Comics, TV shows, Cartoons, Movies, etc...

Can you answer all three questions correctly? Click here to find out!


September 1, 2014: Superman on TV - September 1-7Print

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

Episodes of "Smallville" air on TNT in the U.S. on some weekday mornings. This week's episodes are: Monday - 5.00am "Wither", 6.00am "Arrow"; Tuesday - 5.00am "Reunion", 6.00am "Fallout"; Wednesday - 5.00am "Rage", 6.00am "Static"; Thursday - 5.00am "Subterranean", 6.00am "Hydro"; Friday - 5.00am "Justice", 6.00am "Labyrinth".

"Smallville" creators Al Gough and Miles Millar talk about the series on "The Writer's Room" episode scheduled to air in the U.S. on SUNDANCE on Monday, September 1 at 5.30am; and again on Friday, September 5 at 7.00am.

The animated movie "All-Star Superman" will air in the U.S. on HBO Family on Monday, September 1 at 4.10pm; and then on Friday, September 5 at 4.25pm.

The movie "Hollywoodland", about the life and death of George Reeves, will air on SUNDANCE on Tuesday, September 2 at 4.30pm.

The movie "Man of Steel" will air on HBO in the U.S. on Wednesday, September 3 at 12.30pm.

George Reeves guest stars in the "I Love Lucy" episode titled "Lucy Meets Superman", which will air in the U.S. on Friday, September 5 at 7.00am on the Hallmark channel.

Episodes of the 1950s "Adventures of Superman" TV series air on MeTV in the U.S. on Saturdays. This week's episodes are: "Superman on Earth" at 6.00pm and "The Haunted Lighthouse" at 6.30pm.

NetFlix.com also has a number of Superman and Justice League TV shows and movies available to watch online.

Australia

In Australia, the animated movie "LEGO Batman: The Movie" will air on Cartoon Network on Saturday, September 6 at 5.00pm; and Sunday, September 7 at 10.30am.

In Australia, the animated movie "Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox" will air on Foxtel's Family movie channel on Saturday, September 6 at 10.40pm; and Sunday, September 7 at 6.40am.

In Australia, the movie "Man of Steel" will air on Foxtel's Premiere movie channel on Sunday, September 7 at 6.05pm.

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


September 1, 2014: Superhero Art Auction Raises Money for ScholarshipPrint

Art Auction The Jules Jammal Superhero Art Auction is a superhero-themed art auction currently taking place, with all the proceeds going towards illustration scholarships.

    This auction benefits a scholarship in the memory of Jules Jammal; a former student, club president, faculty member, and beloved friend of the San Jose State University Animation/Illustration program.

    100% of the proceeds for the "Jules Jammal Scholarship" will go towards funding annual scholarships for future SJSU Animation/ Illustration students who embody the work ethic and character that Jules demonstrated within the program. Your contribution will help other students pursue their dreams as Jules did, and in so doing, perpetuate the spirit that made Jules such a special person in all of our lives.

    The auction features a wide range of superheroes ranging from classic favorites such as Batman, Spider-man, and Wonder Woman; extending to more obscure selections including the Tick, Powerpuff Girls, and Super Grover. There's a hero for every taste.

There are three Superman pieces available in the Jules Jammal Superhero Art Auction.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman #34Print

Superman #34

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman #34

Scheduled to arrive in stores: August 27, 2014

Cover date: October 2014

"The Men of Tomorrow" - Chapter Three: "Ulysses"

Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: John Romita Jr.
Inker: Klaus Janson
Covers: John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson & Laura Martin

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

    What's being delivered by Geoff Johns, John Romita Jr., and Klaus Janson is fast becoming predictable. That doesn't mean it isn't fun, or well written, just that it doesn't offer anything unexpected or thrilling. The parallels between Superman and Ulysses are thick and layered but at the same time we are now starting to see how different they are. I'm not sure they will stay friends much longer to be honest. Their meeting with the Machinist is a dull one and I'm kind of disappointed that we are just offered a variation on The Tinkerer as 'the big bad' in this chapter and the end to their fight is very predictable but also the clearest sign of how different they are.

Click here to read the complete review of Superman #34.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #1Print

Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #1

Mild Mannered Reviews - Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #1

Released Digitally: August 29, 2014

"Continuity" - Part 1

Writer: Bryan Q. Miller
Penciller: Ig Guara
Inker: JP Mayer
Colorist: Cat Staggs

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

    "Chaos" as a story was in name and execution exactly that. It started off strong, however as the story progressed it began to feel like more of a lengthy prologue rather than a story in itself. Then we have chapter one of "Continuity" and it all makes sense! Would this chapter have the same impact without "Chaos"?

    "Chaos" left dozens of question and I'll be honest, I was expecting a little recap and a whole lot of explanation. Did we get that? No, not even editorial boxes to tell you what happened. This is very unfortunate as this story is clearly a part of the "Chaos" storyline and as a jumping on point it doesn't deliver because nothing makes sense unless you read the previous story.

Click here to read the complete review of Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #1.


August 29, 2014: Henry Cavill as Clark Kent on Set in MichiganPrint

Henry Cavill was photographed on set today in Michigan, dressed as Clark Kent for the upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" movie.

A few photos of a stand-in for Henry were posted on Twitter yesterday, but today we have the real deal.

Henry Cavill as Clark Kent
Clark Kent Double
Ralli's Diner

Photos Courtesy of AlasdairBoswell and Bananadoc

Additionally, a scene was filmed inside Hygrade Deli on Michigan Avenue on Thursday evening, with the Deli's name changed to Ralli's Diner.

    The Hygrade is an unpretentious restaurant known for its sandwiches, particularly its reuben. For the movie, it was transformed into an eatery called Ralli's Diner.

    Yes, Ralli's is the name of a diner that appears in 1987's "Superman" Vol. 2, #9, in the story "Metropolis 900 Mi," according to the DC Comics database hosted by Wikia.

    In the story, Lex Luthor meets a waitress named Jenny Hubbard at the faraway eatery and offers her $1 million if she’ll stay with him for one month. Think of it as "Indecent Proposal," Superman villain-style.

Source: Detroit Free Press


August 29, 2014: New Superman Coins from Royal Canadian Mint UnveiledPrint

Royal Canadian Mint unveils new Blockbuster Superman coin collection inspired by DC Comics' comic book covers

Following last year's sold-out SupermanTM seven coin series, the Royal Canadian Mint has introduced four new collector coins featuring DC Comics' iconic Superman comic book covers. The coins were unveiled today at FAN EXPO CanadaTM by the Honourable Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, and Mr. Patrick Hadsipantelis, Vice-President of Marketing and Communications at the Royal Canadian Mint.

"Canadians from coast to coast to coast recall Superman's adventures in the comic books of their youth and still follow his adventures today," said Minister Van Loan. "Our Government is proud that the Royal Canadian Mint has created this coin series to preserve his legacy and to promote the values that the Man of Steel embodies."

"Superman's legend continues with these expertly crafted coins produced in stunning colour by Mint employees," said Mr. Hadsipantelis. "The use of different finishes and engraving techniques bring the world's most famous Super Hero to life and exemplify the Mint's internationally renowned craftsmanship."

"We're thrilled to partner with DC Entertainment to once again offer the Royal Canadian Mint another side of the Superman coin with this new collection inspired by fan-favorite DC Comics' comic book covers from the rich world of the Superman mythos," said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President, Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

These exciting new Superman coins can be ordered directly from the Mint at 1-800-267-1871 in Canada, 1-800-268-6468 in the US, or on the Internet at www.mint.ca/superman. The coins will also be available as of September 2, 2014, at the Royal Canadian Mint's boutiques in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver, as well as through the Mint's global network of dealers and distributors, including participating Canada Post outlets.

These new collector coins produced in gold and silver by the Royal Canadian Mint are a celebration of the iconic art that has graced the covers of DC Comics' Superman comic books throughout all eras of Superman's history.

Royal Canadian Mint Superman Coins (Series 2)
Royal Canadian Mint Superman Coins (Series 2)
Royal Canadian Mint Superman Coins (Series 2)
Royal Canadian Mint Superman Coins (Series 2)
Royal Canadian Mint Superman Coins (Series 2)
Royal Canadian Mint Superman Coins (Series 2)
Royal Canadian Mint Superman Coins (Series 2)
Royal Canadian Mint Superman Coins (Series 2)
Royal Canadian Mint Superman Coins (Series 2)

Click "Read More" below to learn more about each of these coins.


August 29, 2014: DC Nation Animated Short - "Tales of Metropolis" - Jimmy OlsenPrint

Tales of Metropolis DC Entertainment has posted another full episode from the DC Nation "Tales of Metropolis" animated shorts on their YouTube channel. This one involving Jimmy Olsen.

All 3 episodes of "Tales of Metropolis" are now available online.


August 29, 2014: Jesse Eisenberg Talks About LexPrint

Dawn of Justice Jesse Eisenberg spoke with Total Film about his upcoming role in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" as Lex Luthor. Though he mentions he's never read comics or even seen a comic book film, he does praise Terrio's script and call Luthor "complicated."

    "There are some indications of how the character should behave based on the script, and then as actor makes it his or her own," he says. "I got to know one of the writers really well, Chris Terrio, and we were able to discuss things at length and figure out who this person is to create a real psychology behind what is, perhaps, in a comic book, a less than totally modern psychology. I can only say I've been asked to play an interesting role: a complicated, challenging person."

For the full story, check out issue #224 of Total Film magazine, which is available now!