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Mild Mannered Reviews - Adventures of Superman #619Scheduled to arrive in stores: August 6, 2003
Cover date: October 2003
Writer: Joe Casey
Reviewed by: Nick Newman (NNewman8283@yahoo.com)
August 20, 2003: Kristin Kreuk in The MagazineThe Magazine Not for adults (a monthly Canadian publication) has an exclusive interview with Kristin Kreuk in their SEPTEMBER 2003 issue. It also features a whole load of Smallville features including a Season 2 overview and a special spotlight on "Buffy vs. Smallville" in the Combat Corner.
For further details on what's inside the issue and a hi-res image of the cover, check out The Magazine website.
August 19, 2003: DC Comics November 2003 SolicitationsCheck out the DC Comics November 2003 solicitations for all the Superman-related comics and products soon to be released.
August 19, 2003: Variant Edition of Superman/Batman #1DC TO GIVE AWAY VARIANT EDITION OF SUPERMAN/BATMAN #1 AT FORT WAYNE AND LAS VEGAS RETAILER SUMMITS!
Retailers attending the Diamond Comic Distributors Retailer Summits in Fort Wayne and Las Vegas will receive a special variant edition of SUPERMAN/BATMAN #1 in their registration packets. This variant edition features a never-before-published cover by Ed McGuinness and will be available on a one-copy per store basis.
"This new series couldn't be hotter, and we're very pleased to offer retailers this special version of the first issue," says Bob Wayne, DC's VP Sales & Marketing.
Along with DC's Manager Events & Retailer Services Fletcher Chu-Fong and Manager Marketing Communications Adam Philips, Wayne will be at the Fort Wayne summit to discuss industry issues with retailers. On Saturday evening, Wayne will present a slide show covering upcoming DC projects and storylines, followed by a question and answer session.
Retailers visiting the DC Comics booth also will receive various promotional items. DC will have black and white advance copies at the booth as well, including projects from the DC Universe, WildStorm and VERTIGO.
Details on DC's presence at the Las Vegas summit will be announced in the near future.
August 19, 2003: No Superheroes in MelbourneReuters published the following article of a story coming out of Melbourne Australia...
Superman, Batman, Spiderman and the Hulk might be able to save the world but they can't get through the doors of an increasing number of childcare centres in one Australian city.
Declaring themselves "superhero-free zones", at least 12 day centres for pre-school age children in Melbourne are banning crime-fighting superhero costumes because they say the unwelcome alter-egos encourage children to be aggressive.
Mayor Bill Baarini from Hobsons Bay Council, which runs the superhero-free Altona Meadows Child Care Centre, said it was often the less assertive child with lower self-esteem who ended up the victim of playground superheroes.
"While the policy hasn't eliminated rough play altogether, it had certainly made a significant difference in reducing injuries and bullying at the centre," he said in a statement.
But Vickii Jenvey, a Monash University expert on children's play, said the rough and tumble play the childcare centres were trying to stamp out was different from aggressive behaviour.
"Cloaks and masks don't cause aggression," Jenvey told Reuters. "Children can get aggressive with a piece of stick. Superheroes are actually archetypal characters, good fighting evil, and can be quite moral."
August 18, 2003: "Ask Eddie" Fan ForumThe Superman Homepage "Ask Eddie" Fan Forum has been updated!
Each and every month the Superman Homepage gives you the chance to ask Eddie Berganza your questions about the Superman comic books.
Read Eddie's answers to the latest batch of questions put to him by fellow Superman fans.
August 18, 2003: Chuck Austen Talks SupermanThe Pulse caught up with writer Chuck Austen to ask him about his up-coming run on "Action Comics". Quite an interesting read. Here's an excerpt from the interview...
Q: How do you regard the character? When you think or hear "Superman" what are the concepts and ideas that immediately come to mind?
A: Humor. Power. Love. Enjoyment for what you do. When I think of Superman, I often think of the old George Reeves TV series, because that was the way I learned about Superman. On afternoon TV. Reeves was funny and charming, and always had that "I love doing this" grin that made him look good in the suit, not dumb. When you're that cool, you can dress any way you want. It really went back to the original Siegel and Shuster days.
In my mind, Superman would have more in common with Cary Grant than with California governor Gray Davis. Superman should be as charming as Harrison Ford, or Hugh Grant, not a stiff like he's turned out to be. No one should ever call Superman a "Boy Scout". It's derogatory, and Superman should be the most respected, appreciated and admired hero in the DCU , even if he isn't the most powerful. People should want to be around him. People should want to be him, not make fun of him because he's squeaky clean and dull.
He's the best, better than all the rest, and not just because he's strong and has eyebeams.
August 18, 2003: Justice League Episodes in OctoberThe Cartoon Network has released descriptions for new episodes of the "Justice League" animated series scheduled to air in October. All the episodes will run complete in a one-hour format on Saturdays at 10pm (ET).
Saturday, October 4: "Tabula Rasa" - J'onn J'onzz has a crisis of conscience while Lex Luthor gains control of Amazo, a powerful android who can copy the powers of the entire Justice League.
Saturday, October 11: "Only A Dream" - When members of the Justice League are trapped in a nightmarish dream world controlled by the evil Dr. Destiny, they are forced to confront their own darkest fears.
Saturday, October 18: "Maid of Honor" - After Wonder Woman befriends a jet-setting Kasnian princess, she finds herself enmeshed in a complex plot of intrigue and betrayal masterminded by the Justice League's old enemy, Vandal Savage.
Saturday, October 25: "Hearts and Minds" - When John Stewart learns that Katma Tui, his old girlfriend from the Green Lantern Corps, is missing in action, he leaves Earth to try to rescue her from the clutches of the mad prophet known as Despero.
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