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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
March 31: In 1959, Action #252 introduces us to Superman's cousin, Supergirl.
March 31: Marc McClure, Jimmy Olsen in the Christopher Reeve Superman movies, born in San Mateo, California in 1957.
April 1: Annette O'Toole, Lana Lang in Superman III and Martha Kent in Smallville, born in Houston, TX in 1954.
April 1: Sam Huntington, Jimmy Olsen in Superman Returns, born in Peterborough, New Hampshire in 1982.
April 1: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Mr. Mxyzptlk, the Imp from the 5th dimension.
April 2: Christopher Meloni, Colonel Nathan Hardy in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Washington, District of Columbia in 1961.
April 3: Marlon Brando, Jor-El in Superman: The Movie, born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1924.
April 7: Russell Crowe, Jor-El in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1964.
April 8: Jack O'Halloran, Non in Superman: The Movie and Superman II, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1943.
April 8: John Schneider, Jonathan Kent in Smallville, born in Mount Kisco, NY in 1960.
April 14: John Shea, Lex Luthor in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman TV series, born in 1949.
April 14: Mark Pillow, Nuclear Man in Superman IV, born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England in 1959.
April 16: Joan Alexander, best known as Lois Lane from the 1940s Superman Radio Series, born in Louise Abras in St. Paul, Minneapolis in 1915.
April 18: DC Comics Super Hero World Record Event
April 18: Action Comics #1, Superman's debut comic book, was released on this day in 1938 (although some argue it was actually May 3).
April 22: Cassidy Freeman, Tess Mercer in the Smallville TV series, born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1982.
April 23: Kal Penn, Stanford in Superman Returns, born in Montclair, New Jersey in 1977.
April 24: Stacy Haiduk, Lana Lang in the Superboy TV series, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1968.
April 26: Tom Welling, Clark Kent in Smallville, born in New York, NY in 1977.
April 29: Sam Jones III, Pete Ross in Smallville, born in Boston, MA in 1983.
April 29: Lane Smith, Perry White in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman TV series, born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1936.

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WELCOME TO THE SUPERMAN HOMEPAGEPrint

Dedicated to Andrew J Gould - the original keeper of the Superman Homepage!


Welcome! This website is devoted to DC Comics’ Superman, the first and best comic book superhero, who was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. This website is dedicated to giving you information on Superman in all forms of media.

If this is your first visit to this website, then we invite you to take our Guided Tour. If you just want a quick explanation of what’s available within each section visit the Information Page. Otherwise just dive right in and jump to the various sections of the Superman Homepage by clicking on the navigational links on the left hand side of the screen or those in the "Timeline" menu at the top of the screen.




LATEST HEADLINES!

Below are the very latest events surrounding the Man of Steel! Check the "What’s New" page for a complete list of other recent items.

April 1, 2015: CBS Rejects Supergirl TV PilotPrint

Supergirl After a tumultuous production filled with script issues and in-fighting amongst cast members, CBS has decided to cancel the "Supergirl" TV series. The series will not be joining CBS's new shows this fall.

It seems that a trio of costumes and some last-minute shooting and script adjustments weren't enough to save the hopeful super-heroine series. Fan reaction to leaked production photos and the first reveal of Supergirl's costume only served to fuel the fire.

CBS shelved the series today, shutting down the Warner Bros. TV-produced project. Sources inside the network claim that executives weren't impressed with the initial episode and decided against a series based on negative fan reaction on the internet over the last few weeks.

Executive Producer Greg Berlanti said, "It all depends on the script. We were very careful with Arrow and The Flash. These are iconic characters, but it just wasn't working out with Supergirl. You only get one shot before you get bit."

Read what actress Melissa Benoist had to say about the cancellation of Supergirl.


April 1, 2015: Lois and Jimmy Romantically Involved Post-ConvergencePrint

Jimmy and Lois Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen, two of the most iconic characters of the comic book world, are about to become the new DC Comics power couple.

The romance follows DC Comics' "soft reboot" of almost its entire comics range after the 2-month "Convergence" event in April and May.

Writer Gene Luen Yang said that a significant event was set to send the two Daily Planet staff members into each other's arms in the new comic "Superman #42", out on July 22.

DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio told Entertainment Weekly that the new relationship would not be a "one-issue stunt", rather that "this is the new status quo".

DC believes the linkup makes sense, because both characters "work closely together", but both - as well as being really, really, really ridiculously good-looking - never usually mix business with pleasure. "Something happens to change all that".

Read the complete article at the EW website.


April 1, 2015: Strange Spacecraft Crashes in Kansas FieldPrint

Rocketship Late last night a bright blue light startled residents of Scranton, a small town situated in Kansas, USA. Some people think that the light may be connected to the strange craft that farmers found early the next morning.

Eyewitnesses said they saw an object falling from the sky. Soon after they heard a "huge piercing sound," and a huge ball of flame came crashing down into the field of one of the local farmers.

What they found in the field looks straight out of a science-fiction movie. It appears to be a large metal ball covered by a layer of jagged material.

When the farmer and his wife approached the strange object they swore they heard sounds coming from within the object that sounded like "a cat or baby crying".

It wasn't long before government investigators recovered what they claim were "parts from a carrier rocket or a satellite" that "appeared to have fallen from the sky on Tuesday".

Watch video of the farmer's discovery to hear the noises they heard from within the object.


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March 31, 2015: First "Batman v Superman" Trailer Attached to "Mad Max: Fury Road"Print

Dawn of Justice Collider.com claim to have received word from inside sources at Warner Bros. that indicate that the first teaser trailer for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will be attached to "Mad Max: Fury Road".

    After speaking with a few sources, I'm happy to report the first Batman v Superman trailer is on the cusp of being released. I'm told it's absolutely attached to all copies of Mad Max: Fury Road, which is an obvious place for it to debut seeing as how Mad Max is WB's first big movie of the summer. What I've heard is that Warners isn't sure it wants to release the trailer while Avengers: Age of Ultron is destroying records and driving all social traffic during the end of April and early May. If they wait until the weekend Mad Max opens on May 15th, Avengers will have already been out for two weeks and they can take over the conversation at a time when everyone is ready to talk about Batman and Superman. The bottom line is: we will absolutely have seen the first Batman v Superman trailer by May 15th.

The latest trailer for "Mad Max: Fury Road" was released online today, creating a lot of good buzz for the film's release on May 15th. Whether a "Batman v Superman" teaser trailer is attached to this movie or not, or whether we'll see something earlier via this weekend's WonderCon in Anaheim remains to be seen.

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will be released in theatres on March 25, 2016.


March 31, 2015: Exclusive Preview of "Convergence: Action Comics #1"Print

Action Comics "Convergence", DC Comics' first major publishing event of the year, is quickly approaching. Across April and May DC Comics will put their normal publishing schedule on hold for the "Convergence" event, which will resurrect characters and stories from previous continuities.

DC Comics has given the Superman Homepage exclusive access to 2 character pages from "Convergence: Action Comics #1", which contain art and give a brief historical synopsis of Kara Zor-L, aka Power Girl.

"Convergence: Action Comics #1", written by Justin Gray with art by Claud St-Aubin, will go on sale April 29.

CONVERGENCE: ACTION COMICS #1
Written by JUSTIN GRAY
Art by CLAUDE ST-AUBIN
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
On sale APRIL 29. 32 pg, FC, 1 of 2, $3.99 US. RATED T
STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Superman teams up with Power Girl, but can they stop a nuclear strike by Lex Luthor and Stalin of Red Son Moscow?

Convergence: Action Comics #1 Convergence: Action Comics #1


March 31, 2015: Designers Discuss Superman and Supergirl CostumesPrint

Superman Costume Fashionista.com has published an article on "How Superhero Costumes Are Made", in which they interview both "Man of Steel" and "Batman v Superman" costume designer Michael Wilkinson and "Supergirl" costume designer Colleen Atwood.

Here are a few excerpts from the article...

    Zack Snyder, director of "Batman v Superman," "Man of Steel" and "Justice League" parts one and two, likes to keep his superhero-studded films rooted in the present day. "He really wants these characters to connect directly to our world," says Wilkinson. "So if you were walking down the street and you came across Superman or Batman - of course it would be startling and powerful - but it could actually happen in our world rather than in a stylized version of our reality."

    Once the vision is communicated, a costume designer begins hunting for ideas. Wilkinson says he looks to ancient Greek sculpture, high fashion, video art, and high-tech sports and military apparel for inspiration, and organizes all the imagery into Photoshop collages.

    "With the superheroes I've been doing, the idea is to give them street-cred while paying homage to their roots," says three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood, who designed "The Flash," "Arrow" and the newly-debuted "Supergirl" costumes. "In Supergirl, I really liked the 'real' person side of her character and wanted that to 'play' in costume."

    The millennial "Man of Steel" Superman, which was initially designed by James Acheson, is nothing short of a "wonder of engineering," according to Wilkinson. It involves a multiple layers: a sculpted chrome muscle suit (because a compression body suit actually flattens out an actor's pumped up muscles), then a thin, sheer and 3D-printed chainmail-like blue mesh overlaid with foam-latex shapes. "It's all about building up layers and creating depth," Wilkinson explains. "It felt like some alien metal, something very strong and powerful."

    Of course, there can't be just one copy of the Superman suit - not only because of wear and tear, but also the context of the scenes and storylines. For instance, Superman might need a lightweight cape for action sequences, plus another that looks appropriate for standing or walking. Other versions might require strategically placed holes for wires and harnesses, or are manipulated to accommodate CG that's added during post-production.

Read the complete "How Superhero Costumes Are Made" article at Fashionista.com.


March 31, 2015: Superman Fan Podcast - Episode 318 (Part 1)Print

Superman Fan Podcast The Superman Fan Podcast, hosted by Billy Hogan, is currently featuring the silver age of Superman stories found in Action Comics, Superman, Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane and World's Finest Comics.

    Episode #318 (Part 1): SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE #22, January 1961, was published on November 15, 1960 (7 years before my sister was born). It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10c. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye. It featured the issue's second of three stories. All three stories were drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, and have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. IV.

The Superman Fan Podcast is a proud member of the Superman Podcast Network. You may also subscribe to the podcast through iTunes or follow the RSS Feed.


March 31, 2015: Superman Comics Available This WeekPrint

Convergence #0 PreviewsWorld.com has released the list of comic books and other items on sale this week. Here are the Superman related items in that list.

On sale date: April 1, 2015 (unless otherwise stated).

The following products are expected to ship to comic book specialty stores this week, with all comics also available for digital download. Note that this list is tentative and subject to change. Please check with your retailer for availability.

Click on the comic book name to purchase its printed edition. Or click on the Kindle icon (Kindle) or iBooks icon (iBooks) next to a comic's title to download it in digital format.

Click on the magnifying glass icon (Sneak Peek) next to a comic's title for a sneak peek at the pages within.


March 31, 2015: Red Trunks - Poll ResultsPrint

Poll Position In the latest Superman Homepage Member Poll we asked you the following question:

Let's have it out once and for all: Red Trunks?

The fans have spoken! More than half of you say that the Red Trunks must be part of Superman's costume. A quarter of you don't mind either way.

Here's the complete breakdown:

Yes! The Red Trunks must be part of Superman's costume
Yes! The Red Trunks must be part of Superman's costume
52% [58 Votes]

No! Red Trunks don't have to be part of Superman's costume
No! Red Trunks don't have to be part of Superman's costume
23% [25 Votes]

I don't mind either way
I don't mind either way
25% [28 Votes]


March 30, 2015: 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 in tonight's episode:

Check Out Pop Culture Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with SupermanHomepage on BlogTalkRadio

Our next show will be broadcast on Monday, April 6 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.


March 30, 2015: Mosaic Superheroes in New York ExhibitionPrint

Mosaic Superman Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and a host of other pop culture characters are the focus of a mosaic art exhibition on display now in New York's Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery.

    Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery presents Deconstructive/Constructive, a body of iconic mosaic works by Jason Dussault, a Vancouver and New York based artist whose practice focuses on combining traditional forms of mosaic with pop-culture characters from his childhood and the present. The works presented recall the power of childhood memories through iconic characters that resonate with human nature's desire to retain an inner youth. Playful in nature yet anchored to the stringent values of adulthood, Dussault seeks to remind the viewer of a fragility that ultimately leads to self- awareness. This is the artist's debut solo exhibition in New York. Dussault explains, "Growing up in a small rural Canadian town in the late seventies and early eighties with young parents struggling to find their way, I spent much of my time alone, and the only access to art I had was comic books. I would spend hours trying to redraw these characters. Deconstructive/Constructive is my tribute to comic book art, my first love and inspiration."

    While his appropriated versions of superheroes and other characters known in the mass media hearken back to Pop art of the 1950s and 1960s, they align contemporarily with artists like KAWS, Mitch McGee, Justin Gilzene, Ron English and Invader.

    The focal piece of the exhibition is large-scale, homage to the late George Delmerico, legendary Village Voice Art Director titled Deconstructive/Constructive. Dussault's piece is a recreation of Delmerico's iconic superhero amalgamation, A Marvel - Ous Evening with Stan Lee, 1972. The pastiche was originally created as a poster for a lecture given by Marvel Comics founder Stan Lee at Carnegie Hall. Dussault has recreated the famous image in a four-panel composite work using his distinctive mosaic style.

    Throughout the exhibition Dussault features characters such as Lego Batman and Joker, Superman, Thor, Hulk, and Wonder Woman. By using materials specific to the subject matter, each piece harbors a unique sentiment deeper than the nostalgic surface image. With the use of traditional mosaic media like tile and grout, Dussault also utilizes paint, resin, wood, vinyl, found ceramics, and vintage porcelain to create well-known commercial images of comics and cartoons.

Deconstructive/Constructive is on view now until April 8 at Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery, 527 West 23rd Street, New York. For more information about the artist visit www.jasondussault.com or www.hoerle-guggenheim.com