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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
May 1: Glenn Ford, Jonathan Kent in Superman: The Movie, born in Sainte-Christine, Quebec, Canada in 1916.
May 3: Jackie Cooper, Perry White in the Superman films, dies in 2011, aged 88.
May 5: Henry Cavill, Superman in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Jersey, Channel Islands in 1983.
May 8: Salome Jens, Martha Kent in the Superboy TV series, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1935.
May 11: Gerard Christopher, the second actor to play the lead role in the Superboy TV series, born in New York City, New York in 1959.
May 13: Writer Marv Wolfman (The Adventures of Superman) born in 1946.
May 21: Joan Alexander, best known as Lois Lane from the 1940s Superman Radio Series, dies in 2009, aged 94.
May 23: Artist Win Mortimer (Action Comics, Supergirl) born in 1919.
May 27: Richard Schiff, Emil Hamilton in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Bethesda, Maryland in 1955.

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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.

May 22, 2015: Melissa Benoist on the First Time She Put on the Supergirl CostumePrint

Supergirl E! Online has posted a video from the recent CBS Upfronts where "Supergirl" stars Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks and Chyler Leigh spoke about the upcoming series, including whether or not there'll ever be a crossover between "The Flash", "Arrow" and "Supergirl", and what it was like for Melissa when she first tried on the Supergirl costume.

    "I just had this injury so I had this eye patch on. It was kind of embarrassing," Benoist tells E! News about the very first time she tried on her costume, designed by Colleen Atwood for the new CBS series. "But the second I put it on, something shifts inside of me. It's kind of impossible not to feel strength and empowerment and positivity and hope. It really is pretty surreal."

    Add that to seeing herself on the small screen after all the special effects have been added in to Supergirl and Benoist can't believe what she's already been able to do on the show, which will premiere in the fall.

    a"I don't recognize myself when I see those scenes," Benoist says. "It's kind of insane. The sheer scope of all of it, it's so epic that it's kind of mind-blowing to see it all put together."

Source: E! Online


May 22, 2015: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period May 15-21, 2015.

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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May 22, 2015: Superman Homepage Caption ContestPrint

Welcome to the Superman Homepage Caption Contest! The rules are simple. Just click on the Comments link below to leave a caption for the following image.

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Leave as many captions as you can think of, but keep it family friendly. Captions deemed to be outside our Caption Contest Guidelines will be deleted at our discretion.

In the end, there can be only one winner. The winner will be decided by Steve Younis, your Caption Contest compere.

The winner will be announced when the next new Caption Contest is posted. While there's no physical prize, the winner will gain the praise and admiration of their fellow Superman fans.

Speaking of which, the winner of the previous Caption Contest was:

Previous Caption Contest lemarjones:
Krypto ate a truckload of burritos again! FIRE IN THE HOLE!!!!

Check out the Caption Contest Archives to see the list of runners-up.

Note: You need to be a member of the Superman Homepage to leave a comment, but it's free, so sign up and join the fun!


May 22, 2015: Superman Comic Strip HumorPrint

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May 21, 2015: "Supergirl" Trailer Goes Viral with 10 Million Views in 1 WeekPrint

Supergirl George Schweitzer, president of the CBS Marketing Group, told AdWeek.com that he wasn't prepared for the astounding global reaction the extended trailer for "Supergirl" received last week.

    "We were warned that this thing would go viral quickly," said Schweitzer, and that's just what happened. Within two days, more than 5 million people had viewed the trailer online. A week after its May 13 debut, that number has risen to more than 10 million.

    The 10 million figure eclipses the total views of all the other CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox upfront trailers combined. "It's unbelievable," said Schweitzer. "That's more than [the audience for] some of our shows."

    The secret to the trailer's online success? "We wanted to make sure we captured three things: heroics, humor and heart," said Schweitzer. "Because, to us, that was the essence of Supergirl." With a running time of more than six minutes, it's also one of the longest upfront trailers CBS has produced. "But we really felt we wanted to show both sides, the relationship, emotion, female-empowerment side, and then action - hey, superhero fans, here's this, too," he said.

    Also key is the quality of the pilot itself, according to Schweitzer. "If it's not in what they give us, it's really hard to make a great trailer."

Head to AdWeek.com to read more about how the trailer was put together and what the plan is leading up to November's pilot episode premiere.


May 21, 2015: Bryan Hitch Talks About Relaunching "Justice League of America"Print

JLA #1 Amongst the new comic book titles set to launch as part of DC Comics' "soft relaunch" which begins next month is a new "Justice League of America" comic book written and drawn by Bryan Hitch.

USA Today caught up with the comic book creator to find out what he has planned for the book. Here's part of the interview...

    "I want to pit them against stuff you've never seen before," Hitch says. "If it's the same villain they've fought before, you know he's the bad guy, you know how he operates and you know the league's going to win."

    Instead, Hitch wants to utilize huge threats that make the heroes question their own approach and force character development instead of just having a major-league slugfest. So in the first story arc, a familiar face returns but another character and what he does to the world causes the League a ton of trouble.

    Hitch isn't spoiling who it is but "you've heard of him before," he teases. "One for the old comic fans, this one, but at the same time something completely new because you've never actually seen this character before."

Read the full article at the USA Today website.

"Justice League of America #1", a double-sized issue, hits stores on June 17, and to celebrate the book's release Bryan Hitch has drawn an inter-connecting cover, which will actually end up being 7 variant covers for the first issue. Additionally, there will also be a seven-panel foldout variant cover as well.

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May 21, 2015: Comedian Scott Long Joins Superman CelebrationPrint

Scott Long Comedian Scott Long Saturday, June 13 Baymont Theatre 7:30PM

Welcome to a Reality Show on-stage. Scott Long shares his story of how quickly life can go from urban hipster to suburban dipster, which happens when you become a father of twins at 40. While many have left to chase some LA or NYC dream, Scott is proudly rooted in his Fly Over Country life. Growing up in the cornstalk ghetto of Iowa and a proud Hawkeye grad, Scott has toured the country non-stop for 2 decades, performing in 40 different states. If you have been looking for a comedian who discusses porn and minivans or Lollapalooza and the Wiggles all in the same joke, this is your show. Scott has appeared on NBC, FOX-TV, ESPN, XM radio, and the Bob and Tom Show. He's in his 11th season writing the Frank Caliendo sketches for the emmy-nominated NFL on FOX pregame show. Known for his hilarious interactions with the audience, no two Scott Long shows are ever the same.

His latest show is called "Good Dad... Not a Great Dad" and it's a hilariously edgy, but sometimes poignant exploration of having twins at 40 years old.

Scott has also written a book of comedic essays entitled "Dysfunctional Thoughts of a 21st Century Man", plus released 2 comedy CD's and 2 comedy DVD's. His standup comedy blog, "Fly Over Comedy" (scottcomedy.com) gets 1000s of hits each week.

Scott has hit the stage in 40 states. Below is a list of just some of the comedy clubs Scott has performed at during his career.

IMPROV (Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Irvine, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Tampa, Tempe, Washington DC) Funny Bone (Baton Rouge, Buffalo, Columbus, Des Moines, Green Bay, St. Louis, South Bend, Springfield MO), Loony Bin (Little Rock, Memphis, Oklahoma City, Wichita), Comedy Zone (Charlotte), Punchline (Atlanta), Joke Joint (Twin Cities), Minnesota Comedy Club (Twin Cities), Zanies (Chicago), Laugh Factory (Chicago), Giggles (Milwaukee), Chaplins (Detroit), Joey's (Detroit), Famous Johnny's (Kansas City), Stanfords (Kansas City), Crackers (Indianapolis), Comedy Caravan (Louisville), Go Bananas (Cincinnati), Stardome (Birmingham), Rivercenter Comedy Club (San Antonio), Laffs (Tucson), Comedy at the Bob (Grand Rapids), Connections (Lansing, Toledo), Hilarities (Akron), Gary Fields Comedy Club (Battle Creek, Kalamazoo), Comedy Forum (St. Louis), Snickers (Ft. Wayne), Jokers (Omaha, OKC), Charlie Goodnights (Raliegh NC), Cozzy's (Newport News VA), Penguins (Cedar Rapids), Jukebox (Peoria), Comedy Gallery (Grand Forks).

Scott will perform his comedy show prior to the Save The Massac Benefit Auction which will feature Superman, Superhero & Villain, and other comic collectables and treasures. Admission to the Scott Long show also allows you to attend the auction. There will be a cash bar during Comedy Show & Auction. Hors de houvres will be served during auction only. Admission to Scott Long's comedy show and Save The Massac Benefit Auction is $20. Tickets can be purchased for the Auction only at $10. All proceeds from auction will benefit The Massac Theatre and will go toward its restoration. Doors open at 7PM. Scott Long takes the stage at 7:30PM. Auction will begin approximately at 9PM.

Save The Massac Group is accepting Superhero related items for the auction and a receipt will be provided for tax purposes. For More information contact Lisa Gower at 618-524-7986 or contact Metro Chamber at 618-524-2714.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #2Print

Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #2

Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #2

Released Digitally: May 12, 2015

"What Fools These Mortals Are"

Writer: Brian Buccellato
Penciller: Bruno Redondo
Inker: Juan Albarran
Cover: Howard Porter with Rex Lokus

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

    The analepsis used to start the story doesn't fit well with Montoya's actions... unless it was used to demonstrate her poor decision making abilities. Montoya and Sawyer get into a dangerous situation, not because it's thrust upon them, but because they enter it unwisely. The same can be said of Montoya's decision to attack Cyborg and Robin, but a wee more on that, later. Of more importance is the Batman's clear failure of leadership in this quite dire situation. It's hard to believe that Batman has continued his obstinate and clandestine ways with the only support that remains to him. While it's obvious that this is the case, it's an untenable position to maintain in this situation. Leaders have to do more than guide and direct, they also have to inspire. It's not enough that the Insurgency fights for the right, they must continue to believe that their cause is just, winnable, and worth the struggle. Regime Superman may be the villain, but he's energized his League just enough to... actually, no, Regime is a horrible leader as well, since they continue to have him waffle between despot and misunderstood antihero. The lack of leadership leads to decisions like Montoya's, which is highly questionable, as she threatens the Batman's son, which should draw both of them into the fray, and paints the Insurgency as something which it isn't supposed to seem: a rash band of villains willing to threaten children, even if that child is Robin. The fight Montoya engages in is risible, as Cyborg needs a serious upgrade, after having been dropped by both Commissioner Gordon and Montoya, yet if Robin hadn't taken the pill, he should be death from the injuries his must sustain. However, if he has taken the pill, why can't he do any damage to Montoya?

Click here to read the complete review of Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #2.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Convergence: Justice League #2Print

Convergence: Justice League #2

Mild Mannered Reviews - Convergence: Justice League #2

Scheduled to arrive in stores: May 6, 2015

Cover date: July 2015

"Somewhere Beyond The Sea"

Writer: Frank Tieri
Penciller: Vicente Cifuentes
Inker: Vicente Cifuentes
Cover: Mark Buckingham and Andrew Dalhouse

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

    This issue is a perfect example of what not to do with superhero comics, and it's exactly the foolish dreck that those who disparage comics expect to read. It's such a painful thing to see someone write characters that he has little inkling about, but it's hard to believe that Tieri honestly believed that Flashpoint Aquaman could mentally control Vixen simply because she had the abilities of the sea-creatures. Or that Mera would wait to be rescued with attempting something. Or that a blade could stop Flashpoint Aquaman, but not Supergirl's thorough stomping of him. The last straw, for me, was the Kryptonite trident, which was beyond lazy. All of the aforesaid gives the inclination that this was a paycheck story, with little interest in its entertainment value, let alone its quality. A very disappointing read, indeed.

Click here to read the complete review of Convergence: Justice League #2.


May 20, 2015: DC Sneak Peek at June's "Batman/Superman"Print

For the third week in a row, DC Comics has released more 10-page sneak peeks for a number of their June comic books, including "Batman/Superman".

Below, you can read original, eight-page standalone story from this comic. This isn't an excerpt from the June issue - this is an original short story that sets up what awaits you next month. Enjoy!

    A powerless Man of Steel... in Gotham? Where has Batman gone and who is the GCPD's newest recruit? Will Superman survive this harrowing visit or will he be forced into some bad company?

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BATMAN/SUPERMAN #21
Written by GREG PAK
Art and cover by ARDIAN SYAF
THE JOKER Variant cover by JOCK
On sale JUNE 10. 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US. RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
The epic new storyline "TRUTH" continues! In this chapter, what are the consequences of a bond broken?

You can also download this sneak peek story for the Kindle. Find the link at the DC Comics website.


May 20, 2015: DC Comics Launches "DC YOU" Campaign for June RevampPrint

DC You - Superman DC Entertainment revealed a bold new advertising campaign today titled "DC YOU." The campaign shines a spotlight on the New DC Universe (DCU) line of comic books, and reinforces the company's commitment to creating a diverse offering of titles - something for everyone.

"With the New DC Universe, there's a story for every kind of DC Comics fan. There's a story for YOU," stated Amit Desai, senior vice president of marketing and global franchise management, DC Entertainment. "The DC Comics slate rolling out this summer truly offers a comic book for everyone and our new advertising campaign - DC YOU - celebrates this bold, new direction."

Beginning June 3, the new DCU will consist of 24 brand-new series as well as 25 on-going, best selling fan-favorite series, resulting in the most ambitious DC Comics lineup-to-date. Celebrating the new direction of the DC Universe, the DC YOU advertising campaign will focus on four main themes:

  • Characters - DC Entertainment will highlight its iconic characters, like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, as well as popular characters, such as Batgirl, Black Canary, Bizarro, Cyborg and Starfire.

  • Talent - The campaign will spotlight top writers and artists, as well as emerging fresh voices, who are on board to help create an expansive line of comics that appeals to a broad audience of fans. Comic talent featured in the campaign include Batman's Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, Superman's Gene Luen Yang and John Romita Jr., Justice League's Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok, Justice League of America's Bryan Hitch, Black Canary's Brendon Fletcher and Annie Wu, among many others.

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  • Stories - The campaign will engage the readership, showcasing the diverse range of styles and genres as well as approaches to storytelling across the New DCU through various taglines, such as Are YOU ready to laugh?, Are YOU ready to hashtag this?, and Are YOU ready for the new awesome?

  • Fans - As the campaign name suggests, the New DCU is first and foremost about our fans and our commitment to creating great stories for all fans. The campaign will celebrate life-long fans as well as those new to comics.

DC YOU will appear in print inserts and ads across DC Entertainment's physical and digital comic books beginning May 20. Digital ads featuring video content will begin airing June 3 across major online platforms.

The campaign will come to life on the DC Comics website (DCComics.com/DCYOU) and multiple DC Comics social media channels will encourage fans to celebrate and share their DCU via hashtag #DCYOU. And this year's Comic-Con International San Diego(July 9-12) will bring DC YOU directly to fans in fun and engaging ways.

As part of DC YOU, DC Entertainment will also offer comic book retailers weekly promotional packs filled with collectible items inspired by the New DCU line of comic-books. These items will include posters, masks, temporary tattoos, stickers and are sure to encourage fans to visit their local comic book shop each week.