"Superman: Unbound" Animated Movie
Superman battles Brainiac in order to save his home planet's city of Kandor which has been miniaturized on Brainiac's ship. Based on Geoff Johns' mini series.
Superman: The Unauthorized Biography
Glen Weldon (Author)
A celebration of Superman's life and history - in time for his 75th birthday. How has the Big Blue Boy Scout stayed so popular for so long? How has he changed with the times, and what essential aspects of him have remained constant? This fascinating biography examines Superman as a cultural phenomenon through 75 years of action-packed adventures, from his early years as a social activist in circus tights to his growth into the internationally renowned demigod he is today.
Hardcover: 352 pages
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Cover date: July 2013
Writer: Michael Alan Nelson
Penciller: Mahmud Asrar
Inker: Mahmud Asrar
Cover: Emanuela Lupacchino and Nei Ruffino
Reviewed by: James Lantz
Normally, the transition period with a new writer takes time for me. This happened with X-Men and Marvel's Conan after Chris Claremont and Roy Thomas left their first runs on those series. Yet Nelson's style fits well with what Mike Johnson did for Supergirl. That helps a bunch to enjoy the series more in my opinion.
One of Michael Alan Nelson's strengths in this issue was the relationship between Supergirl and Power Girl. I hope we see more of that as this story progresses. It's one of the things that made this book fun to read. The overall product isn't perfect, but it's a good beginning to what I hope is a long run for this writer.
"Injustice: Gods Among Us" - Chapter Eighteen
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Jheremy Raapack
Reviewed by: Marc Pritchard
The holistic success of the game's story is dependent on the audience being let in on the alternate dimension conceit from the very outset.
The comic's story would have fared much better (in my eyes, all other things considered), had it reached the point where Luthor discovers the alternate dimension before the game was released.
The second of those observations, which I have made before, is most germane to us. The comic's plot is clearly leading up to the discovery of the alternate dimension, a development that would have been reached far more convincingly in a surprise reveal at the appropriate time had we had no good reason to expect it. At this point, that is spoiled - certainly, it's conceivable that some people will have managed to avoid all of the promotion for the game, but that could not have been the marketing strategy, or, if it was, the people responsible should be sacked and fed to the llamas on Monty Python's farm.
United States of America
Episodes of "Smallville" air on TNT in the U.S. each weekday morning at 6.00am. This week's episodes are "Charade", "Sacrifice", "Hostage", "Salvation" and "Lazarus".
Episodes of "Superman: The Animated Series" series will be shown on The Hub in the U.S. On Tuesday, May 21 "Target" is on at 8.00pm. On Wednesday, May 22 "Little Girl Lost - Part 1" will air at 5.00pm. On Thursday, May 23 "Little Girl Lost - Part 2" will air at 5.00pm. On Friday, May 24 "Where There's Smoke" will air at 5.00pm. On Saturday, May 25 "Legacy - Part 1" will air at 2.00pm.
The "Justice League Unlimited" episode titled "[Unknown]" will air in the U.S. on Saturday, May 25 at 9.30am on The CW's Vortexx programming block.
"Superman: The Movie" will air on 5MAX Movies in the U.S. at 4.45pm on Thursday, May 23.
"Superman II" will air on 5MAX Movies in the U.S. at 6.05am on Tuesday, May 21.
NetFlix.com also has a number of Superman and Justice League TV shows and movies available to watch online.
In Australia, a "Young Justice" episode will air each weekday at 4.30pm on GO! (99). This week's episodes are: Monday - "Independence Day". Tuesday - "Fireworks". Wednesday - "Welcome to Happy Harbor". Thursday - "Drop Zone". Friday - "Schooled".
In Australia, the "Young Justice: Invasion" episode "Complications" will air at 10.00am on Saturday, May 25 on GO! (99). While the episode "The Hunt" will air at 10.00am on Sunday, May 26 on GO! (99).
In Australia, an episode of "Lois & Clark" will air at 3.30pm each weekday on 111 Hits (111). This week's episodes are: Monday - "The Green, Green Glow of Home". Tuesday - "Man of Steel Bars", Wednesday - "Pheromone, My Lovely". Thursday - "Honeymoon in Metropolis". Friday - "All Shook Up".
In Australia, "Superman: The Movie" will air on Saturday, May 25 at 9.50pm on Channel 9.
If there's anything I've missed please don't hesitate to let me know.
For this entry, I'm going to back track on Mattel's chronological release of their toy line by featuring an action figure from their DC Superheroes toy line. Released as part of†this toy line, this Superman variation is simply called Kal-El in the packaging. I don't recall seeing this version in the comic books but the closest I could remember is the Hunter/Prey Superman from the Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey mini series. We can also make a case for the Birthright Jor-El version as the inspiration for this figure. More about this figure below.
Mattel's DC Superheroes was notorious for their Superman costume variations and repaints, but despite this notoriety, they managed to come up with great representations of the various Superman costume changes in the 2000s. Chief among them was the post Our World's at War Superman costume which featured Superman sporting a darker red "S" insignia with a black background (in exchange of the yellow one). Unfortunately I don't own that figure. That figure is an awesome figure because it got the right suit colors that is very much faithful to the comic books (unlike the regular Superman). Mattel also released an Emperor Joker Superman in this toy line which features Superman sporting a black suit with silver colors in exchange of the red colors of his costume. Their last repaint was this one, which they simply named as Kal-El. I don't really recall seeing this version in the comic books, though there were instances in the comic books where Superman acted more Kryptonian than human (see Krypton Man). I do have my reasons why I purchased this figure even though this is just a repaint with a new a head sculpt. I'll reveal it a little later. But honestly, the figure looks great. He can actually work well as an Elseworlds Superman in your display.
Read Jasper's complete Mattel's DC Superheroes Kal-El Action Figure review right here at the Superman Homepage.
Original Broadcast Date: January 14, 1950
"Voices of the Dead"
Daily Planet reporters Lois Lane and Clark Kent are in the dining car of the express locomotive The Golden Comet looking for the famous inventor Doctor Walter Roebling of the Electronic Institute. The scientist has perfected a voice machine which he claims can make one hear the Voices of the Dead. However, when Clark and Lois approach Roebling, he and a woman who is possibly his daughter say that he is not the man whom they seek. It's possible that Kent was mistaken about Doctor Roebling being on board The Golden Comet.
Convinced that he and Lois have found Doctor Roebling, Clark believes the scientist didn't wish to speak in front of so many people. He and Lois decide to go to the doctor's cabin. The door is locked, and nobody is responding to the buzzer or knocks. The conductor uses his key to unlock the sleeping compartment. What he, Lois and Clark have discovered shocks them. Nobody is in the room, and the window is open. It seems that Doctor Roebling and his female companion have left the train. Superman must find out how or why. The life of the elderly professor may depend on it.
Meanwhile, Warner Bros. has released two new banner graphics, one featuring Zod, the other Superman... Placed together, they appear to be flying towards one another.
Simply purchase $5 worth of Yeo's Asian Drinks, RTD Tea and/or Soy Drinks and you could win "Man of Steel" movie passes, messenger bags, hoodies, and metal water bottles.
Fans who miss out on the June 13 Walmart Advanced Screening of "Man of Steel" will be able to purchase their tickets to see "Man of Steel" for its June 14 release from AMC Theatres starting Tuesday, May 21.