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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
February 1: Stuart Whitman, Jonathan Kent in the Superboy TV series, born in San Francisco, California in 1928.
February 8: Artist Bruce Timm (Superman: The Animated Series) born in 1961.
February 8: Jack Larson, Jimmy Olsen in The Adventures of Superman television series, born in Los Angeles, California in 1928.
February 10: LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League released on DVD.
February 12: The Superman radio serial debuts in 1940.
February 12: Joanne Siegel, wife of Jerry Siegel and the original model for Lois Lane, dies in 2011, aged 93.
February 17: Long-time Superman artist Curt Swan born in 1920.
February 27: Adam Baldwin, voice of Superman in Superman: Doomsday animated movie, born in Chicago, Illinois in 1962.
February 27: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lori Lemaris, mermaid of Atlantis.
February 29: Traditionally recognized as Superman's birthday!

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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.




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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.

February 27, 2015: Jason Momoa Talks About Aquaman in "Batman v Superman"Print

Jason Momoa as Aquaman Entertainment Weekly has published an interview with Jason Momoa in which they ask him about his role as Aquaman in the upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and Justice League films. Here's an excerpt from the interview:

    I know it’s superficial of me, but one thing I really like about the potential of the DC movies is that its actors are actually pretty imposing. By that I mean, when I see you—who’s 6’5”—or 6’4” Ben Affleck or 6’1” Henry Cavill throw someone through a wall or get thrown through a wall, I feel like there’s really some damage being done. Have you filmed any action sequences with them yet?

    No, we haven’t done too much on the action yet. You know, Justice League is still quite a ways away. But I’m looking forward to it. Henry’s a sweetheart, Ben is a badass, so I’m really looking forward to when we all shoot Justice League.

    How much can we expect to see you in the Batman v. Superman movie?

    Well, it’s Batman and Superman, it’s not my movie. It’s the first time in history to have them both on the screen together, and I’m just excited to see those two up there.

    There was actually some speculation that Aquaman was meant to pop up in "Man of Steel", in the underwater scenes after Henry Cavill is blasted off the oil rig. Were you ever involved in those discussions?

    Well, you know, I think that’s left for the genius of Snyder to kind of reveal that. There’s definitely a plan in this whole universe that he’s designing, and it’s amazing to be a part of it. I think everything that you see that is building, there’s a purpose behind the whole plan. So I wouldn’t want to take anything away from Zack, because he loves revealing all those things. And… you never know, man.

Read the entire interview at the EW website.


February 27, 2015: Helen Slater and Dean Cain Cast in Top-Secret Supergirl TV RolesPrint

Dean Cain and Helen Slater According to TVLine.com, Helen Slater and Dean Cain have landed guest-starring roles on the upcoming Supergirl TV series set to debut on CBS this September.

As Superman and Supergirl fans know, Helen Slater played the role of Supergirl in the 1984 movie of the same name. While Dean Cain played Clark Kent/Superman in the 1990s TV series "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman".

TVLine.com claims that "details on who the pair will be playing in the pilot are being kept under lock and key".

The cast consists of: Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra "Alex" Danvers, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, and David Harewood as Hank Henshaw.

Andrew Kreisberg (The Flash and Arrow) recently joined Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler as a writer on the series. Glen Winter is directing the pilot episode from a script penned by Ali Adler (No Ordinary Family) and Greg Berlanti (Arrow), both of whom will be executive producers alongside Sarah Schechter and Andrew Kreisberg.

Casting Calls for this series also indicate that Superman will make an appearance (although they're only looking for a Body Double, so we probably won't see his face).


February 27, 2015: Rare Superman Items on Auction at Hakes.comPrint

Supermen of America Ring A number of rare Superman collectibles will be auctioned off in the latest offering from Hakes.com.

A linen-mounted three-sheet "Atom Man vs. Superman" movie poster is expected to fetch over $2,000. While fans of the 1940s Superman Radio Series will be interested in a number of rare items, including the complete collection of all 86 Kellogg's PEP comic buttons, which is expected to sell for over $600. A rate "Supermen of America" Member Prize Ring is also selling for over $1,000.

Visit Hakes.com to see these and other Superman collectibles being sold at auction.


February 27, 2015: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period February 20-26, 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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Mild Mannered Reviews - Justice League #39Print

Justice League #39

Mild Mannered Reviews - Justice League #39

Scheduled to arrive in stores: February 18, 2015

Cover date: April 2015

"The Amazo Virus: The Infected"

Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: Jason Fabok
Inker: Jason Fabok
Cover: Fabok and Anderson

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

    Thankfully Convergence is next month, and readers won't be subject to the filler stories that have permeated the DC Universe for the last few months. Johns gives a textbook rendition of bathos and letdown in this, the conclusion of the story that never needed to happen. Four issues of a premise that was anything but interesting, is completed with a freezing of the problem. The ironic symbolism just can't be escaped. Aside from Luthor lying, Superman looking cross, and Batman being where he wasn't needed, there was nothing about the issues that exclaimed: Justice League... including the aforementioned. The world's greatest heroes band together for a problem that Captain Cold could have solved, and did, by accident? Superman flying in to assist was silly simpleness, and readers know that if there is anything we count on with Captain Cold, it's to produce a whole lot of cold. There is no movement on the dynamic of Luthor being on the League or anything else for that matter, and the creation of Amazo in organic form begs the question: Why not just use the android? They never bothered him anyway.

Click here to read the complete review of Justice League #39.


February 27, 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 Sol:
"I WANT YOU ... to pay for the next round."

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!


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February 26, 2015: Chyler Leigh and David Harewood Joing Supergirl TV CastPrint

Chyler Leigh David Harewood According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Grey's Anatomy" alum Chyler Leigh and "Homeland" vet David Harewood have both been cast in roles for the upcoming "Supergirl" TV series set to air on CBS.

    Harewood will co-star as DC Comics character Hank Henshaw. In the CBS take, the character is a one-time CIA agent who now runs the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), which tracks extraterrestrial threats on Earth. In the comics on which the potential series is based, Hank Henshaw is Cyborg Superman.

    Leigh, whose credits include NBC's Taxi Brooklyn, will play Alexandra "Alex" Danvers, the confident foster sister of Kara. Fascinated by Kara's powers from a young age, Alex developed a lifelong obsession with science that inspired her to become a doctor.

Additionally, Andrew Kreisberg ("The Flash" and "Arrow") has joined Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler as a writer and executive producer.

To date, in addition to those mentioned above, the cast consists of Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, and Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant.

The "Supergirl" pilot is expected to debut around September this year.


February 26, 2015: From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman PodcastPrint

From Crisis to Crisis Welcome to the 183rd episode of From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast! This podcast has a simple premise; examine just about every Superman comic published between Man of Steel #1 in 1986 to Adventures of Superman #649 in 2006 in an informative and hopefully entertaining format.

Part index. Part commentary. Part history lesson. All podcast.

THE COUNTDOWN TO ZERO CONTINUES!

ZERO HOUR marches on with Mike and Jeff delving even deeper into this reality changing event. In ZERO HOUR #2 the future is threatened and a new villain emerges. Then in ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #516 Superman finds himself in a very different Metropolis protected not by the Man of Steel but by the Alpha Centurion. The crossovers continue with DETECTIVE COMICS #678 (Batman learns the shocking truth about the night his parents died), OUTSIDERS #11 (which in all honesty has nothing whatsoever to do with ZERO HOUR and the boys are kind of curious why it was considered a crossover issue), JUSTICE LEAGUE TASK FORCE #16 (more on the hero known as Triumph), L.E.G.I.O.N. #70 (the final issue of that series) and TEAM TITANS #24 (also the final issue of that series).

Next Time: Y'all might want to set some time aside if you are reading ahead because there are a lot of books on the docket. ZERO HOUR #1, ACTION COMICS #703, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #61, GUY GARDNER WARRIOR #24, CATWOMAN #14, ROBIN #10, JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #68, DARKSTARS #24, ANIMA #7, DAMAGE #6 and GREEN ARROW #90!

You can subscribe to the show in two ways. First there is the RSS Feed and there is also the iTunes link. You can also download the episode directly.

If you want to comment on the show or contact the hosts you can always private message Mike and Jeff, leave comments here or email them at fromcrisistocrisis@gmail.com. All questions, concerns, fears, trepidations and cheap shots are welcome.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Batman/Superman #19Print

Batman/Superman #19

Mild Mannered Reviews - Batman/Superman #19

Scheduled to arrive in stores: February 18, 2015

Cover date: April 2015

"Phantoms"

Writer: Greg Pak
Penciller: Adrian Syaf
Inker: Adrian Syaf
Cover: Adrian Syaf, Jonathan Glapion, Ulises Arreola

Reviewed by: Alisa Lea Gossage

    Pak has used this issue to setup the throw-down that is going to happen in the next two issues. And I say, "Good job!" Superman and Supergirl are without their powers, so they are going to have to rely on brain rather than brawn to defeat their foe. I like the, "How are they going to get out of THIS mess," aspect of this issue.

    There's a lot going on in the story. We have the action, mystery, then revelation. But there's more. I like how Pak has made this story very personal for Superman. Outside of Kandor, his loved ones are getting hurt, then he finds out that lies are being told about him and his family. To top it off, Kal-El finds out that he has more living family members. Superman must be going through so many emotions - from anger to outrage to joy.

Click here to read the complete review of Batman/Superman #19.


February 26, 2015: Free Public Lecture on Kryptonian Languages by Dr. SchreyerPrint

Kryptonian Languages Dr. Christine Schreyer, the co-creator of the Kryptonian language featured in "Man of Steel" and a professor of linguistic anthropology at the University of British Columbia, will be giving a free public lecture on Kryptonian Languages on March 4, 2015.

Titled "Anthropology, Linguistics and the Man of Steel", the lecture will be held at the Telus Building (Room 150) at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB starting at 6.00pm.

For further details visit the University of Alberta website.


February 25, 2015: Jeff King Shares "Convergence" SecretsPrint

Convergence ComicBookResources.com sat down with Jeff King, the lead writer on DC's "Convergence" event taking place across April/May, to get a clearer insight into what we can expect from the villains and heroes of this story. Here's part of that interview...

    We've known Brainiac as a collector of worlds, but Telos as a new force seems to be an offshoot of him that has his own ideas. Where does this new character diverge from his "Father" and how does that complicate the story?

    You must be prescient! Have you ever been a mind reader? [Laughs] Without saying too much about it, I will say that Brainiac and Telos are intimately connected, and we're going to reveal something about the meta history of Brainiac's role in the DCU. That's connected to what Grant Morrison has been doing in "Multiversity," and it speaks to some ideas that came through in "Doomed" and in "Action Comics" #35. I can tell you that we're going to have a rich understanding of those characters, and you're going to see a very complicated relationship between Brainiac and Telos. Initially, the odds for our heroes are not going to be pretty because of that.

    As all this is going on, there is this multitude of two-issue tie-in series which revisit past eras of the DC Multiverse. And we've noticed that those minis roll out week-by-week with each new wave addressing a different event in DC's past from "Flashpoint" to "Zero Hour" to "Crisis" and so on. Can we assume that the story of the main "Convergence" series will also kind of rotate through those past eras as each new weekly issue arrives?

    That's a really good question - and the answer is that, in the unfolding of the conflicts that have been set up by Brainiac's original plan, you'll see an intention to go back through that timeline - that series of consecutive events. But other than that, everything is leading up to one final conflict, and you'll see that in our story.

    As you're very new to writing comic books, how have you responded to playing in the DC Universe? Is there any one character or franchise that you've found yourself most drawn to as you go?

    Oh jeez. [Laughs] I think the relationships in the Bat family and also all of the connections between the characters I didn't formerly understand or appreciate that I do now - I couldn't even begin to start! Every event that's happened up to this point, whether it be "Flashpoint" or "Zero Hour" or "Kingdom Come," all inform and serve as background for what's to come in "Convergence," but with a twist.

Read the entire interview at the CBR website.