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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
November 7: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Martha Kent, Clark Kent's adoptive mother.
November 12: Bob Holiday, Superman/Clark Kent in the broadway musical comedy It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman born in 1932.
November 14: Writer Elliot S! Maggin (Last Son of Krypton, Miracle Monday and so much more) born in 1950.
November 16: Harry Lennix, General Swanwick in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Chicago, Illinois in 1964.
November 17: Justice League animated series makes its debut on television in 2001.
November 18: With the release of Superman #75, the nation mourns the death of a hero in 1992.
November 20: Phyllis Thaxter, Martha Kent in Superman: The Movie, born in Portland, Maine in 1921.
November 23: The theatrical film Superman and the Mole Men premieres in 1951, leading to the successful television series.
November 25: Noel Neill, Lois Lane in the Superman Serials and the 1950s The Adventures of Superman TV series, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA in 1920.
November 27: Patricia Marand, Lois Lane in the broadway musical comedy It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman, dies from brain cancer in 2008, aged 74.
November 28: Writer and artist Jerry Ordway (Superman) born in 1957.
November 29: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Jimmy Olsen.
November 30: Writer and artist Keith Giffen (Legion of Super-Heroes) born in 1952.

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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.

November 21, 2014: Francis Lawrence on Superman/Batman Logo in "I Am Legend"Print

Superman/Batman Long-time Superman fans will recall that a billboard featuring a Superman/Batman logo appeared in the 2007 film "I Am Legend" starring Will Smith. Some fans may know that Akiva Goldsman, who wrote and produced the film, was once hired to write an early draft of a Superman/Batman movie around the same time.

Francis Lawrence, who directed "I Am Legend" and is currently promoting "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1", gave Collider.com further insight into the Superman/Batman advertisement's appearance.

    "The reason that it was there is that the producer and writer of I Am Legend, Akiva Goldsman, actually wrote an early, early [draft of Batman v Superman]," the director said. He added that, if his memory served, Christopher Nolan initially was going to make Troy and Wolfgang Peterson was supposed to do Batman/Superman.

    "We thought, 'Hey, what movies would it be fun to have up on the screen when the plague hit?'" Lawrence recalled, adding that he recently saw Goldsman, who revealed the studio never gave them clearance to use the combined logo (watch the full interview below).

    Although Lawrence doesn't remember where the logo came from, it appears to be based on the one from DC Comics' Superman/Batman series, which debuted in 2003.

The Superman/Batman discussion begins about 2:10 into the video.


November 21, 2014: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period November 14-20, 2014.

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.

Merchandise seen in this episode:


November 21, 2014: "Batman v Superman" Designer Creates Costumes for 60 Extras in New MexicoPrint

Michael Wilkinson On Sunday, November 16, the Austin Film Society welcomed "Man of Steel" and "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" costume designer Michael Wilkinson for an Artist Spotlight event at The Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas.

Those in attendance not only got a chance to participate in a Q&A with Michael, but they were also able to view costumes from films he's worked on, and costume design illustrations never shown to the public before.

Wilkinson was able to attend the event during a break in filming on "Batman v Superman", before he headed off to New Mexico, where he has his work cut out for him creating costumes for 60 extras...

    Austin Film Society's event came at the perfect time, as Wilkinson's star is poised to shoot further and faster than ever before. Already 130 days into a 140 day shoot for the highly anticipated Batman v Superman, this event found Michael just after a two week shoot in Chicago and on his way to costuming 60 extras in New Mexico for one of the many scenes set in various international locations, in a film that includes over 10,000 extras, 250 speaking roles, and represents 18 months of design time.

Source: TyrannyofStyle.com


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November 20, 2014: Free DC Comics Scribblenauts Figures at Hungry Jacks AustraliaPrint

Superman Scribbelnauts Figure For a limited time, Hungry Jacks fast food restaurants in Australia are offering DC Comics Scribblenauts figurines free with the purchase of a Hungry Jacks Kids Meal.

Superman, The Flash, Bane, The Joker and other characters are available. Which one you get with your Kids Meal purchase is up to chance (or so I've been told).


November 20, 2014: Dan Jurgens Looks Back on "The Death of Superman" 22 Years LaterPrint

Death of Superman ComicBook.com has published an interview with Dan Jurgens, the writer and artist who (as part of the larger creative team on board the Superman family of titles at the time) delivered the killer blow to the Man of Steel in "Superman #75", which celebrated its 22nd anniversary this past week.

Here's part of the interview in which Dan talks about the public reaction to the "Death of Superman"...

    So what was the real world like without Superman? What was the national sentiment and mood?

    It's hard to paraphrase, but I think almost every major newspaper had a columnist who wrote something about "What Does Superman Mean To Us?" And "What does it mean when he's gone?" And they might have pointed to a national cynicism or, loss of innocence, or maybe there's no longer a place for a big blue boycott, or maybe e those people who are in charge have no idea what they're doing, or something like that. That's what it got into.

    And what was the fan community's response back then? You didn't have the Internet's echo chamber to fall back on. How did you deal with the outcry that followed the issue?

    The outcry actually started long before. Once the solicitation catalogs came out, that's when it really started. That's where, you're right, the Internet, while it existed, it wasn't there in the sense we know it today. It was just barely a glimmer in anyone's eye. More than anything, we had the letters. We got them at the office, we got the phone calls, that's how we heard back. In a way, it was a little more immediate. And when I say "immediate," that's because people - it's so easy just to drop a comment on a message board these days. But back then, you had to pick up the phone and actually make a call. Or you had to sit down, write a letter, and send it in. We started hearing from people as soon as the solicitations came out.

Read the entire interview at ComicBook.com.


November 20, 2014: The DC Comics Presents Show Podcast - Episode 11Print

The DC Comics Presents Show DC Comics Presents was a comic book series published by DC Comics from 1978 to 1986 which ran for 97 issues and 4 annuals and featured team-ups between Superman and a wide variety of other characters of the DC Universe. "The DC Comics Presents Show" is a podcast talking about the comics of the same name starring Superman. Hosted by Russell Bragg, this podcast will attempt to go through each and every comic in the series with synopsis, facts, myths, and opinions.

"The DC Comics Presents Show" is a proud member of the Superman Podcast Network. You may also subscribe to the podcast through the RSS Feed.


November 20, 2014: LEGO Batman vs. SupermanPrint

Batman vs Superman BrickNerd Studios has put together a fun little fan-made LEGO animation titled "LEGO Batman vs. Superman" which we think Superman fans might enjoy.

    Batman and Superman square off (for some reason) in this stop-motion animated short.

Produced and directed by Tommy Williamson.


November 19, 2014: Johns and Fabok on "Justice League" and the "Amazo Virus"Print

Justice League #36 MTV.com caught up with writer Geoff Johns and artist Jason Fabok to discuss the "Amazon Virus" storyline currently taking place within the "Justice League" comic book. Here's part of the interview...

    Geoff Johns: The idea is, just as humans have evolved into metahumans. What if another life-form on Earth evolved in the same way? What would a superhuman virus do to the world? I wanted to tap into that fear and paranoia, because the Justice League aren't prepared for something like that.

    When I wrote this script, it was all about putting Jay through his paces. I wanted to do a very slow, creepy, what is going... Why would there be money floating around? And then the action of Batman and Superman, the strangeness of Lex Luthor investigating the League, so that Jay would have to do everything in this first issue.

    Like the Diana/Lex scene, it's Lex projecting onto Diana all this stuff that she would never do. She just wants to figure this out. That scene in particular scene has a nice subtly of character that Jay captured beautiful.

Read the complete interview at MTV.com.

"Justice League #36" is available now in both print and digitally.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Three - Chapter #7Print

Injustice: Year Three - Chapter #7

Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Three - Chapter #7

Released Digitally: November 11, 2014

"Raven's Rescue"

Writer: Tom Taylor
Penciller: Bruno Redondo, Xermanico
Inker: Xermanico
Cover: Neil Gouge with Rex Lokus

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

    It looks like a reader will have to suffer through more padding before getting anything of decency from Injustice for a while. This installment has the typical and usual structural problems and ludicrous character moments, and they all fall on Regime for the most part. You have the Spectre for an ally in a situation that involves magic, and of course, you rush off half-cocked into an obvious trap. What is more, how in the world is Regime faster than the Spectre, who could have barred his way or stopped him with little problem. Taylor makes the same error in relation to magic that too many other writers have done, and at this point, it's just lazy. Superman isn't vulnerable to magic, he just isn't immune to it. A magic shield may be strong enough to withstand his punches, but it wouldn't draw blood from him unless it was conjure, specifically, to negate his invulnerability. The way Taylor and other writers approach it, you could kill Superman with a ruby or glass slipper.

Click here to read the complete review of Injustice: Year Three - Chapter #7.


November 19, 2014: Shopping - Superman Gift Wrapping PaperPrint

November 19, 2014: MOSAIC Podcast - Episode 8 - Zack Snyder's Love of SupermanPrint

coverblack Man of Steel Answers Insight Commentary (MOSAIC) is a weekly audio show that endeavors to answer the questions, criticisms, and controversies raised by the 2013 film for Man of Steel fans and those excited by the anticipated DC Cinematic Universe. This show is not meant to convert anybody, reasonable minds will differ, but it's for fans who love to chew their food.

    Episode 8 - Examines Zack Snyder's comments about Superman, his approach to "Man of Steel", and whether he is adapting Superman from "The Dark Knight Returns". It also discusses some of the fears Superman fans have about "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".

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