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Are you a fan of Kara Zor-El? Supergirl looks like a pinup girl from the 1940s and 1950s! Statue is sculpted by artist Tim Miller. She sure looks happy! Sculpted by artist Tim Miller, the DC Comics Bombshells Supergirl Statue stands a little over 10 1/2-inches tall, with a look inspired by the pinup girls of the 1940s and 1950s. If you're a Supergirl reader or fan of the Kara Zor-El, you must add this amazing cold-cast porcelain statue to your collection! Ages 15 and up.

Superman: Earth One Vol. 3
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The follow-up to the NEW YORK TIMES #1 bestselling graphic novels SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE VOL. 1 and 2 is here! Written by J. Michael Straczynski with art by Ardian Syaf, SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE VOL. 3 follows a young Clark Kent as he continues his journey toward becoming the World's Greatest Super Hero.

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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
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.




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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.

April 28, 2015: Superman Comics Available This WeekPrint

Superman #40 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 29, 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.


April 28, 2015: "Batman v Superman" Teaser Trailer - Poll ResultsPrint

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

What did you think of the "Batman v Superman" teaser trailer?

More than half of you absolutely loved the teaser trailer, with another 25% liking it. Only a small minority didn't like it or flat out hated it.

Here's the complete breakdown:

I loved it!
I loved it!
51% [71 Votes]

I liked it
I liked it
25% [35 Votes]

I thought it was average
I thought it was average
7% [10 Votes]

I didn't like it
I didn't like it
9% [13 Votes]

I hated it!
I hated it!
5% [7 Votes]

I haven't seen it yet
I haven't seen it yet
3% [4 Votes]


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April 27, 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.

You can now listen back to what was said in tonight's very lively episode:

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

Our next show will be broadcast on Monday, May 4 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.


April 27, 2015: John Romita Jr. on the Future of SupermanPrint

Superman #40 IGN.com caught up with artist John Romita Jr. to talk to him about what fans can expect from upcoming issues of "Superman", writing and drawing issue #40, getting Clark Kent drunk, and the changes to the character post-Convergence. Here's part of the interview...

    IGN: So what can we expect from the Free Comic Book Day issue?

    Romita: Uh... I don't want to give it away! [Laughs] I'm not supposed to give anything away. Everything plays out in a linear fashion, let's just put it that way. With all the other titles involved in the process of post-new power Superman and Clark, changes are coming up. I would be as suspicious as everybody, including readers, if they read that he's messing around with his powers and it's changing him slightly.

    Because nothing hasn't been done before, so we have to find a way to do something different, and I think we really have. The other writers and artists are doing amazing work on this. As everybody bounces back and forth, the stuff that they're doing, my mailboxes are getting filled up with these fantastic pages of artwork. All it does is make me work harder, because -- they're just embarrassing me, because they're so good. They're making me look bad!

    IGN: [Laughs] You'll be drawing Superman in the new outfit with the new haircut, right?

    Romita: That's correct.

    IGN: On Free Comic Book Day, a lot of people come in that don't necessarily always read comic books. They're going to see Superman with a new power, new outfit, new look. Is this going to be a good jumping-on point for new readers?

    Romita: Yeah, because at that point that it comes out -- I think it's well known -- it's an extension of what happens to him in, they call it the "flare-out," as he finds out that it's an extension of his heat vision. He can't control it, and he's got to learn to control it. Then he gets addicted to it, because he enjoys the on-and-off of suddenly being able to be a normal human being -- which he's never done before. So there's a lot of things that are connected to it.

    I think by the time the beginning of May rolls around, I don't think it'll be a secret anymore.

    IGN: Last question, what would you say to fans of Superman who are interested in reading this comic book?

    Romita: It's different. And I know it's hard to do something different for a character that's been around for 150 years or whatever it is. [Laughs] But this is a great attempt at doing something different, and of course there are some great minds involved.

Read the entire interview at the IGN website.


April 27, 2015: Helen Slater Talks About the New Supergirl TV SeriesPrint

Benoist and Slater Helen Slater, who played the role of Supergirl in the 1984 movie of the same name, spoke to Telegram.com about returing to the world of Kara Zor-El as a guest star in the upcoming CBS TV series.

There's been much speculation about who Slater will play in the new TV show, with one-time Superman Dean Cain also cast, the pair are rumored to be playing Kara's foster parents, the Danvers. But Slater is unable to confirm or deny that rumor.

    "I'm in the pilot and I have a contract as a guest star, which means they can use me as much as they want," said Slater, who is as lovely as ever. "It's all hush, hush."

    This is not Slater's first return to the Superman universe.

    "I did do "Smallville," you know," Slater interjected, referring to her role as Superman's birth mother, Lara, on the long-running WB/CW drama "Smallville." "So I have been in the Superman universe, partially. I can't get out of it."

    While she is mum about her new part on "Supergirl," Slater has nothing but praise for the show's writers and its star, Melissa Benoist, even though Slater innocently confesses that she's still not sure how to pronounce the new Kara's last name right.

    "Greg Berlanti does 'The Flash' and 'Arrow.' He's such a smart writer," Slater said. "It was such a joy to do the pilot. My fingers are crossed that it goes well because they have a great cast. The girl playing Supergirl, Melissa Benoist, is fantastic."

    As for giving Benoist any sisterly advice, Slater said she didn't have to because the new Supergirl is already that good.

    "When I met her, we did the reading and she was fabulous. She did not need any advice at all," Slater said of Benoist. "She's sparkling and funny and delightful. She's going to be awesome."

    Slater, who confesses she has the occasional flying dream - flying is on top of her list of what superpower she would love to possess - is flabbergasted on how big superheroes are today in pop culture.

    "Isn't it incredible? What is going on in the zeitgeist?" Slater said. "Every network now has superhero shows. Now, CBS will have 'Supergirl' … I guess, people just want that mythic hero thing right now."

Read the entire interview at the Telegram.com website.


April 27, 2015: Comic Book Opinion Piece - To Move The NeedlePrint

Superman #41 By T.A. Ewart (aka liheibao)

The New 52 was a desperate ploy undertaken by DC Comics to invigorate new interest in the DC Universe. This was a universe predicated on a superlative hero, ahead of his time, who cut a swath that all other heroes follow still to this day. Equally important to the foundation was the intrepid reporter who was ahead of her era, the woman of tomorrow, Lois Lane. Where other love interests fell by the wayside, Lois Lane persevered. She, much like her counterpart, flexed with the flux of time and social thought, but her core was resolute, and through adventures both silly and sublime, she remained a singular character embodying both prescience and present-day populism. She could never be forgotten or ignored, domesticated or dumbed-down, because of what she was and who she was connected to. Few characters can claim the importance of Lois Lane: friend, rival, colleague, compatriot, confidant, companion, lover, wife. Remove Lois, and you not only decimate much of what Superman is about, but you also undermine what the DC Universe is about... or, at least, what it used to be about. It was a universe of grand ideas, and even grander people that implemented them. Recently, with the decision to have Lois Lane out Clark Kent as Superman, one has to wonder what has become of those ideas, why DC has allowed Lois Lane to bear the brunt of what is increasingly becoming a failed gambit on their part.

This would not be the first time that Lois has learned that Clark Kent is Superman. No, this would not be the second or third either. It is the first time that she sees fit to expose his secret, and though her justification is still forthcoming, it smacks of another character, a doppelgänger, but not Lois Lane. Lois' reaction to the discovery has been varied. She's been surprised, elated, livid, and saddened, but the mitigating factor in each occurrence was that she genuinely cared for Clark Kent. The argument could and will be made for journalistic integrity, but if Lois Lane, a symbol of the aforesaid principle decides not to run a story, one would think that should be enough. A deeper dive, which most Superman readers know, is that Clark is Superman's connection to humanity. It is through Clark that Superman is allowed to normalize himself and interact on a human level; to be one of us as much a Kryptonian can be. When that is stripped from him, Superman loses that human component that is necessary for his character. However, it's obvious that DC knows this, and the action is another attempt to move the needle of reader interest, with Lois Lane selected to do the dirty work.

Since the inception of the New 52, we've seen Superman in a new outfit, his parents were murdered, he's left the Daily Planet, and been paired with Wonder Woman, all in an attempt to move the needle. Lois has fared just as poorly, if not worse, being switched from reporter to TV producer, infected with Brainiac for over a year, resulting in her being comatose or demonic for most stories, and unceremoniously given Jonathan Carroll as a love interest, who's current existence is questionable. All done to shake things up, generate interest, and at inestimable cost to characters who have been inextricably linked from the onset of their creation. The damage done to one is immediately reciprocated to the other, but this is the banality that Superman and Lois Lane have been foisted upon. Superman is a depowered symbol of what he once was, and Lois Lane has been made into a plot device to send him along his merry way.

The idea, at least among comic readers, is that somehow, regardless of the offense, there is some mitigating factor, and with that, a chance at redemption. The aforementioned is a Silver Age notion, a notion that has been repeatedly crushed in the demand for stories of permanence and gravitas. The Silver Age notion was one of hope, and that doesn't exist in the New 52, just ask the Blue Lanterns. To think that Lois can redeem herself of such a betrayal both undermines the story idea, for what need is there for redemption, if the act was right, but also displays DC's thought process towards readers i.e. we do not need to commit to crafting solid stories, as the readership will forget it when we reboot. Still, it sets a horrible precedent on an otherwise unblemished character in relation to her history and interaction with her counterpart. A precedent that will surely be tapped when a writer wants Lois to act uncharacteristic of her nature, much as it has been done to justify the same with Superman. The worst of it is seeing Lois Lane, the woman of today and tomorrow, used to bring angst to a man's story, in the trite manner that Superman and Lois Lane's relationship is so very much above.

The need to move the needle is one that I understand. Anyone who's done so much as posted a YouTube video comprehends the whys and wherefores in making decisions towards the interest of the audience. The aforesaid doesn't excuse a poor decision, and this is a magnificently poor determination. Superman and Lois Lane are the Adam and Eve of the DC Universe. They were the most positive relation in comics between a man and woman, which, unfortunately, is still something ahead of its time. No bickering, bile, or bullying, but a commitment of heart, mutual respect and admiration, reason, and love. There is little of that in the comics world today, and this drags them both into the miasmatic film of what is called development for today. That development will see Superman looking nothing like himself, riding on a motorbike of all things, and about as hopeful as Crom, but Lois? If DC has shown anything with the New 52, it's that they have no idea what to do with Superman, and even less with Lois Lane.

T.A. Ewart


Mild Mannered Reviews - Convergence #3Print

Convergence #3

Mild Mannered Reviews - Convergence #3

Scheduled to arrive in stores: April 22, 2015

Cover date: June 2015

"Time Bomb"

Writer: Jeff King
Penciller: Stephen Segovia
Inker: Jason Paz
Main Cover: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and Peter Steigerwald

Reviewed by: Jeremiah Boor

    King introduces some new ideas into the story, but wastes too many pages on redundant plot points to explore them. Kandor is brought into the mix, the Warlord world of Skartaris is revealed as the key to defeating Telos, and Thomas Wayne (this story's Batman) dies. This should have been a great issue. Instead we are give nine pages of a battle with Brainiac drones.

    Any good Brainiac, collector of worlds, story should include Kandor. Finally, and somewhat abruptly, the famous bottled city is added into the mix. We are even treated to the Kandorian heroes, Nightwing and Flamebird. Sadly, just as we are introduced to the characters they are killed. Nightwing is not even named in the issue, despite being dramatically impaled and assassinated. The entire city and civilization is unceremoniously destroyed four panels later.

Click here to read the complete review of Convergence #3.


April 27, 2015: Superman on TV - April 27 to May 3Print

Superman on TV Below are the Superman related TV shows and movies scheduled for the week ahead in the USA and Australia. Anyone in other regions of the world who would like to contribute is more than welcome to add their listings in the comments section below.

United States of America

The movie "Man of Steel" will air in the U.S. on ACTION MAX on Tuesday, April 28 at 11.45pm; then on 5MAX on Wednesday, April 29 at 11.15pm; and then on MOMAX on Sunday, May 3 at 6.35pm.

Episodes of the 1950s "Adventures of Superman" TV series air on MeTV in the U.S. on Saturday from 6.00pm. This week's episodes are:
Saturday, May 2 - "Superman Week" at 6.00pm and "Great Caesar's Ghost" at 6.30pm.

NetFlix.com also has a number of Superman and Justice League TV shows and movies available to watch online.

Australia

In Australia, the episode of "American Chopper: Shaq Bike", which sees Basketball legend Shaq contracting OCC to build an enormous Superman-themed chopper, will air on Discovery Turbo MAX on Tuesday, April 28 at 7.30pm; then again on Wednesday, April 29 at 5.00am and 3.30pm; then on Friday, May 1 at 10.30pm; and again on Sunday, May 3 at 1.30pm.

In Australia, the movie "Man of Steel" will air on Foxtel's Premiere movie channel on Thursday, April 30 at 12.00pm.

In Australia, the animated movie "Superman Unbound" will air on Foxtel's Family movie channel on Saturday, May 2 at 1.45am.

In Australia, episodes of the "Young Justice: Invasion" animated series air on the following days on Cartoon Network. This week's episodes are:
Friday, May 1 - "Happy New Year" at 11.35pm
Saturday, May 2 - "Earthlings" at 11.35pm
Sunday, May 3 - "Alienated" at 11.35pm

If there's anything I've missed please don't hesitate to let me know.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Convergence: Adventures of Superman #1Print

Convergence: Superman - Adventures of Superman #1

Mild Mannered Reviews - Convergence: Adventures of Superman #1

Scheduled to arrive in stores: April 22, 2015

Cover date: June 2015

Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Roberto Viacava
Inker: Andy Owens
Cover: Mikel Janin

Reviewed by: James Lantz

    Rather than looking at the "Convergence" comics I'm reviewing as part of an overall crossover event, I've been treating them as their own story set in their own universe. This may not be what DC wants, but I find it easier because I just don't have the time or the funds to read all issues in said story arc. This hasn't been helpful with me with such stories as "Superman: Doomed", but it works for "Convergence" for now.

    It's great to have Marv Wolfman back in Superman's universe. Not only has he crafted a well written story, I felt like I was welcoming an old friend whom I haven't seen in years back to the old neighborhood. (The same could be said about Dan Jurgens' "Convergence" title, but I digress.) It's a pity we haven't seem more comics from Wolfman. (Marvel and DC hire this guy again please.) He really knows how to reel a reader into the tales he tells. Now if only we could get Roy Thomas to do another All-Star Squadron story. Then, it'd be a perfect world.

Click here to read the complete review of Convergence: Adventures of Superman #1.


April 26, 2015: Fan-Made "Batman v Superman" Teaser TrailersPrint

Dawn of Justice A number of fan-made versions of the "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" teaser trailer have popped up on YouTube, some using footage of previous Superman and Batman actors. Here are a few of the better ones...


April 25, 2015: Post-Convergence - Lois Lane vs Clark KentPrint

Divergence Gene Luen Yang's first issue of "Superman" hasn't even been published yet, but the new writer has already started feeling the anger from Superman (and specifically Lois Lane) fans with the revelation of a few pages from an upcoming issue of "Superman" thanks to a sneak peek in the Free Comic Book Day offering titled "Divergence".

"Divergence" will give us an 8-page preview of each of the 49 books that will be published in June/July after the "Convergence" event concludes. People are calling the events after "Convergence" a 'soft relaunch' of the DC Universe. Much has been made of the new looks Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman will receive post-Convergence, and it appears that the status quo of the characters will also be changing... dramatically.

"Superman #42" will be released on July 22, as the second issue written by Gene Luen Yang. His first issue, #41 will be released on June 24. Before that however, issue #40 will be written and drawn by John Romita, Jr. and will be released this week, in the middle of Convergence (the current 2-month event taking place across the entire DC Universe). After Convergence, the Superman comic book titles will be involved in a crossover event titled "Truth", which sees Superman sporting a new haircut, wearing a T-shirt and jeans, while riding a motorbike.

However Superman's appearance isn't the only thing that'll be different. His secret identity as Clark Kent is also under threat... Thanks to Lois Lane!

The following images, taken from the 8-page preview from the Free Comic Book Day offering "Divergence" has revealed that Lois Lane will be responsible for outing Superman's secret identity... and fans across the Internet are not pleased... at all!

Superman #41 Superman #41

A Twitter backlash saw Gene Luen Yang engage enraged fans saying, "Hope you'll give our run a try!"

Images courtesy of BleedingCool.com.