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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
September 1: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Jonathan Kent, Clark Kent's adoptive father.
September 5: George Lazenby, Jor-El in the Superboy TV series, born in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia in 1939.
September 6: Justin Whalin, Jimmy Olsen in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, born in 1974.
September 6: Man of Steel screening at dusk takes place at Forest Park, City of Noblesville Parks in Indiana.
September 8: The Super Friends cartoon show makes its debut on ABC-TV in 1973.
September 10: Filmation's The New Adventures of Superman animated series premieres on CBS in 1966.
September 12: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman makes its debut on ABC-TV in 1993.
September 13: Artist Mike Grell (Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes) born in 1947.
September 15: Jackie Cooper, Perry White in the Superman films, born in 1922.
September 16: Tommy Bond, Jimmy Olsen in two serials, Superman and Atom Man vs Superman, born in Dallas, Texas in 1926.
September 16: Writer Kurt Busiek (Superman & Action Comics) born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1960.
September 16: Steve Younis, owner of the Superman Homepage, born in 1971. :)
September 17: Bryan Singer, director of Superman Returns, born in New York, NY, USA in 1965.
September 17: Writer Roger Stern (Action Comics) born in 1950.
September 18: James Marsden, Richard White in Superman Returns, born in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1973.
September 20-21: Brandon Routh is a special guest at the Saskatoon Comic & Entertainment Expo.
September 22: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Kara Zor-El, AKA Supergirl.
September 22: Laura Vandervoort, Kara Zor-El (aka Supergirl) in the TV series Smallville, born in Toronto, Canada in 1984.
September 23: Writer Peter David (Supergirl) born in 1956.
September 24: Tommy Bond, Jimmy Olsen in two serials, Superman and Atom Man vs Superman, dies in 2005, aged 79.
September 25: Christopher Reeve, star of the Superman films, born in New York, NY in 1952.
September 26: Writer Louise Simonson (Superman: The Man of Steel) born in 1946.
September 28: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lex Luthor.

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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.

September 21, 2014: More "Batman v Superman" Filming at Vacant Michigan Central StationPrint

Dawn of Justice Filming for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" continued over the weekend at the vacant Michigan Central Train Station, with helicopters, explosion, smoke and lots of bright lights keeping locals interested throughout the nights.

Click "Read More" below for more video footage.


September 21, 2014: Latest "Batman v Superman" Rumor - AquamanPrint

Man of Steel Even though Jason Mamoa still won't confirm whether he's been cast as Aquaman in any upcoming superhero movie, rumors still persist that Aquaman will appear in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", and that he actually was already in "Man of Steel"... although in an unseen role.

This speculation of Aquman's involvement in "Man of Steel" has been a theory fans have been throwing up for months... so it's no surprise that SchmoesKnow.com has included it in their September 19th edition of a "Meet The Movie Press" video, which in turn has spread to other news media. We post it here for your debate... The Aquaman part starts at 30 minutes into the video...


September 21, 2014: Teacher to Run Half-Marathon as Superman for Sick KidsPrint

John Clarke Toronto teacher John Clarke will run in this year's Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon dressed in a Superman costume to raise money for sick kids in the Toronto Hospital.

    He's also out to break a Guinness world record for running the fastest half-marathon while dressed as a superhero.

    Clarke isn't running in tights because he wants to fight crime or has an unhealthy appreciation for superheroes.

    Clarke, who is now 36, spent three months undergoing treatment at Sick Kids as a child. He wants to run and raise money as a way to show his appreciation for the staff who once treated him and support the patients who are there now.

    "It was such a hard time for my family," Clarke told CBC News. "To try and boost my spirits, they always called me their little superman. I want to pay it forward to all the kids who are still at Sick Kids. To show that sick kids are all around us."

Read the complete story at the CBC News website.


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September 19, 2014: Supergirl TV Series Gets Commitment from CBSPrint

Supergirl CBS has agreed to pick up the live-action Supergirl TV series pitched by DC Entertainment and "The Flash" TV series executive producer Greg Berlanti.

    The hourlong drama, taken out last week, centers on Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, who was born on the planet Krypton and escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she has been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

    Berlanti and Adler, who previously teamed on ABC's superhero drama No Ordinary Family, will pen the script and executive produce the drama via Berlanti Productions' Warner Bros. Television-based banner. Berlanti Productions' topper Sarah Schecter also executive produces.

Source: TheHollywoodReporter.com


September 19, 2014: "Batman v Superman" Filming Headed to Kent Farm House in NovemberPrint

Kent Farm House According to ReelChicago.com, production on "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will head to Yorkville, Illinois to filming at the reconstructed Kent Farm House during November for a period of two weeks.

    After six months of filming in the Detroit area, "Batman vs. Superman" is tentatively scheduled to film in Illinois for one to two weeks. The Yorkville location is the farmhouse where Superman grew up and the producers need to film winter scenes there.

It would therefore be expected that Diane Lane would be on location to return to her role as Martha Kent during that time period.

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will be released to theatres on March 25, 2016.


September 19, 2014: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period September 12-18, 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.

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September 19, 2014: Authors of "Holding Kryptonite" Join Radio KAL Live!Print

Holding Kryptonite The Superman Homepage hosts a LIVE "Radio KAL" broadcast every week for Superman fans to come chat "on air" about the Man of Steel.

In our next show (Monday, September 22) Steve and Michael will be joined by Lauren Agostino and A.L. Newberg, the authors of the new book "Holding Kryptonite".

    Look!
    Down on the Ground!
    It's a Bag. It's some Trash.
    It's...It's...What IS that?...

    In 1997, a young law firm assistant - Lauren Agostino - literally stumbled on a secret cache from Superman's creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. These original documents, private correspondence, legal papers, and artwork expose the muted and maligned history of the relationships and dynamics of the early Superman family.

    The origin of Superman and the downfall of its creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster is a dramatic saga that underscores one of America's most popular cultural icons. For the first time, Agostino and writer A.L. Newberg reveal the extraordinary true story of the Man of Steel's rise from a creative concept (sold for the infamous $130) to the 1947 lawsuit that nearly denied Siegel and Shuster of any future with their Man of Tomorrow.

    Stripped away the lies, myths and cover-ups this is a treasure trove for Superman fans and historians alike.

We'll be chatting with Lauren live on Monday night about this amazing find, the contents of her book, and the astounding historical events it uncovers.

You can read an excerpt and order the book via our Online Store.

Radio KAL Live! Be sure to listen to our live interview with the authors of "Holding Kryptonite" on Monday, September 22 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.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Two - Chapter #24Print

Injustice: Year Two - Chapter #24

Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Two - Chapter #24

Released Digitally: September 16, 2014

"World's End"

Writer: Tom Taylor
Penciller: Bruno Redondo, Xermanico
Inker: Julien Hugonnard-Bert
Cover: Jheremy Raapack with Santi Casas & David Lopez of Ikari Studio

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

    Year Two of Injustice lacked the presence and punch of its first offering, and much was retread ground, mimicking the events that worked well the first go around. The second year ends on a hopeful, but disappointing scene. Why does Fate decide to intervene for Black Canary, and not Regime? Canary is given the chance at happiness that has been denied Regime, and when simply thought about, having Lois Lane back would stop all of this malarkey tuit suite. However, that would stop the dysfunction that is Injustice, and the money that it's bringing with it. There really are no heroes in this series at all. Even the Marvel heroes, who fight each other for recreation, aren't this bad. The DC Universe isn't one that can sustain this type of asymmetry and imbalance for long, as its existence is predicated on heroes and heroism. Injustice may suit the need of some readers, and line the pockets of DC and the book's creators, but it's greatest disappointment is not taking the opportunity to remind readers why heroism is needed. The DC superheroes are the grandest and greatest of them all, "Gathered together from the cosmic reaches of the universe... are the most powerful forces of good ever assembled. Dedicated to Truth, Justice, and Peace, for all mankind!" Has the readership become that old and jaded, that long in the tooth that such things are no longer worthy? Injustice shows us a world with no heroes, a world of fear, hate, and stupidity, yet it fails to show why this is not a good thing. Instead it's just Boss moments and badass buffoonery. This is what some have asked for, and salivated for, a Superman who is badass and does what he wants. There's nothing weak about him and you can take Regime with you into any fanboy argument and come out a winner. There is also no reason to like Regime, and if the world has shown anything the last few months, it is that we are still very much in need of heroes, particularly in our fiction.

Click here to read the complete review of Injustice: Year Two - Chapter #24.


September 18, 2014: Filming at Michigan Central Station for "Batman v Superman"Print

Another night shoot for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" saw the crew set up at the old Michigan Central Train Station.

Filming at Michigan Central Station
Filming at Michigan Central Station
Filming at Michigan Central Station

Photos: Detroiturbex, Traverse360 and k5haw

Read more about the film shoot and the Michigan Central Station at MLive.com.


September 18, 2014: Batmobile Stows Away on Board the Millennium FalconPrint

Dawn of Justice JJ Abrams and Bad Robot have fired the latest salvo in the ongoing "Batman/Superman vs Star Wars" mash-ups which, until now, consisted of a number of photographs showing things like Superman as a Jedi and C3PO as Batman. With Zack Snyder having recently indicated that a Storm Trooper was responsible for taking the Batmobile for a joyride, JJ Abrams has created a video revealing the Millennium Falcon from "Star Wars: Episode VII", with a familiar stowaway attached to the "HUNKA JUNK".


September 18, 2014: Top 10 Classic Otto Binder Superman CreationsPrint

Action Comics #242 ComicsAlliance.com has put together the ten best Superman creations of Otto Binder, one of Superman's most prolific, yet underrated, comic book writers.

    From Krypto to Supergirl and even all the way to Lucy Lane, they're all here!

Learn more about Otto Binder by reading the book "Words of Wonder: The Life and Times of Otto Binder".