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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
February 1: The new episode of Supergirl (S01E12) titled 'Bizarro' will air on CBS in the USA at 8.00pm ET/PT.
February 1: Stuart Whitman, Jonathan Kent in the Superboy TV series, born in San Francisco, California in 1928.
February 8: The new episode of Supergirl (S01E13) titled 'For The Girl Who Has Everything' will air on CBS in the USA at 8.00pm ET/PT.
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 8: John Williams, composer of Superman: The Movie, born in Floral Park, New York in 1932.
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 22: The new episode of Supergirl (S01E14) titled 'Truth, Justice and the American Way' will air on CBS in the USA at 8.00pm ET/PT.
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 10, 2016: "Supergirl" Episode Review - S01E13 "For The Girl Who Has Everything"Print

Season 1, Episode 13 'For The Girl Who Has Everything' Superman Homepage reviewer T.A. Ewart (aka liheibao) reviews episodes from the new "Supergirl" TV series, airing on CBS.

Check out his review of the 13th episode in which Kara's friends must find a way to save her life when a parasitic alien attaches itself to her and traps her in a dream world where her family is alive and her home planet was never destroyed. Also, Alex, Hank and the DEO must fend off a Kryptonian attack while Kara is out of commission.

    The theme of surrogacy is on full display, and if one does the legwork, it has been for some time. "For the Girl Who Has Everything" borrows from the Alan Moore story, "For the Man Who Has Everything," but only skeletally. Instead, and quite wisely, Supergirl uses the frame of Moore's Superman tale, to construct an episode suitable to its needs and liking. Krypton isn't a dysfunctional, politically charged mess in Kara's imposed reverie, it's a place of peace and family. Kara's resistance is initial, and becomes gradually less and less, until she's "gone native," complete in attire and hairdo. Anyone hoping to see a paint-by-numbers, BR-rip of Moore's work, will be disappointed, but those who wanted to see more of what makes Supergirl a top heroine, episode 13 shakes free of any unlucky connotations, and sets viewers squarely before a story that could only be told for Kara Zor-El in this time and on this show. The greatest reason for this is the dynamic of surrogacy that has, intentionally or otherwise, been developed up to this time. While Superman may have the Kents, Kara has an extended "family" that tricks out the interplay between the characters, and brings forth probing questions, subtly, in the form of Alex's question to Astra... and her response.

Click here to read the complete review of this "Supergirl" episode.


February 10, 2016: Junkie XL Talks About the Score to "Batman v Superman"Print

Soundtrack Tom Holkenborg, better known to fans as Junkie XL, is not only the joint-composer with Hans Zimmer on "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", but he's also responsible for the score on another superhero movie, "Deadpool". In a new interview with ComicBook.com Holkenborg talks about the responsibility of taking on these larger-than-life fictional characters.

    "Let me tell you this, these superheroes are way bigger than all of us together," Holkenborg says of Batman and Superman. "This is a history that goes back to the Greek mythology, if you will, with half-gods. People over thousands of years have always been fascinated by stories of people that were half-gods. Stories about people with incredible powers, inhuman powers. Even the bible is full of them."

    In a world where everything has been done before, Holkenborg strives to be original with his work.

    "Now let's go back to Superman or Batman, Superman... Keeping that in the back of your head, it makes little or no sense to examine what somebody else had done over the last ten or twenty years," he says. "Because in fifty years from now, when we're all dead, somebody else is going to take a stab at Batman vs. Superman. Do you know what I mean? You don't want that person to say, 'Oh, let's look back and see what Hans Zimmer and Tom did there in 2016.' It's like, 'No, he's going to do his own thing that he feels fits the time or fits at the movie.' That's exactly what Hans and I did. We made the movie our own. We observed it. We came up with the best possible solution for that movie in combination with the wonderful Zack Snyder. It's really what that is."

Read the full interview at ComicBook.com


February 10, 2016: DC Comics Updates Information for "Superman #50"Print

Superman #50 With "Superman" reaching its 50th issue next month, DC Entertainment has announced a new variant cover for the comic book, along with updated content for the anniversary issue.

In Superman #50, Superman is back at full power, and he takes the fight right to Vandal Savage in the epic conclusion to "Savage Dawn"! You won't want to miss Vandal's vision of Krypton - and a glimpse at dark future he might rule!

Written by Gene Luen Yang, with art by Howard Porter, Patrick Zircher and Ardian Syaf, Superman #50 will also include a special page by classic Man of Steel artist Jon Bogdanove and a new cover by John Romita Jr. and Danny Miki.

Additionally, the issue will be available in a newly added 1:100 variant cover by artist Dave Johnson that links together with Batman #50 to form one big image.

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February 10, 2016: "The Flash" Just Caught a Glimpse of SupergirlPrint

Supergirl on The Flash Supergirl made a brief cameo during last night's episode of "The Flash", giving us a very small teaser for the upcoming crossover episode.

With Barry Allen making a trip through the Multiverse to reach Earth-2, we saw, amongst other DC characters, an image of Supergirl flying.

With there having been no mention of Supergirl or Superman in either "Arrow" or "The Flash", it would appear that this glimpse of Supergirl confirms that "Supergirl" takes place on a different Earth in the Multiverse.

It's unlikely that "Supergirl" is set on Earth-2. It's more likely that Kara and friends reside on some other version of Earth, one which Barry stumbles upon when he tries to return to his own Earth-1 (as they refer to it in his show).

The "Worlds Finest" crossover episode, which is noted as being episode 18, is scheduled to air on Monday, March 28 on CBS.


February 10, 2016: Shopping - More "Batman v Superman" CollectiblesPrint

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February 9, 2016: 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.

Listen back to tonight's episode below, in which Steve and Michael talk about all the latest "Batman v Superman" news, the latest "Supergirl" episode, and more:

Our next show will be broadcast on Tuesday, February 16 at 7.30pm PST 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 Five - Chapter #7Print

Injustice: Year Five - Chapter #7

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

Released Digitally: February 1, 2016

"Street Fight"

Writer: Brian Buccellato
Penciller: Mike S. Miller
Inker: Mike S. Miller
Cover: David Yardin

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

    The complacency of the battles is banal beyond compare. Regime Superman and Wonder Woman, against Batman, Harley Quinn, and Batwoman... is the outcome ever in doubt? Not a thing happens that wasn't predicted previously, but the problem isn't with the escape, but with the wooden approach of the fights that must take place. Batman and Regime fight toe-to-toe, for no apparent reason other than it suits Batman. No super-speed, no heat-vision, super-breath, just a leaden punch/block/punch/block until Batman decides to escape using a smoke bomb. A smoke bomb. Regime can see across the electro-magnetic spectrum, and Batman escapes with a smoke bomb. Regime can hear a tick praying in Okinawa, but Batman escapes with a smoke bomb. Regime Superman can emit gale force winds with his super-breath, and Batman escapes with a smoke bomb. Readers are asked to induce stupidity for the act, as the smoke bomb is "lead-based". Every primary school student knows the phrase: "Heavy as lead." Lead isn't going to rise above, and neither is this nonsense.

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


February 9, 2016: "Supergirl" Ratings Soar By 20%Print

Supergirl CBS's entire Monday primetime lineup, led by SUPERGIRL, posted growth according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for February 8.

The episode titled "For The Girl Who Has Everything" aired on CBS on Monday, February 8 at 8.00pm ET/PT.

This episode saw ratings for "Supergirl" jump up +20% each in viewers (8.01m from 6.68m), adults 18-49 (1.8/06 from 1.5/05) and adults 25-54 (2.4/06 from 2.0/05).

The next new episode of "Supergirl" is titled "Truth, Justice and the American Way", and is scheduled to air on CBS in the USA on Monday, February 22. There is no new episode on Monday, February 15.


February 9, 2016: New Clip From LEGO "Justice League: Cosmic Clash"Print

Cosmic Clash Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released a new clip from its latest animated, brick-centric adventure "LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Cosmic Clash".

    Brainiac encounters Earth's powerful "firewall defense" - the Justice League - in this new LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash clip.

In LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Cosmic Clash, the brilliant, hyper-obsessive-compulsive, super-computer Brainiac is combing the universe for new additions to his collection of worlds when he stumbles upon a ripe planet for his taking - Earth. But Brainiac quickly discovers Earth has a "firewall" - the Justice League. When Brainiac cleverly displaces several members of the Justice League to other time periods in Earth's history, Batman, Flash and Cyborg must build and use the Cosmic Treadmill to race across time to retrieve their comrades - while members of the Legion of Super Heroes attempt to hold off Brainiac's assault. Only time will tell in this battle for the fate of the Earth and the Justice League!

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and the LEGO Group, LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Cosmic Clash will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on February 9 via Digital HD, and March 1, 2016 on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. The Blu-ray and DVD releases will include an exclusive Cosmic Boy LEGO® figurine, while supplies last.


February 9, 2016: New Merchandise and TV Special for "DC Super Hero Girls"Print

WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND DC ENTERTAINMENT, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MATTEL, JOIN FORCES WITH TARGET TO CREATE A POWERFUL NATIONAL RETAIL PROGRAM FOR DC SUPER HERO GIRLS

Global Master Toy Licensee, Mattel, Among Other Key Partners,
Debut Brand-New Merchandise Collection for Girls
Available Exclusively at Target

All-New Television Special to Debut on Turner's BOOMERANG
Timed to Retail Launch in March

DC Super Hero Girls Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and DC Entertainment (DCE), in partnership with Mattel, announced an exclusive partnership with Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) to offer a first-look at the DC Super Hero Girls merchandise collection, featuring a special assortment of merchandise across multiple categories, including toys and dress up, apparel and accessories, publishing and more, to be sold exclusively at Target, beginning in March 2016. DC Super Hero Girls harnesses the power of the world's most iconic female characters from DC Comics, including Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Batgirl, as they learn to hone their super powers in a high school setting and gives young fans the chance to play, watch, read and be inspired to discover their full super power potential.

Boomerang, a division of Turner, will also be the exclusive broadcast partner for DC Super Hero Girls, with Boomerang as the official broadcaster to bring the first animated television special and the series of animated digital shorts to viewers. From award-winning Warner Bros. Animation in partnership with Mattel's Playground Productions, the first 44-minute television special is slated to premiere this Spring. The DC Super Hero Girls digital animated shorts will also be featured on Cartoon Network's CN App, giving fans the opportunity to explore the DC Super Hero Girls universe and get to know the Super Heroes. Additionally, the first of a series of DC Super Hero Girls made-for-videos is scheduled for release later this year, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

"It's time for girls to get their capes on and envision themselves as strong, powerful and connected beings at the center of their own superhero story, and DC Super Hero Girls provides a brand-new, robust universe to do just that," said Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment, President of Warner Bros. Consumer Products and President & Chief Content Officer of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "The toys, dolls, action figures and books that are rolling out at Target this spring, combined with the fun animated series currently online, feature stories of empowerment, inspiration and optimism that are relatable to girls. This program is changing the face of superhero culture, and we are really proud of that."

"Target prides itself on keeping a pulse on pop culture, and we have a legacy of getting behind the hottest franchises to bring our guests exclusive merchandise from their favorite movies, television shows and characters," said Scott Nygaard, senior vice president of merchandising, Target. "We are thrilled to be working with some of the industry's leading partners to introduce a new generation to these inspirational characters, and know fans of all ages will embrace these beloved and iconic heroines as they build new memories."

DC Super Hero Girls merchandise will fly onto shelves nationwide, exclusively at Target, beginning in March 2016. Featured products from the new line include: toys, dress up, apparel, accessories, publishing and more. Master toy partner Mattel unveils its new DC Super Hero Girlscollection, featuring the industry-firsts: the first-ever 6-inch action figure designed for girls; first 12-inch collection of action dolls featuring strong, athletic bodies that stand on their own in heroic poses; and first-ever action role-play toys for girls.

The DC Super Hero Girls global merchandise program will hit retail worldwide, beginning in July 2016, offering a wide range of product to fans around the world.

Additionally, WBCP, DCE and Mattel will be launching a DC Super Hero Girls App in March, allowing fans the opportunity to watch the animated shorts, play games, interact and connect with the DC Super Hero Girls world - taking the DC Super Hero Girls whenever and wherever they go.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Action Comics #49Print

Action Comics #49

Mild Mannered Reviews - Action Comics #49

Scheduled to arrive in stores: February 3, 2016

Cover date: April 2016

"Savage Dawn: Immortal Combat"

Writer: Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder
Penciller: Aaron Kuder and Ardian Syaf
Inker: Jonathan Glapion, Scott Hanna and Sandra Hope

Reviewed by: Michael Bailey

    The story begins with a skinny kid getting all 'roided out and Clark discovering that an overdose of Kryptonite radiation has altered his body chemistry.

    Sounds like Pak misses writing the Hulk.

    That was a joke. It wasn't a complaint. I loved Pak's run with the Hulk.

    Anyway...

    I enjoyed this issue. It was more like the Greg Pak ACTION COMICS I had come to know and love instead of angry, powered down Superman being angry and powered down. Superman looked genuinely happy to have his powers back despite the fact that they are killing him. There was a nobility about the character that has been missing for the last six months. Yes, he was willing to sacrifice himself before but seeing him power through despite the pain and then trying to talk the Conan kid down did my heart a lot of good.

Click here to read the complete review of Action Comics #49.