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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
August 30: Glenn Ford, Jonathan Kent in Superman: The Movie, dies in 2006, aged 90.
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 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 Santa Monica, California 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 19: The Adventures of Superman makes its debut on television in 1952 on Chicago's WENR.
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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This looks like a job for Superman!
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Truth, Justice and the American Way
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Itís a bird! Itís a plane! Itís Superman!
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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.

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman #43Print

Superman #43

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman #43

Scheduled to arrive in stores: August 26, 2015

Cover date: October 2015

"Before Truth" - Part 3

Writer: Gene Luen Yang
Penciller: John Romita Jr.
Inker: Klaus Janson & Scott Hanna
Cover: John Romita, Jr., Klaus Janson & Dean White
Variant Cover: Des Taylor

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

    After all the build up I share Clark's emotions at the end of the issue. Not with Lois Lane and her galactically stupid error in judgement - but with DC.

    You know all this chatter with Fox and Fantastic Four? i.e. "Give Them Back To Marvel!" I found myself thinking, ďGive Superman, Clark Kent & Lois Lane to a team who understands them!" I don't make the comment lightly either.

    Now that the reasons for 'Truth' are fully revealed, I as a Superman fan am thoroughly broken.

    The issue is a misstep and a padded out mess.

Click here to read the complete review of Superman #43.


August 30, 2015: Mehcad Brooks Talks About Playing James Olsen on "Supergirl"Print

James Olsen In a recent interview with KryptonSite.com, Mehcad Brooks spoke briefly about playing James Olsen in the upcoming "Supergirl" TV series, his relationship with Lucy Lane, and Jimmy's Superman Signal Watch. Here's an excerpt from the interview...

    In your version of James Olsen's past, did he have all of the gadgets like the Superman signal watch and all of that?

    We have the Superman watch. That is the first gadget we introduce... that's all I know right now. They don't tell me everything.

    Lucy Lane (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) is coming on to the series. Can you talk about the history between her and your character?

    I can say this: Lucy Lane comes in as James' ex-fiancee, and that's about all I can say! I can't say a lot.

Read the complete interview at KryptonSite.com.


August 30, 2015: The DC Comics Presents Show Podcast - Episode #20Print

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.


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August 28, 2015: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period August 21-27, 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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August 28, 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.

Caption Contest

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 Jason Psilopoulos:
We were on a break!!

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!


Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman/Wonder Woman #20Print

Superman/Wonder Woman #20

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman/Wonder Woman #20

Scheduled to arrive in stores: August 19, 2015

Cover date: October 2015

"Dark Truth" - Part Three: "A Matter of Trust"

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Penciller: Doug Mahnke
Inker: Jaime Mendoza and Sean Parsons

Reviewed by: Michael Bailey

    My biggest beef with the previous issue is that it was a lot of action with very little in the way of story progression. This issue was the exact opposite of that. In fact this book might very well be the best written of all four of the Superman related comics that are associated with this whole TRUTH thing.

    Top to bottom I enjoyed this issue. It was great seeing Superman stand up to Steve Trevor and I enjoyed his conversation with the President. Tomasi has laid out all of Superman's arguments nicely and really got into why Superman needed Clark Kent and why it isn't a big deal. More than anything I appreciated that Tomasi went out of his way to show that the opposition's arguments were flawed and faulty. There have been a number of times in the past ten years where a writer has someone tell Superman how dangerous he is or how stupid he is or basically criticize him and Big Blue just stands there and takes it. I liked seeing Superman "fight back". The cherry on top was how he kept cutting back to Wonder Woman interrogating Superman's friends with her lasso. I could argue the ethical merits of this but we haven't seen why she is doing it yet so I am going to wait until Tomasi explains her reasoning before weighing in on the issue though I am sure the comments section of this review will be full of people arguing about it.

Click here to read the complete review of Superman/Wonder Woman #20.


August 27, 2015: Henry Cavill Talks About "Superhero Fatigue"Print

Batman v Superman While comic book fans feel lucky to be living in an era of so many superhero movies, there's a suggestion amongst critics that the plethora of comic book based movies is leading to "Superhero Fatigue" amongst the general populace.

In an interview with Judao during their press junket to promote "The Man from UNCLE" in Brazil this past week, Henry Cavill and his co-star Armie Hammer spoke about "Superhero Fatigue", while also joking about how annoying Batman fans are.


August 27, 2015: Is Howard Porter Replacing John Romita Jr on "Superman"?Print

Superman #45 According to BleedingCool.com, Howard Porter (Justice League 3001) is set to replace John Romita Jr. as the new ongoing artist on the "Superman" comic book title.

The report states that JRJr was offered a new project at DC Comics that was too hard to refuse.

    Despite some scurrilous rumor mongers, [John Romita Jr.] has not quit the title, rather he was offered a new project by DC Comics, something so enticing that he couldn't help but grab it with both hands.

No official announcement has been made by DC Comics at this point in time. We'll keep you posted as this story develops.


August 27, 2015: Another Superman Jersey Worn by Russell Crowe's RabbitohsPrint

The South Sydney Rabbitohs rugby league team in Australia (the team of which Russell Crowe is a co-owner), wore a new Superman jersey in last night's game against the Brisbane Broncos.

Rabbitohs Jersey

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the Rabbitohs in the 2015 Superman jersey!

    The Rabbitohs ran out onto Allianz Stadium wearing the 2015 Superman Jersey last night against the Brisbane Broncos in Round 25 of the NRL Premiership. Unfortunately the Broncos came with Kryptonite and defeated the reigning Premiers convincingly.

    The famous 'S' symbol emblazoned on the front of the Jersey is the Kryptonian symbol for 'hope' and is synonymous with Superman and now, the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

    You can purchase your jersey online from 9.00am Friday 28 August EST through the Rabbitohs Online Megastore or in person at the Rabbitohs Merchandise Shop at Level 4, 265 Chalmers St Redfern. Open 9-5pm Monday to Friday and 11am-3pm on Saturday.

    With limited stock and sizes available, we encourage all Members and supporters to grab yours before they run out!

2015 Superman Rabbitohs Home Jersey - BUY NOW!


Mild Mannered Reviews - Bizarro #3Print

Bizarro #3

Mild Mannered Reviews - Bizarro #3 (of 6)

Scheduled to arrive in stores: August 19, 2015

Cover date: October 2015

"Unwanted: Unliving or Undead"

Writer: Heath Corson
Penciller: Gustavo Duarte
Inker: Gustavo Duarte

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

    It's the first story where the events weren't secondary to the humor and it's a pleasure to read. Both Bizarro and Jimmy do some clever moments, allowing for the joke-a-thon to be tolerable, and the overall tale is better for it. It does take a quarter of the issue to get there, but once in motion, Bizarro becomes more entertaining, and thereby, funnier. It's also a nice touch to include Jonah Hex through Chastity Hex being his descendent. It's probably one of the few times in the last four years that a book has shown a willingness to be connected to the legacy and history of DC Comics, albeit in such swift fashion. Still, doing so allowed a resolution to the problem presented in the narrative, that actually makes sense in terms of the world created for Bizarro and Jimmy. It's rare that giving a book a full go is a rewarding proposition, but after two issues that were head-bangers to get through, and a quarter more here, this installment was right on time and very rewarding for the patient reader.

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


August 26, 2015: New "Be Super" Trailer for "Supergirl" Pilot EpisodePrint

Supergirl CBS has released a new preview trailer for the pilot episode of "Supergirl".

With a more serious tone than previous videos, this trailer shows more of Supergirl (played by Melissa Benoist) as she rescues a crashing plane, and focuses on her fight with the superpowered, intergalactic criminal known as Vartox (played by Owain Yeoman).

After 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be, on the series premiere of SUPERGIRL, Monday, Oct. 26 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. The series moves to its regular time period (8:00-9:00 PM) on Monday, Nov. 2.