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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
August 7: John Glover, Lionel Luthor in Smallville, born in Salisbury, Maryland in 1944.
August 7: Writer Paul Dini (Superman: The Animated Series) born in 1957.
August 7: Michael Shannon, Zod in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1974.
August 7: Eric Johnson, Whitney Fordman in Smallville, born in Edmonton, AB in 1979.
August 14: Phyllis Thaxter, Martha Kent in Superman: The Movie, dies in 2012, aged 90.
August 15: Scott Cranford, the official town Superman of Metropolis Illinois from 2000-2007, born in 1967.
August 17: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lois Lane.
August 20: Amy Adams, Lois Lane in 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Aviano, Italy in 1974.
August 24: In 1993, Superman returns from the dead in Superman #82.
August 28: Writer and artist Jack Kirby (Superman's Pal: Jimmy Olsen) born in 1917.
August 30: Glenn Ford, Jonathan Kent in Superman: The Movie, dies in 2006, aged 90.

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Which of the following is your favorite Superman quote?

This looks like a job for Superman!
This looks like a job for Superman!
32% [24 Votes]

Up, Up and Away!
Up, Up and Away!
9% [7 Votes]

Truth, Justice and the American Way
Truth, Justice and the American Way
24% [18 Votes]

Look! Up in the sky!
Look! Up in the sky!
4% [3 Votes]

Itís a bird! Itís a plane! Itís Superman!
Itís a bird! Itís a plane! Itís Superman!
4% [3 Votes]

Faster than a speeding bullet
Faster than a speeding bullet
4% [3 Votes]

More powerful than a locomotive
More powerful than a locomotive
1% [1 Vote]

Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound
Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound
0% [0 Votes]

The Man of Steel
The Man of Steel
15% [11 Votes]

Other
Other
5% [4 Votes]

Votes: 74
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Started: August 24, 2015

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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 - 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.


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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.


August 26, 2015: Complete "1982 DC Comics Style Guide" OnlinePrint

Thanks to the Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez Fans Facebook page, images from the highly sought after 1982 DC Comics Style Guide are now available online.

While many of these images have been seen in some version or another over the years, the complete guide can now be seen in one place for the first time.

Many consider Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez one of the best DC Comics artists of all time, with his drawings of the DC super heroes and villains being used over and over again in merchandising even to this day.



Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #16Print

Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #16

Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #16

Released Digitally: August 18, 2015

"God of War"

Writer: Brian Buccellato
Penciller: Tom Derenick
Inker: Tom Derenick
Cover: Neil Googe with Rex Lokus

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

    No one reads the classics anymore. It's a shame as the knowledge of reading and understanding such foundational literature is a great boon to writing, particularly with Western Literature. The Greek pantheon is at so much of the bedrock of what many find to be entertaining, it's amazing that they are reduced to the caricatures that parade around the pages of Injustice. These were the reality show television stars, well before the Kardashians entered anyone's living room. You enjoy complex characterization? Greek pantheon. Suspense and volatility? Greek pantheon. Epic storylines of never-ending proportions? Greek pantheon. The beginnings of the Injustice storyline borrows, if not flat out steals from Euripides' Heracles. Superman, in a fit of madness, kills his wife and child. Injustice isn't alone in that "theft" as what befell Heracles in myth and motivated him to expiation through his labors, has been used countless times across genres to do the same, but with less significant results. Ares is the less favored son and child of Zeus (that falls to Athena and Heracles, respectively), that much has remained canonical, but his monologue is pathetic. Ares isn't the mere god of war, Ares is war personified. War occurs because Ares' wills it. He is the aspect of the human psyche that craves and lusts for confrontation and conflict... like reality television. Ares's relating his experience and distilling into bullet points like a first year university student is beneath him. It's akin to someone giving a dissertation on the beauty of a strand of their hair. You're a god. You are realization of battle. To hear you moan through flashbacks about how bad your daddy was to you as a kid is beneath you. Such a waste.

Click here to read the complete review of Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #16.


August 26, 2015: "The Iron Giant" Returns to Theaters for 2 Days Only!Print

The Iron Giant While not officially a Superman movie, "The Iron Giant" is considered as such by many Superman fans, with the Man of Steel heavily inspiring the characters of the 1999 animated feature. And now, 16 years later, the Iron Giant is back in theaters for a very limited run.

In what's dubbed "The Iron Giant: Signature Edition," the sci-fi comedy-drama will be remastered and "enhanced" with two new scenes. It will be released through Fathom Events on September 30, with an encore in select markets on October 4.

Locations and tickets are available through FathomEvents.com.


August 26, 2015: "Radio KAL" - The Superman Homepage PodcastPrint

Radio KAL The Superman Homepage is pleased to announce that Episode 128 of "Radio KAL" - the monthly podcast of the Superman Homepage hosted by Steve Younis and Scotty V - is now available for your listening pleasure!

In this month's Radio KAL podcast, Steve and Scotty discuss Michael Shannon's interesting "Batman v Superman" story, Lex Luthor/Martha Kent rumor, Is George Miller directing a "Man of Steel" sequel?, "Justice League: Gods and Monsters" animated movie, "The Death of 'Superman Lives'; What Happened?", New Characters and Villains revealed at "Supergirl" Panel, Chris Browning cast as Reactron, Brit Morgan cast as Livewire, Justice Leak cast as Hellgrammite, Levi Miller cast as Son of Cat Grant, Our Exclusive Interview with John Romita Jr., Full description for "Superman: American Alien #1" by Max Landis, Superman #42, Action Comics #43, Batman/Superman #23, Superman/Wonder Woman #20, Gwenda Bond is writing a second Lois Lane novel, and more! Also includes the Big Question, Super Secret Sound-Byte contest, and our Superman song is "Superstar Superman" by A Taste of Honey.

You can subscribe via iTunes or your favorite Podcatcher.

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August 26, 2015: Official Description for "Supergirl" Pilot EpisodePrint

Supergirl CBS has released an official press release for the pilot episode of "Supergirl", which includes a description and full cast listing.

"Pilot" - 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.

SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El, Superman's (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents' help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later, at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant. She works alongside her friend and IT technician Winn Schott and famous photographer James Olsen, who Grant just hired away from the Daily Planet to serve as her new art director. However, Kara's days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw, head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.

Supergirl REGULAR CAST:
Melissa Benoist (Kara Danvers/Supergirl)
Calista Flockhart (Cat Grant)
Chyler Leigh (Alex Danvers)
Mehcad Brooks (James Olsen)
David Harewood (Hank Henshaw)
Jeremy Jordan (Winslow "Winn" Schott)

GUEST CAST:
Laura Benanti (Alura)
Derek Mio (Hayashi)
Ben Begley (Tobey)
Faran Tahir (The Commander)
Owain Yeoman (Vartox)
Dean Cain (Dr. Jeremiah Danvers)
Helen Slater (Dr. Eliza Danvers)
Malina Weissman (Young Kara)
Jordan Mazarati (Young Alex)
Rick Garcia (Rick Garcia)
Leyna Nguyen (Leyna Nguyen)
Robert Gant (Zor-El)
Paul Stuart (Yale)
Nick Jaine (Another Staffer)
Sheila Collins (Passenger)
Chriss Anglin (Pilot)
Kinna Mcinroe (Waitress)
Briana Venskus (Tech Woman)
Julien Yuen (Terrified Teen)
Zayne Emory (Rick Malverne)
Mackenzie Brooke Smith (Female Student #1)
Jaidan Jiron (Female Student #2)
Tara Macken (Stunt Mother)

WRITTEN BY:†Executive Producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Ali Adler
DIRECTED BY:†Glen Winter


August 26, 2015: Shopping - Superman LanyardsPrint

August 25, 2015: LEGO "Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom!" Available Now!Print

"LEGO†DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom" arrives TODAY - Tuesday, August 25 - as a†Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD†and via Digital HD from†Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Below you'll find an all-new official clip from the film, and a few new images.

The "LEGO†DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom" clip features†the Justice League in its first encounter with the Legion of Doom. Voices include Troy Baker (Batman), Mark Hamill (Sinestro), Nolan North (Superman), Khary Payton (Cyborg), Josh Keaton (Green Lantern), James Arnold Taylor (Flash), Grey Griffin (Wonder Woman) and Kevin Michael Richardson (Captain Cold).

Crime is on the run as the newly formed Justice League keeps Metropolis safe and this makes evil genius Lex Luthor very unhappy. Together with Black Manta, Sinestro and a gang of ruthless recruits, Lex builds his own league and declares them the Legion of Doom. With this super powered team of terror and a plan to attack the top-secret government site, Area 52, can Lex finally be on the verge of victory? Sound the "Trouble Alert" and get ready for the bricks to fly when Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League face off against the world's greatest Super-Villains! It's the next all-new original movie from†LEGO and DC Comics.

LEGO DC Super Heroes - Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom!
LEGO DC Super Heroes - Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom!
LEGO DC Super Heroes - Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom!
LEGO DC Super Heroes - Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom!

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August 25, 2015: Superman Comics Available This WeekPrint

Superman #43 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: August 26, 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.


August 25, 2015: Superman Comic Books - Poll ResultsPrint

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

Which of the current, main Superman comic book titles are you most enjoying?

It appears as though there's a lot of disgruntled comic book readers out there at the moment, with 33% of you unhappy with all the current Superman titles. "Action Comics" slightly edged out "Superman" for the current, most popular title.

Here's the complete breakdown:

Action Comics
Action Comics
15% [12 Votes]

Superman
Superman
14% [11 Votes]

Batman/Superman
Batman/Superman
1% [1 Vote]

Superman/Wonder Woman
Superman/Wonder Woman
11% [9 Votes]

All of them!
All of them!
12% [10 Votes]

None of them!
None of them!
33% [27 Votes]

I don't read comic books
I don't read comic books
14% [11 Votes]