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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
December 1: Richard Pryor, Gus Gorman in Superman III, born in Peoria, Illinois in 1940.
December 1: Joanne Siegel, wife of Jerry Siegel and the original model for Lois Lane, born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1917.
December 8: Teri Hatcher, Lois Lane on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, born in 1964.
December 10: Richard Pryor, Gus Gorman in Superman III, dies of a heart attack in Encino, Los Angeles, California in 2005.
December 12: Sarah Douglas, Ursa in Superman: The Movie and Superman II, born in 1952.
December 14: Peter O'Toole, who played the role of Zaltar in 1984's Supergirl movie, dies in 2013, aged 81.
December 15: Artist Kurt Shaffenberger (Lois Lane, Superboy) born in 1920.
December 15: Helen Slater, star of Supergirl, born in 1963.
December 29: John Haymes Newton, star of the 1st season of the Superboy TV series, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1965.
December 30: Kristin Kreuk, Lana Lang on Smallville, born in Vancouver, B.C, Canada in 1982.

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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.

December 23, 2014: Superman Comics Available This Week and Next WeekPrint

Superman/Wonder Woman #14 PreviewsWorld.com has released the list of comic books and other items on sale this week and next week. Here are the Superman related items in that list.

On sale date: December 24, 2014 and December 31, 2014 (unless otherwise stated).

The following products are expected to ship to comic book specialty stores this week and the following, 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.


December 23, 2014: Christmas Presents - Poll ResultsPrint

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

Are you expecting to get any Superman related gifts for Christmas?

A slight majority are certain they're receiving something Superman related for Christmas. Although, it looks like there are almost as many who don't expect Santa to bring them any Superman presents this year. You'll have to let us know Christmas morning whether your vote in this poll came true or not.

Here's the complete breakdown:

Yes, for sure!
Yes, for sure!
29% [18 Votes]

Yeah, I think so
Yeah, I think so
13% [8 Votes]

I don't know
I don't know
24% [15 Votes]

No, I don't think so
No, I don't think so
27% [17 Votes]

No, definitely not!
No, definitely not!
3% [2 Votes]

I don't celebrate Christmas
I don't celebrate Christmas
5% [3 Votes]


December 23, 2014: Book Review - "Superman is Jewish?"Print

Superman is Jewish? Published by: Free Press (November 6, 2012)

Reviewed by: John G. Pierce

    Most fans know, or at least ought to know, that Superman's creators, Siegel and Shuster, were Jewish. But Superman himself? I doubt that many people have ever entertained that particular thought - well, other than Adolf Hitler, who reportedly uttered the "Superman is a Jew!" line in response to some anti-Nazi Superman covers during World War II.

    No, for Superman, the usual interpretation given is more of a Christian one. I first encountered that idea back in the early 60s, and a number of books have been written on that particular theme, the earliest one I know of being The Gospel According to Superman (A.J. Holman, 1973), as written by Presbyterian minister John T. Galloway, Jr. And, if the comics themselves didn't contain enough such seeds, certainly the movies have advanced the notion considerably. One needs only to think of Jor-El's words in the first movie about sending "my only son" to Earth, because "they only lack the light to show them the way," or the scene in which Superman is stabbed in the side, and falls in a cruciform posture, in Superman Returns. And on one of the special features sections of the Man of Steel DVD, a director can be heard telling Henry Cavill to "assume the Jesus pose." Oh, and let's not forget that crucifixion pose of Clark on a scarecrow pole from the TV series Smallville.

    But Harry Brod, author of Superman is Jewish?, and himself Jewish, takes a different approach. He carefully delineates the background of Jewish immigration to the USA, and how Jewish perceptions and legends played into the work of Jews in the entertainment industry, especially movies and comics, both of which had heavy Jewish presence. In Brod's thesis, Krypton does not represent Heaven, but rather the "Old World" of Europe, with its hostility toward those of the Hebrew race, while Earth represents the USA, with its promise of freedom. Thus, Clark Kent is not the Messiah, but rather the ultimate immigrant.

Read John's complete review of "Superman is Jewish?" right here at the Superman Homepage.


December 22, 2014: Final Live Superman Radio Show for 2014!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.

Here's what took place in our final show for the year:

Check Out Hobbies Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with SupermanHomepage on BlogTalkRadio

Our next show will be broadcast on Monday, January 12 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.


December 22, 2014: Amy Adams Committed to Lois Lane RolePrint

Lois Lane In another interview on the promotion circuit for her new film "Big Eyes", Amy Adams told MovieFone.com that she takes her role as Lois Lane just as important as she does any other role, while also confirming she's locked in to play the role for one more film after "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".

    What was it like getting back into that crazy big-budget world?

    It's always fun going back to it, and I always feel that working on films like "American Hustle" and "Big Eyes," it always serves my growth and my need for complexity. And I think I can bring that to the films. So I take it just as seriously. I take things far too seriously, if I had to critique myself. I put a lot of energy and effort and research there.

    So you enjoying switching back and forth between the smaller and larger projects?

    Yes, I really learn from each film I'm on. "Man of Steel," that was the first film of that nature that I had worked on. And I learned a lot.

    How many of these things are you locked into?

    Locked?!? I'm trapped! [jokes] No. I'm committed through the next one. I know that.

    How is it to bring all of these new people into that world?

    It was fantastic. I didn't get to work with Gal that much but just having another girl on set, when I did get to work with her, was so much fun. That kind of energy was great. I worked away with the people that I worked with before, which was wonderful.

    How was Ben as Batman?

    He's hot! Sorry, Jen. I have the utmost respect for your relationship, but he looks fantastic. And the work that I did with him, I think it's going to be great.

Read the entire interview at the MovieFone website.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Supergirl #37Print

Supergirl #37

Mild Mannered Reviews - Supergirl #37

Scheduled to arrive in stores: December 17, 2014

Cover date: February 2015

"Crucible - Part Two"

Writer: K. Perkins and Mike Johnson
Penciller: Emanuela Lupacchino
Inker: Ray McCarthy
Cover: Emanuela Lupacchino

Reviewed by: James Lantz

    Granted, much of what went on is fairly similar to what's been done in various versions of X-Men. However, there are some differences and plot threads that make me want to overlook all that. This second chapter moved at the speed of light, and it made me want to read more. At this point in the series, Supergirl continues to be one of the shining gems of all the New 52 titles. Over three years, and it still hasn't missed a beat for me. From Kara's interaction with the new supporting cast, to the revelation on this story's last page, this issue will not disappoint. I recommend it highly to anyone.

Click here to read the complete review of Supergirl #37.


December 22, 2014: Superman on TV - December 22 to January 4Print

Superman on TV Below are the Superman related TV shows and movies scheduled for the weeks 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

Episodes of "Smallville" air on TNT in the U.S. on some weekday mornings.
This week's episodes are: Monday - 5.00am "Shattered", 6.00am "Asylum"; Tuesday - 5.00am "Whisper", 6.00am "Delete"; Wednesday - 5.00am "Hereafter", 6.00am "Velocity"; Thursday - No Episodes; Friday - 5.00am "Obsession", 6.00am "Resurrection".
Next week's episodes are: Monday - 5.00am "Crisis", 6.00am "Legacy"; Tuesday - 5.00am "Truth", 6.00am "Memoria"; Wednesday - 5.00am "Talisman", 6.00am "Forsaken"; Thursday - 5.00am "[Unknown]", 6.00am - "Crusade"; Friday - 5.00am "Gone", 6.00am "Facade".

The animated movie "LEGO DC Super-Heroes: Batman Be-Leaguered" will air in the U.S. on Cartoon Network on Tuesday, December 23 at 12.30pm; and then again on Wednesday, December 31 at 4.30pm.

The movie "Man of Steel" will air in the U.S. on MOMAX on Wednesday, December 24 at 6.35pm, then on Saturday, December 27 at 9.00pm; then on ACTION MAX on Wednesday, December 31 at 8.00pm; and again on 5MAX on Friday, January 2 at 6.35pm.

The movie "Superman Returns" will air in the U.S. on SPIKE TV on Thursday, December 25 at 9.00am.

The animated movie "Justice League: Doom" will air in the U.S. on MOMAX on Tuesday, December 31 at 6.00am.

The animated movie "Superman/Batman Apocalypse" will air in the U.S. on HBO Family on Thursday, January 1 at 5.40pm.

Episodes of the 1950s "Adventures of Superman" TV series air on MeTV in the U.S.
This week's episodes are:
Saturday, December 27 - "Superman in Exile" at 6.00pm and "A Ghost for Scotland Yard" at 6.30pm.
Next week's episodes are:
Thursday, January 1 - "Superman on Earth" at 4.00pm and "The Haunted Lighthouse" at 4.30pm.
Friday, January 2 - "The Case of the Talkative Dummy" at 4.00pm and "The Mystery of the Broken Statues" at 4.30pm.
Saturday, January 3 - "The Dog Who Knew Superman" at 6.00pm and "The Face and the Voice" at 6.30pm.

The film "Superman: The Movie" will air in the U.S. on DFC on Sunday, December 14 at 7.30pm.

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

Australia

In Australia, the animated movie "LEGO Batman: The Movie" airs on Monday, December 22 at 7.30pm on Cartoon Network, and then again on Tuesday, December 23 at 11.30am.

In Australia, the animated movie "LEGO DC Super-Heroes: Batman Be-Leaguered" will air on Cartoon Network on Wednesday, December 24 at 11.30am, and then again on Thursday, December 25 at 3.15pm.

In Australia, the animated movie "Superman Unbound" airs on Thursday, December 25 at 12.00am on Foxtel's Family Movie Channel.

In Australia, the movie "Man of Steel" airs on Thursday, December 25 at 6.05pm on Foxtel's Premiere Movie Channel, and then again on Friday, December 26 at 8.15am.

In Australia, the animated movie "LEGO Batman: The Movie: DC Super Heroes Unite" airs on Sunday, December 28 at 6.00pm on GO!.

In Australia, the documentary "Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics" airs on Sunday, December 28 at 8.30pm on TCM.

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


December 22, 2014: The DC Comics Presents Show Podcast - Christmas EpisodePrint

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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December 19, 2014: Amy Adams Happy About "Batman v Superman"Print

Lois Lane MTV.com posted a video interview with Amy Adams in which she talks about her role as Lois Lane in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".

    "Well, I was doing a Superman [movie] - my part is mostly there," Adams noted. "But it was really fun to get to play with these other characters that were coming in, and get to have Gal [Gadot] there, and get to have another girl on set."

    So if she was with Wonder Woman, did she get to see the whole trinity - Wonder Woman, Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) - in costume?

    "I can't really say!" Adams continued. "But I will say that Gal looks really, really good in that costume. I was like, really? They make them like you? That's awesome... For you. I'm really happy for you. Not so much for me. But, Lois is a mortal."

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


December 19, 2014: Would-Be Suicide Jumper Assassinated in "Batman/Superman"Print

The "Superman's Joker" story which began in "Batman/Superman #16" last month, saw the (attempted?) assassination of three people. Two of the three people appeared to be Lex Luthor and General Sam Lane. The third, in Seoul Plaza, appeared to be a female rockstar performing on stage (with a giant swan behind her).

Preview pages for "Batman/Superman #17" indicate that the woman is Glory Miau... formerly known as Felicity Regan.

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Who is Felicity Regan?

An article at BleedingCool.com speculates that the young woman could be the same "Regan" from the famous would-be suicide jumper scene from Grant Morrison's "All-Star Superman".

However, it seems more likely, that the girl is actually "Felicity", a different would-be suicide jumper from J. Michael Straczynski's "Grounded" story.

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However, neither is actually from the New 52 continuity.

What do you think?


December 19, 2014: 'Superman' Ecstasy Pills Seized in DublinPrint

Ecstasy Pills Ecstasy pills embossed with the Superman "S" shield, with a street value of around €1.2 million (approx. US$1.4 million), were seized by officers from Ireland's Revenue's Customs Service and the Garda National Drugs Unit.

Around 120,000 tablets were uncovered in Dublin, but originated in Belgium. Authorities aren't revealing the precise location of the find.

Source: IrishTimes.com