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Superman soars into action with this dynamic new 1/9-scale vinyl figure. Featuring an accurate likeness of actor Henry Cavill, Superman strikes a dramatic pose on his diorama base. Fully colored and textured to a movie likeness, Superman requires minimal assembly for display.

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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
July 1: Marlon Brando, Jor-El in Superman: The Movie, dies of lung failure aged 80 in 2004.
July 4: Eva Marie Saint, Martha Kent in Superman Returns, born in Newark, New Jersey in 1924.
July 6: Writer and Artist John Byrne (Man of Steel, Superman, Action Comics) born in 1950.
July 10: Superman artist and co-creator Joe Shuster born in 1914.
July 11: Michael Rosenbaum, Lex Luthor in Smallville, born in Oceanside, N.Y in 1972.
July 17: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lana Lang, Clark Kent's boyhood friend.
July 22: Terence Stamp, General Zod in Superman and Superman II, born in 1938.
July 25: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lucy Lane, Lois Lane's sister.
July 26: Kevin Spacey, Lex Luthor in Superman Returns, born in South Orange, New Jersey in 1959.
July 26: Ilya Salkind, Superman movie producer, born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1947.
July 27: Jackson Beck, voice of Superman Radio Introduction, dies in 2004, aged 92.
July 29: Allison Mack, Chloe Sullivan in Smallville, born in Preez, Germany in 1982.
July 29: Writer Gail Simone (Action Comics) celebrates her birthday today.
July 30: Laurence Fishburne, Perry White in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Augusta, Georgia in 1961.
July 31: Dean Cain, star of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan in 1966.

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July 11, 2014: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the week July 4-10, 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.

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#1 | Snookeroo on July 11, 2014 2:04pm EST
That's the best collection of Superman watches I've seen anywhere. It's hard to pick just one!
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#2 | robojac on July 11, 2014 10:35pm EST
Scotty V I agree with everything you said about Brandon Routh. He goes from being the biggest superhero on the big screen to the playing the smallest superhero on the small screen. I'm glad he's getting more work because he deserves it but playing Ray Palmer/The Atom is a bit of a step down.

To be fair, any actor that plays another role after playing Superman first is always going to be a step down. I wish Routh had been cast as Clark Kent/Superman on Arrow or in his own Supes TV show. I also wish Marvel would've cast him in one their movies because that's the closest thing that can rival playing Supes. In addition, it won't be as awkward as seeing Routh play another DC superhero.

Oh well, once Superman always Superman. I'll be watching Arrow thanks to Routh.
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#3 | Hypoxic on July 11, 2014 10:50pm EST
A step down? That argument works both ways.

robojac wrote: To be fair, any actor that plays another role after playing Superman first is always going to be a step down.


Oh, come now. If Routh played Hamlet after playing Superman that would have been a step up.
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#4 | robojac on July 12, 2014 11:37pm EST
#3 Hypoxic
Oh, come now. If Routh played Hamlet after playing Superman that would have been a step up.


You're right about Routh playing roles outside of superheroes could be a step up. For example, playing a Shakespearean character (like your Hamlet example) or Jesus/Bible character or a famous person in a film biography (actor/musician/political figure/etc.). Now that I think about it, Routh playing Christopher Reeve in a film biography would rival playing Superman.

When it comes to being cast in superhero roles, it doesn't get bigger than playing Superman. Playing a Marvel superhero is the closest thing to rival that because their films are critically and financially successful for all involved.

I'm sure Routh's grateful to have an acting career because of Superman and if asked to reprise the role he'd take it. Right now in his career he's accepted not being Superman anymore and is happy to be able to still get roles(lead or supporting). He probably doesn't think playing The Atom is a step down and maybe I shouldn't either. I'm just happy to see him in something again.

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