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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 10, 2015: Official "Batman v Superman" Website UpdatedPrint

Warner Bros. has updated the official "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" website.

While the website doesn't deliver anything really new, the update now includes the official movie synopsis, image gallery, downloadable files, and the teaser trailer.

Official Website

July 10, 2015: Laura Vandervoort Could Appear in "Supergirl"Print

Laura Vandervoort Laura Vandervoort, who starred as Kara Zor-El in the TV series "Smallville", has told Entertainment Weekly that there's a good possibility that she could appear as a guest star on the new "Supergirl" TV series on CBS.

"Hopefully I get to be a part of it at some point. Which is looking good," Vandervoort said. "Maybe."

Click "Read More" below or the headline link above to watch the video interview.

"Supergirl" premieres Monday, October 26 at 8:30pm ET on CBS.

July 10, 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:

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!

July 9, 2015: Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck Surprise Autograph SessionPrint

Batman v Superman Deadline.com are reporting that Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck are planning a surprise autograph session at Comic-Con International... although it hasn't been confirmed when this will take place.

    Fans of the Dark Knight and the last son of Krypton will get a chance to get some scribbles from the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars, I've learned. The actors will be heading over to the DC Entertainment booth on the Comic-Con 2015 floor to sign autographs while in town.

    It's not set yet if the duo will be at the well-appointed booth on Friday night or on July 11 after their Hall H appearance. It has also not been firmed up if Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot will be there too. The trio of actors showed up last year for WB's Hall H shindig with director Zack Snyder.

We'll keep you updated if we hear anything more.

July 9, 2015: A Look at More Superman Items on Display at Comic-ConPrint

Junk Food Clothing T-Shirt Starting July 9th, Junk Food and DC Comics will be releasing an exclusive "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" limited edition T-Shirt at Comic-Con International: San Diego and only available until July 17. You can also order the T-Shirt online via JunkFoodClothing.com.

ToyArk.com has a series of photos of the Play Arts Kai DC Comics display, which includes a striking "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" Superman figure.

Play Arts Kai Square Enix Superman Figure
Play Arts Kai Square Enix Superman Figure
Play Arts Kai Square Enix Superman Figure

ToyArk.com and SuperHeroNews.com both have a gallery of images of the weapons Batman will be using against Superman in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".

Batman's Weapons
Batman's Weapons
Batman's Weapons
Batman's Weapons

Mattel also have a series of action figures on display:

Action Figures
Superman Action Figure
Trinity Figures

July 9, 2015: Thomas & Friends Crossover with DC Super FriendsPrint

Thomas and Friends The world's favorite engines meet the world's greatest super heroes as Thomas & FriendsTM collide with DC Super FriendsTM for a mighty mashup!

    Check out our Thomas & FriendsTM DC Super FriendsTM mash ups brought to life in this awesome animated short! The world's favorite engines meet the world's greatest super heroes as Thomas & FriendsTM collide with DC Super FriendsTM for a mighty MINIS mash-up!

This animated short ties-in with the new Mattel line "Thomas & FriendsTM Super Friends MINIS". The engines who keep the Island of Sodor running now have heroic new makeovers as MINIS with designs based on the heroes seen in DC Comics.

An exclusive San Diego Comic-Con pack features five fantastic MINIS mashups, including:
- Thomas/Superman
- Spencer/Cyborg
- D10/The Joker
- Millie/Harley Quinn
- Exclusive to San Diego Comic Con: Diesel as the Dark Knight version of Batman!
Best of all, it includes a premium, exclusive-to-San Diego Comic Con package complete with a new comic story revealing the origin of the Thomas/DC Super Friends mashup and dynamic light-up action! It's the perfect introduction to the Thomas & Friends/DC Super Friends MINIS.

July 9, 2015: Supergirl Pilot Screening - San Diego Comic-ConPrint

Supergirl Screening By Luis Jaime

Every year, the San Diego Comic-Con screens upcoming, never-before-seen pilot episodes during their Wednesday Night "Preview Night." Not everyone who attends Comic-Con is able to purchase a Preview Night badge. Those lucky few that do are always in for something special. This year, on Wednesday, July 8, CBS screened SUPERGIRL inside Ballroom 20.

Ballroom 20 is the second largest room inside the San Diego Convention Center, with a seating capacity of approximately 4,200.

Once inside, they show some promotional TV spots from upcoming Warner Bros. shows, and then it's time for the World Premiere screening of SUPERGIRL.

The show begins on Krypton, 24 years ago, during the final moments before its destruction. This part of the story you probably already know: Baby Kal-El is placed in a rocket by his loving parents, and then blasted off into space. The part you DON'T know, is that a 13-year old Kara Zor-El, was sent in a second rocket, to protect her baby cousin. Kara says goodbye to her parents in a touching scene, then blasts off to follow her baby cousin to Earth.

Supergirl Unfortunately, the destruction of Krypton sent a shockwave that threw Kara's ship off course and into the Phantom Zone. She spent the next 24 years inside the Phantom Zone, and since time does not pass inside it, she hasn't aged at all when her ship finally makes it to Earth. During that time, baby Kal-El has grown up and revealed himself to the world as SUPERMAN. He places Kara with a foster family, the Danvers. They are scientists who had helped SUPERMAN with his abilities.

Fast forward a little over 10 years later, we see Kara all grown up, on her way to her job at CatCo. This media company is run by Cat Grant, the post powerful woman in National City. We also get introduced to James Olsen, who just got hired at CatCo. He moved from Metropolis to National City for his new job.

Later, at Kara's apartment, we meet Alex, Kara's foster sister. They have a great conversation about how Kara wants to do more with her life than just get coffee for her boss. Kara has all the same powers SUPERMAN has, but she chose to live a normal, ordinary life because the world doesn't need another hero.

It is now nighttime, and Kara is on a blind date. She sees a Breaking News report that the plane her sister is on has experienced engine failure. She rushes out the back, uses her telescopic and x-ray vision, and sees her sister inside the falling plane. She runs down the back alley to get a running start, and she flies into the sky, toward the plane.

Supergirl As she attempts the steer the plane to a safe landing, we get a great hi-octane action scene as passengers are screaming, debris is falling from the sky, and Kara struggles to keep the plane from crashing. That scene had me at the edge of my seat wondering if they were going to make it down in one piece. Luckily they do, and Kara stands on the wing of the plane for a brief moment before she flies away.

The S-shield gets shown on the screen, and everyone in the audience starts cheering.

In less than 15 minutes, we got an origin story, a good set-up for the type of person Kara is, and a great action scene where Kara used her powers to save a plane.

I won't go into huge detail as to what happens next, I don't want to spoil the whole story for anyone. Suffice it to say that we'll see the aftermath of her actions: The way it affects her job, her relationship with her sister, and the people close to her. We'll see her try out different outfits before she settles on her final one. We'll see a super-powered villain try to kill her. Kara will receive a message from Krypton at a point when all hope seems lost. The show also sets up future storylines for the rest of the season.

I really enjoyed watching the Pilot. There was humor, there was drama, and a good mix of action and touching scenes as well. It was very well written. The acting was great. And it has a very nice epilogue that sets up the rest of the season. I am very excited to see what happens next. I strongly recommend you watch the SUPERGIRL Pilot when it airs on October 26, on CBS.

Mild Mannered Reviews - Bizarro #2Print

Bizarro #2

Mild Mannered Reviews - Bizarro #2

Scheduled to arrive in stores: July 1, 2015

Cover date: September 2015

"Bizarro America"

Writer: Heath Corson
Penciller: Gustavo Duarte & Bill Sienkiewicz
Inker: Pete Pantazis
Cover: Kyle Baker

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

    There should be an ease when it comes to reading this sort of fare, but to be quite frank, Bizarro is a chore to be involved with, up to this point. So much is to be taken for style and comic offering, that it is increasingly difficult to know what should be taken literally, for instance, the title of this issue, the resolution to the Tuttle adventure, or if any of this is actually occurring at all. The idea that it would take this long for Jimmy and Bizarro to get to Canada, goes against the humor of the book, as 1) Bizarro can fly and 2) their road trip is taking them away from their destination, and not closer to it. This can be dismissed with the notion that none of it is to be taken literally, but even the best surreal fiction has some basis in solid elements, such as what is actually happening, so the reader understands what is real, what isn't, and what is questionable. Bizarro is a string of shots, much like in an old photo album, that tells a story which cannot be pieced together without omniscient prior knowledge.

Click here to read the complete review of Bizarro #2.

July 9, 2015: Videos and Photos from the San Diego Comic-Con FloorPrint

Wednesday was preview night for the start of the 2015 Comic-Con International in San Diego, and with fans hitting the floor of the convention plenty of photos and videos have begun to emerge. Here are some of the better ones we've found so far, showing off some of the Superman related booths and displays.

Comic-Con 2015
Comic-Con 2015
Comic-Con 2015

July 8, 2015: Will We See Superman in "Supergirl" TV Series?Print

Superman Many fans have questioned how and when Superman will be involved in the "Supergirl" TV series, and EW.com spoke with the show's Executive Producer Ali Adler to find out.

    As Kara comes into her own, Superman is already a world-renowned, cape-wearing superhero who has fulfilled his destiny, so he's a little too busy to swoop on over to National City for a family reunion. Therefore, despite making a brief (and very backlit) appearance in the Supergirl pilot - as depicted in the screenshot above - Superman will not be playing a big role on the series.

    "Our prototype is the way the president is seen on Veep," executive producer Ali Adler tells EW, referring to the HBO drama's clever way of mentioning, but never showing POTUS. "It's certainly [inspired by] so much of what Julia-Louis Dreyfus' character goes through. Ultimately, this is a show about Supergirl and we really want to see it through her lens."

"Supergirl" premieres Monday, October 26 at 8:30pm ET on CBS.

July 8, 2015: Official "Batman v Superman" Statues UnveiledPrint

DC Entertainment has unveiled three "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" statues,  which will be on display at San Diego Comic-Con. The statues are scheduled to be released in January, 2016 and are expected to retail for around US$150.

Batman Statue
Armored Batman Statue
Superman Statue

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis's most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before.

Directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Gal Gadot. Snyder directed from a screenplay written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer, based on characters from DC Comics, including Batman, created by Bob Kane, and Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film is produced by Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder, with Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and David S. Goyer serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, a Zack Snyder film, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

The film opens nationwide in 3D and 2D and in select IMAX theaters on March 25, 2016, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

July 8, 2015: CBS Releases New "Supergirl" Promo VideoPrint

Supergirl CBS has released a new spot via the official "Supergirl" Facebook page.

A brand-new #Supergirl preview just when you need it the most. Let Kara save your day.

Posted by Supergirl on Wednesday, 8 July 2015

    In the vast DC Comics Universe of super heroes, the rich mythology of Superman and the planet Krypton is perhaps the most famous and instantly recognizable. Enter Supergirl! Born on the doomed planet Krypton, the preteen Kara escaped at the same time as the infant Kal-El, but didn't arrive on Earth until many years later after being lost in the Phantom Zone. Now age 24, living in National City and working as an assistant for Catco Worldwide Media mogul Cat Grant, Kara has spent so many years trying to fit in that she forgot to ever stand out. All that changes when she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero she was always destined to be. With the help of Daily Planet photographer James Olsen, her foster sister Alex, and the research of the super-secret, off-the-grid Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO) and its head, Hank Henshaw, who are tasked with keeping the Earth safe from aliens, Kara takes to the skies to protect her world.

"Supergirl" premieres Monday, October 26 at 8:30pm ET on CBS.

July 8, 2015: Daniel H. Wilson Discusses "Earth 2: Society"Print

Earth 2: Society With the heroes of Earth 2 having been stranded without a world of their own after the events of "Convergence", writer Daniel H. Wilson reveals to DCComics.com in an interview just what's happening with these characters, and which character in particular we should look out for in the new ongoing series "Earth 2: Society". Here are a few excerpts from the interview...

    Does Earth 2: Society take place on Earth 2 or is it set on Earth Prime?

    It is set on a new planet entirely. Where that planet comes from will be fun to discover. This is really about the survivors of Earth 2 colonizing a new planet. I love the symmetry too. They've just been attacked by Apokolips which is another race of creatures that are coming to take their planet and now they're kind of in the exact same position. They're showing up desperate, they need a place to live and there's a planet there for the taking.

    Can you give the fans an idea about Earth 2 characters to keep an eye on going into this new series?

    There's so much stuff that's going to be surprising and fun with this setup. A lot of characters are undergoing major transformations. I would say Jimmy Olsen goes through so much transformation in World's End and he's one of my favorites, so you get to see more Jimmy. I think keeping an eye on Jimmy is going to be pretty fun because he's going to take on a larger role, gain more power and become a really interesting character.

Read the entire interview at the DC Comics website.