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DC Collectibles Bombshells Supergirl Statue
DC Collectibles Bombshells Supergirl Statue

Are you a fan of Kara Zor-El? Supergirl looks like a pinup girl from the 1940s and 1950s! Statue is sculpted by artist Tim Miller. She sure looks happy! Sculpted by artist Tim Miller, the DC Comics Bombshells Supergirl Statue stands a little over 10 1/2-inches tall, with a look inspired by the pinup girls of the 1940s and 1950s. If you're a Supergirl reader or fan of the Kara Zor-El, you must add this amazing cold-cast porcelain statue to your collection! Ages 15 and up.

LEGO: DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom! [Blu-ray]
Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom

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.
Available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on August 11, 2015.

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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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Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #5Print

Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #5

Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #5

Released Digitally: June 2, 2015

"Choices"

Writer: Brian Buccellato
Penciller: Bruno Redondo
Inker: Juan Albarran
Cover: Tom Raney with Thomas Mason

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

    Five issues in and Injustice still hasn't found any basis for this year. The Insurgency is drastically reduced in power, so much so that they seemingly pose no significant threat, and as Regime has allowed the Batman to walk away unmolested or checked, there is little reason to believe otherwise. The arrival of the Amazons is curious, as it's uncertain why they would follow Hera into battle, as she isn't their patron goddess, or why Hera feels the need to involve them at all. Hera is queen of the gods, and that distinction isn't merely a cosmetic one. She's the most powerful of the goddesses, and only four gods could surpass her in power. The use of an army, of course, will allow for more BAM BIFF BOOM!, but on first blush, it doesn't seem necessary. The arrival of the Amazons also gives the indication that this will be a conventional confrontation, even though the gods are involved. Gamers, D&D gamers, will know that gods, even lower level ones, are immensely powerful. If used well, the conflict between the League and the Greek pantheon might be very entertaining. That would mean, though, that the gods will not be gods merely in name. The super-pill, again, comes through to save the day, and Oracle becomes Batgirl, which is very questionable at this point, particularly with what occurred to Renee Montoya. While the pills provide great strength and durability to the nebulous degree of the writer's needs, they also exacerbate the physical system of the body to some degree, speeding up Jim Gordon's cancer, and killing Montoya when she consumed too many. Batgirl's return is due to the super-pill, but it remains to be seen how healthy a decision this is, or if it will matter at all, as she's not one of the characters designated for death. The change from Oracle to Batgirl, a regressive one at that, is another reminder that skills and worth that Oracle has, are less than the ability to ambulate and kick bottom. That is very disappointing.

Click here to read the complete review of Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #5.


June 9, 2015: "Superman and the Secret Planet" Adapted Fan ComicPrint

Secret Planet In 1957 writer David Chantler was commissioned to write a script for a proposed Superman movie titled "Superman and the Secret Planet", which was to star the cast of the "Adventures of Superman" TV series. However, due to the deaths of both John Hamilton (Perry White) in 1958 and George Reeves (Clark Kent/Superman) in 1959, the project was shelved.

Superman fan Randy Garrett decided that the project needed to see the light of day in some fashion...

    We fans of the Adventures of Superman must often deal with bittersweet thoughts about the series and its star, George Reeves. Often these thoughts take the form of what if questions like "What if Superman and the Secret Planet had been filmed?" Most likely, many of you know that the script for this proposed Superman movie was written sometime during the run of the series. It's interesting to speculate, then, about what Reeves, the cast and the crew could have accomplished with a bigger budget and a longer filming schedule than the television episodes allowed.

    For whatever reasons, Superman and the Secret Planet was never produced. But, "What if…?" Indeed, what if the movie had been made... and what if DC had created a comic book version from it? Well, maybe we would have seen something like the pages you're about to see here... my attempt at doing just that... my comic book version of Superman and the Secret Planet.

At 42 pages long, you'll want to check out the fan-created "Superman and the Secret Planet" comic book project at JimNolt.com.


June 9, 2015: Live Superman Radio Show to Play in WashingtonPrint

Golden Age Superman A live radio show connecting the Golden Age of Superman with contemporary issues will be performed on Thursday, June 18 at the Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street in Vancouver, Washington.

The free public event will begin at 7.00pm, with doors open from 6.00pm.

    "The Golden Age of Superman Live Radio Show" tells the story of Superman's choice to retire from his work fighting crime and saving the city of Metropolis to pursue a new dream. It is a collaboration between Kiggins Theatre and Washington State University Vancouver's Creative Media and Digital Culture program.

For more information visit Columbian.com.


June 9, 2015: Casting for Fan-Made George Reeves/Superman PlayPrint

Adventures of Superman Kevin Anthony Ryan, a playwright and actor, is producing a play about the life and death of "Adventures of Superman" actor George Reeves.

Titled "The Stations of George Reeves' Cross", the play will be performed at the Warwick Community Center in New York across July 24-26.

Ryan is looking to cast 10 actors in various roles, and says there will be a marked difference between his play and the story told in the 2006 film "Hollywoodland".

    "One of the main differences of that film and my depiction," said Ryan, "is that the play attempts to portray the perspective right from the viewpoint of Reeves and to create a surreal nature attempting to capture his thought processes."

    According to Ryan, Lou Koza, former editor of The Adventure magazine, is the foremost Reeves' historian. He recently reviewed the play's script.

    "I think it is brilliant," wrote Koza. "You may have very well cracked the Toni and Eddie code. Very well done."

For information about the play or to audition email Ryan at: kevinanthonyryan@aol.com.

Source: Warwick Advertiser


June 9, 2015: "Superman: The Movie" Screening at Ohio Drive-InPrint

Superman: The Movie Superman fans living near the Aut-O-Rama Twin Drive-In in North Ridgeville, Ohio might want to get down there on the night of Tuesday, August 4 for a screening of the classic "Superman: The Movie".

"Superman: The Movie" will be screened back-to-back with the 1989 "Batman" film as part of the Drive-In's "Retro Tuesdays" program.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit the Aut-O-Rama Drive-In website.

Thanks to Chris Melnyczuk for the lead on this info.


June 8, 2015: Jon Schnepp Joins "Radio KAL Live!"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.

Steve and Michael were joined by filmmaker Jon Schnepp to discuss his full-length documentary, "The Death of 'Superman Lives'; What Happened?" Listen to the complete interview now:

Check Out Pop Culture Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with SupermanHomepage on BlogTalkRadio

Our next show will be broadcast tonight Monday, June 15 at 7.30pm PDT 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.


June 8, 2015: JAKKS Pacific Joins Forces with "Batman v Superman"Print

Dawn of Justice JAKKS Pacific announced a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to manufacture, distribute and market a line of toys and products based on Warner Bros. Pictures' and RatPac Dune Entertainment's highly anticipated feature film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, scheduled to hit theaters on March 25, 2016. The film, which pairs the two Super Heroes for the first time on the big screen, is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman.

The agreement, which covers the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film, also includes a domestic and international renewal for the full DC Comics franchise. The multi-category license includes large-scale action figures and vehicles, accessories, games, wagons and more. JAKKS plans to launch its Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice product line in Spring 2016 to coincide with the film's worldwide theatrical release. New DC Comics product lines will also be available at retailers in Fall 2015.

"We could not be more excited to be part of the eagerly awaited Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice franchise and welcome the opportunity to bring to life two of the most epic Super Heroes of all time," said John Blaney, Executive Vice President of Marketing, JAKKS Pacific. "We look forward to continuing our legacy of creating innovative and character-specific toys for the DC Comics line, especially in our highly detailed and collectible Big Figures line."

"JAKKS consistently brings a larger than life statement to the toy aisle and we look forward to expanding our existing DC Comics offerings and building upon this partnership by bringing the epic Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to life with an all-new Big Figures line," says Karen McTier, executive vice president, Warner Bros. Consumer Products.


June 8, 2015: First "Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles" Episode OnlinePrint

Justice League: Gods and Monsters Machinima has released the first episode of "Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles" online via YouTube.

Running at just under 6 minutes long, the episode titled "Twisted", sees Batman (Kirk Langstrom) go up against a very disturbed Harley Quinn. "Twisted" is the first in a series of 3 prelude episodes set to be released online.

The "Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles" series is based on "Justice League: Gods and Monsters", a home-video release from Warner set to hit stores on July 28. A second season of the digital version has already been announced, but fans will have to wait until 2016.

Pre-order the "Justice League: Gods and Monsters" animated movie on Blu-ray or DVD from our Online Store.


June 8, 2015: Bruce Timm Talks About "Justice League: Gods and Monsters"Print

Justice League: Gods and Monsters In an interview with ComicVine.com, Bruce Timm speaks about the 3 prelude episodes of "Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles" and how they'll lead in to the animated feature "Justice League: Gods and Monsters". Here's an excerpt from the interview...

    BRUCE TIMM: We've been for the last couple of years exploring really hard the venues available to us and digital distribution. We've been having talks, with Machinima, for quite some time about possibly doing a series together at some point. When the Gods and Monsters thing came up, they heard about it, and they expressed an interest in it and specifically said they'd love to do a series of shorts, for Machinima, that weren't just pieces of the movie, but all new shorts. The only downside was we had to do them really fast because it came up really late in the process. They wanted it to premiere before the movie did, so we rushed them into production. But I have to say you'd never know. The work is as good as anything I've ever done. They were so pleased with the three shorts and came back with "would you be interested in doing an extended series of shorts for a season two?" First I was like "yeah". There's tons of stuff I'd love to do with these characters and this world.

    CV: What's Justice League Gods & Monsters all about?

    BT: In a nutshell, It's a story about an alternate version of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. The idea that these guys have somewhat similar origins, in cases, and the same names, but it's not Clark Kent, Bruce Wayne, or Diana of the Amazon. They're three completely different characters, from the ground up and it's exciting on so many levels, creatively because I've been doing traditional versions of these characters for so long. I started on Batman: The Animated Series back in 1990, so god, almost 25 years now. Even though I love those characters and in fact, I'm currently working on some projects that involve those characters, as well as the Gods and Monsters stuff. It's a breath of fresh air. It's like real good adrenaline rush to do completely different things with these characters than what I can do with Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent and Diana. Everything we do gets sent over to DC comics for approval and occasionally, we'll come up with a story line or story beat or something that they'll come back to us and say "you can't do that because Superman would never do that" or "it doesn't work that way. Batman would never do that. He'd do this instead." We're usually fine with that. Every time I can think of that DC has done that to us, we've somehow gone back to the drawing board and come up with an idea that was better than our first idea. But still, it's nice to be able to not have to worry about that because they don't know these characters. They haven't been established yet. Even though they are Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, they're practically brand new characters and we get to create the rules. It's enormously freeing.

Read the entire interview at the ComicVine website.


June 8, 2015: Hyundai Teams Up with DC Comics for New Grandeur LinePrint

Hyundai Commercial Hyundai has joined forces with the Justice League to promote their new line of Grandeur vehicles.

As a city is in peril, Superman, Batman and The Flash come to the rescue... in the form of Hyundai's new Diesel, Gasoline and Hybrid versions of the Grandeur.

The TV commercial debuted last week in South Korea to promote the new Grandeur (also known as the Azera in some markets).


June 8, 2015: Celebrate Krypto's 60th Anniversary at Comic-ConPrint

Krypto Celebrate 60 years of the world's favorite canine DC Comics Super Hero, KRYPTO THE SUPERDOG!

KRYPTO is based on the classic SUPERBOY and KRYPTO model kit from 1965, coincidentally celebrating its 50th anniversary. KRYPTO THE SUPERDOG is made of precision-cast styrene and features professional assembly and highly detailed paint application. Figure and base together measure 5" tall. Product includes a graphic 2-color outer box and full-color sleeve. Deluxe, metallic-finish pedestal display box is 9" tall, 4" wide and 4" deep, and includes a high-quality etched brass S-shield dog tag, which may be removed and displayed on your very own canine hero!

There will be 200 available each day of the San Diego Comic-Con, limited to 1000 pieces.

Priced at $35 each, KRYPTO THE SUPERDOG includes assembled Krypto in package with dog tag, Krypto bag, and lapel pin.

Preordered yours by emailing moebius.specials@gmail.com for pickup at booth 2946.


June 8, 2015: Meet Milwaukee's Hot Dog Selling SupermanPrint

Superman David Robertson, a 42-year-old man who has suffered with epilepsy for most of his life, came up with the idea to dress as Superman to boost sales at his hot dog stand in Milwaukee... while also bringing smiles to everyone around him.


June 8, 2015: Superman on TV - June 8-14Print

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

The movie "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace" will air on Discovery Family Channel (DFC) at 12.00am and 10.00pm on Monday, June 8.

The movie "Man of Steel" will air in the U.S. on MAX on Tuesday, June 9 at 10.00pm; then on 5MAX on Thursday, June 11 at 4.10pm; then on ACTION MAX on Saturday, June 13 at 8.00pm.

The "Smallville" episode titled "Prodigal" will air on TNT on Thursday, June 11 at 1.00am, followed by "Fever" at 2.00am.

Episodes of the 1950s "Adventures of Superman" TV series air on MeTV in the U.S. on Saturday from 6.00pm. This week's episodes are:
Saturday, June 13 - "The Big Freeze" at 6.00pm and "Peril By Sea" at 6.30pm.

The movie "Superman Returns" will air on HBO on Sunday, June 14 at 7.05am.

You may also want to check NetFlix.com, as they sometimes have a number of Superman and/or Justice League TV shows and movies available to watch online.

Australia

In Australia, the movie "Man of Steel" will air on Foxtel's Premiere movie channel on Monday, June 8 at 3.45pm.

Jor-El has some very helpful advice for Superman in the Robot Chicken episode titled "Victoria's Secret of NIMH", which is scheduled to air in Australia on Cartoon Network on The Comedy Channel on Wednesday, June 10 at 6.00am.

In Australia, episodes of the "Young Justice: Invasion" animated series air on the following days on GO! (99). This week's episodes are:
Monday, June 8 - "Fireworks" at 10.30pm
Tuesday, June 9 - "Welcome to Happy Harbor" at 10.30pm
Wednesday, June 10 - "Drop-Zone" at 10.30pm
Thursday, June 11 - "Schooled" at 10.30pm
Friday, June 12 - "Infiltrator" at 10.30pm
Saturday, June 13 - "Denial" at 10.30pm
Sunday, June 14 - "Downtime" at 10.30pm

In Australia, episodes of the "Young Justice: Invasion" animated series air on the following days on Cartoon Network. This week's episodes are:
Monday, June 8 - "Summit" at 11.35pm
Tuesday, June 9 - "Endgame" at 11.35pm
Wednesday, June 10 - "Happy New Year" at 11.35pm
Thursday, June 11 - "Earthlings" at 11.35pm
Friday, June 12 - "Alienated" at 11.35pm
Saturday, June 13 - "Salvage" at 11.35pm
Sunday, June 14 - "Beneath" at 11.35pm

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