Supergirl TV Series Statue
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superman? No, it's Supergirl! This Supergirl TV Series Statue features the likeness of actress Melissa Benoist and stands about 12 1/2-inches tall. Sculpted by Adam Ross, this is one statue no Supergirl fan will want to miss out on!
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Cover date: August 2016
Writer: Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason
Penciller: Doug Mahnke
Inker: Jaime Mendoza
Cover: Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza & Qunitana
Variant Cover: Andy Park
Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel
What a bizarre rush of emotions Clark must have felt, waiting essentially in a strange out of body experience, to rise from the dead.
Matrix, Steel, Eradicator and The Kid were all there when he came back and this time there is no one, except Clark's oldest friend arriving to keep a promise.
To see it happen again but this time have no way back and know that if it had been him there would have been no happy marriage with Lois and no son.
Cover date: August 2016
"The Coming of the Supermen" - Part 5: "Strangers in a Strange Land!"
Writer: Neal Adams
Penciller: Neal Adams
Inker: Neal Adams with Buzz
Reviewed by: Keith Samra
It is as the last 5 issues... This is a complicated and confusing read, but it's fun in a zany kind of way! Again, the downfall is mostly due to the dialogue... confusing as I've stated before, but also misleading and not properly structured... We can't blame Adams for it alone; this book has 2 editors... Surely one of them could make suggestions or explain to Adams that it's just not working in places.
None of those are true though, as Geoff Johns, co-runner of DC Films, has today confirmed via Twitter that the title of the movie is simply "Justice League".
"Justice League" is scheduled for release on November 17, 2017.
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.
Merchandise seen in this episode:
Cover date: July 2016
"Death and Rebirth"
Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: Jason Fabok
Inker: Jason Fabok
Cover: Fabok and Anderson
Reviewed by: T.A. Ewart (aka liheibao)
Also check out T.A.'s review for Justice League: Darkseid War - Special #1.
This tonal shift in the character is undoubtedly linked to the overwhelming success of characters such as Batman, Wolverine, Punisher, and Spawn. Darker, grittier heroes have been selling incredibly well since the 1980s. Stories like Alan Moore's Watchmen and Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns proved that comics weren't just for children and that the medium could be a legitimate form of literature. The success of Todd McFarlane's Spawn furthered the mentality that comics needed to be edgier to sell well.
For a couple of decades, the darker tone of comic books didn't touch Superman. He was, for the most part, the same kind-hearted hero that he had been since his introduction. In March 2001's Action Comics #775, author Joe Kelly tackled the popular trend of comic book heroes that subscribed to the ideology of capital punishment. In the issue, Superman is encountered by a group of new heroes calling themselves The Elite. These new heroes take it upon themselves to act as judge, jury, and executioner, leading people to call Superman's methods of fighting crime into question. The issue was hailed as the best single issue of 2001.
Read Mario's complete "The Rise and Fall of The Man of Steel" essay right here at the Superman Homepage.
Own it early on Digital HD on June 28th
Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD debut on July 19th
Also available on Ultra HD Blu-ray on July 19th
Prepare for war when "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. The extended cut will be available on all Blu-ray formats and Digital HD.
In "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," 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.
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition" features an extended cut of the film which includes 30 more minutes of story and action not seen in theaters. The extended cut is rated R.
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $44.95, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95, Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and 2-disc DVD Special Edition for $28.98. The Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the Ultimate Edition in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version and special features in HD, and Digital HD versions of both the Ultimate Edition and theatrical version. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition and hi-definition, as well as the Ultimate Edition in hi-definition; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the Ultimate Edition and theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray; and the DVD features the theatrical version in standard definition. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack include digital versions of both the Ultimate Edition and theatrical version movies in Digital HD with UltraViolet*. Fans can also own "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition" via purchase from digital retailers.
The Blu-ray discs of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition" will feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required. Dolby Atmos soundtracks are fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment that aren't Dolby Atmos compatible.
From director Zack Snyder ("Man of Steel") comes "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," starring Oscar winner Ben Affleck ("Argo") as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill ("Man of Steel," "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.") as Superman/Clark Kent in the characters' first big-screen pairing.
The film also stars Oscar nominees Amy Adams ("American Hustle," "Man of Steel") as Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg ("The Social Network") as Lex Luthor, Diane Lane ("Unfaithful," "Man of Steel") as Martha Kent, and Laurence Fishburne ("What's Love Got to Do with It," "Man of Steel") as Perry White; Oscar winners Jeremy Irons ("Reversal of Fortune") as Alfred, and Holly Hunter ("The Piano") as Senator Finch; and Gal Gadot (the "Fast and Furious" films) as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince.
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 with Bill Finger, and Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film was produced by Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder, with Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and David S. Goyer serving as executive producers.
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On June 28, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will be available to own for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, CinemaNow, Flixster, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On July 19, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.
BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and Standard Definition 2-Disc DVD contain the following special features:
*Digital HD with UltraViolet allows fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital HD with UltraViolet is included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. Digital HD with UltraViolet allows consumers to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through UltraViolet retail services like CinemaNow, Flixster, Vudu and more. For more information on compatible devices go to wb.com/ultravioletdevices. Consult an UltraViolet Retailer for details and requirements and for a list of HD-compatible devices.
Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack $44.95
3D Blu-ray Combo Pack $44.95
Blu-ray Combo Pack $35.99
DVD Amaray (WS) $28.98
Standard Street Date: July 19, 2016
EST Street Date: June 28, 2016
DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French
BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French
BD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese
Theatrical Version Running Time: 151 minutes
Ultimate Edition Running Time: 182 minutes
Theatrical Version Rating: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action throughout, and some sensuality.
Ultimate Edition Rating: Rated R for sequences of violence.
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Own It On Blu-rayTM & DVD August 9, 2016
A new Super Hero will soon be flying into homes, as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Supergirl: The Complete First Season on Blu-rayTM and DVD on August 9, 2016. Delivering 10.9 million Total Viewers weekly, Supergirl is the #2 series on CBS amongst Men 18-49, just behind The Big Bang Theory and a Top 5 series on the network with Men 18-34, Men 25-54 and Tweens 12-17*. Fans can purchase the set which, in addition to all 20 exhilarating episodes, contains over an hour of extra content, including the 2015 Comic-Con panel, featurettes, deleted scenes and a gag reel. Supergirl: The Complete First Season is priced to own at $49.99 SRP for the DVD and $54.97 SRP for the Blu-ray including Digital HD. Supergirl: The Complete First Season is also available to own on Digital HD via purchase from digital retailers.
Born on the doomed planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped at the same time as her cousin, Superman, but didn't arrive on Earth until years later after being lost in the Phantom Zone. Raised by her adopted family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to hide the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin. Years later, at age 24, and now living in National City while 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 bioengineer sister Alex, and the research of the super-secret, off-the-grid Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), who are tasked with keeping the Earth safe from aliens, Kara takes to the skies to protect her world. (TBC)
With Blu-ray's unsurpassed picture and sound, the Blu-ray release of Supergirl: The Complete First Season will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. The 4-disc Blu-ray will feature a high-definition Blu-ray and a Digital HD copy of all 20 episodes from season one.
Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist (Glee), Chyler Leigh (Grey's Anatomy), Mehcad Brooks (About Last Night) and Jeremy Jordan (Smash), with David Harewood (Homeland) and Calista Flockhart (Brothers and Sisters). Season One guest stars include Dean Cain, Peter Facinelli, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Laura Benanti and Helen Slater. Based on the characters from DC Comics, Supergirl is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Ali Adler and Sarah Schechter.
BLU-RAY & DVD FEATURES
Street Date: August 9, 2016
BD and DVD Presented in 16x9 widescreen format
Running Time: Feature: Approx 880 min
Enhanced Content: Approx 39 min
Price: $49.99 SRP
Audio - English (5.1)
Subtitles - Eng SDH, Latin Spanish, French
Price: $54.97 SRP
4-Disc Elite 3 BD-50s
BD Audio -DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 - English
BD Subtitles - ESDH, French, Latin Spanish
*Source: Nielsen National TV View L+7 US AA%; excluding repeats, specials, sports, and <5 TCS; SEASON TO-DATE = 9/21/15-2/7/16
The 4th episode of Season 2 of the "DC Super Hero Girls" animated shorts is now online:
"Quinn-tessential Harley" - Harley Quinn's video blog has gone viral! Can she handle the responsibility of being a Super Hero AND a celebrity?
The DCSuperHeroGirls.com site features a pantheon of DC Comics characters that have been brought to life in a completely new artistic style and aesthetic, through immersive videos, games, quizzes, character photos, bios and more.
Gibbons then described his book "World's Finest," which was a Batman vs. Superman-type of story released by DC Comics in 1990. "What I honed in on, and this isn't the only take but it might have helped, is you've got Batman who's a dark, hidden creature who's antagonist is a brightly colored clown. You've got Superman who's a brightly colored figure, with an opponent who is a dark, scheming business man. There has to be a difference." In comparing his book to the new film, Gibbons said,"Where the latest film suffered is because they were both these dark, opaque, angsty creatures."
Gibbons had nothing but praise for Zack Snyder's work on "Watchmen", but obviously wasn't a fan of the director's work on "Batman v Superman".
Podcasters assemble to help cure spinal injuries in a live marathon event.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - The DC TV Podcasting Network is teaming up with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to help cure spinal cord ailments on Saturday, June 11, 2016.
Founded by the late Man of Steel himself, the mission of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is to discover and fund innovative research as well as improving the quality of life for people who live with paralysis. We here at DC TV Podcasts couldn't be more proud to be partnering up with the Foundation for this important cause in advancing research for spinal cord injuries.
Here is how you as a listener can help and participate on Saturday, June 11, 2016, while also enjoying your favorite DC television podcasts for Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow as well as DC Movies.
The podcasting fundraising event will be hosted via Mixlr at mixlr.com/dctvpodcasts and will begin at 11 AM PST/2 PM EST. The event will feature the great minds of DC TV Podcasts with hosts from Quiver: The Green Arrow Podcast, The Flash Podcast, Legends of Gotham, Supergirl Radio, Legends of Tomorrow Podcast and DC Movies Podcast.
The event will continue from 11 AM PST/2 PM EST into the evening with all six individual shows. The marathon will then conclude with a special DC TV Podcasts Assemble show featuring hosts from all six podcasts.
Here is the following schedule for when all the live shows will begin:
We at DC TV Podcasts hope to see you in the live chat and enjoy all the exciting programming we have in store for you! Nothing would make us happier than our listeners donating to this significant cause and joining us at DC TV Podcasts in helping the Foundation in funding cures and research for paralysis.
HMV will release an exclusive Limited Edition Steelbook version of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" on Blu-ray on August 1, 2016.
The Theatrical Cut is available in standard 2D and 3D, running at 151 minutes. The Ultimate Edition is listed as running 182 minutes long.
The 3 disc collection also includes 2 hours of extras (presented in 2D only):
The 3 disc lenticular edition comes in Batman/Superman packaging and a 64 page book containing content from "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: The Art of the Film".