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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
April 1: Annette O'Toole, Lana Lang in Superman III and Martha Kent in Smallville, born in Houston, TX in 1954.
April 1: Sam Huntington, Jimmy Olsen in Superman Returns, born in Peterborough, New Hampshire in 1982.
April 1: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Mr. Mxyzptlk, the Imp from the 5th dimension.
April 2: Christopher Meloni, Colonel Nathan Hardy in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Washington, District of Columbia in 1961.
April 3: Marlon Brando, Jor-El in Superman: The Movie, born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1924.
April 5: Man of Steel premieres on HBO in the USA at 9.00pm ET/PT.
April 7: Russell Crowe, Jor-El in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1964.
April 8: Jack O'Halloran, Non in Superman: The Movie and Superman II, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1943.
April 8: John Schneider, Jonathan Kent in Smallville, born in Mount Kisco, NY in 1960.
April 13: MTV Movie Awards will air on MTV in the USA, with Man of Steel star Henry Cavill nominated for Best Hero.
April 14: John Shea, Lex Luthor in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman TV series, born in 1949.
April 14: Mark Pillow, Nuclear Man in Superman IV, born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England in 1959.
April 16: Joan Alexander, best known as Lois Lane from the 1940s Superman Radio Series, born in Louise Abras in St. Paul, Minneapolis in 1915.
April 18: Action Comics #1, Superman's debut comic book, was released on this day in 1938 (although some argue it was actually May 3).
April 22: Cassidy Freeman, Tess Mercer in the Smallville TV series, born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1982.
April 23: Kal Penn, Stanford in Superman Returns, born in Montclair, New Jersey in 1977.
April 24: Stacy Haiduk, Lana Lang in the Superboy TV series, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1968.
April 26: Tom Welling, Clark Kent in Smallville, born in New York, NY in 1977.
April 29: Sam Jones III, Pete Ross in Smallville, born in Boston, MA in 1983.
April 29: Lane Smith, Perry White in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman TV series, born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1936.

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March 30, 2014: Goyer Looks Back on "Man of Steel"Print

Man of Steel Collider.com sat down with screenwriter David S. Goyer, mainly to talk to him about the second season of "Da Vinci's Demons", but also to ask him to look back on "Man of Steel" and his thoughts whether there was anything he would want to change or wasn't completely happy with.

WARNING: The interviewer does use some inappropriate language.

The Superman discussion starts in at the 11 minute mark.

Source: Collider.com


Mild Mannered Reviews - Teen Titans #29Print

Teen Titans #29

Mild Mannered Reviews - Teen Titans #29

Scheduled to arrive in stores: March 26, 2014

Cover date: May 2014

"Sentences"

Writer: Scott Lobdell
Penciller: Tyler Kirkham with Scott McDaniel
Inker: Art Thibert
Cover: Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund & Andrew Dalhouse
Steampunk Cover: Jason Pearson

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

    A touching end for two badly treated team members and a very well written piece.

    Genuinely one of the best issues of Teen Titans written in the New 52.

Click here to read the complete review of Teen Titans #29.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Red Lanterns #29Print

Red Lanterns #29

Mild Mannered Reviews - Red Lanterns #29

Scheduled to arrive in stores: March 26, 2014

Cover date: May 2014

"Forever"

Writer: Charles Soule
Penciller: Alessandro Vitti
Inker: Alessandro Vitti
Cover: Stephan Jorge Segovia

Reviewed by: James Lantz

    This title is a pleasant surprise. This story has lots of great character moments throughout each page. This seems to be Charles Soule's strength as a writer. Tony Bedard does this in Kara's book as well, but he tends to focus more on action and story pacing. All in all, it's a treat to see both scribes handle the character. It will most certainly be interesting to see what they have in store for Supergirl in the months to come.

Click here to read the complete review of Red Lanterns #29.


March 28, 2014: Extras Casting Call for Superman/Batman Movie in DetroitPrint

Superman/Batman Movie The Michigan Film Office has posted a casting call for people in the Detroit area interested in an opportunity to be a Film Extra for the Superman/Batman movie.

    WARNER BROS. FEATURE FILM EXTRAS CASTING

    This specific casting call is for clean cut military and law enforcement types and business executives in suits over 18 yrs., male and female.

    NO COSTUMES PLEASE!

    MUST be available to work in Detroit area locations, week days, either inside or outside, anytime between June-November 2014.

    Photos will be taken at no charge, please bring a pen for application & absolutely, NO KIDS at casting call. If youíd like to submit kids ages 9-15, please bring small current school type picture.

    Sunday, April 27, 2014
    11:00 am -3:00 pm
    (Last person MUST be in line by 3 pm before line cuts off!)
    Please no early line ups & NO PHONE CALLS!!

    Somerset Inn/North Entrance
    2601 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48084 Park in lot along Big Beaver Rd., enter North side.
    Please do not disturb this business and NO PHONE CALLS!!

Source: Michigan Film Office


March 28, 2014: Kevin Costner on Working with Zack Snyder on "Man of Steel"Print

Kevin Costner While promoting his new film "Draft Day", Kevin Costner spoke with Collider.com about the challenges he faced working on "Man of Steel" while praising the collaborative style of director Zack Snyder.

At the 4:50 mark Costner talks about how he values rehearsal time, which was difficult with the fast pace of "Man of Steel", but that he and Zack Snyder found a way to make it work.

Source: Collider.com.


March 28, 2014: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the week March 21-27, 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.

Subscribe to the "Speeding Bulletin" via iTunes or your favorite Podcatcher.

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Mild Mannered Reviews - Adventures of Superman - Chapter #48Print

Adventures of Superman #48

Mild Mannered Reviews - Adventures of Superman - Chapter #48

Released Digitally: March 24, 2014

"Strange Visitor" - Part 3 of 3

Writer: Joe Keatinge
Artist: Tula Lotay and Jason Shawn Alexander
Colorist: Lee Loughridge
Cover Artist: Jon Bogdanove

Reviewed by: Alisa Lea Gossage

    At first, I wasn't sure I liked this ending. It was weird. And who the heck was Anu? But after a couple of re-reads, and after a little bit of research, I understood what Keatinge was trying to convey. Keatinge's tale reminds us that Superman is timeless. And even when the upper echelons of DC get the character wrong, we have the past to go back to, and a future to hope for.

    Also, it was great to see Krypto and a young Clark Kent testing out Clark's powers. And I didn't know Clark's middle name was Joseph. Very cool. Also, if you notice, young Clark looks a lot like Cooper Timberline who played the nine-year old Clark Kent in Man of Steel. He's even wearing the cape Timberline was wearing in the movie. I just love call backs to other Superman lore.

Click here to read the complete review of Adventures of Superman - Chapter #48.


March 28, 2014: 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 thefallzversion:
Ha! That'll teach 'em to have the same launch day as me!

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!


March 27, 2014: Nooka Creates DC Comics WatchesPrint

Nooka Watches Nooka has teamed up with DC Comics to produce a line of Justice League Zub Zirc watches.

    The Justice League is the world's greatest Super Hero team made up of DC Comics favorites Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman. These Super Heroes, all powerhouses in their own right, unite to protect us from our greatest threats that no one of them could handle on their own. Each of the DC Comics Super Heroes lends their unique strengths to the team - Superman's strength, Batman's intelligence, Wonder Woman's compassion, Green Lantern's willpower, and The Flash's speed. NOOKA looks to the future for inspiration and promotes understanding that transcends borders - a mission that resonates with the Justice League to better the world through teamwork.

    Each Zub Zirc is finished in one of the Justice League member's iconic logo and colors; from Superman's red and blue to Green Lantern's emerald green. The watch face has twelve dots arranged in a circle to represent the hours, a horizontal bar underneath for the minutes and a small window to the right for seconds. Each watch is also equipped with alarm and chronograph functions.

This limited edition run from Nooka, under license with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC Entertainment, is available only in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia at Common Good Society, www.commongoodsociety.com and other authorized stocklists.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Justice League Beyond 2.0 - Chapter #16Print

Justice League Beyond 2.0 - Chapter #16

Mild Mannered Reviews - Justice League Beyond 2.0 - Chapter #16

Released Digitally: March 22, 2014

"System Override: End User"

Writer: Christos Gage
Penciller: Iban Coello
Inker: Rob Lean
Cover: Khary Randolph & Emilio Lopez

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

    Gage's writing has been top to this point and still is top, to say it right. However, after such a steady and excellent series of installments that have hit the mark, the conclusion of the battle with Brainiac is wrapped in bathos thanks to the appearance of Wonder Woman, unanswered questions, and the new plot line that has immediately ensued. The pacing of the "System Override" story was quick and action driven, but until this issue, enough space and time were given to handle the smaller details which made for a bigger and better story overall. The most disappointing aspect of the issue, is the boilerplate manner in which Brainiac meets his end, and the plan that's hatched to house him. Gage has shown the ability to be intelligent and clever with his scripting, and it just seems that there wasn't enough room in the conclusion for all that was desired to be shown. That, unfortunately, makes for a weaker story and a mediocre ending.

Click here to read the complete review of Justice League Beyond 2.0 - Chapter #16.


March 26, 2014: Nightmare Superman Joins "Infinite Crisis" Video GamePrint

Nightmare Superman Turbine and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced a new playable character for the "Infinite Crisis" free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena game - Nightmare Superman!

    Harness the energy of the Phantom Zone to summon howling wraiths, cold prisons, and twisting vortexes as Nightmare Superman, The Phantom King. This powerful controller is the latest Champion to join Infinite Crisis, the free-to-play DC MOBA.

    Infinite Crisis is the highly anticipated, free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) with a robust lineup of DC Comics Champions, including Batman, Superman, Joker, Wonder Woman, and more. With the open beta, Green Arrow, Aquaman and Mecha Superman join the cast of characters that fans can choose to play.

Sign up and start playing for free today at InfiniteCrisis.com. Also head to their Facebook page for more giveaways and bonus content.


March 26, 2014: Superman Celebrations Celebrities AnnouncedPrint

The Superman Celebration is pleased to announce the Celebrity Guests for the 36th annual festival to be held June 12-15 in Metropolis, IL.

Celebrities

Special Guest, Dean Cain, best known for his breakthrough role as Superman/Clark Kent in the 1993 television hit series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman will be appearing on Saturday, June 14.

Dean attended Santa Monica High School where he excelled in sports. Cain graduated high school in 1984 and was offered athletic scholarships to 17 universities, but chose Princeton University. At Princeton, he was captain of the volleyball team and played free safety (Defensive Back) on the football team, where he had record-setting 12 interceptions in a single season. Immediately after graduating, Cain signed on as a free agent with the Buffalo Bills, an NFL football team, but a knee injury during training camp ended his football career before it began. With little hope of returning to sports, he turned to screenwriting and then acting, shooting dozens of commercials and appearing on popular television shows like Grapevine, A Different World and Beverly Hills, 90210. In 1993, Cain took on his biggest role to date as Superman in the television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. At the height of its popularity it would bring in an average of at least 15 million viewers per episode. The series ran for four seasons, ending in 1997.

In 1998, Cain started the Angry Dragon Entertainment production company, which produced the TBS Superstation television series Ripley's Believe It or Not!. He has also starred in several films, including The Broken Hearts Club (2000), Out of Time (2003) and Bailey's Billions (2004). In 2004, he portrayed Scott Peterson in the fact-based made for television movie The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story. He has also appeared in a recurring role as Casey Manning in the television series Las Vegas. Cain guest-starred in a seventh season episode of Smallville as the immortal Dr. Curtis Knox.

Superman will be sharing the stage with an actor from the 1989 movie Batman. With the 75th anniversary of the character Batman first appearing in Detective Comics #27 and 25th anniversary of the Feature Film Batman directed by Tim Burton and starring Michael Keaton, Special guest, Billy Dee Williams, who played DA Harvey Dent in Batman (1989), will be joining Dean Cain on Saturday to meet the fans. Billy Dee has quite an impressive list of film and television appearances over the past 50+ years. He is best known to international film audiences as the roguish Lando Calrissian in the last two episodes of the original Star Wars-trilogy: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). Williams can also be seen on screen in Lady Sings the Blues (1972), Nighthawks (1981), Moving Target (1996) and Undercover Brother (2002). Besides his television & film roles, Billy Dee has voiced Lando Calrissian in the The Lego Movie (2014) , TV series Star Wars Rebels (2014) and voiced Lando Calrissian in the TV movie: Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles - The Phantom Clone (2013).

Making her second trip to Metropolis will be Valerie Perrine. Valerie is best known as her role of Lex Luthor's girlfriend, Miss Teschmacher in Superman: The Movie (1978) and Superman II (1980). She has also appeared in numerous TV series and feature films including What Women Want (2000) and Lenny (1974).

Also appearing this year is Aaron Smolinski will who began his career with the role of Baby Clark Kent in Superman: The Movie (1978). He is also known for MVP: Most Valuable Primate (2000), Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell (2001) and appeared in Man of Steel (2013).

Perrine and Smolinski will be available to meet the fans on Friday and Saturday.

The Superman Celebration is a four day festival which welcomes as many as 40,000 people into Metropolis. Visitors will enjoy Musical Entertainment, Contests, Kids Activities, Vendors, Carnival and Artists and Writers from the Comic world.

More information can be found on SupermanCelebration.net, MetropolisChamber.com & MetropolisTourism.com or contact Metropolis Chamber of Commerce 618-524-2714. The Superman Celebration is hosted by the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by The City of Metropolis and The Metropolis Area Tourism Commission.


March 26, 2014: DC vs Marvel - Why Captain America and Superman/Batman Won't Face OffPrint

Superman/Batman Movie Speculation is rife amongst fans over who will blink first over going head to head on the May 6, 2016 release date for the upcoming Superman/Batman movie and what many are speculating will be the third film in the Captain America franchise. Forbes.com weighs in on the reasons why neither company would actually want to see the other fail in the Superhero film arena.

    So, with Warner Bros.' future superhero adaptation plans all pretty much hinging on the success of Batman vs. Superman, a major underperformance or failure of that movie would be so significant that it could have a ripple effect hurting other studios' plans as well. Meaning Marvel isn't going to try to do serious, major damage to Warner's big superhero team-up film. Fans would never forgive them if they sabotaged the development of a cinematic DCU, audiences might sour a bit on the genre overall, and doing so would of course require tossing Captain America under the bus to some extent by having his franchise act as a land mine for the sole purpose of harming another studio's projects.

    Likewise, with so much riding on the success of their film and the opening weekend being a chance to break records and establish a winning narrative surrounding the film, Warner isn't going to risk all of that by sticking to a schedule that puts Batman vs. Superman up against a major Marvel sequel. They also aren't out to try to damage a Marvel movie that could actually benefit WB's own film - whether Marvel moves up to April or Warner drops back to June/July, chances are Captain America 3 (if that's really the mystery Marvel movie, of course) will kick off the super-summer and prime the public for more.† That arrangement works both ways, too, since obviously the enormous buzz surrounding the release of a Batman-Superman-Wonder-Woman movie means audiences will be chomping at the bit and any superhero movie that comes out at the head of that feeding frenzy stands to gain enormous extra box office for itself.

    Disney-Marvel aren't in the business of spending hundreds of billions of dollars to make films only to intentionally cripple the film's performance by using it as a simple tool to trip someone else.

Read the complete article at Forbes.com.