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Young Justice: Invasion (The Complete Second Season) [Blu-ray]
Young Justice: Invasion (The Complete Second Season) [Blu-ray]

Number of discs: 2
Studio: Warner Archive Collection
DVD Release Date: December 2, 2014
Run Time: 440 minutes
ASIN: B00OWGP2BU

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

Available as on DVD or as a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack
Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: January 27, 2015
Run Time: 72 minutes

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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
November 7: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Martha Kent, Clark Kent's adoptive mother.
November 12: Bob Holiday, Superman/Clark Kent in the broadway musical comedy It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman born in 1932.
November 14: Writer Elliot S! Maggin (Last Son of Krypton, Miracle Monday and so much more) born in 1950.
November 16: Harry Lennix, General Swanwick in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Chicago, Illinois in 1964.
November 17: Justice League animated series makes its debut on television in 2001.
November 18: With the release of Superman #75, the nation mourns the death of a hero in 1992.
November 20: Phyllis Thaxter, Martha Kent in Superman: The Movie, born in Portland, Maine in 1921.
November 23: The theatrical film Superman and the Mole Men premieres in 1951, leading to the successful television series.
November 25: Noel Neill, Lois Lane in the Superman Serials and the 1950s The Adventures of Superman TV series, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA in 1920.
November 27: Patricia Marand, Lois Lane in the broadway musical comedy It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman, dies from brain cancer in 2008, aged 74.
November 28: Writer and artist Jerry Ordway (Superman) born in 1957.
November 29: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Jimmy Olsen.
November 30: Writer and artist Keith Giffen (Legion of Super-Heroes) born in 1952.

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October 9, 2014: Halloween Inspired Superhero Body Paint ProjectPrint

Fans in Denver, Colarado have put together a Halloween inspired Superhero body paint art project, with some impressive, yet gruesome, results.

Local body artist Alan Anderson, who was recently featured on the reality television series "Skin Wars", headed up the project, joined by Jarrett Arnett on Photography & Composite work. Models included: Superman - Adam Fetty, Pyslocke - Ariel Gail, Flash - Paul Askedall, Ms Marvel - Biancha Foust, Hulk - Dorian Haywood DC, Captain America - Louis Greek, and Wonder Woman - Cristal Araujo.

Halloween Body Paint Project
Halloween Body Paint Project
Halloween Body Paint Project
Halloween Body Paint Project


October 9, 2014: From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman PodcastPrint

From Crisis to Crisis Welcome to the 175th episode of From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast! This podcast has a simple premise; examine just about every Superman comic published between Man of Steel #1 in 1986 to Adventures of Superman #649 in 2006 in an informative and hopefully entertaining format.

Part index. Part commentary. Part history lesson. All podcast.

One Man. Two Worlds. And The End Of All There Is...

This time out Mike and Jeff begin their look at a story that Mike was really looking forward to and Jeff was...not really looking forward to. WORLDS COLLIDE was a 14 part series that crossed over between three of the Superman related books and four of the books put out by Milestone Comics with one special right there in the middle. We have been seeing a mail carrier named Fred Bentson in some of the Superman books during the Battle For Metropolis. Fred finally takes center stage during this story and proves to be a threat of universal proportions. Mike kicks things off with a short history of Milestone Comics and a rundown of who the players from that universe are. Then the boys jump into the first part, which takes place in SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #35. Not only do we see the beginnings of the story but also the death of a supporting character.

While they don't get the full synopsis/review treatment the boys do go over the next five chapters of the story. The second part takes place in HARDWARE #17, where we meet (if you haven't read his title before that is) Hardware and see how Fred's powers are growing. Then in SUPERBOY #6 the Kid fights the Parasite and gets drawn into the story. The teenage heroes team-up (sort of) in ICON #15 as Rocket (of Icon and Rocket fame) gets in on the action. Steel and Hardware meets for reals in STEEL #6 while Superman is mistaken for a fictional character in the pages of BLOOD SYNDICATE #16. The danger kicks into high gear and the full synopsis treatment returns in the pages of WORLDS COLLIDE #1 where Fred's powers reach their zenith and he becomes the entity known as Rift!

Next time: THE FALL OF METROPOLIS continues in SUPERMAN #91, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #514 and ACTION COMICS #701!

You can subscribe to the show in two ways. First there is the RSS Feed and there is also the iTunes link. You can also download the episode directly.

If you want to comment on the show or contact the hosts you can always private message Mike and Jeff, leave comments here or email them at fromcrisistocrisis@gmail.com. All questions, concerns, fears, trepidations and cheap shots are welcome.


October 8, 2014: Shopping - DC Collectibles Superman StatuesPrint

October 7, 2014: Superman Comics Available This WeekPrint

Superman/Wonder Woman #12 PreviewsWorld.com has released the list of comic books and other items on sale this week. Here are the Superman related items in that list.

On sale date: October 8, 2014 (unless otherwise stated).

The following products are expected to ship to comic book specialty stores this week, with all comics also available for digital download. Note that this list is tentative and subject to change. Please check with your retailer for availability.

Click on the comic book name to purchase its printed edition. Or click on the Kindle icon (Kindle) or iBooks icon (iBooks) next to a comic's title to download it in digital format.

Click on the magnifying glass icon (Sneak Peek) next to a comic's title for a sneak peek at the pages within.


October 7, 2014: DC Collectibles Previews Jae Lee "Batman/Superman" Action FiguresPrint

Jae Lee Superman Check out this new DC All-Access video previewing the upcoming DC Collectibles line of 7" Scale Designer Series action figures based on Jae Lee's artwork from the "Batman/Superman" comic book.

These action figures will be released in July/August of 2015, and will include Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Catwoman (who will come with an alternate head with goggles positioned above her eyes).


October 7, 2014: Mattel Previews "Super Powers" and New Doomsday Action FiguresPrint

Doomsday MattyCollector.com has posted a video previewing their upcoming action figures, including the vintage-style DC Super Powers Collection and the Signature Series Doomsday action figure.

    Here's your close-up look at the vintage-style DC Super Powers Collection sculpted by the Four Horsemen with build-a-figure pieces to create Kalibak. Also check out Doomsday, the final figure in Signature Series line in special 360 degree view packaging and the Batman 1966-style cowl – perfect for cosplay or display.

These figures are scheduled to be released in November from MattyCollector.com.


October 7, 2014: Favorite Live-Action Superman TV Show - Poll ResultsPrint

Poll Position In the latest Superman Homepage Member Poll we asked the question:

What is your favorite live-action Superman TV show of all time?

As the most recent live-action Superman related TV series, "Smallville" was the clear winner in this poll, gaining almost 50% of the votes, followed by "Lois & Clark" and then "Adventures of Superman".

Here's the complete breakdown:

Adventures of Superman
Adventures of Superman
22% [21 Votes]

Superboy
Superboy
2% [2 Votes]

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
28% [27 Votes]

Smallville
Smallville
48% [46 Votes]


October 6, 2014: Your Live Superman Radio Show - 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.

Here's what took place in tonight's show, where we were also joined for the second half hour by legal expert and comic book fan Jeff Trexler...

Check Out Hobbies Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with SupermanHomepage on BlogTalkRadio

Our next show will be broadcast on Monday, October 13 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.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Action Comics #35Print

Action Comics #35

Mild Mannered Reviews - Action Comics #35

Scheduled to arrive in stores: October 1, 2014

Cover date: December 2014

"Doomed Aftermath: After Doomed"

Writer: Greg Pak
Penciller: Scott Kolins and Vicente Cifuentes
Inker: Scott Kolins and Vicente Cifuentes

Reviewed by: Michael Bailey

    Normally I don't like stories that question whether or not the world needs Superman. Actually, I think it is more like I don't like the idea of those stories. I realize their dramatic value but over the past six or seven years there have been enough stories centered around Superman's role in the world or whether or not he is a potential danger or whatever that I have reached my own saturation point regarding stories where Superman as a character or ideal is called into question. Between NEW KRYPTON and GROUNDED and Grant Morrison's opening issues of ACTION COMICS or the fact that DC seemed to try and take something that would be at home in the pages of Spider-Man (having half the world trust him and the other half almost afraid of him) and try to jam it onto Superman.

Click here to read the complete review of Action Comics #35.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Justice League #34Print

Justice League #34

Mild Mannered Reviews - Justice League #34

Scheduled to arrive in stores: October 1, 2014

Cover date: November 2014

"Injustice League" - Epilogue: "Unlikely Allies"

Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: Scott Kolins
Inker: Andrew Dalhouse
Cover: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and Rod Reis
Variant Cover: Rags Morales and Steve Buccellato
Selfie Variant Cover: Dale Eaglesham and Alex Sinclair

Reviewed by: Michael J. Petty

    I'm not sure there was anything about this issue that I didn't like. After actually re-reading Forever Evil: Rouges Rebellion in my trade copy today, I was wondering to myself where Captain Cold and the Rouges stood with each other, especially after he joined Luthor, Batman, and the others to help defeat the Crime Syndicate leaving his team behind to fend for themselves, which resulted in the death of Heatwave. It seems like this isn't a huge issue, because Cold helped save the world after-all, which is good because I love the Rouges (I've said it before and will say it again, they're about the most heroic villains I've ever seen) and can't wait to see Cold's part in this upcoming story.

Click here to read the complete review of Justice League #34.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #6Print

Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #6

Mild Mannered Reviews - Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #6

Released Digitally: October 3, 2014

"Continuity" - Part 6

Writer: Bryan Q. Miller
Penciller: Ig Guara
Inker: JP Mayer
Colorist: Cat Staggs

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

    The action is at the forefront and deservedly so. The magnitude of the story is truly being felt especially with the loss of Saint Walker. There are some moments when Tess confronts Lex and deconstructs his suit that are genuinely fun and will obviously lead to further developments later. Also Diana rescuing Lois instead of Clark was a neat twist that lead to a nice scene where a hardened Diana mourned the loss of her people. Of course the Legions late arrival was also a welcome boost along with the formation of the Teen Titans. As the arc escalates Smallville proves just how well a Superman story can be told that has several levels - in a way it makes you mourn the TV series but it also has opened the door to amazing new possibilities.

Click here to read the complete review of Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #6.


October 6, 2014: Supreme Court Denies Review of Superman CasePrint

Superman Court Case The Supreme Court has denied an appeal by the Shuster Estate for a review of the case over the ownership rights to Superman.

    In November 2013, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a ruling that a 1992 agreement made by Jean Peavy, the sister of Shuster, precludes the estate's attempt to terminate a copyright grant.

    That agreement was executed in the aftermath of Shuster's death, when Peavy wrote to Warner subsidiary DC and asked the company to pay her brother's final debts and expenses. DC agreed and also increased survivor benefits, but the company's then-executive vp Paul Levitz admonished, "This agreement would represent the author/heir's last and final deal with DC and would fully resolve any past, present, or future claims against DC."

    As a result, a federal judge ruled, "The broad and all-encompassing language of the 1992 Agreement unmistakably operates to supersede all prior grants."

Read the full report at The Hollywood Reporter.


October 6, 2014: Superman Musical on Stage at Lakewood Theatre Company's Side DoorPrint

Superman Musical The Lost Treasures Collection, a series of rarely performed musical gems presented in concert/cabaret version on Lakewood Theatre Company's Side Door stage, presents the first offering in its fifth season, the musical It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman!

The production, with stage direction by Ron Daum and musical direction by Andrew Bray, will be performed for three performances on two dates only, Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25, at 7:00 PM and one Saturday matinee, Oct. 25 at 2:00 PM. The show is presented script-in-hand, with minimal staging. No sets, no props (free from the usual trappings of a fully staged production). This year's theme focuses on strong men. Our series sponsor for all three shows is Dr. Fritz Camp.

Ticket prices are $20 for all seats. Contact the Lakewood Theatre Box Office at (503) 635-3901 or Click here to Purchase Single Tickets securely online.

Lakewood Theatre Company's Side Door Stage is an intimate 90-seat cabaret-style venue with general admission seating in the Community Meeting Room at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego. Light food fare, beer, wine and other beverages are available to purchase before and during the show.

Thanks to Bryan (Sol) Mackey for the lead on this news.