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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 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
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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.


July 8, 2015: Warner Bros. Consumer Products at Comic-Con InternationalPrint

Warner Bros. Consumer Products WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS LICENSEES TAKE ON COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO

All-New Products and Giveaways Featuring DC Comics Characters and More Warner Bros. Favorites to Delight Show-Goers

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) is heading to Comic-Con International: SanDiego (SDCC) 2015 in support of its licensing partners as they feature exclusive products and giveaways throughout the four-day event. From Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to DC Super Hero Girls to Scooby-Doo and more, fun offerings can be found for fans of all ages.

"Year after year, fans flock to San Diego to attend Comic-Con International to see their favorite brands celebrated in a larger-than-life forum," said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President of Warner Bros. Consumer Products. "We are happy to once again offer those fans the chance to take home a piece, or pieces, of the fun with our many licensing partners' exclusive product offerings."

While at the show, fans who attend the interactive DC COMICS MEETS LEGO ART Panel on Thursday, July 9, will witness the convergence of the world's greatest Super Heroes with one of the world's greatest toys as LEGO® brick artist Nathan Sawaya unveils the first-look at select signature sculptures to be showcased in the global touring exhibition, The Art of the Brick: DC Comics. Acclaimed comic book artist and Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment, Jim Lee, will draw LIVE the concept for a brand new Batmobile to be built entirely out of LEGO bricks and later unveiled during the tour exhibition. EP Daily TV host, Victor Lucas, will serve as moderator, with production team members, Brandon Griffith and Tommy Williamson, joining the discussion. Additionally, attendees will be treated to exclusive giveaways during the panel.

DC Super Hero Girls, the all-new Super Hero franchise targeted to girls ages 6-12, will also have a presence at the show as DCE and Warner Bros., as well as WBCP partners Mattel and Random House, offer fans giveaways throughout the four-day event.

Brainiac Additionally, fans won't want to miss all the exclusives and exciting activations offered by WBCP's partners. Some of these exclusives include, but are not limited to:

  • Bif Bang Pow! - Booth 2343 (Entertainment Earth) - Mike Tyson Mysteries Mike Tyson Astronaut 8-Inch Action Figure with Pigeon; The Big Bang TheoryTM Sheldon and Stuart 3 3/4 Inch Action Figures
  • Cryptozoic - Booth 820 (Awesome Conventions Exclusives) - Batman Fluxx Exclusive
  • Diamond Select Toys - Booth 2607 - Gotham "Roughed Up" The Penguin Figure; Gotham Minimates Fateful Meeting Jim Gordon and Bruce Wayne 2-pack; Batman: The Animated Series "Almost Got 'im" B&W Batman Resin Bust; Batman: The Animated Series "Almost Got 'im" B&W Catwoman Resin Bust; Batman The Animated Series Femme Fatales "Almost Got 'im" Harley Quinn B&W PVC Statue
  • Factory Entertainment - Booth 2647 - Batman Classic TV Series Dynamic Duo Color Monolith
  • Fisher-Price - Booth 3029 - Thomas & FriendsTM DC Super Friends Minis
  • Funko - Booth 5341 - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Pop Fun Hero 2 Pack; POP TV Arrow Unmasked; Pop TV The Flash Unmasked; Reaction Figure: The Flash Unmasked; Reaction Figure: Arrow Unmasked; Dorbz XL: Batman 6" Variant
  • Hallmark - Booth 2913X - Chrome Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile Ornament
  • Icon Heroes - Booth 3345 (Action Figure Xpress) - Arrow and The Flash TV Super Hero Fight Club Mug Pen Holder; DC Comics Bombshells Harley Quinn Die Cut Mouse Pad; The Flash TV Deluxe Letter Opener
  • Junk Food Clothing - Booth 1915 (DC Comics) and San Diego - Exclusive Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Logo T-Shirt
  • Kotobukiya - Booth 2601 - Alfred Pennyworth SDCC Limited Edition ARTFX+ Statue
  • The LEGO Group - Booth 2829 - Action Comics #1 Superman Inspired Set; LEGO DC Comics Comic Book with Poster; Arrow Arsenal Mini Figure
  • Mattel - Booth 3029 - Hot Wheels® Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice BatmobileTM; Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Lights and Sounds Figure 2-Pack
  • Mezco - Booth 3445 - One:12 Collective Limited Edition Summer Exclusive The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Boxed Set; Poison Ivy Mini Mez-Itz Clip On
  • Moebius Models - Booth 2946 - Krypto the Superdog Commemorative Edition Model
  • Monogram - Booth 3645 - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Logo Keychain
  • NECA - Booth 3145 - Friday the 13th Clothed 8" Action Figures - 35th Anniversary Pamela Voorhees with Young Jason; DC Comics HeroClix: Brainiac Skull Ship; DC Comics HeroClix: Felix Faust with Custom d20
  • Quantum Mechanix - Booth 4149 - DC Comics Batman Luggage Tag
  • Trend Setters - Booth 4730 - Batman: Arkham Knight (Harley in Red) Morphing Mug; Batman: Arkham Knight (Harley Quinn) MightyPrint Wall Art; Exclusive Arrow Oliver Queen MightyPrint Wall Art


July 8, 2015: "The Iron Giant" Returns to TheatersPrint

The Iron Giant While not officially a Superman movie, "The Iron Giant" is considered as such by many Superman fans, with the Man of Steel heavily inspiring the characters of the 1999 animated feature. And now, 16 years later, the Iron Giant is back in theaters for a very limited run.

    In what's dubbed "The Iron Giant: Signature Edition," the sci-fi comedy-drama will be remastered and "enhanced" with two new seasons. It will be released through Fathom Events on Sept. 30, with an encore in select markets on Oct. 4. Locations and the ticket on-sale date will be announced in August at FathomEvents.com.

Source: ComicBookResources.com


July 8, 2015: Shopping - Superman Can KooziesPrint

July 7, 2015: Hi-Res Images from "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"Print

A few days ago EW.com published seven new photos from "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", including their special Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con Preview magazine cover which depicts Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman together.

Today we have hi-res versions of five of those photos:

Batman v Superman
Batman
Diana and Bruce
Lex Luthor
Superman

These photos appear in the Comic-Con edition of Entertainment Weekly, which includes even more behind-the-scenes details of "Batman v Superman".

We also have a full-body version of the photo used for EW's cover, showing Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman together. Speaking of Comic-Con, ComingSoon.net posted the following photo from the Comic-Con floor showing the costumes from "Batman v Superman" on display, including Batman's battle armor suit.

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Costumes


July 7, 2015: Official Website for 'DC Super Hero Girls'Print

DC Super Hero Girls

Back in April DC Entertainment and Mattel announced the upcoming launch of DC Super Hero Girls, an exciting new universe of Super Heroic storytelling that helps build character and confidence, and empowers girls to discover their true potential.

Today, the official website for DC Super Hero Girls went live, with profiles on Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy and Katana. More content is expected to be added in the near future.

The website will eventually include an immersive digital experience, original digital content and digital publishing - providing opportunities for girls to interact with characters, learn about the storylines, and engage in customizable play. TV specials, made-for-videos, toys, apparel, books and other product categories will begin to rollout in 2016.

    Developed for girls aged 6-12, DC Super Hero Girls centers on the female Super Heroes and Super-Villains of the DC Comics universe during their formative years - prior to discovering their full super power potential. Featuring a completely new artistic style and aesthetic, DC Comics' icons such as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumble Bee, Poison Ivy, Katana and many more make their unprecedented teenaged introduction. Each character has her own storyline that explores what teen life is like as a Super Hero, including discovering her unique abilities, nurturing her remarkable powers and mastering the fundamentals of being a hero.

DC Super Hero Girls

As master toy licensee, Mattel is collaborating with DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Consumer Products on DC Super Hero Girls' narrative creation, interactive digital activations and ultimately a toy line launching in 2016. Mattel category-leading firsts include a line of characters for the action figure category, an area of the industry that has been primarily developed with boys in mind, and fashion dolls featuring strong, athletic bodies that stand on their own in heroic poses.

The Random House Books for Young Readers imprint of Random House Children's Books has been appointed the master publishing partner for the franchise and will be creating a portfolio of books that will bring the DC Super Hero Girls world to life, beginning in Spring 2016. Random House's publishing program will be complemented by a series of original graphic novels from DC Entertainment. The LEGO Group will also be key to building the DC Super Hero Girls franchise, leveraging their experience and success engaging girls in creative construction play to bolster this universe through an array of LEGO® building sets designed to inspire girls' imaginations. Additionally, consumer products partners around the world will be engaged in creating a merchandise line dedicated to DC Super Hero Girls across all key categories.

DC Super Hero Girls will be on display at Comic-Con at the DCE booth (1915), the Mattel booth (3029), the Warner Bros. booth (4545), and the Random House booth (1515) all offering limited-edition swag and booklets with more character information.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Action Comics #42Print

Action Comics #42

Mild Mannered Reviews - Action Comics #42

Scheduled to arrive in stores: July 1, 2015

Cover date: September 2015

"Hard Truth" - Part 2

Writer: Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder
Penciller: Aaron Kuder
Inker: Aaron Kuder

Reviewed by: Michael Bailey

    It's funny where a review like this takes you. When I started reading this issue my main problem with it was that, like last month, I plain don't like the idea behind this whole TRUTH "storyline". I use quotes because there are four main Superman books right now and three of those books are using the outcome of the final book as the inciting incident and that final book hasn't revealed how we got to this point and it looks like we won't know for several months. This is incredibly annoying. I know that the books weren't going to be crossing over into each other but I like my story telling to be a little more linear and one of the biggest problems I had with the Super books at the onset of the New 52 was that one book took place five years before the other. This hampered the modern day book because the background of this new version of the character hadn't been revealed yet. I realize that things are probably more coordinated with this story but that doesn't change the fact that we are supposed to buy into the idea that this HUGE thing happened to Superman but the details on that HUGE thing won't be revealed until some indeterminate date in the future.

    All of that is what I thought was going to be my biggest problem with the issue.

    Then I finished reading it.

Click here to read the complete review of Action Comics #42.


July 7, 2015: Crazy Foam Justice League Character CansPrint

Originally released back in 1965, Crazy Foam made bath time fun for kids, with a variety of character cans that included Superman and the Justice League.

The original Crazy Foam is back in 2015 with an all new line of Justice League character cans, with new and retro designs.

Crazy Foam
Crazy Foam

The DC Comics Crazy Foam cans are available from Kroger Supermarkets across the USA.


July 7, 2015: Superman Comics Available This WeekPrint

Batman/Superman #22 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: July 8, 2015 (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.