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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
October 3: The Adventures of Superboy makes its debut on television in 1988.
October 6: Britt Ekland, Lara in the Superboy TV series, born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1942.
October 6: One-time Superman comics editor Mike Carlin born.
October 6: It's a bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman! performances at 2pm and 8pm at Hayes Theatre Co. in Potts Point, Sydney, Australia.
October 7: DC Supervillains - Justice League: Masterminds of Crime DVD goes on sale.
October 8: Kirk Alyn, star of two serials, Superman and Atom Man vs Superman, born in Oxford New Jersey in 1910.
October 9: Brandon Routh, star of Superman Returns, born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1979.
October 10: Christopher Reeve, star of the Superman films, dies in 2004, aged 52.
October 15: John Hamilton, Perry White in the Adventures of Superman television series, dies in 1958, aged 71.
October 15: Artist Vince Colletta (Supergirl) born.
October 16: Smallville makes its debuts on television in 2001.
October 17: Superman writer and co-creator Jerry Siegel born in 1914.
October 17: Michael McKean, Perry White in the TV series Smallville, born in 1947.
October 17: Margot Kidder, Lois Lane in the Superman films, born in 1948.
October 21: Traditionally recognized as the wedding anniversary of Jonathan and Martha Kent.
October 23: Clark Kent proposes to Lois Lane in Superman #50.
October 24-27: Helen Slater appearing at New Zealand's Armageddon Expo.
October 27: Jeff East, young Clark Kent in Superman: The Movie, born in Kansas City in 1957.

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September 29, 2014: Ben Affleck Talks "Batman v Superman" on the Today ShowPrint

Batman Ben Affleck was a special guest on the Today show in the U.S. to speak about his new movie "Gone Girl", but he also spoke about playing Batman in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", and the initial negative online reactions to his casting...

"You have all of this attention - some of it's positive, some of it's negative. I think, in the end, you make the movie and it either works or it doesn't."

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Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman: Futures End #1Print

Superman: Futures End #1

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman: Futures End #1

Scheduled to arrive in stores: September 24, 2014

Cover date: November 2014

"Haunted"

Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Lee Weeks
Inker: Lee Weeks
Cover: Lee Weeks & Dave McCaig

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

    It was a good story showing parallels of Shazam and Superman, their ethos, their power, their symbolism.

    The problem is... I don't care. I want Superman. No matter how good or honorable Shazam/Billy can be that's who he is - not Superman.

    I liked that in the end he embraces his identity and goes on with the good fight, I'm not sure why the public was actually as hostile as they were despite his actions but then as I said this Five Years Later stuff is constricting and I would like more investment in the character in the here and now. I don't like that the story I'm actually interested in with Ulysses has to go on hold to push another series.

    As a story ABOUT Superman it's a success... it really is but I expect nothing less from Dan Jurgens. As a story IN the Superman title it just shows Lois to be a frost queen and Billy the victim of self esteem deficit.

Click here to read the complete review of Superman: Futures End #1.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #5Print

Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #5

Mild Mannered Reviews - Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #5

Released Digitally: September 26, 2014

"Continuity" - Part 5

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

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

    It is always difficult to review a book when the action takes precedence, but there is a huge offering of character to keep everyone happy.

    We add Aya, Saint Walker and John Stewart into the mix, some light humor from Arrow, some emotion from Chloe and Lois, the predictable twist of a Luthor double cross but we still have a long way to go and we aren't even halfway through the story yet!

    One thing this Smallville series does writing wise is deliver on its promises.

Click here to read the complete review of Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #5.


September 29, 2014: Superman on TV - September 29 to October 5Print

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

Episodes of "Smallville" air on TNT in the U.S. on some weekday mornings. This week's episodes are: Monday - 5.00am "Arctic", 6.00am "Odyssey"; Tuesday - 5.00am "Plastique", 6.00am "Toxic"; Wednesday - 5.00am "Instinct", 6.00am "Committed"; Thursday - 5.00am "Prey", 6.00am "Identity"; Friday - 5.00am "Bloodline", 6.00am "Abyss".

The animated movie "All-Star Superman" will air in the U.S. on HBO Family on Monday, September 29 at 6.00am.

The animated movie "Justice League: Doom" will air in the U.S. on HBO Family on Tuesday, September 30 at 12.20am; and then on Sunday, October 5 at 4.40am.

The movie "Man of Steel" will air on HBO in the U.S. on Monday, September 29 at 3.45pm; then on Tuesday, September 30 at 8.30pm; and then on Thursday, October 2 at 9.50am and 8.00pm.

Superman appears in the Robot Chicken episode titled "Unionizing Our Labor", which will air in the U.S. on Thursday, October 2 at 12.00am on Cartoon Network.

The movie "Hollywoodland", about the life and death of George Reeves, will air on IFC on Saturday, October 4 at 11.30am.

Episodes of the 1950s "Adventures of Superman" TV series air on MeTV in the U.S. on Saturdays. This week's episodes are: "Rescue" at 6.00pm and "The Secret of Superman" at 6.30pm.

George Reeves guest stars in the "I Love Lucy" episode titled "Lucy Meets Superman", which will air in the U.S. on Sunday, October 5 at 6.30am on the Hallmark channel.

NetFlix.com also has a number of Superman and Justice League TV shows and movies available to watch online.

Australia

In Australia, the animated movie "Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox" airs on Tuesday, September 30 at 6.30am on Foxtel's Family Movie Channel.

In Australia, the movie "Man of Steel" airs on Wednesday, October 1 at 10.15pm on Foxtel's Premiere Movie Channel.

In Australia, the animated movie "Superman Unbound" airs on Thursday, October 2 at 10.45pm on Foxtel's Family Movie Channel.

In Australia, the animated movie "LEGO Batman: The Movie" airs on Friday, October 3 at 4.30pm on Cartoon Network.

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


September 29, 2014: Superman Fan Podcast - Episode 302 (Part 2)Print

Superman Fan Podcast The Superman Fan Podcast, hosted by Billy Hogan, is currently featuring the silver age of Superman stories found in Action Comics, Superman, Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane and World's Finest Comics.

    Episode #302 (Part 2): ACTION COMICS #299, April 1963, was published on February 28, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12c. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. It featured the Supergirl story in the back of the issue, and was her 9th appearance on the cover of ACTION, and 10th including her solo appearance on the cover of Superman (I misspoke and said that it was her 14th cover appearance, misreading my checklist).

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September 28, 2014: Did "Batman v Superman" Film at the Wayne ManorPrint

Filming for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" continued in full force this weekend, with the production changing location to beginning filming at the Ransom Gillis House, an abandoned mansion in Detroit, which many speculate may be the exterior of the Wayne Manor, although the run-down appearance of the home has many speculating otherwise.

In the video below we see a Gotham City Police car race down the street (interestingly named Alfred Street), where it screeched to a halt in front of the building.

A number of cast trailers were labelled with the names of "Alfred", "Lois" and "Chuck". It would appear that Jeremy Irons and Amy Adams may have been on location, but just who "Chuck" might be is anyone's guess.

Mansion Mansion Mansion

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September 28, 2014: Ben Affleck "Very Excited" About "Batman v Superman"Print

Batman In an interview with the Boston Globe, Ben Affleck spoke briefly about "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and his excitement for the project...

    "I can tell you that I'm very excited and it's very exciting. I can tell you that in my entire career, I haven't had so many people come up to me and say how much they're looking forward to the movie. Naturally, that's a lot of pressure, but I love the script, I love the director, I love the studio. I'm very much looking forward to it, but it's two years away so it probably doesn't bear talking about anymore."

Source: BostonGlobe.com.


September 28, 2014: "This is Joe" Fan Film Selected for Online Film FestivalPrint

This is Joe "This is Joe", the Joe Shuster short film by filmmaker Francis Diaz Fontan has been selected to play in a Spanish online film festival, where it could be nominated for the Goya Awards (the national film academy awards affectionately known as the Spanish Oscars).

You can vote for "This is Joe" by giving it a 5-star rating on the FIBABC.ABC.es website. No registration is required.

Vote now!

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