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DC Collectibles Bombshells Supergirl Statue
DC Collectibles Bombshells Supergirl Statue

Are you a fan of Kara Zor-El? Supergirl looks like a pinup girl from the 1940s and 1950s! Statue is sculpted by artist Tim Miller. She sure looks happy! Sculpted by artist Tim Miller, the DC Comics Bombshells Supergirl Statue stands a little over 10 1/2-inches tall, with a look inspired by the pinup girls of the 1940s and 1950s. If you're a Supergirl reader or fan of the Kara Zor-El, you must add this amazing cold-cast porcelain statue to your collection! Ages 15 and up.

Superman - Red Son Premium Format Figure
Red Son Premium Format Figure

What if Superman had been raised in the Soviet Union, to become their greatest weapon? Based on the hero of the critically acclaimed Elseworlds mini-series by Mark Millar, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to introduce Superman - Red Son Premium Format Figure.


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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Mild Mannered Reviews - Action Comics #41Print

Action Comics #41

Mild Mannered Reviews - Action Comics #41

Scheduled to arrive in stores: June 3, 2015

Cover date: August 2015

"Hard Truth"

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

Reviewed by: Michael Bailey

    This is going to be one of the odder reviews I have written for the Homepage.

    I'm the type of person that is open to ambiguity in life. It's just how my personality has evolved. For example I think there is a difference between having a favorite something and recognizing something as being the best. My favorite DC crossover is INVASION. I love the concept and more importantly it was the first major DC crossover I was there for. On the other hand I think CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS is their best crossover on a writing and artistic front.

    My favorite DC crossover is INVASION.

    The best DC crossover is CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS.

    Both statements are true, at least to my point of view.

    So it makes sense that while I think ACTION COMICS #41 was a well written comic I still hate the underlying story that Greg Pak and the rest of the Superman writers are currently telling. The story moved along at a good pace. The dialogue was crisp. There were some great action and character beats. On the other hand the idea of Superman losing his powers, losing his costume, wearing a T-shirt and wrapping his fists with the remnants of his cape all while riding a motorcycle do not appeal to me. I dislike the entire premise of TRUTH.

    ACTION COMICS #41 was a well written comic.

    I hate the idea behind TRUTH.

    Both statements are true, at least from my point of view.

Click here to read the complete review of Action Comics #41.

Mild Mannered Reviews - Justice League #41Print

Justice League #41

Mild Mannered Reviews - Justice League #41

Scheduled to arrive in stores: June 3, 2015

Cover date: August 2015

"Darkseid War": Chapter One - "God vs. Man"

Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: Jason Fabok
Inker: Jason Fabok
Cover: Jason Fabok and Brad Anderson

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

    Big opening. Really big opening. The event of the season was supposed to be Convergence, but it seems obvious that the series was nothing more than a placeholder, at least it seems so in comparison. Johns is in rare form with this issue, and it's a great read to have had. He's spot-on with his history, characterization, and his choice of separation. The tri-fold of this story is linked by one item: a Mother Box. Whenever one is seen or produced, action isn't far to follow, and whoever thought the Flash could be used as one? That Darkseid's daughter makes short work of the League isn't at all surprising, as that's the pattern for this team, but also because they've yet to actually act as a team. They make foolish decisions and do not work together in the slightest manner. Their defeat is all but certain, especially from a surprise attack. Superman and Lex Luthor finally get some much needed alone time, as Luthor as been present for too long without the two having some process over it. The two of them sent off is interesting, and it sets-up the possibility of their having to work together despite their enmity.

Click here to read the complete review of Justice League #41.

Mild Mannered Reviews - Bizarro #1 (of 6)Print

Bizarro #1

Mild Mannered Reviews - Bizarro #1 (of 6)

Scheduled to arrive in stores: June 3, 2015

Cover date: August 2015

"Welcome to Smallville"

Writer: Heath Corson
Penciller: Gustavo Duarte & Bill Sienkiewicz
Inker: Pete Pantazis
Cover: Kyle Baker

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

    Bizarro, as concept, naturally invites wit and humor. However, the aforesaid shouldn't be at the expense of the story, which happens too often in this overture of the series. Much of what occurs has to be taken lightly, and there is the need to suspend the disbelief of suspending disbelief, but that done, humor aside, leaves only the worth of the story. There's literally too much going on, too much of a staccato overture, for the issue to be fully enjoyed. If the premiss of Bizzaro is a road trip between Jimmy and Bizarro, it would serve the story better to allow the two more time to establish their nascent relationship, before throwing in seven additional characters. It they actually are trying to get to Canada, putting them in Smallville seems strange geographically, and foments confusion on the part of the reader. Any nondescript town of the author's making would suffice, but the decision to remind the reader of Bizarro's connection to Superman through Jimmy, and even Clark's four panel appearance, don't seem to be enough.

Click here to read the complete review of Bizarro #1.

June 9, 2015: New Comic Book Titles - Poll ResultsPrint

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

Which of the new Superman-related comic book titles are you most interested in?

Looks like the new JLA comic book is the one most fans are looking forward to, followed by Bizarro (which already saw its first issue released this past week).

Here's the complete breakdown:

23% [13 Votes]

16% [9 Votes]

Earth 2: Society
Earth 2: Society
18% [10 Votes]

Justice League of America
Justice League of America
43% [24 Votes]

June 9, 2015: "Supergirl" Pilot to Premiere on October 26Print

CBS has announced that the "Supergirl" TV pilot will premiere on Monday, October 26 at 8.00pm.

After that debut, "Supergirl" will settle into its regular Monday night slot at 8.00pm starting on November 2.

Supergirl Premiere Date "Supergirl" is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman's (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents' help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret.

Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet's former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director. However, Kara's days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime. Greg Berlanti ("The Flash," "Arrow"), Ali Adler, Sarah Schecter and Andrew Kreisberg are executive producers for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Glen Winter ("Arrow").

June 9, 2015: "Batman v Superman" Costumes and Batmobile on DisplayPrint

As we reported earlier, Warner Bros. unveiled the Batmobile and Movie Costumes for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" at the Las Vegas Licensing Expo earlier this morning. A number of photos have been posted online giving us a close-up look at the Batmobile, as well as the costumes of Henry Cavill's Superman, Ben Affleck's Batman, and Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman.

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The official description for the Batmobile reads as follows:

    Single-handedly designed and fabricated in near complete seclusion by The Batman, this infamous pursuit and capture vehicle has earned its reputation as the apex predator on the mean streets of Gotham City. Over powered with an unmatched hybrid of prototype military and civilian performance technologies, this top machine has been estimated to reach speeds of up to 205 MPH. The Batmobile's imposing defense capabilities, supported by stole Wayne Industries technologies, have been integrated with the latest in covert military grade armaments, stealth and active protective systems.

The Batmobile's features are listed as: Twin .50 caliber retractable, Fully armored, Stealth-capable, Active Protection Systems/Anti-ballistics, 20 ft. long/12 ft wide, 7000 lbs.

Photo Credits: Warner Bros. and Collider.com

June 9, 2015: Bruce Timm on Superman Breaking NecksPrint

Justice League: Gods and Monsters In another interview to promote his new project "Justice League: Gods and Monsters", Bruce Timm spoke to ComicBookResources.com about his reaction to Superman breaking Zod's neck in "Man of Steel", and how he'd wanted to do that very thing with the character in an animated version. Here's an excerpt from the interview...

    "A couple years back, when 'Man of Steel' came out, I remember the frenzy of the fans when they said, "Oh, I can't believe Superman killed General Zod! Superman would never do that." When I was watching the movie, my first thought was, "Well, dang, I wanted to do that in the Doomsday movie, when we had Superman versus Doomsday,'" Timm told CBR. "I was going to have Superman do exactly the same deed. Doomsday was going to be getting ready to kill some innocent bystanders, and Superman was already mortally wounded, and he was going to use his last bit of strength to break Doomsday's neck."

    "DC wouldn't let me do it," he added. "I said, 'OK, well this version of Superman can do that.' Nobody could ever say Superman can't do that. This version of Superman, we don't know what he's going to do."

    Perhaps, then, it's not a surprise to learn that Timm's latest project will walk a similarly dark path. "I have mentioned this before, one of the things that intrigues me about these characters is the fact that they have a completely different sense of moral obligation and duty than the traditional Justice League. They will cross lines that the traditional Justice League characters won't."

Read the entire interview at the CBR website.

Pre-order the "Justice League: Gods and Monsters" animated movie on Blu-ray or DVD for its release on July 28 from our Online Store.

June 9, 2015: Dan DiDio Talks Post-"Convegence" DC ComicsPrint

Superman #43 In an interview with ComicBookResources.com, DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio speaks about where the company is at after their move from NY to LA, the June "soft relaunch" in the wake of "Convergence", and much more. Here's what he had to say about Superman...

    One of the most notable things about the current direction of DC Comics is seeing new and unexpected talent on books, starting with Gene Yang on "Superman." How important is that aspect to you, bringing in new-to-DC talent?

    I think it's essential. We have a finite amount of product, so it's always tough when you're bringing in new talent, because it means that someone's coming off a book that might have been there for a while. But the goal is always to improve, to change, to revise, to freshen.

    Gene Yang is somebody that I was extraordinarily happy to bring in. We tried to get him here years ago. For him to cover over and to come in on a flagship character like Superman is pretty exciting. Geoff [Johns] is a tough act to follow. Rather than trying to do what he did, we had somebody come in with a different perspective and point of view. Gene and John Romita Jr. hit it off wonderfully, right from the start, and there's a real sense of camaraderie that they're working with. It feels like they've been working together for years. I love watching those pages coming in, and hearing what they're planning with the character. Superman's probably one of our toughest characters to do, and they're coming at it with a sense of vigor that I think is refreshing.

Read the complete interview at the CBR website.

June 9, 2015: Official Plot Description for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"Print

Dawn of Justice As part of a press release for the unveiling of the Batmobile and Movie Costumes for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" at the Las Vegas Licensing Expo set to take place today, Warner Bros. has also released the first official plot description for the upcoming movie.

    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.

Here's the rest of the press release for today's unveiling:

Warner Bros. Consumer Products will exclusively unveil the Batmobile and select costumes from the highly anticipated film, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" marking their first public unveiling.

From director Zack Snyder, and starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" opens worldwide March 25, 2016.

The unveiling will take place today, Tuesday, June 9 at 8.30am and will run for 15 minutes at the Warner Bros. Consumer Products booth #N139 at the Licensing Expo 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

June 9, 2015: Superman Comics Available This WeekPrint

Batman/Superman #21 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: June 10, 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.

Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #5Print

Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #5

Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #5

Released Digitally: June 2, 2015


Writer: Brian Buccellato
Penciller: Bruno Redondo
Inker: Juan Albarran
Cover: Tom Raney with Thomas Mason

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

    Five issues in and Injustice still hasn't found any basis for this year. The Insurgency is drastically reduced in power, so much so that they seemingly pose no significant threat, and as Regime has allowed the Batman to walk away unmolested or checked, there is little reason to believe otherwise. The arrival of the Amazons is curious, as it's uncertain why they would follow Hera into battle, as she isn't their patron goddess, or why Hera feels the need to involve them at all. Hera is queen of the gods, and that distinction isn't merely a cosmetic one. She's the most powerful of the goddesses, and only four gods could surpass her in power. The use of an army, of course, will allow for more BAM BIFF BOOM!, but on first blush, it doesn't seem necessary. The arrival of the Amazons also gives the indication that this will be a conventional confrontation, even though the gods are involved. Gamers, D&D gamers, will know that gods, even lower level ones, are immensely powerful. If used well, the conflict between the League and the Greek pantheon might be very entertaining. That would mean, though, that the gods will not be gods merely in name. The super-pill, again, comes through to save the day, and Oracle becomes Batgirl, which is very questionable at this point, particularly with what occurred to Renee Montoya. While the pills provide great strength and durability to the nebulous degree of the writer's needs, they also exacerbate the physical system of the body to some degree, speeding up Jim Gordon's cancer, and killing Montoya when she consumed too many. Batgirl's return is due to the super-pill, but it remains to be seen how healthy a decision this is, or if it will matter at all, as she's not one of the characters designated for death. The change from Oracle to Batgirl, a regressive one at that, is another reminder that skills and worth that Oracle has, are less than the ability to ambulate and kick bottom. That is very disappointing.

Click here to read the complete review of Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #5.

June 9, 2015: "Superman and the Secret Planet" Adapted Fan ComicPrint

Secret Planet In 1957 writer David Chantler was commissioned to write a script for a proposed Superman movie titled "Superman and the Secret Planet", which was to star the cast of the "Adventures of Superman" TV series. However, due to the deaths of both John Hamilton (Perry White) in 1958 and George Reeves (Clark Kent/Superman) in 1959, the project was shelved.

Superman fan Randy Garrett decided that the project needed to see the light of day in some fashion...

    We fans of the Adventures of Superman must often deal with bittersweet thoughts about the series and its star, George Reeves. Often these thoughts take the form of what if questions like "What if Superman and the Secret Planet had been filmed?" Most likely, many of you know that the script for this proposed Superman movie was written sometime during the run of the series. It's interesting to speculate, then, about what Reeves, the cast and the crew could have accomplished with a bigger budget and a longer filming schedule than the television episodes allowed.

    For whatever reasons, Superman and the Secret Planet was never produced. But, "What if…?" Indeed, what if the movie had been made... and what if DC had created a comic book version from it? Well, maybe we would have seen something like the pages you're about to see here... my attempt at doing just that... my comic book version of Superman and the Secret Planet.

At 42 pages long, you'll want to check out the fan-created "Superman and the Secret Planet" comic book project at JimNolt.com.

June 9, 2015: Live Superman Radio Show to Play in WashingtonPrint

Golden Age Superman A live radio show connecting the Golden Age of Superman with contemporary issues will be performed on Thursday, June 18 at the Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street in Vancouver, Washington.

The free public event will begin at 7.00pm, with doors open from 6.00pm.

    "The Golden Age of Superman Live Radio Show" tells the story of Superman's choice to retire from his work fighting crime and saving the city of Metropolis to pursue a new dream. It is a collaboration between Kiggins Theatre and Washington State University Vancouver's Creative Media and Digital Culture program.

For more information visit Columbian.com.