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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
September 1: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Jonathan Kent, Clark Kent's adoptive father.
September 5: George Lazenby, Jor-El in the Superboy TV series, born in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia in 1939.
September 6: Justin Whalin, Jimmy Olsen in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, born in 1974.
September 6: Man of Steel screening at dusk takes place at Forest Park, City of Noblesville Parks in Indiana.
September 8: The Super Friends cartoon show makes its debut on ABC-TV in 1973.
September 10: Filmation's The New Adventures of Superman animated series premieres on CBS in 1966.
September 12: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman makes its debut on ABC-TV in 1993.
September 13: Artist Mike Grell (Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes) born in 1947.
September 15: Jackie Cooper, Perry White in the Superman films, born in 1922.
September 16: Tommy Bond, Jimmy Olsen in two serials, Superman and Atom Man vs Superman, born in Dallas, Texas in 1926.
September 16: Writer Kurt Busiek (Superman & Action Comics) born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1960.
September 16: Steve Younis, owner of the Superman Homepage, born in 1971. :)
September 17: Bryan Singer, director of Superman Returns, born in New York, NY, USA in 1965.
September 17: Writer Roger Stern (Action Comics) born in 1950.
September 18: James Marsden, Richard White in Superman Returns, born in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1973.
September 20-21: Brandon Routh is a special guest at the Saskatoon Comic & Entertainment Expo.
September 22: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Kara Zor-El, AKA Supergirl.
September 22: Laura Vandervoort, Kara Zor-El (aka Supergirl) in the TV series Smallville, born in Toronto, Canada in 1984.
September 23: Writer Peter David (Supergirl) born in 1956.
September 24: Tommy Bond, Jimmy Olsen in two serials, Superman and Atom Man vs Superman, dies in 2005, aged 79.
September 25: Christopher Reeve, star of the Superman films, born in New York, NY in 1952.
September 26: Writer Louise Simonson (Superman: The Man of Steel) born in 1946.
September 28: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lex Luthor.

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September 15, 2014: Superman in the Bronze Age Podcast - Final EpisodePrint

Superman in the Bronze Age "Superman in the Bronze Age" is a podcast hosted by Charlie Niemeyer, covering Superman's adventures from Action Comics #393 in 1970 to Action Comics #583 in 1986.

    Welcome to Episode 117 of Superman in the Bronze Age. After a bit of a delay, we reach the final episode. Emails are read, thanks are given, and I recommend ways to fill the void the show will be leaving. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all the support over the past 4 years.

"Superman in the Bronze Age" is a proud member of the Superman Podcast Network. You may also subscribe to the podcast through iTunes or the RSS Feed.


September 15, 2014: Superman Fan Podcast - Episode 301 (Part 1)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 #301 (Part 1): WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #109, May 1960, was published around March 3, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10c. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. They were also the art team for the Superman/Batman story in this issue.

The Superman Fan Podcast is a proud member of the Superman Podcast Network. You may also subscribe to the podcast through iTunes or follow the RSS Feed.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman Unchained #8Print

Superman Unchained #8

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman Unchained #8

Scheduled to arrive in stores: September 10, 2014

Cover date: November 2014

"Unchained"

Writer: Scott Snyder
Penciller: Jim Lee
Inker: Scott Williams

Reviewed by: Matthew Balinger (aka Johnjones)

    "This 'super-man' is nothing of the kind." - General Zod

    So this was actually an issue sort of deserving of the book's title. That is not a compliment. I mean that in a physical and moral since considering Superman Unchained was every bit SUPERMAN UNCHAINED. Superman was Unchained from physical limitations and ethical decisions. He was unchained from the things we should be afraid of Superman being unchained from. He was unchained from himself, from his character. So this Superman chooses to punch things from one end of the Earth to the other, from outer-space to the depths of the ocean, and finally to the outer core of the Earth. You know, to even things up a bit. This Superman punches Wraith straight through the moon and leaves him for dead with a presumably lethal dose of Synthetic Mineral (Wraith's version of Kryptonite) shoved down his throat. This issue was designed to showcase the underdog outsmart a superior opponent. I felt it showcased everything wrong with the "New 52 Superman". Speaking of the New 52, none of this story could possible match the timeframe from 2011 to now. Not that I can figure anyway.

Click here to read the complete review of Superman Unchained #8.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Superboy: Futures End #1Print

Superboy: Futures End #1

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superboy: Futures End #1

Scheduled to arrive in stores: September 10, 2013

Cover date: November 2014

"Super"

Writer: Frank J. Barbiere
Penciller: Ben Caldwell
Inker: Ben Caldwell
Cover: Jorge Jimenez & Michael Atiyeh

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

    How is it possible that Aaron Kuder could create such an amazing story and then the follow-up can just ignore it all to tell a diabolical story that makes no sense?!

    Kuder cured Superboy of his 'clone disease' and ended the threat of a thousand Superboy's... and then this issue reintroduces it all again.

    Face it! DC just hates Superboy! If they didn't, this issue wouldn't exist.

    It was just... a truly diabolical offering.

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


Mild Mannered Reviews - Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #3Print

Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #3

Mild Mannered Reviews - Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #3

Released Digitally: September 12, 2014

"Continuity" - Part 3

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

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

    Smallville, having been a drama on TV, has benefits with this kind of storytelling and it lends itself very well to the comic. It has been action, action, action, almost relentlessly building up the scale of the crisis in 'Continuity' so far, so taking time out to have character moments that really delve into emotion and the rich history of the series is a brilliant change of pace. It was also something the story needed to give it some heart. Having Clark be a leader and strategist is very enjoyable. I miss him thinking with his brains and not his fists.

Click here to read the complete review of Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #3.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Batman/Superman #13Print

Batman/Superman #13

Mild Mannered Reviews - Batman/Superman #13

Scheduled to arrive in stores: August 27, 2014

Cover date: October 2014

"Forgotten Heroes" - Part 1

Writer: Greg Pak
Artists: Jae Lee
Cover: Jae Lee

Reviewed by: Alisa Lea Gossage

    I liked the way the story flowed from Clark's predicament to Bruce's to Lois'. I especially liked the fact that Pak keeps the memory-lacking Clark and Bruce in character. Despite their memory loss they don't veer off into people we would not recognize. However, Bruce seems a little less brooding. This is an appropriate adjustment to his character since he no longer has the memory of the violent death of his parents.

    Oh, and naked Superman for the win.

    An almost naked superman flying off with Catwoman.

    Bruce Wayne's reaction when he sees the Batmobile for the 'first time.'

    Did I mention naked Superman?

Click here to read the complete review of Batman/Superman #13.


September 12, 2014: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period September 5-11, 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.

Merchandise seen in this episode:


September 12, 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 quentyn4:
Man of Steel: The Last Samurai.

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!


Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Two - Chapter #23Print

Injustice: Year Two - Chapter #23

Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Two - Chapter #23

Released Digitally: September 9, 2014

"Fall of the Gods"

Writer: Tom Taylor
Penciller: Bruno Redondo, Xermanico
Inker: Julien Hugonnard-Bert
Cover: Jheremy Raapack with Santi Casas & David Lopez of Ikari Studio

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

    The events of last issue make this one a serious letdown, which, again, follows what happened in Year One, beat for beat. A triumphant moment for Regime Superman, followed by a lackluster issue that does its best to subtract the gains of the previous installment. Suspension of disbelief is very much necessary for fiction, and Injustice doesn't do well when it adds more challenges to that need. All ready we're dealing with a dysfunctional Justice League, Superman, Batman, etc., in addition to dysfunctional supporting players like Commissioner Gordon. The story needs to be strong enough so that readers believe the world that has been envisioned, and it doesn't track when events lack basic sense. Black Canary survived the exploding Batplane and everything with Regime, yet Regime's heat vision did her in? That can be accepted, but when she tells us that her contacts are still viable, it reeks of malarkey. It's tying off a plot thread that no longer makes sense. Canary says that everything she saw, the world saw. Did they also see her trying to kill Regime with a Kryptonite bullet? We know that Regime will find a way out or just plow right through Canary's last hope of revenge, but this makes it seem even more of a last gasp thrash of a drowning woman. The powers rings are supposed to be the most powerful weapons in the universe, yet they don't offer any protection from having one's finger pulled off, arm ripped off, of being stabbed. It seems so long as the other ring-wearer wants to kill, you, you're dead, which makes the battle between forces moot, unless you're Mogo. Lastly, why does anyone trust Sinestro? He's Sinestro!

Click here to read the complete review of Injustice: Year Two - Chapter #23.


September 11, 2014: Local Detroit TV News Reports on "Batman v Superman" FilmingPrint

Dawn of Justice WXYZ-TV Detroit (Channel 7) news reporters took to the streets to find out what they could about the recent filming taking place at the Russell Industrial Center for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", catching up with locals to find out what they think of it all.

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will be released to theatres on March 25, 2016.


September 11, 2014: Superman-Themed Portrait Wins Archibald PrizePrint

Archibald Painting Vincent Fantauzzo's 'self-portrait' of his son Luca titled "All that's good in me" has taken out the Archibald Prize People's Choice Award for 2014. The Archibald Prize is awarded annually to the best portrait, 'preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia'.

    Vincent Fantauzzo describes this painting as a self-portrait with his four-year-old son Luca as his subject and inspiration. 'Things have changed so much for me since Luca came into my life,' says Fantauzzo. 'He is my priority in every way. He has made me much more positive, and inspired me to notice and appreciate the little things in life. He depends on me and makes me who I am.

    'Luca loves to dress up. That's why I decided to paint him as Superman. If it was up to him, he would wear the outfit to bed every night. Now and again he does. I loved painting this portrait. We worked on it together and it is now a memory we can share forever. Children are so confident as artists and with their opinions. I hope he never loses that. I find the look in Luca's eye to be so innocent yet there is a strength and a vulnerability there too.'

    Born in the UK in 1977, Fantauzzo moved to Australia with his family as a child. A renowned portrait artist, this is his sixth time in the Archibald Prize. Last year he won the People's Choice Award for the third time for his portrait of actor Asher Keddie, whom he recently married. His portrait of Heath Ledger was highly commended in 2008 and in 2011 he won the Packing Room Prize with a painting of chef Matt Moran.

First awarded in 1921, you can find out more about the Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW website.


September 11, 2014: Superman Animated ParodiesPrint

Since his debut in 1938 Superman has been the subject of quite a few parodies across many different animated shows, popping up in person, as a caricature, or interpreted by other Hollywood animators - some authorized, others unauthorized. I've collected together information about those animated parodies with links to sites where you can watch the cartoons.

Goofy Groceries Goofy Groceries
First Aired: March 29, 1941
In 1941 Warner Bros. released a Merrie Melodies cartoon titled "Goofy Groceries" which featured what is possibly the first on-screen parody of Superman.

Watch the "Goofy Groceries" cartoon online.

Super Mouse Super Mouse
First Aired: October 16, 1942
From 1942-1943 seven "Super Mouse" cartoons were released by Terrytoons. "The Mouse of Tomorrow" (October 16, 1942), "Frankenstein's Cat" (November 27, 1942), "He Dood It Again" (February 5, 1943), "Pandora's Box" (June 11, 1943), "Super Mouse Rides Again" (August 6, 1943), "Down with Cats" (October 7, 1943) and "Lion and the Mouse" (November 12, 1943). Super Mouse later became known as Mighty Mouse.

You can watch six of the seven "Super Mouse" cartoons via YouTube.

Super Rabbit Super Rabbit
First Aired: April 3, 1943
In 1943 Warner Bros. released a Bugs Bunny cartoon "Super Rabbit" as a parody of the Fleischer series. Special carrots make Bugs into a superhero. The first villain he goes up against is Cottontail Smith who is a mad and evil Texas rabbit exterminator. Unfortunately, little by little, Bugs' powers start to wear off.

Watch the "Super Rabbit" cartoon online.

Snafuperman Snafuperman
First Screened: 1944
A wartime parody of the Fleischer Superman cartoons, created for the Army-Navy Screen Magazine and shown only to American soldiers. The "Private Snafu" cartoons were not released commercially until December 2010.

Watch the "Snafuperman" cartoon at YouTube.

Popeye She-Sick Sailors
First Aired: December 8, 1944
In 1944 Paramount released a Popeye cartoon titled "She-Sick Sailors" in which Olive is more interested in her Superman comic book than in Popeye. Bluto overhears this and dresses as Superman.

Watch the "She-Sick Sailors" cartoon at YouTube.

A Hatful of Dreams A Hatful of Dreams
First Released: July 6, 1945
In 1945 Paramount released a Puppetoon titled "A Hatful of Dreams" by George Pal in which a young boy becomes Superman thanks to a magic hat.

Note: Unfortunately I've been unable to find an online video of this Puppetoon.

Little Lulu Super Lulu
First Aired: November 21, 1947
In 1947 Paramount released a Little Lulu cartoon titled "Super Lulu" in which Lulu dreams of being a superhero, much to her father's anger.

Watch the "Super Lulu" cartoon at YouTube.

Stupor Duck Stupor Duck
First Aired: July 7, 1956
In 1956 Warner Bros. released another Superman parody, this time using Daffy Duck in the cartoon "Stupor Duck". In this parody of Superman, Daffy is "Cluck Trent," a mild-mannered reporter at a major metropolitan daily newspaper, Cluck takes a mild-mannered pill and hears something from the editor's office. The editor is watching a crime drama about Aardvark Ratnik, a fictional mad Russian villain who threatens to "blow up everything" in his hell-bent scheme for world domination. Believing that Aardvark is an actual villain who has announced his plans to the editor, Daffy becomes Stupor Duck, set to foil Aardvark Ratnik's schemes. He searches for the putative villain. One by one, he spots "examples" of Aardvark's supposed work: a skyscraper being razed to make way for a new city hall; a train wreck that's actually a stunt for a new Warner's movie; a sinking ship that turns out to be a submarine; and a nuclear missile that's actually a rocket headed for the moon (with Cluck/Daffy holding on for dear life).

Watch the "Stupor Duck" cartoon online.

Click "Read More" below to see the rest of the list of Superman Animated Parodies.


September 10, 2014: More "Batman v Superman" Photos from Detroit's Russell Industrial CenterPrint

More photos from filming for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" at Detroit's Russell Industrial Center have been posted online. The Batmobile was spotted on location again, along with a Gotham City Gas tanker and a variety of boats.

A Batmobile?
The Batmobile
Gotham City Gas

Photos: Arthur Macro (amacro13), Geovanni (ima_texan) and Tim Malin (@D3T0N8R)

UPDATE: In light of all the fan photographs of the Batmobile being posted online recently, director Zack Snyder posted his own photo today via Twitter: