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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
May 1: The new novel Double Down (Lois Lane) by Gwenda Bond is now available.
May 1: Glenn Ford, Jonathan Kent in Superman: The Movie, born in Sainte-Christine, Quebec, Canada in 1916.
May 3: Jackie Cooper, Perry White in the Superman films, dies in 2011, aged 88.
May 5: Henry Cavill, Superman in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Jersey, Channel Islands in 1983.
May 8: Salome Jens, Martha Kent in the Superboy TV series, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1935.
May 11: Gerard Christopher, the second actor to play the lead role in the Superboy TV series, born in New York City, New York in 1959.
May 13: Writer Marv Wolfman (The Adventures of Superman) born in 1946.
May 21: Joan Alexander, best known as Lois Lane from the 1940s Superman Radio Series, dies in 2009, aged 94.
May 23: Artist Win Mortimer (Action Comics, Supergirl) born in 1919.
May 27: Richard Schiff, Emil Hamilton in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Bethesda, Maryland in 1955.

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With “Supergirl” moving to The CW, what crossover are you most looking forward to?

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May 26, 2016: Geoff Johns Talks "Rebirth" with Seth MeyersPrint

DCU Rebirth #1 Appearing on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" on Wednesday night, DC Comics' Geoff Johns explained why "Rebirth" has none of the baggage of a reboot.

Written by DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and illustrated by Reis, Gary Frank, Ethan Van Sciver and Phil Jimenez, "DC Universe: Rebirth" #1 kicks off a line-wide relaunch of the DC Universe titles, with multiple core titles like "Batman" double-shipping, and all series launching with a new #1 - except "Action Comics" and "Detective Comics," which will return to their legacy numbering started in 1938 and 1937, respectively.

Purchase DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 from TFAW.com, or grab it digitally for your Kindle or iBooks.


May 26, 2016: Op-Ed "It's Not Easy Being Superman"Print

Tired Superman One-time Superman Homepage reviewer Michael "George" O'Connor has written an opinion editorial about the Superman film franchise which Superman fans might like to read...

    It may sound counterintuitive to pity a superhuman with near-godlike abilities, but Superman just can't catch a break.

    DC Comics has tacked on one gimmick after another to string along comic book readers for decades - de-powering him, killing him, turning him into a blue energy being, changing his costume, giving him a badass attitude with a serious chip on his shoulder… they've tried it all.

    Meanwhile, the films have been similarly schizophrenic, indecisive in their reverence towards the original 1978 Donner film or the Christopher Nolan Batman films, never considering there might be a third option.

    And on television, the Superman IP has been pigeonholed into cheesy soap operas like Lois and Clark or Smallville that choose to focus more on relationship issues or teen angst than the blue-and-red tights source material. Heck, even on the show Supergirl, Superman's televised appearance is relegated to being unconscious for two episodes so that Kara can save the world on her own. What do we actually see of the Last Son of Krypton? His red boots in the background.

    But here's the thing: Superman can be a great character if DC wants him to be. They only lack the light to show the way.

Read Michael's complete article at his personal blog.


May 25, 2016: Geoff Johns Talks "DC Universe Rebirth #1"Print

DCU Rebirth #1 In a new one-one-one interview with SourceFedNERD's Maude Garrett, Geoff Johns discusses Rebirth, what fans can expect from "DC Universe Rebirth #1", and what he's excited about most.

Written by DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and illustrated by Reis, Gary Frank, Ethan Van Sciver and Phil Jimenez, "DC Universe: Rebirth" #1 kicks off a line-wide relaunch of the DC Universe titles, with multiple core titles like "Batman" double-shipping, and all series launching with a new #1 - except "Action Comics" and "Detective Comics," which will return to their legacy numbering started in 1938 and 1937, respectively.

Purchase DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 from TFAW.com, or grab it digitally for your Kindle or iBooks.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman: American Alien #7Print

Superman: American Alien #7

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman: American Alien #7 (of 7)

Scheduled to arrive in stores: May 18, 2016

Cover date: July 2016

"Valkyre"

Writer: Max Landis
Penciller: Jock
Inker: Jock

Reviewed by: Michael Bailey

It took seven issues but it finally hit me. The answer to the question, "Why didn't I like this series beyond the first issue?"

It wasn't for me.

This series was for a newer reader or a reader that was more open to seeing Superman's early days explored in a modern context from a more introspective standpoint.

That's not me.

So all of my problems with this final issue are kind of moot. I am not the audience for Landis' dialogue, which tries to be amusing as well as hard hitting. The conversation between Superman and Lobo where Lobo asks why Superman is trying to protect dead people is meant to be funny and to some it probably was. Just not me. The whole thing with Clark talking to Jimmy at the beginning about Lois leaving before he wakes up was meant to humanize the character and make him more relatable but it just didn't hit me that way. To me it came off as trying to be edgy and failing. The only scene I got anything out of was the final one and even that fell flat.

Click here to read the complete review of Superman: American Alien #7.


May 25, 2016: Will Calista Flockhart Remain on "Supergirl"?Print

Calista Flockhart With "Supergirl" moving its production from Los Angeles to Vancouver to facilitate the show's transfer from CBS to The CW, the concern was that some of the cast may not want to make the move themselves, particularly Calista Flockhart (who plays Cat Grant). TVline.com jumps in with an answer...

You may lose her for an episode or two (or three... since there's no way Calista Flockart will be moving to Canada full-time), but I highly doubt you'll lose her completely. CW prez Mark Pedowitz confirmed that Flockhart "wants to continue with the show." Now all sides just need to figure out the scheduling.

As for the Kara/Winn shippers wondering if Winn is going to continue to pine after Kara now that Siobhan Smythe is out of the picture...

Jeremy Jordan, who plays Winn, was glad to see the CBS-turned-CW series dial down his character's puppy-dog pining - "I don't know if we need to see it in every episode, like we did at the beginning of the season" - but says, "I certainly think that it's not over." Nor will "losing the girl" get any easier. "I think it's going to be little difficult for him to him to see basically his two best friends together," Jordan says of the Kara/James coupling. After all, "He and James are super-close now, and they all work at the same place!"

Source: TVline.com


May 25, 2016: "Radio KAL" - The Superman Homepage PodcastPrint

Radio KAL The Superman Homepage is pleased to announce that Episode 137 of "Radio KAL" - the monthly podcast of the Superman Homepage hosted by Steve Younis and Scotty V - is now available for your listening pleasure!

In this month's Radio KAL podcast, Steve and Scotty discuss "Batman v Superman" Blu-ray details, Geoff Johns to co-run DC Films, "DC Universe: The Exhibit" at Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, "Supergirl" Renewed for Second Season on The CW, Syfy officially gives "Krypton" Pilot the Green Light, "Powerless" TV Trailer released, DC Entertainment introduces new DC logo, "Superman: American Alien #7", "Batman/Superman #32", "Action Comics #52", "Superman/Wonder Woman #29", Remembering Darwyn Cooke, Three Jimmy Olsens appearing at 2016 Superman Celebration, Superman Homepage "Meet & Greet", "Lois Lane: Double Down", and more! Also includes the Big Question, Super Secret Sound-Byte contest, and our Superman song is "Superman" by Willie Nelson.

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May 24, 2016: 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.

You can listen back to tonight's show using the player below:

Our next show will be broadcast on Tuesday, May 31 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.

Subscribe to "Radio KAL Live!" via iTunes or your favorite Podcatcher.


May 24, 2016: DC Comics Reveals Full "Rebirth" Cast of CharactersPrint

DC Comics has released the splash page which can be found at the back of "DC Universe: Rebirth #1" (on sale from midnight tonight).

"The Greatest Heroes... Their Greatest Threats..." image illustrated by artists Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Hi-Fi features Superman front and center amongst dozens of DC Universe characters, including Batman, Wonder Woman, Superwoman, Supergirl, Lex Luthor and many others.

Rebirth Splash Page

Written by DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and illustrated by Reis, Gary Frank, Ethan Van Sciver and Phil Jimenez, "DC Universe: Rebirth" #1 kicks off a line-wide relaunch of the DC Universe titles, with multiple core titles like "Batman" double-shipping, and all series launching with a new #1 - except "Action Comics" and "Detective Comics," which will return to their legacy numbering started in 1938 and 1937, respectively.

Order DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 from TFAW.com, or grab it digitally for your Kindle or iBooks.


May 24, 2016: "Batman v Superman" Nominated for Teen Choice AwardsPrint

Who Will Win? TeenVogue.com has published the list of nominees for the 2016 Teen Choice Awards, and "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has been nominated in four different categories.

The movie has been nominated in the "Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy" category alongside "Captain America: Civil War," "Fantastic Four," "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2," and "The Huntsman: Winter's War".

Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck are competing against each other for the "Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy" award, with Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, and Robert Downey Jr. also nominated.

While Amy Adams is up against Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Daisy Ridley, Jennifer Lawrence, and Scarlett Johansson for the "Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy" category.

The Teen Choice Awards airs live on Sunday (July 31) at 8.00pm ET. Voting starts today and will continue until Thursday (June 2) at 12.00pm PT at TeenChoice.com, on the FOX NOW app, and via Twitter.


May 24, 2016: Grant Gustin Ships Supergirl and The FlashPrint

Barry and Kara After a Sneak Peek at the "DC Universe: Rebirth #1" and "Superman #52" comic books, the latest DC All Access catches up with "The Flash" star Grant Gustin to talk about "Supergirl" joining The CW for its second season and whether we'll see the two come together next season.

"We had a really fun dynamic, and I think next year, there's probably more crossovers than we've ever had," Gustin told DC All Access.

As for his relationship with Kara, "I think they would make a great couple."


May 24, 2016: Ben Affleck Excited About Working with Geoff JohnsPrint

Ben Affleck In a short video posted online, Ben Affleck holds a copy of "DC Universe: Rebirth #1" in his hands and exclaims how excited he is to be working with Geoff Johns.

"I would read anything by Geoff Johns. He's a @#$& genius, I love him. I love DC, I'm really excited about where it's going, and I couldn't be more honored and thrilled to be on board and part of this DC universe."

The video is obviously designed to promote the "Rebirth" comic book event, which Geoff Johns is a big part of, but also goes a long way to showing that Affleck is excited to be working with him on the upcoming solo Batman film and "Justice League" movies, with Johns having recently been appointed to co-run DC Films for Warner Bros.


May 24, 2016: DC Unveils "Action Comics #958" Variant CoverPrint

Action Comics #958 Variant Cover DC Comics has released a first look at the variant cover for "Action Comics #958" by Ryan Sook.

Scheduled for release on June 22, with a story by Dan Jurgens and interior art by Patrick Zircher, "Action Comics #958" will also ship with a standard cover by Mikel Janin.

ACTION COMICS #958
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Cover by MIKEL JANIN
Variant cover by RYAN SOOK
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
"PATH TO DOOM" Chapter Two
Luthor and Superman must put aside their differences and face the common threat of Doomsday, as Jimmy Olsen and the Planet staff try to uncover the truth: who is the man claiming to be Clark Kent?
THEY SAID IT: "Superman is synonymous with the word 'superhero'," says artist Patrick Zircher. "He's the greatest. Drawing ACTION COMICS fills me with a passion to make great comics."
On sale JUNE 22. 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US. RATED T