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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
January 1: Frank Langella, Perry White in Superman Returns, born in Bayonne, New Jersey in 1938.
January 2: Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man is released in 1976, the first time that DC and Marvel Comics characters team up.
January 2: Kate Bosworth, Lois Lane in Superman Returns, born in Los Angeles, California in 1983.
January 5: George Reeves, star of the Adventures of Superman television series, born in 1914.
January 9: Susannah York, Lara in Superman: The Movie, born in Chelsea, London, UK in 1939.
January 12: World Premiere of Justice League: Throne of Atlantis takes place at the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles.
January 14: Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane #1 goes on sale in 1958.
January 14: Susannah York, Lara in Superman: The Movie, dies of cancer in 2011, aged 72.
January 15: Phyllis Coates, Lois Lane in Superman and the Mole Men (1951) and the first year of Adventures of Superman television series, born in 1927.
January 16: John Hamilton, Perry White in the Adventures of Superman television series, born in 1886.
January 16: Superman newspaper comic strip debuts in 1939.
January 18: Kevin Costner, Jonathan Kent in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Lynwood, California in 1955.
January 18: Antje Traue, Faora-Ul in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Mittweida, Saxony, Germany in 1981.
January 21: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Pete Ross, Clark Kent's boyhood friend.
January 22: Diane Lane, Martha Kent in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in New York City, New York in 1965.
January 25: Patricia Marand, Lois Lane in the broadway musical comedy It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman, born in Brooklyn, New York in 1934.
January 26: New York Premiere of Justice League: Throne of Atlantis takes place at the Paley Center for Media in New York.
January 27: Animated Movie Justice League: Throne of Atlantis is released on Blu-ray and DVD today.
January 29: Justin Hartley, Oliver Queen in Smallville, born in Knoxville, Illinois in 1977.
January 30: Gene Hackman, Lex Luthor in the Superman films, born in San Bernardino, California in 1930.

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January 23, 2015: 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 grib419:
I can show you the world, shining shimmering splendid...

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!


January 23, 2015: Animated Video - What If Superman Was Adopted By The WaynesPrint

Cartoon Hooligans has posted a new short animated video posing the question, "What if Superman was adopted by the Waynes?".

    Ever imagine what would happen if Superman took Batman's place as the son of the Wayne family?


January 22, 2015: Melissa Benoist Cast as TV's SupergirlPrint

Melissa Benoist Melissa Benoist has officially been cast as Kara Zor-El, aka Supergirl, for the superhero series of the same name that's in the works for this fall on CBS.

On television, Benoist is best known for her work on "Glee"; she can be seen currently on the big screen in the Oscar-nominated film, "Whiplash." Later this spring, she will be featured in Fox's "The Longest Ride."

As the series' mythology goes, Kara at age 12 was sent from her dying home planet of Krypton to Earth, where she was taken in by the Danvers, a foster family who taught her to be careful with her extraordinary powers. After repressing said skills for more than a decade, Kara is forced to bust out her super moves in public during an unexpected disaster. Energized by her heroism for the first time in her life, she begins embracing her abilities in the name of helping the people of her city, earning herself a super moniker along the way.

CBS entertainment chairman Nina Tassler described Kara as being "a very strong, independent young woman. She's coming into her own. She's dealing with family issues. She's dealing with work issues. It's a female empowerment story. If you look at the strong female characters we have on the air, it really is resonant of that... We're big feminists. It's her intellect, it's her skill, it's her smarts. It's all of those elements. It's not just her strength, which she does have."

The "Supergirl" pilot is penned by Ali Adler (No Ordinary Family) and Greg Berlanti (Arrow), both of whom will be executive producers alongside Sarah Schechter (of Berlanti Productions) and Warner Bros. TV.


January 22, 2015: Play as Superman in "The LEGO Movie Videogame" for Apple DevicesPrint

The LEGO Movie Video Game Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and The LEGO Group today announced the launch of The LEGO® Movie Videogame for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, now available for download on the App Store.

The LEGO Movie Videogame follows Emmet, an average, rule-following citizen, who is mistakenly identified as the key to saving the world. In the game, players guide Emmet as he is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

With a delightful mix of over 90 characters from the feature film, including Batman, Superman, the Green Ninja and Gandalf, The LEGO Movie Videogame leads gamers on a journey through fantastical worlds in 45 exciting levels. Utilizing the option of two distinct control schemes, Classic and Touch Screen, as well as controller support, players will collect and use LEGO instruction pages to create a new path and harness the power of the Master Builders to virtually build extraordinary LEGO creations. The mobile game also features the iconic new animation style that simulates the movement of actual LEGO toy sets, as seen in the film.

Developed by TT Games, The LEGO Movie Videogame is available for $4.99 on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


January 21, 2015: Scoot McNairy's Cryptic Hints on "Batman v Superman" RolePrint

Scoot McNairy When photos from the set of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" revealed actor Scoot McNairy wearing knee-high green screen socks, it sent the Interner abuzz with rumor and speculation regarding just who McNairy was playing. Was it Metallo? Jimmy Olsen? The Flash? Was he an amputee? Did he have robotic legs?

USA Today caught up with the McNairy recently and tried to find out...

    "Man, I would love to spend hours with you about it but I don't know if you'd see me in another movie if I did."

    What McNairy will say, though, is he's glad his first superhero movie is with director Zack Snyder - "an incredible filmmaker and an incredible visionary" - and BvS was a hoot. "Playing in that world with comic books you've been reading since you were a kid, being someone in that world, it's awesome." And when it comes to Superman and Snyder, to quote The Lego Movie, everything is awesome.

    McNairy did reveal, rather cryptically of course, that elements of his mystery comic-book role were a major challenge for him.

    "It's definitely 100% a character I've never played and I can't speak too freely on it, but yeah, getting into that thing was definitely something I had to wrap my head around emotionally in order to play that character. But with that being said, I had a lot of fun doing it when I was in the process of shooting on it - my head was in a different place but I'm really excited to see how it turns out and what they do with it and see the film."

I guess we'll just have to wait and see...

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


Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman/Wonder Woman #15Print

Superman/Wonder Woman #15

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman/Wonder Woman #15

Scheduled to arrive in stores: January 14, 2015

Cover date: March 2015

"Dark Testament"

Writer: Peter Tomasi
Penciller: Ed Benes and Doug Mahnke
Inker: Jaime Mendoza with Mark Irwin and Don Ho

Reviewed by: Michael Bailey

    As I mentioned in the last review I am not the biggest fan of Magog as a character. To me he was a plot device in KINGDOM COME. Sure he was an important character to the story but not someone that would have any kind of longevity in the ongoing DCU. I have a hard time separating the character from what he was supposed to represent; all of the mindlessly violent characters that permeated the super-hero landscape in the early nineties. So when he was brought back during the THY KINGDOM COME storyline a few years back I wasn't too interested. Geoff Johns and the writers that used the character later did a fine job with him but it wasn't enough to change my mind about how I felt about him.

    I can't say that Peter Tomasi has changed my mind either but I can say that I like the motivation he has given the character. It may seem simple and maybe a bit obvious to tie his origin to the formation of the New 52 Justice League but it works. It's interesting to see a writer take an action packed story that was designed to introduce the New 52 that wasn't all that concerned about collateral damage and actually deal with all of the death and destruction the invasion of Apokolips caused.

Click here to read the complete review of Superman/Wonder Woman #15.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Three - Chapter #16Print

Injustice: Year Three - Chapter #16

Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Three - Chapter #16

Released Digitally: January 13, 2015

"Awakenings" - Part 2

Writer: Brian Buccellato
Penciller: Sergio Davila
Inker: Juan Albarran
Cover: Neil Gouge with J. Nanjan

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

    Who are the villains in this story? Is it Regime Superman and his lot? The Batman and his Insurgency? Does it matter any longer? None of it makes sense. Regime Superman is supposed to be a power-hungry despot, bent on ruling the world. Batman is supposed to be the counter to Regime's tyranny. However, Batman is abducting people, putting them in trances and such, while Wonder Woman says that the League's way is not to promote fear and destroys Regime's Yellow Lantern ring. Batman's kidnapping people? Regime giving up the most powerful weapon in the universe? One might think that this shows complexity in terms of characterisation, but that would be generous on the part of the reader... and foolish. Injustice has become a fractured story, and one that is all ready schizophrenic. Regime is still shown to harbour some glimmer of his former self, but is, of course, throughly irredeemable (a much better story, BTW) and evil... only we're consistently reminded that he isn't irredeemable and evil. Batman has the moral high ground, which is the equivalent of a budding termite hill, as he takes actions that are borderline or just as bad as Regime. Wonder Woman's portrayal is still the worst, as it truly appears that left unchecked, Diana would have killed Sinestro, with no knowledge that he committed any error at all. It was simply enough that he was Sinestro. That fact is very, very unsettling.

Click here to read the complete review of Injustice: Year Three - Chapter #16.


January 21, 2015: New "Batman v Superman" Rumors on Villains and Kryptonian TechnologyPrint

Dawn of Justice Just for something different, we have a new round of rumors surrounding possible plot details for the "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" movie.

MoviePilot.com has posted a series of rumors that reportedly were told to a friend of a friend of someone who works at Warner Bros. who has seen the script. So take from them what you will...

There are five rumors in total, with the majority of them relating to Lex Luthor's involvement in the story.

Click on the "S" icon to reveal the rumor details:

Read the full article at MoviePilot.com.

What do you think of these new rumors? Do any of them sound plausible?

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


January 21, 2015: Johns on Luthor's Motives in Justice League "Amazo Virus" StoryPrint

Justice League #38 Newsarama.com caught up with Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok, the creative team behind the "Justice League" comic book, to discuss the current "Amazo Virus" story, in which Johns explains Lex Luthor's motives and emotional state as the virus he kept hidden is let loose. Here's an excerpt from the interview...

    There's a scene in Justice League #38, a confrontation of sorts between Lex and his sister, and I think Lex is a little bit embarrassed about what he's become and how he acts and what he's done and the Amazo Virus and everything. And he gets very defensive with his sister.

    And his actions - I think, when Lex has gone about his life in such a way and done these very bad things under the guise of this being what's right and what he has to do to get where he needs to go, or where he thinks he needs to be in order to become the savior of humanity, or the great hope of humanity that he's destined to be.

    When Lena comes into the picture, suddenly everything Lex is doing, he has to rethink it, if his sister's present. I think that's a bit of a weakness for him.

    And the Amazon Virus - just like bringing Lex's sister in was to explore Lex in a different way, and bringing Bizarro in was to explore Lex in a different way, the Amazo Virus challenges the Justice League in a brand new way while also opening up a secret of Lex Luthor.

Read the entire interview at the Newsarama website.


January 21, 2015: Shopping - Superman Pajama/Lounge PantsPrint

January 21, 2015: Mick's Comic Podcast - Episode 5Print

Mick's Comic Podcast Mick's Comic Podcast will cover the current New 52 Superman books that he is reading, the DC Essential Graphic Novels, Batman stories, Multiversity, The Walking Dead, and more!! Look for a new podcast on the 15th of every month. (Sometimes more frequently) Like other MickRed Network productions, this show will use family friendly language - so if you are a parent looking for shows you can listen to with the kids around, this one is safe! Mick will also keep up with and share the news surrounding the Superman comic books and movies.

    Listen to Episode 5 of Mick's Comic Podcast: This is a special show because one of my very best friends, RedBeard, has joined me to talk about Superman! We get that twist we've been waiting for, and a cliffhanger question that demands answers. We'll see what we can do... We'll cover New 52 Superman #36, talk about the story and art, talk some news, the DC Famous Movie covers, and much more! Get to know RedBeard now, he'll be back often!

You can subscribe to the podcast through iTunes or the RSS Feed. Or check out Mick's Comic Podcast on Facebook.


January 20, 2015: DC Comics April 2015 SolicitationsPrint

Check out the DC Comics April 2015 solicitations for all the Superman-related comics and products soon to be released.

Convergence: Action Comics #1
Convergence: Adventures of Superman #1
Convergence: Superboy #1
Convergence: Superman #1


January 20, 2015: DiDio Discusses "Convergence" and "Multiversity" ConnectionPrint

Convergence #1 Across March and April DC Comics will put their normal publishing schedule on hold for the "Convergence" event, which will resurrect characters and stories from previous continuities. Dan DiDio spoke with ComicBookResources.com to give a little extra detail about the event, what fans can expect, and how it fits in with current comic book titles like "Earth 2: World's End", "The New 52: Futures End" and "Multiversity".

Here's part of the interview...

    The solicits for the two-part "Convergence" minis have been released. and it seems they have a specific period they're tackling, like the pre-New 52 world or the post-Crisis world. Logistically, does each week of the "Convergence" titles have a specific theme and timeline?

    Oh absolutely, yeah! The first week is really set in the pre-"Flashpoint" DC Universe, which is also known as the pre-New 52 DCU. That's the theme of all ten titles, and the stories of the primary characters of those ten books are all coming from that particular timeline. And then all ten of those books are interacting with three other worlds at the moment, so three other cities, three other timelines. So with those ten books you'll see them interacting with the "Flashpoint" characters, you'll see them interacting with the "Extremists" characters and you'll also see them interacting with the characters from Captain Carrot's universe! [Laughs] We have a lot of fun personally! The second week is the pre-"Zero Hour" DC Universe, and that interacts with three other worlds; the third week is pre-"Crisis On Infinite Earths," Earth One, and they interact with three other worlds. But we have one caveat in there, which is we have "Superboy and The Legion Of Super-Heroes," which captured a city from the 31 Century from pre-"Crisis" where Superboy is Clark Kent one more time.

    Obviously in March there are also numerous titles ending, and among those are "Earth 2: World's End," "The New 52: Futures End" and in April there's "Multiversity." Are those three last issues setting up "Convergence" or are story plots and threads carrying over into "Convergence?"

    On April first - and it's not a joke! - there's four key titles coming out. "Multiversity" #2, the final issue of "Futures End," the final issue of "World's End" and "Convergence" #0. All four books are very key, and although they are all individual stories - individually stand very much alone in their own right - there are threads that tie them all together. "Convergence" #0 actually takes moments from the "Superman: Doomed" storyline, takes moments from "Futures End" and takes moments from "World's End" and brings them all together in a single story that launches the "Convergence" event. Also in "Convergence" #0 we list all the cities that will be appearing in the course of the story. So you actually have a good guideline to see what cities you'll be coming across for the next two months. Then what happens also, things like "Multiversity" actually play into the "Convergence" spine book, the main weekly series, and you'll see reflections of "Multiversity" in that book as well - as well as direct ramifications from "World's End" and "Futures End."

Read the entire interview at the CBR website.

Convergence In another DiDio interview, this one with Newsarama.com, DC Entertainment's Co-Publisher spoke about the company's plans for 2015...

    A few words about what 2015 looks like for DC Entertainment, with Convergence and whatever comes after?

    DiDio: In 2015, it's my hope that, as we bring the generational aspects of the DC Universe together, that we bring the multiple fans in together with Convergence - that there might be fans coming back in because they see something they remember from the past of DC, and we can bring them together with the new people that have really jumped on board and embraced the New 52.

    And what we're going to do right now is really make a commitment to our stories and characters, to make sure we present our characters in ways that are consistent to people's beliefs of them, and telling stories that we feel will entertain, excite and surprise them. If that's something we can do, then we win, because we build a foundation from which we can continue to build stories for years to come.

Read more at Newsarama.com.