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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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May 23, 2016: Diane Nelson Says "DC Super Hero Girls" is Billion Dollar BrandPrint

DC Super Hero Girls In an interview with Fortune.com, Diane Nelson, president of DC Entertainment, president of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and president and chief content officer of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, thinks the "DC Super Hero Girls" initiative could be a billion-dollar brand for the company, with young girls snapping up the new line of merchandise.

"If you walk down the aisle of girls toys in a store, everything's pink. Girls love pink, but we wanted the color palette to be consistent with superheroes in our DC universe. So we have golds, greens, and reds that really pop on aisles that are full of pink. The characters wear practical uniforms instead of swimsuits and high heels. We have 12-inch action dolls and 6-inch action figures, which is the first time action figures have been made for girls. There's a great Wonder Woman shield, capes that appeal to younger girls, and novels that appeal to older girls."

As for the diversity of characters being used in the animated shorts, TV special and line of clothing, dolls and action figures, Nelson says:

"In some of our comic books, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn are villains, but in high school, the characters are discovering their strengths and weaknesses while sitting alongside Wonder Woman and Supergirl. If you look at Batman and Superman, there are adaptations that appeal to six year olds, as well as 40 year-olds. I hope that young girls get the things I hear about from every fanboy - an incredible sense of empowerment and aspiration. It's about getting hope and inspiration from powerful role models. It's about saving the day, alongside men."

With the official rollout of the merchandise hitting shelves in July, Nelson expects the DC Super Hero Girls line to be big business for DC Entertainment...

"We've tested the apparel, Wonder Woman's role-playing shield and bracelets in Target stores since April. It's selling like gangbusters, and we can't keep it on the shelves. All of our retailers are excited about getting their hands on the products. We have 30 product categories out now, and will have 70 product categories in more than 35 markets globally after the rollout in July.

Our overall consumer products represent a $6 billion business. The DC brand brings in about half of that. We think the DC Super Hero Girls can be bigger than a $1 billion brand."

Read the complete interview at the Fortune website.


May 23, 2016: Superman on TV - May 23-29Print

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 (All times are ET)

The movie "Superman Returns" will air on MAXEAL in the U.S. on Saturday, May 28 at 7.25pm.

An episode of the 1950s "Adventures of Superman" TV series airs on MeTV in the U.S. on Saturday at 5.00pm. This week's episode is:
Saturday, May 28 - "Star of Fate".

You may also want to check NetFlix.com, as they sometimes have a number of Superman and/or Justice League TV shows and movies available to watch online.

Australia (All times are EDT)

In Australia, the animated movie "LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom" will air on Foxtel's Family Movie Channel on Friday, May 27 at 2.30am.

In Australia, the animated movie "LEGO Justice League: Batman Be-leaguered" will air on Cartoon Network on Saturday, May 28 at 7.35pm.

In Australia, episodes of the "Young Justice" animated series air on the following days on Cartoon Network. This week's episodes are:
Wednesday, May 25 - "Alienated" at 12.03am
Thursday, May 26 - "Salvage" at 12.03am
Friday, May 27 - "Beneath" at 12.03am
Saturday, May 28 - "Bloodlines" at 12.03am
Sunday, May 29 - "Depths" at 12.03am
Monday, May 30 - "Satisfaction" at 12.03am

In Australia, episodes of the "Justice League Unlimited" animated series air on the following days on GO! (99). This week's episodes are:
Saturday, May 28 - "Wake the Dead" at 5.00pm
Sunday, May 29 - "The Once and Future Thing" at 5.00pm

In Australia, episodes of the "Krypto the Superdog" animated series air on the following days on Boomerang. This week's episodes are:
Tuesday, May 24 - "Dogbot/Old Dog, New Tricks" at 5.40am
Wednesday, May 25 - "Talk To The Animals/My Uncle The Superhero" at 5.40am
Thursday, May 26 - "Top Dog/Puss In Space Boots" at 5.40am
Friday, May 27 - "Teeny Tiny Trouble/Dogbot To The Rescue" at 5.40am
Saturday, May 28 - "Bad Bailey/Circus Dog Stars" at 5.40am
Sunday, May 29 - "Living End/Dog Days Of Winter" at 5.40am
Monday, May 30 - "Bad Hair Day/Melanie's Monkey" at 5.40am

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


Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman/Wonder Woman #29Print

Superman/Wonder Woman #29

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman/Wonder Woman #29

Scheduled to arrive in stores: May 18, 2016

Cover date: July 2016

"The Final Days of Superman" - Part VII: "Fire Line"

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Penciller: Jorge Jimenez
Inker: Jorge Jimenez
Cover: Karl Kerschl

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

This issue sacrificed story for fight scenes. That in itself is not a bad thing at all... I just think this story needs more than the sum of eight parts, I want more of it fleshed out.

To be nitpicky, this being a Clark and Diana centric book, I had hoped for a Clark & Diana centric chapter. Also this far in we still know so little about the doppelgänger.

The two short scenes with Clark White and Kara keep their stories ticking along with a little fleshing out to neatly set up the future for both these compelling 'rebirths', but while necessary they felt a little like a distraction.

Click here to read the complete review of Superman/Wonder Woman #29.


May 22, 2016: Fan Film Kickstarter - "Men in Black: Kryptonian War"Print

MIB: Kryptonian War Filmmaker Felipe Matos is working on a fan film titled "Men in Black: Kryptonian War" which marries the "Men in Black" concept with the world of Superman.

This is a fan film merging my two favorite mythologies. Men In Black and Superman. This film is about a new powerful threat on Earth too powerful for the MIB to handle that they recruit the help of the most powerful alien on earth, SUPERMAN! The funds are required to purchase custom costumes. The Superman costume is based off at the MAN OF STEEL film and we've already had this done. You can see it in the pictures. Also we have custom alien costumes and armor as well as MIB weapons that have to be made from scratch. We also need to purchase additional lighting, portable green screen and make sure we have funds to feed our cast and crew.

If you would like to back the Kickstarter to help fund this fan film, head to Kickstarter.com.


May 22, 2016: The DC Comics Presents Show Podcast - Episode #38Print

The DC Comics Presents Show DC Comics Presents was a comic book series published by DC Comics from 1978 to 1986 which ran for 97 issues and 4 annuals and featured team-ups between Superman and a wide variety of other characters of the DC Universe. "The DC Comics Presents Show" is a podcast talking about the comics of the same name starring Superman. Hosted by Russell Bragg, this podcast will attempt to go through each and every comic in the series with synopsis, facts, myths, and opinions.

"The DC Comics Presents Show" is a proud member of the Superman Podcast Network. You may also subscribe to the podcast through the RSS Feed.


May 21, 2016: Unused "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" PostersPrint

A couple of poster designs for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", which were ultimately not used to promote the film, have been posted online via reddit.com.

The pair of poster images show close-ups of Superman preparing to use his heat-vision, and Batman in his battle armor helmet.

Superman Batman

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is expected to be released to the home video market on July 15. You can pre-order the film as a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Ultimate Edition 3D Blu-ray, Ultimate Edition Blu-ray, and on DVD from our Online Store.


May 21, 2016: Brandon Routh Talks Superman, Atom and SupergirlPrint

Superman Returns In a recent interview with Today, Brandon Routh spoke about his turn playing Superman in "Superman Returns", playing the Atom on "DC's Legends of Tomorrow", and his thoughts on "Supergirl" joining The CW.


May 21, 2016: Why Does Superman Wear a Cape?Print

Superman Inverse.com have published an interesting article looking at the reasons, both cultural and artistic, behind why Superman wears a cape.

Capes, as it happens, have a pretty storied history. Often worn by the likes of great warriors, generals, commanders and gods, capes connote a certain grandeur - a "ready to throw down-ness. Ella Morton of Atlas Obscura digs into the history of capes and notes that throughout history, capes have been symbols of status, informed legitimate tactics in sword-fighting, lent theatricality to one's ensemble, and hinted at a self-aware extravangence.

"The cape can be thought of as the tail of a kite as well," says Professor James Kakalios, author of The Physics of Superheroes. "So if you have a character who is so strong that they could jump a great distance, they could perhaps leap a tall building in a single bound, then you could also use the cape as a signifier of the fact that they're moving fast through the atmosphere because you could see the cape billowing behind them. So it would give a visual indication of flight."

Read the complete article at Inverse.com


May 20, 2016: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period May 13-19, 2016.

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.

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May 19, 2016: The Fate of Clark Kent - Comic Books v MoviesPrint

Who Will Win? Clark v Clark: How The Movies and The Comics Dealt With Doomsday and the Mild Mannered Reporter

By Michael Bailey

Before We Begin

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE has been out for nearly two months now and I am working under the assumption that everyone that wanted to see the film in the theaters has already done so barring life events and acts of God. In case you are one of those that haven't seen the film but wanted to or are waiting for the home video release then consider this your spoiler warning. I am going to be discussing certain events from BATMAN V SUPERMAN in detail and will give away something very important from the end of that film. Bookmark this article to read later if you don't want to be spoiled.

Still with us?

Good...then let's get started.

Read the rest of this article by click the "Read More" button below...


May 19, 2016: The CW Officially Announces "Supergirl" Season 2Print

Supergirl The CW has officially announced that "Supergirl" Season 2 will air on Monday nights at 8.00pm.

"The Flash" remains in its 8.00pm Tuesday time slot, and with "Arrow" on at 8.00pm on Wednesdays, and "DC Legends of Tomorrow" on at 8.00pm on Thursday nights, it's a CW four night fest for fans next season.

A four-way crossover between the shows is reportedly in the works.

Interestingly, the move from CBS to The CW might not have happened, as CBS president Glenn Geller revealed that the TV network was very close to renewing "Supergirl" regardless.

    "The ratings did start a little higher and they came down a bit," CBS president Glenn Geller said Wednesday morning at a press conference at the network's New York City headquarters. "I think it found the right home. It's a win-win for us. We co-own the CW and we made a great deal with Warner Bros."

    Gellar added, "Who's to say if we hadn't made that deal that we wouldn't have picked it up."

Source: Variety.com


May 19, 2016: NBC's New DC "Powerless" TV Trailer Released OnlinePrint

NBC has release the first trailer for their new DC Comics TV series "Powerless".

Powerless

In the first comedy series set in the universe of DC Comics, Vanessa Hudgens ("Grease Live," "High School Musical") plays Emily, a spunky young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes. It's when she stands up to one of these larger-than-life figures (after an epic battle messes with her commute) that she accidentally becomes a cult "hero" in her own right ... even if it's just to her group of lovably quirky co-workers. Now, while she navigates her normal, everyday life against an explosive backdrop, Emily might just discover that being a hero doesn't always require superpowers.

The "Powerless" concept by "Z" creator Ben Queen is a workplace comedy set at one of the worst insurance companies in America... which exists within the DC Universe. Ben Queen is the writer/executive producer, with Michael Patrick Jann set to direct and executive produce.


May 19, 2016: First Look - "DC Universe: The Exhibit" at Warner Bros. Studio Tour HollywoodPrint

Exhibit Today Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood and DC Entertainment revealed the newest star attraction on the Warner Bros. lot in DC Universe: The Exhibit, featuring the greatest Super Heroes and Super-Villains with comic book fans Gene Simmons (KISS) and Jordan Clarkson (Los Angeles Lakers). As part of the newest addition to the Tour, which opens to the public on May 24, 2016, guests will be able to explore authentic props and costumes from the highly anticipated summer film "Suicide Squad" two months prior to the film's debut in theaters. Highlights of the interactive experience include the original Belle Reve prison cell set once occupied by Harley Quinn (portrayed on-screen by Margot Robbie) in "Suicide Squad," as well as the Bat lab in the Batcave from Ben Affleck's first outing as Batman in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," which has garnered more than $870 million to date at the worldwide box office. The exhibit also pays homage to the origins of DC Comics, including all seven Super Heroes of the Justice League, exclusively at Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood.

This new DC-inspired addition follows last summer's grand opening of the interactive Stage 48: Script to Screen, which anchors the three-hour Studio Tour. At the Tour, guests explore the real sets and soundstages where some of the greatest names in entertainment have made history.

Exhibit "Since 1934, DC Comics has built a legacy of creating the world's greatest Super Heroes and Super-Villains," said Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood's Executive Director, Danny Kahn. "DC Universe: The Exhibit gives you the chance to explore the world of these characters from their first comic book appearance to our latest feature film."

Inside DC Universe: The Exhibit, Studio Tour guests will be treated to an exclusive sneak peek at David Ayer's upcoming "Suicide Squad" as they explore authentic props and costumes from the film on a rotating basis. Assets from characters Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Joker, Boomerang, Enchantress, Katana, Diablo, Slipknot, Rick Flag and Killer Croc will interchange throughout the summer in advance of the film's August 5 release.

The exhibit also showcases this year's blockbuster "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" through an interactive experience, paying homage to the original Super Hero, Superman, and nocturnal crime fighter, Batman. Guests will have the opportunity to get up close to kryptonite, Superman's sole weakness, and see striking Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman costumes, as well as the costumes of Lois, Clark, Alfred, and Bruce Wayne, original Batcave set pieces, and much more.