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Justice League: Gods and Monsters [Blu-ray]
Justice League: Gods and Monsters

In an alternative history Zod is Superman's father, Batman is a vampiric Man-Bat, and Wonder Woman is the child of Ares, God of War. When these dark heroes form an alliance, the question everyone asks is will they save the world, or rule it?
Also available on DVD.

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.

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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
August 7: John Glover, Lionel Luthor in Smallville, born in Salisbury, Maryland in 1944.
August 7: Writer Paul Dini (Superman: The Animated Series) born in 1957.
August 7: Michael Shannon, Zod in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1974.
August 7: Eric Johnson, Whitney Fordman in Smallville, born in Edmonton, AB in 1979.
August 14: Phyllis Thaxter, Martha Kent in Superman: The Movie, dies in 2012, aged 90.
August 15: Scott Cranford, the official town Superman of Metropolis Illinois from 2000-2007, born in 1967.
August 17: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lois Lane.
August 20: Amy Adams, Lois Lane in 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Aviano, Italy in 1974.
August 24: In 1993, Superman returns from the dead in Superman #82.
August 28: Writer and artist Jack Kirby (Superman's Pal: Jimmy Olsen) born in 1917.
August 30: Glenn Ford, Jonathan Kent in Superman: The Movie, dies in 2006, aged 90.

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Which of the following is your favorite Superman quote?

This looks like a job for Superman!
This looks like a job for Superman!
32% [29 Votes]

Up, Up and Away!
Up, Up and Away!
10% [9 Votes]

Truth, Justice and the American Way
Truth, Justice and the American Way
26% [24 Votes]

Look! Up in the sky!
Look! Up in the sky!
4% [4 Votes]

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman!
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman!
3% [3 Votes]

Faster than a speeding bullet
Faster than a speeding bullet
3% [3 Votes]

More powerful than a locomotive
More powerful than a locomotive
1% [1 Vote]

Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound
Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound
0% [0 Votes]

The Man of Steel
The Man of Steel
15% [14 Votes]

Other
Other
4% [4 Votes]

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Mild Mannered Reviews - Justice League #43Print

Justice League #43

Mild Mannered Reviews - Justice League #43

Scheduled to arrive in stores: August 19, 2015

Cover date: October 2015

"Darkseid War": Chapter Three - "Taken"

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

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

    The rating should have been higher, and would have, if not for the unforced errors, and Superman. This story will make the fifth time that Superman has been corrupted by Apokolips and it's just wearing more than a little thin. The rest of the story is a slow boil, with Mister Miracle finally finding the Justice League, and the melee between the two heavies commencing. Wonder Woman's brief recitation of Odysseus' choice between Charybdis and Scylla, a proverbial rock and a hard place, is faulty. Odysseus wasn't choosing between two evils, but neutral predators and the difficult selection they presented. He chose Scylla because it would save the most lives, not the cynical moral of story Wonder Woman gives because of her distrust of the gods. Aside of Bat-God, Redundant Man, and Cynical Woman, the rest of the League serves no purpose. Shazam literally has one line and fades into the background. Flash, Cyborg, and Power Ring fare slightly better, while Green Lantern does B-Levels, as he's allowed to talk to Bat-God. Ensemble pieces are tough, and Johns usually excels at them, but this is phoned in filler and padding.

Click here to read the complete review of Justice League #43.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Doomed #3Print

Doomed #3

Mild Mannered Reviews - Doomed #3

Scheduled to arrive in stores: August 19, 2015

Cover date: October 2015

"Forunte Favors the Foolish"

Writer: Scott Lobdell
Penciller: Javier Fernandez
Inker: Javier Fernandez
Cover: Javier Fernandez & Kyle Ritter
Variant Cover: T.Rex

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

    You know when a book is so bad, it's good?

    Well Doomed is almost, almost at that point.

    It is amazing a book like this is in print but Superman's extended family are not - especially as Supergirl has a major TV series starting in just two months...

    I feel I must apologize to Karl Kesel for enduring this issue's reinvention of his character, the Alpha Centurion. Once a roman soldier swept away from ancient Rome and trained by an alien race, preparing for an alien invasion and returned to modern day Metropolis as a fellow defender of the city. His allegiance with Lex Luthor and his wife the Contessa often put him at odds or tenuously at Superman's side in many battles. Now, however, he is a Roman centurion trapped inside a Roman belt strapped to the thigh of a boy called Roman and who can take over his body whenever he likes.

    I understand they wanted a character with a similar dilemma to Reiser so he has a confidante and for parallels to be drawn, but why rip off classic Thor to do it? And... so badly. Thor got a hammer... Marcus Aurelius gets an enchanted thigh strap.

Click here to read the complete review of Doomed #3.


August 24, 2015: Superman on TV - August 24-30Print

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

The animated movie "Superman/Batman: Apocalypse" will air in the U.S. on MOMAX on Tuesday, August 25 at 6.35am.

The movie "Superman II" will air in the U.S. on Discovery Family Channel (DFC) on Tuesday, August 25 at 11.00pm.

The Justice League endures "Bring a Sidekick to Work" Day on the Robot Chicken episode "They Took My Thumbs", which airs in the U.S. on Thursday, August 27 at 12.15am.

The "Smallville" episode titled "Obsession" will air on TNT on Thursday, August 27 at 5.00am, followed by "Resurrection" at 6.00am.

The documentary titled "How Superman Defeated the KKK", which examines how human rights activist Stetson Kennedy infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940s and passed along secret information to the writers of the radio program "The Adventures of Superman", will air in the U.S. on American Heroes Channel on Friday, August 28 at 9.00pm and midnight.

Episodes of the 1950s "Adventures of Superman" TV series air on MeTV in the U.S. on Saturday from 6.00pm. This week's episodes are:
Saturday, August 29 - "Whatever Goes Up" at 6.00pm and "The Last Knight" at 6.30pm.

The animated movie "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies" will air in the U.S. on MOMAX on Sunday, August 30 at 4.50am.

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

In Australia, the animated movie "LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes" will air on Foxtel's Family Movie Channel on Wednesday, August 26 at 12.50am; and again on Sunday, August 30 at 7.30pm.

In Australia, Superman picks the wrong pet sitter in the Robot Chicken episode "Tubba-Bubba's Now Hubba-Hubba", which airs on The Comedy Channel on Wednesday, August 26 at 5.50am.

The "I Love Lucy" episode titled "Lucy and Superman" (guest starring George Reeves as Superman) will air on Fox Classics on Wednesday, August 26 at 7.00am.

In Australia, the "Battle" episode of the documentary "Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle" will air on BBC Knowledge on Friday, August 28 at 12.55am.

In Australia, Young Justice guest star in the episode of "Teen Titans Go!" titled "Let's Get Serious", which will air on Cartoon Network on Friday, August 21 at 7.00am and 6.35pm.

In Australia, episodes of "Krypto: The Superdog" air on the following days on Boomerang. This week's episodes are:
Monday, August 24 - "Dog-Gone Kevin/The Dark Hound Strikes" at 2.25pm
Tuesday, August 25 - "Super Flea" at 6.00am and "My Pet Boy/Dem Bones" at 2.25pm
Wednesday, August 26 - "A Bug's Strife" at 6.00am and "Bat Hound for a Day/Dogbot" at 2.25pm
Thursday, August 27 - "Meet the Dog Stars" at 6.00am and "Old Dog, New Tricks/Talk to the Animals" at 2.25pm
Friday, August 28 - "The Streaky Story" at 6.00am and "My Uncle the Superhero/Top Dog" at 2.25pm
Saturday, August 29 - "Diaper Madness" at 6.00am
Sunday, August 30 - "Feline Fatale" at 6.00am

In Australia, episodes of the "Young Justice: Invasion" animated series air on the following days on Cartoon Network. This week's episodes are:
Tuesday, August 25 - "Before The Dawn" at 11.35pm
Wednesday, August 26 - "Cornered" at 11.35pm
Thursday, August 27 - "True Colors" at 11.35pm
Friday, August 28 - "The Fix" at 11.35pm
Saturday, August 29 - "Runaways" at 11.35pm
Sunday, August 30 - "War" at 11.35pm

In Australia, episodes of the "Young Justice" animated series air on the following days on GO! (99). This week's episodes are:
Sunday, August 30 - "Misplaced" at 3.30pm
Sunday, August 30 - "Coldhearted" at 4.00pm

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


August 24, 2015: "The Death of 'Superman Lives'; What Happened?" Panel at Long Beach Comic ConPrint

TDOSLWH A special panel for the feature-length documentary "The Death of 'Superman Lives'; What Happened?" will be held at Long Beach Comic Con on Saturday, September 12 with director Jon Schnepp and producer Holly Payne.

    Come see some clips and meet the director and producer of the feature film documentary "The Death of 'Superman Lives'; What Happened?". Find out about the project that Kevin Smith wrote, and was to be directed by Tim Burton and star Nicolas Cage as the man of steel himself, Superman. Join director Jon Schnepp and producer Holly Payne as they share some footage from the doc and do a Q&A with you. Go to www.TDOSLWH.com to find out more.

The panel will be held on Saturday, September 12 from 4:00-5:00pm.

Long Beach Comic Con will be held on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday September 13 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Tickets are available now through the website: www.longbeachcomiccon.com. Follow Long Beach Comic Con on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and information.

The Long Beach Comic Con guest list is amazingly diverse, with more than 150 creators from David Petersen (who will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of MOUSE GUARD), Adam Kubert (who is making his first appearance at a Long Beach Show) the entire Man of Action team (Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle), Marc Guggenheim (ARROW) and Tara Butters (Marvel Entertainment's AGENT CARTER), Michele Fazekas and Kris Anka (CAPTAIN MARVEL), Christos Gage and Ruth Fletcher Gage (Marvel's DAREDEVIL), STAR WARS artists Stuart and Kathryn Immonen, STAR WARS and YA novelist Cecil Castellucci, all ages creators like Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR) and Stan Sakai (USAGI YOJIMBO), legendary artist Art Adams and legendary writer Marv Wolfman, Image Comics creators like Brian Buccellato, Joe Harris, Jimmie Robinson, Kyle Higgins, Dustin Ngyuen and Richard Starkings and actress Maitlind Ward Baxter.


August 22, 2015: Update Available for the Superman Homepage iOS AppPrint

iPhone App A long-overdue update to the Superman Homepage iOS app is now available.

For those who haven't yet used it, the Superman Homepage App brings you the latest news, while also incorporating the weekly "Speeding Bulletin" video reports, monthly "Radio KAL" podcast, information about the Superman Homepage, and a contact page. You also have the ability to share news with your Social Networks.

Updates to the Superman Homepage App include:

  • UI updated for iOS 7/8
  • Video feed upgraded to meet YouTube's new guidelines
  • Sharing to Facebook fixed
  • Spinner added to Podcasts as they load
  • Various bug fixes and improvements
  • App now gives you super powers (fictional)

Professionally produced by gooii.com, the Superman Homepage App is available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (running iOS 7.0 or higher) and can be downloaded for FREE from the iTunes Store.

Download your FREE Superman Homepage App from the App Store now!


August 21, 2015: Is George Miller Directing a "Man of Steel" Sequel?Print

Man of Steel During a video interview about his feature-length documentary "The Death of 'Superman Lives'; What Happened?", director Jon Schnepp let loose that he has inside knowledge that George Miller ("Mad Max: Fury Road") is in line to direct a stand-alone Superman movie starring Henry Cavill.

    "Yeah, George Miller," Schnepp responded immediately. "He's doing 'Man of Steel 2.'"

    "I don't feel weird about breaking it," he continued. "Obviously, ['Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' director] Zack Snyder is doing 'Justice League' one and two. We've already got James Wan doing 'Aquaman'... I think Miller is a perfect choice to do 'Man of Steel 2.' He's going to bring so much to it."

The claim comes at the 55 minute and 22 second mark of the video chat with Popcorn Talk Network below.


August 21, 2015: Fans Ready for Female Superheroes Says Melissa BenoistPrint

Supergirl "Supergirl" star Melissa Benoist has told ETonline.com that she thinks fans are ready for more female superheroes as she prepares to fly high as the Maid of Might in the new TV series set to air on CBS this November.

    "I think everybody is ready for it," Benoist said of having more female superheroes on TV. "It's important to have femininity in this genre. It's her point of view, living through her heroics, and balancing her day-to-day life with it. I think it is relateable.

    The blonde beauty continued, "What I love about it though, is that it doesn't matter that she is a girl... You are not going to remember her for that. You are going to remember her triumphs and the way you relate to her as a human being when she struggles."

Check out more of the report at ET's website.

"Supergirl" premieres Monday, October 26 at 8:30pm ET on CBS, before moving into its regular 8.00pm Monday time slot.


August 21, 2015: "Superman #43" - Just How Much Does Lois Know About Clark Kent?Print

Superman #43 DC Comics has released a preview of "Superman #43", in which Clark Kent finds out just how many of his secrets Lois Lane really knows.

SUPERMAN #43
Written by GENE LUEN YANG
Art and cover by JOHN ROMITA, JR. and KLAUS JANSON
Bombshells Variant cover by DES TAYLOR
On sale AUGUST 26. 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US. RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Before "Truth": Superman's very existence is threatened, and Lois Lane must make the toughest choice of her life!

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Source: Newsarama.com.


August 21, 2015: 4-Year-Old Real-Life Kal-El Saves FamilyPrint

Kal-El CCN TV6 in Trinidad reports that a 4-year-old, whose real name is Kal-El, has helped save his family's life when their car ran off the road.

Kal-El Alleyne's family was driving towards Maracas on Tuesday when their car skidded, and Kal-El's mother Amanda Graham attempted to avoid on-coming traffic. The vehicle ran off the road and into a ravine, with all three family members thrown through the back window.

Kal-El's mother instructed the boy to climb about 100 feet up to the road to get help. Little Kal-El managed to flag down a passerby. His aunt suffered a broken shoulder and his mother a broken rib in the accident, but they're very proud of their little Super boy.


August 21, 2015: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period August 14-20, 2015.

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:


August 20, 2015: Behind-the-Scenes Photos of "Supergirl" Episode 3Print

A series of behind-the-scenes photos from filming of the third episode of "Supergirl" have been posted online, showing Melissa Benoist in the Supergirl costume between takes. She seems very comfortable in the tights and skirt.

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"Supergirl" premieres Monday, October 26 at 8:30pm ET on CBS, before moving into its regular 8.00pm Monday time slot.


August 19, 2015: Michael Shannon's Interesting "Batman v Superman" StoryPrint

Zod's Body In an interview with Vulture.com, Michael Shannon tells an interesting story about what happened to him while working on the set of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" to reprise his role of General Zod.

    "I was in my costume, and I couldn't use my fingers because in the sequel I have flippers instead of hands," Shannon told Vulture at a screening for 99 Homes hosted by Peggy Siegal. "So I had these wax flippers on my fingers, and I couldn't open the door, and I could hear Zack [Snyder, the director] being like, 'Where's Shannon? Where the @#%$ is he?' and the whole crew was standing around. I was like, knocking on the door with my flippers, 'Let me out of here!'" Fortunately, Shannon had his personal superhero in the "craft-service guy, who doesn't have the best craft service," Shannon said. "He was actually paying attention to what was going on. He came over and he opened the door for me. Otherwise I would have gotten fired."

Firstly, we saw that Zod's body was indeed featured in the Comic-Con trailer for "Batman v Superman"... So it appears that Michael Shannon did indeed return to 'play' Zod in this film (I figured they might have used a computer generated Zod rather than bring in the actor for such a minor part).

But flippers instead of hands? Is this some new kind of motion capture garb? Is Lex Luthor experimenting with crossing a Kryptonian with an Atlantean? Is Michael Shannon pulling our leg?

    "Well, I haven't seen the trailer either, so I don't know what I am in the trailer," he said. "I could be a toaster, or a Porsche, I don't know."

Maybe a green bagel?


August 19, 2015: Kevin Tsujihara Talks "Batman v Superman"Print

Batman v Superman Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara spoke to HollywoodReporter.com about their less-than-fantastic returns at the box office this summer, and how pushing back "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" from 2015 to 2016 was the right move... and, yes, he has seen a cut of the movie... several times.

    He says this summer would have looked better had Warners not pushed Zack Snyder's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice from July to March 2016. "It was a tough decision at the time because it was going to create a hole in 2015," he says. "But it was absolutely the right decision for the franchise, for DC and the movie. Having seen the movie multiple times, and again last night, I'm extremely confident it was the right decision to make the movie better. And it's so important for the studio to get the foundation right on DC."

Read the full report and interview at the THR website.