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Superman: Earth One Vol. 3
Superman: Earth One Vol. 3

The follow-up to the NEW YORK TIMES #1 bestselling graphic novels SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE VOL. 1 and 2 is here! Written by J. Michael Straczynski with art by Ardian Syaf, SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE VOL. 3 follows a young Clark Kent as he continues his journey toward becoming the World's Greatest Super Hero.

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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
February 1: Stuart Whitman, Jonathan Kent in the Superboy TV series, born in San Francisco, California in 1928.
February 8: Artist Bruce Timm (Superman: The Animated Series) born in 1961.
February 8: Jack Larson, Jimmy Olsen in The Adventures of Superman television series, born in Los Angeles, California in 1928.
February 10: LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League released on DVD.
February 12: The Superman radio serial debuts in 1940.
February 12: Joanne Siegel, wife of Jerry Siegel and the original model for Lois Lane, dies in 2011, aged 93.
February 17: Long-time Superman artist Curt Swan born in 1920.
February 27: Adam Baldwin, voice of Superman in Superman: Doomsday animated movie, born in Chicago, Illinois in 1962.
February 27: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lori Lemaris, mermaid of Atlantis.
February 29: Traditionally recognized as Superman's birthday!

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February 18, 2015: Leather-Jacket Superboy vs. Kingdom Come SupermanPrint

Convergence: Superboy #2 The upcoming 2-part "Convergence: Superboy" series written by Fabian Nicieza, sees the earring-wearing 1990s Superboy get into a fight with the tragic Superman of "Kingdom Come". Nicieza spoke with ComicBookResources.com to give us some more info on this interesting pairing...

    The hook for this series involves the arrival of the Superman from "Kingdom Come." That take on the character was created as a response to the kind of wild, young heroes of the '90s that Superboy, in some ways, embodies. Considering that, what new dimensions were you able to explore in either character with their diametrically opposed views?

    Well, your question kind of answers itself. It's exactly because Superboy has the potential as a character to so perfectly embody the themes of "Kingdom Come" that the conflict comes into play. The question then becomes, can either Superman or Superboy rise above their respective beliefs to do what is right?

    Ultimately, the story you and Karl Moline are telling seems to be one of honor. It's all about who has the right to carry this mantle. What about the story you're telling together speaks to the core idea of what Superman is and who he's supposed to be?

    It's a little less about the right to carry the mantle as, ultimately, the maturity to understand what the mantle embodies. What if winning a greater war requires the maturity to accept losing a battle? What does it take to learn that respect isn't granted because you have powers but because of how you choose to use those powers?

    Pitting Kon-El vs. "Kingdom Come" Kal-El makes for tailor-made conflict to address all these questions.

Read the full interview at the CBR website.


February 18, 2015: Shopping - Superman Hot Wheels Cars and TrucksPrint

Hot Wheels cars and trucks have been the mainstay of playtime for kids for many generations. Check out these awesome Superman and Justice League Hot Wheels vehicles for kids of all ages.

2012 Hot Wheels DC Universe SUPERMAN 1:64 Scale Collectible Die Cast Car2013 Hot Wheels Superman Series 8 CRATE Limited Edition 1:64 Scale Collectible Die Cast Car ModelHot Wheels Real Riders - DC Superman "56 Ford F-100 Panel"
2012 Hot Wheels DC Universe SUPERMAN
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2013 Hot Wheels Superman Series 8 CRATE
Limited Edition 1:64 Scale Collectible Die Cast Car

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Hot Wheels Real Riders - DC
Superman "56 Ford F-100 Panel"

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2006 Hot Wheels DC Superman vs. Lex Luthor 2-Pack Wild Thing Blue/Red & 1/4 Mile Coupe WhiteHot Wheels 2013 Kroger Exclusive Superman Super Friends '65 Pontiac GTO Blue #02/06Hot Wheels 2013 Kroger Exclusive Superman Jaded Dark Blue #06/06
2006 Hot Wheels DC Superman vs. Lex Luthor 2-Pack
$14.00
Hot Wheels 2013 Kroger Exclusive Superman
Super Friends '65 Pontiac GTO Blue

$3.97
Hot Wheels 2013 Kroger Exclusive
Superman Jaded Dark Blue

$4.99
2013 Hot Wheels - Superman - Kroger Exclusive (6 Car Set)Hot Wheels Superman '64 Buick Riviera2013 Hot Wheels Superman - Custom '11 Camaro
2013 Hot Wheels - Superman - Kroger Exclusive (6 Car Set)
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Hot Wheels Superman '64 Buick Riviera
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2013 Hot Wheels Superman - Custom '11 Camaro
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2013 Hot Wheels Superman - '05 Ford Mustang GTSUPERMAN * '64 GMC PANEL * Hot Wheels DC Comics Originals 2011 Nostalgia Series 1:64 Scale Die-Cast VehicleBIZARRO * HIWAY HAULER * Hot Wheels DC Comics Originals 2011 Nostalgia Series 1:64 Scale Superman Die-Cast Vehicle
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SUPERMAN * '64 GMC PANEL * Hot Wheels DC 2011 Nostalgia Series
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Hot Wheels Real Riders DC Comics Orginals Bizarro
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DC Originals 2011 Nostalgia Series

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BUNDLE OF 2 SUPERMAN/BIZARRO SUPERMAN HOT WHEELS BALLISTIKSHot Wheels Monster Jam Superman Die-Cast Vehicle, 1:24 ScaleSuperman (Mud Trucks) - Hot Wheels Monster Jam 2011 Tattoo Series #4/80 1:64 Scale (Small Version)
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February 17, 2015: DC Comics May 2015 SolicitationsPrint

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

Convergence: Action Comics #2
Convergence: Adventures of Superman #2
Convergence: Superboy #2
Convergence: Supergirl: Matrix #2


February 17, 2015: Brandon Routh on Going From Superman to the AtomPrint

Brandon Routh Here's another recent video interview with Brandon Routh from ComicCon FanX 2015 in which he talks about whether it's more fun playing a hero or a villain.


February 17, 2015: The DC Comics Presents Show Podcast - Episode #15Print

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.


February 17, 2015: Superman Comics Available This WeekPrint

Superman/Wonder Woman #16 PreviewsWorld.com has released the list of comic books and other items on sale this week. Here are the Superman related items in that list.

On sale date: February 18, 2015 (unless otherwise stated).

The following products are expected to ship to comic book specialty stores this week, with all comics also available for digital download. Note that this list is tentative and subject to change. Please check with your retailer for availability.

Click on the comic book name to purchase its printed edition. Or click on the Kindle icon (Kindle) or iBooks icon (iBooks) next to a comic's title to download it in digital format.

Click on the magnifying glass icon (Sneak Peek) next to a comic's title for a sneak peek at the pages within.


February 17, 2015: Superman Costume Changes - Poll ResultsPrint

Poll Position In the latest Superman Homepage Member Poll we asked you the following question:

Do you like the changes to Superman's comic book costume?

The recent tweaks to the design of Superman's costume in the current comic books doesn't seem to have worried too many people. The majority (36%) were comfortable with the changes, while 27% weren't really that impressed. However, it should be noted that more people really didn't like it compared to those who really loved it.

Here's the complete breakdown:

Yes, absolutely!
Yes, absolutely!
9% [7 Votes]

Yes, mostly
Yes, mostly
36% [28 Votes]

No, not really
No, not really
27% [21 Votes]

Not at all!
Not at all!
19% [15 Votes]

Haven't seen it
Haven't seen it
9% [7 Votes]


February 16, 2015: 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.

Here's what took place in tonight's show:

Check Out Hobbies Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with SupermanHomepage on BlogTalkRadio

Our next show will be broadcast on Monday, February 23 at 7.30pm PST 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.

During the live broadcast you can phone (714) 242-6186 or click on the Skype icon (which will be available at the above link) during the show to be a caller and chat with us live "on air".

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


February 16, 2015: Greg Pak on the Identity of Superman's JokerPrint

Batman/Superman #19 USA Today has published an interview with writer Greg Pak in which he talks about revealing the identity of Superman's "Joker" within the pages of this week's "Batman/Superman #19". Here's part of the interview...

    "This is one of the creepier scarier Superman stories I've had the pleasure of writing, and also it's a big mystery, which is also not necessarily your typical Superman story," says Pak, who also pens the good guy's solo adventures in Action Comics. "It's a great opportunity to hit some unexpected notes and see how they play out in Superman's universe."

    Pak can't answer what Superman's reaction will be to the villain's reveal without getting into spoilers, but will say that "everything that happens to Superman is tweaking his thinking in certain ways. These are new experiences and there are going to be consequences to them."

    Plus, he adds, "not everything gets put back into a neat box. Certain things can't be tied up so easily and certain locks may be broken."

    And when Superman fan base gets a full look at this insane threat, Pak hopes they'll "be surprised and deliciously freaked out," he says. "The joy of thrillers and horror stories is it gives us a safe place to indulge in the worst fears we have. It's that kind of crazy thing where we laugh the most when we go to horror moves - it's our nature."

Read the complete article, including a 5 page sneak peek inside "Batman/Superman #19" at USAToday.com.


February 16, 2015: Subscribe to the NEW Superman Homepage Mailing ListPrint

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February 16, 2015: Superman on TV - February 16-22Print

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 episode of "I Love Lucy" titled "Lucy and Superman", in which Lucy meets Superman (played by George Reeves) will air in the U.S. on Wednesday, February 18 at 6.30am on the HALLMARK channel.

Episodes of "Smallville" air on TNT in the U.S. on Thursday mornings. This week's episodes are: Thursday, February 19 - 2.00am "Kinetic", 3.00am "Zero".

The movie "Man of Steel" will air in the U.S. on HBO on Thursday, February 19 at 5.45pm.

Episodes of the 1950s "Adventures of Superman" TV series air on MeTV in the U.S. This week's episodes are:
Monday, February 16 - "Night of Terror" at 4.00pm and "The Birthday Letter" at 4.30pm.
Tuesday, February 17 - "The Mind Machine" at 4.00pm and "Rescue" at 4.30pm.
Wednesday, February 18 - "The Secret of Superman" at 4.00pm and "No Holds Barred" at 4.30pm.
Thursday, February 19 - "The Deserted Village" at 4.00pm and "The Stolen Costume" at 4.30pm.
Friday, February 20 - "Mystery in Wax" at 4.00pm and "Treasure of the Incas" at 4.30pm.
Saturday, February 21 - "Double Trouble" at 6.00pm and "The Runaway Robot" at 6.30pm.

NetFlix.com also has a number of Superman and Justice League TV shows and movies available to watch online.

Australia

In Australia, episodes of the "Young Justice: Invasion" animated series air on the following weekdays on Cartoon Network. This week's episodes are:
Tuesday, February 17 - "Darkest" at 3.30pm
Wednesday, February 18 - "Before the Dawn" at 3.30pm
Thursday, February 19 - "Cornered" at 3.30pm
Friday, February 20 - "True Colors" at 3.30pm.

In Australia, the National Geographic channel will be showing the documentary titled "Into the Crystal Cave", which examines Mexico's giant crystal caves which resemble Superman's Fortress of Solitude, on Thursday, February 19 at 3.30pm; then on Friday, February 20 at 8.30am.

In Australia, the animated movie "Superman Unbound" airs on Foxtel's Family Movie Channel on Sunday, February 22 at 1.50am.

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


February 15, 2015: "Batman v Superman" Trinity Promotional ImagePrint

Back in January a low resolution image of a promotional poster spotted at the Hong Kong Licensing Show was posted online. Today, a clearer version of this banner was posted via a Reddit user, featuring the DC trinity of Superman (Henry Cavill), Batman (Ben Affleck), and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot).

Trinity

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


February 15, 2015: DC Statues and Action Figures at NY's Toy FairPrint

USA Today reports from New York ahead of this weekend's Toy Fair, which will take place Saturday through Tuesday at New York City's Javits Center, unveiling some of the action figures, figurines and statues set to be released by DC Collectibles in 2015.

    "Our new 'Icons' action figure line will be a new core universe of heroes and villains led creatively by the great Ivan Reis," says DC chief creative officer and Justice League writer Geoff Johns.

    "Being part of this project is a great honor," adds Reis, whose designs were used to craft the figures. "Knowing the 'Icons' action figures will be based on my art adds a new level of inspiration to my work. I was also thrilled to learn this series will feature many classic versions of the characters that were part of my childhood."

The upcoming 6-inch-tall action figures will sell for approx. $24.95 each, with the first of three waves due to be released in November. Amongst the line are pre-New 52 Superman and Lex Luthor.

Superman, the pre-"New 52" version with interchangeable hands and head, chain and robot helper Kelex. Lex Luthor, the Justice League member with clip-on energy blades:

DC Collectibles Superman & Kelex 'Icons' Action Figure
DC Collectibles Lex Luthor 'Icons' Action Figure

The three waves include:
Wave 1: Deadman, Green Arrow, Batman, Mister Miracle
Wave 2: The Flash, Black Adam, Blue Beetle, Lex Luthor, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) Deluxe Figure
Wave 3: Superman, Aquaman, Harley Quinn, Atomica

Other figures and statues set to be unveiled at New York's Toy Fair include DC Comics Bombshells Lois Lane Statue and NECA's 18-inch Christopher Reeve as Superman Quarter Scale figure (set for release in May).

DC Collectibles Lois Lane Bombshell Statue
NECA's 18-inch Christopher Reeve as Superman Quarter Scale figure

SCHLEICH DC Comics Super Heroes Figurines - Coming Q1 2015, fans of all ages can get their hands on Schleich's all new line of collectible figurines based on DC Comics characters. Characters include Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, and many more. Each figure is highly detailed and will be available either in a scenery pack or as stand-alone figures.

Schleich Superman Figurine
Schleich Superman/Darkseid Figurine
Schleich Superman Figurine
Schleich Superman Figurine

DC Collectibles will also release Krypto and Streaky DC Super Pets Plush toys.

Krypto Plush Pet
Streaky Plush Pet

There will also be additions to the DC Comics Super Hero Bust Line and Superman: Man of Steel statue line, with statues by John Romita Jr., Cully Hamner, and Darwyn Cooke.

Superman Statue by John Romita Jr.
Superman Statue by Cully Hamner
Superman Statue by Darwyn Cooke

Earlier this month Kotobukiya announced their upcoming line of DC Comics Super Powers Collection action figures. From NY Toy Fair Gentle Giant also made an announcement for their own line of 12 inch DC Super Powers action figures:

    Gentle Giant is proud to announce the launch of this stunning line of retro figures that have been given the Jumbo Figure treatment. Each figure is developed using state of the art 3D technology. Gentle Giant has taken the original DC Super Powers figures and created a highly accurate digital model with the use of 3D scanners. These digital models are then scaled to 12 inches tall, and then printed using top of the line 3D Systems printers. These pieces are then used in manufacturing to produce extremely accurate, scaled replicas.

    The DC Super Powers Collection Jumbo Figures from Gentle Giant will be made from high quality vinyl, and some ABS plastic parts. Many of the figures will also include fabric capes and accessories. Finally, these incredible figures will feature retro art packaging, and come in a protective re-sealable blister pack.

Super Powers