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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
June 2: Stephan Bender, young Clark Kent in Superman Returns, born in Missouri in 1989.
June 2: Ron Ely, Superman in the Superboy TV series, born in Hereford, Texas in 1938.
June 5: Artist Wayne Boring (Superman, Action Comics) born in 1905.
June 9-12: Superman Celebration takes place in Metropolis, Illinois.
June 10: Superman Homepage 'Meet & Greet' is on in Metropolis, Illinois from 10.30am inside Hardee's.
June 10: John Byrne presents a new Superman in 1986 with the release of Man of Steel #1.
June 11: Sherman Howard, Lex Luthor in the Superboy TV series, born in Chicago, Illinois in 1949.
June 13: Danny Dark, the voice of Superman from 1973-1985 for Hanna-Barbara, dies in 2004, aged 65.
June 13: Lane Smith, Perry White in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman TV series, dies in 2005, aged 69.
June 14: Man of Steel is released to theatres in 2013.
June 15: Artist Ross Andru (Action Comics) born in 1925.
June 16: George Reeves, star of the Adventures of Superman television series, dies in 1959.
June 16: Long-time Superman artist Curt Swan dies in 1997.
June 16: Traditionally commemorated as the day Krypton was destroyed.
June 17: Superman III is released to theatres in 1983.
June 18: Bud Collyer, born Clayton Johnson Heermance, Jr., the voice of Superman in the 1940's radio series, born in New York City, NY in 1908.
June 18: Traditionally recognized as the day Kal-El landed on Earth.
June 19: Superman editor Julius Schwartz born in 1915.
June 19: Superman II is released to theatres in 1981.
June 21: Erica Durance, Lois Lane in the Smallville TV series, born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1978.
June 27: Writer and artist Dan Jurgens (Superman) born in 1959.
June 28: Superman Returns is released to theatres in 2006.
June 28: Ayelet Zurer, Lara Lor-Van in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1969.

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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.

Written by DAN JURGENS
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

May 24, 2016: Rare Copy of "Superman #1" Lands in Toronto Comic ShopPrint

Superman #1 A restored edition of "Superman #1" from 1939, with a value of around $45,000, will be on display at The Beguiling comic book shop in Mirvish Village, Toronto.

Superman #1 was first published in 1939, and according to store owner Peter Birkemoe, only about 200 copies are still in existence.

Mint condition copies of Superman #1 can fetch as much as $500,000, Birkemoe said. However, the comic at The Beguiling has been restored, and is expected to sell for a comparatively paltry $45,000.

Still, Birkemoe said the comic "is by far the most rare and valuable comic we have ever offered for sale."

The comic book won't be on display long, as it is expected to sell fast.

The Beguiling comic book store is located at 601 Markham Street, Mirvish Village, Toronto.

Source: MetroNews.ca

May 24, 2016: Samsung Tweets "Injustice" TeasePrint


Samsung Mobile posted a cryptic video/gif on Twitter earlier today saying, "Injustice is about to be served."

Herein lies a mystery...

"Injustice: Gods Among Us" has been out on all consoles and mobile devices for quite a while now. Indeed the "injustice" comic book series is almost about to conclude, and the biggest update in recent months to the game was the addition of movie/TV characters.

With this announcement specifically coming from Samsung, perhaps it's hinting at an Occulus VR Special Edition specific to Samsung (similar to the recent "Temple Run VR") because an "Injustice" sequel for Android only seems unlikely.

As DC Comics themselves retweeted this teaser it could be that a "Rebirth" edition of the game, with the new costumes and characters could be on the way.

Stay tuned...

UPDATE: Samsung's announcement was for a Batman-Themed Galaxy S7 Edge "Injustice" edition to commemorate the third anniversary of the "Injustice: Gods Among Us" Mobile Game.

Thanks to Adam Dechanel for the lead on this information.

May 24, 2016: Superman Comics Available This WeekPrint

DCU Rebirth #1 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: May 25, 2016 (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.

May 24, 2016: New Comic Book Titles - Poll ResultsPrint

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

Which new comic book title are you most looking forward to?

The return of a "Supergirl" title seems to be the one that most fans are excited about, with a fairly even spread across the other new titles scheduled to debut over the next few months.

Here's the complete voting breakdown:

The Super-Man
The Super-Man
11% [8 Votes]

23% [17 Votes]

11% [8 Votes]

Super Sons
Super Sons
12% [9 Votes]

15% [11 Votes]

None of them
None of them
13% [10 Votes]

I don't read comic books
I don't read comic books
16% [12 Votes]

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.