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LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

"LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham" is the next instalment to the blockbuster LEGO "Batman: The Videogame" and "LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes" videogames.

DC Collectibles DC Comics Icons: Superman Statue
Superman Statue

Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! Now the Man of Steel can stand watch in your own home with this stunning statue that perfectly captures his DC Comics -The New 52 look. Limited edition of 5,200. Measures approximately 11" tall.


Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
October 3: The Adventures of Superboy makes its debut on television in 1988.
October 6: Britt Ekland, Lara in the Superboy TV series, born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1942.
October 6: One-time Superman comics editor Mike Carlin born.
October 6: It's a bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman! performances at 2pm and 8pm at Hayes Theatre Co. in Potts Point, Sydney, Australia.
October 7: DC Supervillains - Justice League: Masterminds of Crime DVD goes on sale.
October 8: Kirk Alyn, star of two serials, Superman and Atom Man vs Superman, born in Oxford New Jersey in 1910.
October 9: Brandon Routh, star of Superman Returns, born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1979.
October 10: Christopher Reeve, star of the Superman films, dies in 2004, aged 52.
October 15: John Hamilton, Perry White in the Adventures of Superman television series, dies in 1958, aged 71.
October 15: Artist Vince Colletta (Supergirl) born.
October 16: Smallville makes its debuts on television in 2001.
October 17: Superman writer and co-creator Jerry Siegel born in 1914.
October 17: Michael McKean, Perry White in the TV series Smallville, born in 1947.
October 17: Margot Kidder, Lois Lane in the Superman films, born in 1948.
October 21: Traditionally recognized as the wedding anniversary of Jonathan and Martha Kent.
October 23: Clark Kent proposes to Lois Lane in Superman #50.
October 24-27: Helen Slater appearing at New Zealand's Armageddon Expo.
October 27: Jeff East, young Clark Kent in Superman: The Movie, born in Kansas City in 1957.

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October 13, 2014: Straczynski Talks "Superman: Earth One - Volume Three"Print

Superman: Earth One - Vol 3 J. Michael Straczynski participated in an interview with PreviewsWorld.com to discuss the upcoming third volume in the "Superman: Earth One" graphic novel series. The writer explains the choices lined up for the Man of Steel, and how this latest installment is emotional, and with "a lot of personal resonance". Here are a couple of excerpts from the interview...

    Q: New readers may want to know if the story behind Volume 3 is something you wrote independent of the first two installments. Would they have to go to Volume 1 first in order to put this edition in perspective?

    J. Michael Straczynski: Volume Three is written in such a way that it can be read mostly independent from the first two books in that you don't need to have read them to follow this story, though it adds a lot of dimension and background if you have read them. Certainly that would be ideal. But you can't always count on or assume that level of familiarity. So yeah, you can absolutely follow the story of volume 3 if you haven't read 1 and 2. It would just be wonderfully spiffy if you have.

    Q: Without giving away too much, what scene(s) would you most likely want to blog about as being representative of the tone or fun factor for Superman: Earth One Volume 3?

    J. Michael Straczynski: There's a scene in which Superman has been momentarily de-powered, cannot possibly survive the next blow, the death-blow...when the least likely person in the world who could save him, does so, at terrible personal cost. I think it's going to be the scene most people are talking about after the book comes out. It turns the Superman mythos upside-down but in a way that is totally consistent with what we've set up so far.

Read the full interview at PreviewsWorld.com.

"Superman: Earth One - Volume Three" will be released on February 4, 2015. You can pre-order your copy from our Online Store now.

October 13, 2014: The Voice Actors Behind "LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham" Video GamePrint

Warner Bros. unveiled a new behind-the-scenes video looking at the voice actors involved in "LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham", which include Conan O’Brien, Stephen Amell and Kevin Smith.

New screenshots were also released, showing off newly announced characters including Arrow, Conan, Condiment King, Deathstroke, Music Meister, Polka Dot Man, Green Loontern, Man Bat, Deadshot, and many more... including Jim Lee himself. Here are some of the Superman related images released.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham - Conan O'Brien and Superman
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham - Jim Lee
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham - Solar Suit Superman

Pre-order "LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham" from the Superman Homepage Online Store.

Mild Mannered Reviews - Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #7Print

Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #7

Mild Mannered Reviews - Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #7

Released Digitally: October 10, 2014

"Continuity" - Part 7

Writer: Bryan Q. Miller
Penciller: Marcelo Di Chiara
Inker: Marcelo Di Chiara
Colorist: Cat Staggs

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

    It could be argued that this chapter was pretty empty as it was just describing the arrival of the pod - this of course is completely wrong as, like a good cake there are several layers built into the chapter. The pay off of Ollie's chat with Tess comes to fruition with the birth of another hero which in itself is a really big deal, but the Chloe as a damsel in distress side of the book really helped this shine. Ollie really showed how strong a character he is and how much he feels for Chloe. Batman showed he can be part of a team with some lightning fast decision making and Clark showed strength and emotional depth. The sheer amount of characters in the story are making it faster paced and harder to share 'screen time' which is a shame as Lex and Lois were sidelined here and even some of the heroes were background fodder. In context of all the chapters being collected as one, I suppose it doesn't matter however when the book is this good it leaves you wanting more.

Click here to read the complete review of Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #7.

October 13, 2014: Superman on TV - October 13-19Print

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

Episodes of "Smallville" air on TNT in the U.S. on some weekday mornings. This week's episodes are: Monday - 5.00am "Eternal", 6.00am "Stiletto"; Tuesday - 5.00am "Beast", 6.00am "Injustice"; Wednesday - 5.00am "Doomsday", 6.00am "Savior"; Thursday - 5.00am "Metallo", 6.00am "Rabid"; Friday - 5.00am "Echo", 6.00am "Roulette".

"Robot Chicken's DC Christmas Special" compares the speed of Santa Claus and Superman, which will air on Cartoon Network on Tuesday, October 14 at 12.00am.

The animated movie "All-Star Superman" will air in the U.S. on HBO Family on Tuesday, October 14 at 8.30pm.

The movie "Man of Steel" will air on HBO in the U.S. on Monday, October 13 at 7.00pm; then on Tuesday, October 14 at 3.05am; and then on Sunday, October 19 at 10.45pm.

Episodes of the 1950s "Adventures of Superman" TV series air on MeTV in the U.S. on Saturdays. This week's episodes are: "The Stolen Costume" at 6.00pm and "Mystery in Wax" at 6.30pm.

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


In Australia, the movie "Man of Steel" airs on Friday, October 17 at 8.30pm on Foxtel's Premiere Movie Channel, and then on Saturday, October 18 at 12.00pm.

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

October 12, 2014: "Smallville: Season 11" Series Ends with "Continuity" SagaPrint

Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #6 Writer Bryan Q. Miller has confirmed via Twitter that the "Smallville: Season 11" comic book series will be ending with the conclusion of the current 12-part "Continuity" story.

We will bring you Bryan's Tumblr post when he publishes it later today.

October 12, 2014: Comic Book News from New York Comic ConPrint

Action Comics #36 DC Comics hosted a number of panels at this weekend's New York Comic Con, with DC's Vice President of Marketing John Cunningham taking to the stage for the DC Comics New 52 panel with a number of panelists including Chief Creative Officer and "Superman" writer Geoff Johns, "Action Comics" writer Greg Pak, "Worlds' Finest" writer Paul Levitz, and "Action Comics" artist Aaron Kuder.

Here are some of the highlights relevant to Superman titles...

    Superman #35, on sale Oct. 22, will "focus more on the man than on the super," Johns said. Johns praised his artistic partner, John Romita, Jr., on his first DC work. "He can do power, but he can also do emotion," he said. Their fourth issue on the book will be a Lois Lane issue, celebrating her birthday. Batman and Wonder Woman will also be making appearances soon, which will be a first for Romita.

    In Action Comics #35, due Oct. 22, will start a new story from Pak and Kuder called "Horrorville." "Creepy things are afoot in Smallville, and it might be something that might be even hard for Superman to fight," Pak said. "It will hit him at many angles in true horror fashion."

    "There's something going on with the people of Smallville themselves," Pak said. Pak added that Lana Lang and Steel will remain in the book, and there will be some romantic beats between the two of them.

    Pak then commented on the new beard he's given Superman since his "Doomed" arc. "Time for more beards in comics!" Cunningham said.

    In the current story of Batman/Superman, Pak said that thanks to Satanus and Kaiyo, Superman and Batman are stripped of their memories, and they are starting from scratch. Superman discovers he has powers, Batman discovers he has a secret identity, but without their memories, they react very differently. Batman revels in his riches and gadgets, while Superman is conned by Catwoman to do her bidding.

    "Lois Lane plays a big role in this - she teams up with Bruce Wayne. And sparks may fly!" Pak said.

    For Worlds' Finest, we will see the secret history of Earth-2. Levitz said that in the first issue of Earth-2, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are all killed - so the latest issue goes back in time, all the way back to the destruction of Krypton.

Read the full report at Newsarama.com.

October 12, 2014: Superman Pesters Batman in "LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered"Print

LEGO Superman Cartoon Network has released details on the upcoming one-shot animated movie titled "LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered", which is a special that will tie in to the upcoming "LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham" video game.

"LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered" is scheduled to air on Cartoon Network on Monday, October 27 at 6:00pm (ET/PT), and is written by Jim Krieg and produced by Brandon Vietti.

    Batman prides himself on being a loner, a totally self-sufficient one-man-band. Just ask anyone; Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, Alfred... anyone. So, he is understandably irritated when his nightly cleanup of Gotham City villains is interrupted by Superman, who pesters Batman to join his new superhero team, the Justice League. After Batman makes it quite clear to the Man of Steel that his invitation has been declined, Superman flies off disappointed... whereupon he is overcome with a strange energy and vanishes!

"LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered" airs Monday, October 2 at 6:00pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network.

October 11, 2014: East Lansing Prepare Road Closures for "Batman v Superman"Print

Dawn of Justice Filming for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will take place across two nights on October 16 and 17 in East Lansing in Detroit, Michigan, with local businesses told to expect road closures later this week.

    East Lansing's City Manager, George Lahanas, said be prepared for possible detours as more crews, actors and extras move into town.

    "The city has been asked to provide some road closure assistance for a couple of nights over the next number of days probably the next week or two - time period. And we would be assisting with road closures on Grand River," Lahanas explained.

Source: WILX.com

October 11, 2014: Brainiac Rumored to be Justice League Movie VillainPrint

Brainiac Latino-Review.com's El Mayimbe has posted a rumor claiming that Brainiac is the main villain of the "Justice League" movie which is set to follow on directly after "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".

Joining Jeff Sneider and Mark Reilly for the latest "Meet The Movie Press" podcast, El Mayimbe claims (30 minutes into the podcast) that Brainiac will make his way to Earth, alerted to Kal-El's location by the same beacon that caught Zod's attention in "Man of Steel".

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

Mild Mannered Reviews - Batman/Superman #14Print

Batman/Superman #14

Mild Mannered Reviews - Batman/Superman #14

Scheduled to arrive in stores: October 1, 2014

Cover date: December 2014

"Blank Slate"

Writer: Greg Pak
Artists: Diogenes Neves and Marc Deering
Cover: Jae Lee

Reviewed by: Alisa Lea Gossage

    I like Bruce and Clark's character development. It's almost refreshing to see Bruce enjoying life. I also like the touching scene between Alfred and Bruce. Sometimes I think the we forget how close Alfred was to the Waynes and how much he loves Bruce.

    Lois Lane takes down Cat Woman as Superman looks on. Because Lois Lane is that good.

    Superman is shirtless.

    There are times I like Cat Woman, and there are times I don't. This is one of those times that I can't stand her. She's definitely in character, but her truly 'criminal' side is showing. She's manipulating Superman. I don't like that. But I do like that the writers were wise enough to keep her in character.

Click here to read the complete review of Batman/Superman #14.

October 10, 2014: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period October 3-9, 2014.

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:

October 10, 2014: 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 Jason Norman:

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!

Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Two Annual #1Print

Injustice: Year Two Annual #1

Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Two Annual #1

Released Digitally: October 1, 2014

"Closing Time"/"The Ur-Forge"

Writer: Tom Taylor with Marguerite Bennett
Art: David Yardin, Daniel HDR, Vicente Cifuentes, Mike S. Miller
Cover: Jheremy Raapack with Mark Roberts

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

    "Closing Time" is a mixture of pathos and retcon, neither of which is done very well. Gordon took the super-pills liberally, and until it was revealed by Luthor that the pills exacerbated his cancer, it wasn't thought of. In this Annual, Gordon now knows full well what he's doing to himself, and keeps on keeping on. The incredulous nature of Gordon and the others regarding Clayface is foolish, but it's levelled by Clayface being inept as wet toast at performing him mission. A mission that makes no sense. Regime wants him to find the group and torture them psychologically? Why not just find them and take them all out? You know, notify Regime of his position, Regime comes in, kills them all, end of Year Two. See? Retcons don't work well here.

Click here to read the complete review of Injustice: Year Two Annual #1.