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New Adventures of Superman-Seasons 2 & 3 DVD
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Warner Home Video has announced that they will be releasing Seasons 2 and 3 of "The New Adventures of Superman" cartoons from Filmation on June 3, 2014.

Superman Unchained 2015 Wall Calendar
Superman Unchained 2015 Wall Calendar

12 full-color images. Includes 4 extra planning grids for September through December of 2014, plus full pages for January through December of 2015.

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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
July 1: Marlon Brando, Jor-El in Superman: The Movie, dies of lung failure aged 80 in 2004.
July 4: Eva Marie Saint, Martha Kent in Superman Returns, born in Newark, New Jersey in 1924.
July 6: Writer and Artist John Byrne (Man of Steel, Superman, Action Comics) born in 1950.
July 10: Superman artist and co-creator Joe Shuster born in 1914.
July 11: Michael Rosenbaum, Lex Luthor in Smallville, born in Oceanside, N.Y in 1972.
July 17: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lana Lang, Clark Kent's boyhood friend.
July 22: Terence Stamp, General Zod in Superman and Superman II, born in 1938.
July 25: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lucy Lane, Lois Lane's sister.
July 26: Kevin Spacey, Lex Luthor in Superman Returns, born in South Orange, New Jersey in 1959.
July 26: Ilya Salkind, Superman movie producer, born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1947.
July 27: Jackson Beck, voice of Superman Radio Introduction, dies in 2004, aged 92.
July 29: Allison Mack, Chloe Sullivan in Smallville, born in Preez, Germany in 1982.
July 29: Writer Gail Simone (Action Comics) celebrates her birthday today.
July 30: Laurence Fishburne, Perry White in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Augusta, Georgia in 1961.
July 31: Dean Cain, star of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan in 1966.

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Mild Mannered Reviews - Batman/Superman #12Print

Batman/Superman #12

Mild Mannered Reviews - Batman/Superman #12

Scheduled to arrive in stores: July 2, 2014

Cover date: August 2014

"Second Chance"

Writer: Greg Pak
Penciller: Ken Lashley and Tom Raney
Inker: Jaime Mendoza, Tom Raney and Ken Lashley
Cover: Jae Lee and June Chung
Variant Cover: Shane Davis and Michelle Delecki with Barbara Ciardo

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

    I'm filling for Alisa once more, and we expect to see her back once able.

    The major disappointment, whether Pak realizes it or not, is that it reads like a treatise on the Pre-New 52 superheroes, as opposed to the New 52 heroes... who are becoming more like the Pre-New 52 heroes. The story is circuitous in plot and in incidental argument, but it seems Pak revisits Earth 2 and his initial Batman/Superman work due to the reception and popularity of that storyline. Aside of that, it's quizzical as to why this story occurs and why there is the continuous need to reinvest in characters, i.e., the Earth 2 Trinity, that have been deemed ineffective and obsolete. Kaiyo reminds us that she selected the New 52 heroes world as the perfect place for her to hide from her father, Darkseid because they were ruthless and dangerous; the perfect heroic qualities that we would expect from Superman and Batman, of course, paragons of heroism that they are. If the return is to demonstrate how much Batman and Superman have changed/grown, it doesn't take, because that isn't shown. The hardest part of the story is watching Wonder Woman, Superman, and Batman go needlessly to their deaths once more, while New 52 Superman and Batman look on without the knuckle-sense to see how they could effect a positive change is just short of malpractice. Just short.

Click here to read the complete review of Batman/Superman #12.


July 15, 2014: Tweaked Superman Costume - Poll ResultsPrint

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

What was your impression of the first photo of Henry Cavill as Superman for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"?

There's no doubt that the first photo of Henry Cavill in the tweaked Superman costume for the upcoming movie was a huge success amongst Superman fans, with 85% of you thinking it was Good or better.

Here's the complete breakdown:

Excellent!
Excellent!
64% [73 Votes]

Good
Good
21% [24 Votes]

Average
Average
8% [9 Votes]

Bad
Bad
4% [5 Votes]

Horrible!
Horrible!
1% [1 Vote]

Unsure/Undecided
Unsure/Undecided
2% [2 Votes]


July 14, 2014: 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:

Online Hobbies Radio at Blog Talk Radio with SupermanHomepage on BlogTalkRadio

PLEASE NOTE: We will NOT be broadcasting a show on July 21 or July 28. Our next show will be broadcast on Monday, August 4 at 7.30pm PDT 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.


July 14, 2014: DC Comics October 2014 SolicitationsPrint

Superman #35 Action Comics #35 Check out the DC Comics October 2014 solicitations for all the Superman-related comics and products soon to be released.


July 14, 2014: Gary Oldman Skeptical About "Batman v Superman"Print

Dawn of Justice Gary Oldman, who starred as Commissioner Gordon in the "Dark Knight" trilogy of Batman films, sat down with Yahoo! Movies for an interview, where he sounded unsure about the premise of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".

    "They want to keep it going. Of course they do. But, it's Superman yeah? Batman and Superman together? We shall see."

    "The thing about Nolan, there was some grounding of reality to it. In our trilogy, and as fantastical and as big as The Joker was, it was based [on reality]... we could relate to it."

    "But now we've got a Batman and we've got a guy who can fly who's an alien?! We'll have to see..."

    "It's got big shoes to fill".

Source: Yahoo! Movies UK


Mild Mannered Reviews - Superboy #33Print

Superboy #33

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superboy #33

Scheduled to arrive in stores: July 9, 2013

Cover date: September 2014

"Paradox"

Writer: Aaron Kuder
Penciller: Jorge Jimenez
Inker: Jorge Jimenez
Cover: Jorge Jimenez & Michael Atiyeh

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

    Yes it's silly, yes it's explosive, yes it's fun.

    The title has truly found its feet and is delivering an energetic, story that, while obviously a huge band aid fixing a catalogue of errors, has really grown into its own.

    I hate that this is almost the end of the journey. In one respect I feel happy that the book is finally in the hands of someone that can deliver a fantastical story and can take your breath away with its unexpected twists... but in another I wish this was in 2011 when the title began. If it were I feel sure it would have been one of the New 52's best books. I feel like someone dropped the baton here in the higher editorial levels and so, in another respect, I feel angry that we the readers endured some of the worst Superboy stories ever told to get to this point. It is testament to a good writer that they can grab the concepts and elements that floundered and pull them together into something special.

Click here to read the complete review of Superboy #33.


July 14, 2014: Superman on TV - July 14-20Print

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 "Accelerate", 6.00am "Calling"; Tuesday - 5.00am "Exodus", 6.00am "Exile"; Wednesday - 5.00am "Phoenix", 6.00am "Extinction"; Thursday - 5.00am "Slumber", 6.00am "Perry"; Friday - 5.00am "Relic", 6.00am "Magnetic".

The "Justice League Unlimited" episode titled "The Great Brain Robbery" will air in the U.S. on Saturday, July 19 at 9.30am on The CW's Vortexx programming block.

The animated movie "Justice League: The New Frontier" will air on STARZ Kids & Family in the U.S. on Sunday, July 20 at 2.35am and 11.20pm.

The animated movie "Justice League: Doom" will air on ACTION MAX in the U.S. on Tuesday, July 15 at 1.05pm.

The movie "Man of Steel" will air on MAX TV in the U.S. on Saturday, July 19 at 10.00pm.

The movie "Hollywoodland", about the life and death of George Reeves, will air on SUNDANCE on Tuesday, July 15 at 7.15pm and 10.00pm.

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

Australia

In Australia, the animated movie "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths" will air on the Family Movie Channel on Tuesday, July 15 at 8.15am.

"Man of Steel" will air on Australian TV on Foxtel's Action movie channel on Saturday, July 19 at 8.30pm.

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


July 13, 2014: Superman Panels at San Diego Comic-ConPrint

SDCC Comic-Con International will be taking place across July 24-27 in San Diego, and while there's no official announcement regarding any appearance from Zack Snyder regarding a "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" announcement or teaser, there are a number of other panels that Superman fans might be interested in.

Friday, July 25

11.15am - DC Comics: Champions of Justice
The New 52 return to San Diego for a star-studded, action-packed panel with David Finch (Forever Evil, upcoming Wonder Woman), Meredith Finch (upcoming Wonder Woman), Van Jensen (Green Lantern Corps), Geoff Johns (Justice League, Superman), Jeff Lemire (Futures End, Green Arrow, Justice League United), Charles Soule (Red Lanterns, Superman/Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing), Robert Venditti (The Flash, Green Lantern) and others. Join the creators of DC Comics's most powerful and influential heroes and heroines for a sneak peek at what is to come for these champions of justice!
Friday July 25, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 6DE

1.00pm - Costume Designers Guild: Costume Illustration
The hottest costume illustrators of the day will talk about their latest blockbuster projects, the creative process, and what it's like working with some of the top costume designers. Panelists include Alan Villaneuva (The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1 & 2), Constantine Sekeris (Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice), Christian Cordella (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Phillip Boutte Jr. (X-Men: Days of Future Past), and Arianne Phillips (Kingsman: The Secret Service).
Friday July 25, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 23ABC

Saturday, July 26

10.00am - The Production Designer: Architect of Imagination
The production designer opens the script, reads, and literally dreams up the most perfect of all possible worlds in which to tell the tale-whether the story is set in the mythic past, the here and now, or any imaginable future. And then the designer must gather and lead the army of artists who, over months or years, in plaster or in pixels, will actually make the design real. Four top production designers - Patrick Tatopoulos (Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, 300: Rise of an Empire), Philip Messina (The Hunger Games franchise), Oliver Scholl (Edge of Tomorrow, Independence Day), and John Myhre (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides)-discuss their art, the business, and their careers. Moderated by John Muto (Species, Terminator 2-3D).
Saturday July 26, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 23ABC

11.15am - DC Comics-Superman: The Man of Tomorrow
The Last Son of Krypton is one of the most recognized pop culture icons of all time, and this year Superman is set to soar to new heights! Come by for exclusive access on what makes The Man of Steel the hero that he is with people who bring him to life, including Geoff Johns (Superman), Aaron Kuder (Action Comics), John Romita Jr. (Superman), Charles Soule (Superman/Wonder Woman), and others.
Saturday July 26, 2014 11:15am - 12:30pm
Room 6DE

2.00pm - DC Comics: New Places for Familiar Faces
DC Comics is proud to have Greg Capullo, David Finch, and John Romita Jr. working on the three greatest heroes of our generation: Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. For the first time ever, these three all-star creators sit down and discuss what it is like to work on the Trinity and what is in store for everyone's favorite characters.
Saturday July 26, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 6DE

Sunday, July 27

1.00pm - LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games present an inside look at LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, its upcoming, multiplatform game. Produced by the creative geniuses of TT Games, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham puts Batman, Superman, and the heroes of DC Comics in an out-of-this-world adventure to various Lantern worlds battling Brainiac and some of the universe's most cunning villains. More than 150 characters with amazing powers and abilities provide a whole new twist on the popular action-adventure game. Be among the first to see a Comic-Con exclusive game-play demonstrations and character reveals, receive exciting prizes and giveaways, and witness a true blockbuster announcement. Panelists include TT Games game director Arthur Parsons and executive producer Phill Ring, as well as several members of the stellar voice cast, many of whom are reprising their roles in the famous franchise, including Troy Baker (Batman: Arkham Origins), Travis Willingham (LEGO Batman: The Movie: DC Super Heroes Unite!), Laura Bailey (Batman: Arkham Origins), Dee Bradley Baker (Phineas and Ferb), Josh Keaton (Green Lantern: The Animated Series)-and special guest star Adam West! LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will be available in the fall.
Sunday July 27, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 6BCF

Superman Homepage reporter Luis Jaime will be attending Comic-Con International and reporting on as many of the Superman-related events and panels as he can. Stay tuned!


July 13, 2014: Composer Ken Thorne Dies Aged 90Print

Ken Thorne Ken Thorne, Oscar-winning composer, passed away on Tuesday, aged 90.

While Superman fans will know him best for composing "Superman II" and "Superman III" scores, rearranging the iconic themes created by John Williams, Thorne won an Oscar for scoring the 1966 musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and earned a Grammy nomination for writing the incidental score to the 1965 Beatles film Help!

Born in England, Thorne began playing the piano at the age of 5, and was a professional musician by the time he was 15.

Our condolences to his wife, Linda, and twin daughters Emily and Claire.

Source: HollywoodReporter.com


July 13, 2014: Superman Featured in HISHE Godzilla VideoPrint

While it's highly debatable whether Superman ever actually personally destroyed any buildings in Metropolis in "Man of Steel", the guys at HISHE have featured Superman in their latest animated video on "How Godzilla Should Have Ended", which is sure to raise some interesting debate.


July 13, 2014: Raunchy Superman Comedy "In a Single Bound"Print

In a Single Bound Kyle Walker, a Superman fan and playwright from West Michigan, has written a raunchy comedy and parody on the Superman theme titled "In a Single Bound", which will premiere this week at the Dog Story Theater in Grand Rapids.

    Board member of The University Wits Kyle Walker joined the WZZM13 Weekend Morning News to share more about the debut of "In a Single Bound."

    Walker was inspired to write the play, by how he related to Superman in his childhood. "I grew up very a shy and quiet kid," he says, "I related more with Clark Kent than Superman. But when I stopped and thought about it, I realized that Clark Kent and Superman are the same person. Things like that are what helped me out of my shell."

"In a single Bound" premieres on July 17 at 8:00pm at the Dog Story Theater, on Jefferson Avenue in downtown Grand Rapids. Purchase tickets from the Dog Story Theater website.

Click "Read More" below or the headline link above to watch a video interview with Kyle Walker.


July 11, 2014: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the week July 4-10, 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.

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July 11, 2014: More "Batman v Superman" Set Pieces Taking Shape in Corktown, MichiganPrint

Some additional photos have been posted online of set peices and construction sites for the "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" film taking shape in Corktown, Michigan.

Speculation is that the first photo (below left) may be the entrance to the Wayne Enterprises building.

Set Construction in Corktown
Set Construction in Corktown
Set Construction in Corktown
Set Construction in Corktown

Photos: Marlen LaBianco Gomez