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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
November 7: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Martha Kent, Clark Kent's adoptive mother.
November 12: Bob Holiday, Superman/Clark Kent in the broadway musical comedy It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman born in 1932.
November 14: Writer Elliot S! Maggin (Last Son of Krypton, Miracle Monday and so much more) born in 1950.
November 16: Harry Lennix, General Swanwick in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Chicago, Illinois in 1964.
November 17: Justice League animated series makes its debut on television in 2001.
November 18: With the release of Superman #75, the nation mourns the death of a hero in 1992.
November 20: Phyllis Thaxter, Martha Kent in Superman: The Movie, born in Portland, Maine in 1921.
November 23: The theatrical film Superman and the Mole Men premieres in 1951, leading to the successful television series.
November 25: Noel Neill, Lois Lane in the Superman Serials and the 1950s The Adventures of Superman TV series, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA in 1920.
November 27: Patricia Marand, Lois Lane in the broadway musical comedy It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman, dies from brain cancer in 2008, aged 74.
November 28: Writer and artist Jerry Ordway (Superman) born in 1957.
November 29: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Jimmy Olsen.
November 30: Writer and artist Keith Giffen (Legion of Super-Heroes) born in 1952.

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November 10, 2014: Superman Boat Wins Hawkesbury Bridge to Bridge EventPrint

Superman Boat A boat named "Superman" won the prestiguous Hawkesbury Bridge to Bridge race in Australia on Sunday, having dominated right throughout 2014.

    The Superman boat has been dominant in 2014, winning every major race Darren McGuire has entered and it was no different on Sunday with some incredible speeds shown.

    The Hawkesbury Bridge to Bridge, run since 1961, is one of the most iconic in the sport and McGuire admitted he's not sure what to do with himself now after finally winning it.

    "I skied the race in 1983 so basically ever since then I've been trying and I swore I'd win one, it's really the big one off the bucket list now," he said.

    "It was a relief and satisfaction, it was just everything you can think of, it's one of the biggest races in the world and we were going so fast."

Source: DailyLiberal.com.au


November 10, 2014: "Batman v Superman" Filming - Lois Lane Catches a TaxiPrint

Dawn of Justice Fans captured additional filming for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" in the streets of Chicago this weekend, with the following video showing Amy Adams as Lois Lane apparently exiting the Daily Planet to catch a taxi.

According to OnLocationVacations.com, production will move to 1106 W Lawrence Ave in Chicago across November 11-14, with street closure notices and film permits issued.

Meanwhile, thanks to Gregory Zonsius, we have these aerial videos showing the Kent Farm and Smallville Cemetery locations in Yorkville, Illinois.

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


November 10, 2014: Michael Shannon Says Flying is Physically DemandingPrint

Cavill and Shannon While Henry Cavill was photographed seemingly floating above the streets of Chicago this past weekend for production on "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", Michael Shannon (who played Zod in "Man of Steel") says that being in a flying harness and rig, and making it look as effortless as Henry does, is very hard work.

    "The only time in the movie I got in a harness was when I learned to fly," Shannon said Saturday as he co-hosted a fundraiser for A Red Orchid Theatre, the theater he co-founded in 1993, at The Underground. "It was very difficult work. It was very physically demanding. You can't just sit in the harness and expect it to do all the work. You're not going to look like you're flying. You have to pay attention to what your feet and legs are doing. It's like dancing.

    "But I had a blast making that movie. I love (director) Zack Snyder - great guy. I love Henry Cavill."

Michael Shannon and Henry Cavill reunited this past weekend, when Cavill stopped by the Underground on Saturday night (as seen in the attached photograph).

Source: Chicago Tribune


November 10, 2014: Superman on TV - November 10-16Print

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 "Beacon", 6.00am "Masquerade"; Tuesday - 5.00am "Fortune", 6.00am "Scion"; Wednesday - 5.00am "Kent", 6.00am "Booster"; Thursday - 5.00am "Dominion", 6.00am "Prophecy"; Friday - 5.00am "Finale - Part 1", 6.00am "Finale - Part 2".

The animated movie "Justice League: Doom" will air in the U.S. on ACTION MAX on Tuesday, November 11 at 3.45am.

Al Gough and Miles Millar, the co-creators of "Smallville", talk about the show on "The Writer's Room" on the Sundance channel on Tuesday, November 11 at 8.00am.

The movie "Hollywoodland", about the life and death of George Reeves, will air on IFC on Tuesday, November 11 at 8.30am and 4.00pm.

The movie "Man of Steel" will air on ACTION MAX in the U.S. on Monday, November 10 at 3.50pm; then on on 5MAX on Tuesday, November 11 at 11.00am; and then on MAX on Wednesday, November 12 at 8.00pm; and then back on ACTION MAX on Thursday, November 13 at 9.05am; and then on 5MAX on Friday, November 14 at 9.00pm; and once more on ACTION MAX on Sunday, November 16 at 10.15pm.

The animated movie "LEGO DC Super-Heroes: Batman Be-Leaguered" will air in the U.S. on Cartoon Network on Friday, November 7 at 6.30pm.

The movie "Superman: The Movie", will air on DFC on Saturday, November 15 at 9.30pm; and again on Sunday, November 16 at 4.00pm.

Episodes of the 1950s "Adventures of Superman" TV series air on MeTV in the U.S. on Saturdays. This week's episodes are: "The Human Bomb" at 6.00pm and "Czar of the Underworld" 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, the animated movie "Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox" airs on Tuesday, November 11 at 12.20am on Foxtel's Family Movie Channel.

In Australia, the animated movie "Superman Unbound" airs on Tuesday, November 11 at 4.25am on Foxtel's Family Movie Channel.

In Australia, "Superman II" will air on Friday, November 14 at 10.00pm on Channel 9.

In Australia, the "I Love Lucy" episode titled "Lucy and Superman" (starring George Reeves) will air on Saturday, November 15 at 6.00pm on FOX Classics.

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


Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman Unchained #9Print

Superman Unchained #9

Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman Unchained #9

Scheduled to arrive in stores: November 5, 2014

Cover date: January 2015

"Let The Light In"

Writer: Scott Snyder
Penciller: Jim Lee
Inker: Scott Williams

Reviewed by: Matthew Balinger (aka Johnjones)

    Superman Unchained was a huge misstep in my opinion. It was popcorn action that had very little soul or recognizable characters. It raised questions, but none of any real value to a fan of Superman or someone new to the character. I truly believe that Scott Snyder and Jim Lee set out with good intentions. I feel they endeavored to bring into question everything we know to be Superman and his unmistakable nobility. Sadly, stories that set out to question such things end up being a convoluted mess with hypocritical stances on morality. The dichotomy of hero and villain, played here by Superman and Luthor was executed far better in stories like All-Star Superman. A story that brought Superman's morality and character into question while he remained true to himself and saved the day in the end.

Click here to read the complete review of Superman Unchained #9.


November 9, 2014: "Batman v Superman" - Tension Between Affleck and Cavill?Print

Affleck and Cavill Yahoo! News reports that there is real-life tension between Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill on the set of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".

    Sources revealed that the duo was ribbing each other and playing pranks but it turned sour when Affleck challenged Cavill to see who could lift the heaviest weights, as the latter won the completion, the Daily Star reported.

    The superheroes have since clashed over "just about everything" on set in Detroit, Michigan.

    Sources further mentioned that they've argued over the size of each other's trailers and even what should be on the menus of the catering trucks.

    Director Zack Snyder is reportedly quietly pleased as he thinks the rivalry will boost the on-screen action.

Source: Yahoo! News


November 9, 2014: Original 1978 Telegraph Review of "Superman: The Movie"Print

Superman: The Movie The Telegraph has republished its original 1978 review of "Superman: The Movie" by film critic Patrick Gibb, who gave the movie a 3 (out of 5) star rating saying, "Despite some good cliffhangers and being highly entertaining, Superman was undemanding fare."

    What with bridges going down, dams bursting and cars piling up on motorways following some big explosion, the film seems for a time to become mere destruction drama, but happily the lighter touch is eventually restored with Supermanís arrival in the nick of time, to save his Lois and civilisation.

    All this makes a highly entertaining, though undemanding mixture, of sci-fi, romance and comedy, which could hardly have come off at all at any lower artistic level, nor without such a happy choice for the central part as Christopher Reeve. He manages the two sides of the character, the super and the shy, wonderfully well by bringing to both just the slightest suggestion of burlesque, as if, in fact, he was inwardly enjoying rather a good little joke.

Read the entire 1978 review of "Superman: The Movie" at The Telegraph website.


November 8, 2014: More Filming as Superman Scoops Up Lois in ChicagoPrint

Additional photos and clearer footage of filming for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has been posted online from last night's shoot in Chicago.

Filming in Chicago
Filming in Chicago
Filming in Chicago
Filming in Chicago
Filming in Chicago

Photos: Just Jared

FOX 32 News Chicago

Try not to get too annoyed at the "Batman Filming" caption that dominates the bottom half of the FOX 32 News report.


November 8, 2014: Superman Flies Above Chicago for "Batman v Superman"Print

Filming for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" last night saw Henry Cavill in the Superman costume, rigged up to a crane via wires, flying above the streets of Chicago (sans cape, which will obviously be added in in post production).

Onlookers caught site of Henry and Amy Adams filming what appeared to be a scene where Superman and Lois Lane kiss once more.

Filming in Chicago
Filming in Chicago
Filming in Chicago
Filming in Chicago
Filming in Chicago
Filming in Chicago
Filming in Chicago
Filming in Chicago

Video: Superman flying in Chicago.

A video posted by Luis Gomez (@tribluis) on

Photos and Video Credits: @shelbylynnmarie, @TribLuis, @NickAFashions, and @aem1469


November 7, 2014: Henry Cavill on the Cover of SciFiNow MagazinePrint

SciFiNow #99 The cover of issue #99 of SciFiNow magazine features Henry Cavill as Superman from "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", giving us our first magazine cover for this upcoming movie.

The 8 page feature article titled "Justice Be Done" doesn't reveal anything you haven't likely read online already about the movie, but it does collect all this information in one place, including some of the rumors and speculation that surrounds the film.

Purchase your copy of SciFiNow from their website.

Note: HenryCavill.org have the entire 8-page article available to read on their website. Check it out before the legal eagles swoop.


November 7, 2014: "Batman v Superman" Street Closures for Downtown ChicagoPrint

Dawn of Justice Filming for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is in full swing in downtown Chicago, with the following road closures having been announced.

Tonight, Friday, November 7 from 7.00pm Clark Street between Monroe and Jackson, and Adams Street between Clark and Dearborn will be closed until 6.00am Saturday morning.

There will also be intermittent road closures on Jackson between Wells and Clark, Clark between Jackson and Monroe, and LaSalle between Jackson and Monroe.

The above road closures will also be in place all day Sunday, November 9.

Source: WGNTV.com


November 7, 2014: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period October 31 to November 6, 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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November 6, 2014: Filming for "Batman v Superman" Now in ChicagoPrint

Zack Snyder and his production crew are wasting no time in their filming schedule for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", with the Kent Farm location in Yorkville, Illinois already set to be pulled down over the next few days. The base camp in a nearby car park is already vacant.

The Kent Farm House was reconstructed over a year ago, awaiting the return of film crews, who spent all of three days at the location, before moving on.

Smallville Cemetery Set Vacated
Kent Farm Set Vacated

Thanks to Jeff Frost for the above photos and video.

However, the crew is already busy setting up in downtown Chicago, with film trucks parked in Loop next to the Willis Tower. Inside the building the Daily Planet globe is being put together in the lobby, with security telling office workers from the building that filming will take place tonight. Elsewhere a Metropolis train is pulling in to (or out of) the station.

Daily Planet Lobby Being Constructed
Daily Planet Lobby Being Constructed
Daily Planet Globe
Metropolis Train

Daily Planet Photo: Sarah Elizabeth