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DC Collectibles Bombshells Supergirl Statue
DC Collectibles Bombshells Supergirl Statue

Are you a fan of Kara Zor-El? Supergirl looks like a pinup girl from the 1940s and 1950s! Statue is sculpted by artist Tim Miller. She sure looks happy! Sculpted by artist Tim Miller, the DC Comics Bombshells Supergirl Statue stands a little over 10 1/2-inches tall, with a look inspired by the pinup girls of the 1940s and 1950s. If you're a Supergirl reader or fan of the Kara Zor-El, you must add this amazing cold-cast porcelain statue to your collection! Ages 15 and up.

DC Collectibles Bombshells Supergirl Statue
DC Collectibles Bombshells Supergirl Statue

Are you a fan of Kara Zor-El? Supergirl looks like a pinup girl from the 1940s and 1950s! Statue is sculpted by artist Tim Miller. She sure looks happy! Sculpted by artist Tim Miller, the DC Comics Bombshells Supergirl Statue stands a little over 10 1/2-inches tall, with a look inspired by the pinup girls of the 1940s and 1950s. If you're a Supergirl reader or fan of the Kara Zor-El, you must add this amazing cold-cast porcelain statue to your collection! Ages 15 and up.

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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
March 31: In 1959, Action #252 introduces us to Superman's cousin, Supergirl.
March 31: Marc McClure, Jimmy Olsen in the Christopher Reeve Superman movies, born in San Mateo, California in 1957.
April 1: Annette O'Toole, Lana Lang in Superman III and Martha Kent in Smallville, born in Houston, TX in 1954.
April 1: Sam Huntington, Jimmy Olsen in Superman Returns, born in Peterborough, New Hampshire in 1982.
April 1: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Mr. Mxyzptlk, the Imp from the 5th dimension.
April 2: Christopher Meloni, Colonel Nathan Hardy in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Washington, District of Columbia in 1961.
April 3: Marlon Brando, Jor-El in Superman: The Movie, born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1924.
April 7: Russell Crowe, Jor-El in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1964.
April 8: Jack O'Halloran, Non in Superman: The Movie and Superman II, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1943.
April 8: John Schneider, Jonathan Kent in Smallville, born in Mount Kisco, NY in 1960.
April 14: John Shea, Lex Luthor in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman TV series, born in 1949.
April 14: Mark Pillow, Nuclear Man in Superman IV, born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England in 1959.
April 16: Joan Alexander, best known as Lois Lane from the 1940s Superman Radio Series, born in Louise Abras in St. Paul, Minneapolis in 1915.
April 18: DC Comics Super Hero World Record Event
April 18: Action Comics #1, Superman's debut comic book, was released on this day in 1938 (although some argue it was actually May 3).
April 22: Cassidy Freeman, Tess Mercer in the Smallville TV series, born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1982.
April 23: Kal Penn, Stanford in Superman Returns, born in Montclair, New Jersey in 1977.
April 24: Stacy Haiduk, Lana Lang in the Superboy TV series, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1968.
April 26: Tom Welling, Clark Kent in Smallville, born in New York, NY in 1977.
April 29: Sam Jones III, Pete Ross in Smallville, born in Boston, MA in 1983.
April 29: Lane Smith, Perry White in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman TV series, born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1936.

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March 16, 2015: A Superhero Memorial for Superman Fan Who Saved Lives With His DeathPrint

Chris Kmetz You'll recall the story from earlier this month about Washington-based Superman fan Chris Kmetz, who died on February 23, leaving behind two children and his wife, but saved two lives through the donation of his Kidneys. This week Chris received a farewell tribute from his family and friends, who were all encourages to come to the memorial dressed as superheroes.


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    Superman fan and "Superdad" Chris Kmetz was given a hero's farewell at his superhero-themed memorial Sunday at the Northshore Senior Center in Bothell, Washington.

    Dozens of friends and family came dressed in costumes of their favorite comic book characters, Chris' wife, Jackie Kmetz, told ABC News today.

    Jackie dressed up as Wonder Woman while her kids dressed up as a little Superboy and Supergirl. Even villains like Poison Ivy from "Batman" and characters from other fandoms like "Star Wars" came out to celebrate, Jackie said.

Source: ABC News


March 16, 2015: Giveaway Contest - Win 1 of 2 Superman Flik Flak Watches!Print

FlikFlak Superman Watch Thanks to Flik Flak watches, the Superman Homepage is pleased to be able to give away 2 Superman watches!

Two lucky Superman fans will win a "Superman's Back in Town" kid's watch from Flik Flak, featuring a dynamic blue design with Superman graphics and images.

    The turning bezel spins around a brick wall and skyscrapers rise tall, but no wall is too thick and no building too high for the Man of Steel. Metropolis is safe again as Superman has returned on "Superman's Back In Town".

Part of The Swatch Group, Flik Flak watches are designed specifically for children.

To enter the contest you need to answer one simple question on the Contest Page.

The contest runs from Monday, March 16, 2015 to 11.59pm on Sunday, March 22, 2015. The winners will be notified by email and will also be announced on the front page of the Superman Homepage on Monday, March 23, 2015.

ENTER NOW!


March 16, 2015: Superman on TV - March 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

Episodes of "Smallville" air on TNT in the U.S. on Thursday mornings. This week's episodes are: Thursday, March 19 - 1.00am "Tempest", 2.00am "Vortex".

The documentary, "How Superman Defeated the KKK", which tells the story of how human rights activist Stetson Kennedy infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940s and passed along secret information to the writers of the radio program "The Adventures of Superman", is scheduled to air in the U.S. on the American Heroes Channel on Monday, March 16 at 6.00pm; again on Tuesday, March 17 at 3.00am; and one more time on Saturday, March 21 at 9.00am.

The animated movie "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies" will air in the U.S. on ACTION MAX on Tuesday, March 17 at 6.45am; and again on Friday, March 20 at 8.40am.

The movie "Man of Steel" will air in the U.S. on HBO 2 on Wednesday, March 18 at 8.30pm; and then on Friday, March 20 at 6.00pm.

The animated movie "Superman/Batman: Apocalypse" will air in the U.S. on MAX on Thursday, March 19 at 6.00am.

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 Friday, March 20 at 5.00am on the HALLMARK channel.

The movie "Superman III" will air in the U.S. on Discovery Family Channel (DFC) on Saturday, March 21 at 9.00pm; and again the next day at 5.00pm.

Episodes of the 1950s "Adventures of Superman" TV series air on MeTV in the U.S. on Saturday from 6.00pm. This week's episodes are:
Saturday, March 21 - "Semi-Private Eye" at 6.00pm and "Perry White's Scoop" 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, March 17 - "Beneath" at 3.30pm
Wednesday, March 18 - "Bloodlines" at 3.30pm
Thursday, March 19 - "Depths" at 3.30pm
Friday, March 20 - "Satisfaction" at 3.30pm.

The documentary "Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle" will air in Australia on the BBC Knowledge channel on Saturday, March 21 at 8.30pm.

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


Mild Mannered Reviews - Action Comics #40Print

Action Comics #40

Mild Mannered Reviews - Action Comics #40

Scheduled to arrive in stores: March 11, 2015

Cover date: May 2015

"Mirror Cracked"

Writer: Greg Pak
Penciller: Aaron Kuder
Inker: Aaron Kuder

Reviewed by: Michael Bailey

    Normally I don't talk about current events when writing these reviews but given the release of the cover images to the Post-Convergence Superman titles and the fact that Superman fandom once again had themselves a big old freak out party it's kind of hard not to have those feelings intrude on what I am reading. I didn't stay for the whole party and the hangover is still there but I did go for a bit and it was nice catching up with everyone. Anyway, with all of the previously mentioned freaking out it was great to have a book like this to read. ACTION COMICS has been a pretty serious place for the past year or so. Between DOOMED and HORRORVILLE things have been kind of bleak with momentary bits of hope thrown in. Superman has been going through a lot, which is why this littler diversion into Bizarroworld came at just the right time. It was fun. In fact this is the most laugh out loud fun I have had with a comic in some time.

Click here to read the complete review of Action Comics #40.


March 14, 2015: Batman Tries to Save Superman from Darth Vader - Alt EndingPrint

Batman v Darth Vader You may recall that late last year an impressive Super Power Beat Down video saw Batman travel to the Death Star to try save Superman from the clutches of Darth Vader. Things didn't end well for the Dark Knight.

Now, with an explanation regarding how Superman was captured, a new Alternate Ending video released this month might have Superman fans a little more impressed.


March 13, 2015: DC Announces Joker Variant Covers for JunePrint

DC Comics has announced that the Variant Cover theme for June's comic books will be dedicated to The Joker.

The Joker variant covers for Superman titles include:

  • "Action Comics" #41 by Darwin Cooke
  • "Batman/Superman" #21 by Jock
  • "Justice League" #41 by David Finch & Jonathan Glapion and Brad Anderson
  • "Justice League of America #1" by Howard Porter and HiFi
  • "Superman" #41 by Karl Kerschl
  • "Superman/Wonder Woman" #18 by Cliff Chiang

Action Comics #41 Batman/Superman #21 JLA #1
Justice League #41 Sup/WW #18 Superman #41

Image Sources: ComicBookResources.com, CraveOnline.com and ComicVine.com


March 13, 2015: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period March 6-12, 2015.

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:


March 13, 2015: 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 ez_superman:
"Even when I squint, Ms Lane, your dress still appears blue and black..."

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!


March 12, 2015: New Look for Superman Post-ConvergencePrint

Action Comics #41 Sup/WW #18 While more focus in the world of DC Comics today has been given to Wonder Woman's new costume post-Convergence, Superman too looks like he'll be returning to the T-Shirt and Jeans look (first explored in the early New 52 run of "Action Comics"), with a new-look "S" shield as well.

The new-look "S" shield is a red S with a black background, surrounded by a yellow outline on the outer edge of the shield.

Additionally, Superman looks like he'll ditch the cape, which was part of his early T-Shirt and Jeans look when Grant Morrison relaunched "Action Comics" at the start of the New 52 line in 2011.

Superman also appears to be sporting a new hairstyle.

This change appears on the cover of Aaron Kuder's "Action Comics #41" and "Superman/Wonder Woman #18", both part of the new "Truth" story arc, which will begin in June.

Source: Nerdist.com and Uproxx.com


March 12, 2015: DC Comics Super Heroes World Record AttemptPrint

World Record Attempt WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND DC ENTERTAINMENT TEAM UP WITH FANS TO SET WORLD RECORD FOR MOST PEOPLE DRESSED AS DC COMICS SUPER HEROES

Cities around the Globe Participating in the DC Comics Super Hero World Record Event Include Birmingham, Cardiff, Kaohsiung, Lille, London, Los Angeles, Lyon, Madrid, Manila, Mexico City, Paris, Queensland, Rome, Sao Paulo and Warrington

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and DC Entertainment (DCE) today announced plans to set a world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as DC Comics Super Heroes held at multiple venues around the globe within 24 hours. The DC Comics Super Hero World Record Event - to take place on April 18, 2015 - will kick off in Queensland, Australia with a celebration at Movie World Australia theme park, and come to a commemorative close in Los Angeles, CA, USA at Hollywood & Highland.

"Warner Bros. Consumer Products is thrilled to team up with partners around the world to set the world record for the most people dressed as DC Comics Super Heroes," said Brad Globe, President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. "We invite fans of all ages to come out for this exciting family event and don their capes, cowls and masks to represent their favorite DC Comics Super Hero."

At each event, fans dressed as DC Comics Super Heroes will gather to celebrate with interactive games and activities inspired by the famed world of DC Comics before formally attempting to set the world record. The DC Comics Super Hero World Record Event cities unveiled today, include:

  • Birmingham, UK
  • Cardiff, UK
  • Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Lille, France
  • London, UK
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Lyon, France
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Manila, Philippines
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Paris, France
  • Queensland, Australia
  • Rome, Italy
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Warrington, UK

To participate in setting this heroic world record, DC Comics fans must dress from head-to-toe as an instantly recognized Super Hero that has been featured in a DC Comics published book, television program or film. The DC Comics Super Hero universe includes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Batgirl, Supergirl, Aquaman, Cyborg, Robin, Green Arrow, and many more. Both homemade costumes as well as official costumes from licensees and official event retail partners will be considered as long as they are a full representation of the Super Hero and are as close to the original DC Comics' Super Hero's costume as possible.

The world record will be set once fans gather in the assigned area at each local event and stay there for a full five minutes to be counted towards the record. WBCP will be working closely with retail and licensing partners in each market to offer exclusive merchandise, promotional support and more, to bring fans this exciting global event in each participating city.

Leading up to the one-day event, WBCP and DCE, together with local sponsors and organizers, will present DC Comics' most ardent fans with the opportunity to demonstrate their fandom by entering into various photo contests and sweepstakes, including the "Best Super Hero Post" photo contest and the "Best Super Hero Photo Bomb" contest. DC Comics enthusiasts will also be able to compare and preview their costumes with a "Costume Preview Polling" contest presented by event organizers on social media. Follow #DCWorldRecord on Facebook and Twitter for more information on the contests.

For more information about the DC Comics Super Hero World Record Event, visit https://www.facebook.com/DCComicsWorldRecord


March 12, 2015: From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman PodcastPrint

From Crisis to Crisis Welcome to the 185th episode of From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast! This podcast has a simple premise; examine just about every Superman comic published between Man of Steel #1 in 1986 to Adventures of Superman #649 in 2006 in an informative and hopefully entertaining format.

Part index. Part commentary. Part history lesson. All podcast.

THIS IS IT!

THE FINAL CHAPTER OF ZERO HOUR!

It's been a fun six weeks but Mike and Jeff are ready to knock ZERO HOUR on the head and send it back to their collections. They begin with ZERO HOUR #0, where Parallax lays out his plans and the heroes do their best to stop him. Will they succeed? Well, yeah. I mean the DCU continued after ZERO HOUR and Parallax was not in charge so it's a safe bet that the heroes win but there is a huge emotional cost. After that the boys look at GREEN LANTERN #0, which features the sort of final fate of Parallax. Then Mike and Jeff jump ahead to 2008 with BOOSTER GOLD #0, which is an honest to goodness tie in issue with ZERO HOUR. Finally they look at STEEL #8, which should have been a ZERO HOUR crossover but was not bannered as such. The fact that it wasn't is a crime.

Heck, OUTSIDERS got a bannered cover and it had jack all to do with ZERO HOUR.

Next Time: ZERO HOUR may be over but the fun continues with ZERO MONTH. A new enemy from Clark's past makes his move in SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #0 and SUPERMAN #0. The boys will also be checking out SUPERBOY #0, so you might want to read that as well.

You can subscribe to the show in two ways. First there is the RSS Feed and there is also the iTunes link. You can also download the episode directly.

If you want to comment on the show or contact the hosts you can always private message Mike and Jeff, leave comments here or email them at fromcrisistocrisis@gmail.com. All questions, concerns, fears, trepidations and cheap shots are welcome.


March 12, 2015: Brian Buccellato Talks "Injustice: Year Four"Print

Injustice: Year Four #1 With Year Three of "Injustice: Gods Among Us" coming to a close, ComicVine.com caught up with writer Brian Buccellato to ask him what he has planned for Year Four. Here's part of the interview...

    CV: YEAR FOUR is going to invade Wonder Woman's world. What do you think this will offer readers that the other volumes haven't?

    BB: There's a big old twist that we haven't seen in previous years. But I'm not gonna say what it is. Also, it is a chance to see Greek Mythological characters like Hermes, Zeus, and even Hercules.

    CV: So far, a vast majority of the playable characters from the video game have appeared in the comic. Deathstroke and Bane haven't, though. They don't exactly come to mind when you think of Gods and Wonder Woman, but is there a chance we'll see them worked into the story?

    BB: I have plans for them in year five. This year is about the Gods.

    CV: What's your approach to writing Wonder Woman? What do you believe are her strengths and weaknesses?

    BB: She is a warrior - probably the world's greatest warrior - so that is always at the forefront of my interpretation of Wonder Woman... but my approach to her centers on her main motivations in this story. She has sided with Superman because she truly believes in his cause. And as a warrior, she is willing to live with the consequences that come with being a part of the Regime. As far as weaknesses go, I think she may be stubborn and ultimately TOO loyal to Superman.

Read the entire interview at the ComicVine website.


March 11, 2015: Supergirl Pilot Photos - Kara and Winslow SchottPrint

MelissaBenoist.com has uploaded a gallery of photos from yesterday's filming of the pilot episode for the upcoming "Supergirl" TV Series, which show Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) crossing the road with fellow CatCo colleague (and her nextdoor neighbor) Winslow Schott (played by Jeremy Jordan).

Filming on the Pilot Episode
Filming on the Pilot Episode
Filming on the Pilot Episode
Filming on the Pilot Episode

Check out MelissaBenoist.com for more of these photos.

The cast of the "Supergirl" TV series includes: Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra "Alex" Danvers, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, and Jeremy Jordan as Winslow Schott.

Andrew Kreisberg (The Flash and Arrow), Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler are writers on the series. Glen Winter is directior of the pilot episode from a script penned by Ali Adler (No Ordinary Family) and Greg Berlanti (Arrow), both of whom are executive producers alongside Sarah Schechter and Andrew Kreisberg.

The Supergirl TV series is expected to debut on CBS this September.