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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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June 22, 2015: Superman on TV - June 22-28Print

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

The movie "Superman Returns" will air on HBO Family on Monday, June 22 at 1.50am.

The movie "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace" will air on Discovery Family Channel (DFC) at 12.00am and 8.00pm on Tuesday, June 23.

The movie "Man of Steel" will air in the U.S. on 5MAX on Wednesday, June 24 at 2.55am and then at 5.35pm on ACTION MAX; and then on ACTION MAX on Saturday, June 27 at 2.00pm.

The "Smallville" episode titled "Precipice" will air on TNT on Thursday, June 25 at 1.00am, followed by "Witness" at 2.00am.

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, June 27 - "The Girl Who Hired Superman" at 6.00pm and "Dagger Island" at 6.30pm.

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

In Australia, the movie "Man of Steel" will air on Foxtel's Premiere movie channel on Wednesday, June 24 at 4.05am.

In Australia, the "Teen Titans Go!" episode titled "Let's Get Serious", which guest stars the Young Justice characters, will air on Cartoon Network on Saturday, June 27 at 8.25am and 5.35pm.

In Australia, episodes of the "Young Justice" animated series air on the following days on GO! (99). This week's episodes are:
Tuesday, June 23 - "Alpha Males" at 10.30am
Wednesday, June 24 - "Revelation" at 10.30am
Thursday, June 25 - "Humanity" at 10.30am
Friday, June 26 - "Failsafe" at 10.30am
Sunday, June 28 - "Independence Day" at 3.00pm
Sunday, June 28 - "Fireworkds" at 3.30pm

In Australia, episodes of the "Young Justice: Invasion" animated series air on the following days on Cartoon Network. This week's episodes are:
Monday, June 22 - "The Fix" at 11.35pm
Tuesday, June 23 - "Runaways" at 11.35pm
Wednesday, June 24 - "War" at 11.35pm
Thursday, June 25 - "Complications" at 11.35pm
Friday, June 26 - "The Hunt" at 11.35pm
Saturday, June 27 - "Intervention" at 11.35pm
Sunday, June 28 - "Summit" at 11.35pm

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


June 21, 2015: "The Death of 'Superman Lives'; What Happened?" Australia ScreeningPrint

The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened? "The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened?", the full-length documentary by filmmaker Jon Schnepp which examines the story behind the proposed 1998 "Superman Lives" movie, will be screening in Australia in August.

    This documentary delves into one of Hollywood's most enthralling 'what if?' stories - the proposed 1998 Superman Lives film with Tim Burton directing and Nicolas Cage starring as Superman. Interviews with Tim Burton, Kevin Smith, Dan Gilroy and Colleen Atwood, and unique source material including never-before-seen footage and artwork give an inside look into what might have been the most original and cosmic Superman movie ever made.

The documentary will be have a Q&A screening on one night only at the Hayden Orpheum in Cremorne on Wednesday, August 12 at 7.45pm. Tickets are available via the Orpheum website.


June 21, 2015: Superman Comic Strip - Father's Day TributePrint

As it's Father's Day in some parts of the world today, we have this special comic strip tribute to all the super fathers in our lives...

Father's Day
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June 19, 2015: Jesse Eisenberg Says Lex is Not a "Silly, Villainous Character"Print

Lex Luthor MTV News interviewed actor Jesse Eisenberg, and asked him what his version of Lex Luthor will be like in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".

    The actor told MTV News that his take on the iconic villain in the upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice "has an emotional core to the character. It's not [some] silly, villainous character."

    Eisenberg credited writer Chris Terrio (Argo) with building a character with clear motivation and justification for his actions. "He loves my character in the same way that I love my character," said the actor, who was being interviewed for his role in The End of the Tour. "There's some more psychological accuracy that the person is coming from a place that is probably diagonosable in some ways."

    Eisenberg went on to say that his take on one of DC Comics' most recognizable bad guys is one that is "an entirely different thing" from the way Gene Hackman portrayed Luthor in Richard Donner's Superman. "The tone of that movie is so different," he said, referring to the more cartoonish 1978 blockbuster. "That movie wouldn't be made like that now."

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" opens worldwide March 25, 2016.


June 19, 2015: Superman's Comic Book Changes and Lois Lane's InvolvementPrint

Superman #41 ComicVine.com has published an interview with "Superman" writer Gene Luen Yang and artist John Romita Jr. in which they talk about the changes to Superman, Lois Lane's involvement, and whether the status quo will be reinstated eventually. Here are a few parts of the interview...

    COMIC VINE: What will be the focus of this series and how is it similar and different from the other Superman titles?

    GENE LUEN YANG: What we’re going for is making each title independent somebody could read just one title and enjoy it. But they’re also interlocking so if someone chooses to read all four books in the Superman group, they’ll get a bigger, richer picture. It’s been a challenge but I think we’re pulling it off. We’ll see.

    The way this current storyline, Before Truth, fits in with all the other Truth stories is in the title. It happens before what happens in ACTION, before what happens in BATMAN/SUPERMAN, and before what happens in SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN. All three of those books are set in Superman’s reality. What John and I are going to do is show how we get to that new reality.

    CV: Lois has often been left out of the main stories or delegated to the sidelines. Is she going to get her chance to be in the spotlight some more?

    GENE: Lois has been featured prominently in the Superman books that I read, in preparation for writing this. Like Greg Pak featured her really prominently in a storyline where both Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne lost their memories. I think one of the awesome parts about the rebooted DC Universe is we get to see who Lois is, apart from her romantic connection to Clark. We get to see that she is an amazing three-dimensional character that works well just on her own. That said, she does play a huge role in this current storyline. I really hope that fans of Lois Lane will come out, read the book, and tell us what they think.

Read the complete interview at ComicVine.com.

"Superman #41" will be released on June 24.


June 19, 2015: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period June 12-18, 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.

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June 18, 2015: Jesse Eisenberg Confirms Comic-Con AppearancePrint

Lex Luthor Collider.com caught up for a video chat with Jesse Eisenberg recently, and asked him about why the film is titled "Batman v Superman" instead of "Batman vs Superman", while also getting confirmation that he will be in attendance at Comic-Con to promote the movie.

"I'll be there... I think I'm there for the hour I'm on the stage."

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San Diego Comic-Con 2015 runs from July 8-12, with Warner Bros. scheduled to take over Hall H on the Saturday for the "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" panel.

Source: Collider.com


June 18, 2015: Read Lois Lane's Article "Superman's Secret Identity Revealed!"Print

Daily Planet Article A Daily Planet Extra, dated June 17, is being circulated at various comic book stores this week, revealing Lois Lane's compete article titled "Superman's Secret Identity Revealed!", in which she tells the world that Clark Kent and Superman are one and the same.

    Superman, the survivor of the doomed planet Krypton and Earth's most recognizable superhero, led a double life. For years, he secretly dwelt among us as reporter Clark Kent, a former employee of this newspaper. Many who once admired him now question his motives for creating a fake persona.

    Previously, no one suspected that Superman had a secret identity. Unlike other costumed crime fighters, he did not wear a mask. Incredibly, the Last Son of Krypton was able to disguise himself as a human by putting on an ordinary pair of glasses.

    Superman first came to public attention five years ago when he saved Metropolis from the threat of another alien, a supremely intelligent being called Brainiac. During their battle, Superman demonstrated his many otherworldly abilities: superhuman strength, heat vision, cold breath, and flight. He has since defended humankind from countless threats, and now has admirers around the globe.

    Not everyone is a fan, however. Some community leaders argue that Superman poses a potentialdanger. "Our government officials are accountable to voters. l'm accountable to my stockholders. Superman is the most powerful being on the planet. Who is he accountable to?" asked Lex Luthor, CEO of LexCorp and longtime critic of Superman.

    "It's absurd that we put as much trust in him as we do," said metahuman expert Emil Hamilton. "When it comes down to it, we don't know a thing about him."

    Hamilton believes that the Man of Steel is fundamentally unstable. "Superman's power levels seem to fluctuate wildly for unknown reasons," he explained. And there's a growing body of evidence that shows he can expel immense amounts of energy, effectively turning his body into a bomb."

    The revelation of Superman's secret life raises concerns for even his most ardent supporters. Did he pose as a reporter to gain access to information resources? Was it to keep an eye on the world for its own protection, or did he have another, less benevolent agenda?

    Public records indicate that Clark Kent grew up in Smallville, Kansas. He is the adopted son of Martha and Jonathan Kent, a married couple who owned and operated a small independent farm. Both Martha and Jonathan were killed in a car accident almost a decade ago. Because so little is known about Kent's childhood, some speculate that the person known as Clark Kent is a complete fabrication of Superman's.

    "That alien can literally move mountains. You're telling me he can't fake some adoption papers and school records?" said Liz Meuller, founder of the online activist group Humans Only.

    Superman resigned from his position at this newspaper after his secret was made public. His current whereabouts are unknown.

Source: BleedingCool.com


June 18, 2015: Figures Toy Company Announces Superman Series 3 FiguresPrint

Figures Toy Company announced today that it has begun production on Series 3 of its retro Superman action figure line. Series 3 of these 8 inch action figures will consist of Superboy, Lex Luthor, and Jonathan and Martha Kent.

Figures Toy Company Superman Series 3 Retro Figures
Figures Toy Company Superman Series 3 Retro Figures

    Let's talk about family first, because the adoptive parents of Superman are on their way! That's right, Ma and Pa Kent will both be released in Series 3! Also arriving in this series will be Superman's younger self, Superboy! Last, but certainly not least, Series 3 will see the retro figure debut of Superman's greatest foe, as the maniacal mastermind Lex Luthor rounds out the set! Each figure will be packaged in trademark Figures Toy Company resealable plastic clamshell packaging, with retro DC Comics inspired card art! Each figure will be dressed in highly detailed cloth clothing, with head sculpts done by Danny "The Farrow" Anniello!

Superman Series 3 will see release later this year.

Series 1 contained Superman, Bizarro, Supergirl and Mr. Mxyzptlk.

Series 2 (due out soon) will consist of Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, and Perry White.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #6Print

Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #6

Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #6

Released Digitally: June 9, 2015

"Family"

Writer: Brian Buccellato
Penciller: Bruno Redondo
Inker: Juan Albarran
Cover: Tom Raney with Thomas Mason

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

    There's very little to go on for this instalment. In all actuality, there's nothing to go on. Chapter #6 doesn't move a reader any distance from where he was last week, and in the space of three weeks, Batman is back, to face Regime Superman once more. The big scene with Montoya's death loses its significance with such a heedless rush back into the fray. It should be obvious to the Batman, by now, that he cannot win a direct or indirect confrontation with Regime Superman. He should be seeking another alternative, a way to have the people of the world on his side in addition, but instead, it's another fist-fight waiting to happen... with the outcome all but certain.

Click here to read the complete review of Injustice: Year Four - Chapter #6.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Batman/Superman #21Print

Batman/Superman #21

Mild Mannered Reviews - Batman/Superman #21

Scheduled to arrive in stores: June 10, 2015

Cover date: August 2015

"Truth Hurts"

Writer: Greg Pak
Penciller: Ardian Syaf
Inker: Vicente Cifuentes
Cover: Tradd Moore, Ardian Syaf, Ulises Arreola Palomera

Reviewed by: Alisa Lea Gossage

    It's official. Superman is the new Batman-slash-Punisher.

    I'm sorry. I hate to say this. But I HATED this issue. I would give it a 'one', but I just can't quite make myself do that to the big guy. It's not his fault that the powers-that-be want him to be Batman.

    Superman busting heads and actually liking it is off-putting. I like a more controlled Superman. Being out of control is for punks and thugs. Superman, even a depowered one, should be more mature and in control.

    Lois Lane's story arc ticks me off. She reveals Kent as Superman to the world and then claims to still be Clark's friend. Uh... no. Friends don't put friends in danger in the name of advancing their careers. Then, Lois whines at Clark about HER life being messy. And how did revealing Kent as Superman help anybody? Answer, "It helps no one. No one but her." Not liking this version of Lois at all.

Click here to read the complete review of Batman/Superman #21.


June 17, 2015: Wall Street Journal Examines Superman's New MakeoverPrint

Superman #43 Superman's transformation into a near-powerless, T-Shirt and jeans wearing, buzz cut hair style, motorbike riding superhero with no secret identity has raised a lot of eyebrows amongst comic book readers. Now the Wall Street Journal weighs in on the subjet with an article examining the Man of Steel's makeover. Here's part of the article...

    Because of his simplicity and "Boy Scout" purity, Superman stood as DC's most powerful pillar for so long, but in recent years, aided by Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy, Batman has become the top dog in the eyes of many fans. Yang and Romita are looking to give Superman an edge that will make him an "interplanetary Dark Knight," in Romita's words.

    "You can't turn him into a badass the way the Dark Knight is. You can't do it," Romita said. "So we did it anyway. What the hell?"

    "He's a badass in a different kind of way," Yang added.

    Still, Superman's simplicity is at the core of his character. It makes him vulnerable, and it will make all these complications even harder for him, particularly in this era of social media, cellphone videos and information run wild. In fact, the truth about Superman's secret identity is going to come out.

Read the full article at the WSJ website.


June 17, 2015: Gene Luen Yang Breaks Down the Art of SupermanPrint

In another entry on his personal blog, writer Gene Luen Yang gives us an insight into the process behind the work that goes in to creating a comic book, specifically a page from issue #41 of "Superman".

    Let me show you our process. It'll give me an excuse to tell you about the artist behind each phase.

    Superman #41 Script

    1. SCRIPT. This is me. For my first script, I followed the Dark Horse Script Format Guideline, a habit I developed writing Avatar: The Last Airbender comics for the last few years. The formats of my Superman scripts have been evolving ever since.

    Superman #41 Pencils

    2. PENCILS. These are done by the legendary John Romita Jr. He doesn't like it when I use the word “legendary,” but that's what you get for producing consistently amazing work for over two decades.

    John spent most of his career at Marvel. You know that Daredevil show on Netflix everyone's freaking out over (including me)? Chunks of it are lifted straight out of Daredevil: The Man Without Fear, a classic miniseries by John and writer Frank Miller. That awesome black costume he wears for most of Season 1? That's John.

    When I was a college kid, my favorite of John's works was a graphic novella called Hearts of Darkness, starring the most nineties superteam ever assembled: Ghost Rider, Wolverine, and the Punisher.

    Superman #41 Inks

    3. INKS. We've got Klaus Janson on inks. Klaus is most well-known as a co-conspirator on Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, the Frank Miller graphic novel that changed the face of superhero comics forever. But Klaus has done many, many comics besides that. Klaus's stuff is just a joy to look at: clean and strong and true.

    He does a lot of inking - A LOT - but he's also handled pencils and inks. He and John have worked together for a while now. Hearts of Darkness, that nineties fever dream I mentioned earlier, was his.

    Superman #41 Colors

    4. COLORS. Dean White is doing the colors. I first encountered Dean's work in Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.'s Kick Ass, a graphic novel my prudish self found uncomfortable and compelling all at once. Appropriate, too, because Dean kicks ass. He truly does. He can wring things out of color - emotion, action, danger - that you didn't know were there.

    Let me tell you, I am astounded by the finished product. I'm proud of my story, don't get me wrong, but THAT ART! You need to get Superman #41 just to see three masters of comics do their thing. Your jaw will drop, guaranteed.

Check out Gene Luen Yang's website at GeneYang.com.

"Superman #41" will be released on June 24.