LEGO: DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom! [Blu-ray]
Sound the "Trouble Alert" and get ready for the bricks to fly when Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League face off against the world's greatest Super-Villains! It's the next all-new original movie from LEGO® and DC Comics.
Available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on August 11, 2015.
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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.
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.
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."
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.
"Superman #41" will be released on June 24.
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Merchandise seen in this episode:
"I'll be there... I think I'm there for the hour I'm on the stage."
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.
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.
Series 2 (due out soon) will consist of Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, and Perry White.
Writer: Brian Buccellato
Penciller: Bruno Redondo
Inker: Juan Albarran
Cover: Tom Raney with Thomas Mason
Reviewed by: T.A. Ewart (aka liheibao)
Cover date: August 2015
Writer: Greg Pak
Penciller: Ardian Syaf
Inker: Vicente Cifuentes
Cover: Tradd Moore, Ardian Syaf, Ulises Arreola Palomera
Reviewed by: Alisa Lea Gossage
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Superman #41" will be released on June 24.