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Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! Now the Man of Steel can stand watch in your own home with this stunning statue that perfectly captures his DC Comics -The New 52 look. Limited edition of 5,200. Measures approximately 11" tall.

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

Available as on DVD or as a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack
Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: January 27, 2015
Run Time: 72 minutes

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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
October 3: The Adventures of Superboy makes its debut on television in 1988.
October 6: Britt Ekland, Lara in the Superboy TV series, born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1942.
October 6: One-time Superman comics editor Mike Carlin born.
October 6: It's a bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman! performances at 2pm and 8pm at Hayes Theatre Co. in Potts Point, Sydney, Australia.
October 7: DC Supervillains - Justice League: Masterminds of Crime DVD goes on sale.
October 8: Kirk Alyn, star of two serials, Superman and Atom Man vs Superman, born in Oxford New Jersey in 1910.
October 9: Brandon Routh, star of Superman Returns, born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1979.
October 10: Christopher Reeve, star of the Superman films, dies in 2004, aged 52.
October 15: John Hamilton, Perry White in the Adventures of Superman television series, dies in 1958, aged 71.
October 15: Artist Vince Colletta (Supergirl) born.
October 16: Smallville makes its debuts on television in 2001.
October 17: Superman writer and co-creator Jerry Siegel born in 1914.
October 17: Michael McKean, Perry White in the TV series Smallville, born in 1947.
October 17: Margot Kidder, Lois Lane in the Superman films, born in 1948.
October 21: Traditionally recognized as the wedding anniversary of Jonathan and Martha Kent.
October 23: Clark Kent proposes to Lois Lane in Superman #50.
October 24-27: Helen Slater appearing at New Zealand's Armageddon Expo.
October 27: Jeff East, young Clark Kent in Superman: The Movie, born in Kansas City in 1957.

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October 12, 2014: Comic Book News from New York Comic ConPrint

Action Comics #36 DC Comics hosted a number of panels at this weekend's New York Comic Con, with DC's Vice President of Marketing John Cunningham taking to the stage for the DC Comics New 52 panel with a number of panelists including Chief Creative Officer and "Superman" writer Geoff Johns, "Action Comics" writer Greg Pak, "Worlds' Finest" writer Paul Levitz, and "Action Comics" artist Aaron Kuder.

Here are some of the highlights relevant to Superman titles...

    Superman #35, on sale Oct. 22, will "focus more on the man than on the super," Johns said. Johns praised his artistic partner, John Romita, Jr., on his first DC work. "He can do power, but he can also do emotion," he said. Their fourth issue on the book will be a Lois Lane issue, celebrating her birthday. Batman and Wonder Woman will also be making appearances soon, which will be a first for Romita.

    In Action Comics #35, due Oct. 22, will start a new story from Pak and Kuder called "Horrorville." "Creepy things are afoot in Smallville, and it might be something that might be even hard for Superman to fight," Pak said. "It will hit him at many angles in true horror fashion."

    "There's something going on with the people of Smallville themselves," Pak said. Pak added that Lana Lang and Steel will remain in the book, and there will be some romantic beats between the two of them.

    Pak then commented on the new beard he's given Superman since his "Doomed" arc. "Time for more beards in comics!" Cunningham said.

    In the current story of Batman/Superman, Pak said that thanks to Satanus and Kaiyo, Superman and Batman are stripped of their memories, and they are starting from scratch. Superman discovers he has powers, Batman discovers he has a secret identity, but without their memories, they react very differently. Batman revels in his riches and gadgets, while Superman is conned by Catwoman to do her bidding.

    "Lois Lane plays a big role in this - she teams up with Bruce Wayne. And sparks may fly!" Pak said.

    For Worlds' Finest, we will see the secret history of Earth-2. Levitz said that in the first issue of Earth-2, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are all killed - so the latest issue goes back in time, all the way back to the destruction of Krypton.

Read the full report at Newsarama.com.


October 12, 2014: Superman Pesters Batman in "LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered"Print

LEGO Superman Cartoon Network has released details on the upcoming one-shot animated movie titled "LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered", which is a special that will tie in to the upcoming "LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham" video game.

"LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered" is scheduled to air on Cartoon Network on Monday, October 27 at 6:00pm (ET/PT), and is written by Jim Krieg and produced by Brandon Vietti.

    Batman prides himself on being a loner, a totally self-sufficient one-man-band. Just ask anyone; Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, Alfred... anyone. So, he is understandably irritated when his nightly cleanup of Gotham City villains is interrupted by Superman, who pesters Batman to join his new superhero team, the Justice League. After Batman makes it quite clear to the Man of Steel that his invitation has been declined, Superman flies off disappointed... whereupon he is overcome with a strange energy and vanishes!

"LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered" airs Monday, October 2 at 6:00pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network.


October 11, 2014: East Lansing Prepare Road Closures for "Batman v Superman"Print

Dawn of Justice Filming for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will take place across two nights on October 16 and 17 in East Lansing in Detroit, Michigan, with local businesses told to expect road closures later this week.

    East Lansing's City Manager, George Lahanas, said be prepared for possible detours as more crews, actors and extras move into town.

    "The city has been asked to provide some road closure assistance for a couple of nights over the next number of days probably the next week or two - time period. And we would be assisting with road closures on Grand River," Lahanas explained.

Source: WILX.com


October 11, 2014: Brainiac Rumored to be Justice League Movie VillainPrint

Brainiac Latino-Review.com's El Mayimbe has posted a rumor claiming that Brainiac is the main villain of the "Justice League" movie which is set to follow on directly after "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".

Joining Jeff Sneider and Mark Reilly for the latest "Meet The Movie Press" podcast, El Mayimbe claims (30 minutes into the podcast) that Brainiac will make his way to Earth, alerted to Kal-El's location by the same beacon that caught Zod's attention in "Man of Steel".

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


Mild Mannered Reviews - Batman/Superman #14Print

Batman/Superman #14

Mild Mannered Reviews - Batman/Superman #14

Scheduled to arrive in stores: October 1, 2014

Cover date: December 2014

"Blank Slate"

Writer: Greg Pak
Artists: Diogenes Neves and Marc Deering
Cover: Jae Lee

Reviewed by: Alisa Lea Gossage

    I like Bruce and Clark's character development. It's almost refreshing to see Bruce enjoying life. I also like the touching scene between Alfred and Bruce. Sometimes I think the we forget how close Alfred was to the Waynes and how much he loves Bruce.

    Lois Lane takes down Cat Woman as Superman looks on. Because Lois Lane is that good.

    Superman is shirtless.

    There are times I like Cat Woman, and there are times I don't. This is one of those times that I can't stand her. She's definitely in character, but her truly 'criminal' side is showing. She's manipulating Superman. I don't like that. But I do like that the writers were wise enough to keep her in character.

Click here to read the complete review of Batman/Superman #14.


October 10, 2014: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period October 3-9, 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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October 10, 2014: 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 Jason Norman:
Cooooooookkkkkkkiiiiiieeeeeeee!!!!!

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!


Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Two Annual #1Print

Injustice: Year Two Annual #1

Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Two Annual #1

Released Digitally: October 1, 2014

"Closing Time"/"The Ur-Forge"

Writer: Tom Taylor with Marguerite Bennett
Art: David Yardin, Daniel HDR, Vicente Cifuentes, Mike S. Miller
Cover: Jheremy Raapack with Mark Roberts

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

    "Closing Time" is a mixture of pathos and retcon, neither of which is done very well. Gordon took the super-pills liberally, and until it was revealed by Luthor that the pills exacerbated his cancer, it wasn't thought of. In this Annual, Gordon now knows full well what he's doing to himself, and keeps on keeping on. The incredulous nature of Gordon and the others regarding Clayface is foolish, but it's levelled by Clayface being inept as wet toast at performing him mission. A mission that makes no sense. Regime wants him to find the group and torture them psychologically? Why not just find them and take them all out? You know, notify Regime of his position, Regime comes in, kills them all, end of Year Two. See? Retcons don't work well here.

Click here to read the complete review of Injustice: Year Two Annual #1.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Three - Chapter #1Print

Injustice: Year Three - Chapter #1

Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Three - Chapter #1

Released Digitally: September 30, 2014

"Rose"

Writer: Tom Taylor
Penciller: Bruno Redondo and Xermanico
Inker: Julien Hugonnard-Bert
Cover: Neil George with Rex Lokus

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

    "Gathered together from the far reaches of the cosmos, are the most dysfunctional heroes ever assembled."

    "Injustice: Year Two" closed on a relatively strong note, aside from the malarkey with Black Canary and Green Arrow. The opening here is quite a lackluster way to begin, as it introduces Constantine as a major character, with no connection or pinhole into what's happening with the rest of the players whom we left not so long ago. Constantine, as a character, can take up a lot of room on his own, as this issue shows, so only time will tell as to how well he's used in Injustice. Zatanna and Doctor Fate come across as completely ineffectual, and that is a problem. Constantine just showing up at the Tower of Fate may seem cool, but it shouldn't be happening with the power at Fate's disposal, and Zatanna there with him. The cliché of "that's impossible" works best when it's been shown just how impossible it is. The reader isn't given that sort of lead-time, just a grinning Constantine and you should accept it because he's cool and popular right now. Fate being decked out in his raiment is one thing, but why is Zatanna in a top hat and fishnets, when she's not in battle, in fact, she's hiding at the Tower?

Click here to read the complete review of Injustice: Year Three - Chapter #1.


October 9, 2014: Harry Lennix Excited for "Batman v Superman"Print

Harry Lennix Speaking on the Vintage Sound 93.1 FM radio show, actor Harry Lennix (who will be returning to play the role of General Swanwick in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"), revealed why he thinks Ben Affleck will be better than Christian Bale in the role of Batman...

    "I think he's going to be perfect," Lennix replied. "I'm especially excited that we've got an American actor here, that's increasingly rare. The last guy, who did a great job, Christian Bale - is British. I think that when you've got somebody that doesn't have to act like an American and embodies that ethos, if you will, then that gives him a head start. And knowing how intelligent and how artful that he is as a filmmaker and actor, I think he's going to do a terrific job."

The "Batman v Superman" part of the interview starts at around 7 minutes into the show.

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


October 9, 2014: Halloween Inspired Superhero Body Paint ProjectPrint

Fans in Denver, Colarado have put together a Halloween inspired Superhero body paint art project, with some impressive, yet gruesome, results.

Local body artist Alan Anderson, who was recently featured on the reality television series "Skin Wars", headed up the project, joined by Jarrett Arnett on Photography & Composite work. Models included: Superman - Adam Fetty, Pyslocke - Ariel Gail, Flash - Paul Askedall, Ms Marvel - Biancha Foust, Hulk - Dorian Haywood DC, Captain America - Louis Greek, and Wonder Woman - Cristal Araujo.

Halloween Body Paint Project
Halloween Body Paint Project
Halloween Body Paint Project
Halloween Body Paint Project


October 9, 2014: From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman PodcastPrint

From Crisis to Crisis Welcome to the 175th 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.

One Man. Two Worlds. And The End Of All There Is...

This time out Mike and Jeff begin their look at a story that Mike was really looking forward to and Jeff was...not really looking forward to. WORLDS COLLIDE was a 14 part series that crossed over between three of the Superman related books and four of the books put out by Milestone Comics with one special right there in the middle. We have been seeing a mail carrier named Fred Bentson in some of the Superman books during the Battle For Metropolis. Fred finally takes center stage during this story and proves to be a threat of universal proportions. Mike kicks things off with a short history of Milestone Comics and a rundown of who the players from that universe are. Then the boys jump into the first part, which takes place in SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #35. Not only do we see the beginnings of the story but also the death of a supporting character.

While they don't get the full synopsis/review treatment the boys do go over the next five chapters of the story. The second part takes place in HARDWARE #17, where we meet (if you haven't read his title before that is) Hardware and see how Fred's powers are growing. Then in SUPERBOY #6 the Kid fights the Parasite and gets drawn into the story. The teenage heroes team-up (sort of) in ICON #15 as Rocket (of Icon and Rocket fame) gets in on the action. Steel and Hardware meets for reals in STEEL #6 while Superman is mistaken for a fictional character in the pages of BLOOD SYNDICATE #16. The danger kicks into high gear and the full synopsis treatment returns in the pages of WORLDS COLLIDE #1 where Fred's powers reach their zenith and he becomes the entity known as Rift!

Next time: THE FALL OF METROPOLIS continues in SUPERMAN #91, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #514 and ACTION COMICS #701!

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.


October 8, 2014: Shopping - DC Collectibles Superman StatuesPrint