Welcome to 2019!
While 2018 was the year we celebrated a number of milestones for the Man of Steel, in 2019 you’ll be seeing a lot about Batman, with “Detective Comics” reaching its milestone 1000th issue in March. We’ll just have to push through. 😛
However, for Superman fans we have quite a bit to look forward to this year. On the movie front, we hope (like we did in 2018) that there’ll be some positive news around another live-action Superman film. If we don’t hear anything this year, I’m afraid we might be waiting a long time before we see another live-action Superman movie.
On the animated movie side of things, 2019 will see the release of the much-anticipated sequel to the “Death of Superman” animated movie, “Reign of the Supermen”. I know many fans were impressed with the 2018 release, and while we’d seen that story told before (in some capacity) in animated form, we’ve never seen the “Reign of the Supermen” side of the story told in this format. And you don’t have to wait long. It will be released on January 13.
“Supergirl” Season 4 will return to television with new episodes starting January 20. I’m looking forward to the show finally attacking the Russian “Red Daughter” story we’ve been hearing about since the beginning of the season. I’m also looking forward to see Jon Cryer introduced as Lex Luthor.
In 2019 we’ll also get to watch the new season of “Krypton” on Syfy. Season 1 was a big surprise, and the show’s return is highly anticipated, with Doomsday and Lobo to play their roles. We also wait to see how Zod’s plans will play out, and whether Brainiac will return. More importantly, will Seg-El be able to set things right and save the future and Superman’s legacy?
Before any of that, January 4 brings us the long-awaited return of the “Young Justice” animated series, with “Young Justice: Outsiders” kicking off on the DC Universe digital streaming service. I hope Warner Bros. don’t wait too long to make the show available to non-subscribers (and overseas fans).
In the comic books, Brian Michael Bendis will continue his stories in both “Action Comics” and “Superman”. While it’s a bit of a slow burn, I’ve enjoyed where he’s taken these stories to date, and look forward to a solid year of good comics. We also have a number of new books to look forward to, including “Wonder Twins” and “Young Justice”.
Here at the Superman Homepage, the website will celebrate a milestone year of our own, with the website having been around for a quarter of a century. 25 years is a LONG time in the world of the internet, and we’re looking forward to continuing to deliver on being the best Superman fan site in the world. You can be sure we’ll continue to work hard to improve the website, especially in light of some of the comments and results of our recent survey. I hope you’ll continue to support us and be part of the journey as we soar through 2019.