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Superman is the brainchild of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster who first envisioned the character in 1932 and later had his first appearance in Action Comics #1 in June 1938. What Jerry and Joe did not know at the time was that they had created a character that would become the signature icon of DC Comics and the most universally recognized hero in human history.

Since 1938, the character of Superman/Clark Kent has appeared in every imaginable media form including television, film, novelizations, and even a Broadway show.

Being Superman is the childhood fantasy of every little boy and girl (they of course want to be Supergirl). He is an enduring emblem of the American dream, the young immigrant who comes to the United States, embraces the culture and makes something of himself and enriches his adopted nation. He is a classical hero in the modern age who fights criminals, rescues the helpless and has a sense of morals and justice as strong and unshakeable as he is.

Since 1998, the Superman Super Site's mission statement has been to bring you all the latest news, updates, and information pertaining to the Man of Steel and the Superman universe in general.

It is a mission we are proud to maintain for all the fellow Superman fans of the world and everyone who visits our site because, without you, we would not exist.





Digital web design company Animink has created a series of conceptual superhero 'serum' cologne bottles based on iconic characters from the DC and Marvel Comics universes.

The company approached the unique 3D bottle designs from a brand standpoint which pays homage to each specific superhero including a 'serum' name that describes the character.

Characters and 'serums' include Superman - "Flight", Spiderman - "Web", Batman - "Dark", Captain America - "Freedom", The Incredible Hulk - "Rage", The Flash - "Velocity", Wolverine - "Weapon", and Iron Man - "Iron".

Although strictly a concept at this point, Animink has created the following series of Nordstrom inspired advertisements featuring each of the unique bottles:




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The first full-length trailer for filmmaker Jon Schnepp's documentary, "The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?" will officially premiere this week at San Diego Comic-Con.

The trailer will be debut on Thursday, July 24th, at 11:30 at the panel “Masters of the Web: Comic Book Movies” in Room 24ABC at the convention.

The documentary delves into the story of director Tim Burton's mid-to-late 1990's attempt to create a Superman movie based on the "Death of Superman" storyline. The film, tentatively titled "Superman Lives!", was to be based on a script by Kevin Smith and star actor Nicolas Cage in the lead role as Superman/Clark Kent.

"I'm so proud to be finally able to share some of the amazing interviews and incredible discoveries that I've found while making this feature film documentary," said Schnepp in a statement. "I'm looking forward to finishing this unique yet expansive journey into the making of a movie that was never made."

Following the Comic Con premiere, "The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?" trailer will also debut on-line at 2pm PST at www.supportsupermanlives.com.

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Production work on "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" will reportedly be moving from Detroit, MI to the Chicago, IL area later this October.

Chicago Tribune journalist Luis Gomez posted the following tweet earlier today stating that the Chicago Film Office has confirmed that work on the highly anticipated film will be heading to the windy city this fall.

One scene that may be filmed in Chicago is a big stunt that was originally supposed to take place in Detroit. The stunt reportedly involves a helicopter and a hole being blown in the roof of a building.

Other scenes will be shot on the reconstructed Kent Farm set which is located about 50 miles west of Chicago in the city of Yorkville.

"Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" is scheduled to open worldwide on May 6, 2016, and is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.

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The Portland Art Museum's Northwest Film Center will present a special screening of the classic Fleischer Studios' Superman Cartoons on Saturday, July 26th. The screening will take place at 4PM in the center's Whitsell Auditorium.

Coming off the success of their Betty Boop and Popeye cartoons, Paramount Studios engaged brothers Max and Dave Fleischer to produce what ended up being some of the most ambitious theatrical animated shorts ever made. Sporting a vibrant and boldly rendered Technicolor sheen more akin to the look of the original comic book source material than any of the many Superman adaptations that followed, audiences thrilled to these dynamic animated marvels - still fresh 60 years later.

The screening is part of the Northwest Film Center's "Kaleidoscopic Visions: Animation Classics" series which features various screenings of a selection of animation classics, features, and shorts that comprise a rich international legacy.

Tickets are $6.00 (Children or NWFC Friend), $8.00 (Seniors, Students, or Portland Art Museum Member), and $9.00 (Adults).

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit http://nwfilm.org.

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Actor James Garner who was best known for such popular roles as Bret Maverick in the 1950s western-comedy series "Maverick" and Jim Rockford in the 1970s detective drama "The Rockford Files" has died at the age of 86.

The actor died of natural causes at his home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles Saturday evening.

Memorable credits later in Garner's career included an Emmy for the telefilm "Promise" (1986), playing a man who takes care of his schizophrenic brother; "My Name Is Bill" (1989), a TV drama of the life of the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous; the HBO movie "Barbarians at the Gate", based on the book detailing the viciousness of corporate acquisitions and mergers; the sitcom "8 Simple Rules", which he joined following the death of John Ritter; and "Space Cowboys" (2000) opposite Clint Eastwood.

He also had a role in the 1994 movie "Maverick", starring Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster. And in 2004, Garner played the older version of Ryan Gosling in the Nicholas Sparks-adapted "The Notebook" opposite Gena Rowlands.

Garner also starred as the wizard Shazam in the 2010 animated film, "DC Showcase: Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam".

In addition to his wife Lois, Garner is survivored by his daughter Gigi and stepdaughter Kimberly.

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Ben Affleck is reportedly having the same issues that past actors have had while donning the somewhat cumbersome Batman costume.

According to the Daily Star, Affleck requires the help of a team of assistants to get in and out of the suit which can take up to 30 minutes each time.

"He's also been complaining of problems with breathing, given how tight the suit is."

Delays have also been stacking up behind the scenes because of the long process every time he needs a bathroom break.

The source added: "He's constantly trying to avoid going to the toilet because it's such an ordeal.

"The entire production has to stop and begin the tedious process of peeling the suit on and off. It's not an ideal situation."

"Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" is set to open worldwide on May 6, 2016, and is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.

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Comic book fans will cheer for DC Entertainment’s (DCE) list of all-star comic talent and must-attend panels scheduled for Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014. The largest English-language publisher and the leader in digital comics innovation, DCE’s impressive slate of events, announcements and giveaways is sure to thrill fans.

In addition to the milestone 75th anniversary of Batman, DCE will present an all-star line-up of industry icons who will reveal details on highly-anticipated new projects. The 4,500 square foot booth (#1915) will serve as the hub for both signings and artist demos, and will be the go-to place for fans to interact with some of the best writers and artists in the business. For fans who can’t make the Con DCComics.com is the go-to place for behind the scenes coverage and in-depth interviews.

DCE has created a schedule filled with top panels giving fans an array of guest appearances, announcements, and exclusives.

  • Superman: The Man of Tomorrow – DCE Chief Creative Officer and groundbreaking comic writer Geoff Johns and acclaimed artist John Romita, Jr. will combine their luminary talents to present an all new era for SUPERMAN. Joined by Aaron Kuder (ACTION COMICS), Charles Soule (SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN) Ken Lashley (SUPERMAN DOOMED) and others, this exciting panel will explore what’s in store for the Man of Steel. Plus, don’t miss Johns, Romita Jr. and SUPERMAN inker Klaus Janson’s signing on Thursday from 6-7pm at the DCE booth (wristbands to be handed out Thursday morning in DCE booth). Panel Saturday 11:15am Room 6DE
  • The Multiversity Enrollment – After months of anticipation, creative genius Grant Morrison will unveil his brilliantly intricate limited series THE MULTIVERSITY. Bringing together characters from 52 alternate Earths of the DC Multiverse, fans will finally get their chance to preview the groundbreaking series from one of the biggest names in the industry. Morrison will signing in the DCE booth on Thursday from 2-3pm (wristbands to be handed out Thursday morning in DCE booth). Panel Friday 3pm Room 6DE
  • Champions Of Justice – The fate of DC Comics’ most famous heroine, WONDER WOMAN, will now rest with the real-life husband and wife creative team of writer Meredith Finch and artist David Finch. Take a look at their plans for the thrilling, action-packed series in this special, star–studded panel. An absolute highlight for comic fans, the event also features Geoff Johns (SUPERMAN) Jeff Lemire (FUTURES END), Charles Soule, Robert Venditti (THE FLASH, GREEN LANTERN), and Van Jensen (GREEN LANTERN CORPS). Panel Friday 11:15am Room 6DE
  • Vertigo: Defy Conventions – Dive into the genre-defying titles from Vertigo with Mark Buckingham on the final storyline of the long-running, fan-favorite series FABLES, the next installment in Neil Gaiman’s celebrated THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE, Scott Snyder’s plans for the hugely popular AMERICAN VAMPIRE series, Tula Lotay on the newly announced, mind-bending mystery BODIES, and Lee Bermejo on his upcoming series SUICIDERS. Panel Thursday 6pm Room 5AB
  • DC Digital: Download This! – An industry leader in digital comics, join some of the stars of DC Digital’s hottest series including director Kevin Smith and KROQ radio personality Ralph Garman on their new BATMAN ’66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET series, Marc Guggenheim on his smash hit ARROW: SEASON 2.5 series based on the fan-favorite TV show, Kyle Higgins on BATMAN BEYOND 2.0, Cat Staggs on the exciting SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN anthology, info on what’s to come within INFINITE CRISIS, INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR 2, and more! Panel Thursday 2pm Room 6DE
  • DC Comics – No Boundaries! – Brought to you by the superstar team of Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, HARLEY QUINN is set to be the belle of the Con with their special one-shot HARLEY QUINN INVADES SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON. Plus, dive into the exciting adventures of NEW SUICIDE SQUAD with Sean Ryan, learn more about mysterious GRAYSON with Tim Seeley and Tom King, and find out what’s in store for TEEN TITANS. Panel Friday 4:15pm Room 6DE
  • Mad About MAD – Meet the Usual Gang Of Idiots as MAD Magazine presents their latest spoofs that are sure to keep the crowds laughing! Panel Thursday 5:30pm Room 4
  • Major signings – throughout the Con, DC Entertainment’s booth will host dozens of signings with key talent, including:
  • Jim Lee (Thursday 10-11am, Friday 11-12pm, Saturday 6-7pm, Sunday 1-2pm – wristbands handed out each morning in the booth).
  • Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo (Thursday 12:30-1:30pm, Friday 12:30-1:30pm, Saturday 11-12pm – wristbands handed out each morning in the booth).
  • And many more! Visit DCComics.com or download the DCE events app for a full panel schedule.
  • Fans will be able to pick up a wide variety of items exclusively available at this year’s Comic-Con - including variant cover editions of some of DC Comics’ most popular series. The Graphitti Designs booth (#2314) will feature variant editions of BATMAN #32, GRAYSON #1, SUPERMAN #32, and two versions of HARLEY QUINN INVADES COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL #1, as well as a JOKER: DEATH OF THE FAMILY mask and a Harley Quinn cross-body purse. DCE will also offer exclusive variants for the first time ever at Diamond retailers with a SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #47 comic and DC Collectibles’ BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY Harley Quinn statue.
  • Download the DC Entertainment Events App on Apple’s App Store or the Google Play Store to stay up to speed on all DC Entertainment signings, panels and stage events at San Diego Comic-Con.

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    A new series of photos from the set of "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" reveal construction taking place on several pieces of debris in Corktown, Detroit.

    Photos of the construction were taken by BananaDoc and appear to feature the remants of an office building which may have been damaged during a fierce battle between various characters in the highly anticipated film.


    "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" is set to open worldwide on May 6, 2016, and is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.

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    While on a recent break from filming "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" in Detroit, actor Ben Affleck along with his wife, Jennifer Garner inadvertantly crashed a Superman-themed birthday party.

    The Hollywood couple had taken their two-year-old son Samuel to Detroit Kid City, a children's play center, and upon arrival learned that the facility was closed for the private Superman-themed event. The actors' inquired if their son could join in on the festivities and were graciously granted permission by the party's hosts.

    Afterwards, Affleck even expressed interest in launching a branch of the franchise in Los Angeles, CA.

    "I spoke with Ben for 10 or 15 minutes and he was very pleased with the facility," stated Detroit Kid City employee Garrett Dixon in an interview with the Detroit Free Press. "He was very interested in getting a Detroit Kid City out in L.A. He said they had a blast and will definitely be in contact with us."

    Affleck is currently in Detroit filming his role as Batman/Bruce Wayne in "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice". The higly anticipated films also stars Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Princess Diana, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, and Holly Hunter in a yet-to-be-revealed role.

    The film is set to open worldwide on May 6, 2016, and is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.

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    Warner Bros. Home Entertainment via TV Guide have revealed the first image from "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis", the upcoming installment from the DC Animated Universe Original Movies series.

    The image features a first look at Aquaman (pictured below) who takes center stage in the new animated movie which adapts the 2013 "Throne of Atlantis" comic arc that pits the undersea nation of Atlantis against the surface world. However, unlike the comic, the movie will also focus on how young Arthur Curry learns of his aquatic heritage.

    "We meet him at a low point in his life," says supervising producer James Tucker in an interview with TV Guide. "He's a little bit lost. His father has died and he's always been an outsider, so the one person who had his back is now gone. When that Atlanteans instigate incidents to escalate a war with the surface world, he doesn't yet know who he is. As he discovers his true history he's going to have a lot of choices to make. It's definitely about him finding his own path."

    The film will feature actor Matt Lanter ("90210", "Star-Crossed") in the lead role as Aquaman and will pick up from the storyline established in the February, 2014 animated film "Justice League: War".

    Other cast members include Jerry O'Connell as Superman, Jason O'Mara as Batman, Rosario Dawson as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore as Cyborg, Christopher Gorham as The Flash, Sean Astin as Shazam, and Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern.

    Veteran actor and former "Smallville" star Sam Witwer will star as Aquaman's devious brother Orm while actress Sumalee Montano (Katana - "Beware the Batman") will voice Mera, Aquaman's future queen.

    "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis" is scheduled to be released by WHV in early 2015 on DVD, Blu-ray and for digital download and on demand.

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    Former "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" star, Dean Cain has joined the voice cast of the English-language version of "The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya", the latest animated pic from Studio Ghibli.

    The film is based on an ancient Japanese folk story called the "Tale of the Bamboo Cutter" which tells the story of a princess named Kaguya who is discovered as a baby by an old man who sells bamboo inside the stalk of a glowing bamboo plant.

    Cain, who's role has not yet been revealed, will star in the animated film alongside actress Chloe Grace Moretz ("Kick-Ass", "Carrie") who will star in the lead role.

    The remainder of the English voice cast includes James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, James Marsden, and Oliver Platt.

    "The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya" is scheduled to be released in the United States on October 17, 2014.

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    Former Superman actor Brandon Routh is among the celebrities featured in new exhibit entitled "Hollywood in the Heartland" which recently opened at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines, IA.

    The 6,400-square-foot exhibit showcases how Iowa and Iowans have been portrayed on film, uncovers the beauty of Iowa's historic theaters and their role in communities, and the people who have made an impression on-screen and behind the scenes.

    A display about Routh features, among other topics, the 2006 film "Superman Returns" in which the actor starred as the Man of Steel. Other Iowans featured in the exhibit include John Wayne, Donna Reed and Jean Seberg, Tom Arnold, and Ashton Kutcher.

    The "Hollywood in the Heartland" exhibit will be on display from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, for the next two years. For more information, visit iowahistory.org or call 515-281-5111.

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    Congratulations to Jon W. Kesler who was our June contest winner of one 4 CD Collectors Edition of "Superman: The Animated Series - Original Soundtrack Recording".

    For our July contest, we have once again partnered with IDW Publishing to offer one lucky individual the opportunity to win a hardcover edition of "Superman: The Golden Age Sundays 1946-1949".

    This second book in the Superman Sundays series collects nearly 170 sequential Sunday pages that have never been reprinted. These classic comics, beginning August 11, 1946 and continuing through October 16, 1949, fill another major gap in the Superman mythos. In a full eighteen adventures, Superman's travels take him around the globe, as well as through time and space.

    To enter, simply enter your name and email address below and click the "Enter Here to Win" button. We will select the winner on Thursday, July 31st and the book will be shipped upon publication.


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    JULY CONTEST

    For our July contest, we have once again partnered with IDW Publishing to offer one lucky individual the opportunity to win a hardcover edition of "Superman: The Golden Age Sundays 1946-1949".

    This second book in the Superman Sundays series collects nearly 170 sequential Sunday pages that have never been reprinted. These classic comics, beginning August 11, 1946 and continuing through October 16, 1949, fill another major gap in the Superman mythos. In a full eighteen adventures, Superman's travels take him around the globe, as well as through time and space.

    To enter, simply enter your name and email address below and click the "Enter Here to Win" button. We will select the winner on Thursday, July 31st and the book will be shipped upon publication.




    DATES OF INTEREST

    07/06: Writer and Artist John Byrne (Man of Steel, Superman, Action Comics) born in 1950.
    07/10: Superman artist and co-creator Joe Shuster born in 1914.
    07/11: Michael Rosenbaum, Lex Luthor in Smallville, born in Oceanside, N.Y.
    07/22: Terence Stamp, General Zod in Superman and Superman II, born in 1939.
    07/23: Clark Kent proposes to Lois Lane in Superman #50.
    07/29: Allison Mack, Chloe Sullivan in Smallville, born in Germany.
    07/31: Dean Cain, star of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, born in 1966.



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