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.
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New York Comic Con is officially in full swing at the Javits Center in New York City and Warner Bros. is treating fans to an up-close look at the iconic costumes from "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" as well as new merchandise from the highly anticipated film.
In addition, DC All Access has posted the following exclusive first look at never-before-seen concept art of the Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman costumes along with commentary from costume designer Michael G. Wilkinson who discusses the process of creating each outfit:
If that wasn't enough to get fans even more excited over the film, "Batman v Superman" still photographer Clay Enos took to Twitter to unveil the following new photo of Ben Affleck as Batman:
During a packed panel at New York Comic Con, attendees received the first in-depth look at DC Super Hero Girls, the new Super Hero universe created for girls featuring iconic DC Comics female characters including Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, and Harley Quinn. NYCC fans even joined in on the fun by putting their own DCSHG capes on and proudly displaying their excitement for the new universe that features animated content, books, toys apparel and more.
The panel was action-packed, with many big reveals including the premiere of the second DC Super Hero Girls animated short from WB Animation along with a lyric video set to the DCSHG theme song Get Your Cape On, the full line-up of Mattel’s new action dolls, and a first look at the Supergirl action figure, also from Mattel. Authors Shea Fontana and Lisa Yee shared new details and artwork from the upcoming DC Comics graphic novel and Random House Children's Books middle-grade novel series.
Moderated by DC All Access host Tiffany Smith, the panel featured the creative women behind-the-scenes of DC Super Hero Girls, including:
Lisa Yee, Random House Children’s Books DCSHGs Middle-Grade Novel Series Author
Fans who weren’t at the Con can watch the new animated short and check out the Mattel’s action dolls at www.DCSuperHeroGirls.com. DC Super Hero Girls is an exciting new initiative from DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Warner Bros. Animation, with key partners Mattel, Random House Children’s Books middle-grade novel series and DC Publishing.
Become the hero of your office - and the envy of your coworkers! - with new PREVIEWS Exclusive office aids by Icon Heroes.
You can pre-order two different business card holders and Justice League logo paperclips from the October PREVIEWS catalog. These items will also be available for purchase from comic book specialty shops in early January, 2016.
Whether you want to pass out your business cards in a flash or leave your clients in wonder, there is a business card case for you!
Choose a glossy-finish silver case bearing either The Flash’s lightning bolt logo or Wonder Woman’s winged “W” sigil. Each is available to pre-order for $30.00.
If you want to bind your papers using the forces of good, you can also use the PREVIEWS Exclusive Justice League paperclip set. Use the powers (or logos) of The Flash, Superman, Batman, and Green Lantern to keep your workspace free from clutter and keep your important documents safe organized!
A set of 40 clips can be pre-ordered for $20.00.
These exclusive Justice League card holders and paperclip sets are available to order from the October PREVIEWS catalog found in most comic book specialty shops.
Warner Bros. has launched a new viral website for LexCorp (http://www.lexcorp.io) as part of their on-line marketing campaign for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".
Although the LexCorp site does not showcase any new footage from the highly anticipated film, the company does tease "We've got a lot to show you" coming in Winter, 2015.
In addition to the website, LexCorp is making it's mark on New York Comic-Con which opens today in New York City. The company is providing free wi-fi during the convention and is also distributing free portable charging devices for such devices as smart-phones and tablets.
LexCorp has also released the following video which announces the companies new secure operating system, Lex/OS:
Warner Archive have announced that all 39 episodes of "Justice League Unlimited: The Complete Series" will be released for the first time on Bluray on November 10th, 2015.
Bruce Timm's Justice League Unlimited hits Blu-ray for the first time! A follow-up to Justice League, Justice League Unlimited opens up the DC animated universe to more heroes and villains.
The popular series aired for three seasons on the Cartoon Network from July 31, 2004 – May 13, 2006 and starred the voice talents of Kevin Conroy as Batman, George Newbern as Superman, Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman, Michael Rosenbaum as Flash, Carl Lumbly as Martian Manhunter, Phil LaMarr as Green Lantern, and Maria Canals Barrera as Hawkgirl.
"Justice League Unlimited: The Complete Series" on Bluray will retail for $35.99 (USD) and is currently available for pre-order at the discounted price of $28.39 at WBShop.com.
Although New York Comic Con does not officially begin until tomorrow, October 8th, tons of vendors are currently hard at work setting up their booths and displays for the extremely popular event.
Warner Bros. is certainly no exception and, judging by the following photo snapped in the Javits Center by artist Erin LoCascio, the studio will have a very large display promoting "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" set up on the convention floor including costumes and banners from the film:
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" opens nationwide on March 25th, 2016.
Viral marketing for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" kicked off yesterday with a Fortune Magazine interview with the character of Alexander Luthor, Jr.
Today comes word that the marketing campaign will continue at New York Comic Con who have announced via their FAQ page that LexCorp will be providing free Wi-Fi to all those in attendance:
Free WiFi throughout the Javits Center will be provided by LexCorp Industries.
LexCorp unites humanity through technology. We believe in technology as a means of communication, unification and a source of inspiration. To access the WiFi on-site at the Javits Center, connect to the "LexCorp" network from the list of available networks.
You will automatically be redirected to the LexCorp WiFi login page where you can enter your email address and click "CONNECT" to gain access to the network. LexCorp – together, we can build a better world.
New York Comic Con takes place October 8th - 11th at the Javits Center in New York City. "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" opens nationwide on March 25th, 2016.
Cartoon Network has confirmed that a new animated series based on the iconic characters of the Justice League will be coming to the channel next year.
The Canada division of the network made the announcement via Worlds Finest stating that the series will most likely premiere in Fall, 2016.
Specualtion that a new series involving the DC Comics team of superheroes was on the way began a month ago when an image - reportedly taken at the Warner Bros. offices in Burbank, CA - surfaced on Reddit which featured a poster with the letters JLA against a background of silouettes of various Justice League members.
The team was previously featured in an animated series from November 17, 2001 – May 29, 2004 which was followed by "Justice League Unlimited" from July 31, 2004 – May 13, 2006.
Warner Bros. has launched what appears to be a new viral marketing campaign for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" in the form of a Fortune Magazine interview with Lex Luthor.
The interview reveals insight into actor Jesse Eisenberg's portrayal of the character with the biggest revelation being that he is not actually Lex Luthor but the 31-year-old son of the now deceased billionare, Alexander Joseph Luthor Jr. Here's an excerpt:
Taking the reins of the family business after the untimely death of his indomitable father, the prodigal son boldly changed the direction of the firm from oil and heavy machinery to tech. LexCorp has quickly become the second largest emerging technology corporation in the world next to Wayne Enterprises.
Partly, the success of this young company comes from Luthor’s willingness to go where Wayne fears to tread. Wayne Enterprises has shied away from military contracts in the last decade.
“It’s a necessity,” Luthor insists. “We live in the most dangerous point of time in all of human history. Statistically speaking, it’s a near certainty that another world-changing crisis is hurtling toward us like a speeding bullet. We have to be ready to defend ourselves. No civilization was ever conquered by having a strong military.”
See the iconic suit worn by TV’s Superman, George Reeves at the Ohio History Center beginning October 10.
On special loan from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., the super suit was worn by Reeves, who portrayed mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent and his heroic alter ego, Superman, in the TV series The Adventures of Superman. The series aired nationally from 1952–1958.
Superman was created in the 1930s by Cleveland high school students Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The duo was inspired by pulp magazines of the day, specifically the science–fiction publication Amazing Stories. They wrote the first comic strips from their homes in the Glenville neighborhood on the east side of the city.
Superman first graced the cover of Action Comics No. 1 in 1938. With the character’s tremendous popularity, Superman paved the way for the superhero genre in American comics and became a cultural icon.
The famous red, blue and yellow suit is joined by an array of newly added comic books, records, TV memorabilia, radios and more items of mid-century pop culture in the exhibit 1950s: Building the American Dream.
See Superman’s signature suit at the Ohio History Center museum at 800 E. 17th Ave. in Columbus beginning October 10. For more information about the exhibit, call 800.686.6124 or visit ohiohistory.org/superman.
The Royal Canadian Mint has announced a new series of silver coins featuring the iconic characters of the DC Comics Universe.
The DC Comics Originals series incorporates popular super heroes (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman), fan favourites (Batgirl, Nightwing, Wonder Girl) and more obscure heroes/villains (Mr. Mxylptlk, Quex-Ul) with all the respect and devotion that only the Royal Canadian Mint provides.
The first phase of the series will feature Justice League members Superman and Supergirl in full color on four 1/2 oz. fine silver coins titled "Gauntlet," "Strength," "Unity," and "Legacy".
Traditional engraving and finishes meet selective color and cutting-edge laser engraving, give each coin depth and the illusion of movement.
Each limited edition coin will retail for $42.99 (USD) and are only available for sale in Canada and the United States. Each comes enclosed in a protective capsule and unique packaging that recreates the look of a well-loved comic book - an added nod to the medium that first introduced these characters, and also a fun element that makes this series a one-of-a-kind collecting experience.
For more information or to place an order, visit www.mint.ca.
Calling all Super Heroes and Super-Villains, "The Art of the Brick: DC Comics" will have its worldwide premiere on November 21, 2015 at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia - the exclusive venue for this exhibition.
Created by legendary LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya, this contemporary art exhibition uses hundreds of thousands of bricks to create large-scale sculptures of the most enduring Super Heroes and Super-Villains: from Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, to The Joker and Harley Quinn. It will be the world’s largest collection of DC Comics-inspired LEGO artwork, ever!
Through a series of galleries, The Art of the Brick: DC Comics will showcase Sawaya’s interpretations on characters, vehicles, environments and themes found throughout the DC Comics mythology including transformation and reinvention, strength and weakness, as well as good vs. evil. Get ready to inspire the hero within, this must-see exhibition opens 21 November 2015 for a limited season.
An original Superman costume worn by the late George Reeves during the second season of "The Adventures of Superman" has sold for a record amount at auction.
The rare and vintage costume fetched $230,400 during the second day of the "Hollywood Auction 74" by Profiles in History. The costume, which included a "Flying Pan" used for flying sequences during the show, was expected to sell for between $100,000 - $150,000 (USD).
Another vintage Superman item which sold was a First Edition of "The Adventures of Superman" novel by George Lowther. It managed to fetch a final bid of $800.
One item tied to the Man of Steel that did not fare so well during the auction was a Superman costume from the 2006 film "Superman Returns" worn by actor Brandon Routh. Even though the costume came complete with the boots and a cape, it did not receive any bids at all and was expected to sell for $15,000 - $20,000 (USD).
The third and final day of the "Hollywood Auction 74" is currently under way.
In a recent interview with Digital Spy about the release of his film "Mad Max: Fury Road" on Bluray and DVD, director George Miller confirmed that he has had conversations with Warner Bros about taking on a DC Comics project but it will not be at any point in the immediate future.
"I hope the next film I make is a very small film," stated Miller. "Without any special effects and not many stunts."
Miller's statement certainly takes him in the opposite direction of helming any DC based property or a follow-up to "Fury Road" any time soon.
The director was previously attached to direct the failed 2007 Justice League movie with a script by Kieran and Michele Mulroney. The film would have starred DJ Cotrona as Superman/Clark Kent, Armie Hammer as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Adam Brody as Barry Allen/The Flash, rapper Common as John Stewart/Green Lantern, and Australian model Megan Gale as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman.
Warner Bros. ultimately shut down the project in 2008 citing a lack of tax breaks and the writer's strike as the main reasons it pulled the plug. A new documentary is currently in the works which will take an in depth look at the film.
Girls now have their very own Super Hero world, DC Super Hero Girls, where they can play, watch, read and be inspired to discover their full super power potential alongside legendary DC Comics female Super Heroes, including Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl, in this all-new universe that was created just for them.
DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, in partnership with Mattel, announced today the activation of many elements to this highly anticipated initiative, including the rollout of the new DCSuperHeroGirls.com website, which kicks off with the U.S. launch today. A global rollout of the digitally immersive world will begin later this month.
Website, Video and More...
The new DCSuperHeroGirls.com site today debuts the first webisode, of a series of animated digital shorts, titled “Welcome to Super Hero High” that was created by the award-winning Warner Bros. Animation Studio, in partnership with Mattel’s Playground Productions. Today’s launch features a pantheon of DC Comics characters that have been brought to life in a completely new artistic style and aesthetic, through immersive videos, games, quizzes, character photos, bios and more.
In the coming weeks and months the new website will be regularly updated with new animated digital content and previews of upcoming products slated for 2016. In conjunction with the website launch, DC Super Hero Girls will have a dedicated presence across a number of social media platforms, including exclusive DC Super Hero Girls YouTube, Facebook and Instagram accounts, to cater to social media savvy girls and their parents.
“DC Entertainment has a deep and rich roster of strong female characters – both heroes and villains – that have inspired and empowered girls and young women for decades. From the iconic Wonder Woman and Supergirl, to the complex but compelling Harley Quinn and Catwoman, there is a character to whom every girl can relate, no matter what stage of life in which she currently finds herself,” said Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment and President and Chief Content Officer of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Girls want to experience the strength, action and optimism of Super Heroes too, and DC Super Hero Girls is part of our long-term strategy to offer a diverse array of strong female characters in a fun and action-packed universe, and through a world of epic storytelling on a variety of entertainment platforms. We could not be more excited and proud to debut today’s first phase of the important new universe for girls.”
Documentary filmmaker Brett Culp's latest project in "LOOK TO THE SKY" which is a feature-length, not-for-profit documentary film about HOPE and young heroes who are inspiring us to believe in tomorrow.
After years of seeing the horrors of the daily news, it’s easy to feel that pessimism is the same as realism. We can become discouraged that our destiny will be controlled by darkness and selfishness. We can start to feel that noble heroes like Superman have vanished from the world.
"LOOK TO THE SKY" will uncover the beauty, courage, and heroism that still burns brightly in the world. The film will tell the uplifting stories of young people who have demonstrated the iconic spirit of Superman.
By becoming real-life superheroes when facing life-threatening situations, homelessness, physical challenges, and loss, the young people in LOOK TO THE SKY are showing us that light can shine brightly, even in the darkest places. There is hope for the future. And the “Superman spirit” we grew up with is still living in the hearts of young people around the world who believe.
This film isn't about the influence of the character, but about the hope Superman symbolizes and how it continues to be expressed through the inspirational stories of real-life superheroes.
The aim of "LOOK TO THE SKY" is to help renew our faith in tomorrow, for ourselves and our communities. Together, we can FLY!
Check out the following trailer for "LOOK TO THE SKY" which also features a special introduction from Culp himself:
The World's Greatest Superheroes are here with this slipcase edition of DC Entertainment's Blu-Ray/Graphic Novel combo packs. This new collection features the Blu-Ray/DVD films JUSTICE LEAGUE WAR, BATMAN: YEAR ONE, SUPERMAN: DOOMSDAY, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHT, WONDER WOMAN: GODS & MORTALS and JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS, as well as the groundbreaking graphic novels that influenced them. These six one-of-a-kind combo packs are packaged together in an exclusive slipcase.
To enter, visit the link below and follow the instructions provided.
A winner will be selected and notified on Saturday, October 31st. Good luck!
To enter, simply answer the Superman trivia question listed below along with your name, email address, and verification. Then click the "Enter Here to Win" button to submit your entry.
A winner will be selected and notified on Saturday, October 31st. Good luck!
DATES OF INTEREST
10/03: The Adventures of Superboy makes its debut on television in 1988. 10/06: Superman editor Mike Carlin born in 1958. 10/09: Superman Returns star Brandon Routh born in 1979. 10/11: Superman movie star and paralysis advocate Christopher Reeve dies in 2004. 10/15: Artist Vince Colletta (Supergirl) born in 1923. 10/16: Smallville makes its debuts on television in 2001. 10/17: Margot Kidder, Lois Lane in the Superman films, born in 1948. 10/17: Superman writer and co-creator Jerry Siegel born in 1914.
Take over your office or party by adorning your chair with the patent pending Chair Cape from Entertainment Earth! The Superman Classic Chair Cape is 24-inches long and includes a sturdy yet highly adjustable hook and loop based belt and strap to fit most size chairs.
This Superman Hybrid Metal Figuration Action Figure measures 5 1/2-inches tall and comes complete with four interchangeable hands, a poseable cape, and a display stand.
Based on DC Comics' 2003 Superman: Red Son by Mark Millar and Dave Johnson, here's Medicom's Real Action Heroes version of what the Man of Steel might have been like had he crash-landed in the U.S.S.R., not the U.S., as a baby!
Grill like your favorite superhero from DC Comics with this machine washable Superman Cook's Apron with Pocket! Designed for adults, this apron is one size fits all and made from 100% cotton.
Baby Kal-El of Krypton is rocketed to Earth by his biological parents where he is raised by Jonathan & Martha Kent in the rural town of Smallville. Disguised as reporter Clark Kent, he adopts a mild-mannered disposition in Metropolis and develops a romance with Lois Lane, while battling the villainous Lex Luthor.