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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.

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Warner Bros. Entertainment has made the decision to not release the teaser footage from "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" which was recently featured during the studio's panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

"That's just going to live in that hall. We'll post extended trailers and stills, but that presentation, that was just for those fans," said Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing and international distribution for Warner in an interview with Variety.

Although the teaser will not officially be released on-line, the studio has been very busy taking down countless unauthorized smart phone videos of the footage from such sites as Youtube and Vimeo which were posted by fans who were in attendance at the Comic-Con presentation.

For those who have not seen one of the "leaked" videos, the footage features Batman (Ben Affleck) in full Frank Miller heavy-duty armor on a dark and rain-soaked rooftop where he pulls back a tarp covering the Bat-signal. Upon lighting it, Superman (Henry Cavill) is revealed to be floating in the sky. His eyes glow red indicating that he is clearly not in a good mood. The camera then reverts back to Batman's face whose eyes are now glowing white.

With the premiere of "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" taking place in just under two years, only time will tell when Warner Bros. will release their first official trailer for the highly anticipated film.

The film 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 classic 1950's television series, "The Adventures of Superman" will premiere on the MeTV Network this Fall joining such other superhero programs currently airing on the network as "Batman" and "Wonder Woman".

The series aired from 1952 - 1958 and starred George Reeves in the dual role as Clark Kent/Superman with Jack Larson as Jimmy Olsen, John Hamilton as Perry White, and Robert Shayne as Inspector Henderson. The series also starred actress Phyllis Coates as Lois Lane in the first season with Noel Neill stepping into the role in the second season.

Other vintage programming premiering this Fall on MeTV will be "Mission: Impossible," "Black Sheep Squadron," "CHiPS," "The Andy Griffith Show," and "Cheers".

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A new series of photos from the Corktown, MI set of "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" reveals substantial damage to an office building in the Detroit neighborhood which may double as Wayne Enterprises.

Photos of the damage were taken by BananaDoc and feature office building remnants which were previously under construction now set up in preparation for next weeks filming on the set which will double as Gotham City.

The damage hints at the aftermath of a fierce battle which may take place 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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Actor Dean Cain will be appearing as a featured guest at the San Antonio Comic-Con which takes place August 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX.

Cain is best remembered for his starring role as Superman/Clark Kent on the 1990's hit tv series, "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman." He also appeared on popular television shows like "Grapevine", "A Different World" and "Beverly Hills, 90210."

In 1998, Cain started the Angry Dragon Entertainment production company, which produced the TBS Superstation television series "Ripley's Believe It or Not!". He has also starred in several films, including "The Broken Hearts Club" (2000), "Out of Time" (2003) and "Bailey's Billions" (2004). In 2004, he portrayed Scott Peterson in the fact-based made for television movie "The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story." He also appeared in a recurring role as Casey Manning in the television series "Las Vegas." In 2007, Cain returned to the world of Superman when he guest-starred on the hit CW Series, "Smallville" in the seventh season episode "Cure" as the immortal Dr. Curtis Knox. Most recently, Cain appeared on the NBC competition series, "Stars Earn Stripes" and served as host of the Spike TV reality series, "10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty" in which contestants vied for a $10 million prize if they could show proof that they had tracked down the elusive creature.

Cain will be available for photos & autographs during the convention on Saturday, August 2nd and Sunday, August 9th only.

Other confirmed guests scheduled to appear alongside Cain at the convention include Lou Ferrigno ("The Incredible Hulk," "King of Queens"); William Shatner ("Star Trek," "T.J. Hooker"); and Michael Rooker ("The Walking Dead," "Guardians of the Galaxy").

For more information on the three day convention including a complete list of guests and ticket prices, click here.

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Variety reports that Warner Bros. and DC Comics recent appearance in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con generated more online buzz than that of Marvel. Here's an excerpt from the article:

DC bested Marvel at Comic-Con with its film presentation Saturday - at least when it came to early online buzz.

The first look at Warner Bros. and DC's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" edged out Marvel's "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," generating 112,108 overall mentions and 8,356 intent-to-view mentions, or 7%, according to research group Way to Blue.

"Age of Ultron" received 62,542 overall mentions, but a higher intent-to-see response, with 8,483, or 14%.

What helped WB and DC was the surprise appearance of Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, who play Batman and Superman, respectively, along with the first look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in the film.

When it comes to studio buzz, Warner Bros. again dominated Saturday at Comic-Con with 45% of the conversation. But the company was also aided not only by its bigscreen superheroes but also its shows on TV presenting in San Diego on Saturday, including "Arrow" and "The Vampire Diaries."

Check out Variety.com for the complete report.

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"Young Justice" Comes to Blu-ray

Posted on July 28, 2014 by Neil Cole

Warner Home Video have announced that the Cartoon Network hit animated series "Young Justice: The Complete First Season" will release on Blu-ray on August 12th.

In Young Justice, being a teenager means proving yourself over and over - to peers, parents, teachers, mentors and, ultimately, to yourself. But what if you're not just a normal teenager? What if you're a teenage super hero? How much harder will it be to prove yourself in a world of super powers, super villains and super secrets? Are you ready to come of age in such a world? Are you ready for life or death rites of passage? Are you ready to join the ranks of the great heroes and prove you're worthy of the Justice League? That's exactly what the members of Young Justice - Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis - will find out ... whether they have what it takes to be a proven hero. From Warner Bros. Animation and based on DC Comics characters, Young Justice is a bold new animated series. Are you in?

The release, which will feature all 26 episodes from the series first season, is currently available for pre-order at Amazon.com.

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In addition to the previously announced "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis" animated film, two new titles will also join the slate of DC Universe Animated Original Movies in 2015.

Following the world-premiere screening of "Batman: Assault on Arkham" at San Diego Comic Con, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced that the new titles will be "Batman Vs. Robin" and "Justice League: Gods and Monsters".

"Batman Vs. Robin" will release in Summer, 2105 and be loosely based on the 2012 DC Comics' storyline "Batman: The Court of the Owls," by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. "Justice League: Gods and Monsters" is expected to premiere in mid/late 2015 and will feature an original storyline by Bruce Timm. It will not be related to the 2001 comic of the same name by Dan Jolley and Josh Krach.

"Justice League: Throne of Atlantis" 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 Jason O'Mara as Batman, Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern, Rosario Dawson as Wonder Woman, Jerry O'Connell as Superman, Shemar Moore as Cyborg, Christopher Gorham as The Flash, Sean Astin as Shazam.

"Batman: Assault on Arkham" premieres on August 12th on Blu-ray, single-disc DVD, and Digital Download.

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The Warner Bros. panel at San Diego Comic Con has wrapped and fans were treated to a teaser trailer of "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" and a first look at actress Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.

The panel took place in Hall H at the convention and kicked off with moderator Chris Hardwick dressed as Marty McFly from "Back to the Future" taking the stage followed shortly thereafter by "Dawn of Justice" director Zack Snyder.

Synder stated, "Yeah, hey! How's it going? So we were shooting last night, I jumped on a plane to come here this morning. I couldn't be happier with the way everything is going. Normally when people come to these things, they bring SOME shots, SOME footage or something, but we're shooting right now! Okay, okay, we have a teeny little thing!"

That "teeny little thing" wound up being the very first official footage from "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" in the form of a short teaser sequence from the movie.

The sequence featured Batman in full Frank Miller heavy-duty armor on a dark and rain-soaked rooftop where he pulls back a tarp covering the Bat-signal. Upon lighting it, Superman is revealed to be floating in the sky. His eyes glow red indicating that he is clearly not in a good mood. The camera then reverts back to Batman's face whose eyes are now glowing white.

The capacity crowd went absolutely crazy and erupted in cheers and applause as Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Gal Gadot then took to the stage in front of thousands of fans.

Snyder then revealed the first ever look of Gadot as Wonder Woman (pictured at above right) alongside the previously released images of Cavill as Superman and Affleck as Batman.

Unfortunately, the trio of actors did not have an opportunity to talk to the crowd because Snyder didn't want them to spill any secrets about the highly anticipated film.

The "Dawn of Justice" footage was then shown one more time as Snyder, Cavill, Affleck, and Gadot exited the stage.

"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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Filmmaker Jon Schnepp has unveiled the following full-length trailer for his documentary film, "The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?".

The trailer debuted at San Diego Comic-Con 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."

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In conjunction with San Diego Comic Con, Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new promotional headshot of actor Ben Affleck in his role as Batman.

The image (pictured below) is located on the show floor at DC Comic's booth and is part of a 75th Anniversary montage created for Comic-Con which features images of the Dark Knight's various representations on film, TV, games, toys, clothing, and in video games.

"Yes, as fans have started pointing out, within the dozens of photos and illustrations on the wall is a brand new image of Batman from the upcoming film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," stated DCComics.com writer Tim Beedle. "The filmmakers wanted to include this new cinematic version of the Dark Knight in the anniversary mosaic so it could be discovered by fans! The cast and crew behind Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are excited to be a part of the 75th celebration!"

"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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The latest version of the iconic Batman cape and cowl which actor Ben Affleck will don in "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" is on display at this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con.

Affleck's cape & cowl (pictured below), which was reportedly even a surprise for DC Comics publishers, is part of a display at the convention celebrating Batman's 75th Anniversary.

The display also features prior Batman costumes worn by such actors as Christian Bale in director Christopher Nolan's recent Batman trilogy and Michael Keaton's version worn in director Tim Burton's 1989 film, "Batman".

Source: USA Today

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Today, eBay announced that the 1938 comic book that introduced Superman to the world, Action Comics #1, will be sold at auction next month. Widely regarded as the “Holy Grail” of comic books, there are believed to be as few as 50 unrestored original copies of Action Comics #1 still in existence. Prominent collectibles dealer Darren Adams will sell the finest known copy of this comic on eBay from August 14-24.

The comic that will be auctioned on eBay received a 9.0 from the Certified Guaranty Company (CGC), which is the highest grade ever assigned to an Action Comics #1 by the leading third-party grading service. Only one other Action Comics #1 received a highly coveted CGC 9.0 rating and sold for a record $2,161,000 in 2011. That book had cream to off-white pages, while the comic that will be available on eBay contains white pages and is in pristine condition.

“eBay connects shoppers to the things they love – offering one-of-a-kind inventory, like Action Comics #1, that cannot be found anywhere else in the world,” said Gene Cook, General Manager of Emerging Verticals for eBay Marketplaces. “This is an extraordinary opportunity to acquire the most valuable comic book in existence and we look forward to sharing a piece of pop culture history with the global eBay community of 149 million buyers.”

The auction of Action Comics #1 will begin on August 14 and run for ten days. Given its place in entertainment history as the genesis for the Superman superhero franchise, it is expected to capture the attention of avid comic collectors as well as casual fans.

"The quality and preservation of this Action #1 is astounding,” said Paul Litch, CGC Primary Grader. “The book looks and feels like it just came off the newsstand. It is supple, the colors are deep and rich and the quality of the white pages is amazing for a comic that is 76 years old.”

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. For more information about the comic and auction, please visit www.eBay.com/action-comics. A free digital viewer of the comic book’s inside pages can also be found at www.CGCcomics.com/1134755001.

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Publisher McNally Jackson is pleased to announce the publication of "Holding Kryptonite: Truth, Justice and America's First Superhero" which chronicles the early years of the rocky relationship between Superman co-creators, Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and Detective Comics.

For the first time, the extraordinary true story of the Man of Steel's rise from a creative concept (sold for the infamous $130) to the 1947 lawsuit that nearly denied Siegel & Shuster of any future with their Man of Tomorrow is revealed.

In 1997, a young law firm assistant—Lauren Agostino—literally stumbled on a secret cache from Superman’s creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. These original documents, private correspondence, legal papers, and artwork expose the muted and maligned history of the relationships and dynamics of the early Superman family.

The origin of Superman and the downfall of its creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster is a dramatic saga that underscores one of America’s most popular cultural icons. For the first time, Agostino and writer A.L. Newberg reveal the extraordinary true story of the Man of Steel’s rise from a creative concept (sold for the infamous $130) to the 1947 lawsuit that nearly denied Siegel and Shuster of any future with their Man of Tomorrow.

Stripped away of the lies, myths and cover-ups this is a treasure trove for Superman fans and historians alike.

A first-run softcover version of "Holding Kryptonite" is currently available through McNallyJackson.com who have already needed to restock the copies on their shelves.

An ebook version is also available at Barnes&Noble.com (Nook), Amazon.com (Kindle), KoboBooks.com, and Google Books.

For more information, visit www.holdingkryptonite.com.

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In July of 2011, amidst the excitement of San Diego Comic-Con, Sideshow Collectibles thrilled Con attendees by announcing the beginning of a new heroic alliance. Joining forces with Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and DC Entertainment, Sideshow gave fans a first look at a signature line of collectibles inspired by DC Comics, beginning with The Joker Premium Format™ Figure.

Sideshow has been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm for our growing collection of statues and figures depicting revered DC Comics Super Heroes and Super-Villains, including Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Catwoman, and Wonder Woman, as well as items inspired by theatrical releases, such as Batman (1989), Superman (1978), and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Man of Steel. Today, we are pleased to share that Sideshow and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, have extended their partnership with a new multi-year agreement.

“The partnership we have formed with Warner Bros. has been truly rewarding,” said Greg Anzalone, President of Sideshow Collectibles. “Our passion for developing collectible figures against the timeless DC Comics brand is well matched by Warner Bros.’ continued support and faith in our company and our products.”

With the future wide open, and fans hungry for more, Sideshow’s creative team gears up for the next round of celebrated icons. Coming soon are the Lobo Premium Format™ Figure, Catwoman Legendary Scale™ Figure, and a collection inspired by the smash-hit Batman: Arkham video game series from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

“The opportunity to translate DC Comics titans from the vast pantheon of World’s Greatest Super-Heroes into amazing figural representations continues to be a satisfying challenge,” says Sideshow’s Creative Director, Tom Gilliland. “We especially can’t wait to dive into their new films. It’s a very exciting time to be part of the DC Comics universe.”

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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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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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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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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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