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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The CW have released the following official photo for the upcoming second season of "Supergirl" which features a first look at actor Tyler Hoechlin as Superman alongside Melissa Benoist as the series title character:
"Supergirl" begins it's second season on Monday, October 10th at 8:00PM (EST) on The CW.
Warner Bros. Animation has released the following 8-minute sneak peak look at "Justice League Dark" featuring commentary by Producer James Tucker, Creative Director Mike Carlin, and Director Jay Oliva:
The film is the next title in the DC Universe Animated Original Movie series and will feature the characters of Constantine, Zatanna, Deadman, Etrigan the Demon, Black Orchid and Swamp Thing as well as the Justice League.
Actor Matt Ryan, who portrayed Constantine on the live-action television series, will return to voice the character alongside Camilla Luddington as Zatanna, Nicholas Turturro as Deadman, and Ray Chase as Etrigan. Jason O'Mara will also reprise his role as Batman.
"Justice League Dark" is scheduled to be released this Fall.
"Bane v Superman: The Movie" is truly the ultimate fan film. Batman and Superman movie aficionados will note an influence, homage, continuation and or other elements of every major canon release from 1978 to 2013.
Lois Lane covers a story that spans from Gotham City to Metropolis to Smallville. Bane has recently vanquished Batman while the Joker and Harley Quinn have betrayed Lex Luthor while acquiring the control to neutralize Superman's powers. Bane and Superman must now fight to the death with Lana Lang's life hanging in the balance.
"Bane v Superman: The Movie" is essentially a unique cross-section, character driven, hybrid adventure - primarily consisting of inspiration from the Richard Donner Superman movies combined with a synthesis of Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan's Batman films (with a hint of the Schumacher and Lester stuff and a bit of the first Snyder effort, not to mention Batman the Animated series and the comic books themselves). It's a celebration of much that has lead up to the new movies of this year and it's also an enjoyable summation of something special that ardent fans will appreciate and perhaps it's also a fun revelation for new fans that aren't as familiar with the classics. The presupposition of heightened hyperbole and heroic superlatives aside, it's basically a simple and easy blend of comic book familiarity and everyone involved in the film's creation hope fans enjoy it.
Internationally renowned UK artist/director Richard DeDomenici has pioneered a series of creative and witty films featuring recreations of key scenes from various movies around the world with his latest Redux Project focusing on "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace".
With a cast featuring the local citizens of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England (where the original movie was filmed), DeDomenici has put together the following impressive shot-for-shot recreation of key scenes from "Superman IV" using the exact same shooting locations from the original film:
The film recently premiered at the 2016 Milton Keynes International Festival.
Warner Bros. has officially released the following premiere trailer and cast photo for the upcoming "Justice League" movie:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.
"Justice League" stars Ben Affleck as Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Bruce Waye/Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jared Leto as Barry Allen/The Flash, Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, and Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg.
The film premieres worldwide on November 17th, 2017.
The CW has released a new trailer to promote the upcoming seasons of it's ever expanding line-up of television shows featuring the iconic superheroe characters of the DC Comics Universe.
The trailer premiered at San Diego Comic-Con and showcases various pieces of artwork from the comics and highlights from the prior seasons of "Supergirl," "Arrow," "The Flash," and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow".
While all four shows are featured in the new trailer, a strong emphasis is placed on "Supergirl" starring Melissa Benoist. Check out the trailer below:
Warner Bros. Animation has officially announced the latest addition of titles to the DC Universe Animated Original Movie series including "Justice League Dark," "Teen Titans: The Judas Contract," and a Batman and Harley Quinn film featuring an original storyline.
A "Justice League Dark" animated film was originally announced as being in development back in June and now WB Animation has confirmed that the title will be the next film to be released while also confirming that such characters as Swamp Thing and John Constantine will be part of the film's cast.
Next up will be "Teen Titans: The Judas Contract", an animated adaptation of Marv Wolfman and George Perez's original story which was first in development way back in 2006 before ultimately being cancelled. The film will be the next chapter in the storyline established in the recently released "Justice League vs. Teen Titans".
Lastly, an original story by Bruce Timm featuring the characters of Batman and Harley Quinn will be released in the Summer of 2017. No other details about this release were provided.
WB Animation's next title, "Batman: The Killing Joke" made its premiere at San Diego Comic-Con yesterday and is scheduled to release on Blu-ray and DVD on August 2nd, 2016.
Warner Bros. has released the debut trailer for "JUstice League Action" at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.
The trailer features first looks at Superman (Jason J. Lewis), Batman (Kevin Conroy), The Joker (Mark Hamill), Lex Luthor (James Woods), and many more of the iconic heroes and villains from the DC Universe:
"Justice League Action" is scheduled to debut this Fall in 11-minute episodes on Cartoon Network.
“It’s pretty tough to beat this in the comic world,” said Lon Allen, Managing Director of Comics & Comic Art at Heritage. “This is the highest-graded copy we’ve ever offered at Heritage so naturally we expect bidding to reach our already high expectations.”
The copy is graded 5.5 by Certified Guaranty Company (CGC). “The colors on the cover of this copy are particularly bright, and the staples are rust free,” Allen said. “It really "pops" in the new CGC holder. It's a striking copy that absolutely "wows" when you hold it in your hand.”
The first appearance of Superman appears at auction alongside the first appearance of Spider-Man as an 8.5 CBCS-graded copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 signed by his creator Stan Lee is expected to sell for $125,000+.
Mezco Toyz have announced six new additions to their One:12 Collective DC Universe line of 1:12 scale action figures.
Among the new line-up is the following "Superman: Red Son" collectible figure which is based on the 2003 comic book mini-series of the same name by author Mark Millar in which Superman's rocket ship crash lands in the Soviet Union rather than Kansas:
Other new additions to the One:12 Collective DC Universe line include "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Knightmare Batman", "Arsenal", "Black Adam", "The Joker", and "Deathstroke".
All six new figures will be on display at the Mezco Toyz booth at this weekend's Comic Con Internation: San Diego convention.
Actor Chris Wood ("Vampire Diaries," "Containment") has joined the cast of the upcoming second season of "Supergirl" in what will be a regular recurring role.
TV Line reports that Wood will make his debut early into the series' second season in the mystery role of a surprise DC Comics character.
Wood is the latest addition to the hit series which will feature such other new cast members as Tyler Hoechlin ("Teen Wolf") as Clark Kent/Superman, Lynda Carter ("Wonder Woman") as the US President, Ian Gomez ("Cougar Town") as Editor-In-Chief of CatCo Magazine, Snapper Carr and Floriana Lima ("The Family") as Metropolis Special Crimes Unit Captain, Maggie Sawyer.
"Supergirl - Season Two" is scheduled to premiere on Monday, October 10th at 8:00PM (EST) on The CW.
The theatrical release of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" was met with less than stellar reviews thanks in huge part to poor editing which resulted in a storyline that was often times very confusng throughout the film. However, the "Ultimate Edition" cut of the film - which contains over 30 minutes of new footage originally edited out of the film - does an outstanding job of filling in the gaps which results in a truly amazing movie from beginning to end.
First off, this cut of the film goes much more indepth into the intricacies of Lex Luthor's (Jesse Eisenberg) plan to increase the fear that many citizens already have of the Man of Steel (Henry Cavill) by framing him for the murder of several people in the somewhat confusing opening sequence that takes place in a war-torn area of Africa.
Expanded footage shows that the people were actually killed at the hand of KGBeast, Luthor’s hitman, and that the finger of blame is placed squarely on Superman as a result of the the bodies being burned with a flamethrower to make it look like the result of Superman’s heat vision.
This false accusation orchestarted by Luthor adds to the storyline of Superman being called upon to testify before the government committee in the film which, as featured in the theatrical cut, has a disastrous ending when the Man of Steel's defense of himself is cut short by an explosive hidden in a wheelchair.
Actress Jena Malone - who was long speculated to be playing Batgirl - is finally introduced in the role of a laboratory technician named Jenet Klyburn who helps Lois discover the origins of a bullet created by Luthor. The scene doesn't really add much to the overall film but does help establish Malone's character and her possible inclusion in other upcoming DC Comics films.
Storyline elements - which heavily focus on Luthor - leading up to the iconic showdown between Superman and Batman are more sophisticated and better explained which results in certain scenes from the theatrical release making much more sense. The added footage helps everything flow together and showcases the increasing rage building between Superman and Batman as opposed to the two iconic superheroes just suddenly going into battle with one another following a sub-par setup as was featured in the theatrical release.
While the additional 30 minutes of new footage definitely results in a much better film, the overall tone is still largely dark and somber with only a few light-hearted moments. The extended version also has the feel of a three hour long film which makes it more understandable why Warner Bros. chose to edit it down to what was the theatrical release.
Overall, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Ultimate Edition" is a vast improvement over the original theatrical cut and fixes many of the problems audiences were unhappy about. The storyline flows along much better and the additional scenes result in a much better film. Hopefully, next year's "Justice League" film will have a theatrical cut that is just as good if not better than the "Ultimate Edition".
As we previously reported, Warner Bros. will be featuring a "Batman v Superman Fan Experience" located at the Omin MLK Promenade during Comic-Con International: San Diego which will feature a recreation of the Heroes Park as it was depicted in the film.
The crown jewel of the park will be the fifteen-foot tall statue of Superman which is surrounded by walls etched with the names of those who died during the so-called Black Zero Event that was depicted in "Man of Steel" in which Superman and the military faced off against General Zod and his followers.
In the following video by Parks and Cons, we get our first look at the Superman statue as it arrives on site for installation at the Heroes Park exhibit:
La-La Land Records, DC and Warner Bros. Animation present the original score to the acclaimed Warner Bros. Television Series JUSTICE LEAGUE. Finally, the soundtrack from one of the most celebrated animated series of the new millennium has arrived, assembled in a deluxe 4-CD set worthy of its titular, legendary superhero team.
When JUSTICE LEAGUE ramped up for its 2001 debut, the composing team of Lolita Ritmans, Michael McCuistion and Kristopher Carter (BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, BATMAN BEYOND, SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES) answered the call in super-heroic fashion, creating two full seasons of wondrous music that captured all the series’ action, drama, suspense and fun!
Music from more than 20 episodes is featured in this stellar collection, produced by John Takis and mastered by James Nelson. Exclusive, in-depth liner notes by album producer Takis take you behind the show and the score, with comments from the composers, while Dan Goldwasser’s spirited art design springs the packaging into action.
This is a limited edition of 3000 units and will retail for $59.98 (USD). The soundtrack will be available first at Comic-Con International: San Diego on July 20th and then on the La-Lan Land Records website July 26th..
Please note that a limited number of signed copies of the soundtrack will also be available on the La-La Land Records website on July 26th starting at 12PM (PST). Quantities are limted and you are not guarenteed a signed copy.
Nerdist has revealed a first look at the new "Superman vs. Muhammad Ali" action figures from NECA Toys which are based on the iconic artwork by legendary artist Neal Adams that was featured on the cover of the 1978 comic book storyline.
The figures will be on display at the upcoming Comic Con International: San Diego and are scheduled to hit retail shelves this October. Check out the new figures below:
Fusion Brand in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, announced their latest line of athletic apparel targeting surf and martial arts athletes, featuring iconic DC Super Heroes. They will be introducing new products specifically targeting women and kids in Fall 2016, to complement their already existing men’s martial arts apparel line.
Based on the classic Batman and Superman, DC Original’s Wonder Woman, Batgirl and Supergirl, as well as the new DC Super Hero Girls universe, the initial product lineup will feature rash guards (tops designed to enhance performance in the water or on the mats), spats (tights designed for grappling and other martial arts), and wetsuits for surfing and other water sports.
“We are very excited to be expanding our DC Super Heroes lineup of martial arts, and now surf apparel,” said Chris Stepchuk, Fusion Brand’s CEO. “The DC characters have been a big part of our lives ever since we were kids, and are an absolute natural fit for us given that our customers want nothing more than to be like DC Super Heroes in their respective sports. Our customers have been asking us for this product for some time now, and we’re very pleased to be able to bring this new collection to them!”
The DC Super Heroes Fusion Fight Gear line is built to withstand the stresses of martial arts training. The DC Super Heroes Fusion Surf Gear line is built specifically for surf and water sports – as the surf gear has a UV Protection Factor of 50+ to keep you safe in the sun.
This new apparel line is perfect for fitness fanatics who aren’t afraid to express their inner geek.
DC Super Hero Girls takes the world by storm! The all-new universe just for girls that harnesses the power of the world’s most iconic DC female Super Hero characters, including Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Batgirl, DC Super Hero Girls soars to new heights as Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), in partnership with DC Entertainment (DCE), announces the powerful global expansion of the licensing and merchandising program at retail in more than 35 countries around the world, beginning this month.
“With our best-in-class licensees and partners, we’re excited to bring this girl-empowered program to fans around the world and allow them to imagine, aspire and be strong, brave and powerful,” said Pam Lifford, President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
Anchored by master toy partner Mattel, the global launch of DC Super Hero Girls merchandise crosses more than 30 categories from toys to costumes, apparel to accessories, publishing to stationery, and more. The impressive roster of licensees supporting the worldwide launch also includes Random House Children’s Books as master publishing partner, The LEGO Group as the exclusive construction partner, Rubie’s Costumes, Evy of California, Jerry Leigh, Party City, Hallmark, American Greetings, Franco Manufacturing, Funko, Buffalo Games, Crayola, PEZ Candy and many more.
DC Super Hero Girls continues to have new content developed in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and master toy partner Mattel. All-new content includes TV specials, made-for-video releases, animated webisodes and digital content, debuting locally in each market, as well as publishing, with the release of the first original graphic novel DC Super Hero Girls: Finals Crisis from DC, and the Random House Children’s Books middle-grade novel series with the second book Supergirl at Super Hero High, both out in July, and more to come.
The expanded DC Super Hero Girls merchandise program brings an array of product with licensees from Europe, the Middle East and Asia (EMEA), Latin America, Asia-Pacific and more. Licensees throughout the EMEA region include IMC for youth electronics and role play; D’Arpeje with an outdoor collection of scooters, skates, in-line skates and protective gear; Sambro with pocket money and creative play items; Character World with fun bedding; Pyramid bringing posters and gifting accessories; and Airval for personal care products including fragrances and bath gift sets; among many others.
Latin America will see strong support for DC Super Hero Girls with key licensees from Mexico to Brazil to Peru and more, including Photo Pack with leisure luggage and handbags to pack and run; Regalos Siglos XXI with dinnerware for meals and snacks to always be super; Importadora y Exportadora Rosen with cool backpacks; Foroni with school-cool notebooks; Grendene with stylish sandals; and Riachuelo with an apparel collection including jackets, blouses, shorts, dresses and more.
Asia-Pacific will also bring the super heroic program to kids and fans in the region with licensees from Asia, Australia, Japan and more, including the DC Super Heroes branded stores in China, Singapore, Malaysia, which will be carrying a range of DC Super Hero Girls-inspired kids apparel; as well as PT Rajapaksi Adyaperkasa with speedy footwear; and PT Indo Prima with houseware for kids to create their very own DC Super Hero Girls world. Additional licensees include Caprice bringing apparel, outerwear and houseware collections for kids; Mitch Dowd with super-sleepwear; and Hunter Leisure with more creative arts & crafts, stationery and sporting goods; and more.
In March 2016, WBCP and DCE unveiled the first look at the DC Super Hero Girls licensing program, exclusively at Target in the U.S. DC Super Hero Girls made history with the announcement of its 6-inch action figure line designed for girls; the 12-inch collection of action dolls featuring strong, athletic bodies that stand on their own in heroic poses; and the collection of action role-play toys for girls, all from Mattel. March also coincided with the debut of all new content, including the DC Super Hero Girls mobile app, which allows kids the opportunity to watch the animated shorts, play games, interact and connect with the DC Super Hero Girls world whenever and wherever they go. Additionally, the very first U.S. broadcast TV special debuted exclusively on Boomerang in March, with additional airings on Cartoon Network.
DC Super Hero Girls product will be available at retailers around the world beginning this month.
The Blu-ray edition features all 20 action-packed episodes from the exciting freshman season of the series as well as bonus content including Audio Commentary, Deleted Scenes, and a Gag Reel.
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DATES OF INTEREST
07/04: Actress Noel Neill (Lois Lane - Adventures of Superman) passes away at age 95 in 2016. 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.
The two most iconic superheroes duke it out as collectible stylized vinyl figures! This Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Superman Vinyl Idolz Vinyl Figure features the Caped Crusader, ready to throw down with the Kryptonian threat! Standing about 8-inches tall, this figure comes with a display base and is packaged in a window display box.
Based on the movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes this amazing die-cast action figure 2-pack of Superman and Batman with armor! The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Superman and Batman with Armor 4-Inch Alternate Die-Cast Figure 2-Pack is a must have for DC Comics fans. The figures stand about 4-inches tall! Ages 8 and up.
The Justice League make their debut as cute, stylized vinyl figures! This Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Superman Dorbz Vinyl Figure features the Man of Steel as an adorable Dorbz vinyl figure! This figure measures approximately 3 1/2-inches tall and comes packaged in a double-sided window display box.
It's time for justice! Make sure you're on time with the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Wall Clock. Measuring approximately 7 1/2-inches wide, the clock is shaped like the film's logo with Superman and Batman on either wing. Requires 1x "AA" battery (not included).
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.