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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.





San Francisco-based illustrator Nick Acosta has put together a new fan trailer entitled "Supermandreas" which combines scenes from the 1978 blockbuster film "Superman: The Movie" with footage from the trailer for the upcoming 2015 disaster film, "San Andreas".

"Next month a new disaster movie starring The Rock called "San Andreas" is slated to premiere in theaters," states Acosta. "From the trailer it looks bad, formulaic, and poorly acted. I also noticed that some of the film’s big disaster set pieces (the destruction of the Hoover Dam and Golden Gate bridge) looked very familiar to me. They are almost shot for shot the same as from one of my favorite movies growing up - the 1978 film "Superman." So I decided to re-edit the "San Andreas" trailer to take out The Rock and his wooden acting and put in a 27-year-old Christopher Reeve as Superman."

Check out the end result below which is very well done and blends the footage from both films together seemlessly:

For more information on how the "Supermandreas" was made, be sure to visit Acosta's portfolio site.

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Actor Scott Cranford has been added to the line-up of celebrities attending the "Superman: The Richard Donner Years Celebrity Super Reunion" at the upcoming WonderCon in Anaheim, CA.

Cranford was the official Superman of the annual Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL from 2000 - 2007 and has been featured in such films as "Batman Returns," "Batman Forever," "Batman and Robin," "Eraser," and "Predator 2".

At WonderCon, Cranford will once again don the iconic cape & tights of the Man of Steel and also offer attendees the opportunity to win a copy of his documentary, "Heroic Ambition" and see a sample of his upcoming children's book, "The Heroes of HeroicWorld".

CapedWonder.com is planning and hosting the Super Reunion event which will also feature appearances by Margot Kidder (Lois Lane), Sarah Douglas (Ursa), Jack O'Halloran (Non), Marc McClure (Jimmy Olsen), Valerie Perrine (Miss Eve Teschmacher), Diane Sherry Case (Lana Lang), Aaron Smolinski (Baby Clark Kent), and Ilya Salkind (Executive Producer).

The 2015 WonderCon will take place April 3rd - 5th at the Anaheim Convention Center. Kidder, Case, O'Halloran, and Cranford will appear all three days of the convention while Smolinski and Salkind will be in attendance on Saturday & Sunday and Douglas and McClure will appear on Saturday only. Stay tuned for the latest news on the reunion here.

For more information on Wondercon or to purchase tickets, please click here.

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Superheroes in Gotham! Wonder Woman, Thor, Hulk, Batman, Superman and more stand tall at the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery which presents Deconstructive/Constructive on view from March 20 – April 8, 2015 at 527 West 23rd Street in New York City. A portion of proceeds from the exhibition lithographs will benefit Free Arts NYC, a local organization providing underserved children and families with a unique combination of educational arts and mentoring programs that help them to foster the self-confidence and resiliency needed to realize their fullest potential.

The exhibit features the work of Jason Dussault who is a Vancouver and New York based artist whose practice focuses on combining traditional forms of mosaic with pop-culture characters from his childhood and the present. The works presented recall the power of childhood memories through iconic characters that resonate with human nature’s desire to retain an inner youth. Playful in nature yet anchored to the stringent values of adulthood, Dussault seeks to remind the viewer of a fragility that ultimately leads to self-awareness. This is the artist’s debut solo exhibition in New York. Dussault explains, “Growing up in a small rural Canadian town in the late seventies and early eighties with young parents struggling to find their way, I spent much of my time alone, and the only access to art I had was comic books. I would spend hours trying to redraw these characters. Deconstructive/Constructive is my tribute to comic book art, my first love and inspiration.”

While his appropriated versions of superheroes and other characters known in the mass media hearken back to Pop art of the 1950s and 1960s, they align contemporarily with artists like KAWS, Mitch McGee, Justin Gilzene, Ron English and Invader.

The focal piece of the exhibition is large-scale, homage to the late George Delmerico, legendary Village Voice Art Director titled Deconstructive/Constructive. Dussault’s piece is a recreation of Delmerico’s iconic superhero amalgamation, A Marvel - Ous Evening with Stan Lee, 1972. The pastiche was originally created as a poster for a lecture given by Marvel Comics founder Stan Lee at Carnegie Hall. Dussault has recreated the famous image in a four-panel composite work using his distinctive mosaic style.

Throughout the exhibition Dussault features characters such as Lego Batman and Joker, Superman, Thor, Hulk, and Wonder Woman. By using materials specific to the subject matter, each piece harbors a unique sentiment deeper than the nostalgic surface image. With the use of traditional mosaic media like tile and grout, Dussault also utilizes paint, resin, wood, vinyl, found ceramics, and vintage porcelain to create well-known commercial images of comics and cartoons.

For more information about the artist visit www.jasondussault.com or www.hoerle-guggenheim.com

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced the official launch of Infinite Crisis, a bold new entrant into the wildly popular Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game genre. Infinite Crisis delivers a heart-pounding competitive experience with innovative new mechanics including the unique 2-lane Coast City map featuring the powerful Doomsday Device, destructible environments and Stolen Powers. Beginning today, players can download Infinite Crisis for free on Steam by visiting http://www.infinitecrisis.com/steam.

“We would like to thank all of the great players who participated in our beta. Their passion and feedback were key to helping us deliver a really unique gameplay experience,” said Jeffrey Steefel, Executive Producer. “Today marks a major milestone for Infinite Crisis, and to celebrate the official launch, we are offering two special Champion bundles that will be available exclusively on Steam.”

The Infinite Crisis Steam bundles offer players a choice of two different packages which include access to their favorite Champions and a Steam exclusive Golden Superman costume. Starting today, the following Infinite Crisis bundles are available for purchase exclusively on Steam at a special discounted price for a limited time:

Basic Steam Bundle -- $9.99/€9.99/£6.99

8 Champions - (Superman, The Flash, Mecha Wonder Woman, Stargirl, Catwoman, Atomic Green Lantern, Poison Ivy & Aquaman) Exclusive Golden Superman Costume

Elite Steam Bundle -- $29.99/€27.99/£22.99

34 Champions - (The Flash, Atomic Wonder Woman, Nightmare Robin, Gaslight Catwoman, Superman, Aquaman, Robin, Supergirl, Hawkgirl, Katana, Nightmare Batman, Green Arrow, Cyborg, Blue Beetle, Atomic Joker, Mecha Wonder Woman, Sinestro, Stargirl, Catwoman, Star Sapphire, Arcane Supergirl, Shazam, Swamp Thing, Atrocitus, Atomic Green Lantern, Atomic Poison Ivy, Arcane Green Lantern, Gaslight Joker, Mecha Superman, Poison Ivy, Krypto, Zatanna, Starro and Nightmare Superman) Exclusive Golden Superman Costume

34 Champions - (The Flash, Atomic Wonder Woman, Nightmare Robin, Gaslight Catwoman, Superman, Aquaman, Robin, Supergirl, Hawkgirl, Katana, Nightmare Batman, Green Arrow, Cyborg, Blue Beetle, Atomic Joker, Mecha Wonder Woman, Sinestro, Stargirl, Catwoman, Star Sapphire, Arcane Supergirl, Shazam, Swamp Thing, Atrocitus, Atomic Green Lantern, Atomic Poison Ivy, Arcane Green Lantern, Gaslight Joker, Mecha Superman, Poison Ivy, Krypto, Zatanna, Starro and Nightmare Superman) Exclusive Golden Superman Costume

Infinite Crisis delivers a heart-pounding competitive player vs. player battle experience set in DC Comics’ legendary Multiverse. Featuring the deepest roster of DC heroes and villains ever assembled, Infinite Crisis puts players in control of twisted incarnations of their favorite characters from throughout the Multiverse such as the bloodthirsty vampire, Nightmare Batman, and the skilled assassin from Earth-19, Gaslight Catwoman, playing in league with such well-known characters such as Green Lantern and The Flash.

For more information, visit http://www.infinitecrisis.com.

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Actor Ben Affleck recently testified before a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Diplomacy and National Security in regard to his Eastern Congo Initiative.

TheHill.com reports that, at the start of his testimony, Affleck confirmed that Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy will indeed be making an appearance in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." Here's an excerpt from the article:

“Sen. Leahy,” Affleck said as he began his testimony, “I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge my co-star in ‘Batman.’ ” Affleck will play the Caped Crusader in the upcoming movie.

“Your role is marginally smaller than mine, but I understand you're quite good,” Affleck said to Leahy, to laughter.

Leahy, 74, has previously remained coy about whether he had landed a role in the upcoming “Batman” flick.

“It’s going to be a fascinating movie,” the lawmaker told Yahoo! News last year. “It will have superb actors in it.”

"Dawn of Justice" receives a worldwide release on March 25, 2016.

Source: TheHill.com

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In a recent interview with the Guardian, actor Terence Stamp spoke at length about his decades long career in such films as "Billy Budd," "Young Guns," "The Haunted Mansion," and of course "Superman: The Movie" and "Superman: II."

During the course of the interview, Stamp talked about making the transition from a leading man in film to character actor in his role as the villianous Kryptonian, General Zod in the first two Superman movies. Here's an excerpt from the article:

“It’s a mystery to me. I was in my prime. When the 1960s ended, I just ended with it. I remember my agent telling me: ‘They are all looking for a young Terence Stamp.’ And I thought: ‘I am young.’ I was 31, 32. I couldn’t believe it. It was tough to wake up in the morning, and the phone not ringing. I thought: this can’t be happening now, it’s only just started. The day-to-day thing was awful, and I couldn’t live with it. So I bought a round-the-world ticket and left.” His fallow 70s period culminated with his extended India trip and it was while he was there, in 1976, that he got the celebrated telegram addressed to “Clarence Stamp”, offering him the role in Superman. (“I was on the plane the next evening.”)

Playing Zod, it turns out, engineered a mind-shift, a third-act transformation that allowed him to reclaim his career. “During that time away from the screen, I had transmuted myself. I no longer saw myself as a leading man. What had happened inside of me enabled me to take the role, and not feel embarassed or depressed about playing the villain. I just decided I was a character actor now and I can do anything.”

Stamp recently starred in director Tim Burton's 2014 film, "Big Eyes" opposite Amy Adams and is currently shooting "Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children", also directed by Burton.

Read the complete article here.

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Warner Bros. has released the following first official look at actor Jesse Eisenberg in his role as Lex Luthor in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

The image comes courtesy of Entertainment Weekly and features the "Social Network" star sporting the classic bald head of the iconic Superman adversary and, sometimes, ally.

"Our Lex is disarming and he's not fake," says director Zack Snyder. "He says what he believes and he says what's on his mind. If you can unravel the string and decipher what he means, it’s all there."

In addition to Eisenberg, "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" stars Henry Cavill returning to his role as Superman/Clark Kent alongside Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, relative newcomer Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, and Jason Momoa as Aquaman.

The film also stars Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, and Holly Hunter as a yet-to-be-named member of the US Congress.

"Dawn of Justice" receives a worldwide release on March 25, 2016.

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It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a ... Law Course? Yes a law course using that strange visitor from another planet to help explain copyright and trademark law. NYU's School of Professional Studies presents The Trials of Superman (and his Super Friends).

Taught by Entertainment and Intellectual Property lawyer Howard Leib, the course will look at the history of Superman, and how his name and likeness, and those of other super heroes, have been used and litigated through the decades. Students will explore copyright infringement, trademark matters, copyright reversion and other issues that have arisen during the Man of Steel’s career. They'll also read some comics and watch some cartoons.

The course will run from Monday April 15 to Wednesday May 15. It will be given on-line, so that people from all over the world can participate, with live on line lectures Monday nights at 6:30 Eastern time and asynchronous work for each session. You can find more information and register at: http://www.scps.nyu.edu/content/scps/academics/course_detail.html?id=DATA1-CE9007

Faster than a speeding bullet? Sure. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Absolutely. But when it comes to protecting intellectual property, it is the judge who has the final say.

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Scott Cranford, who portrayed the official Superman at the Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL from 2000 - 2007, has written an article entitled "Thrilling Without Killing" which takes an in-depth look at the morals - or lack there of - set by today's Superheroes in movies and comic books. Here's an excerpt:

Whether you are a director of a big budget superhero movie, a comic book writer or a fan-filmaker on a zero budget production, if you are handling iconic superheroes that millions of children look up to, make them act responsibly. What they do and say can have a tremendous effect on children’s thoughts, desires and how they behave.

Why was Clark Kent drinking beer in both Superman Returns and Man of Steel? Nothing against beer, but can’t there be one guy who is above it. Shouldn’t a superhero try to set a moral standard even if he is in his secret identity. If I’m a kid and I learn that Superman is down on booze, I’m going to be down on booze. I may go on to drink, but my hero is always going to hold that gold standard.

It is amazing how many “Superheroes” in big budget "Superhero" movies barely do anything heroic. In some, they are the cause of the problem.

The blurry line of what makes up a Superhero worries me. Looking cool has become more important than doing right. I'm all for gritty superheroes but we need happy ones too. I don’t want to see gritty become the norm. That's not what superheroes are about.

Read the complete article as HeroicWorld.com

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When Warner Bros. announced in December, 2013 that actress Gal Gadot had been cast in the role of Wonder Woman in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", there was a negative response from quite a few fans stating that the Israeli actress/model did not look the part of the Amazonian Warrior.

Now, in an interview from Israel translated by SuperHeroHype Forums member 'omermer', Gadot directly addresses the criticism and discusses preparing for the role as well as what fans can expect from the character in the highly anticipated film. Here's an excerpt:

Interviewer: Preparations for the role took many months during which she worked with a personal trainer that taught her everything a super heroine needs to know in order to take down villains.
Gadot: It was very intensive. When I was young I was a real tomboy so I really enjoyed the experience. I see Alma wanting to dress like a princess and put on lipstick and it surprises me. I asked my mom if I was like that too but she said all I wanted back then was to play ball, sweat, and scrape my knees.

Interviewer: When your casting was announced a lot of comic book nerds said that your body didn't match Wonder Woman's.
Gadot: Don't be shy. They said that I was too skinny and my boobs were too small. (She laughs.)

Interviewer: But isn't it embarrassing that your breast size became a topic of international discussion?
Gadot: No. After they asked me here, in Israel, if I have eating disorders and why am I so skinny, they said my head was too big and my body was like a broomstick I can take anything. It's just empty talk. I understand that part of what I'm doing means being exposed. And part of being exposed is being under fire (criticism).

Interviewer: By the way, what are Wonder Woman’s powers?
Gadot: She has unbelievable endurance. She is exceptionally strong. She can jump really high and practically fly. She know tons of martial arts styles. She is a strong and serious Woman.

In addition to starring in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" - which premieres on March 25, 2016 - Gadot is also set to star in a Wonder Woman movie on June 23, 2017

Source: SuperheroHeroHype.com

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Actor Jeremy Irons recently attended the Lucca Film Festival in Italy and was asked about his upcoming role as Alfred Pennyworth in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

Irons was very brief in his response but offered praise for the highly anticipated film by simply stating, "The next Batman has an amazing screenplay. It's a blockbuster written from the heart."

In addition to Irons, "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" stars Henry Cavill returning to his role as Superman/Clark Kent alongside Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, relative newcomer Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, and Jason Momoa as Aquaman.

The film also stars Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Holly Hunter as a yet-to-be-named member of the US Congress.

"Dawn of Justice" receives a worldwide release on March 25, 2016.

Source: ComicBook.com and La Nazione

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The Superman Super Site recently learned of the battle fellow Superman fan Eric Shafer is undergoing with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) which starts inside bone marrow - the soft tissue inside bones that helps form blood cells - and can develop quickly.

We reached out to Eric to share his story and how his admiration for the Man of Steel helps him in his continued fight with the disease:

Super Site: How long have you been a Superman fan and what first got you interested in the character?
Shafer: If I'm not mistaken, it was in 1978 and I was living on a military base in Germany when I watched the first superman movie with Christopher Reeve. My parents bought the VCR tape, which worn out within a few months. At 5 years old, I was watching Superman daily.

Super Site: Every generation has what they consider "They're Superman" whether it be George Reeves or Christopher Reeve. Who would you say is "Your Superman" and why?
Shafer: I'd definitely consider Christopher Reeve my favorite Clark Kent and Superman. During this time when he was playing the roll, I was actually living a "Superman" role in my life. While living on the military base, my family relied on me to help around the house since my father was rarely home. Being in the military required him to travel a lot so I was considered "man" of the house while he was gone. At the age of 5 I was a very helpful and sweet child, and Superman inspired me even more to continue to help.

Super Site: Since his debut in 1938, Superman has become a true American icon as well as a symbol of justice the World over. What is it about the Man of Steel that continues to make you a fan day in and day out?
Shafer: I have to admit, I don't think I've watched EVERY single movie, so I wouldn't say all the movies continue to make me the fan I've become. I'll never forget the stage Christopher Reeve set that has continued to impact my every day life and way of thinking. I love to help others, am pretty transparent (no mask wearing), and will never give up. I run my life in the eyes of Superman.

Super Site: Your "Give Forward" page talks about your diagnosis and current battle with AML, Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Could you please tell us about this form of cancer and your current battle with this disease?
Shafer: Back in early December I was informed that might have AML, an acute form of Leukemia, at my doctor's office through some lab work done due to a sinus infection. I was immediately sent to our local hospital which formally diagnosed me with AML. Immediate chemo treatment was recommended for survival.

My wife and I made the decision to have treatment performed in Connecticut at Yale University Hospital. We immediately uprooted our family of 5 from Florida to New Haven, CT with hopes of being able to be treated by one of the best. We were also very interested in the New Haven area since both my wife and I have friends in that area with children of the same age as ours. This area offered us a lot of support for the entire family.

During my 10 days of chemotherapy treatment, we were informed that my prognosis is very poor. Apparently I possess a mutation gene called FLT3 the carries the Leukemia, which does not respond to standard chemotherapy long term. Meaning, I had high chance of relapsing with and 3% chance of curing. The only option is a bone marrow transplant. So we began the search for a donor.

The first step was to have my one and only sister be checked for a match. There was a 25% chance the she would be my match. While we waited for the results, Yale checked the donor database which resulted in very poor results. My sister was my only hope. After a long and tedious wait my sisters results finilly came in which were a 100% match. You can't imagine how thrilled we were. During this period I was wearing my cape and superman t-shirt, and stayed extremely positive!

Once my sister was identified to be a match, we decided to come back to South Florida to continue this battle against cancer. Soon after our return home, I was admitted into Sylvester Cancer Center and began the stem cell transplant process.

So this is where we stand; yesterday I had my stem cell transplant and things went very well. I feel good today, I feel strong. I do suffer from some side effects, but for the most part I'm ready to toss my cape over my shoulder and get back to my every day life. However, from this point on I will do everything in my Superman powers to never take life for granted every again.

Super Site: Can you tell our readers about your "Give Forward" fundraiser and how than can contribute to this worthy cause?
Shafer: This unfortunate detour in my families lives has set us back considerably. I've been out work since mid-December and, according to the doctors, I probably won't be returning anytime soon. Apparently I have the immune system of a new born and will be very susceptible to infection and illness. Working in an office setting I'll need to be very cautious as to when I should return. Providing for my beautiful 1-year-old Noah, loving 8-year-old lily and 14-year-old Dylan, and my wonderful wife Carrie will impossible without the support of our family, friends, and friends to be. So we decided to put together a fundraiser to help my family get through the next few months. Anything anyone can do to assist would be amazing. Here is a quick access link to the page: http://gfwd.at/1DkNIof.

Eric has also let us know that if anyone would be interested in a Superman logo t-shirt with his battle against leukemia on the back, he might be able to get some printed. The t-shirts would be free with a yet-to-be-determined minumum donation amount.

We will continue to keep you posted on Eric's progress in his continued battle with AML aong with the hopes and prayers that he will soon be cancer free!

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Actor Owain Yeoman has been cast in the role of DC Comics supervillain Vartox in the upcoming CBS television series "Supergirl."

According to Comic Book Resources, the former star of such shows as "The Mentalist" and "Extant" will be featured in the pilot episode of the highly anticipated series.

"Owain Yeoman plays longtime DC Comics villain Vartox, an alien convict, who has been hiding on Earth for the past twelve years. After Supergirl's emergence on Earth, Vartox seeks her out to ascertain her identity and do battle with her."

Vartox bears a striking resemblance to Scottish actor Sean Connery and was created by Cary Bates and Curt Swan. He first appeared in Superman vol. 1 #281 in November, 1974.

Yeoman will star alongside Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Chlyer Leigh as Supergirl's sister Alex, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw and Jeremy Jordan as Winslow Schott.

Former Superman alumni stars Dean Cain and Helen Slater will also star in yet-to-be-confirmed roles.

"Supergirl" will focus on Kara Zor-El who, born on the planet Krypton, escaped amid its destruction years ago. And since arriving on Earth, she's been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

The series will be executively-produced & written by "Arrow" and "Flash" executive producer Greg Berlanti and "New Normal's" Ali Adler along with Sarah Schechter.

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Celebrating the 1938 debut appearance of Superman in "Action Comics #1", Entertainment Earth has premiered a Limited Edition Premium Motion Statue depicting the comic book's iconic cover.

  • Celebrate the introduction of Superman!
  • Limited edition statue depicts the cover of Action Comics #1.
  • Statue measures 7 1/2-inches tall and comes individually numbered with certificate of authenticity!
  • The granddaddy of them all, Action Comics' No. 1 famous cover art has been reproduced as a highly detailed Premium Motion Statue! First published in 1938, this was the first ever appearance of The Man of Steel, Superman! Crafted from heavyweight polystone and mixed media, this statue brings that famous cover to life. Each statue is individually numbered and includes a certificate of authenticity. Measures 7 1/2-inches tall.

    The statue is currently available for pre-order for only $79.99 and is expected to ship in August, 2015.

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    "Topps Pop Culture: Home Runs to Hollywood" Open Now

    Original Show Features Sports Legends, Iconic Pop Culture Props and Costumes

    Baseball meets Batman in the latest special exhibition at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory (LSMF). The attraction has teamed up with Topps, the legendary card maker, to create the first-ever retrospective of Topps® trading cards. The show opens March 14 and runs through October 4, 2015.

    Along with iconic baseball cards, Topps has also produced collectible cards for other sports and pop culture giants such as Star Wars, the Beatles, and Pokémon. Props, costumes and artifacts from movies, television, music, comics and cartoons will be displayed alongside their Topps cards, including these monumental pieces:

  • Luke Skywalker's Light Saber*
  • Indiana Jones’ Whip
  • Adam West's Batman Costume*
  • Christopher Reeve's Superman Costume*
  • Nichelle Nichols’ Lt. Uhura Costume*
  • Elvis Presley's Scarf
  • Ringo Starr’s 1964 Drumsticks
  • Jobu Doll from Major League
  • “There’s something fun for everyone in this show,” said Anne Jewell, VP and Executive Director of LSMF. “Topps has an amazing history and ability to tap into the cultural current. We’re thrilled to partner with such a powerhouse and share their entertaining story with our guests.”

    Baseball Bat Bike

    For generations, the sound of a trading card slapping against the spokes of a bike is a nostalgic and happy memory. That experience will be enjoyed by guests as they crank the wheel of a bike specially made for this exhibition out of Louisville Slugger baseball bat lumber. The bike is a handcrafted work of art by Denver-based bike maker, Chris Connor. It will be rigged with a clothespin and card to produce that one-of-a-kind sound.

    From its beginnings as a gum and candy company, Topps has grown into a global brand dedicated to entertaining all ages.

    “We’re excited to partner with Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory for this exhibition. Our brands are both woven into our country’s history and future.” Said Clay Luraschi, VP Product Development for The Topps Company. “At Topps we’re all about celebrating pop culture, sports, and edible entertainment. This show delivers it all in one engaging package,” he added.

    The exhibit joins an already impressive line-up at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Admission to the museum includes interactive exhibits, a short feature film, historic memorabilia, the World’s Biggest Baseball Bat and an award-winning factory tour.

    The museum, which opened in 1996, remains one of Louisville’s most popular attractions, and welcomed its 4-millionth guest in 2014. The Louisville landmark features a wide range of exhibits, including Hold a Piece of History where visitors can hold game-used bats from some of the game’s greatest hitters. Visitors can also face down a 90-mph fastball, check out more than 6,000 autographs from major leaguers, and watch bats being made on every tour.

    As an added bonus, all guests receive a free souvenir mini-bat at the end of their factory tour.

    *Pieces are owned by The Azarian Collection (azariancollection.com)

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    Warner Bros. Consumer Products UK has welcomed new licensees and the extension and enhancement of commercial relationships with its existing partners for the DC Comics brand.

    Emporium Eyewear is planning three different phased launches, with classic Batman and Superman branded eyewear scheduled to debut this summer. Justice League products will follow in October 2015 and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice eyewear is set to launch in February 2016.

    In addition to independent opticians, the large multiples, including Boots, Vision Express, Optical Express and ASDA, will be stocking products from the various ranges.

    Elsewhere, Character World has extended its multi-brand contract with WBCP UK. The firm will continue to develop home textiles products featuring Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman for men, women, boys and girls. The firm's latest Batman duvet design features the Caped Crusader so that the fan’s head fits with his body.

    Corsair, the licensed personal care specialist, has also extended its licensing agreement with WBCP UK. Following success at retailers including Primark, 2015 will see the licensee significantly expanding its Batman range.

    Corsair’s Batman range is set to include complimentary lines like sponges and innovative new products like the 2D Batmobile bubble bath reaching out to slightly older boys aged seven to 14 years and adult Super Hero fans and gift givers, too.

    Corsair is also redesigning its Superman range and developing new collections for Justice League and Wonder Woman, with all three branded collections set to launch in 2016.

    “The DC Comics brand continues to prove that it has the power to cross into all major product categories," said Preston Kevin Lewis, general manager, Warner Bros. Consumer Products UK and Ireland.

    "The age and gender boundaries traditionally associated with Super Heroes no longer apply. Like these deals show, franchises from DC Comics have true mass market appeal and the potential of the portfolio is infinite.”

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    Filming of the upcoming TV series "Supergirl" is currently underway on the Warner Bros. backlot and it appears that a familiar set piece may be featured in show.

    According to the following Twitter post from "Supergirl" executive producer Andrew Kreisberg, the former Daily Planet outdoor set from "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" appears as though it will be showcased in the series:

    In what way the building will be used remains to be seen at this time.

    "Supergirl" stars Melissa Benoist in the lead role of Supergirl/Kara, Laura Benanti as Kara's birth mother Alura Zor-El, Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Kara's foster sister Alexandra "Alex" Danvers, Jeremy Jordan in the role of Winslow "Winn" Schott (aka Toyman), David Harewood as the villainous Hank Henshaw, Calista Flockhart as Catherine "Cat" Grant, and Faran Tahir as the Commander - an alien military expert leading the forces aligned against Supergirl.

    The series will also feature guest-starring roles from former Superman and Supergirl actors Dean Cain and Helen Slater.

    "Supergirl" will focus on Kara Zor-El who, born on the planet Krypton, escaped amid its destruction years ago. And since arriving on Earth, she's been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

    The series will be executively-produced & written by "Arrow" and "Flash" executive producer Greg Berlanti and "New Normal's" Ali Adler along with Sarah Schechter.

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    Congratulations to Kyle Dula who was our February contest winner of two Superman themed t-shirts from Shirts.com.

    For our March contest, we have once again teamed with IDW Publishing to offer one lucky individual the opportunity to win one hardback edition of Superman: The Atomic Age Sundays.

    These never-before-reprinted 1950's Sundays are a special treat for Superman fans and comics historians worldwide. This first book of the Atomic Age Sundays features more than 175 full-color strips, from October 23, 1949 through March 15, 1953. In these tales, the impish Mr. Mxyztplk has returned to drive Superman crazy and the Man of Steel returns to Smallville for "Superboy Week" celebrations and ends up solving a case he never had a chance to as Superboy! The Man of Steel also travels back in time and gets embroiled in political intrigue in the court of King Arthur, and then fights off an alien invasion of Earth!

    To enter, simply answer to 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.

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    Trivia Question: Who was the unstoppable killing machine that killed the Man of Steel in "Superman #75" in 1992?


    A winner will be selected and notified on Tuesday, March 31st. Good luck!

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    For our March contest, we have once again teamed with IDW Publishing to offer one lucky individual the opportunity to win one hardback edition of Superman: The Atomic Age Sundays.

    These never-before-reprinted 1950's Sundays are a special treat for Superman fans and comics historians worldwide. This first book of the Atomic Age Sundays features more than 175 full-color strips, from October 23, 1949 through March 15, 1953. In these tales, the impish Mr. Mxyztplk has returned to drive Superman crazy and the Man of Steel returns to Smallville for "Superboy Week" celebrations and ends up solving a case he never had a chance to as Superboy! The Man of Steel also travels back in time and gets embroiled in political intrigue in the court of King Arthur, and then fights off an alien invasion of Earth!

    To enter, simply answer to 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.

    Your Name:


    Your e-mail:


    Type verification image:
    verification image, type it in the box

    Trivia Question: Who was the unstoppable killing machine that killed the Man of Steel in "Superman #75" in 1992?


    A winner will be selected and notified on Tuesday, March 31st. Good luck!



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    03/31: In 1959, Action #252 introduces us to Superman's cousin, Supergirl.



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