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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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The dedication of the "Adventures of Superman" plaque has been nominated for a Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award in the category of "Best Fan Event".

The dedication took place August 16, 2014 in Tarzana - a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, California - and was attended by Jack Larson, Beverly Washburn, Laura Siegel Larson and Stephanie Shayne Parkin.

The site of the plaque was chosen as it was featured in the TOS episode, "The Man who Could Read Minds" and was the only location shoot for the series to feature all the principal characters from the show.

To submit your vote in the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards, please send an email to taraco@aol.com with the subject line "Superman Plaque Dedication - Best Fan Event".

Thanks to Armand Vaquer for the lead on this story.

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced the company’s slate of upcoming mobile game releases, showcasing diverse free-to-play and premium gaming experiences and leveraging some of the world’s most powerful franchises, including Batman, DC Comics, Mortal Kombat, the LEGO® brand and Game of Thrones®.

“Our line-up of strong titles will deliver deep player engagement, as well as innovation like console game connectivity with games including Mortal Kombat X and Batman: Arkham Underworld.”

“Our mobile business has been a key priority for the company, and we are utilizing our incredibly talented internal development teams to create games with marquee franchises,” said David Haddad, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “We’ve seen tremendous growth with our mobile business and expect to increase our market share by applying our best in class development, publishing and brand marketing to this impressive slate of games.”

The following are five new games under development with Warner Bros.’ wholly-owned development studios:

Mortal Kombat X, NetherRealm Studios:
The game blends fighting and card collection for a whole new way to experience Mortal Kombat on mobile platforms. Featuring cinematic gameplay and visceral Fatalities, play as legendary and all-new fighters created for Mortal Kombat X. Players who also own a forthcoming console or PC version of the game will have the ability to unlock content in the mobile game and vice versa.

Batman: Arkham Underworld, Turbine:
Rule Gotham City! Build your hideout, then recruit and train an army of henchmen to do your bidding. Command iconic super-villains from the Batman: Arkham universe, including the Riddler, Harley Quinn and Killer Croc, to become Gotham City’s next criminal kingpin. Sign up for beta at www.arkhamunderworld.com.

LEGO Batman: Beyond Gotham, TT Games:
The Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics universe in this premium game and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Now the greatest super heroes and the most cunning villains must unite and stop Brainiac before it's too late.

DC Comics Legends, WB Games San Francisco:
Gamers will grow their collection of legendary DC Comics super heroes and villains, customizing super teams with the right heroes for each encounter in this mobile RPG.

Game of Thrones, Turbine:
(Game title to be revealed at a later time)
Conquer Westeros in an epic combat strategy game based on the hit television series from HBO®. Prove the wit of your spies and the might of your forces on the battlefield as you extend your dominance across the seven Kingdoms. Join an alliance, rise to power, and then try to take the Iron Throne if you dare!

“In just four years, we have launched 25 games with more than 150 million installs worldwide across diverse fighting, strategy, puzzle and action adventure genres, and we will focus our business on a strong games-as-a-service model in 2015,” said Greg Ballard, Senior Vice President, Mobile, Social and Emerging Platforms, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Our line-up of strong titles will deliver deep player engagement, as well as innovation like console game connectivity with games including Mortal Kombat X and Batman: Arkham Underworld.”

This line-up of forthcoming games is accompanied by two titles launched earlier in 2015: WWE Immortals, which has achieved more than 7 million installs since going live January 15, and The LEGO Movie Videogame for mobile devices, which delivered one of WBIE’s highest grossing launch weeks ever for a LEGO mobile game.

For more information, please visit http://www.warnerbros.com/mobilegames.

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Actor Jeremy Jordan is the latest addition to the ever expanding cast of the upcoming "Supergirl" TV series from CBS.

The Wrap reports that Jordan has been cast in the role of Winslow "Winn" Schott, a tech genius and superstar IT whiz who also, in comic book lore, becomes the villain known as Toyman.

Jordan has previously starred on Broadway in such shows as "Newsies" and "Bonnie and Clyde." He is also known for his roles on the NBC series "Smash" and the movie "The Last Five Years" in which he stars opposite actress Anna Kendrick.

Other "Supergirl" cast members include 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 Alexandra "Alex" Danvers, David Harewood as the villainous Hank Henshaw, and Calista Flockhart as Catherine "Cat" Grant.

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.

"Supergirl" will be the fifth based on a DC Comics character currently airing on television including "Gotham" (FOX), "The Flash" (CW Network), "Arrow" (CW Network), and "Constantine" (NBC).

Source: The Wrap

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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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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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Superman alumni members Dean Cain and Helen Slater are reportedly set to return to the DC Comics live-action universe.

TV Line reports that the former Superman and Supergirl actors have been cast in guest-starring roles on the upcoming "Supergirl" TV series from CBS.

This will mark the second time Cain and Slater have returned to their Super-roots as both previously had roles on the hit CW series "Smallville"; Cain as the immortal Dr. Curtis Knox and Slater as Kal-El's birth-mother Lara Lor-Van.

Casting for "Supergirl" has really taken off this week including such announcements as Chyler Leigh ("Grey's Anatomy") landing the role of Alexandra "Alex" Danvers, David Harewood ("Homeland") set to star as the villainous Hank Henshaw, and former "Ally McBeal" star Calista Flockhart cast as Catherine "Cat" Grant.

The lead role of Supergirl/Kara will be portrayed by actress Melissa Benoist alongside "Nashville" star Laura Benanti as Kara's birth mother Alura Zor-El and actor Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen.

"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.

"Supergirl" will be the fifth based on a DC Comics character currently airing on television including "Gotham" (FOX), "The Flash" (CW Network), "Arrow" (CW Network), and "Constantine" (NBC).

Source: TV Line

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As part of their 214th auction, Hake's Americana and Collectibles in York, PA is offerring another assortment of vintage Superman collectibles and memorabilia from the 1940's, 50's, 60's and 70's. Here are some of the featured items and descriptions:

SUPERMAN ORIGINAL PEP PIN ART
5.75x5.75" thin artboard has original bw pen and ink artwork w/image area measuring 2-1/8x2-1/8" and art has "D.C. Inc" copyright paste-over while name right of image has been hand-lettered. Production notations below art indicate that copyright strip was incorrect but appears to have been corrected according to information in notes. Top also has some sizing production notes in pencil. Artboard has scattered small spots of staining. Fine overall, but art is Exc. In addition to artboard, there is a separate 5.75" square sheet of onionskin paper w/red/fleshtone colors which, when placed over the bw art, provides the colors for the finished button. This has production note noting that red color should be blue and Superman's "Scarf" should be red. This sheet has been mounted to acetate sheet w/double-sided tape. Paper has quite a few thin ripple lines but these do not detract greatly. Comes w/example button w/blue version w/corrected D.C. Inc. copyright. Art is unique. 86 Pep pins were produced in this set and this is far and away the best to have the original art for. All vintage Superman merchandise art is extremely rare and highly sought after. A truly unique piece for the Superman collector.

"ATOM MAN VS. SUPERMAN" LINEN-MOUNTED THREE-SHEET MOVIE POSTER
41x77.75" three-sheet poster for original release of the 1950 Republic 15-Chapter film serial which starred Kirk Alyn in the titular role of Superman (and Clark Kent), Noel Neill as Lois Lane and Lyle Talbot as Lex Luthor/The Atom Man. Nice graphics include large image of Superman flying towards the Atom Man as Atom Man shoots rays at him from bottom portion of poster. Lex Luthor in his laboratory is also seen. Poster features three additional smaller images of Superman, one w/Lois Lane, one fighting Lex Luthor and one of Superman punching. Poster was issued in two pieces, w/top third being slightly off-center as printed, but graphics/text line up. This top third is more moderately but evenly aged. Poster has horizontal and vertical folds as issued w/scattered color touch-ups along fold lines/fold intersections. These touch-ups blend for the most part (most noticeable on red areas of Superman's boots/cape and to title), but faces and other main images are mostly unaffected. Margin edges show wear w/restoration. Technically VG, but still makes for nice display w/bright, bold color. Rare.

"IDEAL OFFICIAL BATMAN & JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA PLAY SET" BOX
15.5x27x7" deep illustrated cardboard display box originally contained set manufactured by Ideal, ©1966 NPP. Set included "Authentic Hand Painted Figures" of Batman, Robin, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, The Joker, The Key, Mouse Man, Kaltor, Brainstorm and Thunderbolt as well as "Sanctuary Mountain, Periscope, Weather Vane Key, Reflector Ray Weapon, Console, Robot" accessories. Set also included a free-wheeling Batmobile, Bat Plane and launcher. While none of the pieces of the set are included, the box remains in choice condition, having been stored in optimal conditions over the years. Showing just the slightest trace of corner tip wear in the form of some minor color rubs and lt. trace of aging to box bottom, box displays Exc. and would serve as the ultimate starting point to putting together a high grade example of this classic 1960s playset. All other pieces from this playset can be obtained individually but this rare box never comes up for sale in this condition.

View the complete list of the Superman items up for auction at Hakes.com.

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Deadline.com reports that Chyler Leigh ("Grey's Anatomy") and David Harewood ("Homeland") are the latest actors to join the cast of the upcoming CBS TV series "Supergirl."

Leigh plays Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Kara’s confident foster sister. Fascinated by Kara’s powers from a young age, Alex developed a lifelong obsession with science which inspired her to become a doctor.

Harewood plays Hank Henshaw, a onetime CIA agent who now runs the Department of Extra-Normal Operations, which tracks extraterrestrial threats on the planet Earth. In the DC Comics universe, Henshaw is a villain who eventually becomes Cyborg Superman.

Leigh and Harewood will co-star alongside actress Melissa Benoist in the lead role of Kara Zor-El/Supergirl, "Nashville" star Laura Benanti as Kara's birth mother Alura Zor-El, actor Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, and former "Ally McBeal" star Calista Flockhart as Catherine "Cat" Grant.

"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.

"Supergirl" will be the fifth based on a DC Comics character currently airing on television including "Gotham" (FOX), "The Flash" (CW Network), "Arrow" (CW Network), and "Constantine" (NBC).

Source: Deadline.com.

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The Dark Knight took top lots honors in Heritage Auctions’ $3.22+ million Comics & Comic Art Auction as a copy of Detective Comics #27 (DC, 1939), the first appearance of Batman graded 7.5 CGC restored, sold for $98,587 and a copy of Batman #1 (DC, 1940), CGC 4.5, sold for $77,675 Feb. 19-21 in New York. The three-day event's selection of classic high-grade comics and original art of notable characters was 97% sold by lot and 99% sold by value.

“Fresh material always gets attention, and the likes of never-before-offered Bernie Wrightson stories and Bill Everett art made for a lot of interest on lot-viewing day and strong bidding,” said Barry Sandoval, Director of Comics Operations at Heritage.

High-grade comics include a copy of Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel, 1961), CBCS 8.5, sold for $65,725 and a copy of All Star Comics #8, CGC 5.0, ended at $28,680, as a copy of Action Comics #10 (DC, 1939 - pictured at right), CGC 3.0, featuring just the third cover appearance of Superman, hit $23,900.

A selection of original art was led by Frank Frazetta’s scintillating depiction of Ghost Rider for the cover of Tim Holt #17 (Marvel Enterprises, 1950), which sold for $71,700 following interest from 13 bidders. The Ghost Rider character was so popular he would eventually morph into not one, but two different Marvel Comics characters, but the character was not the only notable figure on the cover. Frazetta was a fan of actor Victor Mature and the artist used his likeness for the bound figure on the cover.

The work of dynamic duo Frank Miller and Klaus Janson generated intense bidder interest as their original cover art for Daredevil #186 (Marvel, 1982), an iconic image of the title character falling to his impending doom, sold for $38,240. Miller and Janson’s original art for page 44 from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #2 (DC, 1986) sold for $33,460.

Curt Swan’s and George Klein’s original cover art for Action Comics #350 (DC, 1967), a timeless cover that represents the camp of 1960s-era Superman, sold for $35,850. Todd McFarlane’s original cover art for Marvel Tales #234 (Marvel, 1990), featuring not only Spider-Man but members of the X-Men, sold for $31,070 and Barry Smith’s memorable splash page of Logan/Wolverine as Weapon X as seen on page 4 of Marvel Comics Presents #78 (Marvel, 1991), also brought $31,070.

Original art from newspaper comic strips saw interest from multiple bidders as the hand-colored original art for a Krazy Kat Sunday comic strip dated Nov. 11, 1934 by creator George Herriman sold for $28,680, one dated July 31, 1932, sold for $25,095, and a Sunday strip dated Oct. 27, 1918, hammered for $20,315. A Peanuts Sunday comic strip by Charles Schulz, dated Nov. 28, 1954, brought $26,290.

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Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA has partnered with Flik Flak for a new line of DC Comics character-inspired children's watches beginning with Superman and Batman.

A total of eight WBCP-licensed watches will be launched throughout 2015 featuring a range of other Warner Bros.' properties.

The Batman and Superman are available at retailers worldwide today and feature the iconic S-Shield emblem and Batman logo.

Flik Flak, which is part of the Swatch Group, designs watches specifically for children. All watches are powered by quartz precision movements, are water-resistant to 30 meters, and protected by a shock-resistant plastic glass that can be polished.

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The University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB will host a free public lecture on the Kryptonian Language featured in "Man of Steel" as part of the university's 23rd Annual Richard Frucht Memorial Lecture Series on Wednesday, March 4th beginning at 6:00PM.

The lecture - titled "Anthropology, Linguistics and the Man of Steel" - will be given by Dr. Christine Schreyer who, in addition to being the co-creator of the Kryptonian language in the blockbuster film, is a professor of linguistic anthropology at the University of British Columbia.

In 2011, Dr. Schreyer was invited to help develop the Kryptonian language for "Man of Steel" and, although she had researched and taught about created languages for some time, this was her first created language of her own.

For more information on the lecture, please visit the University of Alberta website and the Lecture Series Facebook page.

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Actress Melissa Benoist recently spoke with Comic Book Resources about being cast in the lead role of Supergirl in the upcoming CBS TV series based on the iconic superhero. Here's an excerpt from the interview:

"What's so wonderful about her is that she is such a relatable character, amongst her powers," said Benoist. "What I'm the most excited about is telling a story about a human being really realizing their potential and their strength, and I think that's something that everyone will root for and want in their own lives – I'm really excited about that."

"I think if you told my five-year-old self that all this would be happening in this period of time, I would not have believed you!" she said. "Because it's been really wonderful. I feel so privileged to be working and doing what I've always loved to do since I was four years old…I'm a little overwhelmed by it, to be honest."

Starring alongside Benoist in the series will be "Nashville" star Laura Benanti as Kara's birth mother Alura Zor-El, actor Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, and former "Ally McBeal" star Calista Flockhart as Catherine "Cat" Grant.

"Supergirl" is scheduled to premiere this Fall and will be executively-produced & written by "Arrow" and "Flash" executive producer Greg Berlanti and "New Normal's" Ali Adler along with Sarah Schechter.

Read the complete article at ComicBookResources.com.

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According to ProjectCasting.com, CBS has put out a Casting Call seeking someone to take on the role of Superman's Body Double in the pilot episode of "Supergirl."

Read the complete call below:

Photo Double Casting Call
We are looking for BODY DOUBLE for a DC Comic Superhero -
You must be available for an interview this Thursday and if selected will work several days during March.
This is for a CBS pilot. You can be SAG or Non-Union.
You should be 5'11 or taller and be Square Jawed
and have a ripped physique.
You must send a bodyshot, shirtless, sizes, current contact info and your first five to ChrisBSubmissions@centralcasting.com - in the subject line write SUPERMAN

Supergirl is scheduled to begin filming in March with an expected premiere on CBS this Fall.

Source: Project Casting

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WB Consumer Products Teams with Nathan Sawaya's 'The Art of the Brick' for Worldwide Touring Exhibition Inspired by DC Comics

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), on behalf of DC Entertainment, announced today a collaboration with The Art of the Brick to create a contemporary art exhibition featuring large-scale sculptures, inspired by DC Comics Super Heroes and Super-Villains and made entirely out of LEGO® bricks. The new exhibition, The Art of the Brick: DC Comics, created by artist, Nathan Sawaya, will feature Sawaya's take on the breadth and depth of the characters and stories from DC Comics’ 80-year history, told through Sawaya’s unique “LEGO lens.” Sawaya’s The Art of the Brick is the most successful LEGO art exhibition of all time.

"Nathan Sawaya is truly a master in his craft which we have experienced firsthand through previous collaborations," said Brad Globe, President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. "Much like the characters of the DC Comics universe, The Art of the Brick has broad appeal. We are thrilled to be partnering with Nathan to tour this truly unique interpretation around the world for fans of all ages to experience.”

“This is an amazing opportunity as an artist to be granted the privilege to bring the pages of DC Comics to life and to interpret some of the most famous and iconic characters in history,” said Sawaya, founder of The Art of the Brick. “I look forward to bringing these characters to life in new ways that uniquely fit the medium.”

DC Comics Super Heroes including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash and more will be featured alongside some of the most well-known DC Super-Villains including The Joker, The Penguin and Harley Quinn in a series of galleries. The Art of the Brick: DC Comics will also 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. The exhibition will stay true to the creative disciplines of Sawaya's original touring exhibition, which encourage inspiration, education and participation.

The Art of the Brick: DC Comics will tour worldwide beginning fall 2015.

Touring major cities around the globe, the exhibition will visit large scale venues customized for the art. Guests will travel through a series of galleries designed to make the experience intimate for the viewer. Guests will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite DC Comics Super Heroes and Super-Villains, all artistically created out of LEGO bricks.

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Actress Calista Flockhart has been cast in the role of Catherine "Cat" Grant in the upcoming CBS TV series "Supergirl."

Grant will be portrayed as a former journalist turned "self-made media magnate" and founder of her own global powerhouse company CatCo.

Flockhart is best known for her starring roles in the FOX TV series "Ally McBeal" as the title character and the ABC TV series "Brothers & Sisters."

Flockhart will co-star alongside actress Melissa Benoist in the lead role of Kara Zor-El/Supergirl, "Nashville" star Laura Benanti as Kara's birth mother Alura Zor-El, and actor Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen.

"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.

The series will be the fifth based on a DC Comics character currently airing on television including "Gotham" (FOX), "The Flash" (CW Network), "Arrow" (CW Network), and "Constantine" (NBC).

Source: Huffington Post

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At the recent 87th Annual Academy Awards, MTV caught up with legendary composer Hans Zimmer on the red carpet and talked to him about his work on scoring the theme to "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." Check out the interview below:

"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, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, 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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The Family Community Theatre in Hutchinson, Kansas will present a special production of the Broadway Musical, "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman" at the Flag Theatre from June 18th - 21st.

With a tongue-in-cheek script by Robert Benton and David Newman (who went on to write Bonnie and Clyde and the blockbuster Superman film) and a fabulous, much-lauded score by Bye Bye Birdie's Charles Strouse and Lee Adams, the musical pokes fun at the American superhero whose unwavering morality, fidelity, and loyalty make him a bit of a dull cracker.

The original production was directed by Harold Prince; choreographed by Ernest Flatt and starred Jack Cassidy, Bob Holiday and Linda Lavin. It opened at Alvin Theatre on March 29, 1966 and ran for 129 performances.

"It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman" is an action-packed glimpse into the life of DC Comics’ most forthright, eager, and famous hero. As the show opens, Superman – in his guise as Clark Kent – is working for the Daily Planet and in love with Lois Lane, although she is beginning to chafe at the problems inherent in dating a superhero. An arch-villain is soon plotting Superman's downfall, in a convoluted plot which involves a troupe of acrobats (who can no longer get paid to perform since everyone started watching Superman fly for free), a supercomputer called the Brainiac 7, and a theatrical columnist who also hates the hero (both for dating Lois Lane and for constantly stealing his headlines). Will Superman fall prey to Professor Sedgewick's psychobabble and lose his confidence in his own super abilities? Will he lose Lois to a less-than-charming rival who at least never cuts dates short to go rescue someone?

The Family Community Theatre production of "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman" will coincide with the 2015 Smallville Comic-Con which takes place June 20th and 21st.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit familycommunitytheatre.com/.

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Actress Laura Benanti has been cast in the role of Supergirl's birth mother, Alura Zor-El in the upcoming CBS TV series based on the iconic superheroine.

A strong noblewoman, Alura sends Kara to Earth to escape Krypton’s destruction. Her wisdom and guidance echoes across space and time, proving invaluable on Kara’s journey toward becoming Supergirl.

Benanti is has previously starred in such TV series as "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Royal Pains," and "The Good Wife." She currently stars in the role of Sadie Stone on the ABC musical drama series "Nashville."

Benanti will co-star alongside actress Melissa Benoist in the lead role of Kara Zor-El/Supergirl and Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen.

"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.

The series will be the fifth based on a DC Comics character currently airing on television including "Gotham" (FOX), "The Flash" (CW Network), "Arrow" (CW Network), and "Constantine" (NBC).

Source: Deadline

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Graham Crackers Comics in DeKalb, IL will host a Superman Trivia night on Thursday, February 26th at 8PM followed by a special screening of "Superman: II - The Richard Donner Cut" at 10PM.

Golden Globe-nominee Christopher Reeve ("The Remains of the Day", "Deathtrap"), Academy Award-winner Gene Hackman ("The Birdcage", "Unforgiven") and an all-star cast are back again in this sequel to the boxoffice smash that continues the great adventures of the Man of Steel. Superman enters the battle of his life when he fights to save the planet Earth from three intergalactic arch-criminals whose powers are as fantastic as his own. Spectacular action, unlimited surprises abound, as Superman again faces a cosmic confrontation between good and evil. Amidst it all is the will-they-or-won't-they romance of the ever-flirtatious Lois 'n Clark. Co-starring Margot Kidder ("Amityville Horror") as Lois Lane, Ned Beatty ("Deliverance") as Otis, Sarah Douglas ("Conan The Destroyer") as Ursa, Jack O'Halloran ("Dragnet") as Non, and Academy Award-nominees Valerie Perrine ("ER") and Terence Stamp ("The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert").

The event is free and open to the public and prizes will be awarded for first and second place winners in the trivia contest.

For more information, please visit grahamcrackers.com.

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MARCH CONTEST


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!



DATES OF INTEREST

03/09: Artist Rick Burchett (Superman Adventures) born in 1952.
03/26: Artist Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Action Comics) born in 1948.
03/31: In 1959, Action #252 introduces us to Superman's cousin, Supergirl.



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