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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.





DC Comics superheroes Superman, Batman, are Wonder Woman are featured in a new art exhibit called "My Hero II" currently on display at the Elisa Contemporary Art Gallery in the Bridgehampton hamlet of New York City.

The exhibit runs through September 8th and pays tribute to the characters and the artists who bring them to life in four unique ways. The gallery debuts "What Defines Us," a new vision of Batman envisioned in cut and layered Birch wood by Texas artist Mitch McGee. Batman is one of the only Superheroes who rely on intelligence, physical strength and agility plus technological know-how (not super-powers) to fight evil and keep Gotham safe.

Superman and Wonder Woman soar throughout the artworks including in the "Battle of the Sexes", a look at the Superhero lunch boxes of the past created by Hawaii Hyper-realist artists Peter and Madeline Powell. The Justice League are collaged into the mixed media artwork of Watermill artist, Oliver Peterson.

California Comic book constructionist, Don Morris has all the characters flying, leaping, and strategizing within his dimensional artworks.

These Superheroes have captivated us for decades with their selflessness; their drive to do good and protection of others. They put themselves in danger, while saving others... and keep us all at the edge of our seats while we wait to see what happens next. They have come large and small; masked, caped and armored; male and female; aged and ageless. Always engaging and inspiring.

For more information on the "My Hero II" art exhibit, please visit http://elisacontemporaryart.com.

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The latest batch of photos from the Detroit, MI set of "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" feature a first look at cast members Scoot McNairy, Holly Hunter, and Tao Okamoto in costume during a break in filming.

The new photos come hot on the heels of today's first look at Henry Cavill in costume on the set of highly anticipated film.

Check out the new photos after the jump:


The reveal that McNairy's lower legs are green-screened has led to speculation on which character he may portray in the film. Some theories point to a physically disabled Dick Grayson (aka Robin, aka Nightwing), the villain John Corben (aka Metallo), or maybe even the Flash.

At this point, we will just have to wait and see what the future holds.

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

Source: Batman News and Screen Rant

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After months of no sightings at all, actor Henry Cavill has officially been spotted and photographed in costume on the Detroit, MI set of "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice."

Entertainment site Just Jared has posted the following photos of Cavill clad in a black robe over his Superman costume while walking outside the old Wayne County Building on Randolph Street in downtown Detroit:


In related news, On Location Vacation reports that crew signs have been spotted around the Nicholson Terminal & Dock Company in the River Rouge suburb of Detroit. Site and set construction is also reportedly underway.

"Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" receives a worldwide release on March 25, 2016.

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

The documentary delves into the story of director Tim Burton's mid-to-late 1990's attempt to create a Superman movie based on the "Death of Superman" storyline. The film, tentatively titled "Superman Lives!", was to be based on a script by Kevin Smith and star actor Nicolas Cage in the lead role as Superman/Clark Kent.

The first full-length trailer for the documentary recently debuted at San Diego Comic-Con during the panel “Masters of the Web: Comic Book Movies”.

Schnepp has been working on the documentary for several years and is currently raising the final funds to complete it via crowd-funding.

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Saturday, August 16th was a beautiful day for the "Adventures of Superman" plaque unveiling in Tarzana; a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, California.

Why Tarzana you may ask? In 1953 - when the "Adventures of Superman" was a big hit on the small screen - the site was chosen to film scenes for the episode, "The Man who Could Read Minds." It would go on to become the only location shoot for the series to feature all the principal characters from the show; Clark Kent (George Reeves), Perry White (John Hamilton), Lois Lane (Noel Neill), Jimmy Olsen (Jack Larson) and Inspector Bill Henderson (Robert Shayne).

Now, fast forward to present day where that same location is now the permanent site of the "Adventures of Superman" plaque which was designed by Steven Kirk and Armand Vaquer.

The event, which was organized by Jim Nolt of The Adventures Continue, was very exciting and had over 100 fans, friends and celebrities come out to be part of the day.

Most of us were at the site by 8:30AM, but the morning really kicked off when actor Jack Larson (Jimmy Olsen) arrived and stepped out of his car. In a very touching moment, a little boy wearing a Superman suit came up and asked him for his autograph which was a Super way to begin the morning.

Jack was then escorted up to the microphone where Jim Nolt was addressing the crowd. When Jack took the microphone, someone asked "Which house was it that you tackled the burglar?" to which he responded, "I couldn't tackle anybody now."

Other speakers at the dedication were Stephanie Shayne (Robert Shayne's daughter), actress Beverly Washburn, Laura Siegel Larson (Jerry Siegel's daughter), and Jacqueline Hamilton (Granddaughter of John Hamilton).

Each speaker came up and talked about their memories of Superman, experiences from the series, and what the character & show had meant to them.

Following the unveiling of the plaque, we all stood around talking and taking pictures while admiring the new landmark. Then it was time to go to the Beverly Garland Hotel where there was a luncheon and more guest speakers.

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According to the following recent tweet from Morocco based producer/director Nassim Abassi, production work of "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" will be moving to the North African country this Fall.

When asked to elaborate on the news, Abassi stated that the highly anticipated film is "being shot over here under a code name" and that "the filming permit for the production in Morocco was issued with those dates."

Although this latest news should be classified as a rumor until official word comes from Warner Bros., it was revealed in late 2013 that work on the film would indeed take place at some point in Africa.

"Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" is scheduled to hit theaters on March 25, 2016.

Source: DCYou

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All Star Productions' have announced that their UK presentation of the musical comedy "It's A Bird... It's A Plane... It's Superman!" will be featured at the Leicester Square Theatre next year.

The production, which premiered in March, 2014 at the Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre in Walthamstow, north-east London, will begin previews on February 10, 2015 before officially opening on February 13, 2015 and continuing its short engagement through to February 21, 2015.

Synopsis:

'It's A Bird... It's A Plane... It's Superman!, is the tale of Superman's efforts to defeat the vengeful Dr. Abner Sedgwick, a ten-time Nobel Prize-losing scientist, who seeks to destroy the world's symbol of good. Superman also comes into romantic conflict with Max Mencken, a columnist for the Daily Planet newspaper who is intent on revealing Superman's true identity, as he resents Lois Lane's attraction to Superman.'

The musical features a tongue-in-cheek script by Robert Benton and David Newman (who went on to write "Bonnie and Clyde" and the blockbuster film, "Superman - The Movie") and a fabulous, much-lauded score by "Bye Bye Birdie's Charles Strouse and Lee Adams".

Performers include Craig Berry (Superman), Michelle LaFortune (Lois), Paul Harwood (Max), Sarah Kennedy (Sydney), Matthew Ibbotson (Sedgewick), Charlie Vose (Jim), Andrew Truluck (Perry), Joseph Murray (Father Ling), Thomas Widdop (Fan Po Ling), Susanna Porter (Tai Ling), Alexander Bartles (Don Ling), Jade Nelson (Ming Foo Ling), Charlotte Debattista (Ensemble), and Danielle Black (Ensemble).

The musical will be directed by Randy Smartnick, with musical direction by Aaron Clingham and choreography by Kate McPhee.

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.

For more information, visit http://www.londontheatre.co.uk.

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Prior to the confirmation that actress Gal Gadot had landed the role of Wonder Woman in "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice", Ukranian actress Olga Kurylenko ("Quantum of Solace") was among those who were being considered for the part of the iconic character.

At the recent red carpet premiere of "The November Man", Desde Hollywood managed to catch up with Kurylenko and ask her about losing out on landing the role.

"If I could have been [Wonder Woman]? Well, because, everyone was saying that it was a possibility. It did cross my mind," stated Kurylenko. "But it's fine, you know. There are many other roles. I am very happy for the girl that's got the part. I am looking forward to seeing it."

Kurylenko stars as Alice Fournier opposite Pierce Bronson in "The November Man" which is based on the 1987 novel, "There Are No Spies".

"Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, and Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth. Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, and Scoot McNairy also star in yet-to-be-confirmed roles.

The film is scheduled to hit theaters on March 25, 2016.

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The vintage copy of 'Action Comics No. 1' currently up for auction on Ebay is nearing the $2-million mark with a current bid of $1,750,200.00.

Prominent collectibles dealer Darren Adams is selling the rare comic which first introduced Superman to the world in 1938. The comic received a 9.0 from the Certified Guaranty Company (CGC); the highest grade ever assigned to an Action Comics #1 by the leading third-party grading service.

Only one other Action Comics #1 received a highly coveted CGC 9.0 rating and sold for a record $2,161,000 in 2011. That book had cream to off-white pages, while Adams' copy of the comic contains white pages and is in pristine condition.

The auction continues through August 24th and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

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

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In the current issue of Entertainment Weekly, the magazine focuses on the upcoming slate of movies scheduled to release this Fall including director David Fincher's "Gone Girl" starring Ben Affleck.

During the course of his interview with EW about the film, Affleck also took time to talk about his role as Batman/Bruce Wayne in "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" which is currently filming in Detroit, MI.

"It's a process that I'll probably have better perspective on when I'm done," states Affleck. "Batman's obviously got a set of expectations that are tough. So I spent a lot of time working out."

Affleck also touched on the negative backlash from some fans in regard to his casting as the Dark Knight but, being a consummate professional, took the high road while rolling with the punches.

"Everyone's entitled to their opinion. I wouldn't have taken the part if I didn’t trust my instincts in terms of the filmmaking," added Affleck. "I think Chris Terrio wrote a terrific script. Zack's a great visual director. And there’s an interesting take. I wouldn’t have done it if I didn't think I could do it. I have the benefit of a lot of that understanding. But also, everyone is entitled to their opinion. That's a big part of this international sport."

Read the full article here.

"Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" is scheduled to hit theaters on March 25, 2016.

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Although Warner Bros. will not be releasing the teaser trailer for "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" shown at San Diego Comic-Con, that hasn't stopped the team at How It Should Have Ended from putting together their own version of the footage.

Check out the comical trailer after the jump:

"Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" is scheduled to hit theaters on March 25, 2016.

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Actress Margot Kidder will be the guest of honor at a special screening of "Superman: The Movie" on Saturday, October 25th at the historic Capri Theatre in the Goodwood suburb of Adelaide, Australia. Tickets are $20(AU) - $25(AU) each.

Kidder is best remembered for her starring role as Lois Lane opposite the late Christopher Reeve as Superman and Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor in what is well-regarded as one of the best superhero films of all time.

She is also well known for her roles in the 1973 Brian De Palma film "Sisters" and the 1979 cult-classic "The Amityville Horror."

Beginning at 4:00PM, Kidder will be available for autographs prior to taking questions from fans during a meet & greet session in the cinema at 6:00PM. A screening of the 1978 blockbuster film will follow at 7:00PM.

For more information, visit http://www.capri.org.au.

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Actress Amy Adams was recently photographed on the set of "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" which is currently filming in Detroit, MI.

In the following photos, Adams - who reprises her role as Lois Lane in the highly anticipated film - is seen wearing a black overcoat while talking with producers.


Source: www.gossipcenter.com

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A restored copy of Action Comics #1 (DC, 1938) CGC Apparent VF 8.0 realized $167,300 — one of the highest prices ever paid for a restored comic book — to take top honors in Heritage Auctions' $5.18 million Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction, Aug. 7-9 in Dallas.

On top of numerous price records set for various artists, the auction also boasts an impressive 100% sell-through rate by both value and lot totals.

"We were happy, but not too surprised, to see a price like this for the restored Action #1," said Lon Allen, Managing Director of Comics & Comic Art Auctions at Heritage. "This is an issue that most any follower of pop culture will recognize, that any comic book collector would want and that any person would be impressed seeing in a collection. This is a book that has everything going for it."

Across the board comic book results were strong, with many books decimating their Overstreet Guide values, including a CGC-graded 2.0 copy of Detective Comics #31 (DC, 1939), a comic book with one of the most classic covers in comic book history, that appears on almost every collector's want list, which brought more than triple its guide price at $34,165. A copy of All-Star Comics #8 (DC, 1942) CGC 3.0 — the first appearance of Wonder Woman — also checked in at triple its Overstreet price, finishing at $17,925, while Marvel Super-Heroes #18 Guardians of the Galaxy — Don/Maggie Thompson Collection pedigree (Marvel, 1969) CGC NM+ 9.6, a comic book that brought a mere $1,000 a few years ago, soared to $10,158, no doubt aided by the recent release of the "Guardians" feature film.

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Jason Momoa Officially Cast as Aquaman

Posted on August 12, 2014 by Neil Cole

Rumors of actor Jason Momoa portraying Aquaman in "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" have been officially confirmed.

Variety reports that the "Game of Thrones" actor has indeed signed on to star as the Atlantian who first appeared in DC Comics in 1941 and is a founding member of the Justice League of America.

Momoa's prior acting credits include Khal Drogo in the first season of "Game of Thrones" and the lead role in the 2011 reboot of "Conan the Barbarian."

As of this writing, Warner Bros. has not released an official statement or press release in regard to this casting announcement.

"Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" stars Henry Cavill returning to his role as Superman/Clark Kent alongside Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayner and relative newcomer Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince.

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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Congratulations to Collin Andrews who was our July contest winner of one hardcover edition of "Superman: The Golden Age Sundays 1946-1949".

For our August contest, we have once again partnered with DK Publishing to offer one lucky individual the opportunity to win a hardcover edition of "DC Comics: A Visual History".

Updated and expanded edition, with 16 new pages to cover 2010-2014! Featuring a new slipcase design along with two NEW prints packed inside.

Trace DC's fascinating story: the company's beginnings as National Allied Publications in the 1934, and its subsequent change to Detective Comics, Inc. in 1937. The book details all the major DC publishing landmarks and more, displayed clearly, month by month.

Highlighting the debuts of iconic super heroes like Superman and Batman, the geniuses that invented them, and the real-life events, like the Vietnam War, the atom bomb, and the Space Race, that shaped the atmosphere of the times, DC Comics: A Visual History follows the characters' foray into the real world through TV series and blockbuster movies.

To enter, simply enter your name and email address below and click the "Enter Here to Win" button. We will select the winner on Sunday, August 31st and the book will be shipped upon publication.


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For our August contest, we have once again partnered with DK Publishing to offer one lucky individual the opportunity to win a hardcover edition of "DC Comics: A Visual History".

Updated and expanded edition, with 16 new pages to cover 2010-2014! Featuring a new slipcase design along with two NEW prints packed inside.

Trace DC's fascinating story: the company's beginnings as National Allied Publications in the 1934, and its subsequent change to Detective Comics, Inc. in 1937. The book details all the major DC publishing landmarks and more, displayed clearly, month by month.

Highlighting the debuts of iconic super heroes like Superman and Batman, the geniuses that invented them, and the real-life events, like the Vietnam War, the atom bomb, and the Space Race, that shaped the atmosphere of the times, DC Comics: A Visual History follows the characters' foray into the real world through TV series and blockbuster movies.

To enter, simply enter your name and email address below and click the "Enter Here to Win" button. We will select the winner on Sunday, August 31st and the book will be shipped upon publication.




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08/07: Writer Paul Dini (Superman: The Animated Series) born in 1957. 08/07: Eric Johnson, Whitney Fordman in Smallville, born in Edmonton, AB. 08/15: Ben Affleck, Batman/Bruce Wayne in "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice", born in 1972 in Berkeley, CA. 08/20: Amy Adams, Lois Lane in "Man of Steel", born in 1974 in Italy. 08/24: In 1993, Superman returns from the dead in Superman #82. 08/28: Writer and artist Jack Kirby (Superman's Pal: Jimmy Olsen) born in 1917.



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