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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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Actor Iddo Goldberg has landed the role of Dr. T.O. Morrow (aka Red Tornado) on the upcoming CBS Television series "Supergirl".

The DC Comics character is described as "the most advanced android the world has ever seen. Designed by scientist T.O. Morrow for the U.S. Army as the ultimate superweapon, he soon becomes sentient, posing a grave danger to National City — including the people Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) cares about most."

Red Tornado was created by Gardner Fox and Dick Dillin and first appeared in Justice League of America #64 (August 1968) and was the result of a merger of two different entities: the android body created by Morrow and the Tornado Champion from the Earth-One planet Rann.

Goldberg is the latest actor to join the "Supergirl" cast which will star actress Melissa Benoist in the lead role. The series premieres on Monday, October 26th at 8:30pm (EST), before moving to it's regular time slot on Mondays at 8:00pm (EST).

Source: ComicBook.com

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We have partnered with Taschen America Publishers to offer one lucky individual the opportunity to win one hardcover edition of "The Bronze Age of DC Comics".

On December 15, 1978, the dreams of generations of American children finally came true. “You’ll believe a man can fly” read the posters and billboards for the blockbuster film Superman. The hugely popular movie cemented the role of the Super Hero as America’s most enduring archetype, and the comic book as one of the country’s most significant native art forms.

That art form, however, was already moving in a new direction. Influenced by the emergence of underground comics and shifting political tides, DC’s line of comics was increasingly aimed at adults, and sold in comic book shops, rather than on newsstands. Socially relevant subjects such as drug addiction, racism, and women’s rights had entered the mainstream, and comics weren’t just for kids anymore.

To enter, visit the link below and follow the instructions provided.

A winner will be selected and notified on Wednesday, September 30th. Good luck!

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Warner Bros. has announced that the costumes and new batmobile from "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will be featured as part of the studio tour for a limited time only:

In anticipation of the March 2016 release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood will debut the newest incarnation of the Batmobile in its Picture Car Vault starting September 4, 2015 as part of its special Batman exhibit.

The new Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman costumes will also be revealed as a new star attraction in the Batman exhibit which brings together costumes and props from all eight Batman films together for the very first time.

The new Batmobile will be on display from September 4th - December 31st and the Costumes will be on display from September 4th- September 23rd.

Tickets for the studio tour featuring this rare opportunity to see the "Batman v Superman" costumes and new batmobile in person are available at WBStudioTour.com.

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" opens in theaters nationwide and select IMAX location on March 25, 2016.

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A few weeks ago, actor Michael Shannon stated that his supposedly deceased character of General Zod would appear in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" but with a strange mutation in the form of flipper hands.

Now, in a recent interview with the Daily Beast, Shannon is backpedaling on that statement and saying that he never intended for his comment to be taken seriously.

"Somebody was asking me about this in New York and I made up some ridiculous bulls**t answer about how my character Zod has flippers, and this went viral on the Internet or something and people have been asking me about that. That is so obviously a complete bulls**t story, right? But people took it seriously."

Shannon went on to reveal that he did indeed spend time on the set of "Batman v Superman" but, contrary to the trailer for the film showing his corpse, he only provided voice over work and didn't actually put on a costume.

"The thing about the whole Krypton universe, apparently, is that even when you destroy them, there are ghosts. The first [film], Jor-El is there even though he’s been dead for lord knows how long…I went over and did some voice-over stuff because it’s like that ghost thing. But I don’t know if I’m supposed to say that. I get very nervous."

At this point, it's hard to pinpoint exactly what Zod's role will be in the film but all will be revealed in just under 7 months when "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" premieres on March 25, 2016.

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Kal-El's Kryptonian escape pod which was featured in "Superman: IV - The Quest for Peace" will be up for bids in the "Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction" hosted by the Prop Store in London, England on September 23rd.

The prop was used during scenes in the film in which Superman (Christopher Reeve) returns to his family farm following the death of his mother. He uncovers the pod hidden in a barn along with a Kryptonian energy crystal and a recording left by his birth-mother Lara (voiced by Susannah York) stating that its power can be used only once.

The pod is made of fibreglass and polystyrene with a transparent resin interior to simulate a bed of crystals running along the bottom. Green plastic is present internally, which in tandem with external underside lighting enhanced the green glow effect within the pod for the scene. A recess in the side is present to hold the Kryptonian crystal. The exterior is finished in grey and brown paint to simulate the appearance of stone.

Other Superman related items featured in the auction include two screen-worn Superman costumes from the original 1978 film as well as two Cosmonaut jumpsuits from "Superman: IV" and a large Kryptonian console crystal from "Superman: II".

Visit PropStore.com for more information and a complete listing of items which will be featured in the auction.

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The New Parkway Theater in Oakland, CA will host a special screening of "The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened?" on Tuesday, September 29th at 7:00PM (PST).

The documentary delves into one of Hollywood's most enthralling 'what could have been' stories. In 1996, Warner Brothers engaged Kevin Smith to write the screenplay ('Superman Lives'). Director Tim Burton assembled an elite group of artists to work on Superman Lives, including Nicolas Cage as Superman. Warner Brothers scrapped the project shortly before principal photography began.

This screening is $10.00 per person and will feature a post-film Q&A with director Jon Schnepp and producer Holly Payne.

For more information, visit TheNewParkway.com or contact the theater box office at (510) 658-7900.

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The current issue of Entertainment Weekly offers the following first look at actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum ("The Witches of East End", "American Horror Story") in her role as Lucy Lane in the upcoming CBS television series, "Supergirl":

"We hope to explore the history that Lucy has with James Olsen—or, as Lucy knows him, Jimmy Olsen," states 'Supergirl' executive producer Ali Adler in the issue. "I think we're going to bring in her father. She not plays a romantic foil with whatever Kara and James are brewing, but people will also be surprised that she's really a woman's woman. She and Kara develop their own friendship, too. We're not just bringing her in to purposefully create tension. She serves a larger story drive."

"Supergirl" stars actress Melissa Benoist in the title role and premieres on Monday, October 26th at 8:30pm (EST), before moving to it's regular time slot on Mondays at 8:00pm (EST).

Source: EW.com

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The 4th Annual Smallville SuperFest took place in Plano, Illinois, on August 14, 15, and 16, 2015. It featured music, games, and attractions for Superman (and comic book) fans of all ages.

Mayor Bob Hausler, "Mayor of Smallville, U.S.A, otherwise known as Plano, Illinois," explained last year’s estimated attendance. ”We don't have official numbers, because our festival is free. Basically, the only things that we charge for are certain rides and also, of course, the vendors, charge. The entertainment is all free, and that we can only estimate...but I would say, last year, it was well over 10,000 people.” "I'm on the Festival Committee, I'm also on the Smallville SuperFest Board. We have an official corporation, a [not-for-profit] corporation, and I'm on that board, too," said Mayor Hausler, "It was my idea to have a festival to commemorate the filming of 'Superman' in the city. I called a meeting of all the people that were interested in having the festival, and that's kind of how it started. After we had the filming here in 2011, there was so much excitement, and interest in the city that, after...Warner Brothers had left, I thought, 'We need to do something to continue this, and we have so many things in our Museum, there's still a lot of the signage around town, and that, and then the flag mural that Warner Brothers left...it just seemed like a natural thing to have a festival around."

"Anywhere from 8,000 to 10,000 [people attended last year]. That's what we expected this year with the 10 percent increase,” said Nicole Diaz, co-chair for Smallville SuperFest, along with Jim Martens, and who got involved "when they were filming the Main Street [demolition]...for the 'Man of Steel' [movie], [and] I was a local merchant." "I wanted to bring the community together, and we didn't have a festival," said Diaz, "We did a lot of planning, and had Committees put things together."

"Last year was right at 10,000 people,” said Chris Johnson, who "[as a Smallville SuperFest Committee member, is] here in the Depot at the Smallville Museum this year," and who became involved in Smallville SuperFest "...when we had our original meeting 4 years ago...and wanted to get involved with the festival 'because of the movie itself.'" "I thought it was very accurate and...very good to see that many people coming to town for Superman,” said Johnson.

“[Attendance was] what I expect, because we started off kind of small, and, as we keep growing, we try to improve things, and make [the festival] bigger and better every year,” said Mayor Hausler. "It was more than I expected, but it sure is nice to see that many people show up, and hopefully [there will] be more this year,” said Johnson, "A lot of [the increased attendance] has to do with social media, because [there are the] Superfriends of Metropolis and [there are] so many different Superman pages, and people [are] talking about it every year, and [it] just keeps building up." "[Advertisements] and word of mouth [are contributing to the growing success of Smallville SuperFest]," said Diaz.

Attendance is calculated "Just by the look and appearance, and kind of, we [have had] actual people counting, so, even though we get a rough number of the count, it is fairly accurate,” said Mayor Hausler. It is also calculated “from food vendors and merchandise that's been sold,” said Diaz, "I already talked to one vendor, and he's already at [the] peak where he was last year." "We wait and see when the people show up, and then we take a guess by the size of the crowd. During the day, we take a sample [of the crowd]," said Johnson.

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Diane Nelson has added oversight of Warner Bros. Consumer Products to her current responsibilities as President, DC Entertainment and President & Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. This announcement was made today by Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros.

Brad Globe, who has served as President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products since 2005, announced earlier today that he will be stepping down next spring. He will work with Nelson in the coming months to assure a smooth management transition before leaving the Studio. Nelson will name a successor to Globe in 2016.

“With more and more of our consumer products business being directly driven by DC characters and storylines, a closer alignment of the divisions makes a lot of sense for us,” said Tsujihara. “Diane’s background, which includes a great balance of business, creative and marketing, will help us bring fans exciting news ways to enjoy all of Warner Bros.’ great entertainment properties through wide-reaching, innovative consumer products experiences.”

“I’d also like to thank Brad for his decade of service to the company,” Tsujihara continued. “He’s been instrumental in elevating a number of our key franchises through creative and strategic campaigns, and has positioned the division for continued success. We appreciate his many contributions to Warner Bros. and wish him all the best.”

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Brad for many years on some of the most powerful franchises we have in the Company’s portfolio, including Harry Potter and the properties within the world of DC Entertainment,” said Nelson. “I’m excited about the opportunity to work even more closely with the WBCP executive management team to build upon their success.”

In addition to her new WBCP responsibilities, Nelson serves as President, DC Entertainment and President & Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. At DCE, she leads the efforts to fully realize the power and value of DC Entertainment’s rich portfolio of stories and characters across all media and platforms, while strategically integrating the DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD brands deeply into Warner Bros. Entertainment and all its content and distribution businesses. Her WBIE responsibilities include overseeing the development of a slate of top-tier digitally powered console and mobile games for WBIE, including those based on DC characters, as well as other Warner Bros. properties and original IP.

Previously, Nelson served as President, Warner Premiere, developing and producing direct-to-DVD feature films and short-form digital content for Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s distribution businesses. She was also Executive Vice President, Global Brand Management for Warner Bros. Entertainment. Prior to that, she served as Executive Vice President of Domestic Marketing for Warner Bros. Pictures, having also held a number of other positions within the Studio, after joining the company in 1996 as Director of Worldwide Corporate Promotions. Nelson came to the Studio from Walt Disney Records, where she served as Director of National Promotions.

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A recent article from Bleeding Cool states that John Romita Jr. has been offered a new project at DC Comics and will be replaced by Howard Porter on the publisher's Superman title.

[Howard Porter] is the new ongoing artist for Superman, for now at least.

But what of John Romita Jr? I understand, despite some scurrilous rumour mongers, that he has not quit the title, rather he was offered a new project by DC Comics, something so enticing that he couldn’t help but grab it with both hands.

Porter has recently worked on such DC titles as Superman Beyond and, in August of 2013, was announced as the artist on Justice League 3000.

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While promoting "The Man from UNCLE" in Brazil last week, Henry Cavill along with co-star Armie Hammer spoke with Judao and were asked about "Superhero Fatigue" caused by the recent onslaught of movies based on comic books. Here's an excerpt:

"At the moment, the superhero genre is the most prevalent genre out there despite the fact that the spy genre is so strong this year," stated Cavill. "That's just the nature of it. It's one of those decade long genres, the superhero thing, which is going to keep on going and people will complain about it all the time, of course. The secondary genre each year will change, and this year it just so happened to be spy."

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The Superman Super Site recently had the opportunity to speak with author Gwenda Bond about her hit Young Adult novel, "Lois Lane: Fallout".

In the following exclusive interview, Bond discusses writing about such an iconic comic book character and what the future holds for the teenaged Lois Lane:

Your novel, "Lois Lane: Fallout" features a teenaged version of this iconic character. What led you to wanting to write about her younger years?

BOND: I was approached via my agent about whether I’d be interested in writing a teen Lois Lane. And the moment I heard that brief description of the concept, it made sense to me. I could instantly envision how the story could look and feel. Despite how long this character has been around, there’s so much about Lois’s history—particularly her formative years—that we haven’t seen explored in great depth. And the young adult genre has been in a golden age for some time now, filled with interesting, complicated, amazing girls in the spotlight. Lois Lane fits right in there. She deserves an origin story, just like any superhero (even if she’s sans superpowers).

Over the years, there have been many different versions of Lois Lane featured in such media as comics, film, and television. How did you approach taking on such a familiar character and what challenges did you face?

BOND: Lois Lane is one of the all-time great characters. So I was definitely intimidated and afraid I might mess the project up and disappoint her many fans. But once I got started, she’s such a great character that she took over in many ways. I did think a lot about the best versions of her, and about what it is that makes a good Lois (versus a less-good one). Ultimately, though, as soon as I started writing she was there, wanting something in every single scene and going after it. I have often joked that I plot these books by asking: “What Would Lois Lane Do?” But it’s true!

In the 75+ years since her first appearance in Action Comics #1, Lois Lane has certainly become a part of pop culture. What have been some of your favorite things in regard to writing about her?

BOND: She’s such an enduring figure, and means so much to so many people on a deeply personal level. She’s a gift to work with as a writer, as I’ve said. But one of the best things about getting to tell stories about her is also getting to hear from her fans and readers of the book what impact Lois—whether across the years or in Fallout—has had in their lives. I remember someone at an event telling me that she’d been bullied as a kid and that reading Fallout gave her a new appreciation for all the real-life Lois Lanes who’d stood up for her. Moments like that are my favorite.

Lois has always been an integral part of the overall Superman storyline. What are your thoughts on the Man of Steel and have you always been a fan of his as well?

BOND: I am a huge fan of Clark Kent and Superman, and of the Lois and Clark/Superman relationship. (Which is one reason I couldn’t pass up writing a version of young Clark and that either!) I’m also just a fan of the Superman mythos in general—it has always held appeal for me as having so much heart and humor mixed in with very high stakes and serious themes.

Your books focus on the young adult genre. What appeals most to you about this particular genre?

BOND: There’s so much freedom in YA as an author to tell many different kinds of stories and borrow from lots of different genres as long as you’re writing about teens. I always say, by the way, that I write about teens, not necessarily for them. At least, not exclusively. YA books—like all books—are for anyone who’s interested in them. There’s something very universal about writing this time in life that’s such a crucial part of forming our identities. I find greater immediacy there and less hand-wringing perhaps, but the themes and journeys we go through when we’re young play out again and again throughout our entire lives (who we want to be, what we want to do, who we love, what we do next). This is partly why so many adults read YA too, I think. YA is also a fantastic writer community to be a part of—it’s a very supportive field.

It was recently announced that the sequel to "Lois Lane: Fallout" will be coming out next year. What can you tell us about this next chapter in the series and any other titles you are currently working on?

BOND: Yes, I’m so excited to get people the next book in the series! Double Down will be out on May 1, 2016, the same time that Fallout releases in paperback. I don’t want to give away too much this early, but there will be more SkepticGirl1 and SmallvilleGuy (and more of TheInventor), plus more of Lois’s new friends and colleagues at the Daily Scoop. Her investigations this time around will take her into some very dangerous territory, with verrrrry high stakes for failure. *twirls fingers*

Thank you so much for taking the time to talk with us. "Lois Lane: Fallout" was an absolute thrill to read and we can't wait to see what happens next!

BOND: Thank you so much – and for the great questions!

"Lois Lane: Fallout" is currently available at Amazon.com and "Lois Lane: Double Down" is available for pre-order.

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"The Iron Giant" was released in theaters in 1999 and, while not an official Superman movie, features many key elements tied to the origins of the Man of Steel as well as the characters of the Superman universe.

Warner Bros. has now announced that the film will be returning to theaters under the title "The Iron Giant: Signature Edition" for two days only and will feature two all-new scenes. Check out the full press release below:

Warner Bros. Pictures and Fathom Events are excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for the animated action adventure “The Iron Giant,” being re-released in theaters for a limited engagement this fall, remastered and enhanced with two all-new scenes as “The Iron Giant: Signature Edition.” This special screening comes to U.S. movie theaters on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m. local time, with an encore event in select markets on Sunday, October 4 at 12:00 p.m. local time.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Fathom Events are excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for the animated action adventure “The Iron Giant,” being re-released in theaters for a limited engagement this fall, remastered and enhanced with two all-new scenes as “The Iron Giant: Signature Edition.” This special screening comes to U.S. movie theaters on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m. local time, with an encore event in select markets on Sunday, October 4 at 12:00 p.m. local time.

Tickets for “The Iron Giant: Signature Edition” can be purchased online at www.FathomEvents.com, or by visiting participating cinema box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 500 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

When “The Iron Giant” arrived in theaters, it was hailed as an “instant classic” (Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal). “Imagine E.T. as a towering metal man, that’s the appeal of this enchanting animated feature” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times). And the world soon learned another “giant” had arrived as well: filmmaker Brad Bird, who made his stunning directorial debut with this film and has gone on to win two Oscars, as well as worldwide acclaim for his work on both animated and live-action features.

Winner of nine Annie Awards, “The Iron Giant” is the tale of an unlikely friendship between a rebellious boy named Hogarth (voiced by Eli Marienthal) and a giant robot, voiced by a then little-known actor named Vin Diesel. The voice cast also included Jennifer Aniston and Harry Connick Jr.

Directed by Brad Bird, “The Iron Giant” was produced by Allison Abbate and Des McAnuff, adapted from poet Ted Hughes’ book, The Iron Man, with the screen story by Bird and the screenplay written by Tim McCanlies and Brad Bird. “The Iron Giant” was first released in the summer of 1999 by Warner Bros.

Following the re-release in theaters, a high-definition version of “The Iron Giant: Signature Edition” will be available to purchase from digital retailers in the fall of 2015.

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An original copy of "Superman No. 1" signed by co-creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster has sold at auction for $31,070.

The rare comic - which retells Superman's origin and features a pin-up of the Man of Steel on the back cover - was featured in Heritage Auctions' recent "Comics & Comic Art Signature" auction and has seen its Overstreet value triple, or in high grades, even quadruple in recent years.

This copy was graded 1.8 by the CBCS (Comic Book Certification Services) and, in addition to Siegel and Shuster, features signatures by Joanne Siegel (the original model for Lois Lane) and actor Kirk Alyn who portrayed the Man of Steel in two Superman serials in the 1940's.

"Superman No. 1" is currently the third most valuable comic book title following "Action Comics No. 1" (first appearance of Superman) and "Detective Comics No. 27" (first appearance of Batman).

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CBS has released the following official press release for the upcoming pilot episode of "Supergirl" complete with a list of the full cast:

"Pilot" - After 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be, on the series premiere of SUPERGIRL, Monday, Oct. 26 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. The series moves to its regular time period (8:00-9:00 PM) on Monday, Nov. 2.

SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El, Superman's (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents' help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later, at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant. She works alongside her friend and IT technician Winn Schott and famous photographer James Olsen, who Grant just hired away from the Daily Planet to serve as her new art director. However, Kara's days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw, head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.

REGULAR CAST:
Melissa Benoist (Kara Danvers/Supergirl)
Calista Flockhart (Cat Grant)
Chyler Leigh (Alex Danvers)
Mehcad Brooks (James Olsen)
David Harewood (Hank Henshaw)
Jeremy Jordan (Winslow "Winn" Schott)

GUEST CAST:
Laura Benanti (Alura)
Derek Mio (Hayashi)
Ben Begley (Tobey)
Faran Tahir (The Commander)
Owain Yeoman (Vartox)
Dean Cain (Dr. Jeremiah Danvers)
Helen Slater (Dr. Eliza Danvers)
Malina Weissman (Young Kara)
Jordan Mazarati (Young Alex)
Rick Garcia (Rick Garcia)
Leyna Nguyen (Leyna Nguyen)
Robert Gant (Zor-El)
Paul Stuart (Yale)
Nick Jaine (Another Staffer)
Sheila Collins (Passenger)
Chriss Anglin (Pilot)
Kinna Mcinroe (Waitress)
Briana Venskus (Tech Woman)
Julien Yuen (Terrified Teen)
Zayne Emory (Rick Malverne)
Mackenzie Brooke Smith (Female Student #1)
Jaidan Jiron (Female Student #2)
Tara Macken (Stunt Mother)

WRITTEN BY: Executive Producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Ali Adler
DIRECTED BY: Glen Winter

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An original Superman costume worn by the late George Reeves during the second season of "The Adventures of Superman" will be featured in the upcoming "Hollywood Auction 74" by Profiles in History.

The gray knit wool suit (with Berman's Hollywood label) consists of tunic with under-strap, leggings, dark brown trunks, tan leather belt with oval brass buckle, brown cape and brown leather suede boots with rear zipper closure. Stitched on both the chest of the tunic and back face of the cape is the signature stylized "S" insignia in dark brown on a field of crème. The muscle under-suit is constructed of a durable synthetic satin-like fabric with sculpted rubber torso, suggesting muscular pectoral, abdominal and bicep muscles.

Included with the costume is an original 35 x 16 inch fiberglass and steel flying pan rig which was created by special effects specialist Thol Simonson along with others on his team. Reeves would lay on the pan with his costume over it to conceal it from view and a hydraulic system would move him up and down and side to side while a blue-screen projection was running in the background to simulate flight.

Both the costume and the flying pan come with a letter of authenticity from Simonson who kept the costumes following the production of the groundbreaking show. The costume is in unrestored condition exhibiting small areas of surface abrasion and minor tears and staining from production use. The muscle torso under-suit exhibits numerous stains and applied patching (during production) under the arms, yet the rubber still remains supple.

The sequences of Superman in flight were the highlights of "The Adventures of Superman" legacy, and this vintage Superman costume with special effects flying rig represents the finest, most complete and historic costume in the history of television to be sold at auction.

"Hollywood Auction 74" takes place September 30th - Octobber 1st, 2015 in Calabasas, CA. Each days auction is scheduled to begin at 11:00AM (PST).

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Superman fans in the United Kingdom will have an opportunity to meet actress Sarah Douglas who will be appearing as a featured guest at the upcoming Bolton Comic-Con which takes place Saturday, September 5th at the Bolton Whites Hotel in the Greater Manchester town of Bolton, England.

Douglas is best remembered for her breakout role as Ursa in both Superman: The Movie (1978) and Superman: II (1980). And with good reason. For generations of audiences, this career-defining role helped bring in a slew of roles that took Sarah from her home-town of Stratford Upon Avon in England to the bright lights of Hollywood where she either starred in, or featured prominently, in a wide variety of high profile films and television shows, ranging from Conan The Destroyer (1984) alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Return of Swamp Thing (1989) with screen legend Louis Jordan, hit show Falcon Crest for 2 seasons, the sci-fi classic mini-series V: The Final Battle (1984) and fan favourites Stargate SG1, Babylon 5, Remington Steele, and Magnum P.I.

Throughout the first decade of this century, Douglas has repeatedly appeared on the UK stage and tv, earning critical praise for her performances on the Open Air Shakespeare Tour and, more recently, in 2012 in The Hallowe’en Sessions. In addition, she is often to be found making guest appearances world-wide at conventions, something the actress feels is "a must" so she can remain connected to her fans.

Other guests scheduled to be in attendance alongside Douglas include Terry Malloy ("Dr. Who", "The Archers); Nicholas Vince ("Hellraiser", "Nightbreed"); and Jack Donnelly ("House of Anubis", "Atlantis").

For more information on the convention, please visit http://boltoncomic-con.co.uk.

Biography source: Sarah-Douglas.com

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DC Entertainment have announced the upcoming release of the "DC Comics Animated Movie/Graphic Novel Collection" slipcase set featuring six Blu-Ray/DVD/Ultraviolet titles from the DC Universe Animated Original Movie series and hardcover editions of the groundbreaking graphic novels that influenced them.

The new collection includes Blu-Ray/DVD editions of "Justice League War", "Batman: Year One", "Superman: Doomsday", "Batman: Gotham Knight", "Wonder Woman", and "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths".

Graphic novel titles included with the exclusive slipcase edition include "Batman: Black and White", "The Death of Superman", "Batman: Year One", "Justice League Origin", "JLA Earth 2", and "Wonder Woman: Gods and Mortals".

The collection is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.com and retails for $144.99. It is scheduled to hit store shelves on October 13th, 2015.

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DATES OF INTEREST

09/06: Actor Justin Whalin, Jimmy Olsen in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, born in 1974.
09/08: The Super Friends cartoon show makes its debut on ABC-TV in 1973.
09/10: Filmation's The New Adventures of Superman animated series premieres on CBS in 1966.
09/12: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman makes its debut on ABC-TV in 1993.
09/13: Artist Mike Grell (Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes) born in 1947.
09/15: Actor Jackie Cooper, Perry White in the Superman films, born in 1922.
09/17: Writer Roger Stern (Action Comics) born in 1950.
09/19: Actor Jeremy Irons, Alfred Pennyworth in Batman v Superman, born in Cowes, UK in 1948
09/25: Christopher Reeve, star of the Superman films, born in 1952.
09/26: Writer Louise Simonson (Superman: The Man of Steel) born in 1946.



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