Superman is the brainchild of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster who first envisioned the character in 1932 and later had his first appearance in Action Comics #1 in June 1938. What Jerry and Joe did not know at the time was that they had created a character that would become the signature icon of DC Comics and the most universally recognized hero in human history.
Since 1938, the character of Superman/Clark Kent has appeared in every imaginable media form including television, film, novelizations, and even a Broadway show.
Being Superman is the childhood fantasy of every little boy and girl (they of course want to be Supergirl). He is an enduring emblem of the American dream, the young immigrant who comes to the United States, embraces the culture and makes something of himself and enriches his adopted nation. He is a classical hero in the modern age who fights criminals, rescues the helpless and has a sense of morals and justice as strong and unshakeable as he is.
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As we reported earlier today, Japanese toy company Miracle Action Figure EX (MAFEX) will release two new "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" action figures depicting the iconic superheroes from the highly anticipated film.
Tag Hobby has now posted the following images which offer an up-close and detailed look at the new 6-inch-tall highly articulated figures:
Each figure will release in July, 2016 for a suggested retail price of $50 (USD).
"Superman: III" is well known for taking a more comedic approach to the film franchise thanks in huge part to director Richard Lester's addition of Richard Pryor to the primary cast.
However, it is also known for one terrifying sequence in which actress Annie Ross is forcebly transformed into an android monster. Taking inspiration from this scene, film history appreciation website One Perfect Shot has put together the following re-edited trailer for the film titled "Superman: III — From Horrible to Horror" which transforms the movie into one of absolute horror:
Two new "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" action figures have now been revealed by Japanese toy company Miracle Action Figure EX (MAFEX).
The Batman figure is designed after Ben Affleck's portrayal of the Dark Knight and includes a batarang, a grapple gun and what appears to be a type of rifle.
The Superman figure is equally as impressive and comes with two different faces; one featuring an iconic stern looking expression and the other depicting a very angry Man of Steel.
Both highly detailed MAFEX stand 6 inches tall and should be available for purchase in the coming months. As of this writing, no purchase price has been announced.
CBS has released the following images from the upcoming seventh episode of "Supergirl" entitled "Human For A Day":
"Human For a Day" -- Kara and her friends must rely on their inner strength and courage when an earthquake strikes National City. Also, Alex's mistrust of Hank reaches a breaking point when the earthquake traps them in the DEO with Jemm (Charles Halford), a powerful alien escapee, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, Dec. 7 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
The Cleveland, OH Downtown/Flats Design Review Committee has unanimously approved the conceptual design of a Superman monument which will be displayed prominently along the city's lakefront.
Artist David Deming's concept calls for a 36-foot-high monument consisting of a stainless steel sculpture of the "Man of Steel" mounted atop a tapering pylon.
The pylon and sculpture would be set within a circular, 2,300-square-foot plaza embraced by the curving pedestrian ramp at the north end of the lakefront pedestrian bridge designed to connect the city's downtown Mall to lakefront attractions at North Coast Harbor.
The bridge, now being designed by Miguel Rosales and Parsons Brinckerhoff, carries an estimated cost of $33 million and is scheduled for completion in 2017.
The cost of the statue and pedestal is projected to be $3-million or more which will be financed through private donations made to Superman Statue LLC; a new, non-profit, company started by Richard Pace - a founding member of the Siegel and Shuster Society - and others.
Once financing is in place, the goal is to complete the Superman sculpture in time to be dedicated just after the lakefront pedestrian bridge is completed.
Actor and husband of "Supergirl" star Melissa Benoist, Blake Jenner will guest-star in several upcoming episodes of the new CBS series.
E! Online reports that Jenner will appear in the role of Adam Foster, an mysterious figure linked to Cat Grant's (Calista Flockhart) past who develops an unexpected relationship with Kara.
The attraction ultimately puts a strain on the working relationship between Kara and Cat causing issues between the two.
Jenner and Benoist first met when they starred together on the FOX TV series "Glee". They were engaged in July, 2013 and married earlier this year in the Spring.
Jenner's first appearance on "Supergirl" is scheduled for early 2016.
Source: E! Online.
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX), the world’s largest regional theme park company, today announced JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis - the thrilling interactive 4-D dark ride, has received the 2015 Brass Ring Award for the industry’s Best New Product given by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions at its annual conference and trade show in Orlando, Florida. The thrill ride opened to rave reviews this summer at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington and Six Flags St. Louis and will debut at Six Flags Great America near Chicago and Six Flags Mexico in Mexico City in 2016.
“This ride is a game-changer in the regional and destination theme park industry and is hands down one of the most exciting and innovative attractions we have introduced in our 54 year history,” said Les Hudson, vice president of design for Six Flags. “The industry recognition underscores our company’s commitment to delivering new and innovative thrills in every park, every year.”
JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis offers guests the ultimate dark ride adventure when they team up with The JUSTICE LEAGUE to outwit Lex Luthor and The Joker and save the city of Metropolis. As JUSTICE LEAGUE Reserve Team members, riders travel in sleek six-passenger custom designed, motion-based vehicles and engage in a full-sensory battle, complete with 4D effects of fire, cannon blasts, and explosions all while experiencing hairpin, 360-degree turns and the world’s first-ever virtual loop on a dark ride. Six Flags and Sally Corporation - the industry leader in dark rides - in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, collaborated to bring this state-of-the-art attraction to life.
“We are honored to receive this acknowledgement from our industry peers,” said Sally Corporation CEO John Wood. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Six Flags to bring this experience to the next generation of thrill-seekers.”
JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis was also named Best New Attraction by Theme Park Insider and chosen as one of the Top Ten Best New Amusement Park Attractions by readers of USA Today and 10Best.
Diamond Select Toys line of DC Animated resin busts continues, with the second offering from "Superman: The Animated Series" – Superman himself!
Captured in the timeless animated style and sculpted by Varner Studios, the Last Son of Krypton stands approximately 6 inches tall, striking an action pose atop a pedestal inspired by the art-deco architecture of Metropolis. Packaged in a full-color box, the bust includes a certificate of authenticity and is limited to only 3,000 pieces.
The "Superman: The Animated Series" Superman Resin Bust retails for $59.99 and is estimated to arrive in Spring, 2016.
Source: Diamond Select Toys
Sideshow Collectibles is currently offering one lucky individual the opportunity to win a "Man of Steel" premium format figure featuring Henry Cavill in his role of Superman from the 2013 blockbuster film.
Superman is fitted with a hand tailored replica of his distinctive new suit, with the Kryptonian symbol for hope emblazoned on his chest, and a fully poseable fabric cape. Featuring a stunning likeness of Henry Cavill as Superman, the artisans at Sideshow Collectibles crafted this outstanding figure in highly detailed 1:4 scale. Superman is composed of high quality PVC, fabric and polystone.
The contest runs through Tuesday, November 24th. Click here to enter now for your chance to win this DC collectible.
KARA AND HER FRIENDS MUST RELY ON THEIR INNER strength AND COURAGE WHEN AN EARTHQUAKE STRIKES NATIONAL CITY, ON “SUPERGIRL,” MONDAY, DEC. 7
“Human For a Day” – Kara and her friends must rely on their inner strength and courage when an earthquake strikes National City. Also, Alex’s mistrust of Hank reaches a breaking point when the earthquake traps them in the DEO with Jemm (Charles Halford), a powerful alien escapee, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, Dec. 7 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
The number of viewers tuning in to watch "Supergirl" increased slightly last night with the premiere of the series latest episode, "Livewire".
According to TV Line, the episode brought in 7.8 million viewers and earned a 1.8 demo rating for those aged 18-49.
The rating increase is only one-tenth over last week but does mark the first time the series has not fallen in the ratings since it's premiere a month ago.
"Livewire" was originally scheduled to air next week but was moved up in place of "How Does She Do It?" due to the episode's content being similar to the recent terrorists attacks in Paris.
"How Does She Do It?" will now air next week on Monday, November 23rd at 8:00PM (EST).
The iconic Superman costume worn by Christopher Reeve will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on November 19. Interested bidders may participate in the auction online.
In a career-making move, an obscure twenty-five year old Christopher Reeve was cast as Superman in the 1978 film directed by Richard Donner. The lanky 6’4” Reeve refused to wear a muscle suit under the costume and trained with bodybuilder and *Star Wars* actor Dave “Darth Vader” Prowse for several months to prepare for his role.
Academy Award-winning costume designer Yvonne Blake designed the Superman costume, which was constructed by Noel Howard for London-based Bermans and Nathans. The famous suit was made from a flexible formulated German-made fabric, which absorbed sweat stains.
Reeve played Superman four times and the costumes from each production were reused for various scenes in the sequels.
The label on the back of the blue tunic is typed “CHRISTOPHER REEVE / 12312 WITH MUSCLES / SUPERMAN.”
Reeve became a quadriplegic after falling from his horse during an equestrian competition in 1995. He was an advocate for spinal cord research and died in 2004 at the age of 52.
Bidding for the costume begins at $50,000. Additional information on the costume can be found here.
"Supergirl" star Melissa Benoist recently spoke with E! Online about her title on the series and what it means to carry on the legacy of the character. Here's an excerpt:
What have you learned about yourself from playing Kara and Supergirl?
This job is really teaching me things. It's forcing me to confront a lot of my fears in terms of confrontation and what that means and how you exhibit strength and power as a woman, but doing it with grace and kindness. That's mostly what I've learned from Kara. And she's insatiably hopeful and positive, even when things feel hopeless. She always has a silver lining in her mind. She always finds a way. That's part of how heroic she is. I definitely feel like that's inspired me. I don't know if I apply it to my day-to-day life, I don't know if I've really gotten a knack for that yet, but it's definitely inspiring.
I hope you weren't afraid of heights -
No. [Laughs.] That was not a fear of mine, thank goodness.
Helen Slater is your adoptive mom on the show and she's still tied to this role 30 years after she starred in the Supergirl movie. Are you prepared for that? This could be your legacy.
Yeah, I definitely feel that weight and I feel that responsibility, really, because the fans - if it's a success and they like you playing the role that they cover so much, that's amazing. I'm excited about that. I think that's a wonderful thing, to reach people that way. It is cool to be around her and Dean Cain and see how it shaped their lives.
Read the complete interview at Eonline.com.
The first officially licensed T-shirts for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" have been unveiled and feature new promotional art for the film.
There are four new designs which include two styles with the "Batman v Superman" logo, one of just the logo against a plain background and the other done in the style of a boxing poster with "The Gotham Guardian" pitted against "The Last Son of Krypton"; and two anti-superhero poster-inspired designs, one depicting a skeletal Batman with the phrase "Gotham Demon" and the other featuring a crossed-out image of Superman with horns drawn in and the graffitied words "False God!".
Each design, pictured below, are available for pre-order at $23.99 each through on-line retailer Merchoid.
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" premieres in US theaters and select IMAX locations nationwide on March 25th, 2016.
K-Mart has unveiled the following first look and descriptions of two new "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" 12-inch-tall action figures from Mattel Toys:
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" premieres in US theaters and select IMAX locations nationwide on March 25th, 2016.
Actress Margot Kidder will be a featured guest at the South Texas Collectors Expo which takes place January 30 & 31st, 2016 at the Tamiu Student Center in Laredo, TX.
Kidder is of course known for her portrayal of Lois Lane in all four original Superman movies. She also starred in the 1973 Brian De Palma film "Sisters" and the 1979 cult-classic "The Amityville Horror".
She has had continued success in film and on TV and guest-starred in 2004 on an episode of Smallville which reunited her with her Superman co-star, Christopher Reeve.
Margot is currently writing a book and tours the world meeting fans at conventions and also is a highly sought after speaker for the Mental Health field appearing a numerous seminars to educate people on mental health issues.
Other celebrities scheduled to appear alongside Kidder include Ernie Hudson ("Ghostbusters", "Oz"); Billy Dee Williams ("Original Star Wars Trilogy", "Batman"); and Lorenzo Lamas ("Renegade", "Falcon Crest").
For more information on the two-day convention including a complete list of guests and ticket prices, click here.
The UCLA James Bridges Theatre will hold a special memorial service for late actor Jack Larson on Sunday, December 6th at 5:00PM.
Larson, who played eager cub reporter Jimmy Olsen on TV's "Adventures of Superman," passed away at the of 87 on September 20th at his home in Brentwood, California.
The theater, which is named in honor of Larson's late partner and film, director, & writer James Bridges, is located in the UCLA Department of Film, Television and Digital Media building on the north end of the campus.
Door will open for the memorial service at 4:00PM. For more information, please contact the James Bridges Theatre at (310) 206-8422.