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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To help kick off the campaign for the new Super-Bacon-Cheeseburger at Carl's Jr. and Hardee's fast food restaurants, parent company CKE Restaurants, Inc. has released the following commercial featuring the film's star, Henry Cavill as Superman:
The new burger includes six slices of bacon on a charbroiled beef patty, as well as American cheese, mayonnaise, tomato, onion and lettuce. It is available for $3.99.
"Man of Steel" soars into US theaters nationwide on Friday, June 14th.
In a recent interview with SFX Magazine, "Man of Steel" star Henry Cavill talked about the possibility of a Superman/Batman movie and how he would be interested in seeing it become a reality. Here's an excerpt from the article:
"I think it would be really interesting with the age-old Batman/Superman conflict," he tells SFX, "because they are two different sides of the same coin and their methods are entirely different. And I think it would actually make for an interesting story as to why, first of all, they were going head to head and how. I think that would make a great story."
So could a partnership between Dark Knight and Last Son of Krypton be the next step in the heroes' conquest of the big screen?
"Who knows," says Cavill. "I'm sure there's all sorts of ideas being thrown around at Warner Bros right now."
"Man of Steel" soars into US theater nationwide on Friday, June 14th.
Fans attending the 35th Annual Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL now have an opportunity to check out the full program for this year's event prior to the festival.
For the first time ever, a downloadable version of the official program is currently available on-line featuring the complete celebration schedule as well as all the events, activies, sponsors, and much, much more.
The '35th Annual Superman Celebration' program is available for download here.
From Thursday, June 6th through Sunday, June 9th, the town of fewer than 7000 people will become a real metropolis, or at least close to it, as thousands of visitors from around the country, and even around the world, visit for the annual festival.
A fitness center in Melbourne, Australia has been ordered to cease their 'Superman Workout' program after a judge ruled in favor of DC Comics' appeal which stated that it was a trademark infringment against the iconic character.
In July of 2012, Cheqout Pty, Ltd. registered for and received a trademark from the Registrar of Trademarks for the 'Superman Workout' despite DC and Warner Bros. objections. In regard to the objections, the registrar ruled that the trademark would not likely cause anyone to think that there was a connection between the fitness classes and the Superman character.
However, Federal Justice Annabelle Bennett ruled on DC's appeal on Wednesday stating that the fitness center had used the trademark along with a shield logo very similar to the Superman 'S' emblem "in order to strengthen the allusion to Superman."
Bennett's judgement states that Cheqout Pty, Ltd. had made the application for the trademark in bad faith and that the trademark application should be refused.
AListProductions has released the following extended trailer for their upcoming fan-film based on the 1996 miniseries, Kingdom Come, by Mark Waid and Alex Ross.
The storyline is set in an alternate future where the world has gone mad and DC Comics' superheroes are forced to come out of retirement in an attempt to restore order resulting in an all-out war between the planet's superbeings.
As part of its partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures' "Man of Steel," hitting theaters on June 14, Carl's Jr. and Hardee's have introduced the new Super Bacon Cheeseburger.
The new item includes six slices of bacon on a charbroiled beef patty, as well as American cheese, mayonnaise, tomato, onion and lettuce. It is available for $3.99.
"We knew 'Man of Steel' was going to be the must-see film this summer, so it was the perfect partnership for our must-eat burger this summer, the Super Bacon Cheeseburger," said Brad Haley, chief marketing officer for Carl's Jr. and Hardee's. "With melting American cheese and six interlocking strips of bacon – three times the amount found on other bacon burgers – it truly earned the name 'Super.'"
Henry Cavill, who portrays the Man of Steel in the movie, is featured in the brands' ad promoting the new cheeseburger. The commercial is directed by Zack Snyder, who directed the movie.
Home remodeler David Gonzalez recently stumbled across an original copy of "Action Comics No. 1" while gutting the walls of a Elbow Lake, Minnesota home for renovation.
The extremely coveted issue hit newsstands in 1938 and, of course, features the first appearance of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's iconic character, Superman.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Gonzalez found the comic amid old newspapers used to insulate a wall of the residence. Unfortunately, the issue's back cover became ripped during the excitement of the discovery which resulted in it's condition being graded at a 1.5 on a 10-point scale.
"I am a humble working guy, so I didn't get too excited when I found it with old newspapers stuffed in the walls," said Gonalez in regard to the comic being damaged. "Money won't buy you happiness."
The rare comic is currently up for bids through June 11th on ComicConnect.com. As of this writing, it has already attracted 31 bids including one for $107,333.
In anticipation of the premiere of "Man of Steel", DC Comics has declared June 12th 'Man of Steel Day.'
The comic book publisher has teamed with Sears for the promotion which will feature a second Free Comic Book Day in which fans can visit their local comic book store and receive a free copy of All-Star Superman #1 Special Edition as well as purchase "Man of Steel" branded posters and bags.
The date will also feature the release of Superman Unchained #1, by Scott Snyder and Jim Lee, which will include a special 4-page sized foldout two-sided poster page.
Fans of digital media will also have the opportunity to choose from 201 Superman comic books which will be on sale for $.99 each through comiXology and the DC Comics app.
Contact your local comic book store for more information on the 'Man of Steel Day' promotion.
Warner Bros. Pictures has released the latest trailer for "Man of Steel" entitled "Fate of Your Planet" which showcases plenty of action sequences featuring Henry Cavill (Superman), General Zod (Michael Shannon), Antje Traue (Faora), and Amy Adams (Lois Lane).
Check out the new trailer for the highly anticipated reboot of the Superman film franchise below:
"Man of Steel" premieres in theaters nationwide in the US on June 14, 2013.
Warner Bros. Television has been able to avoid a jury trial by reaching a settlement in their multimillion-dollar lawsuit with the creators of the hit tv series, "Smallville."
Lawyers for both WBTV and co-creators/writers Miles Millar and Alfred Gough appeared before LA Superior Court Judge Michael Johnson in a hearing on Monday and announced that both parties had reached the settlement in their breach of contract and conflict of interest dispute. Both parties now have until August 30th to file a formal request for dismissal.
The lawsuit began in March, 2010 when Millar and Gough along with Tollin/Robbins Productions filed a $100 million vertical integration suit against WBTV claiming that the studio signed low-balling licensing deals with The WB Network and later, The CW Network. The Tollin/Robbins portion of the lawsuit was settled out of court earlier this year.
No details of the current settlement have been made public.
Hot on the heels of Warner Bros.' release of a character poster for "Man of Steel" featuring actor Russell Crowe in his role as Jor-El, the studio has released two more character posters (pictured below) featuring Henry Cavill and Michael Shannon in their respective roles as Superman and General Zod.
More character posters depicting all the major characters from director Zack Snyder's reboot of the Superman film franchise are expected to be released by Warner Bros. in the coming days.
"Man of Steel" flies into US theaters nationwide on Friday, June 14th.
This boxset celebrates Warner Bros. 90 year anniversary in a one of a kind Superman TV Collection and features the first seasons of several Superman animated and live-action television shows.
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DATES OF INTEREST
May 1: Glenn Ford, Pa Kent in "Superman: The Movie" born in 1916.
May 5: Henry Cavill, Superman/Kal-El/Clark Kent in "Man of Steel born in 1983.
May 13: Writer Marv Wolfman (The Adventures of Superman) born in 1946.
May 23: Artist Win Mortimer (Action Comics, Supergirl) born in 1919.
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Baby Kal-El of Krypton is rocketed to Earth by his biological parents where he is raised by Jonathan & Martha Kent in the rural town of Smallville. Disguised as reporter Clark Kent, he adopts a mild-mannered disposition in Metropolis and develops a romance with Lois Lane, while battling the villainous Lex Luthor.