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Commemorative bricks are currently available that will be placed around the base of the Metropolis, IL Lois Lane Statue dedicated to actress Noel Neill.

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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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Following last year's popular Superman collector coins, the Royal Canadian Mint will unveil a new blockbuster coin series featuring the Man of Steel inspired by DC Comics' comic book covers.

Where:
FAN EXPO Canada
Royal Canadian Mint Booth - #1137
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
(South Building)
222 Bremner Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario

When:
August 29, 2014
Media arrival: 10:45 a.m.
Remarks and unveil: 11:00 a.m.

Who:
The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
Mr. Patrick Hadsipantelis, Vice-President of Marketing and Communications, Royal Canadian Mint

*For media who have not already obtained FAN EXPO Canada™ accreditation, a special media pass is required which will be valid Friday, August 29 for 10:00 am to 12:00 pm only. Register by emailing mediarelations@mint.ca

About the Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca.

Source: Royal Canadian Mint

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Lois Lane Young Adult Novel Announced

Posted on August 27, 2014 by Neil Cole

Capstone/Switch Press have announced the upcoming release of a new 300-plus-page young adult novel starring a teenage Lois Lane, entitled "Lois Lane: Fallout." Here's the official description:

Lois Lane is starting a new life in Metropolis. An Army brat, Lois has lived all over -- and seen all kinds of things. (Some of them defy explanation, like the near-disaster she witnessed in Kansas in the middle of one night.) But now her family is putting down roots in the big city, and Lois is determined to fit in. Stay quiet. Fly straight. As soon as she steps into her new high school, though, she can see it won’t be that easy. A group known as the Warheads is making life miserable for another girl at school. They’re messing with her mind, somehow, via the high-tech immersive videogame they all play. Not cool. Armed with her wit and her new snazzy job as a reporter, Lois has her sights set on solving this mystery. But sometimes it’s all a bit much. Thank goodness for her maybe-more-than-a friend, a guy she knows only by his screenname, SmallvilleGuy …

Author Gwenda Bond - who is quite a fan of the iconic Lois Lane character - had the following to say about writing the novel:

"Lois is an icon, of course, a superhero without any superpowers...except her unmatched bravery and smarts. Not to mention her sense of humor and her commitment to truth and justice," stated Bond. "She's also one of my all-time favorite characters -- which is why I jumped at the chance to write a novel featuring a teen Lois, moving to Metropolis and becoming a reporter for the first time. As I said yesterday, it's been an incredible honor to do this project and work with the fantastic teams at Capstone/Switch Press and DC. And, most of all, to get to put Lois front and center in the starring role, obviously."

According to Capstone/Switch Press, "Lois Lane: Fallout" is scheduled to release in May, 2015.

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"Man of Steel" Outdoor Screening

Posted on August 27, 2014 by Neil Cole

The Noblesville, Indiana Parks and Recreation Department will host an outdoor screening of "Man of Steel" on Saturday, September 6th beginning at dusk.

The feature is based on the DC Comics character Superman. In the film, a young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent to earth to do, but the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

"Man of Steel" runs 143 minutes and is rated PG-13. The screening is free and families are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and picnic dinners. Concessions will be available on site.

For more information, visit www.cityofnoblesville.org/parks.

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The latest batch of photos from the Detroit set of "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" reveal a first look at the Gotham City Jail.

The set location doubling as the jail is the former Detroit Police Station and, according to fans Tim Reinman and Tim Malin, filming has been taking place at the building for the past few days.

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

Source: CBM

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During a recent break in filming on the Detroit set of "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice", actors Henry Cavill and Amy Adams took the ALS ice bucket challenge which was captured in the following video:

The challenge - which is designed to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads and challenging others to do the same.

Nominated participants are expected to donate $10 if they have poured the ice water over their head or donate $100 if they have not.

"Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" stars Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman alongside 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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Weekly screenings of episodes from the classic 1948 Superman Serial starring Kirk Alyn are currently being featured at the historic Stanford Theatre in Palo Alto, CA.

The serial starred Alyn (who was uncredited and billed only by his character name, Superman; but credited on the promotional posters) and Noel Neill as Lois Lane. It is notable as the first live-action appearance of Superman on film and for the longevity of it's distribution. The serial was directed by Thomas Carr, who later directed many early episodes of the "Adventures of Superman" television show, and Spencer Gordon Bennet, produced by Sam Katzman and shot in and around Los Angeles, California. It was originally screened at movie matinées and after the first three scene-setting chapters, every episode ends in a cliffhanger. The Superman-in-flight scenes are animations, in part due to the small production budget.

Through October 10th, the theater features episodes of the classic serial - which are shown in their original 15 mins episodic format - every Thursday & Friday at 7:30PM as a lead-in to that evenings screenings of classic 1930's or 40's films.

The historic Stanford Theatre is located at 221 University Avenue in Palo Alto, CA. For more information on the Superman Serial screenings or the theater, please call (650) 324-3700 or visit http://www.stanfordtheatre.org/.

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Actress Sarah Douglas will be appearing as a featured guest at the 2014 Belfast Film and Comic Con which takes place October 25th & 26th at the Odyssey Arena in Queens Quay, Belfast, Ireland.

Douglas is best remembered for her role in "Superman: The Movie" and "Superman: II" as the Kryptonian villainess Ursa. Other memorable roles include Queen Taramis in "Conan: The Destroyer" and Pamela in the original 1984 television mini-series "V".

Even though Douglas was born and raised in the UK in Stratford-Upon-Avon, and knew that she wanted to act, she did try to expand options available to her. She worked in a factory and for a time, also in a sterilising department of a hospital. She briefly moved to France and also undertook a teacher training course in English and Drama. However, these were all abandoned in favour of acting.

In 2006, she was reunited with many of her Superman co-stars in Los Angeles as the new version of Superman II (known as "Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut") was released with previously unseen footage. At the same time, a new Superman DVD boxset was released, featuring an interview with Douglas.

Other guests scheduled to be in attendance alongside Douglas include Kenny Baker ("Star Wars"), ohn Rhys Davies ("Lord of the Rings Trilogy"), and Stephanie Leonidas ("Defiance").

For more information on the two day convention including a complete list of guests and ticket prices, visit http://www.belfastfilmandcomiccon.com/.

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The pristine, vintage copy of 'Action Comics No. 1' which was recently up for auction on Ebay has sold for a record-breaking $3,207,852.00.

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

Adams previously stated that this copy of 'Action Comics No. 1' was stored in perfect conditions by its original owner -- in high altitude in West Virgina and kept in a cedar chest.

The selling price - which sets a new world record for the highest price ever paid for a comic book at auction - shatters the previous record of $2,161,000.00 which was paid in 2011 for another copy of 'Action Comics #1' sold by ComicConnect.com.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

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Actor Jack O'Halloran will be among the featured guests at the 2014 Fanboy Expo which takes place September 12th, 13th and 14th at the Hilton Tampa Downtown Hotel in Tampa, FL.

O'Halloran is best remembered for his starring role in "Superman: The Movie" and "Superman: II" as the mute villian Non. Prior to his acting career, he was known as "Irish" Jack O'Halloran and was a rated heavyweight boxing contender in the early 1970s.

O'Halloran also recently wrote his first novel, "Family Legacy" which takes place during the explosive years of American Organized crime from the point of view of a true insider. Thinly veiled as "fiction", the book sheds new light on the Kennedy assassination, our government's partnership with the Mob, and so much more.

Other guests scheduled to appear alongside O'Halloran at the convention include Lee Majors ("Six Million Dollar Man"), Scott Wilson ("The Walking Dead"), Linda Blair ("The Exorcist"), and Richard Kiel ("The Spy Who Loved Me").

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit FanBoyExpo.com.

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DC Collectibles has announced the upcoming March, 2015 release of a new Superman statue based on the artwork of late French artist Jean Giraud, aka Moebius, from "Superman #400."

The "Superman: Man of Steel" statue was sculpted by Chris Dahlberg and stands approximately 8.25 inches tall. The statue will be limited to 5,200 pieces and retail for $79.95.

Pre-orders are currently available through Amazon.com.

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DC Collectibles has unveiled the following video showcasing their upcoming Superman and Batman wood figures doing battle in stop-motion fashion.

The figures - which are due out in December, 2014 - feature interchangeable parts which can be mixed-and-matched with each other allowing fans to create their very own customized superheroes.

The figures will retail for $12.99 each and are currently available for pre-order on Amazon.com.

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According to a new report from Batman-News, Superman may have to answer to the US government for the extensive destruction caused to Metropolis during his battle with General Zod in "Man of Steel."

Here's an excerpt: (Warning, some spoilers are revealed)

A major action scene was shot in July in one of the big studios in Detroit. Without giving too much away... it involves Superman and the United States Capitol building in Washington D.C. Superman will have to answer for what happened at the end of "Man of Steel." Half the public blames him for all the death and destruction. If it wasn't for Superman being there, General Zod would have never come to Earth.

Adding credibilty to this latest rumor are the following photos posted by fan Bananadoc which reveal police cars, buses, and taxis branded with Washington D.C. markings.

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In addition to recent photos of Henry Cavill on the Detroit set of "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice", photographers have also managed to snap the following picture of the actor in the updated and somewhat brighter version of the Superman costume:

"Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" stars Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman alongside 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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"Superman Returns" star Brandon Routh has joined the line-up of celebrity guests who will be appearing at the 2014 Saskatoon Comic & Entertainment Expo.

The convention takes place September 20th & 21st at the Prairieland Park Trade & Convention Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

While best known for his portrayal as the Man of Steel in the 2006 film, Routh has also had starring roles in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," "Dylan Dog: Dead of Night," and the hit NBC television series "Chuck." Routh is set to return to the world of comic-books this Fall as Ray Palmer (aka, The Atom) on the widely popular CW series, "Arrow."

Other celebrity guests scheduled to appear alongside Routh at the convention include Steven Yeun ("The Walking Dead"), Robert Englund ("A Nightmare on Elm Street"), Lance Hendrickson ("Aliens"), and Nana Visitor ("Star Trek: Deep Space 9").

For more information on the Saskatoon Comic & Entertainment Expo or to order tickets, visit SaskExpo.com/.

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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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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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