Superman strength

  WEBMASTER
 

Neil Cole
Email | Feedback

Superman horizontal rule

    POLL
 
Who is your favorite Superman actor?

Superman horizontal rule

Entertainment Earth

Superman horizontal rule

  LOIS STATUE
 


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

Click here for more details.


Superman horizontal rule

Superman horizontal rule

Navigation
Home
Batman v. Superman
Comics
Alumni
Real World
Music & Themes
Movie & TV Clips
FAQ
The 4 Metropolis'
Feedback
Links
Staff
Movies
Unmade Films
Justice League
Justice League Dark
JL vs. Teen Titans
Batman v. Superman
JL: Gods & Monsters
JL: Throne of Atlantis
Justice League: War
Man of Steel
Superman: Unbound
Superman vs The Elite
Justice League: Doom
All-Star Superman
Superman/Shazam
Sup/Bat: Apocalypse
JLA: Crisis on 2 Earths
Justice League: Mortal
Public Enemies
JLA: The New Frontier
Superman: Doomsday
Superman Returns
Steel
Superman: IV
Supergirl
Superman: III
Superman: II
Superman
Superman & Mole Men
Atom Man Vs. Superman
Movie Scripts
Entertainment Earth

Television
Justice League Action
Supergirl
Young Justice
Legion of Superheroes
Krypto
JLU
Justice League
Smallville
Superman: TAS
Lois & Clark
Superboy (1988)
Ruby Spears Superman
Superfriends
Filmation Superman
Superboy (1961)
Superpup
Superman
Max Fleischer Superman
Radio Program
Interactive
Forum
Facebook
Twitter
Google+
Featured Links
BatmanvSupermancom
ManofSteel.com
Superbman
Author Larry Tye
ManofSteel.de
Superboy Homepage
Superman Homepage
Superhero Fan Site
DC Arena


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.





Three of the most iconic DC Super Heroes, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman are coming to bags of Jelly Belly® jelly beans. Jelly Belly Candy Company and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, have partnered to create specially branded bags for fans of these legendary DC character icons. The new Jelly Belly DC Super Hero Collection is timed for release this summer.

Jelly Belly DC Super Hero Collection launches with two bag types this summer, featuring designs of legendary DC Super Heroes, including fan-favourite Wonder Woman. Debuting are a 28g bag perfect for snacking or party favours, and a 60g bag that makes a great treat to share or give as a gift. Each bag in the collection features the DC Super Hero Mix of Jelly Belly jelly beans, including shimmering versions of popular flavours Berry Blue, Blueberry, Cream Soda, Sour Lemon, Very Cherry and Wild Blackberry.

The 28g bags each feature either DC’s Batman, Superman or Wonder Woman in a mixed 30-count caddy allowing fans to pick and choose their favourites. The shippable caddy is also display-ready for retailers to merchandise on shelf or at the cash register.

The larger 60g bags each feature either Batman or Wonder Woman, with character packaging sold separately in breakaway 12-count caddies. This versatile bag size can be displayed on pegs, or within the breakaway caddy, which sits upright on shelves.

Continue Reading


Mattel has announced their latest version of the classic card game UNO featuring the characters of the upcoming "Justice League" film including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, and Cyborg.

It's the family favorite card game you love, now enhanced with the power of the Justice League! Players race to get rid of all their cards by matching a card in their hand with the current card shown on top of the deck. There are two customizable cards and a special new wild card: the Superman X-Ray vision card! That card lets you look at any other player's cards and make strategic exchanges that pump up the excitement! Score points by being the first to get rid of all the cards in your hand. First player or team to 500 wins. When you're down to one card, don't forget to yell "UNO!" Contains 112 cards plus instructions. For 2 to 10 players, ages 7 and older. Easy to pick up, impossible to put down.

  • It's the matching game you love, now featuring iconic Justice League superheroes!
  • Players take turns matching one of their cards with the color or number card shown on top of the deck.
  • Score points by being the first to get rid of all the cards in your hand.
  • First player or team to 500 wins!
  • Special new wild card: the Superman X-Ray vision card! This card lets you look at any other player's cards and make exchanges that pump up the excitement!
  • The "UNO DC Justice League" card game retails for $5.99 and is currently available for purchase at Mattel.com and various retail locations.

    Continue Reading


    The latest trailer for "Justice League" premiered last month at San Diego Comic Con and has received rave reviews while also continuing to hype the heavily anticipated film.

    LEGO Motion Studios have now put their own personal spin on the action-packed trailer by recreating it in LEGO form while maintaining the original audio and soundtrack. Check it out below:

    In "Justice League", fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes - Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash - it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

    "Justice League" premieres in theaters worldwide on November 17th.

    Continue Reading


    The historic art deco Royal Cinema in Toronto, Canada will feature a special one night screening of the classic 1978 blockbuster "Superman: The Movie" on Sunday, August 27th at 7:30PM.

    One of the most well-regarded superhero films of all time, Superman was a box-office smash when it rocketed to Earth in 1978. The last son of the dead planet Krypton, Kal-El (Christopher Reeve) is found as a baby by Jonathan (Glenn Ford) and Martha Kent (Phyllis Thaxter) when his spaceship crashes just outside of Smallville, USA. Given the name "Clark" by his adopted parents, the boy grows up strong in the American heartland, developing amazing powers under the light of the yellow sun. One day, Clark finds a glowing crystal, and with it finds out about his alien heritage, the knowledge imparted to him by his birth father, Jor-El (Marlon Brando). The boy becomes a man, and moves to Metropolis to work for the Daily Planet newspaper, finding love in Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) and danger in the form of criminal genius Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman).

    Special guests scheduled to appear via video include:

  • Acclaimed Superman director Richard Donner (Superman, The Goonies, The Omen, Ladyhawke, Lethal Weapon series. Producer: X-Men, The Lost Boys) with special video introduction.
  • Actor Jeff East. Teen Superman/Clark Kent. Live Q&A interview from France.
  • VFX/Projection Inventor Zoran Perisic. 3 time Academy Award Winner for scientific achievement. The pioneer who made Superman fly. Live Q&A interview from England.
  • Tickets for the "Superman: The Movie" screening are $12.00 for all ages. For more information or to purchase tickets on-line, please click here.

    Continue Reading


    Justice League Fidget Spinners Review

    Posted on August 16, 2017 by Neil Cole

    The Custom Site recently provided the Superman Super Site with review samples of their new line of Justice League and DC Comics themed fidget spinners from Buckle-Down.

    Samples included spinners featuring the logos and artwork of such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Cyborg, Aquaman, The Joker, and Harley Quinn. Also included was a limited edition Glow-in-the-Dark Batman spinner.

    Buckle-Down has certainly put together an extremely well-made line of themed spinners which all feature a fast, super slick looking, ultra-smooth design with a concaved high-speed axis center piece - showcasing each character's logo - and 608 counterweight arm bearings.

    Each spinner can also perform numerous tricks which allows one to set it on their shoe, pencil, tip of their finger, nose, or whatever, and the indented screw axis will keep it spinning right in place for upwards of 5 - 7 minutes.

    All-in-all, the Justice League and DC Comics themed fidget spinners make a perfect addition to any comic book fans collection and are also perfect in helping to improve focus or relieve anxiety, boredom, and stress for those with autism or attention deficit disorders.

    Each spinner retails for $14.95 and can purchased on-line at CustomSite.com or various retail locations including Game Stop and Hot Topic.

    Continue Reading


    Oscar-nominated actor and screenwriter Joseph Bologna has passed at the age of 82 following a three year battle with pancreatic cancer.

    Best known for his leading role in the 1982 classic comedy "My Favorite Year", younger audiences will remember Bologna as the voice of hot-headed police officer Dan Turpin in "Superman: The Animated Series"; a role he would star in for 12 episodes as well as the animated feature film "Batman/Superman: World's Finest".

    Other well known acting roles throughout the actor's 60-year career included such films as "Transylvania 6-5000," "Blame It On Rio," "Big Daddy," "Ice Age: The Meltdown" and the musical "Rags to Riches". He was also a recipient of the Night of 100 Stars Oscar Gala Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in Hollywood.

    Bologna is survived by his wife of 52 years, Renée Taylor as well as his daughter Zizi Bologna and his son Gabriel Bologna.

    Continue Reading


    Actress Melissa Benoist took home the award for "Choice Action TV Actress" at last night's 2017 Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles.

    Benoist picked up the award against fellow nominees in the same category including Caity Lotz (Legends of Tomorrow,) Candice Patton (The Flash,) Danielle Panabaker (The Flash,) Emily Bett Rickards (Arrow,) and Jordana Brewster (Lethal Weapon).

    "Supergirl" was also up for "Choice Action TV Show" but lost to "The Flash" while season-two star Chris Wood (Mon-El) received a nomination for "Choice Action TV Actor" but was beat out by "The Flash" star Grant Gustin.

    Season 3 of "Supergirl" premieres on The CW at 8:00PM (EST) on Monday, October 9th.

    Continue Reading


    An all-new poster for "Justice League" has been spotted in Japan featuring Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg as well as images of their alias identities. Check it out below:

    Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

    "Justice League" will premiere in theaters worldwide on November 17, 2017.

    Continue Reading


    Warner Bros. Home Entertainment returns to the roots of DC’s greatest Super Heroes – and their unifying moment – with the celebratory release of Justice League: The New Frontier – Commemorative Edition on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Steelbook, and DVD on October 3, 2017.

    For the new Commemorative Edition of the popular 2008 PG-13 animated film, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has produced an all-new featurette spotlighting the late Darwyn Cooke. The comic book author and artist’s seminal work, DC: The New Frontier, received an Eisner, Harvey and Shuster Award, and that six-issue comic book limited series served as the key source material from which the film was adapted. Justice League: The New Frontier – Commemorative Edition also features box art from Cooke’s canon of dazzling New Frontier imagery.

    Justice League: The New Frontier – Commemorative Edition is the epic tale of the founding of the Justice League. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the animated film is directed by David Bullock from a script by Stan Berkowitz. Sander Schwartz and Bruce Timm are Executive Producers. Michael Goguen is Supervising Producer

    The action-packed adventure features iconic DC Super Heroes Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman alongside Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and The Flash as they band together to form the legendary team. Strangers at first, these very different heroes must overcome fear and suspicion to forge an alliance against a monster so formidable, even the mighty Superman cannot stop it alone. If they fail, the entire planet will be "cleansed" of humanity.

    Justice League: The New Frontier – Commemorative Edition features an impressive roll call of celebrity voice performances, including Golden Globe Award winner Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks) as Superman, Jeremy Sisto (Law & Order) as Batman, Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) as Wonder Woman, Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) as Barry Allen/The Flash, David Boreanaz (Bones) as Hal Jordan/Green Lantern, Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) as Carol Ferris, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) as Lois Lane, Phil Morris (Seinfeld) as King Faraday, and the late Miguel Ferrer (NCIS: Los Angeles) as Martian Manhunter. The cast also boasts the voices of Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds), Keith David (Platoon), Vicki Lewis (NewsRadio) and the late John Heard (Big).

    Justice League: The New Frontier – Commemorative Edition includes incredible bonus features on both the Blu-ray Combo Pack and the DVD:

  • Featurette – “Retro Action Cool: The Story of Darwyn Cooke” – A revealing look into the life and times of one of comics’ most brilliant figures, the late Darwyn Cooke.
  • Featurette – “Super Heroes United! The Complete Justice League History” – A comprehensive look at nearly a half-century of Justice League chronology from the inception in the comics to vivid animated renditions in the late 2000s. The story is told with a myriad of interviews tracing the early days of DC Super Hero team ups during the Golden Age to the Silver Age rendition where the established heroes emerged and beyond. Interviews include such notables as Dan DiDio, Michael Uslan, Paul Levitz, Mark Waid, Denny O'Neil, Stan Lee and Marv Wolfman.
  • Featurette – “The Legion of Doom: The Pathology of the DC Super Villain” – This 10-minute piece examines the early mythological archetypes of nemesis characters from a historical perspective and reveals how the tenants of this rich history were adapted and woven into the Justice League stories.
  • Featurette – “Comic Book Commentary: Homage to the New Frontier” – This mini-documentary is a nod to the fans of the New Frontier comics, further expanding the themes contained in the source material and how these elements were truncated or evolved for inclusion in the film. It features vivid imagery culled from the pages of DC: The New Frontier, mixed with the commentary of Darwyn Cooke. This featurette is a treat for both fans and scholars of the medium.
  • Sneak Peak: Gotham by Gaslight – A behind-the-scenes look at the next DC Universe Original Movie, inspired by the 1989 Elseworlds tale of Batman – at the turn of the 20th century – as first created as a graphic novel by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola, with inks by P. Craig Russell.
  • Audio Commentary I/The Filmmakers – Featuring Justice League: The New Frontier filmmakers Bruce Timm, Michael Goguen, David Bullock, Stan Berkowitz, Andrea Romano and Gregory Noveck.
  • Audio Commentary II/Darwyn Cooke – Featuring award-winning writer/artist Darwyn Cooke
  • “Justice League: The New Frontier – Commemorative Edition gives fans the opportunity to savor the unique genius of such a legendary comic talent as Darwyn Cooke in a thrilling, animated adaptation of a modern classic,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “The addition of an all-new Darwyn Cooke mini-documentary adds to the special celebration of his work. And his story serves as a keen reminder of the history of these cherished DC Super Heroes, in perfect timing with the theatrical release of the Justice League film.”

    Continue Reading


    Rubie's Costume Company Inc., is pleased to announce the launch of costumes, accessories, wigs and masks inspired by "Justice League", the epic follow-up to the 2016 blockbuster film "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".

    Available in child and adult sizes, the officially licensed Justice League Collection includes: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman. With the expansion of these new DC Comics characters, Rubie's is now the #1 supplier of Super Hero costumes in the industry!

    In the latest entry to the DC Extended Universe, Bruce Wayne - fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act - enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

    This American Super Hero film was written by Chris Terrio and co-directed by Zack Snyder & Joss Whedon and features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Ciarán Hinds, Amy Adams, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons.

    "Justice League" hits theatres November 17th and the Justice League Collection by Rubie's is currently available on-line and at various retail locations.

    Source: Rubie's Costumes

    Continue Reading


    Actor Tom Welling recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly to talk about his starring role as Clark Kent on "Smallville" and having to wait 10 years before finally suiting up as Superman in the series finale.

    “It was something that we discussed before we ever shot the pilot with [creators] Al [Gough] and Miles [Millar],” Welling tells EW. “We literally had a sit down where we talked about the show and I asked about the suit and the tights and the flying, and they said, ‘No, absolutely not,’ part of the reason being is that show is about a teenager trying to figure out who he is. They felt that once Clark put on the cape and the suit, life became too easy, in a sense. They wanted to focus on who this character was before that. And, at the time, because of where visual effects and special effects and stunts were, it would be too expensive. That’s mainly why they save that for movies, more or less.”

    When it became time for Clark to make the transition to Superman in the series finale, Welling revealed that the original plan was for it to happen very early on in the episode but that he was instrumental in it not happening.

    “Our series finale was supposed to be, in the first act, Clark puts on the suit and flies around, saves Lois on a plane, and does this other stuff,” Welling says. “It was a call that I had with Peter Roth, who is the head of Warner Bros. Television, who’s a good friend of mine and we have a great relationship. I said, ‘That’s not our show, Peter.’ He’s like, ‘No, it’s going to be great,” and I go, ‘Yeah, but just think about what we’ve been doing. If we just jump into that, we haven’t earned it.'”

    Welling also went on to reveal that there had been some previous talk of possibly making an appearance on one of the current DC Comics television series, specifically "Supergirl", but ultimately having no desire to do so.

    “There was an idea that maybe Supergirl, appearing on that, but it’s such a different show," stated Welling. "I’m older now, I don’t look the same. Appearing on that show as Clark Kent or even Superman, for me, I would not want to watch me do that at all. They just have such a different tone."

    Even though he will not be returning to the Superman universe anytime soon, Welling will return to television this Fall on season three of "Lucifer" which premieres on Monday, October 2nd at 8:00PM (EST) on Fox.

    Read the complete interview with Welling at EW.com.

    Continue Reading


    For the 3rd year in a row, ODEON Cinemas are partnering with Prop Store to hold the UK's biggest auction of entertainment memorabilia on September 26th at the BFI IMAX located in the South Bank district of London, England.

    Over 600 iconic lots of original props, costumes and rare production material will be sold including an original Superman flying tunic worn on screen by actor Christopher Reeve in "Superman: IV - The Quest for Peace".

    The tunic was created specifically for use in flying sequences throughout the 1987 film and is expected to sell for £8k-£10k at auction.

    Registration is currently open for the "Treasures from Film & Television" auction at PropStoreAuction.com. The auction will also be live-streamed online with an interactive webcast for fans to track the bidding.

    A free museum worthy preview exhibition will be open to the public in the run up to the auction, showcasing over 250 lots from the upcoming auction.

    Continue Reading


    DC Entertainment have released a new video from San Diego Comic-Con featuring interviews with "Krypton" executive producer Cameron Welsh and actor Cameron Cuffe (Seyg-El) discussing the upcoming SyFy Channel series.

    While the new series is somewhat inspired by the 2013 blockbuster film "Man of Steel", both Welsh and Cuffe reveal that John Byrne and Mike Mignola's 1987 comic book mini-series "The World of Krypton" had a deeper inspiration.

    "John Byrne's The World of Krypton - we drew a lot from that," states Welsh. "And the Man of Steel opening, with David Goyer being creator of this show. He has such a deep, extensive knowledge of all that. Relatively speaking, it's kind of an unexplored part of the DC universe and Superman mythology."

    Check out the full video here:

    "Krypton" is scheduled to debut on SyFy in 2018.

    Continue Reading


    An all-new image of Henry Cavill in his role of Superman has been revealed in the "Justice League" 2018 calendar for the film.

    The image features the Man of Steel soaring through the sky in his updated and lighter-colored costume. A smaller, cropped version of the same image has previously been featured on promotional concession items for the film:

    Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

    "Justice League" will premiere in theaters worldwide on November 17, 2017.

    Source: Henry Cavill News

    Continue Reading


    Netflix Inc. announced today it acquired Millarworld, the comic book publishing powerhouse founded by Mark Millar, the legendary creator of such iconic characters and stories as Superman: Red Son, Kick-Ass, and Kingsman and one of the most important voices in comics.

    Together, Netflix and Millar will bring Millarworld's portfolio of critically and fan-acclaimed character franchises to life through films, series and kids' shows available exclusively to Netflix members globally. Millarworld will also continue to create and publish new stories and character franchises under the Netflix label.

    The acquisition, the first ever by Netflix, is a natural progression in the company's effort to work directly with prolific and skilled creators and to acquire intellectual property and ownership of stories featuring compelling characters and timeless, interwoven fictional worlds. Terms of the transaction weren't disclosed.

    "As creator and re-inventor of some of the most memorable stories and characters in recent history, ranging from Marvel's The Avengers to Millarworld's Kick-Ass, Kingsman, Wanted and Reborn franchises, Mark is as close as you can get to a modern day Stan Lee," said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos. "We can't wait to harness the creative power of Millarworld to Netflix and start a new era in global storytelling."

    "This is only the third time in history a major comic book company has been purchased at this level," said Millar. "I'm so in love with what Netflix is doing and excited by their plans. Netflix is the future and Millarworld couldn't have a better home."

    Millarworld is an entertainment company run by Mark and Lucy Millar where the company and each of the superstar artists it partnered with owned all of the comic-book characters they created. These projects have achieved huge success as global franchises ranging across publishing, cinema, clothing, video-games and toys over the past fourteen years. In his years at Marvel, Mark wrote some of the biggest-selling books of this generation, massively influencing the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His book, The Ultimates, was named by Time Magazine as Comic Book Of The Decade and his Superman opus, Red Son, remains the best-selling Superman graphic novel of all time.

    Continue Reading


    Actor Tyler Hoechlin will be one of the featured guests at "WereWolf Con III" which takes place Saturday, September 31st and Sunday, October 1st at the Egg Gallery & Event Center in the City of Brussels, Belgium.

    Hoechlin is best known for his role as Derek Hale in the MTV television series "Teen Wolf" as well as portraying the character of Clark Kent/Superman on the hit CW series "Supergirl" where he guest-starred in the role on four epsiodes.

    For more information on the two-day convention, please visit the offcial website.

    Continue Reading


    Superman rose from popular culture - comic books, newspaper strips, radio, television, novels, and movies - but people have so embraced the character that he has now become part of folklore. This transition from popular to folk culture signals the importance of Superman to fans and to a larger American populace. Superman's story has become a myth dramatizing identity, morality, and politics.

    Many studies have examined the ways in which folklore has provided inspiration for other forms of culture, especially literature and cinema. In "Superman in Myth and Folklore", Daniel Peretti explores the meaning of folklore inspired by popular culture, focusing not on the Man of Steel's origins but on the culture he has helped create. Superman provides a way to approach fundamental questions of human nature, a means of exploring humanity's relationship with divinity, an exemplar for debate about the type of hero society needs, and an articulation of the tension between the individual and the community.

    Through examinations of tattoos, humor, costuming, and festivals, Peretti portrays Superman as a corporate-owned intellectual property and a model for behavior, a means for expression and performance of individual identity, and the focal point for disparate members of fan communities. As fans apply Superman stories to their lives, they elevate him to a mythical status. Peretti focuses on the way these fans have internalized various aspects of the character. In doing so, he delves into the meaning of Superman and his place in American culture and demonstrates the character's staying power.

    "Superman in Myth and Folklore" will release on November 15th is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.

    Continue Reading


    Superman fans in the United Kingdom will have an opportunity to meet actor Jeff East who will be appearing as a featured guest at the upcoming Ultra-Con which takes place Sunday, October 1st at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England.

    East is best known for his role as a young Clark Kent in the 1978 blockbuster "Superman: The Movie". Prior to Superman, East starred in his first feature film "Tom Sawyer" in 1972 where he played the character of Huckleberry Finn. East went on to make around 40 films for the big screen and TV including starring roles in "M*A*S*H", "Pumpkinhead", and "Doogie Howser, M.D.".

    For more information on the convention, please visit the officialUltra-Con Facebook Page.

    Continue Reading


    ARCHIVES SEARCH


    AUGUST CONTEST

    The Superman Super Site is proud to offer one lucky individual the opportunity to win a Funko POP! Movies: DC Justice League - Superman Figure.

    From DC, Justice League - Superman, as a stylized POP vinyl from Funko! Figure stands 3 3/4 inches and comes in a window display box. Check out the other DC figures from Funko! Collect them all!.

    To enter, simply answer the Superman trivia question listed below along with your name, email address, and verification. Then click the "Enter Here to Win" button to submit your entry.

    Your Name:


    Your e-mail:


    Type verification image:
    verification image, type it in the box

    Trivia Question: What was the name of director Joseph 'McG' Nichol's failed 2004 Superman movie that Henry Cavill auditioned for?




    A winner will be selected and notified on Thursday, August 31st. Good luck!



    DATES OF INTEREST

    08/07: Writer Paul Dini (Superman: The Animated Series) born in 1957.
    08/07: Eric Johnson, Whitney Fordman in Smallville, born in Edmonton, AB.
    08/24: 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.



    FACEBOOK SITE


    SUPER-MERCHANDISE

    Batman v Superman Superman Vinyl Idolz Figure

    The two most iconic superheroes duke it out as collectible stylized vinyl figures! This Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Superman Vinyl Idolz Vinyl Figure features the Caped Crusader, ready to throw down with the Kryptonian threat! Standing about 8-inches tall, this figure comes with a display base and is packaged in a window display box.



    Batman v Superman 4-Inch Alternate Die-Cast Figure 2-Pack

    Based on the movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes this amazing die-cast action figure 2-pack of Superman and Batman with armor! The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Superman and Batman with Armor 4-Inch Alternate Die-Cast Figure 2-Pack is a must have for DC Comics fans. The figures stand about 4-inches tall! Ages 8 and up.



    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Superman Dorbz Vinyl Figure

    The Justice League make their debut as cute, stylized vinyl figures! This Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Superman Dorbz Vinyl Figure features the Man of Steel as an adorable Dorbz vinyl figure! This figure measures approximately 3 1/2-inches tall and comes packaged in a double-sided window display box.



    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Wall Clock

    It's time for justice! Make sure you're on time with the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Wall Clock. Measuring approximately 7 1/2-inches wide, the clock is shaped like the film's logo with Superman and Batman on either wing. Requires 1x "AA" battery (not included).



    FEATURED MOVIE

    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.




    FEATURED HUMOR





    Superman flying