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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The New York Public Library's Mulberry Street branch will host a free screening of the 1978 blockbuster film, "Superman: The Movie" on Wednesday, April 12th from 4:00pm - 6:30pm.
Couldn't we all use a hero right now? Join us for Richard Donner's 1978 incarnation of the DC Comics iconic ubermensch, Superman! Godfather author Mario Puzo penned the Superman screenplay, while the production became the most expensive film ever made at the time, costing $55 million. It received a Special Achievement Academy Award for Visual Effects, ushering in the era of superhero franchise films.
Superman (1978) - Dir. Richard Donner. Starring Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Marlon Brando, and Gene Hackman. Plot Summary - Unable to convince the ruling council of Krypton that their world will destroy itself soon, scientist Jor-El (Brando) takes drastic measures to preserve the Kryptonian race: He sends his infant son Kal-El to Earth. There, gaining great powers under Earth's yellow sun, he will become a champion of truth and justice. Raised by the Kents, an elderly farm couple, Clark Kent (Reeve) learns that his abilities must be used for good. The adult Clark travels to Metropolis, where he becomes a mild-mannered reporter for the Daily Planet...and a caped wonder whose amazing feats stun the city: Superman! Meanwhile, Lex Luthor (Hackman), the world's greatest criminal mind, is plotting the greatest real estate swindle of all time. Can't even the Man of Steel stop this nefarious scheme?
Run time - 2 hrs 31 min. Rated PG
The Mulberry Street branch is located at 10 Jersey Street at the site of a former chocolate factory in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, historically known as the Cast Iron District. For more information on the "Superman: The Movie" screening, please visit NYPL.org.
Warner Bros. Television has announced it's programming schedule for the upcoming WonderCon Anaheim 2017 including an appearance by the cast of the hit animated series, "Justice League Action":
1:00–2:00 p.m. "Justice League Action" All-New Episode and Q&A:
Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman lead the DC Comics Super Heroes against their most infamous foes in adventures packed with relentless thrills, fun and action. No need to wait for the good stuff to start, as each 11-minute episode has lightning-fast action and heroics. Whether defending the Earth, facing invaders from space or battling the bizarre forces of magic, the always-rotating team of Justice League heroes is up to any challenge. Voice cast members P.J. Byrne (The Wolf of Wall Street), Rachel Kimsey (Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare) and Jason J. Lewis (Halo 5: Guardians), voice director Wes Gleason, along with producers Jim Krieg (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) and Butch Lukic (Justice League), will be on hand to screen an all-new episode as well as participate in a Q&A. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Justice League Action airs Saturdays mornings at 7:30/6:30c on Cartoon Network. Room 300AB.
WonderCon takes place March 31st - April 2nd at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.
Fortifying its position as the leading brand for factual entertainment, the History Channel has greenlit more than 100 hours of original, premium documentary limited series and specials to premiere in 2017.
Among the new documentaries is "Superheroes Decoded" which reveals how the origin stories of our most iconic superheroes are the building blocks of a uniquely American mythology. This special 2-night event is equal parts fan film and informed documentary, mixing clips from present-day blockbuster films with vintage comic book artwork and historical archival to tell the surprising story of the modern era through the lens of our fictional heroes. The program features heroes and villains from both MARVEL and DC side by side, as well as commentary from creators, artists, filmmakers, famous fans, and the stars who bring these characters to life on TV and film. We'll see how the rise of the superhero parallels America's rise as a superpower in the 20th century, and how both stories continue to evolve into the future.
"Whether it's a story from our distant past or a contemporary event that will shape our collective future, HISTORY's robust new slate of documentary events will take viewers straight to the heart of epic events that shaped where we are and what we are today," said Jana Bennett, President and General Manager of HISTORY. "The network's increased focus on documentary programming, collaborating with some of the best storytellers in the genre, along with our commitment to sustainable, premium non-fiction and scripted series, will continue to drive the ongoing success of the HISTORY brand."
"Superheroes Decoded" is produced by Warrior Poets. Morgan Spurlock and Jeremy Chilnick are Executive Producers and Josh Mensch is Co-Executive Producer for Warrior Poets. Kristen Burns and Russ McCarroll are Executive Producers for HISTORY.
Actor Dean Cain will be in attendance at the Wizard World Cleveland Comic-Con which takes place March 17th - 19th at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
Cain is best remembered for his starring role as Superman/Clark Kent on the 1990's hit tv series, "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman." He also appeared on popular television shows like "Grapevine", "A Different World" and "Beverly Hills, 90210."
In 1998, Cain started the Angry Dragon Entertainment production company, which produced the TBS Superstation television series "Ripley's Believe It or Not!". He has also starred in several films, including "The Broken Hearts Club" (2000), "Out of Time" (2003) and "Bailey's Billions" (2004). In 2004, he portrayed Scott Peterson in the fact-based made for television movie "The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story." He also appeared in a recurring role as Casey Manning in the television series "Las Vegas." In 2007, Cain returned to the world of Superman when he guest-starred on the hit CW Series, "Smallville" in the seventh season episode "Cure" as the immortal Dr. Curtis Knox. Most recently, Cain appeared on the NBC competition series, "Stars Earn Stripes", served as host of the Spike TV reality series, "10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty", and starred in the hit 2014 film "God's Not Dead".
In 2015, Cain joined to cast of the popular TV series "Supergirl" in which he plays Jeremiah Danvers - foster dad of the title character - who was thought to have been deceased for many years but was recently revealed to be very much alive.
Visit WizardWorld.com for more information on the three day convention including a complete list of guests and ticket prices.
The Cleveland, Ohio Public Library will host a special eight-month-long exhibit called "Superman: From Cleveland to Krypton" beginning May 6th which will be spread out over three floors of the city's downtown library located at 325 Superior Avenue.
The exhibit will be open daily from 10:00am - 6:00pm and feature thousands of items from Superman fan Mike Curtis' personal collection related to the Man of Steel including comics, statues, posters, records, games, art, puzzles, toys, and souvenirs with some dating back to the late 1930s.
"In the center of the newly renovated Brett Hall on the first floor will be a re-created bedroom of a young boy and girl," stated Amy Dawson, manager of the library's literature department and the Ohio Center for the Book. "The room will be decorated top to bottom with Superman-related items for everyone."
Other highlights of the exhibit will include:
The prototype of the Superman statue created by sculptor by David Deming that will be placed near the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Superman on the screen: a collection of photos, posters and other items commemorating Superman appearances on movies and television.
A tribute to Superman's friends and foes, including Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Lex Luthor, Krypto the Superdog and others.
A section that features current comics that show the new focus on diversity. Today there are more characters of color in comics than ever in history. It is difficult to find a comic today that does not include a minority, gay or lesbian character either as the protagonist or a supporting character. There are hundreds of graphic novels with personal stories about minority, lesbian or gay characters, including some created by area writers and artists.
A Superman costume worn by Brandon Routh in "Superman Returns".
A large 5-by-8-foot painting of Superman created by 1930s pulp artist H.J. Ward. The painting hung in the offices of DC Comics in New York from 1941 to 1959. The painting was missing for many years, until it resurfaced at Lehman College in the Bronx.
In a very timely display, there will be an exhibit that examines Superman as an immigrant, born on another planet and being adopted by an Earth couple. The library is also working with former Cleveland City Councilman Joe Cimperman, now with Global Cleveland, to produce a film of Clevelanders discussing Superman's alien immigrant status.
A special kick-off event will take place at 11:00am on May 6th featuring such speakers as Brad Ricca, author of "Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster"; Mike Olszewski, president of the Siegel and Shuster Society; Mike Curtis, donor and author of "Dick Tracy"; and Dennis Barrie & Valentino Zullo.
Laura Siegel Larson, the daughter of Jerry Siegel, will also be in attendance discussing such topics as journalism and her mother, Joanne Siegel, who inspired the creation of Lois Lane. Larson will also place a "literary landmark" in honor of Siegel and Shuster at the library.
Warner Bros. is reportedly considered director Matthew Vaughn ("X-Men: First Class," "Kingsman: The Secret Service") to helm directing duties on the long-rumored sequel to the 2013 blockbuster film, "Man of Steel".
According to Collider, the studio is in early discussions with Vaughn about taking over the director's chair from Zack Snyder for the Superman sequel but that an actual deal is still a good ways down the road at this point.
Should Vaughn ultimately decide to pass on "Man of Steel 2", inside sources state that Warner Bros. will continue to reach out to him for one of their other upcoming DC Extended Universe movies.
Whatever Vaughn's ultimate decision may be, many Superman fans should find it exciting to know that the studio is finally moving forward on plans for "Man of Steel 2" which has only been a rumor up until now.
Henry Cavill will obviously once again star in the lead role of Superman following his portrayal of the Man of Steel in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and the highly anticipated "Justice League" film which releases nationwide this November.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment continues its annual WonderCon tradition with the exclusive World Premiere of Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, the next DC Universe Original Movie, on the evening of Friday, March 31, 2017 at WonderCon Anaheim in the Arena of the Anaheim Convention Center.
Teen Titans: The Judas Contract will screen at 6:00pm in the 4,000-seat Arena, followed by a panel discussion amongst the film’s acting stars and filmmakers.
The entertaining post-screening panel will feature Sean Maher (Firefly/Serenity, Batman: Bad Blood), the voice of Nightwing; Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story) as Raven; Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place, The Fosters) as Blue Beetle; Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series) as Beast Boy; Kari Wahlgren (Phineas and Ferb, Legion of Superheroes) as Starfire; and Stuart Allan (Batman vs. Robin, Batman: Bad Blood) as Robin/Damian; plus director Sam Liu (Batman: The Killing Joke), supervising producer James Tucker (Batman Bad Blood, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders) and character designer Phil Bourassa (Justice League Dark, Young Justice). Additional panelists will be announced as confirmed.
Inspired by the 1984 DC story arc from Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract finds the Teen Titans – Starfire, Beast Boy, Raven, Blue Beetle, Robin and the just-returned Nightwing – working as a cohesive team in their never-ending battle against evil. But their newest teammate, the mysterious and powerful Terra (voiced by Christina Ricci), may be altering that dynamic. Meanwhile, an ancient evil, Brother Blood (Gregg Henry), has awakened, and familiar foe Deathstroke (the late Miguel Ferrer) is lurking in the shadows – both waiting to pounce. Ultimately, the Teen Titans will need to battle their enemies and their own doubts to unite and overcome the malicious forces around them in this twisting tale of intrigue, adventure and deception.
Fans will have the opportunity to meet the cast on Friday, March 31 when all of the Teen Titans: The Judas Contract panelists will sign limited edition, WonderCon Anaheim exclusive mini-posters at the DC Entertainment booth. For information on the cast's Autograph Signing, please visit Hall D on Friday morning.
An encore presentation of Teen Titans: The Judas Contract (without an accompanying panel) is slated for Sunday, April 2 at 3:15pm in the Arena.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract will be distributed on Digital HD starting April 4, 2017, and on Blu-ray Deluxe Edition, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD beginning April 18, 2017.
A rare copy of "Superman #1" with a CGC grade of 5.5 has recently sold for $507,500 through vintage comic & art auction and consignment site ComicLink; the highest price ever paid for a copy of the landmark comic in any condition.
Released in 1939, the comic was written and designed by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and features the collection of Superman stories originally published in Action Comics #1-4 with the addition of four new pages. Originally conceived as just a one-shot issue, the title went on to help set the foundation of the DC Comics golden age.
The sale comes on the heels of the record $460,000 sale of Amazing Fantasy #15 in the grade of CGC 9.2, the top Silver Age issue brokered by ComicLink earlier this year.
"I encourage owners of high dollar comic books to get in touch with me in order to get top dollar and realize the highest return on their investment," stated Josh Nathanson, Founder and President of ComicLink. "The market is strong, and collector-investors are clamoring for key and high-grade Golden, Silver and Bronze Age comic books. On the flip side, hobbyists seeking rare, high dollar books like this one may reach out to me for exclusive purchasing opportunities. I have assisted top buyers in acquiring the best comic books for their collections since 1996, and applying my market knowledge to help collectors invest strategically is something I still enjoy doing."
The Sun-Ray Cinema in Jacksonville, FL will present a one-night-only screening of the 1978 blockbuster film "Superman: The Movie" on Friday, March 24th at 7:00pm.
Following the screening, actress Margot Kidder will participate in a special Q&A session in which she will discuss her acting career including her iconic role as Lois Lane in all four Christopher Reeve Superman films.
For those unable to attend the screening and Q&A session, Kidder will also be appearing at the Collective-Con which takes place March 24th-26th in Jacksonville at the Morocco Shrine Center.
For more information on the screening or to purchase tickets, please visit SunRayCinema.com.
MAD Magazine has announced the upcoming release an all-new hardcover parody of the Man of Steel entitled "Superman and the Miserable, Rotten, No Fun, Really Bad Day" which is based on the 1972 children's classic "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Really Bad Day".
The book will be a collaboration between writer Dave Croatto and artist Tom Richmond who previously worked together on the similar MAD publication, "Goodnight Batcave" which released last year.
The announcement was released exclusively by Mashable who posted a few preview pages featuring such images as Superman accidentally putting his costume on inside-out and being bummed that he can't go for a ride in Wonder Woman's Invisible Jet.
"Superman and the Miserable, Rotten, No Fun, Really Bad Day" is scheduled be released at retailers nationwide this October.
Class is back in session at Super Hero High as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment bring you DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games, the second feature in the new, groundbreaking universe celebrating young girls! The Intergalactic Games are here and Super Hero High is facing off against Korugar Academy, with a little help from the most prominent DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains in the galaxy. DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games will be available on Digital HD starting May 9, 2017, and on DVD ($19.99 SRP) on May 23, 2017.
Special Features on the DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games Digital HD and DVD release include seven animated shorts. Additionally, exclusively on the DVD is the music video for the song “That’s My Girl” by powerhouse girl group Fifth Harmony.
Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee and Katana square off against Korugar Academy in the Intergalactic Games, but trouble is in the air as Lena Luthor takes advantage of the gathering of the Supers to enact her villainous plan. It’s up to the DC Super Hero Girls to fight the forces of evil and protect their school. With Wonder Woman’s strength, Supergirl’s speed, Batgirl’s strategic knowledge, Poison Ivy’s ability to make things grow, Harley Quinn’s energy, Bumblebee’s ability to shrink, and Katana’s fearless personality… anything is possible.
From Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, the DC Super Hero Girls universe encourages young girls, ages 6-12, to explore their own powers and strengths through original content, including all-new films, webisodes and TV specials. The franchise offers young fans inspiration and encourages teamwork, friendship and empowerment. DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games will connect with fans throughout the world via a treasure trove of digital content, including DCSuperHeroGirls.com, the DCSHG App, YouTube Channel and Instagram, as well as a global licensing and merchandising program.
DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games features some of the top voice actors in the industry. Grey Griffin (Wonder Woman), Tara Strong (Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy), Anais Fairweather (Supergirl), Mae Whitman (Batgirl), Teala Dunn (Bumblebee), and Stephanie Sheh (Katana) join forces to portray the youthful versions of some of the world’s best known Super Heroes. Cecilia Aranovich Hamilton directs from a script by Shea Fontana. Jennifer Coyle serves as producer with Sam Register as Executive Producer.
“We are thrilled to continue our dedication to empowering young girls with the release of our second DC Super Hero Girls title,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “We feel that Intergalactic Games presents strong role models in a new, unique and fun way.”
DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games - Special Features
“That’s My Girl” by Fifth Harmony Music Video (DVD only)
Downtown Bookworks recently provided the Superman Super Site with a review copy of their "DC Super Heroes Little Library" box set which features a keepsake collection of ten bestselling DC Super Hero concept board books for ages 3 & up.
Packaged in an artistically designed slipcase, the ten books are written by authors David Bar Katz, Morris Katz, and Julie Merberg and showcase such iconic DC Comics characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Green Lantern, The Flash, plus many more. Titles featured in the collection include:
Colors and Shapes
My First Book of Girl Power
My First Book of Super-Villains
My First Book of Superpowers
On the Go!
Super Heroes Have Friends Too!
Even Super Heroes Sleep
All the books in the collection are illustrated with classic art and make for a perfect introduction to the characters of the DC Universe for the extremely younger crowd. Each title focuses on teaching such important early developmental concepts as letters & numbers to colors & shapes as well as the alphabet & numbers to super powers & villains.
While the box set is recommended for readers ages 3 & younger children can also easily enjoy many of the titles which offer varying lengths of text that cater to one's particular reading level. For example, such titles as "ABC 123" & "Even Super Heroes Sleep" are shorter word books that are perfect for a two-year-old toddler while "Colors and Shapes" & "Super Heroes Have Friends Too!" are a bit longer and perfect for older todlers.
The overall quality of the "DC Super Heroes Little Library" box set is amazing and well constructed with all ten board books fitting neatly inside the awesomely detailed box. Each book is thick and sturdy and perfectly designed for the extreme daily wear & tear that little hands can inflict on items such as these. For the older crowd, the set looks great alongside any collection of DC Comics graphic novels & publications making it a true must-have for super hero fans of any age.
All-in-all, the "DC Super Heroes Little Library" box set makes both a perfect gift for toddlers and adults alike offerring an amazing keepsake collection of stories featuring a stellar line-up of classic & iconic DC Comics characters. Whether you're looking to introduce your youngster to the world of super heroes or are a super hero fan yourself, the "DC Super Heroes Little Library" is a perfect addition to any home library!
The Regal Crossroads 14 Cinema in Taylorsville, UT will feature multiple screenings of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" throughout the day on Monday, March 13th.
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before.
The screenings of the blockbuster film are part of the grand opening festivities planned for the brand new theater. Tickets are only $3.00 each with proceeds benefiting The Adoption Exchange, Taylorsville Food Pantry and Primary Children's Medical Center. Small soft drinks and small popcorns will also be available for only $3.00 each.
Screenings will take place at 12:00pm, 3:45pm, 7:00pm, and 10:15pm. For more information, please visit RegMovies.com.
For over two decades Christopher Dennis has been donning a Superman costume and standing on Hollywood Boulevard taking pictures with fans and children alike. After being assaulted, he was unable to work and became homeless. Now, after almost a year, he is returning to the place of his mantle to bring renewed joy to those who shake his hand and pose for photos.
His inspiring visage and Christopher Reeve charm has brought smiles to millions, but that wasn't enough to keep his life from spiraling into oblivion. After having his entire vintage Superman collection stolen from his apartment, Christopher Dennis was assaulted, beaten and his costume burned for his assailants' pleasure.
Without the means to make a living while recuperating from his wounds, including the loss of several teeth, Chris' life could not get much worse. In spite of this injustice, Christopher was able to rise up once more in order to bring smiles and inspiration to the boulevard that remains the central vein of the City of Angels.
About the New Web Series:
From Executive Producer Robert Folk and Hollywood Director Vlad Kozlov comes a series about Hollywood Superman, a dramatic look at the life of those who walk the Hollywood Boulevard beat while dressed as iconic heroes and villains of the screen and page. Told through the eyes of Christopher Dennis, the series gives a unique perspective of what Hollywood life is like. Dreams, aspirations, trials, tribulations and relationships will all be topics of this web series.
In addition, the series will take us on a journey from the fall that brought Christopher to brink of disaster to his phoenix-like rise of getting back onto his feet when all hope was lost. A Kickstarter campaign has jut launched where supporters are encouraged to upload pictures they might have taken with Christopher during their visit to Los Angeles - to his Facebook page.
Hollywood Superman is truly a story that people from all walks of life can relate to and empathize with. Support the Kickstarter and be a part of this wonderful and poignant project.
Robert Folk, the composer, who has dozens of film scores to his credit, including those for Police Academy, Ace Ventura and The Never Ending Story II, will team up with film director Vlad Kozlov to produce the "The Hollywood Superman" web series.
A note from Christopher Dennis: "If you have taken a photo with me in the past 25 years, please send it to me via private Facebook message. Your picture will be featured at the end credits of my upcoming Web series. It's a story about my life and struggles in Hollywood Land, the place where dreams may come true."
"I've been working as the Hollywood Superman for 25 years. In August 2016. I was assaulted, and my costume was destroyed. This rendered me homeless for many months. Thanks to the kind help of many people, I am now off the streets and back on my feet."
"The Web Series I am working to create will capture my return as the Hollywood Superman, doing what I love most - helping people and putting smiles on their faces!"
"In this series, I will bring joy to orphans, sick children, victims of abuse, and even visit animal shelters, because everyone on this planet deserves a smile."
"Please send me your pictures and support my Kickstarter campaign. Become part of the exciting two-decade journey of Hollywood Superman," said Dennis.
The Carolina Theatre in Durham, NC will host a special free screening of "Superman: II - The Richard Donner Cut" on Sunday, March 12th at 4:30PM as part of their "Fan Appreciation Day".
Unlike many "special edition" and "director's cuts" released over the years, "Superman: II - The Richard Donner Cut" is a very different film, despite both versions following roughly the same storyline. As much as half of the film contains never-before seen material filmed by Donner, including 15 minutes of Marlon Brando scenes as Superman's father Jor-El as well as numerous new Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder scenes. Some of this "new" material has appeared in earlier extended television cuts. Some of the existing scenes were also replaced with alternative takes or footage from different camera angles. There are also several newly-filmed shots and many new visual effects. Richard Donner is credited as director of the film instead of Richard Lester. More than half of Lester's footage filmed for Superman II has been removed from the film and replaced with Donner footage shot during the original principal photography from 1977. Certain footage filmed by Richard Lester remains in sequences that were not shot by Donner (due to the halt in production for this film) for purposes of story cohesion. As a result, approximately 83% of the footage in the film is Donner's footage.
Tickets for the free screening will be available on a first come/first served basis with free popcorn available for all attendees.
For more information on the "Superman: II - The Richard Donner Cut" screening, please visit CarolinaTheatre.org.
DC fans in throughout the Philippines can have an action-packed playtime experience with McDonald's new DC Girls and Justice League Happy Meal toys.
The set features iconic characters from the world-famous superhero franchises, including Superman, Batman, Hawkman, Wonder Woman, and Supergirl. Plus, gear up with exciting accessories like the Hawkman Mask, Wonder Woman Tiara, and Supergirl Headband.
Collect all eight DC Girls/Justice League toys, free with every purchase of a McDonald’s Happy Meal. Customers can choose from a Cheesy Eggdesal or 1-pc Chicken McDo during breakfast hours and 1-pc Chicken McDo, 4pc Chicken McNuggets, Burger McDo or McSpaghetti during regular hours. Happy Meals come with a choice of fries or corn and orange juice for a delicious treat!
Bring out the hero in you or your kids with the latest McDonald’s Happy Meal collection.
The Superman Super Site recently received a product review sample of Funko's latest "Legion of Collectors" box featuring exclusive merchandise and items pertaining to the Man of Steel.
Legion of Collectors, the third subscription service from Funko, borrows its name from DC's spacefaring superteam of the future. Like Funko's Marvel and Star Wars boxes, everything included in the new DC box is 100% exclusive (a collector's dream come true). Subscribers to all three boxes enjoy a new box of Funko exclusive every month of the year. Each box is $25 (plus shipping), delivered every other month.
The latest box in the series certainly did not disappoint and was filled with an array of collectibles that any comic book fan would absolutely love to add to their Superman collection.
The box itself features various pieces of artwork depicting the Man of Steel from over the course of the character's nearly 80-year history and is a very cool collectible in it's own right.
Affixed to the inner lid of the box was this month's exclusive patch featuring the Last Son of Krypton in flight embroidered with the famous quote, "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman!" and the Legion of Collectors logo. Also attached to the lid was this month's exclusive Legion of Collectors pin which, not surprisingly, features an image of Superman done in the artistic style of legendary comic book artist Neal Adams.
The exclusive comic book for this month is a reprint of the classic Superman No. 1 comic book from 1939 and features a Superman Pop! vinyl figure inspired cover.
This month's exclusive t-shirt is powder blue in color and also features artwork depicting a Superman Pop! vinyl figure against a backdrop of Metropolis and the Superman logo along with the phrases "Man of Steel" and "From Krypton! Here to Save Our World!". It is certainly a design that would catch any fan's attention if it were available in stores.
Next up was one of the true highlights of "Legion of Collectors - Superman Box" in the form of an exclusive Superman Pop! vinyl figure designed in the classic style of how everyone remembers the Man of Steel complete with red trunks and his iconic spit curl. Along with this very awesome figure is a miniature Pop! vinyl figure which also features a classic depiction of the Man of Steel in flight.
Lastly, the box came packaged with what is easily one of the best collectibles ever released in the Legion of Collectors series in the form of a 3 3/4 inch First Appearance Superman figure. Based on his debut in Action Comics #1 from 1938, the jointed figure features Superman's very first costume against an unpunched, carded background of the classic comic book cover.
The back of the card also includes various panels from the comic as well. The overall presentation of this collectible would make removing the figure from it's packaging just crazy.
All-in-all, the "Legion of Collectors - Superman Box" was absolutely spectacular and far exceeded our expectations with all the wonderful collectibles contained within. The next box in the series is scheduled to be delivered in May and will feature exclusive items from the highly anticipated Warner Bros. feature film, "Wonder Woman".
If you have not yet signed up for this awesome subscription service, head over to LegionofCollectors.com/ and do so now!
By day, Jon Berk is a mild-mannered civil attorney in Connecticut.
But by night (well, really during most of his spare time for the past 45 years) he is known by some as a comic book-collecting super hero.
Berk’s collection of more than 18,000 books and 300 pieces of comic-book art goes on display March 11th at the Metropolis Gallery in New York City. He will then sell it off during an online auction at ComicConnect.com that begins May 15th.
“The time is just right to move them along and let someone else experience them,” said Berk, 66.
The collection includes rare copies of the 1938 Action Comics No. 1, in which Superman makes his first appearance; the 1939 book Detective Comics No. 27, which features the first appearance of Batman; rare Spider-Man and Captain America books and several pieces of art by noted comic-book artist Lou Fine.
Vincent Zurzolo, the chief operating officer of ComicConnect and Metropolis Collectibles, said Berk’s collection is one of the most important in the world because of its breadth and the number of rare books dating back to the mid-1930s.
“As I’ve been going through this collection, I’ve seen books for the first time, books I’ve never seen before,” Zurzolo said. “That’s incredible, considering we’re the largest buyer and seller of vintage comic books in the world. Many of these copies are the best known to exist in the world.”
Berk said he expects the collection will sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not more.
But he said his collecting was never about the money or investing.
He said he fell in love with the serial plot lines in the books as a boy. He then began collecting them while in law school at Boston University, enjoying the hunt for a particular rare book, researching the story behind it and documenting what he refers to as a “unique American mythology.”
He said friends were always shocked when he would take the books out of their Mylar sleeves and let them thumb through them.
“What good is a work of art if you never look at it?” he said. “What good is a comic book if you can’t open it up, see how it feels and, yes, smells?”
Up until a month ago, he was still buying the latest Spider-Man comic books (his favorite), just for fun.
“I figured if I was going to have Spider-Man No. 1, I was going to have Spider-Man 700,” he said. “And I will keep some Spider-Man books, some old books, for sentimental reasons.”
They had been fighting crime separately for years but it wasn’t until the historic SUPERMAN #76 in 1952 that Superman, the Man of Steel, finally teamed up with the Caped Crusader himself—Batman. That story proved so popular that the team quickly became the main feature in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS—and thus the greatest partnership in comics was born. Their adventures together would feature heroes and villains such as Robin, Batwoman, Lex Luthor, Bat-Mite and Mr. Mxyzptlk, as well as more alien threats than might seem possible.
"Batman & Superman: World's Finest - The Silver Age Vol. 1" collects the classic story of the two heroes first meeting from SUPERMAN #76 and their super team-ups from WORLD’S FINEST #71-94.
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DATES OF INTEREST
03/09: Artist Rick Burchett (Superman Adventures) born in 1952. 03/26: Artist Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Action Comics) born in 1948. 03/31: In 1959, Action #252 introduces us to Superman's cousin, Supergirl.
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.
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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.