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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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC and Warner Bros. Animation continue the treasured tradition of Friday night World Premieres at WonderCon with the unveiling of the latest DC Universe Movie, "Justice League vs. The Fatal Five" on Friday, March 29th from 7:00PM - 9:00PM.
The all-new animated film finds the Earth's future hanging in the balance when the Justice League faces a powerful new threat – the Fatal Five. Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman seek answers as the time-traveling trio of Mano, Persuader and Tharok terrorize Metropolis in search of budding Green Lantern, Jessica Cruz – whom they need in order to free remaining Fatal Five members Emerald Empress and Validus in order to carry out their sinister plan. But the Justice League discover an ally from another time in the peculiar Star Boy – brimming with volatile power, could he be the key to thwarting the Fatal Five? An epic battle against ultimate evil awaits!
Be amongst the first live audience to see the film, then stay for an enthralling panel led by Elyes Gabel (Scorpion, Game of Thrones) as Thomas Kallor/Star Boy, alongside a trio of actors reprising their beloved Justice League/Justice League Unlimited roles as Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman, respectively – Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: The Killing Joke), Susan Eisenberg (Injustice 2, LEGO DC Super Heroes – Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis) and George Newbern (Superman vs. The Elite, Scandal).
The panel will also include Sumalee Montano (S.W.A.T., This Is Us) as Emerald Empress, Philip Anthony Rodriguez (Grimm, The Secret Life of the American Teenager) as Mano, and Daniela Bobadilla (Anger Management, The Middle) as Miss Martian, plus the filmmaking team of producer/director Sam Liu (Reign of the Supermen, Gotham by Gaslight), screenwriters Eric Carrasco (Supergirl, Justice League Action) and Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight), and executive producer Bruce Timm (Justice League/Justice League Unlimited, Batman: The Animated Series).
DC Comics has created some of the most twisted and complex villainous characters in the world of comics. The third installment in the popular 100 Greatest Moments of DC Comics series, DC Comics Super-Villains features the pivotal acts that shaped the characters of 74 of these bad guys in over 200 pages of art.
Every hero needs a villain. In fighting them, the extreme superiority of our heroes is revealed. The methods and morals of villains are usually the key difference between them and the heroes. Batman, for instance, is a vigilante who cleans up the streets while never stooping so low as to kill the deplorable criminals he battles. What makes him truly good is that he upholds these standards even when he's faced with a villain like the Joker, an entity that would arguably be better off dead.
Many bad guys cause mayhem for mayhem's sake, with sometimes no apparent reason other than simply being bad. What makes a villain great, however, is the complexity of their character. The truly terrible villains of DC Comics have depths of cruelty that grow with them, and specific motivations driving them. In these pages, you will see these super-villains at the peak of their achievements; committing heinous acts of death and destruction, all to achieve a specific goal. They challenge the heroes and their ideals, seeing the caped and cowled figures as obstacles to be overcome.
Compiled by several groups of hardcore fans, these 100 moments are the greatest (worst?) villainous acts in DC Comic book history. A summary of each super-villain brings new fans up to speed, from their origins to their most dastardly revivals. It's a great starting point for new readers or a nostalgic look for hardcore fans through the villains old and new.
DC Comics Super-Villains: 100 Greatest Moments is currently available for pre-order on Amazon and will hit bookseller shelves on May 14th.
The Musical Theater Project will present a one-night-only performance of the 1966 Broadway musical, "It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman!" on Monday, April 15th at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts in Cleveland, OH.
The Man of Steel sings! Where? In his 1966 Broadway show featuring a playful Charles Strouse-Lee Adams (Bye Bye Birdie) score including "You've Got Possibilities," and a wisecracking script by Robert Benton and David Newman, who later penned the first Superman movie starring Christopher Reeve. In this version, our super-hero has his hands full defending Metropolis against all evildoers -- most notably Dr. Abner Sedgwick, a vengeful 10-time Nobel Prize loser obsessed with destroying the world's symbol of goodness. And as usual, Lois Lane is obsessed with the unattainable guy in the red cape.
The performance will be directed by Terri Kent with music direction by Nancy Maier and a cast featuring members of the Kent State University Musical Theatre Program.
Tickets are $35.00 for general admission and $38.00 for preferred seating and are available for purchase on-line at BrownPaperTickets.com.
The B&B Theatres Amelia Island 7 in Fernandina Beach, FL will present two special screenings of "Superman: The Movie" on Tuesday, April 2nd at 4:00PM and 7:00PM.
Surviving the destruction of the planet Krypton, young Kal-El is sent by his father Jor-El to live among mankind on Earth. Under the parenting of Jonathan and Martha Kent, Clark Kent discovers that he was born with extraordinary powers and abilities beyond imagination.
Now living in Metropolis, Clark takes up a job as a mild-mannered reporter for the Daily Planet and a caped wonder whose amazing feats stun the city: Superman! Meanwhile, Lex Luthor, the world's greatest criminal mind, is plotting the greatest real estate swindle of all time. Will Superman save us? Or will Luthor's plan succeed?
Tickets for both screenings are $7.00 each for all ages and can be purchased on-line at BBTheatres.com or in person at the theatre box office.
SYFY have released the first teaser trailer for the upcoming second season of "Krypton" - which is scheduled to premiere later this year - along with the following snyopsis:
Season 2 brings us back to a changed Kandor, locked in a battle over its freedom and its future. General Dru-Zod (Colin Salmon) is now in control. He's on a ruthless mission to rebuild Krypton according to his ideals and to secure its future by conquering the universe. Faced with a bleak outlook, our hero, Seg-El, attempts to unite a dispersed group of resisters in an effort to defeat Zod and restore hope to their beloved planet. Their chance at redemption is threatened however, by their opposing tactics, shifting alliances and conflicting moral boundaries – forcing each of them to individually determine how far they're willing to go in pursuit of a better tomorrow.
Set two generations before the destruction of Superman's home planet, the series follows Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), the legendary Man of Steel's grandfather, as a young man who fights to save his home planet from destruction.
Other cast members include Georgina Campbell as Lyta-Zod, Shaun Sipos as Adam Strange, Ian McElhinney as Val-El, and Blake Ritson as Brainiac.
Film and TV series writer Larry DiTillio has passed away at the age of 71 due to complications from Parkinson's Disease.
He was a writer on the short-lived 1988 Superman animated series which aired Saturday mornings on CBS and was produced by Ruby-Spears Enterprises for Warner Bros. Television to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the Man of Steel.
DiTillio is best known for his work on the original "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" series and as a co-creator alongside J. Michael Straczynski of the spinoff show, "She-Ra: Princess of Power", in which he came up with most of the initial character's names.
DiTillio also served as an executive story editor of the science-fiction series "Babylon 5" and wrote many of the episodes for the animated series "Beast Wars". He returned to the world of "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" in 2002 as a writer on the updated series.
His last writing credit was for a 2009 episode of the Cartoon Network animated series "Transformers: Animated" entitled "Predacons Rising".
The staff of the Superman Super Site wish to extend our prayers and deepest condolences to the DiTillio family during this difficult time of mourning.
"Superman: The Movie" (4K Ultra HD) and "The Death of Superman" have both received nominations for the 2019 Home Media Awards which invites TV fans and home entertainment enthusiasts to vote for their favorite 2018 home video titles.
"Superman: The Movie" (4K Ultra HD) has been nominated for "Best Upgrade" - a new edition to replace an existing edition of a disc - and "Best Superhero Disc" which also features a nomination for "The Death of Superman".
Voting is open through Friday, April 5th and winners will chosen by a panel of judges in conjunction with an online consumer vote for eligible titles submitted for consideration by studios and distributors.
The Home Media Awards presented by Media Play News is the most comprehensive awards program covering the home entertainment industry, with dozens of categories honoring the top releases by format, genre and technical achievement. Other categories include Best Theatrical Title on Disc, Best Bonus Materials, Best 4K UHD Blu-ray, Best Box Art and more.
Visit MediaPalyNews.com to submit your online ballot today! Winner will be announced on Sunday, April 15th.
The 41st Annual Superman Celebration will take place June 6th - 9th, 2019 in Metropolis, IL and has become the signature event for the city which receives world-wide attention each year.
Many special events are planned for this year's celebration including musical entertainment, a carnival, Superman Celebrity Autograph and Q & A Sessions, and the Heroes & Villains Costume Contest.
VIP Sponsorships are now available and entitle fans to the Ultimate Fan Experience during the celebration including a secure spot to meet featured celebrity guests, access to special VIP only events and so much more!!!
Each VIP Sponsorship package is $150.00 and includes the following celebration items and perks:
This June, legendary creators Frank Miller (Batman: Year One/Batman: Dark Knight Returns) and John Romita Jr. (Daredevil: The Man Without Fear/The Amazing Spider-Man) will share their definitive origin story for the Man of Steel in SUPERMAN: YEAR ONE from DC Black Label. Beginning with the release of large-format periodicals in the months of June, August and October, the complete story will be available for collection in bookstores everywhere November 2019.
SUPERMAN: YEAR ONE is a coming-of-age story for the future Man of Steel, featuring a young alien-boy just trying to find his place in a new world. Faced with the need to hide his heritage and powers in order to survive, Clark will find his humanity through the grounding of the Kent family and the relationships that will define the man he will become. Told by two of the most revered voices in comics, SUPERMAN: YEAR ONE is more than a superhero story – it’s about the choices made by Clark Kent on his path to becoming a legend. It’s a testament to the importance of choosing to become a hero.
SUPERMAN: YEAR ONE #1 will be available in local comic stores on June 19th.
Actor Jon Cryer recently sat down with Vulture to talk about his latest role as Lex Luthor on the hit CW series "Supergirl".
During the course of the interview, Cryer talks about finding his inner Luthor, working with the cast, and his role as Lex's nephew Lenny Luthor in "Superman: IV - The Quest for Peace". Here's an excerpt from what he had to say:
Vulture: You look suitably menacing in the Supergirl promo. Anyone skeptical about your casting as Lex Luthor should be given pause, right?
Cryer: I was one of those skeptical people! [Laughs.] To this day, I’m not 100 percent sure why they asked me. But I’ve really loved the scripts so far, and I get what they’re doing. This Lex is a lot closer to the comics than Gene Hackman’s was. This guy is a sociopath, so it’s actually a darker play, and I think they were trying to find somebody who could find a twinkle in the eye of that. Which is hard! And I have to say, it only took me a few minutes before I was 100 percent comfortable and was like, “Oh, yeah, I’m exactly the guy for this.”
Vulture: I’m sure your first thought was, “Another Luthor?”
Cryer: Yes, well, there’s been, like, seven of ’em, if you go back to the serials.
Vulture: Actually, I meant that this isn’t your first time playing a member of the Luthor family.
Cryer: Ah! That’s true. [Laughs.] I was talking to one of the producers, and it was like, “Oh, we should have a Lenny Luthor on the show! But who would play him?” And then the producer looked at me and said, “Pete Davidson.” And I said, “You’re right! He could absolutely play Lenny Luthor!”
Actor Dean Cain will be a featured guest star at the upcoming Arctic Comic Con which takes place May 4th & 5th at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska.
Cain is best known for his starring role as Superman/Clark Kent on the 1990's hit tv series, "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman." He has also appeared on such popular television shows as "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 starred in the recurring role of Kara Zor-El's foster father Jeremiah Danvers on the popular TV series "Supergirl" and has served as host of the CW series "Masters of Illusion" for the past four seasons.
Cain will be in attendance both days of the Arctic Comic Con to meet fans, sign autographs, and pose for photos. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit ArcticComicCon.com.
The Harkins Theatre chain will be featuring a special one-night-only screening of "Superman: The Movie" at several cinema locations throughout the Phoenix, AZ area on Tuesday, May 28th at 7:00PM.
The screening is part of the theater's Tuesday Night Classics series and celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the 1978 blockbuster film's release in 1978.
Just before the destruction of the planet Krypton, scientist Jor-El (Marlon Brando) sends his infant son Kal-El on a spaceship to Earth. Raised by kindly farmers Jonathan (Glenn Ford) and Martha Kent (Phyllis Thaxter), young Clark (Christopher Reeve) discovers the source of his superhuman powers and moves to Metropolis to fight evil. As Superman, he battles the villainous Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman), while, as novice reporter Clark Kent, he attempts to woo co-worker Lois Lane (Margot Kidder).
Tickets for all screening locations are just $5.00 each for all ages. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit Harkins.com.
A bold, new take on DC’s famed Super Hero team – from executive producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, Greg Walker, Sarah Schechter and John Fawcett – comes to Digital on March 21, 2019 when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Titans: The Complete First Season. All 11 thrilling episodes of the DC UNIVERSE digital subscription service’s inaugural live-action series will be available for purchase ($24.99 HD SRP) from digital retailers. Pre-orders for the digital release are available now.
Titans follows a group of young soon-to-be Super Heroes from across the world of DC as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Former Gotham City vigilante Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could unleash Hell on Earth. Joining them in their quest are the mysterious Starfire and loveable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes while battling villains, demonic forces … and encountering familiar faces from across DC’s legendary canon.
“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is proud to offer fans the opportunity to own this all-new, live-action series that follows a band of fearless DC Super Heroes uniting together from every corner of the universe,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. “The unique and dark take to this classic tale will have strong appeal to DC Super Hero fans.”
The Digital release of Titans: The Complete First Season release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. In addition to featuring all 11 episodes in high-definition, the bundle includes over 40 minutes of special features including a new featurette, a tremendous value and collectors’ opportunity.
Titans: The Complete First Season takes viewers back to each character’s origin story as Dick Grayson emerges as the leader of the core team of DC Super Heroes. The series stars Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent, The Giver, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) as Dick Grayson/Robin, Anna Diop (Bosch, 24: Legacy) as Koriand’r/Starfire, Teagan Croft (Home and Away) as Rachel Roth/Raven, and Ryan Potter (Big Hero 6, Supah Ninjas) as Gar Logan/Beast Boy. Also featured in the series’ first season are Minka Kelly (Almost Human, Friday Night Lights) as Dawn Granger/Dove, Alan Ritchson (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Smallville) as Hank Hall/Hawk, Seamus Dever (Castle) as Trigon, Curran Walters (Too Close to Home) as Jason Todd/Robin, Conor Leslie (Shots Fired, The Man in the High Castle) as Donna Troy, and Rachel Nichols (Continuum) as Angela Roth.
Titans: The Complete First Season also includes a crossover episode that introduces the Doom Patrol – Brendan Fraser (The Mummy, Crash, Looney Tunes: Back in Action) as Robotman, Matt Bomer (White Collar, Magic Mike) as Negative Man and April Bowlby (Two and a Half Men, Drop Dead Diva) as Elasti-Woman. Doom Patrol is another all-new series that premiered on the DC UNIVERSE streaming service in February.
Based on the characters from DC, Titans is produced by Weed Road Pictures in association with Berlanti Productions, Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment, with executive producers Akiva Goldsman (Constantine, Fringe, Star Trek: Discovery), Geoff Johns (Aquaman, Wonder Woman), Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Supergirl, Riverdale, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Greg Walker (Extant) Sarah Schechter (The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot, Black Lightning) and John Fawcett (Orphan Black). Titans has already been greenlit for a second season, which will also air on the DC UNIVERSE digital subscription service.
Titans: The Complete First Season will also be released on Blu-rayTM and DVD ahead of the show’s highly-anticipated second season.
Several original cast members from "Smallville" recently reunited at Wizard World Cleveland including Tom Welling (Clark Kent), Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor), Laura Vandervoort (Kara Zor-El), John Glover (Lionel Luthor), and Alaina Huffman (Black Canary).
A highlight for those in attendance at the convention was a panel discussion featuring all five actors on stage in which they shared memories and funny stories from the hit CW television series.
For those that were unable to attend, Fandom Spotlite has posted the following video which they recorded of the panel from beginning to end. Check it out below:
DC announced today that the publisher will continue its critically acclaimed DC Super Hero Girls (DCSHG) graphic novel series with new stories told by animation and comics writer Amy Wolfram. Wolfram’s graphic novels will tell original stories starring Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Supergirl and many more popular DC characters set in the same universe as the new DC Super Hero Girls animated series created by Lauren Faust that will air Sundays at 4 p.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network beginning March 17, 2019.
Wolfram is best known for her work on such fan-favorite animated shows as Teen Titans Go!, and most recently contributed several episodes to the DCSHG animated shorts.
“I’m very excited to be working on DC Super Hero Girls,” stated Wolfram. “Not only do we get to see these iconic superheroes in action as they protect Metropolis, we also get to peek behind the masks and capes to see their secret identities as they deal with an even greater challenge–being a teenager in high school!”
Joining Wolfram for the first installment is longtime DCSHG artist Yancey Labat.
“I’m so excited to work with Amy on this new series,” explained Labat. “The new look is fun to draw. The characters are very expressive and over-the-top, and I love the zaniness and looseness of the designs.”
The first book, DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: AT METROPOLIS HIGH, will follow Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Green Lantern, Bumblebee and Zatanna as they try to balance their superhero duties with their extracurricular activities.
The DCSHG graphic novels will be published under DC’s new middle grade publishing imprint, DC Zoom.
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 Superman Series 2 Perry White Retro 8-Inch Action Figure is a modern classic! Sure it's a contradiction in terms, but the retro Mego-esque styling of some of the world's most beloved action figures is brought here. Add to the staff of the Daily Planet with this cool figure, which comes complete with a 1970s-inspired cloth outfit.
Eaglemoss Collections proudly presents DC All-Stars, a collection of masterfully sculpted 1:14 scale vinyl figures. Spanning the rich history of DC Comics, from Action Comics #1 to Rebirth, the DC All-Stars collection showcases iconic heroes and villains from fan-favorite stories. The DC All Stars Figure Collection Superman #3 Statue is impressively detailed and beautifully rendered in high quality vinyl. Superman stands approximately 5 1/2-inches tall.
THE MAN OF STEEL and his Kryptonian clone star in this terrific Justice League Pin Mate Wood Hall of Justice Set with Superman and Bizarro. The cool Hall of Justice diorama from Bif Bang Pow! features a highly printed detail of the JUSTICE LEAGUE table, two computer command centers, and interchangeable display screens (a map, a METROPOLIS skyline, and a GOTHAM CITY skyline)! Plus, there are two retro-styled, 2-inch scale wooden figures that have a unique number within the DC Comics Pin Mate series: SUPERMAN (#17) and BIZARRO (#51).
Show off your favorite super hero, Superman, with this Superman Flying in the Sky Comic Cover Canvas Print, which features the cover of Action Comics #419. Made by Artissimo Design, this canvas print is perfect for decorating themed rooms as well as filling out dull living spaces. This striking art piece measures 20-inches tall x 16-inches wide x 1 1/4-inches deep.
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.