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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Heritage Auctions will hold their "Comics, Comic Art & Animation Art Signature Auction" on February 18th - 20th at their auction house in Dallas, TX.
Among the items up for bids are a 1939 unrestored copy of "Superman #1" by co-creators Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and "Superman #188" original cover art from 1966 by legendary artists Curt Swan and George Klein:
This is the nicest unrestored copy of the much-in-demand key issue that we've offered in nearly six years! Incredibly, during that span we've offered two different copies of Action Comics #1 in higher grades! It may not be as rare as the comic book that introduced Superman, but it may be just as difficult or even harder to find unrestored copies in this grade or better. Prices realized continue to increase appreciably for the issue that ranks #3 on Overstreet's Top 100 Golden Age Comics list. Co-creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster retold the origin of their famous creation here, barely a year after Superman's first appearance in 1938. Overstreet 2015 GD 2.0 value = $50,000. CGC census 2/16: 5 in 2.0, 20 higher.
Curt Swan and George Klein Superman #188 Cover Original Art (DC, 1966):
A wonderful full-body image of the (android) Man of Steel, produced in ink over blue pencil on Bristol board with an image area of 12.25" x 13.5". This piece of Bristol board was then affixed to a printed DC Sparta World Color master cover template (at the time of creation) with added logo stat, paste-up word balloon and caption box for a total image area of 12.25" x 18.5". There is glue residue from the various bits of paste-up, and the word balloon has slipped a bit. The page is slightly tanned with some handling wear in the left margin, and a staple in the top left margin. Overall in Very Good condition.
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Turkish Airlines has released two new promotional TV spots for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" as part of their partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures on the highly aniticpated film.
The TV spots are designed to look like ads for Turkish Airlines in which potential passengers can "book" flights to two new U.S. destinations – Gotham City and Metropolis and feature appearances by Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne.
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" premieres nationwide and in select IMAX locations on March 25th, 2016.
The Superman Super Site recently had an opportunity to attend the NYC premiere of "Batman: Bad Blood", the latest release in the DC Universe Animated Original Movie series.
Among the cast and crew in attendance was actress Yvonne Strahovski who stars in the role of Batwoman in the film. In the following exclusive interview, Strahovski discusses preparing for the role and how prior acting roles translate into her portrayal of Batwoman:
"Batman: Bad Blood" premiered on February 2nd, 2016 and is currently available for purchase on DVD and Bluray.
CBS has released the following sneak peak videos from the next upcoming episode of the hit series "Supergirl" entitled "For the Girl Who Has Everything":
Kara's friends must find a way to save her life when a parasitic alien attaches itself to her and traps her in a dream world where her family is alive and her home planet was never destroyed. Also, Alex, Hank and the DEO must fend off a Kryptonian attack while Kara is out of commission.
"For the Girl Who Has Everything" airs Monday, February 8th (8:00-9:00 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.
Warner Bros. apparently has a new, and quite possibly, final "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" trailer set to debut in the very near future.
According to AlbertaFilmRatings.com, the latest full-length trailer for the highly anticipated film has received a 'PG' rating and will have a run time of two minutes, twelve seconds.
With Super Bowl 50 taking place this Sunday, February 7th, speculation is that the trailer will debut during the big game in connection with the annual Doritos commercial contest which "Batman v Superman" director Zack Snyder has been heavily involved with this year.
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" premieres nationwide and in select IMAX theaters on March 25th, 2016.
Back in December, DC Entertainment announced that their ongoing monthly themed variant cover program for March would showcase variants for ten of DC Comics’ most popular Batman and Superman titles. The variants are to be polybagged with a "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" theme, concealing stunning cover artwork by the comic industry’s most talented artists!
March’s Batman v Superman polybagged comics will follow a format similar to December’s Harley’s Little Black Book variant program, where three different versions of each variant were printed in equal quantity. All ten upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" comics will also have three versions printed in equal quantity, but this time they’ll be published in full color, fade and character spotlight.
What's that look like? The first of these top-secret images is now ready—the art for Rafael Grampá's variant cover to DETECTIVE COMICS #50! Check it out below:
For the full list of comic books that will feature these fun and collectible covers, please see below:
3/2: Detective Comics #50 (variant by Rafael Grampa)
3/9: Action Comics #50 (variant by Martin Ansin)
3/9: Batman/Superman #30 (variant by Kevin Maguire)
3/16: Robin Son of Batman #10 (variant by Ryan Ottley)
3/16: Superman #50 (variant by Kaare Andrews)
3/23: Batman #50 (variant by Chris Daughtry and Jim Lee)
3/23: Grayson #18 (variant by Stephen Platt)
3/23: Superman/Wonder Woman #27 (variant by Charlie Adlard)
3/23: Wonder Woman #50 (variant by Massimo Carnevale)
3/30: Batgirl #50 (variant by Kevin Nowlan)
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment invites Los Angeles area fans to witness the World Premiere of its latest animated, brick-centric adventure – LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Cosmic Clash – with a family-friendly event on Saturday afternoon, February 13, 2016. Filmmakers and members of the voice cast will attend the event for red carpet media interviews, premiere screening, a post-screening panel discussion and plenty of interactive fun with the fans and families in attendance.
The screening will commence at Noon (12:00pm) at The Paley Center for Media (465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills). The event will include a post-screening interactive panel discussion, special LEGO® prizes for kids in attendance, photo opportunities with LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes standees, and an autograph signing on collectible posters.
Confirmed to attend the event are popular voice actors Troy Baker (voice of Batman), James Arnold Taylor (Flash), Kari Wahlgren (Saturn Girl) and Yuri Lowenthal (Cosmic Boy), as well as producer Brandon Vietti, director Rick Morales and writer Jim Krieg. Additional talent will be announced as confirmed.
A limited number of free tickets are available to the general public, and families are encouraged to come enjoy the film and festivities. Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the Los Angeles event on February 13 must RSVP via email to LEGOCCLA@gmail.com.
The body of all fan RSVP emails MUST include the first & last name of the entrant, a valid email address, and how many tickets are being requested. No need for pleas, no begging, no extra words – just three simple lines of information.
Here’s an example of EXACTLY how the body of the RSVP email should appear:
Tickets to the event will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email promptly.
In LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash, the brilliant, hyper-obsessive-compulsive, super-computer Brainiac is combing the universe for new additions to his collection of worlds when he stumbles upon a ripe planet for his taking – Earth. But Brainiac quickly discovers Earth has a “firewall” – the Justice League. When Brainiac cleverly displaces several members of the Justice League to other time periods in Earth’s history, Batman, Flash and Cyborg must build and use the Cosmic Treadmill to race across time to retrieve their comrades – while members of the Legion of Super Heroes attempt to hold off Brainiac’s assault. Only time will tell in this battle for the fate of the Earth and the Justice League!
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and the LEGO Group, LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on February 9 via Digital HD, and March 1, 2016 on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and DVD. The Blu-rayTM and DVD releases will include an exclusive Cosmic Boy LEGO® figurine, while supplies last.
Watertower Music has released the following Batman theme entitled "Men Are Still Good (The Batman Suite)" that will be featured on the upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" soundtrack:
The soundtrack to the highly anticipated film released on March 18th and was scored by legendary composer Hans Zimmer ("Man of Steel," "Batman Begins") and Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL ("Mad Max: Fury Road").
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" opens nationwide and in select IMAX locations on March 25th, 2016.
CBS has released the following photos of actor Daniel DiMaggio in his role as a young Kal-El/Superman from the upcoming episode of "Supergirl" entitled "For the Girl Who Has Everything":
“Kara’s friends must find a way to save her life when a parasitic alien attaches itself to her and traps her in a dream world where her family is alive and her home planet was never destroyed. Kara’s beloved cousin Kal-El joins her and her parents in domestic Kryptonian bliss, where neither of them needed to escape to Earth, or become super heroes. Also, Alex, Hank and the DEO must fend off a Kryptonian attack while Kara is out of commission.”
"For the Girl Who Has Everything" airs on Monday, February 8th at 8:00PM (EST) on CBS.
In a recent interview with the Hall of Justice podcast, director Zack Snyder discussed how the Justice League fits into "Batman v Superman" including the minor roles that Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) will play in the film:
As far as the other Justice League characters go, they play a very small role. It’s really just a whisper they exist. Except for Wonder Woman, we see her really well. But really the movie is about Batman and Superman. And we really take time with them and we really drill down on the why of them and what they stand for and their beliefs and them as characters. That’s pretty much the why of the movie. But again as I said, it does begin the conversation about these guys are out there.
Sndyer also offered insight on DC's Cinematic Multiverse and it's integration into the current line-up of television programs and movies based on the iconic characters of DC Comics:
As opposed to trying to shoehorn all these storylines into a single universe, we let the characters exist in a multi-universe, and it’s a lot more fun, and a lot more value for the audience.
[Fans] get to see their favorite, most beloved characters on different adventures at the same time in different universes. It makes it a lot more fun, we get to go in different directions at the same time. I’m like a kid in a candy store with this incredible opportunity. It’s really fun. It couldn’t be any better.
CBS has released the following details for the upcoming 14th episode of "Supergirl" entitled "Truth, Justice, and the American Way":
SUPERGIRL BATTLES THE DEADLY MASTER JAILER WHO IS HUNTING AND EXECUTING ESCAPED FORT ROZZ PRISONERS, ON “SUPERGIRL,” MONDAY, FEB. 22
“Truth, Justice and the American Way” – Supergirl does battle with the deadly Master Jailer (Jeff Branson), who is hunting and executing escaped Fort Rozz prisoners. Also, Cat hires a second assistant, Siobhan Smythe (Italia Ricci), who immediately tries to one-up Kara, and Kara and James disagree over the DEO’s methods, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, Feb. 22 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Singapore based telecommunications company, SingTel is currently offering fans of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" the opportunity to acquire three promotional collector glasses featuring Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.
Each collector glass is emblazoned with a member of the superhero trinity and features a light-up version of each iconic superhero's respective logo on the bottom.
Each glass is free with the minimum purchase of a SingTel $15 hi! SIM Card or $30 Top-up Mobile Card at Singtel shops, exclusive retailers or convenience stores across the Singapore region. Each glass is available while supplies last.
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" releases in theaters ascross Singapore and the United States on March 25th, 2016.
The Flash is speeding to National City! THE FLASH star Grant Gustin, in his role of Barry Allen/The Flash, will cross over to SUPERGIRL in an episode to be broadcast Monday, March 28 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Details of the episode will be announced at a later date.
“We are so incredibly excited to announce something that we have dreamed of happening since we starting making SUPERGIRL – THE FLASH and SUPERGIRL are teaming up!” said THE FLASH and SUPERGIRL Executive Producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg. “We want to thank Grant Gustin for making the time to come visit (on top of his already immense workload) and all of the folks at CBS, The CW, Warner Bros. and DC for working this out. And finally, thanks to the fans and journalists who have kept asking for this to happen. It is our pleasure and hope to create an episode worthy of everyone's enthusiasm and support.”
SUPERGIRL stars Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh and Jeremy Jordan, with David Harewood and Calista Flockhart. The series is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter are the executive producers of SUPERGIRL, based on the characters appearing in DC Comics, and created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel Family.
THE FLASH, which airs Tuesdays on The CW, is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Todd Helbing, Aaron Helbing and Sarah Schechter are the executive producers.
WonderCon and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment invite you to be part of the first public audience to witness the clash between veteran superheroes and their youthful counterparts when Justice League vs. Teen Titans," the latest DC Universe Original Movie, has its World Premiere at WonderCon, March 25–27, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Justice League vs. Teen Titans welcomes the Teen Titans to the ever-expanding canon of classic DC Comics characters within the DC Universe Original Movies. When Damian’s over-aggressive tendencies almost destroy a Justice League mission, he is sent to learn teamwork by training alongside the Teen Titans. However, adjusting Damian’s attitude turns out to be the least of the Teen Titans’ troubles as Raven’s satanic, world-conquering father Trigon begins an escape from his inter-dimensional prison. To complete his return, Trigon must have Raven’s assistance—and to accomplish his goal, he spreads his demonic forces across the globe, infiltrating the minds and bodies of the Justice League to do his bidding. To save the universe and prevent a literal hell on Earth, the Teen Titans must rescue—or defeat—the Justice League, and intern Trigon for all eternity.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the film will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on April 12, 2016 on Blu-Ray™ Deluxe Edition, Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and DVD.
Fantastic Pictures have announced that the on-line premiere of director Hugh Puyau's fan-film "Man of Tomorrow" will take place at 12:00PM EST tomorrow, March 4th on the film's official Facebook page.
To promote the release of the film, Fantastic Pictures has created an awesome new poster - pictured at right - inspired by the artistic style of Drew Struzan (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter) along with the hashtag #TOMORROWCOMES.
At the dawn of the 21st Century, mega-corporations exert more influence than governments. The city of Metropolis is it's symbol, a technology showcase of tomorrow's world.
It is in this context that the young Clark Kent - as never lost following the loss of his love always, Lana Lang, and his father, Jonathan Kent - will leave in a vengeful quest against Omega Corp that [he] holds responsible [for] this loss and will lead the world toward a new age.
In the shadow of Metropolis, Clark will face an enemy that will test [his] part of humanity, but also valuable allies who will bring [him] to [his] ultimate destiny: Superman!
"Man of Tomorrow" stars Hugh Puyau as Clark Kent/Superman, Batnemo as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Julien Rico as Jimmy Olsen, Erwan Madec as Lex Luthor, Gérard Bohanne as General Sam Lane, Alexandre Pivette as Glorious Godfrey, Florent Guiheux as Darkseid, Marianna Didiergeorges as Lois Lane, Cédric Bouvier as Desaad, and Achille Orsoni as Perry White.
Voice-over talent includes Tony Marot as Clark Kent/Superman, Philippe Valmont as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Patrick Béthune as Jonathan Kent, Caroline Victoria as Lana Lang, and Brigitte Virtudes as Martha Kent.
Mattel has unveiled the following image of their collector's edition Superman Barbie which is designed after Henry Cavill's portrayal of the iconic superhero in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice":
The new figure is the latest in the Barbie collectible line which includes Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman which was previously unveiled by the toy company at San Diego Comic Con in 2015.
The packaging for all three figures features the following movie synopsis:
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City sends its own formidable, forceful vigilante to take on the most revered, modern-day savior from Metropolis 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.
Both the Barbie Superman and Barbie Batman figures will retail for $110 USD while Wonder Woman will retail for $90 USD.
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" premieres in theaters nationwide and select IMAX locations on March 25th, 2016.
Promoting the upcoming release of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", the current issue of Italian film magazine CIAK features the following image of Ben Affleck as the Dark Kight, Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman on the cover:
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.
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" releases in theaters nationwide and select IMAX locations on March 25th, 2016.
For our February contest, we have teamed with Caped Wonder and Jim Bowers to offer one lucky individual the opportunity to win an unreleased color photo enlargement featuring a full-body pose of Christopher Reeve as Superman.
This one-of-a-kind photo was shot by professional celebrity photographer Curt Gunther in Gallup, New Mexico, the first week of June, 1978 whilst Chris and the Superman cast & crew were filming the Lois Lane & Jimmy Olsen scenes during and after the earthquake in "Superman: The Movie".
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.
A winner will be selected and notified on Monday, February 29th and the enlargement will be shipped out directly from Mr. Bower's printing company. Good luck!
DATES OF INTEREST
02/03: The Adventures of Superman makes its debut on television in 1953. 02/06: Artist Bruce Timm (Superman: The Animated Series) born in 1961. 02/08: Jack Larson (Jimmy Olsen in The Adventures of Superman television series) born this day. 02/12: The Superman radio serial debuts in 1940. 02/17: Long-time Superman artist Curt Swan born in 1920.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.