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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As part of its partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures' "Man of Steel," hitting theaters on June 14, Carl's Jr. and Hardee's have introduced the new Super Bacon Cheeseburger.
The new item includes six slices of bacon on a charbroiled beef patty, as well as American cheese, mayonnaise, tomato, onion and lettuce. It is available for $3.99.
"We knew 'Man of Steel' was going to be the must-see film this summer, so it was the perfect partnership for our must-eat burger this summer, the Super Bacon Cheeseburger," said Brad Haley, chief marketing officer for Carl's Jr. and Hardee's. "With melting American cheese and six interlocking strips of bacon – three times the amount found on other bacon burgers – it truly earned the name 'Super.'"
Henry Cavill, who portrays the Man of Steel in the movie, is featured in the brands' ad promoting the new cheeseburger. The commercial is directed by Zack Snyder, who directed the movie.
Home remodeler David Gonzalez recently stumbled across an original copy of "Action Comics No. 1" while gutting the walls of a Elbow Lake, Minnesota home for renovation.
The extremely coveted issue hit newsstands in 1938 and, of course, features the first appearance of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's iconic character, Superman.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Gonzalez found the comic amid old newspapers used to insulate a wall of the residence. Unfortunately, the issue's back cover became ripped during the excitement of the discovery which resulted in it's condition being graded at a 1.5 on a 10-point scale.
"I am a humble working guy, so I didn't get too excited when I found it with old newspapers stuffed in the walls," said Gonalez in regard to the comic being damaged. "Money won't buy you happiness."
The rare comic is currently up for bids through June 11th on ComicConnect.com. As of this writing, it has already attracted 31 bids including one for $107,333.
In anticipation of the premiere of "Man of Steel", DC Comics has declared June 12th 'Man of Steel Day.'
The comic book publisher has teamed with Sears for the promotion which will feature a second Free Comic Book Day in which fans can visit their local comic book store and receive a free copy of All-Star Superman #1 Special Edition as well as purchase "Man of Steel" branded posters and bags.
The date will also feature the release of Superman Unchained #1, by Scott Snyder and Jim Lee, which will include a special 4-page sized foldout two-sided poster page.
Fans of digital media will also have the opportunity to choose from 201 Superman comic books which will be on sale for $.99 each through comiXology and the DC Comics app.
Contact your local comic book store for more information on the 'Man of Steel Day' promotion.
Warner Bros. Pictures has released the latest trailer for "Man of Steel" entitled "Fate of Your Planet" which showcases plenty of action sequences featuring Henry Cavill (Superman), General Zod (Michael Shannon), Antje Traue (Faora), and Amy Adams (Lois Lane).
Check out the new trailer for the highly anticipated reboot of the Superman film franchise below:
"Man of Steel" premieres in theaters nationwide in the US on June 14, 2013.
Warner Bros. Television has been able to avoid a jury trial by reaching a settlement in their multimillion-dollar lawsuit with the creators of the hit tv series, "Smallville."
Lawyers for both WBTV and co-creators/writers Miles Millar and Alfred Gough appeared before LA Superior Court Judge Michael Johnson in a hearing on Monday and announced that both parties had reached the settlement in their breach of contract and conflict of interest dispute. Both parties now have until August 30th to file a formal request for dismissal.
The lawsuit began in March, 2010 when Millar and Gough along with Tollin/Robbins Productions filed a $100 million vertical integration suit against WBTV claiming that the studio signed low-balling licensing deals with The WB Network and later, The CW Network. The Tollin/Robbins portion of the lawsuit was settled out of court earlier this year.
No details of the current settlement have been made public.
Hot on the heels of Warner Bros.' release of a character poster for "Man of Steel" featuring actor Russell Crowe in his role as Jor-El, the studio has released two more character posters (pictured below) featuring Henry Cavill and Michael Shannon in their respective roles as Superman and General Zod.
More character posters depicting all the major characters from director Zack Snyder's reboot of the Superman film franchise are expected to be released by Warner Bros. in the coming days.
"Man of Steel" flies into US theaters nationwide on Friday, June 14th.
If an original Superman costume worn by George Reeves or Christopher Reeve is a little out of your price range, a few props associated with the Man of Steel's pal, Jimmy Olsen, are currently up for bids on Ebay.
The props are all featured in one lot and were used by actor Marc McClure in his role as Jimmy Olsen in the 1978 blockbuster, "Superman - The Movie."
Items include a screen-worn black jacket that was worn by McClure during the Hoover Dam earthquake sequence; a prop Nikon balsawood camera used by McClure throughout the film; and a crushed Nikon camera which was destroyed during the Hoover Dam earthquake sequence.
The auction lot also includes a letter of authenticity written by McClure as well as 2 autographed 8X10 stills of the actor as Jimmy Olsen alongside Christopher Reeve as Superman.
If you are interested in adding these one-of-a-kind items to your Superman collection, visit Ebay.com to place a bid. Bidding starts at $1,999.95.
A Superman action figure sculpted in the witty style of British animation studio Aardman (Wallace and Gromit) will be among four exclusive DC Collectibles products available at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con.
The 6-inch tall figure (pictured at right) comes complete with spit curl, S-shield, a super-sized belly, and a cookie. It will retail at $24.95.
Fans of the "Super Best Friends Forever" shorts which air on Cartoon Network's DC Nation animation block will have the opportunity to pick up a three-pack (pictured below) of the popular superheroines, Supergirl, Batgirl and Wonder Girl.
The three-pack of figures are designed by Lauren Faust and will retail for $49.95.
Other Comic-Con exclusives include a Hugo Strange action figure ($29.95) and a "Superheroes of Green Lantern" four-pack featuring Sinestro in his Green Lantern colors, Sinestro Corps powerhouse Arkillo, the evil Black Hand, and Dex-Starr of the Red Lantern Corps.
The San Diego Comic-Con takes place July 18th - 21st.
Gillette has launched an unusually playful promotional campaign tied to the June 14 release of the new movie, "Man of Steel" which poses the question; "How does Superman shave?"
The popular men's grooming company is soliciting fan theories via HowDoesHeShave.com and rolling out related Web videos from five superhero enthusiasts: "Man of Steel" director Kevin Smith; "Mythbusters" co-hosts, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman; Bill Nye 'the Science Guy'; and Mayim Bialik, real-life neuroscientist and "Big Bang Theory" actress.
Fans will be asked to vote for their favorite theory which include burning off the beard with heat vision or possibly just blowing all the whiskers away with one puff of superhuman breath.
"The idea is to bring the brand to life in new ways," said Elliott Wilke, Gillette's North American brand manager. "We are definitely the best a man can get, but the best Superman can get? We wanted to hear from the superfans."
Gillette joins a long line of other "Man of Steel" promotional partners including Wal-Mart Stores, Twizzlers, the National Guard, and Hardee's/Carl's Jr. fast food restaurants.
This boxset celebrates Warner Bros. 90 year anniversary in a one of a kind Superman TV Collection and features the first seasons of several Superman animated and live-action television shows.
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DATES OF INTEREST
May 1: Glenn Ford, Pa Kent in "Superman: The Movie" born in 1916.
May 5: Henry Cavill, Superman/Kal-El/Clark Kent in "Man of Steel born in 1983.
May 13: Writer Marv Wolfman (The Adventures of Superman) born in 1946.
May 23: Artist Win Mortimer (Action Comics, Supergirl) born in 1919.
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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.