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  • ‘Justice League’ Encounters Kryptonite At The B.O. With $93M+ Opening: Why The DC Movie Weakened

    11/18/2017 7:08:57 AM PST · by Simon Green · 22 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | 11/17/17 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    Justice League‘s Friday, coming off a solid $13 million Thursday, is landing at the high end of its midday estimate with $38.4M, however, Warner Bros./DC’s superhero ensemble is falling well short of $100M with an industry estimate of $93.5M over three-days, quite far from tracking’s $110M-$120M projection. How dismal is this? This event movie at a reported estimated production cost of $300M was ten years in the making, and was intended to be the pinnacle for the Warner Bros./DC universe introducing new characters such as The Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman who could hold their own franchise weight with their own...
  • Rare comic book featuring Superman's first appearance... expected to fetch up to $1.2 MILLION

    11/17/2017 12:02:11 PM PST · by mairdie · 99 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 November 2017
    The copy in question is rare because it is what's known as a silver print - these comics are exceedingly rare because in the 1930s, publishers would create black and white copies of the comics for artists to fill in themselves - making the copy going to auction one-of-a-kind. 'This is one of the rarest, most historically significant items we've offered,' said Stephen Fishler, founder and co-owner of ComicConnect.com. Only around 100 original copies of Action Comics #1 are estimated to be extant - they're significant because they're Superman's first appearance in comic books. In 2014, a copy of Action...
  • Forgotten Illinois: Metropolis

    10/27/2017 8:24:50 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 27, 2017
    Friday, October 27, 2017 Forgotten Illinois: Metropolis D.C. Comics and the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce designated Metropolis, Illinois, as Superman’s hometown in 1972. And the Illinois General Assembly passed a resolution of its own to make the same designation. Shortly after the Illinois General Assembly designated Metropolis the official hometown of Superman in 1972, the New York Times mentioned that the city was bleeding jobs, and young people were fleeing for greener pastures. Fast-forward more than 40 years, and the problems are the same. The hope placed in a superhero is also still there.
  • It’d be nice if Superman saved American citizens from being killed by illegals

    09/17/2017 9:20:40 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 31 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-16-17 | DrJohn
    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away Superman fought for "Truth, justice and the American way." No more. Now Superman stands for the killing of Americans by illegal aliens and protects them from imaginary bad white men. In the most recent issue of Action Comics, Superman comes to the rescue of a group of illegal aliens -- under attack from a white guy wearing an American flag bandana and waving around a machine gun. The man is reportedly infuriated because the illegal aliens took his job, Hollywood Reporter reports. Superman swoops in and blocks the bullets meant for...
  • Superman defends undocumented immigrants from stereotypical white supremacists in new comic

    09/16/2017 12:33:49 PM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 46 replies
    Screenrant ^ | Screenrant
    Superman protects undocumented immigrants from armed white supremacists in a new issue from DC Comics. This incredibly-timely story hit stores on Wednesday, September 13, one week after President Trump announced the end of DACA: the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, which President Obama established in 2012. This immigration policy deferred deportation for some individuals who entered the USA illegally as minors and made them eligible for work permits. The striking comic book moment, which depicts DC’s iconic Man of Steel standing between a group of immigrant workers and a flurry of machine gun bullets fired by a white man...
  • Superman Protects Undocumented Workers From Armed White Supremacist in Latest Comic

    09/13/2017 10:53:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 13, 2017 | by Ryan Parker
    The moment in the book released Wednesday comes a week after President Trump ended DACA. Perhaps it is just a coincidence, but perhaps not. In the recent issue of Action Comics #987, "The Oz Effect," released Wednesday, Superman arrives in the nick of time to protect a group of undocumented immigrants from a white man sporting an American flag bandanna, wielding a machine gun, who is going to shoot them for taking his job. Superman blocks the bullets before they hit the terrified people. "Stop this!" Superman orders the gunman. "Why?!" he responds. "They ruined me! Stole from me!" Grabbing...
  • Vanity Fair: No, Gal Gadot Isn’t Making 46 Times Less Than Henry Cavill

    06/20/2017 6:02:29 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jun 2017 | Charlie Nash
    Vanity Fair has fact-checked the recent viral outrage over Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot supposedly being paid 46 times less than Man of Steel star Henry Cavill for their work on similar films.....(BREAK)....Despite Vanity Fair’s explanation, the exaggerated facts, which were pushed by Elle Magazine, have since gone viral, with Teen Vogue‘s Lauren Duca receiving over 10,000 retweets and 20,000 likes on an outraged Twitter post, which was also shared by Piers Morgan, who responded, “Now THIS is sexism.”
  • Lois and Clark, to "Time After Time" by Eva Cassidy

    A literary song video for "Time After Time" by Eva Cassidy done to the TV show Lois and Clark.
  • "Superman" by Five for Fighting, to mixed Superman

    Mixed Superman movies, Lois and Clark, and Smallville put to "Superman" by Five for Fighting.
  • SUPERMAN VERSUS THE KU KLUX KLAN WILL BE ADAPTED AS A MOVIE

    04/29/2017 4:49:06 PM PDT · by Bratch · 52 replies
    Nerdist ^ | April 29, 2017 | Blair Marnell
    SUPERMAN VERSUS THE KU KLUX KLAN WILL BE ADAPTED AS A MOVIE POSTED BY BLAIR MARNELL ON APRIL 29, 2017   Even among Superman fans, it’s a little known fact that the expression about the Man of Steel’s “never-ending battle for truth and justice” originated in The Adventures of Superman radio program, which also established Clark Kent’s alter ego as a “champion of equal rights, valiant, [and a] courageous fighter against the forces of hate and prejudice.” Superman lived up to that description on the show, and so did the people behind-the-scenes. Now, their story will be told on the big screen in an adaptation of Rick...
  • It’s a bird, it’s a plane… no, it’s ‘Super Trump’

    09/16/2016 4:16:20 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    BPR ^ | 16 Sep 2016
    Full Title It’s a bird, it’s a plane… no, it’s ‘Super Trump’ looming over Times Square and it’s getting quite a reaction Donald Trump, the real estate millionaire, television personality, author and Republican presidential nominee is also a super hero. A 55-foot digital animated billboard is being displayed featuring Trump as Superman in New York City’s Times Square. Sponsored by a pro-Trump super PAC called the Committee to Restore America’s Greatness, the ad was launched a day after Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton collapsed following a 9/11 commemoration event in New York, according to the New York Post. The ad is...
  • First Warner Bros. JUSTICE LEAGUE Trailer [Video at link]

    07/23/2016 4:51:55 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 70 replies
    Newsarama ^ | 07/23/2016 | Michael Doran
    The Saturday Warner Bros. panel at Comic-Con debuted the first trailer from Justice League, Part 1 minutes ago, and here it is... Justice League, Part 1 opens November 17, 2017.
  • Noel Neill, Actress Who Played First Lois Lane, Dies at 95

    07/04/2016 7:19:53 PM PDT · by massmike · 57 replies
    http://variety.com/ ^ | 07/04/2016 | Pat Saperstein
    Noel Neill, the first actress to play Superman’s gal pal Lois Lane onscreen, died July 3 in Tucson, Ariz. after a long illness. Her manager and biographer Larry Ward shared a statement on Facebook, saying that she “maintained that bright, perky and engaging personality up until her death.” Her first appearance as Lois Lane was in the 1948 movie serial “Superman,” which showed her talent for humor. She then appeared in the sequel “Atom Man vs Superman.” The 1950s television series “Adventures of Superman,” starring George Reeves, gave her a longtime role as the intrepid reporter, and she said later...
  • Batman V Superman’ $170M Opening Is All-Time High For Warner Bros. & Pre-Summer

    03/26/2016 1:46:25 PM PDT · by drewh · 63 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | March 26, 2016 8:27am | by Anthony D'Alessandro
    After a spell of big-budget disasters last year from Jupiter Ascending to Pan, cash is finally raining on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, CA as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to post the biggest pre-summer opening day ($82M, beating Furious 7‘s $67.4M) and weekend ($170M, outstripping The Hunger Games’ $152.5M). Heck, BvS is poised to be Warner Bros. best opening of all-time, beating Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($169.2M), and even The Dark Knight Rises ($160.9M) and The Dark Knight ($158.4M). In 4,242 theaters, BvS is the widest pre-May release and new record-holder...
  • ‘Batman v Superman’ Review: Even Wonder Woman Can’t Save This Unholy Mess

    03/23/2016 7:51:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 76 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 23, 2016 | Jen Yamato
    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the superhero face-off Warner Bros. hopes will help it give Disney a run for its spandexed riches, plays off a bazillion-dollar idea: Pit the most iconic DC Comics hero of all time against the other most iconic DC Comics hero of all time, thereby resetting the superhero game through the ultimate clash of titans. Instead, Zack Snyder’s would be game-changer sets the big business of spandexed spectacle back a step, because—shocker!—watching Batman and Superman rage at each other like little boys makes for a pretty tedious two and a half hours. When you walk...
  • The Trouble With Superman

    03/20/2016 3:48:47 PM PDT · by Bratch · 69 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 7, 2016 | ASHER ELBEIN
    Superman should be invincible. Since his car-smashing debut in 1938, he’s starred in at least one regular monthly comic, three blockbuster films, and four television shows. His crest is recognized across the globe, his supporting cast is legendary, and anybody even vaguely familiar with comics can recount the broad strokes of his origin. [...] And yet, for a character who gains his power from the light of the sun, Superman is curiously eclipsed by other heroes. According to numbers provided by Diamond Distributors, the long-running Superman comic sold only 55,000 copies a month in 2015, down from around 70,000 in 2010—a mediocre...
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Official Trailer 2 [HD]

    12/03/2015 6:37:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    YouTubr ^ | December 2, 2015 | Staff
    Published on Dec 2, 2015 Zack Snyder's BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is in theaters March 25, 2016.
  • How Vitamin D Can Turn You Into Superman

    11/09/2015 11:38:37 AM PST · by blam · 94 replies
    BI - Details Magazine ^ | Samuel Blackstone
    Samuel Blackstone, Details Magazine November 8, 2015Daylight savings time is here, whether you like it or not. That means more cold weather, less warm sun, and for some people, vitamin D deficiencies, which, like any vitamin deficiency, can cause a host of health problems. This week, though, researchers completed a preliminary study on vitamin D and found that if you do happen to get enough of this essential vitamin, it not only reduces the risk of heart disease, but also helps you exercise more strenuously, while simultaneously exhibiting lower signs of exertion. In layman's terms, vitamin D helps you exercise...
  • Jack Larson, a Playwright Better Known as Jimmy Olsen in ‘Superman,’ Dies at 87

    09/21/2015 10:29:36 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 53 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 21, 2015 | Anita Gates
    Jack Larson, the playwright and librettist who, as he often predicted with good-natured resignation, will be remembered best as the actor who played the cub reporter Jimmy Olsen on the television series “Adventures of Superman,” died on Sunday at his home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 87.
  • Wonder Woman officiates gay ‘marriage’ in new comic

    08/26/2015 5:36:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/25/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    HOLLYWOOD, CA, August 25, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Comic book superhero Wonder Woman will officiate a same-sex "wedding" in an upcoming issue. Jason Badowerhe, Wonder Woman's cartoonist, says it was his idea to make Wonder Woman, as the comic will say, "a proponent of gay marriage." Badowerhe says DC Comics was "fantastic" over the idea. He told The Sydney Morning Herald that his editor "was like, 'Great! I love it! Let's do it!'" In the comic, Wonder Woman solemizes two women's "marriage." "By the power vested in me," is replaced with "Bound by the lasso of truth." At the conclusion of...