April 28, 2010

Superman Homepage Podcast Radio KAL Mentions Superboy Homepage Official Petition Efforts!!

Superman Homepage.com's Official Podcast, Radio KAL in episode #64 mentions the Superboy Homepage Official Petition Campaign efforts. Steve and Neal mention the frustration that many Superboy fans are experiencing since 2006 release of Superboy Season 1. They mentioned the recent Warner Bros chat and Warners response to the sales of Season One were way down thus no more seasons of Superboy on DVD are being planned at Warner.

Check out Radio KAL Episode 64 @ supermanhomepage.com. Thank you to Steve Younis & Neal Bailey for their continued support with the efforts to get The Adventures of Superboy final three seasons out there on DVD and for mentioning the Superboy Homepage's continued efforts.

To sign the Official Adventures of Superboy DVD Campaign Petition go to ipetitions.com/petition/adventuresofsbdvd. Sign the petition and let your voice be heard.  

April 25, 2010

Superboy Theater: Anaheim Wizard World 2010 Superman Panel Video

Here is the full Superman panel featuring Aaron Smolinski & Ilya Salkind from Anaheim Wizard World 2010. Thanks to Rennie Cowan of Superboy Theater for recording the video from this event. Visit Rennie's Superboy site @ superboytheater.webs.com

Here is the entire panel broken up into 3 parts on YouTube:

April 23, 2010

Superboy Homepage.com featured on Speeding Bulletin News from Superman Homepage.com

The Superboy Homepage was featured in the news of the week on the Superman Homepage's Speeding Bulletin segment. The Superboy Homepage was featured for it's coverage of the Anaheim Wizard World 2010 this past weekend in which Ilya Salkind (Executive Producer, Superman I-III & Adventures of Superboy) and Aaron Smolinski (Baby Clark Kent) participated in a open forum panel with the fans.

April 22, 2010

Smallville Season 9 Available For Pre-Order Now on Amazon

Getting an early start on getting Smallville: The Complete Ninth Season which is already listed on Amazon.com to pre-order on DVD or Blu-ray!

Season 9 DVD Pre-Order &
Blu-ray Season 9 DVD Pre-Order

Superboy Returns to Television in Young Justice!!!

YOUNG JUSTICE is an all-new series produced by Warner Bros. Animation and based upon the characters from DC Comics. In YOUNG JUSTICE, being a teenager means proving yourself over and over - to peers, parents, teachers, mentors and, ultimately, to yourself. But what if you're not just a normal teenager? What if you're a teenage super hero? How much harder will it be to prove yourself in a world of super powers, super villains and super secrets? Are you ready to come of age in such a world? Are you ready for life or death rites of passage? Are you ready to join the ranks of the great heroes and prove you're worthy of the Justice League? The members of Young Justice - Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis - are about to find out.

"There's much more to come from DC Entertainment," said Geoff Johns, DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer. "This is just the beginning."

Read the full press release.

April 21, 2010

SupermanSuperSite.Com: Exclusive Interview with Ilya Salkind

SupermanSuperSite.com has an exclusive interview with Ilya Salkind conducted by Neil Cole.

Read the Exclusive Interview:
SupermanSuperSite Interview - Ilya Salkind

Ilya will also be attending the Superman Celebration on June 10-13. Superboy Homepage will be there to cover the event.

Should be a blast just like Anaheim this past weekend. Hope to see everyone at the Superman Celebration in June!!!

April 20, 2010

Anaheim Wizard World 2010: Superman Panel with Ilya Salkind & Aaron Smolinski (FULL AUDIO in MP3 Format)

This past weekend at Anaheim Wizard World 2010, Ilya Salkind (Executive Producer: Superman I-III, Supergirl, & The Adventures of Superboy TV Series) and Aaron Smolinski (Baby Clark Kent from Superman: The Movie) were gracious enough to participate in a Superman panel this past Saturday at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Ilya talks about his feelings on Superman Returns, Chris Nolan & David Goyer talking over the Superman franchise and more. Aaron talks about his fondest memories of the production of Superman: The Movie.

The complete panel discussion audio was recorded by Sam J. Rizzo.  Audio quality is in crystal clear CD quality. Please do not use any material from this panel discussion without asking for proper permission before putting on another Superman related website(s). Thank you and enjoy!!!

The footage of Ilya Salkind first ever convention appearance and panel discussion at the Mike Carbonaro's New York Comic Book Marketplace Convention 
will be posted soon right here on the Superboy Homepage.com

To download direct mp3 file of the Superman Panel Click Below:

Total Running Time: 59:59

Please do not use audio or photos without expressed permission from Superboy Homepage.

Wizard World Chicago 2010: Laura Vandervoort (Kara) to make an Appearance!!!

Laura Vandervoort will meet fans on Saturday, August 21, 2010 as special guest of Chicago Comic Con.

Chicago Comic Con runs from August 19-22, 2010 at the Rosemont Convention Center.

For more information visit: http://www.wizardworld.com/home-ch.html
Other Smallville related guests at Chicago Wizard World include: James Marsters (Brainiac) and John Schneider (Jonathan Kent)

April 14, 2010

Ilya Salkind Appearing at Anaheim Comic Con

Ilya Salkind, executive producer of the original Superman movie franchise, will make a special appearance at Anaheim Comic Con, Friday through Sunday at the Anaheim Convention Center, meeting fans, signing autographs and hosting a panel (Saturday, 2 p.m.) in which he discusses the Academy Award-winning films and his career.

"I am looking forward to greeting fans and talking about the Superman films and other projects," said Salkind. "It is satisfying to see so many people who still enjoy those movies, and the new generations who are getting introduced to them for the first time."

You can read the complete press release at PRlog.org.
The Superboy Homepage will be attending the event and covering the Saturday panel at 2 p.m. I will be updating via Facebook with photos right from the show each day. Look for the audio from Saturday's panel next Wednesday. See everyone in Anaheim should be a blast of a weekend. - Sam J. Rizzo (Superboy Homepage, Owner / Editor)

April 11, 2010

Helen Slater (Supergirl) attending Wizard World Anaheim 2010

Actress Helen Slater will be making an appearance at Wizard World Anaheim 2010 on Saturday ONLY!!!

Helen made her acting debut in the ABC Afterschool Special Amy and the Angel, aired in 1982, alongside James Earl Jones, Meg Ryan, and Matthew Modine. This was also the only film she appeared in as a brunette. In 1984, she was cast as the title character, versus Faye Dunaway as Selena, in the film Supergirl, released in 1984. In her next film, she was cast alongside Christian Slater and Yeardley Smith as Billie Jean Davy, a modern day Joan of Arc, in the film The Legend of Billie Jean (1985). Next she appeared in two high profile comedies, Ruthless People (1986) and The Secret of My Succe$s (1987), playing ingenues in both roles. She also became a spokeswoman for Preference by L'OrĂ©al in both television and print ads.

Since the late 1980s, she has worked infrequently in television and film. She made a brief guest appearance on Seinfeld as a love interest of Jerry Seinfeld, who in reality is a huge fan of the Superman universe. More recently, Slater was seen in a recurring role as Clark Kent's biological mother, Lara, on the Superman-themed TV series Smallville.

In 2009, she guest starred in an episode of The CW horror series Supernatural.

For more information on the Anaheim Wizard Convention visit:

April 10, 2010

Actor Michael J. Pollard (Mr. Mxyzptlk) attending Wizard World Anaheim 2010

Actor Michael J. Pollard will be attending Wizard World Anaheim along with Ilya Salkind (Executive Producer of Superman I-III & Adventures of Superboy TV Series). Pollard played the diminutive trans-dimensional imp as Mr. Mxyzptlk in two episodes of the Superboy series (Meet Mr. Mxyzptlk & Mr. & Mrs. Superboy).

For more information on Michael J. Pollard & Ilya Salkind at Wizard World Anaheim visit:


April 8, 2010

'Smallville' star behind Syfy comedy project

Syfy is making a push into live-action comedy with "Saved by Zeroes," a single-camera half-hour from former "Smallville" star Michael Rosenbaum, Sony and Happy Madison. Rosenbaum and Jonathan Silverman are set to star in the project, created by Rosenbaum and based on his personal experiences. It revolves around two friends, former actors on a science fiction show that has since developed a cult following, who have hit rock bottom and must work together to get their lives back on track.

Read the full article 
Source: Hollywood Reporter.com

April 7, 2010

The Adventures of Superboy Official DVD Petition

The Adventures of Superboy Official DVD Petition Here is the brand new official petition to show Warner Bros Home Video that there is a demand by the fans of the series for an official release of the final three seasons on DVD. This petition once there are enough signatures will be turned over to Warner Bros Home Video Department to show them the volume of how many people want this series finally released after all these years.

WB HMV OFFICIAL CHAT: Adventures of Superboy Seasons 2,3, & 4 on DVD Status


On Monday evening April 5th, WB held their annual Warner Bros Home Video Chat.

Q: Hi, I was eager to get the rest of the seasons of The Adventures of Superboy. Sadly, seasons 2 through 4 haven't been released yet. This show was more popular in the seasons that have yet to be released, and as this is one of the last few Superman shows that has yet to completely be released, when will we see the rest of the series on DVD? If not, why not?

WB: Unfortunately, sales did not meet expectations so there are no future seasons planned. However, look for the animated Adventures of Superboy...coming in the future.

Once again WB answer remains the same as last year. Sales from 2006 and on did not meet expectations which is why the rest of the series is gathering dust. It really is ashame that the rest of the series will not be released for future generations of Superboy fans to enjoy.

One would think that with a new Superman film by Christopher Nolan and the Dark Knight team around the corner and with next year of Smallville possibly be the last for the series. WB would plan to milk the Superman brand name by releasing anything and everything DVD / Blu-Ray related to the Superman character. There is a slim possibility that down the line with the rebirth and renewed interests of a new Superman on film and the ending of Smallville that WB in two or three years down the line will release the final three seasons of The Adventures of Superboy. We Superboy fans, will just have to continue to wait and hope that this release will happen.

Continue to follow the Superboy Homepage.com for any new information concerning the Superboy series or any Superman related releases either on DVD or Blu-Ray as they become available.

Thank You to Home Theater Forum.com for conducting the chat with WARNER BROS HOME VIDEO.

April 6, 2010

The Adventures of Superboy 1961 TV Pilot

Earths Mightiest invites everyone to take a trip back in time and check out the full 1961 TV pilot "The Adventures of Superboy", starring Johnny Rockwell as the Teen of Steel. In addition, Rockwell was interviewed about playing the part.

The proposed half hour series, which had had 13 story outlines written for it, was designed to take the place of the George Reeves Adventures of Superman series, which had come to an end.

In an interview with author Chuck Harter, Rockwell reflected, "When Superboy was casting, I was on the lot working on a pilot called Time Out for Ginger. As soon as I heard about the part being available, I went over and found out where the office was on a break. I walked in and [producer] Whitney Ellsworth was playing gin rummy with the head of the studio. I told him, 'You don't have to look any further. I can fly.' I was also a very good gin player at the time, so I said I would play the winner. Whit won, so I started playing him and began winning. At that point I more or less knew I had the job. I did have to read a few lines, but I think I got the job because I was a good gin player.

"The Superboy costume was grey and brown," he added. "Initially I didn't know why that was, but I was told that the costume photographed better that way because the pilot was going to be shot in black and white. There were two costumes made. They were both returned to Whit after filming and I don't know what happened to them. The boots were suede. The total shooting time was three to four days, with the flying scenes done the following week. When we were on location and I was about to go through the cabin wall, the crew wanted to make sure I was going through the right one, because they only built one fake wall.

"When we were on location in Santa Monica. there was a crowd of children around asking for autographs. Some of the little kids asked me, 'How do you fly? We want to see you fly!' I didn't know what to say, so I asked Whit what to do. He said that George Reeves used to say to the kids, 'If you touch me in the right spot, I'll fly.' I laughed and went over and said the same thing to the kids. Shortly thereafter, security roped off the streets so we could continue shooting.

"In order to do the flying scenes, they had me in a studio suspended by wires. They made a torso cast that fit under my costume and I held my legs up myself. There was no support. The backgrounds were added later in a video production studio. During the shooting, they would tell me, 'You're flying. Now look down,' etc. After seeing the finished pilot, everyone thought that the show was going to be sold. I was told, 'You're going to be working a lot, so you'd better get some rest. But [then] I was told that Kellogs didn't want the series sold - there was a conflict with them still having Adventures of Superman on the air. I was disappointed. The pilot could have been done better, but I still think the kids would have liked it."

Click Here to Watch the Pilot Episode.

Smallville Producers Sue Warner Bros CW

The Hollywood Reporter reports that creators/executive producers Miles Miller and Alfred Gough and series co-producer Tollin/Robbins Prods. on Friday sued Warner Bros. TV, the studio behind the long-running sci-fi series, and with the CW, the network that recently renewed the show for a 10th season.

Causes of action for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty are alleged against Time Warner and its divisions -- WBTV, Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution, the now-defunct WB network, where the show started -- and the CW, a co-venture with CBS. The complaint says WBTV made license fee deals with the WB and then the CW that "were not arms-length." The complaint does not specify damages but, given the allegations and the longevity of the series, they could total in the tens of millions of dollars.

"Warner Bros.' practices of unfair self-dealing include licensing the series for broadcast on its own affiliated WB and CW networks for unreasonably low, below-market license fees, resulting in lower gross revenues for the series and less compensation for plaintiffs, and failing to renegotiate the series' license fee to cover its production cost," the suit claims.

The "Smallville" producers also claim that Warner Bros. sold the show in foreign markets and "lumped it in with several other, less successful shows" in a package. In allocating individual license fees to the series afterwards, "several series that are less popular than 'Smallville' were allocated a higher per-episode fee than 'Smallville' " and "Smallville's" allocation was "well below the value of the series in the foreign markets."

As a whole, the producers accuse the Time Warner divisions of "depriving them of compensation to which they are entitled ... by failing to maximize profits from the series, all to the benefit of the vertically-integrated conglomerate Time Warner," and are looking to recover "millions of dollars" of unpaid compensation.

Warner Bros. had no comment on the lawsuit, which was filed by attorney Michael Kump.

April 1, 2010

ComicCon Appearance: Ilya Salkind Attending Wizard World Anaheim 2010 in April

Ilya Salkind (Executive Producer, Superman I-III, Supergirl, and The Adventures of Superboy TV Series) will be appearing at Wizard World Comic Con Anaheim - ALL 3 Days, April 16,17, & 18.

The Superboy Homepage will be attending all three days and covering the huge event from Anaheim,California. Look for exclusive photos and much more in the days following the event.

For more information visit: www.wizardworld.com/home-anaheim.html