August 19, 2010

Every Episode of Smallville Now Available in HD through ITunes

Every episode of Smallville from Seasons 1 through 9 is now available in regular definition and in HD through iTunes.

Check the episodes out.

Wizard World Chicago Comic Con This Weekend

Wizard World Chicago Comic-Con begins today at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois and runs through Sunday. Tickets for the convention can be purchased online. As was the case last year, it does not appear that DC Comics has any plans to appear in an official capacity at the event. Nonetheless there will be Superman related events all weekend.

Artists and creators appearing include Brian Azzarello (Superman: For Tomorrow); Bill Sienkiewicz (Superman: Day of Doom); and Ethan Van Sciver (Superman/Batman). The celebrity guests include a trio of actors from “Smallville”: John Schneider (Pa Kent on “Smallville”); James Marsters (Brainiac/Milton Fine on “Smallville”; Lex Luthor in “Superman: Doomsday”); and Rekha Sharma (Dr. Harden on seven episodes of “Smallville”). In addition, TV’s Batman, Adam West, who played in Superman’s world as a guest on “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” and as part of the Super Friends team on “The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians” and “Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show”, will be in attendance with Boy Wonder Burt Ward.

James Marsters will be appearing at a panel on Saturday from 11:35 AM to 12:10 PM in Room A. Adam West and Burt Ward will be at a panel Saturday from 2:40 PM to 3:15 PM in Room A. West and Ward will also be hosting a cocktail party Saturday at 7 PM at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. Marsters will be hosting a concert, photo session, and Q&A also on Saturday night. For information on special signings and panels, check out the convention’s programming page. The Superman & Superboy Homepages will be reporting from Chicago Comic-Con throughout the weekend.

Superboy's Stacy Haiduk Greets Fans From Chicago

By Barry Freiman

I had the great pleasure yesterday, August 18, 2010, of interviewing Stacy Haiduk, Lana Lang on the 1988-1992 television series “The Adventures of Superboy”. The interview will be appearing soon on both the Superman Homepage and the Superboy Homepage. We spoke at length about her time on “Superboy” as the only cast member to remain with the series for its entire four-season run. Stacy was still a teenager when she got the role of Lana Lang. We met while she was here in Chicago filming an episode of “Ride-Along” for Fox-TV.

After the interview on an outside patio at the Chicago Institute of Art, Stacy and I spent several more hours talking informally. It was during this time I asked if she’d be willing to film a brief greeting to the members of the Superman and Superboy Homepages. Yes it is true – I directed Stacy Haiduk in a brief scene. As you can probably tell, we did this in one take.

Stay tuned to the Superman Homepage in the days to come for the full interview with photographs. Thanks to Sam Rizzo the owner and editor in chief of the Superboy Homepage for setting the interview up.

August 17, 2010

New Superboy Series Takes Flight in November

Superboy is back in a brand-new ongoing series! Join Jeff Lemire (SWEET TOOTH) and amazing up-and-coming artist Pier Gallo as they take Superboy on a journey to a side of Smallville not even Superman knows about! What mysteries lurk beneath the surface of this all-American town - and what are their direct ties to Superboy? The start of the next great DC Universe epic begins right here!

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
1:10 Variant cover by JOHN CASSADAY
On Sale NOVEMBER 3. 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Thanks to Barry Freiman (Superman

August 16, 2010

August 14, 2010

The Adventures of Superboy Hardcover Collection

A great collection of reprinted Superboy stories are gathered in this hardcover edition. Set in Superboy’s Kansas hometown of Smallville, these stories taught the future Man of Steel responsibility as he learned to deal with problems of every sort in the post-World War II midwest.

Don Cameron (Author), Joe Shuster (Illustrator), Stan Kaye (Illustrator)

Available August 17th through at $26.39.

Order at Here  

Superboy & the Legion of Superheroes Toy Line From Mattel

A brand new toyline which is highlighting Superboy & The Legion of Superheroes is coming on the horizon from Mattel. Now that Superboy is back in the comics, its seems that DC is putting out more and more with the Boy of Steel. Here is a photo from Toyfare Magazine of the new Superboy figure which looks very reminscient of Gerard Christopher's portrayal from Season 2 of the Adventures of Superboy. The padded shoulders in the cape look very John Bryneish from the mid eighties.

You can purchase this latest Toyfare magazine at your local comic book shop or by clicking here.  

August 3, 2010

Superman Writer Tom Mankiewicz Passes Away

The Hollywood Reporter reported that Tom Mankiewicz writer of Superman I & II passed away on July 31. He was 68. As a screenwriter Tom Mankiewicz was instrumental in helping to bring the Man of Steel to the big screen.

Upon learning the news of the death of Tom Mankewicz, Ilya Salkind immediately called Dick Donner because he knew how close Dick and Tom were. Ilya's official statement is the following:

"I am deeply saddened by the premature and sudden loss of one of the best writers I've worked with, Tom Mankiewicz. He was an extraordinarily talented and gifted writer who's involvement in Superman I and II was essential. He was also a very kind and loving person that will sorely be missed. His great mastery writing film screenplays made working with him an unforgettable experience. He had a great sense of humor, and wit,and was a lovely person to work with. He also, of course, had a tremendous unique gift writing film screenplays. I can only wish my most heartfelt condolences to his family as well as all the many friends that he had and that loved him."  - Ilya Salkind (Executive Producer, Superman I-III)