10 DC Villains More Powerful Than Superman

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If you were to ask someone who wasn’t clued up about comic books who the most powerful comic book character is, they would almost inevitably respond with “Superman”. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

While Superman’s power dwarves that of the average human, there are characters in comics whose power is comparatively even greater. He’s not the most powerful hero on DC’s books (since his introduction, the race to raise stakes has led to some seriously over-powered characters appearing), and over the course of years he’s also faced off with villains far superior to him.

Even in other comics published by DC, fans have seen nefarious foes introduced who would smush the Man Of Steel into Kryptonian dust, with their various feats of power making his skillset look embarrassing by comparison. He might be Earth’s Mightiest Defender, but we should probably just be grateful he hasn’t faced off with this lot more, because there might not be much left to defend…

From: http://whatculture.com/comics/10-dc-villains-more-powerful-than-superman

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DC Comics July 2016 solicitations

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As writer of the twice-monthly series Action Comics, Dan Jurgens thinks of the current, post-“Reborn” Superman as a “new person,” one formed from the history of both “New 52” Superman and post-Crisis Superman.

As “Superman Reborn” revealed, someone messed with Superman in the past and split him into two, causing him to live two distinct lives – one as the “New 52” Superman and the other as the post-Crisis version

But DC’s “Superman Reborn” crossover put those two lives back together, creating a new gestalt version of character (and his continuity) that now serves as DC’s Superman going forward.

“As for how and why [Superman’s] past was altered, that’s a story that will unfold down the road,” Jurgens says, hinting at the “Rebirth” mysteries that appear to involve characters from Watchmen.

Now that DC’s continuity has morphed around this “Reborn” Superman, DC is going to be revealing aspects of his history within upcoming stories, with the first hints coming in Superman and Action Comics this month. So far, a new, definitive history of how Superman’s parents sent him off the planet Krypton and toward Earth was established.

While Jurgens wouldn’t talk about the status of the recent relationship between Wonder Woman and Superman – indicating that the answer will be revealed later – he did talk about some of the other questions concerning the post-“Reborn” Superman and Lois Lane.

Do Clark and Lois remember what happened? Are Ma and Pa Kent dead? And was this morphing the plan since Jurgens first brought back post-Crisis Superman during “Convergence”? Newsarama talked to Jurgens to find out more about his upcoming issues with Carlo Barberi, Patrick Zircher, Jack Herbert, and Viktor Bogdanovic.

Newsarama: Dan, this must have been quite a journey for you, following the married, post-Crisis version of Superman through the “Convergence” storyline, his pre-“Rebirth” existence as a secret Superman and his current role now. How long have you known that he might become Superman again?

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Dan Jurgens: Quite a while.

Going all the way back to “Convergence,” we knew that Jon was going to survive to make it into the DCU. There were a lot of different ideas about how to do it and what might work best, but we knew that one way or another, we’d have him long term.

After that, we started to pull together the Superman: Lois Clark series. From the beginning, we knew they’d survive to become the principal versions of the current versions, though the exact methodology had not yet been determined.

But the broad ideas were in place, and it’s been a pleasure to see it work out as well as it has.

Nrama: The “Superman Reborn” story involved several writers and artists. What was it like to put together this type of story that would be so important for fans of both “New 52” Superman and the post-Crisis Superman?

Jurgens: When it comes to shaping a story of this magnitude, a lot of people have to get involved. The entire Superman editorial team, Geoff Johns, Pete Tomasi, Pat Gleason, and I barricaded ourselves in a conference room and worked through the details.

We didn’t want to put off an entire segment of fans by selecting just one version of Superman to go forward. It seemed better to select the best elements of both to build the best Superman possible.

Nrama: How would you describe what’s happened now to Superman – is he truly a new person, or kind of a mix of what he was before?

Jurgens: In a way, the answer would be, “All of the above.”

I think of him as a new person. There are adventures in his past we haven’t seen. Yet we selected some of the best possible aspects of his past to include, selecting from both the “New 52” Superman and pre-Flashpoint Superman, to make everything work.

And, yes, to make that work right, we discarded some elements as well.

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Nrama: A lot of fans are explaining this in a lot of different ways, using “Superman Red” and “Superman Blue” and the idea of “merging” their essence. How do you explain it? What happened to Superman and Lois?

Jurgens: Superman’s past was messed with for a period of time. During that time, he was separated in two, living two distinctly different lives as two distinctly different characters.

During “Reborn,” those timelines were merged and rebuilt as one. There was essentially one Superman and one Lois.

As for how and why his past was altered, that’s a story that will unfold down the road.

Nrama: Do they remember all of it? Part of it? What are their memories of what just happened?

Jurgens: They do not remember all of it.

Superman knows that his reality was fractured for a time. He no longer remembers the details or every aspect of it.

For him, it’s somewhat like waking from a bad dream. For a brief second or two, you might remember it but the memory fades. All you know is that something has left you with an unsettled feeling.

So shall it be for Superman.

Nrama: It looks like you’re going to be examining the origin story of Superman. Is this a new, definitive origin? Or just a refresher for “Rebirth”?

Jurgens: This is definitive.

By the time people have read Action Comics #977 and #978, they’ll have a much better understanding of Superman and Lois’ history and how Jon fit into it. It’s “classic” at its core but still accommodates the need for our new reality.

Nrama: Why is Superman reviewing his history in this week’s issue? Does he not remember things clearly?

Jurgens: The farther away that Superman has gotten from “Reborn”, the more faded his memory and knowledge of events have become. Same for Lois and Jon.

He realizes that a power beyond Mxyzptlk messed with his life, but has no idea how far or drastic it was. As a result, he has an unsettled feeling that he’s trying to reconcile.

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Nrama: The death of Ma and Pa Kent happened differently for the two sides of Superman. Will we see the definitive story of Ma and Pa Kent in this Superman’s life?

Jurgens: We certainly touch on that in this story.

Nrama: Wait, are either Ma or Pa still alive in “Rebirth,” now that continuity has morphed a bit?

Jurgens: Ma and Pa Kent died the night of Clark’s senior prom.

Nrama: It looks like Superman and Action are each exploring different storylines again. Can you explain what’s coming up in Action Comics for the next few months?

Jurgens: Yes.

As Superman remains troubled by what happened with Mxy, a group of his greatest enemies have banded together to take him down.

I like to think of them as an all new Superman Revenge Squad.

Nrama: There have been hints that Mr. Oz is going to be central to upcoming stories. Is that accurate?

Jurgens: Oz will have a role, yes.

Nrama: What are the biggest challenges for Superman now, as he and Lois (and Jon) begin their new life as part of this world?

Jurgens: The biggest challenges will come as they leave Hamilton County and move to Metropolis. That’s a bit down the road, but very much a part of what will be happening in their private lives.

Nrama: Anything else you want to tell fans about what’s coming up in Action Comics?

Jurgens: I’ve always seen this as a book that has to reflect its title – Action Comics – and a book that should really be building a steady course that resets the stage for Superman while driving to issue #1000, which is really an epic achievement.

Laying the path work for that is really what drives us, along with making the best Superman stories possible!

From: http://www.newsarama.com/34245-superman-is-a-new-person-after-reborn-according-to-action-comics-writer.html

SUPERMAN Is A ‘New Person’ After ‘Reborn’ According To ACTION COMICS Writer

DC Comics July 2016 solicitations

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Credit: DC Comics

As writer of the twice-monthly series Action Comics, Dan Jurgens thinks of the current, post-“Reborn” Superman as a “new person,” one formed from the history of both “New 52” Superman and post-Crisis Superman.

As “Superman Reborn” revealed, someone messed with Superman in the past and split him into two, causing him to live two distinct lives – one as the “New 52” Superman and the other as the post-Crisis version

But DC’s “Superman Reborn” crossover put those two lives back together, creating a new gestalt version of character (and his continuity) that now serves as DC’s Superman going forward.

“As for how and why [Superman’s] past was altered, that’s a story that will unfold down the road,” Jurgens says, hinting at the “Rebirth” mysteries that appear to involve characters from Watchmen.

Now that DC’s continuity has morphed around this “Reborn” Superman, DC is going to be revealing aspects of his history within upcoming stories, with the first hints coming in Superman and Action Comics this month. So far, a new, definitive history of how Superman’s parents sent him off the planet Krypton and toward Earth was established.

While Jurgens wouldn’t talk about the status of the recent relationship between Wonder Woman and Superman – indicating that the answer will be revealed later – he did talk about some of the other questions concerning the post-“Reborn” Superman and Lois Lane.

Do Clark and Lois remember what happened? Are Ma and Pa Kent dead? And was this morphing the plan since Jurgens first brought back post-Crisis Superman during “Convergence”? Newsarama talked to Jurgens to find out more about his upcoming issues with Carlo Barberi, Patrick Zircher, Jack Herbert, and Viktor Bogdanovic.

Newsarama: Dan, this must have been quite a journey for you, following the married, post-Crisis version of Superman through the “Convergence” storyline, his pre-“Rebirth” existence as a secret Superman and his current role now. How long have you known that he might become Superman again?

Credit: DC Comics

Dan Jurgens: Quite a while.

Going all the way back to “Convergence,” we knew that Jon was going to survive to make it into the DCU. There were a lot of different ideas about how to do it and what might work best, but we knew that one way or another, we’d have him long term.

After that, we started to pull together the Superman: Lois Clark series. From the beginning, we knew they’d survive to become the principal versions of the current versions, though the exact methodology had not yet been determined.

But the broad ideas were in place, and it’s been a pleasure to see it work out as well as it has.

Nrama: The “Superman Reborn” story involved several writers and artists. What was it like to put together this type of story that would be so important for fans of both “New 52” Superman and the post-Crisis Superman?

Jurgens: When it comes to shaping a story of this magnitude, a lot of people have to get involved. The entire Superman editorial team, Geoff Johns, Pete Tomasi, Pat Gleason, and I barricaded ourselves in a conference room and worked through the details.

We didn’t want to put off an entire segment of fans by selecting just one version of Superman to go forward. It seemed better to select the best elements of both to build the best Superman possible.

Nrama: How would you describe what’s happened now to Superman – is he truly a new person, or kind of a mix of what he was before?

Jurgens: In a way, the answer would be, “All of the above.”

I think of him as a new person. There are adventures in his past we haven’t seen. Yet we selected some of the best possible aspects of his past to include, selecting from both the “New 52” Superman and pre-Flashpoint Superman, to make everything work.

And, yes, to make that work right, we discarded some elements as well.

Credit: DC Comics

Nrama: A lot of fans are explaining this in a lot of different ways, using “Superman Red” and “Superman Blue” and the idea of “merging” their essence. How do you explain it? What happened to Superman and Lois?

Jurgens: Superman’s past was messed with for a period of time. During that time, he was separated in two, living two distinctly different lives as two distinctly different characters.

During “Reborn,” those timelines were merged and rebuilt as one. There was essentially one Superman and one Lois.

As for how and why his past was altered, that’s a story that will unfold down the road.

Nrama: Do they remember all of it? Part of it? What are their memories of what just happened?

Jurgens: They do not remember all of it.

Superman knows that his reality was fractured for a time. He no longer remembers the details or every aspect of it.

For him, it’s somewhat like waking from a bad dream. For a brief second or two, you might remember it but the memory fades. All you know is that something has left you with an unsettled feeling.

So shall it be for Superman.

Nrama: It looks like you’re going to be examining the origin story of Superman. Is this a new, definitive origin? Or just a refresher for “Rebirth”?

Jurgens: This is definitive.

By the time people have read Action Comics #977 and #978, they’ll have a much better understanding of Superman and Lois’ history and how Jon fit into it. It’s “classic” at its core but still accommodates the need for our new reality.

Nrama: Why is Superman reviewing his history in this week’s issue? Does he not remember things clearly?

Jurgens: The farther away that Superman has gotten from “Reborn”, the more faded his memory and knowledge of events have become. Same for Lois and Jon.

He realizes that a power beyond Mxyzptlk messed with his life, but has no idea how far or drastic it was. As a result, he has an unsettled feeling that he’s trying to reconcile.

Credit: DC Comics

Nrama: The death of Ma and Pa Kent happened differently for the two sides of Superman. Will we see the definitive story of Ma and Pa Kent in this Superman’s life?

Jurgens: We certainly touch on that in this story.

Nrama: Wait, are either Ma or Pa still alive in “Rebirth,” now that continuity has morphed a bit?

Jurgens: Ma and Pa Kent died the night of Clark’s senior prom.

Nrama: It looks like Superman and Action are each exploring different storylines again. Can you explain what’s coming up in Action Comics for the next few months?

Jurgens: Yes.

As Superman remains troubled by what happened with Mxy, a group of his greatest enemies have banded together to take him down.

I like to think of them as an all new Superman Revenge Squad.

Nrama: There have been hints that Mr. Oz is going to be central to upcoming stories. Is that accurate?

Jurgens: Oz will have a role, yes.

Nrama: What are the biggest challenges for Superman now, as he and Lois (and Jon) begin their new life as part of this world?

Jurgens: The biggest challenges will come as they leave Hamilton County and move to Metropolis. That’s a bit down the road, but very much a part of what will be happening in their private lives.

Nrama: Anything else you want to tell fans about what’s coming up in Action Comics?

Jurgens: I’ve always seen this as a book that has to reflect its title – Action Comics – and a book that should really be building a steady course that resets the stage for Superman while driving to issue #1000, which is really an epic achievement.

Laying the path work for that is really what drives us, along with making the best Superman stories possible!

From: http://www.newsarama.com/34245-superman-is-a-new-person-after-reborn-according-to-action-comics-writer.html

Superman: Multiplicity Comic Review

DC Comics Rebirth initiative has worked its magic once again.Not only has it revived DC storylines from The New 52, it has opened the comics up to some interesting concepts. None more peculiar than the Multiplicity storyline in Superman #14-16.

In Superman: Multiplicity, writers Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason have brought together an odd yet surprisingly super story arc. Superman #14 begins with Clark Kent driving home down a dark, wooded road when he is confronted by none other than Superman. Well, not the Superman you might think. This is the Superman from Red Son, the terrific comic series by Mark Millar. This Superman is the Soviet Union’s Man of Steel from an Elseworlds story. He is badly beaten, and just as Clark tears into his Superman garb, a group of fang-toothed aliens, known as the Gatherers, show up. They are there to take Superman back to the USSR. But Rebirth Superman has other ideas and a terrific battle ensues. The two Supermen finally neutralize the Gatherers, and this is where the fun really begins. A group of Multiverse heroes show up. There is a different version of Rebirth’s Aquaman, Superman, Flash, Green Lantern and Batman. They let Superman know there is a great force threatening the very lives of all Supermen in the Multiverse. A threat that is stealing Supermen and taking their super powers. And this all in the first two-thirds of Superman #14.

Tomasi and Gleason have done a terrific job with this quirky idea. Not only have they brought Rebirth Superman into contact with various Multiverse superheroes, they have created an incredibly exciting and compelling story in only three issues. The plot is tight and lean—in such a short mini-series there is no room for anything but the essentials. Something Tomasi and Gleason do expertly.

Pitting Rebirth Superman amongst the Multiverse Supermen and superheroes quickly sets our new Superman apart. This Superman evolves to become the leader. And he does this by doing what Superman does best—he puts other’s needs (even if they are superheroes) way above his own. In one short series, readers can see how this Superman is the best of the bunch. He is as great a man as the late departed New 52 Superman and if fans weren’t attached to Rebirth Superman, they will be now.

Superman: Multiplicity’s artwork is superbly crafted by Ivan Reis, Ryan Sook, Ed Benes, Clay Mann, Jorge Jimenez, and Tony S. Daniel. It is a truly collaborative mini-series. The action sequences are intense and at times, large-than-life. The intimate moments evoke strong emotion and heart—essentials for a truly super Superman story.

Superman: Multiplicity, while short, is a mini-series worth getting your hands on. My skepticism was high when I first came across the concept, but from the opening panels, it became apparent that this story wasn’t only oddly working, but that there would be larger ramifications for DC’s Rebirth universe as well. As the story plays out, that initial sentiment rings true; the stakes were high. We are once again introduced to a collage of Multiverse Supermen, but also things are coming to a head soon for the DC universe. Story ideas that began with Geoff Johns’ first Rebirth comic are ringing truer than ever.

Times they are a changing for our DC heroes—for better or worse, only time will tell.

From: http://www.cgmagonline.com/reviews/superman-multiplicity-comic-review/

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    SPOILERS: ACTION COMICS #978 Clarifies SUPERMAN’s New Continuity – What’s Back, Who’s Gone

    Action Comics #978

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    Warning: Spoilers for Action Comics #978 ahead.

    As Action Comics writer Dan Jurgens confirmed to Newsarama this week, the Superman now apeparing in DC’s titles is an all-new character, with a new history (formed from pieces of his predecessors, the “New 52” and post-Crisis Supermen) and unable to remember anything different.

    In this week’s Action Comics #978 by Jurgens and artist Carlo Barberi, readers start getting some answers about what this new status means for Superman’s continuity – and the history of the post-“Rebirth” DCU.

    One of the key changes? Best as we can tell, there’s no Conner Kent in this new world. He apparently never showed up after “Death of Superman.” And the “New 52” romance between Superman and Wonder Woman appears to be eliminated as well.

    And with the growing list of Superman’s back-in-canon adventures, coupled with revelations in this week’s The Flash #21 and Blue Beetle #8, the continuity of the DCU has abandoned its former “New 52” insistence on it being just over five years since superheroes debuted. Instead, the long, storied history of the League is back in play.

    So what else is still in continuity? Did anything survive from the “New 52”? And what’s throwing back to the post-Crisis continuity? Let’s take a look at the issue to find out.
     

    History Review

    To review: As “Superman Reborn” revealed, someone messed with Superman in the past and split him into two, causing him to live two distinct lives – one as the “New 52” Superman and the other as the post-Crisis version. Lois Lane lived two lives along with him.

    The manipulation of Superman’s history appears to be related to the over-arching mysteries behind “Rebirth” continuity, previously linked to Watchmen and hinted to be caused by Dr. Manhattan.

    But DC’s “Superman Reborn” crossover put Superman’s two lives back together, creating a new version of Superman and Lois Lane – and thus, a new official continuity for the DCU going forward.

    This week’s Action Comics#978 picks up on the thread started in the last issue, as Superman plays back the “memory archives” in the Fortress of Solitude, allowing Jurgens to effectively establish the character’s new continuity and overwrite what came before.

    First, he reviews how he met Lois Lane when he first came to Metropolis. Gone is the tale of jeans-wearing Superman from Grant Morrison’s early “New 52” stories, replaced by the story of Lois falling from a helicopter and being rescued by Superman, very much a la Superman: The Movie.

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    Readers are shown a slew of Superman’s villains, as well as several of the costumes Clark has worn in the past, including the red trunks and Electric Blue.

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    We see Lois and Clark’s engagement and the day Clark revealed to her that he was Superman. It’s all been mashed together by Jurgens into a new continuity.

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    Continuity Changes

    Most of the new history follows the post-Crisis version, including the “Death of Superman,” the “Reign of the Supermen,” and Clark and Lois getting married. Even the destruction of Coast City (by Cyborg Superman) has returned to continuity.

    However, there are some differences:

    – The “Reign of the Supermen” story doesn’t appear to have Conner Kent in it; how much of the original 1993 crossover is back in continuity is unclear, but Conner Kent is no where to be seen in this version of it Jurgens is bringing forward into “Rebirth” continuity.

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    – As Jurgens promised in Newsarama’s interview, Ma and Pa Kent died earlier in Superman’s life (an element taken from his “New 52” origin).

    – “Convergence” has disappeared from Superman’s memory, with Jon being born in the Fortress of Solitude with help from Wonder Woman and Batman, all in their “New 52” costumes. (Their escape to the Fortress was linked to the dangers of Lois’ investigation of Intergang, keeping that part of her story in continuity.) And Perry White is young Jon’s godfather. 

    – Superman’s bearded and black-costumed era in California was just because Clark and Lois took a sabbatical from The Daily Planet so they could raise Jon in peace. Lois’ work as Author X is still in continuity, now linked to her sabbatical.

    – The public’s knowledge of Superman’s identity (during the “New 52″‘s “Truth” storyline) appears to have disappeared.

    – The family’s time in Hamilton County was arranged so that Clark and Lois could work at The Daily Planet while raising Jon in a comparable way to Clark’s upbringing on the Kent farm.

    – Some of “New 52” Superman’s history is still intact, and now appears to be part of this new character’s time when he was living in Hamilton County.

    – The relationship between Wonder Woman and Superman isn’t really addressed, although it’s clear that she’s just a friend. (In fact, she calls Lois “sister” during the scene depicting Jon’s birth and contemporary Superman remarks the two women were “close by then.”) Lois’ relationship with Jonathan Carroll is also not part of the story anymore.

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    Mr. Oz Appearance

    As Clark talks to the robotic Kelex about his memories, Clark senses that something is wrong, but he can’t remember what – all the memories Kelex shows him match what he remembers.

    Yet he retains the memory of Mr. Mxyzptlk telling him that some force has fractured reality.

    As talking about the Mxyzptlk event (while standing in the Fortress), Superman hears a voice saying, “Consider the long game.” (In the issue, the voice appears to be speaking in Kryptonian.)

    (Readers will remember that DC Universe: Rebirth #1 showed Mr. Oz saying the same thing to Clark as he describes himself: “Friend or enemy is too simply a term when you consider the long game. Some might call this that.”)

    Later in the issue, a vision of Mr. Oz’s face actually appears to Superman in the Fortress. “My message is for you and you alone,” he says. Superman remembers having seen Mr. Oz in DC Universe: Rebirth #1.

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    “All you need to know,” Oz says, as Oz destroys the Fortress statue of Ma and Pa Kent, “is that you are dealing with forces beyond you, alone, or otherwise.”

    The Super-League is shown and still includes Superwoman, Steel, Supergirl, the New Super-Man, and the now-turned-hero Lex Luthor. So it looks like none of that more-recent continuity has changed.

    Superman remembers what Mr. Oz told him in DC Universe: Rebirth #1 – that he and his family are not what they seem.

    Realizing that Oz had the power to get into the Fortress of Solitude, Superman says of Oz that “all of us are threatened” by this “foe.”
     

    New Old Villain

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    The issue revisits that mysterious figure from Action Comics #977 who was collecting various Superman villains. He’s on the moon and revives Eradicator, who recognizes him.

    Eradicator teleports Metallo and Blanque to the moon, where the villains have taken over that former Batcave on the moon.

    Finally, the mysterious figure’s identity is revealed: Hank Henshaw. (But this doesn’t look like the Cyborg Superman shown earlier in the montage about “Reign of the Superman.” This is the human-looking Hank Henshaw from the Superman: Lois and Clark run. However, he appears to have the ability to change his appearance.)

    He tells the other villains that their group has been gathered together as a “Superman Revenge Squad.”
     

    Last Thoughts

    As with many recent DC “Rebirth” issues such as this week’s The Flash #21 , the publisher is beginning to hint at answers to questions DC Universe: Rebirth #1 raised, with more questions are popping up as a result.

    Superman’s new history seems to be fairly complete (despite some nagging feelings “something” is wrong), but he doesn’t seem to be missing as many years as Wally West suggests was stolen from everyone else in “Rebirth.”

    DC may have a clear path towards providing a new continuity that makes sense to readers, but until that’s revealed we all have to hope they’re not going down the rabbit hole that led to Zero Hour and all the Crises in the first place.

    From: http://www.newsarama.com/34261-spoilers-action-comics-987-clarifies-superman-s-new-continuity-what-s-back-who-s-gone.html

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    Eaglemoss DC Comics Super Hero Collection: Superman

    Check out our exclusive unboxing of the Superman figurine from Eaglemoss Collectibles’ DC Comics Super Hero Collection.

    For over 40 years, Eaglemoss has been specializing in pop culture memorabilia. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the company would delve into the world of comics. One of their most popular lines—the DC Comics Super Hero Collection—has made a recent comeback. So far, we’ve had the pleasure of reviewing two offerings from that line—Batman and Harley Quinn.

    Now, Eaglemoss brings us the granddaddy of all superheroes—Superman! Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, and introduced in Action Comics #1 (June 1938), the Man of Steel has endured over 80 years of popularity. His “S” sigil is the second most identifiable symbol in the world—with the Christian Cross being first.

    Each Eaglemoss offering in the line includes an exclusive figurine of the character and a companion magazine, documenting the subject’s exploits throughout the years. For a limited time, subscribers will also receive a limited edition collector’s box with each order.

    Bam Smack Pow is once again lucky enough to receive one of these collectibles from Eaglemoss. So join us as we perform an unboxing and review.

    The Unboxing

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    As mentioned before, Eaglemoss is providing limited edition collectors boxes for their figurines and companion magazines. The boxes are custom-designed and prominently feature the character. Here, we have Superman standing stoic on the front of the box with a generous window, allowing admirers to peer inside.

    One side of the box features a full bodyshot of the Man of Steel in comic art form. The other side, features a photo of the figurine. The back of the box gives collectors a preview of the overall DC Comics Super Hero Collection line.

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    As we remove the “outer shell,” we find the figurine housed in a two-layer, molded plastic case. Personally, I think most product lines should follow Eaglemoss’s example. The item is well-protected and, most of all, it’s not a hassle to remove. There’s no frustrating packaging that leaves injured fingers and egos.

    The Details

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    The companion magazine is a brief history of Superman from a character standpoint. It’s still many pages though. “Brief” is a relative term when you’re dealing with a character who has a history as rich as the Last Son of Krypton’s. So even at 15 pages with super-tiny (pun intended) print, the magazine is still a summary. It’s definitely a fun read and will show you the many changes the character has gone through.

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    Here, we have what everyone’s been waiting for—the Superman figurine. Even at this small size, the Man of Tomorrow is larger than life. The character’s symbolic nature will always make him a giant in fans’ eyes. I’m sorry if I sound like I’m fawning over a fictional character. But Superman is one of those childhood memories that I hold very close to my heart—which is why this exact scene went through my mind as I admired the figure:

    The figurine is highly detailed and the colors are very close to the classic Superman palette. The red isn’t too bright and cheesy. It’s more of a regal crimson, and definitely not muted. Overall, the sculpt is nicely rendered from all angles. At the bottom of the pedestal, you’ll find an official DC Comics seal and numbering—signifying its limited edition status.

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    Eaglemoss continues its tradition of providing a very high-value offering with its Superman figurine, collector’s box, and companion magazine. It’s actually quite addictive as you can’t let Superman just stand alone in his fight for truth and justice—that’s why you have to subscribe and try and get the whole line.

    If you’re still on the fence, the $4.95 is pretty much a risk-free trial. You can cancel at any time. However, I doubt any collector will. You can check out Eaglemoss’s official DC Super Hero Collection website to see how you can get started on a subscription today.

    A special thanks to Raphaël Cohen from Eaglemoss Publications Ltd. for helping us with this review.

    Disclosure: Bam Smack Pow was provided with a free sample for the purposes of this review.

    About Eaglemoss Collections

    Eaglemoss Collections is the leading partwork publisher with over 40 years of experience and a passion for creative and innovative collectable products. With expertise in die-cast models, figurines, build-ups, crafts, and cooking products, Eaglemoss publishes in more than 30 international markets across five continents with offices in London, Paris, New York, Moscow, Sao Paolo and Warsaw.

    From: https://bamsmackpow.com/2017/04/24/eaglemoss-dc-comics-super-hero-collection-superman/

    New Justice League Poster Brings Back Superman

    Last summer, the world got its first-look at Justice League when Warner Bros. updates fans on the project at San Diego Comic Con. The event saw an official movie poster released which featured the Man of Steel standing amongst Wonder Woman, Cyborg, and Batman. However, since Justice League had its convention debut, fans have noticed Superman has been getting the cold shoulder. The hero has not been included in any footage or promotional adverts since SDCC, and fans have been anxious to see the Kryptonian again.

    Now, it looks like their wishes have come true. Today, a new website for Justice League launched thanks to DC Entertainment, and a poster promoting the site just gave fans more Superman.

    In the poster, fans are shown the 6-hero line up of the Justice League. The Flash and Batman are shown standing beside one another while Aquaman and Cyborg mirror them on the right. In the center, Wonder Woman stands at attention while Superman stands slightly off to the side.

    The new promo created by Rubies, a company known for selling officially licensed DC Comics costumes. The site shared this new poster with fans to advertise its upcoming superhero costume line based on the film.

    Even if the poster is a basic ones, plenty of fans are happy to see Superman suited up once more. The hero has been kept out of marketing thus far, and there are those who hope Warner Bros. keeps it that way. After all, the hero’s appearance will be a tricky one to introduce. The DC Extended Universe killed off Superman last year when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice debuted, but the blockbuster ended with a teaser regarding Superman’s revival.

    It does seem unlikely that Warner Bros. will let everything out about Superman’s resurrection, but the studio will surely capitalize on the hero’s involvement soon enough. The second full trailer for Justice League may very well see Superman rise again.

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    Justice League currently has a 4.13 out 5 ComicBook.com User Anticipation Rating, making it the fifth most-anticipated upcoming comic book movie among ComicBook.com readers. Let us know how much you’re looking forward to Justice League by giving it your own ComicBook.com user anticipation rating below.

    In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

    Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, based on a story by Snyder and Terrio, and stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.

    Justice League opens in theaters on Nov. 17, 2017.

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    From: http://comicbook.com/dc/2017/04/23/justice-league-superman-dc-comics-movie/

    What The Hell Did Superman Just Do To The DC Comics Universe …

    The ongoing saga of post-Rebirth Superman culminated this week in the final part of “Superman Reborn” in the pages of Action Comics. It didn’t just forever solve the tale of two Clark Kents though — it had some extremely big ramifications for the whole of the DC Universe.
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    From: https://www.kotaku.com.au/2017/03/what-the-hell-did-superman-just-do-to-the-dc-comics-universe/

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