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HBO has announced that the “Justice League” movie will make its television premiere on HBO in July.

The following video from HBO teases some the big movies scheduled to air on the television network in the coming months, with “Justice League” scheduled for digital streaming on HBO GO and HBO Now, and its television premiere on HBO on Saturday, July 7 at 5.00pm EST (8.00pm PST).

“Justice League” will be available on HBO On Demand from Sunday, July 8.

Check your local guides for any changes closer to the date.

Superman Comic Books

Superman: Special Reports

DC Comics Presents #87 Had the Superboy character – that of the young Superman vis a vis Conner Kent – had a pre-Superman career in the John Byrne revised Superman universe of “Man of Steel”, he might have been much like Superboy-Prime, the kid of steel who’s allied himself with Alexander Luthor in “Infinite Crisis”.

Superboy-Prime didn’t make the journey from Krypton to Earth in a rocket. Jor-El of Krypton-Prime teleported the baby to Earth moments before Krypton’s destruction.

The Science Council of Krypton-Prime believed Jor-El that Krypton was doomed. However, where Jor-El insisted on action, the Council insisted that committees be formed and that feasibility studies be performed. Bureaucracy – not disbelief – doomed Krypton-Prime.

Baby Kal-El wasn’t the only survivor of Krypton-Prime. Shortly before teleporting baby Kal-El, Jor-El tested the teleporter by sending a Kryptonian animal called a grundoon to Earth.

As Krypton-Prime began to die, Jor-El teleported baby Kal-El and planned to send Lara next and finally himself.

Immediately after Jor-El dispatches their infant son, Councilor Durkin of the Science Council bursts into Jor-El’s chambers and leaps into the teleporter. To date, it’s not known if Councilor Durkin actually made it to Earth. What is known is that his interruption prevented Jor-El and Lara from following their son to Earth before Krypton-Prime died.

Forget Smallville. Forget Kansas. While hiking in the woods in New England, Naomi Clarke Kent and Jerome Thornton Kent find what they assume is simply an abandoned child. There’s no rocket and the child is seemingly normal so these Kents have no reason to suspect this is anything but a poor abandoned human baby.

These Kents weren’t farmers. Naomi was a lawyer and husband Jerry was in computers. They were the modern super-family of the yuppified 1980’s and in fact Jerry’s career appeared to lend itself toward his being the more present parent in the young child’s life particularly after Naomi returned to practicing law. Continue reading

Sunday is the fourth and final day of the Superman Celebration, and things really start to wind down. Most of the special guests have departed, and all the major events have been done, with quite a large number of those in attendance leaving to return to their homes, be it by car or by plane.

I headed up to Artist Alley, where I spoke with Art Baltazar, the artist and creator of children’s comic books like “Tiny Titans” and “Superman Family Adventures”. The man is a bundle of energy and really cool to talk to. I think you’ll enjoy the video interview I grabbed with him. Look for it to be posted here in a few days (as soon as I get time to edit and upload everything together). He’s got an upcoming comic book series titled “The Superman of Smallville” which sounds like fun.

I was able to catch a screening of the “Supermen: World War” fan film by DJC Filmz, which was quite impressive. I snagged an interview with the writer/director and the actor who played Superman, which you’ll see posted in the next few days. The film isn’t available online yet, but you can find the trailer and bloopers online.

The “Stump the Experts” trivia event was fun, with fellow fans trying to out do each other with their knowledge of all things Superman. Compare Chris made me feel very welcome, with the crowd in attendance giving me a nice cheer when he asked me to introduce myself when I got up on the microphone for my turn. I’m pleased to say I wasn’t ejected on the first question asked of me… that would have been embarrasing. Continue reading