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Superman: Special Reports
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
A vintage 1938 copy of “Action Comics #1” featuring the debut appearance of Superman recently sold at auction for $573,600 this past Thursday, May 10th in Chicago.
Heritage Auctions reports that the highly sought after comic was graded 4.0 out of 10 by the Certified Guaranty Company – CGC Comics and sold for roughly $80,000 less than its estimated value of $650,000.
In 2014, another original copy of “Action Comics #1” rated at 9.0 out of 10 and in “pristine” condition sold for $3,207,852 in an online eBay auction.
A rare original copy of Batman #1 (April 25, 1940) featuring the first appearances of both the Joker and Catwoman also sold for $227,050.
Taking home the top sales price at the auction was fantasy and science fiction artist Frank Frazetta’s “Death Dealer 6” painting which sold for $1,792,500; nearly three times it’s estimated price of $600,000.
All together, the Heritage Comics and Arts Auction took in a total of $8,395,272 in sales. For a complete listing of items and sale prices.
The latest rumor concerning “Man of Steel 2” comes from Revenge of the Fans Editor-in-Chief Mario-Francisco Robles who states that Warner Bros. is supposedly targeting a 2020 release for the highly anticipated film.
Even though there is currently no director or script attached to the project, Robles revealed the latest update via the latest episode of El Fanboy Podcast suggesting that the studio is in the process of moving full-speed ahead on the direct sequel to the 2013 film.
As with all prior rumors concerning the film, this latest news should be taken with a grain of salt as it is not being reported direct from the studio or an official source and Robles himself has even stressed that, for now, it is strictly a rumor.
That being said, reports have stated that Matthew Vaughn has previously been in talks to direct “Man of Steel 2” and Superman himself, Henry Cavill has been teasing a return to the role in quite a few recent interviews. However, this still doesn’t guarantee a theatrical return of the Man of Steel in 2020.
Currently, Warner Bros. has three films lined up for release in the new future; James Wan’s “Aquaman” on December 21st, David Sandberg’s “Shazam!” in 2019, and Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman 2” on November 1st, 2019.
The Metropolis Super Con 2018 is set for Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10 during the annual Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL.
The Superman Celebration starts Thursday June 7 and runs through Sunday and attracts up to 25,000 visitors, according to the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce. For a full list of all the fantastic Superman Celebration festivities and guests, visit their website at supermancelebration.net.
The Metropolis Super Con once again is free and open to the public and will feature over 40 vendor tables. Fans of Superman and the whole Movie-TV-Comic Book genre will find plenty of merchandise and collectibles. Vendor merchandise will run the gamut of these and other fields and such specialty items as: Comic books, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime, Gaming, Movie and TV, Star Wars, Star Trek, artwork, vintage and newer toys, action figures, die-cast vehicles, costumes and accessories, music memorabilia, advertising, trading cards and more!
The Super Con is located at 715 Market Street, next to Thor’s Gym, caddy-corner from the Lois Lane statue, and 2 and 1/2 blocks from the Superman Statue. This is the fourth year Super Con will be held at the same location, so come on out from the heat and enjoy the air conditioning while you browse for your favorite collectible! Convention hours are Friday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and Sunday 10 AM to 2:00 PM.
Superman is the brainchild of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster who first envisioned the character in 1932 and later had his first appearance in Action Comics #1 in June 1938. What Jerry and Joe did not know at the time was that they had created a character that would become the signature icon of DC Comics and the most universally recognized hero in human history.
Since 1938, the character of Superman/Clark Kent has appeared in every imaginable media form including television, film, novelizations, and even a Broadway show.
Being Superman is the childhood fantasy of every little boy and girl (they of course want to be Supergirl). He is an enduring emblem of the American dream, the young immigrant who comes to the United States, embraces the culture and makes something of himself and enriches his adopted nation. He is a classical hero in the modern age who fights criminals, rescues the helpless and has a sense of morals and justice as strong and unshakeable as he is.
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