This evening, I posted a quick round-up of the 40th anniversary screening of Superman: The Movie. Sticking with the Superman theme I thought it would be fun to publish an EPIC post celebrating 365 days of the Man of Steel.

Ever wondered what happened to Superman on a specific day in history? Well, wonder no more thanks to this handy (and exhaustive) rundown of daily Superman facts!

365 facts for 365 days!

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January

January 1st – On this day in 1995, the tenth episode of Lois & Clark’s second season airs in the US. The episode, titled ‘Metallo’, is directed by James Bagdonas and written by Tony Blake, James Crocker and Paul Jackson.

January 2nd – On this day in 1976, DC Comics join forces with Marvel Comics to publish Superman Vs. The Amazing Spider-Man. The comic is dubbed ‘The Greatest Superhero Team-Up Of All Time!’ and costs $2.00.

January 3rd – Today in 2018, Superman issue #38 goes on sale, priced at $2.99. The official description from DC Comics reads: “SUPER SONS OF TOMORROW” finale! With no other choice left, the Batman of Tomorrow brings in the Titans of Tomorrow to take on today’s Teen Titans—as the life of Superman’s son hangs in the balance! See the return of future Superman Conner Kent, Wonder Woman Cassie Sandsmark and Bart Allen Flash in the final battle of this epic crossover.”

January 4th – On this day in 2017, DC Comics publishes Superman issue #14. The Comixology preview reads: “’MULTIPLICITY’ part one! The New Super-Man of China has been taken! The Red Son Superman of Earth-30 has been beaten! And who knows what’s happened to Sunshine Superman! Someone is collecting Supermen across the Multiverse-this looks like a job for our Kal-El as he is joined by Justice Incarnate in this multi-Earth epic!”

January 5th – On this day in 1914, the late actor George Reeves is born. Reeves played the role of Clark Kent/Superman across the course of six seasons of hit TV show, Adventures of Superman. The actor left a lasting impression on fans and his performance in the role of Clark Kent/Superman is still regarded as one of the greatest. Thank you, George.

January 6th – On this day in 2017, Outer Places.com reports news that Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) director, J.A. Bayona, would like to direct a Superman movie. Via Reddit, the website quotes Bayona: “The first movie I saw in my life was Superman. I was three years old. The first memory I had was Christopher Reeve flying in the suit. Directing a Superman film would be great. I always wanted to be Superman. That’s the film that made me want to become a director.”

January 7th – On this day in 1964, Nicholas Cage is born. Cage is a huge Superman super-fan and not only owns a collection of Superman comics, but also named his son Kal-El. During the ‘90s, Cage was cast to play Clark Kent/Superman in the unproduced Tim Burton movie, ‘Superman Lives’.

January 8th – On this day in 1994, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman makes its TV debut in the UK, approximately four months after the series first appears on US screens. The show airs on BBC One under the abbreviated title, The New Adventures of Superman.

January 9th – On this day in 2012, IndieWire releases a two-part video essay that looks at the melancholic nature of Superman Returns. The video essay is produced by Matt Zoller Seitz and Ken Cancelosi.

January 10th – Today in 2018, DC Comics publishes Action Comics issue #995. The Comixology preview reads: “’Booster Shot’ part three! Time is broken, and Superman and Booster Gold are in over their heads trying to repair it! Meanwhile, Lois Lane confronts her estranged father-and Sam Lane now stands face to face with his grandson Jon for the first time. As Clark struggles to reconcile the truth of his own father, can Lois Lane do the same?”

January 11th – On this day in 2012, DC Comics publishes Superboy issue #5. The Comixology preview reads: “They created Superboy to be a weapon, not a hero. But on the eve of his conflict with the Teen Titans, Superboy will make the first truly moral choice of his short life – though he might not be prepared to live with the consequences!”

January 12th – On this day in 2011, DC Comics publishes Superman #707. The Comixology preview reads: “In a small town near Omaha, Nebraska, Superman discovers that everyone is terrified of something, but they won’t say what – they just want The Man of Steel to leave as fast as possible. Find out what horrible secret awaits.”

January 13th – On this day in 1993, DC Comics publishes Superman issue #75 – ‘The Death of Superman!’. Following a monumental battle with Doomsday, Superman passes away in the arms of Lois Lane. A special commemorative edition of the comic is published which includes a memorial poster, commemorative stamps, an obituary, black armband and Skybox trading card.

January 14th – On this day in 2009, DC Comics publishes Trinity issue #33. The Comixology preview reads: “There’s war on Earth, war in space and war in another dimension. And at the heart of it all stands a desperate mission to track down and save Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman by some of their most devoted family and friends. But to save the Trinity, the rescue squad will have to defy gods as the fate of Earth hangs in the balance.”

January 15th – On this day in 2009, Smallville airs its 163rd episode, ‘Legion’. Written by Geoff Johns, the episode introduces three members of the Legion of Superheroes into the series: Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl and Lightning Lad.

January 16th – On this day in 1999, the 47th episode of Superman: The Animated Series airs in the US. The episode, ‘Absolute Power’ includes the Kryptonian criminals, Jax-Ur and Mala. Superman: The Movie (1978)/Superman II (1980) actress Sarah Douglas provides the voice of Mala.

January 17th – On this day in 2001, DC Comics publishes Superman Adventures issue #53. The Comixology preview reads: “When Darkseid gives Granny Goodness a weapon that can kill even Superman, it’s up to Mister Miracle to help the Man of Steel escape from certain death!”

January 18th – On this day in 1942, the third Superman Fleischer Studios short is released in cinemas. The short, titled ‘Billion Dollar Limited’ is the third instalment in a series of 17 animated shorts from Fleischer Studios/Famous Studios. The shorts are regarded by fans and animation experts as highly influential pieces of animation.

January 19th – On this day in 1997, the 78th episode of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman airs in the US. The episode, ‘Sex Lies and Videotape’ is the 13th episode of the show’s fourth (and final) season.

January 20th – On this day in 1963, actor James Denton is born. Denton played the role of Clark Kent/Superman in animated movie, All-Star Superman.

January 21st – On this day in 2014, the direct-to-video animated movie, JLA Adventure: Trapped in Time is released. Travis Willingham plays the role of Clark Kent/Superman.

January 22nd – On this day in 2010, the American documentary film, Waiting for ‘Superman’ receives its premier at the Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Davis Guggenheim, the film takes its title from an interview with the film’s star, Geoffrey Canada, wherein Canada retells of the time his mother informed him that Superman wasn’t real.

January 23rd – On this day in 1953, the nineteenth episode of Adventures of Superman airs in the US. The episode is titled ‘The Evil Three’ features guest stars Rhys Williams, Cecil Elliott and Jonathan Hale.

January 24th – On this day in 2016, Super-fan website, Superman Site posts news that Warner Bros. is to partner with Dr. Pepper as part of a marketing tie-in campaign with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

January 25th – On this day in 2016, BBC Sport posts news that American football player, Cam Newton had helped his team secure victory, by pulling off a move worthy of Superman. The piece reads: “The Carolina Panthers are through to Super Bowl 50 after a ‘Superman’ touchdown by Cam Newton helps them to a 49-15 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship game.”

January 26th – On this day in 2011, DC Comics publishes Action Comics #897. The Comixology preview reads: “The last place Lex Luthor expected his quest for the Black Lantern energy to take him was Arkham Asylum – specifically to the cell of The Joker! What clues about Lex’s quest could The Joker have to offer, and why on Earth would Lex trust him? Get ready for a one-of-a-kind confrontation between comics’ two greatest villains, as brought to you by the twisted minds of Paul Cornell and Pete Woods!”

January 27th – On this day in 2016, DC Comics publishes Superman issue #48. The Comixology preview reads: “The Savage Dawn’ continues! Time is running out, and Superman must make a fateful choice! Can he risk exposing himself to the one thing that could save him: Kryptonite?”

January 28th – On this day in 1996, Superman co-creator Jerome ‘Jerry’ Siegel passes away. Working alongside collaborator, Joe Shuster, Siegel created arguably the most influential and inspiring super hero of all-time. Thank you, Jerry.

January 29th – On this day in 2008, singer-songwriter, Robert Pollard releases the album ‘Superman Was A Rocker’. The album is Pollard’s ninth studio album and according to Rockathon Music is “a return to old ways for Bob.”

January 30th – On this day in 1930, actor Gene Hackman is born. Hackman played the role of Lex Luthor in three Superman movies, beginning with Superman: The Movie (1978).

January 31st – On this day in 2015, DC Comics posts a blog entry detailing Superman’s new ability – the Super Flare. The post is titled ‘Superman’s New Super Flare Explained!’ and comes with a spoiler warning for those who have not read Superman issue #38.

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February

February 1st – On this day in 2016, the twelfth episode of Supergirl airs in the US. The episode, titled ‘Bizarro’ introduces a new, twisted ‘Bizarro’ version of Supergirl, inspired by the Superman villain of the same name.

February 2nd – On this day in 2005, DC Comics publishes Superman/Batman issue #17. The Comixology preview reads: “In Part 4 of the 5-part ‘Absolute Power’, Superman finds himself in a world without a Batman! What happened to Bruce Wayne? And how do Ra’s Ah Ghul, Sgt. Rock & Easy Company, and The Haunted Tank all fit into this?”

February 3rd – On this day in 2016, DC Comics publishes Action Comics issue #49. The Comixology preview reads: “’Savage Dawn’ continues! Now powered by Kryptonite, Superman is confronted by the first of Vandal Savage’s children! It’s a creature with unrelenting bloodlust and the power to match it!”

February 4th – On this day in 2014, Superman Site posts news that actor, Dylan Sprayberry is to join the cast of TV series, Teen Wolf. Sprayberry is known to Superman fans as the young Clark Kent in Man of Steel (2013).

February 5th – On this day in 2000, the penultimate episode of Superman: The Animated Series airs in the US. ‘Legacy Part 1’ sees Superman brainwashed into thinking he was raised on Apokolips. The concluding part of the story airs a week later and concludes Superman: The Animated Series’ three-season run.

February 6th – On this day in 1994, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman airs its 15th episode, ‘The Ides of Metropolis’. The episode is written by Deborah Joy Levine and directed by Philip Sgriccia.

February 7th – On this day in 2007, DC Comics publishes Action Comics Annual issue #10. The Comixology preview reads: “What do Art Adams, Joe Kubert, Pete Woods, Rags Morales, Kevin Maguire and Eric Wight have in common? No, they’re not the latest rogues in Superman’s gallery! Rather, they’re just some of the talents DC has assembled to deliver ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #10, the place to catch up on all that’s new to Superman’s world — and to catch a glimpse of things to come in future issues of ACTION!”

February 8th – On this day in 1928, the late actor, Jack Larson is born. During the 1950s, Larson played the role of Jimmy Olsen across six seasons of hit TV series, Adventures of Superman. The actor also appeared in cameo roles in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Superman Returns (2006). Larson brought real heart to the role of Jimmy Olsen, and remains a legend of the Superman mythology to this day.

February 9th – On this day in 2005, DC Comics publishes Action Comics issue #824. The Comixology preview reads: “It’s Superman vs. Preus, with the fate of the world in the balance. Plus, find out what Doomsday has been up to as he hunts for the Man of Steel.”

February 10th – On this day in 2017, the London Philharmonic Orchestra performs the concert: ‘Man and superman – Belief and Beyond Belief: Science’. The concert takes place at the Royal Festival Hall in London.

February 11th – On this day in 2003, Smallville airs the fifteenth episode of the show’s second season. The episode, ‘Prodigal’ features Lex Luthor’s half-brother, Lucas.

February 12th – On this day in 1940, radio show, The Adventures of Superman is broadcast on New York City’s WOR. Bud Collyer takes on the role of Superman/Clark Kent. The show becomes famous for introducing Kryptonite into the Superman mythology.

February 13th – On this day in 2013, DC Comics publishes Superboy issues #17. The Comixology preview reads: “The startling conclusion of ‘H’EL ON EARTH’! Superboy faces off against the Herald of the Oracle!”

February 14th – On this day in 2008, Smallville airs its 144th episode. The episode, ‘Fracture’ is directed by James Marshall and sees Clark Kent journey into the mind of Lex Luthor, using experimental LuthorCorp technology.

February 15th – On this day in 1942, the fourth Superman Fleischer Studios short is released in cinemas. The short, titled ‘The Arctic Giant’ is the fourth instalment in a series of 17 animated shorts from Fleischer Studios/Famous Studios. The shorts are regarded by fans and animation experts as highly influential pieces of animation.

February 16th – On this day in 2017, rare Superman art goes on display in New York City. The Superman/Ali exhibit – which features artwork depicting the 1978 clash between Superman and Muhammad Ali – is on display at The Neal Adams Gallery, 15 W. 39th St.

February 17th – On this day in 1974, actor Jerry O’Connell is born. O’Connell played the role of Superman in three animated movies: Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (2015), Justice League Vs Teen Titans (2016) and Justice League Dark (2017).

February 18th – On this day in 2006, the 32nd episode of Justice League Unlimited aired in the US. The episode, ‘Dead Reckoning’ sees Lex Luthor become leader of the Secret Society, while Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman help Deadman retrieve the stolen souls of a mystic order of monks.

February 19th – On this day in 2005, the Justice League Unlimited episode, ‘The Doomsday Sanction’ airs in the US. In this episode, Superman lobotomises Doomsday to stop him from posing a threat to the human race.

February 20th – On this day in 1994, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman airs its 16th episode, ‘The Foundling’. The episode is written by Daniel Levine, is directed by Bill D’Elia and includes an appearance by David Warner as Superman’s biological father, Jor-El.

February 21st – On this day in 2017, LEGO Systems Inc reveals new DC-related building sets, including a Superman/Bizarro ‘Mighty Micros’ set. The set includes two minifigures (Superman and Bizarro) as well as two corresponding vehicles.

February 22nd – On this day in 1959, actor Kyle MacLachlan is born. In 2008, MacLachlan played the role of Clark Kent/Superman in animated movie, Justice League: The New Frontier.

February 23rd – On this day in 2010, Warner Home Video releases Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths on DVD. The movie is the seventh entry in Warner Bros. Animation’s run of DC Universe Animated Original Movies and features the vocal work of Mark Harmon as Superman.

February 24th – On this day in 2010, DC Comics publishes Superman #697. The Comixology preview reads: “‘Man of Valor’ Part 4! With the Legion of Super-Hero members in the 21st century now revealed to Mon-El, the Man of Valor learns of a greater destiny he and Superboy share; one that ties directly in to the fate of New Krypton and Kal-El!”

February 25th – On this day in 2017, ‘Under a Red Sun’, the tenth episode of Justice League Action airs in the US. During the course of the episode, Superman is transported to a planet orbiting a red sun, in a battle with Steppenwolf.

February 26th – On this day in 2008, Warner Home Video releases Justice League: The New Frontier on DVD. The movie is the second entry in Warner Bros. Animation’s run of DC Universe Animated Original Movies and features the vocal work of Kyle MacLachlan as Superman.

February 27th – On this day in 1962, actor Adam Baldwin is born. In 2007, Baldwin played the role of Clark Kent/Superman in the animated movie, Superman: Doomsday. The actor reprised the role for the MMO game, DC Universe Online.

February 28th – On this day in 2012, Warner Home Video releases Justice League: Doom on DVD. The movie is the thirteenth entry in Warner Bros. Animation’s run of DC Universe Animated Original Movies and features the vocal work of Tim Daly as Superman.

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March

March 1st – On this day in 1956, actor Tim Daly is born. Daly played the role of Clark Kent/Superman in three seasons of hit TV show, Superman: The Animated Series, as well as in a series of animated movies including Superman: Brainiac Attacks (2006), Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009), Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010), Justice League: Doom (2010). In 2002, Daly voiced Superman for the computer game, Superman: Shadow of Apokolips.

March 2nd – On this day in 2011, DC Comics publishes DC Comics Presents Superman/Doomsday. The Comixology preview reads: “Reprinting tales of the dread being known as Doomsday just in time for the “Reign of Doomsday” storyline marching its way through the DCU! First, from DOOMSDAY ANNUAL #1, a host of writers and artists look at Doomsday’s early rampage through the cosmos before his fateful first encounter with The Man of Steel, guest-starring the Green Lantern Corps, Darkseid and more. Then, in a tale from SUPERMAN #175, the Red Hulk team of Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness present a disturbing vision of Doomsday, as the creature is “Jokerized” and reborn as Doomsday Rex!”

March 3rd – On this day in 2016, Entertainment Weekly publishes a preview of its forthcoming issue, which includes two covers inspired by DCEU movie, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). The first cover features Batman, while Superman graces the second cover. 

March 4th – On this day in 2015, DC Comics publishes Scooby-Doo Team-Up issue #9. The Comixology description reads: “Superman needs help from Scooby and the gang – so they speed to Metropolis and the horribly haunted Daily Planet offices. But then Superman is turned into a super-powered monster! Even with help from Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and Krypto the Superdog, how can these meddling kids stop the transformed Man-Monster of Steel before he wrecks the city?”

March 5th – On this day in 2008, DC Comics publishes Supergirl issue #27. The Comixology preview reads: “Supergirl thought she triumphed over Reactron, but the radioactive madman has one last trick up his deadly sleeve. Supergirl plunges into a world where up is down, and no, we’re not talking about Bizarro World!”

March 6th – On this day in 1954, the 51st episode of Adventures of Superman airs in the US. The episode, ‘The Whistling Bird’ features guest stars Allene Roberts, Toni Carroll, Otto Waldis and Sterling Holloway.

March 7th – On this day in 2001, production begins on Superman TV show, Smallville. The show would begin airing from October 16th 2001 and remain on the air for ten seasons, clocking up 217 episodes.

March 8th – On this day in 2008, the 22nd episode of Legion of Super-Heroes airs in the US. The episode, ‘In the Beginning’ is directed by James Tucker and is written by Steven Melching.

March 9th – On this day in 1997, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman airs its 80th episode, ‘Lois & Clarks’. The episode is the 15th episode of the show’s fourth season and include the return of H.G. Wells (Hamilton Camp) and Tempus (Lane Davies).

March 10th – On this day in 2010, DC Comics publishes Action Comics issue #887. The Comixology preview reads: “In this corner – the already beaten, exhausted and bruised Nightwing and Flamebird! And in this corner – the reincarnation of the all-powerful Kryptonian sun god Rao! Place your bets! (Smart money’s on the sun god.) And in the co-feature, Captain Atom has to answer for his past sins by fighting the entire Justice League of America single-handedly!”

March 11th – On this day in 2007, the Christopher Reeve Foundation changes its name to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. In a statement, it is noted that the change is to reflect the “partnership, courage and compassion of the Reeves.”

March 12th – On this day in 2008, DC Comics publishes Superman issue #674. The Comixology preview reads: “It’s a time of new beginnings for Superman as art sensation Renato Guedes joins the team! Plus, the superhuman mastermind Paragon is loose in Metropolis, Clark and Lois are hunting for a new place to live after the events of “Insect Queen,” and worse, they’ve got relatives coming to visit — namely, a certain blonde cousin of Lois’s from Smallville. It all sets the stage for a major new addition to the cast in next month’s anniversary issue! Can you say “Chloe Sullivan”? We thought you could…”

March 13th – On this day in 1956, actress Dana Delany is born. Delany has played the role of Lois Lane on a number of occasions, including a three-season stint in Superman: The Animated Series, a couple of episodes of The Batman and in the animated movies Superman: Brainiac Attacks (2006) and Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013).

March 14th – On this day in 1999, actor Kirk Alyn passes away at the age of 88. Throughout his career, Alyn played the role of Clark Kent/Superman in two serials, Superman (1948) and Atom Man Vs. Superman (1950). In 1978, the actor took on the role of Sam Lane (Lois’s father) in Superman: The Movie. As the first live-action Superman, Kirk Alyn played a crucial role in the legacy of Superman. Thank you, Kirk.

March 15th – On this day in 1997, Superman: Escape from Krypton opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. The ride includes a 415ft (126m) tall tower. It is the tallest roller coaster in the world at the time of its opening.

March 16th – On this day in 1997, the 81st episode of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman airs in the US. The episode, titled ‘AKA Superman’ features guest appearances from Kristanna Loken and Dwight Schultz.

March 17th – On this day in 2016, Warner Bros post an online article titled ‘Superman’s Best Saves’. The article highlights Superman’s uncanny knack for helping people in need, with examples taken from The Man of Steel (2013).

March 18th – On this day in 2015, DC Comics publishes Batman/Superman issue #20. Priced at $3.99, the official description from DC Comics reads: “The devastating truth behind the terrorists from Kandor has been uncovered! Now, Superman and Batman must piece together who set this plan in motion and stop them before more innocent lives are destroyed!”

March 19th – On this day in 2016, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice premieres at Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City. The film is screened in New York City the following day before being released in the UK and US on March 25th.

March 20th – On this day in 2012, Superman-fan site, Superman Super Site, posts an article discussing Matthew Reeve’s efforts to continue his father’s legacy. In the article, originally posted by The Hill, Reeve speaks about continuing Christopher Reeve’s efforts for paralysis research, through the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

March 21st – On this day in 1962, comic book writer Mark Waid is born. Waid is an Eisner Award-winning comic book writer, famous for his work at Marvel, Boom! Studios and DC – where in 2003 he wrote the epic Superman tale, Superman: Birthright.

March 22nd – On this day in 1942, the fifth Superman Fleischer Studios short is released in cinemas. The short, titled ‘The Bulleteers’ is the fifth instalment in a series of 17 animated shorts from Fleischer Studios/Famous Studios. The shorts are regarded by fans and animation experts as highly influential pieces of animation.

March 23rd – On this day in 2011, DC Comics publishes Superman/Batman #82. The Comixology preview reads: “‘Sorcerer Kings’ part 2 of 4! When Superman mysteriously vanishes from Earth, Batman must call upon some of the DCU’s top mystics such as Dr. Occult to get some answers. Meanwhile, The Man of Steel finds himself fighting side-by-side with a strange Batman against a horde of Solomon Grundies. And just what is the sun doing to his powers?”

March 24th – On this day in 1958, the 99th episode of Adventures of Superman airs in the US. The episode is titled ‘The Gentle Monster’ and includes guest stats Ben Welden, John Vivyan, Wilkie DeMartel and recurring guest star, Phillips Tead as Professor Pepperwinkle.

March 25th – On this day in 2005, animated series Krypto the Superdog debuts with two-part episode, ‘Krypto’s Scrypto’. Directed by Scott Jeralds, the opening episodes introduce Superman’s dog, Krypto and his friend, 9-year old Kevin.

March 26th – On this day in 2003, Infogrames releases the Game Boy Advance game Superman: Countdown to Apokolips in the US. The game is developed by Mistic Software, is based on Superman: The Animated Series and features the villains, Metallo, Livewire and Bruno Mannheim.

March 27th – On this day in 1994, episode 19 of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman airs in the US. The episode, titled ‘Fly Hard’ sees Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, Perry White and Jimmy Olsen trapped inside the Daily Planet, when a group of criminals storm the building.

March 28th – On this day in 1977, principal photography begins on Superman: The Movie (1978) and Superman II (1980). Both movies are being shot simultaneously, with Richard Donner in the director’s chair and Christopher Reeve in the Superman suit.

March 29th – On this day in 1966, the Superman musical, It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman, opens on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre. Bob Holiday plays the role of Clark Kent/Superman, while Patricia Marand takes on the part of Lois Lane.

March 30th – On this day in 2017, The Lego Batman Movie opens in Australia. The movie features the Justice League, including Superman. Channing Tatum provides the voice of Superman.

March 31st – On this day in 1957, actor Marc McClure is born. Marc played the role of Jimmy Olsen in four Superman movies between 1978 and 1987, as well as in Supergirl (1984).

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April

April 1st – On this day in 2015, DC Comics publishes Superman/Wonder Woman issue #17. The Comixology preview reads: “It’s a bloody showdown as Circe and Magog attack the power couple! And the outcome will bring about a major change in Kal and Diana’s relationship.” A variant cover of the comic depicts Superman and Wonder Woman locked in a romantic embrace. The cover is a homage to the film, Gone With the Wind (1939)

April 2nd – On this day in 2016, Slashfilm reports that Batman V Superman (2013) suffers a record 81% drop-off at the box office, during its second weekend of release. The drop-off is worrying but ultimately does not stop the movie from being a hit when it closes later that year.

April 3rd – On this day in 1943, Warner Bros. Pictures releases the eight-minute animated short, “Super-Rabbit”. Starring Bugs Bunny, the short spoofs Superman. Mel Blanc voices Bugs Bunny, Chuck Jones directs.

April 4th – On this day in 2016, Forbes runs an article titled: ‘Superman Is An Alien, But His Ancestors Were Human’. The article, written by Forbes contributor JV Chamary, argues that the Man of Steel might not be the extra-terrestrial we all think he is.

April 5th – On this day in 2005, the second episode of Krypto the Superdog airs in the US. The episode includes two stories: ‘Super-Flea’ and ‘A Bug’s Strife’.

April 6th – On this day in 2016, Wired posts a news article suggesting that Justice League (2017) director, Zack Snyder wants to direct a solo Superman movie – a sequel to Man of Steel (2013). Within months of the news appearing, Snyder steps down from completing directing Justice League and steps away from the DCEU movies.

April 7th – On this day in 1958, the 101st episode of Adventures of Superman airs in the US. The episode, ‘Three in One’ features guest stars Sid Tomack, Rick Vallin, Buddy Baer and Craig Duncan.

April 8th – On this day in 1960, actor John Schneider is born. Schneider played the role of Jonathan Kent across the course of Smallville’s ten-season run.

April 9th – On this day in 1981, Superman II arrives in UK cinemas. Richard Lester and an uncredited Richard Donner direct the second entry in the series, with Christopher Reeve in the title role. The movie is a hit with critics and audiences alike and continues the success of the Man of Steel on the big screen.

April 10th – On this day in 1982, Chyler Leigh is born. Leigh portrays Alex Danvers, the sister of Kara Danvers in hit TV series, Supergirl. Today, Leigh celebrates her 36th birthday. Happy birthday, Chyler!

April 11th – Today, DC Comics publishes Action Comics issue #1000: 80 Years of Superman Hard Cover edition. The comic celebrates 1000 issues of Action Comics, as well as 80 years of Superman. The book includes a look at the debut appearance of Superman, Supergirl, Brainiac and The Fortress of Solitude.  

April 12th – On this day in 1997, the 82nd episode of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman airs in the US. The episode sees the introduction of a new superhero, Vixen. The episode is the first entry in a three-part story.

April 13th – On this day in 2005, DC Comics publishes Action Comics issue #826. The Comixology preview reads: “‘Lightning Strikes’ part 1! A great evil searches for Superman, and the wizard Shazam sends Captain Marvel to help the Man of Steel. Will Captain Marvel arrive in time, or will Superman himself succumb to the villainous entity’s mad power? Continued in ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #639.”

April 14th – On this day in 1949, actor John Shea is born. Shea played the role of Lex Luthor across the four-season run of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

April 15th – On this day in 2009, DC Comics publishes Action Comics issue #876. The Comixology preview simply reads: “Enter: Ursa!”

April 16th – On this day in 2013, NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment releases the computer game, Injustice: Gods Among Us. The game is released across multiple formats and is a critical and commercial hit. Superman and Batman are key players in the game.

April 17th – On this day in 2013, DC Comics publishes Batman Beyond Unlimited issue #15, featuring Superman. The Comixology preview reads: “All-new digital adventures in print for the first time! Superman’s resolve is tested as the Trillian civil war reaches its climax! The Justice League attempts to uncover the truth about the mysterious ‘Brain Trust!’ After the shocking revelations in the last issue, a brand-new threat emerges for Batman!”

April 18th – On this day in 1938, Superman makes his debut via the pages of Action Comics #1 (cover dated June). The comic is written and illustrated by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and is published by National Comics (later DC Comics). Action Comics #1 is regarded as the comic which kick-started the superhero genre.

April 19th – On this day in 1942, the sixth Superman Fleischer Studios short is released in cinemas. The short, titled ‘The Magnetic Telescope’ is the sixth instalment in a series of 17 animated shorts from Fleischer Studios/Famous Studios. The shorts are regarded by fans and animation experts as highly influential pieces of animation.

April 20th – On this day in 1991, the 74th episode of Superboy airs in the US. The episode, ‘Mine Games’ is the 22nd episode of the show’s third season and is written by Sherman Howard – the actor who plays Lex Luthor.

April 21st – On this day in 1958, the penultimate episode of Adventures of Superman airs in the US. The episode, ‘The Perils of Superman’ is the 12th episode of the show’s sixth season and the 103rd episode overall. One week from now, Adventures of Superman concludes its six-season run.

April 22nd – On this day in 1982, Cassidy Freeman is born. Freeman played the role of Lutessa ‘Tess’ Mercer across three seasons of Smallville.

April 23rd – On this day in 1955, the 53rd episode of Adventures of Superman airs in the US. The episode, ‘Through the Time Barrier’ sees Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and Perry White travel back to 50,000 B.C.

April 24th – On this day in 1968, actress Stacy Haiduk is born. Haiduk played the role of Lana Lang across four seasons of Superboy/The Adventures of Superboy.

April 25th – On this day in 2007, DC Comics publishes Action Comics issue #848. The Comixology preview reads: “Part 1 of the two part “Redemption” storyline! Superman must travel the world from the wilds of Colorado to the plains of Africa to battle an uncontrollable power with an unbelievable source!”

April 26th – On this day in 1977, actor Tom Welling is born. Welling played the role of Clark Kent (and briefly Superman) across the course of ten seasons of hit TV show, Smallville.

April 27th – On this day in 2005, DC Comics publishes Superman/Batman issue #19. The Comixology preview reads: “In this stand-alone story, writer Jeph Loeb is joined by superstar artists Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund for a new tale of the Supergirl from Krypton! Now that Kara Zor-El has accepted her role as Supergirl, what will she do with it? And just how powerful is she? How will her life impact Batman and Superman? This issue is the starting point of an incredible journey that will lead to bigger things for Supergirl – hang on tight!”

April 28th – On this day in 1958, the final episode of Adventures of Superman airs in the US. The episode, ‘All That Glitters’ is the 13th episode of the show’s sixth season and the 104th episode overall. ‘All That Glitters’ concludes George Reeves’ run as Superman on television.

April 29th – On this day in 1954, Superman super-fan, Jerry Seinfeld is born. During the early/mid-‘00s Seinfeld appeared in a series of commercials for American Express, alongside an animated Superman.

April 30th – On this day in 2003, DC Comics publishes the first issue of Superman: Red Son – a three-part story which reimagines the origin of the Man of Steel. In the story baby Kal-El crash lands on a Ukrainian farm, instead of Smallville in the United States. 

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May

May 1st – On this day in 2015 Lois Lane: Fallout is released in hardcover. Written by author, Gwenda Bond the book is part of a series of novels focusing on the intrepid Daily Planet reporter.

May 2nd – On this day in 2006, the 33rd episode of Krypto the Superdog airs in the US. The episode comprises two stories: ‘Too Many Cooks’ and ‘Join the Club’.

May 3rd – On this day in 2008, a reprinted edition of All Star Superman issue #1 is given away free as part of Free Comic Book Day 2008.

May 4th – On this day in 2006, the 35th episode of Krypto the Superdog airs in the US. The episode comprises two stories: ‘Face Time’ and ‘Catopia’.

May 5th – On this day in 1983, actor Henry Cavill is born. Cavill currently plays the role of Clark Kent/Superman in the DC Extended Universe, with his first appearance as Superman in Man of Steel (2013).

May 6th – On this day in 2015, Supergirl is officially picked up by The CW, with a season premiere set for October 26th. The show stars Melissa Benoist in the role of Kara Danvers/Supergirl.

May 7th – On this day in 2013, Warner Home Video releases Superman: Unbound on DVD. The movie is the sixteenth entry in Warner Bros. Animation’s run of DC Universe Animated Original Movies and features the vocal work of Matt Bomer as Superman and Stana Katic as Lois Lane.

May 8th – On this day in 1994, the first season of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman concludes with its 21st episode, ‘The House of Luthor’. The episode sees Lois Lane and Lex Luthor almost married, while Superman is locked in a Kryptonite cage.

May 9th – On this day in 2016, docu-film The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened? screens at St Lukes in Glasgow. The screening costs £7, is open to over 15s only and begins at 8:00pm.

May 10th – On this day in 2006, DC Comics publishes the Superman trade paperback (TPB), Superman: For Tomorrow. The book is written by Brian Azzarello, with art from Jim Lee and Scott Williams and collects together Superman issues #204-#209.

May 11th – On this day in 2017, Deadline reports news that Syfy has picked up Superman prequel series, Krypton. The series is set two generations before the destruction of Krypton.

May 12th – On this day in 2010, DC Comics publishes Superboy: The Boy of Steel hardcover. The book reprints Adventure Comics issues #0-#3, #5-#6 and Superman Secret Files 2009.

May 13th – On this day in 2011, hit TV show, Smallville concludes its ten-season, 217 episode run on US TV. The two-part episode, titled ‘Finale’, sees Clark Kent embrace his destiny and finally don the Superman costume (albeit very briefly).

May 14th – On this day in 2014, DC Comics publishes Action Comics issue #31. The Comixology preview reads: “The SUPERMAN: DOOMED epic continues! Superman barely survived his battle with Doomsday and now realizes that his wounds are not healing. Not only that, but he’s suffering disturbing physical and emotional side effects. He is changing.”

May 15th – On this day in 2008, ‘Arctic’ the 152nd episode of Smallville, airs in the US. The episode sees Lex Luthor discover Clark Kent’s secret and concludes with a climactic showdown in the Fortress of Solitude.

May 16th – On this day in 2012, DC Comics publishes Justice League issue #9. The Comixology preview reads: “‘THE VILLAIN’S JOURNEY’ begins here! Part one of a story introducing an all-new major nemesis for the Justice League by GEOFF JOHNS and JIM LEE! In part three of the SHAZAM! backup story, Billy Batson attempts to get used to his new life, new school and new family as Sivana unleashes an ancient evil imprisoned long ago.”

May 17th – On this day in 1942, the seventh Superman Fleischer Studios short is released in cinemas. The short, titled ‘Electric Earthquake’ is the seventh instalment in a series of 17 animated shorts from Fleischer Studios/Famous Studios. The shorts are regarded by fans and animation experts as highly influential pieces of animation.

May 18th – On this day in 2016, DC Comics publishes Superman: American Alien issue #7. The Comixology preview reads: “After a massive explosion rocks downtown Metropolis, Clark finds himself face-to-face with a white-skinned alien riding a flying motorcycle-and the eyes of the world are all on this so-called Superman! But when Clark’s attempt at reason fails and the bounty hunter reveals some unpleasant truths about Clark’s own alien origin, a brutal showdown begins! Superstar artist Jock reteams with Max Landis for the epic series finale to SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN!”

May 19th – On this day in 2010, DC Comics publishes Superman/Batman issue #72. The Comixology preview reads: “‘Worship’ Part 1, by veteran comic creators Paul Levitz and Jerry Ordway! While The Man of Steel’s godlike presence on another world is perverted by Lex Luthor, zealous Superman followers look to make human sacrifices in his name back on Earth!”

May 20th – On this day in 2003, Smallville airs the Season Two finale, Exodus. The episode is directed by Greg Beeman and see’s Clark instructed by his biological father, Jor-El to leave Smallville. Superman: The Movie (1978) and Superman II (1980) actor, Terence Stamp provides the voice of Jor-El.

May 21st – On this day in 2009, actress Joan Alexander passes away. Alexander played the role of Lois Lane in the radio serial The Adventures of Superman, as well as the Superman animated shorts by Fleischer Studios/Famous Studios and Flimation’s first season of The New Adventures of Superman. Joan Alexander’s contribution to the Superman mythology is not forgotten. Thank you, Joan.

May 22nd – On this day in 2011, DC Comics publishes Superman issue #20. The Comixology preview reads: “Hector Hammond is looking for Superman to save him from the New God known as Orion in ‘Metropolis Burning!’”

May 23rd – On this day in 2007, DC Comics publishes Superman and Batman Vs. Aliens and Predators trade paperback. The book collects together the two-issue miniseries and is priced at $12.99.

May 24th – On this day in 1957, the 90th episode of Adventures of Superman airs in the US. The episode, ‘Mr. Zero’ is directed by Harry Gerstad, is written by Peggy Chantler Dick and features guest star Billy Curtis as Mr. Zero.

May 25th – On this day in 2011, DC Comics publishes Action Comics issue #901. The Comixology preview reads: “We can’t tell you much about this issue without ruining some of ACTION COMICS #900’s surprises, but suffice it to say, Doomsday’s back – and you’ve never seen him like this before! Doomsday’s first appearance brought about the ‘Reign of the Supermen,’ where four characters – Superboy, Steel, Cyborg Superman, and Eradicator – came onto the scene to try to fill Superman’s shoes. Now, with ‘Reign of Doomsday,’ it looks like Superman might need to fill their shoes!”

May 26th – On this day in 1943, the Superman animated short, ‘Jungle Drums’ is released in cinemas. The short is the fifteenth instalment in a series of 17 animated shorts from Fleischer Studios/Famous Studios. The shorts are regarded by fans and animation experts as highly influential pieces of animation.

May 27th – On this day in 2005, the 22nd episode of Krypto the Superdog airs in the US. The episode includes two stories: ‘Bat Hound Meets the Dog Stars’ and ‘A Dog’s Life’.

May 28th – On this day in 2008, DC Comics publishes All Star Superman issue #11. The Comixology preview reads: “Superman…dead? What is the secret behind the Daily Planet’s ominous headline from the future? And what does Clark Kent have to say about it? All the pieces of Lex Luthor’s master plan to kill Superman begin to come together, building up to the All Star big bang in story’s finale!”

May 29th – On this day in 2004, the 50th, 51st and 52nd episode of Justice League air in the US. The episodes ‘Starcrossed Part 1, 2 & 3’ conclude the second season of Justice League and set up events for follow-up show, Justice League Unlimited.

May 30th – On this day in 1996, Superman writer, Roger Stern writes the introduction pages for the trade paperback edition of Superman: Krisis of the Krimson Kryptonite. Stern discusses his involvement with the story and the events that led up to Clark Kent’s proposal to Lois Lane.

May 31st – On this day in 1996, Titus Software release Superman 64 (aka Superman: The New Superman Adventures) on the Nintendo 64. The game is panned by critics and becomes one of the most notorious games on the N64.

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June

June 1st – On this day in 1981, Superman II opens in the US as part of a staggered release across the world. The film arrives six months after initially opening in Australia on December 4th 1980. The movie is a hit with critics and audiences alike.

June 2nd – On this day in 2016, Superman fan-site posts news that an original Superman costume worn by Christopher Reeve in Superman: The Movie (1978) and Superman II (1980) will be featured in upcoming auction, ‘Hollywood Extravaganza Auction’.

June 3rd – On this day in 2017, Superman actor, Dean Cain and Supergirl actress, Helen Slater appear as guests at Collectormania 24 at the Birmingham NEC in the UK. Cain and Slater pose for photographs, sign autographs and take part in a live Q&A session.

June 4th – On this day in 2014, DC Comics publishes Action Comics #32. The Comixology preview reads: “’SUPERMAN: DOOMED’ continues with ‘ENEMY OF THE STATE’ as Superman struggles against the Doomsday virus – but is he losing the fight? How much longer can he stay in control? And how far will he be pushed when he’s faced with a world against him and a shocking betrayal at the end of this issue?”

June 5th – On this day in 2013, DC Comics publishes Action Comics issue #21. The Comixology preview reads: “Superman is betrayed by his own DNA! And in the backup story, learn The New 52 origin of The Parasite!”

June 6th – On this day in 2007, DC Comics publishes Justice League Unlimited issue #34. The Comixology preview reads: “Superman must deal with the greatest threat Krypton left behind: Zod!”

June 7th – On this day in 2006, DC Comics publishes Superman/Doomsday Omnibus trade paperback. The book collects together Superman: The Doomsday Wars issue #1-#3, Superman/Doomsday: Hunter Prey issue #1-#3, Doomsday Annual issue #1, Adventures of Superman issue #594 and Superman issue #175.

June 8th – On this day in 2016, DC Comics publishes Adventures of Supergirl issue #3. The Comixology preview reads: “Based on the new hit TV series! After seeing Vril Dox locked up for his crimes against Winn, Kara thinks life in the D.E.O. will get back to normal. Until the zombies attack. Now Supergirl must fight her way across universes and lifetimes to find the mastermind behind her current troubles.”

June 9th – On this day in 2010, DC Comics publishes the trade paperback, Superman/Batman: Finest Worlds. The book collects together issues #50-#56 of Superman/Batman, which comprises three stories.

June 10th – On this day in 2013, Man of Steel receives a red carpet premiere at the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York City. The principal cast attend the event, four days ahead of the official US and UK release.

June 11th – On this day in 2015, the 37th Annual Superman Celebration takes place in Metropolis, Illinois. The event runs from June 11th until June 14th, for fans young and old. Activities take place throughout the town, including a film festival, a ‘Fortress of Jello-tude’ eating contest and a BMX show.

June 12th – On this day in 1942, the eighth Superman Fleischer Studios short is released in cinemas. The short, titled ‘Volcano’ is the eighth instalment in a series of 17 animated shorts from Fleischer Studios/Famous Studios. The shorts are regarded by fans and animation experts as highly influential pieces of animation.

June 13th – On this day in 2004, voice-over artist Danny Dark passes away. During the late ‘70s to mid-‘80s, Dark played the role of Clark Kent/Superman for 12 years across Hanna-Barbera’s series of Super Friends cartoons. For an entire generation, Dark was Superman. Thank you, Danny.

June 14th – On this day in 1997, the final episode of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman airs in the US. ‘The Family Hour’ ends a four-season run of the hit TV show, but ends on a cliff-hanger which is never resolved.

June 15th – On this day in 2017, Superman-fan website, Super Site posts a ‘first look’ preview of JAKKS Justice League action figures. The 20-inch figures hit shops on 12th August 2017, three months ahead of the movie.

June 16th – On this day in 1959, actor George Reeves passes away. Reeves played the role of Clark Kent/Superman across the course of six seasons of hit TV show, The Adventures of Superman. The actor left a lasting impression on fans and his performance in the role of Clark Kent/Superman is still regarded as one of the greatest. Thank you, George.

June 17th – On this day in 1983, Superman III arrives in US cinemas. Directed by Richard Lester the film counts Richard Pryor and Robert Vaughn amongst its cast. Critics are less than positive about the movie.

June 18th – On this day in 1908, the late actor and announcer, Bud Collyer is born. During his career, Collyer took on the role of Clark Kent/Superman for radio show, The Adventures of Superman, as well for the Filmation TV series, The New Adventures of Superman.

June 19th – On this day in 2013, DC Comics publishes Supergirl issue #21. The Comixology preview reads: “It’s Supergirl vs. the mysterious Mekka-but what is the secret of this new menace? And what is Lex Luthor’s envoy Alphina planning against Kara?”

June 20th – On this day in 2006, Warner Home Video releases direct-to-DVD animated movie, Superman: Brainiac Attacks. Tim Daly and Dana Delany reprise their roles from Superman: The Animated Series, however, the movie is not part of the DC Animated Universe.

June 21st – On this day in 1978, actress Erica Durance is born. Durance played Lois Lane across seven seasons of hit TV series, Smallville.

June 22nd – On this day in 2016, DC Comics publishes Action Comics issue #958. The Comixology preview reads: “‘PATH TO DOOM’ chapter two. Luthor and Superman must put aside their differences and face the common threat of Doomsday, as Jimmy Olsen and the Planet staff try to uncover the truth: who is the man claiming to be Clark Kent? THEY SAID IT: ‘Superman is synonymous with the word superhero,’ says artist Patrick Zircher. “He’s the greatest. Drawing ACTION COMICS fills me with a passion to make great comics.”

June 23rd – On this day in 2010, DC Comics publishes Supergirl issue #53. The Comixology preview reads: “Beginning an all-new SUPERGIRL arc! The War of the Supermen is over. Who is left to pick up the pieces? Fallout from her actions during the war plague Supergirl, and Kara has to make one of the toughest decisions of her life: Should she continue to be Supergirl and stay in metropolis – or is it time to move on? And with Cat Grant and the villainous [CLASSIFIED] coming at her harder than ever before, is being a superhero even worth it? “Who is Supergirl?” begins here!”

June 24th – On this day in 2009, DC Comics publishes Superman issue #689. The Comixology preview reads: “What’s a young man to do when he’s told he’s going to die? See the world while he can, of course! Experience a whistle-stop tour of Earth with Mon-El as he tastes life and fights crime with some of DC’s international cast of Super Heroes. Meanwhile, back in Metropolis, a media mogul takes to the airwaves. His goal: the banning of all alien life on Earth. His name: Morgan Edge. And just what is the Prankster planning?”

June 25th – On this day in 2014, DC Comics publishes Adventures of Superman issue #14. The Comixology preview reads: “The Joker’s in town…and he wants to meet Superman! Find out what happens next in this one-of-a-kind story from Chronicle writer Max Landis and legendary artist Jock (GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE)! Plus, don’t miss Clark Kent’s babysitting adventures as he looks after none other than Sugar and Spike!”

June 26th – On this day in 2016, Warner Bros release an extended cut of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in a digital format. Titled the ‘Ultimate Edition’, the movie includes an additional 31 minutes of footage not seen in cinemas.

June 27th – On this day in 2012, DC Comics publishes Superman Family Adventures issue #2. The Comixology preview reads: “SUPERMAN trains his young sidekicks to become Super Heroes! BIZARRO comes to Earth and makes a mess of METROPOLIS! JIMMY OLSEN finds out that being Superman’s pal means help is only a SHOUT away!”

June 28th – On this day in 2006, Superman Returns is released across the United States and Canada. The film opens in 4,065 theatres and grosses $52.5 million during its opening weekend.

June 29th – On this day in 1964, actor Peter Jessop is born. Jessop played the role of Clark Kent/Superman in the animated movie, JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time (2014).

June 30th – On this day in 2010, DC Comics publishes Action Comics issue #890. The Comixology description reads: “Look out, Metropolis – Lex Luthor is back! The dynamic new creative team of Marc Guggenheim (Amazing Spider-Man) and Pete Woods (SUPERMAN: LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON) hits the scene with an oversized issue packed with non-stop action! That’s not all! Superstar artist David Finch (BRIGHTEST DAY, New Avengers) joins ACTION COMICS this issue as new cover artist!”

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July

July 1st – On this day in 2004, actor Marlon Brando passes away at the age of 80. Brando had an extensive career, appearing in such movies as A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), Last Tango in Paris (1972) and Apocalypse Now (1972). To Superman fans, Brando was Jor-El, Superman’s biological father. Brando’s performance in Superman: The Movie remains the stuff of legend.

July 2nd – On this day in 2005, the 23rd episode of Justice League Unlimited, ‘Flashpoint’ airs in the US. The episode is directed by Joaquim dos Santos and is written by Dwayne McDuffie.

July 3rd – On this day in 2016, actress Noel Neill passes away at the age of 95. Throughout her extensive career, Noel played the role of Lois Lane in the serials, Superman (1948) and Atom Man Vs Superman (1950) opposite Kirk Alyn, as well as in five seasons of The Adventures of Superman, opposite George Reeves. Neill had cameo roles in Superman: The Movie (1978), the 1980s Superboy TV series and Superman Returns (2006). As Lois Lane, Neil provided a fan-favourite performance which is still remembered today. Thank you, Noel.

July 4th – On this day in 2007, DC Comics publishes Action Comics #851. The Comixology preview reads: “Part 4 of the landmark ‘Last Son’ story, by Geoff Johns, Richard Donner and Adam Kubert! Superman travels to a place so alien and strange, it could only be presented in a special 3-D section, featuring 3-D effects by Ray Zone! That’s right, the action in ACTION takes on a whole new meaning as this benchmark story takes a sharp turn into the third dimension! Plus, meet the all-new Superman Revenge Squad!”

July 5th – On this day in 2003, the 27th and 28th episodes of Justice League, ‘Twilight Part 1 & 2’ air in the US. The episodes kick-start the show’s second season and feature Darkseid and Brainiac.

July 6th – On this day in 1937, actor Ned Beatty is born. The actor, who has appeared in films ranging from Deliverance (1972) to Toy Story 3 (2010), is known to Superman fans as Otis, Lex Luthor’s bumbling sidekick in Superman: The Movie (1978) and Superman II (1980).

July 7th – On this day in 2014, The Escapist posts news that former Superman actor, Brandon Routh has been cast as Ray Palmer, aka The Atom, in hit TV show Arrow.

July 8th – On this day in 2015, DC Comics publishes Batman/Superman issue #22. The Comixology preview reads: “The Superman epic you never expected – ‘TRUTH’ continues! Can Superman accept the truth about his new partner? Featuring the all-new Batman!”

July 9th – On this day in 2015, documentary film The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened? receives its video on demand (VOD) release. Directed by Jon Schnepp, the docu-film features interviews from Tim Burton, Kevin Smith and Jon Peters and discusses the abandoned live-action Superman movie, Superman Lives, which would have starred Nicholas Cage in the title role.

July 10th – On this day in 1914, the late comic book artist Joe Shuster is born. At the age of 24, Shuster along with collaborator Jerry Siegel, creates Superman – the most iconic super hero of all-time.

July 11th – On this day in 1972, actor Michael Rosenbaum is born. Rosenbaum played the role of Lex Luthor throughout the run of hit TV series, Smallville.

July 12th – On this day in 2017, DC Comics publishes Action Comics issue #983. The Comixology preview reads: “’REVENGE’ part one! A beaten and battered Superman can barely hold his own against the revenge squad of his greatest foes-but hope rushes from the horizon as the Superman family arrives!”

July 13th – On this day in 2011, DC Comics publishes Superman issue #713. The Comixology preview reads: “What could possibly make The Man of Steel decide to stop being Superman? Superboy and Supergirl catch up with him in Portland, Oregon, and they want answers!”

July 14th – On this day in 2004, DC Comics publishes Action Comics issue #817. The Comixology preview reads: “It’s Superman’s last stand at S.T.A.R. Labs, guest-starring Wonder Woman and Superboy! Injured from his knock-down fight with Gog, Superman is cornered by every villain who wants to make a name for himself by getting a piece of the Man of Steel. Will Wonder Woman and Superboy be enough muscle to help Superman?”

July 15th – On this day in 2015, DC Comics publishes Superman/Wonder Woman issue #19. The Comixology preview reads: “The Superman epic you never expected – ‘TRUTH’ continues! Is there truth in madness? Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad guest-star!”

July 16th – On this day in 2005, the 25th episode of Justice League Unlimited airs in the US. The episode, ‘Divided We Fall’ sees the Justice League locked in a climactic battle with Luthor-Brainiac.

July 17th – On this day in 2013, DC Comics publishes Supergirl issue #22. The Comixology preview reads: “Careful what you wish for! Kara may have found a home away from Earth, but it’s at a price that Superboy will have to pay to a major Superman foe!”

July 18th – On this day in 2016, Warner Home Video releases a number of themed super hero DVDs collecting together episodes taken from various DCAU shows, including Superman: The Animated Series. Priced at £5.99 the DVDs have a running time of around an hour.

July 19th – On this day in 1983, Superman III arrives in UK cinemas. Directed by Richard Lester the film counts Richard Pryor and Robert Vaughn amongst its cast. Critics are less than positive about the movie. Superman III is the third of four Superman movies to feature Christopher Reeve in the title role.

July 20th – On this day in 2011, DC Comics publishes Superman/Batman issue #86. The Comixology preview reads: “Someone has gotten close to finding out the true identity of Batman, and now that person has turned up dead! Superman is about to discover just how gray the world of The Dark Knight really is. ‘The Secret’ part 2.”

July 21st – On this day in 2006, preview footage of Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut is screened at San Diego Comic-Con, as part of the ‘Warner Home Video Superman Through the Ages’ panel. The film – a reworked version of Superman II – is released on 28th November 2006.

July 22nd – On this day in 1938, actor Terence Stamp is born. Stamp is known to Superman fans the world over as General Zod – the ruthless Kryptonian criminal who appeared in Superman: The Movie (1978) and Superman II (1980).

July 23rd – On this day in 2017, Smallville actor, Tom Welling posts a picture of himself on his official Instagram account, holding backstage passes for Comic-Con. The actor is appearing at San Diego Comic-Con to highlight his involvement in TV series, Lucifer. The accompanying caption reads: “It’s official! @luciferonfox #comiccon2017 #SDCC2017 #hashtag

July 24th – On this day in 1987, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace hits cinema screens. Directed by Sidney J. Furie, the movie marks Christopher Reeve’s final performance as Superman. The movie is not well received by critics or audiences.

July 25th – On this day in 2012, DC Comics publishes Superman Family Adventures #3. The Comixology preview reads: “What is JIMMY OLSEN’S SUPERGIRL THEORY? The sky is filled with SUPER-PETS! What’s up with Jimmy’s wristwatch? How does that thing work? Oh yeah, there’s also an appearance by SUPERMAN!”

July 26th – On this day in 2017, DC Comics publishes Action Comics #984. The Comixology preview read: “’REVENGE’ part two! A battle of titanic proportions rages through Superman’s arctic fortress as General Zod reveals his ultimate plan by accessing the Phantom Zone. Superman’s family’s lives hang in the balance as ‘Revenge’ concludes.”

July 27th – On this day in 2016, DC Comics releases the Blueline Superman action figure. The ‘sketch-style’ figure is inspired by the artwork of Jim Lee.

July 28th – On this day in 2010, DC Comics publishes Action Comics #891. The Comixology preview reads: “When Lex Luthor finally regained control of LexCorp, he thought he had everything he wanted. But in BLACKEST NIGHT, he briefly became an Orange Lantern and got a taste of true power. Now he’ll do anything – anything – to get that power back. Buckle in for a greatest hits tour of the DCU’s most wanted as Lex Luthor begins an epic quest for power, all brought to you by new ongoing writer Paul Cornell (Dr. Who, Captain Britain and MI-13) and artist Pete Woods (WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON), with covers by David Finch (BRIGHTEST DAY, Ultimatum)!”

July 29th – On this day in 1982, actress Allison Mack is born. Mack played the role of Chloe Sullivan in the hit TV series, Smallville.

July 30th – On this day in 1992, Superman co-creator Joseph ‘Joe’ Shuster passes away. Working alongside collaborator, Jerry Siegel, Shuster created arguably the most influential and inspiring super hero of all-time. Thank you, Joe.

July 31st – On this day in 1966, actor Dean Cain is born. Cain starred as Clark Kent/Superman across four seasons of hit TV series, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

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August

August 1st – On this day in 2012, DC Comics publishes Action Comics issue #12 Combo Pack. The Comixology preview reads: “What is the horrific secret behind ‘THE FORGOTTEN SUPERMAN’? What happens when Superman is too late to save LOIS LANE? And what is the staggering new threat The Man of Steel is about to face? Plus in the backup, Perry White’s brush with death leads to startling consequences for Superman! This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.”

August 2nd – On this day in 2017, Superman fan-site, Superman Super Site posts a look at the merchandise being released for forthcoming movie, Justice League. The merchandise – which goes on sale via the WB Shop – includes statues, standees and action figures.

August 3rd – On this day in 1981, actor Travis Willingham is born. Willingham played Superman in the computer games, Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (2012) and Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (2014), and Mecha Superman in the 2015 game, Infinite Crisis.

August 4th – On this day in 2010, DC Comics publishes Superman: The Last Family of Krypton issue #1. The Comixology preview reads: “Returning to a character he’s long been associated with, legendary writer Cary Bates explores a different side to Superman’s legend in an Elseworlds tale that hinges on the fact that while baby Kal-el has rocketed to the distant planet Earth from his doomed homeworld of Krypton, he was not alone. How does a world handle the emergence of the Last Family of Krypton as Jor-El, Lara and Kal-El make Earth their adopted home?”

August 5th – On this day in 2016, the Independent reports news that Action Comics #1 sells for almost $1million at auction. The comic – bearing the cover price of 10 cents – features the debut appearance of Superman. The auction was held by Dallas-based, Heritage Auctions.

August 6th – On this day in 2014, E Online reports news that Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice has switched release dates (for the second time) to distance itself from the release of Captain America: Civil War. The film is to be released in March 2016 and not May 2016, as planned.

August 7th – On this day in 2004, the Justice League Unlimited episode, ‘For the Man Who Has Everything’ airs in the US. The episode is an adaptation of the classic Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons story of the same name, from Superman Annual #11. During the course of the episode, Superman is held captive by a wish-fulfilling parasite known as the Black Mercy.

August 8th – On this day in 2017, HET Concert Gebouw presents ‘Summernight at the Movies: From Superman to Ice Age’. The programme includes a number of well-known movies themes, including John Williams’ March from Superman: The Movie (1978).

August 9th – On this day in 2006, DC Comics publishes 52 issue #14. The Comixology preview reads: “In WEEK 14, with art by Dale Eaglesham and Art Thibert, Steel faces a turning point, and Montoya and the Question go international! Plus, the origin of Steel by Waid and Jon Bogdanove! 52: A year without Superman; a year without Batman; a year without Wonder Woman…but not a year without heroes.”

August 10th – On this day in 2005, DC Comics publishes Action Comics issue #830. The Comixology preview reads: “A VILLAINS UNITED tie-in! The Society comes to Metropolis to offer the city protection, but the Man of Steel doesn’t take too kindly to a society of super-villains staking claim to his city!”

August 11th – On this day in 1977, Rolling Stone review Barbra Streisand album, Superman. Reviewer Dave Marsh, comments: “Superman is clearly the best album Streisand has made in some time, possibly the best since Stoney End.”

August 12th – On this day in 2009, DC Comics publishes Action Comics #880. The Comixology preview reads: “Codename: Patriot part 2! Nightwing and Flamebird are hot on the trail of the psycho sleeper agents Nadira and Az-Rel when the heroes run into another deadly duo – Reactron and Metallo! What do these two want and how does it tie in with General Lane’s plans? Meanwhile, Superman and Supergirl arrive on Earth searching for the shooter – but will their actions here cause more harm than good? Continued in SUPERGIRL #44!”

August 13th – On this day in 2014, Superman fan-site, Superman Super Site posts images of Amy Adams, spotted on the set of forthcoming movie, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). The images provide confirmation that Adams is in the new movie.

August 14th – On this day in 2004, ‘Kids’ Stuff’ the third episode of Justice League Unlimited airs in the US. The episode sees Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Etrigan and Green Lantern transformed into infants.

August 15th – On this day in 1997, live-action movie, Steel hits US cinemas. The DC Comics film, inspired by comic book character Steel, is directed by Kenneth Johnson and stars Shaquille O’Neal, Annabeth Gish and Richard Roundtree.

August 16th – On this day in 1946, actress Lesley Ann Warren is born. Warren played the role of Lois Lane in the TV special, It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman (1975). Warren also screen tested (unsuccessfully) for the role of Lois Lane in Superman: The Movie (1978).

August 17th – On this day in 2016, DC Comics publishes Supergirl Rebirth issue #1. The Comixology preview reads: “Supergirl turns to the shadowy organization known as the D.E.O. (Department of Extranormal Operations) to restore her lost powers once and for all! But as a fateful experiment sends Kara Zor-El rocketing toward the sun, disaster strikes at home in the form of the lost Kryptonian werewolf Lar-On! All the epic action of the brand new Supergirl series starts here!”

August 18th – On this day in 2010, DC Comics publishes Supergirl issue #55. The Comixology preview reads: “Enter: Bizarro Supergirl! But how did she get to Earth and just what does she want? The real Supergirl better find out fast, or else there won’t be much left of Metropolis to save! And to make things worse, an even bigger threat looms on the horizon with an eye for the Girl of Steel! Featuring the stunning debut of new regular cover artist Amy Reeder (MADAME XANADU)!”

August 19th – On this day in 2016, the Honcho-SFX blog posts an article: ‘The Voice Actors of Superman: The Animated Series – Where Are They Now?’. The post takes a look at the careers of Tim Daly, Dana Delany, David Kaufman, George Dzundza, Nicholle Tom, Victor Brandt and Clancy Brown.

August 20th – On this day in 1974, actress Amy Adams is born. Adams currently plays the role of Lois Lane in the DC Extended Universe, a part that began in the Man of Steel (2013).

August 21st – On this day in 2017, images of DC event comic, Doomsday Clock begin to circulate online. The images feature Doctor Manhattan and Superman.

August 22nd – On this day in 2012, DC Comics publishes Superman issue #12. The Comixology preview reads: “The entity that came from the bottom of the ocean in issue #9 is back – and it’s trying to create a dimensional gateway for his army! Earth is in peril, and Superman is the only one who can prevent mass death and destruction.”

August 23rd – On this day in 1942, the ninth Superman Fleischer Studios short is released in cinemas. The short, titled ‘Terror on the Midway’ is the ninth instalment in a series of 17 animated shorts from Fleischer Studios/Famous Studios. The shorts are regarded by fans and animation experts as highly influential pieces of animation.

August 24th – On this day in 2011, DC Comics publishes Superman Beyond issue #0. The comic is a spin-off from the popular cartoon/comic series, Batman Beyond. The Comixology preview reads: “From the hit comic series BATMAN BEYOND comes the adventures of The Man of Tomorrow in the DC Universe of the future. As Superman feels his super-powers beginning to decline, The Last Son of Krypton is called back into action to stop a villain more powerful than any he’s faced before. This looks like a job for Superman Beyond!”

August 25th – On this day in 2009, the complete Smallville Season 8 is released on Region 1 DVD. The Region 2 release follows two months later, with the Region 4 release following in March 2010.

August 26th – On this day in 2009, DC Comics publishes Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen Special issue #2. The Comixology preview reads: “Jimmy Olsen has put all the pieces together regarding the mysterious Project 7734, and it’s worse than he imagined. With The Man of Steel temporarily out of the picture, though, it’s all up to Superman’s Pal to take action. Thankfully he has the help of Mon-El and Steel’s niece Natasha Irons – but will they be enough to defeat Codename: Assassin?”

August 27th – On this day in 2017, DC Comics shares information about a classic Superman poster (dating back to 1949) which promotes diversity. The poster – which has recently begun circulating around the internet – features Superman talking to a group of children, with the comment: “…And remember, boys and girls, your school – like our country – is made up of Americans of many different races, religions and national origins, so… …if you hear anybody talk against a schoolmate or anyone else because of his religion, race or national origin – don’t wait: tell him THAT KIND OF TALK IS UN-AMERICAN.” According to DC, the image was printed on a book cover distributed to schools by the Institute for American Democracy. The artwork was produced by classic Superman artist, Wayne Boring.

August 28th – On this day in 1917, the late comic book artist Jack Kirby is born. Kirby created and co-created some of the most iconic characters in comics, including The New Gods and Darkseid. Many of Kirby’s characters take on key roles throughout the course of Superman: The Animated Series.

August 29th – On this day in 2007, DC Comics publishes Action Comics #855. The Comixology preview reads: “The dynamic writing team of Geoff Johns and Richard Donner joins artist extraordinaire Eric Powell (The Goon) for “Escape from Bizarro World,” a 3-part story that will thrill and horrify! Last seen in ACTION COMICS #845, Bizarro returns to kidnap one of the most important people in Superman’s life. But what does the twisted, ersatz Man of Steel want? The only way to find out is to travel to the enemy’s home: Bizarro World!”

August 30th – On this day in 2006, actor Glenn Ford passes away at the age of 90. The actor was known to Superman fans as Jonathan Kent – Clark Kent’s adoptive father in Superman: The Movie. Ford brought a gentle poignancy to his performance, which is still remembered by fans to this day. Thank you, Glen.

August 31st – On this day in 2011, DC Comics published Justice League issue #1, ushering in a new era of DC stories under the banner heading of ‘The New 52’. The Comixology preview reads: “Comics superstars Geoff Johns and Jim Lee make history! In a universe where super heroes are strange and new, Batman has discovered a dark evil that requires him to unite the World Greatest Heroes!”

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September

September 1st – On this day in 2010, Superman: The Last Family of Krypton issue #2. The Comixology preview reads: “The second chapter in the saga of the sole survivors of Krypton finds the entire El family adapting to their new home on Earth with varying degrees of success. Young Kal-El’s become a reporter at the great Metropolitan newspaper The Daily Planet, while Jor-El clearly favors the company of the boy-genius Lex Luthor. Meanwhile, Lara’s charity work covers many bases including a fateful meeting with the wealthy family that runs the Wayne Foundation. It seems the two new El family members, Bru-El and Valora, are the only ones struggling to fit in, even though they’re the first Els born on Earth…”

September 2nd – On this day in 1951, actor Mark Harmon is born. In 2010, Harmon played the role of Clark Kent/Superman in the animated movie, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths.

September 3rd – On this day in 2003, DC Comic publishes Action Comics issue #807. The Comixology preview reads: “The ‘Supergirls’ story arc continues! Mia, the Supergirl from the pages of SUPERMAN, joins the fight along with Natasha Irons and Girl 13. The trio sets out to stop a mysterious assailant who has delivered a near-fatal blow to Superman. And in the middle of it all, a blackout hits Metropolis!”

September 4th – On this day in 1996, DC Comics publishes Steel issue #32. The Comixology preview reads: “When the super-intelligent, hulking Blockbuster sets his sights on Washington, there’s one obstacle he must first eliminate–Steel.”

September 5th – On this day in 2007, DC Comics publishes Supergirl issue #21. The Comixology preview reads: “A COUNTDOWN tie-in! For Supergirl, the scars of AMAZONS ATTACK remain. Now she’s unable to come to terms with her guilt, dreading crossing paths with Superman, and facing off against a foe straight from the pages of COUNTDOWN: the Karate Kid!”

September 6th – On this day in 1996, Superman: The Animated Series debuts on US TV screens, with the three-part story, ‘The Last Son of Krypton’. Jor-El, Lara, Krypton, Clark Kent, Superman, Lex Luthor, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, Ma & Pa Kent, Brainiac and John Corben all appear across the course of the three-part story.

September 7th – On this day in 1996, the second episode of Superman: The Animated Series appears on US TV screens. The episode, ‘Fun and Games’ introduces the villain known as the Toyman. Actor Bud Cort provides the voice of the Toyman.

September 8th – On this day in 1969, actor and announcer, Bud Collyer passes away at the age of 61. During his career, Collyer took on the role of Clark Kent/Superman for radio show, The Adventures of Superman, as well for the Filmation TV series, The New Adventures of Superman. Collyer played an important role in the Superman mythology, bringing the character to life across the airwaves just two years after he made his comic book debut.

September 9th – On this day in 1998, DC Comics publishes Superman Adventures issue #25. The comic is the 25th issue in a series based on the DCAU show, Superman: The Animated Series.  

September 10th – On this day in 1953, actor Stuart Milligan is born. Milligan played the role of Clark Kent/Superman in two BBC Radio dramas, Superman on Trial (1988) and The Adventures of Superman (1988).

September 11th – On this day in 1987, actor Tyler Hoechlin is born. Hoechlin currently plays the role of Clark Kent/Superman in hit TV series, Supergirl.

September 12th – On this day in 1993, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman makes its debut on US TV. The feature-length episode, ‘Pilot’ is directed by Robert Butler and is written by Deborah Joy LeVine. This episode kick-starts a four-season run of the hit ‘90s show.

September 13th – On this day in 2006, DC Comics publishes the original hardcover, Superman: Infinite City. The written by Mike Kennedy, with artwork by Carlos Meglia.

September 14th – On this day in 2005, DC Comics publishes Action Comics #831. The Comixology preview reads: “A VILLAINS UNITED tie-in! Get ready for Superman vs. Black Adam–and Doctor Psycho will be there to pick up the pieces!”

September 15th – On this day in 1922, the late actor Jackie Cooper is born. The child actor, turned adult pro, had an extensive career appearing in countless productions. In 1978, Cooper played the role of Daily Planet editor-in-chief, Perry White in Superman: The Movie – a role he played three more times in 1980, 1983 and 1987.  

September 16th – On this day in 2015, DC Comics publishes Bizarro issue #4. The Comixology preview reads: “Cigam! Look out Zatanna-you’re about to meet your match in backwards magic spells when Bizarro and Jimmy break up your act in Branson, Missouri!”

September 17th – On this day in 1988, the first episode of animated show, Superman hits US TV screens. The show is produced by Ruby-Spears Productions, with Beau Weaver providing vocal duties for the role of Clark Kent/Superman. The episode comprises two stories: ‘Destroy the Defendroids’ and ‘The Adoption’.

September 18th – On this day in 2007, Warner Home Video releases Superman: Doomsday on DVD. The movie is the first entry in Warner Bros. Animation’s run of DC Universe Animated Original Movies and features vocal work from Adam Baldwin as Superman, Anne Heche as Lois Lane and James Marsters as Lex Luthor.

September 19th – On this day in 1952, Adventures of Superman airs its debut episode, ‘Superman on Earth’ on television screens in the US. The episode introduces Jor-El, Krypton and Clark Kent and kick-starts a six-season run that quickly becomes a television icon of the 1950s. 

September 20th – On this day in 2006, DC Comics publishes Krypto the Superdog issue #1. The Comixology preview reads: “Flying in from his hit TV cartoon, Krypto the Superdog arrives with a fun-filled 6-issue miniseries! Follow the exciting adventures of the Last Pup of Krypton as he arrives on Earth, meets his host family and friend Kevin, and fights crime with his stalwart companions!”

September 21st – On this day in 2017, Superman actor Henry Cavill posts a picture to his official Instagram account. In the picture, Cavill is holding up a copy of Wonder Woman (2017) on Blu-ray. The picture is accompanied by the caption: “Soooo this just came out. I’ve just got mine, did you get yours? #WonderWoman #YouGoGal #DC #GalGadot”

September 22nd – On this day in 2004, Black Kryptonite makes its first appearance via hit TV show, Smallville. Black Kryptonite appears in the episode ‘Crusade’, the first episode of the show’s fourth season. Black Kryptonite is later incorporated into official DC Comics continuity, via the pages of Supergirl.  

September 23rd – On this day in 2006, animated TV series, Legion of Superheroes makes its debut, with the episode ‘Man of Tomorrow’. The show runs for two seasons in total and includes two different Supermen: Superman & Superman X.

September 24th – On this day in 1977, The All-New Super Friends Hour airs its third episode, comprising four stories: ‘Invasion of the Hydronoids’, ‘Hitchhike’, ‘City in a Bottle’ and ‘Space Emergency’.

September 25th – On this day in 1952, the late actor Christopher Reeve is born. Reeve appears in four Superman movies during the course of his life time, beginning with Superman: The Movie (1978). The actor’s performance as Clark Kent/Superman is regarded as one of the greatest performances of a comic book character, ever.  

September 26th – On this day in 1941, the first Superman Fleischer Studios short is released in cinemas. The short, titled ‘Superman’ (aka ‘The Mad Scientist’) is the first instalment in a series of 17 animated shorts from Fleischer Studios/Famous Studios. The shorts are regarded by fans and animation experts as highly influential pieces of animation.

September 27th – On this day in 1997, the twelfth episode of Superman: The Animated Series’ second season airs in the US. The episode, titled ‘Brave New Metropolis’, is set in a parallel universe where Superman and Lex Luthor rule over a police state.

September 28th – On this day in 2010, Warner Home Video releases Superman/Batman: Apocalypse on DVD. The movie is the ninth entry in Warner Bros. Animation’s run of DC Universe Animated Original Movies and features the vocal work of Tim Daly as Superman.

September 29th – On this day in 2009, Warner Home Video releases Superman/Batman: Public Enemies on DVD. The movie is the sixth entry in Warner Bros. Animation’s run of DC Universe Animated Original Movies and features the vocal work of Tim Daly as Superman.

September 30th – On this day in 2015, DC Comics publishes Superman issue #44. The Comixology preview reads: “The epic ‘Truth’ arc reaches its finale as the Daily Planet and its staff may be the first casualties of Clark’s identity being revealed!”

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October

October 1st – On this day in 2008, DC Comics publishes Trinity issue #18. The Comixology preview reads: “Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman no more! The heroic Trinity have met their fates at the hands of their villainous counterparts in the Troika. Now the Earth trembles helplessly in the hands of the villainous group while Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman’s accomplishments are being forgotten!”

October 2nd – On this day in 2017, Comic Book.com reports news that Superman’s ‘black armour’ suit is likely to appear in the DCEU movie, Justice League, after a piece of official movie merchandise is released, which features the black suit. A month later the movie hits cinemas and does not include any reference to the black suit.

October 3rd – On this day in 2017, Warner Archive releases Superman: The Movie: Extended Cut – a 3hour 8minute cut of the film. Previously shown on US TV screens in 1980, The Extended Cut comes packaged up with the 2000 Expanded Edition of Superman: The Movie, as well as a bunch of bonus material.

October 4th – On this day in 1997, Superman: The Animated Series airs the three-part story, ‘World’s Finest’. The story sees Superman team up with Batman in order to defeat Lex Luthor and the Joker. This story marks the first time that Superman and Batman share screen time within the DC Animated Universe. The three-part story is later edited together and released on home video as The Batman/Superman Movie: World’s Finest.

October 5th – On this day in 1983, actor Jessie Eisenberg is born. Eisenberg currently plays the role of Lex Luthor in the DC Extended Universe, beginning with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).

October 6th – On this day in 1990, the first episode of the third season of Superboy airs in the US. ‘The Bride of Bizarro’ is the first episode of a two-part story featuring the supervillain, Bizarro. Part two of ‘The Bride of Bizarro’ airs a week later.

October 7th – On this day in 1989, the second season of Superboy begins in the US with the episode ‘With This Ring, I Thee Kill’. Actor Gerard Christopher takes over the title role of Superboy, from actor John Haymes Newton.

October 8th – On this day in 1910, the late actor Kirk Alyn is born. Throughout his career, Alyn played the role of Clark Kent/Superman in two serials, Superman (1948) and Atom Man Vs. Superman (1950). In 1978, the actor took on the role of Sam Lane (Lois’s father) in Superman: The Movie.

October 9th – On this day in 1979, actor Brandon Routh is born. Routh has so far played the role of Superman once during the course of his career, in the 2006 film, Superman: Returns.

October 10th – On this day in 2004, actor Christopher Reeve passes away at the age of 52. Reeve appeared in four Superman movies during the course of his life time, beginning with Superman: The Movie (1978). The actor’s performance as Clark Kent/Superman is still regarded as one of the greatest performances of a comic book character, ever. 

October 11th – On this day in 2017, issue #15 of DC Comics’ Superwoman hits comic book shelves. The Comixology preview reads: “’SUPERMAX’ part two! It’s a clash of incredible power as Superwoman and Supergirl struggle to contain the might of Maxima! But with Maxima’s origin revealed, and a startling new villain looming on the horizon, do our heroes actually need to save Maxima…or be saved by her?”

October 12th – On this day in 2016, DC Comics publishes Action Comics issue #965. The Comixology preview reads: “‘BACK IN THE PLANET’ part one! Superman returns to the public eye-but what of Lois Lane? When a mysterious package arrives for Lois and Clark back on the farm, Lois can stay on the sidelines no more. But where does that leave Superman’s human doppelganger?”

October 13th – On this day in 2003, the first season of Smallville arrives on Region 2 DVD. The release arrives just under a month after the Region 1 set is released and two months ahead of a Region 4 release.

October 14th – On this day in 2015, DC Comics publishes Batman/Superman #25. Priced at $3.99 the official description from DC Comics reads: “What impact will the revelation of Superman’s secret identity have on the rest of the heroes of the DC Universe? As Superman seeks to serve justice to the villains behind his power loss, find out who the Man of Steel’s new crimefighting partner will be!”

October 15th – On this day in 2008, DC Comics publishes Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen Special issue #1. The Comixology preview reads: “Straight from the pages of SUPERMAN, Jimmy Olsen, would-be star reporter, doggedly investigates the mystery surrounding Superman’s newest foe, Atlas! But the secrets behind the titan of yore lead Olsen across the country and into great danger as he must survive attacks by none other than Codename: Assassin! And just as Jimmy is getting to the truth, he finds himself in the Midwest and seeking the aid of a hero long thought dead. This story leads directly into SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON SPECIAL #1!”

October 16th – On this day in 2001, live-action TV series, Smallville makes its debut in the US. The first episode, ‘Pilot’ is directed by David Nutter and is written by Alfred Gough & Miles Miller. ‘Pilot’ kick-starts a ten-season, 217-episode run.

October 17th – On this day in 1948, actress Margot Kidder is born. Kidder played the role of Lois Lane in four Superman movies, beginning with Superman: The Movie (1978).

October 18th – On this day in 2003, the 33rd and 34th episodes of Justice League air in the US. The episodes, ‘Maid of Honor Part 1 & 2’ are directed by Dan Riba and written by Dwayne McDuffie.

October 19th – On this day in 2016, DC Comics publishes Superman issue #9. The Comixology preview reads: “’RETURN TO DINOSAUR ISLAND’ part two! Trapped on a strange island removed from time, Superman and Son encounter a lone survivor from the past. He may hold the key to their escape, but first they must survive the other denizens of the Island.”

October 20th – On this day in 1977, Sam Witwer is born. Witwer played the role of Davis Bloome, the alter-ego of Doomsday during Smallville’s eighth season.

October 21st – On this day in 2015, Superman actor Henry Cavill posts on Instagram for the first time. The image is a shot of the front cover of Total Film issue #239, which promotes Superman V Batman: Dawn of Justice (2016). The caption reads: “So I’ve finally taken the leap into social media! And here’s a little treat for you all in the form of a sneak peak of the Batman V Superman cover shot from Total Film magazine, before the issue comes out on Friday. @batmanvsuperman #batmanvsuperman #totalfilm”

October 22nd – On this day in 1983, Black Lace’s novelty pop song, ‘Superman’ reaches #9 in the UK music charts. This is the song’s highest position in the 20 weeks it appears in the Top 100.

October 23rd – On this day in 1994, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman airs the episode, ‘Church of Metropolis’. The episode – the fifth story of the show’s second season – features the criminal organisation known as Intergang.

October 24th – On this day in 2016, Supergirl airs the episode ‘Welcome to Earth’. The episode – the third story in the show’s second season – sees former Wonder Woman actress, Lynda Carter appear in the role of President Olivia Marsdin.

October 25th – On this day in 2003, the 35th and 36th episodes of Justice League air in the US. The episodes ‘Hearts and Minds Part 1 & 2’ are directed by Butch Lukic and are directed by Keith Damron.

October 26th – On this day in 2015, TV show, Supergirl makes its debut in the US. The first episode is titled ‘Pilot’ and features Melissa Benoist in the role of Kara Danvers/Supergirl. The show initially exists as a standalone series, but is later retconned to be a part of The CW’s “Arrowverse”.

October 27th – On this day in 2001, Five For Fighting’s single, ‘Superman (It’s Not Easy)’ reaches Number 38 on the US Billboard Hot 100. During its time in the chart, the song peaks at Number 14 and is nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

October 28th – On this day in 2009, DC Comics publishes Superman in World’s Finest Archives Vol. 2 hardcover collection. The book collects together World’s Finest Comics issues #17-#32 (1945-1948).

October 29th – On this day in 2008, DC Comics publishes Superman/Batman #53. The Comixology preview reads: “Superman’s powers leap into the body of The Dark Knight! Now Batman contains the incredible abilities of a Kryptonian while the Man of Steel stands powerless. How will they adjust physically and psychologically to these bizarre changes? Part 1 of the 4-part “Super/Bat,” featuring art by Rags Morales (IDENTITY CRISIS).”

October 30th – On this day in 2013, DC Comics publishes Action Comics Annual #2. The Comixology preview reads: “Part 1 of ‘KRYPTON RETURNS,’ continuing next month! What does this mean to the Universe? Superman, Supergirl and Superboy are enlisted by the Oracle to go back to their homeworld and correct what the villainous H’El has done! This epic adventure spans eons, from Krypton’s savage past of Clones to the very minutes before Kal-El’s ship is sent into space! You only think you know what happened in the last days of Krypton!”

October 31st – On this day in 1970, Nolan North is born. North played Superman and Superboy in animated TV show, Young Justice and played Superman and Bizarro in various DC/Lego movies.

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November

November 1st – On this day in 2003, the Justice Lords – a dark, alternate version of the Justice League – make their debut. The Justice Lords appear in the two-part Justice League episode, ‘A Better World’.

November 2nd – On this day in 2007, the documentary film Confessions of a Superhero is released in the US. Directed by Matthew Ogens, the movie follows four aspiring actors who dress up as their favourite super heroes, including Christopher Dennis who dons a Superman costume.

November 3rd – On this day in 2017, Smallville actor, Tom Welling posts a picture of himself alongside the cast of The Talk. The image is followed by the caption: “Make sure and catch me on @thetalkcbs in support of my role on #LuciferonFOX today at 2pm ET/ 1pm PT #Lucifer #LuciferSeason3 @juliechencbs @thesaragilbert @sharonosbourne @sherylunderwood @therealeve”

November 4th – On this day in 1997, Capitol Records releases the official soundtrack to Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Clocking in at just under 58 minutes, the album includes 21 tracks, including an extended mix of the main titles.

November 5th – On this day in 2014, DC Comics publishes Action Comics issue #36. The Comixology preview reads: “A new epic begins! The deck is stacked against Superman when Smallville is poisoned by the appearance of dark magic and ancient horrors! Can Superman figure out what’s going on and save his hometown before this evil epidemic spreads across the entire world?”

November 6th – On this day in 2001, ‘X-Ray’ the fourth episode of Smallville, airs in the US. During the course of the episode, Clark Kent develops his X-Ray vision and must learn how to control his newfound ability.

November 7th – On this day in 1953, the 34th episode of Adventures of Superman airs in the US. The episode, titled ‘A Ghost for Scotland Yard’ includes guest stars Colin Campbell, Clyde Cook, Patrick Aherne and Norma Varden.

November 8th – On this day in 2017, issue #15 of DC Comics’ Supergirl hits comic book shelves. The Comixology preview reads: “’PLAIN SIGHT part one!’ This public service announcement is brought to you by the Department of Extranormal Operations! You saw how Supergirl hid a murderer underneath National City right before our eyes. What other dangerous secrets is she hiding? She is not human, and therefore, she cannot be trusted. D.E.O. agents will be stationed at every school to ensure their safety! Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.”

November 9th – On this day in 2010, Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam is released. The animated short is directed by Joaquim Dos Santos and stars George Newbern as Superman and Jerry O’Connell as Captain Marvel.

November 10th – On this day in 2010, DC Comics publishes Superman Vs Muhammad Ali Deluxe Edition. The book – priced $19.99 – is a hardcover release commemorating the iconic Superman Vs Muhammed fight, first published in 1978.

November 11th – On this day in 1964, Callista Flockhart is born. Flockhart plays Catherine ‘Cat’ Grant on hit TV series, Supergirl.

November 12th – On this day in 2017, Smallville actor, Tom Welling takes to Instagram to post an image of himself at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Florida. The image is accompanied by the caption: “#harrypotter #now #love”

November 13th – On this day in 2017, the Radio Times posts a brief article explaining how Henry Cavill’s moustache was digitally removed from Justice League (2017). The solution involved applying lots of dots to Cavill’s face, the use of CGI… and a lot of money.

November 14th – On this day in 2016, ‘Changing’ the 26th episode of Supergirl airs in the US. The episode features the supervillain, The Parasite, as well as the superhero, Guardian.

November 15th – On this day in 2017, issue #10 of DC Comics’ Super Sons hits comic book shelves. The Comixology preview for the issue, reads: “’SECRET HEADQUARTERS’! In the aftermath of ‘Planet of the Capes,’ big changes challenge both Damian and Jon, as Superboy revels in his new power and a decision by Batman rocks Robin’s world forever. And as promised earlier, the debut of the Super Sons’ new secret headquarters!”

November 16th – On this day in 2017, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths airs in the US on SYFY. He movie is repeated two days later on the same channel.

November 17th – On this day in 2017, Justice League opens in cinemas worldwide. The movie – directed by Zach Snyder – stars Henry Cavill as Superman, alongside Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg and Jason Momoa as Aquaman.

November 18th – On this day in 2009, DC Comics publishes Adventure Comics issue #4. The Comixology preview reads: “The return of Superboy! Superboy-Prime, that is! The grasp of BLACKEST NIGHT knows no bounds, and it is now at the doorstep of Superboy-Prime. Believe it or not, Prime has met his match. The Black Lanterns know his deepest, darkest secrets and force Prime to feel emotions he’s long discarded. Plus, in the Legion of Super-Heroes co-feature, Dawnstar is on the trail of the person – or people – who have been causing so much trouble for the Legion. But does she get too close to the truth? Her Legion teammate Wildfire comes to her rescue, but are the duo able to discover just who is behind this villainous plot to destroy the known universe?”

November 19th – On this day in 1977, The All-New Super Friends Hour airs its eleventh episode, comprising four stories: ‘Forbidden Power’, ‘Pressure Point’, ‘The Lionmen’ and ‘The Day of the Rats’.

November 20th – On this day in 2017, a re-run of classic sitcom I Love Lucy airs on Fox Classics in Australia. The episode is ‘Lucy and Superman’, featuring guest-star George Reeves.

November 21st – On this day in 2017, The Express posts news that Superman WILL appear in Justice League, despite marketing material suggesting he could sit the movie out. The paper states that Superman’s appearance has been confirmed by actor Henry Cavill.

November 22nd – On this day in 2006, Snowblind Studios and Warner Bros. Games release Justice League Heroes in the US. Featuring Batman and Superman (as well as the core members of the Justice League), Justice League Heroes is available across a range of platforms including Xbox, PlayStation 2 and the Nintendo DS.

November 23rd – On this day in 1951, Lippert Pictures releases Superman and the Mole Men – a black and white live-action Superman movie. The film stars George Reeves as Clark Kent/Superman and Phyllis Coates as Lois Lane and is the first feature-length film based on a DC Comics character.

November 24th – On this day in 2016, dedicated Superman website, Superman Homepage took a look back at Superman’s appearance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The feature notes that the first time Superman appeared in the parade was back in 1939, just a year after Superman made his comic book debut.

November 25th – On this day in 1920, the late actress Noel Neill is born. Throughout her extensive career, Noel played the role of Lois Lane in the serials, Superman (1948) and Atom Man Vs Superman (1950) opposite Kirk Alyn, as well as in five seasons of The Adventures of Superman, opposite George Reeves. Neill had cameo roles in Superman: The Movie (1978), the 1980s Superboy TV series and Superman Returns (2006). As Lois Lane, Neil provided a fan-favourite performance which is still remembered today.

November 26th – On this day in 2017, Comic Book Resources ranks Superman’s Top 15 looks. Superman’s outfit from The New 52 era of DC Comics is ranked first place, with Henry Cavill’s costume from the DCEU at Number 2.

November 27th – On this day in 2001, hit TV show Smallville airs its seventh episode, ‘Craving’. Actress Amy Adams takes on the role of Jodi Melville, a girl who develops an insatiable appetite as a result of exposure to Kryptonite. The episode airs 12 years before Adams plays Lois Lane in Man of Steel (2013).

November 28th – On this day in 1941, the second Superman Fleischer Studios short is released in cinemas. The short, titled ‘The Mechanical Monsters’ is the second instalment in a series of 17 animated shorts from Fleischer Studios/Famous Studios. The shorts are regarded by fans and animation experts as highly influential pieces of animation.

November 29th – On this day in 2011, the complete series boxset of hit TV series, Smallville is released on DVD in the US. The Region 1 set includes all 217 episodes and a heap of extras. The set arrives just under a month after the Region 2 set made its debut in the UK.

November 30th – On this day in 2015, Fantastic Pictures releases the final trailer and description of Superman fan-film, Man of Tomorrow. The somewhat confusing description (via Superman Super Site) reads: “At the dawn of the 21st Century, mega-corporations exert more influence than governments. The city of Metropolis is its symbol, a technology showcase of tomorrow’s world. It is in this context that the young Clark Kent – as never lost following the loss of his love always, Lana Lang, and his father, Jonathan Kent – will leave in a vengeful quest against Omega Corp that [he] holds responsible forthis loss and will lead the world toward a new age. In the shadow of Metropolis, Clark will face an enemy that will test [his] part of humanity, but also valuable allies who will bring [him] to [his] ultimate destiny: Superman!”

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December

December 1st – On this day in 2017, Boomerang airs four episodes of DC Super Hero Girls: ‘Seeing Red’, ‘Tales From the Kryptomites Part 1 & Part 2’ and ‘Surprise’. The episodes air from 3:55pm in Australia.

December 2nd – On this day in 2017, Cartoon Network airs the Justice League Action episode, ‘Party Animal’. The episode is the 46th episode of the show’s first season and airs at 7:00am in the US.

December 3rd – On this day in 2014, DC Comics publishes Action Comics issue #37. The Comixology preview reads: “The spread of evil supernatural forces in Smallville continues to get worse – and Superman has no way to stop it. Will this damnation contamination spread to the rest of the world?”

December 4th – On this day in 2013, DC Comics publishes Batman/Superman issue #6. The Comixology preview reads: “Throughout the cosmos, one name commands respect and fear above all others. That name is MONGUL, and the world-conquering despot has his eyes set on Earth! And unless Batman and Superman can take down the mad, monstrous might of Mongul, the whole world will suffer!”

December 5th – On this day in 1953, fan-favourite episode of Adventures of Superman, ‘Panic in the Sky’ airs on television. The episode sees Superman suffer a bout of amnesia following a collision with an asteroid. During the course of the episode, Clark Kent has to regain his memory in order to stop the asteroid from hitting the planet.

December 6th – On this day in 2006, Mattel release the third wave of action figures based on Crisis on Infinite Earths. The wave includes a 6-inch Superboy Prime figure.

December 7th – On this day in 2015, hit TV show Supergirl airs its seventh episode, ‘Human for a Day’. During the course of the episode, Kara Danvers/Supergirl adapts to life without her super powers.

December 8th – On this day in 1964, actress Teri Hatcher is born. Hatcher played the role of Lois Lane across four seasons of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

December 9th – On this day in 2015, DC Comics publishes Batman/Superman #27. Priced at $3.99, the official description from DC Comics reads: “To defeat Vandal Savage and his barbarian hordes, Superman must become more and more brutal. And when he reaches the point of no return, it may be up to Red Hood to take him down. Plus, Gordon makes a shocking discovery about Savage’s ultimate plan!”

December 10th – On this day in 1978, Superman: The Movie premieres at the Uptown Theater in Washington D.C. The movie is directed by Richard Donner, with actor Christopher Reeve taking on the title role as Superman/Clark Kent.

December 11th – On this day in 2015, DC Comics announces a series of Batman/Superman-themed variant covers to appear across comic books, throughout March. The variant covers promote the movie, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).

December 12th – On this day in 2016, Superman-fan website, Superman Homepage, announces news that a new DC Super Heroes Store has opened in Sarawak, Borneo. The store is the first ever 1500 sq ft location at The Spring Shopping Mall. The store includes a DC Super Heroes café.

December 13th – On this day in 1978, Superman: The Movie receives its European Royal Charity Premiere at the Empire, Leicester Square in London. HM Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Andrew are in attendance. The movie is directed by Richard Donner, with actor Christopher Reeve taking on the title role as Superman/Clark Kent.

December 14th – On this day in 2007, Warner Bros. Pictures releases the Will Smith-starring movie, I Am Legend. During one scene in the movie, a poster for a non-existent Batman/Superman film can be seen. This poster appears nine years before Batman and Superman share the spotlight for the movie, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).

December 15th – On this day in 2006, the final two episodes of Krypto the Superdog air in the US. The two-part story, ‘Iguanukkah’ concludes the show’s two-season, 39-episode run.

December 16th – On this day in 2009, DC Comics publishes Superman/Batman #67. The Comixology preview reads: “Black Lantern Solomon Grundy is out to destroy all monsters in this BLACKEST NIGHT tie-in! One target has already fallen. But who will be next? And what will it cost Man-Bat?”

December 17th – On this day in 2008, DC Comics publishes Super Friends issue #10. The Comixology preview reads: “It’s the holiday season, and the Super Friends are ready to get festive! But they learn no matter what holiday they want to celebrate, Dr. Light will be there to steal the celebration lights!”

December 18th – On this day in 2013, DC Comics publishes the trade paperback ‘Superman Vs Mongul’. The book reprints tales from the 1970s and 1980s, including DC Comics Presents issues #27, #28, #38 and #43, as well as Superman Annual #11.

December 19th – On this day in 1938, the late voice-over artist Danny Dark is born. Danny played the role of Clark Kent/Superman for 12 years across Hanna-Barbera’s series of Super Friends cartoons. For an entire generation, Dark was Superman.

December 20th – On this day in 2017, DC Comics publishes Superman issue #37. The Comixology preview reads: “’SUPER SONS OF TOMORROW’ part one! The four-part crossover between Superman, the Super Sons and the Teen Titans starts here! The Batman of Tomorrow travels to the present to prevent a cataclysmic disaster before it happens, revealing that Superboy will soon be responsible for the death of millions. But Superman will do anything to protect his son… and the Batman of Tomorrow is unwavering in his resolve to take down the Boy of Steel. Don’t miss a clash of titanic proportion in the opening chapter of this game-changing story!”

December 21st – On this day in 2011, DC Comics publishes Supergirl issue #4. The Comixology preview reads: “Trapped and powerless aboard a space station, Supergirl is at the mercy of an ingenious new foe who wants to learn everything there is to know about her. But Supergirl is more than just her powers, and she’ll soon show this foe – and all of Earth – what’s she truly capable of! Plus, more on the Girl of Steel’s mysterious origin!”

December 22nd – On this day in 2016, Mattel announces the release of a series of action figures from Cartoon Network animated series, Justice League Action. The first wave includes Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Blue Beetle, Green Arrow, The Joker and Lex Luthor.

December 23rd – On this day in 2009, DC Comics publishes Superman issue #695. The Comixology preview reads: “Part 2 of Man of Valor! Metropolis gets a chance to see the new Mon-El in action. But now the stakes are raised even higher and the action escalates as Mon finally goes mano-a-mano against the Parasite! This is a battle that’s been brewing since Mon’s emergence on Earth and now it explodes into the streets and skies of the city. Plus, with Mon-El’s secret identity publicly known, how will the Science Police react to him now that they know he’s been living among them all this time? All this plus the return of Natasha Irons and the fate of Steel!”

December 24th – On this day in 1964, Mark Valley is born. Valley played the role of Clark Kent/Superman in the 2013 animated movie, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.

December 25th – On this day in 1943, the thirteenth Superman Fleischer Studios short is released in cinemas. The short, titled ‘Destruction, Inc’ is the thirteenth instalment in a series of 17 animated shorts from Fleischer Studios/Famous Studios. The shorts are regarded by fans and animation experts as highly influential pieces of animation.

December 26th – On this day in 2005, Superman Escape opens to the public at Warner Bros. Movie World, Queensland, Australia. The ride costs $16 million dollars to produce and measures 40m (130ft) in height. 

December 27th – On this day in 2016, Slash Film reports news that Black Adam and Superman are to appear in a forthcoming DC Extended Universe movie. The news comes after Henry Cavill posts an image on Instagram of himself and fellow actor, Dwayne Johnson enjoying a drink together. The image is accompanied by the following caption: “Merry Christmas a Happy New Year from Superman and Black Adam @therock. Today we drink like gentleman and come together as friends. We’re excited for what the future brings. #DangerousGentleman #DCWorldsWillCollide #Superman.”

December 28th – On this day in 2011, DC Comics publishes Superman issue #4. The Comixology preview reads: “Discover the origin of the new foes who have been making The Man of Steel’s life so painful and chaotic lately. What are their ties to the current ACTION COMICS epic? Plus, Lois Lane uncovers a tragic secret from Superman’s past!”

December 29th – On this day in 2010, Superman Site reports news that a print of Andy Warhol’s “Superman” was stolen from a New York City apartment, after burglars broke in through a wall. Police believe the robbery took place during Thanksgiving, when owner and art collector, Robert Romanoff was away from his home.

December 30th – On this day in 1964, actor George Newbern is born. Newbern played the role of Clark Kent/Superman in hit animated shows Justice League and Justice League Unlimited.

December 31st – On this day in 2013, DC Comics News.com previews Superman issue #26. The description reads: “In the aftermath of “Krypton Returns,” a distraught Man of Steel returns to find that the Parasite is back—and he is very hungry. First on the menu: Lois Lane!”

That was a heck of a lot of Superman facts, right? Well, if you’re still not done with the Man of Steel then why not check out my post: What is the best order to watch the Superman films?

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