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The Week in Spandex - Man of Steel, Justice League, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Winter Soldier, The Avengers 2, Unbreakable 2, SheZow and more

Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Man of Steel, Justice League and a DC Movie Universe, The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Avengers 2, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Incredible Hulk, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Kick-Ass 2, Unbreakable 2, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow, Booster Gold, SheZow, Teen Titans Go! and more...

As you'd expect with less than two weeks to go before its release, Man of Steel has dominated much of the headlines again this past week as Warner Bros. continues its marketing blitz for the eagerly-awaited Superman reboot. Having press screened the film in the States, early reactions are starting to trickle through, with the majority of them being extremely positive, while embargoes have been lifted on set visits, leading
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'SheZow' creator talks 'transsexual' criticism, a 'coming out' episode and more

Coming to The Hub starting on Saturday, June 1 is new cartoon "SheZow," the story of 12-year-old Guy Hamdon who puts on his late aunt's magic ring and assumes the identity of SheZow, a crime-fighting superhero ... who is also a girl.

Creator Obie Scott Wade tells Zap2it that the inspiration for this new superhero goes back to his Saturday morning cartoon routine as a kid.

"I grew up watching Saturday morning cartoons and loving superheroes in general," says Wade. "I just thought it would be a funny twist on a classic mythology ... When I was a kid I watched a show on Saturday mornings called 'Shazam!' ... it was Shazam and Isis and I just thought it would be interesting to see what would happen if he accidentally said 'She-zam,' would he get a different costume or become a different hero?"

"It's just taking something classic and turning it
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She-zow Creator Responds To Backlash

We posted an article on The Hub's new animated series SheZow a couple of days ago which resulted in almost 10 pages of comments. Many supported the idea of a show that might raise awareness of transgerderism in younger kids (although to correct something from our original article, the character only changes cloths and Not his body, so to say he's transgender isn't actually accurate) but just as many were appalled. The show's creator Obie Scott Wade was shocked at the response, and maintains that the show is simply about trying to put across that femininity does not equal weakness, and he had no political agenda in coming up with the scenario. "Just based on what they wrote, they're reading a lot into the show that's not there. I didn't set out to make a show about any sort of political agenda, I just wanted to make a comedy. I wanted
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Radio 66.6 - Weekly Music News from the Crypt: May 14th, 2012

Dethklok, Saint Vitus, Gallows, Pod, Stray from the Path, Dying Fetus, Baroness, Limp Bizkit, Van Halen and more. Don't touch that dial!

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Versailles Records will release No More Tears: A Millennium Tribute To Ozzy Osbourne on June 5. The tribute album features appearances from past and current members of bands such as Black Sabbath, Motley Crue, Dokken, Megadeth, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Spinal Tap and more.

In dumb news of the week: Limp Bizkit's new album will be titled Stampede of the Disco Elephants.

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Stream Hot Water Music's new album, Exister, here. The album is out this week on Rise Records.

Stream Saint Vitus' new alum, Lillie: F-65, here. This is the doom metallers' first album in 17 years. It will be released on May 22 via Season of Mist.

Listen to a new Bullet Treatment song entitled "Insomnia" here. The track features both current and former Comeback Kid vocalists Andrew Neufeld and Scott Wade.
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