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Meet Every Actress Who Has Played Reporter — and Superman's Girlfriend — Lois Lane

It's hard to remember a time when Superman hasn't been a part of our lives and our imagination. But that hardly seems surprising when you consider that we're currently celebrating the character's 80th anniversary, his having made his debut in the 1938 premiere edition of Action Comics. And it wasn't long before Superman made the leap to pretty much every medium you could imagine, from animated shorts, to radio, television, feature films, and the Broadway stage, before bouncing back and forth between them. Every one of those incarnations has offered us different actors bringing the Man of Steel to life, either in live action or providing the character's voice, and along the way they've given us just as many Lois Lanes. In the beginning, the character of Lois, a reporter for The Daily Planet, was designed to be Clark Kent's journalistic competition on the paper. As things developed, however, she
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How To Watch Krypton Online

Syfy is set to debut its Superman prequel series Krypton on Wednesday, March 21, and there are a variety of ways to watch it, including a few streaming services where you can stream Krypton free online. Being one of the most famous superheroes in the world, Superman and his surrounding characters have naturally been the subject of multiple TV shows, both live-action and animated. In the live-action realm, things of course began with the 1950s Adventures of Superman, starring George Reeves. There was then a Superboy syndicated series in the 80s, followed by Lois & Clark gaining popularity in the 90s. In more recent times, Smallville ran for 10 seasons on The WB/The CW, and now Supergirl currently soars on The CW herself.
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Krypton Season 1 Review

Five episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

As a lifelong fan of both Superman and Batman, I can’t help but notice the balance between them when it comes to their adventures outside the comic book medium. In the case of the Dark Knight, he’s been cock of the walk in live action cinema and animation, but Big Blue has had the market cornered when it comes to live action television.

Really, even though it’s been quite some time since Adventures of Superman graced airwaves, Kryptonians have dominated the small screen since the late 1980’s, with Superboy, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Smallville and Supergirl all following each other in relatively quick succession.

Only now, there’s some serious overlap, as Metropolis is on the way and the long-gestating Krypton has finally arrived. But was it worth the wait? My short answer is “it depends on who you ask,
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Comic Books Actually Exist! And Other Things I’ve Found Out

Author Note: This original editorial was written in 2011, and several of the references are clearly dated, and more than that, in the past six years, my perspective has altered, changed, been tweaked,…, been re-examined (Shrugs) something to that effect- needless to say that this is the article written by a then-still young(er), still unknowing film school undergrad who had a more wide-eyed and bushy-tailed view of the subculture than I do now. My perspective as an outsider was more curious and intriguing at the time, and I think it’s important to have those kinds of initial thoughts documented, as much if not moreso than one’s current more-refined thoughts. While I will update portions of this article at the bottom of the page, I ask that you keep in mind, the perspective in which it was written, and forgive what are obvious dated references to the time period.
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Bruce Campbell wanted to make a Dick Tracy TV series

Mike Cecchini Aug 23, 2017

The world would be a much better place if Bruce Campbell had been allowed to develop and star in a Dick Tracy TV series.

In the late 1990s, the great Bruce Campbell found himself in Disney's orbit, appearing in the 1997 TV movie version of The Love Bug and seven episodes of Ellen on Disney's ABC network.

During this period, Campbell landed a development deal with Disney, which unfortunately didn't lead to any major starring roles or projects, but one property under Disney's control caught his eye as he was browsing through a list of properties under their control: the most famous comic strip detective in history, Dick Tracy

This story comes to light in Bruce Campbell's latest book, Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor, the delightful sequel to his equally delightful If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor.
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Superheroes Light Up The Small Screen

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Marvel and DC have a successful track record releasing theatrical features, based on their superhero comic book properties, but also a great history with popular TV series including DC's "Adventures of Superman" in the 1950's...

..."Batman" in the 1960's...

...and "Wonder Woman" in the 1970's:

Superheroes now seem to be everywhere in the popular media, from slotmachines at Casino Sans Depot  to video games, mobile apps and product packaging. 

But TV is getting the most action, with several superheroes, based on comic books lighting up the small screen including Netflix' solo series for Marvel's "Jessica Jones", "Iron Fist", "Luke Cage" and "Daredevil", as well as their upcoming team-up in "The Defenders". 

This September Marvel's "Inhumans" will also hit the airwaves, as well as "The Gifted", spinning-off from the "X-Men", "The Runaways" gang of super-powered teens, the action romance "Cloak & Dagger" and the "New Warriors'.

Superheroes will also continue to be
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Batsignal Shines Bright for Adam West as Fans and Batman Costars Gather at L.A. Memorial Event

Batsignal Shines Bright for Adam West as Fans and Batman Costars Gather at L.A. Memorial Event
For a few hours on Thursday, Los Angeles stood in for Gotham City as thousands of Bat-fans lined the streets to pay tribute to the late Batman actor Adam West as the famed Batsignal was projected upon L.A.’s City Hall tower.

Burt Ward, who co-starred as the Caped Crusader’s teen sidekick Robin alongside West on on the phenomenally popular and slyly campy 1960s TV series, was on hand to celebrate the life of his longtime friend along with West’s wife Marcelle, his children and other members of his family.

West passed away June 9 at age 88 following a brief battle with leukemia.
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A Batman Falls: R.I.P. Adam West

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Adam West, who was beloved for generations as the man under the crimefighting cowl in the 1960s Batman TV series, passed away yesterday at the age of 88. West had an acting career going back to the 1950s. Today, Cinelinx pays homage to a gentleman who loved his fans, as we say goodbye to Adam West

Adam West loved playing Batman. Beginning with the Batman Tv show (1966-1969), he continued being involved with DC Batman projects, including Batman: the Movie (1966), The Super Friends (or Super Powers Team), the New Adventures of Batman, Tarzan and the Super Seven, The Legends of the Super heroes, Batman: the Animated Series, the Batman: New Times video game, The 2004-2006 Batman cartoon, Batman: the Brave & the Bold, Robot Chicken, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, and the upcoming Batman vs. Two-Face. Through all these projects, for over five decades, West voiced either the Batman or one of his supporting cast.
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Ben Affleck Pays Tribute to ‘Batman’ Predecessor Adam West

Ben Affleck Pays Tribute to ‘Batman’ Predecessor Adam West
Adam West had an impressive 62-year-long career before his ultimate death at age 88 on Friday, but he will forever be known as TV’s “Batman.”

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Adam West Remembered on Social Media: ‘You Were My Batman

The actor was the third iteration of live action Batmen back in 1966, and now one of his most famous Caped Crusader successors is speaking out about his passing.

Ben Affleck joined in on the chorus of Hollywood voices remembering West on social media on Saturday. The “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” hero referred to his Bright Knight predecessor as the exemplification of heroism on Twitter.

“Kind, funny, and an all around great guy,” wrote Affleck. “Thank you for showing us all how it’s done.”

Adam West exemplified heroism. Kind, funny and an all around great guy. Thank you for showing us all how it's done. @therealadamwest

Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) June 10, 2017

However,
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Superman Vs. the Kkk Will Tell True Story Behind Infamous Radio Show

Superman Vs. the Kkk Will Tell True Story Behind Infamous Radio Show
Get ready to see perhaps the most bizarre Superman movie you are ever going to see, because the Man of Steel is getting ready to fight the Kkk on the big screen. Lotus Entertainment and PaperChase Films have officially partnered to make Superman vs. the Kkk. Yes, this is really happening. But don't worry, this isn't something that will be connected to the Warner Bros. DC Extended Universe. This will very much be its own thing.

According to Deadline, Superman Vs. the Kkk will be adapting Rick Bowers' 2012 novel, Superman Versus The Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate. The book chronicles the real-life story of a 1946 radio drama that pitted Superman against the Kkk. The play was originally performed over several episodes during the Adventures of Superman radio drama, which led to the Klan officially denouncing the show. Here is
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Watch: TV’s Original Superman Save the Day in a Kellogg’s Commercial From the ‘50s

Evidently, superheroes fuel up by eating Kellogg’s Corn Flakes. Well, at least that’s the case for Superman. George Reeves, who starred in “Gone With The Wind” and played Clark Kent on “The Adventures of Superman,” stars in this Kellogg’s commercial from the late ‘50s. In the 60-second commercial, Reeves is joined by Jack Larson, who played Jimmy Olsen in “Superman.” Olsen stops by Kent’s house for breakfast but realizes the Corn Flakes box is empty. When Kent tells Olsen to run to the store, Olsen jokingly responds with, “Who do you think I am—Superman?” Kent smiles to himself before making a quiet exit for the door. Superman then drops off a new box of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, saving the day with one swift heroic move. Watch the clip below to see Superman in action! Check out our commercial audition listings!
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Panther Girl of the Kongo

Did Republic’s serial-makers lose their marbles? This is an endurance test of a thriller, with 12 chapters that refuse to advance a story beyond the same repetitive ambushes and fistfights. It’s got monsters in the form of giant crawfish bred to… well, bred for almost no reason at all. With Phyllis Coates and Myron Healey. I tell you, watching this feels like watching an endless loop. But hey, it’s quite handsomely filmed!

Panther Girl of the Kongo

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Olive Films

1955 / B&W / 1:37 flat full frame (originally widescreen) / 168 min. / Street Date February 21, 2017 / available through the Olive Films website / 29.95

Starring: Phyllis Coates, Myron Healey, Arthur Space, John Day, Mike Ragan, Morris Buchanan, Roy Glenn, Archie Savage, Ramsay Hill, Naaman Brown, Dan Ferniel, James Logan, Steve Calvert.

Cinematography: Bud Thackery

Film Editor: Cliff Bell

Original Music: R. Dale Butts

Written by Ronald Davidson

Produced and Directed by Franklin Adreon

Ah yes.
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Mike Gold: Batastrophe

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Batman!

Wow. I never thought I’d miss that little ditty. Granted, whenever that tune consumes my brainpan it’s the version recorded by The Who and not the one from the ancient teevee series. I find myself humming Neal Hefti’s remarkably enduring theme song every time a new Batman movie screws up. Yup, this means I’ve been humming it a lot lately.

The latest batastrophe – as of this writing – came down last week when the director of the upcoming release The Batman quit the picture. That’s a big problem, as he is also the co-writer of the movie… and, oh yeah, also its star.

Arguably worse, the top choice for replacing director Ben Affleck, Matthew George Reeves (no relation to anybody who starred as Superman), quickly dropped out of the negotiations. One is reminded their March 16, 2018 release,
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Lois Lane Through the Years: Who's Your Favorite 'Super' Reporter?

Lois Lane Through the Years: Who's Your Favorite 'Super' Reporter?
Ladies and gentlemen, presenting Glenn Quagmire’s dream: eight Loises.

RelatedSupergirl‘s Kara and Mon-El: TVLine Debates, ‘How Super Is This Couple?’

Frankly, Team TVLine has had Lois Lane on the brain all week, ever since it was announced that Teri Hatcher — who played the title role on ABC’s Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman from 1993 to 1997 — will be joining The CW’s Supergirl for a multi-episode arc later this season.

And executive producer Andrew Kreisberg’s statement, in which he declared Hatcher his “all-time favorite Lois Lane,” really got us thinking: Who’s our favorite?

There’s no shortage of options,
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Ben Affleck not directing The Batman anymore

Tony Sokol Jan 31, 2017

The Batman solo movie needs a new director, as Ben Affleck has stepped down as director.

Ben Affleck will not be directing The Batman solo movie for Warner Bros. Affleck will still be playing billionaire Bruce Wayne and his alter ego in the upcoming film.

"There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” Affleck said in a statement.

“Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this
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Previews #339 9 Panel Grid Podcast: Episode 5

Join us this week as Jace and Manny go through the Diamond Preview’s book for comics coming out in February. Also in our Top 5 segment we take a moment to give our top 5 books or story arcs that we would recommend for new readers. Take some time to listen in and give us some feedback on books your excited about and maybe some of your recommendations!

Previews #339

Upcoming Books for 12-21

Top 5 books or runs for a beginning comic reader

Jace

Crisis on Infinite Earths

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars

Ultimate Spider-Man 1-50/Amazing Spider-Man 1-75

Uncanny X-Men 94-150

John Byrne Superman Man of Steel #1-6, Superman #1-33, Adventures of Superman #424-444, Action Comics #585-600, 643

Manny

1. Blackest Night

2. New 52 Justice League

3. Valiant’s Bloodshot Trilogy

4. Think Tank (Top Cow Productions Inc.)

5. Archer & Armstrong or Harley Quinn Emmanuel Gomez Previews #339 9 Panel Grid Podcast: Episode 5 https://t.co/Mzv0tSd8AR
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New 'Live by Night' Trailer Thinks Powerful Men Don't Have to Be Cruel

Update 11/11/16: A second trailer for Live By Night has hit online. Check it out at the bottom of the post. Previously: Ten years ago, Ben Affleck resuscitated his sagging movie career, first by giving a finely-tuned performance as George Reeves (also known as Superman) in Hollywoodland and then by making Gone Baby Gone, a moody mystery that was his directorial debut, the following year. While Affleck is still best known as an actor, the films he's directed since then have reflected his growing talents and ambitions. The Town showed he could handle action as well as atmospheric drama and Argo introduced a lighter touch that fit the thrills of the 1980 U.S. hostage crisis in Iran. For his next movie as a director, Affleck is rewinding the clock far deeper into the past...

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"Superhero Fight Club"

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Sneak Peek footage from The CW's "Superhero Fight Club 2.0", featuring 'Supergirl', 'The Flash', 'Green Arrow' and members of the "Legends of Tomorrow" team:

"Supergirl", developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg  originally aired on CBS, premiering October 26, 2015, based on the DC Comics character 'Supergirl', aka 'Kara Zor-El', created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino, starring Melissa Benoist as a costumed superheroine who is the biological cousin to 'Superman' and one of the last surviving 'Kryptonians'.

"The Flash", developed by Berlanti, Kreisberg and Geoff Johns, based on the DC Comics character 'Flash', aka 'Barry Allen', stars Grant Gustin, as a crime scene investigator who gains super-human speed.

"Arrow", developed by writer/producers Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character 'Green Arrow', a costumed crime-fighter created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp stars Stephen Amell,
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Watch Ben Affleck in Gangster Mode for Terrific First 'Live by Night' Trailer

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Ten years ago, Ben Affleck resuscitated his sagging movie career, first by giving a finely tuned performance as George Reeves (also known as Superman) in Hollywoodland and then the following year by making Gone Baby Gone, a moody mystery that was his directorial debut. While Affleck is still best known as an actor, the films he's directed since then have reflected his growing talents and ambitions. The Town showed he could handle action as well as atmospheric drama and Argo introduced a...

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"The Adventures Of Super Pup"

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Thanks to a link provided by "Kick-Ass" writer Mark Millar, take a look @ the 1958 unaired TV pilot "The Adventures Of Super Pup" from the producers of the classic "Adventures of Superman" TV series, featuring the first television portrayal of the 'Superman' characters as non-humans:

"...'Pamela Poodle' is the victim of evil 'Professor Sheepdip', who has tied her to a rocket that will be launched into space. Only 'Super Pup can save the day..."

Television producer Whitney Ellsworth created a pilot that placed the 'Superman' mythos into a fictional universe populated by dogs instead of human beings. 

The live-action actors were placed in dog-head suits to portray the canine versions of the characters. 

The pilot was filmed on the same sets/locations as "The Adventures of Superman", with all roles portrayed by 'little people'.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Adventures Of Super Pup
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