This episode of the Superman Confidential podcast will examine the recent news in the world of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, including The Suicide Squad, DC Fandome, Superman ’78, and tons of home media news.

Superman was considered to be in The Suicide Squad in early idea – Script Apart interview via

  • Writer/Director James Gunn – “There was a time when I thought The Suicide Squad should fight Superman. At the time, there were a lot of questions like, ‘Who is Superman in the DCEU? Is this movie outside the DCEU? I just didn’t want to deal with it all that much.”
  • With IGN – “Bloodsport is in prison for putting Superman into the ICU with a kryptonite bullet. Yes, The Suicide Squad is a part of the DCEU, but I don’t know which Superman it was because I don’t cast the next Superman. So it could be Henry [Cavill]; it could be somebody else. It’s whoever people decide on other than me.”

Injustice animated movie trailer – YouTube

  • Only showing very early scenes from the movie?
  • Seems faithful to Injustice: Year One comics
  • Justin Hartley’s Superman voice
  • Lois Lane
  • Rated R for Bloody Violence
  • 78 minutes
  • Releases October 19 on 4k, blu-ray, and digital

Actor/podcaster Marc Maron announces he will be voicing Lex Luthor in DC’s League of Super Pets on his WTF with Marc Maron podcast

  • Unknown how big of a role he will have

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman has been made available on HBO Max in HD

  • (Engadget) Similar to Babylon 5 remaster? Most scenes re-scanned, effects shots upscaled?
  • 4×3 aspect ratio
  • Color correction
  • No word on blu-ray or digital HD release yet

Superman: The Animated Series complete series announced for blu-ray (

  • Fully remastered 
  • Just after 25th anniversary
  • NEW: Superman: Timeless Icon featurette plus some (but not all?) of the DVD bonus features
  • Will release October 12 or October 19 (with Smallville, Superman & Lois Season 1, and Injustice)

DC Fandome 2021 will be October 16

6-issue World of Krypton miniseries announced (DC Comics)

  • Written by Robert Venditti, art by Michael Avon Oeming
  • “When a catastrophic event befalls Krypton’s natural world, it points toward a mass extinction in the making. Jor-El, head of Krypton’s revered Science Council, embarks on a mission to save a world that may already have passed the point of no return.
  • This six issue miniseries shines new light on the famous characters of Krypton’s past—including Jor-El, General Dru-Zod, and even a young Kara Zor-El—World of Krypton combines action, cosmic wonder, and political intrigue in a story as much about our world as the one on the page.”
  • First issue releases December 7

Dark Knights of Steel 12-issue series announced (Entertainment Weekly)

  • Will be an alternate universe fantasy series (Game of Thrones-ish)
  • “Written by Tom Taylor (Nightwing, Injustice) with art by Yasmine Putri, Dark Knights of Steel takes place in a new DC medieval fantasy world where Batman isn’t even the only familiar resident. This world will be changed when a spaceship crash-lands from a doomed planet. But what seems like the end of the world for many is only the beginning of this story. So yes, Superman and Wonder Woman will also be a part of this, along with Harley Quinn, Black Lightning, and more.”
  • Begins in November

2021 Eisner award winners announced – (Superman Homepage)

  • Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen, by Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber won Best Limited Series and Best Humor Publication
  • Superman Smashes the Klan, adapted by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru won Best Adaptation from Another Medium

Superman ‘78 #1 mini-review

  • Story intro
  • Characters

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