My glass is always half full. Of kryptonite.

6 04 2013

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Writing Contest: Be a Super Hero. Read!

5 04 2013

Here’s a great opportunity for students, especially those who love super heroes, courtesy of DC Comics and Capstone Publishing! The deadline for entries is coming up soon (April 15th), so there’s not a lot to spare. It’s open to grades 3 to 6, and prizes include a trip for four to tour both DC Comics offices and Warner Brothers Animation Studios. I may have to pretend that I’m a fifth grader so I can win this myself! Details for how to enter are below, and at the official site!

– dEV

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DC_SUPERHEROES_EBLASTWho Is A Hero In Your Life?

Super heroes like Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman have super powers, like the ability to fly. They also have many human powers that make them heroic, like courage and imagination. Who is a super hero in your life? What makes that person special and what “super powers” does he or she have?

How It Works

If you’re in grades 3–6 , write about the real super hero in your life. Your submission should describe your hero and describe why that person is a hero in your eyes. Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, and heroism. The top five entries will be posted online, where kids from across the country will vote to determine the grand prize winner!

Official Contest Prize

A trip for four to:

    • An exclusive tour of DC Entertainment Offices
    • A VIP tour for four of Warner Bros. Animation Studios (including travel, lodging and transportation)
    • A collection of DC Comics and Capstone merchandise

Plus:

  • A collection of DC Comics and Capstone merchandise
  • The hero featured in the winning entry will win $2,500 to be donated to a charity of his or her choice
  • The top five finalists will win a set of Capstone’s Man of Steel chapter books!

(Full Details)

http://www.capstonesuperhero.com/contest.html?utm_source=Eblast&utm_medium=Announcement&utm_campaign=BeaSuperHero.READ





DC Comics ‘Hero for the Household’ Sweepstakes!

23 03 2013

This looks like it’s worth an entry. DC comics has launched a new site/blog called DC Comics Fan Family, geared toward promoting all-ages and family-oriented stuff. They just announced a sweepstakes, with a prize package filled with over five dozen items for fans of all ages. It looks pretty cool. Details are below!

– dEV

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Prizes for the whole family — that’s what you could win if you enter the HERO for the HOUSEHOLD sweepstakes, new from DC Comics Fan Family.

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We’re giving away a super-sized selection of more than five dozen products, games, DVDs, graphic novels, clothes, jewelry items, and — of course — comic books and Capstone books for the whole household to enjoy. With something for mom, dad, boys and girls big and small — and even the family dog — this is the ultimate prize package to make YOU the HERO for your whole HOUSEHOLD.

Here’s a preview of some of the prizes:

For your chance to win over five dozen items well over $1,200.00 worth of DC Entertainment fun, all you have to do is enter.

The HERO for the HOUSEHOLD Sweepstakes runs March 21 through May 9, 2013, and anyone 13 or older living in the United States can enter.

What are you waiting for? Enter now!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to permanent, legal residents of the 50 US or DC who are 13 or older. Void where prohibited. Begins 3/21/13 at 12:00:01 a.m. PT and ends 5/9/13 at 11:59:59 p.m. PT. For official rules, entry options/restrictions, odds disclosures and prize details, click here. Sponsor: DC ENTERTAINMENT.





Superman over California spotted by an unsuspecting witness

4 01 2013

This is pretty darn awesome.

– dEV

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Superman over California

January 3, 2013
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Superman over California was spotted by Kyle Gough while cycling in California. The “Man of Steel” (not really), turned out to be just an impressive life-size remote controlled toy. When noticing the Superman figure, Kyle was able to capture the unusual sight on his cellphone.

In the video, you can see the figure along with a mini-replica version of Wonder Woman’s invisible jet.

Kyle Gough’s interesting video has been gaining popularity and he posted the following statement under his YouTube video:

“I was cycling down PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) in S.Cal with my buddy and during our casual conversation, we had to stop because Superman flew overhead. We pulled up just in time to watch him land, and after a quick battery change, I grabbed the only thing I had on me, my cell phone, and recorded the second flight.”

Gough also told media sources:

“(It) is easily the coolest custom RC (remote control) plane I’ve ever seen. Damn near life-size and complete with a cape.”

(Original Story)

http://www.examiner.com/article/superman-over-california-spotted-by-an-unsuspecting-witness





“Man of Steel” trailer finally arrives!

11 12 2012




NBC News: Superman’s planet Krypton ‘found’ — with a little help

8 11 2012

I think this is a pretty cool and interesting idea, and if it gets people interested in Astronomy, I’m all for it. I’m glad they got a well-known and respected scientist like Neil deGrasse Tyson to help out and give it credibility. Well, if finding the location of an imaginary planet based on a comic book can be called credible. Anyway, fun stuff!

– dEV

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Wait ’til the Daily Planet gets this: Neil deGrasse Tyson helps DC Comics pick ‘home’

By Mike Wall

updated 11/5/2012 2:08:19 PM ET

A prominent astrophysicist has pinned down a real location for Superman’s fictional home planet of Krypton.

Krypton is found 27.1 light-years from Earth, in the southern constellation Corvus (The Crow), says Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium in New York City. The planet orbits the red dwarf star LHS 2520, which is cooler and smaller than our sun.

Tyson performed the celestial sleuthing at the request of DC Comics, which wanted to run a story about Superman’s search for his home planet.

The new book — Action Comics Superman #14, titled “Star Light, Star Bright” — comes out Wednesday. Tyson appears within its pages, aiding the Man of Steel on his quest.

“As a native of Metropolis, I was delighted to help Superman, who has done so much for my city over all these years,” Tyson said in a statement. “And it’s clear that if he weren’t a superhero he would have made quite an astrophysicist.”

Action Comics #14, titled “Star Light, Star Bright” – Courtesy of DC Comics

You’ll have to read “Star Light, Star Bright” to find out just how Superman and Tyson pinpoint Krypton. For amateur astronomers who want to spot the real star LHS 2520 in the night sky, here are its coordinates:

Right Ascension: 12 hours 10 minutes 5.77 seconds

Declination:  -15 degrees 4 minutes 17.9 seconds

Proper Motion: 0.76 arcseconds per year, along 172.94 degrees from due north

Superman was born on Krypton but was launched toward Earth as an infant by his father, Jor-El, just before the planet’s destruction. After touching down in Kansas, Superman was raised as Clark Kent by a farmer and his wife.

Now Superman will apparently know exactly where he came from

“This is a major milestone in the Superman mythos that gives our super hero a place in the universe,” DC Entertainment co-publisher Dan DiDio said in a statement. “Having Neil deGrasse Tyson in the book was one thing, but by applying real-world science to this story he has forever changed Superman’s place in history. Now fans will be able to look up at the night’s sky and say, ‘That’s where Superman was born.'”

(Original Story)

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