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“Superboy had plenty to do during LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON and WAR OF THE SUPERMEN, and of course now he’s back with the TEEN TITANS, but he still doesn’t have a book to call his own. Well, that all changes this fall.  

    I just remember how much it hurt. Superman was dead. I remember my dad explaining to me that these things happen, and nothing we say or do can stop them. I remember telling a kid in my Scout troop the news and watching tears well in his eyes. I remember wearing a black armband with a red s-shield on it to school. I remember being sad. Superman was dead. He’d saved us all.  

Is there any doubt that Superman is the preeminent hero in comics? No other character embodies the combination of power, grace, presence, command and majesty of Superman.  

“It’s been a hard year for SUPERGIRL. The WAR OF THE SUPERMEN resulted in the tragic loss of New Krypton, thousands of Kryptonian lives, Supergirl’s mother, Alura, and her best friend, Thara Ak-Var (a.k.a. FLAMEBIRD). For the next story arc, Supergirl will be wrestling with guilt over her own perceived culpability in New Krypton’s destruction.  

We’ve put the spotlight squarely on the Man of Steel this week, and deservedly so – 700 issues is nothing to scoff at. We’ve had an all-star cast of creators swinging by this here blog to chime in on Superman, from quick asides to lengthy walks down memory lane. Next up is artist Bernard Chang, who teams with writer James Robinson to present the first story in SUPERMAN #700 – a touching tale of reunion and regret. What does he have to say about the issue? Let’s find out. Take it away, Bernard:  

For me, Superman was, is and shall forever be America’s hero. Yes, his mandate is to protect the people of the world, he doesn’t take sides, he’s not overtly political…but like jazz and comic books themselves, he is inexorably tied to our culture and way of life. He stands for all the things we like to believe we stand for, especially when standing is the most difficult, when it would be simpler and easier to turn away.  

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Today, USA TODAY broke the exciting news about writer J. Michael Straczynski’s epic “Grounded” storyline running in SUPERMAN, and we’ve got more details about how you, the fans, can participate in the Man of Steel’s trek across the United States.  

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The inaugural outing of the Carnival Of Madness tour begins next month in Jacksonville, FL on July 16th but the festivities are already well underway.   All fans attending the Carnival Of Madness this summer are in for an experience like no other.  Two major contests surrounding the event are underway:   PRS Six String Contest Fans choose a song from one of the bands on this year’s Carnival Of Madness tour and record themselves showing off their best guitar or air guitar performance.  Winners will receive tickets, VIP passes and a custom guitar presented ON STAGE and a personal guitar lesson from one of the acts.  This contest is for every show on the tour!  Details and how to enter can be found here:   http://www.carnivalofmadness.com/getlucky_sixstrings.php   Sony... 

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  Metal Mind Productions presents the complete discography of one of the best and most influential prog-metal bands of the 80’s – Crimson Glory.    

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Avenged Sevenfold have just launched an iTunes pre-order for their new album, Nightmare, which is available everywhere July 27th. The pre-order includes the full Nightmare album, “Lost It All” non-album bonus track, exclusive photos, and a lot more. Avenged Sevenfold will be hitting the road later this Summer with Disturbed on the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival.  

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The release of DANZIG’s brand new album, Deth Red Sabaoth returns the legendary artist to the Billboard Charts this week.   Deth Red Sabaoth was released on June 22 on Evilive/The End Records and is Danzig’s ninth studio album and first in over six years. The album debuts this week on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at #35 and at #3 on the Top Independent Album Chart. It marks Danzig’s highest-charting album since the release of Danzig 4 in 1994.  

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