Press Release: DC Entertainment Declares June 12th 'MAN OF STEEL' Day

Ahead of Man of Steel's wide release on Friday, June 14th, DC Entertainment has declared Wednesday, June 12 Man of Steel Day. Fans wil be able to visit their local comic book stores and receive a free copy of All Star Superman #1 Special Edition from Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly.

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By Mark Julian - 5/21/2013
In celebration of the summer’s most eagerly anticipated film, DC Entertainment is partnering with comic book retailers and bookstores across America to declare Wednesday, June 12 MAN OF STEEL DAY, ahead of the film’s wide release on Friday, June 14. Sponsored by Sears, those visiting their local comic book retailers on MAN OF STEEL DAY will receive a free copy of ALL STAR SUPERMAN #1 SPECIAL EDITION comic book by Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly.

In addition to the free comic, DC Entertainment has partnered with Warner Bros. to provide comic shops with various MAN OF STEEL promotional posters and bags to get fans geared up for the film’s release.

Fans who visit comic stores on MAN OF STEEL DAY can also purchase the first issue of red-hot new comic series, SUPERMAN UNCHAINED, from bestselling creators Scott Snyder and Jim Lee. The series promises to elevate the already high-flying hero to new heights as he faces off against foes familiar and new. SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1 includes a bonus two-sided, tipped-in poster measuring approximately 11” x 18” that can be easily removed for display.

“Comic fans and moviegoers have made it very clear that they are eagerly awaiting the arrival of MAN OF STEEL in theaters and we’re excited to offer our retailer partners a chance to celebrate the occasion and tap into fan’s enthusiasm,” stated John Cunningham, vice president of marketing, DC Entertainment.

Also available at comic retail locations is DC Collectibles’ all-new line of 12” MAN OF STEEL statues that capture the film’s characters, Superman, Jor El, Zod and Faora, in stunning, highly-realistic likenesses. The line is already a top seller for DC Collectibles, further demonstrating retailer and fan excitement for MAN OF STEEL.

Continuing the celebration around the film’s release, DC Entertainment has partnered with Random House to bring MAN OF STEEL to libraries across the U.S. on Saturday, June 15. More than 1,000 local libraries will offer visitors buttons, bookmarks and Superman comics.

On the digital front, ALL STAR SUPERMAN #1 will also be available for free download, courtesy of Sears, and the “Superman 201” digital comics sale kicks off on June 12 at www.readdcentertainment.com, the DC Comics app, and all digital platforms (comiXology, Kindle, iBookstore, Nook). The sale offers hundreds of acclaimed Superman titles like SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW by Brian Azzarello and Jim Lee, SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT by Mark Waid and Leinil Yu – all for $.99 each.

About MAN OF STEEL
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes MAN OF STEEL, starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, under the direction of Zack Snyder. MAN OF STEEL is produced by Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer and Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and published by DC Entertainment. Thomas Tull, Lloyd Phillips and Jon Peters are serving as executive producers. The film is slated for release beginning June 14, 2013 and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.




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Running Time: 2 hrs 23 min
Release Date: 14 June 2013 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Henry Cavill, Michael Shannon, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner,Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni, Richard Schiff, Harry Lennix
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Written by: Christopher Nolan (story), David S. Goyer screenplay)

"Man of Steel follows the Last Son of Krypton on his epic journey to become mankind's shinning beacon of hope for a brighter future. With the beliefs and values instilled by his adoptive parents Jonathan (Kevin Costner) and Martha (Diane Lane) Kent, a young Clark (Henry Cavill) sets out to find his place in the world. But when the nefarious General Zodd (Michael Shannon) arrives on Earth, Clark will have to choose between being a normal human or Kal-el,son of Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and humanity's greatest protector and champion. Filmed in IMAX and shot in Vancouver, Chicago and Plano, Illinois, Man of Steel will be released on June 14, 2013 by Warner Bros. Directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) with a screenplay by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight) the Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception) produced feature film will surely be the summer blockbuster of 2013."
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TheAmazingSpidey63 - 5/21/2013, 2:59 PM
Noice.
MrMartinMarvel - 5/21/2013, 2:59 PM
MOS day?
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 5/21/2013, 3:00 PM
Man of Steel, baby.... Gonna be kicking all kinds of ass this summer. ;)
Ghostfire - 5/21/2013, 3:01 PM
Nice! Guess I'll be at my local CB Shop.
Ghostfire - 5/21/2013, 3:03 PM
@63
*HIGH FIVE BRUDDA*
TheWolverine08 - 5/21/2013, 3:07 PM
I'll be at my comic shop picking up Scott Snyder and Jim Lee's Superman Unchained! I am pretty excited!
MrMartinMarvel - 5/21/2013, 3:08 PM
It would be hilarious if this movie bombs.
REDSTORM - 5/21/2013, 3:09 PM
JoeMomma29 - 5/21/2013, 3:10 PM
May 12th bitches!
marvel72 - 5/21/2013, 3:13 PM
12th june man of steel day,the rest of year is for marvel.
Luigi - 5/21/2013, 3:14 PM
That's my birthday! Niiicccee
GuardianAngel - 5/21/2013, 3:16 PM
Didn't they do the same thing with TDKR?
SugarYumYum - 5/21/2013, 3:18 PM
Sweet promo. Will definitely be jumping on some of these deals.
JoeMomma29 - 5/21/2013, 3:27 PM
@ Marvel72

Why are you being suck a dick today? Dude you starting to troll, every time I think you are a okay dude there ya go and troll it up!
JoeMomma29 - 5/21/2013, 3:28 PM
@ Grif

Nice try but people only want to be robbed once!
ChrisEl - 5/21/2013, 3:35 PM
@JoeMomma29,

My thoughts exactly.
Jobin - 5/21/2013, 3:42 PM
Since when do we just make our own "days"......[frick] it....today is pick nose and eat grikked cheese day.
blkyank - 5/21/2013, 3:44 PM
@Grif

That would be a huge kick in the balls to IM3 home sales because nobody is gonna care that its been released.

When Thor comes out,audiences will be a lot more weary of Marvel after the fast one they just pulled.Way to flush all the good will from The Avengers down the crapper.
Tajin88 - 5/21/2013, 3:46 PM
Once, I believed in grif, but then it happend. I've never thought, that especially he would like that crap socalled "movie". IM3 sucked so hard, I can't explain it. Well I try: Just watch the trailers and spots and compare it with the actual sucking movie.

One bad choice can destroy everything and that's what happend with IM2 and then with IM3 big time. If they had chosen to make the movie serious, without the crap jokes all over with King as Mandarin, then it would have kicked ass, but unfortunately it kicked its own ass.

But the most sad thing is, that people believe it was good, because of the earned money. LMAF! IM1 is the Ironman movie we deserved and got and not the other two crap.

BTT: MOS will kick the most ass!
kenjim152 - 5/21/2013, 3:47 PM
Good thing I have already preordered that issue in my local store, they are going crazy that is a Good sign!!!
JayJayCAW - 5/21/2013, 3:49 PM
I agree with blkyank and that pretty sad cause THOR 2 so far looks pretty good, oh well, more power to THE MAN OF [frick]ING STEEL!!! :D
marvel72 - 5/21/2013, 3:51 PM
@ JoeMomma29

a dick today,how am i trolling? i left one comment(this being the second) man of steel is my second most anticipated comic book movie this year,thor the dark world is first.

it just a bit of banter to stir shit up.
blkyank - 5/21/2013, 3:56 PM
Plus Disney wouldn't have the balls for such a dick move since they know WB would return the favor releasing MOS when Thor TDW comes out.

When this year is over people are gonna remember it as the time when the biggest CBM box office wise (That would be IM3) was only the forth best behing MOS.The Wolverine and Thor TDW.

Biggest sucker move by Disney,ripping off the fans by taking advantage of good will from a prior film since POTC On Stranger Tides, another POS film that fricked me in
the arse without kissing me first.
TheWolverine08 - 5/21/2013, 3:57 PM
I think only comic fans dislike IM3. I believe the general audience at up all the jokes. But they should have tried to appeal to comic fans and the general audience, IMO.
marvel72 - 5/21/2013, 3:59 PM
@ blkyank
@ JayJayCAW

i can't see iron man 3 putting off people from seeing thor the dark world.

did transformers revenge of the fallen put people off seeing transformers dark of the moon?

did iron man 2 put people off seeing iron man 3 or any of the other marvel studio movies that came after?

thor the dark world is not gonna take the same money as iron man 3 but i do think it'll take between $450-$600,000,000.
JoeMomma29 - 5/21/2013, 4:00 PM
@ Marvel72

You know that is a douchey thing to say, but whatever I thought you had more class than those other Marvelites.

It is all good I still kinda like you.
JoeMomma29 - 5/21/2013, 4:04 PM
Anyways back on topic, got my early passes to bad Gusto cant join me but every time he goes to the movies with me he cuts out a hole at the bottom of the popcorn bucket!

113 - 5/21/2013, 4:07 PM
Birthright > All Star Superman

They should be giving Birthright out.
JoeMomma29 - 5/21/2013, 4:11 PM
@ Gusto!

exe - 5/21/2013, 4:25 PM
Don't know about any Superman day or year of marvel but I do know that:

Iron Turd 3 sucked.
Thor 2 will probably suck too.
vermillion - 5/21/2013, 4:27 PM
It's crazy seeing so many Superman avatars... Their was so little before the MOS craze hit.

Can't wait for this. Will be seeing it on opening weekend.
MadTitan - 5/21/2013, 4:29 PM
Of course they can and it's good! Heck anyone can have their own "day" for free. Can't wait for MOS
blkyank - 5/21/2013, 4:31 PM
@marvel72

You have a point there. Did Star Wars Episode one stop people from seeing Attack of the Clones? Did The Matrix Reloaded stop anybody from seeing Revolutions?
How about Dead Mans Chest and World's End?

Well,yes they did.Granted they still made a lot of money but now days you can't find anybody who wants to admit they paid to see those films.Everybody calls them crap.You would think they bombed, since fanboys hate them so much.

What worries me is the effect Marvel's "getting cute" could have on future Marvel films.

See,I admit that I'm a DC fan first.And while I never had a love for Ironman outside
of The Avengers until RDJ came along,I have always been a huge fan of Captain America going back to his team up days with the Falcon in the mid 70's.

Winter Soldier looks awesome and Marvel didn't pull any dick moves in First Avenger like they have in the last two Ironman films.

They did short change Steve Rodgers in The Avengers by cutting out some "Man out of time" scenes from the film, but I'll give them a pass and assume that will be covered in Winter Soldier.

When Thor TDW comes out,people will be keyed to any b.s. cheap attempts to turn
it from a fantasy epic into an action comedy and will scream bloody murder.

Thats my beef,IM3 should have been a straight up Action Adventure film,not
Lethal Weapon thawed out with superpowers.

The only thing missing was Rhody shoot Killian in the head at the shipyard after twisting his head around and saying "Ghost Spit."

Fool me once.....you know the rest.
blkyank - 5/21/2013, 4:34 PM
Sorry i ment Steve Rogers
AztecaAguilar04 - 5/21/2013, 4:35 PM
Gusto and Dave Chappelle can't wait for MOS!
Berserker187 - 5/21/2013, 4:36 PM
Does anyone know a good hentai movie.
Comicmoviesrlz - 5/21/2013, 4:40 PM
this is such crap. Why they doing it on a work day. Bullcrap
CaptainObvious - 5/21/2013, 4:41 PM
I already own the trade paperback of All-Star Superman so I wouldn't pick up the free copy. What I will pick up, however, is the first issue of Superman Unchained.
blkyank - 5/21/2013, 4:44 PM
@banesmash

I also live in the LA area but my work schedule won't allow me to get that Wednesday off. Guess I'll have to see it Thursday night. Enjoy

Gusto

I have met a number of porn chicks and most of them believe it or not don't look so hot without makeup. The older gals from my eighties generation tend to be cool as hell and down to earth.
HeadPool420 - 5/21/2013, 5:06 PM
I wake up as a "Man Of Steel" everyday if ya know what I mean. Thank you and tip your servers.
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