Christopher Reeve Superman Statue
From the release of Batman in 1966 until 1978's release of Superman there were no superhero movies. At least there were movies like the Planet of the Apes, James Bond films, Monty Python and the holy grail, Young Frankenstein, Rocky and Star Wars. If you wanted to see a superhero on the big screen you were out of luck. Maybe that's why Superman was so well received.
The Adventures of Superman television show that originally aired from 1951 to 1958 with George Reeves (not Reeve) was the ultimate Superman for several years. The reruns of that show ran into the 70's. The thing was, you wanted to believe the special effects but you couldn't. Technology wasn't that advanced and it showed. Then 1978's Superman hit theatres.
Hey, maybe the Man of Steel can fly. Gone were the 50's era special effects and all the straight line flights. Superman could turn in flight now. Sweet. George Reeves was replaced with Christopher Reeve (not Reeves). Christopher was amazing as Superman and Clark Kent. His height seem to change when he would switch identities. Clark was timid, slightly bent over and Superman was bold and confident. Audiences loved Christopher Reeve.
DC Direct will release a Christopher Reeve statue in July of 2010. The Superman that opened the eyes of a generation of geeks to the wonder of Superman. It will be 12.5 inches tall and the likeness is very good. Standing on the emblem that made him famous there will be 4000 pieces made. One of the cool things about buying this particular statue is that DC will donate $15 of each sale to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. Get a great looking icon statue AND help a good cause.