A Fair Trial…

6515248353_a5ea5b5811_o6515786487_b9890730ee_o6515605601_0d6eba379b_o6515242763_944af1b5fd_oSUPERMANIA had reserved this post for the reveal of the long-awaited custom Hot Toys Superman figure featuring movie-accurate modifications.  Alas, due to experimentation, timewasters and inevitable delays the project is further delayed but will continue until the desired result is achieved (as first conceived here).

In the meantime, we celebrate the enduring legacy of the MMS152 with these amazing shots captured by figure photographer extrordinaire Ronnie Del Puerto (view his photostream here). Besides the dramatic shots highlighting the best aspects of the figure, Ronnie blurs fiction and reality in considerable style with the somewhat controversial portrait (second pic) of Reeve’s Superman apprehending Saddam Hussein and Bin Laden.

While reminiscent of the final scenes of Superman: The Movie where Superman drops Lex and Otis into the Prison grounds, this portrait may be done just for fun but does seem to hearken back to the days where the Superman character was used in comic books to motivate troops by taking on real-world oppressive regimes.  If nothing else, it serves as a contemporary reminder of what is meant by ‘Truth, Justice and the American way’…