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Athanasios Kollias
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Posted: 23 January 2024 at 5:05am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Re: the "Man of Steel" statue: I took a look at the actual JB image, and I can see why the sculptor went with some aspects that seem off with the statue (ie the ears, which don't seem to me per JB's usual style). But, it has missed the hair and face by a lot, which is the most important part, imo. The unnecessary seams all around and the altered S-shield don't help at all. If they are supposed to be doing a JB inspired statue, they  should never change those important details.

The one above perplexes me. Is it supposed to be Reeve? Is it based on someone's work? And I agree the darker red on the inside of the cape is redundant...
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Vinny Valenti
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Posted: 23 January 2024 at 2:35pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

The worst part is the changed expression. JB's is one of hope and determination - this statue instead has a sour puss.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 23 January 2024 at 2:49pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

One of these days I’ll have to dig out my remaining Sculpy (probably hard as a rock) and try my hand at a version of my Superman’s face.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 23 January 2024 at 3:07pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

PS: as much as I now wish I had not taken on the project, there is still a deep thrill to typing the words “my Superman”.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 23 January 2024 at 3:17pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

PPS: poking around Google I find many (many!) “reviews” of my work on Superman, ranging from “it sucks” to “greatest of all time”.

Neither of those is entirely true, but what strikes me is that these opinions are still being expressed now, almost forty years after the fact.

Move on, people. My Superman has been almost entirely erased. Really. Nothing to see here!

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Shane Hill
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Posted: 23 January 2024 at 4:35pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

"PS: as much as I now wish I had not taken on the project, there is still a deep thrill to typing the words “my Superman”."

What is your regret with taking on Superman John? Your run on the book made me a Superman fan again (for a time) I LOVED your run on Superman.




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Gundars Berzins
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Posted: 23 January 2024 at 5:22pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

"Not a fan of the darker shade of the cape, but apart from that, that one is pretty good."
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That's just shadow in the picture Peter. Thankfully it's all the same color.
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Brian A Burnham
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Posted: 18 February 2024 at 4:03pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Amazon.com: Jada Toys Godzilla X Kong The New Empire Heat-Ray Breath Godzilla Remote Control R/C 12.5" Action Figure : Toys & Games

link to the video above of "breathing" Godzilla toy.  It's not inexpensive.

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John Byrne

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Posted: 18 February 2024 at 6:27pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Not “my” Godzilla, so my wallet is safe!!
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John Byrne

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Posted: 28 February 2024 at 7:55pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Lego’s version of an ornithopter from a the most recent DUNE. Didn’t care much for the movie, but I did like this design—tho I wish someone had told them “orni” refers to BIRDS.
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 29 February 2024 at 3:15am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Just looking at images of the Lego model online now -- looks cool!
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