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13 August 2015

A new “SAM” (Superman in Advertising & Media) scan as both a JPG and PDF file.

The New York Times article dated December 12, 1978 covering the December 11, 1978 New York City premiere of Superman-The Movie at the Loew’s Astor Plaza Theater benefiting the Special Olympics.

More about the fate of the Loew’s Astor Plaza Theater here.

View the PDF here.

IF you can’t see the PDF, download Adobe Acrobat Reader here and zoom into the scan.

Expect many more SAM scans!

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06 August 2015

There are lots of new photos and updated photos in the Superman: The Richard Donner Years Galleries!

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01 August 2015

I have an extra mint condition 3/4 form muscular mannequin with stand custom made from Silvestri Mannequins and a beautiful Action Costumes Christopher Reeve costume replica (the tunic is pictured); the costume includes the tunic with sewn in red trunks and separate leggings, all in fantastic condition with no pulls, tears, etc. Cape, belt and boots are not included.

Mannequin, tunic and leggings are for sale for $900.00 plus shipping. I paid over $800.00 just for the mannequin back in 2013 (I can produce the invoice should you like to see it). Please contact me at capedwonder.editor@gmail.com if interested. I will be in the Los Angeles area in March 2016 and can deliver everything to you should you live in the area and wish to avoid shipping costs.

By the way, this costume replica, originally made by Action Costumes a few years ago, was sewn by Lili Di Lallo. She has since left the company and started her own company, called Super Costumes. Her work is superb. See Super Costume’s page on CapedWonder.com here.

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31 July 2015

On 23 September, 2015, Prop Store of London will be auctioning an authentic, screen-worn Christopher Reeve Superman “wet” costume tunic from Superman-The Movie. Go to the CapedWonder Superman Costume Page and scroll way down to learn more and see more photos.

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22 July 2015

I finally received my NECA Christopher Reeve Superman figure from Entertainment Earth today. The figure is HUGE and quite impressive! I shot some portrait photographs of it (the first eight photos featured below). Enjoy!

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29 July 2015

Marc McClure and Jeffrey Weissman (George McFly in Back to the Future Part II and Back to the Future Part III) at our CapedWonder WonderCon gathering last April! Thanks for being with us Marc and Jeff!

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16 July 2015

A phenomenal trailer edited by CapedWonder Oliver Harper! Congratulations Oliver!

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04 July 2015

Happy 4th of July! Make it a Safe and Super Weekend!

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02 July 2015

CapedWonder.com offers its most sincerest congratulations to Alaxandra Reeve Givens and her husband, Garren, on the birth of their new baby, Christopher! How wonderful that they named the baby after his grandfather, Christopher Reeve!

Read more here: Alexandra Reeve Givens Welcomes Son Christopher Russel

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15 June 2015

Thanks guys for asking me to be on your great Iconicast podcast!

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09 June 2015

Here’s Supermen Scott Cranford and Gerard Sison talking with me at WonderCon Anaheim 2015 about Scott’s Christopher Reeve Superman costume tunic. Special thanks to Rennie Cowan for filming and editing this video. Click on the WonderCon link at the top of this page to enjoy more from our gathering.

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06 June 2015

I am starting to post rare George Reeves photos from my collection. Below are a few. Please visit the new George Reeve page often for lots more photos!

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30 May 2015

The 40th Anniversary of Superman-The Movie is just over 3.5 years away and hopefully Warner Bros. will make it special. Visualize great things – 4K scan, additional movie and behind-the-scenes footage released, theatrical re-release, books, action figures, statues, soundtrack LP and CD reissues, and more!

Happy 88th Birthday to the late Bob Peak, the artist who created this incredible movie poster art.

Happy Birthday to Aaron Smolinski! Aaron is indeed a Super Guy and we wish him the very best! See photos of Aaron at our WonderCon Anaheim 2015 reunion, on his spotlight page, and at the 75 Years of DC Comics book launch party.

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27 May 2015

On the this day, 20 years ago, in 1995, Christopher Reeve suffered a devastating horse-riding accident. Hearing of his accident on television, I was completely floored and very upset, but in the days and months that followed, I knew in my heart that Chris would not be content with sitting in a wheelchair waiting for somebody else to take action. HE took action, and made a tremendous, positive and permanent impact on millions of disabled and able-bodied people around the world; he did it so eloquently with dignity, hope, courage, fierce determination, compassion and humor. Chris was a one-of-a-kind and rare gem. He changed my life forever. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of him fondly; I always try to focus on Chris’ smile in my mind. Knowing Christopher Reeve was a complete honor and privilege. I miss my friend terribly.

Please visit the ‘Tribute to a Hero’, ‘Tribute Gallery’ and ‘Tribute Letters’.

Support the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

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26 May 2015

Mary Ellen Mark, an influential documentary photographer, passed away Monday, May 25, in New York City at the age of 75 – read more here. Here’s another article.

Mary photographed Christopher and Dana Reeve in 1999; these photos are among my favorites of the Reeves together. She also photographed Marlon Brando on numerous occasions.

Our sincerest condolences go out to Mary’s family.

Recommended reading. Check eBay for obtaining your own copies. Read more about author David Michael Petrou here.

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Superman costume designer Yvonne Blake for a number of years, and she is a delight. I invited her to Christopher Reeve’s star ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame back in 1997 where we had the opportunity to chat about her amazing career.

Below is video from last November’s “52 edición Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón“. Much of it is in Spanish. It’s definitely worth your time, as Yvonne is joined by Superman II and Superman III director Richard Lester (the balding gentleman); he has rarely been seen in any interviews since the Superman days. Start at 12:45 and then fast forward as needed to hear everything Mr. Lester has to say in English.

Read more about Yvonne’s incredible work on Superman here.

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25 May 2015

Today is Memorial Day in the U.S. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. – read more here.

From Mass Communication Specialist Petty Officer First Class (U.S. Navy) and Superfan Ty Bjornson: Memorial Day is a day of reflection, remembrance and gratitude in recognition of those people – past, present & future – who were in the armed forces in the service of their country. PICTURED: Glenn Ford, Captain, U.S. Navy Reserve (Yes, “Pa Kent” was a USN public affairs officer aside from his acting career).

Today is also the 38th anniversary of the release of Star Wars in U.S. theaters. I remember the entire experience and excitement very well. It was a magical time as an avid film-goer.

Below are scans of the front and back covers, and gatefolds of the Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Superman-The Movie vinyl LPs. They make a great listening trio. Pull them out of your archives and put them on your turntable, or find your CD copies, and enjoy them again soon.






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23 May 2015

After Star Wars, Science-fiction Tried To Reconnect With The Pastread the very interesting article at The Dissolve.

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22 May 2015

Recognizing the amazing career of Superman IV‘s set photographer David James (there is no mention of Superman IV in this video).

Last October, 10 years after Christopher Reeve’s passing, his son, Matthew, talks about Chris’ legacy.


The Gregory Mantell Show — Matthew Reeve by mantellg

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21 May 2015

I’ve created a new page of fan-made custom Blu-ray & DVD art for your viewing and printing enjoyment. Here’s the first wave of images.

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17 May 2015

Will Reeve has grown into an impressive young man. See what he is up to today.

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16 May 2015

Just added!

172 screenshots from Clark Kent’s transformation into Superman in the alley in the theatrical cut of Superman II! Click here to see them all!

270 screenshots from Superman’s return of the American flag to the White house in the theatrical cut of Superman II! Click here to see them all!

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11 May 2015

I recently acquired this 35mm color transparency (left), and its copyright, featuring 19-year-old Christopher Reeve who at the time was attending Cornell University where he ultimately earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Music Theory in 1974 before attending Julliard School for Drama in New York City to pursue graduate studies. Also during this time, he was very active on stage acting in a variety of challenging roles.

I created a side-by-side-comparison of 19-year-old Jeff East (left) and 19-year-old Christopher Reeve (right). Jeff did a great job as the teenage Clark Kent in Superman-The Movie. Imagine if Richard Donner had shot the Smallville scenes in 1971 with 19-year-old Christopher Reeve and then resumed filming the rest of the movie in 1977/78?

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10 May 2015

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Super Moms around the world!

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08 May 2015

Just added! Over 200 screenshots from Frisky’s rescue in Superman-The Movie! Click here to see them all!

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07 May 2015

The Remains of the Day has been beautifully remastered on Blu-ray in a limited-edition release. Read the review here. Order your copy from Screen Archives Entertainment here. Only 3000 copies are being produced.

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06 May 2015

Just added! Over 500 screenshots from the rocket chase in Superman-The Movie! Click here to see them all!

Here are two video clips from Superman-The Movie featuring scenes not included in the 1978 theatrical cut or 2001 special edition cut. These were digitally transferred from my personal 16mm film print of the movie.

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05 May 2015

CapedWonder.com will be exhibiting at the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con, June 19-21, 2015! Buy your tickets here! We hope to see you there!

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04 May 2015

Hi Folks! I will be off of social media until after June 3rd, and then it will be very sporadic for the remainder of the summer. I will be updating some pages here on CapedWonder.com over the next six months or so, so please check back when you can. I’m still working on the WonderCon Anaheim 2015 page and hope that the panel video will be ready soon. Enjoy your week! And thanks! Jim Bowers.

On another note, Superman: The Music (1978-1988) is SOLD OUT as of May 2015. Film Score Monthly has no plans to release it again so it’s now officially a collector’s item. More information about this amazing release is here. UPDATE! This website has it for sale!

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22 April 2015

There are two blogs that I encourage you to visit…today.

The first is Mike Bailey’s The Fortress of Baileytude. I call your attention (and all writers’ attention) to Mikw’s thought-provoking, must-read article, NEW COSTUME…SAME DRAMA…DEEPER SHOVEL . Here’s an excerpt from the article:

“That’s what Superman needs to be. He needs to be, as Marlon Brando once said, the light that shows people the way. He needs to be the beacon in the darkness. The lighthouse that gets us back to land. Again he can have doubts and wonder if he’s doing the right thing but those should be momentary and rare. Superman should be the character that walks into the room and no matter how bad the situation is everyone suddenly feels like it is going to be all right.”

Read the entire article here.

The second blog is Michael Critzer’s refreshing and upbeat Iconicast. Once you’ve visited the blog you’ll know why I instantly liked it. Thanks so much, Michael, for a place to visit that’s all about positive energy and light. Visit the blog here.

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18 April 2015

I had the opportunity to present Superman director Richard Donner with his copy of my Superman coffee table book at his office on April 17, 2015. He absolutely LOVED it! My wife and I had such a FANTASTIC visit with him! He is a kind, big-hearted, funny, sweet man who I’ve had the pleasure of knowing for 18 years. I am very grateful that Mr. Donner wrote the foreword for the book.

This prototype book pictured will be used as part of a pitch to Warner Bros. by a major publisher in order to secure the rights to produce and sell an officially licensed book worldwide. It is going to take time and a lot more work.

That said, the book is NOT currently for sale and a price point has yet to be set.

Stay tuned here for updates.

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27 January 2015

Jon Fendt has done it again with three new fantastic vector creations…enjoy!

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16 January 2015

Check out this exciting and stylish video, A Smallville Man, by Mauricio Abril that perfectly embraces the essence of Superman and why I love the character so much.

Mauricio wrote: What I’ve always enjoyed about the mythology of Superman is that he becomes this great hero specifically because it was the Kents who found and raised him. If he had landed anywhere else, he would have become someone entirely different. So A Smallville Man became my outlet for emphasizing that part of the mythology. It became a story about how the essence of what makes Superman the hero that he is can be traced back to the influence of his parents, in this case his father’s willingness to do the right thing by standing up for someone else.

Click here to see the video and his page.

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14 January 2015

Superfan Aaron Price met veteran actor SHANE RIMMER at Digi-Con today. Below is a photo of them together; Aaron is holding Shane’s book, FROM THUNDERBIRDS TO PTERODACTYLS – buy it here.

When asked about working with Christopher Reeve, Shane said that Chris was a lovely guy, very focused and always in character on the set.

(Autographed photo below is courtesy of Christopher Reeve Tribute.)

Shane appeared in both Superman II and Superman III, as well as countless other motion pictures including The Spy Who Loved Me, The People That Time Forgot (with Super villain Sarah Douglas), Star Wars, The Dirty Dozen and more. Shane had a long-running association with TV producer Gerry Anderson; Thunderbirds fans recognize him as the voice actor behind the character of Scott Tracy.

Thank you, Shane, for being a great actor in so many memorable motion pictures and television shows, and for meeting the fans at conventions!

Be sure to check out the two videos below, as well as his website.

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10 January 2015

Enjoy this new wallpaper! It’s a large file so give it time to download. Thanks hubblesite.org for the background image.

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05 January 2015

Five children were hired to portray Clark Kent in Superman-The Movie. Only one, Aaron Smolinski, ended up in the movie. Richard Donner asked set photographer Bob Penn to shoot still photos of all five boys for a photo montage to show a progression of time between Aaron lifting the truck and Clark at the football field. Obviously, no such montage appeared in the final movie. Here are three of many photos Bob shot showing the boys performing “superfeats”: Aaron (3), Aaron’s brother Travis (5), and Darren Shaw (9).

As a side note, Richard Donner featured a photo montage in The Omen – see it here.

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01 January 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU!

Thank you for a great 2014! Let’s do more great things in 2015! Stay Hopeful and Super!

WONDER WOMAN ’77′s Marc Andreyko Really Wants to Do a BATMAN ’66 Crossover.

“Nrama: Wouldn’t it be cool if she could meet Christopher Reeve Superman?

Andreyko: Well, they’re only a year apart. So…”

Read More Here.

82 Responses to CapedWonder.com – Soaring On-line Since March 28, 2002!

  1. Eric says:

    Jim I just want to say that I really appreciate the hard work and love you put into this site. As a fan of all four films, it’s such a treat to see the rare photos, marketing materials, anecdotes and other media featured here. Keep up the great work!

  2. ask says:

    It is not my first time to go to see this web page, i am browsing this site dailly and get pleasant data from here
    every day.

  3. Hamlet roman says:

    I´m Chris Reeve and superman fan..So I want to share my artwork with you,It´s just a little homage to the one and only Superman,who gave us many emotions and good memories from our childhood,I hope you like it… http://hamletroman.deviantart.com/art/Superman-1978-531486848
    http://hamletroman.deviantart.com/art/Louis-an-Superman-490938977
    http://hamletroman.deviantart.com/art/Superman-against-Zod-489725006

  4. Jerry Asante says:

    dignity, kindness, forbearance…these are distinguishing marks of a true superman. Chris Reeve’s portrayal not only personifies these attributes that made America great, but looked good doing it too! superman is not and will never be the brooding psycho that modern day writers want to make him. Thank you Christopher Reeve for making right look so cool! This website is awesome!

  5. Kim says:

    Cool Website thanks for keeping the legacy alive! Superman will remain a strong human being for all eternity. Love you Christopher Reeves what a great man you are. <3<3<3

  6. ULTRTA Q says:

    BATMAN 1989 does not follow SUPERMAN because it’s different and the =-
    opposite. back then, producers of Hollywood didn’t think it would work because
    of Adam West’s campy series and that’s what Donner was trying to avoid when
    he made two films simutantionsly.

  7. angela evans says:

    superman and christopher reeve have been a huge part of my life. . i could be on this site for hours and still not be able to see everything. you have done a great job. just love everything about this site

  8. stan says:

    Anyone alive in 1978 and saw “Superman” that film left a lasting impression. Richard Donner set the Gold Standard in which to this day nobody has come close to reaching. I was disappointed in the 1989 film “BATMAN” because I thought Tim Burton would follow a similar template that Donner created.

    Its now been over 35 years since the release of “Superman”. It deserves to be held in the same acclaim as “The Wizard of Oz” , “Gone with the Wind” & “The Sound of Music”. All of these films area class unto themselves and deserved the word “Classic” associated with their titles.

  9. camilo enrique sanchez celis says:

    Christopher Reeve el mejor Superman y Clark Kent de todos los tiempos presentes y futuros

  10. Pierce says:

    Thank you Jim. I enjoy your site and I think its a class act among the best available internet collaborations. I’m glad your site provided a forum to share the thoughts we have on the good that Mr. Reeve left us. Thank you for your endeavors that foster this work of art and best wishes for continued success.

  11. admin says:

    I greatly commend you Pierce. And appreciate that you have taken the time to share this with all of us.

    Bravo for having Courage…as Chris Reeve did every day.

    Yours is the best post I’ve had on this site for months.

    Thank you.

    Jim

  12. Pierce says:

    In November 2013, AMC critics examined a question regarding what a modern day movie starring Christopher Reeve as Superman would be like given the hypothetical scenario that Mr. Reeve were still with us on Earth. The cold way that the critics evaluate the merit of how Reeve would do in such a creative attempt moved me to post my feelings on the gift that Mr. Reeve gave to this character and what his portrayal of Superman gave to us.

    The post I shared appears under the current/most recent comment, dated Jan. 12th, 2014, under my post name as Pierce Hunicut. It is my humble tribute to Mr. Reeve that I wanted to share with my fellow Christopher Reeve fans and a show of support toward the fingerprint of goodness that he left in our hearts. I had to write something after I saw the AMC critics discuss the aforementioned subject on the following clip appearing on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7whZaVaTRQ

    Here is my post-sorry I know it’s long but I felt it had to be said and if you see the above video you may see why:
    This discussion moved me to comment in a way I wouldn’t ordinarily do as I seldom post, but I felt strong disappointment in the rationale used to discuss how well a modern day movie would do with Christopher Reeve as Superman. With respect to the hosts of this show and their opinions and those who agreed with their reasons, I disagree in looking at the limitations imposed on a creative idea, based on marketing predictions, especially with regard to this character. Superman is a special character that could make someone with malice in their heart enter a theatre and leave with goodwill towards their fellow man. The character was portrayed with humility, politeness, and meekness by Reeve in a way that established these characteristics as the embodiment of Superman. Underneath the powers he possessed his true difference from society was always in his goodness, which is not a focus in the new movie as it was in the original. Unfortunately, Reeve portrayed the qualities of humility, politeness, and meekness in unique way that is not something that can be manipulated. Focusing on this quintesential portrayal by Reeve is a home run because Superman did not have to be this way – he was very powerful. Moreover, watch the first Superman again and then watch the current movie and you will notice a difference that is slightly disturbing about where it appears our values have oriented. Henry Cavill did a wonderful job, but the direction of our society and the direction of this character is being lost to bring him more inline with “current day thinking or popularity”. Group think/current day perception appears not to focus on humility and meekness. It is to be physically desirable, successful, overpowering in prowess, as ultimately measured by dollars and cents (a premise that the AMC critics use to coldly evaluate the merit of how well a movie like this wold do) which is the seemingly accepted priority of modern day. To be a leading man among a host of movies that focus on these shallow priorities and always have to have, ‘a dark side,’ or an instantaneously gratifying explosion is not to say that Christopher Reeve would do bad in a Superman movie. It is to say that we are doing bad as a society in the values we cherish and where we seek entertainment. What the critics are highlighting is that we focus too much on shallow reasons for why a story should take a certain plot turn, character portrayal, or other marketing appeal. If someone with the right tact, care, and artistic creativity could envision a beautiful enough way to allow Christopher Reeve to grace the screen as Superman again than maybe even the critics would be surprised at how well his portrayal of the character could resonate with the good left in our entertainment appetites. The critics are right, putting Reeve on the screen as Superman would not allow the features of the movie to focus on his physical stature, sex appeal, or prowess. It would have to focus on things we are as a society not interested in. Maybe a work of art and or an artist doesn’t need to be so concerned with whether their is a market for an artistic endeavor. Sometimes its better to focus on other things when telling a story rather than the merits of how much money it will make or whether an ingredient like Christopher Reeve has been a successful enough leading man. Lastly, consider this for those who have seen both movies. Which one would you have rather seen first to give you your first memory of Superman and to believe and experience that a man could fly?

  13. Ellen says:

    In a couple days it will be the 35th anniversary of the release of Superman the Movie (Dec 15, 1978) and Christopher Reeve indelibly entered the Superman realm. I saw it the next day and though Id been a George Reeves fan and was convinced I wouldnt like the new movie, I fell in love with his portrayal of both Clark and Supes. To this day despite accepting Dean Cain and Brandon Routh as the man of Steel, (and Tom Welling as the boy of steel, ) Christopher stands head and shoulders above them. He was born to wear the Superman suit.

    Im celebrating by buying a poster, requesting the bluray collection for Christmas and generally browsing my scrapbook from that time.

    Despite a determination to like the new movie Man of Steel, it left me depressed and without the joy Christopher and Richard Donner brought to the movies.

    I guess the simple fact is Christopher made us believe He Was Superman.

  14. Fletch says:

    Great site!

    Not sure if you’re seen it, but Mattel has launched a new 4-inch figure of Superman using Reeves’ likeness as well as Zod. Check it –

    http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2013/10/17/nycc-mattel-debuts-superman-and-batman-movie-figures/

  15. Manuel says:

    Just a word to say how much i love this site and yes Chris Reeve stays the real man of steel! Thanks for your work on this website!

  16. EDWARD says:

    Looking at the poster where Chris points skywards, it makes me feel good to know that we can still have Superman the Movie and Superman 2 to take us back to a time of innocence and greatness with the ulimate escapism, out fantasy of flight.

    Jim, this is still a great site, and as we frequently visit as Richard Donner and Superman fans, it is a testament to the great man the world came to know and still revere as the ultimate Man of Steel. Even thou the new movie tried, I think it left one important element to out, it took itself too serious and it had not “Verisimilitude”, Chris will always be Superman.

    Keep it going man.

    Thank you from South Africa forever a fan.

  17. Radjan says:

    Christopher Reeve will always be my number one Superman,
    eventhough the new actor Henry Cavill did a swell job too.

    Capedwonder.com surely is a great website for a fan like me, where I can enjoy Mr.Reeve’s superman movies, which I saw back in the 80′s, I really love it.

    I do hope to see much more lovely Superman wallpapers and pictures, they absolutely are a blast to look at and enjoy them.

    Radjan.

  18. Rodrigo S Fonseca says:

    Chris Reeve is the real Ma of Steel!

  19. Meran Covolo says:

    I just wanted to let you know that only this year (2013) on May 25th I had what I call “accidental exposure” to Superman and Christopher Reeve. I watched Superman the movie on tv, then as I was searching online for stuff to do with / or both, I came across your site and fell completely in love with it. It catered for both! 2 in 1!
    One of the massive highlights was the inspirational quotes page from C Reeve. They have helped me as I have been going through a bit of a tough time lately and they heave helped me a lot. And I have to say it’s the biggest and best C Reeve quotes page online I have ever found.
    Christopher Reeve is my generation Superman (I was born in the 1980s) I love him so much Shame I discovered him after he has passed away but my love for him is “super” strong as ever. He will always be my Superman on screen and in real life.
    Thank you for a fantastic site that I love so much and will enjoy visiting again and again.

  20. admin says:

    This is great Edward: “Richard [Donner] did not make a movie, he made a beacon that will forever guide the way for all superhero incarnations in the cinema industry.”

  21. Matt says:

    Hey Jim,

    Longtime visitor to your website. I check it out nearly everyday.

    You’ve got me worried though… Haven’t seen new updates from you in awhile, especially with a new Superman movie out in theatres. Hope you’re doing okay.

    Matt

  22. Art says:

    What a wonderful Site and tribute to a man that had a major Impact upon my youth. I am looking forward to the new Man of Steel Film. However, I will have a heavy heart seeing a reboot of my beloved Superman films. I’m sure that the movie will stand on its own….But to me nobody will ever surpass Reeves performance as Superman. There was something very special about his portrayal of the Man of Steel. May God Bless him and you Jim for creating this beautiful site.

  23. admin says:

    No idea yet Michael, thanks!

  24. Jim Bowers says:

    Thanks so much Edward!

  25. Edward says:

    Hi Jim

    I have been a Chris Reeve fan as Superman from the first moment we rented the Betamax back in 1983. For me he was more than just a superhero, more than just an iconic figure, he was the hope and the endurance that we always look for in live.

    Chris lives on here, and you are truly the keeper of not only the flame, but of all our memories of how good it felt being a kid when Chris was patrolling the screen as the man of steel.

    Richard did not make a movie, he made a beacon that will forever guide the way for all superhero incarnations in the cinema industry.

    “Take flight, and look forward”

    Thank you, from South Africa.

  26. Ira Aaronson says:

    Jim, what should most definitely be remembered is that despite Christopher’s illnesses and injuries, he kept coming back a multitude of times. What would have killed the normal man didn’t seem to phase him. He most certainly was the greatest example of a Superman here on earth! RIP Chris and Dana. Your site is fabulous and does Supermanand Mr. Reeves the honor they definitely deserve. God bless you sir!!!

  27. admin says:

    Thanks so much Gavin for your very kind and thoughtful letter! I sent it to Richard Donner today. Stay Super!

    Jim Bowers

  28. Gavin Connell says:

    Hi Jim and the team at Caped Wonder,

    I just wanted to express how wonderful this site is and it pays homage and tribute to the late great Christopher Reeve and it’s pleasing to see that a site like this perfectly catalogues every aspect of Chris’s legacy as Superman and keeps the beacon lit for many more generations to come as I feel it’s important that the younger generation can enjoy how convincing and genuine Chris’s portrayal was as Superman. I have been a fan since I was a young boy and Jim Bowers the way he has perfectly captured and restored so many wonderful Superman Movie moments for all of us fans is truly exceptional and he has an amazing talent to capture and preserve Christopher in his most iconic role, Ironically I saw Superman 4 with my grand dad back in 1987 and it would be the last time Christopher Reeve would fly across the cinematic screen as Superman. My grand dad died a year later but I hold onto this memory. So keep up the outstanding work and to me Chris was an amazing individual with a great deal of courage strength and tremendous Character, In my opinion he will always be Superman in more ways than one and thank you Richard Donner for helping launch the Magic this film conveys.

  29. achries says:

    my first visit on capedwonder.com after following capedwonder.com on facebook for sometimes…
    can only say..it’s LEGEND….’wait for it….wait untill he flies…DARY…LEGENDARY!!!
    thank you Mr. Jim… thank you Mr. Reeve…

  30. Renaud david says:

    Ce site et magnifique !j ai 38 ans et “superman,le film” a été mon premier film vu au cinéma ( j avais 4 ans)….beaucoup de souvenirs!énorme merci!

  31. Chris Robley says:

    Wonderful site Jim. I love the gallery sections, it brings back so many memories.

  32. Dear Jim:

    Thank you for responding back so quickly. It is very beatiful artwork and I thank you not only for your time but that valuable piece of information.

  33. admin says:

    Hi Rebecca,

    The artwork is commissioned work and not available. Thank you.

    Jim Bowers

  34. To whom it may concern:

    As I was looking at some of the wallpaper of Christopher Reeve as Superman, I noticed alot of pencil sketch artwork in the background and was wondering where I might get my hands on them as they resemble Christopher alot and would be nice to add to my collection. Any help would be greatly appreciated…thanx a whole bunch and keep up the good work with the site, I truly do enjoy visiting and seeing what’s new.

    Sincerely: Rebecca F.

  35. admin says:

    Thank you very much!!

  36. Jim, thank you very much for everything. Christopher Reeve is Superman and you are Good-Man :)

  37. admin says:

    Many thanks Jason!

  38. Jason says:

    Fantastic site. Not only are you showcasing Reeve’s portrayal of Superman for us fans, but you are also honoring for generations to come with this great site and archive.

  39. Marcelo Siqueira says:

    Hi Mr. Jim,

    I’m a great fan of Christopher Revee and Superman. I’m from Brazil and I’d visited thi website a lot of times since a couple years ago. This new design was a great iniciative. Hugs from Brazil.

  40. Yahjaboha says:

    That was great Seby,Now I know why you have so much care for Superman and why you make your pictures stand out so much :)

  41. Carl Q says:

    I think it would cool if Warner would re-release Superman and Superman II the Richard Donner Cut at the movies.

    Anyone agree?

  42. Frank Berman says:

    If I had one thing Superman related I can tell a Warner Bros. rep. it would be this: You HAVE to re-release Superman: the Movie in theaters…in 3D. Now THAT would be a MOUTH-DROPPING experience. 8O)

  43. Jayce76 says:

    My goodness! Has it been ten years? Well my biggest congrads to all who make this wonderful site possible. Where’s here to ten more awesome years!

  44. admin says:

    Thanks Christopher! Some people do not understand that if you can’t say something nice, say nothing at all.

  45. Christopher Reeve will always be Superman in my book. He inspired many and he will not be forgotten. A great man and a remarkable human being who, along with many, made us believe that a Man could truly fly. He is still sadly missed to this day. I still have a hard time believing that he, like Roy Scheider, is no longer with us.

    SHAME ON JACK O’HALLORAN FOR HIS UNCOOTH REMARKS!!

  46. Greg Green says:

    Who can forget Margot Kidder and the chemistry she had with Christopher Reeve.

  47. john says:

    A good tribute. I honestly believe Superman the movie 3D would leave a new generation of audience in awe of this film and cement Reeves as the best interpretation.of the character Just think 3 year spacecraft journey , 2 train scenes running over the audience, , 12 year ‘hypnotizing’ intergalactic space study , superman flying or zooming towards camera over a dozen times and nearly into a tall tree and more! Even the opening credits would be Awwwwwesome! As lex luther would say to superman he would spare no expence in making superman( fans) feel right at home . a gift from the home planet (krypton) in this case D.C./ Warners..

  48. admin says:

    Thanks very much Patrick!!

  49. This Web site Is “SUPER Unbelievable Please keep it up I’m always visiting this web site on a regular basis simply to see whats new. Thanks Jim for an unbelievable web site and Facebook Page.

  50. Darren Briscoe says:

    I have been locked in the ‘Phantom Zone’ for years and never knew of this incredible website. Now I am here I will make it my ‘Fortress of Solitude’ for all things relating to Mr Reeve. I applaud the way you are keeping his legacy and memory alive…. Blessings and clear skies.

  51. Christopher Reeve played the role with so much respect and grace barring all the camp and cheezyness of the 80′s and late 70′s that its so hard to think of anyone else as Superman.

    I love how Chris’s Superman was so human and yet so Super. Also great to see how much intelligence and thought Chris put in his Superman and Clark Kent characters which makes em so refreshing to watch.

    Go Chris Go!!!!!

  52. Janal says:

    What a great tribute site. I would love to hear your thoughts on the new Superman. Chris Reeve is the best and only Superman in my opinion (I like Dean and Brandon, too…just not as much as Chris Reeve.) and I love that you have such a great site honoring him and his friends. You should check out this: http://www.plewto.com/superman.html – This guy does some great \S/ logos.

    Also, you may want to check out: http://www.metropolisplus.com/Superman/ – Great history lesson on the Superman’s insignia.

    Keep up the great work! I will be forwarding this site, I am glad I ran across it.

    “Chris Reeve made you believe a man could fly.”

  53. Ola Froven says:

    Hello. My name is Ola and is Swedish. I love Superman and have been fans for years until now. I have tattooed on my back, Superman. You can check out Facebook on my photo album. there’s a picture of me on his back. It’s cool. Check the “Ola Fröven” on Facebook, then you will see! Have the best! Regards Ola.

  54. Kenny Kraly Jr. says:

    Jim , thank you for creating CapedWonder.com and Honoring the Legacy of Christopher Reeve and the superman films. Christopher Reeve will always be superman to me. Thank You Jim and keep up the good work.

  55. Mike Pirtle says:

    This is a wonderful site. Thank you for putting it together and maintaining it. I just watched “Superman: the Movie” again, this morning, and I had to visit your site, afterwards. It’s one of my favorites. Thank you again!

  56. Nick Nowell says:

    Thank you for the reply, I appreciate it, I will continue to support your website, and you should be very proud of your hard
    work which we have the pleasure of enjoying, off to watch Superman now!

  57. Jim Bowers says:

    Thank you, Nick!

    Jim

  58. Nick Nowell says:

    Just like to say that I love the website and have for many years, I feel a connection through the website to the character and the Superman universe and of course the man with whom we all of love and miss Christopher Reeve.

    Nick

  59. Alicia says:

    Hi, thanks for making this website, and help me not forget Christopher Reeve, who has been a great inspiration in my life, God bless you and thank you very much again.

    Also wish to congratulate you for this wonderful website is amazing, photographs, videos, news and all you have, I really love it, congratulations.

    (my English is bad, sorry)

  60. David says:

    Great site~!

    All the superman fans and Christopher fans would thank you for keeping this website so well and keep on updating for so many years. Thank you.

    BTW, I love the picture on the right top of the main page which Superman’s lifting off in the red background, I have search for this picture inside this site for all night , but still can not find it. can you tell me where is it? Thank you so much~!

  61. Jim Bowers says:

    Thank you, Kenny, for your continued support!!

  62. Fan De Lanzarote España says:

    Espero ser el primero de España en comentar jajaj, me parece una pagina genial y aprovecho para dar ideas desde aqui a los encargados de salvar a superman en el cine. Podría hacerlo en animation 3d con christopher y margot, continuando con la saga y con los demas protagonistas. Jamas abra un superman como chris, y seguro que mas de uno lo sabe, saludos a los fans de superman y a los que crearon esta pagina son unos genios. Viva superman para siempre.

  63. Can´t wait to have you here my friend!

  64. Kenny Richardson says:

    Jim,
    Once again I congratulate you on a very nice website. Your amazing photos and videos and other priceless imagery for Superman The Movie are a wonderful work of art. All of the images and videos are very tastefully done. Keep up the great work on keeping all of the Superman movies and Christopher Reeve’s legacy alive my friend. Thanks again for all of the great memories that you have shared with your website.

  65. Jim Bowers says:

    Dear Ramón, our friendship of nearly seven years is one I cherish so very much. Your integrity, talent, passion, enthusiasm and positive outlook on life are so refreshing. Thank you for your goodness and support in every way! Let’s “Go Forward”, as Christopher Reeve always said, and continue to collaborate, photograph and share our interests!! I look forward to meeting up with your in South America for a photo expedition!!! Thank you for being a true blue gentleman and a heck of a nature photographer!

    Jim

  66. Jim, I have told you this already but I would like to say it ¨out loud¨. Since the very first time we talked I felt what a great person you are and how passionate you are about Chris´ life. I have known you for a few years now and I can say without fear of being wrong that you are a wonderful person and friend. This new version of the site is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how much effort you make to honor Chris´ life and acting carreer, I think he couldn´t have asked for a greater person and fan. It has been my honor and pleasure to meet you and to helped you during all these years and and sincerely wish you a whole more to come! I am thrilled to call you my friend.

  67. admin says:

    Thank you so much Dena! Jim

  68. Michael Zhang says:

    I am a Superman fan from China. See the site with new design, very good, I will still be exciting to look. Wish the site better and better.

  69. Jim Bowers says:

    Hey Dena,

    Thanks for visiting her and our Facebook page! We’ll do our best to always add new and interesting imagery to the site.

    Jim

  70. Dena Amison-Middleton says:

    This Website Is “SUPER Incredible Please keep it up I’m always visiting this site everyday just to see whats new. Thanks Jim for an incredible website and Facebook Page.

  71. Jim Bowers says:

    Much appreciated Thomas! Thank you for believing and for your support!

    Jim

  72. Thomas Semprevivo says:

    MR. Bower…. you have suceeded sir. This is indeed a True Superman Site. I love everything you have done. It is an honor to be a fan of Christopher Reeve, who made us

    (Believe a Man Could Fly). And you have reminded Me of that sir. Thank You :)

  73. admin says:

    Thanks so much Chris! It’s fans like you who are so dedicated and enthusiastic that keeps it all flowing!

    Jim

  74. Chris Buckmister says:

    As always, Jim, outstanding! The previous version of CaperWonder.com was incredible, this upgrade is beyond words. Thanks for keeping the spirt of Christopher alive. I thank you for being such a great source of information and doing the hard work for all of us. I REALLY appreciate it!!
    Again – OUTSTANDING!!!

    Chris

  75. admin says:

    Thanks James!

    Jim

  76. James Allder says:

    Very nice design. I look forward to spending quite a bit of time here, as usual. Thanks for all your hard work.

  77. admin says:

    Thanks so much for the kind words Aaron! Your talent and friendship are very much appreciated! Thanks for all of the superb crystal logos that look great and have added so much visual appeal to this site!

    Take care.

    Jim

  78. Aaron Price says:

    Agreed with the other Aaron, indeed Jim you are an incredible person and very talented beyond belief. I have had the honour to not only communicate and call you friend, but in the past have been able to do some work for your site.

    The new site is a real fresh upgrade, which is not only catching to the eye, but it’s also a wonderful tribute. A place where people can come and enjoy the incredible legacy of Christopher Reeve and his memorable career of Superman. Reeve’s spirit both the man himself and his Superman is kept alive through the hard work of a Superguy like yourself.

    Thank You Jim for giving me and others the chance to remember the legacy of a man who inspired and bought a lot of magic into our lives as children.

  79. admin says:

    Dear Aaron,

    You are a very kind and classy gentleman…am I do mean “gentleman”. Thank you so very much for your Super Friendship and Super Support. It is wonderful and refreshing to have a true friend like you. I appreciate all you have done to support the website and me.

    Take care.

    Jim

  80. Aaron Smolinski says:

    Jim,
    It is my honor and privelge to call you a friend and to have had a small peice to add to your site. You are an incredible person and talented beyond belief. Thank you for creating such a beautiful space for my beautiful memories.

    Your friend
    Aaron Smolinski
    “Baby Clark Kent”

  81. admin says:

    Many thanks David! Happy Easter to you as well!

  82. David Chan says:

    one word is all it takes- BEAUTIFUL. i’m glad i’ve had the opportunity to have met Christopher Reeve & gotten his autograph. great articles Jim. Happy Easter. eat all the sweets.

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