21 December 2014

It doesn’t get much better than the 1990 World’s Finest prestige format mini-series written by Dave Gibbons with artwork by Steve Rude. Steve Rude is in my top five favorite Superman artists, and I am so pleased to own an original piece (below).

Check out Joe Jusko’s great Action Comics variant covers. See more of his art here.

I am a big fan of Superman8193′s classic comic book cover wallpapers on Deviantart. Check out all of his work here.

This great mashup of Gravity and Superman IV made me laugh out loud. Enjoy!


20 December 2014

I love this Christmas short story, Man in Red, which appeared in the DC Universe Holiday Special #1 (2009) comic book and was released in December 2008. Find a copy and add it to your collection.


19 December 2014

I am filled with gratitude for Brian McKernan, Bill Williams, Aaron Price, Michael Stribling, Gerard Sison, Ty Bjornson, Alex Lydiate and Julian Adderley. Thank you very much, gentleman, for your tremendous contributions and support in 2014.


18 December 2014

Superfan Tim Allen sent me a wonderful Christmas card from the UK, which I received today. Thank you Tim!

Below is Tim’s artwork from inside the card. I’ve made it a 1920 x 1280 wallpaper for your enjoyment!

My Super Friend Aaron Price has been incredibly supportive and has made so many amazing image contributions to this website for many years. Thank you so much Aaron!

Below is a photo of Aaron holding two metal prints that I recently sent to him as a gesture of friendship and appreciation.

I recently visited with my friend, artist Kristopher B. Meadows. Below is the raw footage of three videos I shot at his house (please pardon the ultra-wide angle from my GoPro).

Be sure to visit Kris’page here.


16 December 2014

A Step Toward Tomorrow. One of the first films Christopher Reeve starred in after his 1995 accident.


16 December 2014

Please enjoy this video of my custom Christopher Reeve Superman costume for the 1:6 scale Hot Toys figure.

This isn’t Superman, but it is Christmas and John Williams…enjoy!


15 December 2014

Released on this day in 1978 in U.S. theaters.

Here’s last year’s 35th anniversary Superman-The Movie videos edited and narrated by Julian Francis Adderley for CapedWonder.com.

Superman opened in about 500 theaters and grossed $7.5 million over its inaugural weekend, one of the most successful openings the industry had seen to that point.” — read more from the excellent 35th anniversary retrospective, STILL BELIEVING A MAN CAN FLY, by MICHAEL COATE.

May I present CONNOR McNAMARA, a long-time Christopher Reeve and CapedWonder fan, who recently sent me the fantastic art you see below. I thought it was very appropriate to share it with you today on this 36th anniversary of Superman-The Movie.

Thank you, Connor, for sharing your wonderful work with us.

Here’s more from Connor:

I’m a school teacher who lives in Adelaide, South Australia. I’ve been a huge Superman-The Movie fan since I first saw the film back in 1978 as an eight-year-old. The film had such an impact on me and I can still remember being in total awe as the helicopter rescue unfolded on screen (it must be something about being born on September 8th).

I’ve always loved drawing and painting and over the years my favourite subject has been Christopher Reeve. I’ve never had any formal art training and art is just a hobby that I enjoy (when I get the time). Two years ago I bought an iPad and began exploring digital art apps. I’m still very much a novice, but have fallen in love with digital art. I still work as if I was creating a traditional painting (without the mess) but being able to work on separate layers allows for re-sizing, correction and experimentation with each element of the artwork individually.

Flying Up (Digital Painting –iPad –ProCreate)

I’ve always loved the image used on the international Superman-The Movie poster. My interpretation of the design was that by having Superman breach the border he was coming out of the image e.g. from comic into reality. I have always thought that the pose used in the design was a combination of poses used in classic comic art – specifically Action Comics #419.

The sequel posters are all based on artwork rather than photographs and place superman within the artwork, as well as incorporating backgrounds associated with the film.

These were the main inspirations for the artwork; the idea was to create an artwork/poster that drew from the original design, as well as the sequel images.

The pose mimics the Action Comics cover and the background is based on the bottom section of the original international poster design with modified buildings to create the Daily Planet and street.

The reference for the face is from one of the flag portraits (hands on hips). I used my Hot Toys figure as a reference for the body and my own hands were the reference for hands in the image.

In summary, I wanted to create an artwork that paid tribute to Christopher Reeve and some (not all) of the incredible moments in the film.


I tried to the best of my ability to reference and accurately place details into the picture. From the position of the helicopter on the Daily Planet Logo, the helicopter tail damage, Lois’ body position on the logo, damage to the Daily Planet rooftop, windsock on the Daily Planet rooftop, the number of window lines on the Daily Planet building, the number of criminals on the boat, Officer Mooney and the police sergeant, the Hotel Coop sign, the colour and shape of the rockets, the colour of 1970’s New York police cars, and direction of traffic (we drive on the other side of the road in Australia).

Connor McNamara, December 15, 2014

Here is Connor’s response after seeing his images on this website:

“Say Jim, That’s a Baaad outlay…………………………………….WHOA”

I’ve just had a look at the page and it is AMAZING!!!!! – AMAZING!!!!!

I’m so humbled that you went to so much effort and it means the world coming from you because you are like the Godfather of this movie. As Richard Donner said “The Keeper of the Flame”.

I feel honoured to have been able to contribute something (albeit small) to what I consider the Holy Grail of websites.

“Go Forward” knowing that your generosity and your passion are respected, appreciated and valued around the world.

With Gratitude and Regards – Connor”

Please enjoy more of Connor’s Christopher Reeve Superman art below.


14 December 2014

Released on this day in 1978 in UK theaters.

On this day in 1978, the Hollywood Premiere of Superman-The Movie took place at the Mann’s Chinese Theater for the benefit of the American Diabetes Association. Pictured are Christopher Reeve, Gae Exton, Margot Kidder, Tom Mankiewicz, Richard Donner, Gene Hackman, Olivia Newton-John, Gary Owens (American disc jockey and voice actor, most famous from his work on the TV show, Laugh-In) and more!

Download the entire Hollywood Premiere official program as a PDF file here.


13 December 2014

On this day in 1978, the Royal Premiere of Superman-The Movie took place at Empire Leicester Square Theatre in London, England for the benefit of Variety Clubs of Great Britain. An after party/press junket also took place with Ilya Salkind, Pierre Spengler, Richard Donner, Christopher Reeve, Sarah Douglas, Susannah York and many others.

Below are select scans from the Royal Premiere official program and two premiere tickets (all from the CapedWonder Collection); included are photos from the program showing the quality of the gold foil paper used throughout (that paper did not scan well which is why photos were shot instead). Also featured below are photos from both the premiere and the after party/press junket.

See more scans and photos on supermania78.com.

Download select pages from the Royal Premiere official program as a PDF file here.


12 December 2014


11 December 2014

On this day in 1978, the New York Premiere of Superman-The Movie took place at Loew’s Astor Plaza Theater in New York City.

Thanks to Brian McKernan for the New York Time December 11, 1978 scan, and Getty Images for additional photos. Save the newspaper scan to your computer and then open and zoom in to read the copy.


10 December 2014

On this day in 1978, the Presidential Premiere of Superman-The Movie took place at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. as a benefit for the Special Olympics.

Below are scans and photos from that evening, as well as a December 10, 1978 comic strip that appeared in newspaper around the United States. The autographed photo was signed to Jim Bowers by Ilya Salkind.

The affair was a fantastic start to what would become a whirlwind week of Super celebration for the Man of Steel’s much-anticipated arrival on the silver screen.

Thanks to Brian McKernan for the Starlog and comic strip scans, and Getty Images for additional photos.

Please enjoy these CapedWonder images as part of our celebration of the 36th Anniversary of Superman-The Movie.

One cannot help but wonder if Superman-The Movie inspired the filmmakers of the future San Andreas movie (showing the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles and Hoover Dam in Nevada). The top two screenshots are from Superman-The Movie and the bottom two screenshots are from San Andreas.

Please enjoy Oliver Harper’s Superman-The Movie retrospective from December 2013.


09 December 2014

Coming for Christmas and Coming this Christmas.

Silver mylar advance One-sheet posters, courtesy of Heritage Auctions.


08 December 2014

This incredible art of Marlon Brando as Jor-el and Christopher Reeve as Superman, entitled “Sleep”, is based on Michelangelo’s Pietà seen here, and was created by Firnadi Iqbal, a graphic artist and digital painter from Indonesia. See more of his work here.


04 December 2014


28 November 2014

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 was a big day for Superman movie fans. On that day, Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut was released on DVD, HD-DVD and Blu-ray, along with The Christopher Reeve Superman Collection and Superman Ultimate Collector’s Edition box sets, Superman 1-4 on DVD, and Superman-The Movie on HD-DVD and Blu-ray. Included here is the Donner Cut cover that was designed, but never released.


25 November 2014

Happy 94th Birthday to Noel Neill, our Original Lois Lane!


24 November 2014

September 25, 2002. Actors Christopher Reeve (R) and Robin Williams pose for photographers as they arrive at party to celebrate Reeve’s 50th birthday in New York City.


21 November 2014

Happy 30th Anniversary Supergirl!


13 November 2014

Please enjoy the newest addition to the CapedWonder Collection! Arnie Kim’s 1:4 scale Christopher Reeve Superman bust. It is a superbly accurate rendering of Christopher Reeve and we thank Arnie for his incredible talent! Hopefully one day this will be used for an officially licensed 1:4 Christopher Reeve Superman figure.


24 October 2014

Please enjoy these two panoramics that I created using 10 Blu-ray screenshots.


23 October 2014

Please take a moment to view this fine tribute (thank you Julian Adderley, good sir).

Great videos from Martin Lakin.


22 October 2014

I had a fantastic evening with Jeff East last night. He’s a swell guy and a BIG fan of CapedWonder.com and all of our Super efforts. We look forward to having Jeff as our guest at WonderCon 2015!

Below please enjoy the photo of Jeff and me taken last night, a cemetery panoramic (from 10 Blu-ray screenshots), a farm panoramic (from seven Blu-ray screenshots) and the CapedWonder WonderCon 2015 banner. (The panoramic is a big file, so give it some extra time to appear.)


21 October 2014

Three original posters by Jim Bowers and Ramon Casares using Bob Peak’s poster art. The flying Superman is an original creation by Jim and Ramon that Warner Bros. Home Video acquired from CapedWonder.com as part of their 2006 DVD art.


14 October 2014

On the 10-Year Anniversary of Christopher Reeve’s Passing, Breakthrough in Paralysis Research Prompts Initiative to Fast-Track Groundbreaking Therapy

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Launches “The Big Idea” Campaign to Raise $15 Million for the Next Phase of Epidural Stimulation Research to Enable People Living with Spinal Cord Injury to Recover Autonomic and Motor Functions

SHORT HILLS, NJ. (October 9, 2014) – On the eve of the 10-year anniversary of the passing of actor and activist Christopher Reeve (9/25/52 – 10/10/04), today, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation launched the most ambitious effort in its history – “The Big Idea” – to raise $15 million to fund the next phase of epidural stimulation research and bring life-changing therapy to more individuals living with spinal cord injuries. All campaign and research information can be found at www.reevebigidea.org.

The once inconceivable notion that a damaged spinal cord could be repaired is closer to reality, as reported in an April 2014 study published by researchers from UCLA and the University of Louisville in the medical journal Brain, in which four young men who were paralyzed for years were able to voluntarily move their legs and bear weight as a result of epidural stimulation of the lower spinal cord. Even more revolutionary, the participants experienced significant improvements with autonomic functions – including bladder, bowel and sexual control – an unprecedented breakthrough for the field.

“While we hoped that epidural stimulation would facilitate movement for individuals with complete paralysis, the autonomic recovery was an accidental discovery, but a quantum leap toward reversing the most devastating and life-threatening complications of a spinal cord injury,” said Peter Wilderotter, President and CEO of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. “After centuries of darkness, we have promising therapy in the here-and-now to transform the lives of those who were told nothing could be done for them.”

The Big Idea builds on the initial study findings by expanding to include 36 participants to explore the efficacy of epidural stimulation in improving the autonomic functions lost with a spinal cord injury, including bladder, bowel and sexual function, as well as temperature regulation, cardiovascular and respiratory function. Commonly known as “secondary complications” of paralysis, these health complications, at times, result in infections, frequent medical visits and hospitalizations, as well as a decrease in quality of life and independence. Additionally, the ability to stand and control voluntary leg movements below the level of injury in the presence of epidural stimulation will also be evaluated.

To date – other than standard medical care – there have been no effective evidence-based treatments for chronic spinal cord injury. Considering the promising results achieved with epidural stimulation, there is now strong evidence indicating this may be the first effective therapy of its kind.

Epidural Stimulation Explained

Epidural stimulation, in the context of paralysis of the lower extremities, is the application of continuous electrical current, at varying frequencies and intensities to specific locations on the lumbosacral spinal cord, corresponding to the dense neural bundles that largely control movement of the hips, knees, ankles and toes. The intervention mimics signals the brain normally transmits to reengage the spine’s neural network and initiate movement. The results were unexpected, leading researchers to speculate that some pathways may be intact post-injury and therefore able to facilitate this unprecedented recovery.

The $15 million raised by the Reeve Foundation will cover expenses related to the five-year study, including the research, data collection and advocacy work necessary to expedite epidural stimulation to the clinic. Over the course of the five years, all 36 participants will be implanted and trained, as well as evaluated post-intervention. The Big Idea will also track the financial benefits related to medical and hospitalization expenses that are expected to be reduced as a result of the intervention.

Ranging in neurological level from C6-T5, all four men in the initial study were classified with a chronic motor complete spinal cord injury, including two participants who were both motor and sensory complete, and at least two years post–injury during the time of the intervention. Additionally, the four men were of stellar physical health and highly athletic both prior to and following their injury. The next 36 participants will include a wide range of backgrounds, varying injury levels and all with chronic, complete spinal cord injuries to further evaluate the efficacy of epidural stimulation.

“Epidural stimulation has challenged what it means to be diagnosed with a complete injury and confirmed that recovery is possible even years following trauma. The Big Idea is a culmination of decades of basic science and the commitment of researchers to advance promising therapies,” said Susan Harkema, Ph.D., principal investigator on The Big Idea study, University of Louisville professor and co-director of KSCIRC, director of the Reeve Foundation’s NeuroRecovery Network®. The University of Louisville will also act as the principal site conducting the research throughout The Big Idea study.

Discovering Treatments for Paralysis…and Beyond

“As we approach the 10th anniversary of my father’s passing, I know he would be immensely proud of the progress we’ve made thus far, from basic science to human trials, to accelerate the development of effective therapies,” said Matthew Reeve, who serves as Vice Chairman of the Reeve Foundation Board of Directors. “But The Big Idea is a revolutionary new step toward ending paralysis that he never could have foreseen. It’s the start of a new dawn for spinal cord injury research, and one that will soon deliver on his dream of a world of empty wheelchairs.”

A formidable star of film and stage, Christopher Reeve sustained a spinal cord injury in a horse-riding accident in 1995 that resulted in quadriplegia, and subsequently set him on a journey to achieve what once seemed impossible: cures for spinal cord injury.

With nearly six million Americans living with paralysis, including 1.275 million spinal cord injuries, this research signals a significant breakthrough in terms of developing clinical therapies to advance the treatment of paralysis. Positive results in this 36-participant study would yield a critical mass of efficacy data and compelling justification for translating epidural stimulation into the clinic. While The Big Idea will evaluate the impact of epidural stimulation on spinal cord injury, researchers believe that the intervention could also be effective to treat other neuromuscular diseases and disorders, such as stroke, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s, thereby broadening the patient population benefitting from its use and potentially eradicating millions of dollars in annual health care costs.

To jumpstart fundraising efforts, the Reeve Foundation has enlisted a network of donors, including longstanding supporters, board members and partners. To date, the Reeve Foundation has raised $5 million to fund The Big Idea with the goal of $15 million for the entire campaign.

The Big Idea research is slated to commence in 2015 once the fundraising goal is met. For more information about The Big Idea and epidural stimulation research, please visit www.reevebigidea.org.

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About the Reeve Foundation
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. We meet all 20 of the Better Business Bureau’s standards for charity accountability and hold the BBB’s Charity Seal. For more information, please visit our website at www.ChristopherReeve.org or call 800-225-0292.

‘He was just awesome’: The son of tragic Superman star Christoper Reeve pays a moving tribute to his father on the tenth anniversary of his death.

Christopher Reeve’s Son Matthew Remembers His Iconic Father 10 Years After Death.

Below are some new and improved images from your enjoyment!


11 October 2014

This is the seventh and final day of Christopher Reeve’s Memorial Week. Each day this week Superfan Jon Fendt created unique images (based on images on this website) that I have posted here.

Thank you so very much to Jon for making this such an honorable memorial week for our friend Christopher Reeve. Your kindness and contributions will not be forgotten, Jon.

Please take a moment to read Jon’s heartfelt letter below.


10 October 2014

Today is the 10th anniversary of Christopher Reeve’s passing. Not a single day goes by that I don’t think of my friend. I miss him dearly.

I hope you will be able to make some time today to honor Chris in your own way.

Please visit the tribute main page, letters page and art gallery.

Below are Superfan Jon Fendt’s newest images.


09 October 2014

This is the fifth day of Christopher Reeve’s Memorial Week. Each day this week Superfan Jon Fendt will create a new image (based on images on this website) that I will post there. Below is one bonus image and today’s image. Check back tomorrow for Thursday’s image.


08 October 2014

This is the fourth day of Christopher Reeve’s Memorial Week. Each day this week Superfan Jon Fendt will create a new image (based on images on this website) that I will post there. Below is one bonus image and today’s image. Check back tomorrow for Fridays’s images.


07 October 2014

This is the third day of Christopher Reeve’s Memorial Week. Each day this week Superfan Jon Fendt will create a new image (based on images on this website) that I will post there. Below is one bonus image and today’s image. Check back tomorrow for Wednesday’s images.


06 October 2014

This is the second day of Christopher Reeve’s Memorial Week. Each day this week Superfan Jon Fendt will create a new image (based on images on this website) that I will post there. Below is one bonus image and today’s image. Check back tomorrow for Tuesday’s images.


05 October 2014

This is the first day of Christopher Reeve’s Memorial Week. Each day this week Superfan Jon Fendt will create a new image (based on images on this website) that I will post there. Below is his letter, banner, two bonus images and Sunday’s image. Check back tomorrow for Monday’s images.


04 October 2014

Here is a great photo of Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder and Richard Donner taken at the Superman-The Movie Hollywood Premiere at Mann’s Chinese Theater on December 14, 1978. Photographer unknown. 90-minute restoration by Jim Bowers.


21 September 2014

Check out the new Superman-The Movie Blu-ray screenshots. Six samples are shown below. Go to the “Screenshots” menu at the top of this page to see them all!

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

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. camilo enrique sanchez celis says:

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

  6. 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.

    • 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?

      • 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.


        • 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.

  7. 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 –


  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.


  11. Rodrigo S Fonseca says:

    Chris Reeve is the real Ma of Steel!

  12. 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.

  13. 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.


  14. 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.

  15. admin says:

    No idea yet Michael, thanks!

  16. 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.

  17. 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!!!

  18. 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.

  19. 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…

  20. 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!

  21. Chris Robley says:

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

  22. 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.

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

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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?

  27. 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)

  28. 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!

  29. 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.


  30. Greg Green says:

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

  31. 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..

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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!!!!!

  35. 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.”

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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!

  39. 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.


    • Jim Bowers says:

      Thank you, Nick!


      • 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!

  40. 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)

  41. 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~!

  42. 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.

  43. Kenny Richardson says:

    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.

  44. 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.

    • 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!


  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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 :)

  48. 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!!!


    • admin says:

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


  49. 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.

  50. 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.

    • 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.


  51. Aaron Smolinski says:

    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”

    • 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.


  52. 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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