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28 November 2022; Superman Ultimate Collector’s Edition is 16..!

A LOOK BACK AT THE SUPERMAN ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION
An exclusive commentary by Bill Williams

It’s hard to believe that it has been sixteen years since the release of the Superman Ultimate Collector’s Edition DVD set, and yet it marked one of the most substantial home video releases from Warner Home Video at that time. To this day it is highly regarded by both Superman fans and home video collectors as one of the most comprehensive sets ever.

After the release of the Superman: The Movie Special Edition DVD release in 2001, fans began to ask if there was more to the films. And the answer was an overwhelming yes. There were more scenes, more stories, more behind the scenes footage, than had been previously seen or even believed.

It would be another five and a half years before fans got the answers to the questions they had been asking… in the form of several all new Superman: The Movie Special Edition DVD releases, all of which were released on November 28, 2006.

The original Superman: The Movie was expanded to a generous four-disc set that included the 2001 Special Edition, the original 1978 theatrical release with two different sound mixes, an all new audio commentary with executive producer Ilya Salkind and producer Pierre Spengler, the original The Making of Superman: The Movie documentary from 1980, the 1951 feature film Superman and the Mole Men, and nine of the Fleischer Studios’ animated Superman short films from 1941-42, in addition to nearly all of the legacy features from the 2001 DVD release. This allowed the film to breathe and be fully enjoyed across the DVD format.

This would be joined by a new two-disc special edition of Superman II. That release featured a new audio commentary with Salkind and Spengler, the TV special The Making of Superman II from 1983, the Superman 50th Anniversary special from 1988, the remaining eight Superman animated shorts from Famous Studios from 1942-43, the original feature First Flight: The Fleischer Superman Series, and the deleted scene of Superman’s soufflé that was first seen in the extended TV cut from 1984.

There would also be a new deluxe edition of Superman III that was released. This would include a new audio commentary with Salkind and Spengler, the TV documentary The Making of Superman III, and a collection of scenes taken from the 1986 extended version. This would be joined by a new deluxe edition of Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. On that disc was included an audio commentary from screenwriter Mark Rosenthal and, more importantly, nearly thirty minutes of footage from the original 134-minute cut of the film, presented in a workprint format. While the footage wasn’t in the best quality, it was better than nothing, though some scenes such as the complete Metro Club sequence were not included.

All four of these releases were issued both separately and in an eight-disc box set called The Christopher Reeve Superman Collection. But this was just the beginning.

Making its world premiere was Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut on DVD, HD-DVD, and Blu-ray. This brand new release showcased the original intentions that Donner and Tom Mankiewicz had for the film, and restoration producer Michael Thau had done the impossible task of putting Donner’s film back together again from nearly all of the footage that had been shot in 1977. This included the original opening of Lois Lane jumping out of the Daily Planet to trick Clark into turning into Superman; all of Marlon Brando’s footage that was shot in March and April 1977; and the film’s original ending, of Superman reversing all of the damage to the world, among others. Thau also utilized the screen tests for Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder for another crucial scene in the film, and in some places he used what Richard Lester footage was necessary to tell a coherent story. The final product was met with mixed reviews that still continue to this day.

The disc would also include a new introduction to the film by Richard Donner; a new audio commentary by Donner and Mankiewicz; the feature Superman II: Restoring the Vision, about the process of bringing the film to completion; and six deleted scenes, most of which were included in the 1984 extended TV cut.

All of these discs would be included in what is still considered one of the most spectacular DVD sets ever compiled: the Superman Ultimate Collector’s Edition. This massive 14-disc set brought together all of the previously mentioned discs along with the 2006 DVD documentary Look, Up in the Sky!: Amazing Story of Superman, a new two-hour look at eight decades of Superman’s history from comics to animation, movie serials to television, and, of course, the feature films. Narrated by Kevin Spacey, it served as a precursor to the then-upcoming theatrical release Superman Returns.

Along with the other discs, the 14-disc set included the 2-disc release of Superman Returns, which featured a number of deleted scenes from the film; two theatrical trailers; the three-hour documentary Requiem for Krypton: Making Superman Returns; and a brief feature called Resurrecting Jor-El, which looked at how CGI played a factor in adapting Marlon Brando’s footage from 1977 for the film. (The Circuit City release would include a bonus disc, TheScience of Superman, which was not included on the 14-disc set but would be included in the 2011 Blu-ray anthology.)

One of the highlights of the 14-disc set was the brand new documentary You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman, a 90-minute look at the making of Christopher Reeve films that focused primarily on the first film while touching upon the sequels to lesser detail. But what makes this documentary great is the inclusion of rare outtakes and behind the scenes clips from the making of the first two films. And this is only a fraction of what is in the Warner Bros. vaults. But that’s not all. There is The Mythology of Superman, which traces the history of Biblical, Greek, and Roman culture, along with the pulp novels and stories of the 1920s and 1930s, that influenced Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster to first create what would become the first and most iconic superhero. Then there is the touching video The Heart of a Hero: A Tribute to Christopher Reeve, in which family and friends pay tribute to the iconic actor who became an even more inspirational leader through his tireless efforts in raising funds and awareness for spinal cord paralysis which continues to this day long after his passing. There’s also a rare color print of The Adventures of Superpup, the 1958 pilot that was filmed on The Adventures of Superman sets with an all-dog cast. And there’s three vintage Superman-inspired cartoons from the Warner Bros. vaults: Super-Rabbit with Bugs Bunny; Snafuperman, part of the 1940’s Private Snafu series; and Stupor-Duck with Daffy Duck.

The final disc is a collection of Bryan Singer’s video journals that chronicle his work on Superman Returns. About half of them were included as a bonus disc in some releases of the Look, Up in the Sky!: Amazing Story of Superman documentary, but here we have all 29 of them. This should have been the third disc of the Superman Returns release, so it’s nice to see them included in this set in their entirety.

The Superman Ultimate Collector’s Edition still stands to this day as one of Warner Home Video’s top legacy titles, and, as compilations grow and the home viewing medium continues to advance forward, it will be sought after by both Superman and film fans alike.

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21 November 2022; Superman 4K UHD Update..!

The Warner Bros. movie team responsible for the upcoming Christopher Reeve Superman 4K UHD remasters reports that the following cuts are slated for release on 4K UHD in Spring 2023:

1. Superman: The Movie theatrical
2. Superman II theatrical
3. Superman III theatrical
4. Superman IV: The Quest For Peace theatrical
5. Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006 edition)
It is believed that the issues with Superman: The Movie’s 2018 4K UHD release are being dealt with. How the streaming platforms will be impacted by these releases is unknown at this time.

Cuts NOT slated for release on 4K UHD in Spring 2023:

1. The longer version of Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (currently only available via select streaming platforms)
2. The extended cuts of the first movie and its three sequels
3. The 2001 Special Edition of Superman: The Movie
Perhaps Warner Archive will take the reigns of remastering those cuts for future Blu-ray/4K UHD releases since they remastered Supergirl and Superman: The Movie Extended Cut on Blu-ray a few years ago with great success.

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21 November 2022; Reeve’s Unheard Interview..!

45 Years Ago Today, on November 21, 1977, author David Michael Petrou interviewed Christopher Reeve on audio tape at Pinewood Studios, England for his amazing book, The Making of Superman: The Movie.

During the VERY FIRST episode of The Caped Wonder Superman Podcast, with Jay Towers and Jim Bowers, an excerpt from that Christopher Reeve audio interview was first revealed to the world.

Listen to Episode #1 to hear Christopher Reeve talk to David Michael Petrou about Superman!

All of David’s original Superman cast & crew interview audio cassette tapes are now archived in the CapedWonder Collection. (The vintage Philips SUPER QUALITY cassette tape shown below is marked, “CHRIS REEVE Nov. 21, 1977”.)

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19 November 2022; Social Media Images..!

Here’s some recent images that I’ve posted to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more over the past few weeks. Enjoy!

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18 November 2022; Reeve Thoughts..!

To say that I believed in Superman is quite an understatement. Of course I knew it was only a movie, but it seemed to me that the values embodied by Superman on the screen should be the values that prevail in the real world.” – Christopher Reeve

Featuring Christopher Reeve photographed by Curt Gunther in Gallup, New Mexico, June 1978. Click here to enjoy many more Gallup photographs.

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09 November 2022; Super Smile..!

This fantastic photo of Christopher Reeve in Gallup, New Mexico is the most popular photo so far this year on the Caped Wonder Superman Podcast Facebook page. Please join us there!

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04 November 2022; Brett Mitchell Plays Superman..!

Conductor Brett Mitchell performs his original solo piano arrangements of music from the Grammy-winning score of Superman: The Movie by composer John Williams.

“To celebrate today’s anniversary of the final recording session for #JohnWilliams’s landmark score for #Superman (1978), I’m proud to present my collected arrangements from the film, all presented in synchronization with the original clips!” — Brett Mitchell

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02 November 2022; Superman 4k in 2023..!

I’m SO Excited about this Big News!

I’ve been aware for quite some time that Warner Bros.’ MPI (Motion Picture Imaging) department has been working on Superman II (theatrical and Donner Cut), Superman III, and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace remasters in 4K Ultra HD, likely to hit the market in April 2023. Superman II will include both the original theatrical version and the Richard Donner Cut.

Bill Hunt at Digital Bits revealed the news to the world today!

There are many more questions to be asked about these releases, and it is time for me to do so. I’ll keep you posted!

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01 November 2022; With Thanks To Superman Book..!

With Thanks to Superman: 40 Years of Interviews, Reports, and Observations, by author and friend, Brian McKernan, comes highly recommended by CapedWonder and me, Jim Bowers!

Brian has been a huge Superman fan for over 40 years, having interviewed Christopher Reeve, written for OMNI magazine and technical film & video publications, and amassed a truly remarkable archive of vintage Superman material. He’s also one heck of a swell guy!

You can purchase Brian’s paperback edition on Amazon and Amazon UK.

Please visit Brian’s impressive Facebook group entitled, Superman in Advertising & Media (SAM). A member of the CapedWonder Network, SAM is a robust collection of modern and vintage materials about our favorite Man of Steel.

Check out Brian’s video interview with Superman Homepage below.

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24 October 2022; Propstore Auction Super Special..!

In this Special Edition of the Caped Wonder Superman Podcast, CapedWonder Europe Editor Martin Lakin joins Jay Towers for a special VIP Preview of the 2022 Propstore Entertainment Memorabilia. Our guest is Stephen Lane who once again does not disappoint. An amazing Superman Costume! Boots from Non and Zod! Those amazing and complete Ursa and Supergirl costumes and so much more. This is a very special VIDEO podcast you can watch below or listen to right now!

Click here to view all of the extraordinary Super items up for auction next month.

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18 September 2022; Definitive Gene Hackman Signing…! [UPDATED]

Jay Towers and Jim Bowers, co-hosts of the Caped Wonder Superman Podcast, are excited to announce their partnership with Chris Wyman and Official Pix for the Definitive Gene Hackman Autograph Signing. This is your chance to get the Lex Luthor signature of your dreams!

Below are just a few sample photos to choose from on the Official Pix website; click here to see all of the photos.

You also have the opportunity to send in your own items for Gene to sign!

From the Official Pix website:

“We couldn’t be more pleased to bring you the largest Gene Hackman Autograph Pre-Order ever offered with 180+ photo options that span his entire career! We’re also delighted to be partnering with CapedWonder.com & the Caped Wonder Superman Podcast, who has provided many rare and never-before-seen Superman images of Lex Luthor & cast! This includes images shot by Superman: The Movie & Superman II set photographer Bob Penn & Superman IV: The Quest for Peace set photographer David James.”

“We couldn’t be more pleased to bring you the largest Gene Hackman Autograph Pre-Order & Send-In ever offered! This is your chance to send in items from your own collection to be signed by Lex Luthor himself!”

Pre-order Deadline is Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Send-in Deadline is Monday, November 7, 2022

Jay Towers and Jim Bowers invited Chris Wyman to be their guest on the Caped Wonder Superman Podcast to discuss this Definitive Gene Hackman Autograph Signing…listen today!

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07 August 2022; Podcast Episode #45 has Landed..!

Jim & Dolores live in Canada and not only do they have a story to tell, but they have the pictures to prove it. In Episode #45, Jay Towers & Jim Bowers head back to the falls to hear the extraordinary story behind the family of four who pop up all over the iconic Niagara Falls scene in Superman II. Why were they in the film? How did they get so many so many photos and how did their children get on the laps of Christopher Reeve & Margot Kidder. Happen to be in Niagara Falls…and Jay & Jim are very much around as usual.

Please enjoy the photo gallery below containing photos from Jim & Dolores’ archive, as well as Superman II Niagara Falls screenshots that feature Jim & Delores, and their two children, Jamie & Matthew. Jim has a mustache and is wearing a striped shirt and white boat Captain’s hat, Dolores is wearing a yellow blouse, and the kids are wearing red shirts and blue jean bib overalls, both with hats. The autographed “To Bill” photo of Christopher Reeve belongs to Jim’s dad.

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06 August 2022; Super Fan Letter..!

Why I Still Need Superman

I can’t speak for everybody, but in recent years, I have found myself feeling a renewed appreciation, affection, and even need for Superman. I’m talking about the Superman I grew up with, on the big screen, fighting for truth, justice, and the American way. As a youth, I never fully understood what that meant. But as an older, mature adult, I get it now. I understand why the whole world embraced Superman and what he stood for. But beyond just the nostalgia for pure Americana, Superman means something more…

As a 51 year old man, it’s rather freeing to realize and embrace the fact that you’re never too old for WONDER. Whether it’s marveling at a beautiful sunset, hearing a gorgeous concerto, or remembering the time you first discovered your favorite superhero, wonder is a chance to connect with innocence again. The fact that I still get the shivers when that S Shield streaks across the sky reminds me that I’m never too old for the simple joys of my childhood. When the bass horns of John Williams’ score begin to rumble, I know that incredible things are about to happen, and I’m excited to see them, time and time again. The bottom line is you never fully outgrow your childhood, nor should you! Just because we become smarter, more well-educated, well-cultured, and more self-sufficient as adults, doesn’t mean that our need to trust, hope, and believe in greater things ever goes away. Superman reminds us of that. That’s why these movies resonate so powerfully, even all these years later.

Furthermore, connecting youthfully to cherished memories keeps us from becoming the jaded cynical folks that so many around us unfortunately become. We all know them. Currently, we see that cynicism degenerating more and more into “corruption, violence, and evil” to put it in Lex’s terms. The timeless power of these wonderful movies is that they remind us that moments of pure joy still exist! It’s in those moments of joy that we are so powerfully removed from the “real world”, that we can look at it from a distance and say, “Superman wouldn’t say that” or “Superman wouldn’t do that” and suddenly, supposedly complex ideas like good and evil become remarkably simple.

Maybe comedians and historians are onto something when they joke about childhood being a time where we have not yet been educated enough to become idiots. We have not yet learned advanced methods to bring about our own demise. We see the borders of life as providing safety rather than unfair restriction. It’s in this world that Superman exists and it’s why we want to revisit him and fly with him and be like him. Superman is innocence, trust, hope, joy, and wonder. And these are things we were never meant to outgrow. That’s why I still need Superman.

Blessings,

Tony La Torre

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01 August 2022; TIME in 1977!

On August 1, 1977, TIME Magazine published a great article about the filming progress of Superman: The Movie, featuring fresh new photos shot the month previously in New York City.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:
Before the movie is finished, Superman will have I) soldered together the Golden Gate Bridge, which has been cut in half by an earthquake, 2) rescued the President’s airplane from a thunderstorm, 3) tamed the waters from a collapsing dam, 4) plucked a speedboat full of criminals from the East River and set it down, still dripping, on Wall Street, 5) caught a crashing helicopter in mid-air, 6) flown round the world in 90 seconds with Lois Lane in his arms, and 7) cooked a souffle for Lois with his X-ray eyes.

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29 July 2022; Reeve Quote..!

“I am very old-fashioned and, I guess, very lucky that early I found something to attract me, something I really wanted to do. I am an actor because I’d never wanted to do anything else. I compare it to the fine art of competitive sailing. I take it seriously, but not grimly. Ultimately I act for my own pleasure, but I am aware of my responsibility to give a performance that people will enjoy.”

— Christopher Reeve

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24 July 2022; Superman IV at 35!

Jay Towers and Jim Bowers, co-hosts of the Caped Wonder Superman Podcast, Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Superman IV: The Quest For Peace, Christopher Reeve’s final performance as The Man of Steel and Clark Kent. Special Thanks to Superman IV actors Marc McClure, Mark Pillow, Mariel Hemingway, and Damian McLawhorn for joining us at the Christopher Reeve Legacy Reunion at Motor City Comic Con in May 2022! Super Thanks to editor Adeel of Steel for creating yet another stellar video for CapedWonder!

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19 July 2022; An ICON!

This incredible photography session of Christopher Reeve by Bob Penn occurred 45 years ago this month atop the Hotel Mayflower and at Pier 5 at Brooklyn Bridge Park (a 15-minute walk from the Frisky the cat filming location) in New York City! The pointing photo is, in my humble opinion, the VERY BEST one ever shot of a live-action Superhero.

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17 July 2022; Podcast Episode #44 has Landed..!

In Episode #44, Jay Towers & Jim Bowers have a great conversation with actress Ellen Bry. Before Spider-Man, St. Elsewhere, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Impact and countless films and TV shows, Ellen was the stunt double for Margot Kidder while filming the Metropolis scenes in New York for Superman: The Movie & Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut. Ellen is a great storyteller. From the Fruit Stand on 42nd street we get all the filming secrets and more! Jay & Jim take a Metropolis Leap of Faith! Look out below!

Click here to listen, or click on the Spreaker player below.

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07 & 08 July 2022; A Swell Day and a Mugging, 45 Years Ago!!

7/7/77: Richard Donner filmed his first footage in New York City of Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder in the lobby and the exterior of the Daily News Building. Real-life film critic Kathleen Carroll and real-life entertainment reporter Rex Reed also shot their cameo appearances that day.

7/8/77: Richard Donner filmed Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder’s exterior portion of the mugger scene in New York City. Donner also filmed the end portion involving Ned Beatty’s introduction to the film as Otis at the corner of Pike and East Broadway, in Manhattan. The end tag would not appear in the theatrical version of the film, but was restored for the extended TV broadcast in February 7-8, 1982 (and in subsequent TV broadcasts) and the extended TV cut Blu-ray in October 2017.

Did you know that Superman Director Richard Donner and Assistant Director / Second Unit Director Dave Tomblin walked past the camera in this New York City scene in the extended cut of Superman: The Movie?

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14 June 2022; Flag Day..!

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates the U.S. Army birthday on this date; Congress adopted “The American Continental Army” after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775.

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13 June 2022; Caped Wonder Stuns City..!

On this day – June 13, 1977 – Richard Donner shoots Perry White’s meeting with his reporters about the story of the century. Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure, and numerous extras are on call for the shoot. The end tag of Jimmy and the copy boy will not be seen until the extended TV broadcast in February 1982. (By the way, this particular shot is NOT in the extended cut of the movie.)

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09 June 2022; Superman ’78 Hardcover..!

Superman ‘78 hardcover edition with all six issues…release date is July 19, 2022! Pre-order today!

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09 June 2022; Each Costume is Unique..!

No two original, screen-worn Christopher Reeve Superman movie tunics are exactly alike. Photography by Jim Bowers. Experience the definitive costume article by Martin Lakin from Supermania: CapedWonder Europe by clicking here.

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07 June 2022; Keep It Vintage..!

40 years of photography has been a very joyous experience for me! Archiving and restoring vintage photography is of particular interest, both Superman and non-Superman related. I recently scanned this vintage Superman: The Movie Kodak Ektachrome slide. Compare the raw scan (top, scanned with no color or contrast settings engaged in the software), my preferred adjustments (middle), and overdone adjustments (bottom). It’s all up to interpretation; I lean towards “keep it vintage”. Enjoy!

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05 June 2022; Marc McClure Auctions his Superman IV Script..!

Jay Towers and Jim Bowers, co-hosts of the Caped Wonder Superman Podcast, present a very exciting opportunity for all Christopher Reeve Superman Movie, Movie Script, and Movie Autograph Collectors!

Marc McClure (“Jimmy Olsen”) has decided to donate his personal copy of the Superman IV: The Quest For Peace production-used script for auction, with net proceeds to benefit the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

Marc McClure presented his original production-used Superman IV script on stage at Motor City Comic Con for the Christopher Reeve Legacy Reunion on May 14, 2022.

This one-of-a-kind Superman movie collectible has been in Marc McClure’s possession since the filming of Superman IV: The Quest For Peace wrapped in 1987.

This production-used script was recently autographed in black Sharpie pen by all of the celebrity guests at the Reeve Legacy Reunion in May 2022: Marc McClure (Jimmy Olsen”), Aaron Smolinski (“Baby Clark Kent”), Sarah Douglas (“Ursa”), Jack O’Halloran (“Non”), Mark Pillow (“Nuclear Man”/Superman IV), Mariel Hemingway (“Lacy Warfield”/Superman IV), and Damian McLawhorn (“Jeremy”/Superman IV). Damian’s autograph appears on the last page of the script.

The front page of this production-used script reads “SUPERMAN IV” / Screenplay by Mark Rosenthal & Lawrence Konner / Story by Christopher Reeve and Mark Rosenthal & Lawrence Konner/ REV. THIRD DRAF August 30, 1986 / c. 1986 Cannon Films, Inc. and Cannon Int’l. B.V.

All original script pages are complete, in-tact, and 100% readable. There are 125 pages total, 44 of which are printed on pink paper (the remaining are printed on white paper). One page has a vintage notation (“Introduces himself, Jimmy Olsen, Photographer”).

The original 8.5 inch by 12 inch blue folder (with front window) shows some wear due to being production used, and is also in-tact.

This production-used script is 100% authentic with photographs and video to prove authenticity from Marc McClure. The video can be seen on CapedWonder.com and various social media platforms.

Good Luck Bidders and Stay Super!

Bid on eBay today!

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02 June 2022; Photos Galore…!

Here’s some of our most favorite recent photos for your viewing enjoyment…!

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21 May 2022; Christopher Reeve Legacy Reunion RECAP…!

Our Christopher Reeve Legacy Reunion at Motor City Comic Con was an Incredible Success! The Celebrities and Super Fans Shined Brightly & brought us Smiles, Laughter, and Great Stories! Glorious Nostalgia at its Very Best!

Please enjoy our great recap video and videos by Martin Lakin from CapedWonder Europe/Supermania’78.

Click here to see the photo gallery…

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08 May 2022; Christopher Reeve Legacy Reunion…!

See you in Novi, Michigan for the Christopher Reeve Legacy Reunion at Motor City Comic Con, May 13-15, 2022!

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17 April 2022; Podcast Episode #43!

It’s the 35th Anniversary of Superman IV: The Quest For Peace and Lacy Warfield has returned to the Daily Planet. In Episode #43, Jay Towers & Jim Bowers are thrilled to chat with Mariel Hemingway about her role in the Reeve Legacy of films. How did Margot Kidder help Mariel become a mom? What about all of those extra scenes of Lacy? What does she love about meeting fans? Mariel was so much fun and helps the guys preview her appearance at the Christopher Reeve Legacy Reunion in Detroit for Motor City Comic Con (May 13-15, 2022). How could one podcast be so square and so delicious?

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15 April 2022; Chris Reeve’s Star is 25!

25 Years Ago Today, April 15, 1997, in Hollywood…

I was so thrilled for Christopher Reeve and his family because he was getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! It was such an honor and privilege to be able to attend and photograph the ceremony!

Afterwards, there was a private party held for Chris. I presented him with a custom-made Plexiglas Superman shield autographed by many Superman stars who knew and loved Chris. He asked me to read their messages aloud to the party attendees, and I was all too happy to oblige. I also presented Chris with the Superman of Metropolis Award and a Certificate of Appreciation from the Metropolis, Illinois Mayor, Beth A. Clanahan.

It was an incredible day to be with Christopher, wife Dana, and son Will, Glenn Close, Jane Seymour, Jack Larson, Gerard Christopher Reeve, Marc McClure, Yvonne Blake, and Richard Donner! Making new friends on that day like Lynn Anderson made the experience extra special!

Notice Richard Donner in the white shirt and Marc McClure in the green shirt.

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Notice Richard Donner in the white shirt and Marc McClure in the green shirt.

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28 March 2021; CapedWonder & Superman: The Movie Anniversaries!

CapedWonder.com Celebrates its 20th Anniversary Today! BIG Thanks to all of *YOU* for many years of WONDER-ful Friendship and Support from around the world! We are indeed all part of the same Super Team! Stay Super!

45 years ago today, March 28, 1977, filming on Superman officially began. Despite a nagging head cold, Marlon Brando arrived on C Stage at Shepperton Studios at 8:30 that morning to begin filming his first scenes as Jor-El for the two Superman films. Brando was draped in black velvet – as seen in this photo – and filmed teaching Kal-El via an education crystal. Christopher Reeve was on set to watch Brando at work. Brando, Richard Donner, and Tom Mankiewicz reviewed the footage in between takes. Brando later informed Mankiewicz that day that he has just read the complete script and called it a “valentine”. As a side note, this is a scan from set photographer Bob Penn’s ORIGINAL 35mm camera slide, now in the CapedWonder Collection.

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18 February 2022; CapedWonder Event of a Lifetime…!

35 Years after his Final Flight in Superman IV: The Quest For Peace, the Love and Admiration For Christopher Reeve, both on Screen and in Life, are Stronger and more Inspiring than ever!

Jay Towers and Jim Bowers make the BIG announcement! This Spring, Motor City Comic Con and The Caped Wonder Superman Podcast proudly present The Christopher Reeve Legacy Reunion, May 13-15, 2022, in Michigan!

A 3-day celebration with 6 stars from the four Christopher Reeve Superman movies, spanning 1978-1987 – Sarah Douglas, Jack O’Halloran, Aaron Smolinski, Marc McClure, Mark Pillow, and Mariel Hemingway – will unite together for the first time in Detroit to meet fans and promote a Motor City Comic Con exclusive! A LIMITED-EDITION VARIANT COVER of the spectacular Superman ’78, Issue #1 comic book, only available at Motor City Comic Con this coming May…with a portion of proceeds benefiting The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

Plus, Superman ’78 comic book series writer Robert Venditti and artist Wilfredo Torres will be at the CapedWonder booths to meet you and sign autographs!

The celebrities, Jay, and Jim are so excited to meet you at The Christopher Reeve Legacy Reunion at Motor City Comic Con, May 13-15, 2022! Make plans to be there! Tickets are available now…click here!

This is the Superman Celebration you’ve been waiting for!

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14 February 2022; New & Improved Imagery…!

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08 February 2022; John Williams’ Birthday!

Happy 90th Birthday, Maestro John Williams! You have enthralled and delighted me for over 50 years! I am so grateful for you!

Here’s a scan of a vintage 8×10 photograph that I restored yesterday. It’s dated “May 1978” on the back. Enjoy!

This is an incredible tribute to Maestro John Williams for his 90th Birthday! Click here to listen.

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07 February 2022; Superman: 40 Years of Extended Cuts!

It was 40 years ago – February 7-8, 1982 on ABC-TV – that we first saw an extended cut of Superman: The Movie. It was a very exciting experience that I’ll always remember!

Special Thanks to Team CapedWonder’s Daniel Pulliam for this special exclusive video montage.

What if the Superman: The Movie ABC-TV promo trailer was done in widescreen and high-definition back in 1982? Edited by Jay Towers with a NEW ABC-TV movie opening from our friend, Aaron Price.

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01 February 2022; Christopher Reeve Auditions…!

Guess what happened 45 years ago today! Christopher Reeve filmed his screen test with Holly Palance (who had previously worked with director Richard Donner on The Omen [1976]) reading for Lois Lane. The screen test is was first revealed in the Superman: The Movie Special Edition DVD on May 1, 2001, and other portions were included in Look! Up in the Sky – The Amazing Story of Superman in 2006.

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25 January 2022; Photo Restoration…!

I’ve been collecting & archiving photographs since the late 70s, and collecting, archiving, scanning and restoring photographs since the early 90s. It’s a passion that will continue in my world for hopefully many more years. Here’s one example of my work. The top photo is a RAW scan of a vintage 35mm slide (1978). I avoid making any color, contrast, or sharpening adjustments in my scanning software. The middle photo is a straight restoration…removing dust, spots, lines and dirt, and making some color and contrast adjustments in Photoshop. I also did some minor cropping, but no sharpening was done. I strive to KEEP IT VINTAGE. The bottom photo is a second restoration done from scratch, along with a “reimagining” That’s right, I added subtle clouds just for fun, but I would never print this version. Enjoy!

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01 January 2022; HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022…!

Happy New Year 2022!

CapedWonder is about to enter its 20th Year!

We’ll be Uniting the CapedWonder Team in 2022!

This is my all-time favorite Christopher Reeve Superman movie magazine cover…Newsweek, dated January 1, 1979. The banner across the top of the article is a great 1970s design!

Read the entire article here.

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28 December 2021; Superman ’78, Issue #5…!

Superman ’78 #5 comic book was released today! Below is front cover, a teaser image, and a Superman III screenshot that were used as reference by the comic book’s artist, Wilfredo Torres.

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26 December 2021; Podcast Episode #41…!

On this final Caped Wonder Superman Podcast for 2021, Jay & Jim are ready for the gift of storytelling with actor Mac McDonald. Episode #41 explores Mac’s time on not only Superman IV, but also 1989’s Batman. Mac is a very funny guy, and his stories about working face to face with Lex, The Joker and even 007 will have you on the edge of your seat! What would you say to Gene Hackman if you saw him walking towards you? How would you approach Jack Nicholson in his Joker costume. Mac speaks from experience and Yule Love it!

Listen to (and watch) all of the Caped Wonder Superman Podcast episodes here!

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25 December 2021; Happy Holidays…!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us to all of you!

Super Friend and CapedWonder Artist, Tim Allen, has created this fabulous image called “Return to the Kent Farm”. Just lovely, Tim…thank you!

My dream sequence for either the first or second movie is Chris Reeve returning to the farm…landing majestically on the front porch as Ma Kent is sweeping, doing “Super Chores” and spending some quality time together, and then flying Ma around Smallville to show her what their hometown looks like from his perspective. Can you imagine seeing Phyllis Thaxter and Christopher Reeve flying together over the wheatfields, and hearing the theme(s) that John Williams would have composed specifically for that sequence?

Super Fan Anthony Knight has shared his own amazing storyboards with all of us…

The idea behind creating storyboards from the original scripts developed from an idea I had when watching Superman the Movie. I was left wondering, what would it look like to see how Superman landed the cruiser outside of the police precinct? So, I began to draw the scene in a series of frames and artwork that is respectful of the style of filming of the time. I based my drawings on images from Capedwonder, when Superman ‘cages Non’, capturing dynamic poses and angles as filmed under Lester or Donner.

— Anthony Knight

See all of the storyboards and read more about Anthony’s vision here.

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22 December 2021; Vintage Newspaper Ad…!

Presenting a vintage Superman: The Movie newspaper ad dated December 22, 1978 from the New York Daily News.

The whole darned movie flies, up up and away, taking us right along on a fantastic and exhilarating movie adventure. They called the movie ‘SUPERMAN’ but they might as well have called it – ‘supermovie’ – it’s that big, that good and that cheering. There is a …keen sense of fun, that is totally disarming. For all its commitment to visualizing places, persons and events that to us, on earth, are still wildly futuristic, it shows unswerving respect and affection for the specific era in American history that gave birth to the handsome, wholesome blue-eyed wonder of a folk hero. SUSAN STARK – DETROIT FREE PRESS

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20 December 2021; Podcast Episode #4 Revisit!

Episode #4 of the Caped Wonder Superman Podcast features our very special guest…film score producer Mike Matessino! We are thrilled that he joined us for this special episode about the Superman-The Movie soundtrack!

 

Listen to all of the episodes here!

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20 December 2021; Superman-The Movie Soundtrack Turns 43!

43 years ago today, John Williams’ iconic Superman-The Movie soundtrack was released on record (2-LP set), cassette tape, and 8-track tape, as well as on 45 RPM records. The marketing campaign behind the release was tremendous!

Please enjoy this vintage sheet music below. You can also download a PDF file that contains all of the pages.

Please visit the Caped Wonder soundtrack page created in 2018 for the soundtrack’s 40th anniversary.

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16 December 2021; Episode 25: The Contest Cape…!

The man who now owns the most famous Superman the Movie Cape in the World. He paid $193,750 for it two years ago today on December 16, 2019. Meet Joe in Episode 25 of the Caped Wonder Superman Podcast right here.

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15 December 2021; “Take The Gentleman’s Cape” 2.0…!

43 years since it exploded across cinema screens, Capedwonder Europe is proud to present the updated version of the definitive Superman costume article – “Take The Gentleman’s Cape”.

This update features brand new colour images of the components by Sebastian Colombo and many more revisions as we continue to learn more about Yvonne Blake’s masterpiece. Ever wonder why there are so many versions of the ‘S’ shield associated with the movie? The answers to that and much more are here. View here and on supermania78.com.

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15 December 2021; Believing A Man Can Fly for over Four Decades!!

December 15, 1978 was a defining day in my life when, as a 17-year-old, I experienced the cinematic masterpiece, Superman-The Movie, for the first time on the silver screen, followed by 13 more viewings in the weeks that followed.

This Magical film filled with Wonder and Heart absolutely blew my mind and completely altered my view of film-making and the Man of Steel. I truly believed that Christopher Reeve was Clark Kent and Superman. Superman-The Movie will always be my favorite movie.

On this 43rd anniversary, I hope you will make some time to reflect on your experience of seeing Superman-The Movie in the theater; for those of you who didn’t have that luxury, think back to that first TV, VHS or Beta tape, laserdisc, or CED viewing and how it made you feel. Hopeful, Entranced, Exhilarated.

Please enjoy this poster, vintage ad proof, and videos. Click here to see more videos and anniversary tribute letters.


130 Responses to Welcome to CapedWonder.com 2022!

  1. Hello Jim Bowers and the rest of the Superman and Super Friends at Caped Wonder Superman Imagery. Caped Wonder is a super amazing place to see the legacy of The Christopher Reeve Donnerverse Superman film series live on.These films are what got me into the character of Superman and I started reading the comics not long after seeing the film in 1990. Christopher Reeve has been and always will be my favorite live action Superman / Clark Kent on film. His performance as Superman has not been topped. Chris brough so much to the role and really respected the character of Superman. And The Caped Wonder Superman Podcast is with Jim Bowers and Jay Towers is super amazing and so much fun to listen too. Keep up the Super Amazing work Jim with the website. Where all part of the same team.

  2. Gabriel says:

    Hello !
    I really enjoy what you do!
    The original Donner film is a one of the pillars of my life
    I was wondering if you guys have any update on Richard Donner life or work ? He’s 90 ! is he doing ok ?
    Do you guys think he will work on a new lethal weapon ?

    cheers !

  3. Shawn says:

    I just read the August 1977 Time Magazine piece you posted and have a question. The article states that SUPERMAN would be released in December 1978, but at this point in the production wasn’t it still scheduled to come out in the summer? Did Time knowingly or unknowingly get the date right?

  4. Stefan says:

    I love this site! Can´t get enough of the pictures and all the background information.
    There is so much love and respect for the character of Superman and the movies, you can feel it in every single article.
    Very nice work, please keep it up!

  5. Michael Kurland says:

    Christopher Reeve’s Superman will always be a symbol of hope for not only me, but the entire world, especially during these tough times. As Chris himself said, “It’s a much harder challenge, yet I see no reason to give up.”

  6. Donna Carvey says:

    As one of the Girl Scout moms in the podcast of Jay Towers Caped Wonder Superman, I would love to get a video DVD to my daughter who was one of the participating Scouts, who was not able to be contacted in time to be a participant in your reunion. We all remember the filming fondly and she has shared your podcast with her teen aged sons, and we her parents. What a fun memory for all of us, especially our daughter, who has saved her memorabilia from the event. A nice thing you have done. She is Denise Carvey Hill of Gilbert, Arizona.

  7. John Cribbs IV says:

    Thanks buddy I love the website and keep the torch lit thanks for all you do for us all like the Superman movies did inspirational forevermore forever unconditionally I miss the legendary legacy Christopher Reeve left us all but not to worry we have Brandon Routh (doppelgänger of Christopher Reeve) this is hard to believe but Steve Harvey (doppelgänger of the legendary late Richard Pryor) I have proof wouldn’t it be great for themselves to be in a newer Superman movie like in Superman 3 (1983,2000,2006) thanks buddy keep the torch lit thanks peace and blessings to you all peace.

  8. Jim Bowers says:

    Happy New Year 2020!

  9. Vijay says:

    Hi there Jim,

    I just stumbled upon a very special scene from Superman I where the spaceship had just landed in the farms of Smallville. From that moment in the movie right till the 4th part of Superman(The Quest for Peace), I guess I must have seen these movies at least a dozen times if not less. As I was watching through this video yet one more time, I stumbled upon your website and boy! I could just say one word AWESOME. You have rekindled the “Christopher Reeve” in me who in my humble opinion epitomized Peace, Smile, Happiness, Confidence, Goodness and above all Self Belief. I have always been a fan of Mr Reeve ever since I was a child growing up as of today in my early forties. Thank you for all the wonderful information, you have shared with us here and once again it has been an absolute joy knowing the legacy of Christopher Reeve. To me, in short Christopher Reeve is SUPERMAN. God Be with you Mr Reeve and thank you once again for all the amazing memories and love imparted to us.

  10. Sefy Levy says:

    Dear Jim,

    It was a pleasure to meet you at the Superman Celebration in Metropolis after all the years i’ve been following your amazing website. Being here and watching the Photos, reading the Articles, will always give me Hope that some day the future generation will get to see a movie with a Director who has true Passion for the Character and Honors him and what he represents…. an Actor who will do the part Justice…

    No Matter how dark the world may seem…. there is a Superman in each of us… to make it a little brighter…

    Your Friend,
    Sefy

  11. Phillip says:

    “In the decade of the 1930’s, even the great city of Metropolis was not spared the ravages of the worldwide Depression. Amid times of fear and confusion, the job of informing the public was the responsibility of The Daily Planet, a great metropolitan newspaper whose reputation for clarity and truth had become a symbol of hope for the city of Metropolis!”

    The greatest superhero movie of all time celebrates its 40th anniversary today. Superman was released on December 15, 1978. I was in middle school at the time, and I remember all of the buzz surrounding the movie in the months prior to its release. I bought many of the celebrity magazines, as well as several DC comic books, and each month there were various reports on casting and production. Some of those reports turned out to be incorrect, such as the one in which Rona Barrett announced that Anne Archer had been cast as Lois Lane. I will be forever grateful that Rona got that one wrong.

    I found all of the news interesting, yet I had little desire to see the movie. In fact, I did not see it until it had its network television premiere on ABC on Sunday, February 7 and Monday, February 8, 1982. Even though I watched it on my tiny 13-inch black and white portable TV, I was enthralled. From that kid reading from Action Comics #1 to the very end of the ten-minutes-long closing credits, I loved every second of it. I got goosebumps when I first heard John Williams’ theme music and still get them every single time I hear it. And those opening credits flying through space are as incredible today as they were four decades ago.

    The casting was superb. Marlon Brando was worth every penny of the millions he was paid for his portrayal of Jor-El. I loved Glenn Ford and Phyllis Thaxter as Jonathan and Martha Kent. It was clever how we were subtly informed that Martha’s maiden name was “Clark.” Even though he had only a few minutes of screen time, Jonathan’s death never fails to bring a tear to my eye. One of my favorite moments is in the wheat field when Martha reaches out her hand to comfort Clark then draws it back, as if she’s suddenly become afraid to touch him.

    Christopher Reeve was perfect as both the adult Clark and the Man of Steel. The scene in the Fortress of Solitude when we first see him in his Superman costume and he flies toward the camera is thrilling. But it’s Margot Kidder as feisty, vivacious Lois Lane that really makes the movie for me. ABC also aired a documentary on the making of the film in which there was a very telling behind-the-scenes moment where director Richard Donner instructed everyone to take a break from filming the balcony scene. As Margot walked away, Richard pulled Chris aside and informed him that Margot was stealing the scene from him, and Chris sheepishly agreed. I feel that Margot stole every scene in the movie. She had an indefinable something that I found totally charming.

    The helicopter rescue is one of the most exciting scenes ever captured on film and features my favorite line: “You-you’ve got me? Who’s got you?!” Then there’s the aforementioned balcony scene. The interplay between Chris and Margot is so much fun. I love that moment when Lois hesitates as she says, “Clark…says that…you’re just a figment of somebody’s imagination. Like Peter Pan,” and Superman gets a brief look of panic on his face, thinking that she’s calling him “Clark.” And the flying sequence! It’s absolutely magical, with John Williams’ music again inducing goosebumps. There is one brief shot as the two of them fly away from the Statue of Liberty that looks so real you’d swear that somehow they were actually suspended in mid-air above New York Harbor. A lot of people apparently don’t like “Can You Read my Mind,” but I find Margot’s performance of it enchanting.

    Lois’ death scene is powerful. It’s brilliantly done, as you really feel her panic as she’s being buried alive. And Superman’s anguish is gut-wrenching. Chris and Margot were both incredible in this scene. I’ve always found it a bit difficult to watch it, and I think it will be even harder to watch it now. It breaks my heart that neither of them lived to celebrate this 40th anniversary of their most iconic roles. I hope they know how much this movie and they themselves mean to us.

  12. Fletch says:

    40 Years! My mom took myself and my brother (and sister?) to go see the movie when I was 10 years old. We went and saw it in Auckland city. I remember walking through the streets and looking up at what seemed the unusually tall buildings. Having grown up in a small country town, visiting Auckland was almost like being in Metropolis itself. From what I can recall, we also saw the movie at the St James theatre, an historical theatre originally built in 1928 which sort of matched in with the opening scenes of the movie. I can remember the movie with a sense of spectacle that you can probably only experience when you’re ten. Christopher Reeve will always be MY Superman. He seemed to have that mix of heroism and kindness/gentleness that he brought to the character.

    ps, please do you have the poster at the top of the page (with Reeve pointing skyward) at any larger size? I used to have it on my wall (the centre spread from Starburst issue #3) and I’d love to get it again but it seems like it’s impossible to find a large format version of it.

  13. Brandon Long says:

    40 years ago today, cinema was elevated to new heights and the superhero genre was officially kicked off much to the respect of Hollywood as well as to general audiences with the release of this spectacle. Without it, we wouldn’t have all the superhero movies flooding the cinemas today. The love and dedication to making this film is definitely felt right from the soaring opening credits. The soaring performance of Christopher Reeve is easily the best casting in superhero movie history as well as one of the best in movie history in general. The supporting cast also brings a lot to the table in many ways. From amazing special effects to John Williams’ soaring score, it all comes together to create a fun, nostalgic adventure that still soars today!

  14. Phillip says:

    I fell in love with Margot Kidder on Sunday, February 7, 1982. Or maybe it was Monday, February 8. On those two nights, ABC presented the network television premiere of 1978’s Superman, and I finally got to see it for the first time. Even though I watched it on my little 13-inch black and white portable TV, I was captivated. Christopher Reeve was of course perfect as both Clark Kent and the Man of Steel, but it was Margot’s performance as feisty Lois Lane that made the movie for me. ABC also aired a documentary on the making of the film (included on the DVD, I believe). In it, there was a very telling behind-the-scenes moment where director Richard Donner instructed everyone to take a break from filming the balcony scene. As Margot walked away, Richard pulled Chris aside and informed him that Margot was stealing the scene from him, and Chris sheepishly agreed. I feel that Margot stole every scene in the movie. She had an indefinable something that I found totally charming. The only fan letter I ever sent to a celebrity was to Margot. I just had to tell her how much I admired her performance in the film. I never received a reply, but that didn’t lessen my appreciation for her. A few years later, I drew her portrait, which I consider to be one of the best drawings I ever did. I’ve seen many of her theatrical films (Trenchcoat, Sisters, Black Christmas, Willie & Phil, Keeping Track, and Heartaches among them), early TV appearances (Banacek, Baretta, Nichols), and later TV movies (Vanishing Act, Picking Up the Pieces, Pygmalion, Louisiana, and The Glitter Dome to name just a few). She also starred in a terrific short-lived TV series called Shell Game in 1987. I loved them all. I was heartbroken when I heard that she had passed away in May. It seems especially sad that she will miss two milestones this year: her 70th birthday and the 40th anniversary of her most iconic film. She will always be my Lois Lane and one of my favorite actresses. Rest in peace, Margaret Ruth Kidder.

  15. Mari Mortsfield says:

    Hello
    This is a wonderful website. Christopher Reeve is still the best Superman there has ever been. He so epitomized the true ideals and personality of this character:Clark Kent and Superman with humility and generosity and never-ending courage that always lifts the human spirit and inspires so many people like myself. Always grateful that his lifetime gave us these incredible moments of entertainment. Christopher Reeve’s charismatic portrayal and his life in memorable films are iconic and a true testament to the legend Superman. Miss him, thank you for sharing.
    M.D. Mortsfield

  16. Keith Haden says:

    Jim, Superman The Movie is coming back to theaters on November 25th through Fathom Events!

  17. admin says:

    My Goodness, this is THE MOST SPECIAL message I believe I have ever received about Christopher Reeve and his impact on the world. Thank you so very much James! I am grateful for you!

  18. James Walker says:

    The impact of Christopher Reeve’s life, and his portrayal of Superman, is immeasurable. While it is hard to put into succinct description, all of us here feel the reality of that impact every day. He transcended the boundaries of page and screen to become a true and utterly real Superman, embodying and exemplifying the qualities that make us believe in the Man of Steel. There is a reason that we always think of Chris when we imagine Superman. It isn’t that he was the first to portray him; it isn’t just the groundbreaking story-telling and spectacle of ‘Superman the Movie.’ Rather, it is Chris himself. The man who took on the role of the Last Son of Krypton with pride and glee; who viewed his involvement with the character as a noble responsibility, and an opportunity to inspire humanity; the man whose kindness was matched by his initiative and courage. A man like Chris coming into the role of Superman may have seemed serendipitous at the time; but I believe it was fate; fate, that we should have a fictional character and real person merge so flawlessly into the inspiring phenomenon that was, and is, Christopher Reeve.

  19. Kenny Kraly Jr. says:

    Dear Jim , CapedWonder.com is amazing and you do a super amazing job honoring Christopher Reeve and him as Superman. Keep up the super amazing work !!!

  20. admin says:

    Pinewood Studios.

  21. Bob says:

    Where was the alley transformation filmed? NYC?

  22. Dave Yazbek says:

    Where did you get the amazing background illustration from on your home page?

  23. Dave Yazbek says:

    Yesterday I watched the TV extended cut to honour Margot Kidder’s passing. After dozens and dozens of viewings over the past four decades, I can’t believe I found a detail I’d never noticed before! After the Phantom Zone villains disappear off screen, you can actually see the Council Dome closing!! Never noticed this detail before and it’s why the shot is held for a couple of seconds after the villains exit on the top right of the screen. I’m shopping for an 80 inch TV this weekend. Can’t wait to see what other morsels I find once the images are larger.

  24. admin says:

    Count on it.

  25. Stan says:

    Just very sad at the loss of Margot Kidder. She made Lois Lane “real” and helped the audience believe that a man could fly. Somewhere Chris and Margot are flying again.

  26. stan says:

    Is there a chance that there will be a 4K release this year? I think the success of the television cut that was released was a huge success and I hope that will: “Let Warner Brothers See there is money to be made in a 4k release”. I also hope Warner Brothers will release the television cut of “Superman II”. That would be awesome

  27. admin says:

    Thanks a bunch Matt!

  28. Matt H says:

    Thank you for such a great site. I am happy to have found it today. Thank you so much for your time and effort.

    Lastly I cannot express how excited I am for the TV/Extended edt that has come out. I finally received my copy and will be reliving my childhood as this was the version I remember most and loved the most because of it. Great times for a Reeve’s fan!

  29. Bob Carter says:

    For 6 weeks, I went to see the movie every weekend in downtown KC at the Empire theatre. It simply blew me away. It was the start to the true superhero era.

  30. Zammone says:

    “and now through patience, invention, and skill”…the extended cut of Superman The Movie “is just about ready!”

    I’m really looking forward to this release, and feel really blessed to be alive right now! I thank all the challenging and wonderful circumstances in life, that have made this release of my favorite movie of all time possible! I want to personally thank this site for all the fantastic and informative writings about this film in general.

  31. Lew Price says:

    Hi Jim
    This is Aaron’s Mum and Dad.
    We would just like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you have done for our son.
    Aaron holds you in the highest regard,and your generosity and kindness is overwhelming to say the least.
    We are hoping that one day,someone will realise Aaron’s potential,(as you have my friend) when that day comes Jim,you will definitely not be forgotten,we will make sure of that.
    When i was growing up,George Reeves was my hero,and i guess that has rubbed off on Aaron.
    I’m 70 next year,but i still have faith in Aaron to make his mark by becoming famous before i depart this world.
    You have given our son inspiration,and the tenacity to move forward in the quest to further his career.
    God bless you Jim,you are a real “Superman”.

    Kindest regards
    Lew and Angie Price.(York,England)

  32. admin says:

    Thanks for your support Edward!!

  33. EDWARD says:

    HI Jim and Chris Reeve fans

    It is amazing to think that out of all the actors that played the Man of Steel, Christopher Reeve is in actual fact the incarnation of how the hero would have been in real life. It is inspiring to know that not only die Richard Donner set the tone for one of the greatest hero movies of all time, but also defined a generation with greatness that we so seldom forget.
    It is sad on the other hand that so many youngsters will not know what it is to have a hero like Christopher Reeve who really shined with the values of days forgotten, as the hero we see on the screen in 2017 lacks the sincerity and the integrity that made Christopher still being celebrated 40 years after his debut as the ultimate Superman.

    Jim , you have to be commended in keeping this site so vibrant and congratulations on the success and inspiration you keep flaming. In the legacy of time, Richard, Christopher and Margot will always be AWESOME!

  34. Jerry says:

    Jim,
    If you’re ever in the San Diego, CA area, stop by the Hollywood Casino in Jamul, CA ( just south of San Diego ). In it, there is a touted Superman III costume on display in the restaurant. To my eye, it looks genuine and is beautifully displayed among other classic movies.

  35. William Roberts says:

    Hi Jim, I got back yesterday from the Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL, where I met you. I was one of the contestants in the trivia contest. Thanks for all the interesting information you shared with us and also the Super-cut of the movie. I forgot to ask you a couple of questions. If you mentioned this, I missed it, but there are at least 2 Easter eggs in the new Wonder Woman movie that are a homage to Superman the Movie. Also, doesn’t Warner Bros. have all the master prints for all the scenes you have in the Restored International Cut? Surely they weren’t stupid enough to destroy them. Next year is going to be the 80th anniversary of Superman first appearing in the June 1938 issue of Action Comics #1. That would be a good time for them to release a high quality cut with all the scenes you have in your cut on widescreen on Blu-ray.

  36. Andrew P. says:

    Wow. Your devotion is admirable. Thank you so much for being such a phenomenal online resource, nay, the principle online resource for the Christopher Reeves Superman media. Your site is unique in this universe. Thank you so much. Please never stop.

  37. Shawn says:

    Love your site.

    On the Daily Planet set, is that Lee Remick standing next to Donner?

  38. Marck Fraga says:

    Christopher Reeve forever superman

  39. Annie T says:

    Remember seeing Superman the Movie in theatres way back in 1978 in Canada.
    Yes, you can believe a man fly! 😉
    Christopher was not only great as Superman on the silverscreen, he was also a Superman in real life too.
    CONGRATS on your 14h anniversary of this SUPER site.

    From a long time Superman fan of over 50 years. 🙂

  40. Chris Dingsdale says:

    Hey Jim,

    It was fantastic to hear from you again today – just spent a while checking out the site and wow! couldnt be better IMHO,

    Such a wonderful tribute to a rare work of art that the Donner / Reeve Superman movies truly are!

    Take care my friend and be in touch soon!

    Best, Chris

  41. James Mercuri says:

    Hey Jim! Any chance of posting the full image of the Shirt rip with the fellow with the mustache? I was telling my friend about it and can’t find it anywhere.

    Thanks again! Your friend,
    -James Mercuri (Superboy1406)

  42. Kemal says:

    Simply the best website for true “Superman: the movie” fans. Thank you Jim. Keep up the good work.

  43. admin says:

    There are no updates at this time. Should there be further developments, they will be posted here and/or on social media. Thank you.

  44. admin says:

    Terence as a rule does not do convention appearances.

  45. JR. says:

    Any news on the coffee table book?

  46. Steven Day says:

    Jim –

    Enjoyed the Wondercon 2015 video. Curious as to why Terrence Stamp is never with the rest of cast at Superman movie events? Prior commitments I’m guessing?

  47. James Auman says:

    Saw this special. Great deal on the Reeve figure but it’s all sold out (it sold out during the pre-sale!). Just shows that Reeve’s Superman is the one we all love.

    http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/neca-surprises-fans-with-new-7-dc-comics-movie-action-figures/

  48. Stuart Williamson says:

    Hi Jim. Thanks for keeping Christopher Reeve’s legacy alive.

    He was a great man & truly was a Superman on & off screen. I enjoy looking at the images you post. They are truly amazing. Especially seeing the behind the scenes ones as i love seeing how the cast & crew made a great movie.

    I believe a man can fly. Keep up the great work

    Thanks

  49. EDWARD says:

    Hi

    2015 and Caped Wonder is still one of the most visited Superman sites on the net. And it does not take much to see why.

    Jim, you still do the memory of Chris Reeve good with exceptional photo’s and also by not allowing any negative comments from either co-stars or media from deterring this great human being that truly walked as a Superman among us.

    1978-1987 will still forever be the years that Superman truly existed on planet Earth, and the movies are just chronicles and files of his great feats.

    Keep up the good work.

    Eddie

  50. david says:

    jim hi I was wondering if you could re-post those cool alternate superman II RIC artwork you had a while back on your capedwonder site. I like them much better than the regular superman II RIC ones. thanks dave

  51. 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!

  52. 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

  53. 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!

  54. 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

  55. 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.

  56. 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

  57. 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.

  58. camilo enrique sanchez celis says:

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

  59. 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.

  60. 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

  61. 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?

  62. 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.

  63. 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/

  64. 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!

  65. 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.

  66. 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.

  67. Rodrigo S Fonseca says:

    Chris Reeve is the real Ma of Steel!

  68. 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.

  69. 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.”

  70. 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

  71. 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.

  72. admin says:

    No idea yet Michael, thanks!

  73. Jim Bowers says:

    Thanks so much Edward!

  74. 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.

  75. 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!!!

  76. admin says:

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

    Jim Bowers

  77. 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.

  78. 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…

  79. 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!

  80. Chris Robley says:

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

  81. 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.

  82. admin says:

    Hi Rebecca,

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

    Jim Bowers

  83. 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.

  84. admin says:

    Thank you very much!!

  85. Jim, thank you very much for everything. Christopher Reeve is Superman and you are Good-Man 🙂

  86. admin says:

    Many thanks Jason!

  87. 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.

  88. 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.

  89. 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 🙂

  90. 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?

  91. 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)

  92. 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!

  93. admin says:

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

  94. 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!!

  95. Greg Green says:

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

  96. 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..

  97. admin says:

    Thanks very much Patrick!!

  98. 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.

  99. 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.

  100. 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!!!!!

  101. 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.”

  102. 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.

  103. 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.

  104. 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!

  105. 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!

  106. Jim Bowers says:

    Thank you, Nick!

    Jim

  107. 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

  108. 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)

  109. 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~!

  110. Jim Bowers says:

    Thank you, Kenny, for your continued support!!

  111. 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.

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

  113. 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

  114. 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.

  115. admin says:

    Thank you so much Dena! Jim

  116. 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.

  117. 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

  118. 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.

  119. Jim Bowers says:

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

    Jim

  120. 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 🙂

  121. admin says:

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

    Jim

  122. 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

  123. admin says:

    Thanks James!

    Jim

  124. 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.

  125. 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

  126. 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.

  127. 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

  128. 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”

  129. admin says:

    Many thanks David! Happy Easter to you as well!

  130. 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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