This Superman Bust From Sideshow Strikes a Power Pose
Most attempts to “modernize” Superman fail, because Superman is a classic. His timeless sense of truth and justice, even if it isn’t always the American way in every story, doesn’t change. His adversaries do: Lex Luthor went from super-suited mad scientist to evil corporate CEO and president. But the man of steel is a man of simplicity. He flies, he punches bad guys, he avoids killing, and he’s a friend to everyone in need. Sideshow‘s new Superman bust captures that righteous determination perfectly.
And if anyone says they’ve also given us a look at how Jon Hamm might look as Superman, we won’t correct you. Though there’s no way Sideshow could legally admit it even if true.
The diagonal cut across his body may be the strangest Superman-related cut since Zack Snyder departed the Justice League movie. Still, it’s a style, and Kal-El leans into it. The costume is mostly vintage — none of that New 52 piping-and-collar excess– though it omits the yellow S-shield on the back cape. Sorry, not S…House of El sigil. Got to keep up with the culturally appropriate nomenclature.
The 10.5 inch bust rests on a base in the style of the Fortress of Solitude, though he’s unlikely to be a solitary part of anyone’s collection. Anyone who buys one bust usually gets more.
Take a look through the gallery below to see if he might become your first bust. Or next. Then tell us in comments beneath what your favorite iteration of Superman is.