Name: SUPERMAN (aka KAL EL/ CLARK KENT)
DC Comic First Appearance: Action Comic #1 (June 1938)
Movie First Appearance: Superman: The Movie (1980); played by Christopher Reeve
Superman Was Created By: Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
It was the great posture of the statue that captured my interested for this statue. I knew it was base on one of the Superman covers but I didn't know which issue until I checked online later on. I got it on Jan. Xxv, Mmvii which cost me $XXXIX.XCIX from ebay.
SUPERMAN - THE MAN OF STEEL
Original Superman' Motto:
Box Inscription's Bio:
No data bio was included with the box or the figure.
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R-2 Superman 83 Special #1 Cover To Cover Statue - Front & 3/4 View:
DC Direct this time delivered another Superman statue which is based on the Superman 1983 Special #1 Cover by Gil Kane. The posture, the paint application, the detail, are all phenomenal. The overall dimension including cape and base measures approximately 9 3/4 x 6 8/16 x 7 (LxWxH in inch) and 2500 pieces were produced. Overall, I have no complaint on this statue. Unlike the DC Direct Superman Returns Flight or Superman Returns Maquette statue, the base of this statue is not removable. It is fixed together with the statue.
R-3 Superman 83 Special #1 Cover To Cover Statue - Side & Rear View:
Here are the side and rear view of the Superman 83 special #1 cover statue. Again well done on the cape in term of capturing the movement, the folding and seam. I don't know how well the statue is anchored to the base but always lift the statue from the base.
R-4 Superman 83 Special #1 Cover To Cover Statue - Bottom & Top View:
On this bottom, this is where all the copy rights and the statue quantity are given out. As you can see, I owned #0272 out of 2500 copies. This same number is also written in the underside of the exterior box to avoid the changing box from consumer to consumer (R-1A). The base also has 5 little circular soft fabric stoppers to prevent the base from sliding on every corner. The right image is a top view of the statue.
R-5 Superman 83 Special #1 Cover To Cover - Rear Box and Comic:
The rear panel of the box was intentionally done by having the background of the original Superman 1983 Special #1 Cover but omitting the Superman art. This allow the owner to use the back box as the background for the statue and imitates it like the original cover as seen in the right image.
R-6 Rémy's Superman 83 Special #1 Cover To Cover Statue review:
Manufacturer - DC Direct
Line, Series/ Wave: DCD Direct Cover To Cover Statue
Year Released: 
Total Quantity Produced: 
Box or Card Dimension In Inches: [LxWxD] - Approximately 12 9/16 x 9 5/16 x 9 - Box.
Packaging Method: Mint In Sealed Box. Contents were packed with the following procedure:
Taped down and sandwiched between two Styrofoam is: "1" Superman statue.
Box Special Note: Front Box Appearance: Actual Superman statue with Superman Special 83 issue #1 as the background. Side Box Appearance: The left side panel has other DC Direct cover ads of Superman #1, #24, #53. The right side is pretty much the same as the front panel. The rear panel has the Superman Special 83 Comic image but without Superman image.
Approximately Dimension In Inches: Height Up To The Head: 8 Maximum Height: 9 3/4 (up to the cape) Width from shoulder to shoulder: 2 Maximum Width: 6 8/16 (from cape to cape) Dept: 7.
Statue or Bust's Stamp/ Fine Print: SUPERMAN COVER TO COVER; Superman Special #1; 83 Statue; Produced by DC Direct in 2006; 0272 of 2200; Manufactured in China; TM and ©DC Comics; (S06)
Statue or Bust's Stamp/ Fine Print Location: Can be found at the underside of the base.
Material Durability: [A] - Pretty durable...just be careful not to drop it.
Materials: Die Cast Metal: Base Chrome Part: "S" logo Rubber: N/A. Plastic: N/A Clear Plastic Window: N/A Others: Cold Cast Porcelain
Stability: [A] - Stable.
Negative Drawback - None.
Designed By: Unknown.
Sculpted Quality: [A] - Definitely beautiful.
Sculpted By: Tony Cipriano
Painted Quality: [+A] - Definitely beautiful.
Painted By: Unknown
Movie/ Show/ Comic/ Cartoon looks alike: [-A] - Overall it looks pretty much like the art cover comic by Gil Kane.
Special Notes: Always handle with care. The statue and base are heavy so don't drop them to avoid damaging.
Overall Grade: [+A] - Definitely beautiful.