@Bar-El Right? Besides being a swell person and a great artist, Turner also left an indelible impression on Superman, thanks to his:
Covers for Godfall.
Covers and interior art for Superman/Batman.
Assorted covers (regular and variants) for other titles starring or guest-starring Superman, be they Identity Crisis, Superman v2, The Flash and/or the Post-Infinite Crisis Justice League of America, among others.
His legacy with The Man of Steel is certainly further cemented via his S/B character designs being used for Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.
I never met him, but some of the employees at the store I was a regular at prior to his passing did, and they said he was a wonderful guy.
We definitely lost a legend far, far too early with him.
@darkstarz Fantastic! I wonder if she’s in our community and has participated in any Supergirl-related events.
@Jay_Kay uper, man!
I enjoyed the Reeve movies as a kid, as the first was one of three things that got me into Big Blue, with the other two being:
The Superman figure from the DC Comics Super Heroes line, that I got in 1989 (and still have today).
A small group of issues from Byrne’s Superman. I bought them in bundles (similar to those sold by Walmart) at a local store when I lived in Montana in the early '90s. They made me a Byrne fan for life, and I still have them as well.
How I saw the Reeve movies in my mind as a little kid:
The Movie: A long epic that was very entertaining.
II: The one where Superman fights three bad guys. This was my favorite of the series when I was under 10.
III: The slightly funny one that I’d watch on TBS.
IV: The one with the neat space station opening and train save, while making me kind of sad because of the talk about nuclear war and its weapons.
I first saw Supergirl on VHS when I was…around 9 or 10.
I remember thinking it was cool to see Supergirl (whom I came to know via the Byrne books from above) in live-action, and I also loved the opening credits sequence and it’s theme (even then, I was a Jerry Goldsmith fan), while thinking Supergirl herself looked really cool.
The rest of the movie, eh, it was kind of a slog.
My parents have always been big Peter O’Toole fans and that fandom carried down to me as well. So when I saw his name in the opening credits, I thought “He’s in this? Cool!”.
In the years since that first time seeing Supergirl, I’ve come to appreciate many other O’Toole movies ahead of Supergirl (with Lawrence of Arabia being my absolute favorite of his), and while I’m fairly certain Supergirl was a movie where O’Toole unfortunately got loaded during production, it still has a soft spot in my heart for his performance, Helen Slater’s rendition of Supergirl and that great Goldsmith score.
Anyway, I look forward to seeing you on Sunday (and Saturday too, if you can).