Canadian artist Kay Pike poses for a photo after she transformed herself using body paint and latex into Superman at her home in Calgary, Alberta. The Canadian artist turns her body into different characters for an Internet audience. Continue reading »
To celebrate the 76 years of Superman, the Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Royal Canadian Mint have created four new collector coins featuring Superman from DC Comics. The decision to continue making these limited edition coins was made after the last year’s sale of Superman coins was a complete success. The newest four collector coins were crafted from gold and silver, after which the colors were applied by hand. Any true fan of superman would be delighted to own one of such coins to show off to his friends and buddies.
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In this photo taken June 14, 2012, Avelino Chavez wears his signature Superman costume as he walks to work in Lima, Peru. Chavez, 52, took on the Superman persona 15 years ago, when he lost his job as a security guard, and says he has had work ever since. Chavez also says he only earns about $160 US dollars per month, but that he has the strength of a superhero. Chavez currently works to promote a travel agency. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia) Continue reading »
A visitor photographs the knitted sculpture “Superman” by Patricia Waller, featuring the comic book character meeting death by his own superhuman ability to fly, in the “Broken Heroes” exhibition at the Deschler Gallery in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition of hand-crocheted comic, puppet and cartoon figures shows icons of pop culture in various unfortunate states. April 26, 2012. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have X-ray vision? Well a new iPad app has made that possible.
From complex engines and sports bikes to the humble desk lamp and kitchen toaster, the ‘X is for X-Ray‘ app has 26 objects that only Superman’s X-ray vision could expect to reveal. Using new X-ray technologies Hugh Turvey, Artist in Residence at the Royal Institute for Radiology, mapped objects in three dimensions in both X-ray and solid form.
The X-ray app shows the insides of a toaster. (SPL) Continue reading »
A 35-year-old Filipino man has been having plastic surgery for the last 16 years to look like Superman. Meet Herbert Chavez, a “pageant trainer” who has been going under the knife since 1995 to resemble the popular flying superhero.
His home in Calamba Laguna (south of Manila) is littered with Superman memorabilia, from t-shirts to bed sheets, life-sized Superman figures to pillows. What’s out of place is a life-sized figure of Spiderman, which appears to be climbing on a wall outside the house. Since 1995, Chavez has had a chin augmentation, rhinoplasty, silicone injections and thigh implants, according to local news program Bandila. One expert suggests that Chavez may have a condition known as body dismorphic disorder.
“They will never be satisfied by just one surgery… [they feel like] there’s still something wrong,” she told Bandila.
Superman hype reached a peak when late actor Christopher Reeve donned the familiar red and blue suit in the 1978 film, which was followed by three sequels. In 2006, Brandon Routh starred as the man of steel in the Bryan Singer-directed “Superman Returns.” Chavez’s surgically-enhanced body and face resembles an eerie combination of the two actors. (IBITimes)
Herbert Chavez poses with his life-sized Superman statues inside his house in Calamba Laguna, south of Manila October 12, 2011. In his idolization of the superhero, Chavez, a self-professed “pageant trainer” who owns two costume stores, has undergone a series of cosmetic surgeries for his nose, cheeks, lips and chin down to his thighs and even his skin color to look more like the “Man of Steel”. The final result bears little resemblance to his old self. (REUTERS / Cheryl Ravel) Continue reading »
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