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The Many Looks Of Superman
How the big blue boy scout’s suit has changed over the years

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The Many Looks Of Superman | Christopher Reeve (1978 – 1987)
CHRISTOPHER REEVE (1978 – 1987)

Superman / Superman II / Superman III / Superman IV: The Quest For Peace

For anyone sensible, but certainly anyone born in the 1970s and 1980s, Christopher Reeve is Superman. Tall, properly spit-curled, and with a genius for physicality that clearly distinguishes the Big Blue Boy Scout from his mild-mannered alter-ego, Reeve is the model for all Supermen since and, indeed, for any do-gooder hero. It’s hard to judge his costume, then, given that for many it’s the standard by which all others are measured. Still, we have notes. The shield has gotten bigger and migrated down the chest fractionally, the waistline of the pants has mercifully dropped somewhat, and – as with George Reeves – the cape is a sensible boot-length. Edna Mode might not approve of that, but it’s not really negotiable in Superman’s case, and anyway, he’s invulnerable to jet-engines and revolving doors so what's the downside?

 

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