Last August, Wonder Woman and Superman became an item in Justice League #12, and the cover featured them kissing way up in the clouds. It was, and continues to be, a dumb and poorly done storyline, but it sold a few more books than usual which was, I’m sure, DC’s primary objective. I don’t think I saw any reaction to this new romance that was in the ballpark of positive, though a few people probably liked it. And now, months later when no one is really talking about it anymore because they haven’t done much with the Wonder Woman/Superman romance since, DC is commemorating that majestic kiss with this new statue:
If this picture isn’t enough detail for you, head over to DC’s site where they have a video that is literally a full minute of the camera spinning around the statue. Interestingly, the statue isn’t based on the actual cover, which looked like this:
But rather the second printing, which looked like this:
The first cover was the one that was plastered everywhere in August, but I guess they didn’t like its statue potential. Maybe they thought it was too bondagey.
So now, this September you can buy this glorious recreation of this famed kiss and display it proudly in your home. It’s over 14 inches tall, has that weird metallic look DC’s been doing with a lot of their statues and toys lately, and is finely crafted by sculptor Tim Bruckner. Also, it costs $249.95.
Wow, that’s a lot of money.
Which leads me to this question: Is anyone actually planning to buy this statue? I completely understand the appeal of statues and toys and such. My place is riddled with action figures, and I have a super cool Jim Lee-designed Batman Black and White statue too. But all of my superhero collectibles are doing cool, superhero things, not fixing to make out in the clouds. That strikes me as an odd moment to capture forever and place on your mantelpiece.
I’m actually very curious whether people are going to buy this statue. If you are, let me know in the comments. I completely fail to see the appeal, so tell me what I’m missing here. DC clearly thinks that a fair number of people will gladly pay $250 for this statue, and I’m just not seeing it. Enlighten me in the comments, if you are so inclined.