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S is for... Redux | by fengschwing
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S is for... Redux

One of the most popular pictures in my photostream, by far, is a mosaic that I created from 'S-Shields' from my collection of Superman action figures.

The picture has garnered lots of comments and faves (especially from the Middle East where the shield appears to be a powerful fashion icon) and I was very taken with the kind words people left form me.

But it always bugged me that a couple of the images were repeated. So I decided to recreate the pic and add in a few more toys that have joined the collection since.

I've tried to add as many different versions of the shield as possible, to represent not only the different versions of the character throughout the years and continuities but also high-light some folk who wore it who were not Superman himself.

I'd like to think that these aren't too obscure to the well-versed super-fan, but a few casual observers might be intrigued to ask more, please go ahead, I'll try to fill you in on the background of a particular 'S'.

Why Superman, you might ask?

As I said before, he may not be the coolest, but he was the first and I always loved what his character has stood for; decency, honour, honesty and kindness.

We could all do with sharing a bit more of that around...


Created with fd's Flickr Toys.

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Taken on February 11, 2009