Eighty-one years after making his debut in Detective Comics #27, Batman is finally getting his real-life statue. In a recent press release, DC Comics announced that they have teamed up with the city of Burbank, California, to debut a seven-and-a-half-foot tall bronze sculpture of the Dark Knight. The statue is based on Jim Lee’s Batman: Hush character design, weighs 600 pounds, and can be seen in Burbank’s AMC Walkway. Digital sculptor Alejandro Pereira Ezcurra reimagined the Dark Knight design from the 2002 Batman run in 3D form. The artisans at Burbank’s American Fine Arts Foundry and Fabrication crafted the bronze statue.
You can check out the first look at the Batman statue in the gallery below.
Batman: Hush ran from issue #608–619 in October 2002 until September 2003. In the story, a mature Bruce Wayne faces a mysterious stalker called Hush. Later, he turns out to be Bruce’s old friend Thomas Elliot, now turned into his bitter enemy. The story arc included many fan-favorite characters, and it’s still one of the most beloved stories involving Gotham’s masked vigilante.
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