Burbank, California is the home of Warner Bros. and DC Comics. To celebrate one of their greatest characters, and no doubt highest money-spinner, they have erected a statue. Based on the Jim Lee costume design from the Hush comic book, the Batman statue is seven and a half feet tall and made out of bronze.
Jim Lee himself posted pictures on his Instagram feed from the unveiling.
“Batman expands his base of operations to Burbank, CA!” posted Jim Lee on Instagram. “Thank you to Doug Prinz from my team for shepherding this project from start to install, sculptor Alejandro Pereira Ezcurra and Visit Burbank USA for making this a reality! Virtual induction featuring the mayor of Burbank, Danny Kahn from WB Tour Hollywood and GBE/DC head honcho Pam Lifford!”
The City issues a press release to accompany the installation:
DC TEAMS WITH CITY OF BURBANK TO UNVEIL LARGER-THAN-LIFE BATMAN STATUE
Seven-And-A-Half-Foot Tall Bronze Sculpture of the Dark Knight is Based on Jim Lee’s Acclaimed Batman: Hush Character Design
Batman Fans Can View the Statue at AMC Walkway in Downtown Burbank
BURBANK, CA (November 20, 2020) Today, the World’s Greatest Detective arrived in Burbank, California, in the form of a colossal Batman statue based on the critically acclaimed Batman: Hush character design by world-renowned artist, publisher, and chief creative officer of DC, Jim Lee.
Brought to life by Visit Burbank in partnership with DC, Lee’s celebrated design from his 2002 Batman run was reimagined in 3D form by digital sculptor, Alejandro Pereira Ezcurra, and expertly crafted in bronze by the skilled artisans at Burbank’s American Fine Arts Foundry and Fabrication. The final statue measures seven-and-a-half feet tall and weighs 600 pounds.
Batman first appeared in Detective Comics #27 on March 30, 1939, and has stood as a symbol of determination, bravery, and justice to generations of fans for over 80 years. He has influenced every area of modern entertainment, appearing in countless comic books, Saturday morning cartoons, multiple television series, video games, theme parks and experiences, toys, collectibles, and apparel and lifestyle products, as well as blockbuster animated and live-action films. Batman continues to be one of the most popular superheroes ever created—and, now, he is being commemorated in statue form by the City of Burbank.
The newly installed Batman statue can be viewed in the AMC Walkway of Downtown Burbank.
No word yet on potential Superman or Wonder Woman statues to complement.