With the release of the highly anticipated movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeTM, the Royal Canadian Mint is excited to introduce an unforgettable series of coins! Fearing the actions of a god-like SUPER HEROTM left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day saviour, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with BATMANTM and SUPERMANTM at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Established with firm Canadian roots, SUPERMANTM was the first SUPER HEROTM, spawning countless new characters in the DC COMICSTM pantheon. He was the inspiration for a new archetype that not only still exists today, but is more popular than ever. Many important Canadian visionaries continue to shape the DC COMICSTM Universe even today, lending their talents as storytellers and further building on the history that began in 1938.
The reverse image features vibrant colour over intricate engraving that results in striking depictions of SUPERMANTM , WONDER WOMANTM and BATMANTM in action, with each distinctive SUPER HEROTM occupying a separate segment of the reverse design. At the top, a close-up of SUPERMANTM finds the MAN OF STEELTM in the midst of a confrontation, as viewed from the perspective of his foe; with his fist raised, he bears an angry, intent expression on his face while his red cape rises up behind him to denote movement. In the middle segment, WONDER WOMANTM keeps her sword in its sheath on her back; but she projects a steely glare as she crosses her forearms in front of her, with bracelets in position to deflect any projectile. In the bottom portion of the reverse, the silhouettes of eight bats in flight can be seen behind BATMANTM , whose iconic costume is temporarily replaced by metallic battle armour, as he raises his hand in anticipation of his opponent’s move. As a common element throughout the reverse, the background is filled with carefully positioned polygon shapes that are contrasted through the use of frosted finishes, effectively creating a “shattered glass” effect; this is highly symbolic, for it represents the “shattering” of what was established in Man of SteelTM and the challenges that lie ahead after SUPERMANTM has revealed himself to the world.