Today in Greenwood Park, in Toronto, a statue of “Super Jeffrey” is being unveiled. It commemorates five-year-old Jeffrey Baldwin, starved to death in 2002 by his grandparents. Installed on a park bench, itself inscribed with messages of consolation and the names of people who helped fund the project, the statue is intended to be interactive and provocative. “It will be a symbol to everyone about how important it is to be diligent about reporting suspected instances of child abuse to prevent another needless death such as Jeffrey’s,” said Boyce.
Back in July, DC Comics granted Todd Boyce rights to use the Superman S shield on a statue of murdered child, Jeffrey Baldwin. While DC Comics initially refused use of the shield, and Boyce’s group altered their plans for the statue to accommodate this, outcry from fans and the general public convinced DC to change their minds.