Superman has evolved! He has a new power—a powerful solar flare which leaves him -100 energy for a day—and using that power has just shredded his costume, as shown in this discussion of the change Geoff Johns and John Romita.
It all went down in Superman #38, but I missed this until now. I like the new costume with its long sleeves—does it have thumb holes?—and thick soled boots that remind me of my beloved brand Fly London. But beware the trunk factor!
Superman #39 wraps up Johns run on the book. Romita takes over for a couple of issues until Gene Luen Yang comes on board.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.