I updated this headline courtesy of Krishnadev Calamur. HOW could we have missed this?
CB.com debuted a tweaked look for Superman today, along with next month’s solicitations.
The costume is not that different than the last time it got tweeked which was…New 52 I guess. I Lose track. Anyway, here’s the old one and an annotated new one!
1: According to the CB.com guy, the new belt is metallic and less fussy! I think adding a new metallic belt buckle is MORE fussy but what do I know!
2: His cuffs are less fussy! Less airdrag when punching!
3: Superman still has no red underpants over his tights, a look that was common on early superheroes because of the look of circus performers who inspired artists like Joe Shuster. Also, it held your junk in a little more. There is no change here but who doesn’t want to draw a red arrow to Superman’s crotch?
4: But he did get his boots back! Red boots not those monochromatic blue boots that were maybe slimming but not really. Superman is quite fit; he should show it off with contrasting details!
Here’s the info:
Written by PETER J. TOMASI and PATRICK GLEASON • Art by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY • Cover by PATRICK GLEASON • Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL
“Superman Black” part one! A “Superman Reborn Aftermath” tie-in! As the smoke clears the Kents are faced with leaving Hamilton to go back to Metropolis, but someone or something doesn’t want them to leave! Batman and Robin discover something is mysteriously wrong with the son of Superman—he’s losing his powers!
On sale APRIL 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
ACTION COMICS #977
Written by DAN JURGENS • Art by IAN CHURCHILL • Cover by ANDY KUBERT • Variant cover by GARY FRANK
“Superman Reborn Aftermath” part one! Following the epic struggle against [REDACTED], Superman examines his entire history—the birth of Jon, the marriage of Lois and Clark, their lives at the Daily Planet—to discover who tried to destroy his life. Who is waiting in the shadows? Who is Mr. Oz? All questions the Man of Steel cannot answer alone. It is time for him to unite the entire Superman-Family!
On sale APRIL 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
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