Monday, October 25, 2010
Superman Debuts New Look! (10-25-10)
-- Courtesy of CNN --
First Wonder Woman got a makeover, and now the Man of Steel is debuting a new look of his own. The redrawing will appear in“Superman: Earth One," a new graphic novel retelling of the origin of the super hero which DC Comics says is “Superman for the 21st century."
Does the modern Superman look a little familiar to you Twi-hards? As the New York Post points out, he bears “more of a resemblance to Robert Pattinson from the ‘Twilight’ movies than Christopher Reeve from the Superman films.” The new Superman still has the inky black hair and buff bod – six pack and all – but features more of a brooding look than the super hero's past clean-cut appearance.
The book is written by J. Michael Straczynski, known for writing Superman, Wonder Woman and Babylon 5 and drawn by artist Shane Davis who has previously worked on Green Lantern and the Superman/Batman series.
The new graphic novel series does not replace the original Superman comics, but is merely a reinterpretation of his younger years. The book goes on sale next Tuesday.
What do you think of the new Superman?
My two cents: Go look at what JMS did to the Amazing Spider-Man. Go ahead; I'll wait. Yeah, look at the travesty that was. Horrible.
JMS' original work is great stuff (Midnight Nation rocks!), but why anyone would allow him to ever mess with established properties again after the Spider-Man fiasco is beyond me. Ok, ok, his take on Thor was...interesting. Having Asgard hover over Oklahoma was a really, really peculiar choice, but it wasn't bad.
Fine, I'll change my stance to say that JMS should never be allowed to touch A-list characters again. B-listers or long-dead guys like Thor? Sure. Knock yourself out. But Superman AND Wonder Woman? What is DC thinking?!?!?
At least this Superman book is DC's version of Marvel's Ultimate Universe and won't affect (for the time being) the established continuity of their universe.