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Old February 13 2013, 06:39 AM   #5176
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Really, I hate the removal of the red portion of the tights. It's an iconic symbol of Superman that's been there for the better part of 80 years. Why get rid of it now.

Oh, because it "kinda, sorta, looks like underwear if you think about it a certain way and squint."
If you think about it in a certain way?
I don't wanna squint at that area.
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Old February 13 2013, 06:09 PM   #5177
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I like the existence of the belt in the new 52. I just don't like the design of it.
Same here. I actually like the new suit and think it would probably would have looked good if they had used this design for the movie. the belt just needs a bit of tweaking.

I am still having a hard time with the texturing of the new movie suit. Ah well. I'm sure it'll be a kick-ass movie so it's not a big deal in the grand scheme of things.
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Old February 13 2013, 06:21 PM   #5178
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Trekker4747 wrote: View Post
Really, I hate the removal of the red portion of the tights. It's an iconic symbol of Superman that's been there for the better part of 80 years. Why get rid of it now.

Oh, because it "kinda, sorta, looks like underwear if you think about it a certain way and squint."
If you think about it in a certain way?
I don't wanna squint at that area.
You prefer the eyeful, then
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Old February 13 2013, 06:34 PM   #5179
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Man, Faora is hot.
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Old February 13 2013, 11:53 PM   #5180
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The trunks looked stupid and I'm glad they're gone - it was way overdue.
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Old February 14 2013, 12:15 AM   #5181
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You really think they're gone?
Really?
I give it two years, tops. Probably less.
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Old February 14 2013, 12:20 AM   #5182
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The thing is even if you take away the 'stupid' trunks you're left with a big blue onesie which looks stupider.

If you're gonna change the costume, then change it.
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Old February 14 2013, 12:36 AM   #5183
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The thing is even if you take away the 'stupid' trunks you're left with a big blue onesie which looks stupider.

If you're gonna change the costume, then change it.
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Old February 14 2013, 12:50 AM   #5184
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You really think they're gone?
Really?
I give it two years, tops. Probably less.
I'm sure they'll tweak the design a little (maybe give him a better belt and boots, or ditch the high collar), but I'd be surprised if the trunks themselves were brought back at this point.

Especially if the new movie proves to be a huge hit and people get used to seeing him that way.
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Old February 14 2013, 01:56 AM   #5185
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I give it two years, tops. Probably less.
Uh-huh.

October, 2011 people were predicting "less than a year." If folks keep moving the goal posts, maybe a decade or two down the line they'll be right.

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The thing is even if you take away the 'stupid' trunks you're left with a big blue onesie which looks stupider.
Nope. Looks fine.
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Old February 14 2013, 02:00 AM   #5186
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Old February 14 2013, 02:50 AM   #5187
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The red trunks are still used on "Young Justice", in the new "Unbound" animated movie, in the "Earth One" graphic novels and will be used in the upcoming "Adventures of Superman" digital comics series. So, while the monthlies use that pile of shit that Jim Lee designed back in the 90s, the versions aimed at the general public (except for MoS, obviously) use the red trunks.
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Old February 14 2013, 03:00 AM   #5188
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October, 2011 people were predicting "less than a year." If folks keep moving the goal posts, maybe a decade or two down the line they'll be right.
Things always return to status quo. Green Arrow, Hal Jordan and Barry Allen were always coming back. Superman and Spiderman's marriages were always doomed to disappear.
There's a reason the Earth 2 heroes were basically still wearing the same costumes since the 40s.
And don't even get me started on the current Earth 2. Those costumes will be back to normal in a nanosecond.

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Old February 14 2013, 03:22 AM   #5189
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The "illusion of change" is different thing than changing a character's costume.
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Old February 14 2013, 04:22 AM   #5190
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... the versions aimed at the general public (except for MoS, obviously) use the red trunks.


Looked at through the correct end of the telescope, what that says is that some niche-targeted nonsense still uses the silly old Speedo while Warner Bros has abandoned the design for the big-budget movie that's the cornerstone of their future plans for the property.

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