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Old November 30 2011, 06:21 PM   #2461
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Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

My beef with the new costume is that an invunerable man shouldn't need body armor. If anything, I'd like to see a costume that is sleeker than the old one. Think along the lines of the "Reign of the Supermen" Eradicator costume, without the sunglasses or turtleneck and a less poofy cape.
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Old November 30 2011, 07:00 PM   #2462
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Well judging from the new Supergirl comic, their costumes are more of an official Kryptonian uniform now, so the need for body armor makes a bit more sense if they were wearing them on their home planet.

Plus it's still so thin that it reads to me more like just extra costume detail than actual "armor".
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Old November 30 2011, 07:16 PM   #2463
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Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

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Well judging from the new Supergirl comic, their costumes are more of an official Kryptonian uniform now, so the need for body armor makes a bit more sense if they were wearing them on their home plane...
That's kind of like a Canadian moving to L.A. and still wearing a parka.
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Old November 30 2011, 11:39 PM   #2464
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Well judging from the new Supergirl comic, their costumes are more of an official Kryptonian uniform now, so the need for body armor makes a bit more sense if they were wearing them on their home planet.

Plus it's still so thin that it reads to me more like just extra costume detail than actual "armor".
Superman's complete indestructability has never been one of his major charms, to anyone but perhaps seven year-olds (the original target audience, of course).

We've been seeing a lot of Superman at a time in his life when armor would make some sense - he's not really invulnerable in the current Justice League comic, or in Action. He could use a little help.

Yeah, there's nothing about rearranging a few specifics on Supes' costume that would satisfy the terms of a lawsuit over ownership. The red cape itself would arguably be the first thing to go - it's been with him since the beginning, and it was always distinctive.
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Old November 30 2011, 11:47 PM   #2465
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Well judging from the new Supergirl comic, their costumes are more of an official Kryptonian uniform now, so the need for body armor makes a bit more sense if they were wearing them on their home plane...
That's kind of like a Canadian moving to L.A. and still wearing a parka.
Actually according to Morrison, it's like been Scottish American and still wearing a kilt.
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Old December 1 2011, 12:11 AM   #2466
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We've been seeing a lot of Superman at a time in his life when armor would make some sense - he's not really invulnerable ... in Action...
...where he's wearing jeans and a t-shirt.
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Old December 1 2011, 12:46 AM   #2467
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Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

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My beef with the new costume is that an invunerable man shouldn't need body armor. If anything, I'd like to see a costume that is sleeker than the old one. Think along the lines of the "Reign of the Supermen" Eradicator costume, without the sunglasses or turtleneck and a less poofy cape.
That's my biggest problem with it, it looks like armor. Which makes sense given the in-universe explanation for the suit's existence but from a visual aspect it looks silly considering he's invulnerable and doesn't need armor.
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Old December 1 2011, 01:00 AM   #2468
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Well considering the massive beatings Batman has been able to take over the years, he probably doesn't need armor either. lol

And I don't get how it looks silly at all. It's not like he's wearing some extra bulky gladiator suit or something. Considering the fact we can still make out every little muscle, the new suit is probably no thicker than the old one was.
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Old December 1 2011, 01:20 AM   #2469
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Well, Batman still needs armor for things like bullets.
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Old December 1 2011, 01:22 AM   #2470
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We've been seeing a lot of Superman at a time in his life when armor would make some sense - he's not really invulnerable ... in Action...
...where he's wearing jeans and a t-shirt.
Plus I'm pretty sure bullets still bounce off him in Action.
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Old December 1 2011, 01:30 AM   #2471
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IIRC, it's more like when Clark started getting hit by bullets in Smallville where they annoy him a little bit and leave a touch of a bruise. I'll have to check the issue tonight and see how it's portrayed. But I think, again like Smallville, in the comic right now Clark's powers are just now starting to assert themselves. With the three monsters Superman has fought over the issues in his self-tittled book it's clear his powers are fully asserted and the armor is probably just extra padding and just more annoying than anything else at this point.
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Old December 1 2011, 04:16 AM   #2472
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My LCS was shorted all nu52 books today, anyone else or perhaps a local distribution issue?
They had other books such as THUNDER Agents just no 52 books.
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Old December 1 2011, 04:28 AM   #2473
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I read a November release schedule somewhere, it said none of the 52 are coming out this week.
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Old December 1 2011, 04:31 AM   #2474
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My LCS was shorted all nu52 books today, anyone else or perhaps a local distribution issue?
They had other books such as THUNDER Agents just no 52 books.
No 52 books this week.
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Old December 1 2011, 04:59 AM   #2475
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No fifth-week event?
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