DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by JD, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Location:
    Out of my brain on the 5:15
    People who saw previews of the art and read articles and interviews with the creative team?
     
  2. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2001
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Ummm.... everyone? When all of the New52 pre-release stuff was coming out. I saw some criticism over the new look and attitude of Superman.
     
  3. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Location:
    Gotham
  4. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2001
    Location:
    Kansas City
    The operative words were the use of the past tense, implying that the negative reactions were all in the past.

    When I saw the early release stuff it didn't bother me at all because even without reading about it I figured it had to be a proto-suit before he became a true costumed hero/learned his Kryptonian heritage.
     
  5. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Location:
    Gotham
    ^ Gotcha. :) I kind of have come to like the proto-suit over the present day suit...*shrugs*, although I have warmed up to the suit just not the high collar and boots.
     
  6. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2001
    Location:
    Kansas City
    I'm not a big fan of the "present day" battle suit either, nor am I fan of the proto-suit. I'd like to see a more traditional-look Superman suit. I mean it's been more-or-less the same thing for nearly 80 years why change it?


    Oh because it looks like "underwear." :rolleyes:
     
  7. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2001
    Thanks for making some sense out of it.

    (I made a post yesterday, but it's gone now.)
     
  8. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2001
    Yep - it looked foolish. That's why it's gone in the new movie, too.

    I like the new suit much better.
     
  9. the G-man

    the G-man Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Location:
    to your immediate right
    He doesn't wear the jeans in the Perez book, which is the book I was discussing.

    And, yeah, he's a little surley and cocky but that showed up some during the late 80s Byrne era too.
     
  10. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2001
    Byrne's Clark had a boy scout-ish crush on Lois from the moment he saw her. There really never was anything too interesting going on there from a story point of view.
     
  11. davejames

    davejames Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2001
    Location:
    Sac, Ca
    Yeah, I'm so used to the new Superman suit now that the trunks on the old suit now look sillier than ever to me.

    And not only that, but the old suit just looks so plain now. Considering we're now in the 21st century, they really needed to add some detail to that thing.
     
  12. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2001
    The darker blue helps as well.
     
  13. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2001
    Location:
    Kansas City
    What does this being the 21st century have to do with how plain or not-plain ones clothes should look? Are clothes today that much more detailed than they were at the time Superman was created nearly 80 years ago?

    Anyway, the new suit/battle armor he wears now in the comics is fine. I've made my peace with it, but I still have no problems whatsoever with the old, classic, and traditional suit that served Superman well for his entire existence.
     
  14. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2004
    Location:
    Arizona, USA
    Well, if you ask the fact that something has stayed the same for 80+ years, is a perfect reason to change it if you get a chance.
     
  15. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2001
    The art in comics is much, much more detailed than it was then. Hadn't you noticed?
     
  16. Silvercrest

    Silvercrest Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2003
    Or wear more deodorant. :ack:


    Just sayin'.
     
  17. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Location:
    Gotham
    You know this discussion about the suit which I guess somehow came out of mine and Dennis's debate about the quality of story and writing in "Superman" got me to thinking...I wonder if the drastic redesign has anything to do with the lawsuit? Does anyone know the current status of it is? Perhaps this is DC's way of removing themselves from the original designs?
     
  18. Hound of UIster

    Hound of UIster Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 26, 2002
    If they are trying to remove the original influences, they are not doing a very good job since they have the Y1 Superman in Morrison's Action Comics who is drawn heavily from the original.
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2011
  19. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Location:
    Gotham
    That's very true. Not to mention Morrison's take on the character harkens back to the original version as well. It was just a thought that popped in my head that probably can be dismissed.
     
  20. davejames

    davejames Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2001
    Location:
    Sac, Ca
    Plus I can't imagine the lawyers would be satisfied with a few slight cosmetic changes like removing the trunks or adding some segmented armor. They'd probably want to lose the S shield, the blue/red color scheme, etc.
     

Share This Page