Superman, the Man of Junk

OK, so New British Superman has no pants and a shield that that looks like it’s made out of Fruit Roll-Ups. I guess it won’t matter since we’ll all be too busy staring at his mighty Kryptonian cod.

(More images here, with better detail on his fish scales and Captain Marvel-style sleeve guards. Lovely.)

Posted by StrangeAppar8us on 08/31/11 at 08:05 PM • Permalink

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When the fuck did Superman become a limey? If anything, GB-Superman would most assuredly be an Irishman not some pasty-faced ManU goon acting like a soccer game was a re-enactment of Balaclava.

In short, he’d be lettered, well-versed, creepily superstitious and prone to a drop of poteen, but he wouldn’t be some midlands tunnel rat quaffing warm ale and noisily belting out indecipherable 1600-era bawdies.

The Golden Idols of my youth are all tarnished now.

@M. Bouffant — Getting old is very weird, especially when you’re old enough to have once had dinner with Buster Crabbe and this sweet, charming gentlemen (some years, of course, after he retired the suit).

You’re just jealous because he’s sufficiently cultured not to wear his underoos outside his tights.

Mind you, getting caught short in that getup would fill a few frames. And we’ve done away with most of our telephone booths.

Oh yumm! I want some of that!

As a lifelong fan of the ballet, baseball aficionado, and former wife of a military pilot, I am unimpressed by this particular codpiece. All I can think is: my goodness, Superman’s wearing a corset!

my goodness, Superman’s wearing a corset!

It’s the shiny button. Brits are known for their shiny buttons.

I think the politically correct term is bustier.

The lack of cape is a bit infra dig, though.

Well, he’s no George W. Bush… but in these hard times, whatta ya gonna do?

Sorry, forgot to add the obligatory reference to ‘thrill up my leg’ and all that rot.

Eeeek! Superman’s wearing an incontinence garment!

You’re just jealous because he’s sufficiently cultured not to wear his underoos outside his tights.

I beg to differ-I don’t think he’s wearing underoos at all.

That “bustier” thing is really weird. Makes him look like a bobble head doll but the bobble is in the middle. Didn’t they make some of the hula girls that did that?

Sigh. I did love H.C. in the Tudors.

Yousers, can we get a closeup?...

So, I am not sufficiently steaped in the lore of the Man of Steel, so this is a legitimate question that I’m asking on a snark blog: Is the “no-cape/bustier” look a throw-back to an older, original SM version, or is it one of those “reboots” everyone’s so fond of these days?

@arguingwithsignposts — The no-pants/extra-texture/Sansabelt Super Suit pretty much tracks with the current DC comics reboot, where sculpted boots and molded bodysuits seem to be mandatory.

Clark still has a cape (an impossibly long and flowy cape, in fact), but it’s been unVelcro’d from his neck here while he flashes his package between shots.

The button fires up the turbo thrusters. Faster than a speeding bullet, indeed.

Is the “no-cape/bustier” look a throw-back to an older, original SM version ...

Erm, not really.

Thanks, @strange - it seems like a nod to the Dark Knight franchise.

@YAFB - I was thinking more of the very early comic book versions. Like early Batman had really long ears on his suit, for instance.

I was thinking more of the very early comic book versions. Like early Batman had really long ears on his suit, for instance.

VERY early on, Supes had a funkier emblem and shorty-boots, and occasionally the yellow parts of his uniform would be black. Unlike Batman, though, the basic look has been the same for 73 years (not counting some shirt-lived fashion “experiments”).

Also, Super Spanx!

It kind of looks to me like a muscle cuirass, as if he’s being dressed by Polykleitos of Argos, instead of Martha Kent of Smallville.

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