View Full Version : Superman getting a new look in Action Comics #18

10-11-2012, 04:09 PM
That is right, Superman will be getting a much dark look in Action Comics #18. I think the new look is amazing, but the red cape will still be the same. Check it out yourselves when you go to www.newsarama.com and check out his look before buying issue 18 of Action Comics.

10-11-2012, 05:42 PM

Looks like sh*t.

10-11-2012, 06:11 PM
I like it. Just face it, Jim Lee is not the best costume designer out there plus this ties closer to the movies costume.

10-11-2012, 07:36 PM
That's exactly why, Roy. Because of the upcoming movie. I will say I do like it better than the previous new look.

But now DCnU is getting like, "Dude, pick a concept and stick with it already! Geez!"

10-11-2012, 07:54 PM
I miss electrically powered blue lightning Superman.

10-12-2012, 01:40 AM
Let's just hope the Man of Steel sequel will be called Man of Steel: Electric Boogaloo so that the costume can come back.

10-12-2012, 01:51 AM
BTW, just me - or Nazi salute?

10-12-2012, 09:14 AM
Just you.

Even if it wasn't a pretty standard flying pose (just seen from a different angle) the hand/arm is still in the wrong position for a sig heil.

10-12-2012, 11:04 AM
It doesn't look like Superman and is covered with a bunch of unnessecary schtuff.

10-12-2012, 11:16 AM
Is it 1994? :huh:

10-12-2012, 12:35 PM
BTW, just me - or Nazi salute?

No definitely not just you.

I have to assume its intentional. The black and red. This entire pinup/cover is extremely ominous.

10-12-2012, 01:12 PM
It's definitely a sig heil. When i first saw this it was cropped to only show the top half of Supes and it did look like a nazi salute. Face it Most of the writers today already think Supes is some sort of Aryan master race character even though two old jews created him.
This is what i first saw. http://www.newsarama.com/

10-12-2012, 02:27 PM
I also have to chime in to the guys who spot the Nazi salute.

Two things came to my mind. First, why does Superman give a Sieg Heil? Second, strange Jim Lee art, is it a new style?
Seems to me that DC is forcing Daniel to give his best Lee impression. Very awkward, he is much better doing his own stuff.

By the way, Lee is really not such a great costume designer, Justice41 is quite right.

The Dag
10-12-2012, 02:45 PM
BTW, just me - or Nazi salute?

i see it.

10-12-2012, 04:39 PM

10-12-2012, 07:37 PM
The hairstyle and shadow-hidden upper lip kind of sell the salute thing - however, I didn't mention it at first because it's clearly just coincidental. Just mentioning now since I wasn't alone in the first bit. Heh.

Another question, forgive if the article explained it - I looked casually for it but didn't follow through, just me or does he has power under a red sun?

The Dag
10-12-2012, 08:46 PM
i dont read the comic or didnt read the link. but could that be zod? again i dont know if zod is around or not.

10-12-2012, 10:17 PM
My first impression of that picture is that Superman doesn't look like he has a dick.

10-12-2012, 10:30 PM
He can retract it. Like Wolverine's claws. It's one of his powers in the New52.

10-13-2012, 08:31 AM
Yeah, the difference between flying and saluting is, hes not looking up.
If he was looking up, he would be more or less standard flying pose. His other arm is down, also in a front forward salute, and not curled in a flying pose too.. but its his head mostly.

The no penis. almost looks like the colorist had it, but editorial asked for it to be flattened.

10-16-2012, 09:24 AM

If they got Superman right out of the gate, they wouldn't have to make a big deal about a costume change 18 issues in.

10-21-2012, 02:29 PM
This is just shit. DC and Jim Lee couldn't just leave what was one of the most iconic costume designs alone. Now DC has Superman looking like a fucking Neo Nazi IMO. This is why I won't waste my money on them anymore.

10-21-2012, 03:25 PM
Gimmick - Noun - The flashing neon sign hung on an empty building.

10-31-2012, 10:29 PM
Seriously. Why is this costume necessary?

06-12-2015, 12:09 PM
He would look amazing in sleeveless costume.
Showing his big guns.. ;) :p