Superman gets an overhaul

Posted: July 18, 2011 by Tony Polanco in COOL STUFF

A few weeks ago we posted about the new look for DC comic’s Justice league and about the reboot of the DC universe itself. Today we’re specifically talking Superman as DC comics has revealed some more information about how everyone’s favorite Kryptonian will turn out once the universe gets reset.

The following comes from DC’s “The source” blog on Action Comics

-This Superman is very much an alien, one struggling to adjust to his adopted home. In the series, he must come to terms with both the loss of his home world, as well as the loss of both of his adopted parents. He is more Kal-El from the planet Krypton than Clark Kent from Kansas. He’s a loner trying to find his place in the world.

-The series’ first storyline will explore the origins of Superman’s costume, as it evolves from a look that includes jeans and work boots to a new look: a suit of battle armor that pays tribute to his Kryptonian past.

-His great powers have limits. When the series begins, Supermancan leap tall buildings, but his ability to fly is in its infancy.

We know that Action Comics takes place in the early days of the hero, but what about Superman by George Perez and Jesus Merino? Don’t expect the same old-same old there, either.

-Clark Kent is single and living on his own. He has never been married.

-Lois Lane is dating a colleague at the DAILY PLANET (and his name isn’t Clark Kent) and she has a new position with the paper.

Pretty interesting. It seems that in order to give Superman more of a personality that they are making him less human and more alien. This is ok I guess but to me in order to really believe that Superman sees himself more as a Kryptonian than an Earthling then you would need to change his origin of arriving on Earth as a baby. If you’ve lived here your entire life why would you consider yourself from somewhere else even if you do have insane powers?

It’s a bit sketchy to be honest but the DC universe and especially Superman have been in need of a reboot for a long time so we’ll just have to see how these changes work out and for how long they will stick when Action comics #1 comes out this September.



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