Thursday, 21 July 2011

DC Comics Screwed Up Superman...


The new DC comics reboot in September is set to upset and annoy the vast majority of its readership almost straight away by screwing about with not only the whole of the DC universe and its characters but its most famous superhero... Superman.

Our new Supes is now single (no Lois romance for him), orphaned, flightless (yes they're grounding him not unlike the Smallville TV series) and giving him a costume that starts off as 'street wear' and ends up being Kryptonian-influenced armour...

Here's the rundown from DC:

* 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, Superman can leap tall buildings, but his ability to fly is in its infancy.

And in the SUPERMAN ongoing comic book series, by writer George Perez and artist Jesus Merino, will be set in present day continuity and will unleash a series of new challenges for Superman and his alter ego Clark Kent.

* 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.

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