Superman Gets a Makeover in DC Comics; Costume Now Similar to ‘Batman vs …


Superman in DC comic is getting a costume makeover and he will now be sporting something very similar to the one being worn by Henry Cavill in “Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

DC Comics have long promised its fans that Superman will have a new costume and new powers and it will finally be revealed in “Superman #38” written by Geoff Johns, John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson, reports Den of Geek.

The new powers are reportedly part of the temporary evolution in the Superman storyline that was conceptualized by Johns and Romita but the new costume was somewhat fascinating, the site added.

The previous costume was called Superman 52 and the new costume coming out in “Superman #38” is reportedly a subtle redesign but nonetheless a great improvement on the previous one.

Drastic or subtle change?

“Superman #38” will officially come out in the stands on February 4 but DC Comics have not revealed anything, not even a glimpse of the new Superman costume. It just simply hinted that it would be very similar to “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

While initial reports indicate of a drastic change in the Man of Steel costume, it appears that it would not be so much if it is compared to the Superman 52 design.

But any change should be welcome to comic fans because it is part of a very riveting and interesting Superman storyline highlighted also by the reported new powers. The only question that remains to be answered is whether these new powers and new costume are just temporary.

It can be remembered that back in the 90s, there was also the ridiculous ‘electric Superman.’ But because comic fans found it ridiculous, DC comics eventually shut the idea down in the subsequent issues.

The evolution of the suit

The current Superman 52 suit has been in comics since “Superman #2” released in 2011 and written by Jesus Merino and George Perez. Initially, it really looks awkward but artists eventually improved the look by making it less clunky and angular.

The Superman 52 suit is designed by Jim Lee and fans generally thought of it as unappealing. That’s in addition to the fact that different artists from different issues after “Superman #2” have had different takes on the costume, especially in the aspect of how bulky it should look and also how it should come out more like a body armor of the Man of Steel.

Although everyone knows that it is not the suit that is impregnable but Superman itself and his steel-like body.


The Superman 52 costume has its appreciable advantages too compared to the previous suit design. It has done away with the segmented armor look and the military collar. The ‘S’ shield has become smaller and the bulky belt and shield buckle are gone.

Compare the Superman 52 costume with the one being worn by Henry Cavill in “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” and you will see and appreciate the difference all the more.


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