With today’s news, the frenzied media scrum might be lured away from Anthony Weiner ’s underpants just long along to discuss a real superman’s trunks:
Come September, in numerous DC comics, the Man of Steel’s Speedo-style shortpants will turn blue.
This likely won’t stir the sort of high-pitched hubbub that surrounded the recent revamping of Wonder Woman as a Wet Seal shopper fond of shoulder pads and leggings, but many comics fans will surely mull Supes’s new suit.
The bigger debate, of course, is not simply saying buh-bye to the red trunks, which Superman has worn as dependably as a hair part since World War II. Rather, it’s whether flipping the odometer on history and renumbering so many titles at No.-1 will smell like profound inspiration, or reek of stunting effrontery.
The look for Superman #1 was unveiled today on DC’s Source blog, which also rolled out images for Action Comics #1 (that superstar Scot, Grant Morrison, will join forces with artist Rags Morales), Supergirl #1 and Superboy #1.
Superman #1 will be written by George Perez and drawn by the hand of Jesus Merino.
DC Comics has unfurled its Great No.-1 Rollout for two weeks now, maximizing the promotional power of a staggered attack.
As for the images we’ve seen so far, be the pants red or blue:
Color us interested.