Ready to tug on Supermanâ€™s cape? Heck, tear it off and take the tights back to the drawing board! Project: Rooftop is teaming up with Pulp Secret and Jim Hanleyâ€™s Universe for a new drawing contest that breaks even our own guidelines. Thatâ€™s right, Jimmy Olsen, in honor of the 70th anniversary of Supermanâ€™s first appearance in Action Comics #1 way back in 1938, P:R, P.S., and JHU are putting out the call for redesigns of the first superhero with Superman: Man of Style! Jim Hanleyâ€™s Universe has provided these incredible prizes:
Grand Prize (1) - The Superman No. 14 statue, Superman: Birthright TPB signed by writer Mark Waid, and Superman #676 signed by our own Vito Delsante, who wrote the issue!
Second Prize (1) - Justice League Animated Superman mini maquette and a signed copy of Superman #676.
Third Prize (1) - Superman #676 signed by Vito!
Along with our usual P:R Staff roundtable reviews, fan-favorite writer and DCU expert, Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Superman: Birthright), will be joining in to guest judge the finalists! The winners will be announced on Pulp Secret the following day with commentary from the P.S. crew.
Send in your Superman redesigns to [email protected]
, with the subject line, â€œSuperman: Man of Style!â€ Please include your full name, age, website, and mailing address for prize shipment. International winners may be responsible for prize shipment. All the usual P:R Guidelines applyâ€¦except for #7, of course.
All entries must be received by June 15th, 2008!
Maybe throw some lightning in there.
I wish there would be a deathlok contest and a Captain America contest too. Maybe some day.
hell I should just buy the maquettes that I want.
Somebody buy me the maquettes that I want.
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Also note, I suppressed the urge to post the Sentry in there.
Interesting that none of those two have the trunks. I've always liked the Ultimate Superman design, too.
I'm probably some kind of philistine.
I hate you.
And if I could draw, I'd make a steampunk Superman, because everyone loves steampunk.
I mean, it's not like he has a vigorous workout regime or anything...and his powers has absolutely nothing to do with his physical well-being (seriously, think about it). It would be different to see a regular looking Superman, not the Muscle & Fitness cover models everyone likes to draw.
Damnit, I hate the fact I can't draw...
Probably to make the shift from 'meek, mild-mannered' Clark Kent to Kal-El even more striking.
What shift??! He takes off a pair of glasses, straightens up his posture and puts on some spandex & a cape!
The stylistic shift. It's another way for the artist to differentiate the two personae.
While I agree with you it's primarily a stylistic shift for the reader to differentiate the two personae, doesn't it bother you that a writer/artist has to resort to such a shift to show the difference?
Regardless, it doesn't address my original point: Superman has no real reason or explanation to be super-muscular, unless one of his superpowers is to instantly buff out without any need to working out/maintenance.
Ultimation-panels. They are mandatory for all "realistic" costume redesigns. (See: Ultimates 1 & 2, Ultimate X-Men, Wanted)
Seriously though, the "Ultimate Batman" from that article was fantastic looking. I think that's where they got a lot of TDK Batman's suit.
It sounds like he means the first two images I posted, not the Ultimate Superman one. I think the artist just put Kryptonian symbols around the belt. I doubt they spell anything (don't think there's an official Kryptonian language database at DC or anything), but it's probably something like "House of El" or "Kal-El, Son of Jor-El" if I had to wager a guess.
Also, I thought putting Kryptonian symbols on the belt of the other costume was kind of cool.
Your kidding, right? Superman rarely breaks a sweat stopping Toyman or other ridiculous "rogues gallery" villains. The only time he's ever stressed is when someone has Kryptonite and that has nothing to do with conditioning.
Depending on what origin you go with, and there are dozens, he was a high school football star and all around jock that probably worked out and helped him bulk up as a teenager. But, hey, it changes so often, it's hard to keep track.
nnnnnno, superman has to do all the really hard stuff. doing what superman does is a workout.
besides, he's got kryptonian workout equipment at the fortress of solitude
Man, I wish writers would stop using him like this.
In any event, I don't see this costume change working out well for DC. He's too iconic a hero to just simply change; the public outcry will pack enough energy to level small cities.
Project Rooftop is an art site for people to redesign costumes. They have (so far) no effect on actual comics.
I suggest some kind of interdimensional communicator... like- like some sort of... Superman family walkie talkie! And a dog whistle that summons Krypto.
I would read a series about krypto having wacky adventures throughout the galaxy
Not enough pouches?
I admit a slight influence from the Asking questions thread...
Kinda related to that point, I read fairly recently that Supes supposedly likes rich food because it doesn't actually have the effect it would on a normal human (ie turn him into a hugely fat pie-muncher). Does he, in canon, have a much more efficient digestion system?
As for whether it bothers me at all, I can't really say that it does, but that's just personal opinion.
I'm not sure where I'd go with Superman's costume... More alien? More saintly/godlike? More farmboy?
I'd go with a more electric version. All edgy and 90's cool. Wait, someone did this joke.
Actually, I liked the JLU episode where he was wearing the white with red logo.
I'd try for some variation of that if I had the drawing capabilities of Virral and his submission.
However, I think the underwear on the outside of the classic red and blue costume is the only thing that really needs to go and it wouldn't really affect the classic Superman "untouchable" costume.
That is the best alternate Superman costume ever created. Seriously.