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Superman is getting an updated costume and a new explosive power

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Faster than a speeding bullet, More powerful than obsolete transportation technology! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound that alerts Homeland security. Back in the day, Superman was making super powers with every issue out there, from super ventriloquism to being able to shoot tiny duplicates of himself out of his fingers. These days however, the Man Of Steel boasts a more limited skill-set, with the story at hand making him as strong as he needs to be for dramatic purposes. But the man of tomorrow is getting a slight upgrade again this year.

First up, the costume. When DC relaunched their line of comics a few years back, Superman got a new look that was pretty much faithful to his original outfit. But with his underwear inside his costume for once. The Superman look was made of a Kryptonian suit of armour, a skintight outfit with a simplified design, high neck collar and a red belt. Here’s what his tweaked costume will look like via Comic Vine, which is bringing  back the extreme era of the 1990s with fingerless gloves.

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I’m probably one of the few people who liked the original New 52 outfit, but this one ain’t bad. It’s got a higher neck line, the aforementioned gloves and a different placement of the cape, while keeping the costume material away from armour and more along the lines of a woven suit. After all, why does the Man of Steel need to wear armour? The new supersuit debuts in Superman #38 this week, in an issue written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Klaus Janson and John Romita Jr when “Clark Kent tells his true identity to one of the cast,” according to the issue’s official DC Comics page.

That issue also includes a new power, which DC is keeping a secret. Speaking to USA Today, Johns described the new ability as “definitely the most destructive power Superman has”, and something that would have repercussions.

It’s not going to be suddenly he can levitate things. It’s something that is going to be very unstable and something that Superman’s going to have to deal with for quite a while.

Coincidentally, polishing off a box of KFC Zinger Wings usually has the same disastrous effects the morning after, but localised to a toilet. Trust me, I know all about repercussions. It’s not the first time we’ve seen Superman manifest a new power or two. Back in the 1990s, Superman also got a maligned makeover that never resonated well with fans, Superman Blue. A couple of years later, All Star Superman briefly toyed with the idea that the Kryptonian could naturally extend the bio-electric aura that keeps him indestructible, into an energy net of sorts.

Meanwhile, I’m still wondering when DC is going to give Superman back his super-ventriloquism.

Last Updated: February 4, 2015


  1. Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one who doesn’t like chicken wings 😛
    Seriously though, ‘superman’s’ face seems a bit, off in that pic


    • Kaihaku

      February 4, 2015 at 19:43

      Hands too. Is he about to kamehameha?


      • Kensei Seraph

        February 5, 2015 at 07:51

        I think he just ate some zinger wings and they’ve kicked in while he’s in the middle of a fight.


    • Hammersteyn

      February 5, 2015 at 07:42

      It’s the Zinger wings


    • Kensei Seraph

      February 5, 2015 at 07:53

      Chicken wings: all tiny bones and almost no meat.
      Why do people like them again?


    • Wardonkey

      February 5, 2015 at 07:59

      He almost looks a little asian, lol. Faster than speeding burrit, reaping buildings in single bound


  2. Blood Emperor Trevor

    February 4, 2015 at 20:26

  3. Hammersteyn

    February 5, 2015 at 07:41

    It’s always nice imagining Darryn taking a shit first thing in the morning. 😛
    Where’s Supermans underwear? Is he going commando?


    • The D

      February 5, 2015 at 08:57

      I’ve pretty much burnt through all of them with my searing ass volcano.


      • Hammersteyn

        February 5, 2015 at 09:01

        So I guess your pants are next? Better off just wearing a kilt


      • z1n

        February 5, 2015 at 09:42

        “Don’t wipe… just dab” – Always said in an indian accent, always after a bunnie chow.


  4. Ghost In The Rift

    February 5, 2015 at 07:47

    Lol that header, Superman kaio-ken x20?!?!?!


  5. Admiral Chief

    February 5, 2015 at 08:00

    I LOOOOVE me some dunked wings, my stomach and sphincter, however, does not


  6. CypherGate

    February 5, 2015 at 10:11

    I feel your pain with the zinger wings. If i have that in the evening and the next day its chaos… Its like expelling lava. Freaking shit solidifies the moment it hits the water lol flushing becomes an issue….


  7. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    February 6, 2015 at 11:05

    Mmmmm… could it be that poor Superman has blue balls? It can’t be easy being an indestructible alien, with super indestructible and incompatible sperm that could potentially kill any of the native Earth women. This exploding power might just be his way of “releasing”.

    Hey don’t look at me that way, Superman should have urges too.


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