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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Appearance Spotlight: Superman's New S

As part of DC's upcoming "Divergence" initiative, they're dropping from 52 titles to 49 and majorly shaking up all of their books. New creators, new storylines, new costumes, new everything. As part of these changes, Superman (and Wonder Woman, but it's Superman we're talking about today) gets a new look, seen here on the cover of Superman/Wonder Woman #18 (June 2015):

As you can see, the new outfit is a callback to his appearance in the early issues of Grant Morrison's Action Comics run (2011-2012), but more important is the new shield, because it's a call back to something far older; namely, the Superman shorts from Fleischer Studios (1941-1943):

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