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New 52 Superman gets his new old clothes back.

February 16th, 2012 by Marc Comments

There was a lot of talk about Superman’s new look in the DC’s New 52 universe. From delight to rage.. the jeans and tee-shirt look just didn’t seem right to traditionalists. Well now it seems that in May’s issue of Action Comics (#7 to be precise) Clark Kent will finally get his blue and red suit – in considerably less time than it took that Welling chap.

Yes, the image below is Batman, Incorporated artist Chris Burnham’s variant cover for the issue and DCU blog caught up with the artist to get the low down on his work and how writer Grant Morrison’s storyinspired the cover:

“My initial instinct upon reading the issue was to do something with the bottled cities of Metropolis & Kandor. I love the bottled city of Kandor. A few years ago I was at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh with my then-3-year-old nephew, Noah. We stumbled upon this incredible sculpture exhibition by the late great Mike Kelley. The exhibit is simply called ‘Kandor’ and features dozens of astounding renditions of the bottled city. Google it (or click our link – ed). It’s amazing. And well worth tracking down in person if you get the chance. It was my favorite part of the museum and it was Noah’s too! I literally had to drag him out of there kicking and screaming after we’d spent almost an hour in there. Kandor love runs in the family!

” The pieces all fell into place for a good, old-fashioned split cover! Superman torn between two worlds! Kandor and Metropolis! Nature and nurture! Teflon and cotton!”

We love it and see that, while it’s different in appearance, the suits seems to be Kryptonian armour, much like in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Man of Steel… consistency in content perhaps?

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….