A year after its Rebirth debut, the Man of Steel’s costume is undergoing a few minor, but definitely noticeable, changes.
As revealed by ComicBook.com, the “new” look will debut in April in “Superman” #20, following the events of the “Superman Reborn” storyline that will explore the connections between the current Man of Steel, the un-powered Clark Kent and the mysterious Mr. Oz.
The costume, shown on Patrick Gleason’s cover for “Superman” #20, isn’t a radical departure like, say, the New 52 redesign. Instead it makes some noteworthy tweaks: Most significantly, the signature red boots are back, although in an apparently metallic form to match Superman’s belt, which is now more pronounced and topped off with a shield-shaped gold buckle. The gauntlet-style arms are gone, too, replaced with simple cuffs. We can probably add to the list of changes a more muted shade of blue for the suit.
However, the red shorts are still missing in action, which will undoubtedly lead to more grumbling from some factions of fandom.
“Superman Reborn” kicks off in March in “Superman” #18, and continues in “Action Comics” #975 and “Superman” #19 before concluding in “Action Comics” #976. “Superman” #20, by Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray, goes on sale April 5.
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