All week long we will feature brand-new Cool Superman Comic Book Moments (all from the 75 Greatest Superman Stories of All-Time). Here is an archive of all the past cool comic moments that I've featured so far over the years.
Today we look at the awesome way that Mark Waid and Leinil Francis Yu first introduce Superman in his costume.
The first three issues of Superman: Birthright all saw Clark doing good jobs around the worl before he decided to become a superhero. We are not shown his costume in the first few issues until he shows up in Metropolis at just the right time in #4...
What a truly epic moment. Yu (and inker Gerry Alanguilan) did a stunning piece of work here. THe looks on Jimmy and Lois' faces were priceless. And Waid doesn't skip a beat with the classic "She's not afraid" line. When you combine this one with the RETURN of Superman in Kingdom Come #1, Mark Waid certainly seems to have an affinity for writing kick ass Superman scenes.