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DC Splendor: Superman, Man of Steel by SplendorEnt DC Splendor: Superman, Man of Steel by SplendorEnt
Part 7 of my Splendorized take on the Justice League.

Saved the best for last, the captain, the big blue boy scout...

Man of Tomorrow; Man of Steel:
- Superman's suit can be broken down into 3 distinct elements: blue suit, red cape, and :superman:. Always liked the pictures of Superman's silhouetted and the only thing colored was the :superman: and his cape, and that was my primary inspiration
- Kal Kent never intended to be the face of anything, just an anonymous do-gooder. No one has ever been able to get a good look of Metropolis's guardian angel, this "Superman." (for the longest reporters didn't even know if the flying figure was a humanoid; "was it a missile, an angel, an extraterrestrial, a bird, a plane?...")
- Suit has a metallic shine in the sunlight earning the nickname "Man of Steel."
- Wanted his costume to look sleek, shiny, sexy, and simple... like an iPhone. Superman is simple but still looks like a piece of the future (Man of Tomorrow).
- The :superman: is pretty much a solar battery gauge (and logo); it becomes brighter with the sun's light shinning on it (yellow sun = yellow light). When Superman isn't charged up the :superman: is black.
- The suit is a Kryptonian underarmor (like in the movie, this continues the theme of Superman being an alien fighting in his underwear). It automatically responds to it's wearer (high-tech alien clothes). The most practical example of this would the costume being contained in the :superman: and spreads when Kent is ready to make the transition to Superman (triggered by focus, hormones, adrenaline, blood pressure, science, phone booths, etc.)
- The haircut is my personal favorite element of this redesign; a trendy fade that's been windswept (flying faster than a single bullet tends to do that).


- SiMan Xander #StrikingSplendor #Ignite#Greatness
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Kerevon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Interesting.  Getting some strong Superboy vibes visually (fade haircut and certain suit elements), and I like the idea that all of the nick-names and opinion about him are pure speculation.  I also like how you broke the suit down to it's most basic elements: blue, red cape, \S/.
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SplendorEnt Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student General Artist
I took a concept I liked about Superboy: modern appeal. I wanted Superman to reflect certain aspects of our modern culture such as style and technology. Superman did that in his day (Clark wasn't a geek, just an "average," modern man), I just wanted to update that.
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