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The Superman suit is about as iconic as a costume can get. First seen on the cover of Action Comics #1 in 1938, the design has changed significantly throughout various incarnations in comics, film and television.  Despite various versions of the suit being different than others, each variation has almost always retained enough of its original essence to still be instantly recognizable.

In 2006 the suit was re-imagined once again by Louise Mingenbach, and was worn by Brandon Routh as Superman in Superman Returns. In a 2010 Comic Con panel, which you can see here, it was revealed that this suit would go on to be worn again in the CW Television Series, Smallville, which traces the early origins of Clark Kent. The costume made a couple of appearances on the show as a prop, before ultimately being worn by Tom Welling as Clark Kent in the last episode of the series.  Welling only wore part of the suit – enough to do the famous “shirt reveal.”  Other shots of Welling in the full suit are CGI, which account for any differences in the “look” of the Smallville suit versus the Superman Returns suit.

To read an excellent article on the Superman suit over the years, check out this excellent piece over at ScreenRant.

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Kato, Green Hornet (2010)

Kato’s daughter, as a matter of fact. Given name Mulan. Subtle.

She’s a proper Strong Female Character, meaning that she’s not much of one beyond beating up people and being rude to everyone she doesn’t beat up - at least in the first couple of issues, which are all I’ve read so far. So I guess that might change.

But I mean… did you really have to put her in the fetish outfit? It’s ridiculous! Doesn’t look like she could breathe in that thing, let alone jump around and kick people in the face. With her high heels, because OF COURSE she’s wearing friggin’ high heels.

I like (and by like I mean loathe with a fiery passion) how they didn’t even try to hide the fact that her outfit is ridiculously oversexualized in the covers (bottom row). There isn’t even a scene where she’s in a hole in the ground surrounded by goons, but I guess if it lets you show off her butt… ugh.

It’s just kinda sad, because the writing in this comic is actually pretty decent for the most part, as is the art - most of the other characters look good to friggin’ awesome. They just really screwed up here.

gameraboy:

The Wonder Diving Suit

gameraboy:

The Wonder Diving Suit

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ronaldcmerchant:

Kirk Alyn-SUPERMAN (1948)

ronaldcmerchant:

Kirk Alyn-SUPERMAN (1948)

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