Justice League redesigns, part 5 of 12.
Having asked you all pick your favourite Justice League members from a selective list, Superman placed third last. Out of 90 votes, he only received four. It's shocking that he did so poorly but I suppose his image is too 'squeaky clean' for a population that prefers 'bad boys' like Batman.
Superman's story is one for the ages. As his home planet Krypton exploded around him, little Kal-El was saved by his parents when he was sent to Earth via a rocket ship. He landed in Smallville where he was raised by the kindly Kents and was given the name Clark. The Kents quickly learned that Clark wasn't like other children when he developed numerous superhuman abilities and upon reaching adulthood Clark decided to dedicate himself to the pursuit of truth and justice by becoming the hero Superman. He now works as a reporter for the Daily Planet alongside his girlfriend Lois Lane in Metropolis but shuttles to New York City to spend time with his friends and teammates on the Justice League. His strong convictions and beliefs bring him closer to the Flash and Wonder Woman while he finds himself in conflict with the more aggressive Aquaman and the secretive Batman. At the end of the day, Superman is happy to be making a difference in the world be it saving a cat from a burning building or preventing an alien invasion.
For his costume, I mixed and matched elements that I liked. Those ridiculous panties of his had to go. I've been loving his New 52 costume so I largely drew inspiration from that particularly with the high collar and longer sleeves. Something I've always been confused by was how his cape managed to stay on in other designs so here I built it into the costume. I also used a less traditional "S" shield and played around with the costume to give it more dimension. I accented it with different tones and opted for a gold outline on the collar and sleeves. I think he came out looking quite nice.
The other Leaguers can be found in my gallery.
**Please note - much of the character content here is altered from their biography in comic continuities and is intended to be my personal interpretation in a series independent from the comics**