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Justice League - Superman Redesign by Femmes-Fatales Justice League - Superman Redesign by Femmes-Fatales
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**
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:iconwarriorking4ever:
if its any consolation, I find myself appreciating Superman more and more these days...I still like Batman mind you, I'm just burnt out on him because he's so overused these days to the neglect of the other heroes. Also, Supes is honestly a much more well adjusted person than Batman & less high maintenance than Bruce can be at times...Well, until the New 52 came along & turned him into an arrogant jerk instead of the boyscout we all know and love (if Justice league War is any indication >_<)

At any rate, while i still like the classic costume, since its worked just fine for him for years, I try to keep an open mind about what few changes the new 52 brought that aren't inherently bad, & I like how ya added a bit more color to the newer design of his costume, the bits around the shoulders
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Femmes-Fatales Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've read a lot of Superman's early stuff from the New 52 and it pretty consisting portrayed him as a nice guy.

The old costume is iconic for a reason but the red underwear is still pretty funny. He's a superhero, not Britney Spears. :P

Either way, thanks for the comment! I really appreciate it! :)
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No prob. And that's surprising but good to hear regarding Supes, the Justice league War movie made him look like an arrogant tool who didn't know when to hold back (an animated film based off the new 52). I definitely prefer when Supes is the voice of reason who spent years learning how to show restraint in the use of his powers, the "boyscout" of the team.

Still not really a new 52 fan, still disappointed in DC for retconning the Teen Titans history so extensively & scattering its members to the winds across the DC universe, many of them having never even known each other.

"Meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice, its karaoke night"

Supes: Oh baby, baby, how was I supposed to know?

The League as a whole: AAAAGGGGGGGGHHHH

Flash: make him stop, make him stop!

Green Lantern: Can't...Find...Will...To...Use ring...Singing...So bad...

Wonderwoman: be strong my friends, as long as we stand united, we'll get through this, right Batman?...Batman?

"Batman's seat is empty, leaving only a card stating "Every Bat for himself, sorry. I am the night"
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Femmes-Fatales Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have yet to watch "Justice League: War" but I'm not expecting it to really be close to its source text. It's obviously taken some liberties so it's no surprise that Superman sounds like he's depicting differently than how he was in the comics. Wonder Woman usually suffers from that treatment with adaptations. Producers typically have her as a long-winded man-hater who is quick to resort to violence. In reality, she is the most compassionate and merciful hero in the DC Universe who prefers to solve conflicts with words rather than weapons.
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Oh boy...You pretty much nailed Wonder Woman's depiction in the film on the head perfectly unfortunately (mayhaps not so much the man hating, but she definitely enjoys conflict & swinging her sword around a tad bit too much...To the point at which you half expect her mother to show up & take her "toy" away before she lops off the head of an innocent or a teammate >_<).

I could tell ya more if you like, the film is honestly NOT a flattering depiction of any of these characters, though some get it worse than others...Poor, poor GL...
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Femmes-Fatales Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think her poor characterization can be boiled down to the producer/writer's lack of familiarity with Wonder Woman. In general, she's depicted very different in team books or shows. It shows the ignorance of the writer really and perhaps their own sexist views, given the fact that they likely have a hard time coming to terms with the fact that the most competent Justice Leaguer is female.

As for GL, he's hardly likable regardless. Hal is naturally arrogant and is a womanizer.
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cantas78 Oct 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
verry nice work...the movie was crap
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Femmes-Fatales Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And what does the movie have to do with my design or with my re-envisioned DCU? :)
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:iconoffroadgirl:
WOOHOO! AWESOME!
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Femmes-Fatales Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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