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Post by Lucy McGough on Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:58 am

I think that Superman looks better without his underpants on over his trousers.

There, I said it.
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Post by Sam_Vimes on Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:07 pm

I'm of two minds about it, myself. I prefer the old costume, but I don't actually hate the new one. It's pretty cool, really. I just wish it were on someone else.
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Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:31 am

Why would someone else be wearing Superman's costume?
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Post by tony ingram on Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:01 am

Superman's exterior underpants are a classic part of a classic design. It's an outrage that he has been forced to hide them. I have at times been tempted to begin wearing my own underpants on the outside as a gesture of solidarity with my persecuted Kryptonian brother.
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Post by Spektre on Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:39 am

tony ingram wrote:Superman's exterior underpants are a classic part of a classic design. It's an outrage that he has been forced to hide them. I have at times been tempted to begin wearing my own underpants on the outside as a gesture of solidarity with my persecuted Kryptonian brother.

See...this is why we need handguns! Wink
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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:24 pm

Seriously, though: why, exactly, does an indestructible man need body armour?
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Post by Mbast1 on Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:22 pm

tony ingram wrote:Seriously, though: why, exactly, does an indestructible man need body armour?

I think it was meant to be Kryptonian, from when they wouldn't have been indestructible. IIRC.

That said, I don't mind the new costume at all. Sure the old one is classic, but that's only because we accept it as such. The new one doesn't make him less Superman. Plus, I do kind think the trunks look weird, circus-act holdover or not.
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Post by tony ingram on Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:29 pm

Aren't superheroes a bit weird anyway?
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Post by Lucy McGough on Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:12 pm

tony ingram wrote:Superman's exterior underpants are a classic part of a classic design. It's an outrage that he has been forced to hide them. I have at times been tempted to begin wearing my own underpants on the outside as a gesture of solidarity with my persecuted Kryptonian brother.
When you do, take pictures.
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Post by tony ingram on Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:15 pm

My gesture of solidarity is not intended for the amusement of philistines.
You're not Phyllis Stein, are you?
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Post by Lucy McGough on Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:18 pm

I am totally not a philistine and take everything you do with a monstrously high level of seriousness, man.
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Post by tony ingram on Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:20 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:I am totally not a philistine and take everything you do with a monstrously high level of seriousness, man.
Waldo Dobbs, stop hijacking Lucy's account!
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Post by Lucy McGough on Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:22 pm

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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:46 am

tony ingram wrote:Aren't superheroes a bit weird anyway?

In almost every way. I think we tend to forget that.
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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:33 am

Mbast1 wrote:
tony ingram wrote:Aren't superheroes a bit weird anyway?

In almost every way. I think we tend to forget that.
We're too "close" to them to see it. From the POV of the average non comics reader, I doubt Superman's new look is any less absurd than his old one.
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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:12 am

It is slightly less absurd, because he is wearing his underwear on the INSIDE, as nature intended.
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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:17 am

Lucy McGough wrote:It is slightly less absurd, because he is wearing his underwear on the INSIDE, as nature intended.
I don't think nature has any opinion on underwear.
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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:30 pm

tony ingram wrote:We're too "close" to them to see it. From the POV of the average non comics reader, I doubt Superman's new look is any less absurd than his old one.

Yes, I think we are too close. And, I think others would find it every bit as absurd. That was one of my moments of "what?" about the Nu-52. People kept talking about changes, big changes to characters, and for the most part I saw none. Here and there were some, but most were so cosmetic as to be almost unnoticeable. Too close to it, they were, I think.
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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:31 pm

tony ingram wrote:I don't think nature has any opinion on underwear.

I don't know that I agree. Mother Nature, in her focus on procreation, seems obsessed with sex. I think she'd prefer Victoria's Secret underwear or Frederick's of Hollywood. Neither of which appeals to me as a thing to put on the outside of Superman's costume.
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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:36 pm

Mbast1 wrote:
tony ingram wrote:I don't think nature has any opinion on underwear.

I don't know that I agree. Mother Nature, in her focus on procreation, seems obsessed with sex. I think she'd prefer Victoria's Secret underwear or Frederick's of Hollywood. Neither of which appeals to me as a thing to put on the outside of Superman's costume.
It might cause a temporary sales spike, though. That would be reason enough for DC to do it.
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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:00 pm

Mbast1 wrote: don't know that I agree. Mother Nature, in her focus on procreation, seems obsessed with sex.
What is this 'sex' of which you speak? I'm sure it has no place in superhero comics.
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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:17 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:
Mbast1 wrote: don't know that I agree. Mother Nature, in her focus on procreation, seems obsessed with sex.
What is this 'sex' of which you speak? I'm sure it has no place in superhero comics.
Alan Moore would disagree...
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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:07 pm

Alan Moore doesn't post here Razz
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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:09 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:Alan Moore doesn't post here Razz
I am not sure if that is a crying shame or a blessing in disguise.
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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:20 pm

Or, in some strange way, both.
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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:37 pm

tony ingram wrote:It might cause a temporary sales spike, though. That would be reason enough for DC to do it.

Ok, if it happens, I blame YOU for putting the idea in their heads.

Lucy McGough wrote:Or, in some strange way, both.

Are you sure he doesn't, using an assumed name? Some posters look kinda beardy to me. (I say, now that I've shaved mine)
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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:10 pm

Yeah, but none of them post in a Northampton accent.
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Post by MajorHoy on Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:47 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:It is slightly less absurd, because he is wearing his underwear on the INSIDE, as nature intended.
How do we know he's still wearing any underwear?

The New 52 Superman could be going commando!
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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:51 pm

MajorHoy wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:It is slightly less absurd, because he is wearing his underwear on the INSIDE, as nature intended.
How do we know he's still wearing any underwear?

The New 52 Superman could be going commando!
I hope not. That body armour looks as though it would chafe.
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Post by Spektre on Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:32 am

Surely if he did wear it on the outside it would have to be Kryptonian Battle Underwear now.
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Post by tony ingram on Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:50 am

Spektre wrote:Surely if he did wear it on the outside it would have to be Kryptonian Battle Underwear now.
I think there's a boutique in Soho that sells it...
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Post by Lucy McGough on Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:59 am

MajorHoy wrote:How do we know he's still wearing any underwear?

The New 52 Superman could be going commando!
Won't somebody think of the children!  Shocked 

tony ingram wrote:I think there's a boutique in Soho that sells it...
We bow to your superior knowledge in this arena.
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