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The situation of having to churn out so many pages a month is not new and not limited to Romita. It's the biz, and has been since comics began. The best of the Silver Age artists learned to be fast and good, because their monthly bills depended on how many pages they turned in, and the faster they did them, the bigger their paycheck would be. This includes artists like John Buscema, Gene Colan, and the King himself, Jack Kirby.To each their own. For me, back in the day, JRJR caused me to drop Daredevil, Iron Man, and Uncanny. His Avengers title is/was the one with an Avengers team of characters that I was interested in reading about, but not at the price of looking at those painfully blocky anatomies.Your worst nightmare would be a 'must buy' for me! I'd buy a Legion book with JRJR on it in a New York minute! For that matter,...my worst nightmare would be a JRJR illustrated Legion book).any DC book with Romita Jr would be perfectly fine with me. Doubt it'll come to pass, but stranger things have happened in the biz...
What makes me angry is that I saw an interview with him at one point where he flat out unapologetically acknowledged that he could do better work, but he gets paid by the page so he does what he does to knock out as many pages as possible in a given month. I'm not a fan of that any more than I would be a fan of writers being incentivized to decompress their work by paying by the word.
No, thank God for that! Instead, it looks like it was made of proper Kryptonian rubber, probably made from the tires of the landing gear from his Kryptonain rocket when he was sent to Earth as a baby.At least the full size photo looks like Supes' suit isn't armor.I intend to see it, but I'm still not feeling the excitement I should be feeling for it.
To be honest, I can't tell what the movie outfit is made out of, as most of the images I've seen have been either fleeting or dark, but the outfit appears to have a metallic-like sheen. It looks like it could be some kind of armor, but it might be plastic or rubber instead. It doesn't look like cloth.I don't think it's armor. It's clearly not armor in real life because the actor is wearing skin tight clothing. It's textured. It ain't armor. I also don't think we've been given any indication by the production that its armor. Zod is wearing armor. Superman is not.
The Morrison stories in Action Comics establish that it is, in fact, armor -- it's a variation of the Kryptonian battle-mechs we've seen in the past, but modified in concept by Morrison. I'll admit that I can't tell if the movie version is also armor or not, though it appears to follow the general design.Now I'm really intrigued with this outfit. I would prefer some more red, but I'm willing to footnote that opinion. My intrigue is if there has been any statement made or printed article mentioning this outfit is Kryptonian armor. Rewatching the trailer, it seems to be the same type of material as seen on Kryton.
I really haven't read any Superman in n52 to know if he's wearing Kryptonian armor in the comics. The movie might be modeled to look like the new design, but I'm not convinced its armor.
Potentially, yes -- but whether or not it retains that star depends on the rest of the movie.Plus, for all we know Kryptonian material originally used in comics is like a steel weave. Maybe its difficult to handle, cut, & sew...like an armor!
I am curious, @chuck_melville, if the red trunks area were on the suit in the movie, does the movie gain that star back?