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Offline Podmark

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Costume Rating 116: Superman Blue
« on: March 11, 2017, 08:58:59 PM »
This week we'll look at an alternate Superman - the Blue version.
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Offline Ouflah

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Re: Costume Rating 116: Superman Blue
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 01:17:33 PM »
This is a design that would be a great costume for someone... but it just doesn't fit Superman's character.
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Re: Costume Rating 116: Superman Blue
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2017, 04:41:04 PM »
Yeah... I agree with Ouflah. It's a solid design, well put together... it's just not a Superman design.

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Re: Costume Rating 116: Superman Blue
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2017, 05:36:57 PM »
What they said.

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Re: Costume Rating 116: Superman Blue
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2017, 06:02:59 PM »
Didn't they turn this version of Supes into a female for a time? If so, it worked better on a female than it did on a male.
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Re: Costume Rating 116: Superman Blue
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2017, 06:39:36 PM »
Ouflah pretty much hit the nail on the head.  It's a fine costume, but it's not Superman.  I'd give it a 4 in general, and a 2 as a Superman costume.
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Re: Costume Rating 116: Superman Blue
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2017, 04:26:19 AM »
Everybody on the internet wants to debate: Who would win in a Superman vs. Goku fight?

But this is a good reminder that American comic book icons shouldn't feel the need to constantly "level up" their powers like a manga/anime saga. 

That said, I've only read parts of this arc, but would love to sit through the whole thing one day just to see how DC handled the experiment.

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Re: Costume Rating 116: Superman Blue
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2017, 03:12:51 PM »
oldmanwinters, this may be of interest to you
http://comicsalliance.com/electric-bluegaloo-superman-electric-blue-year/

It's the first of a series of articles detailing the entire Superman Blue run.
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Re: Costume Rating 116: Superman Blue
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2017, 06:03:41 PM »
Oh and here's a fun easter egg:

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Re: Costume Rating 116: Superman Blue
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2017, 11:40:03 PM »
Haha, that cover is great!  I love the crazy insanity of old Superman comics.

I think the first time I ever heard of "Superman Red" was in the old Superman arcade game that featured him as an unexplained Player 2.

oldmanwinters, this may be of interest to you
http://comicsalliance.com/electric-bluegaloo-superman-electric-blue-year/

It's the first of a series of articles detailing the entire Superman Blue run.
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Re: Costume Rating 116: Superman Blue
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2017, 11:52:36 PM »
I agree with others, this is a pretty solid alternate Superman. Not ideal for a traditional Superman, but cool for short term circumstances or some kind of alternate universe idea.

I believe the female version was Strange Visitor.
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Re: Costume Rating 116: Superman Blue
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2017, 12:09:48 AM »
I agree with others, this is a pretty solid alternate Superman. Not ideal for a traditional Superman, but cool for short term circumstances or some kind of alternate universe idea.

I believe the female version was Strange Visitor.

Does she get boosted resistance to energy attacks?