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Superman drops his undies!

No more jokes about his taut thighs and briefs over bodysuit — Superman has finally put on his pants. The iconic superhero, created by DC Comics, will don a new, rugged look in its reboot issue that will be released in September.

books Updated: Jun 22, 2011 14:26 IST
Akshay Kapoor

No more jokes about his taut thighs and briefs over bodysuit — Superman has finally put on his pants. The iconic superhero, created by DC Comics 73 years ago, will don a new, rugged look in its reboot issue that will be released in September. While his logo and cape remain the same, he will now wear patched jeans, tough work boots and a body hugging tee, reports screenrant.com.

Why now? To draw in a ‘new generation of comic-book readers and moviegoers’, says Geoff Johns, chief creative officer for DC Entertainment. Their writer Grant Morrison says they hope to ‘recreate the first superhero ever, for the 21st century ... and change preconceptions’.

“We are going to show you how Superman is who he is, why he ended up wearing the costume that he wears and to show a different side to the character than we’ve ever seen before,” adds Morrison.

Super manSome fans love the change, others hate it. "Glad they got rid of the antiquated red trunks," blogs Jardo. "Finally, he grows up!" says Sukriti Pathak. Blogger Littlemountain, however, writes, "Okay, may be it’s just me, but jeans and a T-shirt?" "It’s definitely not the Man of Steel we all came to know and love," blogs Joey Paur, editor of GeekTyrant.com.

“It’s a big risk to change the costume of such an iconic character because people have grown up watching the classic look,” says Jatin Varma, founder, Comic Con India. The producers of the movie adaptation, Warner Brothers maintain it’s too early to say whether the change will reflect on screen.