HOw big do you like your Superman?

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#1 Posted by SaintWildcard (22050 posts) - - Show Bio

I was surfing through CV and saw some Ed McGuinness art

....yuk. Anyway, I've noticed that with the New 52 most versions toned it down and he has more of an athletic build.

Personally, what body type do you prefer he have?

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#2 Posted by zaied (7231 posts) - - Show Bio

Either New 52 or Man of Steel.

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#3 Posted by SaintWildcard (22050 posts) - - Show Bio

Aaron Kuder even drew Pre 52 Superman a lot bigger than his New 52 version.

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#4 Edited by lxlGiftedlxl (2443 posts) - - Show Bio
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This is perfect size right here.

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#5 Posted by Mandarinestro (7651 posts) - - Show Bio

Post Crisis

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#6 Posted by SaintWildcard (22050 posts) - - Show Bio

Post Crisis

... that doesn't help. Ed McGuiness is POst... do you like his Superman?

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#7 Posted by Night4345 (8450 posts) - - Show Bio

How big do you like your Superman?

*giggle*

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#8 Posted by _Nox_ (9701 posts) - - Show Bio

8 inches.

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#10 Posted by kfabz-23 (6135 posts) - - Show Bio

@mandarinestro: Jim Lee drawn superman. Superman unchained was perfection.

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#11 Posted by HeavenlyDarkDragon (2219 posts) - - Show Bio

Jim Lee artwork is always amazing, and he draws Superman with such art and talent that it's impossible not to be in awe.

Michael Turner run with Superman also brought some of the best artwork I've seen of Superman.

Lobdell run in the N52 Superman brought till now the best in terms of beauty of characters. Not only Superman but all other characters.

Much better than the current look of Superman, that is for the lack of a better word, painstakingly to see.

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#12 Posted by SaintWildcard (22050 posts) - - Show Bio

Jim Lee artwork is always amazing, and he draws Superman with such art and talent that it's impossible not to be in awe.

Michael Turner run with Superman also brought some of the best artwork I've seen of Superman.

Lobdell run in the N52 Superman brought till now the best in terms of beauty of characters. Not only Superman but all other characters.

Much better than the current look of Superman, that is for the lack of a better word, painstakingly to see.

Uhhhh, Kuder's art is fantastic and fun to look at so I don't know what you're talking about

How big do you like your Superman?

*giggle*

._____.

@_nox_ said:

8 inches.

I should have seen this coming.... Pun not intended.

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#13 Posted by FoamBorn (1390 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Superman big and with no more muscle definition than Henry Cavill. I like all the Supermans that resemble him.

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#14 Edited by MadFacedKid (6596 posts) - - Show Bio

New52, Jim Lee isnt bad either.

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#15 Posted by HeavenlyDarkDragon (2219 posts) - - Show Bio

@saint_wildcard:

Forgot about that one. Thanks. Kuder's art is also good to see.

What really makes my eyes bleed is Klaus Janson/John Romita current run in Superman.

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#16 Edited by STELIOS23 (378 posts) - - Show Bio
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New 52 Rocafort.

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#17 Posted by Nathaniel_Adam (3873 posts) - - Show Bio

the New 52 version

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#18 Posted by Dernman (26381 posts) - - Show Bio

Dern the big jokes were already made.

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#19 Edited by buttersdaman000 (23131 posts) - - Show Bio

Aaron Kuder draws him perfectly, big but not too much much muscle definition.

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#20 Edited by The_Kidd (12528 posts) - - Show Bio

Work on your phrasing.

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Around these sizes.

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#21 Edited by z3ro180 (8778 posts) - - Show Bio

Jim Lee draws New 52 Supes the same size as Pre 52 Supes IMO. Though to,answer your question if your strong enough to move a mountain like it's an empty can of cola then you you should look powerful.

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#22 Posted by FoamBorn (1390 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Superman big and sweaty, preferably shirtless with a nice patch of hair on his chest.

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#23 Posted by arthurkerr (2215 posts) - - Show Bio

Bulky because regardless he always pushes his limits.

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#24 Posted by SaintWildcard (22050 posts) - - Show Bio

Since the subject of Superman and Clark Kent has been brought up a lot recently I remember seeing how a certain artist draws Clark shirtless as opposed to with his armor on.

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I'd actually be fine with the armor adding muscle mass and CLark not having huge muscle definition but just an athletic looking body.

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#25 Edited by KryptonianElf (14 posts) - - Show Bio

Tall (6'4-6'6"), a thick V-shape, square-jawed, thick shoulders and neck, large hands, long limbs. Mature adult (as opposed to young adult).

To me Superman is like the perfect man, not just the perfect human, so I prefer him in his ultra-masculine phases, which allows him to pass Clark off as doughy rather than svelt.

Artist-wise, Curt Swan or Alex Ross.

I am OK with the less-ripped Superman Ross draws, but truth be told I like the bodybuilder look (albiet a bodybuilder with Adonis-like proportions to match his Zeus-like triceps.)

I like some of Jim Lee's depictions. Kenneth Rocafort is one of my favorite artists on Superman; I like how handsome he makes Superman, like a 1950s catalogue model.

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#26 Posted by Hocko1999_VIRUS (2970 posts) - - Show Bio

@zaied said:

Either New 52 or Man of Steel.

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#27 Edited by kenshima15 (677 posts) - - Show Bio
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Perfect ^

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#28 Posted by Squalleon (9994 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't like over the top buffness.

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#29 Edited by LeRizador (217 posts) - - Show Bio

doesnt matter, hes an alien

imo

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#30 Posted by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642 (4714 posts) - - Show Bio

Depends on the artist really.

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#31 Posted by RDClip (2792 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not a fan of giant body builder Superman. Earth One Superman has pretty good proportions.

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#32 Posted by SanoHibiki (3481 posts) - - Show Bio

Lol left yourself open wide for length jokes here, Saint :-)

Now, how I’m imagine Superman to look:

Height – rather tall, about 6’4 or 6’6.

Build – prefer athlete/swimmer body type, with well-developed and prominent muscles, but not some meathead bodybuilder.

Curl – now, personally I like that, it looks definitive for Superman, but – why only single curl? Conjures some stupid images of Clark ironing his hair in super speed when putting uniform and going into action. So, I’ll like to see Clark having wavy hair, with some small curls here and there and most prominent one hanging on his forehead.

In short, New-52 Superman drawn by Rocafort works just fine for me.

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#33 Posted by hyperion616 (25 posts) - - Show Bio

Somtig like that ...

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Next open a new topic on how do you like superman's S? is the S too big or is that S just fine?

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#34 Posted by supermanfan1234 (264 posts) - - Show Bio

I love how Alex Ross and Frank Quietly portray him the most.My other favorites are Jim Lee,Rags Morales and John Byrne.

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#35 Posted by darkdetective27 (7953 posts) - - Show Bio
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I don't really have a preference. They all seem good to me except Frank Miller's version. My favorite I guess my favorites would be how Darwyn Cooke draws him and how he looked in the Bronze Age.

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#36 Posted by DieHard200904 (592 posts) - - Show Bio

I think he looks great at 6'3" and somewhere over 200 lbs. Just not the steroid version from the early 2000s

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#37 Posted by kcomicfan (4690 posts) - - Show Bio

IMO Supermans New 52 physique is a good representation of the character.

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#38 Posted by unBREAKable_Fs4 (4342 posts) - - Show Bio

Big. So big that he has to walk through an open door sideways

Joking of course