Originally Posted by G.Godfrey
This. I love the ´´classic`` Superman as much as anyone but some of these comments seem a bit extreme. Superman isn't ´´gone`` just because he looks slightly different. I guess I just don't get what the big deal is. Sure the Jim Lee trunkless design is MEH due to the stupid armor look and the high collar (imo anyway) but it's still Superman. I'll take this look and the way he is written now (especially in Action Comics) over the classic costumed Superman that isn't written like one any day of the week.
And hey in 2038 he becomes public property anyway, right? At least everything from AC #1 will.
It's a big deal because for those who have an emotional investment in the character, especially going back to childhood, the classic vision of Superman has been an indelible image for years. Didn't you ever as a kid dress up as Superman for Halloween and try to get it exactly right as well as notice when something was off with other kid's superman costumes? It's really as simple as that. Being as I am now an adult (more or less) sure I can accept change if it serves a cool purpose and enriches the character. But the bottom line is that if something means something to you, you like it just they way it is and get annoyed when it's ****ed with.