Originally Posted by 747
...And why is Superman so much more sensitive to this trunk issue than other superheroes? Characters like Batman and Cyclops has lost their trunks in different contexts before Superman without it being such a huge deal or being too called out as looking bad or with comments like "nothing to break the main color up" etc.
Again, it's because Batman's/Cyclop's suits have had a certain logic behind them from the beginning that can be used to measure whether or not the changes are cool or make sense. Superman's does not.