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Old 08-21-2011, 04:24 AM   #173
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Default Re: Henry Cavill IS Superman: - Part 6

Originally Posted by BlueSteel View Post
does any one knows where does the S in the cape came up for the first time? besides George revees?
We can't touch on the cape without talking about whether or not it has an "S" shield on it, and if it does, how big is it? What color is it? Below are another group of examples from various incarnations.
Much has been made of the fact that the "Superman Returns" costume doesn't have an "S" on the cape. The fact is that this hasn't always been a feature of the costume. As you can see below, there was no "S" on the cape in the original comics drawn by Joe Shuster, nor in the Fleischer Superman cartoons, nor in "Superman: The Animated Series", and not in "Justice League" or "Justice League Unlimited" cartoons.

In the versions where the "S" is used on the cape, it's not always consistant. When the "S" was first introduced on the cape (by artist Paul Cassidy in Action Comics #13) it was only in occasional panels. In other comics of the time, Joe Shuster and Wayne Boring never drew it on the cape.

In the 1950s "Adventures of Superman" TV Series, the costume worn by George Reeves had an "S" on the cape, but the "S" was red and yellow like the one on the front of the costume. Kirk Alyn had the same thing before him (in the Superman Serials).

When it is on the cape, the "S" is most commonly seen as a fully yellow "S" shield, with black outlines. A notable difference is the cape seen in the TV series "Lois & Clark". Dean Cain's costume had a fully yellow "S", but no black outlines. Interestingly, the "S" seen on the cape shown in the opening credits of "Lois & Clark" had a yellow and red "S". In the mid-1990s, a promotional photo of Teri Hatcher wrapped in this cape (with the red and yellow "S") was one of the most downloaded internet images.

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Plus, is the infatuation that teenage girls have with pseudo-vampires any less sad than your infatuation with men in spandex and Heath Ledger? Its probably more justifiable for them. :)

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