The first film I saw? Superman: The Movie. My first (and only) tattoo? Superman’s symbol. The pattern on the pyjamas I’m wearing right now? One guess. Yeah, I love Supes, and so do a bunch of other people all over the world. So here’s a tide of recent news all about the original and the best.
First up, is a great collection of new Superman costumes from fans across the globe. None of these will appear in the comics, but it’s just a bunch of artists re-designing Superman’s classic look as part of a competition on the always fun to look at Project Rooftop site. Comics writer Mark Waid and the staff at PR offer their comments for the numerous finalists. Each one is unique and unexpected. I can’t pick just one. While you’re there you can also check out past costume upgrades for other characters such as Robin, Wonder Woman, Iron Man and more. You could lose yourself at Project Rooftop and either become very jealous or very inspired.
Secondly, the savvy readers of the tremendous film mag, Empire have voted Big Blue the No. 1 superhero of all time. They have compiled a well-researched list of the 50 greatest comic book characters, but if you don’t want to read that many, counting down from no. 5. we have Spider-Man, Wolverine, John Constantine (from Hellblazer and the Keanu Reeves film, Constantine), Batman and Kal-El himself. The list is a good guide to a cavalcade of various characters with great art, background and handy facts about each one. A nice way to familiarise yourself with some perhaps unfamiliar heroes, or anti-heroes.
Finally, you can see actual game play from November’s Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe fighting game right here. With interesting character choices and some great visuals, Midway looks like they may have a winner on their hands.