Hey Kal... watch your back!!

Superman is a character that I always loved. Since my childhood I have a fascination with stories of the man of steel and read all I had at my disposal on Superman. With this new revamp, there are things I like and things that do not.

One of the things I like is the new suit. I think it's cool and trendy and gives the character a contemporary style. However, there is a detail that bothers me ... and is the inconsistency of the symbol in the cape. One of the first images revealed the cape was Superman'3 issue cover, in which the shield is yellow as it ever was and i like it so. But after that, something strange began to happen.

Here is the evidence of the crime: 
 

Yellow Shield with black lines (First image revealed in DC Comics site.)

Only thin black lines (Action Comics #1)

Red Shield filled black inside (Superman #1) 

 

 Only a thin black line, like in Action Comics (Swamp Thing #1)

 

 Thin black lines and black filled "S" (Justice League #2)

 Bold black lines and black filled "S" (Justice League #2 Sketchbook)

 No shield, like in the movies (Supergirl #2)

  Again the cover of Superman #3, but  with Red Shield filled black inside (Action Comics #3 preview)

I think this last picture shows a correction of an alleged mistake or a clear change of opinion. But still, does not match the criteria detailed in Action Comics and Justice League . If the character has an Art Director responsible, clearly is not giving the importance that deserves the most important character in DC Comics.
 
So, please KAL, watch your back!!
 
UPDATE!
 

 Bold gold lines and gold filled "S". Does not match the design of Action Comics (Superman #3 - Flashback)

 Bold black lines and black filled "S". Does not match with the two previous issues, even with the cover of the same issue (Superman #3).

 

13 Comments
13 Comments
Posted by DEGRAAF

i like the one from the Justice League #2 Sketchbook the most

Posted by Dernman

More then one Cape? 
Maybe the shield changes color like the FF's costumes change color.

Posted by crestfallen
@Dernman: mmmm, I guess not. hahaha. 
 
I updated the post with 2 new images from  Superman #3. I can not believe it.
Posted by sora_thekey

Nice catch. I think it might be a mistake on the artists. Personally I like the Black Lines and black filled S on Red better than the rest.

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Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Wow that's pretty impressive! Nice variety of House of El symbols on his cape.

Posted by victoriancuckoo
@DEGRAAF me too
Posted by Primmaster64

I like the black lines too

Posted by ssejllenrad

And here I was thinking Kryptonian fabric was high quality. Now there's proof it fades its colours. Pfft! You disappoint me, Kandor.

Posted by PowerHerc

Interesting . . .

Posted by MrDirector786

I think it's just an artist mistake.

@ssejllenrad said:

And here I was thinking Kryptonian fabric was high quality. Now there's proof it fades its colours. Pfft! You disappoint me, Kandor.

lol

Posted by fodigg

I think my favorite is the "Red Shield filled black inside (Superman #1)."

Posted by MetropolisKid41

The inconstitencies in the Justice League, Swamp Thing, Supergirl, and Supermantitles are artist error. However I think the action comics cape is probably intended to not be the same cape that he sports now a days in the current Kryptonian battle suit. I think his cape in his Action Comics costume was probably a blanket that they found him in. Where as the cape from the kryptonian armor suit he acquires with the suit itself. Really enjoying both titles, cant wait for more of the mythos and info on Krypton to be revealed!

Posted by Killerjax

@ssejllenrad said:

And here I was thinking Kryptonian fabric was high quality. Now there's proof it fades its colours. Pfft! You disappoint me, Kandor.

You my friend.. Deserve an oscar