Did you know that Superman has become a "Hipster" now?

Source with photo of him looking "hip" LOL: Brooding hero for the modern age AP Last updated 05:00 29/10/2010 The big "S" is still on his chest, but the new Superman coming to the shelves of book stores next week is not exactly the chipper and bright-eyed optimist of lore. Instead, the kid from Krypton featured in "Superman: Earth One" sports a hoodie, a brooding brow and fashion sense that would not put him out of place in hipster lairs from Brooklyn to Seattle. And that, said Dan DiDio, senior vice president and executive editor at DC Comics is just what the company was aiming for when it asked J Michael Straczynski, himself a noted comic book writer who currently helms the company's flagship monthly "Superman" title. "We always knew that we wanted to do a real, contemporary interpretation of Superman," he told The Associated Press. "And what we did is we reached out to Joe Straczynski - Joe is probably one of the biggest Superman fans out there." DiDio said DC augured the retelling as a way to reach out to buyers not just in comic book stores but in other book stores, too - fans of books and series like "Twilight" or Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy of crime novels. "In this particular case what we did is we looked at the format," he said, adding that DC has been "showing great strides in really strong improvement in sales in the book store market place, and what we wanted to do was to create an original graphic novel featuring our most prominent character that we felt captured a contemporary tone and really was built with the bookstore market in mind." The graphic novel was illustrated by Shane Davis. And while it features the jet-black hair - sans curly lock atop the forehead - and piercing stare that Clark Kent/Superman has had since his creation in the 1930s, Davis' art reflects a more modern bent with narrow pants and ties and the ubiquitous hoodie. The work draws upon the Superman mythology but recreates it for a contemporary audience with a 20-year-old Clark Kent who's unsure how to use his super-strength, super-smarts and just plain super abilities as he makes his way through a grittier, more realistic Metropolis trying to find not just a job but meaning and purpose. DiDio and DC are pleased with the transformation, noting that demand for the work has been so great that the book has already gone back to the press for a wider run. "When we were building this book we had a lot of things in mind. We were looking at what fiction was popular at the time ... and since we are in the periodical business, and we want to be in the bookstore business, what better continuing character should be in that market but Superman?" he asked. "But we needed to make him hip, moody and sexy in order to really appeal to who are really wanting to read novels with our characters," DiDio added. Given the predicted demand, DC is already planning a similar treatment for Batman, which will be written by Geoff Johns, a writer who was named DC Comics' chief creative officer in February. "And we're already looking ... at future volumes of 'Superman: Earth One," DiDio said. lol emo!!!

Asked By: ♆Şрhĩņxy - Lost In Time. - 10/29/2010
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
It doesn't matter. This is a side story in the DCU,it is NOT main time-line continuity so it changes nothing about the character. All it is,is a different interpretation of the character. I don't know why anybody is making a big deal about this,it's a total NON-story... More
Answered By: wolf-359 - 10/29/2010
Additional Answers (5)
I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who 'lol'd at that article.
Answered By: The Lightning Kid - 10/29/2010
I thought he was supposed to be emo.
Answered By: Mr. Smithers says hey man, slow down - 10/29/2010
yeah so lame. i thought emo was dead.
Answered By: mimzyy ♥♥ - 10/29/2010
I prefer the original look. Blasphemy I tell ya!!!!
Answered By: Lefty - 10/29/2010
lol, people could just watch Smallville which is probably better
Answered By: Mrs H - 10/29/2010
Sponsored results
(84) Local Jobs Paying $14-$83 An Hour- Available Today. Apply Now
Our Local Jobs Paying $16-$97/Hour-Get Hired Now. Apply Here
(89) Real Jobs Paying $21-$97/Hour- Available Now. Apply Online! Jobs
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!

Other Career Questions

What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
3 answers - Asked By: drop pants not bombs!.♥ - 3/2/2010
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
4 answers - Asked By: bayebd24【ツ】 - 11/21/2007
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
1 answers - Asked By: roseparkerly - 1/26/2009

Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.

Popular Articles

Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs Article Rating
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook Article Rating
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.1.40.24-202