This Wednesday, Oct. 27, sees the release of a new graphic novel series entitled 'Superman: Earth One.' The comic from writer J. Michael Stracynski re-imagines Clark Kent for contemporary audiences. It's the same basic story about an orphaned alien, moving to the big city and becoming the world's superhero -- but since Kal-El would come of age in the last decade, the 21-year-old in 2010 Man of Steel looks different than we remember.
Artists Shane Davis has re-modeled Supes to be a skinny, shaggy-haired Man of Pout. DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan Didio told the New York Post: "We wanted to show a younger Superman at the early stages of his career, struggling with his identity and his place. He realizes he doesn't belong anywhere and doesn't fit in." But as the Post remarked, he bears "more of a resemblance to Robert Pattinson from the 'Twilight' movies than Christopher Reeve from the Superman films."
Does the Big Blue Boyscout really look like an emo brooder (who may or may not sparkle?) Take a look at some more images from the first issue of 'Superman: Earth One' after the jump, and weigh in on the issue.
Katie Couric said on CBSNews.com: "He looks like one of the vampires from 'Twilight' -- Sure, it's 2010, and maybe it's time to update the character a bit. But loyal fans may wonder if you can really trust an angst-ridden hipster to fight for truth, justice and the American way."
Check out more info on 'Superman: Earth One' at ComicsAlliance