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Subj: Re: Cyborg looks like a robot, not a cyborg!
Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 at 08:42:41 pm EDT (Viewed 312 times)
Reply Subj: Cyborg looks like a robot, not a cyborg!
Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 04:55:07 pm EDT (Viewed 364 times)

    Anyone care to comment on the new looks for the DC characters?

    Personally, I think Cyborg looks totally out of place in the JLA. He may be ready to move up to the big leagues...and he may fit in personality wise, but
    visually, HE LOOKS LIKE A ROBOT, not a cyborg. His Teen Titans look back in the Perez days was much better. He should look much more sleek...NOT LIKE A WALKING TANK!

I'm not too surprised about Cyborgs look as there's only so much that can be done with him visually and Cyborgs are a bit too commonplace in comics - and that's where Vic Stone suffers. There is no real reason John Irons or Hardware couldn't have filled his place as they are both a more logical choice and better fuel for stories, Imagine Hardware's pairing/clashing with Batman for example. Vic does look particularly out of place in the League I agree....

    I like Superman's new looks but it still feels stale. They dropped his shorts and made his suit shiny. Why not go a little more daring and give him a look like the "Superboy and the Legion" cartoon a year or so ago?

It's all Gimmick. The suit isn't terrible but neither is it memorable or even practical, how on earth does he wear it under his streetclothes? And for that matter why does he wear it? Practicality, if that's what it is, would demand he get rid of the cape along with the shorts. Armouring up like this only makes sense if there's something weakening or affecting him, it's a bit like the concept of Superboy-Prime's armour actually although that was an invention of the toy manufacturers which Geoff Johns had to try and rationalise by the confused Prolonged Red Sun exposure/struggling to regain his power subplot.
There's the distinct echo of the early 90s going on here, a team given a major relaunch with a more trendy artistic makover to give them that 'team' feeling and at the centre of it is Jim Lee... nuff said.
Except the 90s X-men/Image era is 20 years in the past. Can all of that overhype and glitz possibly work in 2011?

    Wonder Woman needs to drop that choker. It's totally impractical...as is her bustier.

Yeah, Wonder Woman doesn't 'do' chokers, it's weird to look at... I have to say I don't care for this look of hers, there's nothing memorable or distinctive in it and I expect she will be changing looks pretty soon as DC have merchandise to sell and licencees to attract. That's not going to happen with this costume and look.

    Anyway, those are the 3 that bother me most.

    But Cyborg bugs me the most.

I'm a little irritated by most of them to be honest, it's more the pointlessness of it. Why the desperate overpowering urgency to overburden and dilute the simplicity of The Flash's costume? Why is Batman wearing armour near identical to Supermans?

Above all it's the uniformity of the whole assemble - they all look like they go to the same tailor and the same branding experts to look like a closely linked clan rather than the disparate individualist hero's who come together in times of crisis. It's Strange to look at.

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