I wanted to streamline the suit, get rid of the cape which I always felt would bunch-up and give Clark a hunchback when he wore his civilian clothes. Once I had done that there was the issue of colour, I wanted to see the traditional colours (01) in order to judge my other treatments against it. Firstly I went all X-men and Batman black and rubbery (02), then I tried hinting at the old Kryptonite (03) but in the end I liked the cooler, de-saturated feel (04).
I also redesigned the logo, well in marketing terms I think they call this a refresh!
For a comparison to the traditional Super-suit please take another look at my other Superman illustration: Superman's Dilemma
I had a great time doing this but in the end, Superman is just fine as he is, roll on another 70 years!