A Teen Titans Reboot Image You May Have Missed: Red Robin Glides, Superboy Flies, Bart’s Cowl is Strange. And There’s A New Guy.

If you’re here to read about the DC Comics reboot, you probably already know the news that’s come out since my last Titans post:

  • Bart Allen is Kid Flash (good).
  • Red Robin’s feather-cape lets him glide (okay, but from what does he propel?)
  • Red Robin has a jet-pack (oh, that’s right. So it’s not like the old Spidey cartoons where Spidey is just shooting up webs in the middle of fields and spiriting away after IceMan and Firestar).
  • The girl with the Feral hair is being called Bug Girl in promotional convos by the creators, but I don’t think that’s her real name.  Now, your Daily Cocca thinks all the hatred going Bug’s way is pretty strong tea, but I’d be lying if I said my first impression of this character wasn’t “1993 called, in bad way.”

Now for the newish image, which you may have already seen elsewhere but I completely missed:

S-boy’s gloves are an intentional homage to the character’s 1990s origin.  I guess that’s cool, even if it’s superfluous.  The modern Superboy didn’t really come into his own until the last decade and the fashion sensibilities that came with it.  Note to DC: Black t-shirts and blue jeans will probably always be cool.  I’m not sure about the muscle shirt here.  I want to commit to hating it.

Red Robin joins Bart in the shoulder-insignia club.  Maybe Tim’s does something.

There’s a new dude in the middle.

Bart’s cowl looks funny.

Should DC Have Revisited “Titans Tomorrow” for the Superman Reboot/Redesign?

I think so.

I’m still not a huge fan of the red belt pictured here, but it’s a huge improvement over what they’re actually giving him:

Must. Collect. All. Thundercat. Emblems.

I could have sworn that one of the panels I saw during the Titans Tomorrow storyline showed a belt that stopped on both sides before reaching the abs. Even if I’m misremembering that, I like it better than either of these options.  For an even better old revamp than the Titans Tomorrow design, check out what artist Sean Izaakse did in 2006:

Super, regal, updated, and iconic.

Here, the collar, cape, and shield work together to really say something about Superman’s power  Change the waist banding to a red semi-belt and that’s your rebooted Man of Steel, friends.