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Superman

Playing with Style a touch is all with the man in Blue Tights. 

"As you know, I'm quite keen of comic books, especially the ones about superheroes. I find the whole mythology surrounding superheroes fascinating. Take my favorite superhero; Superman, not a great comic book, not particularly well-drawn, but the mythology; the mythology is not only great, it's unique. Now, the staple of the superhero mythology is; there is the superhero and there is the alter ego. Batman is actually Bruce Wayne, Spiderman is actually Peter Parker; when that character wakes up in the morning, he's Peter Parker. He has to put on a costume to become Spiderman and it is in that characteristic, Superman stands alone. Superman didn't become Superman, Superman was born Superman. When superman wakes up in the morning, he's Superman. His alter ego is Clark Kent, his outfit with the big red “S”. That's the blanket he was wrapped in as a baby when the Kents found him. Those are his clothes. What Kent wears; the glasses, the business suit, that's the costume; that’s the costume that Superman wears to blend in with us. Clark Kent is how Superman views us, and what are the characteristics of Clark Kent; he’s weak, he’s unsure of himself, he’s a coward. Clark Kent is Superman’s critique on the whole human race, 


-Bill from Kill Bill


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Libra1010's avatar
 I love your portrait of Big Blue (I'm definitely of the opinion that CK should be more beefy than ripped), but must say that I profoundly disagree with the eponymous KILL BILL on every level; Superman was born Kal-El of Krypton, he had to LEARN how to be Superman (and it was the Kents who helped shape him into Big Blue just as surely as Ma Kent sewed up those eponymous long johns) and if Clark Kent were Superman's critique of the whole Human Race then the mask became the man the moment he married Lois Lane (HUMAN).

 Quite bluntly Clark Kent isn't how Superman views US, it's the other half of his own nature - the small-town farm boy chasing his dreams in the Big City, as opposed to the Superhuman Good Samaritan people keep confusing with the Messiah - and the perfect way to enjoy some downtime free from Hero Worship (which probably stops being quite as much fun when admirers leave "Fan Club" and start working "Actual Cultist" territory).

 In a nutshell "Bill" doesn't understand Clark nearly so well as he thinks, given he's a self-proclaimed "Murderous Bastard" (quite literally) while Clark has spent the better part of a century being EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE.
Johnpool's avatar
Super T H I C C
Demon-sporn's avatar
hehehe 
his oll soft n, squishy 
Cartoonicus's avatar
I always wanted to see superman played by a bigger more husky actor.
dpjs4's avatar
He looks like he been inflate like a balloon
Benrex177's avatar
Very cartoony, I love it!
MistahPete's avatar
Put some underpants on him... there's a reason they wear them! (That must be why it was marked for mature content...)
Leonidas666's avatar
Has an "Incredibles" feel to it... I like it :)
TheAtomicDog's avatar
The classic monologue from KB2 is a great zinger with this portrait of everyone's favorite farmboy superhero, now with authentic farmboy hamhock hands.
Rodan22's avatar
this work is like the black and white era and I like it very much!
goukitenku's avatar
Agree with the quote.

How did you achieve the texture with the suit?  Did you find that online?
Scruta's avatar
dang that's sick
semilaiska's avatar
kinda reminds me of wreck it ralph´s style solutions
mamaOOD's avatar
Don't you just want to hug him? :D Love the art
DaemonKing's avatar
I love it, and personally I think its a good quote. A friend of mine described Superman as knowing he is different (hence why he feels alone at times) and that's why he can bring villains to justice despite their evil acts against humans. He can fairly judge because he's not biased as sees humans as being separate from himself. Not that he looks down on them (as I'm certain he's amazed by them for what they achieve) but that he knows he's just blending in. 
Tom-Robin's avatar
I do not agree with this quote. There's still debats about Superman true persona. Biologicaly, he is born Superman, but in his mind, maybe he only acts as Superman and really is Clark Kent.

And Batman... well:
"Why were you so sure those voices weren't comin' from you?"" The voice kept calling me Bruce. In my mind, that's not what I call myself."
NoXV's avatar
well, the quote came from the villain of the movie; it's understandable if you don't agree with him.
Spikeprime's avatar
I think it's an interesting visual aesthetic, though it more looks like he's overweight rather than muscular. Interesting use of texture, and some nice subdued expression work.

As for the quote you used... I always thought it was bullshit. For one thing, he was raised as a human, sees himself mostly as human, and didn't even find out he wasn't from Earth until he's an adult. For another, Clark Kent hasn't been portrayed as a weak-willed foolish coward by most writers since the 1970's.
OmegaTheOmniscient's avatar
Great work and an excellent quote. Is there a reason this is marked for mature content? No longer the case
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