COMICS: First Look At Gary Frank's Take On "The New 52" Superman

The Action Comics #8 variant cover features Gary Frank's take on Superman in his "New 52" costume. The artist is best known for his collaboration with Geoff Johns on the likes of Superman: Secret Origin.

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ACTION COMICS #8
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by RAGS MORALES and RICK BRYANT
Cover by RAGS MORALES
Variant cover by GARY FRANK


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TruthNoFodder - 3/6/2012, 2:21 PM
What ncreb said in the Lou Ferringo article.
nonserviam - 3/6/2012, 2:24 PM
Now he looks like Charlie Sheen pre-addiction.
Action - 3/6/2012, 2:26 PM
I can't wait to read it. I am sooo behind on superman.
superotherside - 3/6/2012, 2:38 PM
Looks good, not a great cover but still good. Excellent art though.
ThaMessenger07 - 3/6/2012, 2:55 PM
Cover - Not Bad, Art - Pretty Good, Costume - Stupid as all Stupid!
Knightrider - 3/6/2012, 3:10 PM
I like the new costume, my only issue is when some artists draw his waist and make it look like he now wears blue trunks when in fact there are no trunks. I hope that even though he will become the full superman they keep him somewhat powered down, so can get bashed around more, feels a struggle when lifting heavy loads etc, and don't make his life too easy, in someways make him find it tough to hold down the mantle of Superman, a job and a personal life, without going overboard.
jaymzer84 - 3/6/2012, 3:11 PM
Man, superman fans are never going to be satisfied, a year ago you guys whined about the red shorts being too dumb looking now you whine about them not being there. MUYFM!
bathead - 3/6/2012, 3:12 PM
Looks cool. Can't wait to read the new 52. I'm a "graphic novel" only reader so I won't get any of these til July. Not sure why DC can't push these books out a little faster!!!!! UGH!!
RorMachine - 3/6/2012, 3:39 PM
What the hell is with Grif today! Positive vids in all articles:)

Tea, the chick looks like my ex..and the dog my other ex. So I'm with ya.
SammyG23 - 3/6/2012, 3:44 PM
Gary Frank's take on Superman is usually inspired by the look of Christopher Reeve. I wonder who he's using for this current interpretation.
thedude2936 - 3/6/2012, 3:47 PM
i like it, im definately gonna pick up these superman stories in graphic novel form since a comic shop dont exist within a 100 miles of where i live
OtakuPapi - 3/6/2012, 3:47 PM
He does look like Charlie Sheen lmfao and yeah the suit looks awesome depending on the artist in this pic it looks like monkey dung as well as Supes himself
Banner123 - 3/6/2012, 4:11 PM
BillyBatson1000 - 3/6/2012, 4:42 PM
@Banner123 - I always thought of Charlie as a Kent . . .
ComradeGrey - 3/6/2012, 4:44 PM
I'm glad they got rid of the shorts, but they need to simplify this suit, it's a mess right now.
Shadowelfz - 3/6/2012, 5:26 PM
Damn it. I thought they were implying that they were getting a new writer too. Oh well.
NextHero08 - 3/6/2012, 5:34 PM
hmmmmm.....somethings missing.....
dancingmonkey08 - 3/6/2012, 5:57 PM
Awesome cover

I laugh at the fact, 30 seconds later, the dog attempts to bite Superman's balls...the dog is instantly killed lol
thewolfx - 3/6/2012, 7:38 PM
im sorry that suit just sucks



the belt should have a yellow buckle


those boots are unimaginative


and idk whats up wit supes hair but it looks retarded in that pic

and most of the artist draw those lines to wear the suit looks like armor instead of lines

thats a bad move on jims part.
Emjeed - 3/6/2012, 7:47 PM
funny gifs

rbfn04 - 3/6/2012, 9:16 PM
Seems like Gary changed his style a bit. First time they showed one of his DCnU Superman drawings it still looked a bit like Chris Reeve

razor - 3/6/2012, 10:02 PM
That's the first time I've actually liked the new suit. "Liked," not loved.
tripttwe - 3/6/2012, 10:26 PM
@ rbfn04- I'm LOVING Wonder Woman in that shot...
LordHuck - 3/6/2012, 11:07 PM
still Love the new costume. Don't like Gary's take on the face
rbfn04 - 3/6/2012, 11:35 PM
@trupttwe She does look better than the little girl Lee draws most of the time. She looks amazonian.
CraptainAmerica - 3/7/2012, 2:49 AM
That Superman cover AND the Justice League team picture (in the comments section) suck massive balls. I detest.

The only plus on this page is a coked-up, drunk, Superman Charlie Sheen...that's hilarious!!!
rbfn04 - 3/7/2012, 8:55 AM
@Pux this new one is just poorly designed. Lines everywhre, S emblem shapes everywhere. Stupid red trimming. But, you seem to dig the 90s BS
thewolfx - 3/7/2012, 9:09 AM
@supersayianfan1

much better
SuperFrost - 3/7/2012, 10:11 AM
I don't like the face, looks way to young and immature
Optimus83 - 3/7/2012, 10:42 AM
¡¡¡Go Superman!!!
rbfn04 - 3/7/2012, 12:21 PM
@Superfrost he IS young in this DCnU.
SUPERSHADOWBAT - 3/7/2012, 1:22 PM
Belt needs a gold or yellow buckle to break it up, otherwise I like Frank's art.
rbfn04 - 3/7/2012, 6:20 PM
@Pux yeah, if you were reading aroud the 90s you'd know how bad it was. So, excuse me if I don't wanna see anything associated with it.

BTW, you don't need to have read comics then to know what happened. Internet is a great search tool. Go learn something, dude.

Sorry if a bunch of people see something you're not able to see. You'll grow out of this "XTREME!!!!! AWESOME!!! BIG GUNS AND BIG BOOS!!!!!!" phase ;)

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