Whatever Happened to Superman’s Red Trunks?

supermanspants I’m a fan of DC Comics and so I was watching this coming.  On the left you have the cover of Action Comics #1 as they re-boot their entire line of comics. Note the absence of the classic red trunks as well as the rolled-up cuffs (is this becoming fashionable again?)

On the left is a leaked photo from Warner Brothers’ new film Man of Steel showing actor Henry Cavill wearing a blue Superman suit without red trunks. (as always, click images to enlarge.)

It turns out that when originally created the red trunks evoked an image of the circus strong man. Well, we not longer are  doing that as much…

And now the fanboys of comicdom have got their own panties in a wedgie over the whole thing. Skye Jethani recently wrote about Leadership Lessons from Superman’s Underpants for Christianity Today and commented on 
>> Don’t underestimate the power of symbols
>> One generation’s “cool” is another’s “creepy”
>>
Sometimes compromise is just dumb
>> The people, not leaders, decide what’s important
It’s worth a look.

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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