DC Comics Artist Clay Mann Combines His Artwork With SUPERMAN's DCU Logo In Must-See Mashup

DC Comics Artist Clay Mann Combines His Artwork With SUPERMAN's DCU Logo In Must-See Mashup DC Comics Artist Clay Mann Combines His Artwork With SUPERMAN's DCU Logo In Must-See Mashup

We finally know what the Man of Steel's new logo looks like for James Gunn's Superman, and DC Comics artist Clay Mann (Action Comics) has now shared his take on that. Take a closer look after the jump...

By JoshWilding - Mar 01, 2024 08:03 AM EST
Filed Under: Superman: Legacy

Yesterday marked the Man of Tomorrow's official birthday, and Superman: Legacy director James Gunn celebrated the occasion - and the beginning of principal photography - by sharing a first look at David Corenswet suited up as the DCU's version of the iconic superhero. 

The response has been largely positive but, until we get a proper look at the suit from head to toe (trunks or no trunks?!), it's hard to say how fans will react. 

In the meantime, DC Comics artist Clay Mann has edited one of his most iconic Superman pieces to reflect the hero's new chest logo. That yellow outline has been a big talking point online, as has the clear inspiration from Mark Waid and Alex Ross' classic Kingdom Come

It works pretty well on the page, don't you think? 

"Overjoyed to be announcing the start of principal photography on SUPERMAN today, February 29, which just so happens to be - coincidentally and unplanned - Superman's birthday," Gunn said on Instagram yesterday evening. "When I finished the first draft of the script, I called the film Superman: Legacy."

"By the time I locked the final draft, it was clear the title was SUPERMAN," he added. "Making our way to you July 2025."

It feels like we're on the cusp of entering a new era of storytelling with the hero, and the hope at Warner Bros. will be that this Superman movie soars at the box office in ways Superman Returns and Man of Steel struggled to. 

Check out Mann's take on the new logo in the X post below.

Superman tells the story of Superman's journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent of Smallville, Kansas. He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned.

David Corenswet is playing the Man of Steel, while Rachel Brosnahan has been tapped to star as Lois Lane. Other recent casting additions include Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, Nathan Fillion as Guy Gardner, Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho, Gabriela de Faría as The Engineer, Sara Sampaio as Eve Teschmacher, Skyler Gisondo as Jimmy Olsen, and Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor. 

It's also been confirmed that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 composer John Murphy will provide the reboot's score (he's spent several months working on it, meaning Gunn will use his music on set). 

Superman is currently set to be released in theaters on July 11, 2025.

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TheVandalore - 3/1/2024, 8:43 AM
TheVandalore - 3/1/2024, 8:44 AM
was he rushing the S? Kinda sloppy lol
lazlodaytona - 3/1/2024, 8:55 AM
@TheVandalore - I hate when people rush dat S!
TheVandalore - 3/1/2024, 8:56 AM
@lazlodaytona - it's all squiggly and the red color didn't even stay in the lines. Just looks like trash compared to the rest of the work. You can tell he just erased the old S he had super fast and draw and colored this quickly.
lazlodaytona - 3/1/2024, 9:25 AM
@TheVandalore - no, I get it. Just remember, we really only got a 3/4ths look at the crest. I'm holding back my opinions until I see Corenswet in the entire suit.
TrentCrimm - 3/1/2024, 4:03 PM
@TheVandalore -

Did you look at the full resolution picture or just the one in the post? Because the image on it's own not resized the lines all match in style. All of the lines and shadowing are done the same way everywhere else.
TheVandalore - 3/1/2024, 8:47 AM
One thing i wanna say though, the entire film should be shot during the golden hour, like in this illustration. Thats Metropolis to me.
Izaizaiza - 3/1/2024, 8:49 AM
@TheVandalore - Maybe not every shot, that might become unintentional comedy by the end.... But otherwise I agree 100%. Metropolis is a city of Hope, and nothing represents that like the golden hour
TheVandalore - 3/1/2024, 8:50 AM
@Izaizaiza - okay maybe not every lol
DudeGuy - 3/1/2024, 11:56 AM
@TheVandalore - I’d be down for that
RegularPoochie - 3/1/2024, 8:49 AM
I like it.
IvanBadski - 3/1/2024, 8:49 AM
i really dont like the yellow outline, but i hope it looks better in the movie.
st1s - 3/1/2024, 9:12 AM
@IvanBadski - Agree completely. I don't think it needs it.
UltimatePrime - 3/2/2024, 4:58 PM
@IvanBadski - I totally agree. The yellow outline makes it look cheap. I would have preferred the Kingdom Come, with yellow background, that Brandon Routh wore on tv.
UniqNo - 3/1/2024, 8:56 AM
Tbh I'm not feeling the crest, but I'm sure a better whole shot at the suit will convince me.

It would be cool if we got a couple suits in the movie, similar to how in Superman and Lois he has the one his mom made him in the flash back. That way the pro tights crowd will be happy aswell if we get it but doesn't stick around.
UniqNo - 3/1/2024, 9:07 AM
@UniqNo - I likes Routh's S but overall i think the upgrade to the crest in BvS is the best on the whole. Familiar enough and alien enough.

DeadClunge - 3/1/2024, 9:52 AM
@UniqNo - I agree
HulkisHoly - 3/1/2024, 11:46 AM
@UniqNo -

Ugh that crest was terrible. Looked better in MOS. But still not great
UniqNo - 3/1/2024, 11:56 AM
@HulkisHoly - agree to disagree there. Routh's is a close second, it just needed to be bigger.
lazlodaytona - 3/1/2024, 8:58 AM
I'm waiting to see the official suit unveiling 100% on Corenswet before I judge and give opinions. Just hope I won't be as disappointed as when they put out the first official still for Man Of Steel. Ugh, that suit is freakin' terrible.
UniqNo - 3/1/2024, 9:02 AM
@lazlodaytona - I thought that first shot was amazing! Ok the movie wasn't quite there but the cape! the OG boots! and the discussions from there about if the trunks were there or not for months afterwards. They were purposely vague on that.

lazlodaytona - 3/1/2024, 9:31 AM
@UniqNo - I know, and it worked. I've just never liked the unitard look. The trunks are there to kinda split up the suit. Just having a belt just doesn't do it as well.

Also, I hate the rubberized texture with little crests or crisscrosses all over the suit. It's like he's wearing a giant condom; ribbed for his enemies' pleasure.

(and I knew there would be trouble when we found out that the first still was Superman getting his ass kicked by Faora and she just threw him into a bank vault)
UniqNo - 3/1/2024, 9:47 AM
@lazlodaytona - Faora was a highlight of that movie! I think it was cool to see him get thrown around a bit.. yeah the rubber was a bit much at times. I preferred the shit in BVS compared to the rest.

I get what you mean about the trunks but it's judt hard to get past. If it is that they bring it in then all the other superheros in the DCU should have it! Otherwise having him be the only when Batman Hal Jordan even MM had it in the comics.
lazlodaytona - 3/1/2024, 10:03 AM
@UniqNo - Oh, don't get me wrong, I LOVED Farora. I wish her and Supergirl could have had it out for a good long while in The Flash.
UniqNo - 3/1/2024, 1:20 PM
@lazlodaytona - this suit reveal will be remembered as one of the worst, lol, i remember those days.

It wasn't terrible in the end but that photo was horrible.

lazlodaytona - 3/2/2024, 5:38 AM
@UniqNo - bad photo, but I still liked the suit better than MoS's and was happy the yellow 'S' was taken off the cape.
marvel72 - 3/1/2024, 8:59 AM
Forget about Superman's chest, check out Lois Lane's.
Doomsday8888 - 3/1/2024, 9:05 AM
Ma Man Mann always delivers, too bad DC mostly used him on gutter trash stories written by Tom King (f*ck Heroes in Crisis).
TheVisionary25 - 3/1/2024, 9:09 AM
Sweet , looks cool!!.

Going back to the actual one , I kinda like how the symbol seems sewn into the suit rather than elevated and on the shirt itself.

I don’t think that’s been in live action before.
Huskers - 3/1/2024, 9:15 AM
What’s the 5 stand for?

On my world it means another director is changing Superman’s classic logo!
Deadinside - 3/1/2024, 2:11 PM
@Huskers - On my world it stands for Speed Racer's car...!☮😁
Imprtracr1 - 3/1/2024, 9:18 AM
I'm getting Spalding Basketball Andrew Garfield vibes from the texture..

I'll reserve judgement until full reveal.
GhostDog - 3/1/2024, 9:55 AM
Clay is one of one
Nolanite - 3/1/2024, 10:20 AM
Not that any of you care about my opinion but I actually like the new S chest symbol.
Looks updated but yet still pays respect to everything before it.
Nolanite out
slickrickdesigns - 3/1/2024, 11:12 AM
@Nolanite - I don’t care about your opinion but I do like to read the crazy things you write.

Nolanite - 3/1/2024, 2:26 PM
@slickrickdesigns - I'll take that as a compliment sir. Thank you
slickrickdesigns - 3/1/2024, 11:11 AM
“Must see”… I’ve seen better mash ups.
M3T4LL0 - 3/1/2024, 11:15 AM
Still wishing we were getting a more classic symbol but with that being said, the Kingdom Come symbol is my 2nd favorite Superman symbol and with the yellow/gold background it looks good! Perfect way to do something different while paying homage to the classic. I can't freaking wait for the full suit reveal.
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