After 73 years of freaking out the squares, come this evening, Superman is storing his underwear on the inside.
This here picture above is a "turn-around" by comics artist Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, a personal favorite of mine. They use these to show characters from all sides for reference for artists.
One aspect of the DC Relaunch is that Superman is getting a costume that won't be the source of jokes, thanks to those red undies. It likely also is being done to combat the potential effects of a lawsuit by the Siegel estate, which could claim they own the original look of shorts and belt over blue.
As a reminder, as of midnight, Superman is supposed to look like this:
In time, I guess I'll get used to it, though I have a hard time believing it will be the permanent solution once a new regime comes to DC. And I really, really don't know how this works with their massive licensing group where most of DC's real money is made.
Anyway, we hate to think we cannot deal with change, so we're embracing the new uniform on our Man of Steel. But we just can't quite let it go...