Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: And I Said, What About Electronic Superman Edition
There have been a lot of questionable decisions in comic books since the 1990s, from the replacement of Bruce Wayne with an angry twelve-year-old to Wonder Woman giving up her flag-inspired maillot for bondage gear and hooker boots, but one of the most hated was the transformation of Superman into an aquamarine energy being with lightning powers. While it was a goofy premise, it wasn’t the goofiest of the decade, and certain characters got worse treatment in the Dork Age of comics, and the most tragic part of it all was revealed during the awful ‘Superman Red/Superman Blue’ event: The costume actually looked really good in red hues! Had they gone with the Crimson Lightning Variant from the beginning, I think that Thunderstorm Superman would be remembered as something benignly goofy rather than completely wrong-headed (though it would still admittedly go against the character’s internal logic.)
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) also kind of preferred it when the Hulk wore khaki trousers, asking: What other maligned properties might be improved with a simple color-palette swap? Would Marrow have worked if she weren’t mauve?