34 comments on “P:R Approved: Brittney L. Williams’ Superman, Lois Lane & Jimmy Olsen!
  1. These are fantastic.

    It kind of feels like Darwyn Cooke for kids, and I love Darwyn Cooke.

    Clark should always be holding a bunny, I think. : )

    Lois comes across excellently.
    She doesn’t even need to throw clark — you can see it in her face.
    It’s good she’s throwing clark though.

    My only desire is that Superman would be in a more classic costume.
    At least the new duds work better here than in most of the comics.

    I REALLY want to watch this as a cartoon.

    Fantastic work. : )

  2. I like everything about this except Clark’s trouser cuffs and jacket. Even he’s not that big of a dork.

  3. What sells me on these is actually the body language and expressions. There’s a lot of dynamism and character here – and it makes you buy the idea that Clark’s glasses and body language are a disguise as well. Great job, and these really do ask to be animated.

  4. i really like how she took the time to make a difference in the posture of Clark Kent and Superman. extremely clean and the characters look like the ones we’re familiar with but an extremely different experience. i’d get up early EVERY Saturday to watch this

  5. The highwaters and jacket give me the impression he tried borrowing one of Pa Kent’s suits and Pa’s just not as heroically built…

  6. These are wonderful! Brought a smile to my face. I would love to watch this as a series. Interesting that in the main image, Jimmy and Clark have switched neck wear.

  7. These are really lovely– and I especially love the 50s Silver Age feel to them, I never get tired of artists tipping their hats to that era.

    What I don’t like (through no fault of the artist) is that damn New 52 costume. No attempts to save it or fix are worthwhile. New 52 is a blight and should be mocked and shunned until it gets retconned away.

  8. I really like the illustrations here, but I think the clothes on Clark seem wrong. The fall of the pants and the jacket are off and they give the appearance that Clark is big and misshapen. It would be better to have Clark in looser fitting clothes to the point of being maybe even one size too big which would help give him the appearance of being small. The reason that Clark can be Superman and go unnoticed is because Clark Kent is a forgettable Joe Nobody. Accentuating his size by putting him in smaller clothes takes away some of that I think.

  9. Maybe it’s just from growing up with “Superman: The Animated Series,” but I always associate Lois Lane with the color purple, so the hair makes perfect sense to me.

    And quite, frankly, I think Supes’ New 52 costume looks fine when you streamline it into a body suit and get rid of all the extra seams and lines and armor detailing.

    What do we have to do to get Brittney onto “The Adventures of Superman”?

  10. I agree with everything said so far. I’d love to see this as an animated feature or series with the minor changes mentioned.

  11. That’s okay, I know about Lois’ purple hair and it’s also great. I’m such a fan of this take on these guys!

  12. What bums me out most about awesomeness like these pictures, is that these are all we are ever going to get… and that makes me really sad. Amazing stuff, only change I would make is to lower Clarks cuffs just a bit, they are high even for a complete dork! :)

  13. I feel like this art style does a lot to fix the Nu 52 design, but that collar and lower body still aren’t there yet. It might be that sea of blue with bright red boots. He needs a splash of red somewhere else.

    I am digging Lois’s “purple”. It gives her just enough color to stand out in a group shot. Her attitude is nice.

    Jimmy is so disturbingly flexible a character, it would take effort to get him wrong. This does not. It feels like he’s got a great sibling relationship with Lois that Clark can only laugh at.

    Clark, wow, they amped up the geek on him. I almost feel like he sticks out too much.

    All in all, an awesome illustration group with a feel I’d prefer hands down over what we were given

  14. Only change I’d make is Lois’ skirt and heels. She’d never wear something that awkward when hunting a big story.

  15. Very cool! I would watch this cartoon is a second and I agree with Justin – one of the few versions of the 52 suit I like. Nice all the way through – Kudos!

  16. I love the little details going on in these images that really sell the style, like how Clark holds the coffee with his pinky out or Jimmy’s shoelaces being undone.

    The S Curl has a sense of wonder and fun in this one

  17. Oh wow, oh wow! I love this!

    I do feel like I’d like to see supes in his classic duds, but man oh man, that last picture of the three of them! I really like this.

  18. I really dig these designs. They bring to mind a very ’50′s or early ’60′s vibe, which is fine with me!

    I also love the ‘Hogarth’ (from Iron Giant) look that this Jimmy has going for him. Lois looks amazing, and Clark looks like he just got off the bus from Smallville.

    The high-waters on Clark did catch me off guard at first, but if these images take place in the era I think they’re meant to, the look works.

  19. These are so lovely. Beautiful style, dynamic, great character expressions, amazing eye for clothing.

    The only thing I would say is that I find the old-fashioned clothes a bit jarring with the modern technology: Jimmy has a digital camera, Clark has a modern takeaway coffee cup, but their clothes all look like they’re from the 1950s.

    I’d love to see 50s Clark Kent and pals, or modern Clark Kent and pals. This is kind of both…?

  20. Very nice series of pics… I love the Fleischer cartoon feel mixed in with more modern sensibilities. Makes me almost wish his S-shield had the simplified “S” and black field.

    Lois’ hair coloring gives it a slight anime-feel — okay, that and the big eyes — but otherwise she’s obviously Lois Lane in both structure and personality she gives off, so it grows on me.

    My one quibble is Clark’s wardrobe. Like many, I feel the high-waters is too much. In fact , it does too much to accidentally emphasize rather than downspeak his size, plus he looks like he had to change out of his Superman costume in a hurry and used whatever was on hand at Goodwill. His clothes in the first, group image was better, however. Maybe it’s the influence of the Terrant and MSith-eras of DR WHO, but personally I feel it should be Clark, not Jimmy, wearing the bowtie these days. He should dress as a college professor — tweed jacket with leather elbow patches and everything — who somehow got lost and wound up hanging around a bunch of slick, power suited newsjournalists.

  21. Luke: I really like the illustrations here, but I think the clothes on Clark seem wrong.The fall of the pants and the jacket are off and they give the appearance that Clark is big and misshapen.It would be better to have Clark in looser fitting clothes to the point of being maybe even one size too big which would help give him the appearance of being small.The reason that Clark can be Superman and go unnoticed is because Clark Kent is a forgettable Joe Nobody.Accentuating his size by putting him in smaller clothes takes away some of that I think.

    Pretty much THIS

    I’ve been looking up Superman redesigns and see a lot of folks put some red cuff on Superman’s shorts less suit. I find it does a lot to help balance the colors of the suit.

    As for clothes, we live in an era where what was old is new again. Them looking anachronistic makes a great visual impact

  22. I would read the hell out of this comic if it esisted in real life. The art has an all-ages approach that comes off as refreshing and charming. There is an innocence that harkens back to earlier comic book eras yet feels grounded in more modern times.

  23. I would love to see this as either a comic or an animated series. Not focusing on Superman; he can be there, because he IS the other side of Clark, but focusing on the Daily Planet trio. Their lives, their (mis)adventures (I feel they’d have misadventures as opposed to adventures), their day-to-day interactions.

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