Guys, Superman first appeared in 1938. Why does he still wear briefs over his pants? This has always puzzled me about the Man of Steel. He looks absurd, and he needs a contemporary makeover. Well, it wouldn't necessarily even be contemporary, because it's not like it was even fashionable back in the '30s. I mean, what purpose do external panties serve when you're saving the world? I heard he was just going to have pants in one issue of All-Star Superman, just to test what it looks like. People say that it's necessary for Superman's image, but I don't see how it would hurt if he didn't wear ******* external panties.