“S” Shield on the Cape – Poll Results

In the latest Superman Homepage Member Poll we asked you the following question:

Should the “S” shield be on Superman’s cape?

A whopping 81% are adamant that the “S” shield should definitely be on Superman’s cape. The fans have spoken!

Here’s the complete voting breakdown:

Should the "S" shield be on Superman's cape?
  • Yes 81%, 310 votes
    310 votes 81%
    310 votes - 81% of all votes
  • I don't care either way 12%, 44 votes
    44 votes 12%
    44 votes - 12% of all votes
  • No 5%, 21 vote
    21 vote 5%
    21 vote - 5% of all votes
  • Unsure/Undecided 2%, 7 votes
    7 votes 2%
    7 votes - 2% of all votes
Total Votes: 382
November 21, 2018 - November 28, 2018
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November 29, 2018 12:25 am

I think it it looks cool and gives Superman’s cape a point of distinction making it more than just a big red cloth. Also if you’re going to repeat the symbol I prefer the back of the cape to having it on his belt or boots or his shoulder or a gazillon tiny S’s all over the suit.

November 29, 2018 2:04 am
Reply to  MattComics

I always thought that a subtle gold S that is dull until light hits it would have worked for Man of Steel. It would have looked great for that Kryptonian style that they went with IMO.

November 29, 2018 2:02 am

Well with this change of direction that WB is going with DC and the inevitable rebooting and unfortunate recasting of the character, we may see a more classic costume in the future, complete with briefs and an S on the cape.
How many years we will have to wait is the only question. Doing the math on what WB has in production it could be 5 to 7 or more years.
The whole situation is very disappointing and frustrating as a fan.

November 29, 2018 12:08 pm

(off topic) New home page format is horrible!

November 29, 2018 9:07 pm
Reply to  redcape

I agree, I much prefer it broken down into topics

November 29, 2018 4:17 pm

I really like the “S-shield” on the back of Superman’s cape. When I was growing up I always felt that it was classic and it set Superman’s cape apart from other characters who wore capes. And then when “The Death Of Superman” comic book came out, I remember seeing his S-shield on the back of his cape just flapping in the wind as it was torn by Doomsday on the cover of that comic book. It shocked me and I’ll always remember that. I hope the future live-action versions of Superman will have his classic S-shield on the back of… Read more »

November 29, 2018 10:35 pm

I like the S on the back of the cape because it adds to the cape. So it’s not just red that I see. It gives detail. It’s interesting that there’s different variations of the S on the cape. There’s the solid gold look, the black design from new 52, and if I’m not mistaken there’s also one where the S and the diamond boarders are gold while the inside is red like the rest of the cape.

November 30, 2018 12:18 am
Reply to  Superman2878

I’m with you there Spidey. I’m all for the classic full yellow but having the symbol in yellow/gold with the inside spaces in red is actually the way I’d prefer it be presented. That minor tweak just makes it look classy to me.