wow some of these are actually really nice because they make alter egos seem plausible and not totally redonkulous
I really like barrel-chested Clark.
need this on my dash again
I like how this photoset is a good example of what Coelasquid once said about “the only difference between Clark Kent and Superman is their posture”, which is a great line for teaching the basic truths about how character design gives inferences about personality and unconcious expectations.
It’s worth mentioning that apparently the tactic they used in the Christopher Reeve movies to make Superman seem more diminutive as Clark was to instruct all of the actors to avoid looking directly at him. I’m not sure that direction would work in a comic as it does in a movie without the nuance of live human interaction to get the point across as subtlety is much more difficult to read on drawing than it is on human faces, but I think it’s interesting you can solve the problem like that without needing to manipulate the leading man too much between alter egos.
I still believe the posture solution works better because it only requires one character to play a part rather than reminding every actor to contribute to the illusion (after all, one guy looks over his coffee and the jig is up), but I really do think it it’s worth noting what a difference a lack of eye contact can make.