This cover goes all the way back to 1990. We were working on a storyline called The Day of the Krypton Man in which Superman, altered by a device called the Eradicator, abandons that identity to become less human and more purely Kryptonian. With that in mind, he dumped his costume for a colder, more remote personality and Kryptonian garb. Ultimately, we decided we wanted a more action oriented cover, and put this one aside.