When it comes to Mon-El, the current season of Supergirl has played host to a drastically different man than we saw last year. Gone is the former spoiled prince of Daxam who was trying to find his way on a new planet, as he’s now a more experienced superhero who’s probably had countless adventures with the Legion of Superheroes during his time spent in the 31st century. Yeah, the guy has led a pretty interesting life.
Of course, many of us expected him to don a stylish suit when he returned to the present day – and he did. But there was a catch: His threads were more comparable to Fox’s leather-clad X-Men, rather than the hero we knew from the comics. Fortunately, though, that’ll change with next week’s episode.
Now, we’d previously gotten some glimpses at his costume via a batch of promotional images, but this new poster the network has been circulating delivers what is probably our best closeup to date.
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As you can see, his getup shares more than a few similarities with that of Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman. In fact, I wouldn’t doubt it if the costuming department used that as a template. Heck, it even looks like someone ripped the “S” shield off his chest and the outline remains.
I wouldn’t even be surprised if it ends up coming out that Mon-El actually did wear the House of El’s crest into battle for a time, which would make sense since his comic book counterpart did at one point. Don’t forget, the Daxamite actually headlined the flagship Superman book nearly a decade ago when Big Blue was dealing with all that New Krypton business.
Supergirl airs on Monday nights on The CW.