Katie Couric's Notebook: Superman

I don't know if you've seenthe "new" Superman, but DC Comics just turned the "Man of Steel" into a surly man.

His extreme makeover comes just in time for a new set of graphic novels aimed at today's young people.

You might not recognize the new Clark Kent in the early pages. Gone are the doofy glasses and suit, replaced by a hoody and skinny ties.

He's also less beefy, as if he might have snorted a little kryptonite.

In fact, he looks like one of the vampires from "Twilight."

A co-publisher at DC Comics tells the New York Post they wanted "to tell a story that's hip, sexy and moody," showing a younger hero, struggling with his identity and his place.

Is this the Superman we've been waiting for?

Sure, it's 2010, and maybe it's time to update the character a bit.

But loyal fans may wonder if you can really trust an angst-ridden hipster to fight for truth, justice and the American way.

That's a page from my notebook.

I'm Katie Couric, CBS News.


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