The emblem on his chest may have been inspired by the uniforms of athletic teams. Many pulp action heroes such as swashbucklers wore capes. Superman's face was based on Johnny Weissmuller with touches derived from the comic-strip character Dick Tracy and from the work of cartoonist Roy Crane.CCosplay We don't think a cape would be very aerodynamic for his web-slinging adventures. However, we think Peter Parker would rock this look, so we have to give this cosplay two thumbs up.Black Superman Costume Siegel and Shuster appealed, but the appeals court upheld this decision. DC Comics fired Siegel when he filed this second lawsuit.