If you've read any DC comics from the last few weeks, you've probably seen some version of the above ad, for Converse shoes designed and branded with DC superheroes. The above one features the Flash, and I've seen ones featuring Superman, Batman and Catwoman as well. The structure of each ad is the same, with each panel featuring different versions of the characters from different eras.
Most of the ads are pretty cool, and I kind of wish there was a byline or signature involved, so I could see who drew them. Many of the individual panels ape the work of particular artists pretty effectively. Note, for example, the Mike Wieringo-style '90s era Wally West Flash above.
Anyway, a couple of them feature the upcoming, post-relaunch versions of the characters, giving us another look at some of the costumes. On the far left of The Flash one, for example, you can see the new Jim Lee and company Flash costume, and compare and contrast it with the original Jay Garrick look, the aforementioned Wally West costume and a few looks at Barry Allen's classic Silver Age costume.
I suppose the new Flash costume might eventually grow on me, but so far...
Well, I don't like the looks of that chin strap... Or those crazy boots, with their ornate details and strange, uncomfortable-looking soles...
Here's the Superman ad, which features several different versions of Superman, including his first-appearance appearance, the mulleted, post-Reign of the Supermen look and an Ed McGuinness-style Superman: In the lower left-hand corner is the new Superman costume. Is it of note or of interest that it's not depicted as the "prime" costume, in the same way that the new Flash costume is shown in the Flash ad?
Like I said, these hideous redesigns may eventually grow on me, but I don't know; it's hard to imagine to imagine ever preferring this——to the Superman costume that I see when I close my eyes and imagine Superman.