A superhero is often as good as his clothes. That’s what made the comic book character so popular in the world of big pop culture. And it gives the characters a solid visual continuity. Especially considering changing the cast all the time. But not every superhero costume hits him out of the park for the first time. Batman and Wonder Woman are symbols, but their costumes are always quite advanced. They do not keep the same symbol for long.
Superman’s shape is so perfect that even the slightest change, such as taking off the red underwear or armoring it like the New 52, evokes the “Oh, you know you don’t know” response. People may make fun of red eggs, but they all help to break the blue and fulfill the aesthetic purpose. Superman is a hero whose form he liked very much in the first attempt. Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster, we take off our hats for you.
When Stan Lee first came up with the idea of Spider-Man, he went to Jack Kirby, co-creator of his Fantastic Four, to design his own Blossom Costumes . But Kirby’s design was reportedly similar to that of Captain America. Too heavy, a little too traditional superhero. Not a very lively young or scary wall crawler. So Stan turned to artist Steve Datko, who made the Spider-Man costume from head to toe, which is still popular today. So popular that almost all attempts to update clothing — even the coolest black clothing of the 80’s have been sidelined. And that’s just because the original feels right.
Most female analogs of male heroes wore a version of the male hero’s costumes. Supergirl has a red cape and an “S” symbol, while Batgirl has Batman’s horned cowl and scalloped cape. But Spider-Woman, who is only technically a Spider-Man spinoff, has a totally different design aesthetic. Artist Marie Severin decided to not mimic Peter Parker’s look, and gave heroine Jessica Drew her own striking design in red, black, and yellow. In more recent years, Spider-Woman has tried a few new costumes on for size. But she recently reverted back to the OG Severin creation.
4-Green Lantern and Flash (Silver Edge)
Real green lanterns from the 40’s. For the character called Green Lantern, his clothes were mostly red, purple and yellow. Only the green came from the inside of the cap. It was just awesome branding. The Green Lantern was later completely redesigned in 1959 as the Space Cup Superhero Hall Jordan. And the lantern uniform also got a complete change. Designed by artist Gul Kane, it was primarily green and black, with a touch of white. Extremely sleek and spacious, it has been updated with very minor modifications in just 60 years.
Jack Kirby created half the superheroes you know, especially in Marvel Comics. And while he was known for his many intricate designs, perhaps the best thing about him was how simple it was. And that Black Panther, King T-shirt costume. But that was not always the case. For the Black Panther, Kirby’s original concept was even more spectacular, with lots of bright yellow paint. He redesigned it from head to toe as a black bodysuit, with only white eyes for expression.
The legendary German X-Men made its debut in 1975 with “All-New, All-Different X-Men” designed by an artist whose name you will see many times on this list: Dave Kokram. The Night Crawler was designed for another DC Comics project years before it moved to the Marvel Mutant. Everything about Kurt Wagner’s appearance works. The blue skin with yellow eyes and pointed ears gives a terrifying feeling, and the red and black leopard character evokes the roots of circus acting. Add to that the devil’s tail, and it’s a “chef’s kiss” design. It’s so nice that the character has barely changed costumes.
Channeling the Best concludes the second volume by examining the combination of mythical traits by adapting animal deities within the superhero identity. The authors argue that the level of integration of animal identities is directly proportional to this level. To the extent that clothing reminds us of the appearance of animals.