Electric Superman"Hey, lets take the world’s most famous Super hero, strip him of everything that makes him an iconic, recognizable symbol around the globe, and instead put him in a light blue and white one piece. And no cape either. Oh, and we’ll give him lame electric powers that are barely worthy of a second string Spider-Man villain like Electro. Any objections?"
Not sure what the hell DC was smoking that day, but if there is one Super Hero costume you don't f**k with, it is the Big Red S. This stupid outfit lasted for a whole year, meaning that someone's first (and last?)
Superman comic had him wearing this stupidity. Of course, we all knew Classic Supes would be back eventually, but why prolong the inevitable for so long?
And with something so lame as this? We may never know why, but Electric Blue Superman's lameness shoots him to the top of this list.
Random, bonus additional reading: Tim Gunn Critiques Comic Book Superhero Costumes Throughout The Ages
Good Guy MagnetoBack in the 80’s, Mutant arch villain Magneto decided to try being a good guy for awhile and joined his long time enemies the X-Men. To show his shift from bad guy to good guy, he got himself a new set of threads. He really should have left well enough alone.
Now, the X-Men characters are known for changing costumes every five minutes…Storm has had 15 costumes, Cyclops and Jean Grey have had like 10 each as well.
But each time they switch costumes, they tend to keep one identifiable piece of their look (Cyclops’ visor, Storm’s cape, etc) But with Mags, they decided to ditch his iconic helmet, and instead give him a purple one piece with a giant lavender M on it. Oh, and he is wearing purple opera gloves over his otherwise uncovered, muscled arms. I don’t wanna say it looked really gay, but….It looked really gay.
Fortunately, good/gay Magneto did not last long, and by the end of the 80’s we got our Kirby helmeted, lovable racist sociopath back in his classic outfit.
Mod Wonder WomanIn the late 60’s, Wonder Woman’s comic sales were in the toilet (in other words, they were selling about twice as good as the #1 selling comic book does today) DC decided to do something drastic. They took everything that made Wonder Woman, well…Wonder Woman, away.
Gone were her powers, her lasso, her bracelets, her magical island, her supporting cast, and her iconic costume. Instead it was replaced with a simple white jumpsuit and some karate moves. Because she was like, a super spy now or something.
While it wasn’t ugly per se, it was worse….it was generic. It lost anything that connected it to her iconic representation. In modern terms, it was an Epic Fail. (Although she did look pretty cool fighting Catwoman in that outfit) By the early 70’s, the classic Diana Prince was back due to popular demand. Hopefully this new 2010 reboot does not last as long as the original one did.
Azrael BatmanAt some point in the mid 90’s, editorial at Marvel decided everyone needed bright, shiny, armor. What was good enough for Tony Stark was apparently good enough for everyone else. DC followed suit (pun completely intended).
Back in 1993, the villain Bane broke Bruce Wayne’s back, leaving new "Bad Ass" Punisher knock off character Azrael to take over for Batman (we know he is bad ass because he kills... or something).
A pre-Marvel Joe Quesada designed the new Bat suit, which like all 90’s costumes, had way too many shoulder pads and pockets in weird spots (what is wrong with a utility belt that is an actual belt?) and weird pointy things jetting out from odd places.
I will admit the mask that covers the entire face is kind of cool, which is probably why they chose to eventually incorparate it In the Batman Beyond design.
But everything else is WAY too much. Of course this look only lasted as long as Bruce Wayne was an ivalid, which of course was not very long. Ah, comic book "time"…where people barely ever age and kids never get ay older, but people get over extreme injuries in what seems like days.
Slutty Invisible WomanSue Storm is not only a mother figure to the Fantastic Four, but also a mother in the literal sense to two small children.
So this mid 90’s concoction, with Susan showing her cleavage through a cut out number 4 on her chest, belly exposed, isn’t just cheap, it's sad.
What if little Franklin sees you in this Sue?
This outfit is only suitable for The Real Housewives of the Baxter Building.
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