CBD’s 52Q | #32: Not So Fly

Every week Comic Book Daily asks the question and the crew (and special guests) give their answers; we’ll be doing this for 52 weeks. Tip of the hat goes to the gang at Scans Daily for the inspiration.  This week’s question:

After Scott knocked it out of the park last week, let’s see if we can keep up the quality.

“What superhero has the worst costume?”

If anyone says Mr. Miracle I will switch blade them in the foot.

[thanks to Tony for the Q]

Kevin Boyd (Director of the illustrious Joe Shuster Awards Committee)

The “formerly known as the Fantastic Four” Future Foundation, especially when they are in their “white costume mode”. Spider-Man’s white costume is particularly repulsive.

Pete: If you really want to see something repulsive check out his costumes in comparison to Frank Quitely’s design for Plastic Man’s son Offspring.

Kevin: That’s crazy — somebody at Marvel totally Granito’d Quitely’s Offspring design.

Ed Campbell (Blogger – Trust Me I Know What I’m Doing)

Blade’s original costume is horrible, he didn’t look like a vampire killer.  His modern look is a major improvement.

Pete: Blade was fly. Those Jodhpur are due for a comeback. Is modern society ready for it though?

Ed: Blade’s costume wasn’t as fly as Power Man’s.  That was Dy-NO-mitE

Chris Owen (Professor of Comic Books History at Hamilton’s Mohawk College and host of The Comic Culture Radio Show)

Somebody Granito’d Quitely’s costume!!! Ha ha ha ha…
I have to say anything designed by Rob Liefeld. Especially Shatterstar. Boxing trainer head protector? Shudder….

Chris Howard (From Egesta Comics, one of the masterminds behind the fan favourite webcomic series Dressed For Success)

Beaten by other Chris by minutes. Seriously, the question should be which Liefeld character has the worst costume. Shatterstar with the cape is high up there, there’s this travesty:

And then Boomer, especially this recently seen version:

Her boobs are making a break for it, despite the wealth of straps. Although Spider-Man has had a few doozies in his day as well. What was that TRON© outfit about except marketing.

Anthony Falcone (Writer of Whosoever Holds This Hammer)

The worst ever is the Scarlet Spider. The clone (ugh) of Spider-Man had that all red costume with the webshooters on the outside. The real pièce de résistance is the ripped, midriff baring baby blue hoodie with a spider on it. He looks like he is trying out to be one of the Funky Bunch.

Shelley Smarz (Comic Book Daily’s resident Comic Book Goddess)

Since Liefeld’s already been nominated (though I have more of an issue with his inability to draw feet or his lack of perspective with regards to anatomy, however, I think bad costuming would round out my top three), I’m going to throw in Mr. White Leisure Suit himself: Beyonder.

Though, Molecule Man comes in a very close second.

Scott VanderPloeg (Senior Editor, PITA to all CBD contributors)

I’d say the Watcher: for a guy that’s supposed to observe and stay out-of-the-way, a blue and white dress isn’t the subtle approach.

David Diep (Part time Comic Shoppe Employee, All Time Sexual Dynamo)

Wolverine has an awful costume. There’s so much wrong with it. The yellow and blue colour scheme make him look like a walking banana. Then you factor in the ear pieces on the helmet that serve no purpose except to make him more aerodynamic depending on the artist. Though I guess the ear pieces might be hollow to form his ridiculous haircut.

Alexa: Careful, I heard that Wolverine hides under the beds of those who make fun of his costume.

Dave: I thought that was Pete under my bed.

Peter DeCourcy (Asker of this week’s Q!)

Yes Dave.. it is me under your bed and I’m wearing this:

…and you are welcome!


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Michael Adebayo
10 years ago

YOU LEAVE ANT AND SCARLET SPIDER ALONE that look more realistic then some cheeky panty type superheroes

10 years ago

Almost anything to do with the New 52?