The 13 Sexiest Superhero Costumes (Mania.com)
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The old saying is “Sex Sells’ and that’s certainly true when it comes to comic books. Comic artists know this better than anyone and so to get their predominantly male audiences interested in female characters, they have long clad them in outfits that would make the average Victoria’s Secret model blush. We’ve seen the trend continue into film adaptations with the latest comic siren, The Black Widow, coming to the big screen in the form of bombshell actress Scarlett Johansson, who will play the role in Iron Man 2.
13. Phantom Lady
This babe has been fighting crime and steaming up comic pages since 1941. Her costume was the forerunner of the “less is better” attitude. There’s something comforting in knowing that your dad and grandpa drooled over the same girl…
12. Madame Mirage
This mistress of illusion is style personified. With her satiny hip high cut dress, hat and veil, she’d be just as home on a Paris fashion runway as she is taking out the bad guys over at Top Cow Comics
11. Shanna the She-Devil
Never have animal skins looked so good…not even on the animals! I’ll bet the leopards even volunteered to be draped around that body!
10. The Black Cat
Leather…lots and lots of skin-tight leather that is virtually painted on to her for a perfect fit. The sometimes hero, sometimes villain pal of Spider-Man is a hot number no matter what her current profession. Did I mention the leather?
9. Bomb Queen
With Image Comics’ loveable anti-hero, it isn’t so much about what she’s wearing, as it is about what she isn’t. Bomb Queen’s suit rarely survives a fight intact leaving her fully exposed to the residents of New Port City…and she couldn’t care less. This is a girl truly without any inhibitions!
8. Poison Ivy
These days, everyone is going Green! But Poison Ivy was already ahead of the game with her costume consisting of a few well-placed leaves and vines. She may be a villain but you have to give her a lot of credit…Her outfit is not only smoking hot, but environmentally friendly as well.
7. Wonder Woman
Ok so Wonder Woman’s one-piece may not be the most revealing in our countdown but there’s something to be said for tradition. She may be an Amazon but with the red white and blue and all those stars, she gives you a sense of patriotism that just makes you stand at attention!
6. Cassie Hack
Devils Due’s resident monster slay combines Goth with classic Catholic schoolgirl for a look that has got to drive the serial killers crazy! I mean come on, how can you concentrate on beheading pretty Cassie when she’s wearing that cute little mini-skirt?
So here we have a magical armor that form fits itself to the wearer, and our heroine uses it to cover almost nothing! Man you have to love women! But how does she move around in this stuff without chaffing?
4. Power Girl
Oh come on now! Tell me Power Girl didn’t know EXACTLY what she was doing when she cut this porthole into her costume exposing two of the greatest assets in comic book history. Seriously, how is it even fair to the poor villains who have to stare into the eye of greatness!
3. Red Sonja
Well I suppose when you decide to walk around in a bikini made of armor—very, very little armor—you had better learn how to fight. Not sure exactly what she’s trying to protect, but we can all enjoy ourselves by searching for tanlines!
2. The White Queen Emma Frost
One can go crazy with what a costume made of white lingerie suggests about this one time White Queen of the Hellfire Club. It seems like the less bad she becomes the less clothes she wears. Someone please nominate her for sainthood!
This luscious vampire was created 40 years ago by the late, great Forrest Ackerman, and she’s been making hearts--and other things—throb ever since. Her barely there costume has not changed because how can you improve upon perfection. Only the most courageous models dare to try on this outfit because baby, if you don’t have enough then you don’t have the right stuff!