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Top 10 Worst Superhero (and Villain) Costumes

A flock of four-color fashion faux pas

By Chad Derdowski     July 15, 2009
Source: Mania


Comicscape: Top 10 Worst Superhero (and Villain) Costumes
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A couple of weeks back, Comicscape featured a Top 10 list of awesome superhero costumes, but it seems that for every good costume, there are a dozen bad ones . Now--because you demanded it--we’ve compiled a list of four-color fashion faux pas. We’re focusing on the absolute worst.

 

Superman tries to beat the pants onto Brainiac in Action Comics #242

10. Brainiac

Pink shirt and boots, no pants and black underwear with what appears to be some sort of futuristic Lite-Brite affixed to his head. Does this description really need to go any further? Oftentimes the success of a hero or villain hinges on their ability to make an entrance and command the attention of the room. Batman, for example is a big scary dude in a bat costume with a huge cape. When he comes smashing in through a skylight, villains cower.

Brainiac, on the other hand, is more likely to elicit laughs when he enters a room. When was the last time you took a man in a pink shirt seriously? Also, he’s not wearing any pants. Repeat: Brainiac. Does not. Wear. Pants.

 

They actually toned down the colors on this variant cover to Youngblood #0

9. Youngblood

Rather than single out a particular member, we’re going with Youngblood as a whole. This team of X-Men wannabes is a perfect example of everything we hate about the ’90s. Lots of belts, buckles, shoulder pads and big guns. There’s nothing positive about this look.

 

Martian Manhunter is defiantly reverse-commando in this Alex Ross painting

8. Martian Manhunter

Though he’s been on nearly every incarnation of the Justice League, the Martian Manhunter has never been able to carry a solo book. This is due, in large part, to the fact that he looks like a reject from Masters of the Universe. Apparently there’s a trend among green-skinned men from other worlds which involve a lack of pants. Hell, J’onn J’onzz doesn’t wear a shirt either.

Not only can he not be bothered to get dressed in the morning, the man (or Martian, as it were) apparently can’t be bothered to come up with a decent logo either. Superman has an “S” on his chest, Flash has a lightning bolt.Martian Manhunter has… two red sashes.

 

You can look like X-Men's Jubilee for under $30 at Target

7. Jubilee

When speaking about a total lack of effort in the costume department, Jubilee’s name often comes to mind. Not only was she a low-rent ‘90s version of Kitty Pryde (acting as Wolverine’s sidekick), she totally ripped off the costume of the most famous sidekick of them all!

First of all, shorts, a t-shirt and a raincoat do not a costume make. Have the decency to put on some tights. At least Martian Manhunter wore a cape. But Jubilee’s main offense isn’t laziness, its lameness. Sure, she wore blue shorts and a pink shirt; but when you top the whole thing off with a yellow jacket, a passing glance will likely bring to mind a certain Boy Wonder. Jubilee didn’t even try. It’s no surprise she’s a high school dropout.

 

He just needs a headband and leg warmers to complete the cover of Web of Scarlet Spider #1

6. Scarlet Spider

Laziness rears its ugly head again as we get to another ‘90s offender. Imagine Spider-Man’s costume without the fancy webbing--r the blue. Oh yeah, and he’s got a ripped up, midriff-bearing sweatshirt on and in a nod to the 1970’s Spider-Man TV show, he wears his webshooters on the outside.

Any costume that allows a villain to defeat you by pulling your drawstrings until you choke is one that shouldn’t have made it out of Aunt May’s basement in the first place.

 

It's function over fashion for the Fantastic Four

5. The Fantastic Four

While the Fantastic Four are legendary, their costumes are the superhero equivalent of leaving the house in sweatpants. Blue pants, blue boots, blue gloves and a blue shirt with “4” on it–just in case you forget how many of them there are!

Reed Richards may be a genius, but the man is not a designer.

 

Look at meee! I'm Dr. Manhattan!

4. Dr. Manhattan

Taking a cue from Jubilee and Martian Manhunter, Dr. Manhattan has taken laziness to an all-new extreme and lets it all hang out by not even wearing a costume at all. ‘Nuff said.

 

Lex Luthor by way of Buck Rogers

3. Lex Luthor

Luthor, Brainiac and Reed Richards all fall into the same category. While these men are renowned for their scientific genius, they are all candidates for “What Not to Wear.” Want a sub-atomic particle generator that can open a doorway to the Negative Zone while making an espresso? Fifteen minutes, tops. Want to go out for a night on the town? Ehhhh… not so much.

Purple and green are colors often associated with evil. Green Goblin, the Beetle, the Riddler and many others utilize this color combo, so while it’s not particularly surprising that Luthor does too, it’s quite disappointing. The greatest criminal mind in history and he’s taking fashion tips from Edward Nigma? For shame.

Also, the man wears a Dickey. Did anyone ever think the faux-turtleneck under butterfly collared shirt look was in? Ever?

 

Feel the magic. It totally works on the cover of Luke Cage: Hero for Hire #1

2. Power Man

Nothing says fashion disaster like a yellow silk shirt, silver tiara and chain-link belt. Nothing says “disco chic” like Luke Cage’s ‘70s-era duds. Nothing says “totally outdated” like…

Oh who are we kidding? Luke Cage doesn’t belong on this list! Nothing says “One bad mofo” like a metal tiara. Nothing says “pimp” like fighting crime in a silk shirt. Other heroes wear costumes under their street clothes and worry about secret identities. Luke Cage looks like he’s ready for a night of wining and dining after mopping up a band of criminals. It’s become something of a cliché to put Luke Cage on the worst dressed list and we almost fell for it. But as the song says, we won’t get fooled again.

 

We felt like we needed a whole page from THE ATOM to capture the glory of Chronos' costume

1. Chronos

Rather than go the lazy route favored by Jubilee and the FF, Chronos swung the pendulum as far as he could in the opposite direction by making his costume as complicated as possible. It’s almost as though he went through the JLA’s garbage or to some metahuman version of the Salvation Army and slapped together whatever he could find.

First of all, the green shirt/yellow cape combo makes him look like the Bizarro-version of Red Tornado. By itself, that’s not terribly bad, but when you factor in the red shorts and striped pants, the whole package goes south.

We insulted J’onn J’onzz for his lack of a recognizable symbol earlier, but Chronos has overdone it: the hourglass on the chest is enough, buddy. You don’t need to add clock hands on your face--we get it already.

 


 

Thus concludes the list of All-Time Worst Superhero/Villain Costumes.--the proverbial “cream of the crop”, if you will. Did we miss any? Is there another heinous eyesore bounding across fictional rooftops that you feel should’ve made the cut? Sound off, Maniacs – let’s hear YOUR picks for the Worst Dressed List!

 

The Spinner Rack

By Ben Johnson and Chad Derdowski

AMAZE INK/SLAVE LABOR GRAPHICS
Johnny The Homicidal Maniac #5 (New Printing), $2.95
Johnny The Homicidal Maniac #6 (New Printing), $2.95
Johnny The Homicidal Maniac #7 (New Printing), $2.95
Tron TP Vol 1 Ghost In The Machine, $19.95
Zeke Deadwood Zombie Lawman GN Vol 1 Legally Dead, $3.95

ANDREWS AND MCMEEL
Dilbert TP Freedom Is Just Another Word, $12.99
Get Fuzzy Ignorance Thy Name Is Bucky TP, $12.99
MUTTS Treasury Stop & Smell Roses SC, $16.99

ANTARCTIC PRESS
Ninja High School Shidoshi Pocket Manga TP Vol 5, $12.95

ARCHAIA STUDIOS PRESS
Artesia Besieged #3 (of 6)(resolicited), $3.95
Killer #9 (of 10), $3.95
Robotika For A Few Rubles More Double-Sized #1 & #2 (First and Second Issues Combined), $4.99

ARCHIE COMICS
Betty & Veronica Spectacular #90, $2.50
Pals N Gals Double Digest #133, $3.99

ASPEN ENTERTAINMENT
Soulfire New World Order #3 (of 5)(Micah Gunnell Cover), $2.99
Soulfire New World Order #3 (of 5)(Francisco Herrera Cover), $2.99

BLACKLIST STUDIOS
Robot 13 #1 (Cover A Daniel Bradford)(Release not confirmed by Diamond Distribution), AR
Robot 13 #1 (Cover B Jeff Slemons)(Release not confirmed by Diamond Distribution), AR

BLUEWATER PRODUCTIONS
Female Force Sarah Palin (Book Market Edition)(3rd Printing), $3.99
Ben: I can see the end of her career from my house.

BONGO COMICS
Simpsons Comics #156, $2.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Caped #4 (of 4)(Cover A), $3.99
Caped #4 (of 4)(Cover B), $3.99
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep #1 (of 24)(Cover A Dennis Calero), $3.99
Chad: Read it and question whether or not you read the book or if a simulacrum with your memories and appearance read it. Or if you even exist.
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep #1 (of 24)(Cover B Bill Sienkiewicz), $3.99
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep #1 (of 24)(Cover C Scott Keating), $3.99
Fall Of Cthulhu TP Vol 5 Apocalypse, $15.99
Farscape Dargos Lament #4 (of 4)(Cover A Michael DiPascale), $3.99
Farscape Dargos Lament #4 (of 4)(Cover B Will Sliney), $3.99
Incredibles Family Matters #4 (of 4)(Cover A), $2.99
Incredibles Family Matters #4 (of 4)(Cover B), $2.99
Poe #1 (BOOM Studios)(Cover A Jeffrey Spokes ), $3.99
Poe #1 (BOOM Studios)(Cover B Jeremy Forson), $3.99
Unknown #3 (of 4)(Cover A Eric Jones), $3.99
Unknown #3 (of 4)(Cover B Matthew Dow Smith), $3.99
Ben: Freaking awesome comic. Must read this.
Unthinkable #3 (of 4), $3.99

CARTOON BOOKS
Rasl #5, $3.50

COMIC SHOP NEWS
Comic Shop News #1152, AR

DABEL BROTHERS PRODUCTIONS
Dog Eaters #3, $3.99
Ben: I prefer cat.

DARK HORSE
Creepy Comics #1 (Eric Powell Regular Cover), $4.99
Creepy Comics #1 (Eric Powell Variant Painted Cover), $4.99
Serenity TP Those Left Behind (7th printing), AR
Star Wars Clone Wars #7, $2.99
Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic #43 (The Reaping Part 1 of 2), $2.99
Werewolves On The Moon Versus Vampires #2 (of 3), $3.50

DC COMICS
Action Comics #879, $3.99
Air #11, $2.99
Astro City The Dark Age TP Book 1, $19.99
Batman #608 (Special Edition), $1.00
Batman Streets Of Gotham #2, $3.99
Batman Whatever Happened To The Caped Crusader HC (Deluxe Edition), $24.99
Ben: How many issues was this story? Seems pretty short for the hardcover treatment.
Blackest Night #1 (of 8)(Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert Regular Cover), $3.99
Chad: Yay!
Blackest Night #1 (of 8)(Ethan Van Sciver Variant Cover), AR
Blackest Night #1 (of 8)(Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert Sketch Variant Cover), AR
Blackest Night Tales Of The Corps #1 (of 3)(Ed Benes & Rob Hunter Regular Cover), $3.99
Blackest Night Tales of the Corps #1 (of 3)(Dave Gibbons Variant Cover), AR
Brave And The Bold #25, $2.99
DMZ #43, $2.99
Fables #1 (Peter & Max Preview), $1.00
Fables #86, $2.99
Final Crisis Aftermath Escape #3 (of 6), $2.99
From Eroica With Love TP Vol 14, $9.99
Heroes Of The DC Universe Darkseid Bust, $65.00
JSA Vs Kobra Engines Of Faith #2 (of 6), $2.99
Light Brigade TP (New Printing), $19.99
Madame Xanadu TP Vol 1 Disenchanted, $12.99
March On Earth TP Vol 2, $9.99
Ben: I prefer July.
Preacher HC Book 1, $39.99
Red Robin #1 (Francis Manapul Recolored Second Printing Cover), $2.99
Scalped #30, $2.99
Super Friends #17, $2.50
Super Friends Calling All Super Friends TP, $12.99
Ben: I got three seasons of this show because I was excited to watch it with my daughter. That is, until I watched an episode. This show sucks, and my childhood dies a little bit more.
Superman And The Legion Of Super-Heroes TP, $14.99
Superman Batman #62, $2.99
Titans #15
 (Blackest Night Tie-In), $2.99
Vigilante #8, $2.99
Wednesday Comics #2 (of 12), $3.99
World Of Warcraft #21, $2.99
Young Liars #17, $2.99

DIABLO PRODUCTIONS
Hum GN (Release not confirmed by Diamond Distribution), $20.00

DR MASTER PUBLICATIONS
Divine Melody GN Vol 3 (of 6), $9.95

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Buck Rogers #2 (Carlos Rafael Regular Cover), $3.50
Buck Rogers #2 (Carlos Rafael Variant Cover), AR
Buck Rogers #2 (John Cassaday Incentive Sketch Variant Cover), AR
Dan Dare Omnibus TP Vol 1 (US Edition), $19.99
Sherlock Holmes #3 (of 5), $3.50

GREAT BIG COMICS
Voyages Of The Shebuccaneer Eye Of The Jade Dragon #3 (Of 3), $3.99

HEADPRESS
Bad Mags SC Vol 2
 (Release not confirmed by Diamond Distribution), $22.95

IDW PUBLISHING
Angel After The Fall HC Vol 4, $24.99
Angel Not Fade Away #3
 (07/08/09 per Diamond), $3.99
Around The World In 80 Days HC (Release not confirmed by Diamond Distribution), $14.99
Doctor Who Ongoing #1
 (Al Davison Regular Cover), $3.99
Doctor Who Ongoing #1
 (Paul Grist Regular Cover), $3.99
Doctor Who Ongoing #1 (Tommy Lee Edwards Variant Cover), AR
Dreamer TP Vol 1 Consequence Of Nathan Hale, $19.99
Fallen Angel Reborn #1
 (Cover A JK Woodward), $3.99
Fallen Angel Reborn #1
 (Cover B Franco Urru), $3.99
Fallen Angel Reborn #1 (Nick Runge Variant Cover), AR
From The Ashes #2
 (07/08/09 per Diamond), $3.99
Ghost Whisperer The Muse TP Vol 1
 (07/08/09 per Diamond), $11.99
GI Joe Best Of Storm Shadow GN
 (07/08/09 per Diamond), $19.99
GI Joe Movie Adaptation #2 (of 4)(Casey Maloney Cover)(07/08/09 per Diamond), $3.99
GI Joe Movie Adaptation #2 (of 4)(Photo Cover)(07/08/09 per Diamond), $3.99
GI Joe Movie Adaptation #3 (of 4)(Casey Maloney Cover), $3.99
GI Joe Movie Adaptation #3 (of 4)(Photo Cover), $3.99
Ben: Is this so we can all see how bad it is before it hits the big screen?
GI Joe Origins #5
 (Cover A Andrea DiVito)(07/08/09 per Diamond), $3.99
GI Joe Origins #5
 (Cover B Tom Feister)(07/08/09 per Diamond), $3.99
GI Joe Origins #5 (Andrea DiVito Virgin Variant Cover)(07/08/09 per Diamond), AR
GI Joe TP Vol 1
 (Release not confirmed by Diamond Distribution), $19.99
IDW The First Decade HC, $75.00
Ben: Look, it’s not filled with licensed crap!
IDW The First Decade Incentive Comic, AR
Last Resort #1 (Amanda Conner Regular Cover), $3.99
Star Trek Crew #5 (John Byrne Regular Cover)(07/08/09 per Diamond), $3.99
Star Trek Crew #5 (John Byrne Incentive Sketch Cover)(07/08/09 per Diamond), AR
Star Trek The Next Generation Last Generation TP
 (07/08/09 per Diamond), $19.99
Transformers Maximum Dinobots TP Vol 1
 (07/08/09 per Diamond), $19.99
World War Robot TP Vol 2
 (07/08/09 per Diamond), $11.99

IMAGE COMICS
Dead At 17 Afterbirth #2 (of 4), $2.99
Chad: Gross.
Descendant #1 (of 3), $3.50
Olympus #3 (of 4)(Image Edition)(Christian Ward Regular Cover), $3.50
Olympus #3 (of 4)(Image Edition)(Nic Klein Variant Cover), AR
PvP Awesomology Deluxe HC (resolicited), $100.00
Walking Dead #63, $2.99

LOCUS PUBLICATIONS
Locus #582 (Jul 2009)(Release not confirmed by Diamond Distribution), $6.95

MARVEL COMICS
Agents Of Atlas #8, $2.99
All Select Comics #1 (70th Anniversary Special)(Russ Heath Regular Cover), $3.99
All Select Comics #1 (70th Anniversary Special)(Marcos Martin Variant Cover), AR
Amazing Spider-Man #599 (Phil Jimenez Regular Cover), $2.99
Amazing Spider-Man #599 (Phil Jimenez 70s Decade Variant Cover), AR
Annihilation Classic TP, $24.99
Beta Ray Bill Godhunter #2 (Of 3), $3.99
Ben: One of my favorite characters in the world.
Captain America #600 (Butch Guice Second Printing Variant Cover), $4.99
Captain America #601 (Gene Colan Regular Cover), $3.99
Captain America #601 (Marko Djurdjevic 70Th Anniversary Variant Cover), AR
Captain America #601 (Gene Colan Black and White Variant Cover), AR
Captain Britain Moore Davis Omnibus HC (Book Market Classic Costume Cover), $99.99
Captain Britain Moore Davis Omnibus HC (Direct Market Original Costume Cover), $99.99
Dark Avengers #7 (Mike Deodato Regular Cover)(Utopia Chapter 3), $3.99
Dark Avengers #7 (Simone Bianchi Variant Cover)(Utopia Chapter 3), AR
Dark Reign Mister Negative #2 (of 3)(Dark Reign Tie-In), $3.99
Deadpool #12 (Jason Pearson Regular Cover)(Dark Reign Tie-In)(Bullseye Part 3), $2.99
Deadpool #12 (Juan Doe 60s Decade Variant Cover)(Dark Reign Tie-In)(Bullseye Part 3), AR
Deadpool Suicide Kings #1 (of 5)(Carlo Barbieri Second Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Deadpool Suicide Kings #2 (of 5)(Carlo Barbieri Second Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Deadpool Suicide Kings #3 (of 5)(Carlo Barbieri Second Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Ben: Is all that really necessary?
Doctor Doom TP Masters Of Evil, $14.99
Enders Game Premiere HC Battle School, $24.99
Enders Shadow Premiere HC Battle School, $24.99
Essential Marvel Two In One TP Vol 3, $19.99
Franklin Richards Schools Out (One Shot), $3.99
Guardians Of The Galaxy Premiere HC Power Of Starhawk (Book Market Edition), $24.99
Guardians Of The Galaxy Premiere HC Power Of Starhawk (Direct Market Variant Edition Vol 26), $24.99
Incognito #5, $3.50
Incredible Hercules HC Smash Of The Titans, $29.99
Iron Man Armored Adventures (Regular Cover), $3.99
Iron Man Armored Adventures (Skottie Young Variant Cover), AR
Lockjaw And The Pet Avengers #3 (of 4)(Karl Kerschl Regular Cover), $2.99
Ben: Good times!
Lockjaw And The Pet Avengers #3 (of 4)(Nico Henrichon Variant Cover), AR
Marvel Adventures Avengers #38, $2.99
Marvel Illustrated TP Three Musketeers, $14.99
Mighty Avengers #27 (Marko Djurdjevic Regular Cover), $2.99
Mighty Avengers #27 (Howard Chaykin 50s Decade Variant Cover), AR
New Mutants #2 (Diogenes Neves 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
New Mutants #3 (Adam Kubert Regular Cover), $2.99
New Mutants #3 (Yanick Paquette 50s Decade Variant Cover), AR
New Mutants #3 (Mirco Pierfederici Variant Cover), AR
Punisher #7, $2.99
Spider-Man Premiere HC Torment (Book Market Edition), $19.99
Spider-Man Premiere HC Torment (Direct Market Variant Edition Vol 27), $19.99
Thunderbolts Premiere HC Burning Down The House, $19.99
Timestorm 2009 2099 #3 (of 4), $3.99
War Machine Premiere HC Vol 1 Iron Heart, $19.99
X-Factor #46, $2.99
X-Men Forever #1 (Tom Grummett Second Printing Variant Cover), $3.99

MOONSTONE
Domino Lady #1
 (Uwe Jarling Cover), $3.99
Domino Lady #1 (Photo Cover), AR
Domino Lady #1 (Black & White Photo Virgin Cover), AR
Phantom Generations #3, $3.99
Rotten #2, $3.99
Ben: Too easy.

NON-SPORT UPDATE
Non Sport Update Vol 20 #4, $5.99
Ben: For those lacking the manhood to enjoy sport.

ONI PRESS
Resurrection Vol 2 #2, $3.99

RUDE DUDE PRODUCTIONS
Nexus Space Opera Acts 3 & 4 (issues 101 and 102), $4.99
Ben: Look Chad! Your numbering problems have been addressed!
Chad: They’re listening! I’m like a god now!

SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
Dance In The Vampire Bund GN Vol 4 (resolicited), $9.99
It Takes a Wizard TP
 (Release not confirmed by Diamond Distribution), $12.99

SIMON & SCHUSTER
Star Trek Errand Of Fury MMPB Vol 3 Sacrifices Of War
 (Release not confirmed by Diamond Distribution), $7.99

STUDIO 407
Smuggling Spirits HC
 (Release not confirmed by Diamond Distribution), $20.99
Ben: The story of how the Kennedy fortune was made.

TITAN PUBLISHING
Lost Official Magazine Special #22 (Previews Exclusive Edition)(Release not confirmed by Diamond Distribution), $9.99
Ben: I’m waiting for the official musical.

TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS
Welcome To Forest Island HC, $30.00

TWOMORROWS PUBLISHING
All Star Companion TP Vol 4, $27.95
Ben: Is that hourly?
Modern Masters SC Vol 21 Chris Sprouse, $14.95

W.W. NORTON
Will Eisners A Family Matter TP (WW Norton Edition)(Release not confirmed by Diamond Distribution), $15.95
Will Eisners Minor Miracles TP (WW Norton Edition)(Release not confirmed by Diamond Distribution), $17.95

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Grimm Fairy Tales Return To Wonderland #1 (of 6)(Heavy Metal Exclusive Variant), $10.00

 

Ben’s Ten

10) Fables #86 – Probationary appearance on Ben’s Ten. Hopefully a recovery is in order after the boring crossover.

9) Dark Avengers #7 – What can I say? I love this idea.

8) Walking Dead #63 – He’s heating up! He’s on fire!

7) Captain America #601 – Brubaker owes me $5 for every one of his books I put on this list.

6) Punisher #7 – Still awesome.

5) Scalped #30 – Month in month out one of the best books on the shelf.

4) Sherlock Holmes #3 – Based on a spec script for the upcoming movie. After seeing the preview I think the spec would have been much better.

3) Incognito #5, $3.50 – That’s $10 Eddie!

2) Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep #1 – Blade Runner!

1) Blackest Night #1 & Blackest Night Tales Of The Corps #1 – It is finally here. Now we get to fight about it for the next eight months. Hooray!

COMMENTS AND RESPONSES

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CaptAmerica04 7/15/2009 9:57:38 AM

Wow.  Only 2 X-books this week?  I may have to go to church... the apocalypse may be nigh.

Apparently the $3.99 thing is working for Marvel, as it looks like more and more of their books are going that way.  Dammit.  So much for the boycott.

I guess the only alternative is for me to make enough money to slowly start buying out Marvel.  Once I'm majority shareholder I can start making the necessary changes.

Oh, and Ben, I feel your pain about the loss of childhood.  I just ordered the DVD of the first season of G.I. Joe.  I fear disappointment is headed to me in the mail.  (Though my DVDs of Transformers and Robotech still rock, so maybe there's hope.)  Whatever you do, don't go back and watch He-Man cartoons.  I tried to with my daughter and it was physically painful.

agentkooper 7/15/2009 10:46:06 AM

 Already did the He-Man thing, already died a little bit inside.  FML.

On the bright side, Smurfs didn't let me down.

TigerPrime 7/15/2009 11:29:59 AM

Man DC is really getting into this Blackets Night series. Love the Black Lantern Ring included with purchase of the comic (at least at my comic shop), even if it is plastic LOL!

I feel your pain Capt. Every book I bought today was $3.99. I wasn't expecting to spend $20 on 5 comics today! I was expecting it from Marvel, but shame on you DC!

lister 7/15/2009 11:52:48 AM

I like the classic FF costumes. And Luke Cage's. It looks like a costume without being a costume. It was the 70s. I've seen worse.

Here's what I am looking forward to this week:

Agents Of Atlas--It's finally good enough to warrant monthly interest. But it's still a little unfocused.
Beta Ray Bill Godhunter--Starving Galactus to death? Great idea!
Captain America #601--Let the chips fall where the may. I'm pro-Steve and pro-Bucky.
Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers--It's fun!
Mighty Avengers--OK now... THIS is the really good Avengers book.
New Mutants--My buddies are back!
Punisher--Making the Red Hood palatable for the real world.
X-Factor--Gotta get my gay on... plus it's Marvel's best X-book.

Blackest Night probably wins for my most anticipated... even though I didn't get all of Chad's love for that last ish of GL. I mean, this Black Hand guy just isn't doing it for me. But I like pretty colors so I'm in for the long haul.

P.S. to Ben: Super Friends rocks.

kwsupes 7/15/2009 12:04:15 PM

Hold on king, take a closer look at the DC books you bought they may be 3.99, but they are more pages at least 8 more if not 10 more pages than normal. You may pay a dollar, but unlike Marvel you actually get more for your money. Plus come on dude Blackest Night is going to be awesome.

kwsupes 7/15/2009 12:04:16 PM

Hold on king, take a closer look at the DC books you bought they may be 3.99, but they are more pages at least 8 more if not 10 more pages than normal. You may pay a dollar, but unlike Marvel you actually get more for your money. Plus come on dude Blackest Night is going to be awesome.

Bryzarro 7/15/2009 12:05:11 PM

Well my two 3.99 books from DC are 3.99 well spent.  This Blackest event has been built up PERFECTLY IMO and I was stoked to pick it up.  I was pissed I messed GL #43 last week but got my copy today.  Black Hand is the sickest man alive.  I like the Retcon of him.

AMiSHPiRATE 7/15/2009 12:39:34 PM

do they hear our calls?  did Marvel drop Pet Avengers to $2.99 mid-stream?

Cacaoatl 7/15/2009 1:46:49 PM

The Watchmen comic and movie explain Dr. Manhattan's nudity. Apparently Chad Derdowski wasn't paying attention. Or he's an illiterate.

SaintDemon 7/15/2009 3:06:50 PM

I always liked the Scarlett Spider's costume. I thought it was a more realistic look for superhero. Lets face it not everyone has sowing skills.

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