The 17 best and worst Comic Book costumes of all time

Not all comic book costume designs are created equal. Here are the 17 best and worst superhero and villain designs of all time. 

Spider-Man from Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME. Courtesy of Sony Pictures. ©2021 CTMG.
Spider-Man from Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME. Courtesy of Sony Pictures. ©2021 CTMG. /
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Homelander’s entire getup is the epitome of what Vought America (or International on Amazon Prime) wants the public to see. The red, white, and blue symbolize the American flag. The eagle on Homelander's shoulder is for the National bird, the bald eagle. And, of course, a hero of his caliber needs a cape. All of this is to make Homelander look like the perfect superhero. Unfortunately, he’s among the worst humans in any comic book. Thankfully for Vought, the costume makes him look like a god among men.

Darick Robertson knew what he was doing when he designed Homelander. The Seven’s leader looks like a combination of Superman and Captain America. He's dressed to inspire the regular person and there aren’t more inspirational people than those two icons. There aren't many people that are the antithesis of them either.

Comic book costume grade: A

Red Hood

If we’re completely honest, Red Hood's costume is pretty basic. Granted, it has its functionality. For example, the symbol on his chest can electrocute people and his helmet and masks have multiple uses.

There's not a lot of flair to Jason Todd's looks. He goes with black and red and, at times, some gray. His upper body is the biggest thing that changes. Sometimes he has a sleeveless hoodie and other times he wears a leather jacket with armor. His sleeveless hoodie, t-shirt, and red mouthguard guard are his best look. It looked more like a vigilante than a Bat Family member. However, at the end of Batman: Urban Legends No. 6, Batman gives him his old helmet and costume back. As of Knight Terrors: Robin, Jason remained with the mask and sleeveless hoodies.

Comic book costume grade: B