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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Hank "Beast" McCoy

Hank McCoy has been in Marvel Comics since the 1960s. Since then, he’s had a few good costumes. One of them was when the X-Men moved to California, the short-shorts he currently wears, and the blue Speedos (it works for him). The leather get-up and the Astonishing X-Men looks were pretty bad. You know something doesn’t work when someone looks like an animal and you can’t get past what they’re wearing. Thankfully, Beast always goes back to short shorts and no shirt. Considering he must be hot with all that fur, who can blame him?

Comic book costume grade: F

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GAL GADOT as Wonder Woman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “WONDER WOMAN 1984,” a Warner /

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman’s costume went from a bikini-like bottom to a more Greek skirt. At times she wore long pants. The one thing that usually remains is the colors. There’ve always been some variations of red and blue with gold/yellow in it. Well, except for the times when she's wearing her all-gold armor or on special occasions like being a White Lantern. 

A debate can be made that Wonder Woman’s costume is sexist. This writer won’t say this opinion is wrong. However, he will counter by saying Greek warriors wore similar armor. Granted, Wonder Woman has more skin exposed, but her skin is bulletproof. Armor may not be needed. Plus, who's going to tell her what she can and can't wear?

Comic book costume grade: A