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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There isn’t a person in any comic book company who’s had consistently flawless costumes. When Ororo Munroe first appeared, her costume was very revealing. Later on, readers find out that this is because Storm doesn’t have hang-ups about her body. In 1983, she switched things up. She wore a leather outfit and cut her hair into a mohawk. This look remains her most iconic. Decades after that, fans still cosplay as Storm from that era. It also helped inspire her current uniform in X-Men Red.

You can't mention Storm's costumes without mentioning her full-body silver costume. It looked good in comic books, but even better in the 1990s animated series. Fox had a perfect opportunity to use this in Dark Phoenix. Like most things, 20th Century Fox dropped the ball. And the moment has certainly passed to use this in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This particular outfit is too retro for the current MCU. 

Comic book costume grade: -A

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Art Rosenbaum (the Invincible costume creator) designed Mark Grayson’s Invincible costume perfectly. It's basic but has a hint of complexity. The lowercase “i” on his chest that goes from his chest to his head is subtle. If you don't pay attention, you'll miss it. The blue, black, and yellow stand out as well. Whatever real-life artist designed this did a fantastic job. It’s different and won’t be duplicated. However, the alternate blue and black uniform makes him look like a bug. 

Comic book costume grade: B