Friday, February 27, 2009

All right, everybody - suit up!

I don't know if this has made the rounds yet, but it's the first I've seen of it: the New York Daily News has a fun little compare-and-contrast photo feature up at their Web site comparing TV and movie depictions of superheroes to the original comic book designs.

They cheat a little bit by using multiple characters from the same movie (there's plenty of Watchmen and Spider-Man here), but the indie folks aren't left totally out in the cold, either. It's not complete (insert fanboy whine here), but it's still impressively in-depth, from the cool ...


to the omigodmakeitstop ...


What do you think? What are some of your favorite — or most hated — character costumes to hit the screen? Any love for the TV version of Flash? Let me know in the comments!

5 comments:

jehingr said...

How can you not love the TV Flash! The second best TV superhero of all time - behind only Adam West's Batman.

Jim

rob! said...

Those Batman shots make me sad--they're like a parallel track to my childhood/early adulthood.

And for my money, nothing beats Chris Reeve's original Superman outfit.

Maxo said...

Jim: I love foamy Flash! (Wait, that sounds weird.)

Rob: It's a classic, and Reeve wore it well. Yeah, those Batman uniforms ... eesh. A codpiece? Really?

Lisa said...

I gotta say Dr. Doom just does not look near as impressive and, ya know, doomy in real life.

And man I completely forgot about that Birds of Prey show. I remember having no emotion over its cancellation.

Maxo said...

I don't know why they felt Doom had to be modernized - part of what makes his costume cool is that he looks so damn medieval.

And yeah, Birds of Prey - I always tend to forget about that one.