Episode #75 – Super Suits on Screen

We are currently living in the Golden Age of Superhero movies. It’s hard to remember the fact that superhero movies were far less prevalent than they are today; and back then when one was made, usually there were all kinds of changes where the finished product didn’t always resemble the comics we read. One aspect that has changed drastically in the years since is the look of superhero movies. There is a much bigger emphasis now on making the aesthetics more closely match the comics, and a big part of that is the costumes. No longer are we getting only the leather jumpsuits that were a favorite design choice in the 90s. The costumes now are showcased with all the bright colors and other aspects drawn straight from the pages of the comics. Today, the panel discusses what happens, good and bad, when superhero costumes get adapted to live action.


Zack Slater
Frank Melman (on Twitter)
Tommy Smithereens (on Twitter)
Clifton (on Twitter)

Produced by Zack Slater

Produced/Edited by Clifton (on Twitter)

Engineered by Mike BlueLion209

Music: Arpy – Dan Henig  
Support by RFM – NCM: https://bit.ly/2xGHypM

Episode Notes

Spider-Man from Spider-Man (2002) & Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Spider-Man’s Black Costume from Spider-Man 3 (2007)

The black costume from the comics

The Spider-Man suit unworn

Green Goblin from Spider-Man (2002)

Unused Concepts for The Green Goblin for Spider-Man (2002)

Animatronic Green Goblin Mask Screen Test

Harry Osbourne as the Green Goblin from Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Green Goblin from Amazing Spider-Man 2

Doctor Octopus from Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Sandman from Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Venom from Spider-Man 3

Spider-Man from The Amazing Spider-Man

Spider-Man from The Amazing Spider-Man 2

MCU’s Spider-Man from Captain America: Civil War (2016)

The home-made Spider-Man suit from Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Spider-Man in red and black from Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

The Secrets of Spider-Man’s Suit from Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 (1964)

Captain America Costume evolution from MCU

Captain America from The Ultimates comics

Steve Rogers Super-Soldier in comics in 2011

Stills from Hellboy (2004) & Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

Stills from Batman (1966) tv show & movie

Batman from Batman (1989)

Movie Poster for Batman (1989)

Batman from Batman Returns (1992)

Batman from Batman Forever (1995)

Sonar Batman suit from Batman Forever (1995)

Batman from Batman & Robin (1997)

Batman from Batman Begins (2005)

Batman from The Dark Knight (2008)

Batman from Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman in the upcoming The Batman (2022)

Joker from Batman (1989)

Catwoman from Batman Returns (1992)

The Penguin from Batman Returns (1992)

The Many Penguin renditions from the Comics 

Two-Face from Batman Forever (1995)

Riddler from Batman Forever (1995)

Mr. Freeze from Batman & Robin (1997)

Mr. Freeze in Robe and Slippers from Batman & Robin (1997)

Poison Ivy from Batman & Robin (1997)

Poison Ivy with Bane Batman & Robin (1997)

Jamie Foxx as Electro before and after Visual effects applied in Post-production

Netflix’s Daredevil

Snake Eyes from G.I.Joe Retaliation (2013)

Aquaman, Black Manta and Ocean Master from Aquaman (2018)

Deadpool in Deadpool (2016)

The Turtles from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Iron Man from the MCU

War Machine in the MCU

Robin in Titans

Robin II in Titans

Hawk and Dove in Titans

Hawk and Dove in the Comics

Christopher Reeve in Superman

The Fleischer suit from Superman & Lois

Linda Carter in Wonder Woman

John Wesley Shipp from The Flash

Flash in Justice League

Shazam in Shazam (2019)

Matt Ryan as Constantine

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