Since they began to dominate comics in the 1940s, super heroes have sported some beautifully designed costumes that captured readers’ eyes and attention. While many mainstay characters have been around for decades with only slight tweaks to their iconic looks (or ill-considered full redesigns that inevitably go back to basics), other new characters have since arrived in their own instantly memorable suits. Now the Great Pop Culture Debate podcast wants to decide what is the Best Super-Hero Costume of all time — and we need YOUR input!
Below find a list of around 100 notable super-hero costumes, primarily from DC and Marvel comics. Some characters are listed with multiple well-received versions of their costumes. Go through and select your favorites — pick as many as you like. This is a living list, so please use the space provided to suggest other notable costumes we may have forgotten, especially if they’re for characters outside of the Big 2. Note that for this poll we are featuring characters who are traditionally HEROES, or who have had significant stints working as heroes; we’ll do a separate villain costume debate in the future.
The 32 top vote-getters will be discussed in a future episode of the Great Pop Culture Debate podcast. Find out more at greatpopculturedebate.com.