In the world of superhero comics, artists and writers are always trying to put a fresh spin on concepts that have been around for a long time. Superheroes often switch costumes due to utility, major story events, or just keeping up with the latest fashions. Usually, the changes are minor and don’t have a fundamental effect on the way the character is perceived, but sometimes we get gobsmacked by awesome new costume designs. Here is a list of the coolest alternate superhero costumes.
1. X-Force Wolverine
Wolverine has never looked better: black and grey with red eyes. This is a seriously hardcore look. Master hunter Wolverine leads the X-Men’s secret assassination squad, X-Force, in this awesome suit. It’s such a pity that we didn’t get to see Hugh Jackman in this costume.
2. Captain America S.H.I.E.L.D.
Captain America’s fourth uniform was a stealth uniform given to him by S.H.I.E.L.D. for secret missions. The suit was navy blue with a Kevlar-based ballistic component that functioned like a military black-ops uniform. It was awesome to see the suit used in the live-action Marvel films. To this day, it remains one of the coolest Captain America costumes.
3. Batman’s Suit Of Sorrows
Batman has many cool suits, and the Suit Of Sorrows was one of the best. It was created in 1190 during the Crusades and given to a Knight, Sir Geoffrey De Cantonna, who was supposedly pure of heart. It is said that the suit is able to impart strength and speed to those who wear it, but it will destroy anyone who is not pure.
4. Spider-Man’s Future Foundation Outfit
Spider-Man probably has more suits than any other comic book hero. Think about it, he changes from artist to artist really. He was given this cool costume after joining The Future Foundation, a team of the smartest superheroes. The costumes have a white and black colour scheme costume and are made from third generation unstable molecules.
5. Iron Spider
After Peter Parker was resurrected from a battle to the death against Morlun, his friend and teammate Tony Stark built him a new suit using Stark Tech. It is obviously influenced by the colours of Stark’s Iron Man Armour. It was great to see it in the more recent Marvel films too.
6. Agent Venom
When Flash Thompson helped Spider-Man during a battle with a Venom-powered Scorpion, Flash is unknowingly exposed to the Venom symbiote and, to everyone’s surprise, the two bond. Using his new powers, he began his training with S.H.I.E.L.D. as Agent Venom. His costume is amazing.
7. Hellbat Suit
Bruce Wayne designed the Hellbat armour to fight large-scale threats. The armour was built with the help of his teammates of the Justice League, who agreed to do it because they worried that he was the only human being among them. Perhaps we will get to see it in the upcoming Batman films too.
8. Iron Man Hulkbuster
The Mark 44 (XLIV), also known as “The Hulkbuster”, was created by Tony Stark as part of a system to take down a rampaging Hulk. The armour works by attaching itself around the base armour of the Mark 43. Although we’ve all seen it in Age of Ultron, it remains one of the coolest suits Stark has ever had.
9. Superman’s Godfall Outfit
Superman: Godfall was a really great story arc where Superman has adventures in the bottle city of Kandor. Although Superman has had multiple alternate costumes over the years, he never looked as cool as he does in Godfall. Everything about it just screams sci-fi future.
“Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me.” Jack Sparrow ain’t got nuthin’ on Deadpool. That’s right, the Merc With The Mouth once became a pirate! While we’re not sure we’d trust Deadpool at the helm of a ship, we’re pretty sure he’d hunt for booty like a pro in this outfit.