It's been repeated ad naseum that Tony Stark would help design this costume and it certainly looks like he had a hand in it. And wow, does it look awful.
The over/under on the classic look coming back is one year, which is about how long the LAST new costume lasted. And while that one went on to become a classic villain, I don't hold my breath for this costume becoming anything interesting.
#2 Posted on 12.1.06 0725.57 Reposted on: 12.1.13 0726.03
That has to be the most uninspired design I've seen in a long time. They took the black & white costume and made it red & gold. OK, so it probably has armor, strength enhancement, weapons, & makes a mean capuccino, but the outer design is so unoriginal that I don't even care. I don't doubt for a second that Peter will return to the original red & blue (I smell a setup. They've only done this to create a feud between Tony & Peter), but they could have come up with something original for the interim. Sheesh.
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#5 Posted on 12.1.06 1005.59 Reposted on: 12.1.13 1006.26
Ugh, I hate it. It's garish and just plain ugly. Of course, I still long for the days of the black-and-white, though...
Anyway, it's kinda ironic that, with all of the changes that Marvel has seen fit to make to Spidey these last few years, Ultimate Spider-Man is now closer to the old-school original than the real deal.
#7 Posted on 12.1.06 1942.15 Reposted on: 12.1.13 1942.19
This combined with the Gwen/Norman kids has really made me stop reading the Spidey books. I've been checking out "The Other" through my friend's stash, and it doesn't seem like anything remarkable. Just an excuse for excessive violence and another spidey "death." I don't understand how Marvel can let writers get away with destroying some of their most important foundations (Bucky's death, Gwen's integrity) in story arcs that don't have an equally important event as a result. It ruins the "classic" tale all for the sake of that one "shocking" or "holy shit" moment.
#12 Posted on 14.1.06 0145.56 Reposted on: 14.1.13 0146.54
Originally posted by StiltonI'm not thrilled with Iron-Spidey, but it's not as bad as this. (thekryptonian.com)
This was actually a bad-ass look for a character, but obviously not for such an iconic character like Superman. I kind of dug the "Electric Supes" storylines, just because I think Superman with this powerset may have been even more powerful than the classic version. He was like a cross between Pulsar and Magneto.
#13 Posted on 14.1.06 2213.12 Reposted on: 14.1.13 2213.13
So what the hell exactly happened in "The Other"? seeing that I don't have a comics store within 20 miles of me I can't keep up. So spidey dies, comes back and what? That costume adds more muscle? Last time spidey evolved he got bigger + the organic webs. Did he shrink this time? Also, I have the TPD where spidey fights and defeats morlun. Morlun even dies at the end. So how the hell did he become "the one villian spidey has never defeated"?
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