The Evolution Of Marvel Superhero Costumes [Infographic]

Marvel’s roster of costumed superheroes have been fighting crime for 50 years or more. In that time, everything from spandex choice to skin colour has changed considerably. (For example, did you know that the Incredible Hulk wasn’t green to begin with?) This infographic charts the physical appearance of 11 iconic characters: from the original comics to the most recent Avengers movie.

The infographic below looks at the physical evolution of Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, Loki, the Scarlet Witch, Ant-Man, Falcon and Doctor Strange. Oddly, Spider-Man isn’t included, despite having one of the most drastic and celebrated costume changes in comic book history. It also omits most of the comic art redesigns in favour of the movies.

Nevertheless, this is a good cheat sheet if you want to keep up to date with the ensemble of your kid’s favourite hero — definitely handy come next Halloween!


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