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I Can’t Believe We All Wore the Same Thing to Work

Posted by Don MacPherson on December 5th, 2011

You’ve heard of crimes against fashion? Well, how you ever considered fashion for crime? Forget New York, Paris or Madrid. If you want to see the latest trends in super-villain fashion, you need to turn your attention to such unconventional locales as Gotham City and the Marvel Universe. Domino masks are so… Silver Age. One of the newer looks that’s in this season is Robotic-Insectoid Couture.

The latest to adopt this bold look is Blizzard (left, from Invincible Iron Man), and before him, NoBody (centre, from Batman and Robin v.2). Of course, Ghost (right, from Thunderbolts) has been sporting this cold, alien facade for a while now. As you can see, the wearer can individualize this fashion by playing with the number of red eyes adorning the helmet/mask.

Obviously, this is a development in fashion for male villains. A woman would need this look like she needed a hole in the head.


(Absence, from Batman and Robin v.1)

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2 Responses to “I Can’t Believe We All Wore the Same Thing to Work”

  1. Comics A.M. | Angoulême Official Selections; cartoonist suspended | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources РCovering Comic Book News and Entertainment Says:

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  2. Bytowner Says:

    The Absence…now, there was an interesting antagonist.