Monday, 16 February 2015

Brads Top 10's - Spidey Costumes

Hey Brad hereWith the recent news that Spider-Man is crossing over into the Marvel Cinematic Universe there has been speculation on how he will appear costume wise and whether it's Peter Parker appearing in the costume or the Ultimate Universe Miles Morales
I thought I would put my thinking cap on and think of my favourite costumes that Spidey has appeared in

10. Ricochet


Norman Osborn and Peter Parker have a long history, with Ol' Gobby causing the death of Gwen Stacy and he himself supposedly died impaled by his own glider.

Years later he was resurrected and managed to deem himself an innocent man and caught Spider-Man on tape assaulting him. Norman put out a massive bounty on Spidey's head, so Peter decides to don the persona of four different heroes that he makes up - Hornet, Dusk, Prodigy and Ricochet.

These four costumes were stolen and given to 4 youngsters to use later on in the superb Slingers series

I loved this story so much I decided to use his name in the first half of my online moniker - Rico2099

Will we see it in the film?

Highly unlikely, it's essentially putting in 4 origin stories at once AND having a ton of villians

Would be cool as an animated cartoon though

9. Cosmic Spider-Man


In the early 90s all the villians were sick and tired of being defeated so for one month in Marvel history there was a massive crossover called Acts of Vengeance

At the time Spidey's powers were going on the fritz, first with him changing the molecular structure of his webs, then shooting beams from his fingertips and finally flying

He was actually gaining The Uni-Power, an extra-dimensional force that possesses an individual (or on one occasion, twins) in a time of crisis, transforming that person into Captain Universe. 

As Captain Universe, the transformed person typically retains his or her original personality and appearance, though with Captain Universe's costume and heroic traits superimposed over the original.

On this particular occasion it was the threat of Loki controlling a trio of Sentinels and merging them together

Will we see it in the film?

It's slightly possible I suppose, if the MCU introduces more cosmic powered beings, but it's kind of the Deus Ex Machina, there will have to be a major threat with no possible victory for it to show up

8. Spider-Man 2099


Miguel O'Hara is from New York City in the year 2099, many years after the end of what his people's history calls the "Heroic Age", which is the modern day era of Marvel heroes.

Miguel becomes the head of the genetic program at Alchemax, and after some inner company politics decides to conduct an experiment on himself but it of course goes wrong. Miguel's jealous co-worker sabotages the experiment and splices O'Hara's DNA with 50% that of a Spider

Realizing that there is now a person with abilities similar to the Heroic Age's Spider-Man, Tyler Stone sends agents to hunt this person. To conceal his identity while he fights his pursuers, Miguel dons a bodysuit with a mask that he once wore for the Mexican Day of the Dead festival. 

Miguel chooses this costume in particular because it is the only clothing he has that is made from "UMF" (Unstable Molecule Fabric), meaning it is the only clothing he owns that will not be torn or shred by the spider-talons that now occupy his hands and feet

This guy is also the basis of the second half of my online moniker - Rico2099

Basically when I set up my email addresses it was in the year 2000. A lot of people were using that but it would be out of date in a year! So now I add 2099 to everything

Will we see it in the film?

It's slightly possible if Marvel and Sony decide to branch the Universe out. A futuristic version is always cool to see on film

7. Spider


Spider was the red-headed Peter Parker of Earth-15, a mass murderer who merged with the Carnage symbiote. As a sociopath who "liked hurting people", Peter had a sense of humor akin to Deadpool

He was drafted by the Timebreakers into Weapon X, which features alternate universe versions of characters from all kinds of dimensions, righting wrongs like in Quantum Leap.

The Exiles were the normal team and Weapon X were the team that would take things to the extreme

Will we see it in the film?

Highly unlikely, there are many alternate universe versions that Marvel would pick first. Exiles and Weapon X would make a pretty cool tv series though

6. Future Foundation


After the death of The Human Torch (he got better), Reed Richards has become discouraged by Earth's scientists' view of and applications of science which causes more problems. 

Richards decides to put together a new group of free-thinking individuals to plan for a better future for all of humanity and Earth. Richards plans to mold the new young team so they will come up with solutions to the world's problems.

Surprisingly Spider-Man joins the team; this is the final request from Human Torch

Will we see it in the film?

Extremely unlikely, unless Marvel gets the rights back from Fox for the Fantastic Four. The new Fantastic Four film would have to fail pretty badly for them to come calling to Marvel

5. Spider-Boy


In the mid 90s Marvel had the idea that every fanboy has had, who would win in Marvel vs DC

What they didn't imagine is that Marvel and DC would team up and merge together their characters, creating merged origins for various characters

Spider-Boy is a super-hero in Earth-9602. He was created as a combination of Superboy and Spider-Man. His ability to shift the focus of gravity allows him to walk on walls like a spider, and he also carries a Web-PistolProject Cadmus developed him as a clone ofPeter Parker and was later adopted by Thunderbolt Ross, making his name Peter Ross

Will we see it in the film?

No, it's a fans dream to see Amalgam characters, it's hard enough trying to get all the Marvel stuff together

4. Ultimate Spider-Man


In the early 2000's, Marvel decided to reboot some of their titles in an alternate universe, having fresh takes on the characters we know and love. One of these was Spider-Man, featuring a teenage Peter Parker compared to the Marvel U's mid 20's Peter. 

But Norman Osborn was a nemesis to mess with in this universe too and was arrested by S.H.I.E.L.D, publicly revealed as the Green Goblin and Osborn Industries was left abandoned. Nearly two months before Peter Parker's death, a thief broke into Osborn Industries. Unbeknownst to the thief a spider genetically enhanced with the Oz formula crawled into his bag

Miles Morales, a young kid from Brooklyn visited his uncle Aaron Davis against his parents' wishes, because of his uncle's criminal past, after being awarded the final spot in a charter school lottery. At his uncle's apartment Miles was bitten by the Oz-enhanced spider, which emerged from Aaron's bag, and Miles discovered he received super-human abilities like camouflage, increased agility, and some sort of stun blast. 

After revealing his newly found powers to his best friend, Ganke Lee, both concluded he had power similar to Spider-Man's, including wall-crawling.]But Miles reacted negatively, as he just wanted to be normal, and decided to leave heroism to the actual Spider-Man.

Months later, Spider-Man died saving his family from Osborn. Miles arrived late to the scene. Struck with grief at not helping Peter Parker before his demise, Miles decided to follow Parker's philosophy -- with great power comes great responsibility -- and so continue Peter's legacy

Will we see it in the film?

It's a high possibility, if not appearing now then in a future film possibly as one of Peter's classmates

3. Ben Reilly


Remember when I said Norman Osborn and Peter Parker have a long history?

Yeaaaahhhh. If the mention of the immortal words "Clone Saga" sends a panicked shiver down your spine then you know what's up

To put it basically, O'l Gobby tricked Spider-Man into thinking he was a clone, and a dude called Ben Reilly showed up claiming he was the real Parker

Hilarity ensued.....

and then it was revealed that Parker was the real Spidey all along

Yay \o/

Will we see it in the film?

Very likely, it's a good design and stands out differently to the normal red and blues without going too far away from it

2. Classic Red and Blue


Spidey's standard costume

First appearing in Amazing Fantasy #15, the iconic red and blue costume is a costume hand made and sowed by Peter Parker after he is bitten by a Radioactive Spider. In most media and comic book interpretations of Spider-Man, Peter Parker normally makes his own costume by himself.

It's had a few tweaks here and there, from the webs under his arms appearing and disappearing, eyes changing shape and webs on his costume varying in size and thickness but the main core design has always remained the same 

Will we see it in the film?

Yes, no doubt about it

1. Sheep Boy


Just for funzies :D

Will we see it in the film?

If the Marvel Execs decide to get high then sure

Real 1. Black Costume


In the mid 80s Marvel decided to put together a 12 issue limited series that featured fights between the main Heroes and Villians, and by the end of it hopefully have some cool battles and changes to the status quo

One of these changes was the appearance of a radically different look for Spidey. Modern comic readers are used to seeing this by now but back then it was a major thing

The way he got the costume in the series was surprisingly lame, compared to the other Venom symbiote origins used in other media, even Spider-Man 3.

Basically the heroes have been battling for a few days and costumes are getting damaged including Thor's cape, the next day Spidey sees that it has been fully fixed and asks where he did that. Thor points out a machine to fix costumes in the  Heroes main headquarters

Peter goes over the the completely identical machine next to the one Thor pointed out (Thor just kind of pointed over there somewhere) and instead of using the "Fix costume button" machine he pushed the "release captured symbiote button", and he's thinking of Spider-Woman II at the time so it pops out looking like that minus the white gloves and boots

I mean it's not like it's his fault or anything, who puts two identical machines together like that!!!!

Yeah it's a lame origin :P

Will we see it in the film?

Yes, it's one of the alternate favourites and we deserve the normal looking costume over the atrocity that was Spider-Man 3

It's certainly my favourite!

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  1. Don't you think the black costume is a little too emo?
    But then again I absolutely loved the noire spider costume from the game!

    1. It became Emo ish in the Back in Black series and Spider-Man 3 but it's still a really cool design

      You don't have to have that side of it. There was a whole run in the late 80s where Peter switched between the red and blues and a version of the black costume that he made himself quite frequently


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