Since being introduced to the world way back in 1962, Peter Parker, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, has slipped into a whole variety of costumes. From the classic red and blue to wearing a bag on his head, Spidey's had plenty of memorable looks over the decades. This week, we wanted to know which attire is your favorite one, and, much to our surprise, the poll ended in a tie! We do have to note that the black suit and the symbiote suit were separate options on the poll (because, despite looking the same, they technically are different), but that seemed to confuse some people. To rectify that, we've combined the votes for the black costume and the symbiote, and it adds up to the same amount of love that the classic red and blue received!
The fact this ended in a tie is a pretty big surprise. The costumes that won, though? Not so much of a shocker. The classic red and blue attire is what so many of us immediately think of when it comes to Spider-Man. Its bright colors represent his fun personality and the basics of the design have absolutely stood the test of time. It's simple yet effective. The black suit and/or symbiote is essentially a dark reflection of Spider-Man. When he's wearing that, it's fair to expect the banter to be toned down and the punches to be more frequent. To many it's basically "what if Spider-Man stopped goofing around and used his powers to be ridiculously badass?" It's not shocking these are the community's favorites because both are basic yet manage to speak volumes about who Parker truly is when he's wearing the duds. Let's see what the community had to say about these two looks.
"For me, the classic suit is and always will be the greatest. Although other costumes like "noir" look cool, I don't think of Spider-Man wearing any other outfits and the original fits what kind of superhero Peter is: a friendly neighborhood one. He may go through dark times but he should generally be that nice guy with powers who could talk to you without snarling (Wolverine's already taken this one) or growling (Batman's got this) and this suit represents that."
"Black/Symbiote suit for me! I think it's my all time favorite costume in all fiction! And then the classic red and blue."
442 Viners voted in this latest question. Here's the results.
- The Classic (red and blue) 17%
- Black Suit/Symbiote: 17%
- Superior Spider-Man 13%
- Scarlet Spider (Blue Hoodie) 8%
- Future Foundation 7%
- Noir 6%
- 2099 6%
- Ultimate Spider-Man (Morales) 5%
- Iron Spider Armor 5%
- Other (Specify below) 4%
- Ends of the Earth Armor (MK III) 4%
- Stealth Costume 3%
- Ultimate Spider-Man (Parker) 3%
- Bag-Man 2%
- Spider-Armor (Silver) 1%
- Cosmic Spidey 0%
We encourage you to make future Question of the Week suggestions in the comments below or via Twitter. Want to continue celebrating Spidey? Two of the hero's villains -- Doctor Octopus and Kraven -- are currently fighting in the Spider-Man Battle of the Week (go vote!!!) and we previously posted his Best Battles and Best Covers. Tomorrow we'll post Spider-Man's Must Read Stories and, for those that are sick of seeing so much of the character, you'll be happy to know voting for the next Character of the Week will begin next Monday!