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Off THEIR Minds: Should Superheroes Change Their Costumes?
by Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero on
Comic book creators are asked the question whether or not characters should be allowed to change their iconic look.
Change can be good. If characters are to be given a sense of realism, they would likely want to change their look from time to time. There's basically two problems with this. As a reader, people want stability. They want the characters they grew up with to look the same. Often regardless if the costume is good or not, it's what people recognize. That leads into the second issue. If a hero is trying to be a symbol of hope or reassurance, changing their costume will confuse the people they're trying to save. Being close to a super-powered battle could be intimidating and if you can't recognize the hero, your sense of hope is gone.
Since I already touched on this topic, I decided to ask the comic creators at the recent Long Beach Comic Convention to get some insight into their minds.
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What are your thoughts? Do you agree with the creators? Does it make a difference if your favorite character changed their costume?