Posted by God_Spawn (39552 posts) - - Show Bio

Out of boredom and a bit of spare time, I have returned with the GS 5 (remember my awesome battle blogs?) to do a random blog on some of my opinions of the new Marvel NOW outfits. I also realize some of these outfits have not debuted yet.

I will say so far the relaunch has been great. I am liking ANXM so far. Deadpool is funny and has some awesome references. Thor is just all kinds of awesome so far. I liked the first issue of Hulk (which for me is a big deal since he isn't exactly my favorite and was never a loyal follower), Uncanny Avengers I am still on the fence about. And some of the new solos have been fun as I have been thoroughly enjoying Hawkeye and Gambit. I am also looking forward to give Savage Wolverine a shot and see how the new Uncanny X-Men turns out.

1: Captain America

Captain America (2012) #1 Variant ...

Ok, so Marvel. Have you decided on whether to just make him movie/ultimate verse Cap or not? This is what is bugging me about this one. On 90% of every cover and variant we have seen for this outfit we get movie/ultimate Cap. The boots and gloves are a little more mechanical looking vs the pirate boots. The famous wingtips are painted on the side of the helmet in most of the covers almost completely resembling the movie/ultimate cap. Yet in his books with JrJr and Cassaday, both artists have the necessarily same look. They give him the classic chainmail with some minor modifications and the lower half is more sleek and militaristic. He even has the weird kneepads (courtesy of Cassaday) which I find kind of ridiculous looking and the wingtips are similar to his classic look but on a more militaristic helmet vs a regular cowl. It just looks kind I like the overall new design but there are a few things just off setting about it like the knee pads in UA or the chin strap with classic wingtips. In time I expect to get used to it. I am at least glad they didn't go full movie/ultimate-esque Cap on his outfit and left some distinguishing features similar to his classic look. I just kind of wish they settle on scheme though. Make him like most of the covers or don't.

2. Iron Man

Avengers (2013) #3

I love the new black and gold coloring. I find this one of the better Marvel costume redesigns and I wonder how long they will keep the color scheme? Iron Man goes through different armors for every few years but they were majority red and gold. So who knows how long this one will last? I do hope it does though, but Marvel could always just pull the trigger on it and go back to red and gold.

3. Thor

Another one of my favorite redesigns. I'll be honest. I hate classic Thor's outfit. I never liked it. The chainmail blew it away when Coipel debuted it. The new outfit at first kind of brought me back to his classic look. Then going through the first issue I loved it. To me the new look gives a modernized take on Thor's classic look IMO. I like the style being simple and with good uses of the red and black. I still think they were trying to go too Avengers movie Thor on it though. My hopes for this is similar to the movie when the going got tough, Thor was able "armor" up which I like the concept. Thor is naturally very durable and his armor often goes long before he does. And I have seen some of the Avengers covers for Marvel NOW and Thor does have his full armor on so it just gives me further hope they use the concept.

4. Cyclops

The Bachalo redesign. At first glance I thought this was a terrible choice. I find the overall outfit great but the X visor is for what? At first glance though. As more information was released we get that there is to be some function to this outfit. The former Phoenix 5 are supposed to get some kind of power adjustment and Cyclops for whatever reason has decided to wear an X shaped visor which I still cannot for the life of me figure out its purpose. BUT, after seeing the outfit for so many times I have grown accustomed. The suit itself is cool and Bachalo makes it work. But the function for the visor is what is screwing with my head. Will Cyclops no wear ruby quartz eyepatches and one up Nick Fury? Will his sunglasses even keep back his powers? What will his back up visor look like? Say he is out in street clothes or something and he has to switch to his visor, will it be an X? Or will he forever have to wear the cowl to keep his powers in check? The outfit is cool but the visor for now is meh and I can say I will get better to me as long as I see the function being worth while.

5. Deadpool

I love this one too. It is a very simple redesign with some added gauntlets and boots. Not much more to say about it lol.

There you have it. Another GS 5 series and me picking and forming an opinion on some of the new redesigns. Tell me what your take is and what costumes you love or hate in the comment section below.

#1 Posted by ComicMan24 (147494 posts) - - Show Bio

I really don't like how the scales on Captain America's costume are popping out in the second pic and some of the scans I have seen from Uncanny Avengers. Other than that, I think it is an ok suit. Even though tbh my favourite CA must be the one Bucky used to wear when he was CA and some of the ultimate variants. I have to agree with you on Cyclops' costume. At first I hated it (especially since recently Cyclops got that P5 costume which imo was amazing) but after seeing it a few times I am starting to like. Not saying it is becoming a favourite of mine or anything but still better than before. And really curious about these power readjustments.

#2 Posted by Lvenger (23943 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree that Marvel should make up their mind on whether Cap appears in movie costume or comic book costume. The mixture of the 2 is annoying. And Thor's redesign is good too. At least they got rid of the damn swords which is a plus. Not sure on Hulk's costume but Waid'll give a good explanation for it. He'd better ...

#3 Posted by Spawn92 (296 posts) - - Show Bio

Im really interested in the Superior Spiderman design and how it will incorporate the new fangs and other accessories.

#4 Posted by joeagentofhand1 (5090 posts) - - Show Bio

Iron Man has the same color scheme as the android Tony made in the MC2 universe

#5 Edited by HopesummersFORtheFUTURE (5086 posts) - - Show Bio

i dont like cyclops new look looks like his trying to impersonate magneto

i dont like magento's new look either....they look like freaks not bad guys

#8 Posted by TDK_1997 (15970 posts) - - Show Bio

The best new design so far is Iron Man's and Hulk's.They look awesome.

#9 Posted by Lvenger (23943 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheAcidSkull: I bet it'll be a suit to control the Hulk or something like that. That's my best bet.

#11 Posted by MrDirector786 (43767 posts) - - Show Bio

The only problem I have with Captain America's costume is the part of his helmet around the nose. Maybe it's just because of the way it's drawn in the second image but there's something about it that I don't like. And for Iron man the black and yellow color scheme looked a little weird at first glance but his costume still looks pretty cool.

#12 Posted by kid Apollo (773 posts) - - Show Bio

i dont mind Cap's new look in the first pic, its modern yet classic and looks funtional. i don tlike the second one with the scales popping out. Cyclops' new looks has yet to grow on me. i loved Thor's costume when i came back and restarted Asgard, so his new look is not doin it for me. Ironman doesnt look bad at all, black and gold isnt a bad combo. i like that small touches to Deadpool, nuthin big, very subtle yet good.

i know they technically got the uniforms before the relaunch but i love Hawkeye and Gambit's new uniforms. much needed modernization and im alrite with Gambit not rockin a trench coat for awhile

#13 Posted by God_Spawn (39552 posts) - - Show Bio

@kid Apollo: I honestly don't mind either of Cap's looks. I'd just rather Marvel pick one and stick with it. I personally prefer JRJR's redesign to Cassaday's and all the others that just make it too Ultimate/Movie Cap. I like JRJR's because it is a modernized look but keeps the classic design like the scales and the wing tips attached to the helmet rather than painted on keeping some difference among the 2 universes.