The Amazing Spider-Man has been raking in the cash ever since its $7.5 million midnight opening this past Tuesday. No surprises there: The franchise has always been one to pull in the numbers (not to mention that Spidey's latest installment has the added benefit of the smokin' hot Emma Stone).
In addition to expressing some silent gratitude to the powers that be for the leading lady, we let out a collective sigh of relief after catching our first glimpse of Andrew Garfield, the film's star, in his superhero duds, which thankfully don't suck—or look like something found in an S&M dungeon. Regrettably, not all other heroes have been as fortunate.
Stan Lee's timeless character has consistently stayed one of the best-dressed ass-kickers in the game thanks to a solid look that's never called for too many improvements. On the flip side, we can think of countless instances in which it's been hard to take movie, cartoon, and comic protagonists seriously due to some of the garish shit that their well-meaning illustrators and wardrobe folks have had them running around in. (How Hawkman, for example, can even get in a door without having to turn sideways to accommodate those oversized Halloween wings is a mystery to us.)
Today, we honor those like him, who dedicated their lives to fighting evil, yet just couldn't seem to vanquish some of their questionable wardrobe choices, in our gallery of The 10 Jankiest Superhero Costumes.
Written by Lauren Otis (@LaurNado)