If you still think all superhero types are sporting nothing but spandex, then we're really sorry that the bomb shelter/coma/massive rock/grand-piano-sized-anvil you've been trapped in/under took you out of commission FOR THE LAST FORTY YEARS. Because, dude, you were gypped out of some of the sickest sartorial moments in sequential-art history ever.

And to celebrate what is shaping up to be an EPIC summer for comic book movie adaptations, Complex brings you "The 50 Coolest Costumes in Comics." We're not making distinctions between "Comics" and "Graphic Novels" because that shit is toy and niggling, but we are mentioning good guys, bad guys, and ruthless mercenaries with no moral barometer. And though we're not including the ladies (because that's another glorious gallery altogether), we are throwing in mutants, mortals, Marvel, DC, indies, imprints, and a manga dude. But you know that manga dude was on some quota shit. Just kidding! (Not really!)

Stannish Asperger types will itch their faces off arguing some of these but a battery of tests were conducted and empirical data collected for each of these. A.k.a. we chose our damn favorites and argued really loud. But the one thing we all agreed on was who got the No. 1 spot. And if you want to fight us on it, you're welcome to. Because your ass is SO WRONG. Click next to launch our Best Costumes in Comics gallery!

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