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Robert Shepherd
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I got this idea of a question when responding to the INHUMANS thread over in TV land.

What hero, in live action movies or TV, has been your favorite based only on how true their costume adhered to the iconic look of the comic books?

Besides Christopher Reeve as Superman, I don't recall any hero looking exactly the same, maybe one of the Spider-Man costumes got the closest. Maybe? Perhaps that 70s Spider-Man show that last only a season?

Who do you think got the closest?
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Thom Price
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Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman costume is pretty darn close.  Other than perhaps being a bit chintzy looking (in retrospect) due to the budget limitations of 70s TV, I can't think of anything wrong with it.
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Stephen Churay
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Alec Baldwin's Shadow costume looks right
out of a Kaluta drawing. I don't know if
he counts since he's not strictly a comic
book character.

As bad as the film was, the RETURN OF
SWAMP THING costume was all Steve
Bissette.
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Brian Hunt
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Ghost Rider. Both movies and TV have been close, if not
spot on.
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Anthony J Lombardi
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Lou Ferrigno spot on as the Hulk.

Ghost Rider from the first film looked fantastic. Too bad Cage was Johnny Blaze.

Remove the stupid helmet and transparent shield and Reb Brown was perfect as Captain America.
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"What hero, in live action movies or TV, has been your favorite based only on how true their costume adhered to the iconic look of the comic books?"

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I'll have to go with Carter's Wonder Woman also.
But I can't say the trueness of her costume was the only reason I tuned in :-)
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Burt Ward as Robin.
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Robert Bradley
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Captain America on his tour to sell war bonds.


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Michael Roberts
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 QUOTE:
Captain America on his tour to sell war bonds.


The materials his outfit was made of were all wrong to me.

Serinda Swan, who is playing Medusa in INHUMANS, seemed spot-on
to me when she was playing this other superhero:

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John Byrne

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Boy, you guys are generous!!
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Brennan Voboril
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Does Marv from Sin City count?  
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Eric Sofer
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For about two seconds, Luke Cage. Also Tom Welling as Superman... that was about two seconds also.
Chris Reeve in Superman, absolutely.
Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman, sure.
I'm recalling that the first Black Canary in "Arrow" had the costume right, right down to the mask.
Black Widow and the Hulk in the Avengers movies seem pretty close to me. But in all truth, the Hulk is a gimme.
Phil Coulson looks great. :D
The Torch and the Thing looked spot on to me in the Fantastic Four movies. And Sue Storm Ricards looked right in the Fantastic Four movies... when she was using her powers. ;)


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Wallace Sellars
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George Reeves' Superman
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Rich Marzullo
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Just talking about the costume? I'd say Dean Cain's Superman. 
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Bryan Eacret
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Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury is spot on. 
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Robert Shepherd
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I'm recalling that the first Black Canary in "Arrow" had the costume right, right down to the mask.

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Doesn't the iconic Black Canary required fishnet stockings?
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Allan Summerall
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Sylvester Stallone in full Judge Dredd uniform was pretty spot on I thought.
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Brian Hague
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Who do I think got the closest? Probably the Rocketeer, but then, they had Dave Stevens there in pre-production, pushing for his version hard against Joe Johnston's revisionism. Johnston reportedly wanted Stevens' helmet replaced with something that, y'know, made more sense, like something an astronaut would wear. Picture that for a minute. Stevens had to commission an artist out of his own pocket to build a replica helmet to prove to the director that the visual would work in real life. Stevens did not fight to retain the original rocket design as he himself felt that could stand some improvement. Later, on the first Captain America movie, Johnston would insist on a costume design that would actually look like it was designed in the 1940's. Because that's how he rolls...

Special mention also goes out to villains of the Dick Tracy movie. Although Beatty did not have the right profile or (you should forgive the term) hard-nosed attitude to portray Tracy, his dedication to creating a faithful "comic book look" for that film was admirable. 

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Petter Myhr Ness
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Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury is spot on.
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Yeah, couldn't be closer to the source.







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Michael Penn
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 QUOTE:
What hero, in live action movies or TV, has been your favorite based only on how true their costume adhered to the iconic look of the comic books?

Adam West's Batman was about as perfect a realization of the costume of that time as possible.

(Adam West as Bruce Wayne remains, for me, the best ever too.)
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Michael Penn
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Sergio Saavedra
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Yes, Samuel  L Jackson as Nick Fury is absolutely spot on.
;-)


Edited by Sergio Saavedra on 14 May 2017 at 4:07pm
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Robert Bradley
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Sergio -

"based only on how true their costume adhered to the iconic look of the comic books"

So, not by a long shot.

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David Miller
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It's been 17 years since Ultimate Nick Fury was introduced. I wonder if Marvel was still fielding complaints in 1980 about the Johnny Storm Human Torch?
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