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Marvel’s Costume Evolution Covers Are Nothin’ but Nostagia


Project: Rooftop has gathered a bunch of Marvel’s latest variant cover fad: X-Men: Evolution (presumably not to be confused with the WB show X-Men: Evolution), which showcases the various costume worn by characters over the years, and naturally we’ve grabbed all the ones of female characters and brought them here, to you.

Also, be not alarmed by the words on the art! These covers ran over the gamut of Marvel’s issues, so the titles may have nothing to do with the X-Man behind them. Or maybe Rogue guest starred in Cap’s comic?

Needless to say, we have the most affection in our hearts for the yellow Rogue costume with the little motorcycle jacket because we grew up in the nineties, okay?

Same thing goes for Storm’s shoulder-padded, white, full-body suit.

Anyways, here’s Kitty Pryde.

Yes, Emma Frost’s costume has always had its questionable elements, it’s not a recent thing.

I think my favorite for Jean Grey is actually the last one, I guess I have a weakness for jackets in superhero costumes.

If you want to check out the guys, as well, head on over to Project: Rooftop.

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  • Joanna Moylan

    There seemed to be a balaclava phase at one stage.

  • http://darktouch.net DarkTouch

    The love of jackets may be part of the reason you were one of the very few people (myself included) who didn’t absolutely hate the new Wonder Woman design.

  • Nick Gaston

    You know, I think Rogue’s uniform *from* the WB X-Men: Evolution show is actually the best costume they could have chosen for that cover, but didn’t. D’oh.

    (And she actually DID wear a jacket or two, on a couple of occasions. Quite impressive, really.)

  • http://www.extremelydissatisfied.wordpress.com Adam R. Charpentier

    I think the Wonder Woman redesign is great. The only artist that ever pulled off her original look with any degree of dignity or regalia was Alex Ross. She is still one of the most underwhelming characters on the block, of course, which probably has more to do with writers never knowing what to do with her. Not too different from Superman, in that respect, but at least he has a large supporting cast.

  • http://www.extremelydissatisfied.wordpress.com Adam R. Charpentier

    I think the Wonder Woman redesign is great. The only artist that ever pulled off her original look with any degree of dignity or regalia was Alex Ross. She is still one of the most underwhelming characters on the block, of course, which probably has more to do with writers never knowing what to do with her. Not too different from Superman, in that respect, but at least he has a large supporting cast.

  • http://darktouch.net DarkTouch

    Wonder Woman is somewhat limited by her move into the ‘Big Three’ when her origin is really a bit more seedy. The inheritor of the Wonder Woman mantle can be seen now in books like Powergirl and Zatanna. That said, I have an outline in my head of where I’d want Wonderwoman to go if I was in charge of her… mostly exploiting her interesting combination of Magical Gadgeteering and Modern Spy Thriller. She’d be like James Bond only with magic gear. I’d also ditch her ability to fly but that might get me hung.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R6ODYVHCB23JAQC33NPS5RLUN4 Kifre

    Aido’s Storm may be my favorite forever: http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ljoeloObBN1qc2etlo1_500.jpg

  • http://www.extremelydissatisfied.wordpress.com Adam R. Charpentier

    I did not even know she could fly until a few years ago. For some reason, the costume looks even sillier on a flyer. And a flyer with an invisible jet…

    It is too bad that she is in the top tier, not Zatanna or Black Canary. I actually enjoyed the first few issues in which Canary ran the show…until it was revealed that the Big Three were still meeting and running things in the background like a bunch of assholes.

    I suppose it is a matter of power level. Canary is basically human and Batman has that covered. He could probably beat her in a straight fight. And he is the Deus Ex Machina when it comes to battle plans. Wonder Woman has the same basic power set as Superman, except it’s all based in magic and she is lacking his more ridiculous vision and breath-related powers, so I would think they went with her because of that magical element…and Zatanna has just never shown that degree of power or ability, which is a damn shame that should be corrected.

    Most of the other JLA-related women seem like second-tier characters or they duplicate powers or abilities already available…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=525535616 Bridget Marie Blodgett

    I will always love the street punk Storm costume. The woman is a badass and I think that costume really shows it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7G4SWUX2MCWWXLMYNN347JMIZY Frodo Baggins

    That is one seriously rectangular uniboob Rogue has on the right there.