Saturday, September 3, 2011
To be fair, the Mistress of Magnetism has
had her share of double-bagger costumes.
However, as long as the variations to the
original Steranko classic don't veer too far....
And the artist & writer don't feel the need
to make her possessed or butch or a giantess
to add 'character' (ugh!)....
she is a star!
There should be a regalness to Lorna,
not a trashy or common look.
(I also have much love for the Cockrum
stripper outfit, but it is much more.....dated, I think.)
You can't improve on perfection.
'Iconic' is iconic for a reason.
The original Hourman, Rex "Tick-Tock" Tyler,
had an in with me by virtue of being an
original JSA member and Earth 2 hero.
But that beautifully staggered black and yellow
contrast, with a perfect splash of red to
tie it all together....heaven.
There's a--forgive me--timelessness about
It doesn't have to get carried away or super busy;
that little hanging hourglass tells you everything
you need to know.
I also love the redesign done for his son's
costumes as homage to Pop's.
It's super-busy, it's complicated,
it's over-the-top...and I love it!
Definitely a literal bent on the concept,
this character just massively appeals to me.
I probably more favor the muted tones that came
in later incarnations, but I really dig the whole
larger than life concept of the character.
Maybe this is one of those "don't know why"
loves, but it does it for me.
There was something very visceral
about the first appearance of the Yellowjacket.
Perhaps that ignited my passion
for the costume; attributing the dark side to it.
But this alter for Hank Pym's otherwise subdued
personality has always been a favorite.
The very basic yet electric design;
strong and subtle and pure.
I even enjoyed the female character
that took over the role in the years it was unused.
It's just such a flawless, simple design.
But the original just kicks ass.