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Subject: Serious question to comic book hero gurus:

Written By: saver on 04/19/08 at 1:26 am

Someone somewhere must have addressed this question but I missed that story...

WHY DID OUR MOST POPULAR COMIC BOOK HEROS..i.e.(SUPERMAN,SPIDERMAN,BATMAN/ROBIN,FLASH GORDON,CAPTAIN AMERICA),WEAR TIGHTS?????

Was there a fascination with those who would wear them,were they more comfortable to fight in,cheaper to own?

How many pair did they all own, you would think they snagged/ran when fighting....


Subject: Re: Serious question to comic book hero gurus:

Written By: snozberries on 04/19/08 at 2:50 am


Someone somewhere must have addressed this question but I missed that story...

WHY DID OUR MOST POPULAR COMIC BOOK HEROS..i.e.(SUPERMAN,SPIDERMAN,BATMAN/ROBIN,FLASH GORDON,CAPTAIN AMERICA),WEAR TIGHTS?????

Was there a fascination with those who would wear them,were they more comfortable to fight in,cheaper to own?

How many pair did they all own, you would think they snagged/ran when fighting....




my guess is they fit better under the clothes they had to wear when living their lives as their secret identities  well Superman and Spiderman...

I think Batman and Robin just liked them  ;)


also the material is more flexible so in a fight there's more ability to move because the tights were less constricting.

Subject: Re: Serious question to comic book hero gurus:

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/08 at 3:11 am

Back in the medival days, even Robin Hood and his Merrie Men wore tights, allegedly.

Subject: Re: Serious question to comic book hero gurus:

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 04/19/08 at 2:56 pm



I think Batman and Robin just liked them  ;)



http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s78/AL-B_photos/SmartBombStudios-justice.jpg

Subject: Re: Serious question to comic book hero gurus:

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/08 at 4:40 pm

They could have all worn kilts?

Subject: Re: Serious question to comic book hero gurus:

Written By: midnite on 04/19/08 at 6:15 pm


How many pair did they all own, you would think they snagged/ran when fighting....



Robin is a little softie, i could see him crying if he got a run in his stockings. LOL.  Wonder woman doesnt wear stockings.

Subject: Re: Serious question to comic book hero gurus:

Written By: saver on 04/19/08 at 6:32 pm


They could have all worn kilts?


I'd hate to be behind them or under them as they swung by!

Subject: Re: Serious question to comic book hero gurus:

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/08 at 2:20 am


Robin is a little softie, i could see him crying if he got a run in his stockings. LOL.   Wonder woman doesnt wear stockings.
...and Supergirl.

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