For a new superhero to really leave an impact, artists do their best to give them the coolest and most distinctive look possible. This doesn't always happen straight out of the gate. Nine months after Iron Man's debut, the creative team replaced his generic gold armour with his iconic red-and-yellow suit, which helped the character find a bigger audience.
Because a change in a superhero's attire can potentially lead to a spike in sales, it's a common tactic for artists to try new looks for established characters. Even after Spider-Man's look had been seemingly set-in-stone for years, Marvel gave him a brand-new black outfit.
Despite the fact this decision could've been perceived as a gimmick (which it totally was), readers loved Spidey's new look and it is now considered one of the wallcrawler's best costumes. (But if we had to be honest, they're never gonna top the Bombastic Bag-Man get-up.)
But changing it up doesn't always work. Some of Web-Head's lamer outfits have involved web underwear, Elizabethan frills, and a laser cannon. Although fashion is subjective, it's safe to assume none of these costumes will be appearing in the MCU anytime soon.
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