He has been Superior, Spectacular, Sensational and Amazing for over fifty years and has gone through quite the wardrobe evolution. To celebrate the vast collection of suits the Wall-Crawler has worn over the years, we will be taking a look at the ten coolest Spider-Man suits. The picks we have will be based on their first appearances listed with each entry, despite some having their own variations in other forms of media. While those other versions will be slightly mentioned, the spot on our list will go to the first appearances.
First Appearance (Comics): Spider-Man 2099 #1 (1992)
Our first pick goes to Miguel O’Hara created by Peter David and Rick Leonardi during Marvel’s 2099 comic run. A geneticist from the year 2099 who is attempting to replicate the same abilities as the original Spider-Man. O’Hara successfully manages to rewrite his genetic code and becomes Spider-Man of the future. Stylistically one of the most unique outfits on our list, we hope to see an on screen iteration in the upcoming sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
First Appearance (Comics): The Amazing Spider-Man #529 (2006)
Not to be confused with the Iron Spider version we saw in Avengers: Infinity War, we will be looking at the original red and gold from the comics. The Iron Spider suit was created for Peter Parker by Tony Stark during the Civil War storyline, as a way for Spider-Man to show he had sided with Iron Man instead of Captain America. Armed with three extra mechanical arms that assist during battle or maneuvering throughout New York City.
First Appearance (Comics): Secret Wars #8 (1984)
Also referred to as the Black Suit, the Symbiote suit paved the way for one of Marvels most deadly foes. A black alien goo attaches itself to Peter Parker and combines its abilities with Spider-Man’s, increasing the Wall-Crawlers strength and powers. The symbiote also retains information from its previous host, which is why when it attached itself to Eddie Brock, Venom had similar feats as Spider-Man.
First Appearance (Comics): Spider-Man: Noir #1 (2009)
Set in an alternate timeline, Spider-Man Noir takes place in New York during the great depression. Peter Parker discovers a spider-god idol housing a venomous spider. When the spider bites him, he starts to receive visions of a spider god that grants him superhuman abilities. Waging war on the criminal underground, Spider-Noir has become most notable through an iteration from Spider-Man: Far From Home and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
First Appearance (Comics): Web of Spider-Man #118 (1994)
While the character Ben Reilly first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #149 (1975) as Peter Parkers clone, and later establishing himself as his own person in Spider-Man #51 (1994). We want to take a look at the suit Ben Reilly dawns in Web of Spider-Man, keeping the classic red and blue but giving it a unique flavor that comes with a torn hoodie, belt and large white eyes. It is also one of the few suits worn by the Wall-Crawler not to feature webbing across the body.
First Appearance (Comics): Ultimate Fallout #4 (2011)
Worn by Miles Morales, this suit has been a fan favorite since its first appearance in 2011. However, it has gained so much more of a following recently with its film and video game appearances. Not only has the suit gained popularity though, but so has the character of Morales. Being one of the few African-American superheroes, proving to everyone that anyone can be Spider-Man. Also… there is just something so fitting about superheroes wearing black and red. We are looking at you Terry McGinnis.
First Appearance (Video Games): Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018)
When you are creating one of the greatest superhero video games of all time, your hero has to come with some style. Insomniac not only gave us an incredible game with an amazing narrative and compelling character arcs, they gave us a memorable suit that has become one of Spider-Man’s best looks. Featuring a unique white spider design, it is something when fans first saw thought “That’s not going to work” and being proven wrong when they finally get to swing through the city with it on.
First Appearance (Comics): The Amazing Spider-Man #700 (2012)
Notable simply for its unique story concept. Superior Spider-Man was created when Dr. Otto Octavius swapped bodies with Peter Parker. After Peter’s subconscious dies in Otto’s body, Otto is left in Peters. Instead of continuing his life of crime, Octavius begins his career as a hero. Dawning another incredible red and black design, this Spider-Man also features tones of new amazing gadgets and gear created from the mind of Otto Octavius.
First Appearance (Comics): Amazing Fantasy #15 (1962)
The original classic design created by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko. We wouldn’t have a list like this if it wasn’t for this first appearance design. Since its appearance, we have had so many iterations that have become popular in their own right. From Todd McFarlane’s redesign to the very accurate look in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, none of these would have put Spider-Man where he is at today if it wasn’t for this original look from 1962.
First Appearance (Film): Spider-Man (2001)
Featured throughout Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy and worn by Toby Maguire. While this suit does very much follow the classic red and blue, it is still notable for its influence and unique design. Sporting dark red and blue, with silver webbing along the body and slightly smaller eyes. The films version of the Spider suit has become one of the most recognizable, as much as we love Tom Hollands suit, we gotta give the spot to this one.
So many different looks and iterations of Spider-Man have come and gone over the years and as much as we love all of them, we broke down the list down to just ten. However, we will not overlook some other incredible Spider-Man designs over the years. These are the Honorable Mentions: Homemade. Big Time, Armored, Spider-Punk. Let us know your favorite Spider-Man suits.
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