Spider-Woman is Getting a Hip New Costume

The Modern Age is upon us in comic book land, and I couldn’t be happier! I’m as fickle as they come in my fandom, but I’m really enjoying all these new, realistic and very modern superhero  redesigns. Whether it’s the new Batgirl in her trendy jacket or Captain Marvel’s classier jumpsuit, I’m a big fan!

And here comes Spider-Woman’s own jacket and sunglasses style! I love it!

Full red bodysuits are so last year

The costume was designed by artist Kris Anka.

The new costume will debut as part of a Spider-Man Unlimited video game I’ve never heard of, which seems like an odd choice to me. It’ll finally reach Spider-Woman’s comic book series with issue #5 next year – if the comic lasts that long. The first issue was a giant mess, and I’m kind of worried that the forced tie-in to Spider-Verse is going to hurt the series in the long run. It’s not uncommon for new comics to be cancelled before they even reach double digits due to lack of sales, so Marvel better hope that writer Dennis Hopeless has some kind of plan in place to get readers after Spider-Verse is over.

A fancy new costume is a good way to start.

I like the gloves!

The new costume was announced at USA Today. Click the link to check out an interview with Hopeless and Marvel, as well as some other pictures. I really love the design. It’s hip, it’s sleek, and it’s still clearly Spider-Woman.

Classic spandex superhero costumes are fine, but when you can redesign a character this well, why not try out a new look for awhile? Marvel can always return to classic Spider-Woman in the future. For now, I definitely dig this design, and I actually think I might pick up Spider-Woman #5 to see it in action!


About Sean Ian Mills

Hello, this is Sean, the Henchman-4-Hire! By day I am a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in Central New York, and by the rest of the day I'm a pretty big geek when it comes to video games, comic books, movies, cartoons and more.

Posted on December 18, 2014, in Comics, Marvel and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Can we just do this with every superhero now? Especially the younger heroes. I feel like this is a really cool thing to do. Spandex was never really hip anyway.

  2. Sheesh. That costume is awesome.
    It’s stuff like this that makes me really darn sad Jim Lee did all the big redesigns for the New 52.

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