“The Atom’s Uniform is Revolting!” “Yep, It Sure Is. Oh, You Meant the Other Way.”

30 Covers Featuring Empty Costumes (Ambulatory or Otherwise) 

Tony Stark: No, this is where you zip it, alright? The adult is talking! What if somebody had died tonight? Different story, right? ‘Cause that’s on you. And if you died, I feel like that’s on me. I don’t need that on my conscience.
Peter Parker: Yes sir. I…
Tony Stark: Yes.
Peter Parker: I’m sorry. I’m sorry.
Tony Stark: Sorry doesn’t cut it.
Peter Parker: I understand. I just — I just wanted to be like you.
Tony Stark: And I wanted you to be better. Okay, it’s not working out. I’m gonna need the suit back.
Peter Parker: For how long?
Tony Stark: Forever. [Peter starts to cry] Yeah. Yeah, that’s how it works.
Peter Parker: No, no. Please.
Tony Stark: Let’s have it.
Peter Parker: You don’t understand! Please, this is all I have! I’m nothing without this suit!
Tony Stark: If you’re nothing without this suit, then you shouldn’t have it, okay?

Daddy Warbucks is right. When it comes to superheroes, the clothes don’t make the man (or woman). But on the other hand… it’s hard to imagine Batman striking fear into the hearts of criminals wearing sweatpants, or Superman fighting for truth and justice in a boss Hawaiian shirt and flip-flops.

Hmm, I’m going to need to think about this some more. In the meantime, let’s salute those covers that put our favorite superhero costumes front and centre, without those pesky heroes inside them getting them all sweaty and stuff: