The recent Madman TPB on the MSP was LOL, PDQ, but Rodrigo pointed out something I hadn’t thought about: Frank Einstein wears a serious contender for the most perfect costume in history.  Granted, his look has changed a time or three over the years, but the basic silhouette is clean, the white with red and blue accents is classic superhero and he looks amazing in action.  Then again, there are a lot of great suits of clothes out there: Mal Reynolds’ space cowboy getup, Jefferson Pierce’s original disco suit, Freddy Freeman’s blue with red cape…  It’s a wide open field, which leads us to today’s subjective query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) isn’t sure whether my answer is Spider-Man’s original suit or the Silver Age Flash, but I’ll let the Faithful Spoilerites fight it out, asking: Which fictional sartorial ensemble is the PERFECT costume?


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  1. Gotta go with classic Spider-Man. Classic colors, the web pattern and spider symbols effortlessly convey that he’s spider themed, and there are no unnecessary extra accessories that are there just for the sake of design.

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