Thursday, February 2, 2012
Hank Pym has had a lot of identities (Yellowjacket, Ant-Man, Giant-Man, Goliath, The Wasp) and just as many costumes. I have to say my favorite look of his is the Yellowjacket costume. It looked cool and sleek and I loved the big vibrating shoulder wings. Unfortunately, this is the outfit he was wearing when the ill-advised the decision to have him have a breakdown and smack his wife, so it has been since associated with the abusive, unhinged Pym.
I have always liked Gil Kane's design for The Atom's costume, but I do admit it looks a bit dated. I thought that the Justice League Unlimited cartoon had a great take on it - they kept the overall design but had the costume made from a shiny material and gave him Batman-like whited out eyes. It stayed true to the classic look but gave it a nice modern feel.