Bored Panda ran an open list soliciting before and afters of superheroes, and the current winner on that list had me scratching my head:

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That’s Exo-Man in 1977 and Iron Man in 2008. That shouldn’t count. And, best I can figure, it was originally labeled as Iron Man in both pics. So, that’s a fluke.

But take a look at this list and see if you prefer the retro or the new versions:

#15. Supergirl – 1984 / 2015

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There were a lot of them that looked too similar to notice much.

Hell, Daredevil and the Flash made you squint between them, let alone their then and now pics.

#14. Nick Fury – 1998 / 2012

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There are some obvious and easy differences with Nick Fury, but I really love the detail around the eye.

But I still think The Governor has a better patch.

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#13. Doctor Strange – 1978 / 2016

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Went a little more subtle on the bling. Good call.

I wish they’d kept the ’70s mustache though.

#12. Wolverine – 2000 / 2013

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That’s ridiculous.

#11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – 1993 / 2016

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I was going to disqualify this one, because the modern image is an illustration. But, then I remembered that the TMNTs are pretty much illustrations, being, you know, giant, walking turtles.

#10. Captain America – 1990 / 2016

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Green skin, body suits, green hair, and weird bulges after the jump.

Sometimes, the older version is better.

#9. Robocop – 1987 / 2014

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I feel like Robocop is one example, but I could see where others might disagree.

#8. Superman – 1948 / 2016

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But, most of the time, CGI has actually helped everybody involved.

#7. The Hulk and Thor – 1998 / 2012

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Older isn’t always better. Example above.

#6. Catwoman – 1966 / 2012

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But, sometimes…

Sometimes, it’s just too much…

#5. The Joker – 1966 / 2016

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#4. Wonder Woman – 1975 / 2017

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#3. The Penguin – 1966 / 1992

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Not these Penguins, though.

I love both of them.

#2. Spider-Man – 1977 / 2016

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I wouldn’t let children within 10 yards of 1977 Spidey.

#1. The Fantastic Four – 1994 / 2015

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I’ll be honest. I didn’t see any of the F4 flicks.

I’m probably most inclined to see the unreleased Roger Corman version from 1994, though.

h/t: Bored Panda