Bored Panda ran an open list soliciting before and afters of superheroes, and the current winner on that list had me scratching my head:
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
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
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.
#13. Doctor Strange – 1978 / 2016
Went a little more subtle on the bling. Good call.
I wish they’d kept the ’70s mustache though.
#12. Wolverine – 2000 / 2013
#11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – 1993 / 2016
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
Green skin, body suits, green hair, and weird bulges after the jump.
Sometimes, the older version is better.
#9. Robocop – 1987 / 2014
I feel like Robocop is one example, but I could see where others might disagree.
#8. Superman – 1948 / 2016
But, most of the time, CGI has actually helped everybody involved.
#7. The Hulk and Thor – 1998 / 2012
Older isn’t always better. Example above.
#6. Catwoman – 1966 / 2012
Sometimes, it’s just too much…
#5. The Joker – 1966 / 2016
#4. Wonder Woman – 1975 / 2017
#3. The Penguin – 1966 / 1992
Not these Penguins, though.
I love both of them.
#2. Spider-Man – 1977 / 2016
I wouldn’t let children within 10 yards of 1977 Spidey.
#1. The Fantastic Four – 1994 / 2015
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