How the Superman and Batman costumes have evolved

An illustrated look at almost 70 years of design for DC's most iconic superheroes.

An illustrated look at almost 70 years of design for DC's most iconic superheroes.

(Heather Collett)

Superman first appeared in Action Comics #1 in 1938, with Batman soon following in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. In the almost 70 years since, they've proven to be two of the most enduring superheroes in history. With Justice League carrying on that lineage, illustrator Heather Collett takes a look back at the almost 70 years of costume evolution from these iconic heroes.

(Illustration: Heather Collett; Text: Jesse Kinos-Goodin)

Sources:Batman: Businessinsider.com, time.com, NowThisNerdBenjamin Andrew Moore; Superman: theverge.com, screenrant.com.

This post also previously included an infographic for Wonder Woman, but we've removed it because of unintentional similarities to one already created by Kate Willaert for Halloweencostumes.com.

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