Saturday, March 5, 2011
Part Twelve: A Bug's Life
Doug: It's been a loooooooonnnnngggggg time since we've called in the fashion police around here. Today's victim, er... examinee... is the Winsome Wasp herself -- Janet van Dyne Pym. Rather than spend hours of our own time spelunking through the Avengers DVD-ROM in search of all of Janet's costume changes (when we could be writing a bunch of other missives to throw your Bronze Age way), we've included the link to the totally awesome Avengers poster that George Perez and Tom Smith produced back in 1993. Clicking on it should take you to the website that's doing the hosting, and you'll be able to get a much larger image.
Doug: So today's Dressed for Success is sort of a do-it-yourself job. What we'd like you to do is to see the larger image and check the periphery of the poster -- you'll note that Perez included the Wasp in 30 different costumes! It's really a fun history lesson (and speaking of the history of the team, Perez has expressed his regrets that when he drew this he did not include the characters in their classic costumes, but clothed them in what was current at the time. I, too, wish he'd done the former). Then come back here and let us know which costumes you liked/didn't like, and which ones bring back fond memories. After a day or so, Karen and/or I will get back on and give a summation as to whether the greater BAB community deemed Ms. Van Dyne a Success or a Fashion Disaster.