Many parents would consider the discovery that their son is a mental prodigy to be a blessing. But when young Robert Bruce Banner showed he was able to comprehend ideas and concepts years ahead of his age, his father Brian labeled him a freak and a monster. After years of living with the abusive and alcoholic Brian, Bruce’s mother Rebecca decided she and her son needed to escape. But Brian discovered the plan and killed Rebecca in front of their child, who was eight-years-old at the time. Traumatized, Bruce became an emotionally closed-off child, burying most of his anger and desires, believing that indulging in these things could lead him to be like his own father. As he grew older, Bruce showed signs of Dissociative Identity Disorder (what used to be called “multiple personality”), occasionally acting like a different person when people pushed him towards anger or fear, only to lose all memory of the incident moments later.
As an adult, Bruce proved to be one of the most intelligent scientists on Earth and was recruited by the military to design a new nuclear bomb, one which would have a more focused blast radius through the use of gamma radiation. Minutes before detonation, Bruce spotted a teenager named Rick Jones on the testing grounds, having gone there on a dare, unaware of a nearby bomb. Bruce told his assistant to delay the detonation and went off to take the boy to safety. But Banner’s assistant was actually a spy and did not stop the countdown. Just as Bruce ensured young Rick’s safety, the G-bomb exploded and Banner was caught in the radioactive blast.
But instead of dying, Bruce’s cells and brain mutated. Now, unlike other people with DID, he would physically change whenever an alternate persona emerged. The first of these was a brutish, self-serving creature with gray skin, incredible strength, and serious resiliency to injury. The second was a green-skinned, raging child who was even more powerful and desperately wanted the rest of the world to leave him alone. Each of these powerful alternates have answered to the same nickname: Hulk.
The Hulk was not, and is not, a superhero. He has often fought evil people and he is certainly super-powered. But he is not on a quest for vengeance nor is he dedicated to the cause of justice. He doesn’t go on patrol or have a signal-device of some kind that informs him of when people need aid. And half the time he’s wound up fighting heroes and causing destruction, either due to a misunderstanding or because he simply lost control. So naturally, he doesn’t wear a superhero costume. But he has had some distinctive looks over the years. So join me (and a friend) as we look over his many outfits. Due to the different personalities of the Hulk over the years, we won’t be staying strictly with chronological order.
THE GRAY GUY
The initial idea behind the Hulk was that he would be Banner’s brutish, dark side, similar to the story of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Mr. Edward Hyde. So the first incarnation of the Hulk is a gray-skinned creature who looks a bit like a throwback to some primal ancestor of man. This persona initially emerged from Banner whenever the sun set and would go away when the sun rose again.
Gray pigmentation makes the Hulk seem unnatural, something that would be described as a “creature” rather than as a man. It gives off a sense of darkness, but it can also give an impression of stone, as if the Hulk is made of that or some similar material (much like a golem) rather than being composed of flesh and blood. It makes us immediately consider his strength and resiliency to attacks.
But the clothes aren’t working. In his first appearance, the gray Hulk had a ripped orange shirt. In later years, he occasionally had a yellow shirt and this, like the orange, seems wrong to me. You do not want warm colors on a dark, violent character. It gives a wrong idea and clashes badly with the unique skin tone. Heck, it also clashes badly with the pants. What was Bruce Banner thinking, wearing an orange shirt with blue trousers? His girlfriend Betty really should have scolded him about that.
Even when the shirt is just white rather than orange, I just don’t really care for seeing the Hulk in a torn shirt for more than one panel. After he transforms, why not just tear away the tatters? It’s not as if what little shirt is left is actually hiding anything and he’s rarely in danger of catching a cold. It becomes purely decorative, which doesn’t work for this type of character.
Let’s remove the shirt all together and just have the gray Hulk in blue trousers then. Not bad.You just have to be careful about the shade and tone of blue. If they’re a bright, happy shade of blue, then it becomes a bad clash with the character’s skin tone. If they’re too dark, then they get lost with his gray coloring.
Things get even worse if you turn the pants into ripped shorts. This makes the Hulk look as if he’s hanging out on the boardwalk in L.A. in the 1980s and is hoping to do some serious surfing later in the afternoon. Right after he remembers where he put his mirrored sunglasses and Van Halen t-shirt with no sleeves.
Interestingly, putting the gray Hulk in Bruce Banner’s notorious purple trousers, which he began wearing after his first couple of adventures, makes for a nicer color combo. The purple stands out nicely against the gray skin and, since it isn’t a typical color for men’s slacks, it adds to the unnatural coloring of the character.
But ripped blue pants or ripped purple pants… Well, either is better than a look like this. Seriously, you look like a bouncer at a really lame biker bar, big guy.
The gray incarnation of the Hulk initially lasted one issue and then wasn’t seen again for decades. But we’ll talk about that time period and what he wore later. First, let’s get to the classic incarnation most of us know and love.
THE GREEN GOLIATH
The Hulk first appeared in the 1960s, when printing and coloring technology was pretty different. Back then, it was very hard to keep a gray color consistent through a single issue. So in his first appearance, depending on which copy you picked up and even which page you were looking at, the Hulk looked either light gray, deep gray or almost coal black. Thus, the coloring had to be altered but he still had to be a creature who very obviously wasn’t a human being.
Green became the Hulk’s new skin-tone starting with issue #2. In the same issue, Bruce was wearing a purple jumpsuit when he transformed, giving us a green-skinned monster in purple pants. Often in comics, that color combination is associated with a villain, usually one who’s arch-enemy is wearing red and blue. Superman’s enemies Lex Luthor and Brainiac have worn various green and purple outfits over the years. Spider-Man’s foe the Green Goblin wears purple and green. Wonder Woman’s enemy Circe often has purple hair and wears any number of green outfits. So these two colors are a signal that the Hulk is something to be feared and is as much a force of destruction as anything else.
The ripped purple pants quickly went away. Not because Banner stopped wearing purple. He actually started sporting purple men’s suits as a habit, which is quite the fashion choice for a nuclear scientist on a military facility. But I digress. Soon after his green incarnation first emerged, Banner developed a machine that could control his transformations back and forth, at least for the time being. So rather than rip apart his fancy suits, Banner would disrobe down to a pair of purple swim trunks that he had obviously designed to stretch with his transformation and then activate the machine. Thus, we get bathing suit Hulk.
Tight bathing suits and speedos only work on some folks and I just don’t think the Hulk is one of them. Especially when you occasionally have to see the Hulk from the back and you wind up seeing way too much detail of his enormous glutes. Just kills the feeling of danger. If the shorts were lengthened or had a belt line of some sort, who knows? But right now, it’s just too close to underpants. (Special Note: the word “underpants” is funnier than “underwear”; It’s science).
And I know I’m not alone in this opinion, because Thor pointed out the absurdity of purple swim trunks in Avengers Vol. 1 #2 and in Avengers #1 1/2, the same issue that gave us the famous “drunk Hulk” jpeg that’s become so popular on Twitter.
Eventually, the machine stopped working and Banner’s transformations happened randomly. When the effect finally stabilized, he now turned into the green Hulk (who had become more savage) whenever he panicked or got seriously angry. Unable to predict when he would change, he naturally wound up with torn clothes a lot more often again. Usually he was wearing one of his many pairs of purple trousers, but on occasion he sported a different color.
Blue and green can be tricky. It’s definitely more realistic that Bruce Banner wold be wearing blue pants of some sort than purple. But having two cool colors (and I mean “cool” as in temperature, not cool as in they look snazzy) such as blue and green can give a sense of balance or relaxation, two things that do not describe the Green Goliath. Still, the right tone and the right artist can make this work, so blue or purple with the green Hulk becomes just a matter of preference for me.
Of course, criticizing trouser color doesn’t mean the Hulk should drop his pants entirely. That happened when Bruce Banner was temporarily sent to this place called Counter-Earth where he and many of Earth’s heroes were forced to live alternate versions of their own lives. There, when Bruce became the savage green Hulk, his pants were completely lost in the process. This might be more realistic considering how easily clothes can tear away, but hey, it’s comics. If we’re willing to accept the fact that a 5’ 9 1/2” human being can, at a moment’s notice, develop cell and muscle growth to the extent that he becomes a 7-8 foot tall green creature (or a 6’ 6” gray creature) who weighs roughly 900 – 1400 lbs. (depending on the incarnation) and that he can then throw off that same mass later to become human again – then hey, I can accept that his pants also conveniently stay on. Because I don’t think I can take any Hulk battles seriously otherwise.
And I think the long, clean hair on the Hulk looks weird. Shaggy hair works for me, but shoulder-length hair that looks washed? No, he is not a bass player, people.
On a few occasions, Banner has turned into the Hulk while wearing brown pants. Green and brown can imply a sort of earthiness to the Hulk and that actually goes with the character. We’ve repeatedly seen in the comics that the gamma-powered green giant, when left alone, enjoys the simple act of sitting in the desert or sitting in a forest, occasionally looking up to greet an animal. Due to his child-like and primitive nature, he seems more connected to the natural, untamed world outside of civilization. So Earth tones definitely work for me, implying he’s a wild creature in the forest who would have been happy to live in peace if we were just smart enough to leave him alone.
In a few stories, the Hulk wore a set of brown pants that did not get ripped by a transformation (this was at a time when the Hulk was green but intelligent). These look rather sharp on the Hulk as well. I could see Bruce Banner wearing something like this underneath his regular slacks so that when he transformed he could tear away all the tatters and have this as his apparel.
Which brings me to a point I very much want to make to all of you.
WHY NOT USE UNSTABLE MOLECULES?
Let’s not just critique the Hulk’s wardrobe, let’s actually offer a suggestion. With the exception of the purple swimsuit, Bruce has almost never had clothes that didn’t rip when he transformed. That’s expensive and terribly inconvenient when he changes back into a human being because people will stare with suspicion at a guy whose slacks are in tatters.
But Dr. Bruce Banner lives in the Marvel Universe, which means he lives in a world that possesses “unstable molecule fabric” (sometimes called UMF). First mentioned in Fantastic Four #6, this is a special material developed by Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four after he realized that the accident which gave him and his family powers had also altered their clothing to interact with those abilities. Thanks to his research and his incredible intelligence, Reed was able to replicate the material and has produced many different types of clothing for himself and his friends that is indestructible and won’t interfere with superpowers.
This why all of Reed’s uniforms and business suits stretch along with him and why his brother-in-law the Human Torch can ignite his entire body without burning away his outfit or his wallet. The Spider-Man of 2099 A.D. uses UMF gloves and boots that completely cover his hands and feet yet in no way hinder or blunt the talons he possesses which are capable of rending metal and slicing through flesh. UMF has been used to make costumes for the Avengers and the X-Men at various times. Storm had several UMF outfits, some that looked like plane street clothes and some that were lovely evening dresses, and if any of them received an electrical charge they would alter into her combat uniform. Colossus of the X-Men had an unstable molecule uniform that would expose his legs whenever he shifted into his organic steel form, allowing him to show off his shiny, metal thighs when he went into action.
So with such a versatile material and with Reed being generous enough to lend it to fellow champions of heroism, why doesn’t Bruce own some of this stuff? Why hasn’t he just gone up to Reed and asked, “Hey, I know we’ve fought a few times and we might fight again in the future and I’ve got this rivalry with your buddy the Thing where we’re always brawling and even once played table hockey against each other – (no, seriously) – but I’ve also helped you in the past and I’ve saved the world more than once, so would you mind making me some unstable molecule clothes? Maybe a pair of slacks that will change into cooler looking pants when I transform? Please?”
Seriously, it would solve many problems. Moving on…
I’M MR. FIXIT. YOU’RE IN NEED OF REPAIRS.
After years of being a rampaging child with a limited vocabulary, the Hulk was reverted back to his initial gray incarnation by writer Peter David. Since then, the gray Hulk has been firmly rooted as one of a few alternate personalities that reside in Bruce Banner’s fractured psyche. At first, he sported the classic ripped shirt, blue pants look. But then he did something very clever. After events led to the world thinking the Hulk was dead, the gray incarnation went to Las Vegas and took on a job as a super-strong casino enforcer, figuring no one would mistake him for the infamous jade giant since he himself was neither green, child-like nor dead. In this new identity, he called himself “Joe Fixit” and this incarnation has often insisted on using that name ever since.
Joe is not like the green Hulk. He is a brute who can be pretty manipulative and clever. He’s also someone who demands respect as a formidable and intelligent man rather than just a collection of muscles. This look says that. It fits him but obviously can’t really disguise his build. It also, frankly, looks a little cheap and cliche, which is good because we should remember that Joe is still a Hulk and thus not really as sophisticated as he’d like to have you believe. Giving the blue suit pin stripes is a nice touch. And I’m impressed our boy was able to get anyone to make shoes in his size.
What’s also fun about this dress style is its adaptability. You can toss off the jacket and roll up the sleeves and suddenly you have a nice, funny take on “Hulk as Vegas strongman” that brings up images of leg-breakers in the 1950s.
Or you can toss him a purple rain coat and evoke a sense of the classic green Hulk. Once again, I gotta say that I like how strange and interesting the purple looks against that dark gray skin. Not sure I like that tie matching the pants, though. Best to replace it with a black one.
But hey, one thing is for sure. No muscle shirts. No muscle shirts without sleeves. And definitely no purple muscle shirts. Just trust me on this, Joe, I’m a doctor (okay, not really, but my point remains).
Early in his career, Banner was able to assert his intelligence and personality (for the most part) while in the Hulk’s body. This didn’t last too long though but then years later he accomplished the same trick again, seemingly without ill effect. During this second time, he could shift from Hulk to Banner at will and would sometimes work in the lab while still in the form of the green goliath, leading to hilarious moments like this one pictured where I don’t know what to react to first. Do I warn Banner about wearing a blue tie with purple trousers or do I first insist he lose the Beatles haircut he’s sporting?
Years afterward, the Hulk’s ally Dr. Leonard Samson (you can just call him “Doc”) figured out Banner suffered from DID and later put him into a hypnotic state where he confronted the different personalities and seemingly merged them into a whole, new person, a confident Hulk who was a scientific genius with a bit of a temper. Of course, anyone who’s done basic research on DID knows that you can’t merge splintered personalities over the course of an afternoon, no matter how good your hypnotist is, and a few years later we learned that this seemingly merged persona (nicknamed “the Professor” by some) was a new alter that Samson had created to take over and act as mediator of sorts.
Since he was in control for a couple of years and not subject to transformations for the most part, this Professor Hulk incarnation didn’t have to worry about ripping through clothing and got himself lots of stuff marketed for the “big, tall and gamma-powered” crowd. Sadly, I’m not sure smarty-pants Hulk had the best fashion sense. Sleeveless shirts with a neckline that goes down half your chest? You look like a bouncer from Long Beach, Florida.
Okay, this is a full-on muscle shirt. Shows off our boy’s body while also providing him with sleeves. This isn’t too bad. I’m just not sure I like such a large area of simple white on the Hulk’s upper body. Maybe a black shirt? A gray one? Or maybe he really does work better shirtless.
Sometimes the seemingly-merged persona of the jade giant would wear outfits like this. This shows promise. Maybe with a little work. But the color’s not great and I wonder if it would look better with no shirt rather than one of an odd cut. The Hulk should seem powerful, no matter what his incarnation, and not give the impression of someone who’s about to do yoga. Human Bruce Banner can do yoga, not the Hulk.
For a while, old Jade Jaws wore this number. No. No, no, I cannot approve of this in any way. The brown of the jumpsuit isn’t bad, but leaving the top tucked in and unzipped, what’s that about? It gives him a V-neck down to his waist. No, no. This doesn’t work and makes the Hulk look like a bit of a tool.
Hey, look at that. The Hulk’s got himself a funky kinda outfit here. Hmmm. I like what they’re trying to do with the purple, but the yellow’s not working for me (why are we combining purple and orange-tinted yellow in the first place?) and this clearly says “space age explorer” to me. That works on the Hulk for a particular kind of story, but not for the character in general.
As we discussed before, hair can be an important factor to consider with the Hulk. And the Professor, well, at times he slicked back his hair and at times he actually had it in a topknot. Some people can carry off the topknot, absolutely. Hulk is not one of them. I realize that this Hulk was in control of himself, but I think it’s important to remember that he still has a temper and if you really push him he can still come back with the fury that made him famous. So let’s have the hair loose and maybe even a bit shaggy as a visual reminder of that. The Hulk can look in control, but I don’t want him looking tamed.
Now in one adventure, our merged Professor Banner-Hulk found out there was trouble involving his old Vegas friends and he wanted to help out. To make sure people knew exactly who he was, despite the different size and different colored skin, he got himself decked out in a custom-made suit and once again called himself “Joe Fixit” for a few days. And man, does this guy look snazzy. The gloves, the classic suit, the fact that this thing really looks like it fits. This is a styling Hulk who at any moment can toss off his jacket and rip off his shirt so you remember how thin a line there is between man and monster. This here, I call the “Tim Gunn Hulk,” referencing the well-known fashion authority from Project Runway and Chief Creative Officer for Liz Claiborne, Inc.
And naturally, I asked my boy Tim what he thought about this version of the gamma-powered green goliath, especially since had and I have had several conversations about how dissatisfied he’s been with the Hulk’s over-all fashion. Ripped pants drive him nuts, but this look provoked quite a different reaction.
“I love this!” Tim declared. “And it’s not just because he’s wearing a ‘Tim Gunn suit.’ It mitigates all that mass, you know? The way Raymond Burr could wear a suit on ‘Perry Mason,’ the Hulk can too! I’m crazy about this, this is what he should always do!”
If you want to see Tim’s reaction to some of the Hulk’s other outfits (as well as the fashion of other heroes), check out our video together.
HULK IN ARMOR
Over the years, the Hulk has worn different styles of armor for different reasons. Sometimes it’s stuff he’s chosen, sometimes it’s stuff he’s been forced to wear.
The first time this happened was way back when the Hulk first fought a villain named Tyrannus, a guy whose name very conveniently announces that you should not trust him to restrain himself from trying to conquer you. Tyrannus forced the Hulk into a gladiator arena and gave him an outfit that no doubt was meant to humiliate ol’ Jade Jaws. I mean, look at that helmet. Whose head was that designed for? What guy wore that helmet BEFORE the Hulk showed up? If you can wear that helmet without falling onto your face, you are an impressive human being.
In a famous story plotted by the prolific Harlan Ellison (and shame on you if you haven’t read “I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream”), the Hulk wound up in a sub-atomic world called K’ai where a spell allowed him to have Bruce Banner’s mind in his green muscle-bound body. He became a respected warrior and was considered a king of sorts. So we’ve got our boy decked out in a leather outfit that is colored blue. He even had a cape, though he could throw this off when he was actually going into battle.
This outfit actually looks a lot more striking to me when updated years later by artist Ed McGuinness. I’m aware that this makes the Hulk look like he’s about to enter a wrestling arena, but in the context of a warrior-king in a Romanesque society, I’m okay with it. And if you lost the shirt and sandals, those pants would still work for our boy. Not sure about that belt buckle, though, since the Hulk doesn’t generally kill people who get in his way.
In one story, the Hulk was captured by the near-immortal mutant terrorist and cult-leader called Apocalypse (and sentences like that are why I love comics). Apocalypse would love it if everyone on Earth warred with each other because he believes only the fit are worthy of survival. Along with his followers, he has often recruited powerful beings to be his Four Horsemen. The Hulk was brainwashed into becoming one of these troops, labeled (naturally) “War.” And check out his war uniform! Spikes, sword, whip, ENORMOUS shoulder pads that would make Cable green with envy, and a funky helmet that only exposes the sides of his mouth.
This armor seems both incomplete and over-the-top. You spend all that material to give him ginormous shoulder pads yet don’t bother with his feet or the lower half of his torso. And what’s with that bracer on his right arm. Does he have a bladed bracer AND a giant sword? Isn’t that a bit overkill when he also has giant pikes and is, you know, the friggin’ Hulk? Still, this is a fun outfit for an entertaining story, so I can’t get mad about it. It just makes me smile.
Not too long ago, the Hulk was launched into space because Iron Man, Mr. Fantastic, Dr. Strange and Black Bolt considered him too dangerous to remain on Earth (despite the fact that many writers have established that he’s never accidentally killed any soldiers or innocent bystanders during his many rampages). They thought he’d drift in space, but the Hulk landed on a gladiator world of Sakaar and wound up becoming a renowned warrior, even king. They called him the Green Scar and the Worldbreaker and he sported some cool new armor at the time.
I dig this look. This has been stripped down to a few very simple elements, but they all work. You’ve got tons of spikes, but they’re not exaggerated in length enough to look ridiculous. The leather gives a sense of clothing, but the fact that it actually leaves most of his body uncovered reminds us how hard it is to injure this guy anyway. The armor on his left arm emulates old warriors who would guard the arm that wouldn’t be holding a sword. If he were back on Earth, leading the life of a fugitive and occasionally transforming at inconvenient times, this wouldn’t really work. But as the intelligent, hair-trigger temper warrior-king of an alien world, yes. It’s very effective and only one of many reasons why you should read the “Planet Hulk” and “World War Hulk” trades.
One Hulk, two Hulk, Red Hulk, Blue Hulk. We’ll get to Reddy in a minute. Hey, did you know that the Hulk became blue on two occasions? Not a hoax or a dream, folks. In a 1998 annual special, the Hulk joined the Sub-Mariner on an underwater adventure. Despite his incredible strength and near-invulnerability, the Hulk needs to breath or else he’s in trouble. So he took a formula that gave him the blue skin that all Atlanteans in the Marvel Universe have (all Atlanteans that aren’t the Sub-Mariner and a few of his relatives, that is). It also made his hair lime green.
This is a fun change for the Hulk for a story that’s meant to throw him into unfamiliar territory. The blue and lime-green definitely gives him a slightly aquatic look. Would it work for him were he back on land? No, but it’s not meant to. This blue coloring also makes him very dangerous underwater since it’s going to be a lot harder to see him the further down you go and the more that light shifts. As dangerous as the Hulk is, can you imagine an invisible Hulk coming at you? That’s just all kinds of bad news.
Another time we got a visit from the Azure Goliath was when the Hulk became bonded with the Uni-Power, a living energy force that lends its great cosmic power to living hosts now and then, making them a champion called “Captain Universe.” This happened to Bruce Banner once, making him the Captain while simultaneously splitting the Hulk into a separate, autonomous being. And then, many years later, the Uni-Power directly went to the jade giant instead, turning the gamma-powered monster into one with cosmic powers on top of everything else.
Here though, I think we got a bit lazy. On everyone else, the Uni-Power formed the costume of Captain Universe (such as what Bruce Banner is wearing in the picture above). What did the Hulk get? Blue skin and white pants. Really? No cool costume he could wear just for that one story? No star-field pattern on his torso? Seems like a wasted opportunity, especially after we’d already seen a blue-skinned Hulk before.
Hey, look. It’s a different Hulk. Not a different personality of Bruce Banner’s, but an entirely different human being who was mutated into a Hulk-like creature, except that he absorbs energy from others, causing him to burst into flame if he takes more than a certain amount. Hence, Red Hulk. Some people call him “Rulk.” I don’t.
So yeah… He’s red. And he occasionally catches on fire. Because, you know… red and fire. That’s cool.
Okay, I’m just teasing. I don’t automatically hate Red Hulk and I actually have been enjoying the recent “World War Hulks” story that involves our boy Bruce, this Red Hulk and many other fun characters. So, let’s look at this. The Red Hulk is more sinister than the green Hulk, often manipulating others and always scheming. So naturally he wears black pants and he’s got red skin instead of green to visually show the contrast of his nature.
Interesting trivia note, when the Hulk was adapted into a live-action TV series in the 1970s, the guy in charge wanted to change our boy’s skin color from green to red in order to symbolize that anger usually triggered the transformation. He was told “no” and so it never went through and I’m glad. Bruce Banner’s Hulk is a creature of rage, yes, but also one who is misunderstood and often the victim of humanity’s misconceptions of his behavior. He’s a creature who wishes for peace and solitude, even if he does throw large-scale tantrums. So red wouldn’t work on him because that would imply he’s only about rage. It’s also a bit obvious, I think. Red says “angry guy,” whereas a humanoid with green skin tells us that he is no natural creature. it highlights his otherworldly quality.
For the Red Hulk though, red works because his nature is to be an angry, overly-aggressive, cunning, gloating jerk. He’s the ultimate alpha male, determined to prove how dangerous he is and how much more powerful he is than any of you. He doesn’t seek serenity and solitude, he goes out looking for fights. Red and black fit him perfectly.
This picture has nothing to do with fashion. It’s just hilarious. If you don’t know what classic children’s story it is referencing, I have to conclude you were never a child and suggest you do something about that immediately.
And folks, that wraps up our look at the Hulk. I hope you enjoyed this and that maybe you learned something. If you have any comments or suggestions, feel free to E-mail or leave a comment or drop a line via Twitter. This has been Alan Kistler, Agent of S.T.Y.L.E., signing off.
Alan Kistler writes the comic book history/fashion column Agent of S.T.Y.L.E. He is an actor and freelance writer living in New York who has been recognized by Warner Bros. Films and major media/news outlets as a comic book historian. He is also the creator/host of the web-show “Crazy Sexy Geeks: The Series.” He knows entirely too much about the history of comics, Star Trek, Doctor Who, time travel, and vampires that don’t sparkle.