“Two’s a coincidence, three’s a trend.” That’s a saying, right? In that case, we’re merely one Marvel Comic image featuring a character putting on another character’s helmet away from full-blown trend territory. First, there was Secret Avengers #4 this past August, with Steve Rogers preparing to rest Nova’s star-faring helmet on his Super-Soldier cranium:
Then just today, Marvel released their latest “MMXI” teaser, plugging July’s Uncanny X-Men #540 and featuring Colossus about to place the telepathy-blocking headwear of the unstoppable Juggernaut atop his organic-steel covered noggin:
So what’s next? Stature giving Magneto’s helmet a spin on an upcoming cover of Avengers: The Children’s Crusade? Randy Robertson trying on the Crimson Dynamo’s helmet in some sort of improbable team-up? Wyatt Wingfoot wielding the mind-controlling helmet of the Wingless Wizard? And what of intercompany crossovers — what if Ant-Man and Dr. Fate traded helmets? Maybe we could even get a full month of character-putting-on-another-character’s-helmet covers, kind of like those big head close-up covers DC did in the late ’90s. Time will tell, fans; until then, keep watching Marvel characters’ helmets (to see if another character is putting it on).