Saturday, January 9, 2016

Bold Fashion Choices--The Twister!!

You know who had an awful costume? The Twister.

Well, that doesn't look too bad.

Who is the Twister, anyway? Bob Sanders got swept away by a tornado, and when he was returned to the ground, he had "tornado powers." Plus, there was some nonsense about him being descended from Odysseus, and getting his powers from Greek gods, and...

Never mind. None of that is important right now. What is important is his combat gear. Take a gander:

Ooh, that's not good...

Yow!! Too busy!! The costume is trying to do too many different things that don't relate to each other or his powers!

I mean, what's up with the bumblebee stripes on his legs?  Or the "flame" trim on his gloves? And how does black and red and yellow evoke a tornado?

Nope. Just awful. No wonder that no one has heard of the guy since 1942...

From Blue Bolt #17 (1941)

4 comments:

SallyP said...

It's the striped tights. Where on earth would he even find such a thing? In comparison, the gentleman in the bright neon green suit is a marvel of gentility and style.

Oculus Orbus said...

C'mon, snell, he's in the Painted Desert. I'm sure he's just trying to fit in.

@SallyP off the top of my head there's the Red Bee. Not sure if Howard Chaykin's take on Solomon Kane would count, but there he is, in is finest fancypants.

Wayne Allen Sallee said...

I was going to mention The Red Bee, too. I wonder if the way the cape billowed up to the gloves was taken from Quality's Black Condor, or vice versa.

Oh. And didn't The Top (from the old Barry Allen Flash comics) have stripes? At least those made sense.

Arynne said...

My first thought, too, was that he and the late Rick "Red Bee" Raleigh were related (or at least shared the same psychiatrist).

...somebody go back in time and tell pre-Flashpoint Geoff Johns!