why do superheroes wear their underoos over their tights?
30 Sep 09
Superheroes have many things that should make us wonder. I also ask myself: do they have another set of superhero clothes? with all the work and the flying they must STINK!!!And see, they have their superhero clothes UNDER the normal ones. At least that´s what superman had (I´m afraid I´m a little out of date with spiderman.My only relation to him is to get a spiderman costume for my grandson). There´s only worries in life and thoughts to keep us awake
• New Zealand
29 Sep 09
Because otherwise no one would recognise them. Could you imagine an electrician or business man flying through downtown new york? It would just be like, "ok who is he?" So my guess is they wear those colourful slightly, embarrassing, respect demanding underoos because of the people wanting to know who the super hero is. O and so the police don't shoot the good guy.
• United States
27 Nov 09
Wow, that's weird. But looking back, they do, don't they? In reality it would be exponentially more difficult to dress in a hurry with the tights underneath...but then again maybe the tights are a permanent fixture. (That would support the stinky comment made earlier). I did some research online to find more information. Comic books were first created in the early 1930's. Superman was termed the 'man of steel', given super strength, and designed to resemble the traditional circus strong-man. Strong men would often wear a one-piece jumper or short with tights underneath. This led the way for future popular superheroes and their outfits.