Although originally created in 1968 by Roy Thomas & Gene Colan, it wasn’t until 1978 that she found herself. Under the expert pencils of David Cockrum in Ms. Marvel #20, Carol Danvers walked out of the shadow of Captain Marvel and his clothing style into her own costume. But 28 years is a long time no matter if it’s in comics or not, and maybe Ms. Marvel needs a fashion upgrade.
In this design submitted by cartoonist Travel Foreman, Ms. Marvel has completely shorn the vestiges of the other Marvel in the Marvel Universe. While keeping the long gloves and boots from before, the dark blues and reds have been supplanted by a stark white. They say white is the color of renewal, and maybe that’s just what Ms. Marvel needs.
“The impetus of this design was to give Ms. Marvel a more iconic look,” said Foreman in his submission. This new costume goes great lengths to set her apart from her superhero peers, although she might be at odds with Emma Frost but probably trade fashion tips. The “M” logo on her chest is simple and iconic, but might still need some work to reach a final solution.
The garment adorning the body promises a bit more skin that fans of Ms. Marvel are used to. Although her superpowers would make this increased skin no cause for concern, it still might lead to some overzealous super villains looking for weaknesses in her modesty rather than her physicality. But when were superhero costumes completely realistic?
Kudos go to colorist Chris Piers from taking Foreman’s design and imparting his own skills and not “coloring in the lines.”