X-Men Throwbacks: The Superheroes Then & Now

by |May 17, 2016

X-Men Throwback: The Superheroes Then & Now

So we're just a few weeks away from X-Men: Apocalypse hitting the theaters. The second sequel to the X-Men First Class series, which was introduced in 2011, will mark the ninth overall installment in the X-Men films. It's safe to say that we are eagerly anticpating finding out just what will happen to the X-Men when the movie finally drops. Will Apocalypse and his four horseman destroy the fledgling X-Men and rule the world? Or will Professor Charles Xavier and Raven be able to lead their ragtag band of mutants to once again save the world from doom??

We can't wait to find out, but in the interim, we've just having a ton of fun geeking out on everything X related. We were blown away when Empire magazine featured 9 collectible Apocalypse covers in their May 2016 issue, so we decided to assemble the cover collage that highlights the new costume looks and then recreate the design using artwork from our own stacks of vintage comics. With art that shows what the iconic characters looked like in titles such as The Uncanny X-Men, New Mutants, and X-Factor, you can use these interactive slider images to make an in-depth comparision of what each character looks like in 2016 compared to how they appeared in vintage comic books of the 80s.


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So what do you think? Do you love how Psylocke looks in the new movie compared to how she appeared in the comics? Are you not quite on board with how director Bryan Singer is using Magneto? Are you busy working on assembling a four horseman team of your own!? Leave us a comment below! And if you're already planning your next costumed outing as a mutant hero or disciple of Apocalypse (we know you are!!), make sure you check out our selection of X-Men costumes! Whichever side you choose, and whatever era you prefer, we're sure to have a look that will work for you—no genetic mutations required!

Design Credit: Kate Willaert

Programming Credit: Tony Bowe

Jason Mattick
Jason Mattick

Jason is a copywriter at HalloweenCostumes.com and he usually likes to pick a costume from the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros or from the Star Wars universe. Last year he was Daenerys Targaryen, and this year he'd very much like to be an AT-ST Walker (to finally get some revenge on those Ewoks). When he's not rewatching Game of Thrones or obsessing over canonical points in the new Star Wars flicks, he enjoys going to concerts, politicking, and rambling through remote forested regions of the country in search of Bigfoot.

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