Spider-Man's costume

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  1. OP84

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    There are a few things about Spider-Man's costume in the comics that I still to this day don't understand. For starters, are his "eyes" made up of some sort of fishnet material (like in James Cameron's scriptment) or are they lenses like in the films (the Wikipedia article on his powers and costumes describe them as being "mirrored lenses" like on some sunglasses). What about his boots? Are they made of a really thin material that allows him to climb and it fits him like a sock or does it have rubber or some other material on the bottom? And finally, what are the web lines on his costume made of?
     
  2. Aernaroth

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    In the comics they're almost always some kind of lens, plastic bubble, or solid eye piece. They routinely crack, splinter, and shatter during fights.

    re: his boots and weblines, not sure. I would assume the soles of his boots arent too thick so he can actually cling to walls, and in the early days I would assume his weblines were embroidered or painted, but I dont know about now.
     
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    According to a comic I got years ago...

    Spider-Man's eye lenses are "two-way mirror type" plastic, allowing for him to see out but no one to see in.

    His boots, it doesn't say anything about rubber soles, just that his boots and gloves are a thin material that doesn't inhibit his ability to stick to surfaces. I'd think they're more like socks than actual boots.

    The comic also doesn't specify that his web lines are anything different from the fabric of the rest of the costume. For the movies though, I know the web lines was latex that they glued onto the silk fabric of the costume.
     
  4. OP84

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    So it's mirrored like some sunglasses?
     
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    Yes, pretty much. But somewhat more sturdy. But only somewhat.
     
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    Also what about the pit webs? That's something I never really understood. Why did he have spiderwebs under the arms in the armpits?
     
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    Initially it was just a design I think, but I seem to remember some issues where he'd use those as somewhat of a gliding device in certain situations.
     
  8. blumpy2000

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    They're like engine fins. They help cool the armpits and prevent embarassing pit stains.
     
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    Since Peter was supposed to have made the costume himself, I assume the webbing is puff paint.
     
  10. Sparky Prime

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    I don't think they had puff paint back in the 60's when Spidey was first created...

    He wanted the costume to be flashy for television. The webs were sorta like a cape for him - with out actually being a cape.
     
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    That makes sense, but I like the ventilation idea too. :) 
     

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