Superhero cinema has become one of the most popular and successful genres out there, steadily growing since the 2008 release of Iron Man. However, the famous characters that have become so familiar to us through these live-action movie versions have been around for a hell of a lot longer and while Marvel has done a great job bringing them to the big screen, some adjustments were made to make the character costumes appear more ‘realistic.’

But what if they had stayed faithful to the original Marvel comics versions? What would the popular characters have looked like? The guys at Looper wanted to find out, and through the clever use of photoshop, they have done just that. While we think the Marvel characters from movies do look waaay better (it’s quite hard to take some of the superhero comics versions seriously, some do look a bit silly), it is cool to see a side-by-side comparison and it makes you really appreciate what a marvel-ous job Marvel did!

Scroll down below to see some of the far out, retro costumes your favorite Avengers characters SHOULD be wearing, and let us know what you think in the comments. Do you prefer the original style? Or the movie costume adaptations? Join the discussion!

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Captain America

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Scarlet Witch

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The Hulk

Black Panther

Iron Man

Black Widow


War Machine

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