Characters : Spider-Man : Costume : Not Really
Here's a few occasions when Peter has been forced to go into action
without his Spider-Man costume. To qualify for this section, it has
to be something more interesting that street clothes, or a black
bodysuit - but not really be what any self-respecting super-type would
call a costume as such.
So, let's see what outfits we pull out of the... er... bag?
The Amazing Bag-Man
In Amazing Spider-Man #258, Spider-Man heads around to the Fantastic
Four building, so that Reed Richards can have a look at his new black
costume, which has been acting a bit strangely.
When it turns out to be an alien symbiote, they remove it post-haste,
leaving Peter with nothing to protect his secret identity. Johnny
Storm kindly finds a Fantastic Four, but of course, the FF don't have
much use for masks, and so they have to improvise!
Bombastic Bag Man
You might think that most super-heroes would be satisfied by going
into action with a bag over their head once in their career. Well,
not Spidey. In Spectacular Spider-Man #256, The White Rabbit has
captured The Grizzley, Gibbon, and The Boy Monkey - and she wants
a billion dollars in gold, or their lives are forfeit.
Spidey is having problems moving around town, since there's a million
dollar price on his head, and so he improvises. Thanks goodness Mary-Jane
is working on the costumes which will shortly form the basis for
Identity Crisis - I don't think the bag outfit had much mileage in it.
Peter Parker - Paint Splat Boy
In Peter Parker: Spider-Man (Vol. 2), Peter throws this makeshift
outfit over himself as he goes into battle to fight the Green
Not surprisingly, it's a one-shot.
Masked Marvel vs. Crusher Hogan
Of course, this section wouldn't be complete without a picture of
the now-classic scene in which Peter Parker dons a simple net mask
in order to protect his identity, as he takes on Crusher Hogan in
return for a hundred dollars.
The Ultimate Spider-Man retelling of this story shows Spider-Man
with a more sophisticated costume, which perhaps is also worthy of
inclusion in this section.
Peter Parker - Leather Jacket Lad
Jeremy Simpson and Grrry both pointed out that in Spider-Man #58, Peter
dresses in a hurry before heading out into the rain in search of MJ.
A very cool look, and probably quite sensible, given the weather.
The Green Hood
Here in Amazing Spider-Man #433, Peter's at a party - but needs to
go do the super-hero thing to counter the menace of Mr Hyde.
He 'borrows' Phil Urich's green hooded sweatshirt, and heads into
battle incognito. This is during Spider-Hunt, and this forms the
trigger for Peter and MJ to create the costumes for Identity Crisis.