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Grant Morrison is rightly hailed as one of the most compelling and innovative creators in comics today. He’s written interesting work for Justice League, the Flash, Batman, and original work like The Invisibles. But, even with his influence, not all of Morrison’s characters work entirely.
Exhibit A: The Bulleteer. Now, story-wise, the Bulleteer isn’t all bad. She starts off as Alix Harrower, a young woman whose scientist husband inadvertently covers her in an indestructible, metal-based superskin. The experiment kills her husband, upends her life, and leads her into a deep, dark depression.
However, Alix soon learns that people see her as a superhero. She therefore feels obligated to step up to the task. With that in mind, she takes on the name “Bulleteer” and goes about superhero-ing.
That’s all well and good, but her costume is a real doozy. Of course, there’s the requisite revealing clothes, complete with a bustier top that makes you want to buy her all the double-sided tape in history. Seriously, I know she’s effectively made out of metal now, but that can’t be aerodynamically correct, especially for someone modelled after an actual bullet.
Speaking of bullets, the piece de resistance is her absolutely bizarre headgear. No, her skull wasn’t reshaped in the course of her tragic origin story. Instead, Alix chose to wear a shiny, bullet shaped contraption that also looks like, well, any number of other, even more unfortunate things. She is just that dedicated to the bit.
What’s your favorite (or least favorite, as the case may be) terrible superhero costume?