Paladin fail

Even as a kid, I remember getting this issue of “Daredevil” and thinking, “That’s one of the worst costumes I’ve ever seen”:

Years later, the judgment stands. I have a long-standing anti-purple prejudice when it comes to super-hero costumes (Hulk’s pants excluded), and I think this guy is the reason why. Seriously, who’s intimidated by a dude running around in a purple Micheline Man outfit? Not me. Frankly, anyone who feels the need to put padded foam on his head, as if in expectation of ramming it into things, better either be a Bulletman sidekick or just escaped from the Loony Bin. Wait, I think we have an answer:

Escapee it is. If he were a Bulletman sidekick, he’d at least hit whatever he was flinging his head at.

6 thoughts on “Paladin fail

  1. Gene says:

    *Scurries back to latest contest entry and changes color scheme from purple*

    *Mental note – no more purple in contest entries*

    :)

  2. Jeff Hebert says:

    Ha! I try to lay my prejudices aside on the contests. And having super-human willpower, of course it’s not a problem.

    I also always wondered if Paladin could use his chest piece as an old-fashioned bluegrass band washboard. It would make his epic struggles with “The Silver Spoon” even more … epic. Or something.

  3. remy says:

    DD should be glad he can’t see this costume

  4. Danny Beaty says:

    Yeah, Paladin had a really lame costume.

  5. redvector says:

    Cool character lame costume.

  6. I think he probably moonlights as a baseball catcher. So did you not like Mr. Glass in the movie “Unbreakable”?

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