Bad Costumage at its Prime!!!

This week for your Viewing ,, umm Pleasure, I present you “Prime”

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Lets set aside (If we can) that fact that this fellow with his muscles on top of muscle is so bulked up I doubt he could actually move, and focus instead on a couple issues I have with his costume. First the design of his metallic top that just so happens to be able to crumple perfectly to conform to his ahoulders movements it would seem, is shaped like a great big arrow pointing direction at the mans groin region!!  It just seems to say “Hello Ladies, I’m Prime, please ignore my freakish appearance and focus your attention here, thank you!!!”

 

Next taking a look at his boots we seem to have the same Terminator liquid metal effect that allows his ankles freedom of motion in those non-articulared but apparently solid metal footwear.  And lastly his cape, which is apparently sporting a great deal of  spray starch appears to either be growing directly out of his anterior deltoids or is somehow fastened to his back and not his shoulders or around his neck like you would expect to see.  All in all I would say that Prime is in my opinion a prime example of a bad costume, and a bad character design in general.

4 Responses to Bad Costumage at its Prime!!!

  1. Did you ever read the book? :) I remember the Ultraverse well, I was working part time in a Comic shop when it launched, and I did enjoy some of the books. Prime wasn’t to bad, and the costume looked like that on purpose.

    Prime was actually a kid, preteen maybe, that could cover himself in this substance that gave him the Prime alter ego. Made him super strong, and invulnerable. So the appearance is based on a kid’s imagination of what a big bad$$ superhero should look like – Strong, tough, and heroic, all at the same time.

    Yeah, it looked ridiculous, but that was kind of the point, and it fit into the story. If I remember correctly, the appearance changed a bit as he matured – but don’t quote me on that it’s been awhile.

    There were quite a few decent characters to come out of the Ultraverse, it because pretty popular for a short time, then Marvel bought it and it died shortly after. Prime, Mantra, Rune, Prototype are just a few that I remember. I think one or tow of the characters made the jump over to the Marvel universe…..Siren maybe? It’s been a long time…..

  2. They kind of tried to move some of them into the Marvel Universe, but none of them stuck around for very long…
    {Marvel’s “Siren” is Banshee’s daughter, and no relation to the Ultraverse}
    Too bad, because the Ultraverse was kind of interesting as a seperate entity. As for Prime’s costume, you’ve got it right. It’s all just a big bag of green, shape-shifted goo surrounding a schoolkid, in order to help him try to be a superhero…

  3. Hey a word of caution to Prime, those steriods you been taken are not good for you. Also unless you are a power armored character, gold looks stupid. I hope they drew him that way so he looked stupid. If that is the case, well done.

  4. Needs more cow bell