Aside from their names, our favorite heroes have had their own special trademarks in their unique costumes throughout the years. Over time, costumes were either modified for a new, permanent look, or the artists just felt like switching things up for a bit. Let's take a look at some of the awesome alternate costumes that the Marvel universe had to offer.
1. Captain America (1945)
Our favorite super soldier wore this garb during WWII where he killed more Nazi's than the Basterds. Cap's first star-spangled costume is simple, unique, and has America written all over it. This one definitely goes into the pile of favorites.
2. King Thor
Odinson bears this awesome armor in Thor: The Death of Odin for in that storyline, he is the King of Asgard, in place of his father. I don't think it's wrong to say that this armor is way cooler than what he was rocking before he became King.
3. Bleeding Edge Iron Man
Also known as Model 38, this armor has enough power to deliver a beating to an amped Red Hulk, and can easily defeat the Sentry, who is one of the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe. This suit's power source was once described as a man made star. The armor is kept inside Tony's body until mentally commanded. It's made up of nano machines that can be commanded to form into any type of structure upon Stark's skin. That's pretty flippin' amazing.
4. Planet Hulk Armor
In the Planet Hulk storyline, the Hulk is tricked into space by the Illuminati, and the spacecraft they used exploded, killing Hulk's pregnant wife. Blaming the Illuminati for his wife's death, Hulk made his way back to Earth wearing the armor he gained during his exile, to serve the Illuminati their just punishments.
5. Iron Spider
The Iron Spider armor was given to Spidey by Tony Stark during the Civil War. One interesting fact about this armor is that it has 17 functioning layers, all serving a separate and important purpose.
These slick black and white suits were worn by the members of the X-Force, a team of mutants who were nothing like the X-Men, considering their more aggressive approach towards their enemies. Looking at their roster, that doesn't surprise me.
7. Dark Phoenix
This suit is much better than the previous green and gold look. The Phoenix that possessed Jean Grey became corrupted by power, eventually transforming into the Dark Phoenix, a force to be reckoned with (not that she wasn't before).
8. Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers)
Carol had a previous black and gold costume, but I like this one much better. It's not hyper sexual, it's colorful, and despite its simplicity, it's far from plain.
9. Hulk-Venom-Ghost Rider
During the Circle of Four storyline, the Hulk wore the symbiote, and was at the same time possessed by Ghost Rider. That's one hell of a combination, if you ask me.
10. Fear Itself (Wolverine)
Wolverine took a page from Batman's book and decided to become fear itself, in the titular storyline, Fear Itself. If Wolverine wasn't terrifying enough, well here he is looking like a vengeful lava creature that was birthed from the depths of an ancient volcano.
There you have it! 10 of the coolest alternate costumes that the Marvel Universe has to offer.