• Funny questions and answers: Why Superheroes like Batman, Superman wear underwear on the outside

Funny questions and answers: Why Superheroes like Batman, Superman wear underwear on the outside

5/5 (1) votes

Thursday, 12/05/2016 05:05
Yes, we all have dreamt of becoming a superhero at least once, especially when we were a child. The concept of fighting against bad guys or wrong prominent and saving the world sounds pretty attractive, huh. And DC Comics, Marvel have published lots of comics and movies about superheroes. Though, one thing that is pretty weird is their costumes. And to be more specific, their underwear. Some superheroes like Superman, Batman, Wolverine, The Incredibles (Pixar), etc wear their underwear or their lingerie or panties on the outside. So why is that? Whether it's just an odd thing or it was designed on purpose? Just keeping reading to find out the answer for this weird and funny questions
Superhero Superman Batman Underwear
Superhero Superman Batman Underwear Outside
Weird, funny questions and answers: Why some superheroes like Batman, Superman, Wolverine wear their underwear outside?
While there have been many fantastical proposed origins of this seemingly odd modish style amongst comic artists, my favorite of which being that most superheroes lost their parents at an early age, so they had no one to tell them underwear goes UNDER your clothes. The true origin is pretty simple.
According to Julius Schwartz (famed editor of DC Comics from 1944-1986 who edited the most famous of all external-underwear superheroes, red underwear of Superman), this was simply modeled after the garb of aerial circus performers and wrestlers of the era in which the first superheroes proudly donned their underpants over their tights.
Superhero underwear Superman underwear

The answer is revealed now! Funny pictures - Superhero underwear

Now, it should be noted here that the wrestlers, circus performers, and superheroes weren’t actually wearing underwear, but rather tight underwear-like shorts over their leggings. As superheroes are generally incredibly gifted athletically and perform amazing acrobatic stunts while crime fighting, it was natural enough for this style of dress to get adopted by the earliest superhero artists for their characters.

Two of the earliest major representations of this can be found in Flash Gordon (1934), which in turn was partially the inspiration for the garb of Superman (1938), with the principle difference being the colors of their uniforms and the fact that Superman had a cape (as far as I can find, the first major superhero to wear one).

Of course, if you still want to think of the superhero tight-shorts as underwear, given that Superman and others often wear their uniform under their normal clothes, it kind of makes sense.

Check out for more interesting, fun, random, weird, crazy, cool, strange facts and funny videos, funny pictures photos images on factoflife.net



Ryan Carter

You Should Know

Most Popular

Quick Facts