Re: Has Batman hurt the genre where costumes are concerned?
Another way to look at things is to simply accept a character can have more than one iconic design, a Film/TV design and a comic book design, both being equally valid a representation of the character granted they share similar characteristics and/or design elements. If Batman has done anything in regards to costume it's proven that you can have more than one iconic look for a character across different mediums.
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