Let’s talk Quicksilver’s new costume for a sec here.
In the case I never mentioned it before, let me say that I personally don’t like most of Quicksilver’s costumes. My favorite Quicksilver costume was the one he wore in the Ultimates. Incorporating the lightning in the costume has led to some pretty ugly designs, so I don’t mind it too much that there’s no lightning in this and his current ANXF costume.
So let’s talk about this design : they’ve kept the light patches from his current ANXF costume. Yeah! I think the lights are a great substitution to his trademark lightning. The placement of the lights seem kinda haphazard though, with one light in particular very close to his crotch. I like that in the ANXF costume, there’s lights on his torso that sort of outline the serratus muscle (that’s the muscle that kind of look like gills, right underneath the pectorals on muscley guys). Basically what I’m trying to say is that I liked how human anatomy informs the design of the ANXF costume. Didn’t like the Y shapes on the knees though, but that’s another story.
I’m sort of ambivalent on the whiteness of the costume. I would have liked his trademark green or blue, but the white might grow on me.
I’m not crazy about the shoulder pads / stripes. And I don’t like the goggles as I’ve said before. It’s too remininscent of Speed. Speaking of Speed, I feel like artists are taking a cue from that character to redesign Pietro. Even the current ANXF costume has the head glove thing Speed had. The point is, it’s not so much that I’m against the goggles, but against making Pietro too much like his nephew.
Lastly, and this is not about the costume, but I’m going to miss Carmine DiGiandomenico’s drawings of Pietro. I think he really nailed his look. I’m a bit scared of how Acuña will draw Pietro. From the looks of things, he’s making his hair a lot shorter and pointier which I’m not too crazy with right now.