Nothing gets nerds riled up more than debating the authenticity of how their favorite comic book characters translate to the big screen. You know, nitpicky things such as, does the hero’s suit have the same flexibility as in Issue No. 14? Is the headband the correct scarlet red, not fire-engine red? These little things are taken so serious in the comic book world that Anne Hathaway—Catwoman in the next Batman flick—felt the need to publicly defend her new costume. How have other superheroes/supervillains-to-be taken on their mortal enemies: the blogosphere? Let’s use our X-ray vision (and Google skills) to find out. ARIEL@TRIBUNE.COM | @MISSARIEL
Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in "The Dark Knight Rises"
The look: Black leather, long brown ponytail, goggles
Critic's take: "It's unflattering, unsexy and most definitely underwhelming. I'm starting to wonder if this isn't just a snapshot from the next 'Spy Kids' movie." —Brian Phares, MTV
Hathaway's take: “If you didn't like the photo, you only see about a tenth of what that suit can do," she told MTV News. "And if you did like the photo, you have excellent taste."
We say: At least this Catwoman has the decency to not run around in Halle Berry's leather cat-bra.
Henry Cavill as Superman in "Man of Steel"
The look: Tight and textured, with muted colors and a super-long cape
Critic's take: "Henry Cavill's costume looks closer to Superman villain Bizarro than he does the Man of Steel. Also, what's up with the latex?" —Dane Jackson, cinemanerdz.com
Cavill's take: “I turned around and look in the mirror and you can't really play it cool — you sort of guffaw and laugh,” he told totalfilm.com. “I thought 'OK, holy hell, this is real.' ”
We say: We hope this blatant effort at being "Dark Knight"-style gritty pans out.
Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man in "The Amazing Spider-Man"
The look: Hella tight, textured, with separate web-shooters on his wrists
Critic's take: "I am curious to know why the Spider emblem's leg(s) reach all the way down to Peter Parker's crotch, but I'm sure there's a good reason for it." —Matt Goldberg, collider.com
Garfield’s take: “I feel like a kid in my pajamas,” he told The Guardian.
We say: Did we mention it's really, really tight?
Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman in “Wonder Woman”
The look: Headband, red pleather bodice, jeggings with stars down the sides
Critic's take: “It's still va-va-voom, but less shiny and annoying.” —Liz Kelly Nelson, zap2it.com
Palicki's take: Sadly, we never got to hear from her. The show was canceled before it ever aired.
We say: We hope the Wonder Woman in any future “Justice League” movie looks less like she shops exclusively at adults-only stores.