Sunglasses and eyeglasses are so popular that they have even made their way into comic books.
In some cases, they are so vital that they make or break the character. For instance, Scott Summers aka Cyclops would not be a functional character without his sunglasses. Also, Clark Kent to some degree.
Whatever the outcome, we don’t see these comic characters parting with their sunglasses and eyeglasses anytime soon.
On that note, here are a few comic characters that wear sunglasses/ eyeglasses.
Clint Barton aka Hawkeye
Clint Barton aka Hawkeye is known for his dry humour and his fast arrows. One of the founding members of the Avengers, agent Barton is a skilled marksman and has deep knowledge of weaponry, and hand-to-hand combat.
Hawkeye is also infamous for his uncanny purple suit that is completed with wrap-around sunglasses. His costume keeps changing for issue to issue, but his sunglasses remain the same.
Matt Murdock aka Daredevil
The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, Matt Murdock aka the Daredevil is a vigilantly that operates in the shadow. A freak accident left him blind but heightened his senses. This is one of the reasons why he is seen wearing sunglasses when he isn't suiting up. His sunglasses range from pilots to squares and even rounds, with red or blackout lenses. Sunglasses or no sunglasses he looks cool, nonetheless.
Clark Kent aka Superman
When you are a part-time journalist, full-time superhero, you need eyeglasses. Somehow his eyeglasses cloak his identity, or that's what the creators thought! Clark Kent aka Superman works for the Daily Planet and writes about Superman, which sometimes seems a bit odd. Further, his glasses have inspired nerds for ages now. The pairs have changed from browlines glasses to tortoiseshell frames and more. Clark Kent is one of the most iconic eyeglasses wearing comic book superheroes there is.
Scott Summers aka Cyclops
One of the founding members of the X Men, Scott Summers aka Cyclops has to wear his sunglasses for obvious reasons. He sports a customised visor which has changed over the years. He sunglasses are ruby quartz coloured, and he wears them when his no out saving the world.
Spider Django Heraclitus Jerusalem aka Spider Jerusalem
Spider Jerusalem is one of the coolest looking comic characters around and was created by writer Warren Ellis and artist Darick Robertson. Jerusalem is a gonzo journalist who gets himself in and out of bizarre situations. And what adds more depth to his mean streak are his edgy glasses. The left side of the frame is green and has a square shape, while the right side is round and red in colour. His character embodies pop-culture in the truest and weirdest way possible.
Eric Brooks aka Blade
In the first trials, Blade aka Eric Brooks was more of a supporting character written by Marv Wolfman and penciled by Gene Colan in July 1973. When he was being created Wolfman told Colan has Blade was a black man and incited him about how he dressed—sunglasses and everything. This is also one of the coolest characters ever created by Marvel. Who doesn’t like a man who goes on a rampage killing vampires with his katana?
Do you know of any other comic book characters that wear sunglasses/eyeglasses? Let us know in the comments below.
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