It’s all in the gear

2008-01-26 00:00

Paging through some recent research prompted the question whether it is more than a coincidence that world-saving comic super-heroes such as Spiderman, Batman and Superman, and their female equivalents, were best able to ply their amazing super talents when wearing skin-tight, muscle-warping clothing.

Have you ever seen Superman with swollen ankles after racing across the skies and continents at bullet speed? Not ever, and the answer probably lies in his calf-hugging lycra tights. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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