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Why were superheroes given capes?

When comic books first started why were so many superheroes like Superman, Batman, Green Lantern and Captain Marvel, just to name a few given capes?

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  • 4 years ago
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    It was easier to make them seem flying.

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  • 4 years ago

    Style, exagerate motion, and if an artist didn't want to draw feet he could cover them up with the cape

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  • John
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    4 years ago

    probably for the flair and dramatics of it, similar to why zorro or dracula wear capes. dracula never wore a cape in the original novel, but when it got a stage production, they gave him a cape because it was dramatic and eyecatching

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    the artists wanted to give these guys a modern 20th century look to copy what real roman/greek soldiers, medieval knights have worn cloaks

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Mostly for style.

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