Never underestimate the power of nostalgia, even in the form of quasi-ironic undergarments.
Internet users of a certain age have been abuzz over the past 24 hours about a new line of superhero-themed Underoos sized for adults and available at Hot Topic.
In fact, of the eight sets announced yesterday—Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Captain America, He-Man and Skeletor—the only two left in stock as I write this are Harley Quinn and Batgirl, both available only in large. (The Batman underwear literally went out of stock and then vanished while I was typing this.)
It's doubtful we'll need to wait too long to see these return. With such an immediate and voracious response from wistful children of the '80s (and probably a fair share from the '90s or beyond), the resurgent Underoos will likely be back in stock before you know it.
Surely the next batch will have Green Lantern and Aquaman, catering to a more discerning man-child. And maybe, for the honor of love, She-Ra will even get the respect she deserves. Until then I guess we'll just have to settle for Amelia Earhart and Marie Curie.
Here's an image via i09 that includes the Captain America and He-Man Underoos no longer in stock: