Saturday, June 03, 2006

Marvel Illustrated Swimsuit Issue


In 1991, Marvel Comics published the first of a series of occasional magazines called MARVEL ILLUSTRATED. Subtitled "a sophisticated parody for everyone who loves Marvel Comics," this first issue was a super-hero variation on SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's famous annual swimsuit issue. Since we're here now at the beginning of a long hot summer of pool parties, vacations and cookouts (Who am I kidding? I can't swim, I can't even afford to go to the movies and the stone backyard barbecue that came with the house is being used as a planter.) I thought I'd share Joe Jusko's Mary Jane Watson-Parker and various other great summer posers from the so-called "House of Ideas."

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