Marvel Swimsuit Special

    (Marvel, 1992-1995)
™ and ©1995 Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc.

Blame it on Sports Illustrated, if you like. Their annual swimsuit special transports a crew of models to exotic beaches to model minimal swimwear. Not surprisingly, the swimsuit special sells far more than any other issue of the magazine.

In 1992, Marvel decided to copy SI’s success by launching their own swimsuit special. This all-pinup book features scantily clad heroes, both male and female, as rendered by some of the finest artists in the business. These include the brothers Hildebrandt, Joe Jusko, P. Craig Russell, and countless others.

Many decry the obvious use of sex appeal to sell comics. On the upside, these specials did attract at least a few female readers—even if they were writing in to gush over the scantily clad physique of Thor.

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#1

 
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1992; In WakandaMatthew Morra, Scott Benson, Bobbie Chase, Mindy Newell, John Rozum, Dan Slott, Manny Galán, Bob WashingtonPaul Ryan, Bud LaRosa, Ron Frenz, Joe Sinnott, Brian Stelfreeze, James W. Fry III, Mark McKenna, Mark Pacella, Brad Vancata, Andy Kubert, Kevin Kobasic, Jimmy Palmiotti, Art Thibert, Dale Keown, Joe Rubinstein, Duane Turner, Jan Duursema, Mark Farmer, June Brigman, Tom Palmer, Steve Geiger, P. Craig Russell, Whilce Portacio, Scott Williams, John Romita Jr., Walt Simonson, S. Clarke Hawbaker, Terry Shoemaker, Bob Wiacek, Jim Lee, George Pérez, Alan Davis, Joe Quesada, Klaus Janson, Larry Stroman, Al Milgrom, Adam Hughes, Greg Capullo, Harry Candelario, Joe Chiodo, Joe Phillips, Karl Story, Butch Guice, Terry Austin, Mike Mignola, Gary Baker, Marc Silvestri, Jae Lee, Joe Jusko, Andrew Wildman

#2

  1/1/1993
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Cover of Rogue by Joe Jusko; On Monster Island; 1993Dan Slott, Manny Galán, Bob WashingtonDarick Robertson, Joe Madureira, Chris Wozniak, Kevin Maguire, Steven Butler, Michael Bair, Jordan Raskin, Steve Woron, Lou Harrison, Chris Batista, Gary Barker, Kirk Jarvinen, Amanda Conner, Jan Duursema, Tom Raney, Ron Lim, Steve Geiger, Art Thibert, Tristan Shane, Arthur Nichols, Gary Frank, Steve Lightle, Manny Galán, Klaus Janson, Jason Palmer, Joe Phillips, George Pérez, Walter McDaniel, Andrew Wildman, Jeff Johnson, Cindy Martin, Rick Leonardi, Ron Wagner, Andy Smith, Lee Weeks, Dwayne Turner, Adam Hughes

#3

 
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 Steven Butler, Tom SmithJoe Phillips, John Lowe, Chris Wozniak, Scott Benefiel, Jasen Rodriguez, Salvador Larroca, Sergio Melia, Steve Lightle, Scott McDaniel, Jung Choi, Adam Hughes, Rick Mays, John Cebollero, Jan Duursema, Greg Wright, Aron Wiesenfeld, Klaus Janson, Tom Raney, Steve Epting, Bret Blevins, John Stracuzzi, Lou Harrison, Dan Lawlis, Jeff Albrecht, Kerry Gammill, Michael Kraiger, Tom Morgan, Gary Frank, Mark Farmer, Greg Hildebrandt, Tim Hildebrandt, Jeff Johnson, Dan Panosian, Carl Potts, Jason Pearson, James W. Fry III, Harry Candelario, Brian Stelfreeze, Darick Robertson, Larry Mahlstedt, Steve Geiger, Claudio Castellini, Al Williams, Joe Madureira, P. Craig Russell

#4

 
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ca. 1995Douglas T. Wheatley, Ariane Lenshoek-Pinheiro, Paul MountsSalvador Larroca, Jan Duursema, Angel Medina, Val Semeiks, Carlos Pacheco, Art Thibert, Lou Harrison, Joe Bennett, Joe Phillips, Chris Wozniak, Adam Hughes, Gary Frank, Christopher Hawkes, Bret Blevins, P. Craig Russell, Greg Hildebrandt, Tim Hildebrandt, Joe Jusko, Tom Mandrake, Pat Broderick, Mike Deodato Jr., Scott McDaniel, Rick Leonardi, Darick Robertson, Roger Cruz, Dante Bastianoni, Jeff Johnson, David Williams, Scott Benefiel, Joe Quesada, Joyce Chin, Doug Wheatley