Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    Mighty Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    1,114

    Default DC is doing Swimsuit variant month yet still no Marvel Swimsuit issues.

    https://www.gamesradar.com/dc-swimsuit-variant-covers/

    Seriously, Marvel, you need to keep up, hopefully it would encourage them.

  2. #2
    Latverian ambassador Iron Maiden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Latverian Embassy
    Posts
    19,258

    Default

    Those were fun back in the day and they were a bit of a parody of the more famous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. SI has hit the bottom (see what I did there) with Kim Kardashian this year.

  3. #3
    Extraordinary Member K7P5V's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Chicago, Illinois
    Posts
    7,695

    Default

    I concur. I miss it very much, especially the parodies (LOL):




  4. #4
    Better than YOU! Alan2099's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    5,516

    Default

    And how can you not love the nude Ghost Rider pin-up.


  5. #5
    Moderator Frontier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    86,989

    Default

    Just let Kris Anka and Carlos Gomez go to town on one.

  6. #6
    Astonishing Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    2,381

    Default

    Those were fun when I was 15 and too poor to have internet.

  7. #7
    Extraordinary Member babyblob's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    New Richmond Ohio
    Posts
    7,572

    Default

    I loved the old Marvel Swimsuit issues. I never paid much attention to them until my middle school banned them. Then they became huge in my school. it became a sign of Fight the Power to tape the pictures on the walls of the school. it was a huge social moment against censorship that lasted a fun 3 days!
    Favorite teams. Alpha Flight, Avengers, Fantastic Four, West Coast Avengers, Justice Society of America, Legion of Superheroes.

  8. #8
    Sarveśām Svastir Bhavatu Devaishwarya's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Posts
    9,127

    Default

    Those Swimsuit Issues were fun back in the day, in a very different time, with a very different readership. I'm not sure how lucrative they can be in 2022. Fun yes...I suppose for nostalgic reasons but will they be "totally rad" with today's oh-so-cynical readers and whose numbers are far less than they were in the 90's?

    DC's Swimsuit variants is a decent speculative push but do we really need more speculation-driven sales that don't translate into sustainable, long term success?
    Krakoa and Planet Arakko...TO BE CONTINUED. FOREVER!!!

  9. #9

  10. #10
    Astonishing Member mugiwara's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    2,632

    Default

    Isn't Udon doing a Street Fighter swimsuit issue every year? If it works for them, it can work for Marvel.
    Bringing back the old, killing the young: that's the Marvel way

  11. #11
    Mighty Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    1,114

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mugiwara View Post
    Isn't Udon doing a Street Fighter swimsuit issue every year? If it works for them, it can work for Marvel.
    Yeah Definitely, Udon been saying their sold well and they been doing it since 2016. and next week they will released their 2022 edition. Marvel so need to bring it back, especially with DC doing variants on it.

  12. #12

  13. #13
    Better than YOU! Alan2099's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    5,516

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ultimate Captain America View Post
    NEVER!



    (Dr. Strange is only wearing pants to try to balance the rest of the group out. That why he also had to add that big sash and cape.)

  14. #14

    Default

    best not to do it. avoid the controversy. avoid drawing women in "those" type of poses. leave it alone. DeviantArt has it covered.

  15. #15
    Spectacular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    Posts
    146

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Hypestyle View Post
    best not to do it. avoid the controversy. avoid drawing women in "those" type of poses. leave it alone. DeviantArt has it covered.
    Huh. Best you tell DC then?

    Anyway some of Marvel’s variant covers aren’t all fully SFW.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •