Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Avengers Tug of War: West vs East, in bikinis and thongs!

The Marvel Swimsuit specials in the early 1990s contained some of the funniest depictions of Marvel's characters.  As evidence, I present to you this double page spread from the 1991 issue, by Paul Ryan:

Avengers Tug of War by Paul Ryan Marvel Swimsuit 1991

Avengers (from New York City) versus the West Coast Avengers in a tug of war match!  It only takes 4 classic Avengers (Thor, Hercules, She-Hulk, Captain America) to compete with six West Coasters (Hawkeye, Mockingbird, US Agent, Wonder Man, Scarlet Witch, Iron Man).  Sersi is in the middle as the referee.  The outfits here would give Tim Gunn nightmares.  Cap wearing just his mask and thong--man, that just seems x-rated.  Nuff said.


  1. i cant beleive cap and us agent kept their masks on

  2. The irony: Tigra's swimsuit is LESS revealing than her normal costume.