Amazing Heroes Swimsuit Special ’91

November 1, 2015 § Leave a comment

Amazing Heroes Swimsuit Special ’91 (1991)
This book of bathing suit laden characters is chock-full o’ parody. Risqué compared to other books I’ve shared in the past, Amazing Heroes Swimsuit Special features some strange takes on Swamp Thing as well as some wonderful firsts.
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Shawn McManus illustrated a happy Swamp Thing in tree form covering Abby in vines. They both look pretty content about the situation.
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Batman never takes off the suit; not for Talia, not for a vacation in Tahiti
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This beach frolicking dinosaur in a one piece is probably my favorite in the entire book. Brought to you by Brian Thomas of Dragon Island
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The Flaming Carrot, Harvey Pekar and the Silver Surfer walk into a bar… No, no, no, they walk onto a beach. Damnit, I’m horrible at remembering jokes.
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Lois and Clark striking a pose in the finest of swimwear fashion. Well, maybe not Lois, she isn’t wearing much of anything. by RG Taylor
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Modok, the Leader and Gargoyle have never looked better! Modok’s giant beach hat is terrific.
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Ok, I may have to change my mind that THIS is the best one in the book. Jean-Luc Picard and Riker are looking sporty and ready for Rockaway.
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John Constantine and his beach crew!
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No nudity allowed on beach. Censorship sucks!
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The only time Hobbes and Swamp Thing will inhabit the same space. Swamp Thing and Boris have a history.
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“Why Death finds the beach a little depressing at times.”
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Betty Page kicking butt, slaying Punisher and the Hulk.
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Ooooh Plastic Man! He’s a fresh one
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I absolutely love this morbid Nancy and Sluggo scene!
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Swamp Thing is very surprised at the sight of his wife who is enjoying a relaxing dip in the swamp. The illustration was a collaboration by Lou Manna and Sajine F.
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I think I’d lose all credibility if I changed my mind regarding my favorite illustration, once again, so I won’t. BUT, I’m a huge Indiana Jones fan and Stuart Immonen along with Ron Boyd do an absolute bang-up job bringing Indiana to life on this ancient civilization turned Club Med.
“why’d it have to be beaches? I hate beaches… and snakes”
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