I see that the Marvel swimsuit pinups are polarizing. some of you are titillated and some are horrified. I am both. so instead of clogging up everybody’s feeds with all of this I am just going to let it all out in one big, uh, burst
The 1995 version (with the Rogue/Gambit “no-touching” cover) was the first ‘erotic’ (ridiculously loose usage of the word) materialI ever owned.
I hid this shit like it was the the gold standard of porn (Rogue in a bikini?! Jean Grey’s breasts?!,) guarding it like a Templar would the cup of Christ. Yet, even then, I was on some level aware of how goddamned weird each ‘half-naked tubular beach relaxing’ page was.
Hormone covered glasses were very helpful in glossing over the fact that the ’90s were a really fucking weird time to be a comics fan.