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Posted by Comic Coverage on July 31, 2008 in Cover to Cover (61-70), Cover To Cover columns, Funny Stuff | Permalink
1970's, Grimbor, Killraven, kinky superhero costumes, Moondragon, Ms. Marvel, Nightshade, Red Sonja, Vartox
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The early 70's is one of my favorite times for Comic books. It had everything but the kitchen sink. Sales figures were coming down and they tried everything to keep the audience reading. Now the companies would kill to have the sales figures they had in the 1970's.
August 01, 2008 at 04:17 AM
I'm not entirely sure what's so kinky about the Captain Marvel cover.
August 01, 2008 at 08:18 AM
The 70's - The decade that Cockrum, Starlin and Grell built.
That Daredevil cover would fit my criteria for a worst cover ever! The layout is so-so, the coloring is atrocious. Sorry to armchair quarter back.
BTW:Any chance you could tell me What font you used for the "the 1970's"?
Wes C |
August 01, 2008 at 09:06 AM
"I'm not entirely sure what's so kinky about the Captain Marvel cover."
Yeah, that one was a little more subtle than the other ones. The reason I included it was for the Speedo-like dark blue section around Mar-Vell's "groinal region". If I'd broken with the "all covers" theme, I probably could have gotten a better example from the interiors of Jim Starlin's Captain Marvel stuff. His stories were wall-to-wall with lanky, barely-dressed (or tightly dressed) men and women, which (as a kid) made me feel like I wasn't supposed to be reading it.
Which is one of the reasons I did.
Even now, when you read a Starlin Captain Marvel story, there's a kinky undercurrent to alot of the costuming and body language...which is why I included him in the gallery. Probably not the most representative visual of the Starlin era, but enough to convey the idea this wasn't "your dad's comic book superhero".
Mark Engblom |
August 01, 2008 at 09:27 AM
How is Ultra Boy flying yet strong enough to hold Tyroc? Wasn't he able to just use one power at a time?
August 01, 2008 at 09:37 AM
"BTW:Any chance you could tell me What font you used for the "the 1970's"?"
For "The" I used Rat Fink Brush (from House Industries), and for "1970's" I used a horrid font named "Pinwheel" (from Fontbank).
"How is Ultra Boy flying yet strong enough to hold Tyroc? Wasn't he able to just use one power at a time?"
Maybe Ultra-Boy is letting Superboy do all the flying/carrying, while he uses his strength to restrain Tyroc. I don't know much about Tyroc...was he that big of a powerhouse.
He must have been with a costume like that.
Mark Engblom |
August 01, 2008 at 09:54 AM
I bet Ultra-Boy uses his Legion flight ring so that he can free up his other powers...just a guess
Al Hoch |
August 01, 2008 at 10:58 AM
I don't know much about Tyroc...was he that big of a powerhouse.
If I recall, his powers were fully vocal-based. I remember wondering why it took Superboy and Ultra-Boy to hold onto the dude when he was already gagged and, hence, powerless.
August 01, 2008 at 01:54 PM
Oops, meant to end that with, "BUKOOOM!"
August 01, 2008 at 01:56 PM
When women were women and the men might as well wore a**chaps.
August 01, 2008 at 03:36 PM
*Sigh* I wish I had been older in the seventies to actually revell in the kinkyness.
Grell takes the crown as the kinkiest, though. I'm positive his Legion art made me gay ( this is sort of an internet meme already )
August 01, 2008 at 04:58 PM
"*Sigh* I wish I had been older in the seventies to actually revell in the kinkyness."
I was ten or younger when I first saw many of these covers and stories, so I was old enough to pick up on the sexual aspect of them, but not quite old enough to really get the full picture (or to slobber over the Red Sonja).
"I'm positive his Legion art made me gay ( this is sort of an internet meme already )"
LOL! As the debate rages over the causes of homosexuality, add one more factor to the mix!
Mark Engblom |
August 01, 2008 at 05:10 PM
Don't let Dr Wertham hear that, Gary!
Pat Curley |
August 02, 2008 at 01:52 AM
Wow, I feel funny...
Is Supergirl wearing a full-length bib, or something?
Bill S. |
August 04, 2008 at 11:58 AM
May gay men of my advanced years remember those days fondly. Neal Adams' Killraven and Mike Grell's Legionnaires were definitely favorites. Not particularly kinky, but definitely sexy was Adams' shirtless Batman in at least one story with a nice hairy chest. And now it's time to stop.
Michael Rebain |
August 04, 2008 at 02:55 PM
Well Namor's up there, but that sure isn't Namor's kinkiest costume....
September 29, 2008 at 02:28 AM
I actually have that Ms. Marvel issue. Inside there is also a whole matter of stealing another womans clothes and masquerading as her. Very weird.
September 21, 2010 at 11:03 PM
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