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In The '90s, Marvel Made Its Own Version Of The 'Sports Illustrated' Swimsuit Edition  

Mick Jacobs
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In a clever twist on Sports Illustrated's famous swimsuit edition, the Marvel Swimsuit Special series of the '90s put Marvel characters into different "suits" than they usually wore. Narrated by, of all people, Uatu the Watcher, the Marvel Swimsuit issues follow your favorite Marvel heroes and heroines as they unwind on the beach. Naturally, with unreal power comes unreal body expectations, and all these characters are rocking bodies and swimwear beyond the reach of most people. But the point of Marvel's swimsuit series isn't to worry about your looks, but rather to enjoy the fun of watching superheroes become supermodels.

Aside from the hilarity of watching your favorites sunbathe and play chicken with one another, this series also offers a bit of LGBTQ+ representation - as Northstar gets to relax with his beau. The swimsuit edition reveals that even in fictional worlds, life remains a beach - and it's important to take some time to enjoy it.

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