Avengers West Coast #55, page 15 by John Byrne & Paul Ryan. 1990.
This is hands down my favourite image from the ‘91 Marvel Swimsuit Special. It’s the most unique image because it doesn’t try to be stupid. That was the thing with all of the other images, the girls wore sexy outfits & pouted/posed, the boys all featured in comedy scenes - Boomer & Jubilee offering a tooled-up Cable a g-string, Steve Rogers stood with a funny look on his face posing like a Boris Vallejo picture, or Wolverine, Hulk, Beast and The Thing standing around. Nope, this is Wonder Man showing off his body having killed a creature.
Yes, someone painted the snake-like creature purple (har-de-har-har etc.), but that doesn’t stop this from being a striking image of Wonder Man, and in more of the vein of the images of Marvel’s female superheroes (it’s also from when John Romita Jr was pretty-much at the top of his game).
Well, Wanda, you should have noticed that wasn’t really Simon the moment he failed to get all giddy when you hugged him.
Scarlet Witch #3 (1994)
Gene Colan’s cover process for the Avengers, Vol. 1 # 206.
Because who doesn’t *love* over-protective/condescending Simon?
Scarlet Witch #1 (1994)
Marvel Swimsuit Special: Wonder Man
by Steven Butler