Marvel Comics Cancels Its Summer Swimsuit Special

Well, this is an odd one. In Marvel Comics’ July 2019 solicitations, they included the listing for a new Marvel Summer Special, reviving the old nineties Swimsuit Issues that featured pinups of Marvel characters in swimsuits in a jovial fashion. Could this nostalgic return have maybe been considered a little too out of keeping with the times? Because Marvel Comics has now cancelled the Summer Special entirely…

Here’s what would have been, the only creator named was cover artist Ron Lim.

MARVEL SUMMER SPECIAL #1
VARIOUS (W) • VARIOUS (A) • WRAPAROUND Cover by ADAM HUGHES
Variant Cover by RON LIM
Variant Cover by TBA
A classic Marvel tradition gets a spin in a sun-splashed Marvel summer special!
To honor Marvel’s 80th anniversary, it’s a throwback to the knockout 90s! Today’s writers and artists take Marvel’s biggest characters to the beach and back for a romp even your mother will love. Even heroes deserve a day off in this summertime extravaganza. Whether you’re trying to beat the heat or beat up Sandman, this book is the only beach read you’ll need the summer.
40 PGS./one-shot/Rated T+ …$4.99

Marvel Comics Solicitations July 2019

 

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