Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Bold Fashion Choices--The Image Avengers!!

As much as folks might like to mock the "leather coats and pouches" era of the Avengers, that was nowhere near the nadir. In 1993, after the Image puppies abandoned Marvel, apparently the orders came down that Marvel artists had damn well better ape them as much as possible.

So, from Avengers #363 (1993):

That's Captain America, Crystal, the Black Knight, Hercules and the Black Widow. Click to embiggen to full pain-inducing size, won't you?

That's Steve Epting and Tom Palmer, by the way, proving that no one was immune forn the ravages of the 90s.

And yes, that issue had a foil-embossed cover. One of four Avengers issues that year to have one.

Someday you will pay, 1990s. Some day you will pay.

7 comments:

actionmoviefanatix.com said...

Ugh... That is just atrocious.

And how the hell do you fire that gun that Black Widow is holding!?! It looks like it has a huge lever (pronounced lee-ver) rather than the traditional, tried and true trigger of every other gun ever.

ShadowWing Tronix said...

That's Black Widow? And what is with the headgear?

SallyP said...

Everything was so...so EXTREEEEME in the '90's.

To this day I still don't know what they kept in all of those little pouches that they loved so much.

Smurfswacker said...

90s characters had lots and lotsa teeth, and showed them all the time. Come to think of it, that one's still around.

Comicsfan said...

What ShadowWing Tronix said. That headgear reminds me of what boxers wear during practice bouts. Did the Avengers raid a gym or something?

karl said...

I cant work out who everyone is...

snell said...

I listed them in order from left to right, Karl.