Amazing Heroes Swimsuit Special

 AHSS   (Fantagraphics, 1990-1993)

™ and ©1991 the characters’ respective owners

Every year, Sports Illustrated magazine features a variety of scantily clad models in its popular “swimsuit issue.” Naturally, it’s Sports Illustrated’s most popular issue.

It seems that it’s now time for comic books to try the same trick. In this giant-sized special, you can see all your favorite heroines (as well as some heroes) in swimsuits that only an illustrator could keep in place.

Of course, it’s not all cheesecake, as artists like Fred Hembeck and Randy Crawford give humorous treatments to everyone from Sandman to Batgirl. Moreover, the huge collection of obscure heroes from Herbie to Tank Girl gives fans a chance to ask, “Who is that??”; and perhaps become curious enough to discover a new title or two.

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#4

  3/1/1993
  $3.95
  $10.00
3 copies available from $12.75
Published by Spoof Comics Mike Vosburg, Jerome Moore, Butch Guice, Tony Harris, Joe Phillips, Brian Clopper, Ron Boyd, Kirk Lindo, Cully Hamner, Michael Bair, Craig Hamilton, Brian Buniak, Scott Heming, Michael Avon Oeming, Tony Santo, Don Cameron, Dave Johnson, Don Wimmer, Garrett Berner, Michael Halbleib, Colleen Doran, Howard Bender, Jordan Raskin, Sean McManus, Ray Lago, Alfredo P. Alcala, Tom Roberts, John Tartaglione, Scott Benefiel, Fred Hembeck, Max Siebel, Jimmy Palmiotti, John Dell, Jason Pearson, Brian Stelfreeze, Joseph Michael Linsner, Kevin J. Taylor, Keith Quinn, Ken Becker, Ken Meyers, Jason Palmer, Mike Dringenberg

#5

  8/1/1993
  $4.95
  $10.50
3 copies available from $3.00
Published by Spoof Comics Joseph Michael Linsner, Gray Morrow, Doug Rice, Don Wimmer, Antonio Reonegro, Don Cameron, Fred Harper, Jason Vega, Tony Harris, Max Siebel, Shawn Atkinson, Craig Hamilton, Greg Fox, James Sherman, Tom Arvis, Joe Phillips, Adam Pollina, Peter Gullerud, Tom Taggert, Fred Hembeck, Mark Pennington, joel thomas, Prentis Rollins, Howard Simpson, Brian Buniak, Piatz, Richard Kane Ferguson, Allan jacobsen, Tony Santo, Pat Boyette, Mike Barreiro, Rick Bryant, Greg Williams, Mary Beth Tartaglione, Frank Lopez, Myke Maldonado, Gary Fields, Shannon Londin-Gallant, Kevin J. Taylor

Annual #1990

  6/1/1990
  $5.95
  $19.00
No copies available
Omaha the Cat Dancer cover; 128 pg.; B&WKim ThompsonCharles Vess, Mark Badger, Donna Barr, Paul Chadwick, Bruce Timm, Graham Nolan, Trina Robbins, Scott Saavedra, Jeff Butler, Terry Tidwell, Vincent Locke, Damon Willis, Ron Boyd, Ty Templeton, Stephen Sullivan, James O’Barr, Joshua Quagmire, James Sherman, Chas Gillen, Mike DeCarlo, Marc Hempel, Phil Yeh, Erik Larsen, Ted Boonthanakit, Dennis Worden, Mary Fleener, Gary Fields, Scott Shaw!, Sam Kieth, William Messner-Loebs, Grant Miehm, David Day, Eddie Campbell, Joseph Michael Linsner, Mitch O’Connell, Phil Elliott, Teri S. Wood, Richard Howell, Rick Geary, Riley, John Workman Jr., Evan Dorkin, Steve Lafler, Martin Wagner, Gordon purcell, Tim Hamilton, Paul Guinan, Dave Garcia, Stan Sakai, R.L. Crabb, Neil Vokes, Adam Hughes, Fred hembeck, Kyle Rothweiler, J. P. Morgan, Doug Mahnke, Darrel Grant, Scott Goodell, Guy Davis, Don Lomax, Barb Rausch, Vince Giarrano, Jim Groat, Kjartan, Scott Rolfs, Jacques Boivin, Bob Boze Bell, Tom Stazer, Michael T. Gilbert, Kurt Schaffenberger, Donald Simpson, Rick Taylor, Pete Fitzgerald, Donnie Jupiter, Brian Buniak, Will Meugniot, Tim Burgard, John K. Snyder, Tyrone Taylor, Rich Rankin, Chuck Fiala, Mark Winfrey, Ben Dunn, Quinton Hoover, Freeman, John Dennis, Doug Gray, Roberta Gregory, Getsu-Shin Moss, Mike McCarthy, Norm Breyfogle, Mark Marderosian, Angela Bocage, Kevin VanHook, Peter Gullerud, Hilary Barta, mark Heike, Doug Hazlewood, Mario Hernandez, Rich Hedden, Eric Shanower, Cathy Hill, Mike Vosburg, Roger Langridge, Stan Shaw, Mike Kazaleh, Mike Collins, Michael Okamoto, John Hunter, Tom McWeeney, Batton Lash, Marc Schirmeister, Adrian Kleinbergen, Janet L. Hetherington, Robert Pollak, R.G. Taylor, Cameron

Annual #1991

  6/1/1991
  $6.95
  $12.00
1 copy available for $8.00
Wonder Woman cover Dan Adkins, Sam Agro, Mike Allred, Ho Che Anderson, Vince Argondezzi, Donna Barr, Michael Bair, Jim Balent, Mike Bannon, Scott Beaderstadt, Howard Bender, Scott Bieser, Al Bigley, John Birt, Larry Blake, Jacques Boivin, Steve Bove, Ron Boyd, Greg Budget, Tim Burgard, Kerry Callen, Don Cameron, Eddie Campbell, Richard Case, Randy Crawford, Guy Davis, David Day, Sven DeCarlo, Stephen DeStefano, Stefan Dinter, Evan Dorkin, Anton Drek, Gary Dumm, Ben Dunn, Rodney Dunn, Phil Foglio, Richard Forg, Franchesco, Rudi Franke, Steven A. Gallacci, Dave Garcia, Luc Giard, Chas Gillen, Vince Giarrano, Scott Goodell, Roberta Gregory, Tom Grindberg, Jim Groat, Paul Guinan, Greg Guler, Peter Gullerud, Lurene Haines, Mark Heike, Fred Hembeck, Jaime Hernandez, Cathy Hill, Mike Hoffman, Ken Holewczynski, Adam Hughes, Richard Howell, Stuart Immonen, Milton Knight, M. Kraiger, Steve Lafler, Batton Lash, David Linabury, Joseph Michael Linsner, Lou Manna, Mark Marderosian, Bill Marimon, James McCarthy, Shawn McManus, Tom McWeeney, Will Meugniot, Grant Miehm, Mike Mignola, Bernie Mireault, Jason Moore, Jeff Morgan, Pat Moriarity, Gray Morrow, Vince Musacchia, Graham Nolan, John Nordland, Mitch O’Connell, Michael Avon Oeming, Tom Palmer, Bruce Patterson, Michael Price, Gordon Purcell, Joshua Quagmire, Mike Raabe, Sylvie Rancourt, Ron Randall, Barb Rausch, Riley, Scott Rolfs, Kyle Rothweiler, Scott Saavedra, Stan Sakai, Eric Shanower, Scott Shaw!, Stan Shaw, Jim Siergey, Ned Sonntag, John Statema, Ken Steacy, Dan Steffan, Steve Stiles, Stephen Sullivan, R.G. Taylor, Ty Templeton, Brian Thomas, Terry Tidwell, Stan Timmons, Colin Upton, Kevin VanHook, Wade Van Sant, Diana Vick, Mike Vosburg, Taral Wayne, Teri S. Wood, Mark Winfrey, Delphine Woods, John Workman Jr.

Annual #1992

  6/1/1992
  $7.95
  $7.00
2 copies available from $6.00
Red Sonja and Ghita cover Joseph Michael Linsner, Steve Rude, Adam Hughes, Dave Cockrum, Gray Morow, Marc Hempel, Stan Sakai, John Workman Jr., M. Dalton Allred, Eddie Campbell, David Chelsea, Phil Foglio, Rick Geary, Rian Hughes, Luke McDonnell, Shawn McManus, Mitch O’Connell, Bruce Patterson, Sandy Plunkett, Joshua Quagmire, Barb Rausch, Eric Shanower, James Sherman, Tod Smith, Brian Stelfreeze, Ty Templeton, Chas Truog, Mike Vosburg, Gary Fields, Don Lomax, Mark Marderosian, Kelly Green, Dave Johnson, Cully Hamner, Tony Harris, Rudi Franke, Dick Ayers, Kevin Pun, Kyle Rothweiler, Scott Saavedra, Andy Kuhn, James O’Barr, Ho Che Anderson, Gary Martin, Lurene Haines, Jason Pearson, Mike Sagara, Charles Gillen, Dave Garcia, Monica Sharp, Brian Clopper, Teri S. Wood, Chuck Melville, Woodrow Phoenix, Ron Boyd, Wayne Van Sant, Sam Agro, Larry Blake, R.C. Harvey, Bob Fingerman, R.G. Taylor, Bruce Timm, John Heebink, Mike Manley, Joe Zabel, Gary Dumm

Book #1

  4/1/1993
  $12.95
  $13.00
1 copy available for $34.30
The Best of the Amazing Heroes Swimsuit Special Mitch O’Connell, Dan Clowes, Mike Mignola, Paul Chadwick