Share on Facebook With Halloween over, Summer is well and truly behind us, but those of you who miss sun, sand and swimsuits can take solace in the pages of the Mighty Marvel Swimsuit Specials! Produced yearly during the early and mids as an alternative to the "Sports Illustrated" Swimsuit Issue that youngsters could con their parents into buying them as a comic book "investment," the Marvel Swimsuit Specials were essentially books of pin-ups that saw heroes and villains taking time off from saving the world to catch some rays. Psylocke, What made them really strange, though, were the underlying plots that ran through each issue and resulted in some memorable insanity, which is why we've turned to ComicsAlliance contributor Chris Sims to grab his beach towel and bring us Marvel's absolute strangest swimsuit shots! The real weirdness of the swimsuit specials normally comes from the shots of the male characters, as the women in comics are pretty much wearing swimsuits all the time anyway in fact, Psylocke is actually wearing more clothing here than she usually does , but it's always worth noting when an artist draws an Asian character and then decides it's a good idea to make her bright yellow. Especially when the artist in question is Jim Lee.