With global temperatures at record highs, Marvel Comics has decided to shelve its swimsuit comic revival issue Marvel Summer Special #1, according to an announcement to retailers. The only creator attached to the issue as of its cancellation was cover artist Ron Lim. The one-shot was announced in April for a July release.
In an EXXXCLUSIVE, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Akira Yoshida told comicspit, “Former Marvel Comics CEO Ike Perlmutter is a huge Trump supporter, going so far as to advise him on veterans affairs. So we’re doing what we can to combat the damage done by the President’s stance on global warming. We’re cancelling the hottest book of this summer. Imagine how much the temperature would’ve risen had we released images of Cyclops in a Speedo playing volleyball. It kind of balances out in the end anyway, doesn’t it?”
The solicit text and cover are below.
MARVEL SUMMER SPECIAL #1
VARIOUS • 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