The 10 Most Amazing Exercises from ‘The Mighty Marvel Strength and Fitness Book’
Released in 1976 by writer Ann Picardo and artist Joe Giella, the “Strength and Fitness Book” was an attempt to whip the ever-widening youth of America into shape by illustrating simple exercises as performed by everyone’s favorite Marvel heroes. The end result wasn’t just an exercise manual, and it’s every bit as strange as you’d expect from something called the “Mighty Marvel Strength and Fitness Book,” which is why I’ve gathered up my ten favorite pages!
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This awesome mechanized Xenomorph costume was created by professional cosplayer Peter Kokis using an impressive variety of everyday objects such as knife sharpeners, toilet plungers, drain mats, and conduit tubing. He spent 16 months simply gathering all of the parts he needed and then about 400 hours assembling the suit. The fearsome costume weighs 120 pounds and has been dubbed the “Brooklyn Alien.”
ANDREW STEWART CELEBRATES NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON IN ‘COSMOS’ FAN COMIC
Some people watch Neil deGrasse Tyson‘s Cosmos as a science show. Other’s watch it more as a CGI-powered spectacular. Artist Andrew Stewart seems to enjoy it both ways, although his 5-page, black and white fan comic celebration of the FOX TV series definitely skews toward the latter, propelling the show’s host through some of the most enjoyable cosmic imagery this side of Jack Kirby’s adaptation of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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