Spawn, #9, introducing Angela. 1993.
There’s not much point in being realistic in the comic world, but when the desire for powerful women characters collides with the desire for nearly nude women characters, the result can be delightfully ludicrous. Here we have the super hero as bombshell, almost literally. Angela, decked out in her gear for the first time ever looks more like the victim of an attempted gang rape than a warrior – female or otherwise – set for battle. Sure, she’s mostly naked, but for armored boobs and crotch, but check out the hair. Beyond being impossible to maintain and an imminent obstruction to dear Angela’s view, her coif appears to be already snagged in her own gear. Ah, the triumph of sex over pretty much everything — it’s a Marvel to behold.