Vaughan & Chiang's "Paper Girls" Builds a Familiar Yet Disconcerting World
In this feature I spotlight strange but ultimately endearing comic stories (basically, we’re talking lots and lots of Silver Age comic books). Here is the archive of past installments of this feature.
Today we take a look at one of the dorkiest, but ultimately pretty endearing, back-up stories you’ll see – “Rate the Hunks!” by Mark Gruenwald, Amanda Conner and Christopher Ivy from 1989’s Avengers West Coast Annual #4, where the Wasp and She-Hulk go through the male membership of the Avengers and assigns them number grades from 1 to 10.
Yes, this story actually existed.
The very fact that this is, well, a THING is bizarre. That said, the artwork is nice, Gruenwald captures the voices of Jan and Jen well and their answers make sense in character. So while it is a really weird story, I think in the end it is a fairly charming tale.
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