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Every day this August I’ll be spotlighting strange but ultimately endearing comic stories, one a day (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 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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