Every decade of pop culture has its indelible moments of foolishness, frippery and eminently mockable memories.  The 1990s does not contain more that’s terrible, silly or indefensible than other decades, it just seems that way.

Especially in terms of superhero costumes…  Welcome to Ten Things!

Whooshman-Bicarbonate Films, in conjunction with ‘An Amateur Comics Historian’ and Wonder Woman’s star-spangled-thong, Presents:



As the harbinger of a huge independent comics boom, ‘Youngblood’ is a book that gets a lot of attention, much of it meant to skewer.  The team’s Israeli member, Masada (real name: Deborah Konigsberg) combines two major nineties costuming trends: inexplicable armor and the battle bikini.  With diametrically opposite intentions (complete coverage with metal plates versus maximum skin exposure), her thong/kneepads/pointy shoulders/Jean Grey cheeks mask lacks only deep cleavage to be the perfect distillation of all the “Bad Girl” costumes of the decade…

The Author

Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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1 Comment

  1. Frank
    May 17, 2017 at 10:48 am — Reply

    You can’t over look the woman who looks like a turnip standing next to Stryfe.

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