When planning for the final day of Beefcake/Cheesecake Appreciation Week, I was torn.
The previous 6 days had featured 3 cheese and 4 beef cakes; 4 Legion and 3 Lantern pics.
In a sense of universal balance, should have a female Lantern-related pic? On the other hand, since this is TPCM and I love the beefcake, should I have a male Legion-related pic?
So there was the coin toss.*
What Phantom Lad would have asked if Rokk hadn't interrupted him:
"We challenge you to
tell us why the hell I'm wearing this ridiculous costume!!"
What's up with that costume? There's not enough of it to even be a wrestling singlet; it's more like a Speedo with straps! Still you can't complain, Grell knew how to drawn a man's body.
And because it's the final day of Beefcake/Cheesecake Appreciation Week, not only do you get a Legion reject beekcake panel, but a TPCM-enhanced one to boot!!
Here ladies and gentleman, we have the secret origin of Cosmic Boy's Grell-era costume! He was so taken with the way Phantom Lad's costume looked, he decided that he must too have a costume that exposed as much skin as possible.
You think I jest: pull out Issue #215, a mere three issues later, and what do we have? The debut of Cosmic Boy's new costume!!
Tell your friends, you saw it here first on TPCM!
Finally, my special thanks to Kalinara & Ragnell for sponsoring Beefcake/Cheesecake Appreciation Week!! I had lots 'o fun with it!
*Editor's Note: Do you really think there was actually a coin toss?
And I'm not posting the unaltered panel because there were no other changes than the addition of Cos' thought balloon.
TPCM NOTE: Edited to include a shot of Cos's new costume from #215.