COMIC LEGEND: Dave Cockrum had a rather racy protest to Ms. Marvel’s original costume.
When she first debuted, Ms. Marvel had a bit of an odd costume, as it was a female version of the classic Captain Marvel outfit….
Chris Claremont had taken over Ms. Marvel soon after the book had launched and he was trying his best to make it more of an appealing book from a feminist perspective. He wanted to bring over his X-Men collaborator, Dave Cockrum, on to the title, but it was a slow going.
Cockrum, with issue #9, made the first change to the costume and at least got rid of the exposed midriff…
But Cockrum was unable to take over the art duties on the title until #20. And when he did, he gave her a new costume…
The always informative Sean Howe, author of Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, has a drawing Cockrum did for Jim Shooter’s birthday (presumably in 1977) on his cool Marvel Tumblr where Cockrum expressed his displeasure with Ms. Marvel’s costume in a…unique fashion.http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/msmarvelprotest.jpg