We're smack dab in the middle of the 2012 summer movie season and so far we've seen a few fantastic entries into the comic book movie genre, none greater than the box office behemoth The Avengers. We love seeing our favorite comic books brought to life in such fine form on the big screen, with eye-popping special effects and action.

What's the other reason? The women. The comic book genre is the reigning king of cinematic eye candy, even greater than the horror genre, with all its pretty young things, and we've got the gallery to back up that claim. While you wait patiently to ogle hot and hilarious Emma Stone playing Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man this week, check out The 50 Hottest Women in Comic Book Movies.

Written by Frazier Tharpe (@The_SummerMan)

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