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Drama of Spider-Woman #1 Cover


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Nov 12, 2007
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Been making the waves. People be angered because of all the OVER-SEXUALISATION! Thought I'd see what others thought about all this.

Oh, Marvel. Come on. You know better than this —this being Milo Manara's cover for the upcoming Spider-Woman #1. If you're wondering what the hell Jessica Drew, a.k.a. Spider-Woman is doing, I believe it's what's known in the animal kingdom as "presenting."

First of all, even the dumbest, horniest teenage boy on the planet knows there's no fabric on this earth that could possibly cling to Jessica Drew's individual buttocks like that. She looks like she's wearing body-paint, and that's a big no-no for an industry still trying to remember that women exist and may perhaps read comics and also don't want to feel completely gross when they do so. As for the position she's in... christ. It's like you want The Hawkeye Initiative to get so furious they have brain aneurysms and die.

Of course, sexy comic art has its place, and Manara is quite good at it. But perhaps asking an erotic artist to draw one of your most popular superheroines for a mass-market cover wasn't quite a good idea. Also a bad idea: Receiving this cover and pretending like you didn't notice Spider-Woman sticking her bare red *** three feet into the air. Here's a simple rule: If it's inappropriate for a male character, it should also be inappropriate for a female character.
io9, via NeoGAF

So, the thread at hand: Do you think all of the recent drama surrounding this art is justified? Or is it fine and people should stop complaining and enjoy what can only be described as 'very defined buttocks'?

My opinion is this situation's being a little bit blown up more than it should, but Marvel were dumb if they thought that it wouldn't. I mean hell, people complained about Samus just being given heels in Smash Bros! I think the cover is pretty tacky, that's how I'd actually describe it, I'd also say the art itself isn't that great, but I don't think it's some horribly sexist thing like some people have been arguing. I suppose the artist was making her kind of crawl like a Spider, I guess, but it seems the main goal was just to show some butt. Sexist? No. In bad taste? Probably.

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