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Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2014 3:27 p.m. PST

The usual suspects are whining about a comic book cover: link

Because it's obviously a sexist pose that no male hero would ever be given…

Oh, really?


Looks pretty much like the same pose to me, allowing for different artists.

Or how about this cover, from back in the '80s?


Whoa! Close your legs, Parker!

So this seems like a controversy just to declare a controversy (or a clever way to get guys to buy the comic so they can spite the controversy… naw, that wouldn't happen wink).

And, frankly, I don't find the Spiderwoman pose to be all that titillating… and I'm very much a healthy, heterosexual male. She doesn't look sexy to me, she just looks kinda weird…

Streitax25 Aug 2014 4:20 p.m. PST

Well, my initial impression was that she was naked, because of the color of her costume. That doesn't help.

enfant perdus25 Aug 2014 4:31 p.m. PST

Gives new meaning to the term "power bottom".

The Tin Dictator25 Aug 2014 4:40 p.m. PST

She apparently needs to fumigate her armpits.
There are webs growing there.

Or… maybe she's from eastern Europe?

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2014 5:42 p.m. PST

Some folks just gotta fuss… I imagine there are some as are actually offended by comic book art. But those are almost certainly folks as wouldn't buy a comic in the first place.
Of course, there is the phony controversy idea…

StarfuryXL525 Aug 2014 6:05 p.m. PST

That is quite a cleft, though.

WeeSparky25 Aug 2014 7:20 p.m. PST

Feminists gonna hate.

Streitax25 Aug 2014 7:38 p.m. PST

Spinal Tap comes to mind. 'It's a fine line between genius and stupidity.'

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2014 9:09 p.m. PST

Marvel launched a new comic, but it had nothing to differentiate it. So they made an alternative cover and now everybody is talking about it, mission accomplished …

Personal logo The Nigerian Lead Minister Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2014 11:45 p.m. PST

What do you expect, when you get Milo Manada to draw it? He's an erotic artist, this is exactly the sort of art he produces. They obviously wanted a cover like this to get attention.

MHoxie26 Aug 2014 2:21 a.m. PST
Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2014 9:26 a.m. PST

I can't get myself to care.

goragrad26 Aug 2014 6:10 p.m. PST

Aside from the fact that the costume is apparently either sprayed on or glued to her (otherwise the cloth should bridge those hollows along and at the base of the spine).

Obviously this wasn't based on real world observations of the clothed female body…

P.S. But then the other covers have similar flaws.

combatpainter Fezian28 Aug 2014 7:17 p.m. PST

Sold! I am in.

combatpainter Fezian28 Aug 2014 7:17 p.m. PST


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