Doctor Who - the 13th Doctor (Peter Capaldi) cut-out
Speed Force - X-S cut-out
Domino - Phil Noto
I’m actually a fan of Milo Manara’s artwork, and I find no fault with him regarding the whole tempest arising from his cover for the Spider-Woman re-launch (if you hire a erotic artist for a cover, you’re going to get an erotic cover, right?).
Still, I think Marvel has made a big mistake here. Marvel and the comic industry as a whole very much needs new female readers (needed for its long-term financial health). Utilizing a cover that show’s Jess Drew looking like… well, looking like this, sort of sends the message that this book is solely targeted toward straight male readers (or, perhaps also gay female readers). It shows Jess more as a sexualized object and less as a hero that readers (especially young female readers) can look up to and emulate. All and all, it compounds the basic message that superhero comics are for boys only… a message that is slowly but surely crippling the industry.
I’m not saying that sexy images are bad. I like sexy art as much as the next person. And of course female readers can be just as attracted to sexy covers as male readers. But this image is a tough one. Jess is in a submissive pose, looking like she getting ready to be taken from behind. In zoological terms, such a posture is referred to as ‘mating acquiescence’ where the female animal accepts the male suitor and allows him to mount her.
Whatever, in short, it just doesn’t show Spider-Woman as a strong, admirable hero.. a character that both male and female fans can look up to and want to read about. Again, I think Manara is an incredibly talented craftsman, but this cover is just all kinds of wrong.
Vision and Scarlet Witch | Cliff Chiang
current state of mind
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while I sort of bristle at Mexico constantly being depicted as nothing more than a crime-riddled, drug-infested level of hell, this tv show is actually pretty good. And Diane Kruger's portrayal of Detective Cross is one of the better depictions of high-functioning autism/Asperger's that I've yet seen in television and movies
The Batman Adventures Annual #1 (1994)
Art by Bruce Timm & Rick Taylor
Words by Paul Dini
A Clockwork Orange poster (1971)
Illustrator: Joey Spiotto