Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Latest Cover Controversy: Ms. Marvel #21

OOooooh! Can I possibly be the first person to blog on what I'm sure will be the latest Marvel Feminist controversy?

Yes, yet another Boobs not quite falling where they should, female in peril cover of Ms. my ass is barely covered in this costume Marvel.

And its not good. Oh no, the composition and negative space are terrible. Just because you have paint is no reason to go overboard like this.

I knew letter writers back in the 1970's who would constantly point out that Iron Man was brutalized more on his covers than any other hero in the Marvel Universe. Whereas Cap or Thor would be menaced, Iron Man was being melted by acid, crushed, whipped, and being blasted into a grave by Firelord. You had to believe that Tony had a slightly masochistic relationship with his villians (Doctor Spectrum in particular, who had a particularly "pretty" costume). I'm not sure that is anything on what female comic characters have to face. Always being knocked around, breasts spilling out (and yet always defying gravity in certain ways), and male artists always having to draw around to complete crotch shot for the costumes.

You'd think, after the amount of feminist angst and the Mother Jones article, they might get a clue. And here's a thought, if I were to do a a run of Ms Marvel, with her looking hot and Cho-like sexy, battling villians, but holding her own, do you think that they would see any less than the book already is? Make her sexy, make her beautiful, just make her strong. I can still see the 'boys picking it up.

And last, is that a Brood queen come back?

11 comments:

Lexi said...

Hehe, a customer at the shop I work at got a Greg Horn "sketch" at Comic-Con. It was two dots (eyes, one assumes), a mouth, and two wavy lines down each side (hair?)

And is it just me, or does it look like Ms. Marvel has simply fallen asleep. Because that is the most unconvincing fake orgasm ever.

Anonymous said...

What's the controversy here? Besides the fact that those are obviously fake boobs?

Betty said...

Ms. Marvel's boobs are magic. They have been for a long time.

Rob Monroe said...

Honestly, I doubt this cover will cause much of an outrage. Sure, Carol's boobs are flying while she is not but the illustration is just so damn awful that I think most people will just point and laugh.

Anonymous said...

If she's unconscious why's her left leg not hanging down.? And is she smoldering?

bellatrys said...

Obviously this is a wax mannequin - not just the unnaturally-spherical and unyielding mammaries, but also the fact that her right forearm is obviously melting and beginning to stretch...

Do you really not have to have taken ANY life drawing classes, to get a gig penciling comics for the big publishers? Yeesh.

Lis said...

They look like they're doing some sort of ice show. On lava.

Anonymous said...

Anyone love it when Ms. Marvel gets dominated. It's too bad they wouldn't make this issue into a porno issue where she gets utterly dominated, That pic sure suggests that she would be dominated.

Roy said...

Greg Horn is rubbish, if you check out the latest issue of Ms. Marvel her shoulder appears to be coming out of her ear!

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Darci said...

No, that's not one of the Brood. It's a Brood-hunter named Cru from a species called the Ujor.