Personally, I’m not offended by Milo Manara’s Spider-Woman cover. Spider-Woman is supposed to be super-bendy and is often crouching and sneaking around, just like she’s depicted in the instantly-infamous Manara picture. If it were Storm, or Captain Marvel, it’d be out-of-character and I’d have to agree that she was being needlessly cheesecaked.
That said, it is still kind of ridiculous and worth calling upon the Hawkeye Initiative to poke some fun at it.
To the haters who are exasperated by Manara using a pose similar to one he used in an adult comic, heads up: Artists use and reuse variations of their favorite poses all the time. It doesn’t, in any way, cheapen his remarkable craftsmanship.
To everyone who is all OMG HER SPINE IS BROKEN LEARN TO DRAW, I say
Artists have taken liberties with human anatomy to express their love of it since the dawn of time.
This is a female fertility figure from about 35,000 years ago. Now, THAT’s what Marvel should riff on for their next series of variant covers!
Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.