New Spider-Woman Comic Series Places the Emphasis on Woman
The original spiderwoman, created in 1978 by Stan Lee, was strong, fast, immune to poisons, and multi lingual. In short, she was awesome.
But, Marvel's newest Spider-Woman series spends more time focusing on her physical assets.
And the alternate cover showcases yet another side of the superhero - her butt.
The alternate cover displays Jessica in a pose that is incredibly submissive - a word that should not be associated with a strong, powerful superhero. Even though Marvel has taken several steps towards gender equality - the latest being a female Thor - they seem to have undone all this hard work by hiring porn artist Milo Manara.
Manara's cover is almost a direct copy of a scene he drew in his Italian erotic comic, although Spiderwoman does have a few more clothes on.
Marvel declined to comment on the issue. But if their intention was to draw in more female viewers, perhaps a cover like this would have been more in order.