As suspected no time today to build up that head of steam needed to continue my essay. So I will leave you with an image gallery. But note: the point is NOT CHEESECAKE. That is never the point. The point is, to be crass, licensing, marketing and making money.
UPDATE: Luckily Lisa Fortuner (aka Ragnell) has built up a good head of steam and she NAILS it.
This is the variant cover Marvel put on a book that was supposed to be aimed at girls. And please note, I like Greg Horn, I think he is very talented, we have discussed his work and it is what it is. But again, this was a variant cover for a book that was supposedly aimed at girls. Who made that decision?
Do you remember the 90s? I love Francine.
Queenie Chan, Random House author.
I miss you, Street Angel.
I wish I had finished this essay this week, the week that Minx debuted. History making? Yes.
And now a link:
i’d heard a lot of good things about the new Marvel Adventures Avengers series, so i bought an issue and brought it home. Read it. Seemed okay to me. Handed it off to the kiddos. When H– brought it back, i asked her what she thought.
“It’s good but, well, the art is….” She paused.
i glanced down at the open pages in front of me. “More realistic?” i guessed. Most, if not all, of the stuff she reads is pretty stylized.
“I suppose. But what I was really meant was ‘not very modest.’”
i blinked and picked up the book. Flipping through it, i didn’t see much–well, really anything–that concerned me. i asked her to show me what bothered her. She pointed to one panel. The only panel in the book that shows a whole female figure. All the other females are shown in bits and pieces. Know what it was?
Click on the link for the startling answer.