Laura Sneddon, a comics expert who blogs at comicbookgrrrl , told the Guardian that "women do love superhero comics, and we even love a bit of cheesecake here and there, but this cover and the lack of thinking behind it is a prime example of why people continue to think superhero comics are for horny men only". Here are the results:. Woohoo, illustrations of those strong female characters posing with strength and femininity! By Eliana Dockterman November 19, Current "Amazing Spider-Man" writer Dan Slott took to Twitter to express skepticism over criticism of Manara's work itself, while making the distinction that he wasn't defending the image's use as a "Spider-Woman" variant cover. Brevoort also expressed his take that the "Spider-Woman" 1 cover is "one of the less sexualized ones" Marvel has published by Manara. Better news: That female character is Spider-Woman, a.
Milo Manara's "Spider-Woman" #1 Variant Cover Draws Criticism, Brevoort Responds
The cover quickly received widespread criticism on multiple online outlets -- both mainstream and genre-focused -- for what has been argued to be a blatantly sexualized portrayal of the character, at a time when there has been a particular focus on the comic book industry's treatment of female characters, creators and fans. Oh, look. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Some also wonder whether she's wearing body-paint, rather than clothing. It drew immediate and scathing criticism. US Edition U. Marvel Comics has cancelled two upcoming covers from Italian graphic artist Milo Manara following widespread criticism of his drawing of a new incarnation of Spider-Woman which was branded as sexist.