Spider-Woman #1 was announced last month at the Comic-Con in San Diego.

Milo Manara, known for his "erotic illustrations", revealed his cover to Comic Book Resources, roughly a week ago and since then everybody's talking about it. Here's what others are saying:

io9 said: "She looks like she's wearing body-paint, and that's a big no-no for an industry still trying to remember that women exist and may perhaps read comics and also don't want to feel completely gross when they do so. As for the position she's in … Christ … Here's a simple rule: If it's inappropriate for a male character, it should also be inappropriate for a female character."

Comicbookgrrrl said: "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".

Bleeding Cool said: "Remember folks, this was the comic that was launched at the Women Of Marvel Panel at San Diego Comic Con. It's almost as if Marvel are doing this on purpose now."

The Mary Sue said: "anyone familiar with pornography knows this pose … ripped straight from the fantasy medium".

Source: The Guardian


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