Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The SpiderWoman/Milo Manara Debacle
See the picture? That is done by a famous ARTIST named Milo Manara. Milo Manara primarily does EROTIC ART. Why Marvel Comics had him do a cover of Spider Woman is beyond me, but she has always been a sex symbol at Marvel.
Now some people, and I use the term loosely, have decided to get their politically correct panties in a bunch over this. A problem Spider Woman would never have because, as you can see in the picture above, there is no way in Hell she is wearing any panties in that get up.
I made the mistake of reading the comments that came with this article about the panty bunching and realized that these people have two problems;
One, they are trying to dictate art. Andy Warhol stated that art is whatever you can get away with. Marvel asked Milo Manara to do this cover. They paid him. He got away with it. If you don't like it, don;t buy it. Kind of like how television and radio have on and off switches only this time it's just focusing your eyes elsewhere. And if you are unable to do that, you might have bigger problems than a picture of Spider Woman by a famed EROTIC ARTIST.
The other problem I saw is that most of these complaints come from people that don't read comic books. They complained that the costume was unrealistic, that there were no visible seams, that her vagina was splayed for the world to see.
You complain about that, but don't bring up the impossibility of a woman having super powers.
Um, that's just dumb.
Milo Manara is a revered, award winning artists. He is very good at drawing what he draws and he was asked to do this. Leave him alone and just direct your ill advised, politically incompetent bile at the man in the mouse ears running the show.
And my opinion on the piece of ART?
Nice ass Spider Woman.