Tuesday, April 14, 2009

One More Reason Marvel Comics JUST DOESN'T GET IT...

I was going to forego commenting upon the mockery of all things decent that is Marvel Divas. There's a lot of bloggers on When Fangirl's Attack who have already trod the ground of how utterly sexist the concept and the advertising are.

However, what I haven't seen anyone mention yet is that the core concept behind this book is as creatively bankrupt as it is sexist.

"The pitch started as "Sex and the City" in the Marvel Universe, and there's definitely that "naughty" element to it, but I also think the series is doing to a deeper place, asking question about what it means...truly means...to be a woman in an industry dominated by testosterone and guns. (And I mean both the super hero industry and the comic book industry.) But mostly it's just a lot of hot fun." - Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

Okay. Let us agree to overlook the fact that not all women like Sex In The City.

Let us forget that the idea of a "naughty" all-woman superhero team isn't all that original. (*cough* *cough* DANGERGIRL!)

And let us ignore that Sex In The City has been off the air for over five years, so this is hardly a Timely trend (pun very much intended) for them to exploit.

Even ignoring all of that, there's still one big glaring problem with this book.

''Sex In The City''with superheroines has been done . It was done nearly six years ago when ''Sex In The City'' was still on the air. And while it wasn't exactly the most enlightened book out there, it at least enough decency not to describe itself as "hot fun" or "naughty".

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