May 24, 2007

Spidey can do his own damn laundry apparently.

My co-worker Jeff showed some surprise that I haven't posted about a recent Mary Jane, Spider-Man's love interest, statue. When he showed it to me the comic book fan explained how this is causing a lot of outrage within the graphic novel community. I took a look at it and really didn't see what the big deal was.

Perhaps the cries of foul is because Mary Jane is doing Spidey's laundry which we can't have at all. I mean a woman doing a man's laundry? NOW will not stand for this. Women must never do a man's laundry ever. Think of what it would lead to. I bet Peter Parker (Spider-Man's alter ego for those readers who've actually had sex with a partner) is standing behind this image threatening Mary Jane to shut her whore mouth and make him a sandwich.

I'm not much of a comic book reader, but every time I have picked up an issue the women in it seem to resemble the shapely figure Mary Jane is sporting in the statue pictured above. Big breasted, narrow hips, and a shapely rear are abundant with almost all females in superhero lore. It's like they were outlined from a Playboy pictorial. For some reason apologists will claim the girls in these stories are empowered because they can throw a punch yet I'm not sure how fighting crime has anything to do with large boobies. If having a gifted chest made you a great crime fighter then Batman has nothing on Miss Ash, Jinsane, or Andrea.

I'm so shocked, shocked I say, to find a comic book artist depicting some weird male fantasy. If graphic novel fans are disgusted by this image then why aren't they repulsed by the drawings in their favorite form of literature? Maybe scolding this statue is therapy for them. I bet all of them, well the one's who actually have a girlfriend, would never let their significant other do their laundry, cook a meal, or dress in a Wonder Woman costume and dance really sexy with that lasso of hers while she...err...yeah got a little carried away there.

Comic book readers = the front line for fighting for women's rights.

"Mary Jane discover[ing] that her superhero husband has slipped some of his laundry into the mix, but she's not looking too displeased about Peter's naughty little transgression." - Statue artist Adam Hughe's description.



Miss Ash said...

Very Funny!!

Maybe comic book nerds are big pervs....I mean look at those harlequin romance novels....the men on the covers have nice bodies but hot faces they do not. I mean with long hair bleh.
(for the record I have never ever read a harlequin romance novel)

Claire said...

A "gifted chest"?

Man, that made me howl with laughter!