I’m probably being unreasonably cranky this morning, but just as Marvel starts reaching a critical mass of putting out books I enjoy, I see their December solicitations…
Here’s the cover for the second issue of Black Widow: Deadly Origin:

Apparently one of Natasha’s lesser known powers is cold-resistant cleavage. And here I just thought she was a super-competent, near-immortal spy and assassin.
Oh well, there’s another Black Widow series coming out, and it’s written by Paul Tobin, and he does books with female characters that I’m not embarrassed to be seen reading.
Black Widow and the Marvel Girls.
Marvel Girls? Not Marvel Women? Okay, post-feminist irony, I can live with that.

Oh dear. It’s the Marvel Divas marketing approach all over again, isn’t it?

6 Responses to “Same As It Ever Was”
  1. Evan Waters says:

    That second one is upside-down, right?


  2. Thom says:

    No Evan. It is right side up…it’s the rest of the world that is upside down. Tragic, I tell you.

  3. Why aren’t people with breasts the ones who draw them for the comics?

  4. In Soviet Russia, cold is BREAST-RESISTANT!

  5. Mark Clapham says:

    I’m not sure whether Tobin, as writer of that other Black Widow series, will have any more control over the level of tit the artist shows than Cornell does, TBH.

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