Jessica Drew Just Can’t Catch a Break

While many of us were excited to find out that Jessica Drew (aka Spider-Woman) was getting her own solo comic series, disappointment seemed to abound once Greg Land was announced as the regular artist on the series. Disappointment that was confirmed when we saw the cover to Spider-Woman #1, in which it appears that Jessica Drew’s legs had melted off.

And that was, y’know, unfortunate but not surprising.

But then we saw Milo Manara’s variant cover. And while only a few people will end up with copies of it, the very fact that it exists… well… hurts my soul? Yes, it hurts my soul. You can see it for yourself:

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I think that position was best described by io9 as “presenting.” There are so many things wrong with this image, from the blatant male-gazey-ness to the complete misunderstanding of how fabric works (unless that costume is supposed to be body paint). I honestly am at a loss for words.

This is just… terrible? Terrible.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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