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Sexist Guardians of the Galaxy #5 Cover Immune from Criticism Because Milo Manara

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LOLtron

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Postby LOLtron » Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:05 pm

Sexist Guardians of the Galaxy #5 Cover Immune from Criticism Because Milo Minara

"He's European," explained normally stalwart critics of the overly-sexualized depictions of females in comics.



Source: Press Release

When we saw Mavel's first look at the "Angela" variant cover for Guardians of the Galaxy #5, we were prepared to post an an article mocking Marvel's continued sexualization of female comic book characters, which both alienates female readers and perpetuates the stereotype that comic books are primarily for horny twelve year old boys. However, before we could put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard in this case, we looked more closely at the credits and saw that the cover is drawn by renowned Italian artist Milo Minara, which makes things much more complicated. We consulted the rulebook and found that, while exploitive depiction of women on comic book covers is frowned upon, the European tradition of making the comic book equivalent of Skinemax softcore porn flicks is celebrated because it shows how Americans are prudish eunuchs.

The rulebook also states that the cover passes the sexism test because "Milo Manara art is in good taste, no matter what," and because "we're biased towards Marvel", both of which are probably true as well.

With that in mind, we've decided to just stay out of this one. We'll get you, comic book industry! Next time!

*pounds metal fist on console*

Here's the press release:

ANGELA Hits Her Mark On Milo Manara’s Variant Cover To GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5!

 

She’s one of the biggest new characters to debut in the Marvel Universe and today Marvel is proud to unveil your first look at Milo Manara’s jaw dropping variant cover toGuardians of The Galaxy #5, featuring ANGELA! Starting this July, Neil Gaiman teams with blockbuster writer Brian Michael Bendis and fan favorite artist Sara Pichelli to take the angelic bounty hunter to the outer limits of the Marvel Universe in an all new arc starting in Guardians Of The Galaxy #5! Alongside Star-Lord, Iron Man, Rocket Raccoon, Drax, Gamora & Groot – Angela must help the Guardians take down threats putting the galaxy at risk, showing why she’s one of the most feared women in the Marvel Universe!


The arrival of Angela to the Marvel Universe marks one of the most important moments in comics history! With a major player like the fearless warrior making her presence known – no fan can miss how her debut impacts the Marvel Universe and beyond! So what are you waiting for, reserve your copy of the Guardians Of the Galaxy #5 Angela Variant today!


For more on Angela & Guardians Of The Galaxy, stay tuned to Marvel.com for more info!

 

Join the conversation on Twitter using #GuardiansGalaxy , and don’t forget to follow us at @Marvel[www.twitter.com/Marvel]!

 

 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5 (MAY130589)

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5 ANGELA VARIANT (MAY130591)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils & Cover by SARA PICHELLI

Variant Cover by MILO MANARA

FOC – 7/8/13, ON SALE – 7/31/13







Written or Contributed by Jude Terror


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syxxpakk

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby syxxpakk » Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:07 pm

Oh noes!!!!!
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outsider

Outhouse Drafter

Postby outsider » Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:08 pm

Maybe she's wearing those cellophane skirts like the Robin Thicke "Blurred Lines" video?
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IvCNuB4

Staff Writer

Postby IvCNuB4 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:23 pm

So over-sexualization by European artists is acceptable, but over-sexualization by Thai artists is not.

Congrats, Jude. You just Paula Deened yourself and the site. :lol:
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:24 pm

IvCNuB4 wrote:So over-sexualization by European artists is acceptable, but over-sexualization by Thai artists is not.

Congrats, Jude. You just Paula Deened yourself and the site. :lol:


Why, because I eat raw butter? Don't judge me!
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outsider

Outhouse Drafter

Postby outsider » Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:25 pm

Jude <3 cannoli (who doesn't?); dislikes pad thai?
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TimH

dINGO

Postby TimH » Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:30 pm

Americans are all a bunch of prudish eunuchs. Mr. Minara invests the essence of his being into his art just like Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri who has dedicated his life to exploring the feminine. Take Mr Minara's now classic "X-Women" production. He understood the inner psyches of the women, who comprise the X-men superhero team, whereas prudish Americans just saw the women of X-men making out in a pond and groping each other as they tried to climb vines, which Mr. Minara ingeniously depicted as a giant foaming penises green with gangrene.

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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:31 pm

TimH wrote:Americans are all a bunch of prudish eunuchs. Mr. Minara invests the essence of his being into his art just like Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri who has dedicated his life to exploring the feminine. Take Mr Minara's now classic "X-Women" production. He understood the inner psyches of the women, who comprise the X-men superhero team, whereas prudish Americans just saw the women of X-men making out in a pond and groping each other as they tried to climb vines, which Mr. Minara ingeniously depicted as a giant foaming penises green with gangrene.

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:groucho:


:lol: :lol:
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xaraan

Staff Writer

Postby xaraan » Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:33 pm

I don't think that cover is that bad other than her costume, and that isn't his fault. The pose itself isn't as crazy as what we normally see on over sexualized stuff.
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IvCNuB4

Staff Writer

Postby IvCNuB4 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:35 pm

When I was a kid and we went to restaurants, I would sprinkle sugar on the butter pats and eat those until the food came ! Yuuum ! :D

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mrorangesoda

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Postby mrorangesoda » Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:30 pm

jeremy wrote:I don't think that cover is that bad other than her costume, and that isn't his fault. The pose itself isn't as crazy as what we normally see on over sexualized stuff.


It's a bad cover because it's so boring. I like Minara, but his heart clearly ain't in this cover job for Marvel.

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:44 pm

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:
Why, because I eat raw butter? Don't judge me!


BUTTER BALL!!!!! :P
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:44 pm

Cat-Scratch wrote:
BUTTER BALL!!!!! :P


You're gonna end up freeze dried and stuffed, Cat.

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:46 pm

That is one lame cover. Manara is a better artist then that and honestly... it's just lame. It's... it's... DC Comics.

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:48 pm

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:
You're gonna end up freeze dried and stuffed, Cat.


My EX kept saying that for years, so no biggie for me. I expect it. :lol:

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