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Can Gambit's Bare Butt Propel Sales?

Written by ThanosCopter on Friday, July 27 2012 and posted in News with Benefits
Can Gambit's Bare Butt Propel Sales?

According to an interview with writer James Asmus, it will.

Source: ComicsBeat

The sexualization of comic book characters for sales took an interesting turn yesterday when writer James Asmus openly admitted that his first two issues of Gambit would feature the title character in various states of undress for exactly 20% of the first two issues.  Asmus also noted that the book would feature butt shots of Gambit during a gratuitous shower scene which also features Gambit's genetalia hidden behind a well-placed picture frame, a table, and a chair.  In other promotional bits about the series, Asmus has been quick to note Gambit's sex appeal, presumably in the hopes of attracting readers who are attracted to Ragin Cajun to the book.

The Beat, one of the loudest beaters of the "the sexualization of women in comics is too damn high" drum, celebrated the impending sexualization of Gambit, noting that it was about time that a mainstream comic book really strived to explore the deep themes of sexy man abs and chiselled pectorals.  It was as if they didn't mind that a well-known character was being exploited for his sexy sexiness as long as it appealed to women instead of men. 

How this differs from the gratuitous Starfire scenes in Red Hood and the Outlaws is unclear, but I guess it's cool for shower scenes to be added into comics in a clear attempt to boost sales as long as its someone that angry comic book journalists want to lust over.   If that's the case, I think more comic book shower scenes need to feature Alison Brie, regardless of the fact that she's a real person and not a fictional character.

Anyways, as a parting shot of sorts, here's the shower scene from Gambit #1, which will be hitting shelves soon.  Once again for the unique hits, here's GAMBIT NUDE IN A SHOWER.  Enjoy.



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