You all know what we here at The Mary Sue think of Milo Manara’s variant cover for November’s Spider-Woman #1. But this weekend at Dragon Con, the folks at SparkNotes asked Captain Marvel writer Kelly Sue DeConnick what she thinks of the whole debacle—and her answer is as cool as Kelly Sue herself.
Obviously Kelly Sue is choosing her words very carefully in this interview; she’s employed by Marvel, and Manara himself has drawn the new Captain Marvel. But she goes out of her way to say that she understands the problematic aspects of the cover, and the mixed messages it sends to the women who are coming “in droves” to read Marvel comics. It’s always nice to hear a strong and influential female voice in the comics community speak up about important issues, and I’d say Kelly Sue doesn’t let us down.