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  1. Marvel’s EIC Apologizes For Any “Mixed Messaging” That Spider-Woman Butt Cover Might Have Caused

    We can't imagine what those mixed messages might have been.

    So, you might have heard that Marvel is releasing Spider-Women #1 in November. You may also have heard that the first issue will have a variant cover by Milo Manara which is, to say the absolute very least about it, precariously bootylicious. We (and many other people) were pretty upset about it - and Marvel is finally speaking out.

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  2. Milo Manara’s Spider-Woman Cover Rendered in 3D Is a MONNSTERRRRR

    NSFW for 3D rendered nudity and nightmare fuel

    We already heard from three gymnasts who tested whether Milo Manara's Spider-Woman cover is anatomically possible, and now Redditor dinoignacio is getting involved with a 3D rendering that shows what wall-scaling, butt-popping Spidey would look like form the side. It's... not pretty. You've been warned. Full image (complete with 3D rendered butts 'n' boobs) is behind the jump.

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  3. An Illustrated Guide to Issues of Harassment, Representation, And Media Criticism

    Trolls get banned, JSYK.

    I wish this didn’t have to be said again. I know many people have spoken about this, written about this, and yet the issue keeps coming back again and again.

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  4. Is It Anatomically Possible to Do Milo Manara’s Spider-Woman Cover? Three Gymnasts Test The Theory.

    I think you can guess.

    Can you really scale a wall in that position?

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  5. Spider-Woman Cover Artist Milo Manara & Writer Dennis Hopeless Respond To Online Discussion

    Milo Manara, the Italian artist behind Marvel's Spider-Woman #1 variant cover, and writer of the upcoming series Dennis Hopeless have both commented on the recent controversy.

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  6. An Artistic Critique of Milo Manara and Greg Land’s Controversial Spider-Woman Covers

    Alternate title: "Milo Manara's DisHEARTening Spider-Woman Variant Cover Gets An Artistic ReBUTTal"

    After seeing Milo Manara’s recent, erm, anatomically improbable Spider-Woman variant cover, plus the regular cover by Greg Land, artist Karine Charlebois was compelled to take her to blog Less Tits N’ Ass, More Kickin’ Ass to do a little corrective work. Here we have her art and commentary, republished with permission.

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  7. Marvel, This Is When You Send An Artist Back To The Drawing Board

    Were you looking forward to Spider-Woman #1?

    How many days did we go without an incident like this?

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  8. Children’s Place Responds Terribly To Complaints Of Gamora-Less Guardians Shirt

    You should have learned.

    Hey, Children's Place, you know what's maybe not a good reason for leaving the only female character for a popular superhero movie off of the merchandise for that movie? This one you used right here. 

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  9. Yo, Studios: Here’s Why We Need More Female-Centric Superhero Merch [VIDEO]

    I believe that children are our future.

    It's real easy to say "It's just business! Superheroine merch doesn't sell!" when you barely provide any superheroine merch for people to buy, folks.

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  10. Unrealistic Female Anatomy Tumblr “Escher Girls” Currently Facing Harrassment From DMCA-Abusing Comic Artist

    Someone's about to learn about the Streisand Effect.

    If you're a comics loving feminist on the Internet, then you probably have a passing familiarity with Escher Girls and the sometimes snarky, oftentimes insightful work they do. If you're a comic book artist who doesn't understand the difference between defamation and constructive criticism (or copyright infringement and fair use, for that matter), Escher Girls is the bane of your existence. And, unfortunately, now the site is facing unfounded legal action from one particularly upset artist.

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