Thursday, May 17, 2007

Marvel's Mary Jane Statuette

You may have heard about the controversy surrounding the Mary Jane statuette from Adam Hughes. Some people find it sexist. But that's not what I want to talk about (personnaly I think she looks like a 90s trashy crack-whore with a skrewed up body).

Boingboing.net linked to blog post from Tom Hodges who takes the defense of his friend Hughes.

I have to admit I don't even know who Adam Hughes and Tom Hodges are. I don't read super-heroe comics anymore because they just recycle their same old shit every two years. OMG uncle Ben got shot! And newsflash, Wolverine is gay. Thank you for wasting my money during high school with your shitty crossovers and holographic covers, comic book industry.

So anyway, ya, Hodges goes all emo because some bloggers attacked his friend, blablabla, who cares. But then he says this:
I enjoy the Indie stuff [...] but without Spider-man, X-Men and other comics, they wouldn't exist.
EXCUSE FUCKING ME??? That just came out of nowhere. You know what, fuck it, I'm not even gonna try to explain what's retarded about this statement. I was wondering if I would go see Spider-Man 3, well now fuck it, I won't.

Spider-Man, eat shit and die.

18 Comments:

Blogger Asteroid said...

The thing that really irritates me is the whole fact that Peter Parker lands the hottest bitch and then never does anything with her. I mean if I was Spider-Man, Mary Jane would be having eight-legged freak babies with compound eyes and acid for saliva. Screw saving New York, I'd screw her!

I mean seriously, he web-swings in from saving the day and what does he do? HE GOES TO SLEEP.

Fucking losers.

Oh, wait, I forgot, I'm in America where we don't care if they wear skimpy clothing of have completely incongrouous proportions (contiguous vowels ftw) or have sex at the drop of the hat (as long as we don't actually depict any intercourse) but throw in a married couple and hell you might as well have twin beds in the master bedroom instead of the king-size set!

1:31 AM  
Anonymous Danofcanada said...

If i remember right, they changed MJs look to a crack whore much like the statuette in the late 80s she even had a drug problem, well they all did at some point really...

3:07 AM  
Blogger K-2 said...

And I thought that the way they draw female characters in current comics was sexist!. That statuette is just the reflexion of the stuff they draw in the comics (have you ever seen a Marvel or DC heroine with small boobs?, I have not). In the land of Paris Hilton, they are so prude...

3:46 AM  
Anonymous Igan Frost said...

Wow those women should be making me a sandwich and/or getter me a beer.

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are heroines in the DC with small boobs, but they are not as popular as say, Starfire or Powergirl - take Manhunter for example.

My biggest problem with the statue is that her pose makes her assets the focus. If she had just bent her knees I doubt it would have caused such an outcry.

Adam Hughes is a great artist, and I'm glad they chose him over Turner or someone far less talented in my opinion.

Spiderman 3 was total trash, save your money. All action, lots of dancing, and the scripters seemed to forget their direction afetr we are introduced to Sandman.

11:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wait, this guy is a FRIEND of an ARTIST who has no connection to the producers of the actual movie. how is not seeing the movie and saying "fuck spiderman" gonna affect this guy?????? and who cares anyway if he is suck a dick?

1:06 PM  
Blogger Sirkowski said...

This has nothing to do with the movie. X-D

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh god! why is it people are so fucking stupid! The are Bitching about the wrong things its a fucking cartoon statuette for god sake! Fucking bitch and complain about the fucking Gas prices or the fucking price of beef.Oh Hay how about the war thats going on must we fucking look for every little thing to bitch about in the world.... I feel that there is better things to do then bitch about cartoons that are for ADULTS in the first place! If people did not want there kids to see or have the dam then they should not have gotten it for them in the first place! and second on my Rant Sorry! Is its a god dam statuette hello! People need to stop bitching about the stupid shit and start bitching about things like No medical insurance.Fucking stupid ..... Oh and Mr Sirkowski is right 100% she dose look like a 90s trashy crack-whore with a skrewed up body)....

3:42 PM  
Blogger legmuscle said...

I like Adam Hughes' art, but somehow it never translates into 3D very well even though he's one of the better "cheescake" comic artists when it comes to giving women accurate anatomy. (room for all their organs, muscles in the right place, etc...) I blame the sculptor.

As for what buddy there said about Spider-Man et al supporting the whole industry on his mighty shoulders, yeah-no.

Even in the heyday of the comics code there were plenty of independent comics floating around, but they were in a completely different sphere from the superhero crowd. It wasn't until the foil-prizm-polybagged-wolverine variant cover era of the 90's that they were congregated in comic stores. (upon which the industry has become far too dependent, in my opinion, but that's another matter entirely)

But independent comics survived just fine when they were seperate from superheroes, and if Marvel and DC were to drop off the face of the earth, they would still be around.

By the way, in my opinion Spider-Man 3 was the worst of the three movies, and I hated the first two with a passion.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Nari said...

Personally, I don't mind the statuette. I don't think its sexist either, it just displays Mary Jane's commitment to Spiderman mixed with a little thing I like to call 'teasing sexuality'. For those who have seen Sirkowski's work you should understand what I mean definitely. Seeing this is no different than seeing when Betty and Veronica were switched over to a manga style and fans FUCKED OVER because of it. We're in a generation where my little brother can google pictures of a naked Starfire just by clicking her name in the search engine (He's done it before). Seeing Mary Jane bent over in a thong does NOT degrade anyone. Seeing her covered in spider cum would be a different story. Oh yeah, and if that fuck wants to down the indie works so much, that much mean he knows everyone's tired of the age-old superherooooo. Scared to lose your job, cockbag?

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Igan Frost said...

He should put out a special edition where she's pregnant.

9:12 AM  
Blogger Asteroid said...

I'll buy that for a dollar!

12:44 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I don't care if you save the city, wash your own damn clothes, I ain't your mother! :p it's not like he's going to be out being a superhero while his suit is in the wash so why not fucking make him do it himself?

This statuette must have been made in the 50s, because last time I checked, there's a machine for washing clothes these days.

Maybe spidey is giving her drug money to do it by hand, wearing pearls, and ruining her nice manicure.

6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it funny how everyone thinks she is washing the suit. Last time I hear about hand washing clothes they didn't use a basket...

10:45 PM  
Anonymous the dread pirate robert said...

What you DONT SEE in the pic is a nude peter parker slapping MJ's ass and pointing at something she can "wash" next, hence her look.

2:00 AM  
Anonymous Anders said...

The 90s comics' art, especially Marvel and Image's, actually make me nauseous. And yes, superhero comics are recycled garbage. Not surprising, since Marvel is owned by a major toy producer, and is basically used to market toys and collectibles.

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

unless your in the states, I appologize if my country has fucked you up in any way otherwise Americans! this is an indie guy! by himself! fuck im'. Last time I made a slutty sexist statuette this was America! ignore him and he'll blend into society and die like a normal person. also about comics being recycled trash, I think thats because the want like, the younger kids who are like just now growing up so they know whats going on.

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know what's sad? Kristen Dunst still looks like more of a fucked-up crack whore than that doll does, and people obsess over how hot they thought she was in those movies. Well, maybe they got Peter Parker vision, how he can't see what a self-absorbed skanky bitch she is and how she treats him like shit.

I've never gotten the whole "Bitchy-ass redhead who treats her boyfriend/husband like shit, is only with him because he's the guy all the other girls want to be with, and is a complete skank if you want to know the truth" cliche, anyways, especially in kid's franchises... I was helping my niece read Harry Fucking Potter, and even they had a bitchy redheaded skank treating him like shit who seemed to only be dating him because it would piss off the other girls. WHAT THE FUCK?!

Ok, done now...

10:25 PM  

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