I do not mean these posts to be an attack on Marvel Divas in any way. I just want to use this book as an example to express what i think are the issues that are problematic within the comic industry's attempt to market to women.
In the last post i touched on embarrassment. When i read a book, and a woman is depicted in such a way that i just cant get passed it:
I feel embarrassed. i feel like i KNOW Moonstone. I feel like she is a person. Maybe that is my problem, but art like this makes me want to cry for her. i accept that women in comics are ... busty. That is fine, to a point. But this is so far passed busty that is is upsetting.
And it doesnt make women feel welcome.
I in no way mean that this happens in Marvel Divas. It doesnt. From everything i have seen from the interior art, the first issue, Divas does not suffer from that.
Tho the first cover did. And really that was a terrible, terrible foot to lead off on. It's a very confusing message being sent here. No one knows who this book is for, and that is tricky.
Aaaand... i have run out of steam.
Art that makes women so unbelievable it makes the reader uncomfortable isnt welcoming to female readers.