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Subj: Marvel Divas #3: Cancer and Cheesecake...
Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 at 06:23:14 am EDT (Viewed 1204 times)


Borrowed the catchy subject line from the NY Times:
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/29/marvel-divas-cancer-and-cheesecake/

First the sincere compliment. There was obvious research and detailed effort in presenting an accurate, introductory, overview to someone fighting against cancer today. That felt a spot on portrayal of THAT element of this superhero story. Even the little thing like Monica's comment about Hank's bedside manner personally hit as a poignant scene. Wasn't expecting this degree of fine focus in this series but educational can be a good thing in a comic book.

As for the rest of the issue, did not think much of it...

Marvel Divas 3...
http://marvel.com/catalog/MARVEL_DIVAS.0000.3
http://genderacrossborders.com/2009/06/30/marvel-divas-making-breast-cancer-sexy/



Discounting the very ANNOYING continuity attention with each title Diva, that appears selective at best, and the... un-cheesecake-like artstyle that does not suit the title; here are some PBP reactions for those who have read it:

cvr- The poser gave the issue a touch of Diva quality.
prevpage- meh.
1 When did Justice where that costume design?
2 Throwing Starfire's relgion into the mix.
3 Now that our superhero the *cough* Wasp has the Infinite Mansion any Mighty Avenger can guest star anywhere with impunity for breaking or mentioning the SHRA to make it easier for writers.
4 Yeah, expell excess radiation in the Savage Land there're only dumb old dinosaurs there that should be extinct anyways. *rolls eyes and says SHEESH*
Yeah, Who needs a true babe like the She-Devil when Hellcat can handle things by herself as long as she brings a spear.
5 What a bland, undivalike, costume design for Firestar.
6 Night Nurse is not a Diva so will complain about her continuity and current-place-of-employment unclarity.
7 Can someone explain what ROM-COMS and GERARD BUTLER is?
8 nb: She helped fight the Juggernaut once.
9 Good, a character intro! Bad, brackets in a word balloon.
10 Cant pronounce Sinead or Rahne so will refer to Angelica when taling about the buzzcut look. General Ross' prob' hates his illegitamate son, Dusty, as much as The Hulk? ;\)
11 Patsy should not litter like that.
12-13 Very surprised here. Thought the 2 Divas would Hero Up or soul search and cancel their plans to keep Patsy company for Angelica's first night in the hospital.
14 Oh c'mon!!! Master of the Mystic Arts using a cellphone earpiece?! Dont give me, 'get with the 21st century', Doc Drumm should get with it and A.P.C., man [ie.Astral Plane Communicate].
15-16 Second-worst. Auction-bidding. Ever. [First was in an ep of Family Guy which at least was funny.]
17 Hate the pet name 'Leesh'. Good character quirk for Puma though.
18 She really should cut those fingernails [unless the artist was going for the scratchy-drawn claws look].
19 Dramatic moment, yes - but potentially DUMB ifffff she is seriously intent on killing.
20 Isnt this like a redone and/or redundant break up.
21 Making any deal with the Son of Satan is just as bad as with the father, just ask Peter Parke... err.. surely using dark magic resource is obviously a bad thing, just ask Stephen Strang... err.. well at least she can rely on her fellow FSI Initatiates help under the good leadership of Norman Osbor... err..
22 So, it looks like the Divas series is going to Hell... looking forward to... finding out if Firestar's hair is a wig or cure:
http://i.newsarama.com/preview_images/marvelnew/oct09/58_marvel_divas_4.jpg




I miss you, Dan. I miss you, Dad. I miss you, Dan.
I miss you, Dad & Dan. I miss you Dad and Dan. Support Cancer Research.
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