Final Crisis and the Supergirl Cover Critique
Over at The Beat, Heidi MacDonald ignited quite the debate (to the tune of more than 50 comments, last I checked) when she posted a cover image from the third issue of Final Crisis, featuring a midriff-and-miniskirt Supergirl looking very uncertain about something, and headlined "Math is hard."
The post has prompted readers to weigh in on everything from Barbie dolls and Olympic uniforms to what the popularity of the post might mean for the industry and its fans. In fact, there’s all sorts of meta-analysis going on over there, folks — so if that’s your thing, hop on over and check it out.
Here are some of my favorite comments from the thread, though:
stan p. Says:
hey Beat—do you really find this cover problematic as opposed to, say, the grotesquely ultra-violent KICK ASS, which you promote below with none of your snark? just curious how this works with you…
Kate Willaert Says:
“not half as hard as superheroing with an exposed midriff.”
I’d say, not half as hard as superheroing in a skirt, when one of your main powers is flight. ;-)
Lea Hernandez Says:
Will you guys be quiet? Can’t you see the nice girl is ordering pizza using Wonder Woman’s invisible phone? She’ll never decide on a crust with all the racket around here.
Head over to The Beat to add your own thoughts to the discussion… IF YOU DARE!