moby kevin mcvicker

 

With the recent release of the covers for the future Spider-Woman series, parts of the comic book community have blown up with accusations of misogyny and over sexualization of women. The argument itself is a soap box against comics from both conservatives and liberals, while for others (mainly women) it is the continued appearance of comics being a boys only club, sometimes merely perceived and other times sadly an actuality. I’m going to attempt to examine this from a personal level (yes, as a man), and an attempt to understand why some may be defensive on the accusation. The one thing I’m not going to discuss is the particular covers which have rekindled this debate since I am not an artist and there are plenty of articles already critiquing the merits (or lack thereof) of these two covers.