Monday, February 20, 2006
DC vs. Marvel, Explained
#172 contains the "2006 Preview," and item #9 is a handy write-up on Spider-Woman, providing 5 easy-to-remember reasons why she's poised to become the "biggest female character ever." (This phrase works best, of course, when said in the Simpsons' Comic-Book-Store-Guy's voice.)
I won't tiresomely quote the entire essay, though it's a model of a sort, and is worth consulting in its entirety. It's reason #2 that I'm interested in, here. So, in case you were wondering what really sets DC and Marvel apart on a deep, structural, (even) meta-physical level, here's Brian Michael Bendis to help you out:
"Wonder Woman won't sleep with you--but you have a shot with Jessica," says Bendis. "You're not waiting in line behind Superman." (p. 77)
Man, I'm glad that someone finally sorted this out for me. (And, it'll surely help when I write my review.) Actually, here's my real reaction upon reading this (in acronyms, no less): WTF, BMB?
Finally, though not exactly on topic, proof that those scamps at Wizard work hard at getting their picture captions just right, too!
Honestly. I get what he's trying to say I think, but there are so many ways to have said it that doesn't involve being a total tool.
Yeah, this was a really poor choice of phrasing on BMB's part; you'd expect more from someone who writes for a living.