Apparently there’s been quite a bit of press regarding this:
It’s some sort of limited statue thingy that fanboy collectors get nerd-ons over.
This from Fox “News”:
Spider-Man is one lucky guy.
His girlfriend Mary Jane does his laundry, has a lot of cleavage and wears a cute little pink thong that sticks out of her jeans. At least that’s the image one comic-book illustrator portrays in a new collectable statue that has the comic blogosphere up in arms.
Sideshow Collectibles’ Mary Jane Comiquette is more than 14 inches of buxom Mary Jane. But the sight of Spidey’s gal spilling out of her clothes over a load of super wash has some calling the $125 collectable a sexist piece of trash.
“The statue represents a big step backwards for those concerned about the state and future of comic books,” said blogger Sleestak, under a May 11 posting titled “Mary Jane, the Other White Meat.”
Illustrator Adam Hughes created the limited edition statue, described as “Mary Jane discover[ing] that her superhero husband has slipped some of his laundry into the mix, but she’s not looking too displeased about Peter’s naughty little transgression.”
So here’s what I can get from this. People are mad because:
- MJ is bent over and showing cleavage
- She’s doing Peter’s laundry
I don’t mean to shock anyone, but check out a Cosmo next time you’re buying milk. It’s chock full of boobs.
And suggesting a spouse might wash clothes in addition to his/her own? Well that’s just awful. (Note to self – from now now my wife rinses her own damn dishes!)
Honestly people, this is barely interesting, and it’s surely not news. It’s a pin-up paperweight that appeals to comic book guys. Get over it.
That being said, here’s some more gratuitous pics: