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9/11 – Declarative Rabbit Says…

Since Tony Stark is definitively not a Skrull, things do not look good for Jessica Drew fans.

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Jessica Drew has fans?

Aside from Bendis, that is.

Well, I guess someone must have bought that LS.

The mini-series had neat art from the Luna Brothers!

Why is it that I picture the word balloons for that scene going something like this?

Spider-Woman: “S’OK in ze box?”
Iron Man: “S’alright.”

“things do not look for Jessica Drew fans”

Do not look what? Horrible? Irritating? Spongy?

Is this a Mad Lib?

FunkyGreenJerusalem

September 11, 2007 at 5:38 pm

Man, I think it was irresponsible of Marvel to release that image.

I mean, that shit will tear the internet in half!

“things do not look for Jessica Drew fans”

For whom DO the things look?

Don’t waste your time looking for the Jessica Drew fans. They don’t exist.

Do not ask for whom the things look; they look for thee.

I dunno. She kinda looks like she’s trying to find his off-button (maybe on the back of his neck?) – like with Vicki the Robot or something.

Iron Man’s not a Skrull but what if he’s that alternate universe Iron Man from Marvel Team-Up?

“Iron Man’s not a Skrull but what if he’s that alternate universe Iron Man from Marvel Team-Up?”

i think his name was iron maniac.

“things do not look for Jessica Drew fans”

Do not look what? Horrible? Irritating? Spongy?

Is this a Mad Lib?

It’s funny that you were the first one to pick that up. :)

Can I just momentarily out myself as a Jessica Drew fan, albeit one who hasn’t read a single issue since she came back due to a lack of effort?

So I suppose I can’t be *too* big a Jessica Drew fan…

I like Jessica Drew. I really liked her recent mini and I have enjoyed her in New Avengers. I would go so far as to say I am a fan.

As for this relationship, I am for it. I think its an interesting idea to pair up Tony with another super-hero. Sure he’s had some ‘encounters’ but have we ever seen a real relationship?

Raises hand as another Jessica Drew fan. I’m not terribly thrilled at the “Traitorous Jessica” we’ve gotten the last couple of years but Bendis has enough leeway with me to give him the benefit of the doubt that we haven’t seen her whole story yet. I’m still waiting on that regular Spider-Woman series from Bendis and Maleev. It’s been what, two years since it was originally announced…?

John, thanks for the Senior Wences reference. That made my day :)

I have to say that I used to be a fan of Spider-Woman, but back before they tried to make her cool; Bendis’ new ‘It’ girl.

Originally, she was insecure and awkward with other people. I always thought that msde her interesting.

“Jessica Drew has fans?”

Ah, you beat me to it, Will.

FunkyGreenJerusalem

September 11, 2007 at 11:41 pm

I prefer the red-headed Spider-woman.

No, I don’t know why either.

I’ve only read about 5 issues with her in them, though 2 or 3 were from her mini, which I picked up on a slow week.
She was a single mum superhero before Eric MAsterson made it cool.

I also count myself a Jessica Drew fan, for the record, although I’ll be the first to admit that her original series had some incredibly horrible stories in, particularly those written by Michael Fleischer who was coasting throughout his stint. All his issues( at least up until Steve Leialoha took over the art) are bland and uninteresting.

i hate the very idea of jessica drew. copycat versions of existing heroes is unoriginal (duh) and has very little to offer storytelling. i don’t understant how spiser-woman has fans. or she-hulk, or x-23 etc. someone will have to explain that to me one day…maybe in a column on this site

If they’ve decided to make Jessica Drew a Skrull impostor, then that WOULD explain why they haven’t yet launched that ongoing series that they announced over a year ago.

FunkyGreenJerusalem said …
“Man, I think it was irresponsible of Marvel to release that image. I mean, that shit will tear the internet in half!”

Don’t you think that’s the whole point of releasing the image? This will generate a huge buzz, which will in turn increase sales.

Irresponsible? Absolutely not. Using the OCD internet trolls like us for basically free marketing? Great business.

I never cared anything about Spider-Woman, be it good or bad. I don’t know that very many people did. That could be one reason they’re having her go with Stark. The easiest way to have folks respond to a character is through care for their actions. Stark is generally hated right now, so having someone we don’t care about align with him automatically makes us care about her, albeit negatively. The comic audience will collectively shift from indifference to dislike. This tactic is most effective when there is no apparent reason for the sudden shift.

For those who don’t see this tactic, I point your attention towards pro wrestling. If they have someone nobody cares about, they have him do something everybody hates: sneak attack a main face, align with a heel, beat up a valet, etc.

I’ve never been a huge Jessica Drew fan, but I’d definitely give a solo book starring her a shot before I’d try any solo book starring a DC female character.

With all these little images Marvel loves to leak, it got me thinking about the practice in general…and you know what? Here’s the teaser I wanna see: Spider-Man holding a little baby girl. The tagline: “The Wait is Over.” Boo-Yah.

On another kind of tangent, albeit one that has just a LITTLE more to do with the image…how awesome was Robert Downey Jr. in that trailer for Iron Man?!

T – Yeah, Power Girl, Oracle and Stargirl (for example) are all terrible characters. Who’d want to read about them? *rolls eyes*

He may be an Earth-A tourist, though.

Don’t you think that’s the whole point of releasing the image? This will generate a huge buzz, which will in turn increase sales.

Irresponsible? Absolutely not. Using the OCD internet trolls like us for basically free marketing? Great business.

I think you’re taking FGJ’s comment a little too literally. I mean, did you really think he was sincerely worried about the internet cracking in half?

FunkyGreenJerusalem

September 12, 2007 at 8:19 pm

Irresponsible? Absolutely not. Using the OCD internet trolls like us for basically free marketing? Great business.

See what Dan said – I was trying to make fun of the fact that Marvel releases images to try and generate buzz – I mean what came first, the story or the marketing ploy?

Actually, Power Girl is arguably an incredibly terrible character (sorry, I don’t buy into that “no bad characters, only bad writers” schtick one little bit). Stargirl, as a distaff heroine, can easily be argued to be blander and less interesting than any character who isn’t a spin-off or revamp. It would take some amazing feats of logic to create an argument in which Oracle is not a better character than Jessica Drew.

Note I define better here as “likely to generate strong and interesting story ideas, even in the hands of a mediocre writer”. Since good writers, especially in comics, frequently specialize in using sleight-of-hand to make awful ideas seem acceptable in context by constructing stories that draw attention away from the character’s more awful elements.

fanboy d said:
“i hate the very idea of jessica drew. copycat versions of existing heroes is unoriginal”
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Spider-Woman was created to preserve the trademark on the name. Rumor was that a cartoon was coming out with a female character named Spiderwoman. (Note the hyphen is missing in the latter.)

There was a cartoon character that came out shortly after Spider-Woman was created that was named Webwoman. Coincidence? Comic Book Urban Legend?

Comic Urban Legend?

Ta da!

Dude, she’s a dude. Don’t do it.

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