"This isn't porn to them; it's business as usual. And these aren't one-note characters who were created to play the part of the passive partner in a pornographic fantasy. These are established characters with a history and personality and fan following — characters that people identify with, characters they love. If a fan chooses to play with the characters in this sort of way, that's one thing, but this is canon.
It's how the characters' official owners and caretakers view them: as sex objects suitable for little else than being molested by tentacles or doing Peter Parker's laundry."
Layla Lawlor, Sequential Tart
I was going to mock Madame Mirage
until I realized that I just don't give a shit.
Like Lawlor says, it's one thing if you take a character I loved as a kid and turn her into some porno doll- then I'll be disturbed.
It's a brand new character who has no history, no fan investment, no canon, no context.
Please, tell me something interesting about her on the cover. It's the first time we meet, after all. Is she a sharpshooter? An international spy? The love child of Mata Hari and David Copperfield?
Cuz right now she ain't doing nuthin' but laying out her breasts and ass like Christmas hams.
One in a million, buddy. One in a million.