Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Is This Gratuitous? Heroes For Hire #5


Heroes For Hire #5
Originally uploaded by Heidi Meeley.
Wow. I am almost speechless looking at this gem. William Tucci, famous for his creation Shi, did the art for the cover of Heroes for Hire #5. Apparently some chick I don't know is trying to strangle Misty Knight, and they have both gotten their boobies.

Considering this is a mainstream Marvel title that comes out on a monthly basis, I am inclined to think that this cover is about a B+ grade in over-the-top naughtiness.

What do you think? Is this gratuitous?

12 comments:

Geoffrey said...

Absolutely. When Misty's boobs are as big as her head, I am inclined to say this is way too gratuitous. Not to mention that winged-woman. Are we ever going to get correct proportions?

Carl said...

Hmmmmm, what? I'm too busy having very naughty thoughts to comment...

seth said...

Yeah, I think so. That was my first thought when I saw Misty.

Scott said...

Geoffrey, do you mean, when will real women get the correct proportions?

Lisa said...

Well, Misty does seem to be pretty out of proportion and of course the gal on top has to be not just strangling Misty, but also using her arms to push her own breasts together. Oh, and that's quite a smile from someone who is angry enough to knock Misty down, straddle her and then strangle her. Going to have to say that while it's not the most gratuitous cover, it definately is gratuitous.

Vaklam said...

This title's in my hold box because I love Palmiotti & Gray's writing on it.

The interior art has become slightly less gratuitous since issue #1. Each of the covers has been just below the level of Frank Cho cheesecake.

Except for this one. Girlfight + Z-cups + impractical costumes = gratuitous trifecta.

James Meeley said...

Actually, the most gratuitous thing on that cover, is the ladies boobs, it's Misty's afro. Damn, girlfriend! What is up with that hair? Don't you know it's 2007, not 1977?! That do is such a "don't," that it can't be seen as anything BUT gratuitous! ;)

Chris Arndt said...

yes.

Heidi Meeley said...

I think it is pretty much unanimous this time. Said cover is most definitely gratuitous! Whew.

Swinebread said...

Yah know, if you're gonna do something wrong, you might as well just do it wrong all the way...

Bigsis said...

It is a bit much.

@ Meely, Misty's fro is the HOTNESS!!!

David H. said...

not that i want to see Misty Knight get strangled or anything but i can't help finding this cover pretty hot.