DC caught a lot of flack a few months ago when they released the blatantly oversexed cover of Catwoman #0, drawn by Guillem March. There were numerous parodies, including one by March himself. Major complaints included the impossibility of the pose, the alteration of Catwoman’s anatomy to overly emphasize her breasts and butt, and the generally poor quality of the art:
Now DC has responded to those criticisms by revealing a new cover for the issue, also drawn by March:
Several changes have been made, including zipping up her suit, greater visibility for Selina’s back and legs (which actually helps desexualize the image a bit), breast and butt reduction, and changes to her face. Every aspect of the image has been improved, and the new ink and color job in particular are great. Here’s a side by side comparison:
So what do you think? Are you pleased with the new cover, or do you secretly (shamefully) prefer the original?
(Yes, I’m aware that my title for this article is, in itself, exploitative. Sorry, but it gets more readers. Them’s the breaks.)
Catwoman #0 hits stores next week.