AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #603
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Penciler: Robert Atkins
Inker: Victor Olazaba
Story Title: “Red Headed Stranger: Deconstructing Peter”
Stolen life. Kitchen encounter. Stalker stalked. Negotiations go well. Harry endangered.
Before I get into the review I have to…literally have to discuss this cover.
Is it me or does Mary Jane as presented on this cover look like a cosplayer that really tried to pull off the look and failed epically?
For those of you not hip to the lingo these kids use today cosplaying is the act of dressing like a fictional character and acting like them to one extreme or another. I attended DragonCon here in Atlanta last week and the place was full of cosplayers, most of which looked great. There is always one or two, though, that can’t get it right. Maybe they are the wrong body type. Maybe they just don’t have a good costume. Maybe they aren’t…attractive enough. In any case there are usually one or two costumes that don’t work and this cover looks like a comic book version of that.
Seriously. Is that a dude in a Mary Jane outfit or what?