After the uproar triggered last month by the cover art and Sex and the City-inspired pitch for the new Marvel Divas -- it's "sudsy fun"! -- it's only right to point to some subdued, even cute, concept art for the series.
Among an "art avalanche" posted Friday by Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort is Tonci Zonjic's design for Angelica Jones (aka Firestar), which is a world away from J. Scott Campbell's ... um ... curvy cover for Issue 1.
Zonjic envisions the character as a five-foot-two Vespa-riding woman with a contemporary hairstyle and sensible clothing, not ... well, whatever it is Campbell drew. (Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada addressed the cover in his final "MyCup o' Joe" column.)
However, the sketches do point to one potentially worrisome point -- and it's not Zonjic's take on the Firestar costume. No, it's the note at the bottom about the possibility of Angelica riding a Vespa: "... Also would make a good story device, I think. (She can fall and discover the lump then, for the most obvious example)." There's another note, to the left, about her "boobs," but I can't make out what it says.
Is that an indication that the character will be diagnosed with breast cancer?
Marvel Divas, written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, debuts in July.