Just when it seemed Milo Manara's controversial variant cover for Spider-Woman #1 had been thoroughly scrutinized, criticized, defended and lampooned, two more critiques emerged that will likely lead you to rethink the image, and then wash your eyes out with industrial cleaner.
Note: Perhaps needless to say, neither of these is particularly safe for work.
The first, from The Oatmeal's Matthew Inman, purports to depict Spider-Man "the same way," only with his jiggling genitalia on full display, and his bulbous behind ... well, I'm not sure what's going on back there. More disturbing, I think, is the pronounced kissy-face. (This is probably as good a time as ever to remind you of that Spider-Man sculpture removed from a South Korea shopping center earlier this year.)
But that's nothing -- nothing! -- compared to the contribution by Redditor dinoignacio, who rendered Manara's Spider-Woman pose in 3D, resulting in some tormented creature that would have Hieronymus Bosch quaking in fear. As one commenter observed, "She got the downside of the radioactive spider bite."
Sleep well, readers. Sleep well.