This is “Point/Counterpoint in the Blogosphere…” where we take a look at what has YOU talking. Today, I’ll be showcasing two related discussion points about a particular topic, to help you keep up with some of the hot topics in comic fandom.
Teen Titans has introduced quite a few new members during the One Year Later story-arc. One of the more buzz-worthy of these newcomers is the very cute Miss Martian.
(Warning: Linked entries contain spoilers for Teen Titans #41)
In his review of Teen Titans #41, Rokk Krinn explains his feelings about the new character:
I like that Miss Martian and Raven have re-joined the team. Raven should always be a Titan, so I’m glad she is back. Miss Martian is a new addition that has plenty of potential. Even though I don’t enjoy derivative heroes, I have to admit that Miss Martian is pretty interesting. She isn’t a true derivative hero and has a personality and image very distinct from Martian Manhunter. I’m curious to see what Johns has in store for her character. Plus, you know that little Miss Martian is hiding a pretty big secret.
Spandex Justice’s Vincent J. Murphy likes the idea of Miss Martian but has problems with the way she’s portrayed in the issue:
But in Teen Titans #41, something is really really off. The cute Miss Martian isn’t that cute when drawn by Paco Diaz and Ryan Benjamin. Early in the issue, she’s drawn correctly: younger, girlish. But that doesn’t last long. By mid-book, she’s suddenly become a double-D, hanging out of her red X, sultry smirking vixen. And that’s just not right. It’s a jarring change, unattractive, and seems to go against the concept of the character (well, to me, at least).
What’s your take?