Hi everyone! “Point/Counterpoint” has undergone a bit of a makeover, including a name change! You’re now looking at “Variations on a Theme.”
It’s not a very clever title, I admit, but it’s not like “Point/Counterpoint in the Blogosphere” was particularly high art, either.
You’ll notice some differences in the approach, I’m sure. But one thing definitely remains the same: I’m always interested in hearing your opinions.
This week’s theme is the upcoming Jenna Jameson project “Shadow Hunter”, which has prompted a lot of fan reaction.
For example, Designated Sidekick is torn:
Yet, at the same time, I want to highlight the fact that Virgin comics takes pains to explain this isn’t a comic with nudity.
Sure, the odds of it being a comic that’s, well, a comic with the usual level of gratuity that’s been pushed in the four colour book market are pretty good. But what interests me is the prospect of a comic produced by Virgin Comics, written by Jenna Jameson, and produced with less gratuitous female flesh per page than mainstream DC / Marvel.
Cheryl Lynn is disappointed:
Y’know, I was so excited when I heard about the deal between Virgin Comics and Jenna Jameson for a new comic book title. I thought that Jenna would finally bring legitimacy to pornographic comics. And once she did, creators who have obviously been champing at the bit to produce pornographic material could move into a genre that is appropriate for them. It would be a place where they could flourish and explore new artistic expressions of sexuality. The result? The end of “fauxcore” garbage that ruins the enjoyment of mainstream comics.
William Gatevackes thinks it’s hilarious:
4. This is how they describe the book:“Shadow Hunter is the story of a provocative superheroine who survives a brush with death only to find herself fighting the legions of hell for her very soul.”
Funny, I thought she would go with a more autobiographical route: a story of a woman who slowly finds her self turning into plastic.
And livejournalist Nenena/Kotetsu is disturbed by certain reactions:
Slut-shaming! Cheap shots at a woman’s physical appearance! Oh, and in case we forgot to point this out in the first batch of jokes, Jameson obviously sucked’n'fucked her way into the writing contract, hyuk hyuk!
So what do you think?