Marvel Comics Gets Steamy with New She-Hulk and Rogue Romance Novels
It appears that Marvel Comics has realized that women read comic books too, so they’ve decided to take a hint from ‘50 Shades of Grey‘ and get all romantic with two new novels featuring the love lives of She-Hulk and ‘X-Men’s Rogue. Seriously? Seriously.
THR reports that Marvel Comics is trying to step up its lady game by cutting a deal with fellow Disney-owned publishing company Hyperion to release two romance novels featuring female heroines Rogue (of ‘X-Men’) and She-Hulk. Is it only a matter of time before they start making movies like this, too?
The press release explains that these books will “showcase strong, smart heroines seeking happiness and love while battling cosmic evil.” Sure, we’ve sometimes wondered how these heroines might fare when dealing with the normal, everyday stuff, like finding a bra that really fits (men draw their breasts so unreasonably, they must struggle), or dealing with traffic (She-Hulk smash?), or trying to eat right or whatever.
Actually, no, we don’t think about these things because these are super-heroines, and they exist in a fantasy world where these sort of things don’t matter — we don’t need to see them try to find Mr. Right, just like we don’t need to see if they have a bidet in their bathroom because they don’t use the bathroom… because they are comic book characters.
Did Marvel ever think that maybe the women who read these comics and are engaged with these characters like them for other reasons beyond their looks? Do they think women need to sit around and read about She-Hulk’s disastrous one-night stand or Rogue’s first orgasm? Like ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ this reeks of polished-up fan fiction. You want to give ladies more books to read? Then write more female-centric stories about how strong and kick-ass these women are, and draw women who don’t look like their dimensions are biologically and logistically impossible in real life.
I said good day, sir.