Okay, Heidi MacDonald has excerpted Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada’s responses to Newsarama about the recent unpleasantness(es) so you don’t have to wade through the rest of the column, which certainly constitutes a public service. It’s all kind of flabbergasting, but this bit from Quesada really made me laugh through the tears:
“Also, [Heroes for Hire] is a book that features two strong, lead female protagonist who kick major ass; somehow folks have forgotten to focus on that.”
Um… I kind of think that’s one of the things that bothers people… that the hyper-sexualized victims on the cover are, in fact, strong, kick-ass women who have been repurposed.
And seriously, if this is the kind of insight that having an exclusive arrangement with Marvel will get you (“…the Brood have tentacles, sorry about that.”), then the up side completely escapes me.