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Marvel's fix for its sexist Spider-Woman cover? Putting a logo over her butt.

Alex Abad-Santos is a senior correspondent who explains what society obsesses over, from Marvel and movies to fitness and skin care. He came to Vox in 2014. Prior to that, he worked at the Atlantic.

Back in August, Marvel unveiled a controversial cover for its new Spider-Woman solo comic book. The book was supposed to allow Marvel to explore the character's strength and delve into her adventures, but those things were overshadowed by a variant cover, drawn by erotic artist Milo Manara, which depicted her "presenting" more like a porn star than a superhero. The backlash was massive, and Marvel ended up canceling upcoming Manara covers it commissioned. However, it didn't cancel the Spider-Woman cover.

On Wednesday, that Manara cover will finally be published, with one change:


It seems unlikely covering up the offending portion of the art with a logo (seemingly designed to replicate its curves) will settle this matter, but who knows?

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