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Spoilers for "Colossus," in Marvel Voices: Pride 1 ahead! A common criticism of X-Men comics in the s was the over-sexualization of the characters, and Marvel calls this trope out in a new story in Marvel Voices: Pride. One story in particular calls out an unfortunate aspect of older X-Men stories.
The issue is on sale now in print and digital. The poses were dynamic, almost seeming to leap off the. Another quality of the art was the over-sexualization of the characters, especially the women.
There were valid criticisms that the art did not represent the female body—the breasts were too big, the waists too small. Likewise, the men were reimagined with six-pack abs and rippling muscles, but for the most part, the attention was on the women.
This trend became linked with the excess of the 90s, and now Marvel pokes fun at it in a brand-new story. Prodigy recounts why this was a problem, saying that most teenagers are so hormonal that some crush on their teachers. But being hot for teacher at the X-Mansion added another layer as all of the students' teachers would have been physical specimens.
The shot then cuts away to Prodigy sitting in a classroom with several X-Men hanging around—all in the garb they wore in the s. Prodigy asks his date to imagine trying to pay attention when your instructor is Emma Frost.
But seeing Colossus, in his costume but not in his metallic form, helped Prodigy feel more comfortable in his own skin, setting him down the path to living a better life. Shaun Corley is a pop culture enthusiast living in the Pacific Northwest.
After stints in both customer service and academia, he's turned his attention to writing about comic books--his lifelong passion. He is a graduate of Radford University, with a degree in English. When not reading comics, he enjoys spending time with his fiance and their dog.
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