View Poll Results: What shade of red do you prefer MJ have?

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  • Fiery Red!

    6 40.00%
  • Realistic Redhead/Orange-ish!

    2 13.33%
  • Doesn't Matter to Me!

    7 46.67%
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    Post Mary Jane and the Colorists Who Hate Red Hair!

    Over the years of reading not just Spider-Man comicbooks, but comicbooks in general, I've come to realize something—something that is very relevant to Mary Jane Watson. I hate colorists who make MJ's hair orange!

    I cannot stand it! MJ's hair should be a nice, fiery red. I know lots of colorists try to go for a much more realistic redhead in with their colors, but it looks either too orange or too strawberry-blonde, and it drives me up a wall! I think it stems from the fact that Mary Jane was made with a dark, crimson color and that's what tons of other artists did for years and years, then they started to change it depending on the colorists and artists, and I don't like it. This isn't just an MJ issue, every redhead in the comicbook world has this issue, and I dislike it. Jean Grey is colored bright red more than MJ and I don't get why MJ suffers from the sherbet syndrome! Although X-Men Red had Jean in a very orange-ish colored hair, puke!

    Spencer's current run has Ottley on art, and I have my silly issues with his art despite loving it regardless, but the worst offense is present. Dun, dun dun! The colorist making MJ's hair orange!

    Does anyone else have this ridiculous complaint like me?

    Or do you guys prefer an MJ with a more realistic redhead look?

    For some visuals—

    Current Spencer/Ottley colorist's take on red hair!
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    The red I adore!
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    never really considered Mj hair color to be that big of a deal. I like both but since this is a comic book and not real life give her the fiery red
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jman27 View Post
    never really considered Mj hair color to be that big of a deal. I like both but since this is a comic book and not real life give her the fiery red
    It's okay to not be practical and realistic! Give me the fiery red!

    This extends to costumes, too! Sometimes unpractical costumes are okay because they make up by being extravagant.
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    This kind of just reminds me of how her hair color fluctuated so much with the different artists during Bendis' Iron Man run, particularly when Pepper Potts showed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frontier View Post
    This kind of just reminds me of how her hair color fluctuated so much with the different artists during Bendis' Iron Man run, particularly when Pepper Potts showed up.
    They probably knew Pepper's hair would conflict with them giving MJ orange-ish hair, too.
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    I liked the original look of deep brown with red highlights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KangMiRae View Post
    They probably knew Pepper's hair would conflict with them giving MJ orange-ish hair, too.
    That shouldn't matter if they get the hairstyles right - specifically MJ's fringe.

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