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    Default Cover Contest Oct. 20 to Oct. 26: “Just a woman…”

    Hello, this is my third contest and the last of the ideas I have kept in my head for months… Here I go…

    When I started reading comics, female characters were few and far between. When, luckily, there was one, on her were gathered all the qualities and defects that were attributed to women at that time… (the terrible “she is courageous… for a woman”)
    And, slowly, things were getting – a little – better… But, still, as comic is a visual medium, it tends to overuse archetypes and clichés to ensure that the reader enters in the story as quickly as possible.

    Here is the contest (or the challenge): find a cover that represents a woman who is far removed from any cliché. According to you – I leave you judge it – she is a “real person”: the author took time to think about her personality, she is as three-dimensional as a character on paper can be.





    The usual RULES apply, of course:
    1) Post One (& ONLY ONE) Cover that fits the theme of this Week's Contest!
    2) Cover must be from a Published Comic Book, Collected Volume, or Graphic Novel!
    3) Covers must be Posted before Voting Begins!
    4) Voting Begins 12 AM Tuesday and Runs Until 12 AM Wednesday PDT (3 AM EDT)!
    5) Vote by Posting the name in BOLD of the Poster whose cover best fits the theme or that you simply like the most! A vote need not be in bold, but it does make it easier to Count-The-Votes!
    6) The Winner of the Contest is the Entry with the MOST Votes after the Voting-Period!
    7) It's Okay to Discuss the Covers but if you Think Someone's Entry Doesn't Fit the Theme or Violates the Rules, you Don't need to Argue it in the thread, Simply Don't Vote for It!
    8) Plus: Occasionally Voting will Result in a Tie! The Person Who Started the Thread will do the Counting that Week will Usually call for a TIE-Breaking --Vote from Someone who has Not Yet Voted!
    9) AFTER the Tie-Breaker Vote, Voting Ends and the Winner is Declared by The One Who Started the Thread (or assigned surrogate) and Thus will do the Counting.

    Good hunt!

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    For me I chose a cover that features The Wasp. I love her character. She went from ditzy empty headed female side kick cliché who was more concerned with make up and trying to get the love of Hank to a brave strong leader that the other heroes grew to respect and admire.

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    This was a wonderful graphic novel with very real people.

    There came a time when the Old Gods died! The Brave died with the Cunning! The Noble perished locked in battle with unleashed Evil! It was the last day for them! An ancient era was passing in fiery holocaust!

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    I have most of the Bill Sienkiewicz Dazzler covers from the 80's run which are all really great, but I really like this image from more recent times.
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    Betty Cooper: All-American Girl! Yes, I openly admit I've had a major case of the hots for her since the 1970's when I discovered Archie Comics.

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    Because Gwen was the best (omitting Sins Past, because f***).

    Also, this is noteworthy because J.Scott Campbell had to draw a blonde instead of a redhead.

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    Maggy Garrison is her own woman.


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    The woman whose very name means a test as to the character of a woman and her existence in a story.

    Why yes, I do enjoy hearing myself talk. it is very kind of you to notice>

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