Incredible views of a Fantastic Four

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

sept04suestorm.jpgNice piece on the slightly disturbing reaction of some comics industry professionals to the casting of the Fantastic Four movie:Comment: Film Four

In particular, the released image of Jessica Alba as Sue Storm, the Invisible Woman, has created a buzz of commentary, so of which borders on the offensive. I’ve thoughtfully added the image to this post, for the reference of discerning readers considering the issues.

Comics artist and writer John Byrne said this about it:

Personal prejudice: Hispanic and Latino women with blond hair look like hookers to me, no matter how clean or ‘cute’ they are.

There’s far too much wrong in that one sentence for anyone’s liking, I suspect.

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