I don’t know the surrounding controversy because this beautiful space is my one and only social media source… But speaking personally, when I saw this on League of Comic Geeks, I did recoil a bit.
Yes, as a Wonder Woman fan, I know all about “loving submission”…but the kneeling does not sit well with me, particularly with what happened between Eros and Yara. That whole storyline was just…super icky to me. And again, not out of place within the comic because that is just how Greek gods are! But as a cover…yeah, it’s a bit much for me. It probably is clickbait as you say, and those covers generally don’t work for me.
He’s an amazing artist! I definitely am a fan of his work generally. There is, though, a long history of hypersexualizing Wonder Woman, and all of the Amazons. And it’s a little depressing to me how much it seems to persist. They can be beautiful in art without being robbed of their dignity.
But also, like @SteveTrevor2.0, I am overly protective of Diana. So you can probably judge my reaction to that cover accordingly.
It’s a decent composition over all, like many of Paquette’s other pieces, but I am not a fan of the depiction. I’n not interested in or a fan of anything that even slightly degrades any woman, let alone Diana and I can’t help it—that’s all I see here.
Do we know that we’re getting more of these OGNs on the service? I thought the YA books that dropped with the start of Ultra was just a little extra to sweeten the pot. Also, I’m pretty sure the Diana, Princess of the Amazons/Diana and Nubia are middle school books and we’ve only gotten the YA books.
Yes, the book in question is part of the DC Kids books as opposed whatever the YA series is called. I did see we’re getting several of the DCSHG books (thanks for the heads-up, @Razzzcat ), which are certainly also DC Kids. So maybe eventually? I dunno, but I hope so. There are a lot of great books in that line. I also like the Zatanna, Black Canary, and Green Lantern ones.