Jenna Jameson and Comics: Just musing on the cover

In short, the first cover?

1. Smaller than the average Power Girl

2. More clothing coverage than Lady Death / Red Sonja

3. From Forbes.com’s coverage of the series ” The story, while provocative and sexy, contains no nudity and is intended for a mainstream audience” – which means DC and Marvel could learn something here.  Mainstream? With no nudity? Surely this can’t be a comic book.
I’m torn. Seriously, and genuinely torn.  I mean, I don’t want to typecast and do the “Oh, a porn star, therefore the comic has to be about the sex and nudity and the standards”. Yet, if there was ever a comics book developer, writer and franchise holder who could make an out and out sex comic (4 colour porn on paper), Jenna Jameson would be that person.  A full industry load of contacts, a production house, match experience and a Greg Land field day where porn tracing would be a feature, not a bug.

Yet, at the same time, I want to highlight the fact that Virgin comics takes pains to explain this isn’t a comic with nudity.

Sure, the odds of it being a comic that’s, well, a comic with the usual level of gratuity that’s been pushed in the four colour book market are pretty good.  But what interests me is the prospect of a comic produced by Virgin Comics, written by Jenna Jameson, and produced with less gratuitous female flesh per page than mainstream DC / Marvel.

That would be most interesting indeed.

4 Responses to “Jenna Jameson and Comics: Just musing on the cover”

  1. Betty says:

    Honestly, what I love is how in their press release they twice call it “provocative.” I was boggling at this with a friend who said, “Man, I remember when provocative meant the white chick had a Black boyfriend.”

    I’m pretty sure that by provocative they mean “tawdry.”

  2. Stephen Dann says:

    By provocative, I think they mean “Should get free publicity” as opposed to “Won’t be as degrading as Heroes for Hentai”

    Whatever happens, it has a lot to do to be worse than Batman All BrainTumor

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  4. Effie Nell says:

    On the cover! Her eyes! She is actually looking at the viewer! She’s not looking down or away! Like she might have, y’know, agency. Mm, sexy sexy agency.

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