“I hear DC has Gotham City Sirens coming out in June…”
“I bet we can top ‘em with Marvel Divas…”
I’m not sure that’s exactly how the conversation went down at Marvel went when this series was dreamed up, but the duo of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning hype it up on this week’s My Cup of Joe.
This also seems like the perfect time to announce our Marvel Divas limited series, beginning in July, from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Tonci Zonjic, featuring some of the Marvel Universeâ€™s greatest female heroes in a way you havenâ€™t seem them before.
Iâ€™ll let Roberto explain:
â€œThe idea behind the series was to have some sudsy fun and lift the curtain a bit and take a peep at some of our most fabulous super heroines. In the series, they’re an unlikely foursome of friends–Black Cat, Hell Cat, Firestar, and Photon–with TWO things in common: They’re all leading double-lives and they’re all having romantic trouble. The pitch started as “Sex and the City” in the Marvel Universe, and there’s definitely that “naughty” element to it, but I also think the series is doing to a deeper place, asking question about what it means…truly means…to be a woman in an industry dominated by testosterone and guns. (And I mean both the super hero industry and the comic book industry.) But mostly it’s just a lot of hot fun.
Anytime I see similar titles like this released, all I can think of is that song from Annie Get Your Gun.