- Posted by Johanna on December 28, 2006 at 7:58 pm
- Category: Comic News
I can understand the Wizard-owned InQuest running this ad (from last month’s issue), clearly targeted only at boys (or lesbians, I suppose, but I suspect the only time Wizard staffers think about lesbians is while watching two girls get it on in porn).
Geek question: Why is Cassie being used to promote the Legion of Super-Heroes set when she’s not a member?
Feminist question: Why doesn’t Cassie get referred to by her title, Wonder Girl? Is it suggestive of too much power for the boys to be comfy fantasizing about her? And why does she look like she’s tying herself up, with all those lasso coils?
Geek giggle: Filename pun. VS ad is v. sad.
As I said, that didn’t particularly surprise me, given the venue and audience. What did was the Pulse running this Flash ad (which I’ve broken into a sequence of screen-captured gifs; there was another girl picture I didn’t bother to capture included). They must be pretty hard up.
Does implying your target audience member is a loser with supposedly attractive women sell a lot of mobile phone services?