Black Widow: Underestimating and Hypersexualizing Women in the Marvel Universe

Hypersexualization and exoticizing marginalized (by race and/or gender) characters are standard practices in superhero comics.

Black Widow v8 issue 4
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Black Widow v8 issue 5 (cover artist: Adam Hughes)
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P. L. Thomas, Professor of Education Furman University, taught high school English before moving to teacher education.