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Mary Jane Pose

Last posted Sep 05, 2011 at 01:20PM EDT. Added Sep 03, 2011 at 01:05PM EDT
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I’ve been doing a lot of researching (read “lurking on multiple websites including, but not limited to: 4chan, tumblr, twitter, etc…”) on memes within art and comic communities on the internet, and the cover art for issue #601 of “The Amazing Spiderman” has become a point of interest:

It has been criticized for the weird anatomy, extreme emphasis on Mary Jane’s breasts, but most importantly (and memetically), the fact that the pose that she is sitting is does not really match the mood which the cover is trying to convey.

This has lead to a photo trend almost like Planking, Playing Dead, and Owling:

However, this is what I’m currently having trouble finding:
-The original person/blog to make the pose
-The post that sparked more criticism on Mary Jane’s pose
-A name for this trend other than “Mary Jane’s Pose”, which, in my opinion, is a really stupid name

Help is greatly appreciated!

Sep 03, 2011 at 01:05PM EDT

It started on Tumblr, I watched in happen. One of the people I follow reblogged the original, I’ll see if I can find out who the first (that first pic with the frizzy hair) was.

Sep 03, 2011 at 01:11PM EDT

Okay, think I’ve found them. Here is what I think is the most popular post about this comic cover and this reblog shows most of the original pics and the blogs they came from. However, the very first MAry Jane recreation, the frizzy haired guy, seems to be down, or gone.

Oh wait, ignore that. It is still up, and here is the original . I hope this was helpful.

Last edited Sep 03, 2011 at 02:06PM EDT
Sep 03, 2011 at 02:03PM EDT

This is an image I found on tumblr compiling those. It seems to be going around a lot on the tumblr “spider-man” and “spiderman” tag channels. Its hard to read, though.

Sep 03, 2011 at 10:27PM EDT

Some people have also redrawn the pose to make it more natural and less Fan Service based..

Sep 05, 2011 at 01:20PM EDT

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