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!