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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Iron Man Saves New York Fashion Week

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Iron Man Saves New York Fashion Week

Mary Jane Watson vs. Barbie?

On Aug. 26, Marvel Comics will release the first issue of “Models Inc.", with stars Millicent Collins (a k a Millie the Model), Patsy Walker, also known as the super heroine Hellcat, and Mary Jane Watson (Spider-Man's girl friend).

Models Inc. promises to be a suspense filled murder mystery in which "Millicent" (which just happens to be Barbie's middle name; "Barbara Millicent Roberts"), is the prime suspect in the murder of a young set designer during New York Fashion Week.

Enter Tim Gunn who's popularity on Project Runway (a Peabody Award-winning American reality television series on Lifetime Television), led to his on TV show "Tim Gunn's Guide to Style", and apparently, to Marvel's idiotic ideal of Mr. Gunn jumping into Iron Man’s suit of armor to save a fashion exhibition from evildoers.

WHAT??? You heard me.
Tim Gunn, a fashion designer, dons the suit previously owned by Tony Stark, to save the girls from a New York Fashion Week Disaster.

At least, that's how i understand the plot as of now. I will of course update this post as details of this fiasco come in.

Think of it as “Charlie’s Angels” set in the fashion world", writes GEORGE GENE GUSTINES for The New York Times - FASHION & STYLE section. Of course I'm sure Marvel would prefer "Marvel's Angels" but, is this just an attempt by Marvel to "Steal Away" some of the attention and "Big Buck$" Mattel's Barbie doll has generated during her 50th Anniversary Year?

Well, if it is, then it's a pretty lame attempt and not likely to gain so much as a backwards glance from the iconic Barbie doll. In deed "Barbie" has gained so much notoriety that, "Bloomingdales New York" signed a contract to celebrate Barbie's 50th Birthday Anniversary with an in Store display of One Whole floor devoted to the Barbie doll, and a Street Window display that, well, Mary Jane Watson would die for.

And lets not forget, there was a time when Marvel did publish a series of Barbie comic books. So who knows what Marvel is up to with this "she"nanigan. We can only hope that Tim Gunn gets Killed, and Tony Stark returns as The One and Only, Iron Man.


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