Grimm Fairy Tales as always continues to frustrate me in its depiction of women. I have gotten somewhat used to the covers though as a necessary evil to get to the interior of well written female characters which are sometimes lacking in this medium. I even go so far with this as to read the swimsuit editions as so far out of two of them, one of them contained a nice (and almost even touching) backup story. Zenescope is one of the few companies that consistently puts out a swimsuit issue (only for its Grimm Fairy Tales characters though) but I have noticed that in the past year that they have been somewhat doubling up on their swimsuit pictures. By that I meant that they commission a swimsuit style picture as an alternate cover and then use it later in their swimsuit issue. These issues are used for promotion mostly though occasionally they are just more generally exploitative. In the most recent issue of the Grimm Fairy Tales Universe (Godstorm #0) Venus is posed in the cover pretty much with this exact purpose in mind as it really does not tie into the issue whatsoever (she was not surfing at any point.) I can understand why the covers are being used like this, as it likely increases sales and gets the story told, which I don't mind. Still the doubling up of these appearances means that there is likely to be more such covers in the future as opposed to less.
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