Sunday, August 14, 2011

if male superheroes posed like wonderwoman

cool post on coelasquid the other day about the newest David Finch justice league cover featuring wonder woman posing rather provocatively. coelasquid, aka Kelly Turnbull, drew up an artist's rendering of male superheroes in the same pose.

more male superheroes wonder woman-ized at BleedingCool.

p.s. why no feet? was this actually drawn by rob liefeld?


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kamapuaa said...

The only one that doesn't work for me is Vixen in the DA link.

Litcube said...

I don't think Wonder Woman is posing provocatively. There. I said it.

Is Kelly Turnbull trying to make a statement?

Litcube said...

Yes. I guess she is making a statement:

"The point of contention still is, as it always was, that people are getting tired of seeing all of the female leads drawn with body language and uniforms that make them appear less heroic, powerful, legitimate, and all-around able to be taken seriously than their male counterparts."

I have a problem with this tired concept. Double standard? Fuck that. Almost every male super hero is drawn as a hulking 6'2" 240+ corded muscle slab, the idealized triangle shaped alpha male.

Kelly's facebook page says she "likes drawing brawny men". Let's see a comic book with dudes who are 5'9", 175 lbs so I can feel better about myself.

As for the women not being taken seriously, both men and women in these comics are drawn as the epitome of their gender's mesomorphic body type. There's no double standard. Men have large muscles, women are toned and slender. Breasts are probably easier to draw when they're larger. Rogue's cup size seem to vary between C and DD depending on which issue she's in. I've also seen Colossus's quads triple in size from one frame to another. They're boobs. Forgive the artist if he's not using a compass for anatomical scale.

As for costumes, both are wearing swim suits and or ballet outfits. You take Superman seriously in a red speedo and baby-blue spandex, but Wonder Woman wearing a full piece bathing suit is dealing her the short stick? What the fuck is wrong with you? As soon as I see men walking the beach wearing bikinis, I'll accept your argument.

Re Wonder Woman's pose: That's a female body at rest. Men and women are built differently. That's why we walk differently; and when we stand, we stand differently. The differents in ratio of leg/torso length and pelvis size make this an unfortunate side-effect of these drawings. Unless of course, you had your wish and wonder-woman cropped her hair, threw on a double breasted tan suit and slouched so we could all take her seriously as she stands next to the boy wonder, who wears a fucking green coloured ginch.

Granted is this: Prop. That rope is between her legs. If Donatello was holding his bo staff like a weiner between his legs, I guess it'd be pretty funny. Other than that, shut up about huge titted nude female super heroes who happen to stand next to 7 feet tall beef men wearing the same ridiculous underwear. Just shut up.