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August 12, 2013 1:35 pm Wow, just looked it up, I couldn't stop laughing. So they draw Hawkeye and have him pose like a woman. And if he doesn't look normal that means we have a problem? If you drew a woman and had her flex and pose like a man, I'm guessing that wouldn't look normal either. I'm pretty sure a man's body and a woman's body are different. Last time I checked anyway. Again here is the cover of Nightwing #1. http://www.dccomics.com/comics/nightwing-2011/nightwing-1 I will never look this good. Yes, I can see his crotch, his legs are spread wide open. I don't care. What I care about is what happens in the story, who the villain is...etc. And if it bothered me that much, you know what? I wouldn't buy it. Nobody is forcing comic books on people. I suspect it will never change. If anything I'm guessing we will be seeing MORE skin/muscles/sexy poses in the future. That's just the direction society is going. This isn't the 1940s anymore. Comic books have gotten more and more scandalous over the years. I don't foresee it ever going back to the way it was in the 1930s or 1940s.
August 12, 2013 1:14 pm No, actually I read comics for the stories and don't really care how the men are dressed. And I am a man. It isn't real, it's a story. They are drawn that way because it's the stereo typical man. I don't have a problem with that. You are right, I don't feel less adequate when I look at Bruce Wayne and look at myself and say, "Damn, I need to hit the gym. Apparently that is what I should look like." If that is how somebody DOES feel than they have a really low self esteem. In order to look like the people in comics you would first have to have a lot of luck and have great genes. Second you would have to work out for about 3 hours a day and maintain a strict diet. Maybe some men do feel less adequate. And some women do too probably. But not all women. I know plenty of women who read comics and never mention how someone is dressed or how they look etc. To say that all women feel inadequate when they read a comic and see Wonder Woman etc is stereotyping. And women wouldn't read comics at all if it made them feel like crap.
August 12, 2013 1:01 pm Read this. Maybe it'll help. http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2011/09/07/committed-regarding-male-superheroes-as-sex-objects/
August 12, 2013 12:56 pm Strange. So I guess women who flock to male strip clubs would actually PREFER to see just their eyes and kissable lips. Not guys with six pack abs who are half naked. We should clue those places in and they would probably double their attendance!
August 12, 2013 12:43 pm How come people never talk about how men are represented in comics? Tall dark and hansom ring a bell? Look at Bruce Wayne? Clark Kent, Dick Grayson, you think I will ever look like them? Or most men in the real world? We see Bruce with his shirt off all the time, and his six pack abs. But nobody complains about that. It's fine if people want to complain about how women are portrayed in comic books, but it goes both ways for how men are portrayed too. It's a comic book, the heroes of course are going to be good looking. Same goes for TV and movies. Comic books aren't real life. The characters are always going to be drawn as a stereotypical attractive looking female and an attractive looking male. I really doubt it's ever going to change. Example, just look at the cover of Nightwing #1. It shows Grayon with his legs spread wide open on the cover.
August 7, 2013 2:55 pm Good issue. I wonder how long Selina will be working with Phosphorous?
August 7, 2013 2:53 pm I'm starting to like Condor on this team.
August 7, 2013 2:52 pm Good issue but I really miss JH on art on this title. October's Sandman Overture #1 can't come soon enough.
August 7, 2013 2:51 pm Great issue. I wonder how Carrie will eventually find out that Damian isn't coming back?
August 7, 2013 2:47 pm Another great issue. I'm glad Fox is back in Gotham again. Feels more like a Batman family comic now.