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This post could have been made a bunch of times, but for some reason I didn’t really notice it until Tim Seeley drew her in this issue. So Laurie, also known as Transonic is a new mutant who Hope helped with her crazy mutant powers and this and that, and apparently in the Marvel universe being blue means you’re not naked. Even if you’re not wearing any clothes. So I guess I’m not so much complaining about her costume as her not having a costume. The realism of the art combined with the blatantly nakedness combined with the lack of any genitalia is pretty unsettling.

Naked

See? Unsettling.  (more…)

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Welp this was a bad comic. It started off okay, and as soon as Starfire showed up it got really bad, really fast (look she’s uncaring about earth people and promiscuous whoo.) And in fact, the bad started just before she showed up.

Bra failure

Bra Failure!

This annoys me way more than it probably should but oh my god, it’s so annoying. Kenneth Rocafort on art is entirely as expected, Starfire has a stupid costume, that doesn’t make any sense we all knew that was coming. The power effects and the hair are nice, none of this is the real issue here. The big problem is Scott Lobdell has no idea how bra sizes work. The 38 refers to the band size on a woman, which is the measurement of the ribcage under the boobs. Not the enormous boobs themselves. A 38 is one of the larger sizes most stores carry, and Starfire does not look like she has a broad ribcage. Quite the opposite really, it’s tiny and bony. Lobdell was looking for cup sizes. An A cup is small, a D cup is large, Starfire is way farther into the alphabet than that. If you are making a ‘her boobs are huge’ joke, you use letters. If you are making a ‘her ribcage is huge’ joke you are a strange writer and would use numbers.

Seriously, how did nobody notice that?

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So I was reading JLI #1 and it was okay and then I got to the big splash of all the members talking and I had an amazing realization. There are 4 female heroes on this page, and no cleavage or bare thighs or stomachs or anything like that! They’re still showing a little more skin than the guys, but not an uncomfortable amount and it’s just because of bare arms, which tend to be less ridiculously sexual and less likely to cause serious wardrobe malfunctions. And I was really happy and impressed at Aaron Lopresti or whoever came up with the designs and then I was sad because this surprised me. Ice’s fur belt thingy is a little silly looking, and I don’t particularly like the gloves on Vixen (what if she needs to claw someone!) but all in all I think this is nice to see.

I seem to recall Fire is basically naked when on fire, but it’s the same kind of naked that Johnny Storm and Iceman usually get where it just looks stupid and raises weird underwear questions if they’re still in their briefs while being all elemental and stuff.

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I really don’t care about Flashpoint or Fear Itself and the new JLA issue was just Batman and GL hanging out, and I don’t mind their costumes. So yeah, no updates lately because comic events are really blah right now!

Also I was thinking, superheroing in flipflops would be about as awkward as superheroing in high heels. So to any guys out there who thing heels are a good idea, go do ninja stuff in flip flops, the cheap noisy ones I mean, not like fancy ones or anything.

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