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Jack Kirby's Erotic Flirtations [via... →
In the early ’70s, like all of visual media, comics got looser and bolder with its depiction of women, and Kirby’s work was not immune. One of his most-loved and well-crafted characters from that period is Big Barda from the New Gods cycle. A warrior woman from Darkseid’s evil army who switches sides and fights for right, Barda’s strong-willed and fiercely protective...
Autostraddle presents An Introductory Guide to... →
Comics are literally the earliest memories I have, and some of the most vivid ones. Those stapled together 22 pages of art and dialog were a part of my life way before I realized I liked the girls running around the playground instead of the boys. At the ripe age of three my dad began taking me with him every Wednesday for his comic run, fast tracking me into geek indoctrination. I’d follow him...
David Brothers Tackles Psylocke as Depicted by... →
We got a big response to my last piece on sexualization in superhero art, and I’m back today with another look at the same premise: that comics art tells a story, and on a certain level, you can judge it according to how well it tells the story it’s trying to tell. This week, we’re going to compare and contrast how a female character is depicted in cape comics, what stories...
The 5 Most Ridiculously Sexist Superhero Costumes →
Art and Superheroines: When Over-Sexualization... →
The line between sexy and over-sexualized in comics is a hard one to pin down. It’s different for everyone, of course, but for the purposes of this post, we should probably agree on a few ground rules, just for the sake of having one conversation, rather than many. Art in a comic is over-sexualized when the women are drawn as sex objects first and heroes (or people) second. Skimpy clothes,...
There’s nothing wrong with making art to titillate — that is the...– Laura Hudson, editor-in-chief of ComicsAlliance.com
Power Girl loses here trademark "boob window" in... →
The New DC Universe continues to roll on, and today, the Source provided us with a look at another upcoming title: World’s Finest, which features a cover by the legendary George Perez. Set to be released in May as part of the “Second Wave” of DC’s rebooted titles, the story arc by Perez, Paul Levitz and Kevin Maguire is focused on two characters from the alternate world...