And, BOOM, just like that Power Girl is back in her classic outfit. That wasn’t too long was it? About a year and a half of the hideous, white, ski suit is longer than I would have liked, that’s for sure. When the new costume debuted on the cover of World’s Finest #1 not only did I lament the loss of the boob window, Peej’s iconic look, but I detested her new costume. Sure, they thought covering her head to toe was the way to remove any sexism associated the character. Well, they were wrong.
Power Girl’s boob window is as key to her iconography as is her brash, confidant, ‘takes no shit’ attitude. Why isn’t a grown woman allowed to show some cleavage? Does it somehow make her weak? Hell no. That said, any gripes against the boob window often depend on who’s holding the pencil. If her boobs are at the point where they’re even defying the laws of fucked up comic book physics, then there’s a problem. With a little understanding of anatomy, Peej can be busty and fabulous. Case in point, Amanda Connor’s Power Girl cover vs Warren Louw’s cover. See the difference? Both are exceedingly busty, but one shows Peej in a defiant, strong pose while the other is very objectifying.
Covering her up did nothing to stop Power Gil from being overtly sexualized. Her full body costume was torn to shreds in almost every issue of World’s Finest, so much so she might as well have been fighting crime in the nude. Hopefully, we won’t see her new classic outfit going through the same treatment.
Yes, I’m quite happy to see Peej back in her regular duds, though I am surprised the reveal comes in Supergirl #19 and not her own title. I definitely approve of her depiction this time around, too. Kudos to the book’s artist, Mahmud Asrar. What do you think of this development? Happy for the boob window’s return?
Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art.
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ABOVE: Looks like someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning -and he’s taking it out on everyone. Just one of many “Hulk smash everybody!” pieces from Darren Rawlings has the gamma powered beast taking his rage out on everyone he can get his hands on. Guess this is what happens when you’re “always angry”. [Lado Inverso]
Hit the jump for Flash Gordon, the saints of pop culture and more! (more…)
Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art. On with the dump!
The Interwebz is a great place for nerdy art and the like. A lot of the time it’s crazy things like Tetris porn or the big reveal of where Catwoman stashes the hidden scepter Bastet while on the run. Hey, it’s the internet folks. Luckily there is always the counter balance of some mind blowing nerd based art. We collect it, you enjoy it, and we are all better for it.
ABOVE: Aww, looks like someone got their giant gamma powered butt stuck in the “werm hole exparimunt” at Avengers HQ. A wonderful blend of Winnie the Pooh and The Avengers, this piece by cpwilsoniii also defines every comic nerds nightmares now that the Mouse owns the House of Ideas. [Deviant Art]
Hit the jump for an anime Princess Peach, X-babies, Batman in chains and MOAR!
The costumes of DC Comics‘ New 52 caused quite an uproar among fans. Do you remember all the outrage over Wonder Woman putting on pants!? Pretty much across the board the new designs were panned, many saying the whole universe took a trip back to the 90s with these dated looking costumes.
Well, yesterday they revealed new costumes for the heroes of Earth-2; specifically Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman on the cover of Earth Two #1, and Power Girl and Huntress on the cover of World’s Finest #1. I’ll warn you, these might be difficult to look upon. I found elements to be quite disturbing.
There’s been a lot of talk lately about women in comics, both as characters and as professionals in the comics industry. This NerdBastard has enjoyed the back and forth on the subject as well as watching DC Comics upper management squirm around uncomfortably under the microscope.
The good, geeky people over at G4 decided that parody was the best form to use to bring expossure to the subject and created Bustice. This obviously had nothing to do with ratings and capturing the all important 12 to 99 age category of men who like busty superheroines.
“We’re gonna need some towels in here to clean up.”
As of late (say the past 75 or so years) there as been much ado made about the way female superheroes dress in comic books. From the length of Betty Boop’s mini skirt back in the 1930’s up to a week or so ago with the whole Starfire Boobgate. It’s nice to see an argument tabled on the subject that doesn’t take up some moral stance, but points out the clear tactical problems that arise when you fight crime in a boob shirt.
Writer Dresden Codak and artist Aaron Diaz point out a couple of clear problems with superheroine costumes with too much cleavage. Case in point, Power Girl and Wonder Woman.
The Interwebz is a great place for nerdy art and the like. A lot of the time it’s fuckin’ weird shit like Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker comparing dicks and shit like that. But there are a lot of awesome things that we see on a daily basis, and we’re lazy nerd bastards so we just round them all up once a week for your nerdgasm glory.
We’ll start off this week with a piece by DeviantArtist 89g, of Batman and Superman going at it. I’ve got my money on Batman!
Our friends over at CollegeHumor got a bunch of illustration, done by Caldwell Tanner, of comic book characters hanging out in college. This will be your chance to see characters like Thor being drunk of his ass, Superman being the crying bitch that he is, and Aquaman pretty much being a joke (oh wait, that always happens). Check after the jump to get some chuckles and see a variety of characters in college situations that fits with the character and see if you can name them all as well (ya know, just to prove how much of a nerd you are).