Saturday, May 12, 2007

DC Also Sucks

So...is this part of DC's campaign to attract women to the Supergirl character?

Because...there are some problems here.

Let's take a look at that torso:

What the hell is that thing?! It's like she has the entire torso of a full-grown male wedged between her chest and her thighs.

This isn't even sexy. Her hips are grossing me out. Plus, it doesn't even look like Supergirl. It looks like they dressed a stripper in Supergirl's costume.

Well, there you go boys. Your very own teenage girl you can take home and turn upside-down so you can peek up her skirt. Easily worth $80.

22 comments:

Jon said...

I don't have so much of a problem with this one. I mean, other than the god-awful sculpting on her abs and hips. And the fact that if she closes her legs while flying, her skirt is going to fall off. Yeah, it's fine...

Elena said...

With her skirt riding that low... If not for the cape, a significant portion of her asscrack would be visible.

Ugh.

Jon said...

Someone contact DC, I've just had a great idea for a capeless variant!

;)

John Foley said...

This is just ridiculous. I thought the Mary Jane one was bad. At least that one had realistic (if highly idealized) proportions. And an argument could be made that it was hearkening back to '50s cheesecake artwork or something.
There's no excuse for this one, other than just plain horny teenager-ness.

naladahc said...

It is like they've completely and utterly decided that Michael Turner's emaciated Supergirl is now the standard that should be used.

It blows my mind.

I had to wait until Supergirl appeared recently in Brave and The Bold to actually like the way she looked. I'm not statue guy but I'd buy a 100 George Perez styled Supergirl's over this thing.

rachelle said...

Brave and the Bold was the turning point for me and the new Supergirl too. She looked SO much better drawn by Perez. And Waid writes her really well.

Andrew Hickey said...

I think that's because Perez has actually seen a real human woman at some point in his life...

Batmanisgrim said...

I know this is based on Michael Turner's rendition of Supergirl, but in most pictures I have seen of Michael Turner's Supergirl her shirt and skirt are lower....well a little lower then they are in this statue. At least you can see the "S" shield in his drawings of Supergirl

Captain Infinity said...

Yeah, I'm disappointed in DC as well. I was jazzed when the announced Big Barda as one of their Women of DC busts, but instead of her kick-ass (full body) armor we're given her "battle bikini."

On the bright side, it saved me money.

Reno Dakota said...

Barry Kitson's drawing a great Supergirl over in Legion of Super Heroes. They should've made a statue based on his take.

Anonymous said...

A tummy shirt is one thing.

A shirt with a sentient bottom hem that actively is trying to claw its way up over her breasts (seriously, is that supposed to be Superman's "S" shield? is it?) is another.

--ymjsontj, why, it's MJ's son, TJ!

SallyP said...

Why...why it's wankerific!

Adam said...

Your profile picture has the right idea, covering the right side of your face because you were too embaressed to look at the statue. Its just coincidental, but the placeing of the two pictures really makes it seem like it twas on purpose.

Roy said...

Huh.
Who knew you could get hand towels with belt loops?

I'd say more, but... well... I ranted enough about Supergirl last week. I'm tapped out.

Anonymous said...

careful, the blog is starting to turn into lots 'n lots of complaints. Not that I neccesarily disagree, but there's too much good stuff to dwell on the shit.

rachelle said...

I'll, uh, keep that in mind. Thanks for the warning.

Adam - yeah, I noticed that my profile picture has never been more appropriate. I have to do a new post soon so I don't have to look at these gross-ass statues every time I check my blog.

Anonymous said...

I don't take these highlights of women in comics as complaints. I see them as necessary and well-deserved critiques of the image of women in comics (and beyond). I think it's important, and I'm glad when I see them pop up on LBW.

rachelle said...

=D

Anonymous said...

did the NY Post call you an "Irate Canadian Lass"
sounds like the name for the next stolen minks cd to me - marsha

Jeff said...

Holy mother of pearl! I'd like to hit that sh*t but good!

God-DAMN!

Wait - that's not Midnighter's mid-riff? This isn't the gay slash fantasy blog?

WTF?!

And did I mention "Eww...!"?

Grant said...

Overdone, you can't even see the S for cryin out loud! Oh yeah and she's under 18 too. There seems to be a running theme with these statues, I'm not quite sure what that says about the people behind it all, I don't think I wanna know. If they simply must keep producing this kind of cheesecake there should be statues of male heroes with huge packages or something. Not that I would enjoy that but it's only fair.

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