So, to recap: the males of the species have always liked physically attractive and obviously fertile young women, and always will. It is hard-wired into us. This preference has always manifested in visual art including comicsand always will.
Back when I was a kid in the early '90s, there was a video game I liked down at the local arcade called Revolution X. It wasn't what you'd call very good, but what set it apart from similar rail shooters like Time Crisis was the plot, where a sinister organization called the New Order Nation had taken over the world, outlawed rock music and kidnapped Aerosmith, and the only way to make the world safe for Youth Culture was to shoot their dominatrix leader's helicopter with a machine gun that also launched exploding CDs. I bring all this up because today, I read IDW's new SuicideGirls comicand it is basically the same story, only crazier and with naked girls.
Trevor is found by a beautiful Amazon Princess named Diana, who nurses him and subsequently falls in Love with him. At first glance, she may look like an empowered, kick-butt, feminist super-heroine amidst a realm dominated by male super-heros. But is Wonder Woman really empowered? Is she really the icon of feminism in graphic novels?
Comics histories sometimes reduce the Golden Age to the Superman Age: an era of lily white, squeaky-clean, manly-man heroes punching bank robbers and selling World War II propaganda. But the raucous variety of early comics is much more complex. For a weird, wild, year span beginning in the late s, the comic book racks of America's newsstands were bursting with four-color contradictions.
Update Thursday September 29, We have three new additions to the piece, all placed at the top of the answer section! What sparked the controversy was last week's portrayal of two female costumed characters that were drawn in some poses that appeared to be purposely sexually titillating. The fact that both comics were part of a much-publicized relaunch by DC Comics got people talking.
The sexiest comic book hotties of all time, ranked by comic fans worldwide. This list of the hottest comic book women includes sexy superheroes and the equally sexy villains they fight against — from Wonder Woman to Catwoman. Anyone can vote on the sexiest female superheroes and supervillainsand you can even add your own list to these rankings.
Superman mourns Batman's death in this exclusive first look at the hardcover jacket for Final Crisisdue in June. Image courtesy DC Comics. Grant Morrison talks comic books and movies at Comic-Con International in Armed with an intellect and curiosity rivaled in comics only by Watchmen author Alan Moore, Morrison tackles M-Theory and brane cosmology, psychedelia and fascism, continuity and catastrophe while churning out comics that push the envelope well past the point of breaking.
Greetings, my pernicious pen partners! Comic-Con had other plans that involved me working hour days and sobbing hysterically at my desk, begging for the sweet release of death. So on with your questions!
Years later, when storing recently acquired comics, or re-organizing the boxes to make room for comics I anticipate getting, I rediscover them. It is then that I make time to re-read them closely and write about them. This is exactly what happened recently when I came across the three issues that make up the limited series, Girl Comics. I remember looking through these comics cursorily when I picked them up, but not being impressed with them.