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so i tried reading some new comics.... by nebezial so i tried reading some new comics.... by nebezial
i tried reading some of the new dc comics, , cause of the whole reboot, i though, hey, i'll jump in on some of that. i do love the characters in the cartoons...

and..just... damn...

see its a personal nuisance for me. i worked for years on witchblade, working hard to get the whole tna reputation out of the way. ron and i did relatively well with that

we were constantly taking shit from the people who read superhero comics, and got a crapload of condescension

and now... well.. seems like the shoe is on the other foot

because... just ... wow. there are many many amazingly well done comics, just brilliant in both artwork and writing.. but some are just... uncomfortable

i am a great believer that sexuality in comics serves a purpose, and works best when earned through character development.

it is supposed to be subservient to the story, it needs to be given a better purpose than just... hey, look sex!

so far the female characters in dc have been a bit... um...lets just say mishandled.

this is merely one man's opinion. no better nor more important than anyone else's. if you disagree that is your right.

and i hate the damn harley, arkhampromiscuousoversexualizedjailbait design

always have always will. it lacks the tongue in cheek humor, it lacks the likeability, but it replaces it with a lollipop sucking jailbait

and for anyone who thinks themselves clever to go and point out that i'm drawing and writing sunstone, and yet i have a problem with this, i will save you the embarrassment.

sunstone is a comic ABOUT sexuality.
therefore there is sex in it

these are comics about superhero's that are saving the world on a daily basis... that is their premise...see what i'm getting at here?

oh and to explain my problem with catwoman XD

in the comics tshe often fights the same supercriminals as batman...

buut, batman is walking aroung in a boryarmor nowadays... selina... in a latex catsuit

what is the armor rating on your average catsuit?

we will ask killer croc XD

aaand fixed XD, "s"word removed thank you for turning the discussion of poor handling of female characters in comics to a discussion of semantics.. it was... pretty entertaining and in some points enlightening :)

so here is where all the confusion came from

my name is stjepan sejic and i am a croat!

hi stjepan

so , in croatia we have taken cursing and derogatory terms to a level that many would think unimaginable

it is often so crazy that some of the offensive words never quite... graduate

slutty for instance , in my country never really got to the rank where it would be used to define a woman's sexual behavior in a derogatory way.

we have about 60 far worse words for that

here word pretty much is used for a dressing style, that is ..oh lets say less than practical.

,now that you know this, i think the original intention of my message becomes clearer ...tho many never had any problems of guessing it

message was that female characters deserve more dignity in their treatment in be more than a eyecandy afterthought existing for nothing else than to hump random people without any insight to why.

i'm just saying if we have to know why a guy has a different colored suit, it would be useful to know why a female character is about to have sex with a random guy.

ultimately i found the right words i wanted to use to explain this situation

it is political correctness.

you presumed that every country has it as highly developed as the top few.

unfortunately we do not, that train is coming to my country too, but its slow moving and we put obstructions on the tracks

till then , there will probably be some confusions, so try to realize that maybe the person talking to you is not being judgmental, they just express differently because such is the norm of their country :)
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uraeusmax Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
I feel you man. But dc can't make money with women in parkas. But I agree with you. And these suits are great.
HarlXJoker Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Joker: hehe...uh oh...
Lalunabluena Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it's OK to make these characters look sexy in certain ways (other than the kind that serves a purpose, even though that is the best way) but when their personality is butchered or removed just to make it easier for guys to imagine putting their dick into that's when things become very sexist.  And by the way I also think Harley Quinn's Arkham Asylum design was atrocious.     
M-A-W Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014

I knew I recognized your art. I loved witch blade one of my favs, that and wet works.


as far as the DC 52 thing, I always feel in the gaps of logic myself. They don't were armor because...they're braver than batman,ect,etc.

If you want obscene logic look up " Kill La Kill" That's what they wear, 52 could be worse or Awsome.


Keep up the good work and maybe, one day at a time well change this crazy 52 world.

Toadman005 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is really, really annoying. And far worse today than it was when I was growing up. I think Gen 13 in the 90's was the first time I ever really saw it start to turn towards outright exploitation.
TheDawrkKnight Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
marketting. its bc sex sells...;cant make money with all covered up powergirl...gotta grab readers attention somehow
madman1082 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
cat woman, actually wearing an armored suit instead of the favored gimp outfit =P

robiac3 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
I would like to start by saying i agree with everything said, but out of curiosity, would this criticism extend to female characters who for all intent and purposes are written with the M.O. of a femme fatal, who's purpose is to be deliberately oversexualized case in point of Poison Ivy, or is she just an example that proves your point more?
BlueHorse17 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Love the expressions!
bloodmaker Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013

huh never heard the term jailbait used that way, unless she's younger than I thought...

but hey it could be worse, I'm surprised they haven't taken advantage of the potential bondage capabilities of spiderman: hands and feet that can stick to anything, combined with the ability to create intricate restricting webbing.

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