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we gonna need some kryptonian pompoms by nebezial we gonna need some kryptonian pompoms by nebezial
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1028Wizard Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
simple really. It sells comics lol
unsungno1 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014


hypersergio Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
because:....cheerleaders ROCK!!!!! (they do really  :)  )
kato42 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
No Kara, I can not.
ImdaBatman Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DC: Would you prefer a costume with an s-shield-shaped crotch-guard?
Kara: No, actually that sounds even wor-
LeighAD Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Kryptonian school pride?

Hey, the execs could've made you wear Starfire's costume. Even her old costume was worse than that. Even Power-Girl would probably find this an improvement. I mean, it's sad that a cheerleading costume is not one of the worst costumes, but comic execs/artists seem to think women in comics don't care about scrapes, bullets, other injuries, weather, durability, or even ensuring their clothes aren't one rip or torn strap from falling off. Starfire's costume disobeys gravity itself!

I almost think Marvel and DC are purposely driving away female readers. Then they can justify dressing their women in clothes that we would never wear to go crime-fighting, because "only guys read comics" and... sex sells? To the extent that guys will turn down a well written, well illustrated, action-filled comic book for not having enough cleavage/midriffs/butts? (Yeeahh... I'm sure that's totally accurate... Cause, y'know, The Walking Dead has totally not reached a larger fanbase than most well known traditional titles (I'm talking about the comic book here too, not the TV series)).

If they have to rely on scantily clad women to attract readers, perhaps they should take another look at their marketing, writing, and story direction and see where they lost their fans. Cause no amount of sex appeal is going to stop a reviewer from bombing the series if they don't like the series itself. And just cause the sex object character is hot, doesn't mean the reviewer won't comment on the unbelievable attire if they didn't like the story.
starwind001 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014

First off, I completely agree that "fan service" is no excuse for poor writing and that your last sentence is dead on. That said, if you think that sex doesn't sell or that this only happens to female characters then you aren't looking; how impractical would it be for a superhero who regularly gets shot at, flies at speeds capable of exit velocity, re-enters the atmosphere and much more, to wear nothing but jeans and a t-shirt? Well guess what! DC has just that and he is even related to our heroine, his name is Superboy and he seems to get his shirt ripped apart quite often, exposing his perfectly chiseled abs, chest and arms (ain't that a coincidence). Another perfect example is Nightwing, if you want a drinking game that might kill you (assuming you are 21) then pick a volume and for every gratuitous butt shot take a drink, pretty soon you wont be able to read for the night, or stand up straight for that matter.

While we're at it, remember when DC gave Wonder Woman pants and a Jacket or how Power Girl got a full coverage suit? Didn't last long did it? and male fans weren’t the only ones who complained. Also, if you want a lol then I recommend reading some of the hate mail girls sent to DC when Dick Grayson became Batman and butt shots stopped for a while.

The main difference is that when female characters are over sexualized people throw a tantrum but when the same thing happens to male characters no-one notices and no-one cares. But before you think I am ripping on you please remember the very first sentence I wrote. Also, I agree with you on Starfire's outfit, but lets be honest, she has never had a modest sense of dress throughout her entire comic book history... personally I don't understand why they didn't use her teen titans cartoon iteration, it was the most fan and critic loved version... not "edgy" enough I guess.

FallenRaven13 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Tell me about it! I read comics all the time and its all big busts and big asses with lots of exposed skin, even with Lady Punisher and Elektra!!! The only thing that combats that is exciting storylines with lots of fighting... but thats just my take on it.
DoomBringerNumber9 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well said.
Because Michael Turner, (may he RIP). Cute outfit, just super stupid for fighting V.V Like Ma Kent would actually sew something like that. Pfft.
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