"Thigh-high boots and a midriff. Are you a superhero, or a cheerleader?"
...yes, I do mean pants, NOT just a white one-piece with a cleavage window
You know, something made up and drawn by a guy?
Between you and me, Jesse, shut off the radio, and switch to decaf for a while. Oh, yeah. And stay away from that "Submit Comment" icon until your head clears.
That is true in real life, but Supergirl doesn't exist. Someone dressed her up like that to attract more sales, not because it's what she wanted to wear. If her sexy costume makes sense in the context of her character (see: Poison Ivy, Catwoman) then that's fine. But usually it's just there for titillation purposes.
Jesse is here in reality on a visitor's visa.
then whats the problem? if thats the case and she is just lines and colors on the page what does it matter how the lines and colors are arranged and drawn? why comment an argument towards me? whats the point?
"Someone dressed her up like that to attract more sales"
how do you know that? why are you stating that as a fact? how do you know the artist didnt just wanted to draw her like that? i know i would and money and sales wouldnt have anything to do with it, she just looks awesome in that costume, nuff said
"not because it's what she wanted to wear"
its a fictional character, not real remember, it doesnt have wants and needs its a drawing, calm down jelly
And also, you saying that it's not a problem because she's "just lines and colours on a page"? You know that people who read comics do it to be immersed in an interesting story and world. Obviously you need some suspension of disbelief, but it's not pleasant to feel like if you were there, you would have to be practically nude in order to fit in.
And, to quote the artist of the image we're looking at:
sigh... do i really have to sit here and physically have to type out why people in general leave comments in general? How about you just use just a tiny bit of common since instead and save me the headache?
"My only point was that I prefer to see characters dressed sexy if it makes sense with the character."
well thats your personal preference, everyone is different, my personal preference is completely opposite of yours, i like superwoman and other super girls to look super sexy because its super awesome no matter what the characteristics or back story is, a woman doesn't need an excuse to wear high heels or a short skirt and shirt that shows off her stomach
but what your saying is she does, your saying a girl can only dress sexy if they meet your insane rules of having a huge backstory and personality that checks out first? AAHAHAHAHAHA lol ooooooh k, thats a little crazy, and fascist
women can wear whatever they want whenever they want, whether they are real or drawn, and its not cool for other woman or people in general to make up rules for them like "it has to make since for there character first." thats absolutely ridiculous and disgustingly fascist and oppressing
what about freedom of speech? freedom of artistic expression? if i want to draw a sexy super hero or sexy anybody i can, because i live in a free country, and its not for sales or to be edgy, its simply because i want to and i feel like it, i dont need or want any other reason than that, its not sexist, its pro freedom
women should be free to dress how they want, and artist should be free to draw whatever they want and honestly im sick and tired of feminazi's like you saying otherwise
More bare skin, more sunlight recieved.
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IN YOUR FACE, SEXIST DC!!!
what i mean to say is... same right for everyone...men should also be aloud to wear skimpy outfits and women should be aloud to wear overall-body condom like the men in the comics
seriously i would by a comic with men in skimpy outfits
Kara: No, actually that sounds even wor-
DC: TOO LATE!
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.
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.