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magdalena...or why comic artists are fetishists by nebezial magdalena...or why comic artists are fetishists by nebezial
its quite hilarious how well., most costumes in comics today would just as soon be selling in specialised sex shops as serve their evilfighting purposes XD. and this is practically the case with every superhero comic.evenmore so nowadays when spandey is so last millenium, so...go latex!...but hey....its there is that.

tho honestly...summer nights? how the hell do the heroes keep a straight face while boiling under a costume?... a bit of fast food for your thoughts XD
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dildrum Featured By Owner Edited Jul 19, 2017
Heroine Chic webcomic... a good laugh & pretty much agrees with you with extra humour & story ;)

& Batman presumably is an endotherm or just doesn't sweat & his suit has an inbuilt cooling system... 
Ethereal-Divinity Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017   Digital Artist
Now you got me pondering......
DeutzDeutz Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016
nice flowing cape
Ben-Sullivan Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016   Artist
Wow your work is wow!
Zacatzontli Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hahahaha Sex sells. People just wanna see a hot braud handling a long sword :-D
PQRavik Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Look at professional soldiers.   When geared up for killing they tend to all look alike.  Basically form follows function.  Now, if beating up super powered villains, was the sole objective, it would seem to me that the previous rule would tend to apply.  Costumes would focus on enhancing special abilities, protection etc... and apart from that, they would all tend to look alike.

However, when a person decides to be a super hero, they are often doing more then just fighting bad guys, they also want to proclaim how special they are. Thus the flashy "Look at Me" costume.  So, in most cases, super hero's are just seeking to establish a unique identity for themselves.

Take Red Sonja for example.  Most useless and stupid armor ever.  Why does she wear it?  Because she is so bad ass that it doesn't matter what armor she wears, and this is her way of saying "You want this?" "Come get it, if you can!"
HELUVZHER Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
You sound like a complainer lol
Krazzt Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
I absolutely love your characters. And your talk ...... :D
tresham Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
What a great picture.  I love the rain effect on it.
Sabaene Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I once shamelessly used Mag's costume design for a drow drawing I did. Im not sorry because it turned out awesome. I just wish I knew where I stuck the digital copy of, but this is one of the best drawings Ive seen of Magdalena. ^^
ALLthingsPURPLE-51 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Oh, WOW!! This is amazing and I love the "costume"... Yes, if I looked as good as this woman does in THAT body-suit, I'd wear the thing 24/7!! Lol!


 AMusoke  has a reference to this picture on a piece he's working on so I had to check it out. I'm glad I did because I love to "contrast and compare" on identical pieces from 2 different artist's. I can't wait to see the finished work from AMusoke and because of him I'll be adding you to my watch list :)


Nicely done!! :clap:             



AMusoke Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Love this so much :D 
THEJOHN59 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
blackjamie Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
and what exactly is the problem with this? :)
Lycasis Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Could just look like latex but be make out of that stuff they make spill resistant cloth out of. Who knows, the stuff could be cotton covered in some weird super-suit goo and the goo makes it look shiny and second skin like. Just thoughts ^_^
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Touchloveinc Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Artist
Great illustration!!!!
EmbraceDarkshade Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always wondered that cause latex is SUPER not breathable so what about Catwoman? or was that leather? but still it's non-breathable. But yeah in comics/ movies the female outfits aren't breathable or movable at all.
OfManyNames1995 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Dahgnear Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Apparently superheroes must look good and latex looks mighty fine on female superheroes, whether they are boiling under that costume or not is secondary.=)
nebezial Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
indeed and it is a joke i once made with catwoman XD... btw, you think batman has a shorts version of his batsuit during summer? XD.. i feel a stupid joke being born
Dahgnear Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To tell you honestly I can not imagine Batman in that kind of "suit", I always figured he has some kind of cooling system in there, with the gadgets he uses it is the most probable solution.
Alysandir Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
To add to your original comments, the hilarious thing about the Magdalena is that every incarnation is supposed to be a nun. Yet guys like Basaldua have her running around in tiny thong panties and thigh-highs as if A) that were in any way appropriate protection in combat, and B) you could pick that stuff up in the Vatican gift shop.

At least Blake's incarnation used a full (leather? kevlar?) bodysuit, but still ridiculously unbreathable.
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Absolutely gorgeous work!
AshXMansin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome stuff!
phattyartist Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Your skill is unmatched. Love it!
kiriaa Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
L1qw1d Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Talcum powder and AC!
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Striking Work!!!
insanewarlock Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely in love with thy new style!
Zagardal Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Every superhero should have an egyptian cotton alternative suit for summers.... though avoiding water all the time might get boring fast.
artdog21 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Funny all good points, nice work either way.
warsol12343 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
hahaha true even more so when they were leather trench coats on a summers day
Narutaki2000 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Do you remember Watchmen? When the Owl first thought about his super costume? Imagine if every hero had to go to a specialised sex shops and order his costume?

That must be tailored!
Primeron Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
First of all I just want to say that you have become my favorite artist. I think your work is just down right amazing! Second my fiancee is a huge fan of the Magdalena comic. Would you be able to make this available as a print or something. It would make a great gift for her.

Bracey100 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah latex does not breath. At the end of a long night of crime fighting youd end up smelling like a sockless foot in an old shoe. I work in a haunted house and wear latex or silicone for a good 6 or 8 hours a day. Its all fun till the gear comes off...ick.
weaselton Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I always figured the current look was supposed to be skin tight leather rather than latex.
illyne Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
JediMase Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Wearing heels and long, loose hair isn't really suited to fighting either.
CuddlesTheOctopus Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
nope. I hope the breast plate is at least made of sturdy steal and that she never falls forward or gets hit hard in the chest. That sucker could crack open her ribs without padding.

But i have to admit she looks sexy.
IchorData Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Exactly my thoughts and exactly why I'm making my (not super hero) character like the Sumerian goddes Inanna - the impersonification of sex and war.
DarkerEve Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Oh dear Latex... Until they keep puting latex on hot chicks, I have no problem at all with that :D
Meister-Goldfeder Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
*g* i like yor thinking ^^
Phoenix001 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so bad ass. 8) :worship:
xKaseix Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I agree, it's a little ridiculous sometimes. Kind of puts me off reading comics, to be honest. The outfits are so ridiculous, who would go into battle with that much exposed skin??
famaulu Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
orabich Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great work!

:gallery: [link]
Elegant-Ruin Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tbh you don't think about it, until you need to get out of it and realize how much of a drag it is to get out of it.
mixxi90 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well im gonna cosplay as harley quinn ... and seeing as she is crazy :P a straight face isnt that hard .... or well actually it is .... mood shifts every 2 sec .. but no embarresment about the outfit XD
TFSakon Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Haha, she looks like the kind of girl who would be bad news, and a lot of fun.
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