Excuse me while I direct everyone back to this amazing post about proper armor for ladies.
The article link is great.
Also, this is why Huntress’ stomach window makes me hit my head against the wall.
And her reasoning behind the change from a costume almost as covering as Batman’s being “Two hundred situps a night.” I can understand “If my body looked that good, -I’d- show it off.” But Huntress is literally being shot, stabbed, slashed at and punched on a regular basis. I’m glad her fictional vanity wad more important than protection? I mean, she’s hot as hell, but she was in the other costume too.
Conversely, Poison Ivy. I don’t fault her because she’s a fucking plant. Maybe all that skin is showing for photosynthesis, or oxygen and pheromone exchange. Shot, punched, stabbed? She’s. A. Plant person. Different rules apply.
“And then there’s this asshole” merited by the current climate of gendering the discussion of females in geek culture, including comics and gaming. And then this post where an anon asked about it and was answered.
Hmm… Maybe pulling an Iron Man like this would prevent me from oversleeping my alarm twice in this last week when I tried.
“A better place” by Elizabeth Torque
Death, on life.
Anyone who hasn’t read Neil Gaiman & Chris Bachalo’s Death books really should.
“Talk to her. She can hear every word.”
WHY THE HELL AM I STILL ON THE SUE DIBNY TAG. I JUST KNOW THERE WILL BE TEARS SO WHY AM I STILL HERE.
The Elongated Man
Ralph Dibny was a guy who seemed to peak overnight. One moment, no one really cared about him all that much. One day later, he was the most tragic figure in DCU. I blame the single panel of his face melting, unable to hold himself together after the death of Sue (Which, can I point out that in both Marvel and DC, the guy with stretching powers marries a woman named Sue? Is that just a thing?)
Initially, he debuted as a sidekick of sorts to The Flash, but was widely popular. Eventually, he would gain back up featured in Detective Comics, which ran through the early 70s. He and Sue would travel America searching for strange mysteries. In 1973, he joined the Justice League, where he would stay a member through to 1995.
Readers liked him because he challenged them. Elongated Man stories weren’t superhero stories, they were mysteries in a comic book. As he unraveled the case, the reader was asked to do the same, much like in an Agatha Christie story (Note: I am in no way comparing any EM mystery to any Christie mystery).
In 52, Ralph dies in order to trap Faust and Neron in Fate’s Tower, which failed. His remains would stay there for some time, though his spirit would join Sue’s to resume their detecting.
His ability for deductive reasoning is comparable only to Batman, though their thought processes tend to work differently.
So here’s to you Ralph. One big glass of Gingold.
Bless Elongated Man.
Impersonating a (body) police officer.
We only post fan art under certain circumstances. Hilarity is one of those circumstances!
I support this. (Wally or Barry? I’m going with Wally.)
Have I already posted this? I think I have… either way, this fan comic is too hilarious not to post.
DICK YOU ARE MY FAVORITE ROBIN
Yush. (But Tim Drake was fun too.)
It’s funny because Alice is the only one where the underage girl didn’t end up boning the first guy we’re shown she had interest in! (Except for Tangled, because Disney was like “Let’s get away from that whole age-of-consent-versus-legal-age-thing…”)
(Giving Belle and Jasmin their credit: They had turned down unsuitable suitors before.)
Breasts 1 Breeze 0
It’s also helpful when you’re reading lying down, and the gosh darn paperback doesn’t want to stay open. Until you get to the bottom of the page. Ereader win!
I sympathize. But also partially because I haven’t bought a new swimsuit in about… five years. (I don’t go swimming a lot. And now my old swimsuits double as full-torso binders.)