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Jul 12 '11

Is October Boobtober for DC this year?

did an interview with Wired this week and they asked me what I thought DC did wrong when it came to female characters. Here’s what I said:

If I had to pick the most obvious thing they do wrong is they let artists go crazy with the sexualized poses and ridiculous body shapes. Not all women have huge boobs. Most women do not stand so you can see both their ass and their boobs. No matter how great the writing is on a book, I still wince, as do many other readers both male and female, when they see that kind of art in a book.

And here we are less than 48 hours later with the October solicits. Yesterday we saw the cover for Jason Todd and the Outlaws #2 which featured this:

And now we have the cover for Suicide Squad #2 which features this:

And now here’s the full cover to SS #2

Remember that first cover?

But the time we get to the fourth cover, Harley may be flashing her headlights.

There was more boobalocity on other covers.

And we aren’t haven’t seen them all the solicits. Yikes!

  1. jesamine-jones reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass and added:
    they should make Psyclocke into a movie. That would...a kick ass movie to watch if they...
  2. fileacomplaint reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass and added:
    This is gettin ridiculous. Boobtober. Boobmageddon. Boobtown usa population boob. Boobsplosion. Boobmcbooberton....
  3. sweet-silent-serenity reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass
  4. vanityferal said: The corset is so low on HQ that there is no way her nipple wouldn’t be peaking out.
  5. alec9000 said: Honestly it’s a little more jarring to see someone ripping off Ben Templesmith’s style wholesale on that Suicide Squad cover.
  6. c-atrox reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass and added:
    oh god Harley’s boobs just double in sized!!!
  7. octopusghostship reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass and added:
    So much facepalm. Also there’s some funky anatomy happening with Harley’s breasts on that second Suicide Squad cover....
  8. margaretems reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass
  9. staringelvesandsnowflakes said: my friend and I totally had a discussion about harley’s costume (amoung others) today…it is ridiculous for sure.
  10. sopleasant reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass
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  12. voektaya reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass and added:
    Oh jeez, how could anyone fight in those costumes?
  13. bebraveharry reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass
  14. fcwp said: I’m assuming “Starfire” is a Brazilian-bombshell because her body is wicked for the series. Although comic characters may not always relate to the real world physical make-up, one must always remember: it’s a comic.
  15. drunkenmonkstyle said: Just like every dude has an impossible body. I don’t really see people complaining about that.
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