The Big Picture: The Girl of Steel

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MovieBob:
The Girl of Steel

MovieBob takes us further down the rabbit hole that is the Supergirl mythos.

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power girl probably has to be my 3rd favorite comic book character short of Deadpool and Lobo.

and it isnt beccause of her tits, though ill openly admit thats how i discovered her. (hey, screw off im still a guy)

what i found was an actually funny parody of sexism in comic books and some subtle feminist messages (as well as satirizing feminist as well) and an interesting character who could stand out on her own souly because of her personality and character owning a multi million dollar company.

And i like how her boobs are more as jokes than they are just eye candy. they are very aware of her racks and constantly poked (hehe) fun at the fact her proportions are godly amazing- er i mean... ridiculous....-ly amazing.

i recommend her series that ran before the DC reboot, though i have no idea where she is now in the DC reboot and i heard they were closing her boob hole....which pisses me off beyond words.

Paradoxrifts:

Realitycrash:
Dude, what is wrong with you?

In all honesty? People like you.

If you could please cease existing, then I think my life would be a little bit richer for your non-existence. And please if you find that to be somewhat offensive then I would like you to take a good, long and hard look at the mirror, because that's exactly what you're asking of people who like the modern comic books that you so openly despise. What you do happen to remind me of is the type of reader who insists that they don't read "comic books" because "comic books" are for children, and then proceed to tell everyone you meet that your trade paperback is instead a "graphic novel".

And just to be perfectly clear. The very fact you've chosen to denigrate other comic books so that you have an excuse to go on about how 'superior' your personal taste in them happens to be, well, it makes you sound like a perfectly precious and pretentious twat.

Vault101:
because thats the only point of the pictures.....soft-core porn?

I like to think of it as more of a burlesque show, because of the distinct lack of actual nudity in most publications. But the thing is this, if you don't like it then there is really no shortage of alternative options. There has never been a shortage of comic book creators. What those creators lack is an audience, but please don't go and insult anyone's intelligence by claiming that the audience of Neil Gaiman's Sandman series is interchangeable with that of Power Girl or some other such silliness. It just isn't the case.

I never claimed to be superior, or anyone else be inferior. That's what YOU inferred. I claimed that to ME, Superhero-comics and most other modern comics are ruined due to the pointless fan-service. You can like whatever you want.
I would LOVE to read more Batman, for example, but honestly, I am tired of seeing such proportions. It just rubs me the wrong way.
So yeah, you keep making your strawmen.

And oh, yes, I am reporting you. Please be mature when posting.

As someone who never read any of these. I dont think the "boob window" is a problem, as long as were not sharia-ing it up here, cleveage should be ok. The extreme proportions that gives manga competition on the other hand, just silly. But again, I might be biased because it turns me off. :)

The whole boob window thing most likely came up was because back when female superheroes came around, a woman's body & beauty was still considered as her most valuable asset and influencing factor. In fact in many ways that still applies today, if people got out much and looked around they would know :P

The fact that Supergirl/Power Girl have fairly interesting and in-depth character arcs/stories was the icing on the cake for comic fans everywhere, including me! ^_^

Realitycrash:

I never claimed to be superior, or anyone else be inferior. That's what YOU inferred. I claimed that to ME, Superhero-comics and most other modern comics are ruined due to the pointless fan-service. You can like whatever you want.
I would LOVE to read more Batman, for example, but honestly, I am tired of seeing such proportions. It just rubs me the wrong way.

Man, if fanservice is your problem with the "big two" comic franchises, rather than the way that absolutely anything of any value in any story published on them will inevitably be first stretched out so thin that it loses any semblance of interesting storyline and then finally shat on by editorial mandate.

Take, as an example, the Runaways. It was a popular title, well written because Brian Vaughan is a good author, it had good characters who experienced change and growth and all that good stuff. Then Vaughan left the title and Marvel didn't, because it's easier to squeeze an existing fanbase than be creative and write new titles, especially if you're handing them to Joss "one note" Wheedon. Wheedon wrote a less good story with the characters, exemplified by him repeating basically verbatim the one thing everyone knows Molly Hayes for (except this time she punched out Punisher instead of Wolverine), because that's easier than doing anything interesting with the character, and now we're at the shitting on phase, so some of the Runaways are now facing the axe in the name of cheap drama in Avengers Arena (because ripping off Battle Royale/Hunger Games is easier than writing new stories).

And this process has taken less than a decade. Imagine how stretched thin and shat upon franchises running longer than that have been.

There are serious problems with the mainstream of US comics, fanservice is a comparitively minor one compared to the way editorial structure guarantees that anything of value will be broken and raped for cheap drama driven ratings.

GloatingSwine:

Realitycrash:

I never claimed to be superior, or anyone else be inferior. That's what YOU inferred. I claimed that to ME, Superhero-comics and most other modern comics are ruined due to the pointless fan-service. You can like whatever you want.
I would LOVE to read more Batman, for example, but honestly, I am tired of seeing such proportions. It just rubs me the wrong way.

Man, if fanservice is your problem with the "big two" comic franchises, rather than the way that absolutely anything of any value in any story published on them will inevitably be first stretched out so thin that it loses any semblance of interesting storyline and then finally shat on by editorial mandate.

Take, as an example, the Runaways. It was a popular title, well written because Brian Vaughan is a good author, it had good characters who experienced change and growth and all that good stuff. Then Vaughan left the title and Marvel didn't, because it's easier to squeeze an existing fanbase than be creative and write new titles, especially if you're handing them to Joss "one note" Wheedon. Wheedon wrote a less good story with the characters, exemplified by him repeating basically verbatim the one thing everyone knows Molly Hayes for (except this time she punched out Punisher instead of Wolverine), because that's easier than doing anything interesting with the character, and now we're at the shitting on phase, so some of the Runaways are now facing the axe in the name of cheap drama in Avengers Arena (because ripping off Battle Royale/Hunger Games is easier than writing new stories).

And this process has taken less than a decade. Imagine how stretched thin and shat upon franchises running longer than that have been.

There are serious problems with the mainstream of US comics, fanservice is a comparitively minor one compared to the way editorial structure guarantees that anything of value will be broken and raped for cheap drama driven ratings.

I am certain that mainstream-comics have their own issues (watching Atop The Forth Wall has informed me of this), but I can't even get far enough into them for that to be an issue before I get revolted and turn my head away. I know it sounds like I'm making too large a deal out of this, and maybe I am, but everyone got their deal-breaker. If people want to read comics that appears to be largely softcore-porn drawings, then fine, let them, but I sure won't.
I don't mind comics, and I don't mind porn, but damnit I am tired of having a huge set of boobs stare at me combined with a tiny, tiny little waist, as I try to get into the story and tell myself that the woman infront of me with the skimpy little outfit really IS a dangerous Villain, and not just some stripper that got lost on her way to work.
I fucking try, but every time I get some immersion, it just rips me the hell out.
"WHO THE HELL WOULD FIGHT CRIME IN THESE SORT OF THINGS!?"

Bob, I gotta ask, How can you like comics and don't watch anime/manga? anime/manga has a lot of shit, but super hero comics are just terrible.

Meh there's people that don't like movies if these aren't french black and white films with no sense at all, if not well then the "movie" is crap, i guess the same applies to comics, you should just read what you like, it doesn't matter what it is as long as you like it.

Thanks to G4 and "Attack of the Show", I can no longer read a single line of Power Girl dialogue without hearing Carrie Keagan's voice.

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Although she'd probably make a great real-life Power Girl if someone would just give her super powers (besides the two she already has...)

My girlfriend does have the proportions of powergirl, does powergirl ever tell the readers of backpain?

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