Monday, November 27, 2006
Put Some Clothes On, Barda
DC Direct has been, for a year or so, releasing a series of female character mini-busts called Women of the DC Universe. Many of them, but not all, have had costumes on with plunging necklines. Others have had skin-tight costumes. Asside from the Poison Ivy figure that had a top that barely covered her breasts, most of them were suggestive but not overly skanky. Aparently DC felt that they needed to turn up the skank a bit more. Big Barda, solicited in the December Prieviews catalog, is barely covered in anything. I am newer to comics, but I have never seen her in a bikini before. I checked other comic fan sites, and many were saying the same thing - WHEN was she ever dressed like THIS? Seriously DC, how about putting some clothing on her? If I wanted half naked statues in my store I'd order from Aspen or Image, but I don't. I just don't see the need to make strong female comic book characters into costumed strippers.