Monday, April 16, 2007
WHAT is DC Doing with it's Gals?
I just saw the on-line previews for DC's July solicitations. It looks like they've become pimps, whoring out their female characters. These two statues are solicited - one of Catwoman and one of Supergirl. To compare them to how these characters usually look in the comics I've also posted comic book art of them. Catwoman, as you can see, usually has her costume zipped all the way up. But this statue version is quite different. It looks like the zipper must have gotten stuck or her breasts grew to a size where she can no longer zip up her costume. Then there's Supergirl. Even drawn she looks like she's not really dressed all that appropriate, in my opinion. But the statue is even worse. Those are the perkiest nipples EVER - must be in the fortress of solitude. And that skirt is barely hanging on there. She might want to pull it up a little - although that would just expose her somewhere else since it looks pretty short.
It seems to me that DC is going for the lowest common denominator with these figures. I know I wouldn't buy them for myself, and I wouldn't want my husband to buy them and display them at home. I wouldn't even want them on display in the store. HOW do these comic book publishers expect to get more women into comics with these kind of products on display? Even men who respect women or just plain men with wives and/or children would probably not buy these figures. Lucky for them, I guess, that there are plenty of single men who buy comic books. But honestly I think they're missing out on a larger market by deciding to whore up these two gals. As someone who sells comics for a living I find what they did unnecessary and kind of insulting.