Friday, October 12, 2007

Sorry to Disappoint

I am sorry to disappoint all of the male comic book readers out there when I give you this bit of truth: women's breasts are typically NOT larger than their heads. Even on women with huge breasts and small heads, one won't typically find the breasts to be larger than said head. This is even more the case if they are fit/muscular - as a female superhero would be. Have you ever seen a weight lifter or woman who has nearly no body fat? They are flat chested because, lets face it, the breast is compromised of a good deal of fat, and when you're down to almost no body fat you aren't going to have huge breasts. Even if said woman who weight lifts gets breast implants, I doubt they end up being larger than her head. It just isn't going to happen, sorry guys. Enjoy the comic art, because you just won't find this in real life.




Next point - see the Wonder Woman panels for this (preview from Justice League #14) - a top without straps simply will NOT stay on when you are moving/fighting like Wonder Woman is. ESPECIALLY if your breasts are so impossibly large. Is it glued on? Or just body paint? 'Cause I'm not buying the fact that she hasn't simply popped right out of that top.

What's with this page anyway? My alternate title for this post was almost, "Super Babes in Bondage," because it looks like a bad fetish porn scene. The three guys are on the floor, all looking like they're watching the girls on a screen or something. And this screen shows: Wonder Woman looking way to busty, Black Canary's rear, and Vixen in a very odd T&A pose. Here's what Luthor is saying, "uh, guys, hey, I'm evil Lex Luthor.... are you paying attention... guys... stop looking at the screen and chase me or something. Hello?? Guess you're really enjoying my new, HD big screen. Guys! Guys? I'm about to do something evil and dastardly... you should probably stop me now."

17 comments:

Ben from Arizona said...

Heh... Superman's got the "Whoa, those are big boobs" look on his face. I mean, he even looks shocked. Real shame they couldn't work in Power Girl in that spread - it'd be 90 percent boob!

Lisa said...

Yeah, even Superman is amazed, and he's an alien.

Michael Rawdon said...

The original Marshal Law series raised this point in the story: At one point one of the female characters is looking at a poster of Celeste (one of the female "heroes") and complains that her breasts are bigger than her head, one of several complaints she has about Celeste, as I recall.

(It just occurred to me that The Boys is quite similar in concept and tone to the original Marshal Law series.)

James Meeley said...

Well, i don't know if this helps, but they do say the camera adds 10 pounds. Since the center focus of what's on the screne is Wonder Woman's boobs, maybe that's why they look so large. You know, camera tricks.

That would also explain Superman's expression, "Great Krypton! Have Diana's beasts always been so large and supple and I've never noticed? And to think I find normal people are dumb, because they can't tell it's me under some slicked back hair and a pair of glasses!"

Heh!

Elayne said...

Isn't this Ed Benes? Why should anyone be surprised? This leopard has no incentive to change his spots.

Lisa said...

ROFL! Superman humbled by a NEW illusion! LOL! James.

Anonymous said...

Well Lisa, you have gone and done it. Years ago, it was Santa, then the Easter Bunny, now you have ruined all my wonderful male beliefs in breasts.

And to think, in real life, they are just a couple of sacks of fat.....man what a ripoff.

Anonymous said...

You mean that women don't have breasts bigger than their heads? Next your going to tell me that men can't shoot webs out of their hands and stick to walls.

Scott (The Mad Thinker) Anderson said...

Lisa, I understand sarcasm. What I don't understand is why anyone would bother explaining that WW's boobs are far bigger than normal and that her top wouldn't work. What are you expecting? To enlighten someone? To change a behavior? What?

Lisa said...

My explanation IS sarcasm. I am simply poking fun at the artist who felt the need to draw such a completely silly female character. That's it. What were YOU expecting when you posted the other "things that aren't real" on your own blog? To enlighten someone?

Scott (The Mad Thinker) Anderson said...

Oh, you were poking fun at the artist. Because when you look at the first sentence of your post, it looks like you are making fun of male comic book readers. Same goes for the last sentence.

As for what I was hoping for, yes, I was hoping to enlighten you and change your behavior. These kinds of posts are condescending and insulting. If you felt insulted by my post, you might understand how "all of the male comic book readers out there" feel when you give us these little tutorials. Explaining what is obvious suggests that you think we are either stupid or neurotic.

Let's face it. You weren't making fun of the artist. You were making fun of guys who buy this, but all you've done is piss us off. You haven't told us anything we don't know; you've just used sarcasm to make it seem as if we're just not as smart or together as you.

I'm all for satire. Making change through ridicule is honorable. But you've just said you weren't trying to make a change. You were just ridiculing.

How about if you quit it?

Lisa said...

How about YOU face it - I sell these for a living. I can't afford to make fun of those that read it since they pay my bills. In fact, I read that very comic book. I enjoy that comic book. I even read that issue and saw that page. Yep, it is true. I even like the series. I sell a LOT of comics to a LOT of people and I don't criticize them for buying what they buy.

I DO criticize artists who feel the need to portray women in submissive and/or in extremely provocative and unrealistic manners.

And by the way, if you expect your blog to change anyone, you think pretty highly of yourself. I doubt you have that kind of influence.

Scott (The Mad Thinker) Anderson said...

So can you point to the sentence about the artist? Because I can see several about the male readers. In fact, you address this to them. Every time you use the word "you," you are talking about male comic book readers, right? If this was addressed to the artist, if he was the "you," I'd agree with you. But that's not the case.

As for my blog, well, you can attack it all you like, but I'll still be able to read the first sentence of this post and know who you were making fun of. And I'll be able to read the comments on my blog and on other people's blogs concerning mine and see that people have said they've changed their minds or broadened their thoughts on some issues.

Attacking my blog isn't going to convince me that your post here isn't ridiculing "all of the male comic book readers out there." Explaining that first sentence might.

Lisa said...

scott, my sarcasm is directed to the artist by saying that it's not realistic. By pointing out all of the flaws of the piece and saying they're not realistic. THE ARTIST is the one who creates this for men and expects men to buy it and buy into it. The artist is the one insulting both men and women fans by creating something so completely unrealistic that it is funny. The artist is trying to get this to appeal to male readers. In that vein I used sarcasm to appeal to those same readers - and in doing so, to correct the artist who expects people to accept this unrealistic art.

I never insulted your blog. I did not say one single thing bad about it. I simply said you shouldn't expect to change anyone or anything with it. There isn't anything wrong with your blog. But, if you expect it to change people you are clearly expecting way too much. That's no insult, it's a reality check.

Scott (The Mad Thinker) Anderson said...
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Scott (The Mad Thinker) Anderson said...

OK, so look at your post and tell me what line in it would let me know you are talking about the artist and not the people who you say you don't want to disappoint as if they would be disappointed by the truth you are telling them.

Doug said...

Manga seems more free from the obligatory scenes required for American TVs than American comics, as are European comics.