Having watched the Pilot somewhat recently I have to admit I like what was changed pretty much across the board. Something about Steven in particular irked me in the pilot, or at least didn’t have me warm up to him.
The only design change that I’m not sure on was Pearl’s because I actually liked both her looks pretty evenly.
So there’s this intensely boring debate going on about who draws the prettiest women in comics. It is dominated by exactly the same artists you’d think.
But what I want to know is who draws your favorite images of women in comics. Friendly, powerful, bad ass, sexy, or just honest. Whose women deserve to line the hallowed halls of great representation? Feel free to include links or images.
Let me open with this CHRIS BACHALO variant cover of Valkyrie. I can’t explain my love, it just is.
Chris Bachalo is one of my ALL time favorite artists, but right now I think some of the best women being drawn come from Kris Anka, not particularly in variation in body shape/size, but in the designs he offers in regards to costumes and the like.
Ross Campbell too. If you haven’t read his run on GLORY with Joe Keatinge writing, you are missing not only beautiful art full of amazingly well designed and varied characters (and no cookie cutter/cheesecake to really speak of) but an amazingly well-done story that acts as a redemption note to an almost vaguely offensively bad character created during the 90s boom at Image Comics. Check out Wet Moon for more Ross Campbell writing/art , as well.
Fiona Staples does awesome work with Saga, specifically because not everyone in Saga is your standard bipedal hominid, and yet she can make even the weirdest concepts super weirdly sexy (see: The Stalk).
It also is worthy noting J.H. Williams III (Batwoman; one of the greatest female characters in the DCU with one of the greatest creative teams until they left the character late last year) and Cliff Chiang over at DC on Wonder Woman. While not terribly varied in shape the designs he’s come up with for the various vixens of the Greco-Roman Pantheon are nothing short of stellar, not to mention his presentation of Diana and current psuedo-sidekick Zola are top notch.
Also worth of note are the great and wonderful things coming out of Image comics; the aforementioned Fiona Staples with Saga (writing by Brian K. Vaughan, a longtime favorite of mine) Steve Epting for his presentation of Velvet Templeton in his and Ed Brubaker’s ongoing cold war spy series Velvet from Image Comics, and also Emma Rios for her ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL art for her and Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Pretty Deadly.
There’s tons more, but I feel like I’ve rambled enough. Lots of good stuff though!
This is funny because I posted the same question on twitter and ended up talking about and then to Ross Campbell.
Also, I am in love with no fewer than three women in Saga, all of whom look drastically different.
Ross Campbell is so great and is responsible for my delving outside of the Marvel DC world of comic books. I also should mention Lazarus’ artist but their name escapes me. Mike Allred to because despite his style being very uniform his women aren’t all weird spineless stick figures.
Michael Lark is the artist on Lazarus and a fantastic addition to this list!
Also, Michael worked one a favorite of mine, Ed Brubaker &
Looks like they’ve changed it since yesterday. Now it’s every ten minutes for a day of clean water. A little odd but I’m guessing there’s a lot of folks participating so the rule had to be changed. Still worth doing.
I wonder if DC ever realized how dumb it was to kill off the JSA member that had a ship that travelled in time and space (and parallel realities) and could regenerate himself from what would be considered near death for a human injury? In 2004. I hear the name Tyler was somehow involved as well.
Dang. They apparently killed Johnny Quick recently? Sigh. I know Atomica and him were murderous psychopaths but they were a murderous psychopathic COUPLE. I mean hell they were actually happy together.
LET ME JUST POINT OUT THE VARIOUS FLAWS OF LOGIC HERE. FIRST OF ALL DARWINS POWER IS TO LITERALLY ADAPT TO ANYTHING IN THE EFFING UNIVERSE. HIS POWERS DEEMED IT TOO DANGEROUS TO FIGHT THE HULK AND TELEPORTED HIM TO ANOTHER COUNTRY. HE ONCE BECAME PURE COSMIC EFFING ENERGY AND SHORTLY AFTER REMATERIALIZED AS A HUMAN BEING TO PREVENT HIS DEATH. DARWIN IS LITERALLY INEFFINGVINCIBLE. AND YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THAT A PATHETIC BALL OF KINETIC ENERGY FROM SEBASTIAN SHAW MERKS HIM?!?!?! THEY OBVIOUSLY ARE OUT TO KILL THE BLACK MAN IN THE PLOT AND LITERALLY WROTE THIS SCENE WITH NO REGARDS TO DARWINS POWERS WHATSOEVER AND ITS FRUSTRATING THAT THEY WOULD GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TO KILL HIM OFF LIKE THAT
I’m saying. Even in sci fi we ain’t safe
in my headcanon darwin literally became a being of energy and ascended to another plain of existence so he doesn’t have to deal with anymore of this white nonsense
Even in Scifi? We not safe in real life.
thank you I’ve been saying this for the longest!!!!! He is a damn omega level mutant, meaning in the movie he would be a class 5! Dude even adapted into a God and became the God of Death! Dude was college educated in the comics and they made him a taxi driver…like Black folks weren’t educated in the 70’s. And they didn’t even acknowledge that he was an Afro Latino…his name is Armando Munoz, he’s one of the few Afro latino superheros and they did him so dirty.
A movie that’s a metaphor for prejudice/racism/etc did the black guy dirty.
Yeah. This too pissed me off in the movie.
It’s interesting that his actor before the movie in interview’s said his favorite part of playing Darwin was that he really couldn’t die. So I’m assuming as I did even when watching the movie that he probably survived it and was planned/is planned to show up at a later time.