Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Sure, that outfit looks like a perfectly practical one to fight crime in.

The above images are all from 1993's (actually pretty good) Batman Versus Predator II: Bloodmatch, drawn by Paul Gulacy and Terry Austin, who, it should be noted, did not design the above costume.

Gulacy did draw this cover for the fourth issue of the series, however, in which poor Huntress is posed in a full-brokeback position:
Please note that while she's fighting a Predator who has her by the throat there, she is not, whatever the image may appear to suggest, in the process of having her spine broken.


David said...

Putting aside how ridiculous that costume looks (and I'm not even sure it's the least offensive one she's worn), something about Gulacy's faces always freaks me out a little. I think it might be the lips and the eyelashes.

A. Sherman Barros said...

Judging by the images, it's practical enough. She seems to be doing just fine.

(BTW, how can a costume be more or less offensive? Practica, I can get, but offensive, really?)

My take on the practicality issue:






David said...

I meant "most offensive" obviously, and I meant it both in terms of objectification in what is ostensibly supposed to be an adventure comic, not a pulp wank mag (there is a whole internet for that, folks, or at least comics that explicitly set out to be sexy/erotic), ludicrousness, and just sheer aesthetic ugliness - even if maximizing T&A is your goal, at least design something that looks good and makes sense for the character (see: the difference between cut-outs on the White Queen and Sue Storm). Still think Kyle Baker got in the best and last word in his funeral for Billy Batson:


And on the Wonder Woman thing, appreciating the classic costume is one thing, but let's be real, there is a world of difference in the way that costume was portrayed in the Golden Age (bike shorts) and what it became in the 90s/00s (thong).