Artist: Jeremy Treece
Artist: Jeremy Treece
Bat Family, by Adrian Nelson
#18 Damian Wayne’s Robin
My favorite of the Robin costumes. This one is practical (minus the cape?), effective, visually pleasing, and all around badass. I also think it fits Damian’s personality very well. I’m not sure if he was ever shown expressing his opinion on the costume in contrast to Dick and Jason’s costumes, but I’m sure he’d prefer his.
wow, all my favorites in one painting. awesomee. except for tim of course.
This is not about these women wanting things; it’s about men wanting to see them do things, and that takes something that really should be empowering — the idea that women can own their sexuality — and transforms it into yet another male fantasy. It takes away the actual power of the women and turns their “sexual liberation” into just another way for dudes to get off. And that is at least ten times as gross as regular cheesecake, minimum.
In many ways, the constant barrage of this type of imagery (and characterization) is not unlike the sh*tty neighborhood I used to live in where every time I walked down the street, random people I didn’t know shouted obscene comments about my body and told me they wanted to have sex with me. And you know, maybe a lot of those guys thought they were complimenting me. Maybe they thought I had tried to look pretty that day and they were telling me I had succeeded in that goal. Maybe they thought we were having a frank and sexually liberated exchange of ideas. I’m willing to be really, really generous and believe that’s where they were coming from. But in the end, it doesn’t matter that they didn’t know it was creepy; it doesn’t matter that they “didn’t get it,” because every single day I lived there they made me feel like less of a person.
That is how I feel when I read these comics.
My emphasis in bold. This is just more comic porn for dudes, not empowered female characters for women to connect with.
Dressing it up as, and stridently arguing that it IS empowering for women, is what makes it even grosser than the usual barrage of comic porn for dudes.
whoa… I didn’t know those bikini panels were from the actual issue. I thought they were just mocking it. I can’t deal with this. And I was excited as hell about both the titles too. Especially Selina’s.
[Image Description: Selina in civilian clothes, Dick as Batman, Damian as Robin playing with a kitten.]
[Image Description: An inked pin up drawing of Catwoman by Adam Hughes. She’s sitting on top of Robin and has a whip in her mouth. Robin is saying “Holy shit Batman!”]
[Image Description: A colorized photographed headshot of Burt Ward in the Robin costume.]
Burt Ward was so handsome.
[Image Description: A single panel from Batgirl #17. It features Damian Wayne dressed in civilian clothes. A red hat with two stylized eyes on it, a blue shirt with yellow smiley faces and khaki shorts. He says into a headset, “This is humiliating.” Batgirl responds from off panel, “It’s good old-fashioned undercover work.”]