How muscular should she be?

#1 Posted by Betatesthighlander1 (7462 posts) - - Show Bio

a lot of the times she gets a lot more muscle mass/definition than most female comic characters

but sometimes not

what do you guys think of that?

#2 Posted by PowerHerc (83461 posts) - - Show Bio

I think she should be quite fit and maybe a little thicker in the arms, legs and butt than most heroines but she shouldn't be truly big or ripped.

#3 Edited by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

Muscular yet sexy like every other comic character

#4 Posted by akbogert (3222 posts) - - Show Bio

I came to this thread with an opinion but I forgot what it was when I saw the background image for this thread.

#5 Posted by TheAcidSkull (18032 posts) - - Show Bio

fit mostly. but Buff? as in HULK type Buff? nope.

Woman are attractive in comics because it's sells comics, so BUFF won't work.

hey it's the truth!

#6 Edited by Saren (25672 posts) - - Show Bio
This works fine

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#7 Posted by RDClip (1129 posts) - - Show Bio

At least visibly more muscular than the average superheroine. I actually prefer her quite muscular like how Dale Eaglesham drew her in Justice Society of America.

#8 Posted by Nerx (15088 posts) - - Show Bio

Buff/Busty

#9 Posted by TDK_1997 (14891 posts) - - Show Bio
#10 Edited by Betatesthighlander1 (7462 posts) - - Show Bio

This works fine

that is a good amount of muscle

#11 Edited by Betatesthighlander1 (7462 posts) - - Show Bio

@theacidskull said:

fit mostly. but Buff? as in HULK type Buff? nope.

Woman are attractive in comics because it's sells comics, so BUFF won't work.

hey it's the truth!

hey, different people have different opinions on what an attractive lady is

@powerwoman,opinions on this list?

#12 Edited by PowerWoman (3364 posts) - - Show Bio

like them,pleas

Powergirl power isnt magic,she is 100 %Physical,in the comics book she always have big muscle,so i want to see PG have some BIG muscel like my scan

#13 Posted by PowerWoman (3364 posts) - - Show Bio

#15 Edited by MyNameWasDeleted (679 posts) - - Show Bio

@akbogert said:

I came to this thread with an opinion but I forgot what it was when I saw the background image for this thread.

-DAMN- dropped my keys down there

#16 Edited by GWHH (575 posts) - - Show Bio

Her official height and weight for Power Girl is 5 7 160 pounds. So that means she one solid and well built lady!

I like her look just fine here. She should be noticeably muscular but not overly muscular like a serious athletic build.

#17 Posted by RDClip (1129 posts) - - Show Bio

@gwhh: I'd prefer if she were taller like 6'.

#18 Posted by LoganRogue24 (1187 posts) - - Show Bio

i like amanda conners version.

#19 Posted by achilles100 (205 posts) - - Show Bio

That "official" height and weight thing is old...very old. It dates back to before her retcon back to Krypton. Since then, and in fact before then for the most part since COIE, barring things like Ross's depictions and those who followed his style, she's been quite tall. Look in her own series and she's taller than almost everyone around, men included. As tall or taller than Dick Grayson for example.

My own personal preference is no, not overtly muscular like the Ross stuff. Or worse, that horrid early BOP appearance, (the origin story of her feud with Oracle), where she looked like she lived on steroids.

I prefer the Connor look, or Basri, or the look she sported in the recent Supergirl appearances.

#20 Edited by PowerWoman (3364 posts) - - Show Bio

muscle,tall,I like it

#21 Posted by BlackWind (6321 posts) - - Show Bio

@achilles100: Indeed. Amanda Conner's was excellent.

And yes Power Woman, we get it. You're obsessed with a juiced up Power Girl.

#22 Posted by GWHH (575 posts) - - Show Bio

A bit ripped for my taste. She need to have a soft but yet solid going. But pretty darn close to the right combo for me!

Pretty Well Built Here Also!

#23 Edited by Betatesthighlander1 (7462 posts) - - Show Bio

@rdclip said:

@gwhh: I'd prefer if she were taller like 6'.

yeah, Probs

i like amanda conners version.

yeah, quite nice

That "official" height and weight thing is old...very old. It dates back to before her retcon back to Krypton. Since then, and in fact before then for the most part since COIE, barring things like Ross's depictions and those who followed his style, she's been quite tall. Look in her own series and she's taller than almost everyone around, men included. As tall or taller than Dick Grayson for example.

My own personal preference is no, not overtly muscular like the Ross stuff. Or worse, that horrid early BOP appearance, (the origin story of her feud with Oracle), where she looked like she lived on steroids.

I prefer the Connor look, or Basri, or the look she sported in the recent Supergirl appearances.

post pics of what your talking about pls

@gwhh said:

A bit ripped for my taste. She need to have a soft but yet solid going. But pretty darn close to the right combo for me!

Pretty Well Built Here Also!

Nice!

who were the models and artists?

#24 Edited by RDClip (1129 posts) - - Show Bio

@betatesthighlander1: Those are shopped pics of Gemma Atkinson, who is pretty much my ideal live-action double for PeeGee (although I don't know if she can act)

#25 Posted by Betatesthighlander1 (7462 posts) - - Show Bio

@rdclip said:

@betatesthighlander1: Those are shopped pics of Gemma Atkinson, who is pretty much my ideal live-action double for PeeGee (although I don't know if she can act)

all 3 are?

#26 Posted by RDClip (1129 posts) - - Show Bio

@rdclip said:

@betatesthighlander1: Those are shopped pics of Gemma Atkinson, who is pretty much my ideal live-action double for PeeGee (although I don't know if she can act)

all 3 are?

just the shopped pictures

#27 Posted by Joygirl (19922 posts) - - Show Bio
#28 Edited by GWHH (575 posts) - - Show Bio

#29 Edited by MrAugen (13 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Amanda Conner

I love this depiction of the character. Her mass and proportions feel right in terms of muscle and weight. Not too lean, not too bulky.

2. Adam Hughes

Obviously a different style, but this is one of my favorite PG images and nails her form for me.

3. Jim Lee

Lee's doesn't have quit the personality of Conner in his PG, but again the proportions feel right here in tone and definition.

#30 Edited by GWHH (575 posts) - - Show Bio
#31 Posted by JSAVen (100 posts) - - Show Bio

https://www.facebook.com/JeffZoetVisuals

#32 Posted by PowerGirlFan (246 posts) - - Show Bio

^ The question was "how muscular" but who cares, she's hired.

#33 Posted by achilles100 (205 posts) - - Show Bio

http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/6646/birds20of20prey20ogleqc7.jpg

#34 Posted by achilles100 (205 posts) - - Show Bio

The previous post is from Birds of Prey 42, and is the worst actual image of PG I can find. Barring maybe something Ross did. Or that entry in the DC Encylopedia.

#35 Posted by GWHH (575 posts) - - Show Bio
#36 Posted by PowerGirlFan (246 posts) - - Show Bio
@gwhh said:

http://www.comicbookgrrrl.com/2011/05/16/women-in-comics-red-sonja-and-power-girl-a-new-hope/

does anyone understand the this comment under the last photo at the very bottom of the page:

A peculiar lack of superhero men like this...

It's the typical objection to PG's boob window because it is non-functional and purely for titillation, likening it to a male superhero character with a costume with a butt-crease window, as pictured. It's pointing out a double-standard for male and female superhero costumes. What these people don't realise is that you can't make such a comparison, simply because men don't have boobs. Females also have butts and we don't see butt-windows on their costumes either.

This type of person objects to any kind of sex-appeal in female superhero costumes, or anything which could be construed as having sex-appeal. In other words, female superhero costumes should always completely cover their boobs.

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